Dr Avron Woolf BVSc.


Avron graduated from the University of Melbourne in 2004 and has worked in small animal practice in Melbourne and Geelong. In 2010 Avron opened Hallam Park Animal Hospital. He has a passion for small animal surgery both soft tissue and orthopaedics and a strong interest in medicine. His cat Percy was a rescue after being hit by a car as a kitten and is looking to adopt a greyhound from GAP.

Dr Martin Hines BSc. DVM


Martin graduated from the University of Melbourne in 2016. He started his career working as an emergency vet before joining Hallam Park Animal Hospital. He is particularly interested in small animal medicine and can often be seen looking down the end of a microscope. He has two furry pets at home: Lilly, a domestic short hair cat and Alli, a domestic long hair. His interests outside of veterinary science include snowboarding, video games, tennis, and cheese.

Chris Gallagher

Practice Manager

In addition to managing the practice, Chris has started his certificate 4 in Veterinary Nursing. Chris comes from a retail management background before opened and managed a large pet department store in 2008. In 2010 Chris noticed a need for an affordable vet clinic in the area, and teamed up with Avron to open Hallam Park Animal Hospital. In 2018 Chris completed a Diploma in Nutrition to complement his knowledge on animal nutrition and diets. Chris has a bearded dragon called Argent. His veterinary interests include client advice, pet nutrition and dentals. In his spare time Chris enjoys camping and buying random items from eBay.

Mel Clarke

Vet Nurse

Mel completed her Certificate 4 in Veterinary Nursing in 2016 and has been working as a veterinary nurse since 2015. Her favourite part of veterinary nursing is being able to assist in helping unwell pets and she thoroughly enjoys when clients bring their kittens in when she is working at reception. She has four cat children- Centaurus, Phoenix, Aurora and Lynx. Outside of work she enjoys going to concerts, exercising, listening to music, and hanging out with her partner and their cats.


Director of Cuddles

CC arrived as a tiny kitten the size of your palm, found under a factory in Hallam. She was riddled in fleas and in need of some love and a good home. CC’s main interest is finding a patch of sun and helping dogs recovering after surgery. As a young cat her sole purpose in life was to escape the front door of the clinic and run to her second home at the Hallam Park Cattery. She enjoys making herself comfy on the food shelves and pouncing on small dogs.