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Please note – the Northside Veterinary Centre has moved.  we are now at 2/51 Mort st Braddon. There is free undercover parking. Directions can be found here. We look forward to seeing you soon.

Opening Hours
Monday to Friday: 8.30am – 6.00pm
Saturdays: 9.00am – 12.00pm
Northside Veterinary Centre
2/51 Mort St
Braddon ACT 2612

Free Parking Directions

The Northside Veterinary Centre is committed to providing expert and compassionate care to the pets of the Canberra community.

The Northside Veterinary Centre team, Dr. Libby Adamson and Dr. Winston Oakes  have worked together for over ten years and are excited to provide high quality and personal veterinary care to the Canberra community. We believe in compassionate animal care, with consideration to pet and family needs and we are delighted to bring this service to Braddon, taking over the service offered by Peter Burgess.


Dr. Libby Adamson

Dr. Libby Adamson

BVSc (Hons), BAnSci, MACVSc (feline medicine)

Dr Libby Adamson graduated from the University of Melbourne in 1995, after a childhood on a beef and sheep farm surrounded by a farm menagerie. Libby worked in mixed practice in rural areas, first in Victoria and then for a further 5 years in the UK. After a short stint in the Northern Territory, Libby settled in Canberra. She is now well established in the North Canberra community as an experienced small animal clinician. In 2005, her passion for cat health led her to undertake membership of the Australian College of Veterinary Scientists in feline medicine (MACVSc). She has pursued further study since, specifically in ophthalmology and attended many conferences on medicine, oncology and behavioral medicine.

Libby has volunteered time in animal welfare organisations and worked in Morocco, in post-tsunami Sri Lanka and most recently in central Australia with the Canberra Mob (AMRRIC).

In her free-time, Libby is often accompanied by her dog Cisco.

Dr. Winston Oakes

Dr. Winston Oakes

BVSc (hons), BSc(vet), MACVSc (small animal dentistry and oral surgery), MANZCVSc (small animal internal medicine)

Winston grew up in Canberra, where he decided (at the age of eight), that he wanted to be a vet. In 1999 he became one, graduating from the University of Sydney, then worked in large hospitals in Adelaide and Sydney as well as in the UK. In 2004, Winston returned to Canberra, and settled there with two Siamese-cross cats (Archie and Mehitabel), several chooks, and four children.

Winston’s veterinary interests include internal medicine, cardiology, ultrasonography and dentistry. In 2008, Winston was admitted as a member of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists in small animal dentistry and oral surgery. Then in 2011 he was also awarded membership in small animal internal medicine. He often sees referral cases for advanced dentistry, ultrasonography and internal medicine, and has given lectures to other veterinarians at the AVA conference and College Science Week.


Dr. Sasha Novitski joined the team in 2014 after working in Queensland. Sasha’s veterinary interests include ultrasound and surgery.

Dr. Gillian Lynch works part time at NVC. Before working at NVC Gillian was in Jakarta for three years, where she undertook a Masters in Veterinary Studies. Gillian’s veterinary interests include dermatology and internal medicine.

Dr. Emma Lee joined team in September 2017. Emma has spent the previous year working in Wagga Wagga, and her veterinary interests include physical therapy and geriatric medicine.

Dr. Alex Holdsworth will come on board in January 2018. Alex’s veterinary interests include diagnostic imaging, opthalmology, soft tissue surgery and emergency medicine