Phone:02 9527 2604
'Compassionate care for you and your pet'
41 The Kingsway Cronulla NSW 2230

Our Team

Veterinary Team

Pet kitten and rabbit
Cronulla Veterinary Clinic was started by Dr John Kennedy and his wife Tricia, in 1980. They worked hard and built it up to a warm friendly family practice where patients and clients come first.

Jackie and Zali

Dr Jacqueline Bell joined the practice in 1998, and has worked side by side with John and Trish for 14 years. In April 2012 she took over the practice and continues to practise with the same care and compassion.

Our highly trained staff at Cronulla Veterinary Clinic want to work with you to keep your beloved pet as happy and healthy as possible. We aim to provide the best possible quality care in a supportive and friendly environment.  Cronulla Veterinary Clinic provides vet services in Cronulla that you can rely on.

Jackie graduated from Utrecht University (in the Netherlands) in 1994, then came to Australia with her Australian husband. She did her Overseas Skills Recognition exams in 1995 and started working as a vet early 1996. In 1998 she started practicing at Cronulla Veterinary Clinic, and loves this clinic with it’s friendly family atmosphere and lovely clients. She is committed to Continuing Education to provide the best and most up to date health care, and promoting pet health through partnership and communication with owners.

On her days off she enjoys reading and spending time with husband Ramon and son Jordan, and walking her pet greyhound Mischa.

We are excited to have on our team of excellent vets, 2 of the most dedicated, caring and compassionate experienced vets in the Shire, Dr Joy Cook and Dr Leah Skelsey.


Dr Leah graduated from Sydney University in 2009 with first class honours.

Growing up in The Shire, Leah’s beloved pets were always lovingly cared for by John, Trish and Jackie at Cronulla Vet Clinic. Leah was honoured to be able to join Jackie in 2015.

Since graduation, Leah developed a passion for teeth and oral health, and is currently pursuing additional studies in dentistry (both animal and human!).  In 2018, Leah obtained Membership to the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists by examination in Small Animal Dentistry and Oral Surgery.

When she’s not working or studying, Leah is involved with Pets In The Park, a charity providing care for the pets of people experiencing homelessness across Australia.  Leah draws inspiration daily from her beautiful greyhound Sarah and handsome moggy Hansa.




our_team_imageStephanie is our Head Nurse. She is a fully qualified Vet Nurse from New Zealand who has been with us since 2006. She keeps the clinic organised and running well, and is dedicated to Continuing Education. Her favourite area of nursing is nursing the long term hospitalised patients and seeing them go home to their families well. In her free time she enjoys reading, cooking, running, yoga and spending time with her husband and cat Kiwi. She is the unofficial adoptive “mother” of our clinic’s well known pigeon “Pidge”, a cheeky bird who has her own Instagram account: pidgeatcronullavet




DannielleDannielle started Nursing in 1993 and has been with us since August 2014. Dannielle is a fully qualified Vet Nurse who loves working with animals, her favourite area of nursing is surgery and caring for injured wildlife and she also has a special interest in animal breeding. Another Shire local, Dannielle enjoys spending time with her 2 young children when not at work.



Andrea has been with us since October 2016. She is a fully qualified Vet Nurse as well. She is a very conscientious member of our team, caring and hard working, with a great passion for the welfare of all animals. She loves all aspects of nursing, from helping our clients and patients at the front desk to caring for hospitalised patients to monitoring anaesthetics and assisting the vets. At home she cares for Pandan, an elderly rescue dog who came to her blind and with major allergies, but thanks to some specialist intervention and Andrea’s dedication she has regained her sight and a good quality of life.


Julie is our Sunday nurse. She is a Veterinary Student who will one day be a great Vet. She works for us on Sundays between 10 am and 2 pm and then she runs our Puppy Preschool from 2.30 – 3.30 pm, with extra classes running between 3.45 – 4.45 pm. She has a keen interest in animal behaviour and welfare and how to use behaviour modification to improve the lives of pets. She is an accredited Puppy Preschool Instructor as well. Puppy Preschool is close to her heart and through running our Puppy Preschool classes on Sundays she is making sure our youngest patients get a good start in life and love coming to see us!

Chun is our Saturday nurse. He is also a Veterinary Student, currently studying Veterinary Medicine at the University of Sydney. Chun has been a Shire resident for most of his life. He is interested in all aspects of Veterinary Science and Animal Behaviour, but he has a special interest in Avian Medicine and a strong desire to optimise pet health through communication with and support of our clients. He is interested in improving pet welfare and our relationship with them. In his free time he enjoys reading fantasy novels at home and playing with his two cockatiels “Big Boy” and “Yellow”. In the future, he has promised himself to be a proud owner of two Border Collie pups. He will make a great Vet one day, but until then, we have the pleasure of having him on our team.