Doris Beck BVSc MANZCVSc

Graduated from Sydney University 1990 with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science (first class honours). After working in Adelaide, and a stint working as a locum in England, she returned to Australia and joined the team at Weston Creek in 1994. In 2000 after completing 2 Post Graduate Foundation Courses she became a Member of the Australian College of Veterinary Scientists in Internal Medicine. She has also completed a Postgraduate Foundation course in Behaviour.In 2003 Doris, together with Richard and Meredith Phillips, became an owner of WCVH.She is especially interested in small animal medicine & is our go-to expert on behaviour.Doris shares her home with Pip a bouncy poodle cross Shi Tzu and Penelope her slightly crazy but lovable moggie cat.In her spare time she enjoys photography, cricket and travel.


Meredith Phillips BVSc MVSt

Meredith decided to become a vet at 10 years of age due to a love of animals and an interest in scientific thought.
After graduation Meredith worked for 2 years at Wyong Veterinary Hospital on the NSW central coast caring mainly
for companion animals with a small percentage of horse cases and racetrack work.The next step was a 5 year stint in the United Kingdom doing locums for a variety of practices, with the final 2 years
spent in Welwyn Garden City in Hertfordshire. In 1997 she returned to Australia with Richard and settled in the ACT in 1998.Meredith has completed her Masters of Veterinary Clinical Studies programme at Murdoch University. Meredith has a special interest in ultrasonography and has completed the University of Sydney Distance Education sonology course to further hone skills in this area. She also enjoys hosting school groups through the hospital, teaching children about animals and runs emergency first aid courses for pet owners.Meredith and her family have 2 Border Terriers named Carlisle & Alice.

Richard Phillips BVSc MACVSc

Richard graduated from The University of Queensland in 1989. He spent the next three years in Tamworth in a mixed practice treating farm animals as well as local pets. Travel abroad beckoned and he spent five years living in the UK. Most of this time was spent in a market town in Hertfordshire, again in mixed practice. Having had his fill of rain, mud and cow poo, he returned home with Meredith to settle in Canberra.In 2000 Richard completed a course of study in Small Animal Surgery, an area that had become of increasing interest to him. He became a Member of the Australian College of Veterinary Scientists in 2001 by examination in this field. Specific areas of interest to him are surgical oncology and reconstructive surgery.He and Meredith have 2 Border Terriers named Carlisle and Alice.

Robert Sampson BVSc

Robert graduated from the University of Queensland in 2003 and after working in Canberra for a couple of years he then decided to pack up and take a working holiday around the UK.Rob joined our team in late 2007 and is interested in Feline medicine and sonography.Rob has 2 horses – Monty and Chevy, 2 cats named Abby and Bacchus and a Jack-Russell cross Kelpie named Pan, who is his little girl’s best friend.




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Ethan Tan BVSc

Ethan has joined our team after graduating from Sydney University at the end of 2016. He has quickly found his feet in our team and continues to develop his interests in small animal medicine and dermatology. Ethan has a mixed-breed dog whom he and his family adopted from the RSPCA.




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