Please note Sugarloaf Animal Hospital is working restricted hours during the Covid lockdown.

Those hours are:

Monday & Tuesday – 8:00 – 9:00 Medical Rounds – Phone lines open 9:00 -17:00

Wednesday – Friday  08:00 – 17:00

Alternate Saturdays (2nd and 4th Saturday of the month) from 08:00 – 13:00

Contactless consults – Please call reception on arrival at 02 4955 1833

Please still wear a mask at all times and employ social distancing.

Due to COVID-19, we will only allow one person per consult with animals. Find out more

Call Now: 02 4955 1833

About Us

The Sugarloaf Animal Hospital has been serving the people and animals of the Hunter region, and especially Newcastle and Lake Macquarie, for more than 20 years.

In that time the hospital team has always strived for excellence in veterinary health care for ALL species.

It is our mission to support and nurture the special bond between people and their pets. We make this happen by doing everything within our power to ensure the lives of animals are as long and full, and healthy and happy as possible. We treat each and every pet as if it were our own and treat their owners with the same compassion we would expect if we were the client.

Meet our team


Dr. Mark Simpson

Head Veterinarian


Dr. Joyce Lee



Dr. Daisy Douglas



Nicole Eriksson

Practice Manager



Veterinary Nurse


Amilia Walters

Veterinary Nurse  

(on maternity leave)


Tori Vesenjak

Veterinary Nurse


Zoe Merrington

Veterinary Nurse


Zoie Moore

Veterinary Nurse


Nicole Hope

Veterinary Nurse


Elle Williams

Veterinary Nurse


Aimee Green


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Melanie Harris


Environmentally Friendly

Energy Consumption 

Practice Manager and owner Kate Simpson signed up Sugarloaf Animal Hospital to Energy Hunter in 2013, with a view to:

  • Gain a better understanding of energy consumption patterns to identify energy saving opportunities and reduce power usage.

  • Determine the merits of various energy efficiency programmes and incorporate the best ideas.

  • Working with the Energy Hunter team, Kate succeeded in reducing energy consumption through educating her team to create beneficial behavioural change.  Simple things like placing a sign next to the light switch that asks: “Do you need me on?” Ensuring high-energy equipment is turned off when not in use.

Our mission doesn’t end at providing the best possible veternary care…

The Sugarloaf Animal Hospital has been serving the people and animals of the Hunter region, and especially Newcastle and Lake Macquarie, for more than 20 years.

Sugarloaf also have deep and passionate convictions when it comes to our natural environment.  That is why we have committed to decreasing our electricity consumption, installing solar hot water and photovoltaic cells, and engaging in environmentally-friendly waste management, including recycling.


Kate’s latest project is to convert Sugarloaf Animal Hospital to a paper-free workplace.