Meet our Advanced Surgeon

Dr Karin Davids
Dr Karin Davids

Karin opened Southern Animal Health with Marcus Hayes in 2009 and since that time, has provided her advanced surgical expertise to all SAH clients. Helping to educate other surgeons at our clinic and raise their skills to levels rarely found in a general practice, Karin ensures that the surgical standards at SAH are at the forefront of what can be offered to Melbourne’s pet owners.

Graduating at Sydney with honours in 1993, Dr Karin Davids initially worked in a mixed practice prior to focusing on small animals in particular in the year 2000, with a primary focus on advanced small animal surgery. Working from Waverley Animal Hospital, Karin attained her membership in small animal surgery in 2002, and has gone on to ever higher standards of surgical expertise. (View further training undertaken by Dr Davids).

Being one of the few surgeons in Melbourne to offer Tightrope procedure for cruciate ligament rupture, along with  TPLO for larger dogs, the most advanced procedure that can be offered. SAH offers one of the most comprehensive surgical solutions for canine cruciate disease. 

Karin also performs many other advanced surgical procedures and techniques that most general practices refer to specialists.

Clients of SAH truly are privileged to have Karin’s expertise and ability on offer. This in itself means that we rarely have to refer surgical cases to specialists that many other general practices would.

Meet our Highly Experienced General Surgeons

Dr Nicholas Hunton
Dr Nicholas

Dr Nicholas Hunton graduated from The University of Melbourne in 1993 with honours. He worked in mixed practice in Lilydale before becoming a partner there.

After deciding to focus on small animal medicine and surgery he moved to a Greensborough small animal practice and developed his love of surgery.

What attracted Dr Nick to Southern Animal Health was the large case load, variety of cases and the opportunity to work with a great team.

Outside of work he enjoys spending time with his family and two daughters Abigail and Maddie and playing golf.

Dr Mike

Dr Mike Voyce graduated from the Royal Veterinary College, University of London in 1996, and has worked in small animal practice both in London and at the RSPCA in Melbourne.

Having lead a large veterinary team and helping to run surgery for seven years at the RSPCA, Southern Animal Health is extremely fortunate have Dr Mike as part of our team. Both his medical and surgical experience is greatly welcomed at SAH, complementing our team as both a mentor and an educator.

We’re delighted that we were able to acquire such a respected and well renowned practitioner. Mike is a joy to work with given his great sense of humour alongside his excellent skills and experience.

Living locally in Bayside with his wife Bianca and two young children Olivia and Joseph, Mike is a great part of our long term plans.

Meet our General Surgeons

Dr Daniel

Dan graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree with a focus on Animal science from the University of Melbourne, before continuing further studies and completing a Bachelor of Veterinary Science from James Cook University.

Daniel enjoys the focus that Southern Animal Health has towards tailoring each pet’s individual needs and their unique circumstances, and believes this is the ideal method to ensure the best outcome for any patient. He has a particular interest in small animal surgery.

In his spare time, Daniel enjoys keeping himself active with hiking, bouldering, fishing and badminton.

Dr Nathan
Dr Nathan

Nathan undertook his veterinary studies at James Cook University in the hot tropics of far north Queensland. He then went onto complete an internship in surgery and internal medicine at a specialist practice in Brisbane.

Nathan’s areas of interest are surgery and musculoskeletal conditions. In his personal time he can usually be found outdoors at the beach or a national park.

We’re thrilled to welcome him to our team.