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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.

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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

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 Philis

Tony Philis

I graduated from JCU in 2015 and spent my first 3 years in a large busy mixed practice here in Townsville before joining the professional and passionate Greencross 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.

Kayla Apap

Kayla Apap

I grew up in Tully on a banana and cane farm along side a variety of different animals.

I graduated in 2016 from James Cook University and have been with Greencross Townsville since then. What I love most about my job is being able to be a part of helping your beloved pets live healthy, happy lives.

In my spare time I enjoy staying active, spending time with family and friends and travelling.

Anita Horton

Anita Horton

I grew up most of my childhood in Brisbane. After completing high school, I made the big move away from family to study a Bachelor of Veterinary Science at JCU. I graduated at the end 2018 and decided to stay in North Queensland as I had fallen in love with the tropics. January 2019 I started my first job with the lovely team at Greencross in Townsville.
In my spare time I enjoy playing a mixture of sports, dog agility with my amazing Cleo, photography and art. I am also involved within the scouting movement in the rover section and volunteering with the youth sections. Often also exploring the great outdoors with friends and my partner.
I love every part of Veterinary Science, my current interests are small animal behaviour, rehabilitation and surgery.

Zarade Williams

Zarade Williams

I began my studies with Greencross Vets in late 2016 as a School Based Trainee. Upon completion of my studies I secured a position within the Greencross team at Deeragun, working as a junior Veterinary Nurse. As a passionate animal lover, I aspire to continue my studies within the industry and complete a certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing. In my spare time I enjoy eating out and taking my dogs to the creek or beach for a swim.

Caitlin Jones

Caitlin Jones

Practice Manager
I began nursing in 2011 where I completed my Certificate II, and joined the Greencross 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 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 Aitkenvale team, and in September 2019 moved to be a part of the Hyde Park team.
I love being able to provide our patients with the best level of nursing care and support our community by helping to educate 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 Alison Jones

Dr Alison Jones

Alison is a British veterinary surgeon who qualified from Liverpool university in 2016 and spent three years working in mixed practice in the Scottish highlands. Outside of work, she loves hiking, running and reading a good book, preferably with a cat on her lap! She is excited to explore the beautiful Gold Coast and is looking forward to getting to know the local community and all of your wonderful animals.

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.

Danielle Sisson

Danielle Sisson

I qualified as a Vet Nurse in 2013 while doing a consecutive degree in science (and some other less-animal-oriented aspects of study).
Following that, I spent time involved in wildlife disease ecology research, which did involve some animal handling, but not the type you’d find coming into the vet clinic.
I started a vet degree at JCU in 2018, and so came back to work as a vet nurse as well.

Alanna Brady

Alanna Brady

I have lived in Townsville for 5 years, and I am currently studying my Cert IV in Vet Nursing. My love for animals grew from having a menagerie of pets as a kid!
I moved to Australia from Ireland and worked at wildlife parks, this is where I realised I wanted to work with animals as my career, and decided it was time to take the leap and begin studying. I started with Greencross as an intern through
I love getting to work with different species, and experiencing something new every day. I am a wildlife carer and especially love looking after Aussie birds!

Sonia Western

Sonia Western

Sonia started her nursing career in the 1980’s and has worked in small animal practice, Customs and Emergency & Critical Care. Sonia also spent 5 years teaching Certificate IV Veterinary nurses and still has a special interest in training nurses to ensure that clients and their pets receive a high standard of nursing care.
Sonia enjoys spending time with her animals at home especially when she goes walking in the paddocks and have the menagerie following her around – her dog Pearl who is a pug x, a cat called Haem, a chicken called Chicken and her 2 horses, Matlock & Zac.

Dr Julie Grist

Dr Julie Grist

Dr Julie graduated from the University of Melbourne with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine and joined the Greencross team in January 2019 as a New Graduate. She has a passion for small animal practice and a keen interest in surgery. Julie grew up in the Wyndham area and loves spending time with her Whippet, Rusty, Cairo the German Shepherd and Lily the DSH. In her spare time she is an avid Netflix addict and enjoys reading, painting/ drawing, snorkeling and travelling.

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.

Alex Malcolm

Alex Malcolm

Alex grew up in Perth and attended vet school at University of Queensland. Alex has a special interest in surgery and is currently undertaking postgraduate study and training in this area. When not at work Alex is kept busy by her 4 year old son Wyatt, 3 crazy cats – Sir Limpsalot, Constantine and Miss Kitty and 3 dogs – Achilles the cattle dog, Nika the Frenchie and Sanchez the Aussie Terrier.

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.

Josephine Hartono

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

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

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

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.

Dr Derek

Dr Derek

Dr Derek, with over 25years experience both in Australia and the UK, Derek is a wealth of knowledge. His calm and kind nature will have you and your pets at ease in no time at all. Dr Derek has a busy life outside of work with his family, two children, three cats and his dog Jack. Dr Derek still manages to find time for his hobbies and to keep fit. He has bicycled from Sydney to Melbourne and from London to Paris!!

