General Practice Staff
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!
Dr Brooke McKeever
Dr McKeever graduated from the University of Queensland in 2011 with a Bachelor of Science with honours. After several years spent in private small animal practice in Brisbane, she accepted a 12 month position as a Post Graduate Rotating Intern at the University of Sydney Veterinary Teaching Hospital in 2015. During her internship Dr McKeever undertook research with the universities Cardiology Service investigating feline cardiac murmurs. After completion of her internship, Dr McKeever loved the beautiful city of Sydney so much that she decided to continue to work in the Emergency and Critical Care Service and Primary Care at the University Veterinary Teaching Hospital Sydney. Brooke joined the Primary Care Service full time in 2018 where she enjoys seeing regular patients and teaching undergraduate Veterinary Students undergoing placements at the hospital. Her interests include Small Animal Internal Medicine and Small Animal Cardiology, and Emergency and Critical Care. Brooke is mum to a Green-cheeked Conure named Archibald and a Border Collie called Montgomery.
Dr Cicilia Muller
Dr Cicilia graduated from Onderstepoort (The University of Pretoria in South Africa) in 2009. She worked in an emergency veterinary clinic for 2 years in Cape Town then spent a year working for an animal welfare clinic in the informal settlements of Cape Town.
Cicilia moved to Qatar in 2013 to work as a small animal veterinarian in the first veterinary clinic in Doha. In 2015 she moved to Abu Dhabi to work in the first ISFM gold standard cat friendly clinic in the middle east. While working at this clinic Cicilia obtained her membership in Feline Medicine in 2018.
Most recently she moved to Sydney in March 2019 where she began working as a Veterinarian at UVTHS.
Throughout Cicilia’s travels she has had her husband, her 2 dogs (Frankie and Luna) and her cat (Dexter) by her side!
Dr Julian Suchowersky
Julian graduated from the University of Sydney in 2010 before working in shelter medicine with the RSPCA in the Hunter Valley Region. He moved to Melbourne in 2015 where he worked for U-Vet Animal Hospital, the teaching clinic for the Melbourne Veterinary School. In 2018 he became a member of the Veterinary Dentistry Chapter in the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists and has taken an active role in lecturing and teaching small animal dentistry to veterinary students. In 2020, he returned to Sydney to start a role at the University Veterinary Teaching Hospital Sydney with their primary care service. His other interests include animal welfare and small animal medicine. He is an avid cinephile and is passionate about the Ukrainian National Football team. He co-parents a hyperactive border collie called Flash and a wobbly dachshund called Heidi-Mae.