Anaesthesia Staff


Dr Alastair Mair - Specialist in Small Animal Anaesthesia - Head of Anaesthesia

BVM&S Cert VA MRCVS Diplomate ECVAA

Alastair graduated from the University of Edinburgh in 2001. He initially spent two years in mixed practice in Scotland before undertaking a general internship at a private referral hospital in southern England. This lead to an internship in anaesthesia at the University of Bristol, followed by a residency at the University of Glasgow. Alastair came to Sydney in April 2012 to commence employment as registrar in anaesthesia. He holds the RCVS Certificate in Veterinary Anaesthesia and is a Diplomate of ECVAA. Alastair is interested in all aspects of anaesthesia and critical care.


Dr Fernando Martinez Taboada - Specialist in Small Animal Anaesthesia

DVM CertVA DipECVAA MRCVS

European and RCVS Specialist in Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia

Fernando graduated from the University of Madrid. After a period in practice both in Spain and the UK he completed an internship and then residency in anaesthesia at the University of Bristol. Following this he was clinical anaesthetist at the University of Cambridge and locum anaesthetist at various referral hospitals in the UK. In 2011, he joined North Downs Specialist Referrals to set up and lead the anaesthesia and analgesia service. In January 2015, Fernando moved to Australia and joined the University of Sydney as Specialist in Veterinary Anaesthesia. He obtained his RCVS certificate in anaesthesia in 2007, European specialitation in 2011 and RCVS one in 2014. Fernando has particular


Dr Sanaa Zaki - Lecturer in Small Animal Anaesthesia

Dr Sanaa Zaki

BVSc (Hons), MACVSc, GradCertEdStud (Higher Education)
Senior Clinical Registrar in Small Animal Anaesthesia


Sanaa graduated from the University of Sydney in 1992 and worked in a busy mixed practice in Sydney’s West. After two years in private practice she commenced work and postgraduate training in anaesthesia at the University Veterinary Teaching Hospital, Sydney (UVTHS), under the supervision of Dr Martin Pearson. Dr Zaki was later employed as a Senior Registrar in Veterinary Anaesthesia at the UVTHS.
Dr Zaki is a member of the Australian College of Veterinary Scientists, Anaesthesia and Critical Care Chapter, and has been an examiner for the College.
Her area of expertise is in small animal anaesthesia, and her main interests are pain management, intravenous anaesthesia and anaesthesia for cardiothoracic surgery.Faculty Web Profile


Dr Oriana Marchetti - Veterinary Registrar in Small Animal Anaesthesia

BVSc, MANZCVS