Our Staff

Veterinarians

Dr Alison Taylor

Dr Alison Taylor

Veterinarian, Senior Small Animal Partner - BVSc (Hons)

Dr. Alison is one of the partners here at Kippax Veterinary Hospital. She began her career in mixed animal practice in Gerringong before moving to England. She worked there in small animal practice for four years and also managed to see some of the world during this time. After another short stint at the coast, she moved to Canberra in 2004 and has been at Kippax Veterinary Hospital since 2006. During this time she has done further study in radiography, ultrasonography and management of radioactive substances allowing the use of radioactive iodine to treat cats with hyperthyroidism.

Alison has two little boys (Jack and Hugh) to keep her busy when not at work. Her main interests outside of work and family are sport, cooking and traveling.

Alison’s husband, Bill is a vet at Queanbeyan Vet Hospital and Jerrabomberra Vet Hospital.

Dr Trent Bastock

Dr Trent Bastock

Veterinarian - BVSc (Hons)

Trent graduated from the University of Queensland in 2005 and then spent his first 5 years of practice working in a mixed animal practice in Inverell, northern NSW. He has since travelled to the UK and worked as a locum in small animal clinics in outer London, and managed to squeeze in a healthy amount of travel around the UK, Europe and northern Africa in between positions. He returned down under in early 2013 and joined the friendly team at Kaleen in 2016. When not at work, Trent enjoys playing sports, camping, hiking and cooking.

Dr Michael Archinal

Dr Michael Archinal

Veterinarian, Senior Small Animal Partner - BVSc, IVAS (Cert), PTC (Hons)

Michael is a Senior Small Animal Partner in the practice. He graduated from Sydney University in 1987 and after five years in country practice, started the Bateman’s Bay Veterinary Hospital. After five years of very successful practice, was recruited as the Director of Canberra Vet Hospital that he managed for 17 years and joined the Kippax team in 2006. Michael is an internationally qualified acupuncturist having been awarded an IVAS Diploma and has undertaken post-graduate training in dermatology and animal behaviour. He is a sought after lecturer internationally, having lectured in Japan and the US on the human-animal bond. He has also had a very successful book published “Animal Wisdom” on the subject. He is married to Jodie, and has three sons, a Labrador named Taylor and cat called Brad. How he combines family life, football refereeing, a single digit golf handicap, commitments in his local church, a television, radio and print career and veterinary practice remains one of the great secrets.

You can catch Michael on the Nine Network, every second Saturday on ABC radio, or in a regular column in a ‘Dog’s Life’ magazine.

Nurses

LouEllen Anderson

LouEllen Anderson

Certicate IV Veterinary Nursing

LouEllen loves nursing but still enjoys her interaction with clients while working as one of our spectacular receptionists. Lou grew up in Cooma with lots of pets and horses. Her current pets include her two cats Disco Trev and Cyril the handsome one. She has recently taken up bike riding and helps run a small cattery in her spare time.

Amber Collins

Amber Collins

Certificate IV Veterinary Nursing

At home Amber enjoys looking after her two dogs Ripley, a Kelpie X Blue Heeler, and Chloe, a Jack Russel Cross, as well as her beautiful cockatiel Charlie.
When not working, Amber enjoys going to the gym, walking her dogs or just relaxing and watching some NRL.