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!

Drop Dr Dani a line at [email protected]

Dr Rob Willis is a veterinarian with 15 years experience now based in Cairns. Dr Rob visits Petfocus Vetcare to service the Albury and Wodonga area every 6 weeks for animal treatments.

Rob has worked in mixed and small animal practice in Australia and the UK before starting his own mobile practice in 2011 ‘Rob’s Veterinary Alternatives’ and now works predominantly on the musculoskeletal system of both horses and dogs.

Rob completed the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society (IVAS) examinations in December 2010 and continues to undertake studies in both mainstream and complementary animal medicine. Rob doesn’t see them as two opposing ideas or systems but rather individual components that when combined make up a complete healthcare approach.

Rob currently specialises in the treatment of arthritis and acute spinal injuries in dogs and also subtle lameness and riding issues in horses.

Rob also uses stem cell therapy, PEMF (Pulsed Electromagnetic Field) therapy and joint nutraceuticals (food based medicine) where appropriate.

Common conditions treated:

1. Osteoarthritis 

2. Spinal Disease (Injury, IVDD, Degenerative Myelopathy)

3. Post surgical pain & mobility issues

4. Urinary incontinence

5. Epilepsy

Dr Rob Willis

animal acupuncturist
BVSc (hons) CVA (IVAS) CEM(NES)

Dr Andrew Jacotine

BVSc.(Hons) M.App.Sci MANZCVS

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 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. 

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Dr Robin Stanley

BVSc (Hons) MANZCVS (Surgery) FANZCVS (Opthalmology)

Eye Specialist

Dr Robin Stanley