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Tasmanian Animal Hospitals Clinic History | Core Purpose | Core Values | Our role in the Community

Tasmanian Animal Hospitals Clinic History

Tasmanian Animal Hospitals began its life in 1984 on Hobart’s eastern shore as Clarence Vet Clinic. Founded by Dr Andrew Dudgeon the practice was located, as was the custom at the time, in a converted house in Percy Street, Bellerive.

Sorell Veterinary Clinic was founded in 1987 . The Practice was moved onto the current site in Gordon Street in 1989.

A new hospital building was erected at Percy Street in 1991 as the practice continued to grow through the 90’s.

Dr Rob Callaway joined the practice as in 1998, followed by Dr Chris Allfree in 2001 and Dr Gareth Stephensen joined us in 2007.

In 1999 Tasmanian Animal Hospitals was adopted as the practice name and a new phase began with the building of our Clarence Street Hospital in 2001. The only purpose built hospital at the time in the state. it continues to be a fantastic location with easy access for all clients.

Dr Allfree with his additional surgical qualifications and experience extended the range of surgical procedures being performed at the practice. He continues to take referrals for more advanced procedures from all over the State.

The Sorell Hospital was renovated and extended in 2004 to match the standard of our Bellerive Hospital and in 2016 we opened the most recent addition to Tasmanian Animal Hospitals, our Kingston Clinic.

Today Tasmanian Animal Hospitals is run by three Partners; Dr Andrew Dudgeon, Dr Robert Callaway and Dr. Gareth Stephensen.

Core Values

At Tasmanian Animal Hospitals our Core Values are set of values that we try to live by each day to ensure that we are able to live up to all the expectations of you and your pet.

Tasmanian Animal Hospitals Core Values

Our role in the community

Tasmanian Animal Hospitals understands and values its place in the community we live in as well as the wider pet owning and veterinary communities.

We are involved in multiple levels through each of these communities with our support of Local Sporting teams, Donations, Dogs Day Out, School Hospital Tours, Wildlife and Stray Animal care, Cats Home Desexing discounts, Microchiping days and Voluntary work on Professional Veterinary Organisations.