Dr. Peter Chitty

BVSc, MVS, Cert Mgt, CMAVA

Peter joined North Shore Veterinary Hospital in 2005 after several years of working as a senior veterinary surgeon and Director of a Ku-Ring- Gai Veterinary Hospital. He has also worked in country NSW and in general practice in England. He graduated from the University of Sydney in 1995, gaining a Master of Veterinary Studies in 2004. He has recently undertaken a certificate of management through MGSM and is working towards a MBA.
Peter brings to North Shore Veterinary Hospital an extensive experience in both the medical and surgical areas. He has worked in several emergency hospital around Sydney. Peter is the General Manager and overseas the day to day running of the practice as well as the larger group of NSVH Pty Ltd.
Peter has a busy life outside of work with 3 kids that keep him on his toes. He relaxes by competing in endurance sports having completed several Oxfam Trailwalker and 2 Ironman triathlon. He loves anything to do with the outdoors especially cycling, running, rugby and skiing.


Dr. Katherine Ardlie


Katherine graduated with honours from the University of Sydney in 2008 and worked for several years in private small animal practice, primarily Parramatta Veterinary Hospital, before travelling to the UK in 2014. Katherine spent 2 years in England working in country practices in West Sussex and Oxfordshire, and small animal practice in central London, before returning to her home town of Sydney. Katherine enjoys all aspects of small animal general practice, but is particularly keen on internal medicine, and obtained her membership of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists by examination in small animal medicine in 2014. Outside of being a vet, Katherine enjoys a glass of wine and a good book, travelling and eating out.


Dr. Kelly Yates


Kelly previously worked in corporate design and business marketing. She returned to university to undertake her childhood dream of becoming a veterinarian, graduating from the University of Sydney in 2015.
Upon graduation, Kelly completed a new graduate rotating internship, where she worked in numerous clinics across Sydney. This gave her great exposure to varied aspects of small animal veterinary practice.
Kelly joined the team at North Shore Veterinary Hospital in January 2017 and is enjoying working with the amazing team in a high quality practice. Everyday she knows she made the right choice to have a career change, as she truly feels great satisfaction in helping families care for their pet’s needs.
Outside of work Kelly enjoys dancing, travel, reading a book in the afternoon sun, and spending time with family and friends. However most of all, she enjoys taking her loveable black Labrador for nice bush walks or to the beach where he loves to swim.


Dr. Alexander Kannegieter

BVetSci/BVetBio (Hons)

Dr. Alex Kannegieter studied Veterinary Science at Charles Stuart University and graduated with Honours in 2014 He started his veterinary career in Wollongong, where he worked in general practice for 18 months. Following this he moved back to his home town of Sydney, starting work with North Shore Vet Hospital in 2016. Initially he worked in their emergency and critical care department, before beginning a 12-month internship with the specialist surgery team. During this time he has worked closely with specialist surgeons on a wide range of cases and developed a keen interest in small animal surgery. On completion of his internship, Alex begun working with North Shore’s general practice and continues to strive towards giving the best possible care to his patients.

Alex lives locally in Greenwich, with his wife Emma and his chihuahua cross Wentworth. Outside of work he enjoys playing and watching football, watching live music, cooking fine food and exploring Sydney and beyond.


Dr. Elaine Zourkas

BVSc (Hons)

Dr. Elaine Zourkas achieved her childhood dream of becoming a veterinarian when she graduated from the University of Sydney with Honours in 2015. Elaine worked in several busy small animal clinics in the Eastern Suburbs of Sydney, before later joining the North Shore Veterinary Hospital team in 2017. Elaine is passionate about the welfare of all her patients and enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine, with a strong interest in internal medicine. She has a particular soft spot for our feline patients (both young and old!), owning two rescue cats herself (called Portia and Sebastian).

Outside of being a veterinarian, Elaine enjoys spending time with her family, friends and keeping active.


Dr. Debbie Karpel


Dr. Debbie Karpel graduated from the University of Sydney. Shortly after graduating she joined the North Shore Veterinary Hospital team where she has been passionate about caring for the health and welfare of all her patients. Debbie enjoys all aspects of general practice and has a particular interest in internal medicine and dentistry. Debbie has an affectionate and playful spoodle called Maggie. Together they like long walks on the beach and going for coastal runs.

Outside of work and spending time with Maggie, Debbie also loves travelling, hiking, ocean swims and spending time with friends and family


Dr. Justine Norwood


Dr Justine Norwood grew up on Sydney’s North Shore. After working with wildlife and tourism in North Queensland, Justine returned to Sydney to pursue her passion in caring for animals. Graduating from the University of Sydney, Justine rotated within Vetpartners group practices in Sydney and the Central Coast before joining the team at North Shore Veterinary Hospital in 2018. Justine enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine, working with clients for the best welfare of their animals. Outside of being a vet, Justine is kept busy with a kid and a very active dog.