Denee

Denee

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).

Melanie Stannells

Melanie Stannells

Melanie has spent over 10 years working within the animal industry.
She has recently completed her certificate IV in veterinary nursing while working at Southport.
Mel has a keen interest in guinea pigs and pet grooming.
At home she has a spirited ginger cat named ‘Miley’ and 4 guinea pigs.

Leah Cladwell

Leah Cladwell

Hi my name is Leah and I am a Practice Manager here at Greencross Southport
I have always had a strong passion for helping animals.
I have been working within the animal industry since 2003 first as a Zookeeper at Australia Zoo then obtaining my Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing in 2008.
I have a particular soft spot for cats and have spent 4 years working in a cat specialist practices.
At home I am ruled by 2 gorgeous rescued kitties named ‘George ‘ and ‘Angie’ who keep me entertained.
I am devoted to making sure that all our clients and their pets experience the very best care while in our clinic

Natalie Matthews

Natalie Matthews

I’m Natalie, I’m 35 years old and from England. I came to Australia in 2009 and fell in love with this country.
I studied my Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing so that I could pursue my passion for all animals and can honestly say that I love my job as I look forward to each day no matter the challenges.
All my days off are spent with my Aussie Bulldog, Stan, aka Mr Pigglesworth.

Dr Josh Lynch

Dr Josh Lynch

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

Dr Natalie has been with Greencross for the past 8 years.
She adores all animals but especially loves older cats.
Dr Natalie is interested in all aspects of veterinary medicine however her main interest is kidney disease.
She is owned by a crazy Pug named ‘Peppa’, a diabetic Siamese called ‘Charlie’ and a slightly chubby Burmese called ‘Merlin’.

Montana Gruber

Montana Gruber

Montana has always had a love for all animals which led her to start a School Based Traineeship with Greencross Southport when she was 15years old. Since then she has gone on to become a qualified cert IV vet nurse.
At home she has a menagerie of pets consisting of 2 dogs, 2 cats, 3 birds, 3 snakes and a variety of fish which keep her very busy.

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

Hi my name is Glynis!
I’ve been a qualified vet nurse since 2012, straight after finishing VCE and have now joined the Greencross Williamstown Team after working at another practice for 7 & 1/2 years. I undertake tasks in clinical practice, office administration, pet nutrition, general pet health/advice and the occasional cat grooms when needed.

As a animal lover, i understandably have a large menagerie consisting of 3 cats (Sasuke, Naruto & Grayson), 4 guineapigs (Pan, Nugget, Bubble & Peep). A rescue dog called Mick from my previous clinic who came to me after being hit by a car and suffering head trauma (which i believe made him think he is human), and the new addition to the zoo is Tessa an american staffy puppy who only seems to pick up bad habits from Mick.

In my spare time i love spending time with my four legged family, reading and going for trips outdoors. I look forward getting to know everyone at Greencross Williamstown Veterinary Clinic.

Cherylyn Wong

Cherylyn Wong

Cherylyn studied Veterinary Science at the University of Queensland, graduating with honours. She moved down to Canberra in early 2019 to join the Greencross Tuggeranong team. She is dedicated to providing excellent care to all of her patients, believing in the importance of the human-animal bond. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her two rescue pets, Ruby, a mischievous Stumpy Tail Cattle Dog X and Chewie, a slightly overweight ginger & white kitty.

Codie Hartmann

Codie Hartmann

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 for the last 5 years and has completed her certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing. Codie has two American Staffies (30+kg nutters!) 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.

Paola Miranda

Paola Miranda

Paola moved to Australia over 4 years ago and having worked in different industries, she realised her passion for animals and decided to start her journey to becoming a Registered Veterinary Nurse.

Finishing her Cert II in Animal studies through the Greencross Internship Program Paola continues her studies with the Team at Roseville.

Paola volunteers at Taronga Zoo and has a special interest for wildlife conservation.
She hopes to work with big cats, primates & elephants in the future!

Sarah Cree

Sarah Cree

Sarah is a devoted & passionate animal advocate and had come aboard to Greencross Carrara early in 2019. Sarah comes from an 8 year background in aged care nursing but found her passion in animal health and has since graduated from her Associate Degree of Veterinary Nursing in 2017. She has a keen interest in pathology and stress free handling.

Demi Scott

Demi Scott

Demi is currently studying her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing and has always had a passion for working with animals. Demi enjoys spending her time off work with her fiance and two Bull Terriers, Rommel and Layla.

Georgia Madigan

Georgia Madigan

Georgia has always been fascinated with animals and has worked in this industry since she began her career over 9 years ago, while studying at Brisbane North Institute of TAFE. Georgia joined the Cannon Hill family back in July 2018 and is a qualified Certificate 4 Veterinary Nurse. Georgia has a beautiful black and white cat, Hugo, and a green cheeked conure named Frankie.

Sanjana Maruvada

Sanjana Maruvada

Sanjana graduated in 2017 from the University of Queensland. She enjoys all aspects of patient care and counselling clients to achieve optimum results for their furkids. She spent a good deal of her undergraduate years volunteering at the RSPCA and is passionate about animal welfare.

