Birds, reptiles and exotic pets require committed and special care that differs from that required by more traditional domestic pets. AREPH handle the needs of these unique animals. We provide dedicated care, the latest equipment, the highest commitment of service and are owned by one of Australia’s most respected universities - The University of Sydney.
We are very proud to be Finalists in the 2015 and 2017 Camden Wollondilly Business Awards and Winners in 2016.
To provide the highest quality care for our patients and courteous, compassionate and understanding service to their owners.
Meet the team
Dr Bree Talbot
AREPH's Senior Veterinarian, Dr Bree Talbot graduated from the University of Sydney in 2004 with a Bachelor of Agricultural Science (majoring in animal genetics) and then in 2010 with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science. Since graduating Bree has worked in a variety of veterinary disciplines to widen her medical and practical knowledge. In 2015 Bree achieved membership into the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists in the medicine and surgery of unusual pets. Bree has also undertaken numerous continuing education courses in exotic pet medicine to ensure her patients receive the most up to date treatment. In addition to exotic pet medicine, Bree has a keen interest in wildlife medicine having worked for a charity based wildlife clinic for several years before joining the AREPH team in 2014.
Bree currently shares her home with four cheeky rabbits (Lord Humphrey, Sir Fredrick, Lady Oomph and Princess Stephanie), one very cute old dog 'Miss Grace' and is lucky enough to have a horse called 'Toby'.
Dr Hamish Baron
Dr Hamish Baron graduated with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science from the University of Queensland. He has a passion for all things avian and in his final year carried out a research project looking at disease states in budgerigars in New Zealand for which he was awarded the Pfizer Animal Health Research Award. Hamish also received the University of Queensland award for Excellence in Pathology and the Excellence in Small Animal Medicine Most Valuable Student Award.
Rachel worked at Austral Vet Clinic for 12 years as a surgical nurse working with exotics, wildlife, cats and dogs. Rachel has a passion for horse riding and loves cattle and working dogs. Rachel is our head nurse and is on site Monday to Friday.
Hayley started vet nursing in 2009 working at an exotics clinic in Newcastle for five years moved to Sydney to work at a cat and dog clinic in Kirrawee. In October 2015, Hayley joined the team at AREPH and loves working with exotic animals again. Hayley finds each day to be different to the last and loves the new and exciting challenges At home Hayley lives with her partner, two dogs - a Kelpie and a Husky, a cat named Minchin and one very cheeky cockatoo names Gonzo.