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About Us

Meet Our Vets

Dr Behzad Benjamin Ajilian

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM), MSc, NVE

Dr. Ben is a distinguished veterinary professional with a strong commitment to the field of companion animal medicine and surgery. Having graduated in 2003, Dr. Ajilian brings over two decades of experience to the veterinary community.

Throughout his career, Dr. Ajilian has showcased an unwavering dedication to continuous improvement and learning. He has focused on small animal surgery, emergency medicine, and has exhibited a keen interest in small mammal and avian medicine. Dr. Ajilian's expertise spans various aspects of small animal medicine and surgery, with a notable emphasis on orthopedic procedures.

Dr. Ajilian has made significant contributions to reputable institutions such as the University of Adelaide, Institute of Medical and Veterinary Science (IMVS), the Animal Welfare League of SA, Vets4Pets small animal hospital, Ingleburn veterinary hospital and emergency center, Ryde Veterinary clinic, and the renowned Animal Referral Hospital (ARH).

His strong belief in the importance of ongoing professional development is evident through his extensive postgraduate studies and certifications. Dr. Ajilian's pursuit of knowledge has led him to undertake specialized training in small animal surgery, radiology, cardiology, advanced sonography, and various surgical techniques including Tibial Tuberosity Advancement (TTA) and Tibial Plateau Osteotomy (TPLO).

Dr. Ajilian's impactful contributions extend beyond his clinical expertise. As the director and co-founder of the Australian Veterinary Corporation (AVC), he oversees the operations of Harbourside Vet Hospital, St Marys Vet Hospital, and VetOnTheRun, a mobile clinic. Dr. Ajilian's commitment to providing top-tier veterinary care is deeply rooted in compassion and innovation.

Beyond his professional commitments, Dr. Ajilian enjoys spending quality time with his family, cycling, and swimming. His dedication to enriching the lives of animals and their human companions is a testament to his role as a dedicated veterinarian.

Dr. Ben's wealth of experience, coupled with his passion for advancement, positions him as a valuable asset to the veterinary community. His contributions and dedication continue to shape and enhance the quality of care provided to animals across various stages of life.

Dr Tiffany Tung

Bachelor of Veterinary Science (Honours Class 1),MANZCVS 

Introducing Tiffany: A Respected Senior Veterinarian with a Passion for Exotic Medicine and Small Animal Behavior

We are pleased to introduce you to Tiffany, a distinguished senior veterinarian whose journey in the world of animal care has been defined by her unwavering commitment and remarkable expertise. A graduate of Sydney University in 2013, Tiffany's dedication to her craft has flourished through her experiences in renowned general practices and emergency hospitals across Sydney.

Currently contributing her talents on Saturdays at HVH, Tiffany brings a unique and invaluable perspective to our team. Her passion for animals is evident in every aspect of her work, from her thorough medical assessments to her empathetic patient care.

Tiffany's professional interests have naturally gravitated toward exotic small mammal medicine and small animal behavior. Her dedication to these specialized areas is truly exceptional. To nurture her passions, she has undertaken extensive efforts, including visits to specialized exotic hospitals in both Sydney and Melbourne. Additionally, she has enriched her knowledge by actively participating in conferences organized by the CVE, delving into the intricacies of exotic medicine and small animal behavior.

Tiffany's commitment to excellence extends beyond her veterinary pursuits. She is a proud member of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists, having earned her membership through examination in the Epidemiology Chapter. This esteemed accomplishment is a testament to her commitment to staying at the forefront of her field and providing the highest level of care.

Moreover, Tiffany is currently dedicated to further advancing her expertise by pursuing a PhD degree. Her pursuit of higher education underscores her commitment to continuous learning and the advancement of veterinary knowledge.

Outside the clinic, Tiffany seeks enrichment in various activities. Her dedication to fostering a holistic understanding of animal behavior has not only enriched her professional journey but also influenced her personal endeavors. Her spare time is often filled with explorations of animal psychology and behavior, which she finds deeply rewarding and enlightening.

