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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

Veterinarian

Dr. Ally and Titus

Veterinarian

Dr. Katie and Scrappy Coco

Veterinarian

Jacinta & Luka

Veterinary Nurse

Kate

Practice Manager

Milly (on maternity leave) & Rosie

Veterinary Nurse

Zoe & Sam

Animal Attendant 

Aimee & Addy

Receptionist

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.

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