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 one very naughty Dachshund!

Nerida Warburg

BVSc (Hons)

Coming Soon !

Rosslyn Sharman

BVSc (hons)

Rosslyn grew up in QLD with two sisters who, after being encouraged to strive towards individual strengths, have all become veterinarians. Rosslyn graduated from the Universtity Of Queensland and worked for a year before deciding on a temporary sea-change to Tasmania that has turned out to be a lot less temporary. She enjoys a variety of work from shelter work, general practice and emergency, and feels quite at home in front of the surgery table. In her rare spare time she prefers to find herself bushwalking with her camera and her son.

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. He has two beautiful, spoilt cats, Claudia and Chloe.

Erin Cadd

Veterinary Nurse

Erin joined out team in 2018 as a casual kennel hand and it did not take long for her to soon became a permanent staff member. She has a strong love for all animals and has always wanted a career working with them. Outside of work you will find her at home knee deep in hair and hay from her assembly of pets including two working dogs, two cats and an ex-race horse that she loves dearly. Erin is currently studying towards gaining her certificate II and has big plans to continue her studies further in the future.

Olivia Roberts

Veterinary Nurse (Cert II.)

Olivia began her journey with us in 2017 as a work placement student during her year 11 studies. In addition to her 2017 studies she achieved her Cert II online through TAFE NSW.  Outside of work Olivia is a passionate dancer and a lot of her free time is spent at the studio. Despite being our shortest employee, Olivia has a great love for big dogs and everything round and chubby! Her home is filled with snorts and snoring from her French and British bulldog who are the real bosses of her home. Olivia began (human) nursing at UTAS but decided her true love was with the animals instead. Olivia will commence a Bachelor of Veterinary Technology degree in 2021 and is very excited for the next big step in her career.

Princess Willow Blossum

Known affectionately as Princess. She joined the practice in 2005, having fled the confines of the Cat Centre. She is the chief employee responsible for customer relations.

Having survived a ‘bout of cancer’, the only reminder being the loss of her right hindleg, she knows first-hand what it is like to be a patient at the hospital.

She particularly enjoys the ‘meet and greet’ aspect of her job and in her spare time, loves to eat!