Marcus is the practice principal. He graduated from Melbourne University in 1993 with honours. Marcus originally worked at Leongatha then Whittlesea in mixed practice until 1998.
From then until 2006 Marcus worked in private small animal practices and developed a passion for overall pet wellness... Click here to read more
Karin opened Southern Animal Health with Marcus in 2009 and since that time, has provided her advanced surgical expertise to all SAH clients. Helping to educate other surgeons at our clinic and raise their skills to levels rarely found in a general practice... Click here to read more
Dr Mike Voyce graduate from the Royal Veterinary College, University of London in 1996, and has worked in small animal practice both in London and at the RSPCA in Melbourne.... Click here to read more
Hollie graduated in Queensland and worked for three years in country Victoria before moving to Melbourne. She has a keen interest in small animal surgery and is looking to attain surgical membership in the near future. Click here to read more
Tim is extremely well traveled and has been working abroad in amazing countries for the best part of four years – but luckily for us landed here on a more permanent basis at Southern Animal Health…Click here to read more
Louise’s smile and gentle nature with cats and dogs makes her a favourite amongst our clients. With a particular interest in canine medicine, Louise is an asset to SAH.... Click here to read more
Geraldine is originally a Brisbane girl who’s recently moved to Melbourne to pursue a membership in small animal internal medicine. Having perfected her small animal medical and surgical skills for many years in Brisbane, SAH is particularly privileged to have such an experienced ... Click here to read more
Sharon has a major in Animal Health and Disease for her undergraduate degree, before completing her studies to become a veterinarian. She enjoy’s the daily variation that goes hand in hand with being a veterinarian – working between consulting, performing surgeries, working up cases with diagnostics and everything in between. ... Click here to read more
Southern Animal Health is building an extraordinary team of surgical expertise for the long term benefit of all Bayside pet lovers.
Southern Animal Health is a group of veterinary clinics privately owned by two experienced veterinarians – Dr. Marcus Hayes and Dr Karin Davids. Between them, they have over 30 years of experience and the clinics are run according to their own standards and beliefs.
The associate veterinarians employed at SAH are all experienced. We do not employ new graduates and all of them have found a clinic they enjoy working in; resulting in a very low staff turnover rate compared to many other veterinary clinics. This gives you the confidence that when you visit our clinic, you will have health care consistency for the life of your pet.
Our veterinary staff have different areas of interest and expertise so we are able to work together to give the best care possible for your pet/s.
All staff in our practices are of a similar belief that “routine medicine” has become a little excessive in recent times. We are dedicated in explaining to our clients a better way in pet health. Our area of emphasis is in reducing the number of vaccinations and preventative medicines our pets receive; and to encourage pet owners to use more home cooking and less commercial foods.
Our clinic’s policy is to explain to our clients the pro’s and con’s of all aspects of pet health so that you can make your own informed decision/s on what level of care you want your pets to receive. We employ a low drug philosophy and we don’t believe that more drugs means greater health. Refer to our home page and our risk versus reward information.
With veterinary staff that enjoy the freedom to work the way they want; clients will not find a more dedicated, caring or professional service. We love the work that we do and the satisfaction that goes along with educating our clients in what is “best pet health”. We encourage all our clients to use a more moderate approach with regards to the use of vaccinations and preventative medicines; and gain great pleasure in offering all options with regards to injury and illness; and not just the most expensive options. We all enjoy being able to bring these services to our clients in a very affordable way.
We welcome you and your pets to Southern Animal Health!