For home euthanasia enquiries, please contact Dr Linda Tabley on 0439 490 720

Holistic Vets Newcastle

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Dr Kathy Cornack

BVSc (Hons), MANZCVS (Veterinary Behaviour), M.Agr. Sc (Animal Nutrition), Cert. Vet. acupuncture (IVAS)

Dr Linda Tabley


Dr Caroline Hoetzer

BA/LLB (Hons), BVB/DVM, GDVA (CIVT), Dip. Ryoho Yoga

An animal lover all her life, Kathy graduated as a veterinarian from University of Queensland in 1985 and has spent the past 36 years working in various aspects of the veterinary profession, as well as travelling and raising a family. Kathy has worked in many places in Australia, the UK and the USA, and has had a diverse career.

Kathy has completed further study in the fields of nutrition, acupuncture and behavioural medicine. Kathy attained her professional membership in Veterinary Behaviour in 1999. She is therefore highly qualified in the area of animal behaviour and can provide specialist assistance to owners in understanding their animal’s behaviour and in improving the relationships between people and animals.

Kathy has completed a Masters degree in ruminant nutrition in 1995 and completed her acupuncture training in 1996 through IVAS. Her knowledge and experience encompasses all aspects of natural, complementary and Integrative Veterinary Medicine, including natural nutrition, acupuncture, herbal medicine, and physical therapy. Kathy is a passionate advocate for raw and natural feeding.

Kathy was a founding member of the Integrated Vets Australia,  and is currently a member and committee member. She is also a current member of the Australian Veterinary Association (AVA), the Australian Veterinary Acupuncture Group (AVAG), and the Australian Veterinary Behaviour Interest Group (AVBIG).

On a personal note, Kathy enjoys being outside in nature as much as possible, and especially camping and gardening. She is a passionate about the environment and sustainable living. Cooking and healthy food are a passion, so whenever possible if she's not outside you'll find her in the kitchen. Her family, music, and figure skating complete the picture. She lives in Newcastle with her partner, daughter, cat and chickens.



Linda fulfilled a long held dream when she completed her Veterinary Degree at Sydney University in 1984. She has worked as a vet for the past 37 years in Australia and overseas. Linda moved from Sydney to Newcastle in 2004 with her husband and 4 children, after falling in love with the area while working here as a new veterinary graduate.

Linda is passionate about natural health and natural diets for animals and people. Her passion was sparked after experiencing some serious health issues 20 years ago and receiving relief with the guidance of an excellent Naturopath, which led to her becoming very passionate about the world of holistic medicine.

Linda is passionate about traditional Western Herbal Medicine. She has gained her Certificate in Traditional Veterinary Western Herbal Medicine through the College of Integrative Veterinary Therapies (CIVT), and is currently completing an Advanced Diploma in this field. She believes strongly in healthy unprocessed diets being the cornerstone for the maximal health of animals and is excited to have the opportunity to form part of a team with other natural animal health practitioners. Linda has a strong desire to help animals live their best possible quality of life and to work with their families to achieve this.

On a personal note, Linda shares her busy home life with her husband, four adult children and various animal family members.  In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, reading books and enjoying sunshine and the outdoors. 


ZenVet Holistic Therapies


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Dr Caroline Hoetzer graduated in with a Doctor in Veterinary Medicine from the University of Sydney in 2019.  She then completed a Graduate Diploma in Veterinary Acupuncture and Chinese herbs and is currently near completing her Graduate Diploma in Animal Biomechanical Medicine.

Dr Caroline works solely in holistic, complementary medicine using a combination of:

  • acupuncture
  • laser therapy
  • herbal medicine
  • natural nutrition
  • rehabilitation
  • chiropractic & osteopathic techniques
  • animal biomechanical medicine

Most of her patients seek help for musculoskeletal problems such as knee, back or shoulder pain and arthritis.  Caroline's interests include:

  • improving mobility - arthritis, old age, injuries, congenital issues etc
  • post operative care eg IVDD, cruciate ligament repair, or post injury rehabilitation
  • pain management, especially herbal medicine and CBD
  • natural diet advice

Caroline’s practice, ZenVet Holistic Therapies, has clinics based in Warners Bay and Mayfield West.

On a personal note, Caroline lives with her rescue greyhound, George, a rescue mixed breed, Mia and her rescue cat, Henry.



 Admin Assistant and Receptionist


Customer Experience Officer and Receptionist 

Ash's background is in human nutrition, dog grooming and customer service, she is also studying dog training with Delta. She has always loved animals for as long as she can remember and working with them brings so much passion and happiness to her life. She lives the dream of a life dedicated to her three dogs - Peach, Nike and Oreo, so she understands how important our fur babies are to all of us! 

If you see Dr Kathy at Pet Shop Boyz on a Tuesday, Ash will check you in and if you call or text Dr Kathy on a Monday before 2pm you'll speak with Ash.

Bec is a Vet nurse, student, and animal lover originally from Blue Mountains and Central West. She has always had a dog by her side since birth with many other furry friends along the way. She presently has two mischievous rescue dogs Keely and Rumples that keep her on her toes! Bec is currently studying her Diploma in health science (Naturopathy) and is excited to be a part of a team passionate about Holistic Veterinary care. 

If you attend an in-person appointment at Pet Shop Boyz with Dr Kathy on a Thursday, Friday, or Saturday, you will be greeted by Bec!