Staff Members

Dr Peter Britton     Veterinarian

 

Peter's experience over 30 years as a practicing veterinarian has moved him from post graduate training in orthopaedics in Bern, Switzerland to alpine practice in Europe and on to small animal work in China, Hong Kong and Japan.


After completing studies at Monash University in Embryonic Stem Cells he became the first veterinarian in Australia to do successful stem cell therapy in dogs.


Peter established and supports the Sydney Cats & Dogs Home, a large charity for stray and abandoned animals. He has also been a founding member of the Australian Foundation of Veterinary Conservation Biologist and helped establish a clinic for elephants in Chitwan National Park in Nepal.  Peter has also contributed to veterinary work in remote areas of rural China.


His current research interests are diseases of blindness in dogs and kidney failure in cats.

   


Dr Shelton Smith     Veterinarian

 

Shelton was born and raised in the local area.  He graduated from Sydney University in 2000 with first class honours. Shelton has extensive experience in small animal medicine and surgery.  Over the past 9 years, Shelton has been located in the UK where he obtained post graduate certificates in Small Animal Medicine and Veterinary Business & Professional Studies.


Most recently Shelton has been working in Scotland with canine cruciate surgeries and keyhole surgery. 

   


Dr Louise Dawson     Veterinarian

 

Louise graduated from Sydney University in 2003 and began her career at St George Animal Hospital.  Leaving in 2008 to start a family, she has returned this year with a renewed passion for the practice.  Louise is currently furthering her knowledge in cardiology and respiratory medicine through a post graduate course at the University of Sydney.

   


Dr Eleanor Whitford     Veterinarian

 

Eleanor graduated from Sydney University in 2013 and is certainly familiar with our Hospital as she has worked for us as a casual veterinary nurse for the past 3 years whilst she conducted her studies.


Eleanor’s interest is in Feline Medicine and Dermatology. 


For relaxation, Eleanor likes to restore antique furniture. She hails from the hills of Adelaide.

   


Dr Linda Back     Veterinarian

 

Linda Back, previous owner of Bexley Veterinary Hospital for many years, is now back consulting and operating in St George Animal Hospital regularly each week.  Many of Linda's older clients are delighted to see her again as her reputation as a caring and vastly experienced veterinarian is well known throughout the district. 

   


Dr David Saunders     Veterinarian

 

David graduated from University of Sydney in 2010 and has worked closely with Dr Peter Britton in our Stem Cell treatments. Currently David works our Evening Clinic on Wednesday and Thursday nights. David has always had a special interest in emergency medicine.


He has spent time working with Tasmanian Devils in Launceston and a Baboon colony.


A young man of many talents, David is also a qualified paramedic and is currently two years into his medical degree.