Tasmanian Animal Hospitals Sorell

Welcome to Our Sorell Clinic

Tas Animal Hospitals Sorell is a purpose built Veterinary Hospital, which has been providing the highest standard, compassionate veterinary care to the animals of Sorell and surrounding areas since 1982.

It is located just off the main road with an abundance of parking at the side of the building for your convenience.

We are always committed to providing your pets with the highest quality veterinary care available and our combined experience in animal care totals 170 years! Our goal is to make a ‘trip to the vet’ an enjoyable one for you and your pet.

We ensure excellence by utilizing the latest in veterinary technology. This combined with a team of dedicated, caring vets and nurses who regularly pursue post grad veterinary training and education, means we can deliver to our clients the highest standard of care in the region.

Tas Animal Hospital Sorell is a high standard medical and surgical practice fully equipped to handle all the problems and emergencies with your pets, be they dogs, cats, rabbits, birds or even the occasional snake, in the most caring, compassionate way possible.

We look forward to meeting you and your pets soon.

The Sorell Clinic Team

Dr Rob Callaway

Dr Rob Callaway

Veterinarian, BVMS BSc

Destined to be a Veterinary Doctor, Dr Callaway was drawn to the vocation at the age of 4. At this very young age telling his parents he wanted to be a vet because wanted to help animals. Pure and simple!


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


DDr Callaway has been practicing for 26 years, joining Tas Animal Hospitals in 1998 and becoming a partner in 2003.


Dr Callaway is our Hospital Director at Sorell, and enjoys working with his amazing team of nurses and has built amazing relationships with customers far and wide.


Dr Callaway has 2 lively children, a lovely and patient wife(!) 2 dogs (pictured here with Zak and Elkie) and 2 cats.


He is an out doorsy type and enjoys fishing, touch footy, gardening bush walking and wildlife photography. He thinks Music is proof that magic exists in the world.


Dr Callaway 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”

Dr Lisa Readett

Dr Lisa Readett

Veterinarian, B AgSci(Hons), BVetSci(Hons)

Lisa is a respected veterinarian with over 30 years experience.


She works from Tas Animal Hospitals in Bellerive and Sorell and her patients love her!


Lisa has completed extra training in oncology and has a special interest in this field.


Lisa has 2 grown up children, and was tickled pink when her daughter announced she wanted to follow in her mother’s footsteps and is currently studying to be a vet!


Lisa loves to help people and their pets, with a special interest in medicine and a gift for problem solving. Her hobbies are horses, reading and gardening. Lisa is also an International show jumping judge and has judged at the Australia


She is pictured with her adorable Lexie, a West Highland Terrier.


Lisa says “ my reward in animal care is seeing positive results and happy healthy pets”.

Jen Barlow

Jen Barlow

Senior Veterinary Nurse Cert IV

Jen is a qualified veterinary nurse Cert IV and has been nursing for 12 years. She joined Tas Animal Hospitals in 2007 and has two beautiful daughters Rose and Grace.


Jen has a firm belief that animals are an essential part of our culture and we (as humans) have a duty of care and are responsible for their physical and emotional well being.


Jen’s special interests are anesthetic care, management of arthritic patients and feline behavior.


You only have to see Jen’s face light up when she meets her patients to know her heart is in her vocation!

Jacinta Hodge

Jacinta Hodge

Head Veterinary Nurse

Jacinta has been 17 years in the industry and starting with Tas Animal Hospitals 2002.


She is a Cert 2 Veterinary Nurse and her bubbly can do attitude is an asset to our customers and the team. She is pictured here with her gorgeous Greyhound ‘Berger’, whom she rescued from the Gap Program.


Jacinta is currently studying for her Cert IV in Veterinary Nursing.


A busy mum with 3 children, Jacinta loves her work at Tas Animal Hospitals. “ No 2 days are the same, I enjoy experiencing the relationships between pet owners and their pets and what we can do to enhance that relationship”.

Kacey Hills

Kacey Hills

Veterinary Nurse

Kacey is studying Cert IV in Veterinary Nursing and and has Cert II in animal studies.


Kacey not only is the mum of 2 on the go daughters, she has 4 rescue cats, (pictured here with gorgeous Shira) 2 galahs and  2 dogs….. She would have more if her husband allowed! This girl LOVES animals and it shows.


She deeply cares for each patient and the story between the pet and its owner.


In her spare time Kacey plays and coach’s netball. She says “Challenges are exciting and rewarding, I feel it is a absolute privilege to be entrusted with the care of an animal.”

Lorene Newell

Lorene Newell

Client Services Officer

Lorene started at Tas Animal Hospitals in August 2016, beginning as a nurse studying cert 4 in Veterinary Nursing and now pursuing cert 3 in business and client services.


She grew up on the North West coast of Tasmania on a small farm surrounded by animal’s great and small, from ferrets, rats and mice to dogs, cats, sheep, goats, horses and much more. This is where her obvious love for animals grew. She now has two gorgeous Australian Shepherds, Oscar and Toby (pictured here) who take up most of her time enjoying adventures in the outdoors together.


“I am so grateful I get to work in an industry that is my true passion.”

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