A dogs face

Dr Tracy Hughes

Director
BVSc (Hons)

Tracy started her career in animal health in the 1990’s as a veterinary technician, after a few years in general practice she decided to enroll in vet school working as a technician in emergency and critical care to pay her way through university; it was here her love of emergency developed.

After graduating, Tracy pursued a career as an emergency clinician loving the thrill and rewards that emergency work offered. After working in emergency for 11 years, she took a one year hiatus in general practice, Tracy realized the draw of emergency work was too strong and in December 2016, she and her business partner opened Canberra Veterinary Emergency Service.

Tracy loves all aspect of emergency work, you never know what will come through the door and whilst it can be sad at times, the pros definitely outweigh the cons. Animals are miraculous and seeing an animal recover and discharged back to his or her owner is wonderful. Tracy’s areas of interest include difficult medical cases, ventilator therapy and ultrasound.

Being part of such an enthusiastic, compassionate team at CVES makes every working day a joy.

Helping animals is so rewarding and being part of a group that is dedicated to providing such extraordinary care is amazing.