The Staff at Blacktown Veterinary Hospital

Meet The Vets

Dr R.K.Dickens

Principal Veterinarian with more than 50 years experience in small and large animal medicine.

Qualifications: M.V.Sc (Sydney University), B.V.Sc (Sydney University) M.A.C.V.Sc (Australian College of Veterinary Scientists.

Awards: Order of Australia Medal


  • Australian Veterinary Association
  • American Animal Hospital Association
  • Australian College of Veterinary Scientists
  • Westmead Hospital Animal Ethics Committee

Interests: Small Animal Medicine, Animal Welfare, Australian Native wildlife medicine and conservation.

Hobbies: Member of Blacktown Council for 30 years, Rotarian, Sheep and cattle farming.

Dr B.Cleasby

A Veterinarian with more than 30 years experience, Dr Cleasby has been a member of staff at Blacktown Veterinary Hospital for over 15 years.

Qualifications: B.V.Sc (Sydney University).

Memberships: Australian Veterinary Association, Australian Small Animal Veterinary Association.

Interests: Soft tissue surgery, Reconstructive surgery, Canine medicine.

Hobbies: Reading, Quilting and exploring Sydney with her daughter.

Dr D. Song

A Veterinarian with more than 10 years experience, Dr Song has been a member of staff at Blacktown Veterinary Hospital for over 3 years.

Qualifications:  B.V.Sc (Hons) Sydney University

Awards: Chartered member of Australian Veterinary Association for Post Grad Feline Medicine, and Post Grad Small Animal Internal Medicine.

Interests: Feline Medicine, Soft tissue surgery, Tropical and Marine fish

Hobbies: Aquascaping, Tennis, recreational fishing

Meet The Nurses

Jessica Harcombe

Position - Veterinary Nurse
Experience - 7 years

  • Certificate I and II in Animal Care, Tafe NSW
  • Certificate I Horse Industry Skills, Tafe NSW
  • Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing, Tafe NSW
  • Certificate I, II and III Hills Veterinary Advance Nutrition

Interests - Animal Behaviour, Surgery and Clinical Hygiene
Hobbies - Cooking, gardening and aquarium set up and maintenance

Michelle Nathan

Position - Veterinary Nurse
Experience - 17 years
Qualifications - Certificate I in Veterinary Nursing, Tafe NSW

Interests - Practice management, small animal surgery, dentistry
Hobbies - Family life, shopping, spending time with her son

Kristen Morris

Position - Veterinary Nurse
Experience - 10 years
Qualifications - Currently completing Bachelor of Zoology
Interests - orthopaedic surgery, Dentistry, E.C.G
Hobbies - Family life, Camping, Snowboarding