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Dr Kate Rattenbury

Veterinarian (BVSc)
Dr Kate Rattenbury
Soon after graduating from Sydney University with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science, I moved to New Zealand to live. I worked in 2 clinics in Auckland during my almost 4- year stint across the ditch, developing my soft tissue surgery and medicine skills. During this time, I completed additional training in veterinary diagnostic imaging and enjoyed exploring the country in my spare time. I also adopted a rescue pup, Pablo, whom I met when he came from the Humane Society of New Zealand to my clinic for desexing and never went back!
I loved the experience of living and working in another country, but eventually homesickness got the better of me and Pablo and I came home, joining Great Western Animal Hospital in August 2018.
I am Level 3 Fear Free Certified, and am also currently completing an acupuncture course through IVAS (International Veterinary Acupuncture Society). I am excited to add this additional treatment modality to my veterinary toolbox, and look forward to discussing it with our clients should they be interested in learning more about it.
In my free time I love to go out in our beautiful city to experience bands, djs and theatre. I am also an avid runner, I especially enjoy going for runs in the amazing  national parks around Sydney on the Central Coast or in the Blue Mountains in my spare time.