Dr Joshua Dabrowski bought Westlakes Veterinary Hospital in July 2020 and is pleased to continue the forty year legacy of caring service left by Dr John Hayes.
Originating from South Africa, Dr Dabrowski qualified in the top 5 of his class in 2005 and has years of experience in small animal diagnostics and advanced surgery.
Together with his business partner, he ran an extremely successful and continuously expanding Small Animal practice in Johannesburg before immigrating to Australia in 2018. After two years of working at a busy practice on the Central Coast, he is excited by the opportunity to lead Westlakes Veterinary Hospital in its next season of growth.
Dr Josh is passionate about surgery and grew his abilities and experience under the mentorship of a surgeon specialist in South Africa. He has extensive experience in advanced surgical cases ranging from complex orthopaedic surgeries (such as spinal decompressions, joint surgeries, and fracture repairs) to complex soft tissue surgeries (such as ear-nose-throat procedures on short faced breeds, advanced abdominal surgeries and eye surgeries). He is motivated by the challenge of working up difficult cases, aiming for high standards of veterinary clinical practice. Renowned for his warm and sincere manner, he enjoys interacting with his clients and caring for their pets throughout their journeys.
Dr Josh is married with three young children. When not at work, he enjoys spending time with his family, doing DIY projects, being outdoors, bird watching and gardening. With a life- long passion for animals, he has always had a menagerie of pets in his keep; from Great Danes to Guinea Pigs, tortoises to tropical fish, and many other feathered, scaled and furry creatures in all shapes and sizes.