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Greencross Vets

Woolloongabba

providing exceptional veterinary medicine, animal surgery and pet care to dogs, cats and other small animals for over 60 years.

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Welcome to our clinic

We are your local team of pet care professionals, we are truly ‘passionate about pets’ and we love what we do. We offer a comprehensive range of professional veterinary services to cater for all your pet needs, ranging from preventative health care to weight loss programs through to surgery and diagnostic medicine.

Greencross Vets Woolloongabba is co-located with an Animal Emergency Centre and situated approximately five minutes from the Brisbane CBD, easily accessible from all areas of Brisbane. The centre features advanced medical, diagnostics and surgical equipment, providing the very best 24/7 veterinary care to the South East Brisbane area.

Our teams are committed to providing the local community and their pets with the highest standard of veterinary care and disease prevention. We invest ourselves emotionally as well as professionally so you can be assured that your pet is in the best of hands. Our purpose is to share our love and passion for animals through the pursuit of veterinary excellence.

Our Services.

All Greencross Vet practices offer a comprehensive range of professional veterinary services to cater for all your pet care needs utilising the latest diagnostic equipment.

Surgical Procedures

All Greencross Vet practices offer a comprehensive range of professional veterinary services to cater for all your pet care needs utilising the latest diagnostic equipment.

Vaccines

All Greencross practices offer a comprehensive array of professional veterinary services to cater for all your pet care needs utilising the latest diagnostic equipment.

Dentistry

All Greencross practices offer a comprehensive array of professional veterinary services to cater for all your pet care needs utilising the latest diagnostic equipment.

Meet The Team

Siobhan Kibble

Siobhan Kibble

Veterinary Nurse

Siobhan began her journey with Greencross Vets in 2021, partaking in the Veterinary Nursing Internship which eventfully led to permanent employment. She grew up with always having lots of dogs as pets and has always had an adoration for animals big and small. and I have always had a love for all animals great and small, now she is lucky enough to be with them each day.

Debbie Cox

Debbie Cox

Veterinary Nurse

Debbie has been a vet nurse since leaving school in 2001, after working for over a decade in a small general practice she moved into a fast paced emergency clinic before taking a five year gap in Canada. When she finally returned to Australia she worked for Thredbo Ski Resort before settling back in SEQ. She started nursing again in 2020 and hasn’t looked back. She shares her life with her Douge de Bordeaux ‘Burton’, French Bulldog ‘Nugget’, Sphynx cats ‘Nalani’ & ‘Gingie’ and the newest edition ‘Esme’ the Blonde spotted python. Her favorite boredom busters include mountain biking, snowboarding, travelling, exploring and a few years ago you could have found her barreling down a bobsled track.

Sarah Darmody

Sarah Darmody

Prior to starting her Veterinary Nursing Internship with Greencross Vets during 2020, Sarah worked as a dog groomer for a number of years. Having a lifelong passion for animals has solidified, that this is the industry that she feels the most settled in. Getting to do what you love every day, in a career that is both rewarding and challenging is special.

At home, she has two beautiful fur babies, a Whippet named Moose, and a cat named Pearl. Sarah treats her animals like they were her children, so you can be reassured that your animals will be treated like with the highest level of care, whenever they are in her care.

Emma Jansen

Emma Jansen

Emma joined our team in June 2021 and completed her veterinary nursing internship in early 2022. Emma is currently studying her Certificate IV in Veterinary nursing. Emma is a qualified dog groomer and currently is available for dog pampering sessions one day a week. Emma has a keen interest in animal behaviour and is an advocate of our stress-free handling protocol. Outside of work Emma likes to spend time with her dogs Barney and Bear, taking them for leisurely walks.

Aimee Payne

Aimee Payne

Aimee wished to follow her passion and love of animal welfare and is currently enrolled in the Greencross Internship Program with the aim of completing her Certificate IV in Vet Nursing. She is loving the change of pace and thoroughly enjoys working with others who adore animals as much as her. When she’s not at the clinic, Aimee loves spending her time with her two furry cats ‘Jasper and Shadow’ or is teaching her beloved Labrador ‘Charlie’ to paddle board down at the beach!

Krystle Francis

Krystle Francis

Bio coming soon…

Dr Ben Chen

Dr Ben Chen

Recently graduated from The University of Melbourne, Dr. Ben is excited to meet and care for your pets. He has an interest in surgery and neurology, and is passionate about developing his veterinary knowledge and skills.

Dr Ford Krieger

Dr Ford Krieger

Ford studied at the University of Sydney in 1990, and in 1990 packed his degree in his backpack to work as a veterinarian all over the world: Hong Kong, Canada, the UK and finally back here in Australia last year, with Greencross Vets. He has two rowdy children and two well behaved kittens . He runs, swims and pretends to lose at tennis to his son. He enjoys turning famous and complicated recipes into meals his kids hate.

Charlie Collins

Charlie Collins

Charlie is one of our veterinary nurses at Greencross Caringbah. Charlie originally studied animal health and disease at University before deciding to go down the nursing path (best decision ever). She joined us for her Cert II in animal studies and is now currently studying her Cert IV in veterinary nursing. She always manages to sneak in a cuddle with our patients and has a major soft spot for our Rottweiler patients.

Dr Jairo Rivera

Dr Jairo Rivera

Jairo was born in Colombia. He completed his D.V.M (Hons) at the University of Caldas. After that he did 3 GradDip. in Medical Imaging. Then Jairo obtained his first Ph.D in Animal Surgery & Medicine at the University of Leon (Spain) awarding a Summa Cum Laude and patented a Bone graft. Dr. Rivera worked as a professor of animal surgery, radiology and internal medicine for seven years and then made a career shift and moved to Australia to do his second Ph.D but in Marine Biology & Microbiology at James Cook University. Dr Rivera worked as Research Fellow at the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for several years. Jairo moved to the US and worked with Banfield Pet Hospital in Florida and returned to Australia in 2018 to join Greencross Vets. Dr. Rivera is our Veterinary Director at Caringbah and previously managed other Greencross Vets hospitals in Brookvale, Chatswood and West Gosford.

Jenny Garcia

Jenny Garcia

Jenny has always loved to spend time with animals, before settling in Australia she volunteered in an animal shelter back at her home in Spain and later on again in Austria. After arriving to Australia in 2019 Jenny made the decision to start a career working with animals. She is currently doing her internship with Greencross Vets with the goal to become a qualified veterinary nurse. Jenny is also dedicated to caring for wildlife, with a particular interest in possums. Jenny cares for them in her home until they are ready to be released back into the wild. She is also the mum of two lovely and playful kittens and she will add more members to her family once she finishes her studies.

Jessica Essex

Jessica Essex

Jess is the practice manager at Greencross Caringbah. She has a Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing and has also completed Wildlife Treatment & Care with the Taronga Training Institute. Jess has been working in the veterinary industry for 6 years and joined Greencross Caringbah in 2020. She has a great passion for Australian wildlife care and enjoys working with exotic pets. Jess is also a pet mum to 2 dogs, 2 cats and 2 rabbits. In her spare time she enjoys getting out into nature to hike, rock climb and camp.

Georja Laine

Georja Laine

Georja started as an intern in 2019 and has gone on to study Vet Nursing. She is passionate about stress free care for our patients. She spends her spare time with her rescue dogs, a Kelpie and Kelpie X paddle boarding at the beach and camping.

Ebony Kellett

Ebony Kellett

Veterinary Nurse

Ebony completed her Veterinary Nursing Certificate IV at Box Hill institute in 2018 and joined Greencross Vets Kilsyth in 2021.
She is a pet parent to a cat called Crumpet who very much spoilt to bits. Outside of the clinic, Ebony also has her own photography business which she spends most of her spare time working on. When Ebony has a spare moment you will probably found at the beach or at home enjoying life Crumpet and her family.

Sharron Wallace

Sharron Wallace

Veterinary Nurse

Sharron brings with her over three decades of experience as a veterinary nurse working in both emergency and general practice. She remembers wanting to work with animals since she could walk towards them to hug them. This was because she grew up on a dairy farm which meant she was often surrounded by a menagerie of pets.
At home, she has her own fur family, a wonderful staffy called Stanley, and two very laid back pussy cats, that lord it all over “their” dog.
When she is not in the clinic, she adores bushwalking and hiking, finding giant trees in the forests, and surveying for endangered fauna, wake surfing in the Summer, and camping in winter.

Charlotte Matlin

Charlotte Matlin

Veterinary Nurse

Charlotte Joined the Kilsyth team in early 2020 after completing her Certificates I, II and III in Vet Nursing.
She has done volunteering at different shelters and also placement at Greencross Vets Ferntree Gully.
When not at the clinic, Charlotte can be found studying to complete her Certificate IV.
In her spare time Charlotte enjoys video games, going to the movies, and spending time at home with her family and three cats, Spike, Meika and Ghost.

Mickayla Camps

Mickayla Camps

Veterinary Nurse

Mickayla is originally from a small town central west NSW where she worked in a mixed animal practice and in afterhours emergency care and recently moved to the Gold Coast for a change of scenery while she is completing her Certificate IV in veterinary nursing.
At home, she is a pet parent to German Shepard X named Kelsey who inspires her to help other animals everyday. In her spare time, you can find Mickayla playing rugby league, going to the beach or spending time with Kelsey and her family.

Jessica Staples

Jessica Staples

Veterinary Nurse

Jessica is very passionate about animals and made the move to veterinary nursing after many years as a qualified automotive mechanic. With a Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing Jessica treats every animal as if it were her own when they visit the clinic.
Outside of work, Jessica is a mother to two girls, two cats, one dog, two Guinea pigs, and four ducks and enjoys boating, jet skiing and any time spent with family.

Taylah Kelly

Taylah Kelly

Veterinary Associate

During her childhood, Taylah grew up her parents in the Australian Defence Force which meant she moved around most of the East Coast of Australia. It goes without saying, she always knew as child she would grow to work with animals as a career. Throughout her childhood and early adulthood she sought many opportunities that would bring help her reach her goal of working in the veterinary field. She graduated with my Bachelor of Veterinary Science from James Cook University and is currently a veterinarian at Greencross Vets Willows.

Away from the clinic and her patients, she plays piano and spend lots of time with her dog Stella (dachshund X), who she loves walking along the river and going to the beach – swimming is Stella’s favourite activity.

Dr. Emma Tragar

Dr. Emma Tragar

Veterinary Director

Emma graduated from the University of Adelaide in 2015. She has worked in a private small animal practice since graduation and joined the Greencross team in 2022. Emma obtained her Memberships with the ANZCVS in radiology in 2021 and has a particular interest in Ultrasound. Outside of work, Emma enjoys spending time with her fur-children, cooking and playing tennis.

Dr. Eleanor Wotton

Dr. Eleanor Wotton

Veterinarian

Elle graduated from The University of Queensland with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science (Hons) at the end of 2016. She then undertook a 12-month Small Animal Rotating Internship at VSS in Brisbane, before working at a few GP vet clinics in Brisbane. She moved to the Gold Coast in 2022 and transferred to Greencross Carrara. Elle has a special interest in small animal surgery and reproduction. When not at work Elle likes to go hiking, visiting local cafes and spending quality time with her three cavaliers – Luna, Quinn and Iris; two cats – Toby and Skyla; and her husband.

Maggie Whitchurch

Maggie Whitchurch

Dr. Bobo Yu

Dr. Bobo Yu

Veterinarian

Dr. Wing Po (Bobo) grew up in Hong Kong and graduated with the Bachelor of Veterinary Science (Hons) from the University of Queensland in 2021. She enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine with keen interests in surgery, dentistry and diagnostic imaging. Outside of work, Bobo loves painting in the company of an excessive houseplant collection. She is also fluent in Cantonese, English and Mandarin.

Lucy Bond

Lucy Bond

Veterinary Director

Dr Lucy Bond, clinical director at West Gosford, first qualified 12 years ago in England and soon afterwards moved to Australia where she has worked in Adelaide and Grafton before moving to the central coast where she has been working at the Animal Referral Hospital as a full time emergency vet for the last three years. She is looking forward to making the transition back to GP work at West Gosford.

She has a graduate Certificate in Emergency and Critical care and is CPR qualified, additionally, Lucy has completed a course in neurology. As well as dogs and cats, she loves seeing rabbits, guinea pigs and other small furry animals and has done a lot of work with the Rabbit Sanctuary in Grafton. Professionally, Lucy enjoys surgery, dentistry, ultrasounds and enjoys working up medical cases.

Lucy loves travelling and has done many overseas trips with her husband Simon, they have two young daughters, Skye and Isla, who share their love of adventure. The family can often be found cycling, walking their two dogs Guinness and Scrumpy and spending time with their cat Miss B. Their family also includes four guinea pigs and two rabbits.

Dr. Rob Swartz

Dr. Rob Swartz

Veterinarian

Rob qualified in 2010 from the University of Pretoria in South Africa (Onderstepoort) and he worked in mixed animal practice ever since. For the last 8 years, he was fortunate enough to own his own practice together with his wife who is also a veterinarian. He treated all animals large and small including all of Africa’s largest wildlife species. Throughout his career he has developed an interest in small animal surgery, an area that he would love to further develop in Rob, his wife and two children have recently made the move to Australia and are really looking forward to new adventures down under. Rob and his family really enjoy the outdoors especially fishing, hiking, camping, surfing and spending time with friends. They are pet parents to Bolt the pointer and Tom the cat.

Emily Martin

Emily Martin

Junior Nurse Assistant

Growing up Emily has had the privilege of owning and caring for many pets, including: guinea pigs, dogs, cats, rabbits, lizards, chickens and more. Emily is excited to grow her knowledge and skill set within the veterinary industry! Emily joined our team in 2021 and works with us as a junior nurse assistant, on weekends and during school holidays. She wishes to pursue a Certificate IV in veterinary nursing in the future. She has a strong desire to help and support the team and is passionate about patient experiences when they visit our vet clinic.
At home she has a four-year-old German short haired pointer, named Harley and in her spare time Emily likes to spend time with Harley, taking her for walks.

Dr. Meagan Learey

Dr. Meagan Learey

Veterinary Director

Meg is a graduate from the inaugural class of veterinary graduates from the University of Adelaide. After spending time working in mixed animal clinics throughout England, Scotland, New Zealand we finally welcome her back to Strathalbyn soil! Meg loves all animals great or small and has an interest in medicine and imaging.
When Meg is not at work you can often find her exploring the outdoors, walking her dog Lucy in the forest or enjoying the ocean!

Luana Nieman

Luana Nieman

Veterinarian

Luana graduated from the University of Pretoria in South Africa in 2019. After moving across to Australia at the beginning of 2022, she joined our Greencross Vet team, working across two of our amazing clinics, Springvale and Narre Warren.
Dr Luana has a special interest in internal and preventative medicine, and is currently expanding her skills and knowledge in ultrasonography. With experience in both rural Village patient care, as well as general practice in advanced animal hospitals, Luana has been blessed to work with a vast range of species across two continents.
In her spare time, Luana is a keen birdwatcher and loves to go hiking with her tri-pawd dog Milo.

Dr. Kirstin Fulker

Dr. Kirstin Fulker

Veterinarian

Kirstin graduated as a veterinarian from the University of Queensland in 2008. She then worked in mixed practice in Roma for 18 months before moving to the UK for two years. While there she enjoyed travelling when she wasn’t working as a locum in various clinics through the UK. The dreary weather sent her home in 2012, where she has since been working at Forest Lake Village. In her time here she has met and married her husband Jake and had 2 children. As well as the kids, Kirstin is kept bust at home with her two cavalier fur-babies and chickens when she isn’t working part time with the amazing team of vets and nurses at the Village. Kirstin has an interest in small animal surgery and ultrasonography.

Marcel Bolzli

Marcel Bolzli

Veterinary Associate

Marcel graduated in 2019 from the University of Pretoria, South Africa with a Bachelors Degrees and animal and veterinary science. After graduating, he spent two and a half years in Africa gaining a wealth of knowledge by working in a variety of settings, from a rural farm practice to a state-of-the-art referral hospital, where he predominantly practiced emergency medicine and surgery, Since settling into Australia Marcel has developed an interest in soft tissue surgery, as well as ophthalmology.

In his spare time, he enjoys trout fishing, reading, hiking, road tripping and playing the drums. Marcel looks forward to meeting you and your beloved pets here at Greencross Vets.

Alanna Brady

Alanna Brady

Veterinary Nurse

Alanna has lived in Townsville for five years, and is currently studying her Certificate IV in Vet Nursing. Her affection for animals grew from having a menagerie of pets as a kid! As an adult, she moved to Australia from Ireland and worked at wildlife parks, influencing her to choose to work with animals as a full time career. Beginning as a Greencross Vets as an intern through the internship program and went on to complete a Certificate II in Animals Studies. Alanna delights in the opportunity to work with different species, and experiencing something new every day. She also continues as to offer care to wildlife animals and will always have a special affection for Australian birds.

Megan Weller

Megan Weller

Veterinarian

After graduating from the University of Queensland in 2012, Megan went on to gain professional experience at mixed and small animal practices in her home town of Kingaroy, the Fraser Coast region and now Toowoomba. She enjoys the many varied aspects of vet medicine, especially preventative care and helping your pet live a long and healthy life.
When not at the clinic she enjoys spending time with her family and crazy pets (a Labrador and two mischievous cats), baking, swimming and gardening.

Dr. Richard Humphreys

Dr. Richard Humphreys

Veterinarian

Dr. Richard graduated in 2017 with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science (Honours) from the University of Queensland. He then went on to be selected to do an internship at the University of Queensland Veterinary Medical Centre for a year before moving onto the Gold Coast.
Professionally, he enjoys many aspects of veterinary medicine, specifically dermatology, medical imaging, anaesthesia and emergency medicine.
At home he has two cats named Toby and Einstein, who are absolutely the cheekiest fur children. When he is not in the clinic and not found entertaining his own fur babies he enjoys gardening, and travelling.

Dr. Alexa Lee

Dr. Alexa Lee

Veterinarian

Dr. Alexa graduated from the University of Queensland in 2020 with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science (Hons) and is originally from Brisbane, She decided a change of scenery was in order and relocated to the beautiful Gold Coast and that’s when she joined the Greencross Vets Mudgeeraba family. She loves meeting person that enters the clinic and their fur babies. Speaking of which, she has three of her own: a border collie named Bobby, another border collie who is blind called Stevie and a ginger manx called Moët.
When she is not in the clinic, she can be found at the beach with her dogs or enjoying a hike or two. She also openly welcomes any good food recommendations in the Gold Coast.

Jessica Panetta

Jessica Panetta

Veterinarian

Jess grew up locally to Roseville and has always loved everything animal-related.
When Jess was younger, she spent a lot of her spare time looking after pets and volunteering at shelters. After graduating from her Bachelors degree with Honours, Jess completed the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine at Sydney University, while there she was able to gain experience in both general and specialist practices. 
Jess’ veterinary interests include animal behaviour, anaesthesia and feline medicine. She is passionate about making vet visits a positive experience for all her patients. Above all, Jess strives to preserve and grow the bond pet owners have with their animals.
Outside of the clinic, Jess enjoys going to the beach, reading and hanging out at home with her black and white cat Pasta.

Stephanie Bulmer

Stephanie Bulmer

Head Nurse

Stephanie has been a Veterinary Nurse since 2015 and joined the team at Castle hill in 2021 as Head Nurse.
She enjoys all aspects of nursing but has a passion for surgical and medical cases, she often is found monitoring all anesthetics and watching surgical and medical patients recover, going home happy and healthy. Stephanie is also Fear Free certified, which prevents and alleviates fear, anxiety & stress in pets and likes making all vet visits as nice as possible for both owner and patient.

Phillip Alonso

Phillip Alonso

Veterinary Nurse

Phil has been part of the Greencross family for almost a decade and is currently progressing his professional education by completing further nursing qualifications. As a long standing member of this community and team, he knows many of you and your pets very well and we are so proud of the rapport he has built in our local community.
He has recently extended his family by adopting a little ginger tabby called Tails.

Stephanie Silva

Stephanie Silva

Veterinary Nurse

Dr. Christine Chang

Dr. Christine Chang

Veterinarian

Celene Buttress

Celene Buttress

Veterinary Nurse

Celene started as a Veterinary Nurse with Greencross Vets Ferntree Gully in 2020. She is currently completing her qualification and is on track to complete her course mid 2022. Celene has a passion for animal welfare and continues to enjoy learning about every aspect of animal care.

Mirko Spidalieri

Mirko Spidalieri

Veterinarian

Mirko has always had a love for animals of all shapes and sizes; having spent time as a wildlife tracker and game ranger in South Africa and Namibia. Mirko initially planned on becoming a child psychologist but fortunately after completing his psychology degree, saw the light and realized that his true calling was to be a veterinarian and thus he completed a bachelor of science and then the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine. While Mirko loves all animals, he has a special affinity for dogs on either end of the spectrum (soft natured Cavaliers or boisterous boxers and Labradors).
Outside of the veterinary profession, Mirko enjoys making the most of his time off whether it be napping at the beach, camping or going to the pub with mates. Mirko is also an avid fan of rugby union (being a staunch Springbok fan) and mixed martial arts. He loves a chat and will happily get to know you in the consult, so come say hi!

Tahlia Monlino

Tahlia Monlino

Veterinary Nurse

Tahlia started at Greencross Vets Ferntree Gully in November 2020 as a Trainee Nurse and is currently completing her qualification. She has a passion for animal welfare and would love to foster animals in the future. Before starting at Greencross Vets Tahlia worked at a Dog Daycare Centre for many years and gained lots of animal handling skills.

Holly Cuneo

Holly Cuneo

Practice Manager

Maddie Walls

Maddie Walls

Veterinary Nurse

Maddie holds a Certificate IV in veterinary nursing and while studying she volunteered at the clinic until she joined the team as a nurse in 2020. Passion and compassion for animals comes naturally for Maddie, ever since she was a child she has hoped to work support the health and well-being of animals.
Outside of the clinic she is a pet parent to one beautiful, fur baby called Lily, a ginger domestic short hair.

Rachel Browne

Rachel Browne

Veterinary Nurse

Rachel joined the Greencross team in 2022 and has worked in the local veterinary industry for over a decade. While she enjoys every aspect of working in general practice she mostly enjoys meeting all the clients and giving their pets all the attention. You can guarantee she will always greet you and your pet as if you’ve been friends forever.

When at home she enjoys spending time with her family. Her two daughters keep her on her toes. While the children are asleep she enjoys the peace and quiet with her fur children, her cat Belle and three dogs, Chuck, Suki & Rani.

Dr. Luana Nieman

Dr. Luana Nieman

Veterinarian

Luana graduated from the University of Pretoria in South Africa in 2019. After moving across to Australia at the beginning of 2022, she joined our Greencross Vets team, working across two of our amazing clinics, Springvale and Narre Warren.
Dr. Luana has a special interest in internal and preventative medicine, and is currently expanding her skills and knowledge in ultrasonography. With experience in both rural Village patient care, as well as general practice in advanced animal hospitals, Luana has been blessed to work with a vast range of species across two continents.

In her spare time, Luana is a keen birdwatcher and loves to go hiking with her tri-pawd dog Milo.

Dr. Julia Zhu

Dr. Julia Zhu

Veterinary Associate

Julia graduated from Massey University in New Zealand in 2016. After graduating, she traveled to the UK to work as a small animal veterinarian for 2 years. Once she had sipped all the tea in the rain, Julia decided to travel back to the ‘sunny’ side of the hemisphere to do a rotating internship at the University of Sydney and completed the internship early 2020. Julia loves emergency medicine as well as preventative health.
In her spare time, she enjoys travelling, cooking, and yoga

Ashley Cullen

Ashley Cullen

Veterinarian

Ash graduated as a veterinarian from Murdoch University in 2021 and shortly after joined our Greencross Vets team. She has always had a passion for domestic animal care and has a particular interest in feline medicine, as she is a self-proclaimed crazy cat lady.
In her spare time, Ash enjoys running, painting and hanging out with friends (including her cat Smelly).

Maddie Reid

Maddie Reid

Veterinary Nurse

Dr. Melanie Power

Dr. Melanie Power

Veterinarian

Dr. Melanie grew up in Bundaberg before heading to the University of Queensland to study for a Bachelor of Veterinary Science and graduated with Honors in 2003. Following on from this, she spent several years working across Queensland in different small animal and Emergency/Specialist practices. Melanie then returned to Bundaberg where she started with Greencross Vets in 2019, with a special interest in small animal medicine and Ultrasonography.

At home Melanie has a cat named Eddie and 3 crazy Labradors, Paddy, Pip and Tess. Outside of work Melanie enjoys reading when she isn’t chasing after her 3 energetic boys or working around her family’s Macadamia farm.

Sonya Bitterlich

Sonya Bitterlich

Veterinary Nurse

Sonya graduated from the University of Queensland in 2012 with a Bachelor of Veterinary Technology and a Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing. Sonya works at both Greencross Vets Jindalee and the Animal Referral Hospital, where she is a part of the emergency nursing team. Currently, Sonya is studying a Bachelor of Nursing and will one day nurse both the animal and humankind.
At home, she rescued a standard dachshund named Pey who can be a bit of a handful at the best of times, however, is a very loved part of the family.

Katy Eggington

Katy Eggington

Veterinary Nurse

Katy completed her clinical placement for her Certificate IV in Vet Nursing through Greencross Jindalee and was asked to stay on as staff after her completion. She is very eager to learn new skills especially in surgery, helping monitor patients during their procedures and giving extra love during their recovery.
Katy is a pet parent to Bailey the Staffy Cross, who is a bundle of energy! On the weekends they can both be found enjoying the beach and nearby parks.

Dr. Jacinda Jubb

Dr. Jacinda Jubb

Veterinarian

Dr. Jacinda graduated from the University of Queensland in 2020, after having grown up on a farm in Tasmania where her passion for animals began. Veterinary science allowed Jacinda to combine this passion with her interest in biology and medicine. She enjoys the diverse range of skills required in Veterinary medicine and the fact that every day is different. In her spare time, Jacinda enjoys going to the gym, rock climbing and plant-based cooking.

Dr. Meg Vazey

Dr. Meg Vazey

Veterinarian

After many years in the Veterinary industry as a nurse, Dr Meg decided she wanted to have a go at holding the scalpel herself. Heading to vet school to learn the trade, she graduated with honours from the University of Queensland. She joined the team at Greencross Vets Jindalee in 2020 and enjoys ensuring her patients are relaxed and spoilt whilst in her care. Meg has a special interest in surgery and exploring adjunctive pain control therapies for our golden oldies.
Outside work, she can be found co-habiting with her 2 delightfully disobedient rescue cats, her adopted senior pup and loves camping with her husband and their 3 non-fur kids

Dr. Alicia Alberts

Dr. Alicia Alberts

Veterinarian

Alicia graduated as a veterinarian from the University of Queensland in 2015. For the first few years she worked in mixed practice. She then went to the UK for 10 months to work as a locum veterinarian where she loved travelling and learning about different cultures. Alicia first worked at the Forest Lake Village team as a locum in 2020, and now works there part time as she loves the friendly team of vets and nurses. In her free time, Alicia enjoys cycling, hiking, stand up paddle boarding and spending time with her family doggo, Luka (pictured).

Dr. Vicky Brownlie

Dr. Vicky Brownlie

Veterinarian

Dr Vicky originally hails from the UK but has made Perth her home and has almost 2 decades of experience working with all sorts of small animals including dogs, cats and birds (pet birds, wildlife and poultry).

She also has expert knowledge of rabbits, guinea pigs, ferrets, rats, reptiles, amphibians and invertebrates, having recently acquired her Membership qualification in Unusual Pets Medicine and Surgery – one of only a handful of vets in WA to have achieved this qualification!

Dr Vicky cannot wait to meet the feathered, furry and scaly pets of the Greencross Vets clients.

Dr. Jennifer Whitney

Dr. Jennifer Whitney

Veterinarian

Dr. Jennifer Whitney graduated in 2018 from Michigan State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine in the United States. She worked at a small animal clinic in Michigan until moving to Australia and joining Greencross. She looks forward to exploring Western Australia and working with everyone there. She enjoys every aspect of veterinary medicine, but has special interests in surgery and radiology. She grew up with labrador retrievers, but recently adopted an adorable dachshund/spaniel mix named Reggie. When not working, she enjoys playing Ultimate Frisbee, going on hikes and reading novels.

Ashleigh Hickman

Ashleigh Hickman

Veterinary Nurse

Ashleigh has always had a love for her furry little family members, while most of her family being human nurses she had decided to take a slightly different path, into the veterinary field. Ashleigh started at our clinic in August 2015 and while completing her Certificate II in Animal Care at our clinic she decided to join the team, since then she has completed her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing. Having been in the team for over 7 years she is the team leader when training our trainee and intern nurses.
At home Ashleigh is pet parent to an adopted pup called Neville, a Maltese X. Rumor has it he is very mischievous but she absolutely adores him.

Lasanthika Thewarage

Lasanthika Thewarage

Veterinarian

Stephanie Buchanan

Stephanie Buchanan

Veterinary Nurse

Stephanie’s journey with animals began at young age, constantly trying to save every animal her cats would befriend, feeding every stray cat and socialising them then ultimately taking them home. As young adult she started house/pet sitting and feeding for others and have volunteered at Australia Zoo too. Fast forward a few years, she became a mother to a now 4 year old human who is an insect and dinosaur enthusiast and a beautiful rescue Bull Arab X named Holly.

In early 2020 Stephanie was accepted into the Greencross Vets Nurse Internship Program and volunteered at the Ipswich and Silkstone Clinic’s until completion of her Certificate II before finally settling with the Camira clinic. She has a professional interest in anaesthetics and diagnostics, and loves working with the Camira clinic team and getting to know the communities clients and their beloved pet’s.

Naomi Graffin

Naomi Graffin

Veterinarian

Naomi grew up in Brisbane and always had a special love of animals. She had a special interest in behavior from school age where she enjoyed training her first Border Collie and then continued on to become an assistant trainer. In 2009, she moved to Townsville and graduated from Veterinary Science in 2013.
Following graduation, Naomi worked in Dalby for one year and then Toowoomba for five years before returning to Townsville to be closer to family. During her time down South, she completed a post-grad course in Veterinary Behavioural Medicine and is now getting ready studying for further examinations in this area.
In her ‘free time’, Naomi enjoys having adventures with her husband and three children or watching Netflix and eating chocolate!

Kierra Townsend

Kierra Townsend

Veterinary Nurse

In 2020 Kierra achieved her dream career goal in becoming a qualified veterinary nurse, her passion to care for sick or injured animal is what drives her each day.
Away from the clinic, Kierra’s love for animals extends to her own pets and she can often be found taking them to beach, park or visiting family. Occasionally she enjoys a horse ride with some friends but most of the time you’ll find her and her fur family cuddled up on the couch watching tv/movies. Her fur family consist of Ruby-gloom a Rhodesian Ridgeback X Rottweiler, Lu-Lu a Pomeranian X, Buttercup a ginger Domestic Medium Hair, Salem a black Domestic Short Hair, Torvi a Calico Manx X and 3 Wyandotte chickens: Betty, Gertrude and Rogger.

Emma Kershaw

Emma Kershaw

Veterinary Nurse

Emma was born in England and came to Australia with her family when she was 5 years old. From an early age, Emma loved animals and has played a big part in the adoption of many family pets Including rescue dogs, cats, rabbits, guinea pigs, mice and fish!

She always wanted to work with animals and has fulfilled her dream of becoming a Veterinary Nurse. Joining our Greencross almost 2 years ago as a student, Emma has since completed her Certificate and become an integral part of Kuringai’s clinical team. She loves the profession and enjoys helping all kinds of pets and wildlife.
After a hard days work Emma rushes home to be greeted by her three adopted sons, Rescue cat Hamish, Sheepadoodle puppy Jasper and Marley the malamute!

Natalie Bristow

Natalie Bristow

Veterinary Nurse

Natalie was born and raised in Canberra and commenced work at Greencross Vets Tuggeranong in 2021. Having completed her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing and Stress Free Pets certification, Nat enjoys all aspects of the job, but has a special interest in surgical nursing. She loves going for daily walks with her Shih Tzu, Charlie and spending time with her two spoilt cats Cleo & Lulu.

Meghan Waite

Meghan Waite

Veterinary Nurse

Meghan joined Greencross Vets team in 2020, when she began her Certificate II In Animal Studies as an Intern and was offered a role upon completion of her internship and she was over the moon. It goes without saying, Meghan has always loved being in the company of animals and people, meaning this is the purrr-fect career for her. She is the proud “mum” to several pets, 2 dogs – Axel and Tia, 2 cats – Harlee Rose and Cleo, 4 Budgies and 4 recently adopted Cockatiels, not to mention the 3 fish tanks. In her spare time she enjoys the company of her besties in both the animal and human world.

Dr. Jess Scriven

Dr. Jess Scriven

Veterinarian

Jessica is a graduate from the University of Adelaide. She has a love for all animals, big and small, and loves the variety of animals and people she gets to meet and help each day working in a mixed country clinic. Jess has a special interest in birds, wildlife, and all things exotic, but also enjoys building special relationships with her canine and feline patients, and will always have a soft spot in her heart for cattle!

Outside of work, you will find Jess getting active in the gym, hiking or finding another way to get outside in the sunshine!

Allison Steele

Allison Steele

Veterinary Nurse

After spending many years as a chef, Allison’s love for animals drew her to vet nursing. Allison has obtained her Stress Free Certification and is currently studying for her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing.
In her spare time Allison enjoy’s walking her two Italian Greyhounds, reading and tending to her indoor plants.

Dr. Bernadette Seow

Dr. Bernadette Seow

Veterinary Associate

Bernadette grew up in sunny (and humid) Singapore and decided to make the move to Perth to study veterinary medicine – her dream career ever since she could talk. Bernadette graduated from Murdoch University and enjoys seeing both dogs and cats. She currently shares her home with the fur monster in the photo.

Outside of work, Bernadette enjoys trying out different cafes and restaurants (food recommendations always welcome!). She then works the calories off by exploring farmer’s markets, snorkeling and scuba diving.

Frances Pensabene

Frances Pensabene

Veterinary Nurse

Frances (Fran), is a very enthusiastic and caring nurse who has a huge love for animals hence her significant fur family of Spencer, Gracie, Sooty and Gwendolyn (all pugs) and Romeo and Valentino (both Siberian cats).
Prior to joining our team, Fran worked in International Human Resources for over three decades before deciding to change careers to live out her dream as a proud veterinary nurse.

Dr. Jill Nash BVSc MACVSc MVetClinStud

Dr. Jill Nash BVSc MACVSc MVetClinStud

Veterinary Associate

Jill graduated from University of Sydney in 1990 and went straight into small animal practice at Kuringai Veterinary Hospital in North Turramurra. She soon realised that she loved surgery and was lucky to be accepted to do a residency in small animal surgery at Sydney University. She received her Masters Degree in Veterinary Clinical Studies in 1996 and using these newly acquired skills Jill worked as a locum veterinarian for 3 1/2 years in England and south Wales, including a 6 month stint working for the BBC’s “Animal Hospital” program set in a beautiful part of the country called “Aylesbury”. Jill returned to Australia in 2000 and has diverse GP and hospital experience across Sydney before joining the Greencross Vets team in 2013. Currently she splits between Kuringai and Chatswood Greencross and gained a lot of surgical experience working at these two hospitals. Professionally, Jill has also become very interested in ultrasonography and looks forward to seeing many interesting cases which she can diagnose with Hornsby’s ultrasound scanner.

Outside of the clinic, Jill loves to walk her beloved Samoyed “Isla”, watch her sons play football and read lots of good books.

Davina Burchell

Davina Burchell

Veterinary Nurse

Davina has recently completed her Certificate IV in veterinary nursing and currently works as a part-time vet nurse at Kessels Road clinic. Davina loves animals and has also been a foster parent for the RSPCA for a number of years.
In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her dog Buddy, cat Lola and the any number of foster animals that are in her home at the time

Kelly Jensen

Kelly Jensen

Practice Manager

Kelly is our Practice Manager with over a decade of experience working as a Veterinary Nurse (Certificate IV) and is registered under the Australian Veterinary Nurse and Technician (AVNAT) Registration Scheme.
Kelly is also our keen pet Nutritional Nurse Consultant having worked for Hill’s Pet Nutrition, completing numerous nutrition courses and attending conferences over the years.
Outside of the clinic, Kelly has a flair for visual arts, enjoys listening to music and travelling. In the near future, she hopes to travel to South Africa to volunteer with the lions and other big cats.
At home, Kelly has a spoiled ruby Cavalier King Charles Spaniel named Lacey and one day hopes to add a British Short Hair to her fur family.

Katerina Hrstic

Katerina Hrstic

Veterinary Nurse

Kat has always had a passion for all animals for as long as she can remember, and always wanted a career in the animal industry. Having successfully completed her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing & Stress Free Pets Certificate, Kat’s ultimate goal is to be a veterinarian one day, but for now she is enjoying experiencing the nursing side of the industry. In her spare time Kat like’s to go horse riding and hang out with all her fur babies which include Standardbred “Tilly”, “Clyde” the Border Collie, “Rio” the Budgie, 5 x bunnies and an assortment of chickens.

Dr. Karen Alford

Dr. Karen Alford

Veterinarian

Dr. Karen earned her Veterinary degree at the University of Queensland, graduating in 2010. Shortly after graduation she relocated to Bribie Island where she lived and worked for 5 years before returning to Brisbane and settling in the Redlands. Karen joined Greencross Vets Cleveland on a part time basis early 2022, she has interests in soft tissue surgery, ultrasonography, cytology and general medicine.
Outside of work she enjoys spending time with family & friends, travel, reading and staying fit. She has 2 dogs, Lhasa Apso Remy, Poodle cross Lulu and is slave to the 3 cats she acquired as strays: a cranky tabby Mischi and mother/son Siamese crosses: Nala & Frankie.

Jenny

Jenny

Veterinary Nurse Intern

Jenny has always loved to spend time with animals, before settling in Australia she volunteered in an animal shelter back at her home in Spain and later on again in Austria. After arriving to Australia in 2019 Jenny made the decision to finally start a career working with animals. She joined the Cleveland team early in 2021 and is currently doing her internship with Greencross Vets with the goal to become a qualified veterinary nurse. Jenny is also a dedicated to wildlife, with a particular interest in possums. Jenny cares for them in her home until they are ready to be released back into the wild. She is currently looking for some future fur babies to join her family.

Dr. Su Mi Choung BVSc BPa

Dr. Su Mi Choung BVSc BPa

Veterinary Director

Su Mi has been practicing as a small animal veterinarian since 2010 after graduating from Sydney University and joined Greencross Vets in 2013. She enjoys internal medicine and soft tissue surgery with a growing interest in diagnostic imaging and. She tries to make sure her patients receive best quality of care. She grew up in Korea and studied Public Administration / Politics in her previous degree, with experience in public relations. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her family, reading, and bush walking. Since moving to this leafy area Su Mi has developed her green thumb in the garden.

Rayya Takieddine-Malaeb

Rayya Takieddine-Malaeb

Veterinarian

Rayya graduated from Murdoch University in WA in 2007. She worked in mixed practice for 8 years and in 2016, she decided it was time to just focus on small animal medicine. In 2016, she joined the Greencross family and was able to relocate to stay within the company while she moved from Victoria to Canberra.
She is very passionate about veterinary behavioural medicine as it is the number one cause for pets to be abandoned or even euthanized. So if you have concerns about your pets behaviour, she’s here to help. She works very hard to help and ensure ALL her patients from the exuberant to friendly to anxious to aggressive have a stress free experience at the clinic. She also has a special interest in dermatology, she is focused on establishing great rapport with her patients and clients.
In her spare time, she enjoys spending quality time with the family. After losing her geriatric two dogs and cat in past couple of years, she is still not ready for her new furry addition.
Lastly, she is a pet paparezzi photographer so she’s bound to snap shots of your pet!

Rebekka Haugan

Rebekka Haugan

Veterinary Nurse

Rebekka Haugan was born and raised in Tromso, Norway. She graduated in 2014 with a degree in vet nursing and an authorization as a veterinary nurse from the Norwegian government. Rebekka has advanced training in anaesthesia and pain relief in small animals which she completed in 2016. She bring with her experience with working in both large and small animal vet clinics over the years and recently spent some time in rural Victoria working with cattle on different dairy farms.

Lucie Klijn

Lucie Klijn

Veterinary Nurse

Nurse Lucie is a Vet Nursing graduate of 2019 and has a passion for emergency and critical care, and environmental sustainability. Lucie is a favourite among our clients thanks to her warm and sweet nature. Lucie and her dog, Nibbler, are bossed around by their feline overlords; Scotty and Toby.

Dr. Michelle Bruce

Dr. Michelle Bruce

Veterinarian

Dr Michelle is a graduate of Veterinary Medicine, Surgery, and Biology, from Murdoch University. Her extensive experience encompasses surgical and medical case management, with a particular focus on welfare. Michelle enjoys silversmithing jewellery in her spare time, which is limited as she is well occupied by her 17 year old diabetic, FIV positive cat, Taco, and 2 year old cat Huey, who has a congenital heart defect.

Bella Bodman

Bella Bodman

Veterinary Nurse

Bella joined Greencross in 2019 and completed a Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing in November 2021. She has a menagerie at home including 2 dachshunds, 3 cats, and a lot of fish! Bella is passionate about surgery and anaesthesia, and has a keen interest in animal welfare.

Mardie Madsen

Mardie Madsen

Veterinary Nurse

Nurse Mardie graduated with her Certificate IV in 2020 and has developed a passion for general practice and client support. Mardie’s bright and passionate persona makes her customer service experience the best in the region. Mardie has a gorgeous staffy man who enjoys long walks on the beach.

Dr. Sarah Baker

Dr. Sarah Baker

Veterinarian

Dr. Sarah hopped across the pond to join us from England. Graduating from the University of Nottingham in 2015, Dr Sarah has developed keen interests in felines, surgery, and adopting homeless animals.

Dr. Kelly Bingham

Dr. Kelly Bingham

Veterinarian

Dr. Kelly joined us as a new graduate in early 2019 and has quickly established herself as a progressive and intuitive veterinarian. When Kelly is not studying hard, she is hanging out with her handsome boys; Magnus and Gingi – 2 fabulous rescue cats.

Jackie Bolton

Jackie Bolton

Veterinary Nurse

Jackie is a qualified veterinary nurse who was born and raised in Cooma, NSW. From a young age she has had a passion for animals and has always wanted to work with them. Jackie commenced work with Greencross as a nursing intern in January 2020 and gained her Certificate IV qualification in 2021 in conjunction with her Stress Free Pets certification. In clinic, Jackie enjoys the medical aspect of nursing and is always keen to assist the vets with Team Based Consulting.
Jackie is the proud owner of two cats, Nova and Whiskey, and a dog named Chip.

Jade Bryant

Jade Bryant

Veterinary Nurse

Jade has grown up in Canberra and has always had a love of all animals, particularly big dogs. In her spare time Jade likes to go on walks with her sweet American Bulldog X “Natsu” or hang out with friends and family. Jade started at GX Tuggeranong at the end of 2020 as a nursing intern and has completed her Cert II in Veterinary Nursing. Jade hopes to begin her Cert IV training in the near future. As well as “Natsu”, Jade is also the proud Mumma of 3 rats “Squash”, “Beans” and “Chickpea”.

Charlotte Cameron

Charlotte Cameron

Veterinary Nurse

Charlotte completed her internship program with Greencross Vets and is continuing her professional development as she completes her veterinary nursing qualifications.
She has a bright, bubbly personality and will always go the extra mile to make her patients and pet parents feel taken care of. Charlotte Is a talented all-rounder and has a special interest in people facing roles as she has a background in hospitality as well as child care.

At home Charlotte has 3 too many cats and a beautiful Rottweiler X Puppy named Raven.

Veterinarian

Dr Nicole joined the Greencross Vets team in December of 2021 and graduated from University of Queensland in 2015 with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science (Hons). Since then, Nicole has worked in small animal clinics in Brisbane, and has worked extensively with greyhounds and animal immunobiological products. Nicole absolutely adores large and giant breed dogs, but also loves seeing pocket pets.

She shares her family home with 3 big dogs, 2 elderly cats and 3 cockatiels, it is her dream to add chickens to her flock one day.

Eve Kairouz

Eve Kairouz

Head Veterinary Nurse

Eve joined Greencross Vets as head veterinary nurse in 2021 and holds a Certificate IV Qualified Veterinary nurse along with a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment and has completed professional veterinary training with Taronga Zoo. She is a registered veterinary nurse with the VNCA and has maintained an unbroken registration since becoming qualified. Eve has a special interest in Anaesthesia as she worked previously as a specialist nurse but is passionate about all aspects of nursing and wants to insure that her patients always receive the best quality of veterinary care.

As she is half Lebanese, she relaxes by cooking her favourite family traditional foods and desserts and snuggling up with her 10yr old Maltese Holly.

Georgia

Georgia

Head Veterinary Nurse

Georgia started her career as a volunteer in animal care in 2016 and within a year knew she was in the right place and went on to be receive a Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing. Over the last 6 years Georgia has nursed at Sea World, Animal Emergency Clinics and at Greencross Vets.
Georgia started her career in nursing because she believes every animals life matters and understands animals, like people, come from all walks of life and have faced different challenges along the way. Her most favorite part of the job is getting to know her patients and working alongside the veterinarian while in surgery.
When she is not in the clinic, she can be found with her human and fur family who she adores, 3 children, 5 dogs, 3 cats and Galah Gordon.

Brittany Hopkins

Brittany Hopkins

Veterinary Nurse

Brittany joined Greencross in 2021 shortly after completing her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing. She has been working in vet clinics for the past 6 years, in various roles, and loves nothing more than being around and helping animals. Brittany has a few pets of her own including cats Lana and Calvin, cockatiel Lacey and Husky cross Staffy Toby. Her home also extends to dogs without homes and is also known to foster dogs from regional pounds from time to time.

Emma-Le Nguyen

Emma-Le Nguyen

Veterinary Nurse

Chrisna Brunskill

Chrisna Brunskill

Veterinary Nurse

Chrisna immigrated to Australia from South Africa over a decade ago and brings with her a wealth of international business experience prior to joining the Greencross Vets family. Before relocating to Canberra, Chrisna was apart of the corporate team at Greencross Wellness Company where she had the opportunity to take up a position in clinic, this ignited her love for animals and instigated her to switch careers from finance to vet nursing. Chrisna is currently completing her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing.
At home, Chrisna has an eight year old female Staffy named “Charlie” and an interstate grandkitten called “Winter”. Outside of the clinic, she loves spending time with family and friends, walking, cycling and baking cupcakes for her team mates.

Wei Ee Lee

Wei Ee Lee

Veterinarian

Wei Ee was born and raised in a small town in Malaysia surrounded by many stray animals – joking, by her parents of course, but was often around many beautiful stray animals. The love for animals started and became a passion of hers. This lead her moving to Perth to pursue Veterinary Medicine in Murdoch University, leaving behind her three dogs named Teddy, Tiger and Lucky. She currently is not a pet parent but foster cats until the right pet comes along and win her heart.

In her spare time, she likes to spend time on the beach while listening to the waves crashing, cooking up a storm and watching movies. She has recently rediscovered her love for sports, especially badminton and table tennis.

Sarah Skelton

Sarah Skelton

Veterinary Nurse

Sarah has been working with Greencross Vets Brookvale since 2020, she graduated TAFE with her Certificate IV in 2020 and has a keen interest for large animal veterinary medicine. Her family owns a farm that she goes to multiple times a year, where they have their own cattle. She is the pet parent of Ellie, a Border Collie x Kelpie x Cattle dog, who loves rounding up the cattle, and Bobbi – a rescue cat from the clinic she adopted in 2021.

