Veterinary Surgeons

Dr. Peter Verhoef             

Peter graduated from the University of Melbourne and has worked throughout Victoria and Queensland.  Peter started the Croydon Pet Hospital with his wife Wendy and after being in the veterinary industry for over 30 years he is still as passionate about treating pets today and he was on his first day!  He has a passion for small animal surgery and also loves the challenge of working on medical cases.

When Peter isn’t busy with patients he is kept busy with 3 grandchildren,  and  Cavoodle  ‘ Lucy’ & is looking forward to some exciting trips this year.


Dr. Jessica Gruchy


Jessica graduated from the University of Melbourne and has worked in the local area for all of her career.  She has a special interest in small animal medicine and preventative health care.

Jess is ‘Mum’ to two little boys, 2 dogs and 2 cats.



Dr Joanna Paul

Jo joined Croydon Pet Hospital in November 2016, she started her tertiary study with a Science degree, majoring in pharmacology, following that with vet science, graduating from Melbourne University in 2006 with honours. She  is now studying the Melbourne Uni Graduate Certificate in Small animal Emergency and Critical Care, due to be completed later this year.

Jo’s family includes her husband Darren, Three boys, Liam, 5 yrs and Cameron 3yrs & baby Riley  as well as her fur babes Anika the geriatric Border Collie Billy the 10 yo Border Collie x  Loki the 2yo Burmese

Dr Katherine Macmillan

Kathy joined our team at CPH in  April 2017, Kathy graduated from the University of Melbourne in 2001 with honours. She also has additional qualifications in Veterinary Behavioural Medicine (obtaining her memberships of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists in 2010).
Kathy is also DAFF accredited for companion animal export so can help with testing and treatments if you are planning to move overseas with your pet.

When she is not working she can be found running in the bush somewhere. She regularly competes in ultra-marathons (races over 42km), usually on trails. Generally the hillier the race the better !

Kathy lives with a seven year old Kelpie, Rikki, who used to be her running companion but has recently started complaining that she runs too far. Kathy is also mum to 5 chooks and a part Arab gelding called Monty, who is generally a paddock ornament but occasionally gets taken out for a stroll in the bush.

Dr Apple Kwong

 Apple joined CPH in February 2017 & graduated from Melbourne University in 2010 and has worked in Small Animal Practice since graduating. Apple loves all animals but particularly loves working with cats. She has four cats of her own (Kiwi, Passionfruit, Starfruit and Peach).
Apple is fluent in English, Mandarin, Chinese &  Cantonese and can therefore be of great assistance to our non-English speaking clients.
We are so excited to add another talented and passionate Veterinarian to our wonderful team!
歡迎Dr Apple來到CPH的大家庭!
欢迎Dr Apple来到CPH的大家庭!