We are honored to have Tiffany as a respected senior member of our team. Her dedication, combined with her passion for specialized veterinary care, enhances our mission of providing comprehensive and compassionate support to pets and their human companions. With Tiffany's expertise, we continue to offer top-tier veterinary services that cater to the diverse needs of our beloved patients.

Dr Polly Wang

Bachelor of Veterinary Science (BVSc)

Meet Dr. Polly Wang: A Dedicated Senior Veterinarian in Small Animal Care

We are delighted to introduce you to Dr. Polly Wang, a seasoned and compassionate senior veterinarian at our practice. Armed with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science from the University of Sydney, Polly's journey into the world of veterinary medicine began in 2011 and has since blossomed into a rich and fulfilling career.

With her deep-rooted commitment to the well-being of pets, Polly has been an invaluable asset to our practice. Her dedication to her role as a veterinary doctor is evident in her tireless efforts to provide the highest standards of care to every patient that crosses her path.

Polly's genuine passion for her profession is mirrored in her eagerness to tackle a diverse range of cases. Her expertise extends across various domains, including surgery, medicine, dermatology, and dentistry. Her quest for knowledge and her ability to approach each case with a fresh perspective make her an exceptional and well-rounded veterinarian.

Beyond her professional achievements, Polly's vibrant personality shines through in her pursuits outside of the clinic. A true epicurean at heart, she takes delight in exploring the culinary world, savoring diverse flavors, and satisfying her taste buds. Movies and traveling also hold a special place in her heart, providing a well-deserved respite from her demanding yet rewarding work.

Polly's own furry companions, a loyal Labrador named Sanglee and two spirited kittens named Asahi and Kiki, complete her loving family. Her dedication to caring for animals extends beyond the clinic walls, showcasing her commitment to the well-being of animals at every turn.

We are privileged to have Dr. Polly Wang as an esteemed member of our team. Her years of experience, unwavering dedication, and genuine passion for providing exemplary care contribute significantly to our mission of delivering the best possible outcomes for our furry friends.


Dr Darlene Lam

Bachelor of Veterinary Science (BVSc)

Darlene's journey in the veterinary field is marked by a strong foundation of education and a steadfast dedication to her profession. Graduating from the esteemed University of Sydney in late 2015, she embarked on a path of academic excellence and practical learning that has paved the way for her outstanding contributions to our team.

Joining our ranks in 2021, Darlene swiftly became an integral part of our veterinary family. Her passion for animal care and her commitment to staying at the forefront of advancements in veterinary medicine shine brightly in every aspect of her work. With a deep-rooted respect for the human-animal bond and a genuine empathy for the well-being of our patients, Darlene's presence has brought a new dimension of care to our clinic.

Darlene's educational background from the University of Sydney is a testament to her strong academic foundation. Her formal training, coupled with her innate compassion and dedication, makes her a valuable asset in providing comprehensive and compassionate care to our furry friends. Her eagerness to continually expand her knowledge base and explore innovative approaches ensures that she remains at the forefront of emerging trends in veterinary science.

Since joining our team, Darlene's impact has been palpable. Her colleagues admire her dedication, her patients respond positively to her soothing presence, and pet owners appreciate her clear communication and unwavering commitment. It is individuals like Darlene who elevate the quality of care we offer and uphold the reputation of our clinic as a center of excellence in veterinary medicine.

We are fortunate to have Darlene as a valued member of our team. Her journey from the University of Sydney to her pivotal role within our clinic is a testament to her dedication, expertise, and unwavering commitment to the well-being of animals under our care. As we move forward, we eagerly anticipate the continued growth and contributions that Darlene will undoubtedly bring to our veterinary family.


Dr James Le 

Bachelor of Veterinary Science (BVSc)

Senior Veterinarian and Hospital superintendent at St Marys Vet Hospital.

James is a valuable addition to the AVC team, having successfully completed his studies in 2017. His professional journey led him to Tasmania, where he gained valuable experience at the Launceston Veterinary Hospital, working with a diverse range of animals, each with its unique characteristics and needs. Now back in Sydney, he aspires to further his expertise in the realms of internal medicine and diagnostic imaging.

