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Dr Stephen Cutter B.V.Sc(hons)
Stephen is our head vet and practice principal. Stephen grew up in the Territory but moved to Melbourne with his family as a teenager. After graduating from Melbourne Uni in 1995 he set about returning to the territory. Stephen's main passion was the dog health programs in indigenous communities he established. Initially he migrated backwards and forward between started migrating backwards and forward between the top end and melbourne for a few years. He originally moved to Darwin to work with community dog health programs and his first clinic in Darwin was set up to support that work. The Ark is a result of many changes and was established to get back to that original vision. Stephen is passionate about many different aspect in his work, Wildlife, animal welfare and dog health programs are just some of the areas that Stephen works in on a daily basis.
Stephen is Chairperson of the Animal Welfare Advisory Committee in the NT. Wildlife Rescue Darwin, PAWS Darwin and the Prison program are all results of the passion he has to achieve changes in the community.
Dr. Sarah Renshaw Veterinarian
Sarah is Darwin Born & Bred. Sarah is an excellent and caring veterinarian. Sarah grew up in Darwin and after living/working in the Pilbara and Kakadu has returned home to darwin to join us. Sarah loves wildlife and orthopaedic surgery.
Dr Michelle Jeffery B.V.Sc(hons) MRCVS
Michelle is Darwin Born & bred. Michelle went to school here and left to got to study veterinary Science at Queensland University. Michelle then went to England where she acquired an english accent :( (don't mention it, or she gets cranky) Michelles areas of particular interest are cats and small furries (rabbits & friends). Rabbits are popular pets in England so working in the UK gave Michelle skills and experience with these interesting pets.
Dr Marie Montgomery-quin B.Sc. BVMS
Marie grew up in Darwin and graduated from Murdoch university. Marie and her family have lived in Mandorrah and Darwin River but now live in the rural area. Marie's particular areas of interest is dermatology & wildlife.
Dr Jessica Eastley BSc BVMS
Dr Jemima Amery-Gale B.V.Sc(hons) B.An.Sci
Geraldine Cert IV Veterinary Nursing.
Geraldine or "Gee" is an experienced and skilled veterinary Nurse. Gee has a passion for caring for wildlife. She used to have a constant stream of wildlife babies to care for but has recently had a human one. Gee's currently taking time to care for him but will hopefully join us again when he's old enough.
Geraldine's favourite part of being a Veterinary Nurse is emergency & critical care.
Robyn Cert IV (Veterinary Nursing)
Caroline Teacher, Veterinary Nurse
Trainer, educator & Vet Nurse
Caroline has recently joined the team at The Ark after initially being a volunteer within the Wildlife Rescue Hospital and a Wildlife Rescue Carer. Caroline is a qualified teacher who now plays an educator role. She runs the Wildlife Rescue training courses and other courses we hold. Caroline also gets to visit schools as part of our pet pep program. Caroline is also studying as a Veterinary Nurse.
Amanda Cert II Animal Studies
Leesa Cert IV (Veterinary Nursing)
Leesa is new to Darwin having moved up here from The NSW Central Coast just under a year ago. She spent 20 years in various customer service postions before taking time out of the work force to raise a family.6 years ago she decided to follow a new career path where her passion for animals would be the main focus.
Animal Care attendant
Hannah Cert IV (Veterinary Nursing)
Hannah is an enthusiastic and hardworking member of our team. Hannah's cares for a wide range of orphaned wildlife but possums are her favourite. Hannah has raised 7 possums so far. One of her favourites has been a little fellow that she named George. Hannah also finds the surgeries the best part of her job
Tess Bachelor of Applied science (majoring in wildlife biology)
Wildlife care coordinator & Veterinary Nurse.
Tess is a very experienced wildlife carer and has worked in a number of zoos across Australia. Tess brings a wealth of knowledge and skills to our wildlife rescue program.