Gungahlin Vet Hospital

Dr Sarah Webb

Specialist surgeon


Dr Sarah Webb & Dr Jacob Michelson can now be contacted on:


 Animal Referral Hospital Canberra


 Tel: 02 6280 6344

Sarah grew up on the outskirts of Brisbane and decided that she was going to be a veterinarian when she  was 8 years old. She grew up surrounded by a menagerie of animals including horses, cows, chooks, turkeys, geese and,  of course, the family dogs and cats.  One of her daily chores was milking the family cow.  She went on to graduate from the  University of Queensland  (with Honours) and later returned to the faculty as a registrar in small animal surgery.

She moved to Canberra with Richard, her husband, and a young baby in 1984, commenced a surgical practice and also had two more children. They now live just over the border on a small farm on which they run cattle, horses and kangaroos.

Sarah has a strong interest in orthopaedics (including fracture repair, joint reconstruction),  spinal surgery and all types of soft tissue surgery. She also performs endoscopy (using special telescopes to examine the nose, bronchi, oesophagus and stomach, large intestine, and bladder, as well as joints (arthroscopy).  She has developed a special expertise in the repair of cruciate ruptures  using the latest technique of tibial tuberosity advancement (TTA).

Sarah is also the President of the  Centre for Veterinary Education at the University of Sydney and was awarded the Belle Bruce Reid Medal by the University of Melbourne in 2006. She declares that she cannot see herself slowing down just yet.

Sarah was the only registered specialist small animal surgeon in Canberra until recently, when she invited Dr Jacob Michelson to relocate and join her practice. Together they have joined Animal Referral Hospital, and relocated in November 2014 to the AECC building in Fyshwick. More recently they have been joined by Specialist Surgeon Dr Bruce Smith and Internal Medecine Specialist Dr John Angles 

Drs Sarah Webb, Dr Jacob Michelson, Bruce Smith and John Angles can now be contacted at:

 Animal Referral Hospital Canberra

 Tel: 02 6280 6344

 15/2 Yallourn Street, Fyshwick