Our Team

It goes without saying that we love animals, but we really do take pride in giving the best possible care and attention to you and your pet!

We've trained hard to be the best in our fields, and we continue to maintain and expand our knowledge and skills at every opportunity. We also strongly believe in mentoring those new to their field, via traineeships and work experience.

For more information about vaccinations, please don't hesitate to contact us!

Serving the pet community of the City of Ryde. The purrfect location for pet parents living in North Ryde, East Ryde, Macquarie Park, West Pymble, Marsfield, Eastwood, Deniston, West Ryde, Ryde, Epping and surrounding areas!


Meet our friendly and professional team:


Dr. Matt Buchanan-Pascall BVSc

Dr Matt is a senior veterinarian here at Dr Paws North Ryde Veterinary Clinic. 

He is a passionate veterinarian who brings a wealth of experience from his background in general practice and emergency practice. He has spent time working in the UK, as well as lending his hand to welfare organisations in South America and Asia.

With a particular interest in soft tissue and orthopaedic surgery, he is delighted to be leading the team of dedicated and highly skilled vets and nurses here at Dr Paws North Ryde.

Dr Matt looks forward to meeting you and your pet and upholding the clinic's commitment to providing gold standard in veterinary care. 


Dr. Ema Bowman

BVSc (dist) MANCVS (Small Animal Internal Medicine)

Dr Ema is our new head veterinarian.  She is originally a Kiwi but has been living in Australia for the last 7 years.  She is a very experienced vet, having worked in NZ, America and Australia in large specialist hospital’s as well as small boutique clinics.  

Dr Ema is highly skilled with extra qualifications in challenging medical cases and enjoys working up cases thoroughly to ensure that pets have the best possible quality and quantity of life.  She also performs surgery including improving flat faced dogs airways - according to Dr Ema this is the most rewarding procedure she performs routinely as it so hugely improves the lives of these little guys being able to breathe easier!  

Dr Ema is also a huge cat advocate and lives by the motto that “cats are not small dogs”.  She ensures to treat cats using the latest low stress and fear free techniques and is a huge proponent of reducing the anxiety associated with the vet clinic for cats.  Dr Ema’s first priority for Dr Paws North Ryde is to transform the clinic into an internationally accredited ISFM “Cat Friendly Clinic”. 

She has recently seen the light and come over to North Ryde from the Eastern Suburbs so she’s looking forward to the lifestyle change of being close to the bush.  She lives with her husband and cat “Fanta Pants”. She enjoys pretty much all outdoor activities and is looking forward to experiencing what the Northern suburbs have to offer!


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