Dr Christine Hawke BSc (Vet) (Hons), BVSc (Hons), PhD, MACVSc (Veterinary Dentistry)

Dr. Hawke photoChristine graduated as a veterinarian from the University of Sydney in 1993. She worked in small animal general practice in Australia and the UK for five years before returning to Sydney in 1999 to commence her PhD studies in immunology at the University of Sydney. After successfully completing these in 2003 and a break to start her family, she returned to the University of Sydney as a Lecturer in the Faculty of Veterinary Science in 2005.

Christine’s growing passion for small animal dentistry resulted in her gaining membership (by examination) of the Dental Chapter of the Australian College of Veterinary Scientists in 2006. She is a committee member and NSW representative of the Australian Veterinary Dental Society and a member of the American Veterinary Dental Society. Christine has taught a wide range of dental topics to undergraduate veterinary students, practising clinicians and veterinary nurses in lectures, small group tutorials and wet-lab formats. She is passionate about educating both veterinary staff and pet owners on how to ensure all animals have healthy, pain-free mouths.

Christine founded Sydney Pet Dentistry in 2007, and has limited her clinical practice to small animal dentistry since then. She joined forces with the Animal Referral Hospital in 2009, and still lectures part-time at the University of Sydney. She is currently undertaking her alternate pathway residency training under the mentorship of Dr David Clarke.

Christine has two adored Devon Rex cats (Harriet and Steve), a beautiful daughter, Ella and gorgeous son, Henry. Whilst her work and family commitments keep her pretty busy she likes photography and reading if she ever gets any free time.