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

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Melanie Harris



Melanie Harris

Role at SAH



Bachelor of Equine Science Cert II in Animal Studies Cert II in Agriculture Certificate in Equine Sports Massage Starting Cert IV in Veterinary Nursing.

How long have you worked at SAH?

1 year and 3 months 

What is the MOST enjoyable thing about your job?

Great team, lovely clients, spending time with animals and getting to see happy animals go home after being unwell.

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Do you have any pets?

Warmblood Horse – Radar. Thoroughbred Horse -Missy. Dog American Staffy x American Bulldog – Zara. Ragdoll Cat – Arlo. Cockateil Bird -Moonshine. Saltwater fish tank and goldfish. Chicken – Acorn. Peking duck – Ned.

Where is your favourite local place to go for a break?

We go camping alot. Mostly Gloucester region or myall lakes.It’s relaxing, inexpensive, and you get to connect with nature and see wildlife while doing some watersports.Otherwise I love the hunter Valley wine region for an extra special getaway.

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Il Cacciatore restaurant

Where would you go for a good meal out locally?

I love Il Cacciatore Italian restaurant in the hunter Valley. I love all Italian food and pasta or a pizza is a safe bet every time.

If you could have any animal at all as a pet, what would you choose and why?

I love all my animals, but if it could be absolutely any animal I would own a seal. I love swimming and the ocean just as much as they do. Seals just have the cutest faces and are super smart!


What do you like about your job?

I love watching the little swallows nest and raise their babies at the entrance to the hospital and then fledge once they’re old enough.

Two truths and a lie!

Hover over the statement to find out if it’s true. Green is true and red is a lie. Did you get it right?


I love to cook and bake


I am terrified of bugs when the are flying near/at me or have landed on me!


I love coriander

What 3 things would you take to a deserted island?

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Food as I'm always hungry

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Water as this is a staple to survive

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A torch as I get scared in the dark

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