Rebecca Warren

Rebecca Warren

Veterinary Nurse

Rebecca (Bec) has been working for Greencross Vets Brookvale since 2021, while she completes her Certificate IV at TAFE. Prior to entering into animal care, Bec was the assistant manager at local Petbarn store where she was able to support pet parents each day make the best choice for their pet. At home, Bec has a Havanese dog, Gatsby, who loves spending lots of time at the beach, along with a quaker parrot, Banjo and a budgie, Billy.

Natasha Goldsmith

Natasha Goldsmith

Veterinary Nurse

Natasha’s (Tash) enthusiasm for animal care started when she was just 12 years of age, when she began volunteering at Taronga Zoo and went on to work and volunteer in teams involved in animal rescue shelters, boarding facilities and transportation services.
She joined the team as a veterinary nurse in in 2021 after completing a Bachelor of Natural Science (Animal Science) with a Major in Zoology at Western Sydney University the year prior. Since relocating to Queensland she has enrolled in a Bachelor of Veterinary Technology and a Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing.

Outside of the clinic Tash can be found exploring the beautiful Queensland coastline otherwise you’ll find her at home playing with her cheeky rescue cat – Tommy.

Rachel Dunn

Rachel Dunn

Practice Manager / Veterinary Nurse

Rachel began working as a junior veterinary nurse in 2016 at the Deeragun clinic after gaining a position not long after doing placement from her Certificate lll in Animal Studies. Since then she has worked across a number of clinics within the Townsville region. Rachel is driven to have the opportunity to support and educate clients on their furry friends’ health and being the best advocate for them.
When she is not in the clinic Rachel can be found taking advantage of nature, camping, 4×4, exercising and fishing.

Robert Ireton

Robert Ireton

Hi, I’m Rob and I’m fresh on the scene, as I graduated with my Veterinary Nursing Certificate IV qualification in 2022. Although, you may have seen my face before (I did my practical training with Greencross Joondalup in 2021). If I haven’t met you yet, I can’t wait to meet you and all your fluffy family members! We currently have three feline family members at our house, Rueben, Charlie and Rocky.

Dr Rebecca Lacey

Dr Rebecca Lacey

Dr Bec is originally from Brisbane but has lived in Canberra and the Northern Territory. In her previous life she was a primary school teacher before changing to Veterinary science. Dr Bec is very passionate about all things ‘animal’ but especially adores our feline friends! Dr Bec has multiple cats, dogs, birds and a snake at home!

Dr Megan Weller

Dr Megan Weller

After graduating from the University of Queensland in 2012, I have worked in mixed and small animal practices in my home town of Kingaroy, the Fraser Coast region and now Toowoomba. I enjoy the many varied aspects of vet medicine, especially preventative care and helping your pet live a long and healthy life. When not at work I enjoy spending time with my family and crazy pets (a Labrador and two mischievous cats), baking, swimming and gardening.

Kimberley Truloff

Kimberley Truloff

Veterinarian

From a young age Dr. Kimberley has worked towards her dream of being a vet. She studied veterinary science at University Queensland Gatton and developed a keen interest in small animal general practice, reproduction and surgery. Upon graduating, she has worked locally in the area for a number of years and enjoys the different challenges each day brings working in a veterinary clinic. In the near future Dr. Kimberley hopes to undertake some further study in the area of canine physiotherapy and chiropractic.

Outside of the clinic, her passions include, music, art, reading and all things creative and can be found at home with her wonderful husband, two mischievous cats (Tilly and Archie), and her sweet greyhound, Rose.

Samantha Drummond

Samantha Drummond

Veterinary Nurse

Samantha began working for the Greencross Vets Biggera Waters family in 2021 and we are proud to have her in our team. While working as a vet nurse she is studying a Bachelor of Veterinary Science with Honours at the University of Queensland, and in 2024 will graduate as a veterinarian. Being a veterinary nurse offers her professional practical experience which she values and contributes to her constant learning while at university and she is adores the team she works with. This profession has been a life long dream for Samantha, as when she was a young child she had always wanted to an an ‘animal doctor’.

During her spare time, you’ll either find her playing netball, binge-watching Netflix or spoiling my fur animals with affection. At home she has two senior cats, a Russian Blue cross named Tia, and a Domestic Short Hair named Tessa. Additionally, she has a Pomeranian cross called Marli, who is still in her ‘terrible twos’ and definitely knows how to drive her parents crazy and a Bearded Dragon of my own, ‘Lizzie’, who has a huge personality for such a small animal!

Anne St-Pierre

Anne St-Pierre

Veterinary Nurse

Dr. Sanduni Jayaweera

Dr. Sanduni Jayaweera

Veterinarian

Brandon Herd

Brandon Herd

Veterinary Nurse

Lauren Pit

Lauren Pit

Veterinary Nurse

Lauren has a strong background in finance and leadership, however has always had a strong desire to work with animals. When fostering malamutes for a rescue group wasn’t enough to fill the void; Lauren decided it was finally time to take the leap to retrain her skillset. In 2021 Lauren joined Greencross Vets as a Veterinary Nurse Intern and is excited to continue to grow her career with a special interest in emergency medicine and surgery. Lauren thoroughly enjoys working in this dynamic and fast-paced clinic with such a supportive team.

When not in clinic you will find Lauren enjoying time with her husband, daughter and the fur babies; which include two Malamutes – Lala and Biggie and a cat Disney. Lauren and her family enjoy spending time outside, especially cycling, going to the beach, camping and exploring our beautiful country whenever they get a chance.

Nikki Jensen

Nikki Jensen

Practice Manager

Nikki joined the Greencross Vets City Road in 2019 to professionally pursue her love for animals and to help educate our clients on the best way to care and nature their fur babies.
It goes without saying, Nikki has always loved animals from the large to the small. Originally she was an Equine nurse (specialising in the nursing care of horses) and went on to complete completed her Certificate III in Equine nursing studies and a Certificate IV veterinary nursing.
At home Nikki has two horses, two dogs and two cats and of course when not in the clinic can be found horse riding and camping. We are so lucky to have Nikki’s diverse animal knowledge in our clinic.

Melise Rathbone

Melise Rathbone

Vet Nurse – Certificate IV

Dr. Shanice Nitis BVSc (Hons)

Dr. Shanice Nitis BVSc (Hons)

Veterinarian

Hannah Doherty

Hannah Doherty

Veterinary Nurse

Hannah brings with her over five years of professional experience as a qualified Certificate IV veterinary nurse and has had the opportunity to work with animals big and small.
As a nurse her professional aim is to ensure all patients are treated with the compassion and care they all deserve, the team are often heard saying that if a client’s pet is in Hannah’s care they will be treated as though she was their pet parent.

At home Hannah has two dogs, a ShitZu Maltese named Hugo who is eight years old and a Beagle named Bella who is five years old.

Mikayla Perry

Mikayla Perry

Veterinary Nurse

Mikayla is a testament to the passion and perseverance we nurture at Greencross Vets, she started her career in the veterinary industry studying her Certificate II in Animal Studies though a traineeship with Greencross Vets in 2015. Greencross Vets have supported her professional development and Mikayla has had the opportunity to work in a mixed practice while she completed her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing. Mikayla started with Greencross Vets Beenleigh in 2018 where she enjoys mainly nursing surgical and hospital patients.

Mikayla is kept busy outside of work with two Miniature horses, chooks, two Burmese and a Golden Retriever. She enjoys staying active by swimming, running and hiking and often goes camping in her own time.

Jessica Galloway

Jessica Galloway

Jessica joined the team at Greencross Caulfield South as a volunteer in 2018 while studying for her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing. She is now a fully qualified vet nurse and works full time with the team at the clinic. At home Jessica has a growing collection of exotic animals – the newest member being her bobtail cat Mr Weasley and she has an even larger collection of exotic house plants!

Sarah Jackson

Sarah Jackson

Sarah became a Trainee Veterinary Nurse at Greencross Sandringham in 2021, having volunteered and worked as a Kennel Hand during the completion of her Certificate III in Animal Studies. This year Sarah will be commencing Certificate IV in Vet Nursing and has become a mentor for new trainees. From being an avid horse lover and an animal sanctuary volunteer, Sarah’s passion for animals has become a day to day reality. Sarah enjoys many aspects of Vet Nursing from customer care to surgery, pet behaviour and nutrition.

Before settling in Bayside, Sarah was a Marketing Director in the Leisure and Retail industry, with a focus specifically in London’s West End. From leading a small to medium size business, she brings her experience of team work, growth mind set philosophy and continual self-improvement into her work.

Sarah, her husband and two daughters have recently acquired Amber, a cheeky chocolate Labradoodle puppy. Sarah enjoys being active outdoors, swimming, going to see exhibitions at the NGV and the movies.

Bonnie Dixon

Bonnie Dixon

Bonnie completed her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing in December 2020 and has been a vet nurse at Greencross Hoppers Crossing since March 2021. Bonnie is a massive animal lover, owning 3 Ragdolls and a Frenchie! She is always up for a good chat and will love your pets like her own. She also cares for foster kittens in her spare time.

Ellie Clubb

Ellie Clubb

Veterinary Nurse

Ellie has been volunteering to help animals since 2018 and finally pursued her professional calling and passion in 2021 when she became a qualified veterinary nurse. Professionally, Ellie is driven by having the opportunity to advocate for animals and help them throughout their stay in hospital to allow the animals to be as comfortable as possible.

Away from the clinic, her home is filled with animals from dogs and cats to bunnies and birds. When not in the clinic, Ellie spends her time with friends and family, or socialising wherever there is music.
Ellie says, “working for Greencross Vets is like being surrounded by family, it is an incredible team to be a part of.”

Jade Van Schaik

Jade Van Schaik

Veterinary Nurse

Jade has been at Greencross Vets Ocean Reef for over fours years, two of those as a work experience student and for the past two years she has been years a registered Veterinary Nurse. As a child Jade has been a natrual with animals and has made it her lifes work to learn about and work with animals. She loves coming to work everyday knowing how rewarding it will be and never knowing what the day will have in store, Jade says, “Greencross Vets Ocean Reef is like a second family to me.”
At home, Jade has three gorgeous fur babies, a Staffy Jessie and my two cats Bruce and Avocado. When she is not in the clinic Jade can be found catching up for coffee with friends and walking my dog on the beach!

Claire Bernasconi

Claire Bernasconi

Veterinary Nurse

Claire has loved being around animals from an early age and feels at home working with them every day, lucky for your pets she calls Greencross Vets her second home. She currently holds her Certificate II in Animal Studies and is currently completing her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing with the goal of working with exotics in the near future. On her days off, Claire is usually found cuddling beloved bobtail cat Bunny.

Dr. Sarah Oh

Dr. Sarah Oh

Veterinarian

Emma Mallia

Emma Mallia

Practice Manager

Emma has been working with Greencross Vets for six years, beginning her journey at Ocean Reef clinic as a student nurse. She now works at the Ocean Reef and Joondalup clinics as Practice Manager and loves having the opportunity to work with two amazing teams. At home she has a gorgeous staffy named Bella and two cheeky cats named Harli and Archie. When I am not at the clinic, you will find her at the gym, camping, or out and about with friends.

Nik Carey

Nik Carey

Veterinary Nurse & Hydro therapist

Nik is a Registered Veterinary Nurse and near completion of a Certificate in Canine Hydrotherapy through the Dogs in Motion, Canine Health and Wellbeing Academy.

Why is Nik in the veterinary field, you ask? Being a pet parent to a mini dachshund, Nik became more interested and passionate about finding ways to support her own pet when spinal issues occurred, this intrigued then spanned across to all animals and how she could support them all. She prides herself on her agility to treat all shapes sizes of animal, from mouse to horse size are welcome to join Nik for some rehabilitation and physical, mental, emotional support.

Please be advised: happy smiles are provided to all animals with fur, feathers, scales, skin and shells!

Taylah Jennings

Taylah Jennings

Growing up on a farm in Little River, working with animals is something I always knew I would do. I completed my Veterinary Nursing studies at the end of 2020, and was hired as a student while I completing my studies. I am now furthering my education and completing a Bachelor of Zoology as one day I wish to work with captive animals. At home I own two cats named Phoenix (in the photo with me) and Luna. I also have a Rottweiler X named Molly. In my free time I enjoy going for walks/hikes, watching movies and drawing/painting. I also have a Certificate II and III in Visual Arts.

Megan Griffiths

Megan Griffiths

Veterinary Nurse

Holly Cuneo

Holly Cuneo

Head Veterinary Nurse

Sophie Lee

Sophie Lee

Veterinary Nurse

Kimber Fontaine

Kimber Fontaine

Veterinary Nurse

Kimber has loved animals from as early as she can remember so when the opportunity to work at the local vets became available during high school she jumped at it and hasn’t looked back.
Kimber has worked in several veterinary clinics over the past two decades as a receptionist and nursing assistant. During this time she took a break to raise three children and has recently began studying at Bendigo Tafe for her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing. Kimber joined the team at Greencross Vets in Kangaroo Flat in 2021 and we are so lucky to have her bright and caring personality at our clinic.
In her spare time, Kimber is a volunteer wildlife rescuer and has undertaken training in both Tasmania and Victoria to be a wildlife carer, possums are her favourites and she will often have several joeys in care during spring-time.
Kimber shares her home with several rescue cats that were all orphaned babies and when she is not tending to animals she loves to cook with her children and go to farmers markets.

Samantha Ryan

Samantha Ryan

Veterinary Nurse

Samantha is very passionate about animals and at a very young age knew she wanted to work with them. She has completed her Cert II in Animal Studies with AIRC as an intern with Greencross Vets, and will start her Cert IV in Veterinary Nursing next year. Samantha has a he has a strong interest for wildlife animals and has a goal to work with exotics once she has developed her experience.
In her spare time, you will find her cuddling her two cats Oscar and Willow and spending time with friends.

Dr. MJ Keow

Dr. MJ Keow

Veterinary Director

Dr MJ is the Vet Director at Greencross Vets Marsden Park and graduated from the University of Sydney in 2010. She currently resides in Sydney with her partner, her three cats, “River”, “Tesla” and “Kikkoman”. The most recent addition to her family is a cat named ‘Pippa’ whom was adopted after being found and rescued by Dr MJ at the start of the Covid 19 lockdown 2020. Professionally, Dr MJ has an interest in small animal dentistry and soft tissue surgery. MJ always takes a stress-free approach to her patient’s care and strives for patients to feel as calm and happy as possible while in clinic.
Outside of the clinic, Dr MJ loves interior decorating and tending to her collection of rare plants in her spare time.

Dana Panos

Dana Panos

Practice Manager

Dana is the Practice Manager and a Certificate IV Veterinary Nurse at Greencross Vet Hornsby. She has significant experience in the veterinary industry, and has worked in various Greencross Vets clinics in both management and nursing roles. Dana has a love for all animals, treating her patients and their paw-rents with kindness and compassion. Dana has a soft spot for the ‘golden oldies’ and ensures they are as comfortable as possible during their clinic visits.
Currently, Dana is studying a Masters of Business Management at UNSW to further her management skills. At home, Dana is a pet parent to a whippet named “Moose” and in her spare time loves taking him on hikes with her partner.

Caitlyn Bateson

Caitlyn Bateson

Trainee Veterinary Nurse

Caitlyn has aspired to being a vet nurse for as long as she can remember. She absolutely adores all animals/creatures (minus spiders) and has an interest in snakes because of how different they are to most pets, she find them extremely beautiful and fascinating. Greencross Vets has been her first place of employment since graduating and we couldn’t be prouder! She has a professional interest in anaesthesia and hopes to develop in this area over time.

She is a pet parent to a cat named Tommy that was adopted from the pound where she volunteered for three years. She also adopted a guinea pig Morty when he very unwell and has now been nursed back to health living it up in his little mansion.
Caitlyn finished a double Certificate in Animal Studies (Cert III 3 in Animal Studies and Cert III in Companion Animal Services) and continues to develop her professional skills by furthering her studies while she is working.
In light of my love for animals she is a vegetarian and happy to share any delicious plant based recipes!

Emily Dunn

Emily Dunn

Veterinary Nurse

Emily is a Certificate IV qualified nurse who works part-time at Greencross Vet Marsden Park. Emily is highly interested in all facets of surgical nursing, and can be found making sure your pet receives gold standard care when they are at the clinic. Emily has three South-African Boerboels, “Dozer”, “Sooky” and “Annabelle” as well as three feisty felines and two horses, so has extensive experience in nursing pets with different temperaments and sizes.
Away from the clinic Emily competes in and has placed in a variety of equestrian events and vaults (gymnastic on her horses!).

Larissa Spiteri

Larissa Spiteri

Veterinary Nurse

At Greencross Vets Larissa is a Certificate II Veterinary Nurse. Larissa’s vibrant and caring nature is often the first point of contact for our patients, your fur babies, as they enter the clinic. Professionally, Larissa loves all facets of puppy and dog training, and has experience in doing so with her Doberman “Sage”, Border Collie X Kelpie “Nala” and Miniature Fox Terrier’s “Ruffiano” and “Daisy”. Along with her training in veterinary nursing, Larissa has recently graduated from Western Sydney University with a Bachelor of Science, Majoring in Zoology.

Dr. Mihai Csatai

Dr. Mihai Csatai

Veterinarian

Dr Mihai Csatai started his career in 1998 as a Romanian vet graduate and worked as a zoo and small animals veterinarian for his first few years overseas. In 2002 he moved to New Zealand where he registered as a veterinarian by National Veterinary Board examination and worked as a mixed animal vet for four years. He discovered his passion for emergency and critical care and worked as an emergency and critical care veterinarian for his next 13 years of practicing both in NZ and Australia. He moved to Australia in 2014, gained a National Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists membership in emergency and critical care and carried over his passion for emergency work until 2018.
At Greencross Vets Dr. Mihai Csatai has since he has been practicing as a general practitioner.

Dr James Holder

Dr James Holder

James has extensive experience in the veterinary industry, graduating from the University of Bristol (UK) in 1998. After working in a number of small animal practices throughout England, James made the move to Shanghai, China in 2002 where he managed two clinics. During this time he worked as the Medical Director for Second Chance Animal Aid (SCAA), a private non-profit organisation committed to protecting and improving the health and welfare of companion animals through education, healthcare, advocacy, outreach, adoption and the promotion of foster car, as an alternative approach to traditional shelters. At the end of 2013, he and his family moved to Perth, where he is able to continue his interest in all aspects of veterinary practice particularly ophthalmology , preventative healthcare, orthopaedics and behaviour. When he is not in the clinic, you will find him playing rugby for UWA, going to Fame Trivia quizzes, walking his dogs Apollo and Timmy and enjoying the beaches of WA..

Teghan Keeley

Teghan Keeley

Veterinary Nurse

Teghan has been part of the Warringal team for a year and has been has been studying animal health for the past five years. Her passion for animals grew from a young age and she chose to professionally pursue a career in animal care and have a few fur babies at home too. At home Teghan has two dogs, Jasper and Bailey as well as a cat, Monte, needless to say she adores all of them.

Jasper Lau

Jasper Lau

Veterinary Nurse

Jasper is currently studying to become a Veterinary Nurse, and joined the Greencross Vets team in late 2021 while completing his work placements at the clinic.
From as long as he can remember, he has always had an affection for animals and hopes to adopt a few fur babies in the near future. Jasper is thankful to be a part of a supportive and encouraging clinic.

Kristen Ellese Rastos

Kristen Ellese Rastos

Veterinary Nurse

Brittany Pedersen

Brittany Pedersen

Head Veterinary Nurse

Brittany is a Certificate IV qualified Veterinary Nurse, the Head Nurse of Greencross Vet Marsden Park, and the NSW Central Regional Head Nurse. Her passion within the Veterinary industry flourished whilst studying at school during work placement, providing her with insight into the industry. Britt was captivated by the Vets and Nurses she spoke too and endeavors to be that same role model for others. Britt can usually be found training our new staff and interns or scrubbed in to surgery to assist the vet. Britt’s household is run by her three Maltese X Shih Tzu’s “Benji”, “Lilly” and “Ruby”, her Cavoodle “Bindi”, and her Domestic Long Hair Cat ‘Letti”. In her spare time Britt loves spending time with her partner and family, and going camping.

Bridgette Singleton

Bridgette Singleton

Veterinarian Technician

Bridgette decided to leave her first career in advertising and studied Vet Technology and a Cert IV in Nursing at UQ Gatton, graduating in 2017. Since then she has worked in Toowoomba and Brisbane in specialist clinics and general practice. She has a love of cats, dogs, birds and snakes, with two beautiful fur children at home, Marsden and Ripley. She is passionate about helping all creatures great and small and has a particular interest in nutrition and behaviour science

Dr Danika Van Heusden

Dr Danika Van Heusden

I grew up on a farm south of Perth with dogs, cats, cattle, sheep, horses and poultry. I have always wanted to work with animals. I have a Bachelor of Animal Science in addition to my Veterinary degrees, and have worked in different clinics before joining Greencross Vets. I have an interest in behaviour from working with a dogs refuge home, and would like to increase my knowledge in behaviour as well as post operative rehabilitation. When I am not working, I love spending time with my children, Baris the dog, two cats and our flock of chickens.

Emily Lorraine Mansfield

Emily Lorraine Mansfield

Head Veterinary Nurse

Emily Onesti

Emily Onesti

Veterinary Nurse

It was a trip to Thailand in 2019 volunteering at an elephant nature reserve where Emily had the realisation that helping animals would be her future full time career. Soon after she began my studies with Applied Vocational Training in vet nursing and once this was completed joined the Greencross Vets team as a Registered Veterinary Nurse.
She also has a strong professional interest in animal behaviour, she has been involved in coordinating the pre-puppy school classes, which focus on positive training and behaviour.
Emily feels proud to be part of such a passionate team of veterinarians and veterinary nurses and in a clinic that represents gold standards in patient care.
At home, she has two cheeky dogs who always keep her on her toes, Murphy a rescue Staffy X and Maisie a Boxer.

Dr. Renee Pasqualino

Dr. Renee Pasqualino

Veterinarian

Renee completed a Bachelor of Science at the University of Sydney in 2013, then went on to graduate with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 2018. She has worked as a small animal veterinarian in a range of clinics across Wollongong and the Sutherland Shire.
Renee is passionate about internal medicine and surgery, with a special interest in ultrasonography and exotic animals. Along with her passion for animal care, Renee enjoys building relationships with clients and their animals. Outside of work, Renee loves spending time outside with her husband and her geriatric dog Hamish.

Megan Carlisle

Megan Carlisle

Business Manager

Megan has always had a strong passion for animals beginning veterinary nursing when she was 16 years old, while completing her senior certificate. Despite working in a number of other industries including hospitality, retail and administration, she has always considered veterinary nursing as the career for her. She completed her L2 Veterinary Nursing Qualifications in 1999 and her Business Degree with a major in Economics at the University of Queensland in 2011. Megan has been a part of the Greencross Vets team since 2004 and considers the Woolloongabba team as her ‘work family’. She loves the positive, fun and friendly working environment provided by her team and enjoys catching up with regular clients and their furry family members!

When she’s not working, you will find her spending time outdoors in parks and beaches with her husband, two sons and their two dogs Abbie and Jamie

Bridgette Singleton

Bridgette Singleton

Veterinary Technician
Bridgette decided to leave her first career in advertising and studied Vet Technology and a Certificate IV in Nursing at University Queensland, graduating in 2017. Since then she has worked in Toowoomba and Brisbane in specialist clinics and general practice.
She has a love of cats, dogs, birds and snakes, with two beautiful fur children at home, Marsden and Ripley. It goes without saying, Bridgette is passionate about helping all creatures great and small and has a particular interest in nutrition and behaviour science.

Darci Connors

Darci Connors

Veterinary Nurse
Darci recently joined our team as a veterinary nurse, she graduated from the University of Melbourne with a Bachelor degree in animal health. She has spent the last several years travelling the world and worked in veterinary clinics in London. Darci has returned to Australia to further pursue her passion for animal care and has recently graduated as a veterinary nurse. You will find her in the reception as she loves meeting the many different furry friends that come to visit the clinic. Outside of the clinic, you will find her performing on her violin in her orchestra.

Dr Carla Allison

Dr Carla Allison

Senior Veterinary Director

Dr Carla’s childhood was spent in South Africa and she immigrated to Queensland in 2000 to complete her Bachelor of Veterinary Science at the University of Queensland. After graduating in 2004 with Honours, she spent four years at Port Macquarie thoroughly enjoying the challenging cases presented at her mixed animal clinic. She has worked for Greencross Vets on the Gold Coast for over 10 years. Carla has a reputation for providing the highest standards of veterinary care. Dr. Carla has strong interest in Small Animal Veterinary Medicine including Ultrasound, Radiography and Computed Tomography. When she’s not working, you’ll find Carla running around after her two kids and spending time with her pets; two gorgeous kitties ( Theodore and Storm) , a rescue dog called Astrid and a flock of chickens. Currently, she is looking for her next horse care project.

Come in and say Hi; she loves meeting each and everyone of your fur-babies

Jessica Snape

Jessica Snape

Veterinary Nurse

Jess is one of the newer faces around Greencross Vets Carrara. She had always wanted to work with animals growing up, however life presented a different opportunity and she originally trained as a pastry chef. Soon after, she decided she prefers animals over humans and followed her heart to become a Vet Nurse. Although she is new and still finding her feet, she is loving every minute of it… not to mention all the free hugs she gets from your pawfect pets. If you have noticed Florence (our clinic cat) has been missing in action from the clinic, don’t worry- she has settled right in at home with Jess and her partner but will still make an appearance here from time to time.

Dr Kathryn Owen

Dr Kathryn Owen

Veterinarian

Dr. Kathryn graduated from The University of Queensland with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science (Hons) at the end of 2018 and soon after was offered a role as veterinarian at Greencross Vets. Dr. Kathryn is proud to work between both the Varsity Lakes and Burleigh Waters clinics with two amazing teams of vets, vet nurses and reception staff. She loves getting to know all the clients and their lovely pets and is passionate about helping them get better so they can return home to their families.

Dr. Kathryn has always had a professional interest in small animal medicine but also loves the challenge of emergency medicine. When not at work, she enjoys socialising with friends, heading to the beach to catch the morning sunrise and playing touch rugby league.

Christina Frasca

Christina Frasca

Veterinary Nurse

Christina’s love and unwavering passion for animals began at a young age growing up surrounded by various animals. Christina first joined the Greencross Vets team in 2021 through the Greencross Internship course. After finishing her Certificate II in Animal Studies, she was enthusiastic to continue her education and become a permanent member of the Greencross Carrara Vets team. Christina is driven to provide compassionate customer service and care. She loves combining her love of animals & passion for helping people within her role at Greencross. Christina has a strong professional interest in surgery and critical care. She is driven to provide fear free handling, as she seeks to make every pet feel safe and at ease while in the Greencross Vets clinic.

Ella Barrie-Stanley

Ella Barrie-Stanley

Veterinarian Nurse

Ella was surrounded by all species of animals while growing up and for as long as she can remember she has had the belief that they all deserve care and kindness. Two years ago, Ella began her journey into the veterinary industry as a Certificate II veterinary nurse and is currently completing her Certificate IV. While studying and working, Ella is training to be a puppy pre-school teacher here in Toowoomba. At home she has a few pets of her own, a rescue cat and two rats. She says ‘I am very luck to have found my passion and life purpose so young and will be nurturing my feathered, scaled and furry friends for the rest of my life, no matter how big or small.’

Krysten Lee

Krysten Lee

Krysten graduated from the University of Adelaide in 2019 and started her career in regional practice in Mildura, Victoria. She joined Greencross Para Vista after moving home in 2021. Krysten grew up riding horses in the Adelaide Hills and caring for her family pets which included a dog, a frog, two turtles and a number of fish! Krysten loves all aspects of veterinary medicine but is especially interested in clinical pathology. Outside of work Krysten loves exploring new places with her partner and rescue dog Sadie.

Dr Hannah Beveridge

Dr Hannah Beveridge

Dr Hannah is a 2002 Murdoch Graduate who has recently returned to Perth after recently calling Dorset, UK, home. Although she loves all aspects of being a general practitioner, her main areas of interest are major abdominal surgery and supporting new and recent graduates so they too can remain in the profession and love their job as she does.

Over the last 19 years she has worked in many clinics in both Australia and the UK and spent six months in 2020 as a Visiting Professor at Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine, St Kitts, West Indies.

When Covid-19 caused the staff at the local brewery to be furloughed, she and her partner Nick (a brewer) took over. She spent the remainder of 2020 working as a Drayman at the local brewery, delivering bottles and casks of beer throughout Dorset with her rescue German Shepherd Dog, Koda. Sadly, Koda passed away in September 2021. Hannah looks forward to settling back in to life in Perth and perhaps sometime in the future, welcoming another rescue German Shepherd into her home.

In her spare time she enjoys playing Polo, gardening, hiking, snowboarding and generally anything that takes her outside.

Hazel Fenelon

Hazel Fenelon

Veterinary Nurse
Hazel is currently completing her Certificate IV Veterinary Nurse Qualification and is loving working here at Greencross Vets Mandurah. It goes without saying, Hazel loves all animals great and small and believes that they should all be given an equal and fair chance of survival. Hazel always find herself keeping an eye out for any animal that may need her and is happy to help them all!
Outside of Greencross Vets, Hazel spends a lot of her time camping, going to the beach and just enjoying the outdoors. Hazel’s newest edition to her family is a young lady named Frankie, a Border Collie x Husky / German Shepherd.

Tanisha Hutton

Tanisha Hutton

Trainee Veterinary Nurse Receptionist

Tanisha is the new vet nurse/receptionist of our clinic, having completed work experience here in 2017. She returned in 2020 to be a part of our Greencross Vets internship program, which helped her gain a Certificate II in Animal Studies and employment with our company. With a Certificate II in Racing Industry and a Certificate III in Animal Companion Services, Tanisha wishes to further her study in Certificate IV Veterinary Nursing. When Tanisha isn’t working at the clinic she’s at home spending time with her cheeky cat Louie. Tanisha also has a love for her reading, cooking, and venturing out to do something active with friends.

Caitlin Noyes

Caitlin Noyes

“Veterinary Nurse

Caitlin joined the Greencross Vets team in 2021, after having wanted to work in the animal industry since she was little and loves caring for them. The highlight of her role is the opportunity to care for and provide a safe space for animals when they are unwell and support families on their pets road to recovery. She loves the opportunity to see an animal go home happy and healthy.
When she isn't at the clinic cuddling animals she is at home pampering her two dogs, Ruby and Tessa.

Dr Rachael Hayes

Dr Rachael Hayes

Rachael is from County Cork in Ireland and qualified from University College Dublin in 2016. Shortly after graduating, she moved to Devon in the Southwest of England where she spent over a year working in small animal practice. She then moved home to Cork and spent four years working in various small animal veterinary roles before joining the Greencross Vets Nedlands team.

Rachael has a keen interest in soft tissue surgery and loves a challenging medical case. While working as a small animal vet, she also had the opportunity to treat local wildlife. This has been a special interest of Rachael’s since she rescued an injured hedgehog named Marvin who now lives in her back garden!

Outside of work, Rachael loves to spend time reading or walking on the beach with her two cocker spaniels, Maggie and Lucy. She also loves to travel and will use any opportunity she can to explore new places while meeting people along the way. Rachael is very excited to move to Australia and start a new adventure while also expanding her experience as a veterinarian.

Kym Collins

Kym Collins

Receptionist

Nicole Groenendaal

Nicole Groenendaal

Veterinary Nurse

Nicole is a Gold Coast local, who grew up and completed her schooling on the Coast. Nicole joined the Greencross Carrara team at the start of 2020 whilst completing her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing. Nicole has a what is often nicknamed, a small farm, with three domestic long hair cats named Jinx, Misty and Tiddles, a Papillon named Neko, three goats named Pablo, Snowy and Kaito, a horse named Hallie and a Border Collie named Kaiser who she cherishes.
Nicole is passionate about everything nursing, and prides herself on providing the best possible care for your fur baby.

Terry Chen

Terry Chen

Veterinary Technician

Terry grew up in Taiwan and migrated to Australia with his family when he was young. We are so lucky to have Terry in our team as being a fluent trilingual (English, Mandarin & Taiwanese) speaker has many benefits in our clinic. He has always had animals in his life, and has been working in the veterinary industry since 2014, graduating from University Queensland with a Bachelor of Veterinary Technology. He is passionate about all areas of nursing, however his areas of expertise include surgical nursing; dentistry and weight program. Additionally, his professional interests include building on his veterinary education including, puppy preschool and training & behaviour.
Terry is the very proud owner of a gorgeous and loyal German Shepherd Dog. Outside of the clinic, Terry enjoys water sports; Ice skating; cooking; camping and spending quality time with family and friends.

Adam Maher

Adam Maher

Veterinary Nurse/Practice Manager

Recently Adam joined the Greencross Vets Morwell clinic as Practice Manager bringing with him over eight years of vet nursing experience. He brings with him a huge passion for feline medicine and behavior, having spent a lot of personal time focusing studies in this area. Currently he is enrolled in the Bachelor of Veterinary Technology through Charles Sturt university and his goal is to contribute the the future development of animal care.
As a practice manager, Adam has a focus on community, developing long standing, trusting relationships with all of our clients, patients and staff. Adam devotes a lot of time to each client to ensure they each feel assured that their pet is in the safest of hands.

Adam is an equal rights advocate, making Greencross Vets Morwell the first “LGBTQI+ welcome” certified clinic in this region and is passionate about providing a safe space for all individuals in the community.
He is looking forward to the new campaigns and services that the Morwell clinic will begin to offer in the near future, ensuring that our patients are in the best care, with the best facilities possible.

Cassidy Holland

Cassidy Holland

Trainee Veterinary Nurse

Cassidy began her career at Greencross Vets Morwell based on her love for all animals big and small. Recently, she completed her Certificate III in Animal Studies and is eager to continue her professional development. Currently, her strong interest is surgical nursing and she looks forward to developing her skills in this area and developing her large (farm) animal knowledge.
At home she has have a German Shepheard ‘Jax’, who spends most of his time by her side and is a regular visitor at the clinic. With Jax at toe she often is found outside enjoying horse riding.

Dr. Duncan Borland

Dr. Duncan Borland

Veterinary Director

Jasmine Bailey

Jasmine Bailey

Trainee Veterinary Nurse

Kelly McKay

Kelly McKay

Practice Manager
Kelly started her veterinary nursing career in 1997, progressing into a senior role in 2005 and completed her Diploma in Practice Management in 2007. During this period of time, Kelly has remained at the same Greencross Vets clinic along with becoming Practice Manager at Greencross Vets Stud Park also. It goes without saying Kelly has a unique and strong bond with the clinic, staff, clients and, plays an instrumental role in ensuring our patients feel safe and comfortable.
At home, she has two very active and adventurous Bengals named 'Lia' & 'Benjamin' and a rescued Persian named Evie, who loves to spend her days sleeping in late & guarding the bed until mum comes home.”

Dr. Georgia Hammond

Dr. Georgia Hammond

Veterinarian

Following graduating from the University of Melbourne in 2016, Georgia headed to Scotland to begin her career as a mixed animal vet. After two years, she transitioned to a small animal clinic to focus on broadening her small animal medicine knowledge.
With such a large distance between Georgia and her family, she made the decision to return to Australia near the end of 2021. Since then, she has been a member of the Kangaroo Flat team and has enjoyed the lifestyle change.

Dr. Bethany Jeans

Dr. Bethany Jeans

Starting from a young age, Bethany always had empathy and love for animals, and she dreamt of becoming a vet. Bethany fulfilled that dream when she graduated as a veterinarian from Murdoch University in 2019. Since graduating she has been working at Greencross Sandringham surrounded by such an amazing group of people who have dedicated their careers to helping animals. Bethany has thoroughly enjoyed her time at Sandringham and has developed a passion for soft tissue surgery and medicine cases. As well as her clinical work, Bethany has also done some volunteering in rural India and in the Northern Territory, where she enjoyed treating and desexing stray animals. To keep herself busy outside of work, Bethany enjoys beach walks and coffee.

Zoe Kirk

Zoe Kirk

Junior Veterinary Nurse

During her teens Zoe volunteered at Wildlife HQ zoo where she developed a deeper understanding of how animals are cared for and how best to improve their welfare. While there, she was exposed to a diverse range of animals including many Australian native animals, she also has experience in caring for horses. Zoe began her journey with us when she applied for the Greencross Vets internship program and quickly became a veterinary nurse Graduating with Certificate II in animal studies. She is continuing her education and is grateful to be supported by a team who encourage professional development. Overall, Zoe is happy to have the opportunity to work in a clinic where the number one priority is to provide the best care for all pets.

Johlene Van Eyk

Johlene Van Eyk

Veterinary Nurse
Johlene graduated as a veterinary nurse from the University Of Pretoria, South Africa in 2018 and had always dreamt of studying her passion at this university. Upon completion of her studies she worked at a small animal specialist referral practice for two years and has gone on to work in various clinics to develop her knowledge of the various medical and surgical conditions. Her professional passions include; rehabilitation
emergency and critical care and surgical nursing!

Amelia Williams

Amelia Williams

Veterinary Nurse

Amelia joined the Greencross Vets team in 2020 and brings with her dynamic experience in emergency, critical care and general practice nursing. Originally from the Kapiti Coast in New Zealand where she grew up around animals, her family had three German Shepherds. She completed her studies in vet nursing while in New Zealand and went on to began her career in general practice clinics along with the veterinary hospital at Willington Zoo. Prior to relocating to Townsville, her dream was to work in emergency and critical care nursing and this came to fruition when she was offered an opportunity to work in this role at Animal Referral Hospital in Melbourne.
When she is not in the clinic you can find her enjoying a nap along side her fur babies, Bella and her son, Yoda (photographed), who are Bichon Frise and two DSHs Bilbo, who is a rescues.

Maddison

Maddison

Maddie started her journey with Greencross as a volunteer student, but it didn’t take her long to know she had chosen the perfect career for her. Maddie has completed her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing and is our newest addition to the Surfers Paradise Team. She loves getting to know each and every fur baby that comes into the clinic, treating them as if they were her own.

When she isn’t at the clinic, our resident “crazy cat lady” has two cat kids at home, Zeus and Miso, who she loves dearly.

Rachel Hagger

Rachel Hagger

Dr. Stephanie Umina DVM

Dr. Stephanie Umina DVM

Dr. Steph graduated as a Veterinarian in 2016 from the University of Melbourne and has since has worked in both General Practice and Emergency/ICU practices. She has a keen interest in preventative medicine, ultrasonography, soft tissue surgery and emergency medicine. Steph’s and her partner are pet parents to a ‘small’ fur-family of three Rhodesian Ridgebacks; Max, Nala and Zuri, and their two ginger cats: Penny and Lucy.
A creative at heart, away from the clinic she enjoys her photography (she enjoys a mix of pet, portrait and astrophotography), reading books or manga and tinkering with computers.

Maddie Bell

Maddie Bell

Maddie has been veterinary nursing for 14 years, beginning her career at the Greencross Vets Fountain Gate as a nurse and has progressed her career to Practice Manager and had the flexibility to return as a nurse at Greencross Narre Warren. It goes without saying, Maddie is passionate about animal welfare & animal care, constantly ensuring pets have a low stress, positive experience at the clinic. She prides herself on the fact that she treats every patient as she would expect her own pets to be treated.
Outside of the clinic Maddie is kept busy with her two horses, Rev & Welty, her wonderful Rottweiler, Lupe` & Gomez, her gorgeous, cheeky old cat.

Cordelia Edwards

Cordelia Edwards

Cordelia studied her Veterinary medicine degree at the University of Liverpool in the UK and graduated in 2016. Spending the early years of her career in a large, busy mixed animal hospital in Yorkshire before flying out to Australia for an adventure. Three years later, she’s still here with no plans of returning to cold, rainy England anytime soon.
Cordelia lives with her rescue American Bulldog Sook and her stripy rescue moggy Ringo Pantelino. In her spare time Cordelia enjoys hiking up mountains, swimming at the beach with Sook, horse riding and CrossFit.

Emma Rowatt

Emma Rowatt

I started my journey at Greencross Vets as a veterinary nurse student whilst studying Veterinary Nursing through the South Metro Tafe in Bentley. Upon graduating and becoming a qualified vet nurse in 2020, I was given the amazing opportunity to continue on at Greencross Armadale as an employee. I have always wanted a career in anything regarding animals and vet nursing allows me to follow this pathway. Prior to studying veterinary nursing and moving to Perth, I lived in NSW for approximately 10 years where I got the opportunity to work with an angora goat stud. Whilst I am a fairly new nurse, I am always eager to learn anything and everything about the health and care of our beloved patients. At home I am a doting staff member to my 3 cats, Zoey, Louie and Enya. I also have a Maltese X called Monty, who puts up with the 3 cats alongside me. I would love to expand my pet collection and am looking at getting a snake soon so my mini zoo will be growing.

Dr Rosie Cotton

Dr Rosie Cotton

I was born in Johannesburg, South Africa and grew up in Cape Town. I graduated in 2009 with a Bachelor of Arts in Fine Arts from the University of Cape Town, majoring in painting. I then went on to study Veterinary Science at Onderstepoort Veterinary Institute at the University of Pretoria, finishing in 2016.

While at vet school I connected with my now husband, Adam. We dated for many years before marrying in 2017.

I completed my Compulsory Community Service year in Kwa-Zulu Natal working as a state vet and treating both large and small animals in under-privileged communities. I also coordinated mass sterilisation campaigns throughout the province. It was from one of these campaigns that I adopted my dog, Sophie.

From 2018, I was working in a large first opinion small animal private practice in Cape Town and in January 2020, I gave birth to my daughter, Asha. I am very proud that she is also an animal lover.

When not at work, I enjoy spending time with my family outdoors especially hiking and snorkelling. I will never say no to a run with my dog.

My passion is small animal medicine, surgery, and diagnostic imagery (especially ultrasound). I am inspired by the human-animal bond and am privileged to be a part of these very special relationships.

Dr Leonardo Leo

Dr Leonardo Leo

I was born in Jakarta, Indonesia and moved to Melbourne around 2009 to pursue my education. I graduated in 2013 with a Bachelor of Biomedicine with Honours from the University of Melbourne, majoring in Immunology. I then went on to continue my degree in Doctor of Veterinary Medicine at the same University of Melbourne, finishing in 2017.

Since then, I spent 18 months working as a small animal GP vet at a private practice in Ringwood before the pandemic hit. Due to the changes in working conditions, I decided to pivot to a remote work opportunity as an online veterinarian consultant in one of Australian leading pet product company for 10 months. From this role, I gained more insights in terms of product knowledge and preventative health in the veterinary industry.

When not busy taking care of the fur-babies, I enjoy spending time with my friends and checking out new places to eat or travel to. I am also an avid badminton player and enjoy a jog in the park when the weather is nice. Currently in search of the perfect cat to adopt!

My passion is small animal medicine, behaviour and preventative health. I am inspired by the human-animal bond and am privileged to be a part of the journey together with the owners and their loved ones.

Dr Jayde Kunst BVSc (Hons)

Dr Jayde Kunst BVSc (Hons)

Jayde graduated with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science (Hon), from The University of Melbourne in 2005. She then went on to work at a number of Hospitals throughout various locations in Melbourne refining her skills and ability before joining the Greencross Vets Narre Warre location in 2019. As Veterinary Director and the Senior Clinical Veterinarian, Jayde performs the more complicated surgeries and provides second opinion consultations within our clinic.

Outside of work, Jayde enjoys spending time with her family, attending her children’s sporting activities and listening to true crime podcasts.

Stephanie Fabbri

Stephanie Fabbri

Stephanie began working as a trainee nurse and began her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing in 2018. She counts being accepted into the field of animal care as one of her biggest achievements having dreamt about working in the industry since the age of 5 and as a grown up, loves each day in the clinic.
Outside of work, Steph spends time with friends and family, reads, explores the outdoors and focusses on self-care and growth. She enjoys the company of her Shih Tzu x puppy, Billy, her two Netherland Dwarf rabbits, Frankie and Penny and her Love Bird Holly.

Abigail Waddington

Abigail Waddington

Abigail Waddington is the Veterinary Director of Greencross Vets Crown Street. She grew up in Switzerland before moving to the UK to attend the University of Nottingham, completing a Certificate in Advanced Veterinary Practice with a special interest in Internal Medicine. While in the clinic she enjoys performing Ultrasound examinations and Echocardiograms (heart scans). Dr. Waddington moved to Australia in 2019 and has been enjoying life in Wollongong ever since.
When she is not in the clinic her hobbies include scuba diving and exploring Australia in her van with her partner and their rescue dog Torvi.

Krystal Loveless

Krystal Loveless

Vet Nurse & Puppy School Coordinator

Dr. Andrea Coster

Dr. Andrea Coster

Dr. Andrea graduated from James Cook University Queensland in 2016 and started her career in a busy emergency centre in Perth.
Andrea has always loved being taking care of her family’s pets and is passionate about treating and caring for dogs and cats. Her favourite pet has been her beloved Mastiff Tyson. She is yet to become a pet parent again, but loves to come to work and get to know new clients and help provide care and support to every animal she gets to meet in clinic. Andrea recently joined our team and spends her time between Subiaco and Bedford loving the fast paced environment of helping animals every day.

Priscila Curso Almeida

Priscila Curso Almeida

Since Priscila was a child she has knew she would grow to become a veterinarian, she wasn’t sure how though, as she lived in a small city Brazil with no Vet College nearby. As a teenager she was selected to attend a high school program designated for gifted students, at fourteen she packed her bags and moved to another city as I knew this program would open the doors to vet school. In 2006 she graduated from an acclaimed vet colleges in Brazil. Since then she has developed her skills working with dogs and cats with emphasis in small animal dermatology, has worked in her own practice, completed a masters in small animal nutrition and completed her North American Veterinary Licensing Examination.
All of these skills and experiences have led her to Greencross Vets Hyde Park and she is proud to be in a team of people who share the same mindset of quality pet care she also has.

Tam Walker

Tam Walker

Tam came to work at Greencross Vets Wellington Road once she completed her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing at TAFESA Gilles Plains. After her placement with us, she was offered a casual role with our clinic and you may see her around the clinic a few days a week.
Tam has a deep love for all animals, with a particular interest in pocket pets, especially ferrets, she has two cheeky ferret’s Theo and Humphrey. When she is not at the clinic she can be found at home with her partner and their family of 3 dogs, Hudson a Bull Arab, Sadie a Labradoodle and Rocco an American Staffordshire Terrier, a sugar glider, a few rescue cats, 2 Flemish giant rabbits and guinea pigs. While at home you can find Tam with a ferret on her shoulder, looking after all her animals and studying all things pets.

Dr. Lauren Pfitzner

Dr. Lauren Pfitzner

Veterinarian

Lauren is a University of Adelaide graduate who was born and raised in the Adelaide Hills. She spent her first couple years after graduation working in the South East, then locumed in the South East and country Victoria before spending a year in a mixed practice just outside of Melbourne treating a diverse range of species. Lauren enjoys the variety mixed practice brings
Outside of work Lauren enjoys a good drop of Adelaide Hills wine, a good book or anything that can be done outdoors- hiking and cycling in particular.

Kate Parkinson

Kate Parkinson

Trainee Veterinary Nurse

Kate joined Greencross Vets in 2021, previously working at Holden Hill and Strathalbyn Greencross Vets clinics, and joined our clinic in early 2022.
Kate decided in 2018 that she wanted to do something different and made the leap to move solo to Australia from the UK, after settling in for a few years she decided that she wanted to advance her previous experience working in veterinary in the UK by studying her Certificate 4 in Veterinary Nursing. She is really enjoying broadening her knowledge during her studies.
In her spare time Kate enjoys spending time with her partner and their Border Collie ‘Squid’, camping, surfing and photography.

