Visiting Specialists and Consultants

Dr Dani Hoolahan

Skin Specialist

Dani enjoys all aspects of veterinary dermatology but is particularly interested in otitis, immune mediated skin disease and allergic skin diseases.

Outside of work she enjoys horse riding, diving and hiking. 

Dr Dani is a Diplomat of the American College of Veterinary Dermatology. 

Dani graduated from Murdoch University in 2007 with honors. She worked in busy small animal general practices both in Sydney, Australia and Portland, Oregon before completing a dermatology internship in Perth, Western Australia. She then moved to the University of California, Davis to join the dermatology service at the William R. Pritchard Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital as a resident. Dani finished her residency in 2013, and became a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Dermatology the same year. 

Upon completion of her residency, Dani continued to work as a clinical dermatologist at UC Davis, providing instruction to undergraduate students and consulting on referral cases. Dan now runs the Veterinary Dermatology Clinic based in Sydney, Canberra and everywhere in-between!

Dr Rob Willis is a veterinarian who specialises in the non surgical treatment of musculoskeletal conditions in both companion and performance animals. 

Dr Rob graduated from the University of Melbourne in 2004 with honours and spent 7 years in private practice both in Australia and the UK practicing general medicine and surgery. 

In 2010/2011 Rob studied and received certification in veterinary acupuncture through the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society (IVAS) and since 2011 has ran his own mobile veterinary practice known as ‘Rob’s Veterinary Alternatives’. 

Rob is best known for his treatment of conditions such as arthritis and spinal injuries in dogs, and performance injuries and subtle lameness and riding issues in horses. 

Rob consults out of veterinary clinics and rehabilitation centres to treat dogs and cats and will visit properties and equestrian centres to treat horses. 

Rob’s skill set includes veterinary, acupuncture and gentle manipulative (release) techniques as well as new, innovative treatment options for musculoskeletal conditions in dogs and horses which include stem cell therapy and his own specific arthritis supplements for his patients. 

Rob is often sought after for his ability to treat dogs and horses when animals are not responding to current veterinary treatment or to assist your local vet alongside current veterinary care. 

Dr Rob Willis

Specialist in non surgical treatment of musculosketal conditions

Dr Andrew Jacotine

Surgical Services

Visiting specialist Andrew Jacotine

After growing up on a farm near Echuca, Dr Andrew Jacotine attended the university of Melbourne graduating with first class honours in 1997. Small animal surgery has always been an area of professional interest beginning as an undergraduate. 

He completed distance education in surgery during his first year after graduation and passed membership examinations in small animal surgery in 2001. Practicing in North East Victoria, Dr Jacotine had a high primary caseload of fracture repair which developed into referral work over the next 15 years, receiving cases from all over northeast Victoria and southern NSW. 

He completed a Master of Applied Science at the University of Sydney in 2012. From 2012 to 2016 Andrew was the staff surgeon for a large group of clinics in inner Melbourne before returning to the northeast with his family and working full time as a consultant. 

Dr Andrew has extensive experience in trauma surgery, surgery of the stifle and minimally invasive surgery. The advance procedures he offers include (TPLO) Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy, (MPL) Medial Patella Luxation, and (MIPO) Minimally Invasive Fracture Repair, laparoscopy including laparoscopic desexing and gastropexy. 


Dr Robin Stanley

Eye Specialist

Dr Robin Stanley our visiting eye specialist is an honours graduate of the University of Melbourne in 1984. He is a Member (small animal surgery 1988) and Fellow (ophthalmology 1990) of the Australian College of Veterinary Scientists. He was a clinical consultant & visiting senior lecturer at the school of Veterinary Science, University of Melbourne for many years and a tutor for the Centre for Veterinary Education, University of Sydney. Robin has lectured throughout Australia, and also in New Zealand, Japan, Singapore, Taiwan,Thailand, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Sweden, England, South Africa and the United States. 

Robin’s pets include: Blue an Australian Sheppard and Cleo a DSH cat. 


Dr Robin Stanley