Meet Our Team
Dr. Miles Alexander BVSc(hons), BSc(hons).
Miles was born in the United Kingdom and immigrated at a young age to Australia. He grew up on the north shore of Sydney spending most of his weekends in the waters of the northern beaches. Miles had several pets both cat and dogs growing up.
In 1995 Miles finished his Science Degree at the University of Sydney, majoring in organic chemistry and marine science. He then travelled throughout Africa for year. In 1997 he completed organic chemistry honours and then transferred to Veterinary Science at the University of Sydney and graduated in 2002 with honours.
His first job was in mixed animal practice in Camden for 3 years where he enjoyed a “James Herriot” lifestyle and then moved in to Sydney where he locumed briefly. He then worked in Epping Veterinary clinic and Chatswood as a clinic manager. The next 5 years were spent as senior associate at Ku-Ring-Gai Vet Hospital and the following 3 years at Castle Hill Veterinary hospital also as senior associate.
Miles became the owner of Elanora Veterinary Hospital in February 2017 where he has been working happily since.
Miles is married to his lovely wife Kerri, and has two wonderful boys Morgan and Dashiel. He has two boisterous young cats Bodhi and Phoenix and four chickens. He enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling, body-boarding, bushwalking, camping and 4 wheel driving.
Miles’ veterinary interests include surgery (both soft tissue and orthopaedic), immune mediated disease, and complex problem solving.
Dr. Gail Carey BVSc (Hons)
Work Days – Tuesday and Saturday
Gail grew up in Northmead, always having a family pet dog & cat. After finishing a Science degree majoring in Zoology, she graduated with a BVSc (Hons) in January 1980.
Her first full time job was in a mixed practice in Wagga Wagga, then in North Parramatta, before travelling to England in November 1981. She worked mainly in a small animal clinic in Beckenham, Kent, in order to finance her many overseas adventures which included many Western European countries, Scandinavia, Iceland and an 8 month overland trip from London to Capetown.
Returning to Sydney in Nov 1984, she worked briefly in Blacktown and the Blue Mountains area, before accepting a position at Avalon Beach.
Gail started up Elanora Veterinary Clinic in August 1990 and has enjoyed and appreciated the support of the local community. With work commitments, holidays have reduced in number but made up for in exotic locations: Antarctica (twice), the Arctic, Namibia and Botswana – all destinations to satisfy her love of wildlife and photography.
Her work interests are medicine, geriatrics and anything cat related.
Gail has recently sold the practice to Miles and works part-time at the clinic now. She will have more time to spend with her cats at home and plan her next exotic holiday.
Cert IV Vet Nursing
Helen started nursing 12 years ago in Orchard Hills and after 3 years there in general nursing moved to Elanora Veterinary Hospital. She has been working here happily for 9 years tending to the patients, organising the vets and making sure that all the patients, both native and domestic receive the best of care and TLC.
Helen lives at home with 6 naughty cats and a dearth of native animals that she is in various stages of rehabilitating for release if possible.
She has a strong interest in motorsport, socialising and overseas travel.
Dip. Vet Nursing
Louise has been working in the veterinary industry for over 10 years. Louise is studying Certificate IV in Vet Nursing and is a member of VNCA. Apart from collecting recipe books and trying to cook from them, she also spends some time ten pin bowling in leagues.
When not at Elanora Vet Clinic, Louise loves spending time with her 'fur family' (and her husband Michael of course) She is the proud ‘mum’ two toy poodle puppies, as well as a senior citizen toy poodle.
Miranda has been working in the Veterinary world for over 13 years, first starting off as a kennel hand while in school.
Miranda and Miles previously worked together at Ku-Ring-Gai Vet Hospital for four years, after which she worked at Collaroy Vet Surgery for another four and a half years (to be closer to the beach).
She now works at Elanora two days a week, while also running a small floristry business from home.
When she is not working, you can find Miranda surfing, camping, hiking, or travelling overseas.
Miranda lives at home with her Mama cat Juno, and her two kittens Pumpkin and Pudding.