Kathryn Chave

Kathryn Chave

Veterinary Nurse

Kathryn is a newly qualified Certificate IV nurse who started with us through the Greencross nurse internship program. After completing her Certificate II in Animal Studies she went on to graduate her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing. She loves walking and has a keen interest in all animals from farm production large animals to small pets.

Dr Avanti Caldera

Dr Avanti Caldera

Avanti graduated from the University of Melbourne in 2016, achieving her lifelong dream of becoming a vet. She enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine in particular canine and feline internal medicine, geriatric pet health and palliative care. Outside of work Avanti enjoys spending time outdoors, gardening and cooking but most of all enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She is also kept busy with her three cheeky cats and two dogs. Avanti joined the team at Greencross Vets Craigieburn in 2021 and is looking forward to meeting all the local clients and their furry friends.

Harriet Alden

Harriet Alden

Practice Manager

Having moved to Australia 7 years ago, Harriet embarked on a career in the veterinary industry, qualifying as a Registered Vet Nurse. She has been working as the Practice Manager alongside Dr James Holder and the team at Greencross for 3 years. She has a love for animals big or small with a special fondness for Terriers, sparked by the love of her childhood Border Terrier, Harley.

Kirstain Gaffney

Kirstain Gaffney

Kirstain first joined the Greencross Vets family through our amazing internship program and was based in NSW with our Five Dock team.

After looking for a sea change, she decided to move with her fiancé and fur babies, a golden retriever named Ruby, and her two cats, Ziva and Luna, down to the Mornington Peninsula. She expanded her Victorian family soon after by joining our Greencross Vets Springvale team in June 2021.

Kirstain has become a vital part of our nursing team, driven by her passion for pet health and well-being, as well as a keen interest in understanding behaviours. She loves to learn, takes pride in supporting all those around her, and has a strong thirst for knowledge.

Vinicius Winter Viana

Vinicius Winter Viana

Vinicius (Vini) has been a veterinarian for over a decade and brings with him international experience having worked and studied in Brazil, Canada, United States of America and New Zealand. He graduated from University of Vicosa, Brazil in 2006 with a Masters of Veterinary Pathology and then went on to move to Canada in 2015 to pursue a PhD. While in Canada he was received accreditation to work as a veterinarian surgeon, allowing him to provide animal health care across the world. Vini has a professional interest in surgery, specifically orthopedic surgery and ophthalmology.
When he is not in the clinic saving lives, he listens to music, plays the drums and also has a keen interest in astronomy and physics.

Emma Kelly

Emma Kelly

Emma joined the Greencross Vets Noarlunga in 2021, bringing with a diverse skills in animal care. Starting as an Animal Technician Emma worked in medical research and made the transition into Veterinary Nursing in 2015. She has experience in all facets of animal care from animal hospitals to general practice clinics. Emma is a passionate surgical nurse who takes pride in offering quality patient care, as well as being an compassionate, approachable and communicative to our clients.

In her spare time Emma is an avid long distance runner who is training for her first marathon, and loves spending as much time as possible outdoors either at the beach or running the local trails. Her main love though is for her two dogs Lady and Tibby, and black cat called Neil Young.

Sophie Benyon

Sophie Benyon

Born and raised in Townsville, Sophie began her career with Greencross Vets Hyde Park in 2019 as a Veterinary Nurse. Like many of her colleagues Sophie has always wanted to work with animals and brings her passion and knowledge of animal care to each patient she encounters. She looks to further her education in veterinary nursing to deliver quality care for animals.

Sophie says, “It’s so rewarding being able to see animals recover from illnesses and injuries”. She has an interest in working with exotic animals and wildlife, and her favourite animals are elephants and koi fish.

When she is not in clinic, Sophie enjoys travelling, spending time with friends, family (including her pets) and listening to her favourite music, heavy metal.

Stephanie Brogle

Stephanie Brogle

Stephanie (Steph) qualified as a registered veterinary nurse from Applied Vocational Training (AVT) in 2020 and is continuing her studies in conservation and wildlife biology, as well as, environmental management and sustainability at Murdoch University. Steph enjoys all aspects of nursing, with a special interest in medicine and pharmacology. She has three human children and three fur children at home and lives with her very supportive husband. When Steph isn’t working she is typically at the gym or camping in our great outdoors. Steph likes to joke and say, ‘she’ is owned by her two dogs, Oakley a cuddly staffy x, Tonks a rambunctious Great dane x Mastiff and her calico kitty Smudge.

Kirsty Gordon-Brander

Kirsty Gordon-Brander

Veterinarian Nurse

Kirsty has been at Greencross Vets Chandlers since 2017 as a veterinarian nurse. Originally from Zimbabwe, Africa and moved to Australia as a child where her passion and intrigue for animals continued. As a surgical nurse, Kristy is driven to uphold high standards of care for all her patients.
At home, she has a super talkative Siberian Husky named Lexxie (pictured) three cats, Misty-Lee, Whitey and Scarlett, many fish, two budgies and a cockatiel. She strives to one day live on a large property where she can house a beautiful macaw.

Ashley Thorpe-Johnston

Ashley Thorpe-Johnston

Ashley is on the cusp of becoming a qualified veterinary nurse and was a recipient of a Greencross Vets scholarship to compete her Certificate IV in veterinary nursing. Her passion to develop her skills as a nurse is infectious and is constantly looking for ways to fine tune her nursing skills. Ashley is thankful for her biggest support and favourite companion, little Poochie. Poochie is a Tenterfield Terrier and never fails to brighten her day no matter what the circumstances. Outside of animal medicine, her other passions are animal behaviour, marine life and free diving.

Lauren Wilson

Lauren Wilson

Lauren is the Clinic Coordinator at Greencross Vet and the Animal Emergency Centre Midland. Lauren studied Animal Science at the University of Sydney and has explored a variety of animal related professions prior to settling in Perth. Currently training as a Veterinary Nurse when not on duty as our Clinic Coordinator. When she’s not working, she loves hanging out with her Rough Collie Xander or travelling!

Jordan Inches

Jordan Inches

Jordan has lived in Cairns for over a decade with a pet by her side the whole time. During her youth her interest in animal was influenced by their ability to spread positivity to people around them, thus began her intrigue and passion into animal care.
Using the opportunities at Greencross Vets to her advantage, Jordan began her career as an intern with Greencross Vets and is now a part time veterinary nurse. She says “I get to fulfil my passion every day”. While working at the clinic she is proudly completing her Certificate VI in Veterinary Nursing. My interests include Japanese, watching cute cockatiel videos on Youtube and spending time with family.

Joseph Silvani

Joseph Silvani

Originally, Joseph (Joe) started with the Greencross Vets in Melbourne before escaping the cold and moving to Cairns with his family. Throughout his life Joe has always found support from animals and hopes to return this generosity by providing exceptional care to animals in who visit our clinic. In his free time he enjoys hiking and believes Cairns is the perfect setting for that. He hopes to one day travel Asia, supporting local animal charities and taking the path less travelled.

Kate Warner

Kate Warner

Nurse Kate has recently started with Greencross Vets Earlville team, after completing her Cert IV at TAFE Gold Coast. Kate has a passion for feline medicine and makes sure that all our patients are comfortable and feeling loved while in clinic. She has a cat named Dougal who she adopted after having him as a foster from 4 weeks old. Kate is a Cairns local and loves the tropics and getting outdoors.

Dr Rhys Loudon BVSc

Dr Rhys Loudon BVSc

Dr Rhys has been a small animal vet since 2015 and recently moved from Hervey Bay with his wife and two daughters. With a strong passion for surgery, Dr Rhys is currently undergoing training to complete his memberships – a widely respected step in the veterinarian profession becoming a Veterinary Surgery Specialist. On the weekend, Dr Rhys and his young family enjoy traveling around the tablelands and visiting creeks and waterfalls.
You can find Dr Rhys working between both the Earlville and Redlynch Greencross Vets clinics.

Dr Teagan Rainford BVSc

Dr Teagan Rainford BVSc

Growing up on the high seas, in a cruising yacht, Teagan had a passion for the sea and sea creatures, leading her to veterinary studies. She believes the ocean’s animals can teach us many things, especially compassion and patience. Dr. Teagan graduated James Cook University and has experience in feline medicine and Emergency medicine.
On the weekend, Dr. Teagan can be found sailing around the ocean on her trimaran with her cat, returning to where it all began.
Dr. Teagan is available for appointments Monday – Thursday

Dr Samantha Morris

Dr Samantha Morris

I grew up in a semi-rural area on the outskirts of Perth and enjoyed having cats, dogs, chickens, ducks, sheep, goats and ponies as my companions, which grew my interest in working with animals.

Since graduating in 2011 from Murdoch University, I’ve worked in many different areas within veterinary science including emergency, agriculture, mixed practice, veterinary pathology, and small animal practice.

In 2018, I moved overseas and enjoyed working in Scotland for 8 months in a mixed practice in Arbroath. It was an amazing experience however I was glad to return home in 2019, when I returned to a semi-rural area working part time in mostly small animal medicine.

Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my partner, going camping and having adventures. At home, we have two dogs Harley and Max, Jake the snake, Harry the hairy spider and a pet scorpion.

My favourite animal is a chicken because of their inquisitive and audacious nature. One day I hope to have a property where I can have a flock of chicken companions running around. I am currently saving for that dream.

Shannyn Moyle

Shannyn Moyle

Shannyn started working towards a career in veterinary nursing as an intern at Wellington Road. She enjoys all aspects of veterinary nursing and continues to increase her knowledge whilst working as a nurse in the clinic and through ongoing study.
Originally from Adelaide Hills she grew up surrounded by animals, from chickens to a turtle. At present, she has a gorgeous Field Spaniel called Fred and the best snuggle buddy in Louie the Devon Rex. Shannyn also has a passion for marine and aquatic life and enjoys watching the fish in her home aquarium thrive.
Shannyn is thrilled to be a part of the Greencross Wellington Road team and looks forward to welcoming you and your pet family members to the clinic.

Stephanie Pruks

Stephanie Pruks

Stephanie joined Greencross Vets as a student in 2020, she has joined our team as an animal attendant/trainee nurse and will be a qualified veterinary nurse at the end of 2021.
Stephanie’s passion for caring for animals began at a young age, as her family ran a wildlife shelter from home, she enjoys any animal that wants a pat and a cuddle.
In Steph’s free time she likes to spend time at the beach with her dog Sisco and rock climbing at a pet friendly centre.

Dr Matthew Legg

Dr Matthew Legg

Dr Matthew Legg (Dr Matt) grew up in a small town in South Africa. After qualifying in 2011 from the University of Pretoria, Onderstepoort, he started his career as a mixed animal practitioner honing his skills in large animal work, and especially equine work. He then joined a small animal practice in his home town prior to moving to Australia in 2016. Matt moved into Regional Victoria where he joined a mixed animal practice, and helped with the start up of a new clinic. In 2020 he joined the Greencross group and is now the current Vet director in the Craigieburn clinic. In his spare time he enjoys cycling, fishing and the outdoors. He has four pets – 2 rabbits, and 2 cats, along with his wife and two beautiful daughters. His veterinary interests lie in pathology and ophthalmology of small animals, and he has been given the title of the “Bunny Vet” in the practice.

Stefani Newman

Stefani Newman

Stefani started with the clinic since opening in 2019 and completed her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing in 2020.

Growing up, she has always had a passion for animals and wanting to help them in any way she can. Stef has a high interest in surgery and emergency cases.

Outside of work, Stef enjoys any type of outdoor activity – camping and/or at the beach is where you’ll find her most. At home, she lives with her partner and together they have two English Staffies named Bo and Bella, and a cat called Billie.

Dr Nicole Phillips

Dr Nicole Phillips

I have been a vet for 27 years, and I am still learning!! I’m excited to join the Greencross Nerang team in September 2021 as the Veterinary Director. I love being able to make a difference to the lives of animals and their people and being surrounded by my animals is my happy place 🐶🐱🦆🐥

I graduated from the University of Sydney in 1994. I had an amazing opportunity to work in many different vet hospitals throughout NSW, SA, Queensland and even the UK! I truly love animals and helping them live healthy, happy lives.

At home I surrounded myself with cats, dogs, chickens and ducks. My spare time is spent caring for my own animals, reading, and swimming.

Dr. Andrea McMahon

Dr. Andrea McMahon

Born in Belgium to a Belgian mother and Irish father, Andrea is a fluent French speaker with a passable level of Italian. As a child she moved every 3-4 years until her parents chose to settle temporarily in Melbourne in 2017, shaping Andrea’s multicultural experience of the world. Andrea attended James Cook University and graduated in 2018. After working nine months at various Greencross clinics in Townsville, Andrea transferred up to Cairns, where she has been practicing for almost 2 years.
Andrea offers consultations in French, though she must warm francophic clients that her French is rusty, and does not cover technical terminology. Professionally, Andrea has an interest in soft tissue surgery and feline medicine, outside of work she is incorporating Swedish into her roster of languages in her time off.

Grace Williams

Grace Williams

Hi, my name is Grace and I began working with Greencross in 2009 as a Veterinary Nurse, I am now the Practice Manager of the Nerang clinic.

I initially joined the Greencross team as a school-based trainee and was lucky enough to be awarded the Greencross Trainee of the Year award. The following year I graduated school with an OP3 to seal me a spot in a double degree in Exercise Science/Masters of Physiotherapy. I persevered through the first year and passed all theory/pracs however decided to put my studies on hold to give my brain a well deserved rest.

My life outside of work mostly involves running, beach, gym & my feathered child Rexy. There is never a dull moment in my life with Rex, he is an Indian Ringneck Parrot who keeps me very busy!

So now that you know a bit about myself & Rex, I look forward in meeting you and your furry/feathered babies.

Hannah Kipping

Hannah Kipping

Hannah started with the Greencross Vets team in Townsville. After years of experience, she moved to Cairns to become our Practice Manager. She enjoys all aspects of General Practice and is dedicated to the overall health and wellbeing off all animals. Most days she can be found organising staff and supplies so that we are always ready to treat animals, with the latest treatments. Outside of work, Hannah and her border collie, Chip can be found exploring the various swimming spots of North Queensland.

Hannah is very excited about the future of the clinic and upcoming services that we will be able to provide the community.

Kara Billing

Kara Billing

Hi, I’m Kara. I have been working as a Veterinary Nurse since 2006. I completed my Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing in 2009, followed by my Diploma of Veterinary Nursing – General Practice in 2017.

I have worked extensively in general practice clinics, emergency medicine and a specialist clinic in Melbourne, and joined the Greencross family in Melbourne in 2017. In 2020, I made the move from Victoria to Western Australia to be closer to family and was lucky to acquire a Veterinary Nursing position within the Greencross family again.

I have a passion for surgery, and absolutely love looking after your pet. When they are in my care, I treat them as my own and I strive to make each pet’s visit to the clinic a nice, stress-free experience.

Outside of veterinary nursing, I am a student at Edith Cowan University studying a Bachelor of Science (Nursing)/Bachelor of Science (Midwifery). When I’m not in the clinic or studying, I enjoy going to the gym for a workout. During the warmer months, I enjoy going for a walk.

I have 2 dogs (Allie a 7-year-old Maltese x Shihtzu, Layla a 4-year-old Chihuahua) and 2 cats (Neffie an 18-year-old DSH, and Pixie a 3-year-old DSH) at home. I have enjoyed fostering and hand raising very young kittens in the past. Pixie was my last hand-raised kitten, and I just couldn’t bear to part with her.

Dr Amelia Fallon

Dr Amelia Fallon

Amelia graduated from Veterinary Science at the University of Queensland in Gatton. Since then she has mainly worked as a small animal veterinarian, though originally she wanted to be in mixed practice having grown up in rural NSW.

Amelia has always had a passion for veterinary medicine and has wanted to be a vet ever since she was a little girl. She loves working with owners to improve animal health and strengthen the human-animal bond.

When not working, she likes to spend her time camping and exploring the outdoors with her family and animals.
Amelia and her husband Baden welcomed their first baby, Brinley, in December 2019, and she is already just as animal obsessed and maybe a future veterinarian as well!

Jerica Thornton

Jerica Thornton

Veterinary Nurse

Jerica is originally from Canada, and graduated from Western University with a degree in criminology. After moving to Australia she found her interests lay elsewhere, and pursued a career working with animals as a veterinary nurse.

She has two mischeveous Italian greyhounds at home who she loves (and spoils) dearly. Back in Canada, Jerica has a border collie cross blue heeler, who is enjoying retirement with her parents. Jerica and her siblings were always animal lovers, and she grew up with a wide variety of smaller pets, including rats, mice, rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters, gerbils, a range of fish and amphibians

Kathryn Zwart

Kathryn Zwart

I have been vet nursing for just over 3 years. My areas of interest include surgery and pathology. I enjoy seeing difficult cases and working with the vets to obtain the best result for the patient.

I also enjoy being able to lead a team to success and provide support to staff when the day doesn’t go to plan.

Although I love to see all creatures fluffy, feathery and scaly, I have a real soft spot for the oldies and I always make sure they get endless cuddles and treats so they don’t feel forgotten. I own two very spoilt Dachshunds, Ruby and Ivy.

Dr Amelia Nesbitt

Dr Amelia Nesbitt

Dr. Amelia grew up in Perth, Western Australia and attended Murdoch University, graduating in 2018. After graduation she moved Borneo to volunteer as a veterinarian with Sun Bears and lots of cats. Since then she has have been working in Tasmania in General Practice and Emergency and Critical Care. Dr. Amelia moved to the Gold Coast earlier year with my partner who also dedicates their life to animals, working at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary. They currently have one child called Elvis who is a big beautiful domestic short-hair cat, who was a foster fail. Dr. Amelia adores being a vet and has a special interests in soft tissue surgery and ultrasonography. She says, ‘I look forward to meeting everyone and their fur babies!’

Xochitl O’Neil

Xochitl O’Neil

Xochitl is one of our veterinary nurses. She started her journey with us as a student and has since graduated with a cert IV in veterinary nursing. If Xochitl ever goes missing, she’ll most likely be found giving cuddles to our furry patients who visit. She loves spending her spare time with her Doberman, Peach or hunting for the best cappuccino in town.

Chloe Beardsmore

Chloe Beardsmore

Since completing her Certificate IV in 2018 Chloe has been a registered and qualified veterinary nurse. Growing up rurally she has always had a passion for animals in all shapes, sizes and personalities. Like Greencross Vets, Chloe is passionate about high quality patient care and providing a fear free environment. In her spare time she is continuing her education by study nursing at university and loves hanging out with her foster cats Alfie and Aussie Terrier Nala.

Mel Banner

Mel Banner

Originally from grey and drizzly ol’ Manchester in the UK, Mel has now settled in Perth for over a decade. The excitement and versatility of working with animals is what she adores about her job. Outside of work she is a self-confessed a geek at heart, running epic dungeons and dragons quests for daring adventurers and being naturally brilliant at hobby board games (we shan’t challenge her on that). Mel says “I love working with the amazing team at Greencross Vets O’Connor, undoubtedly the best team I have ever worked with and probably will ever work with.”

Darci Connors

Darci Connors

Darci Connors has recently joined Greencross Vets O’Connor as our receptionist. She graduated from the University of Melbourne with a bachelor degree in animal health. She brings with her a wealth of international personal and professional experience having travelled around the world and spending time working in a veterinary clinic London. Darci has returned to Australia to further pursue her passion for animal care and is currently studying to become a veterinary nurse. You will find her in the reception area as she loves meeting the many different furry friends that come to visit the clinic. Outside of the clinic, you will find her performing on her violin in her orchestra.

Dr Gareth Moss

Dr Gareth Moss

Gareth is the practice Vet Director and has worked in the practice since 2014.

He graduated as a vet with honours from the University of Sydney in 2007 and since then, has worked in a variety of vet roles in Referral, Emergency, and General Practice. In 2012, Gareth attained Membership (by examination) of the Small Animal Surgery chapter of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists and he then attained membership of the Small Animal Medicine chapter of the college in 2018.

Gareth prides himself on the relationships he forms with his patients and their owners and he always strives to provide a personalised service, rather than adopt a “one-size-fits-all” approach. He and his family live in Wahroonga with their Italian Greyhound, Poppy.

Gareth is available for consultations from Wednesday – Friday and also works on Saturday mornings. 

Dr. Bronwyn Walker

Dr. Bronwyn Walker

Veterinarian

Bronwyn is an experienced veterinarian who helps dogs and cats lead their best lives. With 18 years in practice, Bronwyn knows how important it is to support pet owners and provide them with the information they need to make decisions, both big and small. Bronwyn’s special interests are internal medicine, dermatology, anaesthesia, critical care and dentistry. She developed these interests and honed her skills while undertaking a Rotating Internship at a referral hospital. She then spent over a decade working closely with specialists as a general practice vet in another Sydney referral hospital. Bronwyn attained ANZCVSc membership by examination in the field of small animal medicine in 2006, and she is committed to providing her patients with exceptional and evidence-based veterinary care.

Bronwyn is enthusiastic about veterinary ethics and strives to practice with integrity and compassion. She believes every animal deserves understanding and care. In 2002, she spent 12 months working as a volunteer veterinarian in Samoa treating infectious diseases and traumatic injuries, and performing surgical sterilizations. She presently volunteers each week as a Primary Ethics teacher at her daughter’s school.
Away from the clinic, she loves to go swing dancing with her husband and their daughter keeps them busy building Lego and craft projects. The family is completed by a noisy young mixed breed pup named Michael and a geriatric rescued poodle named Duncan, whose anxiety has thankfully mellowed with age!

Sheree

Sheree

Sheree recently joined our team in April 2021. Sheree has over 10 year’s veterinary nursing experience working in both GP and Emergency clinics. Sheree’s qualifications include Certificate II in Animal Studies and Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing.
Sheree has a keen interest in emergency nursing as well as canine behaviour and training.
When Sheree is not at work she spends her time looking after her two young boys, running their hobby farm, which is home to 3 dogs, a cat, sheep, alpacas, chickens, hermit crabs and fish.

Paola

Paola

Paola joined the Greencross Vets family in 2019 on a casual basis, commencing the Veterinary Nursing Internship Program. She is now currently working part time whilst completing her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing.
Paola has a special interest in avian, exotic and wildlife species and one day hopes to work with zoo animals. In her spare time you’ll find her at the beach, in the gym or at home with a bottle of wine.
Paola is a proud Parrot Parent to a cheeky Eclectus, “Gringo”.

Sarah

Sarah

Sarah joined our team in August 2018 as a placement student whilst completing her Veterinary Nursing studies. In 2019, Sarah successfully completed her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing and continues to work with us in a part time role. She has a keen interest in both medical and surgical nursing.

When Sarah is not working she enjoys the outdoors and spending time with her two dogs “Lilah” a Cattle Dog x Staffy and “Molly” a Labrador.

Ellie

Ellie

Ellie joined our team in 2016 as a placement student whilst completing her studies. Prior to completing her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing in 2017, she completed her Certificate II in Animal Studies and a Diploma In Counselling at the Australian Applied College of Psychology.

Upon graduating her veterinary nursing certificate, Ellie worked in animal welfare, in the hopes of assisting many homeless animals find their forever homes. Although passionate about rehabilitation and rescue, Ellie made her way back to the team on a full time basis in 2019, where she recommenced her true passion – veterinary nursing.

Ellie has a special interest in animal behaviour and emergency nursing. At home Ellie has six cats (“Harry”, “Tilly”, “Zara”, “Bella”, “Narla” and “Bee”), three dogs (“Sadie”, “Charlotte”, “Penelope” and “Angus”), three rabbits (“Flopsy”, “Mopsy” and “Cotton Tail”), two guinea pigs (“Inka” and “Rosie”) and an assortment of fish.

Samantha

Samantha

Samantha is a Senior Veterinary Nurse who joined our team at Greencross Vets Campbelltown in December 2017. She has completed her Certificate III in Farriery, Certificate II and III in Retail, Certificate II in Animal Studies and Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing.
She has a special interest in avian, exotic and wildlife species. Samantha also has a passion for canine behaviour and training.
Samantha’s spare time is spent with her husband working on their hobby farm looking after their many dogs, cats, birds, pocket pets, sheep, horses, alpacas, chickens, geese, ducks and pig, to mention a few

Liz

Liz

Liz has over 10 year’s industry experience working in both GP and Emergency clinics. She has lead the Campbelltown team from its inception in 2015. Liz’s qualifications include Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing, Diploma of Business and Pro Groomer Level 1 and Level 2. She has a keen interest in advanced surgical and medical nursing.

Liz resides in Western Sydney with her husband Daniel. She is an avid horse rider who has competed at National and State level in Dressage. At home she has five dogs: “Sefton” the Beagalier, “Syber” the Siberian Husky, “Minnie” the Jack Russell Terrier X, “Diesel” the Rottweiler X, and “Satchmo” the Schnoodle, two horses: “Junior” the Warmblood and “Delta” the pretty palomino. Her home is also ruled by her Ragdoll X “Aurora”. Liz returned from Maternity Leave in 2019 and is working part-time whilst juggling being a new Mum.

Dr Olivia Lemmon

Dr Olivia Lemmon

Dr Olivia has been passionate about being a vet since she was a child. Growing up around animals, having a parent as a vet meant weekends and holidays were spent at the family vet practice.

Since graduating Olivia has worked in mixed animal practice with a high small animal emergency workload. She spent two years travelling and working throughout the United Kingdom, where she worked in various clinics including working alongside medical and surgical specialists. She enjoys the variety of the veterinary profession and is interested in all aspects of small animal medicine and soft tissue surgery. Olivia has been a part of Greencross Vets team since her return to Australia in early 2020 and has joined the Greencross Vets Kenmore team as our Veterinary Director. She understands the importance of having a great bond with your local family vet and is wanting to build this friendship with the local community and their fur babies.

In her spare time Olivia enjoys getting out and about especially with her dogs or heading off for weekend getaways when she can.

Joanna Pelgrim

Joanna Pelgrim

Receptionist

Joanna (Jo), joined the Greencross Vet team this year bringing with her years of experience in service and hospitality management. Needless to say she loves animals and is a big enthusiast for high quality animal health care. Recently Jo completed an Animal health care course and has completed short courses in Herpetology, focusing on Australian Wildlife.

When not at the clinic brightening everyone’s day, Jo can be found embracing nature, hiking, walking her dog Thor, spending time with loved ones and is a self confessed amateur photographer.

Dr Amber Miller

Dr Amber Miller

Amber graduated from the University of Adelaide in 2016. She started her career in mixed practice in the WA Wheatbelt region, where she gained experience in a range of different species and situations, from dogs and cats to livestock and even emus! After three years in WA, Amber returned home to the Adelaide Hills to join the team at Greencross Vets.

Amber is interested in all aspects of veterinary practice, but particularly enjoys investigating complex medical cases. She enjoys working as a team with clients to provide the best possible care to their pets.

Amber is often accompanied by her little shadow, a scruffy terrier called Izzy, and also lives with a fiesty cat called Evie. When not at work, she can usually be found cooking, reading or riding horses. Amber is very excited to be joining the Greencross Wellington Road community.

Scott Patterson

Scott Patterson

Scott joined the Team at Greencross Vets in August 2017 as casual vet nurse, now currently working as full time vet nurse.

After finishing high school, his drive and passion to work with animals and his love for Australian wildlife lead him to become a wildlife carer. Scott has been caring for wildlife for 14 years, after a few years of wildlife caring he decided he wanted to further his knowledge by becoming a vet nurse. He started vet nursing in 2006 and hasn’t looked back since!

His deep love for animals means Scott is always surrounded with animals of all shapes and sizes. With 3 dogs, 2 cats, birds and tropical fish he is kept very busy and active at home – but wouldn’t have it any other way. In his spare time Scott loves to hit the town with friends and enjoys trying all the great coffee Melbourne has to offer.

Dr Amelia Butler

Dr Amelia Butler

I started my career in Darwin as a Veterinary Nurse. I enjoyed the work and the challenge of solving veterinary problems for both the client and patient so studied to become a Veterinarian. I graduated in 2017 from The University of Queensland and have been in Perth ever since. I started at Greencross in 2021 and have enjoyed getting to know our clients and patients. Outside of work you’ll find me down at the beach with my dogs or on the water kitesurfing.

Julia Zhu

Julia Zhu

Julia graduated from Massey University in New Zealand in 2016. After graduation, she traveled to the UK to work as a small animal veterinarian for 2 years. After a lot of rain and cold, Julia decided to travel back to the ‘better’ side of the hemisphere to do a rotating internship at the University of Sydney. She completed the internship early 2020. Julia loves emergency medicine as well as preventative health. In her spare time she enjoys travelling, cooking, and yoga

Ingrid Au

Ingrid Au

Dr Ingrid graduated from the University of Sydney in 2017 and spent the first few years working at busy emergency hospitals in Western Sydney and the Lower North Shore. She enjoy’s all aspects of small animal practice and is particularly interested small animal internal medicine, animal behavior and imaging.
Outside of work, you will find her tending to her array of plants with her golden retriever, Benny and going on bush walks.

Alanna Gillman

Alanna Gillman

Born in Auckland, New Zealand, Alanna grew up as a passionate competitive horse rider which inspired her to want to work with animals as a career. She graduated with a Diploma in Veternary Nursing in 2008 in Auckland and worked for 7 years in various clinics including a dental specialist clinic where she assisted on many exciting ventures including a root canal on a lion at the Auckland Zoo.
In 2014 she took a break from the animal world and decided to work aboard on super yachts and travel the world in the Caribbean, Mediterranean and Florida USA. After 6 years on the seas, it was time to return to her passion where she moved to Sydney, joined the team at Greencross Vets Five Dock and adopted 2 of the kittens she was fostering!

Hannah Jackson

Hannah Jackson

Since a young age Hannah has been passionate about animals, in particular horses and dogs. She has been riding horses since she 10 years of age and has not lost her passion for it. While living abroad in the UK she took any chance to be around horses which later on sparked the idea for her to become a Vet Nurse. She decided to make the career change into Vet Nursing in 2020 after being a Personal Assistant for the last 8 years. She is currently finishing her Animal Studies Cert 2 as a Greencross Intern. Her family has a Pug called Zari who is the most sassy Pug there is! Hannah hopes to one day have two rescue dogs, chickens and a horse.

Matthew Holm

Matthew Holm

Matt joined the Five Dock team in March 2021 as an intern, while completing the Certificate 2 in Animal Studies, with the goal of becoming a veterinary nurse. He has always had a passion for animals and wildlife conservation, which he expresses through his photography. Outside of work and photography, you will find him enjoying his time with his cat, Comet. If you see Matthew in the clinic you will likely leave with a smile, although he is new to the animal care industry he strives to ensure all patients and clients receive the best care possible.f

Samantha Meredith

Samantha Meredith

Samantha grew up on the South Coast with the dream of working in a veterinary clinic. She is passionate about helping all animals, and has a keen interest in dog behavior. She joined the Five Dock team in 2020 where she has grown into a keen nurse with an interest in dog behaviour. She is currently studying her Cert IV in Veterinary Nursing and runs some of our puppy school classes. You will often find her lazing around with her dog Ella, or taking her on walks. If you meet Samantha on the street, it will most likely be because she is stopping you to ask if she is allowed to pat your dog.

Mack Hackner

Mack Hackner

Mack has had a love for animals since she was a kid. From a young age she cared for an array of pets such as lizards, snakes, cats, dogs and rats. Mack is originally from Canada where she began working in animal clinics during high school. She made the move to Australia over 2 years ago and has enjoyed living here ever since. Currently, Mack is working towards gaining a formal qualification in Veterinary Nursing to back up her years of experience overseas. She has a passion for exotic animals and plans on studying to become an exotic veterinarian. In her spare time she loves being with her partner and 3 ferrets Sanderson, Parker, and Lady.

Lee Cunningham

Lee Cunningham

Having grown up on farms and stations in South Australia and Northern Territory it was only natural that two years ago Lee decided to change careers and move into animal health. Lee is now currently completing her Certificate IV while working with us Greencross Vets.

Prior to veterinary nursing Lee worked in beauty and massage and uses some of these pampering techniques when with her patients. At home Lee has a border collie and a cat who are her best friends. She loves getting creative with cooking with her two children beside her, she has been known to share her yummy treats with her co-workers.

Colette Phillips

Colette Phillips

Laura Schmike

Laura Schmike

Laura completed her Certificate II in Animal Studies in 2020 via the Greencross Vets Internship Program. She intends to further her development in Vet Nursing by starting her studies of Cert IV in Vet Nursing. Laura also shares a great interest in dog behaviour and has completed several short courses in dog socialisation and obedience Masterclass, Dog Behaviour and Training. She has a substantial knowledge with dog training as an obedience instructor for over 25 years.
When not training or caring for other peoples pets, she spends most of her spare time either with her family or training and competing with her German Shepherds, Rally and Toten.

Naomi

Naomi

Practice Manager

Naomi has been working within the Greencross Vets network for a number of years and recently became the Practice Manager at Surfers Paradise.
Although she now spends much of her time in an admin and reception role she continues to love assisting on nursing tasks whenever possible. She especially loves seeing patients go home to their owners after a stay in the clinic.
Naomi’s life is filled with animals, her dog Teddy the Staffy who loves to go for walks at the beach, her two horses Stoka and Sharma and her two birds Shubah and Tungi.

Maddie

Maddie

Maddie started her nursing journey with the Surfers Paradise Greencross Vets team in as an intern and within 12 months has achieved her Certificate II in Animal Studies. Maddie has always had a love for animals and knew that veterinary nursing would be the right career path for her.
Her fur-baby Koda is her entire world and she loves giving all her patients some extra sneaky cuddles and treats whenever she can.
Currently, Maddie is working her way towards her certificate IV in nursing and she says she could not imagine a better clinic to be studying at.

Sharon

Sharon

Sharon joined the Greencross Vets team in 2021 upon completing her veterinary nursing studies. At home she has an adorable furball named Louie, he’s a big smoocher and receives lots and lots of love from mum! Sharon loves working as a vet nurse, she finds it enriching to work with animals, not to mention the awesome team at Surfers Paradise Greencross Vets.

Dr Ian BVSc

Dr Ian BVSc

Dr. Ian graduated from Melbourne University and has many years of experience in the veterinary profession including running his own clinics. He has a wealth of knowledge and is a valuable member of the Greencross Vets community.
When he is not working you can find him in the garden with his pet Rainbow Lorikeet Vespa who just loves to sit on Ian’s shoulder.

Emma Reynolds

Emma Reynolds

Emma started her nursing career over a decade ago by volunteering at a shelter in Melbourne. She then progressed to full time and never looked back. Emma loves the fact that with nursing each day is different and there’s always the opportunity to help educate people on how to be the best pet parents possible. When she is not at the clinic she can be found caring for her staffy Mugsy – featured with her in the picture.

Georgie Burley

Georgie Burley

Georgie has always had a strong passion for animals and began her veterinary career when she was 14 years old. After graduating high school, Georgie started working in a number of other industries including real estate, customer service and administration but a career in the veterinary industry kept calling her back.

After returning to the industry and completing her Cert III in 2018, Georgie has not looked back. Her tireless efforts and devotion to her work saw her promoted to a Practice Management role in 2020 and joined our Robina team in 2021. Georgie considers us her ‘second family’ and loves the positive, fun and friendly environment provided by her team.

Outside of work, Georgie’s interests include gardening, photography and arts & crafts. You will also find her spending time with her fiance, rescued pets and swimming in the ocean all year round!

Noelle Clemow

Noelle Clemow

Noelle started with Greencross Vets in 2015 as a Veterinary Nurse and worked her way to becoming a Practice Manager.
Ever since she was a little girl she has always had a passion for animals. Noelle has range of animals as pets at home including horses, cattle, dogs, a pig, fish and birds.

In her spare time Noelle likes to work on her partner’s family farm, riding horses, fishing, 4×4 driving, camping and travelling around Australia.
Noelle’s dream is to buy a Farm with her Partner so she can have as many animals as she can.

Dr. Kaarthegeswaran Sukumaran

Dr. Kaarthegeswaran Sukumaran

Kaartheg brings with him wealth of knowledge and over a decade of experience nationally and internationally. Graduating from the University of Sydney, he then spent two years in general practice in Singapore before returning to Australia in 2016. Since his return, he has indulged his special interest in small animal surgery through multiple internships at various specialist practices in Sydney, Perth and Brisbane.

He remains constantly motivated to better himself as a surgeon, counting himself lucky to be part of a wonderful profession and apart of the Greencross Vets community. In his free time, he enjoys wildlife spotting while exploring new trails, camping, cooking and playing the guitar.

Jessica Wieland

Jessica Wieland

Jessica joined the Greencross Vets family recently and has been a veterinary nurse for six years. She grew up just outside of Ipswich on her family’s farm, growing a passion for all animals big and small. Prior to working at Greencross Vets Jess worked along side a vet specialist and developed an interest in anesthetics. Jess enjoys working with wildlife and in her spare time has been known to hand raise some wildlife animals.

At home she has two dachshunds and their best friend a cat. She has a lorikeet and some large pets on the farm. Jess spends most of her spare time enjoying the outdoors and fresh air. Jessica is thrilled to be apart of the Greencross Ipswich team looking forward to meeting and caring for you and your pets needs.

Melody Rocke

Melody Rocke

Melody graduated from TAFE NSW in December 2019 with a Certificate II Animal Studies and Certificate IV Veterinary Nursing. Born and raised in Perth Western Australia with her four other siblings. Prior to joining the Greencross Vets team Melody developed her communication skills by working in the retail industry for over a decade. Dedicated to transitioning into Veterinary nursing, Melody completed her studies whilst working full time. Melody loves all animals besides one (those dreaded spiders!), with goal is to work in wildlife and conservation like her role model Steve Irwin.
When she isn’t working Melody likes to hang out with her friends and do hiking and exploring all around Perth. Her best friend is named Indie and is a three year old Staffy, who also claims to be the best dog in the world!

Remy Wishart

Remy Wishart

I completed my Certificate II in Animal Studies when I was in year 10 at school, which allowed me to completed my Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing in 2020 after being a full time student. After having many different pets throughout my childhood, this led me to go down the path of becoming a vet nurse. After being a student within a Greencross Clinic, I was lucky enough to be offered a position working as a vet nurse. Greencross has offered me many opportunities, including working with amazing & talented staff, while also allowing myself to expand my knowledge. There are many things I enjoy about being a vet nurse, these include talking to clients about their beloved pets, offering advice when needed (whilst always managing to sneak their animals some treats), different illnesses that we are confronted with and watching them being managed. My fur family include my little toy poodle Rio, who is always full of energy. Overall, being a vet nurse is challenging but also very rewarding.

Samantha Stirling

Samantha Stirling

I am Perth-born and raised, I joined the Greencross team in May 2018 as Practice Manager of O’Connor and am thoroughly enjoying the challenge. I completed my certificate IV Veterinary nursing almost 10 years ago!. I absolutely love greeting clients and their pets when they come through the door and will happily have a good chat about anything and everything. My passion is providing gold standard of patient care in all aspects of nursing.

Dr Jacob Wale

Dr Jacob Wale

Dr Jacob grew up on the sunny Gold Coast before moving to Perth to study Veterinary medicine. After graduating from Murdoch University Jacob practiced on the Gold Coast as a mixed practice veterinarian.
Jacob and his Fiancé (also a vet) then moved to Canada to snowboard and practice as Vets throughout British Columbia. Since moving back to Perth Jacob has become Greencross Cockburn’s Veterinary Director and has a passion in surgery and dermatology.

Dr Tammie Tan

Dr Tammie Tan

Tammie’s favourite activity growing up was fussing over her dogs when she wasn’t trying to rescue injured wildlife and stray cats.

Shortly after the passing of her family’s two golden retrievers, she moved to Perth to focus on her dream of becoming a vet so that she could help her animals in a way that she hadn’t been able to before. Tammie graduated from Murdoch University in 2017 and has worked in several small animal practices in Perth. Her interests are pain & arthritis management, behaviour and soft tissue surgery.

Tammie believes that all animals should be afforded the best quality of life possible, and this is evident in the lifestyle of her pampered mongrel Maya who was adopted off the streets as a puppy and is now living her own rags-to-riches story.

Luanne

Luanne

Luanne has been managing Greencross Noarlunga since it’s opening in early 2018. Prior to this, she travelled the world exploring and volunteering with many different animal charities. She is a huge stress free pets advocate and strongly implements this within the clinic setting. Luanne trained as a Veterinary Nurse in Byron Bay in 2014 and has never looked back. She is very passionate about her role and will always greet you and your fur children with a big smile.

Alisa Grove

Alisa Grove

Alisa joined the Greencross Vets team as a veterinary nurse in early 2021. She is a pet parent to an audacious two 2 year old kelpie who always keeps Alisa on her toes. When not at the clinic, you can find Alissa on trips to the beach and spending quality time with her friends and family.

Dr. Eva Tang

Dr. Eva Tang

Eva grew up in Hong Kong and speaks fluent Cantonese. After moving to Sydney her Mandarin has grown as she meets her Mandarin-speaking friends. Despite living in small box-like units in high rises in Hong Kong, Eva was fortunate enough to have different pets. Cats turned out to be her favourite and led her to vet school. After graduating from University of Sydney, Eva has been working as a small animal veterinarian. She enjoys seeing pocket pets (rabbits, guinea pigs, rats and mice) as much as cats and dogs. With keen interest in Traditional Chinese Medicine, she has taken further training and is a certified veterinary acupuncturist (CVA). When she is not serving as her cat’s sitting cushion, she enjoys growing edible plants, cooking, singing, and the outdoors.

Elke Erregger

Elke Erregger

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Emma Kreutzer

Emma Kreutzer

Emma has been working for Greencross Vets since completing her studies in 2018. She has two fur babies of her own: Angus the Bull Arab and Kai the cat. She spends most of her spare time taking Angus for adventures and to the doggy beach. Emma enjoys camping and 4wheel driving with her partner and Angus

Esther Wong

Esther Wong

Esther began her dream degree in veterinary science at The University of Queensland Gatton Campus and graduated December 2020 after 5 years study.
She enjoys working in general practice due to the variety of medical and surgical cases that she is exposed to allowing her to continually develop her skills and education, and of course all of the beautiful patients.
Away from the clinic, Esther enjoys coffee catch ups with her friends, crafting, and spending time her pup, Duxie.

Lakota Hallam

Lakota Hallam

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Lily Truong

Lily Truong

Bio Coming Soon!

Doreen Kreipe

Doreen Kreipe

Doreen came to Australia 11 years ago for a holiday and never looked back. Now a qualified veterinary nurse, Doreen has always had a love for anything animal related, she owned goats, dogs, rabbits and rats while growing up in the countryside in the UK. In her free time, she makes the most of the outdoors by surfing, stand-up paddle boarding, mountain biking or hiking with her dogs.

Dr Adele

Dr Adele

I was born and raised in beautiful South Africa. I graduated as a veterinarian in 2008 from the University of Pretoria, South Africa with a Bachelor Degree in Veterinary Science. I started my veterinary career as a veterinary assistant at a small animal specialist surgical hospital and then continued at a small animal general practice. In 2016 it was time for a new challenge – I decided to open my own small animal practice. I am passionate about veterinary work and have particular interest in surgery.

I live with my husband, Servaas, and 2 beautiful girls. We enjoy spending time outdoors, especially camping. Outside work you will also find us practicing archery or cycling.

In May 2021 we decided to broaden our horizons and move to Australia. We are grateful for this opportunity and look forward to exploring Australia.

Dr. Tammy Talbot

Dr. Tammy Talbot

Veterinarian

Dr. Tammy is South African, privileged with the opportunity to practice in Australia.
With a passion for patient well-being, a love for orthopedic surgery and an enthusiasm for the changes veterinarians can make to our uncomfortable fury companions simply brings her joy. “There is no greater feeling than the feeling of knowing you did something to brighten both the fury friends day and that of their owners, even if it is in a time of sorrow.”.

Tammy has her roots in the realms of African mixed practice. This ranges from dogs and cats to Lions, Rhino and African Buffalo. Tammy has owned and operated her own clinics in South Africa and has now relocated to Perth, WA, with her family to bring her values, knowledge and passion to Greencross Vet Ocean Reef.

Allie Vandervalk

Allie Vandervalk

Ever since Allie was little, she knew she wanted to work with animals and has never wanted to do anything else. So she followed her dreams and graduated in 2015 with a Veterinary Technician Diploma with Honours in Ontario, Canada. There, Allie worked as a vet tech in a busy small animal practice but knew something else she loved was missing in her life… travel!

After moving to Australia and joining the Robina team in February 2020, Allie has not looked back! She works with animals every day and gets to revel in the Australian sun, sand, and lifestyle – what more could you ask for?

Allie enjoys laboratory diagnostics such as taking blood, monitoring anesthetics, and the occasional puppy cuddle (when she’s not too busy saving lives). Although if you have a Golden Retriever, Allie will definitely make time for a snuggle!

Outside of work, Allie spends her time keeping active, going to the beach, and facetiming her dogs “Bella” the Shih Tzu X and “Diesel” the Bernese Mountain Dog back home.

Nicole Sieg

Nicole Sieg

Nicole has been in the veterinary industry since 2013 and recently joined the Robina team in 2020 as one of our veterinary nurses / receptionists. Prior to this, Nicole spent a few years living, travelling and working around Australia in her van before settling home on the Gold Coast just before COVID hit.

Since returning to work, Nicole prefers welcoming our wonderful clients and patients at reception but still utilises her nursing skills regularly. She is our resident bird lover but also has a soft spot for wildlife, Chihuahuas, working breed dogs and black cats – just like her friendly feline “Daryl”.

Nicole is a thrill-seeker and absolutely loves an adventure! She has jumped off the highest bungee bridge in the world and will soon be off on a 4WD holiday to Cape York with her partner and dog “Jordy”.

Alberto Bonfiglio

Alberto Bonfiglio

Originally from Italy, Alberto moved to the US in 1993 to be a flight instructor. While there he pursued a BS (hons) in Biology at the University of Texas. In 2009 Alberto earned the Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from Texas A&M and promptly joined the US Army as a Veterinary Corps Officer. While on Active duty Alberto enjoyed working with hundreds of Military Working Dogs and volunteering for humanitarian missions. Once out of the Army, Alberto and his family moved first to Oregon and is now enjoying the warm Queensland weather! Professionally, Alberto has an interest in emergency medicine, surgery, and dentistry in small animals and exotic pets, especially reptiles. He is also interested in regenerative medicine and stem cell research.

Alberto is passionate about providing excellent health care to small animals and exotics, and enjoys coaching and educating staff and clients on pet health issues. One of Alberto’s personal projects is the application of 3D printing to the development of custom made orthopedic implants. Other academic interests include research in robotics, artificial intelligence, reptile behaviour, and, just to keep his head above the clouds, astrobiology.

When not performing looking after patients, or coding, Alberto can be found practicing Shaolin Kempo with his beautiful wife Danielle, playing with his kids building Star Wars Lego models, riding motorcycles, or getting bucked off horses.

Danielle Bonfiglio

Danielle Bonfiglio

Dr Danielle was born and raised in Hawaii. After graduating from High School, she moved with her family to Texas for college and then veterinary school. After graduating from Texas A&M Veterinary College, Dr Danielle completed a 1 year internship in Florida. In the last 10 years Dr Danielle has worked as a General Practitioner at various private practices across the US gaining invaluable experience in all aspects of veterinary medicine.
For Dr Danielle’s latest adventure, she moved to Australia with her husband, 2 energetic boys, and soon her Norwegian Fjord horse that keeps her busy. Danielle’s professional interests include internal medicine, surgery, and ultrasonography.
In her free time she loves going to the beach, horseback riding, hiking, and anything outdoors. Dr Danielle’s favorite dogs are Golden Retrievers.

