Meet the team

  • Dr. Dani Hoolahan

    Dr. Dani Hoolahan

    BSc BVMS DACVD
    Board Certified Veterinary Dermatologist®

    Dr Dani graduated from Murdoch University in 2007 with honours. She worked in busy, small animal general practices both in Sydney, Australia and Portland, Oregon before completing a dermatology internship in Perth, Western Australia and then moving to the University of California, Davis to join the dermatology service at the William R. Pritchard Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital as a resident.

    She completed her residency in 2013 and became a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Dermatology in the same year. She has worked in busy dermatology referral practice since 2014 and is the founder of the Veterinary Dermatology Clinic.

  • Dr. Callum Bennie

    Dr. Callum Bennie

    BSc(Vet), BVSc, MS, DACVD
    Board Certified Veterinary Dermatologist®

    Dr. Callum hails from the trendy inner west of Sydney and has wanted to be a vet for as long as he can remember. While studying veterinary medicine at the University of Sydney he conducted research into antibiotic therapy for mycobacterial skin diseases in cats – a research project that sparked his love of veterinary dermatology. After a stint in small animal practice in Canberra, he relocated back to Sydney and undertook an intensive small animal medicine internship prior to pursuing specialty training in dermatology at Colorado State University’s James L. Voss Veterinary Teaching Hospital. Dr. Callum is thrilled to be home and now working with the Veterinary Dermatology Clinic. He loves all aspects of dermatology and looks forward to helping you and your pet!

  • Dr. Taryn Ann Bonnette

    Dr. Taryn Ann Bonnette

    BVSc, Dermatology Intern

    Dr Taryn is a South African veterinarian that qualified from Onderstepoort University in November 2006, the only Veterinary medicine faculty in South Africa. After graduating she worked in a small companion animal clinic in Johannesburg.

    In August 2008 she relocated to the Netherlands where she shadowed a clinic of board-certified specialists and followed the Advanced Internal Medicine courses for general practitioners at the University of Utrecht in the Netherlands.  After living in Europe for seven years Taryn returned to South Africa to work in a larger, 24-hour, companion animal clinic under the guidance of a European board-certified Internal Medicine specialist whilst concurrently developing an interest in Veterinary Dermatology facilitating a small Dermatology clinic. Upon relocating to Australia in February 2019 she completed an Internship in Small Animal medicine at the Small Animal Specialist hospital in Tuggerah and at Sydney Veterinary Emergency and Specialists before joining Dr Dani and the team in December of 2021.  

    Taryn’s aspiration is to complete a residency in Veterinary Dermatology, and call Australia home.

  • Liam

    Liam

    Veterinary Nurse

    Liam is a Registered Veterinary Nurse with over five years of experience in referral medicine. Originally from Newcastle, Liam holds qualifications as an accredited Veterinary Nurse and is completing additional memberships in Anaesthesia. He is a genuine patient advocate and adores every aspect of his job.

  • Eliska

    Eliska

    Veterinary Nurse

    Eliska has been working as a veterinary nurse for about 20 years and has vast experience in all areas of veterinary practice including general practice, shelter and rehabilitation, specialist referral and emergency and critical care.

    Eliska joined the VDC team in 2018 and is part of the consulting team travelling to clinics throughout Australia with Dr Dani. Eliska is responsible for dispensing lots of cuddles, pats and calming advice during your pet’s consult.

  • Carlee

    Carlee

    Veterinary Nurse

    Carlee has been working as a veterinary nurse since 2011 and joined the VDC team in January 2019. She has extensive experience working in general practice, as well as emergency and specialist nursing. Carlee is on call to answer any questions you may have and is available to discuss your pet’s test results, medications or appointments.

    As a pet parent of a dog with skin disease, Carlee understands the frustration and distress of trying to soothe their itch!

  • Reegan

    Reegan

    Practice Manager and Executive Assistant

    Previously living in the USA with her two rottweilers, Reegan moved to Australia. She joined the VDC team in 2019 and helps behind the scenes. Reegan is our coordinator and executive assistant extraordinaire, keeping all our staff and patients organised and happy.

  • Caitlin

    Caitlin

    Accounts Manager

    Caitlin has been with Dr Dani and the VDC team since its inception. With five pets at home, Caitlin is a serious animal lover and is here to assist you with any account queries.

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