Mona Vale Veterinary Hospital
Our practice has been looking after pets in Mona Vale and the surrounding suburbs of Bayview, Church Point, Warriewood, Narrabeen, Newport, Bilgola, Avalon, Whale Beach and Palm Beach for over 50 years.
We have grown to be one of the largest veterinary hospitals on the Northern Beaches and our team brings a wealth of knowledge, skills and expertise in all areas of small animal pet health care.
Your local vet
Dr Anne Graham, Dr Alison Moran and Dr Jenny Wingham lead a dedicated team of associate veterinarians and veterinary nurses to provide professional, compassionate and personalised veterinary care with your pet’s happiness as their primary focus.
The team strives to promote the welfare of animals through excellence in veterinary medicine, education and service to our clients as well as the community.
Our vision for the practice
- We, the team at Mona Vale Veterinary Hospital, promote the welfare of animals through excellence in veterinary medicine, education and service to our clients and the community.
- We will provide the best quality, comprehensive veterinary care on the Northern Beaches and will go the extra mile to deliver this experience to our clients and their pets.
- Through compassion and common sense, we will treat our patients as though they were our own pets and treat our clients as though they were our own families.
- We are an inspirational, energised and dynamic veterinary care team – looking after each other and encouraging each other to achieve our best.
Our caring and compassionate veterinary care team! Meet the Veterinarians & Veterinary Nurses who form the team at Mona Vale Veterinary Hospital. We’re pleased to provide exceptional vet care for your pets.
Dr Jenny Wingham – BVSc (Hons)
Dr Jenny joined MVVH in 2007 following an interstate move from Victoria and along with Dr’s Anne and Alison, took over ownership of Mona Vale Veterinary Hospital in 2012.
Jenny has worked in a variety of veterinary practices throughout her career, beginning as a mixed animal (large and small) vet in Bathurst, then working in a variety of clinics in NSW and Victoria before setting up her own practice in Melbourne, which she ran in partnership for many years. The tug of grandparents (and childcare) prompted a move back to Sydney.
Dr Jenny enjoys the challenges of soft tissue and orthopedic surgery and stimulation of problem solving tricky medical issues, particularly endocrine ones (hormones). She is one of our behaviour vets, having pursued further education in this area.
Out of working hours, you will find Jen at the gym or going for a run. She loves entertaining family and friends and is a regular at Narrabeen Baptist Church. Dr Jenny’s home includes 5 other humans (hubby and 4 young adults), 2 labradors (Popcorn and Butters), 1 domestic shorthair cat (Mayver) and 2 chooks (Oprah and Julia)
Dr Alison Moran – BVSc (Hons), MANZCVS, G.Dip Anim.Chiro, IVAS, CCRT
Born in Sydney but raised firstly in the UK, Dr Alison came back to Australia to live in Dubbo, Central West NSW. Coming back to the big smoke to attend Sydney University, studying Veterinary Science, she graduated with honours in 1995.
Dr Alison’s veterinary career began in a large and small animal practice in Bathurst (where Dr Jenny had also been working), then worked in the UK for seven years in various rural and city practices including Belfast and Ballyclare in Northern Ireland, London and Chandlers Ford near Southampton. Upon her return in 2005 she started at Mona Vale Veterinary Hospital.
Along with Dr’s Anne and Jenny, she became part owner in 2012.
Dr Alison successfully obtained her small animal medicine membership (MANZVS) in 2006 and went on to obtain a Graduate Diploma Animal Chiropractic as well as completing a course in Tui Na Chinese massage , Canine and Feline Neurology. She is a qualified veterinary Acupuncturist (IVAS) and a certified Canine rehabilitation Therapist (CRI)
Her post graduate studies have all been geared towards providing a holistic supportive plan to maintain the mobility of our elderly dogs and cats and provide long term relief from chronic pain.
Outside of work you will find Dr Alison hanging out with the family. Four children (2 high schoolers and 2 primary) keep her busy with mum’s taxi although she squeezes in some me time going for trail runs and hikes in the great outdoors!