Karina Jones

Karina Jones

Karina has been one of our valued nurses at Greencross Robina since 2008. She attained her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing in 2011 and updated her qualification in 2021. Karina is passionate about feline health and behaviour and is our go to cat whisperer. She also has a double diploma in Graphic Design and thus her creative skills are put to use for most of our marketing and clinic displays offering the latest promotions and services!

Outside of work, Karina enjoys spending time with her 13yr old cat “Shelly”, “Pickle” the Cockatiel and beautiful niece and nephews!

Chloe Gambin

Chloe Gambin

Chloe has been in the veterinary industry since 2006 and joined the Robina team in 2015 as our Veterinary Nursing Manager. She worked as one of our surgical and hospital nurses ensuring the day ran smoothly before taking maternity leave in 2018.

Since having her beautiful daughter Mila, Chloe has recently returned to work. She says the nurturing part of being a vet nurse has played a huge role in raising her daughter. In addition to this, Chloe’s new found motherhood has brought out even MORE passion when it comes to caring for our wonderful patients at Robina!

Although Chloe’s heart holds a lot of love for all creatures great, small, and hairless (i.e. babies), she has a massive soft spot for anything staffy! This however might be a biased opinion as she has two beautifully natured American Staffys at home; a red nosed “Alby” and a blue nosed “Comino”.

Chloe enjoys every aspect of her job however has special interest in non-routine surgeries and abscess treatments! Outside of work, Chloe loves spending time with her family, going to the gym, and riding her horse Trixie.

Dr. Julia Ozolins

Dr. Julia Ozolins

Dr Jules describes her passion for animal care and science as lifelong, with her interest in animals starting at a young age. She graduated from the University of Queensland in 2001 and has worked in Central Queensland, England, and Melbourne before settling on the Gold Coast with her family in 2016.

Her philosophy to her work is to treat each patient as she would her own, and with the same love and attention she would focus on a member of her family.

Dr Jules shares her life with three beautiful children, a supportive husband and two adorable Cavalier King Charles Spaniels called “Maple” & “Tilly”. Unfortunately no cats as her husband is allergic to them, much to her disappointment!

Dr. Louise Hobbs

Dr. Louise Hobbs

Dr Louise first joined the Robina team in 2010 as a vet student undertaking clinical placement. After graduating from the University of Queensland a year later, Dr Louise worked in a busy small animal practice in the western suburbs of Melbourne before moving to the UK. She has had the opportunity to work with an array of patients and clients and has plenty of experience in performing soft tissue surgeries and treating challenging medical cases.

Whilst living in the UK, Dr Louise and her partner also took advantage of this time to travel Europe; a couple of their favourite countries include Italy, Germany and Iceland.

Outside of work, Dr Louise enjoys going to the theatre with friends, trying new restaurants, and tending to her worm farm and garden.

Dr. Rachael Spillane

Dr. Rachael Spillane

Dr Rachael is Gold Coast born and raised, graduated from the University of Queensland with Honours and has been a part of our team since 2017. She has recently returned from maternity leave and is looking forward to seeing our Robina patients again!

Growing up, Dr Rachael has always had a strong affinity to animals and science and thus knew her career in veterinary medicine was her calling. She has special interest in soft tissue surgery and ultrasonography and is always looking to advance her knowledge and skills to be the best vet she can be. Dr Rachael has practiced in Fiji, aiding charities with their desexing procedures and has also participated in the ‘Vets in the Wild’ program in South Africa where she worked with wonderful wildlife such as the Cape Buffalo, Kudu and Sable Antelopes.

Dr Rachael’s aim is to provide all her patients with the highest standard of veterinary care whilst giving them the loving attention they rightfully deserve. She also has a soft spot for rescued pets, having adopted both her furry companions “Slinky” the Miniature Dachshund and “Tucker” the American Staffy X. Dr Rachael shares her life with husband Sean, son Theodore and hopes to book their next travel experience soon (thanks COVID!). Her favourite destinations include Japan, Singapore and South Africa so far.

Dr. Danielle Edge (Ferguson)

Dr. Danielle Edge (Ferguson)

Dr Danni has been a vet since 2007 and is also one of our Veterinary Directors at Greencross Vets Robina.

With her love for animals starting at a young age, it is no surprise that her passion for helping animals shine through with every interaction she has with her clients and patients. Dr Danni takes serious ownership of her patients and is extremely invested in provided the highest and most personalised standard of veterinary care.

Dr Danni is a compassionate vet and prides herself on “treating every pet as if they were her own”. Her philosophy has gained her votes from the Gold Coast community, placing her as the 5th best vet in the Bulletin’s Best Vet Competition in 2018.

Since returning to work after maternity leave in 2020, Dr Danni is excited to be back in clinic treating all her patients. Dr Danni shares her life with husband Rob, daughter Charlotte and menagerie of rescued pets.

Dr Robert van Drimmelen

Dr Robert van Drimmelen

Dr Rob is one of our Veterinary Directors and is the longest standing vet here at Greencross Vets Robina. He brings over 30 years of experience from all around the world!

Dr Rob’s extensive knowledge in the veterinary industry is worth its weight in gold; he has completed his membership in small animal medicine, mentors new vet graduates, provides sound veterinary advice to vets all over the Coast and has also been a guest lecturer at university. Furthermore, Dr Rob regularly attends conferences across Australia to keep up to date on all the latest industry advancements.

One of Dr Rob’s passions was to live and work near the beach. The usual surf in the mornings and runs in the afternoon provide him with a wonderful work/life balance. At work, Dr Rob enjoys the diversity that each day brings and is rewarded by providing clients with the most thorough standard of care.

Dr Rob shares his life with wife Sarah, two teenage children, and a cheeky Irish Terrier named “Alfie”.

Sarah Price

Sarah Price

Practice Manager

Since 2020, Sarah is the Practice Manager for Greencross Vets Castle Hill and is a qualified veterinary nurse during her time with Greencross Vets she has also managed the Minchinbury clinic. . Sarah comes from a corporate management background, and is currently the the Director of a charity, who rescue and care for native wildlife. Sarah is dedicated and passionate in her role and prides herself on her amazing team and is driven by the opportunity to see clinic teams and communities grow in order to ensure that the pets and pet parents receive the best care through treatment.

Dr. Anita Trinh

Dr. Anita Trinh

Veterinary Director

Anita graduated in 2016 from the University of Sydney and started her career with Greencross Vets in Western Sydney and the Wollongong region. She then chose to change up the pace relocated to, Greencross Vets Coreen Avenue in 2019 as a locum and loved her clients and staff so much she could not help but join the team permanently as a Veterinary Director in 2021 which is now Greencross Vets Minchinbury.

Anita has a keen interest in small animal medicine, emergencies and is devoting her time to learn more complex small animal surgeries. She also has a strong passion in improving the wellbeing of her fellow colleagues and becoming an advocate for mental health within the vet industry.
She is a dog-mum to three wonderful canines; two Jack Russells ‘Stewie’ and ‘Buddy’ and a handsome Rough Collie, ‘Ollie’. She is also a cat-mum to a sassy feline, ‘Millie’, who she had adopted as a 3-day old bottle baby and hand raised to be the naughty cat she is now. In her spare time, she loves to spend time with her husband and family, dabble in arts and crafts and attempt all the escapes rooms within Sydney.

Dr. Haim Pilosof

Dr. Haim Pilosof

Dr Haim graduated from Utrecht University in Holland in 2000. After graduation he worked as a locum in mixed practices across England. Dr Haim purchased his own clinic in England in 2005 and opened a second clinic in 2012. His family migrated to Australia in 2016 where he joined the Greencross Team. Outside of work Dr Haim enjoys creating devices and is quite artistic. He has a beautiful Bengal cat named Loki.

Dr. Anna Morris

Dr. Anna Morris

Anna graduated from the University of Queensland with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science in 2017 and has joined the Capalaba team after working in small animal practice in Sydney for the last few years. She really enjoys all aspects of working with dogs and cats but has a keen interest in surgical procedures. Patient care is Anna’s passion and she enjoys communicating with and educating clients to help owners understand their pets’ problems and ensure their best possible care. Outside the clinic, Anna likes getting creative through painting and cooking but her favourite past time is cuddling with her Italian greyhound “Herbie”!

Cindy Ma

Cindy Ma

Dr Cindy Ma graduated from the University of Queensland with 1st class honours in 2015. She joined our Greencross Graduate Program right after graduation and has previously based at the Woolloongabba clinic.
Dr Cindy is now the vet director of Greencross Capalaba, and is dedicated in teaching and training staffs to provide high standards of veterinary care. She has a wide range of interests including surgery, ultrasonography, CT imaging and emergency medicine. She loves her job because she is able to help animals and people in need. Dr Cindy is fluent in 3 languages: English, Cantonese and Mandarin. Outside work you’ll find her cuddling up with her two adopted cats: Mela and Nala.

Dr Jasmin Phua

Dr Jasmin Phua

Born and raised in Singapore, I moved to Perth in 2002 to pursue my dream of becoming a veterinarian. After graduating from Murdoch University in 2007, I spent majority of the next 10 years working in a busy, local small animal practice. In 2014, I returned to Singapore for a brief hiatus to be with my family. During this time, I worked in a small animal/exotics veterinary clinic, where I had the opportunity to work with animals such as terrapins and hamsters. I have truly enjoyed my journey as a vet so far. I find it extremely rewarding to be able to help people with their furry family members and nothing makes me happier than seeing the love between a pet and their humans. I believe in working with people to get the best outcome for them and their fur baby. My black pug, Teddy is my best buddy who makes me laugh every day. He is a little trooper who has bravely faced multiple surgeries, including having a knee reconstruction, losing his spleen and bladder stones removal! On my days off, you can find me curled up reading a book, trying to stay active by going to the gym or boxing classes and hanging out with my partner and the pugs. I also speak fluent Mandarin but my nurses don’t so please ask for me.

Philippa Cook

Philippa Cook

Phillipa entered into the animal care industry over a decade ago as she wanted to combine her passion for animal care with her every day occupation. Caring by nature, Phillipa says the best part of her job is having the opportunity to nurse pets back to health from helping to eat, managing their medications to watching them wag their tails as they leave the clinic. I love being there for fur babies and their parents.
Phillipa splits her time as practice manager for both Greencross Vets Booragoon & Cannington where she has to opportunity to get to know pets and pet parents in different areas.
Outside of the clinic she can be found doting on her two beautiful cats, Tao and Emmie, running to keep herself active and riding her motor bike.

Tonya Bates

Tonya Bates

I began nursing in 2012 for a General Practice in Canberra, where I completed my Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing and worked for my first few years. During this time I also began working at an Emergency Hospital, doing extra shifts and increasing my exposure to all types of veterinary emergencies.
In 2017, I moved to Townsville, commencing work as an Internal Medicine Nurse for a referral hospital, focusing on all the internal diseases that affect our furry friends. I loved this role and it has helped me discover my passion for all things medicine.
I came to Greencross in 2020 and continue to love bringing all that I can to animal health care and connect with every little friend that comes in the door.

Aimee Vidler

Aimee Vidler

I was born in Mareeba and have lived in Townsville all my life. I started working at Greencross Vets as a school based trainee and completed my cert 2 in Animal Studies in 2008. I have been with Green cross Vets for 12 years and LOVE my job. I enjoy helping staff continue their education and grow in the industry. I love coming to work because I work with such a positive and hardworking team.

My interests are spending time with my family, walking my dogs and going fishing/camping.

My favorite animal is a Panda. This is because they like to sleep and eat all day.

Charlotte Yates

Charlotte Yates

Charlotte is a year 11 student who joined the Greencross Vets team in late 2020 whilst completing a week of school work experience led by the incredible staff at the clinic. One of her life aspirations is to become a Veterinarian and help people keep their fur babies as happy and healthy as possible. Whilst she does not currently have any pets at home, adopting a high energy pup is definitely a life goal.

Dr. Sarah Cross

Dr. Sarah Cross

Veterinary Director

Dr. Sarah has been working for Greencross since early 2018, and is now our vet director. She has a Bachelor of Veterinary Science with Honours from the University of Queensland. She is a canine and feline lover equally, and has an old white border collie x husky called Dash, and a lovable but naughty ragdoll called Patrick. She has a keen interest in soft tissue surgery, dentistry and infectious disease prevention, and has been involved with a lot of pet rescue programs. Outside of the clinic you often find her walking her dog, camping, going to the beach, watching AFL or travelling.

Alisha Palmer

Alisha Palmer

Alisha joined the Greencross team at Noarlunga studying a certificate 2 Internship through Greencross in July 2020, after moving over from the UK 5 months before. She was previously a qualified beautician in the UK, so she thought new country, new career, it was certainly the best choice she has made, ‘I have definitely found my calling’ she says.
After leaving all of her family in the UK the Greencross team have definitely helped her settle in and they feel like family. Alisha absolutely loves giving so much love to all of our furry patients and will go on to be an amazing nurse.

Dr. Danielle Terry

Dr. Danielle Terry

Veterinarian

Dr. Danielle graduated from the University of Queensland in 2015. She spent her first 18 months working at a charity community veterinary clinic, followed by 3.5 years at a large 24 hour GP/emergency hospital before joining the Teneriffe team in December 2020. Danielle has really enjoyed getting to know our patients. She has a passion for veterinary behaviour and always strives to make the vet visit a positive experience. In her spare time Danielle enjoys reading, bike rides, and together with her partner, renovating their old Queenslander home.

Hayley Rodger

Hayley Rodger

I started work placement at Greencross Macedon Ranges in January 2020 and was given an amazing opportunity to join the Greencross team in June 2020 and began my training in a certificate IV in veterinary nursing. I am new to the industry but have always been passionate about animals and wildlife from a very young age. I am enthusiastic and passionate about learning everything that comes along with the veterinary industry, I love being able to help not only pets but their families too. If I’m not at the clinic giving your pet a big snuggle I’ll be at home giving my own a snuggle, I currently live locally with 3 dogs and 3 cats.

Kai

Kai

Kai’s passion for animal care started at a young age. Growing up he loved hanging out at the local stables where his love for animals really grew. Ever since he’s been a big advocate for optimal health care for animals of all sizes. As a nurse Kai really enjoys being able to help pet owners care for their animals.

Kai’s lives with his friends and their extremely lovable German Shepard ‘Peppa’. He also loves spending time with the horses and going to lunch whenever he can.

Kath Carroll

Kath Carroll

Kath was born in the Upper Yarra Valley on a property and has had animals all of her life. Her first horse at 6 and continued her love of animals ever since.
Kath has been a Vet Nurse RVN since 2017. She spent 10 years as a Chef, winning best food at Cellar Door 2014 and 2015 ‘Good Food and Wine Magazine’. Kath has also had 20 years experience as a Graphic Designer, exhibiting products in Australia and overseas, pet portraits and even portraits for the Archibald.
The following is by Peter Russell Clarke:
“G’Day dear reader,
Absolutely black and white, but red. Extremely noisy, confronting, boisterous and in your face. No it’s not a newspaper. It’s Kath Carroll, red haired Vet nurse, Chef and talented painter who does portraits for the Archibald, landscapes for your mantle and pet portraits of your furry friends. I do admire her generosity of spirit, as well as the many kindnesses she scatters among those path she crosses.
Maybe it’s her honesty, not just about material things but self-honesty. So this boisterous, living red haired noise is a genuine character – she’s eccentric, and those eccentrics amongst us are a breath of fresh air.”

Lucy Mathews

Lucy Mathews

Lucy has been a Veterinary Nurse with Greencross since 2017 and has loved every minute of it. Her passion is in Emergency and Critical Care, and is hoping to complete a Diploma in this field in the near future.

Lucy’s love for animals started at a very young age, she used to walk around the neighbourhood pushing her dogs around in a pram and searching for stray dogs to take home and care for, which her parents always supported. Lucy takes great pride in her work and gives the absolute best care she can for each of her patients, ensuring they have the comfort and support they need in any situation. Lucy enjoys training the up-and-coming Nursing students that come into the clinic and strives to get them through their course and become the best Nurse they can be.

Lucy has two teenage sons and two giant dogs, Frankie J & Lionel, who to be fair, are far more spoilt than her human children.

Kelly Jamieson

Kelly Jamieson

Kelly grew up in Castlemaine and lived there until she was in her mid 20s. She now lives on the outskirts of Bendigo surrounded by bushland where her and her Border Collie Peter love going for bush walks and searching for all different kinds of native wild flowers. Kelly always had a passion for animals, in her teenage years Kelly loved horse riding and attending Pony Club. She now very much enjoys, growing her own fruit and vegetables, having way too many indoor plants, and café lunches with friends.

Shona Thom

Shona Thom

Shona is just beginning her vet nursing career and is currently undergoing studies in certificate IV. Despite being new to the industry, Shona has shown great dedication to not only our furry companions but also our native wildlife, through her volunteer work as a wildlife rescuer and career.

Shona is looking forward to the challenge of being the best vet nurse she can be.

Rachael Rodrigues

Rachael Rodrigues

Rachael graduated from the University of Melbourne and has been with Greencross since 2016. She joined the team at Hurstbridge in 2018 and has enjoyed getting to know the clients and all their wonderful pets. She has a special interest in behavioral medicine, and particularly enjoys surgery. Outside of work, she enjoys reading and music, and is an active member in her local choir. She has two cats, fish and a dog. Her dog, Oliver, can frequently be found behind the reception desk at the clinic greeting clients with a friendly smile!

Karina Boyle

Karina Boyle

Karina has been a member of Greencross Vets since 2007, and attained her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing in 2009.

Karina has a special interest in radiology and loves looking at the fine images produced by our digital x-ray machine. Karina also enjoys working at reception and interacting with all our clients and patients. She ensures that all of our patients get everything they need with no exceptions. She loves knowing that we make a difference in the health of all patients under our care and is always helpful with advice and information.

Karina’s family includes husband Steven, son Riley, Daughter Kaylee and Brittany Spaniel Loki, who is full of beans.

Karina enjoys swimming, gardening and going camping with family.

Monica Hamer

Monica Hamer

Monica graduated with her Associates Degree in Veterinary Nursing in 2019. She enjoys every part of the job from greeting patients as they come through the door, to being beside them when recovering from an anesthetic. She believes that being a nurse you have to be brave and positive and show love towards every animal no matter how hard the job gets.
Monica owns a black and white Border Collie named Xena and a Murray River Short Neck turtle named Chip. She hopes to adopt more pets when she moves into her own house with her partner.

Kathryn White

Kathryn White

Animals are a passion of mine and I am delighted to have been in a great team and organisation for the last five years, who all share my passion. I have completed my certificate III in Animal studies and Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing. In my spare time I enjoy going away camping, heading to the football and catching with family and friends

Sarah Mayocchi

Sarah Mayocchi

From a young age, I have always loved animals and had a passion to provide care and love for them. I started working as a school-based trainee with Greencross in Townsville when I was 15years old. Throughout my traineeship, I managed to secure extra weekend shifts to further expand my knowledge and grow as a junior nurse. I also dedicated my time to local rescues and fostered many orphaned kittens until they were fit to find forever homes. After completing high school, I started to study my Certificate IV and completed this in 2016. During this time, I worked as the head-nurse in our first co-location in Townsville before moving to Melbourne in late 2019. Since joining the Craigieburn Team in 2020, I have had the pleasure of working with a great team, continuing with the development of my clinical skills, with hopes of completing my Diploma in the future, and training/supporting new interns with their journey to starting their nursing degree. I live at home with our chocolate Labrador Toby, Stitch our Staffy x, Frankie our Maltese x and Gremlin and Space Captain our two cats. In my spare time you’ll find me studying for my BA at university, spending time with my partner and spending time with my plants.

Nekitta Mutimer

Nekitta Mutimer

Nekitta is just beginning her Vet Nursing career and is currently undergoing studies in Certificate II Animal Handling. Nekitta Has had exposure to a variety of animals throughout her life and currently
in her own mini zoo has 2 dogs 1 Terrier (Angel) and 1 Staghound (Piper), 1 Lorikeet (Yagirobe or Robi), 1 Blue Tongue Lizard (Goku) and 1 Kitten (Launch) who was supposed to be a foster kitten but worked her way into the hearts of Nekitta’s whole household. As well as her dedication to the care of animals Nekitta also spends her free time volunteering for the State Emergency Service serving ad assisting her community.
Nekitta is excited and passionate for what is to come as she moves into her studies for Certificate IV and her Vet Nursing career.

Molly-Mae Van Heusden

Molly-Mae Van Heusden

I joined Greencross Vet in September 2018. I have always had a love for animals great and small for as long as I can remember. I completed my certificate III in Animal studies in 2017 where I spent a lot of my time volunteering at the RSPCA as a shelter attendant, then I went off to complete my Associate Degree in Vet Nursing in 2019. I am kept very busy at home with my 2 dogs, a cat and a turtle. I have an immense interest in surgical nursing and animal welfare and are constantly striving and learning to be the best Vet Nurse that I can be.

Jess Kent

Jess Kent

I’ve been with Greencross Vets for 2 years before recently moving to the Craigieburn clinic. I have completed my Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing, I enjoy all aspects of vet nursing but have a passion for patient care and surgery. I have an interest in emergency and critical care and would like to continue further studies in the future. At home, I have a Maltese X at home named Hanna.

Dr Eliza Darby

Dr Eliza Darby

Eliza is a recent graduate from the University of Melbourne and started working with Greencross at the beginning of 2021. She has a special interest in feline and emergency medicine and is looking forward to getting to know all of the local clients and their wonderful pets.
Outside of work Eliza enjoys any outdoor activities and spending time with family and friends. She also has two tabby cats at home to keep her busy, Evie and Dizzy who has cerebellar hypoplasia!

Dr Kerri Finlay

Dr Kerri Finlay

Associate Veterinarian
Dr Kerri graduated with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science from the University of Queensland in 1999 and has an extensive career in the industry working for a number of different small animal practices around Brisbane. She is passionate about education and is regularly involved in the AVA PetPEP programs at local schools and kindergartens to teach children about responsible pet ownership. This led to Kerri initiating the Junior Vet Club, which encourages and inspires children who dream to have a career in the veterinary industry. Partnership with pet owners is also very important to Kerri, to ensure that your pets best needs are met. Kerri’s main interests include small animal medicine and soft tissue surgery and before becoming a Vet she had graduated with honours in a Bachelor of Science, majoring in medical and veterinary parasitology.

Originally from Cairns, Kerri and her husband Mick have two daughters, Maddi and Emma and a menagerie of pets including horses, dogs, cats, birds, fish and a cheeky sheep called Ivy Dumpling.

Dr. Jonathan Lewis

Dr. Jonathan Lewis

Jonathan is co-Vet Director and has worked in the practice since July 2020. He graduated from the University of Pretoria, South Africa, in 2004, and then completed further part time post graduate training in internal medicine and pharmacology in 2009. From 2008 to 2020, he and his wife, a veterinary nurse, owned a practice in Shelly Beach, South Africa, which operated as both a general and emergency practice. He moved to Sydney with his family in June 2020.

Jonathan is experienced in medical case work ups and management, dentistry, soft tissue and general orthopedic surgery, imaging, and has a special interest in cytology. He aims to provide each patient with individualised care in a compassionate manner.

Outside of work, Jonathan enjoys hiking and nature, and photography. He shares his home with two Cattle Dogs, Popcorn and Marshmallow, two domestic cats (hand reared feral kittens), Silver and Moonlight, and two rats, Pipsqueak and Arsenic.

Tam Tran

Tam Tran

Veterinary Nurse

Tam has been a vet nurse for the last eight years with experience in various clinics and shelters. Her passion lies in welfare and she hopes to one day have her own ranch where she can provide a safe haven for any animal that is in need from dogs, cats, chickens, ducks to pigs, cows, horses and lamas as she wants to help as many as she possibly can. She has two rescue cats at home, Skittles the sassy but skittish calico and Lynx the chilled and smoochy tabby.

Outside of work, she loves go-karting and going for long rides on her electric skateboard with friends. She’s a competitive rev head so anything to do with racing, she can’t help but push pedal to the metal. She also enjoys camping, being in nature, eating delicious food and hanging out with her friends.

Elise Cape

Elise Cape

Elise joined Greencross Vets as an intern in 2019 and completed her Certificate II in animal studies. Now a vet nurse, Elise enjoys coming into work and helping animals in any way possible. You will find Elise taking her adorable 13 year old golden retriever named Cassie to the beach or on long walks.

Claire Holdsworth

Claire Holdsworth

My name is Claire and I’m currently studying my Certificate 3 in Animals Studies as well as a Bachelor of Veterinary and Wildlife Science. At the end I’m hoping to become a certified veterinary nurse and eventually would like to work in animal conservation. When not at work I enjoy camping with my two Kelpie crosses, Taz and Lucy Mae, or just snuggling up at home with my two cats Alfie and Kora watching Marvel movies.

Dr Isabelle Seah

Dr Isabelle Seah

Veterinarian
Isabelle hails from sunny Singapore and came to Australia to chase her dreams of becoming a veterinarian. She recently graduated from Murdoch University in Western Australia, took the leap of faith, and moved across the continent to join the team at Greencross Ashburton. She strives to help owners help their pets to live their best lives and is a firm believer that there is no such thing as a stupid question (so ask away!). She has a special interest in exotic pet medicine and surgery and intends to pursue ANZCVS Memberships in the future.

Chelsea Herring

Chelsea Herring

Dr Chris Cooper

Dr Chris Cooper

I graduated from Murdoch University and have worked in 13 different countries throughout my career. I have over 30 years’ experience with anything from eagles to cattle to dogs and cats. At home I have a very active 3 year old mastiff x called Ajax, and a 21 year old Swedish Forest cat called Methana. In my spare time I enjoy scuba diving and looking after my bee hives.

Annie Wells

Annie Wells

I have been working as a nurse since 2018 with the amazing team at Greencross Joondalup. My partner and I live with our kelpie x – Bear, and our two chickens – Penny & Patricia. Outside of work we love to go camping with our dog and spend lots of time outdoors. I have loved being a part of the Joondalup team and couldn’t ask for a better place to work.

Krystal Herbert

Krystal Herbert

Practice Manager

As our practice manager Krystal brings a wealth of knowledge for both domestic pets and wildlife. She graduated with a certificate IV in veterinary nursing after years of hands on experience and training. After spending most of her adult life on the Sunshine Coast Krystal and her family left the Sunshine Coast for a 7 year hiatus to Melbourne. After missing her family, friends and the beach, she decided to bring her nursing and management skills back home. When not working, Krystal has her hands full with 2 children, a husband, 2 German Shepard’s and a cat that can do no wrong. She feels so privileged to be working with such an amazing and supportive team at Greencross Caloundra.

Dr. Roelie Schrijnders-Schmidt

Dr. Roelie Schrijnders-Schmidt

Veterinarian

My name is Roelie, but feel free to call me Ruby as everyone does as it is easier to pronounce.
Some of you have seen me before here at Greencross Caloundra, and after a break of several years, I have returned to join this amazing and caring team.
Originally from the Netherlands, I arrived on Sydney shores just over 10 years ago, and moved to the Sunny Coast after 4 years.
My family call Caloundra our home and particularly love the community spirit, and the beautiful beaches. My husband and I run a small business in Bulcock street.
Owner of 2 rescue cats, named Freddy and Lucy, I am passionate about care and health of small animals, including pocket pets.
My special interests are senior pet management, eyes and ears and solving complicated dermatological problems.
Looking forward to meeting you, and sharing what I know so we can make the best medical decisions for your pet(s) together.

Dr. Colleen Heffernan

Dr. Colleen Heffernan

Veterinarian

Dr. Colleen is our newest vet who graduated from the University of Queensland with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science with Honors and started with Greencross Vets in the New Graduate program. Colleen has a professional interest in shelter medicine and hopes to one day use her knowledge and carrier to travel the world.

Colleen owns two very mischievous Kelpie X brothers named Tobias and Albert. Outside of the clinic, Colleen loves spending time with friends and visiting family and on her time off she loves to relax with a good Netflix movie. When the sun is shining she can be found at the beach soaking up the sun and surf.

Dr William Chan

Dr William Chan

Veterinary Director

Dr William Chan BSc BVMS PG CertSc MANZCVS (SAM) graduated from Murdoch University, Western Australia, in 2007 with first class honours, and is an experienced and advanced medical practitioner. William completed his post graduate studies in Small Animal Internal Medicine in 2015 and was admitted to the Small Animal Medicine Chapter of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists (ANZCVS); Membership of the College is an official recognition of a veterinary surgeon’s knowledge and experience in a designated field of veterinary science. Prior to his current appointment as Veterinary Director at Greencross Vets Kessels Road, he practiced in a high volume veterinary hospital in Singapore for 10 years seeing first and second opinion cases, before relocating to Australia in 2017 to commence an ANZCVS accredited residency programme in Small Animal Internal Medicine, receiving specialist training at a referral hospital in Brisbane. William’s clinical interest lies in the diagnostic and therapeutic challenges encountered in patients with complex and diverse medical issues, and is well versed in advanced diagnostic techniques and medical procedures.

Suey Lynch

Suey Lynch

Veterinary Nurse

Suey is a Certificate IV qualified Veterinary Nurse and has experience working in both animal shelters and vet clinics. She grew up here on the Gold Coast and has a mischievous little Dachshund named Archie. Suey has a professional interest in animal enrichment and behaviour.

Dr Philippa Maclennan

Dr Philippa Maclennan

Philippa graduated from Glasgow Vet school, Scotland in 2002 and has since spent her time working between Australia and the UK. Philippa originally started as a mixed practice vet in Shakespeare’s Stratford Upon Avon before focusing solely on small animals . She also spent a short time working with horses and donkeys in Morocco for the charity SPANA where she performed surgery in Morocco’s fields and markets which was a challenging and interesting setting.

Philippa enjoys all aspects of life as a veterinary surgeon and finds complex internal medicine cases especially interesting. Philippa has returned to work at Ku-Ring-Gai in 2020 after first working at the practice from 2004 to 2008. Outside of work, Philippa enjoys ocean swimming , walking her Kelpie cross Ash and spending time with her husband and three children. Completing her family is a black and white cat called Alfie and a chestnut pony called Ginger.

Sarah Stevenon

Sarah Stevenon

Sarah completed her Certificate II in animal studies with Greencross Vet Lambton through the Greencross Internship program in 2020 and is currently completing her certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing. Sarah can often be found on reception enjoying the puppy cuddles and is kept busy at home with her dachshunds Benny and Frankie.

Zoe Rumble

Zoe Rumble

Zoe joined the Greencross Vets team in January 2021. She enjoys all aspects of veterinary nursing, from consultations to surgery to assisting the vet in simple and complex procedures. Zoe is passionate about all pets, and comes to the clinic with a focus on the fact that all animals have a unique history and deserve compassionate care that understands their individual behaviours and needs. Her greatest passion lies with dogs, primarily their rescue, rehabilitation, and training. When she isn’t in the clinic, Zoe spends her time in the great outdoors with her treasured pups Jack and Jamie, and tutors VCE students in English and Psychology.

Lynda Shhaw

Lynda Shhaw

Lynda grew up in Sydney with a variety of pets (and family members!). She graduated from Sydney University in 2006 with honours and has since worked on the Central Coast for 7 years before settling in to call Newcastle home, and has strong interest in small animal medicine, ophthalmology and neurology.
Lynda enjoys getting out and enjoying the natural beauty of Newcastle through bush walking or a leisurely cycle. She also enjoys reading and getting creative in the kitchen. She lives with her cat Mapel, who sometimes allows her to have foster kittens to stay.

Chloe Murphy

Chloe Murphy

Remy

Remy

Remy started volunteering at the clinic back in 2018 when she was still in high school. She then went on to become our work experience student in 2020 whilst studying her Cert IV in Vet nursing. Once she finished her course, we liked her so much we decided to keep her! She has now come on board with us as a fully fledged vet nurse and is much loved by clients, staff and animals alike. She has an adorable little toy Poodle at home named Rio.

Krystal Evans QVN

Krystal Evans QVN

Growing up with pets it is not a surprise that Krystal is passionate about them, having had fish, guinea pigs, birds, dogs & cats. Krystal has completed a Bachelor in Marine Science, also having completed her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing, enjoying areas of surgery and dentistry. Krystal joined the team in 2015 working in the Woolloongabba and Indooroopilly clinics, before coming to Teneriffe. When not working, Krystal enjoys the outdoors with her husband or reading on the couch while getting cuddles from her fur babies ‘Teddy’ a ginger tabby cat & ‘Sasha’ a ragdoll

Dr. Jiana Sumner

Dr. Jiana Sumner

Dr. Jiana graduated from the University of Queensland in 2006, since then she worked in mixed practice in Jimboomba and in the United Kingdom as a locum. She then returned to work for Greencross Vets as a locum across the whole of Brisbane before settling down at Greencross Vets Kessels Road.

Jiana then moved to Melbourne and while raising a small human and working part-time for Greencross Vets Caulfield South, she completed a Masters of Veterinary Studies in Small Animal Practice through Murdoch University in 2017. Following this, she moved back to Brisbane and proudly joined the team at Greencross Vets Inala, before moving to Greencross Vets Kenmore & Forest Lake.

Outside of work Jiana enjoys indoor plants and succulents, hiking, camping, exercising, reading books and getting out with her two small children. She has three pets: Lilo, a 15 year old Chihuahua X rescued from the RSPCA; Stitch, a 12 year old Chihuahua; and Kendrick, a four year old curly coated Devon Rex cat, rehomed from the vet clinic.

Vicki Brown

Vicki Brown

Vicki qualified as a veterinary nurse in 1996 and went on to study zookeeping and has a wonderful career working with both domestic and exotic animals. Vicki’s career highlights include working with Steve and Terri Irwin and becoming a seal trainer at Sea Life Sunshine Coast also known as Underwater World. Her passion is with behavioral enrichment for animals in human care and providing a stress free environment within our clinic for our wonderful patients. She is focused on great customer service and providing wonderful patient care through education. Vicki is proud to be working with such a compassionate and professional team here at Greencross Caloundra.

Dr. Monique Einsiedel

Dr. Monique Einsiedel

Monique or “Monzie” to those close to her, brings so much cheer and happiness to everyone around her. Her love and passion for animal care makes her one of our favourite vets among our clients and staff. When not in the clinic bringing the joy, she is an avid crafts women and if you visit any of our local markets, you may just be able to pop by and say hi and see some of the beautiful trinkets she has handmade. Monique has a special place in her heart for King Charles Cavaliers and her fur baby Alfie is her pride and joy in life and as you can see in the picture above he is a happy boy just like his mum.

Dr Owen Steinhardt

Dr Owen Steinhardt

Veterinarian
Dr Owen has been with Greencross Vets for over 16 years, working at a range of clinics throughout his career. Owen is highly knowledgeable and happy to go the extra mile in caring for his patients. He will always take time out of his day to spend extra time with his clients to ensure the highest standards of care and understanding. In his spare time, Owen enjoys gourmet chocolate & wine, growing his cactus collection and is an avid supporter of the Brisbane Lions.

Teagan Lawrence

Teagan Lawrence

Teagan joins Greencross Vets as a full time veterinary nurse with experience in animal emergency and graduated both a certificate III in Animal Science and Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing. She loves all animals but adores all kittens and cats even the feisty ones. She has her own rescue ginger kitten that she rescued at 2 days old.

Stephanie Smith

Stephanie Smith

Stephanie graduated in South Africa in 2015. After working in South Africa, she and her partner decided to do some travelling and started in Australia. They enjoyed their time so much here that they have decided to stay permanently. After working for a year in a country practice in Port Lincoln, South Australia, Stephanie decided to further develop her skillset and moved to Queensland to complete a rotating internship in veterinary anaesthesia, medicine, surgery and emergency and critical care at the University of Queensland. She then went on to do a specialty internship in small animal medicine at Murdoch University. Stephanie then went to work in private practice in Mandurah, WA. Missing the sunshine state, they decided to move back to QLD and settle here in Noosa.
When Stephanie is not in the clinic, she can be found exploring the land or sea – usually with her dog, Smudge, by her side. Her favorite hobbies include hiking, snorkeling, kayaking and scuba diving. She is an unbashful “crazy cat lady” and is obsessed with her two cats, Nala and Squish!

Clare Wheeler

Clare Wheeler

Clare joined the Greencross family back in 2015 and has worked at a number of clinics but joined the Cannon Hill clinic in early 2019. Clare has a strong interest in education and training and shares her knowledge, tips and tricks in the Petbarn Cannon Hill Puppy Preschool Classes! In her spare time, Clare can be found spending time with her partner and their rescue dog, Tigger.

Leo Compton

Leo Compton

Leo grew up locally in Adelaide with his large family of four brothers, and spent most of his free time with his beloved pets in the backyard.
His love for animals started from a very young age with his first Water Dragon; ever since he has had many reptiles, a few large breeds of dogs, and everything in between!
Recently finishing his Advanced Diploma in Animal Technology, Leo wishes to further his studies to advance his knowledge in all animal related fields.
He thrives for a positive work ethic and making people happy.
Leo’s newest addition to his family is a male ferret, the memories and the name are yet to come but nevertheless he is very excited!

Carriza McFall

Carriza McFall

After 15 years in the Accounting industry Carriza decided to take the leap of faith and start studying certificate II in Animal studies. Starting off as an Intern in September 2020 with the team at Paradise, Carriza was offered a part time position in November 2020. She is very enthusiastic about this career change and wants to further her knowledge and continue to study Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing. Growing up on Kangaroo Island Carriza has always had a love for animals. Her family had their own farm on KI, which is where her love of animals evolved at such a young age. She has two fur babies at home, Sahara a white domestic short haired cat who is very cuddly and loves to snuggle and Rodney an American Staffy who is new to the family at only 7 months old. Rodney has a bright and bubbly personality and loves to play with his toys. Outside of work Carriza loves dancing and is a part of a Calisthenics team. She also loves playing tennis and being active.

Rachel Ward

Rachel Ward

After a rewarding career in hospitality for 18 years, Rachel decided to make the life changing decision in 2016 to become a veterinary nurse. Aspiring to provide pets, people and all animals with the best care has always been a passion. After completing Certitficate II in Animal Studies 2017 she then completed Certificate IV in Veterinary nursing April 2019.
Rachel’s previous experience includes several placement hours and works in a support role at AVSARC/AEC as surgical support attendant, in addition to her new veterinary nurse role at GreencrossVets Paradise. Rachel’s 3 years in the SSA role has been diverse, challenging, educational and extremely rewarding. Rachel’s professional interests include five star patient care, animal behaviour, dermatology, anaesthesia, surgical nursing and ongoing learning and development.
Rachel has beloved 16 yr old DSH cat Missy, the boss of the home which is shared with 4.5year old SharPei Boston. When Rachel is not doting over the furkids she often has them close by in the garden. Missy loves weeding and Boston enjoy walks and visiting the beach with aunty Daisy the 7yr old Labrador.

Dr Jaimie Le Page

Dr Jaimie Le Page

Jaimie grew up in Gippsland, Victoria and graduated from the University of Melbourne with a Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 2018. After graduating, Jaimie moved to Adelaide and began working in small animal practice. She is excited to be joining the Greencross Paradise team in November 2020. Jaimie has a very cute and naughty cat named Jackson who lives back in Victoria. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her partner, friends and family and playing women’s football.

Bethany Rowland

Bethany Rowland

Bethany began her journey with Greencross Vets in early 2018 when she began volunteering at Greencross Vets Sandringham. It didn’t take long for her to gain a position within the clinic as a veterinary nurse, as it was clear to everyone how much she loved her time in the clinic, and how great she was with the animals. With the intention of becoming a vet, she soon realized all the wonders of nursing and hasn’t looked back since, and is now studying to be a fully qualified vet nurse. From a young age she’s always been surrounded with animals, with a handsome cavoodle as part of the family at home and intentions for her fur family to grow in the future. Besides lapping up all the pet cuddles at work, she has a keen interest in plants, all crafty things and anything to do with food – just like all pets, the way to her heart is with treats!

Sienn Constanti-Carey

Sienn Constanti-Carey

Sienn is one of our vet nurses, and she is also currently studying for her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Melbourne. She is always seeking to further extend her experience, knowledge and practical skills in the animal industry. After completing multiple animal related diplomas/degrees, Sienn’s love for animals has grown more and more each day and is forever expanding. Each and every single animal, no matter what size or shape is important to her, however our unusual, weird and wonderful, pets will always have a very special place in her heart. She is currently the proud owner of a pint size petting zoo at home consisting of hairless dogs, cats, lizards, and snakes. If you’re ever trying to find her, you will either catch her hanging out with an animal (either at work, through her pet sitting service, or at home). She also loves spending her spare time eating out at cafes/restaurant (is a sucker for Japanese food), singing along horribly to her favourite bands, or watching Netflix on the couch with a furry companion.

Dr Sabrina Killius BVSc (Hons1)

Dr Sabrina Killius BVSc (Hons1)

Sabrina grew up on a horse farm in Tasmania and moved to Queensland to study a Bachelor of Science before upgrading to Bachelor of Veterinary Science from which she graduated with first class honours in 2005.
Sabrina is a passionate veterinarian in constant pursuit of improving her veterinary skills and keeping her continuing education up to date
She is interested in all areas of veterinary medicine, but has a strong passion for surgery and abdominal ultrasound, areas of veterinary medicine she considers her strength.
Sabrina also has an interest in birds, rabbits, guinea pigs and other pocket pets, and feels very strongly about mental health in the veterinary industry, having completed her certificate in Mental Health First Aid.
In her free time, Sabrina enjoys reading, exercising and spending time with her two daughters and husband, her stunning Rhodesian ridgeback Hugo, her cats, and a multitude of birds.

Dr. Heather Sanders

Dr. Heather Sanders

Veterinarian

Dr. Heather Sanders has joined our team at Greencross Vets Roseville from the North of England. Heather enjoys all aspects of small animal practice, particularly diagnostic imaging and surgery, plus building strong bonds with clients and their fur babies. Heather graduated from the University of Liverpool Veterinary School, UK. Prior to this she completed a degree in Equine Science from Aberystwyth University, Wales. Heather spent two years working as an Equine Vet in a first opinion and referral hospital in North Yorkshire before turning her attention to small animals. After spending a month in Fiji volunteering at the SPCA and supporting a community neuter clinic, she found a new love in companion animal surgery and warmer climates. Heather has left behind the farm and horses, and is embracing the Aussie active lifestyle.

Dr. Nick Taylor

Dr. Nick Taylor

Veterinary Director

Dr Nick has wanted to be a Vet since he was five. He graduated from Sydney University with Honours and he has spent his career in General Practice in rural New South Wales, the United Kingdom and Sydney. Prior to joining Greencross Vets, Nick has managed and owned high quality small animal surgeries in both London and Sydney. He is is committed to education and improvement, and remains up-to-date with scientific and industry animal improvements in order to best care for pets.
Nick has been awarded the General Practioners Certificate in Small Animal Practice. He is a member of the European School of Veterinary Post Graduate Studies and the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons.
Needless to sat, Nick is passionate about pet health care and the dialogue with pet owners that ensures the best health for our companions. It is this passion that led to his nomination as PetPlan Vet of the Year as well as Greencross Best Performing Practice.
Dr. Nick celebrates the bond that we share with our animals and is driven by ethical and excellent veterinary care for the animals we see. Dr Nick is a pet advocate speaking for what is best for animals in health and disease.
We feel privileged to be welcomed into this community, and our commitment to you is to provide the very best treatment for your pet through individual, friendly service.
To book your next appointment for an annual health check-up, a niggling problem or anything that is worrying you about your pet please call us, email or stop in to say Hi.

Laura Topham

Laura Topham

Practice Manager

Laura moved to Australia in 2012 from the not so sunny shores of England. While living and working in the UK she was a Registered Veterinary Nurse, held her Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons certificate, and obtained an advanced diploma in Nursing. In her role here at Greencross Vets as Practice Manager, she’s discovered the perfect balance between her passion for people, animals, and medicine. Laura is committed to facilitating compassionate, world class care while leading the growth of our team and practice.

With over 19 years of experience, both in specialty and general practice medicine, she goes above and beyond to build a culture of care that creates long-lasting client relationships and puts patients first! A self-proclaimed “crazy cat lady”, Laura shares her home and heart with her fur baby, Rangi, a crazy ginger youngster. Outside the office you can catch her hiking, kayaking, and living that Aussie beach life as if she were born to it!

Dr. Hayley Davidson BVSc (hons)

Dr. Hayley Davidson BVSc (hons)

Danyelle Aumann

Danyelle Aumann

Susanne Lynch

Susanne Lynch

Jade Phillips

Jade Phillips

Dr. Elle Westaway-Heaven BVSc

Dr. Elle Westaway-Heaven BVSc

Tegan Engellenner

Tegan Engellenner

Veterinary Nurse

Tegan has always wanted to work in the Veterinary Industry, so it was no shock to anyone when she completed her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing. Tegan has been lucky enough to work in Cairns, before returning home to Melbourne. At home, Tegan has three dogs and two cats, all who love to hog the couch, and 1one little human. When she has some spare time, you will find Tegan at the park or play centre with her son, sewing up beautiful creations, or relaxing on the couch with a book.

Natalie Cirillo

Natalie Cirillo

Natalie has been at Greencross Vets since 2019, after finishing Bachelor of Veterinary Nursing in 2017. She has always had a love for animals and wanted a career where she could help them. At home her fur babies are Beverly who is a 1 year old calico cat and Unity a 9 year old labrador, two of her best friends!
Outside of work she enjoys collecting records, art, and pop culture figurines and enjoys going to live music gigs with her human friends.

Luke Lynch

Luke Lynch

While Luke’s career in animal care has spanned over 12 years, whilst having a passion and talent for performing. Starting off as a kennel hand in 2008 and becoming the first ever graduate of the RSPCA NSW animal studies program (while helping collectively raise $120,000 for the RSPCA as part of the Borneo Orangutan Trek), Luke’s career as a nurse has spanned across various clinics in NSW and Victoria, focusing on shelter medicine and general practice. Outside of work Luke is studying at the Australian Institute of Music to further his broadway skills. Luke is a proud dad of his two Cavalier King Charles Spaniels, Ruby and Charlie.
Luke is looking forward to working with our clients, providing an empathetic, welcoming, safe and stress free space for everyone who walks through the door.

Johanna Haslberger

Johanna Haslberger

Johanna has lived in Townsville all her life, brought up around animals of all sizes, where her passion for animals started. Falling in love with animals at small age made her want to learn more! She then went on to completing her school based traineeship of Animal Studies at Greencross Vets in 2017. Now she has re-joined the team in 2019 and is so excited to be a part of the industry again! Johanna has now started her Certificate IV in Vet Nursing. In her spare time you will find Johanna bonding with one of her many animals or enjoying spending time with her family and friends.

Dr Jolene Attard

Dr Jolene Attard

Jolene recently joined the Greencross Vets team and is looking forward to meeting the local communities pets and people. Her passion for animal care started early, she grew up locally in Preston with a menagerie of pets, as her parents were known to adopt many orphaned animals including stray cats and dogs, injured birds, an unwanted goose, guinea pigs and rabbits. These 2 rabbits were a simple male and female and quickly turned into 60 rabbits, of course, they were given away to new homes.
Since graduating from the University of Melbourne in 2006, she has had international experience and loves being a general practitioner, treating mainly dogs and cats, but also rabbits, guinea pigs, birds and rats. Jolene knows how much love animals bring into our lives and her favourite part of being a vet is supporting this relationship.
Outside of work, she has successfully combined her love of travelling with veterinary volunteer work at an elephant sanctuary in Thailand and a cat rescue program in Greece. Jolene loves art house and foreign film and is a volunteer at ACMI (Australian Center for the Moving Image).

