Our Team

  • Dr Peter Prendergast BVSc MANZCVS (Surgery) – Principal Veterinarian

    Peter heads the team of dedicated veterinarians, veterinary nurses and animal attendants. After graduating from Sydney University in 1989 Peter gained valuable experience in the field working in various locations in Australia and around the world. In 2016 Peter was granted membership into the Australian and New Zealand college of Veterinary Scientists recognising his dedication to continuing professional development and his expertise and competence in the field of Surgery. Peter has a wide-ranging knowledge and extensive experience of all aspects of veterinary science and has now been serving the animal community of Collaroy for over 20 years. Out of the office Peter enjoys outdoor pursuits of all kinds; cycling, kayaking and bushwalking, especially with his kids and family in tow. Peter is supported by a remarkable team of talented and compassionate staff. Vets and nurses are highly skilled and experienced and study programs of continuous education and development.
  • Dr Tennille Bignell BVSc(Hons) MVS – Veterinarian

    Tennille graduated from the University of Queensland in 2003. She then worked briefly in mixed practice on the outskirts of Brisbane before moving to London where she worked, lived and traveled until 2010. Since moving back to Australia she started her Master’s of Veterinary Studies degree through Murdoch university. Tennille completed her Masters degree at the end of 2016 with a focus on small animal internal medicine which is her passion.  In her spare time you can catch her running or doing yoga down at Manly beachfront or chasing after her toddler.
  • Dr Marianne Gould BVSc – Veterinarian

    Marianne graduated from the University of Sydney in 1992 and practiced in a number of rural and urban practices before joining the Collaroy Veterinary Hospital team in 2009. In addition to her veterinary science and business degrees Marianne has studied with, and is certified by, the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society as a veterinary acupuncturist. She gains great satisfaction in seeing the results that this complementary therapy in addition to conventional medicine can provide for many pets. In addition to acupuncture, Marianne’s main areas of interest in veterinary practice are pain management, animal behaviour and feline medicine.
  • Dr Elizabeth Hill BVSc (Hons) – Veterinarian

    Liz graduated in 2008 and worked at various hospitals in Australia before heading to UK and Ireland. Liz returned to our Northern Beaches and joined the Collaroy team in 2021. Liz brings extensive experience and expertise to the team in all areas of surgery and medicine.
  • Dr. Kate Pegg BVSC (Hons) – Veterinarian

    Kate graduated from the University of Sydney in 2017 and then worked in a variety of hospitals in Sydney gaining a wealth of experience. Kate settled in the Northern Beaches with her family and joined the team at the beginning of 2020.
  • Dr Cherylyn Wong BVSc (Hons) – Veterinarian

    Cherylyn graduated in 2018 from the University of Queensland. After traveling and working overseas and then in Canberra, Cherlyn has settled in the Northern Beaches and we are fortunate to have her join our team.
  • Lilly – Vet Nurse

    Lilly knew from a young age that she wanted to work with animals. She joined Collaroy vets as a volunteer to gain work experience after graduating from high school. We soon realised Lilly was a caring and dedicated animal attendant and employed her as a trainee nurse. Five years on and Lilly is a fully qualified and accomplished nurse. Lilly’s passions are studying anything about animals and travelling, especially to exotic and far-flung places! Lilly has a very gorgeous and well behaved Australian Shepherd dog named Middy who also likes coming to work at Collaroy when she is not being a companion doggie to the elderly.
  • Leesa – Vet Nurse

    Leesa has worked alongside Dr Pete at Collaroy for many years and is an extremely experienced and skilled nurse. Leesa now works part-time, combining career with a busy family life on the Central Coast. You are most likely to meet Leesa at work on the weekends and holidays.
  • Julie – Vet Nurse

    Julie is a fully trained and experienced nurse and has also worked at Collaroy vets for many years. Now a busy mum, Julie works part-time juggling vet nursing and the school run! Julie’s favourite post is on reception welcoming our patients and their owners and dispensing huge amounts of advice and information!
  • Danniella – Vet Nurse

    Danni joined Collaroy vets whilst still at school, spending her weekends following her passion for animal nursing. Now a full qualified veterinary nurse Danni has been with us over 5 years.
  • Cassandra – Vet Nurse

    Cass joined the team in 2019 bringing with her a wealth of experience and skill, particularly in surgical nursing and now heads our surgery nursing team.
  • Tara – Vet Nurse

    Tara joined the team in 2019 and heads the medical nursing team. Tara has many years of experience and comes highly qualified as well as showing great compassion and care in everything she does for us.
  • Sophie – Vet Nurse

    Sophie started coming in to help as a volunteer, and she was so good we asked her to work with us! Sophie is learning and studying for vet nursing exams. She is a wonderful team member and gaining new skills all the time.
  • Akira – Vet Nurse

    Akira is a junior nurse learning the ropes from our senior nurses. Akira has already completed her Certificate IV in veterinary nursing and shows great skill, care and compassion in her job.
  • Finn – Vet Nurse

    Finn has worked at Collaroy vets since his school days, initially as a weekend animal attendant and now as an apprentice veterinary nurse. His devotion to all creatures great and small shows in everything he does for the team.
  • Rocky – Groomer

