Meet Our Team


Dr. Tom Lonsdale

Veterinarian (BVetMed MRCVS)

Dr Tom Lonsdale opened the Richmond Pet Health Centre in October 2016.

Back in the 1980s Dr Tom operated the original Richmond Veterinary Hospital. In those days heartworm disease was rife in the district. Tom developed a keen interest in the disease and was one of only two Australian vets who belonged to the American Heartworm Society.

Pet dental disease had always been a little understood cause for concern. In the 1980s Tom researched and studied this nasty disease affecting a majority of pets in the modern world. Breeding and jaw shape matter. But overall it's a JUNK FOOD DIET that is the main factor affecting pets.

Tom has been crusading for better pet care ever since he discovered the simple connection between diet, bad dental health and a host of other diseases arising from a diseased mouth.

You can find lots of information on Tom's work for pets at

For TV shows, lectures and presentations see video clips at You Tube.

For Dr Tom's biography please visit

Dr. Silvia Guarnieri

Veterinarian (Masters Degree in Veterinary Science)

Silvia graduated from University of Parma in 2008 and spent 3 years in Italy working in a Small Animal Clinic before moving to Australia in 2011. She worked as a Veterinary Nurse at Bondi Junction Veterinary Hospital while qualifying to become an Australian Veterinarian.

When she is not working she will be playing beachvolleyball or taking photos around Sydney.

Silvia recently adopted an FIV+ cat named Banksy.

Dr. Iris Ma

Veterinarian (Bachelor of Veterinary Science)

Iris graduated from Sydney University in 2013. After working 9 months in Western Sydney, she joined Bligh Park Pet Health Centre in 2015. Iris enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine but has a blossoming interest in small animal medicine and dermatology.

Iris is bilingual and can speak fluent Cantonese. In her spare time she likes to go shopping and practice yoga.

Sandra Sultana

Head Nurse

Sandra has been working alongside Tom for many years and is a familiar face for all of our customers and patients. She assists in all aspects of the daily operations of the clinic.

Jessica Holt

Veterinary Nurse (Certificate II Animal Studies, Certificate IV Veterinary Nursing)

Jessica grew up in the small town of Gulgong, NSW. Her family owned a small property and that is where she developed her passion for all animals.

While at school, Jessica completed a Certificate II in Animal Studies at Tafe. A year after finishing school, she went onto completing Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing while working at a mixed animal practice in Mudgee. In August 2015, Jessica moved to the Hawkesbury and began working here at Bligh Park Pet Health Centre.

Bianca Paterson

Trainee Nurse (Certificate II Animal Studies, Studying Certificate IV Veterinary Nursing)

Bianca joined the team in February 2015 as a trainee Veterinary Nurse. She likes all animals, in particular dogs and reptiles.

She is the pround owner of a rabbit named Amino, a dashshund Diesel and a short-haired cat Lily.

Crystal Rudd

Trainee Nurse (Certificate II & III Animal Studies, Studying Certificate IV Veterinary Nursing)

In July 2015, Crystal joined the team as a trainee Veterinary Nurse. She is passionate about all animals, in particular dogs, rabbits, and horses. 

Crystal owns two dogs - Molly and Buddy.

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