Cassie Buckley

Cassie Buckley

Veterinary Nurse and Hydro Therapist

Cassie is a Registered Veterinary Nurse and Hydro therapist at Greencross Vets Ocean Reef. On Mondays and Tuesdays you might her in the clinic on reception or in a surgical nursing role. On Thursday and Friday afternoons she don’s a wetsuit and is in the pool or underwater treadmill with our hydrotherapy patients. She adores seeing the dogs she works with improving. Cassie enjoys the challenge of creating goals and care plans for them to work on at home with their owners too, her favourite part is when she massages the dog at the end of their hydro session, because really, who doesn’t enjoy a dog-cuddle.
Cassie completed the Certificate in Hydrotherapy course with Dogs in Motion in Melbourne, this course is the only available course in Australia to provide certification as a hydro therapist. Our goal at Ocean Reef is to be the most holistic hydrotherapy centre in WA, being able to offer both hydrotherapy in the pool and underwater treadmill with the hope that in future we may be able to expand to offer this service to cats also.
When not in clinic, Cassie lives with my husband, our five guinea pigs, who live in a mansion in our living room and my little dog Queenie who is a Shetland Sheepdog x Chihuahua

Amanda Lally

Amanda Lally

Amanda joined the Greencross Vets family August 2014. Having studied animal psychology and training, coupled with a great respect and love for animals, drew her to pursue her passion in the veterinary field. She has a great interest in animal behaviour and has Instructed at various dog obedience clubs and is currently the Coordinator of our Puppy Pre-School and Adult behaviour classes. Amanda loves to assist her clients in teaching their dogs new tricks and to solve your puppy problems!
Joining the Kessels Road team as Practice Manager in 2019, Amanda is driven to assist the team to achieve the extraordinary, by providing an outstanding Veterinary experience to our clients and their beloved pets!
She loves the positive, fun and friendly working environment provided by the team and enjoys catching up with regular clients and their furry family members!

When she’s not in the clinic, you will find her spending time outdoors with her husband, and three dogs Ava, Blu and Felice (Australian Shepherds) and is very proud of their combined successes in various show and dog obedience disciplines.

Carissa Faulkner

Carissa Faulkner

Growing up in the rural town of Barraba NSW where animals out number people Carissa was surrounded by animals. Her favorite place to visit was her grandfathers’ farm where I could feed the pigs, cows, sheep, horses, ducks, chickens, ferrets and rabbits. Carissa first realised she wanted to work with animals after an unfortunate accident with her dog that followed with several visits to the local vets, she was fascinated with watching the progress of my dogs’ health. Her first job working with animals was at one of the largest RSPCA’s in the country in Melbourne. There she was walking dogs, grooming cats and socializing rabbits. Now that she have finished my certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing, she plans to start her certificate IV in captive animals within the next year.

Shannan Healey

Shannan Healey

Shannan joined the Greencross Vets family in August 2016 after successfully completing work experience and her Cert IV in Veterinary Nursing. She is passionate about providing the best possible nursing care to her patients and loves assisting the Veterinarians in surgical procedures and their support of her willingness to develop her skills in non-routine or more complex surgical procedures.
She feels very lucky that her favourite past time is to work with animals and it’s not uncommon that in her spare time she can be found fostering neo-natal kittens, hanging out with her beloved cat called ‘Button’, going for bike rides, or spending time at the beach with friends and family.

Amy Stafford

Amy Stafford

Amy comes to us from the South of New Zealand and has a degree in Zoology from Otago University. She began with Warringal Greencross back in July of 2018 and has since completed her certificate 4 in Veterinary Nursing. Her pet babies at home include cats Enzo and Pepsi, Labrador Jess, and hubby Hamish (also a staff member here at the clinic). She is highly passionate about wildlife conversation and loves spending her time off in the great outdoors.

Christine Harvey

Christine Harvey

Christine has always had a passion for animals growing up, so getting to work with them is a dream come true. After volunteering at an animal shelter during her studies, her passion for animal care guided her to a career in Veterinary Nursing. She joined the Greencross Cleveland team in early 2020, while at the clinic she graduated with her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing. Christine has interests in all areas of nursing, from theatre and patient care to the personal interactions with the clinics wonderful clientele.
Away from the clinic Christines interests consist of caring for her own pets. She has an old rescue dog named Rosie, two rescue cats; Esme and Archie and birds. Aside from her animals she enjoys acrylic painting in the outdoors, particularly pet portraits, playing with makeup and spending time with her friends and family.

Katrina

Katrina

Katrina started with the Greencross Cleveland team in February 2019. Originally from Victoria, she graduated her Veterinary Nursing degree in 1998. Katrina is passionate about patient care and comfort, whilst maintaining a high standard of nursing capabilities. She has a keen interest in dermatology, soft tissue surgery, ear cytology and expressing anal glands. Outside of work, Katrina enjoys AFL, reading and spending time with her daughter and 4-legged family members; a Cavoodle named Jai, a Griffon named Gracie and two cats that she took in as strays, Roxy and Olive.

Tahlia Nichols

Tahlia Nichols

Tahlia started her vet nursing journey when she was in year 11 doing some work experience, from there she went on to begin a school based traineeship studying Certificate 2 in Animal studies. Once she completed school and her certificate she was offered a part time job in a small animal clinic, in 2019 she joined the Greencross Cleveland team. Tahlia has always had a love and passion for animals, she has two little Bichon X Poodles named Dexter and Charlie. In her spare time she enjoys show jumping with her horse named Barney. Tahlia is currently studying her Certificate 4 in Vet nursing.

Tamisha Franz

Tamisha Franz

Practice Manager / Veterinary Nurse

Tamisha started her career as a Veterinary Nurse in 2013. She completed her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing, and later on went on to study a Diploma in Human Resources Management to move into a Practice Management position. When she’s not working, you will find her spending time outdoors with her Pug x French Bulldog Charlie.

Grase Mutimer

Grase Mutimer

Trainee Veterinary Nurse

Grase is our Trainee Veterinary Nurse having recently completed her Cert II in Animal Studies through Greencross Vets’ Internship Program and is currently studying her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing.
With her bubbly personality, Grase is also our fabulous Puppy Preschool Instructor and enjoys seeing her puppy graduates blossom into well-trained adults.
Outside of the clinic, Grase is a lover of all things Disney, Barbie and Dolly Parton.
Growing up with dogs of all breeds and sizes, Grase is partial to Staffy hugs and kisses being a dog mama to her Staffy x Bull Arab named Missy.

Beau Grunfelder

Beau Grunfelder

Senior Veterinary Nurse

Beau is our Senior Veterinary Nurse (Certificate IV) and has been nursing for over a decade.
Previously, Beau worked at Greencross Vets North Ringwood and joined the team at Box Hill in 2019. Beau is highly trained and proficient in all aspects of Veterinary Nursing and provides excellent patient care. He also enjoys training and seeing to the development of junior nurses/interns so they may reach their full potential.
Outside of the clinic, Beau enjoys cooking, especially cuisine from his Hungarian heritage.
At home, Beau has a special interest in aquarium fish. He also has 2 spoilt family Yorkshire Terriers named Kisbaba and Motzco.

Bianca Austin

Bianca Austin

Bianca has been nursing for over 3 years and started her vet nursing career at an emergency equine hospital. Bianca joined the Box Hill team two years ago after transferring from the Bayswater Greencross clinic, and as our newest rising star nurse, you will find Bianca greeting you with her bright cheerful smile, whilst simultaneously juggling bookings and offering nutritional advice to our clients and their pets. Animals have always been a part of Bianca’s life, and being a true farm girl at heart, she has a menagerie of pets at home! Her extended fur family include her favourite competition horse Storm and her two favourite dogs Miika, a super cuddly German Short-Haired Pointer and her gentle-giant Rhodesian Ridgeback X companion named Diesel. On her days off you might find Bianca at an event with the horses, or on the tractor at her and her partner’s farm.

Ellen-May Ariel

Ellen-May Ariel

Originally from Denmark, Elle moved to Australia to complete her veterinary degree at James Cook University, graduating with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science in 2017. Elle is incredibly passionate about providing the highest standard of care for your fur-babies, enjoying nothing more than making a difference in the life of a client and their beloved pet. At home, Elle gets lots of puppy love from her two dogs, Sheba the Bichon Frise and Snafu the Border Collie

Dr Christine Hou

Dr Christine Hou

Veterinary Director

Dr Christine is a passionate and committed small animal clinician who has taken on the role of Veterinary Director at our Greencross Box Hill clinic in 2020. Graduating as Dux in 2004, she went on to complete her Veterinary Science degree at The University of Melbourne in 2009 and has been working as a small animal veterinarian in busy small animal practices in Melbourne. Dr Christine strives to offer the highest standards of care to her patients, and loves contributing to the happiness, health and well-being of animals and their fur-less parents through getting to know the unique needs of each family. Despite growing up in Melbourne, Dr Christine speaks both fluent English and Mandarin.

Dr Christine enjoys the challenges of internal medicine cases and takes great care with patient follow up and continuity of care. She also has a special interest in veterinary dermatology, geriatric medicine and orthopaedic Surgery. Since joining the Greencross Vets Box Hill team in 2018, she has enjoyed the opportunity to work with Guide Dog Victoria and loves helping gorgeous puppies become loyal working guide dogs and reach their full potential. Dr Christine is also a member of the Australian Veterinary Association (AVA).
When she’s not working, Dr Christine enjoys playing the piano, ballroom dancing and tending to her rescue plants, in addition to spending quality time with her husband and toddler son Sebastian, who continues to amaze her every day. She also loves spoiling her fur babies, which include her smoochy rescue cat Leo and beautiful (but at times way too cheeky) Angie. Their cuddles and purrs remind her everyday why being a fur-parent is a privilege!

Dr Christine will be away on maternity leave from 17th of March 2022.

Dr Stacey Morgan Bsvc

Dr Stacey Morgan Bsvc

Stacey studied her Veterinary medicine degree at the University of Liverpool in the UK, and graduated in 2016. She spent the first 2 years of her career working in a busy animal hospital in the north of England, before going on a working holiday adventure to Australia. 2 years later and she’s still here!
Stacey started working for Greencross Vets Capalaba in June 2020 after deciding to base herself in Brisbane.
Although Stacey doesn’t currently have any pets she regularly steals cuddles from everyone else’s fur babies, especially from her favourite breed: Staffordshire Bull Terriers.
In her spare time you will find Stacey exploring her new home country, or at CrossFit.

Melissa Bunker

Melissa Bunker

Melissa has worked at Greencross Vets in Capalaba since 2019. She is currently studying vet nursing. She finds the most rewarding part of her job is helping pets reach their best potential and to be able to help pet parents, this is why she chose a career in veterinary services. Her patience and caring attitude to every patient radiates, leaving all pet parents and their fur babies feeling safe. In her free time Melissa loves to spend time horse riding and spending time with her family, she has a Staffordshire terrier called Archie.

Jessy Barnes

Jessy Barnes

Jessy grew up with a love of all animals great and small. This lead to a passion for horses and after completing a degree in equine studies at University Jessy decided to take on small animal Vet nursing. At home Jessy has a Belgian Shepard and cat who is always curious about all the patients we have helped that day.

Lilly Guacheta

Lilly Guacheta

Lilly moved to Sydney in 2013 from her native Colombia where in 2018 she decided to follow her long-time dream of becoming a Vet Nurse. In 2018, she started her Internship in Animal Studies with Greencross Vets, followed by a part time job with Greencross at a different clinic. She moved to Brisbane at the beginning of 2020 to continue her studies with Certificate IV in Vet Nursing and has been working with the Underwood team ever since. Lilly loves the challenging and constant learning that Vet Nursing involves, she loves working in collaboration with the Vets and nurses, she is fascinated by the surgical side of nursing and enjoys pathology as well. When not working, she enjoys spending her free time outdoors, visiting new places, researching and chilling at home with her three rescued cats.

Emilia Loader

Emilia Loader

Emilia joined the Greencross Vets family in 2019 and has always had a love for animals big and small. From a young age she volunteered for the RSPCA and Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary and is an avid horse lover who has been riding since 7 years old. Emilia graduated her Cert IV of Veterinary Nursing in 2019 and is passionate about canine behaviour and has plans to venture into rehabilitation therapies in the future. She spends most of her free time with her beautiful dog Gidget, a Great Dane x German Shepherded, and enjoys hiking through our local national parks and bushlands.

Lilit Askanan

Lilit Askanan

Veterinary Nurse

Lilit joined the Greencross Vets family in August 2020, as our new full-time Veterinary Nurse. She is always eager to expand her knowledge within the industry and loves to learn something new everyday. Lilit sees all pets that come into the clinic as one of her own. The best part about her job is interacting with clients and patients, recovering animals back to health is a rewarding experience for her. In her spare time, you will find her at the gym, baking or enjoying the company of her family and friends.

Anais Hakin

Anais Hakin

Anaïs is passionate vet nurse and puppy trainer who is crazy about all pups big and small. Although not a dog mum herself, she is an aunty to two classic ‘forever-a-puppy’ boxers, Spud and Kevin (who get spoilt rotten). Anaïs’ force-free approach to training provides a relaxed, calm and productive environment for all puppies. We understand not every puppy is the same, which is why Anais has developed her skills to mould and cater to each puppies needs.

Anaïs grew up Cape Town, South Africa and as a young girl collected creatures big and small. She moved to Sydney in 2010 and began placement with Greencross in 2017 as an Animal Studies and Vet Nursing student, before formally joining the team in 2019. Anaïs has a small family of two rescue cats, cheeky Lana and scaredy cat Monroe.

Alex Wanless

Alex Wanless

Alex grew up in Newcastle surrounded by animals from a very young age. She never grew out of the ‘pony phase’ of childhood, leading her to complete a Bachelor of Equine Science and Veterinary Technology and allowing her to work with animals in clinic.

Alex has been a part of the Greencross Vets team since 2018, enjoying all aspects of veterinary nursing with a particular interest in rabbits and horses.

Alex is a proud mum of Collin the border collie, Bagheera the cat, Luna the rabbit and Livi the thoroughbred.

Louise Ireland

Louise Ireland

Louise joined Greencross Vets Ku-ring-gai in the role as Receptionist in 2018, after many years of being a Ku-ring-gai client herself. Her love for animals started very young, growing up with several family pets including dogs, cats, rabbits, mice and fish.

Louise completed a Bachelor Commerce in Marketing and Commercial Law at the University of Sydney, and then spent 12 years in corporate marketing roles in both legal firms and consumer goods businesses, such as Minter Ellison, Coca-Cola Amatil and Colgate Palmolive, specialising in global brand and project management.

Since having her daughter, Louise has held client relationship roles which has allowed for more time to focus on family. Bringing her well rounded experience to the Ku-ring-gai clinic, Louise believes in delivering a professional and personalised service to every client, and ensuring each Greencross experience is a meaningful one. Being surrounded by the lovely furry patients is the part of the job Louise especially adores!

Louise has grown up in the local area and now lives in Turramurra with her family, including her rescue dog Harry, and her very spoilt ragdoll cat Sebastian.

Dr Ellen Meelkop BVSc (Hons) PhD

Dr Ellen Meelkop BVSc (Hons) PhD

Ellen has loved being around animals since a young age and grew up in the Netherlands surrounded by rabbits, geckos and dogs. She completed a PhD in Biology at the KU Leuven in Belgium and worked as a postdoctoral research fellow at the Queensland Brain Insitute in Brisbane. Ellen decided to turn her animal passion into a career by completing a Bachelor of Veterinary Science (Honours) from the University of Queensland and has been with the Woolloongabba team since the start of 2020. While she loves interacting with and caring for animals, the dedicated clients and clever colleagues make her enjoy the job even more. Ellen has a wide range of interests including internal medicine, neurology, behaviour and surgery, as well as a huge soft spot for the old and grey (furry ones).

Outside work you’ll find her training for triathlons, exploring bike trails with her husband, or cuddled up with her two adopted Mini Foxies: Josie and Spike.

Rebecca Walker

Rebecca Walker

Becc is a very enthusiastic and caring nurse who has a huge love for animals big and small. She is a dog lover who owns a dog called Milo, a cat named Loki and a rabbit named Rastice.

Becc started her nursing career as soon as she graduated from high school in 2014. By July 2016, she reached her goal of becoming a qualified Veterinary Nurse and has been working in practice ever since.

Becc is currently studying a Diploma of Leadership & Management and is thriving in her position as Head Nurse.

Kirra Cameron

Kirra Cameron

Kirra’s love and passion for animals inspired her move from human nursing into veterinary nursing.
She is currently studying her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing with a Greencross Vet scholarship and has experience in animal grooming. She loves learning new things and she is always ready to help!
Kirra’s two cats, Mowgli and Smooch, keep her cuddled up and she loves getting anywhere outdoors with her dog Oden.

Madison Puschenjak

Madison Puschenjak

Veterinary Nurse

Maddy is a Certificate IV Veterinary Nurse and has been nursing since 2017, her passion passions include is surgical nursing, emergency and critical care.
At home, Maddy has three cats; old boy Gus, snuggly Pearl, and mischievous Saffron, and one very spoiled little dog named Winston and in her spare time she enjoys spending time with friends, arts, crafts and reading.

Piera

Piera

Before coming to work at Greencross Vets Mount Gravatt, Piera worked the last six years as a zookeeper and animal trainer in both Brisbane and Sydney, specialising in dingoes and birds.
Piera has two cats, two birds, a snake and a dog at home.

Nakita McKay

Nakita McKay

For as long as she can remember Nakita has been surrounded by animals; dogs, cats, birds, rabbits, guinea pigs, horses and even the occasional pet fish. As a child and through into her teen years she did a lot of horse riding competitions focusing on novelty racing and reaching a very high level.
Now-a-days, Nakita has an old retired horse Jerry, his chunky little paddock mate Bill, one cat Summer who we rescued in 2017 and recently in August 2020 got our little Golden Retriever puppy Wallace. An avid camper, four-wheel-driving, spending time at the beach, Nakita can also be foundhaving a cider on a warm Sunday afternoon, with her my husband – of course.
Nakita is bouncing with happiness, feeling lucky to work in an industry that she loves and can’t wait to start her certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing later this year!

Georgina Mann

Georgina Mann

Veterinary Nurse

Georgina is a Veterinary Nurse with a Certificate IV with a strong interest in surgical nursing. She started with Greencross Vets in 2016 and owns two cats, a dog and a horse. Away from the clinic Georgina spends most of her free time with her animals.

Dr. Maddy Rose

Dr. Maddy Rose

Veterinary Associate

Dr Maddy Rose graduated from the University of Queensland in 2016 and completed an equine internship before spending two years in a equine general practice. When she moved to the Gold Coast in 2020 she chose to make the switch to develop professionally and chose to treat cats and dogs and has not looked back since. She enjoys all aspects of veterinary care and delights in being a part of the team at Greencross Vets Biggera Waters.
In her spare time Maddy enjoys hanging out with friends and family at the beach or running with her Rottie x Labrador Harvey, she also has a cat called Spencer and a horse named Billy who all keep her very busy.

Monet Jenkins

Monet Jenkins

Dr Olivia Marshall

Dr Olivia Marshall

Olivia graduated from The University of Melbourne in 2013 and spent a year in mixed practice, before moving into small animal practice in 2015. She has been part of the Greencross Vets family since 2016 and enjoys being able to offer her patients a high standard of care. Olivia has a particular interest in small animal internal medicine, wildlife and has a soft spot for elderly pets. She is a strong believer in preventative medicine as a means to keep our pets healthy and happy.

In her spare time, Olivia enjoys travelling, baking, playing board games and spending time with her husband and family, and can also often be found with her nose stuck in a book!

Natalia

Natalia

Natalia was born in Santiago, Chile and grew up surrounded by dogs and cats which triggered her passion for small animals. She graduated as a Vet from the University of Chile in 2013 and continued her studies of Small Animal Medicine in 2014. She worked as Veterinarian for 2 years before deciding to move to Sydney in 2016. Upon arrival to Australia, Natalia started working as a Veterinary Nurse while preparing for the Australian Veterinary Association exam to obtain her qualification here. As a result, if she’s not at work she spends more of her free time studying or hanging out with her recently adopted cat named Banjo, who’s also her unconditional study buddy.

Maxine McLaughlin

Maxine McLaughlin

Maxine has been working as Veterinary Nurse since 2015. Prior to this she had traveled across the USA helping multiple small zoo’s upgrade their standards of husbandry for Australian Native animals. After working at Greencross Fairy Meadow for a few years, Maxine took a break to work in Hawaii and across the Caribbean, returning to Australia to join the Five Dock team as the Practice Manager. She is passionate about supporting the team and encouraging them to learn new skills and expand their nursing knowledge. With experience working in Emergency, she is currently studying the Diploma of Veterinary Nursing in Emergency in Critical Care to expand her own knowledge and skill set.
You will often find her winding down on the beach with her love-able old Rottweiler X.

Dr Lasanthika Thewarage

Dr Lasanthika Thewarage

Veterinarian

Dr Lassie joined the Greencross Vets team in 2020 after moving from Sri Lanka where she was a senior small animal veterinarian and completed her Bachelor of Veterinary Science with Honours. Dr Lassie is passionate about small animal medicine, veterinary parasitology and pathology. Dr Lassie can’t wait to one day have a pet of her own once she settles into Canberra life.

Caitlin Lowe

Caitlin Lowe

Receptionist

Caitlin is our wonderful receptionist, who has strong interests in puppy training and behaviour, nutrition and wildlife. She loves every single animal but has a special love for her elderly lady Missy the Pomeranian, her rats Poppy and Annabelle, and Consuela the cat.

Grace Fryer

Grace Fryer

Veterinary Nurse

Grace is our Veterinary Nurse who is completing the Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing. Grace loves learning and finds the biology of animals very interesting. She also enjoys getting to know our clients and their pet’s personalities! Grace has a cat named Lola and three guinea pigs at home.

Dr Sara

Dr Sara

Veterinary Director

Dr Sara is our highly experienced Veterinary Director with over 10 years of experience in the industry. After earning her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in the US and practicing in General Practice and Emergency for 8 years, Dr Sara recently moved to Australia and joined Greencross Vets. She is now sharing her holistic approach to medicine with the Canberra community. Dr Sara is passionate about rehabilitation, imaging, dentistry and behaviour, and is also a mum to her three kids and her fur-kid Frankie the Labrador.

Sophie Nixon

Sophie Nixon

Veterinary Nurse

Sophie is our Veterinary Nurse and Groomer who especially loves cats! She has lots of experience in rescue shelters and spends her time not working at her property with her pug Arnie, four rescue cats, five chickens, and two horses.

Jackie Bolton

Jackie Bolton

Veterinary Nurse

Jackie is our Veterinary Nurse who is completing the Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing. Jackie enjoys all aspects of nursing and looks forward to finishing her studies. When Jackie isn’t learning as much as she can about the veterinary industry, she’s spending time with Chip her Labrador X and her cat Whiskey.

Bianca Simpson

Bianca Simpson

Practice Manager

Bianca is our Practice Manager and qualified Veterinary Nurse at Greencross Vets Phillip. Bianca is dedicated to ensuring that the Phillip team provides the highest standards of care for every patient, and clients receive the best customer service possible. Bianca has a strong interest in diagnostic testing and procedures and pet owner education. When she is not at work, Bianca is most likely spending time with (or feeding!) her two cats Mischa and Melvin.

Alicia Rusell

Alicia Rusell

Veterinary Nurse

I started by vet nursing career as a trainee at Greencross Vets Burleigh Waters throughout 2019. Before I knew it my dream had come true and I was offered a position as a Veterinary Nurse. Growing up I had two Jack Russell’s who were my best friends and began my passion for animals. I now have a Beagle X Staffordshire Bull Terrier who is my little bundle of happiness. I understand the wonderful impact animals can have on their owners and just how special furry friends can be. I am enjoying learning new skills every day and am looking forward to growing both my knowledge and passion.

Jade Davis

Jade Davis

Veterinary Nurse

I have a massive passion for the well-being of all animals both large and small! I graduated with a Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing in 2019 and consider myself to be in the best job and I work with such an amazing team! I started with Greencross Vets as a volunteer and then was employed in April 2019. On my days off you will find me spending time riding my horse Sultan and playing with my toy poodle Smudge!

Dr Kyra Craft

Dr Kyra Craft

Veterinarian

With a passion and concern for all creatures great and small starting from an early age, my dream was always to become a Veterinarian.

Graduating from the University of Queensland in 2003, I began my career working in Northern NSW as a small/large animal Vet. This was a job that provided me with a solid foundation and valuable experience – especially in the area of out of hours emergency treatment.

My love of adventure and travel saw me head over to Northern India, where I worked as a volunteer vet for an animal charity that provided health/desexing programs for street dogs. This was a fabulous and eye-opening experience! From India I travelled to the UK. Working as a locum vet, I made my way around England – cementing my skills as a vet and gathering as much knowledge as I could (whilst taking every opportunity to travel Europe with time off!

Returning to family, I have called the Gold Coast my home for the last 14 years, continuing to work as a Small Animal Veterinarian.

Having recently joined the Greencross Vets Burleigh Waters team, I am really enjoying the opportunity to continue my passion of small animal internal medicine, emergency care and soft tissue surgery. I am a people person and really enjoy getting to know my patients AND their parents.
Outside of being a Vet, I am a wife and busy mum!

Tianna McCourt

Tianna McCourt

We first met Tianna as a Vet Nursing student in 2019 and after graduating later that year, she became part of our team. Tianna has a special interest in exotics and is planning to study more in that area. Tianna loves to surround herself with animals at work and at home, with her rat Ian and two cats Astrid and Anakin.

Dr Nichole Kopp

Dr Nichole Kopp

Veterinary Associate

Nichole is a University of Adelaide graduate who was born and raised in rural South Australia. Coming from the Clare Valley she has a background working with a variety of animals, including farm animals. She considers herself both a cat person AND a dog person, however she always makes extra time to cuddle the cute kittens that come through the doors! She has a special interest in feline medicine and enjoys finding different ways to work with our feline friends in a low stress way.

During her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her own animals at her home in the beautiful Adelaide Hills. When it’s too cold outside to be out riding her horse, Poppy, you may also find her baking or sewing! She is looking forward to developing lasting relationships with our clients at Noarlunga.

Dr Sarah Jayamalar

Dr Sarah Jayamalar

Veterinary Associate

Dr Sarah Jayalamar joined the Greencross Vets team in 2018. She practiced for 10 years in Malaysia before immigrating to Australia. Sarah enjoys every aspect of small animal veterinary science particularly surgery. In her spare time she works on her gardening and enjoys spending time with her family which includes her dog Snow and her cat Simba.

Jaqueline Hanassaka

Jaqueline Hanassaka

Veterinary Nurse

Jaqueline graduated in Brazil as a veterinarian and has been working as a veterinary nurse in Australia since 2018. She is passionate about small animal surgery and emergency. She has worked as a volunteer in many projects in Brazil, the most important one taught the importance of desexing to low income populations on the suburbs of São Paulo. During her free time she loves exploring the beach and any water activities, like SUP and surf, always in the company of her furry kids Donna and Jully.

Hannah Bester

Hannah Bester

Practice Manager

Hannah is a Certificate IV qualified veterinary nurse. She grew up on the Northern Beaches but found a love for animals whilst visiting her dad in South Africa whilst he was working with many different animals in films. She has a rescue Border Collie x Kelpie dog called Maddie and two rescue cats called Kiki and Mewtwo who she can’t get enough of!

Dr Mei Chan

Dr Mei Chan

Dr Mei Graduated from the University of Melbourne in 2002 and has since worked in small animal practices in Melbourne & Singapore. She relocated to Perth in 2020 and has been with Greencross Booragoon since then.
She looks forward to meeting you and your fur babies at Greencross Booragoon

Dr. Candice Kriegler

Dr. Candice Kriegler

Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Candice graduated from the University of Melbourne in 2018. She spent her first year in a mixed practice in Maffra, where she focused on her surgical skills and enjoyed the variety of rural practice. In 2019, she decided to move back to Melbourne to be closer to friends and family, working in between two busy practices in Ferntree Gully and Kilsyth, currently she is based at Kilsyth.
At home, she is a pet parent to two cats and two French bulldogs, she loves reading and crafting and is particularly interested the surgical side of being a Veterinarian.

Kalinda Hansen

Kalinda Hansen

Veterinary Nurse

After finishing my Certificate II in Animal Studies, I joined the team at Greencross Vets as a Veterinary Nurse. Whilst relatively new to the industry, I am very passionate about doing the best to care for your pets while they are with us until they go home safely.

I have always wanted to work in the veterinary industry after being brought up in rural areas. I have been raised having my own chickens, ducks, cows, birds, sheep, a pig, cats and my absolute favourite animal – dogs!

My dogs have always been my passion, my comfort and my best friends. I have a soft spot for large dog breeds as well as dogs that require special care, such as those who suffer from anxiety.

I have two children at home, as well as three of my own dogs, that keep me busy on my days off!

Moving forward I hope to complete a Certificate IV qualification in Veterinary Nursing.

Dr Gustav Dippenaar

Dr Gustav Dippenaar

Dr Gustav Dippenaar

Veterinary Director

Dr. Dippenaar qualified as a veterinarian in South Africa in 2012 and started his career working in welfare before making the move to the UK and eventually making the Gold Coast his permanent home. He is passionate about all aspects of veterinary science with a particular interest in orthopaedics and dermatology. In his spare time, he enjoys surf lifesaving, camping and a good action movie. He also enjoys cycling and spending time with his wife and their two Whippets (Flynn and Zara) and Mushu the Siamese cross.

Dr Freddie Lam

Dr Freddie Lam

Veterinarian

Dr Freddie was born in Canada, grew up in Hong Kong, and knew he wanted to be a vet since the age of five. Dr Freddie has a passion for pet health, always puts in 100% and has the kindest heart to treat your fur babies. Dr Freddie graduated from the University of Queensland and has been to multiple clinics and hospitals around the world including Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, and other Asian countries during his training. Due to his family background, Dr Freddie can confidently use multiple languages including Cantonese and Mandarin for assisting non-English speakers during consultation.

Outside of work Dr Freddie is a coffee snob who enjoys having a nice cup of coffee in a dog friendly café, and enjoys chatting with others about their pets’ health conditions.

Astin Cohen-Beavis

Astin Cohen-Beavis

Veterinary nurse

Astin started her Veterinary Nursing career as an intern at Greencross Vets at North Ringwood. After completing her Certificate II in Animal Studies she became a team member of the North Ringwood team. Astin has had a love for animals since she was a young age. She is passionate and caring and has a lot of time for our patients that come into the clinic. Astin is currently studying to complete her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing. When Astin is not in the clinic she loves to be home with her family, friends and fur babies Mia and Maggie her two dogs, Coco the cat and Larry the rabbit.

Lisa Forbes-Harper

Lisa Forbes-Harper

Veterinary Nurse

Lisa has been a veterinary nurse for many years now and brings with her vast experience and knowledge in the areas of veterinary nursing including: Avian, Exotics and Reptiles along with dogs and cats.

Her passion is hand rearing orphaned kittens.

Chelsea Daunt

Chelsea Daunt

Receptionist/ Trainee Vet Nurse

Chelsea has been part of the team at Greencross Vets since 2018. Her passion is to help people and their pets find the kindness and comfort they need during their visit. Chelsea has grown up caring for an abundance of different animals, and looks forward to greeting and meeting each client and pet at the door.

Tara Anderson

Tara Anderson

Veterinary Nurse

I have been a veterinary nurse for 10 years. I took some time off to pursue a career as a Carnivore Keeper at Taronga Zoo and have now come back to my passion for nursing.

I have a teenage son, two Golden Retrievers; Bailie and Malibu and four cats; Grace, Faith, Anubis and Qi’ra. I’m a mad fitness fanatic and like to spend my spare time at the gym or running.

Dr Kat Loring

Dr Kat Loring

Veterinarian

Dr Kat graduated from Charles Sturt University in 2017 and has been a member of the Greencross Vets team since early 2019. She has had a passion for cats and dogs from the start of her career, but also quickly developed a love for birds and small mammals. Kat is more than happy to see your parrots, chickens, mice, rats, rabbits and ferrets, and she enjoys and appreciates the unique challenges these animals present.

When she isn’t at work, Kat is usually hanging out at home with her wife, plants and pets. Kat is a proud pet parent to two smoochy cats, one goofy foxhound, a cheeky galah, evil eclectus parrot and a rather unexciting fish.

Dr Josephine Walsh

Dr Josephine Walsh

Veterinary Director

Dr. Josie graduated from Sydney University in 2013 and moved to western NSW to work in mixed practice for five years. She joined Greencross Vets Maitland in 2019. She has a keen interest in small animal surgery – both soft tissue and orthopaedic, and has completed continuing education in these areas.

She lives with her husband (also a vet) and they enjoy discussing interesting cases together. When she is not at work, she is usually out walking her dog or working in the garden.

Alana Perry

Alana Perry

Veterinary Nurse & Puppy Pre School Trainer

Alana started her career in veterinary nursing as a member of the Greencross Vets team in 2016. She loves every part of her job but takes a special joy in working on dog behaviour. Teaching Puppy preschool is a passion of Alana’s and she loves watching puppies grow up and then following them through their lives.

When she isn’t at work Alana enjoys playing soccer and spending time at home with her family. She shares her life with her human family, but also her large animal one. She has fish, four dogs and seven parrots!

Dr Adam Brookes

Dr Adam Brookes

Senior Veterinarian

Dr. Adam studied at Charles Sturt University, graduating in 2013 and has been working in small animal practice since. Adam’s areas of veterinary interest include surgery and animal welfare. Adam has participated in numerous community animal health programs treating, desexing and vaccinating dogs and cats from disadvantaged households in remote Australian communities and in Africa. Outside of the clinic Adam enjoys travelling, gardening and hiking. At home Adam is kept busy by two cats, two dogs, two goats, chickens, ducks, pheasants and pythons.

Kirra Peterson

Kirra Peterson

Veterinary Nurse

My name is Kirra, I am one of the veterinary nurses at Greencross Vets Noosa Civic. Growing up I always knew that I wanted to work in the veterinary industry; at 15 years old I began volunteering at the Tewantin clinic and was set on becoming a vet nurse. At the beginning of 2020, I completed my Certificate II in Animal Studies through AIRC. I am now in the process of enrolling in a Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing qualification. Looking towards my future, I am committed to doing my part to ensure all animals receive the best treatment, care and respect they deserve.

Dr. Fei Wern Pang

Dr. Fei Wern Pang

Veterinarian

Fei graduated from the University of Melbourne with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine. Fei grew up in Malaysia and travelled across the globe to study in Canada where she completed her Bachelor of Science with Honours at the University of British Columbia before finding her home in Melbourne.

Fei’s special interests include surgery and internal medicine. Outside of work, Fei enjoys tending to her high maintenance indoor plants, eating out at cafes and then burning those calories off at the gym.

Bethany Rutley

Bethany Rutley

Veterinary Nurse

I started my career in 2014 when I completed my Certificate II in Animal Studies (Veterinary Nursing). I then moved to Brisbane and had some time off from vet nursing, I moved to Sydney and completed my Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing working in a busy Eastern Suburbs Veterinary Hospital with a large surgical and medical case load. I finished my studies and qualified in September 2019 and opted to move home to Townsville to continue my veterinary adventure.

Zoe Pietras

Zoe Pietras

Zoe has recently joined the team here at Greencross Vets Earlville as a Groomer transferring from our Hyde Park clinic in Townsville where she first started with Greencross Vets! Zoe has only been with us for a couple of years but has had over 10 years’ experience in the grooming industry within Cairns and loves grooming cats and dogs of all sizes. When she is not pampering your pooch or kitty, you will find Zoe and her Great Dane, Taylor exploring the various swimming spots of North Queensland

Amber Mckay

Amber Mckay

Veterinary Nurse

Amber began her career with Greencross Vets over 7 years ago and started at the Townsville clinic as a school based Trainee and progressed on to complete her Certificate II in Animal Studies. Since moving to Toowoomba in 2021 she began her Certificate IV in Vet Nursing.

Her father also works in the animal industry which meant she has always been around an array of animals her whole life and has always wanted to be a vet nurse for as long as she can remember.

Madison Fisher

Madison Fisher

Veterinary nurse

Maddison was born and raised in Townsville and throughout her schooling life she frequently moved towns to Innisfail, Cairns, Mount Isa and back to Townsville. Her first veterinary experience was through school work-experience in 2013 with Townsville Vet Clinic for 2 weeks, it was from then on she knew that veterinary nursing was something I really wanted to do.

I finished high school and started studying immediately with Open Colleges. I have now almost completed my Certificate IV Veterinary Nursing qualification and plan to expand my knowledge and studies in the future, especially in the avian field. I gained work placement with JCU veterinary clinic where I got to care for animals such as turtles, pelicans, snakes and bilbies.

I then joined the team at Greencross Vets Riverway, I started working as a placement student in early 2019 and am now employed with such a fantastic supportive team and look forward to further studies alongside the team.

During my days off I like to do my studies, gardening, go fishing and make home décor for my house. I am a very outdoorsy person and like to spend most of my time out in the sun.

Dr. Joyce Hung BVSc (Hons)

Dr. Joyce Hung BVSc (Hons)

Veterinary Surgeon

Dr Joyce graduated from The University of Queensland with Honours. Following graduation, she was selected to be in the 12-month rotating internship program at a veterinary specialist hospital. There she had the amazing opportunity to be trained under experienced specialists in various fields. Dr. Joyce then started working as a small animal veterinarian at a busy, fast-paced clinic in Gold Coast.

After a short stint in Sydney, she returned to the Gold Coast for more sunshine and warmth, her professional interests include ophthalmology and surgery. Outside of work, Dr Joyce enjoys watching movies, swimming and catching up with friends.

Melinda Wreathall

Melinda Wreathall

Veterinary Nurse

I have always held an affinity for animals and after having worked in the corporate world for many years, I decided to take the plunge and pursue a career in Veterinary Nursing. I joined the Greencross Vets team in January 2020 and I am enjoying getting to know all of our clients and their furry family members. Outside of work, my toddler Teddy keeps me busy, along with my Labrador Max, three cheeky cats and six chickens.

Dr Sally Millan

Dr Sally Millan

Veterinarian

Sally graduated from Murdoch University in Western Australia in 2000. She then returned home to Adelaide and has been working in small animal practice around Adelaide since then. Her veterinary interests include behavioural medicine, dermatology and small animal internal medicine. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with friends and family, especially her young daughter and Sheltie furkids.

Tara Morrissey

Tara Morrissey

Veterinarian Nurse
Bio coming soon

Dr. Karin Sloet

Dr. Karin Sloet

Veterinarian

I have been a vet for 18 years now, I love being a vet because every day is different and my knowledge can keep growing as there is always study to do in this industry. I aim to provide the best care for patients and clients together with the rest of the team. I believe client communication is a very important aspect in the veterinary industry.

I started working with Greencross Vets Noosa in March 2020, where I have the honour of working in a fantastic team. I grew up in Delft, Netherlands and I have been with my husband for almost 20 years now, we have two wonderful teenage daughters. We like to travel and are blessed to have seen some beautiful places around the world. Ever since my husband and I met, we have been looking for a new place to live. We fell in love with Australia and hope to call it home for the whole family one day.

Abi Waddington

Abi Waddington

Veterinarian

Dr Abi Waddington was born and grew up in Switzerland. Abi went to England to study, qualifying as a Veterinary Surgeon from the University of Nottingham in 2016.

Dr Abi worked in a veterinary hospital for three years in the UK before moving to Wollongong in 2019 in search of new challenges and more sun! Abi joined the team at Greencross Vets Crown Street as Veterinary Director, moving from the Greencross Vets Fairy Meadow location in February 2020. Dr Abi enjoys all aspects of being a GP vet and is working towards a Certificate in Internal Medicine. When not working, Abi enjoys running on the beach, bushwalking and playing rugby union at the University of Wollongong.

Dr. Katelyn Bailey

Dr. Katelyn Bailey

Veterinarian

I grew up surrounded by a variety of animals on acreage north of Brisbane, and knew I always wanted them to be a big part of my life. After completing my BVSc degree at the University of Queensland I worked as a veterinarian at a Greencross Vets clinic in Toowoomba before relocating to Camira. I am very excited to be joining the Camira team, and have a special interest in small animal medicine, patient care and managing chronic conditions. I have a cheeky cat called Peggy and enjoy travelling as much as I can in my spare time.

Dr. Alex Russell

Dr. Alex Russell

Veterinarian
Alex graduated with a Bachelor of Biomedical Science in her home country of Canada before moving to Sydney in 2011 to study Veterinary Science. She graduated from the University of Sydney in 2015 and has been working in various small animal clinics in both QLD and NSW. She moved to Wollongong in 2019 with her partner Michael and their two cats. Alex has interests in surgery and dentistry. In her free time she loves spending time outdoors, cooking, watching sports and hanging out with her cats.

Catherine Eustace

Catherine Eustace

Veterinary Nurse
Cat is one of our lovely veterinary nurses and has an absolute passion for caring for animals.
She works between our clinics at Fairy Meadow and Warilla-Shellcove. Cat is experienced and has worked within the veterinary industry for the last five years and been nursing since 2018. She has a tuxedo cat called Frank.

Ashley Barrett

Ashley Barrett

Veterinary Nurse
Ash started at Greencross Vets in 2011. She is one of our senior veterinary nurses who is very passionate about medical nursing and always goes above and beyond for her patient’s care. Her vision is to change people’s lives through helping animals. Ash enjoys music, fashion and anything outdoors on the beautiful south coast. At home she has two Labradors, Frederick & Rollo Lothbrok, a cat named Lagertha and an Alexandrine parrot called Amigo.

Stephanie Bluff

Stephanie Bluff

Veterinary Nurse
Stephanie is a Veterinary Nurse and works at our Fairy Meadow and Woonona-Bulli practices. She has been nursing since 2011.
Stef is passionate about your pets care and will go above and beyond to make sure you go home feeling reassured and looked after for during your pets time at the vet. Stef has a cheeky Miniature Schnauzer at home called Sherlock. When Stef is not at work, she likes being at the beach with her little boy Ejder and her partner Sam.

April Hall-Wheeler

April Hall-Wheeler

Veterinary Nurse
April started her Veterinary Nursing Certificate with Greencross Vets in 2018. She has now completed her training and holds a Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing qualification. April has always had a passion for animals, but only recently decided that this was the career path for her. She is loving every moment and looks forward to meeting you and your pets. April has a Labrador at home, as well as two cats.

Claudia

Claudia

Practice Manager
Claudia has had a passion for animals since she was a child and has always had a variety of pets including dogs, cats, rats, birds, snakes, turtles and even a tarantula! She started work in the animal industry as a stable hand at Eagle Farm in 2009. In 2016 Claudia joined the Greencross Vets team and she enjoys helping pet owners with their animal babies. When Claudia isn’t at work she is usually running around after her two children. She has two cats (Cupcake and Rocky), one dog (Zena) and two rats (Peanut and Luna).

Dr. Josemi

Dr. Josemi

Veterinary Director
After working in New Zealand for eight years as a small animal veterinarian, Josie decided to move to Brisbane and joined Greencross Vets in 2015. She enjoys every aspect of small animal medicine and surgery. She is passionate about providing the highest quality of care to her patients and thoroughly enjoys the challenge involved in bringing them back to health. She was the first veterinarian to join Mount Gravatt clinic when it opened in 2017 and she is eager to meet new people and furry friends every day!

Dr. Nicole

Dr. Nicole

Veterinarian
Dr Nicole is an experienced veterinarian who has worked since 2004 honing her special interest in small animal medicine. She has recently joined us at Greencross Mount Gravatt and has very smoothly transitioned into the core team. Nicole enjoys forming meaningful connections with both clients and patients and supporting them through injury or illness. When not at work Dr Nicole is busy with her three young children, husband and a little grey tabby cat called Ginny.

Dr Elise Fookes

Dr Elise Fookes

Veterinarian
Elise is a recent Doctor of Veterinary Medicine graduate from the University of Melbourne. She is interested in all aspects of small animal medicine and is looking forward to getting to know all the local clients and their much-loved pets.
Outside of work Elise enjoys spending time exploring local cafes with her Golden Retriever named Kobe. She also has a cat, a very talkative silver tabby called Finn. Elise also has a keen interest in cycling, triathlon and basketball.

Sarah Gainsford

Sarah Gainsford

Veterinary Nurse
Sarah comes to us with a passion for pets; having grown up with a family farm and loving all animals great and small. She started vet nursing at a bird clinic in Burwood.
Having completed her Certificate II and Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing in 2012, she moved on to work in a shelter as an adoptions nurse; a role she found very rewarding.
Sarah has two dogs Yoda the puggle, Obi-Wan the Jack Russel and two rainbow lorikeets Emerald & Sapphire. Having had a variety of pets over the years including; cats, guinea pigs, mice, fish, a long neck turtle and a Shetland pony. In her free time she enjoys watching tv, writing, drawing and spending time with friends and family.

Stephanie

Stephanie

Veterinary Nurse

Stephanie completed her Certificate III in animal studies in 2018 and is currently undergoing her studies for Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing.
She has enjoyed every minute of it and can’t wait to see what her journey brings.
Every day is a blessing and being able to spend her time helping people and their animals is something Stephanie finds incredibly rewarding.

When she isn’t at the clinic, you will often find her at the gym or spending time with friends and family. She also enjoys listening to music, water sports and drawing.

Dr Marese Ong

Dr Marese Ong

Veterinarian
Marese graduated from the University of Melbourne in 2013 and has recently joined the Greencross Vets family. She enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine, with a special interest in preventative healthcare and ultrasonography. She remains constantly motivated by the human-animal bond, counting herself lucky to be a part of a wonderful profession.

In her free time, she enjoys wildlife spotting while exploring new trails, experimenting in the kitchen and travelling.

Dr. Angela Siva

Dr. Angela Siva

Veterinarian
Angela’s love for animals began early, with her childhood spent caring for various pets including cats, dogs, a turtle, fish, rabbits, guinea pigs and a rat named Tifla. She graduated from the University of Melbourne with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science in 2011, and subsequently worked full time at Karingal Hospital for several years. After taking maternity leave to start her family, Angela returned to her professional career, joining Greencross Caulfield South in early 2019. Angela lives locally with her husband, two daughters and two senior pussy cats, Charlotte (18) and Anya (11).

Michelle Simmonds

Michelle Simmonds

Veterinary Nurse

Michelle has been working in the Veterinary industry on and off since leaving high school.

Michelle is a fully qualified Veterinary nurse who finds her career very rewarding. She finds job satisfaction not only in seeing everyone’s pets and interacting with the animals, but also because no two days are ever the same.

At home Michelle has three beautiful children, and they own three horses, two dogs and two cats.

Dr. Lynsey Etheridge

Dr. Lynsey Etheridge

Veterinary Director
Dr Lynsey is originally from Ireland, she graduated from Glasgow University in Scotland and moved to Australia a year later in search of warmer weather (no one is sure how she ended up in Ballarat!!). Lynsey lives just outside Ballarat with her husband, four horses, one cat and one dog. Lynsey has been at Ballarat and Creswick Greencross Vets since October last year and is very much enjoying getting to meet all your fur babies.

In her spare time, Lynsey enjoys riding her horses, gardening and keeping the peace between Doris (dog) and Erica (cat) who love to chase each other!

Alex McKay

Alex McKay

Veterinary Nurse
Alex started with Greencross in 2019. She completed a Bachelor of Applied Science, majoring in Veterinary Technology in 2015, which included a placement at Greencross Kenmore. Alex has special interests in surgical nursing and cuddling puppies.

At home, Alex and her family share two cats, one of which was adopted from the RSPCA, and the other was taken in as a very young stray, as well as an energetic American Staffy named Nala.

Rebekah Ayres

Rebekah Ayres

Veterinary Nurse
Rebekah has a Certificate III in Animal Science and a Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing. She has been a nurse for 8 months and is a lover of all animals but especially cats. She has two cats of her own named Lemon and Leeloo.

