About Us


Sonza Veterinary Clinic was established in 1990 by Dr John Montgomery BVSc when he moved here after selling his home and veterinary clinic in Eden NSW.  For over 25 years we have established a loyal clientele base many of whom came here in the early 90s and are still using us today.  Our practice is located on our picturesque 50 acre property in Kowen ACT, which is on the Kings Hwy between Queanbeyan and Bungendore.

Dr John is a highly experienced veterinarian having graduated with his Bachelor of Veterinary Science from Melbourne University in 1972.  Medicine was in his blood, with his father ‘Monty’ Dr Ian Montgomery also being a veterinarian as well as Monty’s father (John’s grandfather) being a human doctor.

We also have many other important people within our practise who without them the cogs wouldn’t be able to turn.  This includes Dr John’s wife Gill, who has numerous qualifications in veterinary nursing, workplace training and assessment and equine studies.  Gill is responsible for many of the practice management duties at Sonza.  We also have our valuable team of veterinary nurses and animal attendants.

We have tried to keep the practice relatively small to maintain that 'country practice' atmosphere.  We believe in that personal touch and our clients appreciate that they get to see Dr John each time they come!  We value each and every one of our clients and strive to establish strong relationships with them and their pets.

Full biographies on everyone can be seen on the staff profile page.