General Practice Staff

Dr George Kaplun

Dr Kaplun graduated from The University of Sydney almost 41 years ago and has now returned to UVTHS after practicing around Sydney and overseas, primarily in North Ryde. He is passionate about communication in the consulting room and has a special interest in skin disease.

He loves spending time with his poodle cross “Lola” who is way too smart.


Dr Matteo Bordicchia

Dr Bordicchia is a graduate of Camerino University in Italy. After a few years of experience working with horses, he started developing his interest in small animal medicine. He was granted a scholarship to spend 6 months at the Eccole Veterinarie in Toulouse before completing a one –year internship in Sweden.
On his return to Italy he worked in several private practices before setting up his own hospital in partnership with 3 other colleagues. He worked in his own clinic for 8 years during which he completed an international master’ s degree in diagnostic imaging. Matteo is enjoying life in Sydney and in his spare time he loves cooking, travelling and spending time with his Dachshund Trilly.


Dr Christopher Godfrey
BVsc MSc

Dr Godfrey is a graduate of The University of Sydney  and owned Coogee Veterinary Hospital in  Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs for many years. His special interests are clinical epidemiology and evidence based practice. He has a Masters in Clinical Epidemiology and has worked in numerous veterinary practices in this country and abroad/. He has written articles on Veterinary care, veterinary careers and has taught veterinary nurses at TAFE.
Chris is currently a foster parent for his daughters pets Harry, the 7 year old poodle and Boo the 5 year old Tonkinese.