Issie Graham

Issie Graham

Veterinary Nurse
My name is Issie and I grew up on rural properties in the NT and QLD where my love of animals was fostered. I am currently studying Cert 2 Animal Studies and looking forward to continuing on learning and growing as a vet nurse. At home I have a boxer dog and two rag-doll cats who love cuddles, I also have a bearded dragon who loves cuddles, showers and blueberry’s!

Larissa Hurley

Larissa Hurley

Veterinary Nurse

Larissa has been a veterinary nurse with Greencross Vets since 2014 she has her certificate lV in Veterinary nursing her favourite part of being a nurse is being the source of comfort when the pets are scared and lonely when she’s not working she’s a mother to 4 children, 3 dogs, 3 cats and 2 rats. She loves being active and outdoors and is most happy when she’s camping.

Josie John

Josie John

Practice Manager & Veterinary Nurse

Josie has been a veterinary nurse for 15 years, 12 of those with Greencross and she is a Cert 4 Veterinary nurse and also holds a Cert 4 in Training and Assessment.

She is a self professed crazy cat lady and has 4 cats at home, all of whom were rescued from various clinics. She also has 3 children and when she is not at work she is usually running around taking them to sporting activities and she also plays Softball herself.

Kirsty Ksiazek

Kirsty Ksiazek

Veterinary Nurse

Kirsty is a wildlife carer with extensive training in Australian native wildlife, specialising in flying foxes.She is a certificate 3 veterinary nurse, currently completing her certificate 4 in veterinary nursing.

She has lots of non-human family members consisting of 2 pooches, 3 kitties, 6 sheep, 1 miniature horse and 6 chickens. In her spare time she rescues wildlife, takes her pups on adventures, paints in watercolour and reads.

Laura Platt

Laura Platt

Veterinary Nurse
Laura always knew from a young age that she wanted a career caring for animals, however it was hard to choose which career path was for her, so she decided to study her certificate III in Animal Studies. After meeting many students working in veterinary practices she decided she wanted a role as a vet nurse and went on to complete her Certificate IV in veterinary nursing as well.
Outside of the clinic Laura has a love of cooking and perfecting her recipes and indulging in a good book. She regularly brings baked goods and books for the team.

Isabella Henderson

Isabella Henderson

Veterinary Nurse
Bella is a valued member of our vet nursing team at Greencross Vets Glen Eira. Bella started with us as a junior nurse in early February, after starting out her vet nurse journey as a volunteer with our friends at Greencross Vets Caulfield South. Much to their dismay, Kate saw the talent in Bella and “stole” her to join our clinic as a permanent team member. Bella has already completed her Cert II and Cert III in Animal Studies and is currently studying her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing. Bella has been surrounded by animals her entire life and has taken to her career like a duck to water! Outside of work, Bella is really interested in health and wellbeing, and often spoils her colleagues with her healthy creations. Bella has just purchased a van, which she is hoping to slowly convert into a camper to cruise up and down the East coast, catching surf breaks along the way.

Ella Maitland

Ella Maitland

Veterinary Nurse
Ella started as a work experience student at Greencross Vets Glen Eira, she loved her time here so much that she stayed with us as a placement student so she could undertake her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing. Since starting her placement in 2017 she has absolutely blossomed in our clinic. She has become so good that when a vacancy came up recently, we didn’t think twice about hiring her for the job! Ella is multi-talented, when she is not in the vet clinic she is smashing it out on the cricket and football field, painting and drawing unique pieces of art and spending time her cheeky Airedale Terrier Lenny.

Dr Jacqui Boyd BVSc

Dr Jacqui Boyd BVSc

Veterinarian
Jacqui graduated from Sydney University in 2004 and has worked with small animals ever since. She has always had a passion for animals and considers herself very fortunate to work in such a rewarding industry and with the lovely team at Greencross. She understands how much love and joy our fur babies bring to our families and looks forward to caring for yours.

Tahlia Hey

Tahlia Hey

Veterinary Nurse
Tahlia completed her certificate 2 in Animal Studies in 2014 and is currently studying her Certificate 4 in Veterinary Nursing in 2020. She started volunteering at Greencross Vets since 2016, and has been working at Greencross Vets Forest Lake since 2017. She has a passion for helping and caring for small animals. In her spare time, Tahlia enjoys camping, going to the beach and catching up with friends.

Dr Caroline Butler

Dr Caroline Butler

Associate Veterinarian
I trained as a Veterinarian in Brisbane and graduated in 1995 and after a short 20-year stint working as a vet in Melbourne, I have seen the light and returned to the beautiful Gold Coast. I have been in small animal clinics for most of my 25-year career and love helping people have a strong bond with their animals by keeping them healthy in body and mind. I have done further training in Acupuncture, Diagnostic Imaging and have special interest in Geriatric medicine.
In my spare time, I like to spend time with my family, take my boys for a swim or enjoy this amazing country with camping holidays. Wherever we go we are joined by our fur-baby ‘Red’, an 8-year-old, Toy Poodle who believes she is a princess.

Charlotte Newell

Charlotte Newell

Veterinary Nurse
Charlotte started working part time at Greencross Silkstone in 2017 whilst completing her studies and stepped into a full-time veterinary nurse role at Greencross Vets Ipswich in November 2019. She has lived in the Ipswich area since moving to Australia from the UK. She loves all animals, great and small, but has a soft spot for our feline friends. Charlotte enjoys the variety and challenges that nursing brings. She has taken a keen interest in anaesthesia and making sure your pets get the best care during surgery. She is the parent of a senior cat, Riley, who is very much the king of the castle! When she isn’t at work, Charlotte enjoys CrossFit, trivia nights and going to the cinema. She cannot wait to meet you and your furry, feathery or scaly friends.

Angela Lee

Angela Lee

Veterinary nurse
My name is Angela and I’ve been in the veterinary industry since 1999 (minus a few years while having my human babies). My passion for animals and animal welfare has always been a strong part of my life. Over the years I often brought strays home to “foster” but never left. At the moment we have one dog named Penny and two cats named Lilli and Sophie. With three kids and three pets we have a very busy house but wouldn’t have it any other way. With such a busy home and young kids you’ll usually only see me in clinic on the weekends.

Allison Vanderpeet

Allison Vanderpeet

Veterinary Nurse

I have always been around animals growing up, so it was an easy choice for me to go into veterinary nursing. Even after 33 years in the industry, I am still passionate about caring for animals and supporting their owners. When not at work, I enjoy spending time with my family, which includes Korah the German Shepherd and Andy the Chihuahua.

Kate Ward

Kate Ward

Veterinary Nurse

Claire Higgins

Claire Higgins

Veterinary Nurse
I started my journey as a volunteer with Greencross Vets in the beginning of 2018. It didn’t take me long to know I had chosen the perfect career path. Not only do I get to meet adorable pets every day, I get to work alongside a team of passionate vets and nurses.
My love for animals started at a young age when I met my first cat, Cheeky. Over the years Cheeky and I have found more fur friends, my cats E.T and Luna and my naughty and chubby bullmastiff Nala.

Kass Reghenzani

Kass Reghenzani

Veterinary Nurse
Hi, I’m Kass, and I got my start in the industry in 2011 as a Kennel Hand at my local clinic back in Sydney. I have since moved to the beautiful Gold Coast and have been lucky enough to have been vet nursing since 2018. In 2020 I will be graduating with a dual degree in Veterinary Technology & Agribusiness, as well as receiving my Certificate IV in Vet Nursing. In my spare time, I love being outside at the beach, riding my bike along the boardwalk and hanging with my friends. I am also the proud owner of Maddie, the sassiest 12 year old Bichon Frise on the Gold Coast.

Cassie Steele

Cassie Steele

Practice Manager
Cassie has been around animals her whole life and turned her passion into a career 10 years ago working at the University of Queensland. Training at a specialist centre and moving into GP, Cassie found her passion with difficult emergency, surgical and medical cases. Cassie is our resident unusual pet lover and will be the first person to go meet any pocket pets and reptiles brought in. Cassie has two pet Frilled-neck lizards, ‘Clever’ and ‘Frildo Baggins’, a Crabbet Arabian horse ‘Benny’ and a Finnish Lapphund called Nukka.
When Cassie isn’t at work she loves working on cars, attending dog sports and photographing animals.

Tony Phillis

Tony Phillis

Veterinary Director

I graduated from JCU in 2015 and spent my first three years in a large, busy mixed practice here in Townsville before joining the professional and passionate Greencross Vets team in late 2018.

I grew up in Southern W.A on a large sheep and cattle property where I always looked forward to the vet visits to check on our livestock and numerous pets. I have spent many years in various industries before finally following my passion to become a veterinarian later in life.

I have grown up with pets in my life for as long as I can remember, and I endeavour to treat every patient as if my own. In my spare time I can be found walking my Afghan Hounds, fishing on the Great Barrier Reef or travelling with my family. I have two lovely and exceptionally spoilt Afghan Hounds, Mr Teddy and Miss Evie.

Caitlin Jones

Caitlin Jones

Practice Manager and Veterinary Nurse
I began nursing in 2011 where I completed my Certificate II and joined the Greencross Vets Kelso team in 2012. I later completed my Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing in 2015. During this time I participated in the NQWC volunteer group to learn how to further aid in the care of wildlife that presented to the clinic, conducted puppy preschool classes and jumped at any opportunity to further continue my education.

At the beginning of 2017 I spent 18 months gaining experience working with large animals and in July 2018 returned to join the Greencross Vets Aitkenvale team. In September 2019 I moved to join the team at Greencross Vets Hyde Park.

I love being able to provide our patients with the best level of nursing care and support our community by helping to educate pet owners about vital preventative care. Outside of work I spend my time scuba diving, paddle boarding, participating in trail runs or going on hikes.

Melissa Vowell

Melissa Vowell

Veterinary Nurse
Having volunteered her Saturdays in clinic for two and a half years, Melissa officially joined the team in July 2017 and is currently studying her Cert IV in Veterinary Nursing. Melissa has a keen interest in surgery, reproduction & neonates, behaviour management, and grooming. Prior to embarking on her journey in the veterinary industry, Melissa studied Journalism, and worked as an Assistant teacher in the UK where she resided for 5 years. Melissa shares her home and heart with her husband Nathan, and four Golden Retrievers, Clover Nicole, Violet Storm, Haven Rose and Zinnia Mae, as well as their rescue cats Gamora who is a snowshoe x and Goose, a ginger female. You are likely to recognise Melissa by her ever changing hair colour, and when she isn’t at work Melissa enjoys reading, console gaming, all things Marvel Universe & Disney, as well as spending quality time with her family, both human and furry.

Dr Amy Graham

Dr Amy Graham

I graduated from the University of Queensland with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science in 2004. Since graduation I have worked in small animal practice in Bundaberg, Beenleigh, and Gladstone before joining the Greencross Vets Nerang team in October 2012 as the Veterinary Director. Following maternity leave in 2016, and 2018, I have returned as a part time associate. My areas of interest include ultrasound, ophthalmology, and soft tissue surgery. My “feathered children” include a cockatiel called Oscar (the grouch), and our Khaki Campbell ducks.

Ashlea O’Brien

Ashlea O’Brien

Ashlea completed her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing in December 2019. She started as a casual nurse with Greencross Hoppers Crossing in May 2019 and became a permanent staff member in January 2020.
Ash enjoys chatting with our clients and always has time to give love to your pets. Ash is hoping to start up Puppy school training here at the clinic to help share her knowledge and skills with new puppy owners.
Ash loves to spend time with her own grown up puppy Murphy who is constantly a source of entertainment!

Celeste Barnard

Celeste Barnard

Celeste completed her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing in December 2019. She has been working with the brilliant team at Greencross Hoppers Crossing since early November 2018 after a month of practical placement.
Celeste is grateful to have been given the opportunity to work at Greencross Vets and is thoroughly enjoys being able to learn on the job and put all her newly learnt skills into practice. In Celeste’s spare time she loves to take her two dogs, Pingu and Indi out to the You Yangs Regional Park and volunteering with Zoos Victoria.

Tamara Cooper

Tamara Cooper

Tamara has been part of the team at Greencross Vets Redbank Plains since 2018. She has a huge passion for vet nursing & is half way through completing her Cert IV in Veterinary Nursing. When Tamara is not at work She loves spending time at home & the beach with husband & her two fur babies Mia & Toby.
She also loves reading & learning new things.
Her favourite part of the job is assisting in surgeries & finds it very rewarding nursing sick animals back to health again.

Laureline Blanchet

Laureline Blanchet

Laureline grew up in France and overseas before moving to Australia in 2003. She graduated in 2009 from the University of Queensland with a Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine. After spending a few years working in an animal shelter, Laureline wanted to work again with owners and their pets. She believes education and prevention are indispensable for a happy healthy pet.
Outside of work, Laureline likes to spend time with her cat Ash who is always looking for a good back scratch.

Rebekah Rawlinson

Rebekah Rawlinson

I first started my career as a volunteer with the fabulous team here at Burleigh Waters and after a short couple of months I was employed as a Veterinary Nurse. I consider myself extremely lucky to be working in such a rewarding industry and can’t wait to see what the future holds. I spent my early years growing up on a remote farm where I was fortunate enough to discover my love for all animals, big and small. I now live on the sunny Gold Coast with my energetic Kelpie, Milo and my loveable cat, Theodore.

Dr. Josephine Hartono

Dr. Josephine Hartono

In 2017 I graduated with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science (Honours) from the University of Queensland. I have previously worked in Greencross clinics in NSW before joining the team at Burleigh Waters mid 2019.

I am passionate about small animal medicine and have been involved in international veterinary volunteer programs in Fiji, South Africa and Sri Lanka. My goal is to provide the best care possible to allow owners to have a happy and healthy relationship with their furry creatures.

I have a handsome German Shephard named Rocky and a cheeky rescued ginger cat named George. On my time off I like to go bushwalking, camping and spending time with friends and family.

Louise Griffiths

Louise Griffiths

My name is Louise and I have been with Greencross Nerang since 2015 when I was a school based trainee. I then moved onto my certificate IV in Veterinary nursing, which I have recently completed. I have two cats (Leonard and Garfield) and one dog Benjamin. I am passionate animals and love what I do. I always strive to offer exceptional care and endless amounts of cuddles during your fur baby’s visit.

Madi Martin

Madi Martin

Hi, my name is Madi! I began working at the wonderful Coomera clinic whilst studying my certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing in 2018. From a very young age I have always had a way with animals! My passion is to help and care for animal’s great and small. Some may call me the Ace Ventura of Coomera! In my spare time, I love spending time with my fur babies. My home is always open for any animals in need. I pride myself on making your pet’s experience at the vet stress free and an enjoyable time for everybody!

Naomi

Naomi

Certificate IV Veterinary Nurse
Naomi had dreams to be a vet growing up but decided to travel the world first. She has lived in the UK, South Africa, New Zealand and now calls Australia home. She completed her Certificate IV in veterinary nursing in 2015 and especially loves surgical nursing. Naomi is passionate about providing the best patient care and customer service. In her free time she enjoys hiking, horse riding, adventures with Teddy and traveling.

Jade

Jade

Certificate IV Veterinary Nurse
Jade has always had a love for animals big and small, she learnt to horse ride when she was eight and now spends most of her free time with her beautiful horse Sultan and best friend Smudge the toy poodle. Jade was passionate about becoming a veterinary nurse from a young age and will be graduating with her Certicate IV in Veterinary nursing in the next few months. She is passionate about are clients fur babies happiness and wellbeing. “I love my job and the team I work with! I couldn’t think of a better job to do!”

Yumi

Yumi

Certificate IV Veterinary Nurse
Yumi is originally from Japan, she moved to Australia in 2003 and started her new career in Veterinary Nursing in 2012. Yumi is a qualified Certificate IV Veterinary Nurse, she has a passion for animals and especially loves nursing our hospitalised patients giving them the best nursing care and cuddles. Yumi lives with her partner and her two crazy Jack Russells Marley and Tyde. In her free time she enjoys surfing and loves spending time with her dogs at the beach, they love the ocean as much as she does.

Denee

Denee

Certificate IV Veterinary Nurse
Denee moved up from Sydney with her family when she was ten and loves living on the Gold Coast. She achieved her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing in 2019 and is passionate about providing the best patient care. When she is not at work you will find her caring for her own fur baby Mishkah the terrier and her three snakes! To relax Denee enjoys getting crafty with all sorts of art and craft projects and keeping fit.

Dr Curtis Croucamp

Dr Curtis Croucamp

Ginger Roo

Ginger Roo

My name is Fanta, AKA Ginge.
I have been residing at Gx Southport for roughly 2 years. I am a fully qualified escape artist (I may only have 3 legs but I can move) and have mastered the art of receiving multiple dinners/meals.
The ladies like to think they’re in charge, but actually I am the boss.
I look forward to greeting you at your next visit, I will be waiting at the door (waiting to slip out).

Dr Josh Lynch

Dr Josh Lynch

Veterinarian
Josh studied Veterinary Medicine at The University of Melbourne and graduated at the end of 2015. He started his career in a fast paced shelter environment, developing a passion for animal behaviour and welfare. He also spent several years working in private practice, gaining extensive experience in both small animal medicine and surgery.

Josh has a special interest in canine behavioural medicine and enjoys making vet visits a positive experience for all of his patients. Having only recently joined the team at Greencross Point Cook, he’s looking forward to building relationships with new clients and their pets.

At home he has an 11 year old Kelpie named Bandit and a 6 month old Heeler named Pickles and they all enjoy bush walks, camping and trips to the beach.

Dr. Natalie Gorman

Dr. Natalie Gorman

Veterinary Associate

Dr. Natalie has been with Greencross Vets for over a decade and brings a wealth of knowledge with her. She adores all animals but especially loves older cats and is professionally interested in all aspects of veterinary medicine however her main interest is kidney disease. Currently, Dr. Natalie works every Saturday and occasionally during the week with Dr. John.
At home, she is a servant to her own furry friend crazy Pug named ‘Peppa’, a diabetic Siamese called ‘Charlie’ and a slightly chubby Burmese called ‘Merlin’.

Montana Gruber

Montana Gruber

Veterinary Nurse

Montana began her career at Greencross Vets at the age of 15 years old while completing her school -based traineeship. She has a strong passion for high standards of care within the clinic for all patients and holds a Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing.
When Montana is not in clinic, she spends her time with her two cats, two dogs and two snakes. Montana has a special interest in exotic pets and marine animals.

Robyn Harris

Robyn Harris

Robyn has three amazing children and with the support of my husband Michael, I have begun my career this year by Studying Cert 3 in Animal Studies. I was employed by Greencross Tamworth in August to take care of all the needs of the boarding animals and absolutely love my job. I will begin studying Cert IV in Veterinary Nursing in 2020.
I have a passion for Native Wildlife and Especially enjoy working with Birds. I have 2 Dogs, 1 Cat, an Amazon Parrot, Budgies and Cockatiels.

Lisa McAufield

Lisa McAufield

Lisa started her Greencross Vet Nursing internship in 2018 at Greencross Vet Forest Lake Village. She has now completed her Certificate II in Animal Care and has been lucky enough to have been selected for a Greencross sponsored scholarship in Certificate IV Vet nursing. Lisa has always been passionate and committed to the care and welfare of animals. She has volunteered for various welfare groups and simply adores animals. She herself has two very spoilt rescue cats by the names of Zelda and Harry.

Dr. Stephen Bennett

Dr. Stephen Bennett

Stephen graduated from the University of Melbourne at the end of 2017 and commenced his career in the Gippsland region at the beginning of 2018: working predominately in dairy cattle work. He then moved more centrally in the region to get a greater breadth of experience with both small animals and equine work.
Originally from East Melbourne, he eventually decided to move back closer to friends and family, and has a particular fondness for the Williamstown region – with the close proximity of delicious beaches, restaurants and peaceful serenity.
In his spare time, Stephen enjoys audiobooks, listening to podcasts on roadtrips and attending to his younger (furry) brother, Harlow.

Glynis Highland

Glynis Highland

Veterinary Nurse
Glynis is our newest addition to Greencross Vets Point Cook! She is a Qualified Veterinary Nurse since 2012, and has 7 & 1/2 years of experience in private practice before joining Greencross Vets. She is talented in all tasks in clinical practice particularly office administration, general pet health/advice as well as surgical and anaesthetic monitoring.

Glynis has a large menagerie consisting of 2 cats (Sasuke & Kion), 4 guinea pigs (Pipsqueak, Pan, Butters & Toast), a rescue dog Mick (who thinks he’s human) and the newest addition to the zoo is Tessa, an american staffy puppy – who only seems to pick up bad habits from Mick!

Codie Hartmann

Codie Hartmann

Veterinary Nurse

Codie has grown up living on the Gold Coast for her entire life and has always wanted to work with animals for as long as she can remember. She has been working with Greencross Vets for the last 5 years and has completed her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing. Codie has two American Staffies named after a Greek God and Godess who love to chat and balance treats on their nose for extra praise!

Kate Mcginnis

Kate Mcginnis

Kate joined our nursing team in 2019. Currently a third-year veterinary student, she is thrilled to be gaining valuable experience in a veterinary clinic, and to be a part of the Greencross family. Originally from California, USA, Kate made the move to Australia for vet school and hasn’t looked back. Kate’s special interests include animal behaviour, and avian and exotic medicine. In her free time she enjoys camping, hiking, and birdwatching. Kate lives with her partner, Conor, and their pack including Buck the staghound, Ari the Siamese cat, Puff the bearded dragon, and Z the green-cheeked conure.

Shannon Peters

Shannon Peters

Shannon started her veterinary nursing career in 2010, where she worked in a rural clinic servicing livestock and companion animals.
She then made the move to Greencross Para Vista in 2016.

Her main interest in the industry is within surgical, anaesthesia and dental nursing!

She has a large family of pets, including 2 horses, a cat, a Poodle, a Rottweiler, Australian Shepherd and a goat that thinks she is a dog!

Reynal Deboy

Reynal Deboy

Reynal has been a Veterinary Nurse for 15 years!

She works part time so she can spend more time with her grandchildren and Mother.
Over the years she has enjoyed all aspects of nursing, most recently finding a passion in satisfying our hospital patients and taking care of our beloved pets as they cross over from this life.

She has three rescue pets; two cats named Jerry and Halfstachio, and a toy poodle named Bania.

She is a member of the VNCA, the Adelaide and Monarto Zoological Gardens and Fauna Rescue.

Olivia Leadbeater

Olivia Leadbeater

Olivia started at Greencross Vets Para Vista in April 2018 as a work placement student, whilst working towards her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing. She was offered a permanent position with the practice shortly after and has been working with us ever since!

Olivia lives on a hobby farm with her partner, son, two kelpies (Bundy and Dusty), three horses (Jeddah, Rhyley and Ellie) and multiple chickens, sheep and alpacas. In her spare time she enjoys riding her horses, camping and spending time with friends.

Sarah Cree

Sarah Cree

Veterinary Nurse
Sarah is a devoted & passionate animal advocate who started her Greencross Vets journey in early 2019.

Sarah has an extensive background in aged care nursing but found her life’s passion in animal health care after a lifetime of loving animals. She has since graduated from her Associate Degree of Veterinary Nursing in 2017.

She has a keen interest in pathology and stress-free handling as she is passionate about making your pet’s visit to our clinic as pleasant as possible.

Sarah lives with her partner and two mischievous cats Selina and Ivy. In her free time she enjoys a good film or book and getting crafty with art projects.

Georgia Madigan

Georgia Madigan

Georgia has a Cert IV in Veterinary Nursing and has been in the industry for over 11 years, with three of those years at Greencross Vets Cannon hill over 3 years ago. She began at Greencross as a surgical nurse and with her hard work combined with the opportunities available was offered the role of Practice Manager.
Georgia has always been passionate about animals & owned a variety of different pets over the years.
She is fur mum to Hugo, who is a beautiful black and white rescue cat.

Sarah Mattey

Sarah Mattey

Veterinary Nurse Certificate IV

Sarah is a Greencross Vets local and our clinic crazy cat lady- she adores all felines! She has been doing Veterinary Nursing since 2013, loves working with all kinds of animals and a has a special interest for orthopaedics and surgical nursing. She has two fur babies at home, Edmund the beautiful Ragdoll cross who comes in for regular grooms with mum and Ari, the cheeky Domestic Short hair.
Outside the clinic, Sarah enjoys spending time with friends and family, eating lots of yummy food and training hard at either F45 or going on adventures with her partner. A delightful fun fact about Sarah, is she actually has her 2nd Dan Black Belt in Shotokan Karate and has practiced for almost 18years!

Madeleine Theodore

Madeleine Theodore

Trainee Veterinary Nurse

Madi has been Vet Nursing since starting as a Trainee at Greencross Vets Ferntree Gully in early 2019. She is currently completing her further qualification in Veterinary Nursing. Madi has a special interest in animal behaviour is extremely passionate about animal welfare and has a big soft spot for our senior pets. She fosters greyhounds through GAP and grew up with large dogs, guinea pigs, rabbits and raising chickens.

Madi’s greatest love is her German Shepherd, Lexi, pictured here. Madi started her career in animal care in 2016 working at her local pet store, selling pet food and animal care products as well as helping with grooming, while completing her Certificate in Animal Studies at Box Hill TAFE in 2017. Madi has also been working at a Doggy day-care for some years and has developed amazing skills working with animals and making them feel happy and relaxed while being handled. Madi absolutely loves working with the team at Greencross and hopes to grow in her position here.

Kimberley Wessling

Kimberley Wessling

Felicity Cause

Felicity Cause

Beulah O’Reilly

Beulah O’Reilly

Nicole Karrasch

Nicole Karrasch

Amanda Phillips

Amanda Phillips

Nastassia Milevoj

Nastassia Milevoj

Veterinary Nurse
Hi, my name is Nastassia. I am a casual Veterinary Nurse and also a third year Veterinary student at Melbourne University. I am passionate about animal welfare, shelter medicine and conservation. I love all animals and have had a wide range of pets including dogs, lizards, guinea pigs and even dingos. I enjoy volunteering at animal shelters and have volunteered for organisations in Australia as well as in Thailand, Cambodia and Sri Lanka. My goal is to use my knowledge and education to ensure all my patients are happy and healthy and to do all I can to support human and animal relationships.

Kate Rees

Kate Rees

Practice Manager
Kate has been veterinary nursing since 2009 and joined the team at Diamond Creek in 2013; Since 2018 Kate has been Practice Manager at Diamond Creek.
Kate also has a passion for farming and agriculture in which she completed her diploma in Agriculture in 2014 and now runs a cattle farm with her partner. Kate enjoys spending time with her menagerie of animals and travelling to see her family in the USA.

Lily Nugent

Lily Nugent

Head Veterinary Nurse
I started my career in the veterinary industry in 2010, I was working as a junior animal attendant after school on the Far South Coast of NSW. As my higher school certificate came to a close I began my veterinary nursing studies. In 2015 I graduated from the animal industries resource center with my certificate IV. I stayed on the South Coast for another 2 years working with large and small animals. Needing a sea-change I relocated to Melbourne to accept a head nurse role in the Eastern Suburbs. After 2 years, I was offered an exciting opportunity to work as a zoo keeper back on the South Coast of NSW, I accepted the role, studied wildlife conservation and spent 12 months working with native and exotic birds, native mammals and reptiles. Before long I felt a calling to Melbourne and accepted the head nurse role at Greencross Vets in Diamond Creek. I moved with my 2 cats, Jaffa and Scarlett they are my best friends and have been everywhere with me in the last 5 years. I love working with exotic species and have a deep passion for wildlife conservation, one day I hope to become a veterinarian and work with big cats in Africa!
Linda Turnley

Dr Jim Kennedy

Dr Jim Kennedy

Veterinarian
Jim graduated from the University of Melbourne in 1977. The past 20 years have been spent in a mixed animal practice in Yarra Valley, but has also spent time working in Geelong, Northern Territory and North Yorkshire. He is still very interested in all aspects of Vet small animal practice but has a special interest in Cardiology. Since graduating Jim has untaken further study and passed membership examinations to The Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Science, in both canine medicine and equine medicine. He is married and lives in the Yarra Valley, Jim has four children and (at present) has four dogs, four horses and six cats. He follows Geelong in the football and loves test cricket.

Erin Moore

Erin Moore

Veterinary Nurse
In 2016 Erin traded in her career as a property manager to re-tool as a vet nurse, completing her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing. With a love for animals and fierce determination to achieve her goals, Erin’s ambitious nature paid off and she has since become a valuable member of our practice.
She has an ongoing thirst for knowledge, continuing to advance her skills and interest in small animal surgery. She has an interest in our Australian wildlife but also enjoys dealing with our furry domestic species. Living locally with her family, Erin leads a very civilised life riding her horse, Holly and camping at various locations in Victoria’s wilderness with her family and their 2 dogs, Razor and Shadow.

Dr Julia Porter

Dr Julia Porter

Veterinarian
Julia graduated from Melbourne University in 2012. Since then she has worked in small animal practice at various clinics across Melbourne, gradually getting closer to her home in Eltham. Julia has a particular love of cats and enjoys all aspects of being a Vet. She currently lives with her family including mischievous ‘Annie’ a 10 year old cat, old man ‘Paddy’ a 14 year old Westie X and rainbow lorikeet ‘Bella’. She hopes to add some fish to her family shortly! She suffers from hobby-itis and enjoys crafts including teddy bear making, quilting, embroidery, crochet and painting and is currently learning to play the harp and the Chinese bamboo flute.

Dr Vj Phang

Dr Vj Phang

Dr. VJ came to Perth from Malaysia and studied his veterinary degree with Murdoch University.
He became a veterinarian because of his love of animals and all things surgical!
As a veterinarian, he is keen to always be updating his knowledge. He undertakes various orthopaedic surgery workshops as well as many other facets of continuing education. He is a sponge that wants to soak up all the knowledge he can.
He has three cats – Tinkerbell, Jelly & Cutie – and has recently adopted a pink & grey galah called Barry!
Dr. VJ loves being kept busy, enjoys travelling, good food, great wine, and has a passion for real estate.

Dr. Kira-Lee Procter

Dr. Kira-Lee Procter

Kira was born and raised in Denmark, a small country town south of Perth.
She came to Perth to study Veterinary medicine and never left! She has always loved animals and loved growing up in a rural area surrounded by farm animals.
She started studying animal science at Murdoch University and transitioned into veterinary medicine soon after, graduating from Murdoch in 2015.

She loves helping animals and their humans alike to better their lives with treatment and love.
Her parents currently run a small farm in Denmark as well as working in the town. They run cattle, have some chickens and a lovely young Border Collie named ‘Phoenix’ to keep them on their toes.

In her spare time she is involved in basketball (coaching, umpiring and playing), and when she was younger she even traveled interstate for national interschool basketball tournament multiple times as a player and coach.

She was a member of the Murdoch champion intercollege meat judging team during her studies; she trained and led cattle in the royal show for Murdoch for a number of years.
She enjoys relaxing with family and friends at home cooking and trying new foods.

Dr Charlotte Krisanski

Dr Charlotte Krisanski

Our Veterinary Director Charlotte grew up on a beef cattle property in beautiful Maleny before graduating from the University of Queensland in 2010. After graduation she moved to remote WA and managed the South Hedland Vet Hospital for 7 years before returning home to the Sunshine Coast. She loves the outdoors and exploring the more isolated and beautiful parts of our country.
As a vet her primary interests lie in the surgical field and she is currently undertaking additional study to aim towards specialist qualifications in this area. She performs a vast array of orthopedic and soft tissue surgeries within the clinic and loves seeing the new lease on life that this provides for her patients.

Rebecca Davidson

Rebecca Davidson

Bec joined our team after completing her nursing qualification in 2018. She feels lucky to greet and treat our patients as a member of both our customer service and veterinary nursing teams – and we are lucky enough to have her kindness!

Aligning with the Greencross Vets philosophy, Bec believes in providing a high standard of care to patients and enjoys seeing the meaningful bond between patients and their loving families.

Bec currently lives with a lively Staffy and hopes to one day adopt a Great Dane.

Ashleigh Doust

Ashleigh Doust

I am from the small country town of Glen Innes in New South Wales. I had many pets growing up and all I’ve ever wanted to do was care and look after animals.
I’m a qualified nurse with a Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing. I first started working at Greencross Vets as a student in 2017 and after 12 months, I was employed at the practice as a team member. I have a strong passion for all aspects of my job, its challenging yet also very rewarding. I look forward to making relationships with clients and their pets and working with such a passionate team.

Dr Doug Goodman

Dr Doug Goodman

Doug returned home to Australia in 2018 after 7 years in small animal practice in the UK. He has worked in a variety of countries and setting from University Veterinary Hospitals to general practice and in South East Asia has looked after the occasional Moon Bear and Timorese pig! As part of his postgraduate experience he has completed an internship at Murdoch University and membership examinations in small animal medicine.
In his spare time Doug enjoys windsurfing, surfing, photography and stencils.

Dr Emma Gumz

Dr Emma Gumz

Dr Emma has been working as a veterinarian at Greencross since she graduated from the University of Queensland in 2015. Prior to that, she worked as a nurse at Greencross Kessels Rd for 2 years. She is very passionate about her role and takes great pride in providing the best care she can to her patients and their families. She has a particular interest in anaesthesia and internal medicine and is currently enjoying learning new skills in ultrasound.

At home she has three dogs, Bella, Stanley and Bailey, and a three-legged cat with a lot of attitude named Daisy. Her favourite breed of dog is the boxer! When Emma isn’t at work she likes baking and cooking. Dr Emma loves meeting new clients and their pets and is always working hard to provide the best care and support possible.

Kerrie

Kerrie

Kerrie has been involved with dogs from a young age. She has 2 german shepherds, one is 8months old and the other is 12 years old. She has been grooming dogs since 2009. In her spare time she shows dogs, not just her own but other breeds and spending time with her family of 3 kids and her husband which keeps her busy. She really enjoys grooming as a career as she love dogs!

Rene Stevens

Rene Stevens

Dr Hedi Yin BVSc

Dr Hedi Yin BVSc

Kristen Krogh

Kristen Krogh

Sally Dean

Sally Dean

Veterinary Nurse
Sally has been a veterinary nurse since 2014, obtaining her Certificate II in Animal Studies in 2015 and her Certificate IV Veterinary Nursing qualification in 2017. Sally also welcomed her baby girl into the world in July 2019. Sally loves being a part of the Greencross team!

Jemma Pryor

Jemma Pryor

Veterinary Nurse
Jemma joined the Greencross Vets Ballarat/Creswick team in 2019. She is currently working towards completing her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing. Jemma has a love for all animals and is particularly passionate about behaviour and nutrition.

Ashleigh Evers

Ashleigh Evers

Veterinary Nurse

Ashleigh joined the Greencross Vets team in 2018. She is currently studying to complete her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing. At home Ash has two cats of her own – their names are Lily and Zala.

Tegan Morley

Tegan Morley

Tegan has been working as a Veterinary Nurse for over 5 years, and has been with Greencross since 2016.
She has completed both her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing and Diploma in Veterinary Nursing (General Practice).
You will find Tegan at both the Ballarat and Creswick clinics zipping around doing a million things at once off her to-do list, or sitting on the floor covered in dog hair giving belly rubs.
At home Tegan has a mischievous Irish Setter named Pretzel and she spends her free time drawing, roller skating and spending time with Family and Friends.

Dr Molly Tasker BVSc Hons

Dr Molly Tasker BVSc Hons

Molly is our new graduate veterinarian who graduated from the University of QLD in 2018. Whilst studying Molly spent a lot of spare time helping out the team at Greencross Kedron, where she was then given the opportunity to start her veterinary career with us. Molly loves being apart of such a supportive and passionate team. During her time at university Molly was lucky enough to visit South Africa twice to work with some amazing wildlife which include baby monkey’s. Molly has special interests in small animal surgery, exotics and wildlife medicine but mostly enjoys meeting people and their pets and providing the highest standards of care possible. In her spare time Molly enjoys being outdoors, horse riding or walking her gorgeous cocker-spaniel Abbie or spending time with her three cats Gemma, princess and her crazy new kitten felix.

Veronica Hutchison

Veronica Hutchison

Veronica has a background in wildlife and has been working in the field of ecology and conservation since 2011. Her passion for animals has lead her to recently uptake veterinary nursing. She is in her final year of completing her Cert IV in Veterinary Nursing and is striving to combine her new nursing skills with her knowledge in wildlife. In her spare time when she is not studying, she enjoys creating art pieces and spending quality time with her 2 cats (Shale & Horatio) and 2 rats (Brokkr & Eitri).

Alexander Smelianski

Alexander Smelianski

Alex grew up in Wollongong before moving to Denver, Colorado with his family. After completing his Bachelor’s degree at the University of Colorado in 2013, he returned to Australia to take advantage of the higher education. Alex received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Degree from the University of Sydney in 2018, but decided to move back to Wollongong and started with Crown Street in 2019.

Alex enjoys working with a variety of small and exotic species, though he has a soft spot for parrots and Ragdoll cats. Alex has a pet Rainbow Lorikeet named Beaky, who enjoys trips to the park, screaming, and dancing to 80s punk rock.

Dr Ashish Pathania

Dr Ashish Pathania

Dr Ashish ‘Ash’ Pathania grew up in Melbourne where he has been constantly surrounded by animals. Prior to graduating from The University of Melbourne with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine he has worked in a variety of roles, ranging from a zookeeper, nutritional advisor, to emergency/critical care veterinarian. Initially having spent time working in busy general practices across Melbourne and at various emergency clinics, Ash has since joined the team at Craigeburn. In the never-ending pursuit of expanding his knowledge and skills, he will be concurrently completing further education in internal medicine and surgery. His special interests are in the fields of cardiovascular physiology. In between his busy schedule, when Ash can sneak in some spare time, you can find him participating training for 10km runs, watching his favorite TV shows and playing Overwatch.

Sophia Gonzalez

Sophia Gonzalez

Hi, I am Sophia Werribee’s current Nurse Intern. My love & adoration of animals got me here where I belong. I enjoy being a part of a team who thrive on making a positive impact on our non-human members of the family in every way possible with their best interest at heart. The apple of my eye is Lilly, my Jack Russell x Foxy, who enjoys being the Queen of the house & a real snuggly pup.
I enjoy camping, exploring forests & going for long bush walks with my fiancé & camera. My fascination of all creatures in our world, big & small drives me every day. Nature never ceases to amaze me. My 2nd love is art and I enjoy a painting session to unwind.

Dr Marcia Coradini

Dr Marcia Coradini

Marcia graduated in the year 2000 from a veterinary school in Brazil. She had a dream of moving to Australia and so she did. After undertaking her accreditation exams she became a registered veterinary surgeon in Queensland in 2003. Marcia is passionate about all aspects of small animal medicine and animal welfare, and during her journey as a veterinarian she completed a Masters and a PhD in feline endocrinology and nutrition through the University of Queensland. Marcia is also an experienced general practitioner, having completed a 12-month internship in small animal medicine and surgery at the Veterinary Specialists Services in Underwood and Carrara in 2010, and among other clinics she has worked at Greencross Mudgeeraba before taking on a role as a full-time Lecturer at UQ’s Veterinary School and a clinician at UQ’s Veterinary Medical Centre in Gatton in 2016. Marcia has recently moved back to the Gold Coast, her favourite place in the world, and joined our Varsity Lakes team as a veterinary director. As a veterinarian and team leader, she will continue to work hard towards maintaining the highest standards of care for our patients!

Bronte Morris

Bronte Morris

Hi! My name is Bronte.

I have recently joined the wonderful team here at Greencross Vets Williamstown.

In 2018 I began as a work placement student at Greencross whilst studying my certificate IV in veterinary nursing, during which i was offered a position as a trainee vet nurse in 2019.

My love for animals began as a child when I volunteered at an animal sanctuary, where I realised my passion to improve the health and well-being of animals.

I have since completed my certificate II in animal studies and wish to further my studies within the industry, following the completion of my certificate IV in veterinary nursing.

I have a senior ginger cat named Rufus, who I rescued in 2014, and I would love to add a canine friend to the family in the future.

Hope to see you in the clinic soon!

Dr Lexie Brown

Dr Lexie Brown

I grew up in Adelaide and graduated from Adelaide University in 2014. Since then I have been working in a mix of small animal specialist practice and general practice. My work in specialist practice has exposed me to a lot of work with specialist internists, surgeons, dermatologists, cardiologists, oncologists etc.
I am really passionate about taking care of furry friends and their families and really enjoy the bond that forms between clients and veterinarians over time. My special areas of interest are hormonal problems (often starts as drinking and urinating too much), gut issues and respiratory issues. My own family consists of two cats, Skye and Oscar.

Amelia Smith

Amelia Smith

Helen El-Hassan

Helen El-Hassan

As a child I was obsessed with all animals so it was a natural progression into vet nursing as a part time job in high school. At that time the course was very competitive and for two years I applied but was unsuccessful. I then made a decision to try other careers.
After having children I then began to want a job that I was passionate about and in 2017 was accepted to study vet nursing finally. My drive to fulfill my dream never left me and now I am lucky enough to start my career in my 40’s. I love interacting with all parts of the job even though the computer challenges me…and feel so happy to be at Greencross Booragoon. I feel privileged to have this opportunity to be in this role and help in anyway I can.

Charlene Klopper

Charlene Klopper

Charlene was born and raised in beautiful South Africa. In 2007 she graduated from the University of Pretoria, South Africa with a Bachelor Degree in Veterinary Science. Since then she has been working in mixed animal clinics.
Charlene ran her own clinic for 5 years where she worked with a multitude of wildlife species such as buffalo and zebras to name but a few; she also worked with many small animals.
Charlene has two wonderful children aged four and nine years. Her family all enjoy the outdoors, especially camping, running and cycling. She does ultra-distance running and her husband and they enjoy doing trail running together.
In January of this year 2019 Charlene and her family decided to broaden their horizons and move to Australia, the country of koalas and kangaroos.
Tanilba Bay is lucky to have Charlene join their family in February 2019.

Dr Sarah Bennett

Dr Sarah Bennett

Sarah Bennett graduated from Sydney University in 2008. Sarah moved to the area after graduation and loved it so much she has been here ever since! She has an interest in exotics, birds, reptiles and wildlife. In 2017 she achieved her memberships in Veterinary Behaviour. Sarah currently has two kelpies and a number of cats that keep her on her toes.

Kylie Pardo

Kylie Pardo

Kylie has been a member of the Greencross Vets Morwell team for over ten years, starting off as a Trainee Veterinary Nurse and over time moving through a few different roles. Since beginning her family over four years ago she now works one day a week as a Part time Veterinary Nurse. She has had many pets over the years and her current fur family consists of a Devon Rex cat called Sena and a Chihuahua called Mabel. Kylie is our ‘Chihuahua’ nurse and is called upon whenever the vets need an extra hand treating grumpy/wriggly toy breeds.

Dr Jade Weatherley BVSc (Hons)

Dr Jade Weatherley BVSc (Hons)

Jade grew up in Cairns and moved to Brisbane to complete her veterinary studies. Jade graduated from The University of Queensland in 2012. Since graduation Jade has worked as a small animal veterinarian in Brisbane and Perth. Jade joined the team at Greencross Bald Hills in 2015. Jade’s main areas of interest include internal medicine, dentistry and preventative health. Outside of work Jade is an avid foodie and loves to travel. Jade has one furbaby at home, Cheerio, the miniature dachshund.

Misty Schubert

Misty Schubert

Misty is originally from California, USA. With a degree in both Biology (BS) and Psychology (BA), Misty’s professional background varies from academic research to clinical psychology. Upon moving to the Sunshine Coast with her Australian partner in 2017, Misty took the opportunity to pursue a career change as a Vet Nurse to better align her obtained skills and knowledge with a cause she was deeply passionate about. Whether it be a big or small act, assisting in an emergency treatment or simply filling a water bowl, Misty loves being a vet nurse because it allows her to make a difference in a life every single day. When she is not at the clinic, you can find her at the beach, playing with her fur-baby Koda, or doing something active like kitesurfing or yoga. .

Morgan Young

Morgan Young

In 2017 Morgan graduated University with a Bachelor of Science in Bio medicine. In 2018 she completed a CERT IV in veterinary nursing and decided to begin her journey as a vet nurse. Morgan enjoys her time so far at Greencross Ocean Reef, where she has developed her interest in veterinary dentistry, making lasting relationships with clients and hanging out with my colleagues. Morgan was lucky enough to adopt a beautiful cat named Tinkerbelle who spends most of her time destroying things in my house, in her spare time she enjoys finding great places to eat, going out on her stand-up paddle board and playing with her cat.

Jessica Bentley

Jessica Bentley

Jade Phillips

Jade Phillips

Jade joined the Robina Team in December 2018 and brings over 10 years worth of nursing experience! Jade is a local girl but worked overseas in a small animal practice in Canada, nursing a variety of pocket pets such as hedgehogs and Chinchillas. Jade enjoys diagnostics & has a passion for non-routine surgical procedures. Jade also offers house sitting services, so please feel free to enquire if your babies need looking after. When not at work, Jade enjoys spending time with her 2 Minature Fox Terriers, Copper & Patch.

Dr. Oliver Croft

Dr. Oliver Croft

Veterinary Surgeon

Dr. Oliver joined Greencross Vets in 2018 and has worked as a veterinarian since 2013. Originally from the United Kingdom, Dr. Oliver has travelled across the world gaining a multitude of skills, knowledge, and experience working with animals of all shapes and sizes, including pocket pets such as rats and guinea pigs. With a sweet spot for the “Golden Oldies” it is only fitting that Dr Oliver has Digby, the Cocker Spaniel back home in the UK and a recently rescued 16 year old Tortoise Shell cat.
When not at work, you can find Dr. Oliver enjoying the Australian lifestyle with sun, sand and surf with his beloved “Amelia”

Dr Stelene Djie BVSc (hons)

Dr Stelene Djie BVSc (hons)

Stelene graduated with honours from the University of Queensland in 2016 and joined our team late 2018. Her interests in the veterinary field lie in small animal internal medicine, dermatology and soft tissue surgery in general. She was actively involved in the Brisbane Valley Cat Rescue where she adopted her cat, Rocky. In her free time, she enjoys an active lifestyle such as golf, hiking and going to the gym.

Dr Jo-Lyn Tan BVSc MANZCVS (Small Animal Medicine)

Dr Jo-Lyn Tan BVSc MANZCVS (Small Animal Medicine)

Lyn’s fondness of animals started at an early age. In kindergarten she could be seen presenting her favourite book on “Pets” in show and tell. She was drawn to Veterinary science because of the diversity of her patients and the wide spectrum of skills she gets to develop and practice. You never know what your day will be like as a Vet!

Lyn graduated from the University of Sydney in 2010 with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science (BVSc). She worked in a mixed practice on the outskirts of Sydney in her first year before working in a small animal practice near Cronulla for 4 years.
She then moved to Penrith, working in a very busy clinic for 2 years before joining the team at Livingstone Rd. Lyn passed her exams in ‘Small Animal Medicine’ in 2018 and became a member of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists (MANZCVS). She finds intrigue in working up more complex medical cases but also has a special spot in her heart for surgery and ultrasonography.

In her spare time, she can be found extending her love of animals to those that live in the ocean as she is an avid scuba diver and passionate about conservation. Her fur family includes “Tessie” the Sheltie x Corgi, “Snowflake” the Maltese & “Domino” her handsome black cat with his signature white moustache.

Dr Nina Coulthard BVMS (Hons)

Dr Nina Coulthard BVMS (Hons)

Greencross Vets Wellington Road is excited to introduce Dr Nina Coulthard.
Dr Nina Coulthard studied a Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery at Murdoch University in Perth, graduating in 2002. Since graduation Dr Nina has practiced in rural Western Australia, the United Kingdom, Adelaide, Stirling and is now happy to be providing veterinary care in Mount Barker.
Dr Nina has a special interest in small animal medicine, dentistry and ophthalmology. She also enjoys mentoring veterinary students and recent graduates.
Nina grew up in Strathalbyn and now enjoys living in the Adelaide hills with her husband, young family & pets.