  • Annie – Animal Attendant

  • Dr Peter Prendergast BVSc MANZCVS (Surgery) – Principal Veterinarian

    Peter heads the team of dedicated veterinarians, veterinary nurses and animal attendants. After graduating from Sydney University in 1989 Peter gained valuable experience in the field working in various locations in Australia and around the world. In 2016 Peter was granted membership into the Australian and New Zealand college of Veterinary Scientists recognising his dedication to continuing professional development and his expertise and competence in the field of Surgery. Peter has a wide-ranging knowledge and extensive experience of all aspects of veterinary science and has now been serving the animal community of Collaroy for over 20 years. Out of the office Peter enjoys outdoor pursuits of all kinds; cycling, kayaking and bushwalking, especially with his kids and family in tow. Peter is supported by a remarkable team of talented and compassionate staff. Vets and nurses are highly skilled and experienced and study programs of continuous education and development.
  • Dr Tennille Bignell BVSc(Hons) MVS – Veterinarian

    Tennille graduated from the University of Queensland in 2003. She then worked briefly in mixed practice on the outskirts of Brisbane before moving to London where she worked, lived and traveled until 2010. Since moving back to Australia she started her Master’s of Veterinary Studies degree through Murdoch university. Tennille completed her Masters degree at the end of 2016 with a focus on small animal internal medicine which is her passion.  In her spare time you can catch her running or doing yoga down at Manly beachfront or chasing after her toddler.
  • Dr Marianne Gould BVSc – Veterinarian

    Marianne graduated from the University of Sydney in 1992 and practiced in a number of rural and urban practices before joining the Collaroy Veterinary Hospital team in 2009. In addition to her veterinary science and business degrees Marianne has studied with, and is certified by, the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society as a veterinary acupuncturist. She gains great satisfaction in seeing the results that this complementary therapy in addition to conventional medicine can provide for many pets. In addition to acupuncture, Marianne’s main areas of interest in veterinary practice are pain management, animal behaviour and feline medicine.
  • Dr Elizabeth Hill BVSc (Hons) – Veterinarian

    Liz graduated in 2008 and worked at various hospitals in Australia before heading to UK and Ireland. Liz returned to our Northern Beaches and joined the Collaroy team in 2021. Liz brings extensive experience and expertise to the team in all areas of surgery and medicine.
  • Dr. Kate Pegg BVSC (Hons) – Veterinarian

    Kate graduated from the University of Sydney in 2017 and then worked in a variety of hospitals in Sydney gaining a wealth of experience. Kate settled in the Northern Beaches with her family and joined the team at the beginning of 2020.
  • Dr Cherylyn Wong BVSc (Hons) – Veterinarian

    Cherylyn graduated in 2018 from the University of Queensland. After traveling and working overseas and then in Canberra, Cherlyn has settled in the Northern Beaches and we are fortunate to have her join our team.
  • Lilly – Vet Nurse

    Lilly knew from a young age that she wanted to work with animals. She joined Collaroy vets as a volunteer to gain work experience after graduating from high school. We soon realised Lilly was a caring and dedicated animal attendant and employed her as a trainee nurse. Five years on and Lilly is a fully qualified and accomplished nurse. Lilly’s passions are studying anything about animals and travelling, especially to exotic and far-flung places! Lilly has a very gorgeous and well behaved Australian Shepherd dog named Middy who also likes coming to work at Collaroy when she is not being a companion doggie to the elderly.
  • Leesa – Vet Nurse

    Leesa has worked alongside Dr Pete at Collaroy for many years and is an extremely experienced and skilled nurse. Leesa now works part-time, combining career with a busy family life on the Central Coast. You are most likely to meet Leesa at work on the weekends and holidays.
  • Julie – Vet Nurse

    Julie is a fully trained and experienced nurse and has also worked at Collaroy vets for many years. Now a busy mum, Julie works part-time juggling vet nursing and the school run! Julie’s favourite post is on reception welcoming our patients and their owners and dispensing huge amounts of advice and information!
  • Danniella – Vet Nurse

    Danni joined Collaroy vets whilst still at school, spending her weekends following her passion for animal nursing. Now a full qualified veterinary nurse Danni has been with us over 5 years.
  • Cassandra – Vet Nurse

    Cass joined the team in 2019 bringing with her a wealth of experience and skill, particularly in surgical nursing and now heads our surgery nursing team.
  • Tara – Vet Nurse

    Tara joined the team in 2019 and heads the medical nursing team. Tara has many years of experience and comes highly qualified as well as showing great compassion and care in everything she does for us.
  • Sophie – Vet Nurse

    Sophie started coming in to help as a volunteer, and she was so good we asked her to work with us! Sophie is learning and studying for vet nursing exams. She is a wonderful team member and gaining new skills all the time.
  • Akira – Vet Nurse

    Akira is a junior nurse learning the ropes from our senior nurses. Akira has already completed her Certificate IV in veterinary nursing and shows great skill, care and compassion in her job.
  • Finn – Vet Nurse

    Finn has worked at Collaroy vets since his school days, initially as a weekend animal attendant and now as an apprentice veterinary nurse. His devotion to all creatures great and small shows in everything he does for the team.
  • Rocky – Groomer

  • Annie – Animal Attendant