Dr. Chris Giummarra

Veterinarian (BVSc (Melb 2004) )

Chris has been at Hampton Veterinary Hospital since 2008.  He graduated from Melbourne University in 2004 before  undertaking a 3 year stint in a mixed animal practice in country Victoria. Chris enjoys all the challenges of general practice, especially surgery and ultrasonography and loves caring for all the beloved 'fur babies' of local families. 

Chris took over ownership and management of Hampton Vet in 2019, fulfilling a long term career goal.  

He has 2 German Short Haired Pointers named 'Calla' and 'Koko' and a cat called "Chloe."

He enjoys playing tennis, watching the football (go Dees!) and hanging out with his two school age sons, Henry and Wesley. 


Dr. Danny Jedwab


Danny graduated from Murdoch University in 1983.  He worked as a locum Veterinarian for a year before working in a clinic in this local area.  He became the practice manager and eventually purchased the practice, then moving it to the current custom-built site of Hampton Veterinary Hospital in 1990.  He wanted to have a Veterinary clinic which was run his way, providing excellent service and care to his clients.

Since graduation, he has continued education in advanced orthopaedics and continues to practice and innovate.

In his spare time his main aim is to try and train his German Short Hair Pointer Indy to stay off the furniture.  He also has a Swiss Shepherd called Arlo.  Danny also has a keen interest in remote controlled aeroplanes!

Dr. Tanya Crowley


Tanya has been a Veterinarian at Hampton Veterinary Hospital since 1996; having started as a new graduate from Melbourne University.  She gets a profound sense of satisfaction being a vet and helping animals as she knows they are absolutely precious to their owners.  

She loves the familiarity of the clinic and the clients, seeing the full life cycle of many familiar patients and being part of the journey.

Tanya works at the clinic part-time and in her spare time she loves cooking (her speciality being lasagne), reading and spending time with her two children Adam and Hannah.  She also has 2 four legged family members, Staffys by the name of Boris and Zara.

Dr Sandra Pluzaric

Veterinarian (DVM (2011))

Sandra is a 2011 qualified Veterinarian from Croatia who came to Australia to experience our way of life,  learn English and see how Veterinary clinics operate here.  She was fortunate to be sponsored by Hampton Veterinary Hospital as a Veterinary Nurse in 2013 and has fallen in love with Australia!

After much study and dedication, she obtained Australian Veterinary Registration in 2021, for which we are very proud of her.   

She has a German Short Hair Pointer called 'Duman'.


Head Nurse (Certificate 4)

Sarah started with the clinic in 2015 as a Trainee Vet Nurse and has been undertaking her Certificate IV in Vet Nursing which she has now completed.  She loves the people around her and especially LOVES the animals she gets to look after on a daily basis. She is definitely a dog person and has a very quirky Maltese x Shih Tzu called Alice who is very attention seeking. It's ironic as she loves big dogs and has ended up with a small one!

Sarah is our clinic "motorhead" and loves cars, motorbikes and adventures!


Veterinary Nurse

Georgia is the newest memeber of the HVC team, commencing early 2020.  She is currently undertaking her Veterinary Nurse studies.

Georgia has a golden Labradoodle called Maisy who loves cuddles. In her spare time Georgia enjoys snowboarding and travelling.

Karli Toppin

Veterinary Nurse (Nurse )

Karli is new to HVC, but has been a veterinary nurse for 4 years. She is a crazy cat lady and has three furry felines Smudge the Pudge Cat, Jabba and Sir Stinky Cheese, who she adopted from the clinic as a kitten. 

Karli loves art and movies, her favourite film is The Lion King. 

Hayley Bennett

Veterinary Nurse

Hayley started with us in 2021 as a Trainee Vet Nurse and is currently completing her certificate 4. She has 4 dogs Sunday a Golden Retriever, Taco a Terrier, Larry an American bulldog X Staffy and Leyla an English Pointer. She also has 1 cat, 2 rabbits and 2 turtles. 

Sammy Masters

Veterinary Nurse

Marg Cockburn

Marg has been a Veterinary Nurse at Hampton Veterinary Hospital since 2004.  Prior to becoming a Veterinary Nurse she was a Teacher and Principal for 30 years!  She uses her teaching skills at the clinic running the amazing Puppy School.

Marg is also a breeder of Weinmeraner dogs.  She also participates in showing, tracking, track and search, retrieving, obedience, rally obedience and endurance.  She is also the Vice President and rescue coordinator for the Weinmeraner Club of Victoria.  She also an obedience instructor at a local obedience club.

Marg has one Weinmeraner called Evie

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