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.