Dr Alexandra Hynes
BVSc (Hons) MVS MANZCVS (Emergency & Critical Care)
Hospital Director Underwood
Dr Alex Hynes is Director and Senior Emergency Veterinarian at AES Underwood . Her passion for helping animals and her talent in the field of emergency pet care has led to her becoming one of the most well-known veterinarians in the country since taking on the role as one of the new Bondi Vets.
After graduating from the University of Queensland Alex worked for several years in mixed practice before relocating to the UK for five years. While over there she gained a Certificate in Small Animal Surgery through the European School of Veterinary Studies.
Alex’s interest in emergency and critical care was sparked after she did a locum position at an after-hours practice in the UK and on returning to Australia in 2007 she was inspired by the vision of the founding partners of Animal Emergency Service and started working as a junior veterinarian at AES in 2007. She was the Veterinary Manager of the Underwood Hospital between 2012 and 2018 during which time the hospital grew from six vets to twenty full-time clinicians and she was integral in developing the extraordinary team culture for which AES is renown.
In her current role, Alex is dedicated to strengthening the relationship between AES and referring vets ensuring they, their clients and their pets receive the best experience possible.
Dr Alex Hynes was awarded Master of Veterinary Studies through Murdoch University in 2011 and obtained Membership to the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists in the Chapter of Emergency and Critical Care in 2014. Previously Alex has been an examiner for the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists and continues to be a mentor for candidates.
Alex is committed to playing a steadfast role in advancing the AES vision of providing the highest standard of medical treatment for all pets at all hours. She has become a trainer and mentor to new veterinarians, a public educator, and a leader in the field of urgent care for animals.
“I am proud to be part of such a dedicated team working together to ensure the very best in patient and client care”
Away from work Alex has a love of fitness and is also captivated by life under the sea spending her spare time scuba diving on the Great Barrier Reef. Alex is equally passionate about her charity work with Rebuild Hope Nepal – a growing organisation that restores educational opportunities for children.
Her Samoyed Yoshi goes with her everywhere – he’s as comfortable spending long days at the hospital as he is with flying across the country accompanying her on speaking engagements and at events in her Bondi Vet role