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 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 


Dr Julian graduated from the University of Sydney in 2010 with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science. He has always had a passion for animal welfare and bettering the lives of animals. Through positions at the RSPCA and the University of Melbourne he has developed a strong interest in veterinary dentistry.

In 2018, he completed extra studies in veterinary dentistry and after passing his membership examination was admitted to the Veterinary Dentistry Chapter in the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists.

After getting sick of talking about coffee and AFL, earlier this year he left Melbourne and joined the UVTHS Primary Care team. He enjoys teaching our future generations of veterinarians about dentistry and is always ready to help you with your animal’s oral health.

Dr Alison Wardman

BVSc(Merit) MANZCVS (Small Animal Medicine) B.A.

Alison has been part of our Primary Care team since 2016. She graduated from Sydney University Veterinary Science in 2008 and worked in a Country Mixed Animal Practice in NSW for 5 years. She then moved back to Sydney and worked primarily as a locum small animal Veterinarian before joining our team at UVTHS in 2016. Alison passed her membership exams in 2018 and was proud to become a member of the small animal medicine chapter of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists.

Alison has a passion for small animal medicine and dentistry. Her next career goal is to sit the exams for her memberships in Small Animal dentistry and oral Surgery.
She loves teaching Veterinary students and helping pets and their owners through providing excellence in Veterinary care. She finds it particularly rewarding to establish a long-term relationship with clients and their pets where she can follow a pet through the different stages of their life.

In the past, Alison has helped run a ferret rescue group and she has owned ferrets herself (as well as almost every other pet you can name). She loves treating pocket pets in addition to dogs and cats.

Outside of work Alison is kept busy with her young daughter, two tiny rescued chihuahuas with neurological disorders, and two rescued cats. She has been known to adopt a considerable number of small dogs with “special needs” when they have come across her path, and at one stage she had nine small dogs at once! Alison also loves horse riding and has a paint horse called Zorro.

Alison loves her job at UVTHS and can’t ever see herself working anywhere else.