Kate de Jong

Kate de Jong

Dr Kate de Jong graduated from the University of Queensland, she has spent the past 5 years working as a veterinarian and over 10 years in the animal industry. Dr. Kate has a keen interest in surgery of all shapes and sizes.

Jay Cave

Jay Cave

Jay joined our team starting as a work experience student and has recently graduated her Veterinary Nurse Certificate IV. She is looking forward to gaining more experience and develop her nursing skills. She is enthusiastic and friendly and can not wait to meet everyone and their pets at the hospital.

Maddison Krstevski

Maddison Krstevski

Maddison has recently join our Crown Street family. She graduated her Veterinary Nursing Certificate IV in August 2017 and we are excited to see her achieve her dreams and watch her passion as working as veterinary nurse.

Rhianna Wilcox

Rhianna Wilcox

Rhi joined the Lawnton team as a Greencross Nurse Intern and has since been adopted by the team. Rhi is loving her work as a trainee veterinary nurse and often brings in her handsome staffy, Romeo, to hang out with the team.

Amanda Cootes

Amanda Cootes

Growing up with a variety of family pets, my passion for animals started from a young age. In 2010, I graduated from University of Queensland with a Bachelor of Applied Science (majoring in veterinary technology) and since then have been working in both general and emergency veterinary hospitals. I particularly enjoy the challenge of critical care and emergency nursing and love being able to help my patients in their time of need.
I am a proud owner of three spoilt chickens: Cluck Norris, Roxanne and Fifi.

Julie Ingall

Julie Ingall

Julie started with Greencross as an intern in 2017 and completed her Certificate II in Animal Studies in 2018. She is now a Junior Veterinary Nurse studying a Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing.
After earning a Bachelor of Arts (Interior Design) in 1989, Julie has had a long career in commercial design and raising a family. Julie has always had a love of animals and having a life-long interest in veterinary science, felt it was time for a career change.
She is passionate about all of the animals she meets at Greencross and is loving every minute of her new career and feels she is finally doing what she loves.
At home she enjoys relaxing with family and friends, watching movies and looking after her 14 year old Miniature Schnauzer, Jessie and her 8 year old flop eared bunnies, Bunster and Wugsby.

Dr Tina Kertesz

Dr Tina Kertesz

Dr Tina graduated from Charles Sturt University in Wagga in 2014 and since this time has been working in a mixed animal practice. Tina joined the Pakenham team in August 2018 and has been enjoying meeting her new clients and patients. Her interests include; small animal surgery, exotic/pocket pets and wildlife. Outside of work Tina spends her time playing roller derby and studying a masters degree. She also has a small menagerie of; 4 dogs, 2 cats, 1 goat, 1 cow and poultry.

Hannah

Hannah

Hannah is a certificate 4 qualified veterinary nurse. She grew up on the Northern Beaches but found a love for animals whilst visiting her dad in South Africa whilst he was working with many different animals in films. She has a rescue Border collie x Kelpie dog called Maddie and 2 rescue cats called Kiki and Mewtwo who she can’t get enough of!

Kerri Rodway

Kerri Rodway

Veterinary Nurse

Kerri completed her Vet Nursing studies through Box Hill Institute in 2018 after joining the Greencross Kilsyth team in 2017. Kerri has over a decade worth of experience in administration and customer service within the Zoo Industry, having worked at Healesville Sanctuary’s Discovery & Learning department. She also spent a decade in human health care, before deciding it was time to pursue a life-long dream of becoming a veterinary Nurse.
Away from work Kerri is a pet parent to Cole, her eight year old Australian Kelpie X Whippet who she adopted from Geelong Animal Welfare Society in 2016. Kerri and Cole enjoy road trips, camping and having fun in the garden
Kerri is passionate about helping people and animals, and has a love of Australian Native fauna and flora.

Katharine Hill

Katharine Hill

Katharine works part time, and is very good with the pocket pets. She has a interest in horses. Katharine is married to Tim who is a Equine Veterinarian and have two children Jamilla and Charles.

Nicki Costin CVN

Nicki Costin CVN

Sarah Des Jardins

Sarah Des Jardins

Sarah joined the team in August 2017. Having had a career in Hospitality & Childcare she is passionate about providing excellent customer service to her clients. She is thrilled to now be working with animals. Sarah has always loved animals growing up with horses and dogs. She enjoys showing her Labrador ‘Willow’ and Australian Shepherd ‘Sam’

Kathy Ridgway

Kathy Ridgway

Hi, my name is Kathy. I am a Certificate IV veterinary nurse, and I’ve been in the veterinary industry since 2007, and from 2011 became a member of the awesome team at Greencross Vets Wishart Rd. I enjoy all aspects of veterinary nursing, including educating our clients about the benefits to their pets of dental care and weight management.I am a passionate animal advocate, and look forward to seeing an end to the live animal export trade, and the large scale production of our companion animals (puppy farms). I am married with 2 adult children, and I have a Maltese named Tess, and a Cockatiel named Tinkerbell.

Robyn Nobrega

Robyn Nobrega

Hi! My name is Robyn, I joined the amazing team at Greencross vets Williamstown in late 2017 after completing Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing. My overwhelming passion for animals and their welfare has been a major aspect of my life since childhood. I aspire to complete further studies in Veterinary Nursing specifically focusing on medicine and surgical aspects. I strive to deliver the best possible care for you and your gorgeous fur-babies, can’t wait to meet all of you in the clinic! At home I have a cheeky kitty called Cookie who loves running up and down stairs all night! and a family Maltese X Pomeranian called Princess, she lives up to the name! In the future I would love to bring a canine family member into the mix. In my spare time I love reading, going on adventures around Melbourne and spending time with family and friends

Dr Lara Davies

Dr Lara Davies

Dr Peta Keown

Dr Peta Keown

“Dr. Peta brings more than 13 years experience to the Werribee clinic. A graduate of the University of Melbourne, she has worked in large and small clinics, pet-shop practices, and an emergency clinic. All of these experiences, especially emergency work, have developed skills that can be called on everyday in general veterinary practice. Dr. Peta loves the satisfaction of making pets feel better. This can be as simple as relieving itchy skin or managing arthritic pain, but sometimes it requires blood tests or x-rays to get to the bottom of what is going on. Dr. Peta enjoys all of these and always strives for positive outcomes for owners and their companions. In the process, Dr. Peta finds her understanding and awe of the human-pet bond deepens. At home, Dr. Peta is devoted to two cats. They mostly spend their days searching for the sunniest spot to sleep, but sometimes they like to be the center of attention and sit on the keyboard whilst Dr Peta is trying to work”

Michelle Davis

Michelle Davis

“Michelle brings a passion for working with people and business management from her career in hospitality management for Scott Elmes Hotel Group, Lakes Resort Hotel, Novotel, German Arms Hotel, Mt Lofty House & Parliament House, Working in administration for Wellington Road since 2013, Michelle has grown with the business and takes a hands on approach to her role. Support and strength from the Greencross Operations team has seen the clinic upgrade all systems. Her admiration for her vet and nurse team is evident, as well as her love for pets. Michelle’s family Tim, Chloe and Ashton live locally and are passionate about community. Pets are a huge part of everyone family, so we treat patients like our own. Always seeking nothing but the best standards of care for our clients, Greencross Vets Wellington Road is a practice to be proud of. Michelle is always happy and keen to assist you all. Greencross Vet Wellington Road is a proud sponsor of Hahndorf Softball Club.”

Angela Merlo

Angela Merlo

Angela joined the Warringal team in 2015 as a Veterinary Nurse. In 2016 she started running the Best Behaviour Puppy School. Prior to studying Angela spent a few years travelling and skiing in Canada which is where she adopted her beautiful German Shepherd cross, Sheera. A year ago Angela also adopted Zoe the kelpie x who loves coming to work with her. Outside of work Angela loves camping, concerts and spending time with her partner and pets

Dr Najin Millard

Dr Najin Millard

Najin joined Greencross vets since she graduated University of Queensland 2017. She enjoys every aspects of small animal medicine, soft tissue surgery, dental health, companion animal behaviour and would love to broaden her skills in diagnostic ultrasound. Outside of work, Najin enjoys spending time with family and friends, taking her two adorable Belgian shepherds, Tyron and Flynn, to the beach or spending a quiet day with her beautiful three cats, Coco, Mocha and Toby.

Sally Butz

Sally Butz

Sally has had a varied career split between her twin passions for animals and writing. In pursuit of these, she’s spent her days with tigers, monkeys and penguins as a zookeeper, crafted words and products as a communications specialist, and cared for creatures of all kinds as a Certificate IV-qualified vet nurse. She shares her home with kelpie Scout and two handsome cats, Darcy and Newt. In her spare time, she likes to tap dance, fly planes and read anything she can get her hands on.

Dr Dario Conesa

Dr Dario Conesa

Dario graduated from University of Murcia, Spain in 1997. He moved to Australia in 2011 with his Australian wife. He has been working in different small animal practices in NSW before starting working at Greencross Tuggeranong in September 2017. Dario enjoys all aspects of small animal medicine and surgery, but has a special interest in surgery and orthopaedic surgery in particular. Dario completed a postgraduate surgery course in 2013 at the University of Sydney. In his spare time he likes travelling, hiking, cycling and spending time with his family.

Sharla Morgan

Sharla Morgan

Sharla completed her Vet Nursing Certificate IV in 2015 and has been working at Greencross Vets Tanilba Bay for almost 1yr. Sharla has a Bull Arab X named Poppa. In her spare time Sharla enjoys travelling and music.

Dr Ross Beatty

Dr Ross Beatty

Ross graduated in 1976 and has been working at Tanilba Bay since 2004. Three spoilt cats, Jonah, Bella and Katie, let Ross and his family share their house. In his spare time, Ross enjoys playing golf & spending time with his grandchildren.

Ash Parks

Ash Parks

“Ash completed her Certificate IV in Vet Nursing in 2011, her Certificate III in Horse Breeding in 2010 and Certificate II in Animal Studies in 2010. Ash has worked in the pet health care industry since 2010 and brings a wealth of experience with her to the team since starting in March 2016. Ash has two dogs named Oscar and Soxy. Along with 2 horses named Harley and Louie and an emu named Bert. Ash enjoys jet skiing, horse riding and sleeping.”

Leanna Lagerstrom

Leanna Lagerstrom

Dr Sarah Batt

Dr Sarah Batt

Sarah graduated with a Bachelor of Veterinary science from the University of Queensland in 2011. She spent a few years in rural mixed practice in Dalby before moving back to the city to work with companion animals. Outside of work, Sarah spends her free time with her two dogs, her horse and her Husband. She has a passion for internal medicine and soft tissue surgery but finds all opportunities to help a patient rewarding.

 Kate Meehan

 Kate Meehan

Like most in the field, Kate cannot remember a time that she didn’t want to work with animals. Kate started working in a vet clinic at age 16, and they couldn’t get rid of her! Kate worked as a Veterinary Nurse throughout the duration of her Bachelor of Science, where she focused on Zoology and Biology. Kate’s passion for animals has taken her to Thailand, volunteering in an elephant rehabilitation camp. Kate often finds herself with a menagerie of orphan misfit animals in her care, and has shared her home with pigs, ducks, owls, possums and a variety of cats and dogs. Outside of work Kate likes snowboarding, cooking, gardening and clocking over the kilometers with her gorgeous running partner, Taz the Kelpie. Not a fan of sitting still, Kate co-manages the Glen Eira & Caulfield South clinics, whilst pursuing further study in the Masters of Secondary Education

Dr Ruweka Pethiyagoda

Dr Ruweka Pethiyagoda

Ruweka joined the South Melbourne team in April 2018, after spending several years in both private practice and animal shelters. Her main veterinary interests are surgery and medicine. Outside of work, Ruweka enjoys fostering retired greyhounds, volunteering with Pets in the Park (which helps homeless people with providing veterinary care to their pets), restoring furniture and travelling with family and friends.

Bianca Wilk

Bianca Wilk

Bianca has gained experience in a number of Greencross veterinary clinics on the Gold Coast before finding a permanent position here at Robina Village. Her career began in 2010, volunteering her time in the local animal shelters as an animal attendant whilst studying animal services at the same time. She is dedicated to ensuring that our clinic provides the highest possible standard of care for every patient and also aims to ensure that everyone walks out with a smile on their face, thanks to her previous wealth and knowledge with customer service roles. Bianca is halfway through her studies of veterinary nursing and has a passion for pathology and emergency medicine and cannot wait to see what the future holds for her. When she’s not in the clinic, you will find her spending time with her two American Staffordshire Terriers, Echo & Hades (pictured)

Katie Berry

Katie Berry

Carly Holman

Carly Holman

Carly has been with the Greencross Vets Redbank Plains team since early 2015 as their receptionist and has recently begun her Certificate 4 in Veterinary Nursing. Having worked with animals since she was young, both in Australia and in England, Carly would like to eventually work with wildlife and conservation. Carly currently shares her home with three rescue kitties: Maggie (short for Magdalene), who was rescued as a 9-month old from a drain at the local high school with her three babies; Primrose (“Prim”), who was part of a litter of four dumped at the clinic along with her sister Dotti, who suffers from a few very interesting conditions, including scoliosis!

Dr Vadim Chelom

Dr Vadim Chelom

Dr Vadim Chelom graduated from Melbourne University in 2001 and has loved his work as a pet doctor ever since. His previous jobs have included work at RSPCA, Frankston Animal Emergency and Wholistic Animal Health clinic. As well as being a top notch Orthopaedic Surgeon and Diagnostic Vet he is also skilled in Acupuncture and Herbal medicine. Dr Vadim loves helping people solve their pet problems (and pets solve their people problems) and firmly believes that prevention is the best medicine.

Stacey Symes

Stacey Symes

Stacey grew up in Ireland (Dublin) and moved to Australia (Port Macquarie) when she was 12 years old. Stacey grew up with two family cats, Jessie and Fluffy. When she moved to Australia she spent a lot of time on her grandmother’s farm and since then she knew her love for animals would lead her career toward working with them. She loves meeting different pets every day and getting to know their beautiful personalities, along with the owners. She has a female Kelpie of her own, who she loves very very much and Stacey spends most of her free time with her and her partner at the beach.

Rebecca Greentree

Rebecca Greentree

“I’ve Studied Cert II in animal studies, Cert III in companion Animal services and Cert IV in veterinary Nursing. This is my first job at Greencross Point cook I’ve got a 2 year old Chocolate Labrador Pebbles she’s super Boisterous and can jump 2 meters in the air and I’ve got a 13 year old Gold Labrador Zoe she’s my baby they both love to eat food and play fetch”

Melinda Hunter

Melinda Hunter

Melinda joined Greencross in October 2016 as Practice Manager of Werribee covering a maternity leave position for 12 months and has now transferred to Point Cook as Practice Manager. Melinda is a fully qualified Veterinary Nurse and returned to the profession after a 10-year break working in other fields. Melinda has always had a passion for animals and routinely took strays home to hand raise. Melinda now lives with her partner Ben along with their fur babies Roxy (Rottweiler), Harvey (American Staffy x Lab) and her 5 cats Samantha, Milo, Matilda, Rumpleteaser and Grizzabella. In her spare time Melinda enjoys travelling down to the surf coast, walking through rainforests to waterfalls, travelling, attending musicals and concerts, barracking for her beloved North Melbourne Football Club, catching up on the latest TV shows and movies, and catching up with family and friends.

Connie O’Brien

Connie O’Brien

Connie graduated from her nursing course in 2016, and joined our Point Cook clinic in 2017. Her favourite part of nursing is hospitalisation cases and forming bonds with the animals. Outside of the clinic, she lives with four crazy kitties and has a passion for mental health.

Jamie Lynn Hevers / Ritzau

Jamie Lynn Hevers / Ritzau

Veterinary Nurse

Jamie hold a certificate IV veterinary nursing with over two decades of experience working with domestic animals then going onto working with wildlife where she found her passion.
Along with her nursing experience she also has qualifications in zookeeping and has been a jillaroo on cattle stations in far north Queensland.
Away from the clinic, Jaime enjoys the great outdoors, gardening, playing amongst her plants, laying on the beach and camping with her dog Obi.

Emily

Emily

Dr Delores Wong

Dr Delores Wong

Veterinarian

Delores is originally from Hong Kong and graduated from the University of Queensland in 2014, she has been working in small animal general practice since then. She joined Greencross Vets in early 2018 and is enjoying working at a range of clinics in Brisbane. Her special interests include Ophthalmology and Ultrasonography, she is also advancing her knowledge in the field of avian medicine and hopes to see more exotic patients in the future. In her spare time, Delores enjoys cuddling her two cats (Dave and Dougie) and watching TV, she also enjoys swimming and playing the piano. Dr Delores is fluent in both Cantonese and Mandarin.

Dr Amanda McLaughlin

Dr Amanda McLaughlin

Amanda grew up in the United States, the daughter of a zoo keeper and a wildlife biologist. She achieved her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 2006 from Tufts University in the USA. Soon after she moved to Australia and married her sweetheart, Craig. Amanda began her veterinary career in a mixed small animal and exotics practice in Toowoomba and then went on to complete an emergency based internship at Queensland Veterinary Specialists in 2008. Since then Amanda and her husband’s family has grown to include two human children as well as a collection of animals at home. Amanda has been with Greencross since 2016 and took up the Veterinary Director role at Oxenford in late 2017. Amanda loves being a part of the enthusiastic and well-trained team at Oxenford, and looks forward to continuing to grow our services to pet owners in the area. When she’s not tending to sick pets or running after children, Amanda loves gardening and prides herself on her rose garden — always a work in progress!

Emma

Emma

“Emma is currently studying veterinary nursing with South Metropolitan Tafe and is 6 months from completion.
She has previously undertaken work experience with the RSPCA Malaga and has been with us as work experience 2 years prior to her employment at Ocean Reef Veterinary Clinic.
Emma is also one of our hydro therapists at our Dog Paddle Hydrotherapy Centre.
Emma has 2 cats Archie and Boofy, 1 chicken Terry and her pride and joy Staffy Bella.”

Michelle Whitford

Michelle Whitford

Michelle joined the North Ringwood team in 2017 and is our Practice Manager. Michelle began her nursing career in 1998 at an avian clinic and then moved to a small animal practice where she completed her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing.
Michelle has been nursing for over 20 years and spent 6 years working in emergency where she has gained invaluable skills and knowledge. Michelle has also completed her Certificate IV in Companion Animal Studies and is a qualified dog trainer.
In her spare time, Michelle enjoys spending time with her family as well as training her German shepherd named Daisy, and Springer spaniel, Coco.

Dr Stephanie Lee

Dr Stephanie Lee

“Steph graduated from the University of Melbourne with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 2017. Steph spent a few weeks at Greencross North Ringwood in her final year of vet school as a student and impressed the team so much that she was asked to stay! Steph loves all that being a vet has to offer and always looks forward to being surrounded by the cute and the furry.
The cute and furry extends to Steph’s home life, too, which she shares with Augustus, her rough collie. Their favourite activities together involve lazy walks in the park and long afternoon naps. When not spending time with Gus you can usually find Steph trying her luck in the kitchen or with her nose stuck in a book.”

Dr Kirsten Krogh

Dr Kirsten Krogh

Kirsten graduated from Murdoch University (WA) in 2014.Originally from a farm close to Warragul, she moved back to Victoria mid 2017 and began working with Greencross. She particularly enjoys surgery and loves to learn new surgical procedures when possible. Kirsten spends a lot of spare time with her horse, Rex, and they are often out competing on the weekends. At home she has a Ragdoll called Aria and two rabbits named Peter and Flopsy. Kirsten loves to travel and is always finding new and exciting places to visit. Her aim is to visit at least one new country per year.

Jessie Henderson

Jessie Henderson

My name is Jessie Hogan and I am one of the nurses at Greencross Vets Noosa Civic. I have been working in the in animal care industry since 2011, starting my career at the RSPCA. During that time I gained invaluable knowledge of many aspects of animal care, welfare and behaviour. I decided to take on the responsibility of fostering very sick kittens that needed round the clock care. Although a very challenging task I relished in seeing these babies go from deaths door to happy healthy kittens. This is one of the things that sparked my passion for vet nursing. I also was fortunate enough to volunteer at the RSPCA desexing clinic, where I relished being able to further my knowledge, I started my studies not long after and in early 2015 I was lucky enough to gain employment at Greencross Vets Noosa and have never looked back! I completed my Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing through The Brisbane North Institute of Tafe in 2017. With the opening of the Animal Emergency Center within in our clinic I have been given the opportunity to delve into a different field and challenge myself further!

In my spare time I enjoy getting out into nature with my husband and two dogs Tank and Leisha. I can’t see myself ever doing anything that doesn’t involve animals. Overall, I feel very blessed to be a part of the fabulous Greencross and AEC team and to work in an industry where I can let my love for animals truly shine.

Tamsyn Prati

Tamsyn Prati

Hi, my name is Tamsyn and I am your friendly receptionist at Greencross Mudgeeraba. I have a Diploma of Applied Science in Equine Studies from UQG with a background in bookkeeping and sales. I have two beautiful daughters, two very active border collies, six birds (and counting) and ragdoll cat who rules the house. I’m very happy to have joined the team here at Mudgeeraba and look forward to meeting your furry family members.

Krystal Clayton

Krystal Clayton

“Hi my name is Krystal and for as long as I can remember I have always had a strong passion for helping care for animals. I am thankful to have a permanent part time position here at Greencross Mudgeeraba where I continue to grow and learn whilst meeting you – our clients and taking care of your fur babies.
I am also a Mum of 3. In order of arrival Milo, my Tibetan spaniel X Chihuahua, my daughter Mia and then came Charlie, my beautiful German Shepard X Husky. We also have added 2 Guinea Pigs Louis and Gucci, and a pond full of Goldfish”

Stacey Fitzpatrick

Stacey Fitzpatrick

Georgia Kourtis

Georgia Kourtis

Georgia has been a vet nurse at Morwell since August 2015. She started out her career with animals by rescuing injured wildlife whilst studying at university: this is where she developed her passion for wildlife and emergency care. She started out at Greencross Vets Morwell as a work experience student in 2015. Georgia’s knowledge and love for reptiles means she is now seeing clients’ reptiles for nurse consultations. Her aim is to provide a local point for advice and husbandry care many reptile owners need. She has a small zoo of 13 snakes, 2 goannas, 2 lizards, axolotls, a cheeky cat named Nala and a rescue greyhound named Titan – which keep her very busy while she isn’t at work.

Dr Steven Sath

Dr Steven Sath

Chanice Hall

Chanice Hall

Chanice began her nursing career as a School Based Trainee over four years ago at Greencross Vets. Since completing her Certificate II she spent several years at Greencross Vets Capalaba before joining our team in September and is planning to continue her studies completing a Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing. She has a passion for animals which drives her to constantly provide high standards of care for all of her patients. Chanice is proudly the clinic’s crazy cat lady and in her spare time she fosters kittens and cats and assists in finding their forever homes. When she’s not in the clinic, you will find her spending time with her partner Jack and their cats ally and Milo (who is a Cerebella Hyperplasia cat) and her two senior dogs named Lacey and Keisha.

Polly Elliott

Polly Elliott

“I am a Cert IV vet nurse who enjoys a cuddle with all creatures great and small. I grew up in UK with dogs, cats, rabbits (lucky enough), guinea pigs and hamsters all as part as my family!
Now, here in Australia I have 2 dogs Harley (a chocolate Labrador) and Spud (a golden labradane) who I adore. I also have two guinea pigs Samson & Delilah. I really enjoy working at this clinic as it gives me the opportunity to follow my passion and nurse and care for all kinds of animals.”

Natalie Vinko

Natalie Vinko

Hi, I’m Natalie. I hold a Certificate IV vet nurse qulaification and the I’m the Practice Manager here at Maroochydore. It is cliché but I love our fluffy four legged friends and enjoy spending time with them. Ensuring your pets receive the attention and treatment they require while meeting your needs and expectations is my priority. As a manager & nurse I am always here to help and listen to what is on your mind. I have 2 love dogs named Jack (golden retriever) and Jill (chocolate Labrador) who are my babies. And no, I do not have favourites!

Michelle Ashpole

Michelle Ashpole

Practice Manager

Michelle has been a client of the Maitland Practice since 1999 & joined the Greencross Vets team back in 2011. Initially Michelle was the ‘Manager of First Impressions’ being on Reception for many years until more recently becoming the clinic’s Practice Manager.

When not at work, Michelle enjoys showing her Bloodhounds & Bracco Italiano. As well as showing, Michelle has a keen interest in Tracking, Lure Coursing & Nose Works with her six dogs.

Dr Tracey Stenberg

Dr Tracey Stenberg

Veterinary Director

Dr Tracey has over 20 years experience as a veterinarian, originally graduating from University of Queensland. she has memberships with the Australian & New Zealand college of Veterinary Scientists for Small Animal Emergency & Critical care.

Tracey also has her Memberships in Emergency and Critical care. She has special interests in small animal medicine (in particular emergency medicine), ultrasonography and soft tissue surgery.

When not at work, Tracey competes in reining with her horse.

Dr Devina Loekito

Dr Devina Loekito

Devina graduated from The University of Melbourne in 2010 and has been working in our Macedon Ranges clinic since 2011. She fell in love with the area so much that she decided to settle down and relocate permanently from her hometown in Jakarta. Devina enjoys working with all animals especially dogs and cats and has adopted quite a few fur babies that came across her way. Her special interest includes ultrasonography, internal and emergency medicine. She was recently appointed as veterinary director and is currently completing her diploma in management. Outside of work Devina enjoys singing, reading, strolling in beautiful gardens, interior decorating and spending time with her fur babies

Dr Christine Ford

Dr Christine Ford

“Qualifications: BVSc (Hons.) CMAVA
Our principal veterinarian and founder of the Macedon Ranges Veterinary Clinic in 1995 is Dr Christine Ford. Chris graduated with first class honours from Melbourne University Veterinary School in 1983 and returned to commence practice in her home town of Castlemaine. Chris grew up on a large farm in Campbell’s Creek, (on the outskirts of Castlemaine), and spent her formative years with five brothers and one sister enjoying all that country life had to offer.
Chris’s family was heavily involved in the training and preparation of trotters and for some time also ran a successful stud enterprise. It was here that her interest and passion for the care and treatment of all animals was fostered. Today three of her brothers still manage and run the family farm which has evolved into a diverse enterprise of merino sheep for wool, fat lamb production, beef cattle production and a small trotting stable and breeding establishment.
Chris’s father, Ralph was the first owner-trainer to win the metropolitan trainers award and her mother, Kath, was one of the very first licensed female trotting drivers and the first to win a group one race. Chris maintains a lifelong interest in trotting and the farming life.
In 1985 Chris left to spend almost three years in the USA. She travelled extensively before settling to commence her family. On returning to Australia, Chris returned to part time Veterinary work at the original practice in Castlemaine. She moved with her family to Macedon in 1988 and as her children grew through their kindergarten and early primary school years, practiced within the local area. With the establishment of the Macedon Ranges Veterinary Clinic in 1995 Chris has devoted much of her adult life to the care and treatment of animals within the Macedon Ranges region.
Chris is an avid learner and constantly undergoes continuing and further education courses, seminars and generally whatever means possible to update and extend her knowledge and skills. She has completed Post Graduate Study in equine medicine; small animal surgery; dermatology; small animal medicine; and oncology just to name a few, as well as attending a diverse array of veterinary conferences. Chris remains a passionate as ever about Veterinary Medicine and the wonderful opportunity it allows participating in the wellbeing and care of our most loved and trusted companions, our pets.
Chris maintains a special interest in all aspects of mixed practice. She has devoted much time in improving her surgical and diagnostic skills to allow the Macedon Ranges Veterinary Clinic to offer the highest standard of care and the most current treatment recommendations.
Outside of Veterinary Medicine, Chris and her family reside in Macedon, along with several horses, three dogs, three cats and two very spoilt pet sheep! Chris is very proud that both her son Ryan and daughter Kate have completed tertiary education and entered the medical field. Chris’s leisure interests include all things sporty, classical and art house movies, music and the theatre. Her devotion to the Collingwood Football Club is not something everyone understands, but she is certainly passionate about it!”

Shivaun O’Leary

Shivaun O’Leary

Shivaun Completed her certIV in Veterinary Nursing in 2016 and has been working for Greencross since then, transferring from Sydney to the beautiful Goldcoast in 2019 and is now a full time staff member at Upper Coomera. She shares her home with her husband, daughter and cat Azzy. She has always loved animals and would love to have more fur babies if the cat will let her! She is currently studying the Hills nurse nutrition course to further her knowledge in this area and become a nutrition guru.

Shannon Cobb

Shannon Cobb

Shannon joined the Greencross Lawnton team originally as a volunteer veterinary nurse student. She has since completed her Certificate IV and has firmly asserted herself as a favourite amongst our patients! Shannon enjoys working with a wide variety of animals and is owned by Stella the Mastiff X, Zelda the tail-less cat, and Athena, the albino Carpet Python.

Delmae

Delmae

Delmae is our newest nurse, and is completing her Cert IV currently. She is a registered wildlife carer so she takes in all our native patients! Del has 1 Maltese lady called Sassy and one kitty cat called Ellen. Del has a special interest in pathology and surgery.

Emma Crocket

Emma Crocket

Hi I am Emma Cert IV qualified Nurse in Tamworth 2004, Born and Bred in Tamworth, I enjoy spending time with my husband and daughter and enjoy 4 wheel driving in our spare time. I have 2 dogs, 4 cats and a bunny!

Dr Laura Brown

Dr Laura Brown

Laura is a very accomplished veterinarian, prior to taking on the Veterinary Director role at Greencross Vets Ku-Ring-Gai Laura was the senior vet for the Animal Welfare League Veterinary Clinic NSW. At the AWL Laura was responsible for managing a large team and implementing protocols and procedures. She has worked with both small and large animals in her career and seen a large number and variation in case-load due to her involvement with Animal Welfare .Laura is also a board member for the Exhibited Animal Advisory Committee (EAAC) and has completed further training in surgery via distance education in 2013. Laura has also excelled outside of her work as a veterinarian. Laura was the winner of the Final for ABC TV Series, Strictly Dancing in 2006, has represented Australia in the UK for Latin American Dancing and most recently, won the female category in 2015 and 2016 for motorcycle racing. Laura also acts as Motorcycle Ambassador for rider training, Stay Upright. Outside of Work Laura enjoys training on her motorcycle and spending time with her Belgium Shepard ‘Aragon’ who is a regular visitor at the clinic.

Bronte Raymond

Bronte Raymond

“Bronte started at Ku-Ring-Gai as a kennel hand whilst studying before moving up to a nursing role in 2013. A vet nurse for 3 years, Bronte finished her Certificate IV of Veterinary Nursing in 2014. She is also the practices valuable mentor for our volunteers and interns.
Bronte is the clinics live in nurse and looks after the animals after hours as well as during the day. She has two cats herself, Salem and Cinders, both rescue domestic short hair cats.
Bronte’s passion at work is often with the bandaging and sometimes patients get to go home with their own unique design.”

Jade Brown

Jade Brown

Jade has been passionate about animal care her whole life, working in the industry for over four years and completing a Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing and a Bachelor of Applied Science in Veterinary Technology. She is dedicated to ensuring that her clinic provides the highest possible standard of care for every patient and also aims to ensure that everyone walks out with a smile on their face! Jade enjoys all aspects of working in the clinic, especially medical treatment and surgical care. While she has treated animals of all shapes and sizes, she would love to treat large animals in the future (in addition to her feline and canine patients). She enjoys the challenging nature of veterinary care and being given the opportunity to make pets as healthy and happy as possible. In her spare time, you will find her horse riding on the northside of Brisbane or walking her golden Labrador named Sunny.

Dr Fiona Ludbrooke BVSc

Dr Fiona Ludbrooke BVSc

Dr Fiona Kearney graduated from James Cook University in 2010 and has spent several years working for a mixed animal practice in Townsville where she gained valuable experience in medicine and surgical procedures. She is well known for providing outstanding work with challenging medical cases and will always go the extra mile to ensure the greatest care for your pet. She has a strong passion for soft tissue surgery and dentistry, and is focused on providing the highest standards of care so please feel free to ask her about the best healthcare program tailored to your pet’s needs. When Fiona is not working in the clinic yo will find her spoiling her cat Aiko, or exploring Magnetic Island through spearfishing and diving!

Dr Beth Reinders

Dr Beth Reinders

Veterinarian

Dr Beth Reinders’ life has always revolved around making friends with and taking care of as many animals as possible. She achieved her dream of becoming a veterinarian when she graduated from the University of Queensland with a Bachelor of Science, a Bachelor of Veterinary Biology and a Bachelor of Veterinary Science.

She headed North from her hometown of Brisbane to a mixed practice in Tully, but after two years she started her career with Greencross Vets in Townsville. After nearly 15 happy years she popped up to Cairns for some “temporary” locum work and fell in love with the city and surrounds, as well as the team at the clinics. Within months she came to join the Cairns team permanently in November 2019.

Dr Beth is well known as a crazy cat lady and has a special interest in feline geriatric medicine and emergency medicine and surgery, having moonlighted as a Sunday emergency vet and student mentor at the JCU vet school in Townsville. Even on difficult days she is passionate about her work and could never imagine doing anything else.

She has had two trips to Port Moresby to do volunteer work for the RSPCA, the first of which was generously funded by Greencross Vets. On the second trip she packed up some supplies and travelled alone to set up a clinic in an abandoned school in Kimbe, the capital of the West New Britain Provence. Even reading this she gets a shiver to think of how brave (or stupid!) she was, as many parts of the country are not the safest places in the world.

For the first time ever, Beth has become pet-less, and is in a pet free apartment. As soon as she is settled she plans to buy a fish, or maybe a yabbie. It’s a big decision. Watch this space…

Kate Pembroke

Kate Pembroke

Joining the Greencross family in early 2014, Kate has worked previously in the employment services industry but her passion and love for animals drew her to the veterinary field. A world traveller, Kate spent much of her childhood on a yacht and has lived in such places as Borneo, Japan, Alaska and Mexico. Her cat Merlin is her only permanent fur baby but they happily and frequently share their home with foster kittens who need a bit of TLC and help finding their forever home.

Dr Veronica Monaghan BVMS Bsc

Dr Veronica Monaghan BVMS Bsc

Veronica has been a veterinarian for over 25 years and is passionate about providing the absolute best service to our furry friends and clients. She joined the caring team at Greencross Chermside in early 2010 having spent her working life in assorted capital cities across Australia (however Brisbane is the best!). She has a crazy, leaping 11 month-old Border Collie X Kelpie called Ceili who despite focus issues, has made it to Class three at obedience training! Bruno and Flipper are her two long suffering cats, who can’t understand why anyone needs dogs. With her partner Alan, she has a gorgeous teenage daughter, all of whom keep her busy!

Gillian Nelson

Gillian Nelson

Gillian began working in Veterinary Clinics back in her high school days in Castlemaine. She then continued her studies and working experience as a Veterinary Nurse throughout her University days in Melbourne.
Gillian started Veterinary Nursing with the Greencross Vets team at both White Hills and Kangaroo Flat in 2016, after staying at home to focus on her human babies for many years.
Gillian then progressed to become the Practice Manager at the Kangaroo Flat Greencross Vet Clinic in 2020.
Gillian’s passion for animals begun as a toddler and has always surrounded herself by a vast family of fur babies. Cats, dogs, rabbits, guinea pigs, birds, chickens, lizards and snakes, have all made it to be a part of Gillian’s life at some stage.
Her human children now follow in her footsteps with their love and compassion for animals of all kinds.

Serena Forrest

Serena Forrest

Veterinary nurse

In 2015, I started my Certificate II in Animal Studies and completed it in September 2016. Once I have finished my schooling, I aim to start my Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing to become a fully qualified vet nurse. I started working at Greencross Vets part-time after completing my Certificate II. I enjoy caring for animals and love getting to play with puppies, kittens and save the world one animal at a time! I have lived in Townsville my whole life and love spending time playing sport and exploring the outdoors; while also enjoying spending time with my little fur-baby Flash (dog) and my large fur-baby Nutmeg (horse).

After spending lots of time as a part of the Greencross Vets team, I have discovered a passion for puppy preschool, emergencies, surgery and customer service as well as a newfound interest in cats which I was never expecting! As I continue my career, I want to not only develop my small animal nursing skills, but also branch out into large animals and wildlife somewhere in the future!

Dr Moira Brennan

Dr Moira Brennan

Moira graduated Veterinary Science in 2006 from Massey University in New Zealand. She then headed to California in 2009 then moved back to Australia and started work at a small family practice. Most recently, Moira has been working as a 24 hour emergency vet before joining us here at Greencross Vets Gawler. She is interested in general surgery, eye conditions, clinical pathology and emergency medicine. Moira’s interests outside of work include long distance running, sled-dog racing with her 4 dogs and spending time with her two young sons and daughter.

Dr Madonna Buiter

Dr Madonna Buiter

Rae Pyers

Rae Pyers

Rae started work at Earlville Vets in June 2014. She grew up in Brisbane and started studying veterinary nursing after she moved to Townsville in 2005. Rae had the opportunity to come up to Cairns in 2010 and after a break of 3 years to have her daughter Jessica, has resumed her nursing career. She is excited to be back at work learning and refining her nursing skills. Her family, share their house with Bruce the Boxer, Bonnie the Great Dane Cross, 16-year-old cat Cassie and a scaly-breasted lorikeet, Tookie and let’s not forget the two guinea pigs, Spike and Jazz.

Nicole Stainer

Nicole Stainer

I’m one of the newest members to Greencross Family after moving up from Melbourne the end of 2015 and joining the GX Team March 2016…. At home, apart from family of the two-legged kind, my house is filled with lots of licks from my spoilt Boston Terrier Cricket and cat Sami and when not at work our family enjoys day trips discovering ‘the paradise’ we now call home.

Linda Mair

Linda Mair

Introducing our experienced and passionate puppy school trainer Linda, who has multiple qualifications including a Certificate 111 in Local Government Animal Management, Dog Obedience Trainers Association Certified Trainer, Certified Canine Myofunctional Therapist, The National College of Traditional Medicine, Victoria, Certificate IV in Small Business Management and Certificate in Human/Canine Relationships from the University of Queensland (Credit achieved). Linda has been working in the canine industry for over twenty years in multiple roles including animal management with the Cairns Regional Council, a mobile dog wash and the Cairns Canine Training School, which she has been running for over four years. She is passionate about education and teaching puppies (and their families) news skills in communication. Animals have always been an important part of her life and she worked with horses as a young girl spending ten years with a thoroughbred stud in NSW. She feels blessed to be able to spend her working days training and rehabilitating dogs. They are one of the most affectionate and forgiving companions and she enjoys being able to “speak” on their behalf when guiding owners along the road of happy dog ownership. In her spare time you’ll find Linda with her wonderful husband Guy, two beautiful children (Jarod and Lucy), two horses (Onyx and Shiloh) and three dogs (Racey, Elly and Bundy). She also works closely with North Queensland Animal Rescue and has a volunteer dog training program called “4 Paws on the Inside” operating weekly at the Lotus Glen Correctional Facility.

Rachel Dunn

Rachel Dunn

Veterinary Nurse and Receptionist

Rachel is currently studying her Certificate lll in Veterinary Nursing. She began working as a veterinary nurse in 2016 at Greencross Vets Deeragun. She aspires to be a fully qualified Veterinary Nurse and hopes to take her skills overseas to volunteer and help animals in need.

Rachel was born in Townsville and lived here for nine years before moving to Nhulunbuy (Gove), a remote town in North East Arnhem Land and recently moved back here in 2015. She enjoys swimming and photography outside of work. Her favourite animals are tigers and elephants.

Madeline Kelly

Madeline Kelly

Veterinary nurse

Born in Townsville, Madeline began her studies with Greencross Vets in late 2015 as a school-based trainee. Upon completion of her training she received a Certificate II in Animal Care and secured a position with Greencross Vets.

Madeline has a passion for all animals great and small and loves dedicating her time to ensure their wellbeing is priority. Along with her love for the pet health industry, she has recently started a small business with her friend making dog accessories.

Kelly Heidke

Kelly Heidke

“I have been working at Greencross Vets since 2007 starting as a school based trainee then going onto completing my Certificate 4 in Animal Studies.

I have worked through all of the clinics here in Townsville and now reside here at the Greencross Deeragun clinic and absolutely loving working with such an amazing team.

My interested are horse riding, drawing and painting, spending precious time with my Great Dane Kuda and enjoying the best of life with my friends and family.”

Bennett Moncrieff

Bennett Moncrieff

“I graduated from JCU in 2014 and have been a part of the local Greencross team ever since.
I grew up in Townsville and I am the youngest of eight children. In my spare time I love fishing, gardening and taking my dog to the beach. I have always been fascinated and amazed by animals growing up, and I have worked in the veterinary industry since I was 15. I love my pets and I endeavor to treat each patient as if they were my own. I can appreciate that love comes in all shapes, sizes and doesn’t just have fur. The best part of my job is seeing the improvement in a patient that presents to the clinic very unwell. It’s so fulfilling to know that I have helped this beautiful pet get back to enjoying life.”

Rachel Montgomery

Rachel Montgomery

Michelle Besnard

Michelle Besnard

Jessica Wong

Jessica Wong

Dr Sarah Batt

Dr Sarah Batt

Sarah graduated with a Bachelor of Veterinary science from the University of Queensland in 2011. She spent a few years in rural mixed practice in Dalby before moving back to the city to work with companion animals. Outside of work, Sarah spends her free time with her two dogs, her horse and her Husband. She has a passion for internal medicine and soft tissue surgery but finds all opportunities to help a patient rewarding.

Laura Anderson

Laura Anderson

Hi, I am Laura and this is my gorgeous puppy Mylo. I am originally from Scotland but have proudly called Australia home for the past 8 years. Since I can remember, I have always had a passion for animals so the decision to make a career out of it was an easy one. GreenCross has given me the opportunity not only to work alongside extremely talented people but to also meet some great animals and their owners. When I am not in the clinic, you will usually find me at the beach or the boxing gym where I like to pretend I can box.

Bianca Betros

Bianca Betros

Bianca graduated from The University of Queensland in 1999. She grew up on a farm in Tenterfield, in northern NSW where she was constantly surrounded by goats, sheep, horses, cattle, cats, dogs, rabbits and various wildlife from a very early age…it was here that her dream of becoming a vet was established. Bianca has worked in a number of practices in Sydney and she also spent 2 years working at a very busy small animal practice in Essex, England. Bianca understands completely the value of the human-animal bond, the value that our pets add to our lives and the part they play as members of our family. Bianca’s special interests include small animal medicine, soft tissue surgery and dentistry, and she enjoys helping all our pets lead happier, healthier and longer lives.Bianca’s family includes two children William and Amelia, two miniature Schnauzers – Jasper and Bonny, a rescue cat Peppa, Chelsea the chicken, two cockatiels, a budgie and a tank of tropical fish.

Meg Aylesbury

Meg Aylesbury

Meg moved from the motherland to Australia in 2015. Joining us as a volunteer in 2017, she quickly showed her worth and the clinic welcomed her with open arms into her permanent role within the clinic. Alongside work, she is currently studying her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing. Meg, like most, loves animals and grew up around a variety of pets including ducks, African birds, cats, dogs, reptiles…all which were named after some of her favourite movie characters. Meg loves to spend time with her tabby cat Bea Bea (who was a foster-fail from the clinic) and learning about and exploring the wealth of wildlife Australia has to offer.

Tahlia Boulden

Tahlia Boulden

Hey, I’m Tahlia and I’m a Certificate IV Veterinary Nurse. My life has always been centered around animals of all varying types, this lead me down the path of veterinary nursing so I can hang out and help care for your animals! I currently have 2 French Bulldogs, Mogwai and Ayla, they have given me an extra soft spot for your squishy faces and kitty cats.

Eleanor Cunningham

Eleanor Cunningham

After graduating from the University of Queensland in 2016, Eleanor undertook a small animal rotating internship at a specialist hospital in Brisbane. She joined the Greencross team in early 2018 and is excited to provide the best veterinary care to your pets. In her spare time she enjoys scrapbooking, hiking and finding new places to explore. She has two Cavalier King Charles Spaniels, Taylor and Luna, and enjoys taking them to dog shows when time allows.

Dr Carla Kowald BVSc

Dr Carla Kowald BVSc

Dr Adam Sternberg

Dr Adam Sternberg

“Adam has always wanted to be a vet and growing up with animals made this vision come true.
After graduating from the University of Queensland, Adam has spent the past 14 years in private small animal practice. Part of this time was split with after-hours emergency and critical care work.
Adam enjoys all aspect of veterinary medicine. In particular, he enjoys anaesthesia, internal medicine, critical care and caring for the geriatric family member. In his spare time Adam enjoys gardening, horse riding and spending time with his family.”

Sarah Swaffer

Sarah Swaffer

Sarah started with us in April 2013. Sarah has recently taken over the role as a puppy preschool trainer and is also our marketing guru.You might be able to find her smiling face at the front desk in both our Brinsmead and Redlynch Central clinics. Sarah is the proud mum of Tazer the blue Staffordshire Bull Terrier and Ivee the Blue American Staffy.

Sarah McMahon

Sarah McMahon

Sarah started with us in February 2015 as a work experience student studying her Cert IV in Veterinary nursing. By July she became a permanent part of the team as a Vet Nurse as she continues her studies. Sarah is the proud Mum of her dogs Chillie, Rufus and Dolly, Mr Puss Puss the Cat and Romeo the horse. Sarah is an avid horse lover and spends all of her spare time with her horses and animals. She also enjoys travelling and visiting her home country of Canada.

Dr Kevin Dalton

Dr Kevin Dalton

Dr Kevin is all the way from Aotearoa, the land of the Long White (but usually grey) cloud, where he completed his Bachelor of Veterinary Science at Massey University, New Zealand. He came to Australia in search of adventure, a tropical climate, stunning landscapes and a supportive team to guide him through the beginning of his Veterinary career. In his spare time, Kevin is excited to explore Far North Queensland’s reefs, beaches and rainforests. Kevin’s parents have replaced him with their own furry children, two Cavoodles which Kevin misses dearly.

Caroline Stillman

Caroline Stillman

Caroline is a receptionist and trainee Veterinary Nurse. She came to join the Greencross team April 2015 she is currently studying for the Cert IV in Veterinary Nursing. She is originally from the Isle Of Wight but before coming to Australia in 2015 she lived and worked in the British Virgin Islands were she was teaching Scuba Diving and was involved with various reef and marine life projects. She is extremely passionate about all animals large and small including Horses and is often seen at the Cairns RSPCA were she helps with Fostering kittens helping them to have a better start in life so they may find their forever home. Caroline is a Mum to two children she has a ginger cat named Coda and 5 Guinea Pigs.

Dr. Helen Clyne

Dr. Helen Clyne

Veterinarian

Dr Helen graduated from the University of Melbourne in 1990 with 1st class Honors. In 1999 she gained membership of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists in Small Animal Medicine and in 2005 completed Certificate IV in Animal Behaviour and Training through Delta Institute.
Helen has worked in many small animal practices in both Australia and England over the last 30 years and still loves her job. Helen enjoys continuing education and aims to provide high quality patient care, making your pet’s visit as stress free as possible.
Outside of the clinic, Helen enjoys spending quality time with her daughter, cooking, reading, travelling, photography and keeping tropical fish.
At home, Helen’s fur and feathered family includes Buddy the Japanese Spitz, Stanley the cat and Kevin and Misty the cockatiels which have all been adopted from previous homes.

