Meet the Forest Animal Hospital Staff

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Forest Animal Hospital
612 Warringah Rd, Forestville NSW 2087
Forestville
NSW 2087

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Phone:
02 9451 4840

Northern Districts Veterinary Hospital
67 May Rd, Narraweena NSW 2099
Dee Why
NSW 2099

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Phone:
02 9971 6562
Fax:
02 9971 2308
  • Greg Covarr
    Veterinarian

    Greg Covarr graduated from the University of Pretoria in South Africa in 1985. He spent two years in the dental department at the University of Pretoria doing research on guard dogs' canine teeth, when he then decided to seek his fame and fortune in London. It was there he met his wife Bronwyn, whereby together they set up three successful veterinary practices.

    Greg now enjoys living on the Northern Beaches of Sydney with the menagerie of pets his wife and children have collected. When Greg is not working as a vet he can be seen playing golf at Long Reef, or pitting his skills on the tennis court against his mates. Greg loves to keep fit and is often riding his mountain bike in the National Park.

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  • Bronwyn Covarr
    Veterinarian

    Bronwyn graduated from the University of Queensland in Brisbane in Dec 1985. After 18 months in small Animal practice in Ipswich she headed over to the UK for some locuming and traveling adventure.

    In London Bronwyn established the park vet practice with her husband Greg. Together they ran a successful practice in West Wimbledon, London for 10 years. In 2002 they returned to Sydney to raise their family of three children: Leah, Hannah and William, and to also be closer to family.

    Today they own and manage Northern Districts Vet Hospital and Forest Animal Hospital 24/7 and enjoy living on the Northern Beaches.

    Bronwyn's veterinary interest include feline medicine and she successfully completed a Feline medicine Long distance learning course in 2010.

    Bronwyn has four cats, one dog and 9 chickens. She also enjoys playing tennis, taking her dog Danny for long walks and reading.

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  • Helen Todd
    Veterinarian
  • Jenna Baker
    Veterinarian

    Jenna is our newest full time veterinarian to join the team. She graduated from the University of Sydney with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science in 2017. Jenna enjoys all areas of veterinary medicine and surgery, with a particular interest in animal behaviour. Jenna is passionate about animal welfare and is dedicated to providing a high standard of care to all animals.

    Jenna has had a love for animals from a young age. In fact, she decided to become a vet at 4 years old when she realised her previous dream of becoming a dog was slightly unattainable!

    Jenna spends her spare time swimming, running, and trying to convince her partner to adopt one of the many gorgeous rescue cats at the clinic.

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  • Janelle Clarke
    Veterinarian

    Janelle graduated from the University of Sydney in 1996. Since this time she has worked exclusively in small animal practice around Sydney, and has been based on the Northern Beaches for the past 15 years. Janelle has had a lot of experience in both surgery and medicine and really enjoys getting to know clients and their animals.

    Janelle initially worked at Northern Districts Vets in 1996, and has recently returned to work here part time. She is enjoying catching up with a lot of familiar faces now that she is back!

    In her spare time Janelle looks after her children, Henry and Anna and husband Steve. They share their home with greyhound Maddie, Border Collie Boots and Terrier Baz.

  • Olga Manri
    Veterinarian

    Olga is our Saturday vet. She graduated with honours in Peru in 2000. She has done further postgraduate studies at Sydney University and the University of Illinois in emergency and critical care medicine.

    She has been practicing in Australia since 2010. Olga joined the hospital in January 2015.

    She is passionate about helping people and their animal families.

    Olga lives near Sydney with her husband and children. Also part of the family is her tricolour Cavalier King Charles.

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  • Larissa Abbott
    Veterinarian
  • Lisa Milham
    Operations Manager / Vet Nurse

    Lisa has been with Northern Districts for 22 years. She began her career as a trainee vet nurse and has enjoyed furthering her knowledge and skills. Lisa is now the Operations Manager at both Northern Districts Vets and Forest Animal Hospital.

    She has invested a great deal of time in further education such as her Certificate in Vet Nursing, Vet Technician and Veterinary Practice Management.

    Lisa founded the Squinty's Hope Foundation charity in 2014 which helps fund and care for stray animals in need. As a result she has raised hundreds of kittens of various ages, bunnies & birds. She finds it extremely rewarding seeing her babies find forever homes and looks forward to seeing them visit with their happy families.

    Lisa spent 2 unforgettable amazing months in Africa in 2017 volunteering in a Rhino Orphanage in South Africa and a Wildlife Sanctuary in Zimbabwe. This renewed her passion for conservation and protection of animals all around the world.

    Lisa is owned by her 3 gorgeous but demanding cats Moeesha, Myrren, Peter Peter Pumpkin Eater Yohan Murray and usually many other freeloaders waiting for their forever homes.

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  • Natalia Lenzi
    Vet Nurse

    Natalia is one of our wonderful full time vet nurses. Natalia came to Australia early 2017 from Brazil where she studied and worked as a veterinarian. She grew up on a farm and has loved all animals from a young age. Natalia is enjoying caring for the Australian wildlife and learning all about Australia.

    In her spare time she enjoys going to the beach and soaking up the sun. She is missing her cat called Romeo and a dog called Frida, who she rescued off the street.

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  • Brianne Kershaw-Russell
    Vet Nurse

    Brie is our newest vet nurse to join the Forest Family. She has a very bright and friendly personality and loves working with the array of animals we have here at Forest Animal Hospital. After completing her certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing, Brie moved to the UK for 2 years to see what life was like in England. Whilst there she volunteered at the UK Wolf Conservation Trust working with the 10 beautiful wolves they care for along with tortoises and mountain goats. Brie has also worked closely with a range of other animals whilst completing an internship at Taronga Zoo including native wildlife and exotic animals such as lemurs.

    She has a special interest in working with large breed dogs and wildlife (especially marsupials). Brie is also the main face behind the social media accounts of Forest Animal Hospital such as Facebook and Instagram. She looks forward to a long and rewarding career here at Forest with all the puppy cuddles she can possibly fit in.

    Brie currently lives on the central coast with her Staffy named Gnarley.

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  • Sarah Berman
    Vet Nurse

    Sarah is a Brazilian Vet who moved to Australia in 2016 and now lucky for us works at Forest Animal Hospital as a Veterinary Nurse. Sarah is passionate about caring for all animals and loves to have lots of cuddles with them. She sadly had to leave behind her lovely dogs (Salsi, Poti and Sugar) and her cats (Nicolas and Helene) to follow her dream of living in Australia and becoming a Veterinarian here as well.

    Sarah has a huge heart and always makes sure every patient gets the love and attention they deserve.

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  • Vanesa Vazquez
    Vet Nurse
  • Marmie
    Self-proclaimed practice manager

    Marmie came to Forest Animal Hospital in 2010 as a stray. She was brought in by a member of the public after being found locked in a garage with her four kittens. She was very underweight at the time and the staff at Forest helped to feed her kittens as she did not have enough milk for them.

    Furever homes were found for all four of her kittens, and the initial aim was to find her a good home also. However, once she realised she was onto a good thing here, she hypnotised all the staff with her beautiful eyes and no one could let her go.

    It took her a while to train all the staff to her liking and she still has to keep them in line now and then with a (friendly) swipe.

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