Meet Our Team

Our team are a vibrant, skillful and dedicated bunch of vets and nurses from Freo & surrounding suburbs. We love our town and pride ourselves on providing exceptional care for every animal we meet.

Garnett Hall

Veterinarian & Practice Owner (BVSc (Hons))

Dr. Garnett Hall possesses a Bachelors degree in Veterinary Science with Honours. He has over 14 years of experience in small animal, beef, dairy and equine veterinary services. He loves looking after all species of animals and enjoys all aspects of veterinary work, including emergency care, mobile services, farm animal work and complex equine surgeries. 

During his career, Garnett has worked across Australia and overseas with all species of animals. He has also participated in humanitarian assistance veterinary work in East Timor and many remote areas of Australia. He recently completed an Army deployment to Kangaroo Island as part of Operation Bushfire Assist. 

Garnett is also a graduate of the Royal Military College - Duntroon and is a commissioned officer in the Australian Defence Force holding the rank of Captain. He has served on Operations both domestic and overseas and continues to serve in the Army Reserve where he looks after our Military Working Dogs. He was also elected the Greyhounds As Pets (GAP) WA ambassador in 2019 and is the President-elect of the Australian Veterinary Association WA Division.

Maxwell Hall

Veterinarian & Practice Owner (BVSc (Hons), MANZCVS (Equine Surgery), Diplomate ECVS (Equine Surgery))

Dr. Maxwell Hall has a vast amount of experience in small animal and equine veterinary work. He enjoys all types of surgeries but has a keen interest in orthopoedic surgeries such as TPLO's, basic and complex fracture repairs and complex joint conditions. He is also very skilled at performing emergency surgeries such as emergency ceaserian sections and exploratory laparotomies. Maxwell also has experience in ultrasonography, MRI and nuclear scintigraphy. He has published many journal articles and is constantly developing and refining innovative surgical procedures.

Maxwell is a registered specialist in Large Animal Surgery. He has worked in pioneering veterinary hospitals around the world and is one of a very small cohort of equine veterinarians in WA to be recognised as a Diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Surgeons - Specialist in Equine Surgery. At the time, he was the youngest person in the Southern Hemisphere to obtain such a title.

Stefan Gouws

Veterinarian (BSc BVMS)

Stefan enrolled in Vet school at Murdoch University with the intention of becoming a cattle vet. During his time at university, Stefan discovered a keen interest (what would later become a strong passion) in small animal surgery. However his passion for large animal care has never dwindled, with Stefan financing his way through university by working at Muchea Livestock center as a stock handler.
Upon graduation in 2016, Stefan worked as mixed animal practitioner in Mount Barker for two years. Here he found himself treating everything ranging from Wedgetail eagles to livestock, and of course beloved cats and dogs. A large proportion of his work in Mount Barker consisted of cattle medicine and surgery.
Stefan has attended many courses since graduating. He has developed special skills in small animal surgery, specifically orthopaedic surgery. 
Stefans' experience and knowledge help promote gold standard preventative and emergency veterinary care.

Stefan relocated to Perth from Mount Barker to be closer to his partner Dr Kelly, who is also a veterinarian specialising in the treatment of exotic and unusual pets (imagine the dinner conversations). Stefan as a result, has developed an affinity for exotic animal health care as well. He is a proud owner of a turtle named Paddle, and a cheeky cat called Myra.

Albert Thomas


Albert is a small animal veterinarian who trained at UQ in Queensland. He practiced in a small animal referral hospital in Brisbane following graduation where he completed an internship in veterinary oncology.

His particular interests in small animal practice are: oncology, geriatric medicine and palliative care, pain management, physiotherapy and internal medicine. Albert is dedicated to providing evidence-based medicine to his clients in a supportive caring environment. 

Albert and his partner have recently adopted their very own golden retriever puppy Flip, who gets to come to work with him and get lots of cuddles and love from everyone in the clinic!

Helen Russell

Veterinarian (BSc BVMS)

Following graduation, she worked in a mixed practice in Geraldton and gained valuable experience in all aspects of small animal practice, ranging from routine health checks and surgeries to medical cases and emergency work. She loves the variety her career as a vet brings.

Helen also loves all things Labrador, especially her choccy lab Hugo!

Outside of work Helen enjoys riding horses and swimming, having recently completed the Rottnest Channel Swim as part of a team.

Holly Paton

Registered Veterinary Nurse (Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing)

Holly is the head nurse at Fremantle Animal Hospital. She holds a Certificate III in Animal Studies and a Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing.

Holly has had experience with multiple animals including kangaroos, alpacas, horses, dogs and cats. 
Holly plans on completing a Diploma of Veterinary Nursing later this year and is constantly looking for opportunities to further develop her skills and knowledge.

She enjoys all aspects of nursing including scrubbing into surgeries to help the vets, and being able to help all the pets in the clinic feel as comfortable and happy as possible during their stay. She has a keen interest in emergencies and emergency surgeries. 

Hannah Read

Registered Veterinary Nurse (Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing)

From a young age, Hannah has always loved being around and working alongside animals. In 2017 she began studying a Certificate II in Animal Studies at Geraldton Regional Tafe, which is what led her to complete a Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing in 2018. 

During the same year Hannah started working at a mixed veterinary practice in Geraldton where she developed a keen interest in large animal hospitalisation and surgery, however Hannah loves nursing patients of all sizes and species back to health and gives her great satisfaction. 

Hannah moved to Perth in early 2020 with her partner, bringing along their horse, donkey, two dogs and parrot to acquire more knowledge and skills within the animal industry by studying a Bachelor in Animal Science and Health at Murdoch University. During which she was excited to join the team at Fremantle Animal Hospital.

Hannah is always looking to improve her skills in order to provide the very best care for all species and sizes of animals. She hopes to one day acquire the knowledge required to become a veterinarian. 

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