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 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 Innes Wise - Veterinary Registrar in Small Animal Anaesthesia

After graduating from the University of Melbourne, Innes worked in general practice and emergency referral hospitals both here and in the UK. She undertook an internship in anaesthesia and critical care at the University of Melbourne Veterinary Hospital in 2008. Innes moved back to the UK for a residency position in anaesthesia and analgesia at the Animal Health Trust, Newmarket. A position as a clinical anaesthetist at the University of Cambridge followed. She has moved back home to Australia to join the anaesthesia team here in Sydney. Innes became a member of the Anaesthesia and Critical Care Chapter of the ANZCVS in 2011 and is qualified in Western veterinary medical acupuncture. Her interests include critical care, equine anaesthesia, and both acute and chronic pain management. She will be sitting the ECVAA diploma examinations in 2014.