The Vets


Dr. Rob Callaway BVMS, BSc, MRCVS

Graduated from Murdoch University 1993. Rob worked in the UK as a Locum for 2 years from 1996-1998 and took the opportunity to travel through Africa and Europe during that time.

Started work at Clarence Vet Clinic (now TAH) in 1999, became a partner in 2003. Rob is the Director of our Sorell Practice.

Rob now has 2 kids (Erin and Ben) 2 Dogs (Zerk – obsessive compulsive licking Border Collie and Neva – genetically naughty Border Collie/Kelpie cross) 2 Cats (Rogan – cool cat with a hint of grumpy and Rosie – missing 1 back leg and seemingly most of her forebrain) but only 1 wife (she has enough beauty and talent for 2 women)
Rob is passionate about canine and feline Veterinary medicine “the most interesting roller coaster ride of a job in the world, where you get to help both animals and people” Outside of work he loves his wife, experiencing a second childhood with his children, fishing, gardening bush walking and wildlife photography. He thinks Music is proof that magic exists in the world.

Dr Jim Connah BVSc MACVSc

Dr Jims profile coming soon…..



Dr. Andrew Dudgeon B.Sc. B.V.M.S., GCM (VP)

From the midlands of Tasmania his formative years were spent on the family farm east of Oatlands. Andrew graduated from Murdoch University in WA in 1982 and after working in various practices around the State opened what is now Tasmanian Animal Hospitals in April 1984. Andrew is the proud father of 5 beautiful children who are either approaching or have reached adulthood. He has been involved at various levels in the community with children through their sporting and school interests throughout their childhood.

One of the great joys of being in the one business for so many years is the relationships we develop with families over long periods of time. We have grandparents, children and now grandchildren all entrusting the care of their pets to us and Andrew has been able to enjoy the progress and journeys of many of these families.
Andrew completed a Graduate Certificate of Management in 2003 at Sturt University.
At a professional level Andrew is a past committee member and President of the Tasmanian Division of the Australian Veterinary Association, a past committee member of the Australian Veterinary Practice Management Association and was a founding Director of the Australian Veterinary Business Association. He is currently the Chairman and a driving force behind Tasmania’s first After Hours Emergency Hospital (AHVEC).
His passion remains the Veterinary Profession and the amazing role it plays in the lives of people and their pets. At the heart of this passion is the need to have a sustainable profession. One that continues to attract and retain the best and most passionate people, is able to meet the challenges of advances in Veterinary medicine and the increasing importance of our furry friends in our lives so that they may live longer and happier lives.
Andrew continues to love being a Veterinarian and has always been a pet owner himself.

Dr. Gareth Stephensen BVSc (Hons)

University of Tasmania – Bachelor of Agricultural Science (Hons)
University of Sydney – Bachelor of Veterinary Science (Hons)
Gareth grew up on the North West coast of Tasmania on a small farm on the outskirts of Smithton. He always had an interest in Veterinary Science and spent many of his childhood years tagging along at his father’s veterinary clinic in Smithton.
After finishing school and an Agricultural Science degree, Gareth spent a number of years living and travelling overseas. His travel took him through Britain, Europe, Northern Africa, Canada and South America before returning home to follow his dream and study to become a Veterinary surgeon.
Gareth has been working at Tasmanian Animal Hospitals since 2007. He enjoys the everyday challenges that Veterinary Science has to offer and is happy to be working in an environment that strives to offer the best possible care and treatment to all its patients.

Dr Hannah Ling

Profile coming soon!