Dr Laura Lim - Staff Veterinarian

Laura Lim

BVSc (Hon) BAnSc MANZCVSc (Small Animal)

Laura graduated from the University of Melbourne in 2005 and spent 6 years in private practice in Melbourne before joining the Postgraduate intern team at the UVTHS in 2012. Laura has a special intrest in small animal internal medicine, having passed her Membership examinations with the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Science in 2009. She has an extra-talkative, hyperactive Jack Russell Terrier named Zoe and a beach-loving Swedish Vallhund named Hamish. In her spare time, Laura tries to fit in as many ballet classes as possible.

Dr Alen Lai - Staff Veterinarian

Alen Lai

BVSc (Hon)

Alen graduated from University of Queensland in 2008 with first class honours. Since graduation, he has been working in a large mixed practice clinic in South West Victoria near the Great Ocean Road. He has special interest in Small Animal Surgery and has joined the University of Sydney Veterinary Teaching Hospital team to further his skills in this field.
Alen has moved to Sydney with his wife, who works in the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital as a midwife and their cat 'Poppy' who meows and begs for food all day long. In his spare time, he enjoys cycling and checking out restaurants for good food.

Dr Darrel Yap - Staff Veterinarian


Darrel graduated from the University of Sydney in 2007 after which he moved to Melbourne where he practiced at Monash Veterinary Clinic, a clinic with a strong focus on canine and feline reproduction. During his time at Monash, Darrel developed a strong interest in diagnostic imaging and medicine, pursuing this passion through both national and international courses with both the European School of Advanced Veterinary Studies and most recently the Centre of Veterinary Education.
Darrel has now returned to the UVTHS to further pursue his interests in both diagnostic imaging and medicine. Darrel and his wife have two dogs named Cookies and Troy and in his spare time enjoys playing guitar, soccer and snowboarding.