Dr Gary Beilby
BSc. (Vet Biol.), BVMS., MVS (Conservation medicine)
Hi there! I’m the original Animal Happiness Vet. I’ve been treating Perth pets since 1990, have additional qualifications in native/exotic species medicine and a deep, passionate interest in behaviour medicine as it affects the happiness of the animals in our lives. So many animals cope very poorly with a visit to the vet, and it has been my mission for many years now to help with that problem!
I was born and raised in Perth, and I have travelled extensively throughout Australia from a young age. I have a deep love of the West Australian bush – from the deserts to the tall forests – and I draw enormous nourishment from camping out under the stars or sitting quietly waiting for wildlife to pass in front of my camera lens. I graduated from Murdoch University in 1987, and again in 1989 and then went back for another helping (Conservation Masters) in 2008. I believe none of us are ever too old to learn – especially our pets!
My 2 gorgeous girls are Gemma (on the left) and Katie.
Dr Gary is available at the hospital for booked appointments at 11 am most weekdays as well as Monday and Wednesday evenings and a share of the Saturdays for walk-in visits. He is also available all week by appointment for home visits.
At the end of the day, nothing motivates me more, or makes me happier than helping my clients with their animal family
Dr Tara Pike
Bio coming soon for our wonderful Tuesday vet!!
Dr Masaaki Kondo
Bio coming soon for our new fulltime vet!!
Sammy Long – Practice Manager
Sammy gained her Certificate IV in Vet Nursing in 2016 but has been vet nursing since 2012. She has a particular talent and interest in management and administrative organisation. But more than anything, she loves the animals – and while she may keep busy with admin duties she is still active in the nursing side of things wherever possible.
Sammy started her career in the Northern Territory, then moving to Queensland, and has now settled here in Western Australia at Animal Happiness Vet.
Sammy is also a bit of an artist. Prior to becoming a vet nurse she explored many artistic talents as career goals – painting/stone masonry, graphic design – but found the fun dissipated when they became something you ‘had to do’. They are good hobbies! But the one thing that is both fun and an interesting on-going enjoyable work focus into the future is animals.
Sammy owns one over-excitable, extra lanky, but lovable 5yo English Pointer named Tangles. Tangles was rescued from the RSPCA 7 years ago.
Ebony Tammerijn – RVN
Ebony completed her Certificate IV in Vet Nursing in mid 2020 but has been working in vet practices since 2018. Being one of our most outstanding vet nursing students, we begged Ebony to join our team in 2019.
Prior to becoming a vet nurse Ebony completed a Bachelor of Science in Conservation and Wildlife Biology and certificates in captive animals, which led her to work in a wildlife park in Cairns. She eventually grew tired of the tourism industry and wanted to do more in terms of helping animals and our wildlife, so returned home to Perth to start vet nursing.
Ebony grew up with birds and dogs. She currently has two scotties, Kizmet (pictured) and Whiskey. Ebony always keeps super busy hiking, camping, kayaking, taking photos and doing anything outdoors, including running her local Scout group.
Aly Hatulan – Reception Nurse
Aly is our Receptionist and Trainee Vet Nurse who is currently completing her Cert IV qualification through AVT. Aly used to work in her family’s cafe as a manager but felt like she needed a change with a sprinkle of more challenge – her love for animals has led her to pursue a career in veterinary nursing. Aside from caring for and getting cuddles from all the furry patients, she absolutely enjoys the variety of tasks and how each day presents a different challenge and surprise. Aly also has a crazy good memory and great attention to detail. She will most likely remember you by your first name and your pet’s name even just on your first visit!
Aly has a broad range of interests but has recently been obsessed by motorcycles since acquiring a bike. However, when she’s not laying down times at WA tracks or exploring our beautiful country roads, she spends her time baking, playing musical instruments, martial arts, hiking, travelling (before covid), dragging her partner to check out yummy food venues and diving, as she has always been mesmerised and fascinated by marine animals.
Aly has a tough looking softie Amstaff called Buddy (pictured) and a loud and quirky but very affectionate Galah who loves to dance, called “Felix”.
Adrienne Smith – RVN
From a very young age Adrienne knew she wanted to work with animals. She never wavered from that goal and it was never going to be anything else. She completed a Cert III in 2019 with an academic achievement award and then went on to complete her Cert IV in 2020.
Prior to this Adrienne had been a volunteer carer at both Darling Range Wildlife Shelter and Native Animal Rescue in Malaga.
Adrienne’s goal as a vet nurse is to help take away some stress from vet visits, for pets and their owners. It’s always stressful when your pet is sick or in for surgery and she tries to show people their pets are loved and taken great care of when they’re with us in the clinic.
Beyond her human significant other, the new love of Adrienne’s life is Wally, the little chihuahua pictured with her. If you are lucky enough, you might meet Wally at our hospital!