At North West Animal Hospital, we aim to provide a comprehensive, professional and compassionate veterinary service. We recognise the significance of your pets and the place they hold in your family. Our animal health care team will offer education, advice and care to ensure your pet has the longest, happiest and healthiest life possible. We treat cats, dogs, rabbits, guinea pigs, rats, mice, birds and much more. North West Animal Hospital also offers a full-service dog grooming salon. Find out more about us by booking a hospital tour or bring your pet to meet our team at anytime.

Meet Our Team
Dr Boris Luyten
  • DVM
  • MVM

Boris graduated from Utrecht University (the Netherlands) in 1996 with a Master in Veterinary Medicine (Companion Animals, Birds and Exotic Animals). After a year of working in multiple small animal clinics he decided to start his own veterinary clinic. Ten years down the track he decided on migrating to Tasmania with his family. He passed the North American Veterinary Licensing Examination and is currently employed here at North West Animal Hospital.

Boris is an all-round veterinarian and enjoys every aspect of small animal practice from the simple to the complicated. When not at work Boris is working on his property, spending time with his family, (pencil) drawing and playing the piano.

Practice Manager
Vet Nurse/ Puppy School Instructor
  • Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing

Kirralee was born in Tasmania and raised on a large hobby farm surrounded by a large number of pets including dogs, cats, ferrets, guinea pigs, fish and a Shetland pony called Max.

Kirralee’s interest in animal behaviour and learning lead her to completing her Certificate II in Animal Studies while at school, which in turn lead to work in a boarding kennel, dog grooming and studying her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing. She is now a Qualified Veterinary Nurse and has now been nursing for 5 years. She is also our Puppy School instructor. Kirralee plans to continue her Certificate IV in Companion Animals through Delta Society to become a qualified Dog Trainer.

Kirralee owns two Border Collies named Soxie and Lexi as well as two Whippets named Duke and Duchess. They all enjoy training, bush walking, runs on the beach and going horse riding. Kirralee has also developed a new interest in companion parrots and shares her home with a number of feathered friends.

Jessica G
Vet Nurse
  • Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing

Jessica started her veterinary nursing career in 2004 at the age of 17. After completing Certificate II in Animal Studies, she continued on with Certificate III in Veterinary Nursing then Certificate IV in Veterinary Nnursing, graduating in 2008.

Prior to having her daughter in 2014, Jessica was a Scout Leader for her local Scout Troop, the Rubicon Sea Scouts. Part of becoming a Scout Leader is completing training and leadership courses. Not only did she learn how to sail, abseil, and lots of survival skills, she also completed her Certificate III in Leadership Support and Certificate III in Frontline Management. Jessica is constantly trying to further her skills and thinks it is very important to continue learning new things.

In her clan, Jessica has 4 domestic cats, a 12 year old Maltese X and a 2 year old daughter.

Vet Nurse
  • Certificate IV Vet Nurse
Katrina E

Katrina was born in Devonport and has lived there her whole life. She started grooming for a mobile grooming business in 1988 before joining the team at North West Animal Hospital in 2000 as a full time groomer.

Now with two young daughters to care for, Katrina works part time and enjoys spending time with her family on her days off.