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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Nicole Hope



Nicole Hope

Role at SAH

Veterinary nurse


I have a certificate IV in veterinary nursing. I have 13 yrs experience in General Practise then the last 2 years have been at an Emergency centre learning alot about critical care and emergency treatment.

How long have you worked at SAH?

Less than a year

What is the MOST enjoyable thing about your job?

 I just love the variety of animals and all the different procedures we get to carry out at Sugarloaf 


Do you have any pets?

A Guinea pig named Georgie; a rabbit named Rosie; a German Shepherd named Elsa; handraised budgies named Benny, Sunny, Jenny, Violet and Snow + our avairy of budgies. We also have a tank full of goldfish.

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

I love taking my dog Elsa up to birubi beach for a walk and a swim. I just love the outdoors.

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Where would you go for a good meal out locally?

I love Thai food. Especially chicken with cashew nuts.

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

An alpaca. They have great personalities.

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What is interesting about your job?

One of my first shifts at Sugarloaf was observing an anaesthetic on a fish, which was just fascinating 

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?

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I breed the rare and exotic blue throated Macaw

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I have a phobia of moths

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I can do the limbo

What 3 things would you take to a deserted island?

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Alcoholic beverage

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