Her fur children consist of two Labradors, CC and JJ .
Dr Anne Graham – BSc (Hons), BVSc (Hons), Dip Practice Management (Vet)
Dr Anne was born and raised on the Northern Beaches but having a pilot for a dad meant she lived all over the world during her early years including UK, Greece & South Africa.
After high school Anne studied Science at New England University in Armidale, graduating with Honours in Molecular Genetics. She joined a small start up forensics firm call Genetic Technologies where she performed the first DNA profiling, often working closely with NSW Police & the Department of Human Services, helping with paternity testing .
After travelling through South America, USA, Europe and UK for over 12months Anne came home to start her Veterinary Degree, graduating with honours from University of Sydney in 1997. Her first job took her to Singapore where she worked for both a local Veterinarian and the quarantine station looking after all the small animals coming into the country.
Returning to Australia in 1999, Anne worked in many of the clinics along the Northern Beaches before taking up a more permanent position at Mona Vale Vets where she has remained ever since. Although in 2008 she & her family took off after buying a 4WD with a camper trailer and travelled around Australia for 6 months.
In 2011 she went back to the books and obtained her Diploma in Practice Management (Veterinary), just in time to become a partner with Alison & Jenny in February 2012.
Dr Anne shares her home with 3 chickens and 2 young adult kids from time to time.
Out of hours, you can find her enjoying trekking, camping and boating in the great outdoors.
Dr Toni Stainer – DVM
Growing up in the English countryside, Dr Toni was constantly surrounded by animals. Here is where her passion developed, especially for horses. She moved to Australia in her high school years and completed her veterinary medicine studies at the University of Sydney.
When asked what her favourite part of being a vet is, Dr Toni says “I absolutely love how every day in this job is different & every day I learn something new about the job & myself! I love building rewarding relationships with clients & their pets. I appreciate the huge trust that people place in us by allowing us to care for their loved family members”.
Dr Toni has a rescue dog called Pepper, admitting she is absolutely the most spoilt dog in the world!
Dr Kate Howison – BVSc
Dr Dinuka Warnakulasooriya – BVSc, PgCSAS, GPCertSAS
He then headed to Sydney, where he worked for a pharmaceutical company providing veterinary expertise in developing vaccines for a variety of species. After a few years he was missing clinical work so returned to practice as an emergency vet in Forestville.
Dr Dee headed overseas, venturing to the Irish countryside, with wife Ciara. Working as a mixed practice vet, he treated many species of animals & travelled throughout farming areas attending everything from calvings & lambings to dogs with broken legs. During this time he developed a strong interest in complex diseases & operations in cats & dogs so moved to a small animal only role where he spent 2.5 years.
Dr Emily – BVB/DVM, GCertSAECC
Dr Emily graduated from the University of Sydney in 2019 – she went to university (and high school!) with Dr Toni. Coming out of uni, Dr Emily jumped straight into emergency, working in several emergency and specialist hospitals. She joined the MVVH team in 2022 to get some experience in general practice. Today, she splits her time between MVVH and in emergency at NEVS.
Dr Emily obtained her Graduate Certificate in Small Animal Emergency & Critical Care from the University of Melbourne in 2022, and is looking to sit her membership exams in Small Animal Emergency & Critical Care in 2025.
Dr Emily lives in the north shore of Sydney with her husband and two rescue cats, Squid and Pickles. In her spare time she enjoys reading, swimming and the occasional scuba dive!
Veterinary Nurses & Customer Service
Georgie - Cert IV VN, Dip Practice management (Vet)
Vanessa - Cert IV VN
Charlotte - Cert IV VN
Alexandra - Cert IV VN RVN
Erica - Cert IV VN
Allie – Cert IV VN
Baillie – Cert IV VN
Ciara - Dip BM, BCS VN
Nicole – Cert IV VN
Alanna - Cert IV VN
Lotte - Cert IV VN