About Us


Dr. Jane Mitchell opened the practice in 2001 and we have been providing exceptional, professional veterinary care ever since. The practice is situated at the top of Macquarie Street, at the beginning of the South Hobart shops (opposite All Saints Church).

There is free parking in the car park at the rear of the building. The entrance to the car park is beside the practice on Macquarie Street.


Jane Mitchell

BSc(Vet)(Hons) BVSc(Hons)

Jane grew up in Canberra, in a family with many pets and has maintained this focus on animals throughout her life, studying Veterinary Science and Science with a major in Veterinary Science studying wildlife physiology.

Jane opened Macquarie Animal Hospital in 2001, after a long period working in other practices on the mainland and in Hobart. She loved South Hobart and decided it was the suburb for her. She loves the large variety of animals and people we see every day.

She is a highly skilled veterinary surgeon with extensive experience in small and large animal practice. She has now chosen to focus on small animal practice, primarily.

When not at work, Jane loves spending time with her family and travelling. She and her husband have five wonderful children and beautiful black cat and a very naughty Dachshund and Cavalier King Charles!

Sheraleigh Berry

Veterinary Nurse (Cert II.)

Sheraleigh grew up south of Hobart on a farm near Huonville. She has always been surrounded by a menagerie and loves it! Since joining our team in 2012, Sheraleigh enjoys the privilege and opportunity of helping clients and their pets. She loves getting to know the furred and feathered members of people’s families.  She has taken further courses in various aspects of nursing and has completed her Certificate II. Sheraleigh enjoys an active lifestyle when not at work and is always followed around by her beautiful dog, Stella.

James Higginbotham

Veterinary Nurse

James has been a part of our team since 2013. He has steadily worked his way up from being a young kennel hand to a Veterinary Nurse. In 2015, he completed his year 12 studies and is now working part-time, whilst enrolled at the University Of Tasmania. In between work and study, he plays and loves football. In 2021 James took on a stray kitten, now known as Percy, brought into the practice after being found on the Southern Outlet who now lives a luxurious and spoilt life.

Angus Wilson

Veterinary Nurse

Angus has been a part of our team since 2019, you can usually find him front of house ready to help with your pet or any questions.

Angus is currently at uni studying law and is a keen soccer player, when not studying or at work he loves to spend time with his cats (Bear and Smokey) and his dog Ellie. 

Victoria Goodwin

Veterinary Nurse

Duchess Alexandra (aka Alex)

Alex was brought into our clinic as a stray kitten in 2018 and immediately captured the hearts of all our staff. Ever since then she has kept us all incredibly busy chasing her up and down the halls and finding bags of food with suspicious cat bite-like holes in them.

Alex’s duties within the clinic mainly consist of hospital entertainment and keeping our patients company in the kennel room during their stay.  You will typically find her perched on a window seal or busily patrolling the clinic floors.


Taylah has a passion for animals and is currently studying a certificate in veterinary nursing. Taylah is always happy to help with any enquiries.