General Practice Staff
Dr Gina Davis
DVM, DABVP, Canine & Feline Practice
Dr. Gina Davis graduated from the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine in 1994 with a focus in small animal medicine. Dr Davis was in small animal private practice for nearly 10 years prior to returning to UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine as a faculty member in Outpatient Medicine. Dr. Davis is a diplomate of the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners in Canine and Feline Practice and was a Clinical Professor at UC Davis for twelve years, until moving here in June 2016. Her interests include pediatrics and vaccinology, dermatology, internal medicine, oncology and clinical pathology--she enjoys all aspects of small animal veterinary medicine. She also enjoys spending time with her Dachshunds, cat and Cavalier King Charles Spaniel.
Dr Matteo Bordicchia
DVM, Veterinary Clinical Registrar in Small Animal Practice
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 Nicolle Kirkwood
BSc BVMS (Hons 1) MANCVSc (Small Animal Medicine) Senior Clinical Registrar in Primary Care
Dr Kirkwood graduated from Murdoch University with a Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery with first class merit honors in 1992. After 5 years experience in private small animal practice in Perth she accepted a position as Registrar in Primary Care at the teaching hospital at Murdoch University in 1998 and was successful in obtaining membership to the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists in Small Animal Medicine in July of that year. A 18 month secondment followed as a Registrar in Internal Medicine, however she returned to primary care at the end of this period – she missed her regular patients and their owners too much!
Dr Kirkwood has always loved the beautiful city of Sydney so jumped at the opportunity when offered a position as Senior Clinical Veterinary Registrar in Primary Care at the University Veterinary Teaching Hospital Sydney. She has moved across the Nullabor with her family of 1 husband, 3 children and Stanley the ginger tabby cat!