With a strong passion for animal care, James brings a wealth of knowledge to our team. His commitment to delivering exceptional veterinary services is evident through his dedicated care for our patients at St. Marys Hospital. Additionally, his periodic visits to Harbourside Vet further showcase his dedication to the well-being of our furry companions.

Beyond his professional endeavors, James has a rich personal life. A proud pet parent to a lovely tortoiseshell cat named Ash, he understands the joys and responsibilities of nurturing a cherished companion. When not tending to his veterinary duties, James finds solace in pursuits such as powerlifting, hiking, and indulging in a good book.

James is not only dedicated to his current role but is also actively pursuing further education in the field of small animal medicine. He demonstrates a strong eagerness to expand his knowledge, particularly in the realm of pain management, with a special focus on geriatric patients. His commitment to ensuring the comfort and well-being of all our patients is truly commendable.

James's expertise extends to the specialized technique of ultrasound-guided pain relief injections. His proficiency in this advanced method allows for precise and targeted pain management, enhancing the recovery process for our patients. His skills in this area are particularly invaluable for our geriatric patients, who often require tailored pain management approaches.

Furthermore, James plays a pivotal role in advancing our pain management protocols for major surgeries, notably within the realm of orthopedic procedures. His dedication to optimizing pain relief strategies contributes significantly to the overall success and positive outcomes of these surgeries. With James's involvement, we can be confident in providing comprehensive and compassionate care to all our patients, particularly those undergoing orthopedic interventions.

In summary, James's commitment to continuous learning, his expertise in ultrasound-guided pain relief, and his instrumental role in pain management for major surgeries make him an invaluable asset to our team. His dedication to enhancing the well-being of our patients, especially our geriatric ones, reflects our clinic's unwavering commitment to delivering the highest standard of care.

Dr Chelsi Kuebler 

Bachelor of Veterinary Science (BVSc)

Dr Chelsi is a 2019 Doctor of Veterinary Medicine graduate from the University of Sydney. She is originally from Minnesota where she graduated from the University of Minnesota with a Bachelor of Animal Science (Pre-Veterinary Emphasis) and a Minor in Fisheries, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology. During her final year of her Bachelor's degree she studied abroad at James Cook University in Townsville and fell in love with Australia and our culture. Once she got the email that she had been accepted into USyd's DVM program, the decision was made for her. She has spent the last 8 years in Australia and was granted citizenship in June 2023. 

Since graduating Dr Chelsi has worked in small and mixed practices as well as a temporary position in the government sector. Although she misses working with sheep, she thoroughly enjoys working with dogs, cats, pocket pets, and the occasional wildlife. She has special interests in soft tissue surgery, parasitology, and cytology. This year she has signed up for courses focusing on neurology and nutrition to be able to better care for her patients. 
Dr Chelsi has 2 pets with her fiancé, who serves in the Navy. They have a blonde Kelpie-cross named Ahsoka and a charcoal tabby Domestic Shorthair named Binx. Ahsoka is named after her fiancé's favourite female Star Wars character and Binx is named after the black cat from one of Dr Chelsi's favourite childhood movies, Hocus Pocus. In her spare time Dr Chelsi loves spending time with her pets and her fiancé, playing Pokemon Go, admiring Halloween decorations (year-round), taking care of her plants, keeping fit, and watching anything from Star Wars or the Marvel Cinematic Universe. She also loves exploring Sydney and finding new restaurants to eat at.
Dr Chelsi is very excited to be at Harbourside Vet and promises to do the best she can to ensure the health and well-being of your fur-babies!




Meet Our Nurses & Office Staff


Anaheld Ajilian  B.Eng, MSc, MBA

AVC Director- Business partner 

Anaheld has extensive background in business management and development. She is an industrial engineer but has special interest in business and accounting. She is a business partner and director of AVC.