Megan Spencer-Cotton

Megan Spencer-Cotton

Bec Armstrong

Bec Armstrong

Leah Hochuli

Leah Hochuli

Leah is one of our passionate veterinary nurses who is currently completing her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing. She loves what she does as she gets to work with a range of animals, many of which she wishes she could take home with her! Leah is our work experience and placement coordinator and she has excellent people skills, making all clients feel welcome ensuring they are comfortable and confident in leaving their precious friends in our care. When she’s not in the clinic, you’ll find Leah at the footy cheering on her Bombers, at home looking after her two Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Cross Poppy and Marley or spending time with her family and friends.

Caroline Burton

Caroline Burton

Having qualified as a Paramedic, Caroline decided to turn her caring nature and love of helping others to Vet Nursing, joining the team at Ashburton this year. She loves animals and grew up with Red and Blue Heelers, which she always looked after. Caroline is an important member of our team who is a quick learner and has a desire to continue improving as much as possible in order to deliver the best possible care to her patients. When she’s not in the clinic you’ll most likely find Caroline playing with her Australian Kelpie Esky, hanging out with friends or out in the sun at the beach, as she is a Surf Lifesaver and also enjoys surfing whenever she gets the chance.

Carolina Macchi

Carolina Macchi

Shannon Wilson

Shannon Wilson

Shannon joins the clinic as she completes her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing.

Leanne Doran

Leanne Doran

“I am originally from a 5,000 acre grazing property near Moree and we had a great relationship with the local vet who helped with our horses, sheep, cattle & dogs. I have maintained my ties with the land with regular visits home (although not as often as I would like!).

Whilst attending NEGS Armidale, I was employed at Mountview Pharmacy, working there for 7 years. I moved on to work in various pharmacies at Moree & Mudgee before returning to the Armidale area in 2002. Most recently I have been employed as assistant manager of Armidale Plaza Shopping Centre until my position was made redundant in April 2015.
I currently reside in Rocky River near Uralla with my 2 teenage children, goldfish & miniature dachshund. I bring to Greencross my knowledge in the health industry, excellent customer service, business management and a love of animals.”

Karrie Bourke

Karrie Bourke

“Karrie is a qualified, full time veterinary nurse and has been with the clinic for 4 years. Karrie also has a certificate in grooming, and teaches Puppy Preschool at the clinic.
She is a 6th generation local from a large property outside of Armidale where she worked for 5 years after completing high school. She can still be found helping out on days off. It was there that she developed her love for all animals, growing up with a herd of pets including guinea-pigs, rabbits, ferrets, birds, dogs, sheep cows horses etc. Karrie always knew she wanted to do something with animals and has found her bliss working at the vet clinic.”

Amelia Wilson

Amelia Wilson

Karli Perrin

Karli Perrin

Karli has over 20 years experience as a qualified vet nurse working at many small animal and referral hospitals within Sydney, including Sydney University Veterinary Teaching Hospital where she worked within the Anaesthesia Department. She has also spent 10 years on and off working at a variety of hospitals including the RSPCA in the UK. Karli’s greatest achievement was working in China for 3 years for an animal welfare organisation looking after the welfare of companion animal as well as rescued bears from the bile trade. During this time she was part of a team that rescued 10 Asiatic black bears from a bile farm in a Chinese Province. This was also made into a documentary movie called Cages of Shame. She continues to be very passionate about the organisation (Animals Asia) where she adopted a local street dog called Marv. Marv became a well travelled pooch and an Australian resident whom followed Karli back to Australia with her. Karli is local to the Alexandria area so can often be found with her husband and two rescue cats (Billy & Emma) and the foster fur kids in one of the near by parks, especially enjoying a dog walk around Sydney Park.

Dr Sonya El-Chami

Dr Sonya El-Chami

I have been a Veterinarian for more than 25 years. In this time I have worked with a variety of animals both large and small. From vaccinating Bengal tigers, castrating camels to caring for loved pet cats and dogs. I have a strong interest in both medicine and surgery. I have a passion to help resolve the problems and illnesses you may have with your pets. Over the years I have been blessed to work in hospitals where I have seen many interesting cases and have helped many families. I enjoy getting to know my clients and their families and watching their pets grow and to help them through all their stages of life. Over the last couple of years I have also been honoured to be invited to teach the Veterinary students at the University of Sydney. I have always wanted to give back to Veterinary Science. This career has been so good to me. To help support and encourage our future vets and to have even a small effect on how they develop is something that has been so fulfilling to me. I look forward to continuing this relationship with the University of Sydney. Greencross has been very supportive in encouraging me to do this. I also believe you need to enjoy what you are doing and enjoy working with the people around you. I have been fortunate to be given this role as Veterinary Director where I get the chance to work with an amazing team who have the same values as me. To lead and support my team to grow professionally but also personally and also to provide a caring service to our clients and their pets. I look forward to meeting you and your pets.

Cindy Phan

Cindy Phan

Cindy has always had an interest in working with animals. She worked as a sales assistant in a pet store before starting her Cert IV in Veterinary Nursing and moving from pet store into clinic work. She worked in a Lidcombe vet clinic prior to joining the Greencross Alexandria team in 2017. Since then, she has been able to grow her skills significantly with the help of the experienced and close knit team. Cindy is a retired show mouse breeder and former show mouse exhibitor – having won multiple awards for her furry little friends at mouse shows, including at the annual Royal Easter Show. When she is not at work, she is home tending to her mice or cuddling with her Pomeranian, Teenie. Teenie is a familiar face at the clinic and enjoys the abundance of love and attention she receives from everyone!

Hannah Morrison

Hannah Morrison

I have always been passionate about pets, starting at Greencross Vets Aitkenvale as a school based trainee in 2012. I am currently completing a Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing where I am able to explore all aspects of veterinary care including supporting veterinarians in medical and surgical procedures, general clinic operations and monitoring animals for post-medical procedures. When I’m not in the clinic, you will find me hanging out with my fur-babies including a dog called Lily and a cat called Coco.

Acacia McIntyre

Acacia McIntyre

I have lived in Townsville for over three years now and love being a part of this beautiful, sunny city! I started at Greencross Vets Aitkenvale as a Trainee in 2014 and now work in reception where I can greet our clients and their furry family members! I love working in the veterinary industry, particularly being able to see our patients nursed back to health. When I’m not in the clinic, you will find my partner and I spending time with our gorgeous dogs named Savannah and Bonnie.

Dr Nan Coase

Dr Nan Coase

Dr Peter Nosworthy

Dr Peter Nosworthy

Peter graduated from Sydney University at the end of 1971. Initially Peter worked in large animal practice before moving to small animals. Peter has been at Wyoming Vet hospital since 1982. Peter has an interest in small animal medicine and surgery. Peter also has an extensive knowledge in reptiles. Peter’s interests outside of work include spending time with his wife and three children and all types of sports especially skiing at every opportunity.

Jane Boas

Jane Boas

Jane grew up in Sydney and spent a lot of her childhood in the country on her family’s property in Bathurst where she developed her love of animals. Jane has been living on the coast for over 22 years and has been working at Wyoming Vet Hospital for the past 16 years and is a much loved member of the team.

Jane lives on a small acreage with her 3 children and menagerie of animals which include my 6 dogs and 3 horses. She enjoys working on Reception where she can help not only pets but their owners. She enjoys horse riding, being involved with her kids sports activities, going away with her kids on short breaks to the bush or up the coast and spending time with her dogs – especially her kelpie ‘Rosie’ the wonder dog who goes to work with her and is a keen soccer player!

Joanne Hamilton

Joanne Hamilton

Joanne is our designated and dedicated receptionist at Greencross Vets Wyoming. She has been working at the clinic for over 4 years and joined us from Petbarn at West Gosford. Outside of work Jo enjoys spending time with her husband, cat and 2 birds.

Tanya Edwards

Tanya Edwards

Tanya has been a qualified veterinary nurse since 1999 and has been working at Wyoming ever since. Tanya has completed her Equine nursing certificate and has spent time working on a horse stud. She has two horses, a dog, a cat, rabbits and birds. When Tanya is not at work she enjoys showing her horses as she has successfully competed in the Sydney and Canberra Royal Shows.

Brittany McCann

Brittany McCann

Brittany has recently completed her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing and is enjoying her time getting to know all of her clients and patients. Britt is the proud owner of two beautiful Labradors Bella and JD and an adventurous little Russian Blue kitten, Elsa. All three of them constantly keep her on her toes! When she was younger she would tell everyone that Steve Irwin was her Dad and that she would one day be just like him and help save all the animals of the world. Brittany brings this enthusiasm to work with her everyday!

Dr Anne Dampney

Dr Anne Dampney

Anne grew up in Sydney, and has always had a love of animals. She was lucky enough to have a menagerie of pets including a dog, cat, mice, rabbits, fish, and a horse on the weekends. After studying Veterinary Science at Sydney University she went over to England in 2006, and worked in a busy small animal hospital. Anne loves to travel, and while living in England she camper banned around Europe, and went backpacking through India and Sri Lanka.

After coming back to Australia, Anne and her husband decided to move up to the Central Coast. Anne has two dogs, Harper (kelpie) and Olive (a border collie), a cat, Simba, chooks and a horse, Finn. Anne has recently moved to Greencross Wyong from another clinic where she had been working for the past three years.

Anne has a special interest in medicine. She is currently completing a post graduate distance education course in small animal medicine.

Dr Emma Brauer

Dr Emma Brauer

Emma graduated from Charles Sturt University in Wagga Wagga, but prior to this grew up in Sydney. Emma has 2 horses (Pepe an Arabian Riding Pony and Padre a thoroughbred), 2 dogs – Arnie (greyhound) and Bondi (Jack Russell x) and 2 cats – Jinx and George. In her spare time she competes in Showjumping and Eventing.

Dr Lee Dwyer

Dr Lee Dwyer

Lee joins the Greencross Vets Wyong family with over 13 yrs veterinary experience. A Central Coast local, Lee spent 12 months in London working as a vet and also has many years of experience in small animal practice and emergency centres. Lee enjoys the Coast lifestyle with her family which includes her 2 dogs, Rodney and Mandy, both staffies and 2 cats, Mooey and Kenny. In her spare time Lee enjoys going to the beach, swimming, exercising with her dogs, eating chocolate and reading.

Michelle Rech

Michelle Rech

Michelle started at Greencross 10 years ago as a groomer. During her time she has gone from grooming to gaining her certificate in Vet Nursing. She has been the head nurse for a number of years that also stepped up to help fill in for the practice managers role during her maternity leave. For the last two years she has been the practice manger full time. Her favorite part of her job is assisting with surgery. She is a crazy animal lover who owns 3 dogs, 2 cats and a bird at home. She is always up for a cuddle with patients and expanding her knowledge.

Rhiannon Hill

Rhiannon Hill

Qualification’s: Animal Studies Cert 2 and Veterinary Nursing Cert 4

Pass time and hobbies: Rhiannon has lived on the central coast her whole life, has always loved animals and always wanted to work with them, now that she is, it is the most rewarding job she has ever had, everyday is different and she feels she is lucky enough to work with such an amazing team. She has 2 dogs, Bonki and Thor and Captain the cat.

Rhonda Maclean

Rhonda Maclean

Rhonda is our part time experienced groomer who has been grooming for over 20 years. Rhonda has 5 dogs and loves rescuing pets.

She has had a close association with animals all of her life having raised a variety of different species including fish, rats, mice, birds, horses, cattle, goats, and of course dogs and cats so it was only natural that Rhonda works with animals. Grooming suits her perfectly, she gets to play with lots of dogs and cats and she enjoys every minute of it.

Rhonda’s pastime and hobbies include: Aquaculture, art, reading, computers and playing with her dogs.

Tiana McLaren

Tiana McLaren

Tiana is our Practice manager who has been with our practice for 11 years. Tiana and her husband have property and enjoy looking after all their animals. Tiana has two little girls and she loves spending time with them, watching them grow and learn new things, Tiana works 3 days a week and runs our Puppy pre-school program. She is a qualified Veterinary nurse with over 10 years experience in this field. She is also a registered JP and has her cert IV in frontline management. Her passion is her family and animals.

Kelly Marszalek

Kelly Marszalek

Abbey Hawes

Abbey Hawes

Abbey started with the Greencross south coast family in 2015 whilst still at school. She completed a school based traineeship at Fairy Meadow before starting as a veterinary nurse with us in 2016. Abbey completed her Cert IV certificate this year. Abbey is also a trained puppy preschool / behavior trainer and facilitates our classes at Greencross Woonona Bulli. She has two pets, bearded dragon named Rango and a cocker spaniel named Jagger
spare time – likes to be outside

Michelle Oddy

Michelle Oddy

Sarah Walsh

Sarah Walsh

Sarah is a Trainee Vet Nurse at Fairy Meadow and Woonona-Bulli Clinics. She loves all animals that come into our care and has a special interest in wildlife and exotics. She has a beautiful greyhound called Joey at home whom she recently rescued.

Des Kelsall

Des Kelsall

Des has been with our team for nearly 30 years and loves greeting our clients at our Woonona-Bulli Clinic. Over the years Des has built a strong relationship with many of our clients and their pets. Des is very committed to animal welfare and is passionate about cat rescue. Outside of work, Des loves spending time with her family and friends and also enjoys jazz ballet, tap dancing, yoga, beach therapy and theater.

Dr Julie Waring

Dr Julie Waring

Julie graduated from Queensland University, and has worked in many practices both large and small, in Queensland, Victoria, ACT and NSW. She has been in Wollongong since 1997, and enjoys internal medicine cases.She has 2 adult children, a scientist husband  who exercises a lot , and a young Irish Wolfhound Cuinn. She swims regularly and walks a lot!

Ashley Sykes

Ashley Sykes

Rebecca Robey

Rebecca Robey

Brad Lane

Brad Lane

Dr Guy Thompson

Dr Guy Thompson

 Guy has been working at Wyoming Veterinary hospital since October 2008.  He graduated from Sydney Uni in 2007.  he is a very passionate vet with a thorough knowledge of all aspects of the job. Guy is very competant vet who likes to be involved in all  cases.  In his free time Guy likes to play golf and relax.

Dr Luke Michel

Dr Luke Michel

Luke grew up in Southern Sydney and studied Veterinary Science at the University of Sydney where he graduated with first class honours in 2003 and then took his first job at the Wollongong Veterinary Hospital. In 2011, he became part owner and Veterinary Director in charge of Veterinary hospitals at Greencross Vets Fairy Meadow, Woonona Bulli and now in Campbelltown. This group employs over 40 staff including 13 vets. He is also part of the Vet Advisory Board for Greencross Vets that has over 100 Veterinary hospitals Australia wide. Luke has a special interest in Small Animal Medicine and has completed further education and qualifications in this area with the Australian College of Veterinary Scientists. He’s also completed his Certificate IV in Training, Assessment and Education and has just started his Diploma of Management. Luke lives in Wollongong with his wife Karli and 3 daughters – Olivia, Molly and Emily and his cat Henry who is his only male support in the house. He enjoys playing, watching and talking about sport, especially AFL, Soccer and Cricket and is trying to brainwash his girls into following them as well.

Sheridan Thomas

Sheridan Thomas

After doing a term of Cert II at Yallah TAFE ,Sheridan started training at Greencross vets as a trainee at our Fairy Meadow branch in 2014. She would work one day a week as a placement student during year 11 & 12 while finishing off her HSC. Once graduated from high school and finishing Cert II animal studies she went on to study Cert IV in veterinary nursing through the Greencross training platform AIRC . From there, Sheridan went on to take a roll as veterinary nurse across 3 of our south coast clinics, based mostly at Warilla- Shellcove and occasionally at Woonona-Bulli & Fairy Meadow. Additional to vet nursing, Sheridan runs her own small house & pet sitting business and lives at home with her cheeky Beagle dog Ajax, Cockatiel Kerry and a few chooks! Whenever she isn’t working, Sheridan enjoys getting outdoors to go on bushwalks & traveling to new countries

Mallory Wilson

Mallory Wilson

Megan Carlisle BBmgt

Megan Carlisle BBmgt

Megan has always had a strong passion for animals beginning veterinary nursing when she was 16 years old, while completing her senior certificate. Despite working in a number of other industries including hospitality, retail and administration, she has always considered veterinary nursing as the career for her. She completed her L2 Veterinary Nursing Qualifications in 1999 and her Business Degree with a major in Economics at the University of Queensland in 2011. Megan has been a part of the Greencross team since 2004 and considers the Woolloongabba team as her ‘work family’. She loves the positive, fun and friendly working environment provided by her team and enjoys catching up with regular clients and their furry family members! When she’s not working, you will find her spending time outdoors in parks and beaches with her husband, toddler and their two dogs Maxi and Austin.

Dr Ethan Yiu Bvsc

Dr Ethan Yiu Bvsc

Dr Simone Dench BVsc Hons 1st class

Dr Simone Dench BVsc Hons 1st class

Dr Tim Vivian

Dr Tim Vivian

Megan Baumer

Megan Baumer

Megan has been a qualified Veterinary Nurse since 2010 and joined the Greencross team in May of 2017. After working in practice management for a number of years she wanted to get back into clinical work and continue to improve her skills in medical and surgical nursing. Megan is passionate about animal behaviour and is one of our Best Behaviour puppy preschool trainers. In her spare time she loves to go on adventures with her dog, Pumba, and hang out with her family and friends.

Rowan Harris

Rowan Harris

Rowan is currently completing his studies in Veterinary Nursing and started in the industry in 2016. He enjoys the daily variety which comes from working in a veterinary clinic and making a positive difference to the wellbeing of our patients. He enjoys spending his free time with his family.

Amy Ward

Amy Ward

Hi my name is Amy. I am a Certificate IV Veterinary Nurse and have been a part of the Wishart Road team since October 2015. I am living a dream come true; I have always wanted to spend my career doing what I love most. A few of the many things I enjoy about my job are providing the best standards of care to all my patients and educating the community on prevention and providing expert care advice for their furry and feathered friends. I am a bird lover and am very interested and eager to educate myself more about them. In my spare time I like to take my two Staffys, Pumpkin and Axel out for a run and a swim and also enjoy spending time with my two talking Rainbow Lorikeets Beau and Birdee.

Dr Ed Layt

Dr Ed Layt

I was born and raised in Brisbane and have been working in the veterinary industry for over 35 years. I have been working at Greencross Vets Wishart Road since 1992, joining the company as a founding member practice in 2007. My special interests include avian medicine (and birds in general) and love meeting and educating new pet parents about preventative health care to keep them happy and healthy. When I’m not working in the clinic, you will find me caring for my small aviary of cockatiels (also known as my natural alarm clocks!). I have written a book about the history and experiences of my time in a Brisbane vet practice named Doctor of Sorts, which was released in December 2014. I am married with four children (all grown up) and enjoy travelling, piano playing and a wide variety of music, although my family have banned me from karaoke anywhere, anytime…

Dr Helen Harvey BVSc

Dr Helen Harvey BVSc

Having grown up in Brisbane I studied veterinary science at the University of Queensland after finishing high school. After working in various Greencross practices I now enjoy working part time with the team at Wishart Road.
I have two young children so subsequently have very little spare time but try to eny gardening, swimming and attempting to finish needlework. In addition to my two small children I have a geriatric golden retriever who still
enjoys (slow) walks and a geriatric ex-clinic cat who still enjoys (slowly) annoying the dog.
I enjoy all aspects of general practice especially exploring and strengthening the client-animal bond.

Jaki Involata

Jaki Involata

I completed a Certificate III in Animal Studies and have been working in the veterinary industry since December 2013. I am very lucky and grateful that Greencross Vets made me part of their team as my first career. I am interested in learning more about surgery, surgical nursing and the anatomical and physiological aspects of birds. What I love about working in this field is that everyday is different and you are always learning something new. This job is never boring. I have two dogs at home Rusty who is a 13yr old chocolate Kelpie and Meg who is an 11yr old red Cattle Dog.

Dr Shane Kennedy

Dr Shane Kennedy

Ellise Mortensen

Ellise Mortensen

Melissa Thistleton

Melissa Thistleton

Practice Manager & Veterinary Nurse

Melissa joined the Greencross Vets team in 2017 and along with being Practice manager is also the Best Behaviour instructor and veterinary nurse. She loves having the opportunity to provide medical support for patients to recover in a comfortable and safe environment. Outside of work, she can be found taking her pet, Crumpet on bush walks, spend time with family and friends and trying new hobbies.

Miranda Roberts

Miranda Roberts

Veterinary Nurse

Miranda is a vet nurse with a Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing and is currently looking to develop her professional skills with further study. She thrives on the fast pace of the clinic giving her the opportunity to challenge herself each day and it goes without saying that she adores her pet passionate team. Professionally, Miranda is dedicated to surgical nursing and enjoys the opportunity to ensure her patients have a comfortable recovery.

Dr Fiona Hyde Page

Dr Fiona Hyde Page

Fiona graduated in 2004 and has worked as a small animal veterinarian ever since. She has a particular interest in Avian Medicine and studied this subject for her Master of Veterinary Medicine degree, alongside Canine and Feline Oncology, Emergency Medicine and Diagnostic Imaging. For her thesis she researched blood transfusions in birds infected with avian malaria. She graduated with her masters degree from Massey University, New Zealand, in 2017. Outside of work she enjoys reading and spending time with her pet birds: Hugo the budgie; Bourke the Bourke’s parrot; and her four doves- Doveman, Pete, Manu and Lady Edith.

Jade Jones

Jade Jones

Hi, my name is Jade. I have been at Greencross for 4 years. I started out as a work placement student back in 2014 and was then offered a position as a Trainee Vet Nurse. I have always had a passion about animals and have always wanted to work with them in some way. It wasn’t until I had had my two children that I decided to follow my dreams. I have been enjoying my time at Greencross, and meeting all the clients and their fur babies.
Aside from being a busy working mum, I also have two cats and a budgie. Their names are Axyl, Frankie and Rio.

Krystal Kowal

Krystal Kowal

Hi my name is Krystal and I am a new addition to the fantastic team at Greencross Vets in Williamstown. I completed my high school work experience here in 2005, but I decided to take a different career path after year 12. However, after a few years, i realised that working with animals is my true passion. I volunteered here for a short time before i got a job as a cattery attendant/trainee nurse, which I love! I’m learning new things everyday and it is great to have hands on experience while studying for my Certificate II in Animal studies. The next step is to complete my Certificate IV in Vet Nursing which I am very excited about. I love working with these great people and we all have the same goal which is to look after and help your precious pets. I love coming home to my gorgeous pure white domestic cat, Charlee – she is so cheeky and has a wonderful, friendly personality. I also have a turtle, Mercury and a cockatiel, Yoshi who are both crazy, adorable characters!

Nicolle Marshall

Nicolle Marshall

In 2014 I started work placement at Greencross Williamstown while completing my certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing, and in 2015 I was offered a position as a trainee veterinary nurse that I delightfully accepted! Before starting my career in veterinary nursing I completed my Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Biotechnology and, as much as I did love studying science, I found that upon completion of my honours, my passion had faded. I came to realise I had a strong passion for being around animals and the prospect of working with them is what turned my focus to studying the certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing. I have not looked back since and I am loving every minute of being the Head Vet Nurse at our clinic! At home I have three very cheeky cats, Frankie, Henry and Storm, which are never far from my side and my household would not be the same without them! In my spare time, you will either find me at bootcamp or the gym training, or out exploring the world!

Vlad Elez

Vlad Elez

Hello, my name is Vladimir Elez (Vlad). I was born in Bosnia and back there I worked as veterinary technician. I have been a professional groomer for the last thirteen years, and for the past eleven years I have been at Williamstown Veterinary Hospital. I am married and I have two kids

Danielle Denny

Danielle Denny

I have my Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing and have worked at Greencross Vets for about 3 years now. I absolutely love my job, I love working with animals’ everyday and I am so lucky to be in this industry. Out of work, I love spending time with my 3 pets, two cats named Louie and Archie as well as my Border Collie named Hershey.

Dr Wendy Smith

Dr Wendy Smith

I have a Bachelor of Veterinary Science and have been with Greencross Vets for 20 years now. I love my job because I enjoy making a diagnosis and seeing the patients respond well to their treatments. I also love the interaction with clients and my fellow Willows team members. I enjoy being outdoors triathlon training, running and swimming. I also love spending quality time with my family and my naughty Staffy named Sam.

Brittany Carnall

Brittany Carnall

Brittany has been a part of the Winmalee team since 2012. She has grown and developed her skills and is now the Head Veterinary Nurse at the hospital. She is very enthusiastic about surgical and medical nursing and is particularly interested in emergency medicine and critical care. In her spare time she enjoys a wide range of outdoor & physical activities, as well as drawing, reading and spending time with her adopted fur babies; 2 cats named Loki & Sebastian and a Kelpie named Albie.

Danielle Spradbrow

Danielle Spradbrow

Danielle is a junior veterinary nurse with Greencross Vets Winmalee and has been involved in the animal industry since 2009. She has gained experience with wildlife whilst volunteering at Taronga Zoo as well as helping to foster and rehome kittens through rescue organisations . Danielle has a passion for animal welfare and hopes to soon complete her veterinary nursing studies and become a fully qualified nurse.

Dr Gareth Chan

Dr Gareth Chan

Gareth graduated with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science in 2015 and was welcomed into our team via the Greencross New Graduate program. He is a keen learner and is furthering his studies in medicine and imaging. Gareth has already gained the trust and loyalty of some of our great clients in his short time here. In his personal time he likes to go hiking and play badminton.

Dr Gary Lai

Dr Gary Lai

Dr Gary Lai joined our team in March 2010 and has been the Veterinary Director since January 2017. He has been a qualified Veterinarian since 2000 and has worked both in Australia and the UK specialising in Equine medicine. Gary is particularly passionate about dental health in animals and still provides equine dentistry services in his spare time. He enjoys cooking, bike riding and spending quality time with his family.

Jenny Fitzpatrick

Jenny Fitzpatrick

Jenny has been a Veterinary Nurse since 2002. She became interested in the Veterinary industry after spending a lot of time at the vets with her Kelpie Max, he suffered from a numerous medical issues including epilepsy, arthritis & luxating Patellas. In her quest to know more about his conditions and how to help care for Max she enrolled in Veterinary Nursing at TAFE and has never looked back. Jenny loves being a Veterinary nurse and now has 2 crazy Whippets at home, Tigs & Rosie, and a cat named Abby.

Marsha Bartley

Marsha Bartley

Marsha has worked as a Veterinary Nurse in the Blue Mountains since 2005 and became the Practice Manager of our Winmalee clinic in 2009.
Marsha has her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing and a Diploma in Management.
She loves building close relationships with our clients and helping them to give the best care for their pets.
At home she has a cheeky one eyed cat named Ellie and in her spare time she enjoys riding her motorbike and exploring new places.

Emetia Cull

Emetia Cull

Dr Emetia joins the Greencross Vets family with over 11 yrs veterinary experience! Starting her career in her native South Africa, Dr Emetia moved to Australia 10yrs ago and is a proud Australian Citizen. With experience in Equine and small animal medicine to emergency care, Dr Emetia is also AQIS Accredited and makes a wonderful addition to the clinic team. Along with her husband, two small children and two cats, Dr Emetia is enjoying life on the Central Coast following a recent move from the hustle of Sydney. Dr Emetia and her team are looking forward to getting to know their clients and patients in their new state of the art clinic!

Taine Lang

Taine Lang

Taine will greet you with a cheeky smile when you come into the White Hills clinic. He has a love of all animals in particular his beloved cat Goggo, his pet fish as well as his array of large farm animals. Taine is currently in year 10 at high school and plans to study human medicine. When not studying or working Taine loves to play tennis, run and spend time at the beach(and has been known to get up on a surfboard a few times). Taines great achievement earlier this year was being a Ball Boy at the Australian Open and even managed to get on centre court with his idol Roger Federer.

Bree Herne

Bree Herne

Bree has been working as a veterinary nurse for 7 years and has enjoyed every moment. She enjoys the challenging aspects of working in the veterinary industry and what they provide in terms of experience and growth. Bree love’s working hands on with the animals in surgery and monitoring their anaesthetic and helping them recover from their procedures.
Bree has a full household of animals at home to keep her busy which she just loves. She has everything from dogs to cats, chooks to fish and even 2 little squeaking guinea pigs.
She is part way through her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing at Bendigo Tafe which is a great way to get the theory behind all that we do here in the clinic.

Erin Monk

Erin Monk

Erin was born in Rosebud, Victoria. After starting primary school at Boneo, Erin and her family decided to move to a small country town called Maryborough. Living on a new large property meant Erin’s long lived dream of owning a horse was able to come true and this is how Erin developed her love and passion for horse riding.

Erin has always had a large variety of animals as part of her family such as dogs, birds, cats, horses and a few lambs that needed to be hand raised. In 2011, Erin’s family opened a Cattery called the Moggy Inn and Erin spent a lot of her weekends and after school hours helping with the care of all the cats in the Cattery. This helped Erin’s decision to work with animals when she got older.

Erin completed Year 12 in 2013 at Maryborough Education Centre and moved to Bendigo to complete her Certificate III in Animal Technology in 2014 at Box Hill Tafe, commuting to Melbourne on the train 3 days a week. In early 2015 Erin started her nursing career at Greencross Vets White Hills and is now currently studying Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing. Erin is apart of the clinic’s Puppy School team.

Outside of work Erin enjoys horse riding, swimming, art, listening to music, road trips, dancing and hanging out with her childhood pony Star and her rescued tortoiseshell cat Romi.

Keely Mcheyzer-Bacchin

Keely Mcheyzer-Bacchin

Keely joined the Greencross White Hills team as a school based trainee in 2013 and since graduating from VCE has taken on a more regular role at the clinic as a junior nurse.
Keely has a dog called Ned and loves animals great and small.
Keely aims to begin her veterinary nursing qualification in 2016 to build on her existing skills and knowledge.

Peter Bradbrook

Peter Bradbrook

Dr Peter Bradbrook joined our team at White Hills Veterinary clinic in 2015. He graduated in 2010 and gained a range of experience working in both large and small animal medicine. After completing a year working in the UK, he has taken preference to working in small animal medicine and surgery, with a special interest in dentistry. In his spare time, he enjoys doing all things outdoors, including swimming, surfing, hiking and mountain bike riding. He also enjoys spending time with his two horses Mecca and Tia, and his cat Tinkerbell.

Amy Sanders

Amy Sanders

Hi my name is Amy and I am the Practice Manager at Greencross Vets Williamstown. I started here in May 2012 after working at the Lort Smith Animal Hospital for the past six and a half years where I worked as a Senior Nurse and more recently as a Business Services Supervisor. I am a qualified vet nurse and as well as being passionate about animals and animal welfare, I am passionate about providing the best customer service and care. My animal family consists of a beautiful American Staffy Tia and two cats, Ritchie (Siamese x) and Zoe (Domestic Shorthair) who all keep me busy. I am loving working in the Williamstown area and am really enjoying getting to know our lovely clients and their pets.

David Ceran

David Ceran

Hi, my name is David and I have just recently joined the team at Greencross Vets in Williamstown as a Cattery Attendant. I am enjoying being a cattery attendant and spending time with the animals I care for. I have successfully completed a Certificate 2 in Animal Studies at The Gordon Institute in Geelong (2015), and I am currently completing a Certificate IV in Companion Animal Services at Box Hill Tafe. I have several pets of my own, 3 dogs named Ace, Leo and Jett, and 2 cats named Matilda & Maggie. I have also owned birds, rabbits and fish as pets in the past. I hope that the experience I gain here will lead me further into the Animal Care Industry.

Dr Monika Kielczewska

Dr Monika Kielczewska

I graduated with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science from the University of Melbourne in 2013. Throughout my university studies, I was fortunate enough to gain unforgettable experiences around the world, including working up close with wildlife in South Africa and expanding my oncology knowledge at the Royal Veterinary College in London. Prior to joining the team at Greencross Vets Williamstown in 2015, I enjoyed working with racehorses, travelling and volunteering with wildlife in the Philippines. I am particularly interested in small animal medicine and take advantage of any additional education opportunities to further develop my skills in this area and provide the best care for all my patients. In my spare time, I enjoy exploring the world, going on adventures, hiking and horse riding. I have two rather unusual pets – a beautiful Green Cheeked Conure, Pedro, and Peanut, a very sweet rabbit. In the future, I hope to add a canine and equine companion to my household.

Andrea Hadanich

Andrea Hadanich

Candace Mason

Candace Mason

Ebony James

Ebony James

Ebony joins Greencross West Gosford as a Veterinary Nurse. Ebony has over four years experience in small animal emergency and critical care and her qualifications are a Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing, a Certificate III in Captive Animal Management (for all those exotic pets) and a Certificate II in Animal Studies. She is also currently studying a Bachelor of Zoology via correspondence. Ebony lives in Newcastle with her recently adopted senior Burmese cat Rosie, and has a second cat Yoda that lives with her family. She currently runs her own business in her spare time. She is very dedicated and passionate about animal care always caring for animals as if they were her own and is looking forward to getting to know all the new clients and patients.

Charis Bailey

Charis Bailey

Charis Bailey is the Practice Manager here at Greencross Wellington Road. She has been with the practice since 1999 in between getting married and having 3 children. She started as a volunteer and worked her way up to Practice Manager. She loves meeting people and their pets on reception, enjoys monitoring anesthetics during surgery and has recently challenged herself taking on the role of Practice Manager.

Charis has had a love for animals for as long as she can remember. Presently she has a maltese x shihtzu called Benji and a labrador x kelpie called Marley. She also has a ragdoll cat, Leroy and a silver tabby named Misty.

She lives with her husband and 3 children on a farm outside Echunga. Some of her other interests include reading books, walking her dogs in the forest and running obstacle courses.

Charis looks forward to meeting you in the clinic!

Dr Carol Mayes

Dr Carol Mayes

Carol has worked at this clinic since 2006 and has strong emotional ties to this veterinary practice due to the wonderful clients and pets she has met over the years. Some of these pets are our special oldies that were puppies and kittens when she first started working here. Providing care to “oldies” is a particular favourite of Carol’s.

She is also passionate about pet emotional wellbeing as well as their physical health. As a team, we do everything we can to make the experience of the veterinary clinic as gentle and fear-free as possible. Over time, this concern about pets mental health and wellbeing has expanded to concern about how they are coping at home so she has started doing extra study in veterinary behaviour.

Carol and Matt have 2 sons, Finn and Austin, 2 whippets, Circe (her own fragile oldie) and Juno, as well as a cat who was originally a Mount Barker stray brought in to the vet clinic, called Billy.

She enjoys all aspects of veterinary practice, medicine, surgery and dentistry and looks forward to meeting you and your pets.

Ellie Chipperfield

Ellie Chipperfield

Ellie grew up in England and moved to the Adelaide Hills with her family at the age of 13. Having grown up with dogs, cats, chickens, rabbits, guinea pigs and tortoises, Ellie developed a strong love of animals from a young age. Ellie works at Wellington Road on Saturdays as a veterinary nurse and is in her final year of studying Doctor of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Adelaide. In her spare time Ellie enjoys keeping fit, travelling, and spending time with friends and family. Ellie has a keen interest in small animal medicine and has dreams to one day travel the world as a veterinarian. Ellie is passionate about your pets’ health and looks forward to getting to know you and your family at Greencross Vets Wellington Road.

Karen Davis

Karen Davis

Growing up in Crafers in the Adelaide hills, Karen was never really allowed pets, but loved animals and started working in wildlife parks when she was only 15. She continued her work with wildlife until when she decided to try a career in the veterinary industry. Karen has been lucky enough to work with many different species including birds, reptiles, and some cool mammals such as koalas, dingos and Tasmanian devils. In her one-year stint at the zoo, she had in her charge a couple of hippos, otters, giraffe, brown bears and beavers. Her knowledge and passion for native and exotic animals is valued here at Greencross Wellington Road.

Karen’s spare time is mostly spent with her dogs and big cuddly cat Ranga She is a registered breeder of Australian Shepherds, which she competes in the show-ring as well as in obedience and agility. Her wildlife companions, including lizards, a python, chooks, squirrel gliders, possums, a cockatoo, galah, cockatiel and budgies, complete her animal family. Karen has completed many behaviour and skills courses through Greencross and is a member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers Australia. Her special interest is puppy development and conditioning and she will work hard to keep your pets anxious free and comfortable when visiting us.

Lindsay White

Lindsay White

Lindsay White is another local Hills girl who’s qualifications bring plenty of experience to our team. Lindsay and her husband Beau’s family consist of their three cats Whitey, Blacky & Skittles and she cares for three horses, two are retired but Indy is her horse she loves to trail ride.

Lindsay joined the team after nursing at the Animal Veterinary Specialist & Referral Centre. Her experience in hospital care, client relations, stock management, reproductive medicine and dog obedience is an asset to Wellington Road. Lindsay manages our hospital, emergency facilities and staff training to ensure high levels of skill development across our team. Her compassion for clients, desire for best practice and passion for pets is evident, this means she will give you her best. Lindsay is keen to meet our regular Hills clients who make this practice such a special place to work.

Amanda Forder

Amanda Forder

Amanda’s lifelong love of animals led her to a career in Veterinary Nursing in 1998. After working in a large shelter and animal hospital for three years, she made the transition into private practice. Amanda completed a Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing through Victoria University. She has a special interest in animal behaviour and currently enjoys running the puppy pre-school classes at Petbarn in Hoppers Crossing. Amanda is also a member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT Australia). Her Doberman, Anubis, achieved the Delta Canine Good Citizen Award in 2009. Amanda’s husband (Craig) and their two children (Callum and Bronwyn), share her love of animals. Their household menagerie includes a Doberman (Anubis), a Pomeranian Cross (Lacey) and a flock of crazy chickens.

Ashlee Missale

Ashlee Missale

Hi, my name is Ash and I’ve been a Vet Nurse here at Werribee for 3 years. I have always wanted to work with animals and finally I get to thank to the Werribee team. I am very passionate about the welfare of animals. One day, I wish to work with wild animals at the zoo and in Africa with the Lions. When I am not working I do enjoy working out and going for run with my beautiful American Staffy Achilles. Also I like to go out to good restaurants with good food and desserts, and spending time with friends and family. I also share my life with too naughty cats named Zuki and Calico that are aunty and niece. I think I have one of the best jobs you can get and I feel privileged to have this opportunity.

Dr Isabelle Kowalyk

Dr Isabelle Kowalyk

Isabelle wanted to be a Vet ever since given a toy stethoscope and doctors bag as a child! Issy is a Melbourne west side local but relocated to Adelaide to complete the Doctor of Veterinary medicine course, receiving an outstanding academic award in her final year. She absolutely loves working with clients and their fur babies to achieve optimum health outcomes-her interests include preventative medicine, diagnostic imaging and animal welfare. She also has a very special interest in feline internal medicine- because cats are pawfect!

When not in the consult room, Issy enjoys the company of her three cats at home, reading Agatha Christie novels, travel and spending time with friends and family. She is very excited to have joined the lovely Werribee Greencross team, and looks forward to meeting you and your furry family members soon.

Dr Wendy Faulkner

Dr Wendy Faulkner

I graduated from Melbourne University in 2004.
Since graduation I have worked at both the Hoppers Crossing and Werribee Greencross vet clinics, but have primarily been at the Werribee clinic for the last 7 years.
I believe pets are family members and should be treated as such, therefore they should receive the best care available in all areas of their welfare whether it be their diet, preventative health plans, medical, surgical or psychological needs. I aim to achieve this everyday through my role as a veterinarian at Greencross Werribee.
In my spare time when I am not looking after your non-human family members I am looking after your non-human family members I am looking after mine!- as well as spending time with my family. We have 2 whippets named Memphis and Willie, 2 cats named Whisker and Ziggy as well as 4 chickens.
I also enjoy spending time bushwalking, fishing, kayaking and gardening.

Melissa Coon

Melissa Coon

I started my journey with Greencross in Ballarat & Creswick and joined the amazing team in Werribee in July 2012 after moving to Bacchus Marsh. I have been a veterinary nurse for nearly 6 years now and I am very passionate about wildlife care/rehabilitation and have been a wildlife carer for over 15 years. I also have a keen interest in birds, reptiles and other exotic pets. I am passionate about customer service and love nursing the surgical patient.
I have a not so clever snake called worm, two inseparable central bearded dragons, Randell & Pearl, and one not so friendly gorgeous Indian Ringneck Parakeet called Zazu, not to mention the number of wildlife critters scattered through my home.
In my spare time I like to go bushwalking, play table tennis, get out into the garden and spending time with my family and friends.

Rebecca Gunasee

Rebecca Gunasee

Rebecca began her nursing career at Werribee 11 years ago. It was here that she completed her training and qualified as a certificate IV Veterinary Nurse and a registered Microchip Implanter. Bec took on the Practice Manager role in 2010 and hasn’t looked back, she enjoys the rapport that she has developed with the amazing clients over the years and the snuggles that she has with the patients. She lives locally with her husband Rishi and their two beautiful girls Isla & Aisha who are completely obsessed with the quirky family cat Minou.

Danielle Shoobert

Danielle Shoobert

Danielle is the Practice Manager at Greencross West Gosford. Danielle has her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing and is a Licenced Microchip Implanter with over 12 years veterinary nursing experience. She has a special interest in Dentistry and pet dental health. Danielle has lived on the Central Coast all her life with her Husband and two beautiful children as well as her cat, Marley, Greyhound, Merlin and Jack Russell X, Scruffy. Danielle has a strong passion for not only her patient’s health and wellbeing but also part of her client’s lives.

Dr Emetia Cull

Dr Emetia Cull

Dr Emetia joins the Greencross Vets family with over 11 yrs veterinary experience! Starting her career in her native South Africa, Dr Emetia moved to Australia 10yrs ago and is a proud Australian Citizen. With experience in Equine and small animal medicine to emergency care, Dr Emetia is also AQIS Accredited and makes a wonderful addition to the clinic team. Along with her husband, two small children and two cats, Dr Emetia is enjoying life on the Central Coast following a recent move from the hustle of Sydney. Dr Emetia and her team are looking forward to getting to know their clients and patients in their new state of the art clinic!

Jade Davies

Jade Davies

Jade began her career as a veterinary nurse in 2008, qualifying as a Certificate IV Veterinary Nurse in 2012. She has worked in a variety of clinics both small and large, from mixed practices to Emergency and Critical Care. She has been working in ECC since 2012, where she has been able to employ her passion in medicine and learning, setting high standards of patient care. Jade gained her Accreditation in Veterinary Nursing in 2013. In 2017, she took a second position returning to general practice to share her knowledge of the industry with trainee nurses. She is actively involved in the Queensland Division of the VNCA, and in her spare time is involved in motorsport with the GCTMC Inc.

Aimee Fuller

Aimee Fuller

Aimee is our reptile crazy nurse. She loves reptiles but her passion also extends further, to dogs, cats, birds and all small exotics and wildlife. She loves running her puppy school classes and seeing all of the little puppies grow puts a big smile on her face. Aimee has been a nurse for 4 years now, Aimee started off as one of our School Based Trainees whilst completing her Certificate II in Animal Studies, once Aimee was finished her HSC she then joined our Greencross team and is in the middle of completing her certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing and you can see her at our Warilla & Fairy Meadow clinics. She loves her job and couldn’t see herself doing anything else!

Dr Nicole Defina

Dr Nicole Defina

Nikki graduated from the University of Melbourne with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 2015. Since graduating, Nikki has worked in mixed practices in rural Victoria and the Illawarra area before joining the Greencross team in 2017.

Nikki loves all aspects of veterinary medicine, but particularly enjoys small animal surgery and wildlife medicine. She lives at home with her partner who is also a vet, their cat Mr Moustachio, and their dog, a Catahoula called Angus. Outside of her work as a vet, Nikki loves running and exploring the great outdoors.

Dr Sharon Tan

Dr Sharon Tan

Sharon graduated from University of Sydney in 2006 and has worked in several clinics before joining Greencross Vets in 2010. She is mother to two cats, an overweight Devon Rex, a feisty domestic long hair cat, and a toddler who is learning that emotions are a thing. When she is not at work, Sharon loves to binge on Netflix and ice cream.

Dr Rosie Davis

Dr Rosie Davis

Rosie is a veterinarian who grew up in Wollongong. She went to The University of Sydney and moved back to her hometown after graduating. She enjoys many aspects of small animal veterinary practice, but has a passion for small animal medicine and diagnostic imaging. When not at the clinic you’ll most likely find her outside; walking, running or riding a bike; or inside baking.

Matile Barham

Matile Barham

Matile has worked with Greencross as a Veterinary Nurse for 10 year. She has always loved animals and lives on a farm with her family and pets. They have lots of cows, 2 horses Ezzie and Edward, a gorgeous cat Coco, a very active Kelpie named Raven and a lovable Labrador Ella. Matile has a passion for customer care and loves helping and greeting all our clients and their pets at the front desk. Being a Vet Nurse is the most rewarding job for Matile and she loves caring for the animals in hospital and nursing them back to recovery.

Rebecca Stone

Rebecca Stone

Bec has a naughty little ginger kitty called Arnold and a big goofy cross breed called Jeffrey. They love to wrestle and play together!

She loves being a vet nurse, working with different animals each day and helping them in any way she can.

When Bec is not at work, she likes being at the beach, spending time with family/friends, watching movies and baking.

Jodie Cully

Jodie Cully

Receptionist
Jodie has worked with Greencross as a Veterinary Receptionist for over 10 years and is proud to have developed strong relationships with our clients and their furry companions! She is well known for providing outstanding support to the vets and will always go the extra mile to ensure the greatest care for your pet. When she’s not working in the clinic, you will find her spoiling her two fur babies at home named Coda and Spot.

Lizzy Hawkins

Lizzy Hawkins

I started my veterinary journey at Greencross Vets when I was just 15, completing work experience before gaining a traineeship and then being promoted to the role of Veterinary Nurse. I am passionate about all aspects of my job, spending a lot of time attending to patients and also working at the Animal Emergency Centre for afterhours emergency and critical care. I am currently completing a Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing and find that my passion continues to grow in this industry. When I’m not in the clinic, you will find me going out on my boat and taking my Golden Retriever named Chester in his lifejacket for a swim! I also have three other fur-babies including Billy the silky terrier, Dougal the black cat and Thomas my adopted ginger cat.

Dr Michael Righetti

Dr Michael Righetti

Veterinary Associate
Dr Michael Righetti has a farming background (Greta in north eastern Victoria) and according to his late parents he didn’t contemplate any other occupation other than to be a Vet. His brother looked after the equipment and fencing on the farm, and he took care of the animals.

Dr Righetti has been caring for dogs, cats and other small animals for over 30 years and he’s still trying to convince his nurses that he’s in his mid fourtys! And your pets are safe with Dr Righetti as a strict vegetarian he hasn’t eaten one for 30 years!!!!

Outside the Practice his loves are his wife and children,Molly the mutt (Cavalier King Charles Spaniel), golf, tennis, running (call that jogging!), the Melbourne Footy Club and outdoors (favorite areas Fraser Island and the Gibb River Road).

Dr Michael’s neurosis (or one of them!) in human and veterinary medicine is preventative medicine, and you will find this approach comes up all the time in managing patients.

Alice Clarke

Alice Clarke

Practice Manager
Alice’s career started in 2006 working in a cattery before realising that Veterinary Nursing was the direction she wanted to travel. Working her way up to Practice Manager she is very passionate and loves having a chat with people about their fur children. At home Alice lives with three Cats – Willow, Dora and Squeek, blue Indian Ringneck Parrot Bert and beautiful baby boy Heath. In her spare time Alice loves spending time with her son, family and friends, playing poker and watching her Blue boys play footy.

Rebecca Koring

Rebecca Koring

Bec has been a veterinary nurse for 11 years and is a mum to 3 fur children, Spud and Nina her troublesome doggos, Meggs the water-loving cat and six chickens. Bec also has 2 human children and enjoys spending weekends with them at the beach or out on the boat.

Dr Ashlinn O’Keeffe

Dr Ashlinn O’Keeffe

Ashlinn graduated from the University of S