About Us

We are a small animal only practice that was established 40 years ago. Our focus is providing services to dog and cat owners. We run by appointments so if you need to see a veterinarian please telephone the clinic and one of our friendly staff will assist. We have a pragmatic approach to veterinary medicine and aim to provide the most appropriate diagnostics and treatment to your pet. To put simply, we approach our diagnostic and treatment plans as if we were treating our own pets and follow the KISS principle.

Dr Steven Metcalfe BSc BVMS (Hons) MSc MANZCVS(Small Animal Medicine)

Dr Metcalfe graduated from Murdoch University in 1990 with first class Honours.  He gained membership to the Australian College of Veterinary Scientists in 1995 in small animal medicine. In 2000 he was awarded an MSc from Monash University for his thesis titled ‘Assisted Reproduction in the Bitch”. The research focused on canine embryology and ovarian development in the bitch. He has published and presented papers internationally. Dr Metcalfe started work at Applecross Veterinary Hospital in 1990 and has owned the practice since 2001. He currently lives with his family, three toy poodles and a Russian blue cat.   Publications and presentations.

Dr Jia-Wen Lim BSc BVMS MANZCVS(Small Animal Medicine)

Dr. Wen has been working as a veterinarian at Applecross Vet since she graduated from Murdoch University in 2017. She has a special interest in small animal Medicine, and will be sitting the College Membership examinations in the near future. When she is not at work, Dr. Wen enjoys baking, video gaming and spending time with her two Labradors Sora and Halee.