Tara Olfat

Practice Manager - Senior Veterinary Nurse

Meet Tara Olfat: Dedicated Practice Manager and Compassionate Senior Veterinary Nurse

Introducing Tara Olfat, a dynamic and integral member of our veterinary practice, serving as both Practice Manager and Senior Veterinary Nurse. Tara's journey is a testament to her unwavering commitment to the well-being of animals and her dedication to fostering a seamless and exceptional experience for our clients and their beloved pets.

With her comprehensive background and expertise, Tara adeptly manages the operations of both Harbourside Vet and St Marys Vet Hospital. Her remarkable organizational skills and leadership qualities ensure that our clinics operate smoothly, allowing our team to focus on delivering the highest quality care.

While Tara has transitioned from her role as a full-time veterinary nurse, her passion for animal care remains deeply ingrained. She continues to contribute her expertise by occasionally fulfilling nursing shifts, bringing her wealth of knowledge and compassion to the forefront.

As a Practice Manager, Tara's devotion extends to nurturing a cohesive and collaborative team, ensuring that every aspect of our practice aligns with our mission of delivering outstanding veterinary care. Her multifaceted role reflects her commitment to excellence, compassion, and a profound love for animals.

With Tara's guidance, our practice continues to thrive and provide the exceptional care that our clients have come to expect. Her tireless efforts, combined with her genuine passion, make her an invaluable asset and a driving force behind the success of Harbourside Vet and St Marys Vet Hospital.



Jamielee Lauer

Veterinary Nurse- Cert IV

Welcoming Jamielee to the HVH Team: A Proficient and Dedicated Veterinary Nurse

In 2022, our team at HVH was enriched by the addition of Jamielee, a skilled and certified Veterinary Nurse with a wealth of expertise. With a commendable background spanning three years across various small animal hospitals, Jamielee's arrival has been a valuable asset to our practice.

Her proficiency shines through in every aspect of her work, a testament to her qualifications and dedication to the field. Jamielee's journey led her to achieve her Cert IV Veterinary Nursing from Western Sydney TAFE, Richmond NSW, showcasing her commitment to continuous learning and professional growth.

Jamielee's organizational finesse, proactive approach, and punctuality are noteworthy attributes that enhance her contributions to both our team and our valued clients. Her mindset, centered around teamwork and client satisfaction, reflects her commitment to providing exceptional care to our beloved patients.

As Jamielee takes her place within our team, her presence resonates with our practice's core values of excellence and compassion. With her experience and dedication, we are proud to have Jamielee as an integral part of our HVH family, further enriching our commitment to delivering top-tier veterinary care.


Tara Kossowski 

Veterinary Nurse- Cert IV

Joining our team at HVH in 2022, Tara Kossowski brings her expertise as a Certified Veterinary Nurse (Cert IV) to ensure top-notch care for your furry companions. In addition to her role at HVH, Tara's dedication shines as she contributes her skills at Boehringer Ingelheim. She also takes on the role of a dedicated locum nurse, providing her exceptional care every second Tuesday and Saturday at Harbourside Vet. Tara's commitment to the well-being of your pets is truly commendable.

Tisha Sasman

Veterinary Nurse- Cert IV

Tisha is a compassionate Veterinary Nurse at Harbourside Vet

In 2023, Tisha joined our Harbourside Vet team, bringing a blend of compassion and expertise to her role as a veterinary nurse. Her journey began with a deep love for animals, propelling her to pursue formal training and certification in veterinary nursing.

Tisha's genuine care for both pets and their owners is evident in her every interaction. Her reassuring presence and empathetic nature create a comforting environment, especially during moments of stress. Beyond her technical skills, Tisha's dedication to fostering the human-animal bond shines through.

Outside the clinic, Tisha's commitment to animals continues as she volunteers at local shelters, embodying her passion for making a positive impact. Her journey from education to her vital role at Harbourside Vet reflects her unwavering dedication to the well-being of our furry companions.

With Tisha on our team, we are privileged to have a compassionate advocate for pets and their families, enriching our commitment to exceptional care.