Thiago Giraldi

Thiago Giraldi

Thiago graduated in 2005 from the University of Sao Paulo State in Brazil and has been working in Australia since 2013. He spends his spare time practicing archery and when weather conditions are favorable he enjoys jumping out of planes.

Sarah Mattey

Sarah Mattey

Madeline Theodore

Madeline Theodore

Trainee Veterinary Nurse

Karla Brett

Karla Brett

I have been nursing for 13 years and joined the Greencross team in 2016. I joined the Camira team in January 2019 and really enjoying getting to know our local clients and their pets.
My Family consists of my 2 year old son Lukas, a black Labrador named Jack who I believe to be the greatest dog ever! We also have a ginger cat named Layla, 4 chickens and a constant flow of foster dogs and cats.

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.

Linda Turnley

Linda Turnley

Veterinary Nurse
Linda has been working for Greencross Vets since October 2016. Linda obtained her Associate Degree of Vet Nursing at Melbourne Polytechnic. Linda has a menagerie of animals at home including Snow White (pictured) who is a rescue rabbit, and 2 other rabbits named Thumper and Jack, Two dogs named Ruby and Bailey, 7 Guinea Pigs, a budgie named Frankie and a lamb named Shadow who all keep her very busy at home. Linda has a special interest in rabbits and guinea pigs.

Dr Jiana Sumner

Dr Jiana Sumner

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.

Bonnie Johnston

Bonnie Johnston

Bonnie has very recently joined the Greencross Morwell team after completing a Certificate II in Animal Studies through the Greencross Internship Program. Bonnie has always wanted to work with animals and she was lucky enough to be offered her dream job. Bonnie would love to keep learning and eventually complete further qualifications. Outside of work she is most likely to be found at home spending time with her highly demanding and sassy cat Winston. She has recently gained an interest in working out and if she’s not with Winston, Bonnie will most likely be venturing out to do something active with friends.

Katie Gysberts

Katie Gysberts

Katie has been in the Veterinary industry since 2010, she started her career on the Gold Coast and moved out to Ipswich clinic for 2 years and has moved to Indooroopilly in 2019. She is currently in the process of completing her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing. Katie is passionate about behaviour, especially in the early years. She runs our in house puppy Preschool training program with a friendly, caring and gentle approach. Katie lives with her partner and three gorgeous fur babies. It started off with Cheeta the Australian cattle Dog Cross, who has now adopted Canon the three legged Cat and Harley our hand raised kitten. They are all inseparable and have very special personalities. In her spare time Katie enjoys camping and spending time outdoors with her family.

Anna Maltseva

Anna Maltseva

My perfect day is being around cats and dogs! And that is my usual day! I love to work with animals and help them as much as it is possible. I am originally from Russia where I gained my vet qualification and 3 years of experience with small domestic animals. I spent a summer to USA for my internship program at UNI time. In 2013 me and my husband decided to move over to Sydney and in 2017 we continued our adventures and crossed the NSW boarder through to Brisbane and I adore this city. I am very interested in animal behavior and pet nutrition that can help your fur baby to recover much faster. Since I was 5 year old I have always had cats and dogs in my family. Now I am a proud owner of 2 cats Yoda the girl (yes, I know it is boy’s name) and Dobby the boy. And 1 sweetest Whippet girl Ulla 😉 I truly enjoy spending my time after work with them. At my free time I love to go to the gym, catching up with friends, swimming and cooking. In future I would like to pass the National Vet examination to continue in the Veterinary career.

Hamish Stafford

Hamish Stafford

Veterinary Student
I have always had a love for animals, and always had plenty of animals at home to look after.
I studied Chemistry in New Zealand and then moved to Melbourne in 2018 to attend Melbourne Veterinary School.
Currently in my second year of study I spend any spare time I have in the clinic getting to know the ropes and meeting all the pets and their owners.
At home, I am looked after by Pepsi and Enzo, my inseparable young rescue cats.

Dr Charlotte Krisanski

Dr Charlotte Krisanski

I have recently joined the team at Caloundra as Veterinary Director. I grew up on a beef cattle property in beautiful Maleny before graduating from the University of Queensland in 2010. After graduation I moved to remote WA and managed the South Hedland Vet Hospital from 2012-2019.
I love the outdoors and exploring the more isolated and beautiful parts of our country.
I love all aspect of veterinarian life, with my real passion lying in the surgical field. I am able to perform a vast array of orthopaedic surgeries and soft tissue procedures. Living in such a remote location has allowed me the opportunity to really enhance my skills in the surgical field as their nearest referral centre was often out of reach. I can’t wait to meet you and your pets!

Dr Danika Van Heusden BVMS

Dr Danika Van Heusden BVMS

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.

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.

Jenelle Pattie

Jenelle Pattie

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.

Dr Sam Green

Dr Sam Green

Sam grew up in the UK with three sisters and a wide variety of pets. He studied to be a vet at University of Liverpool, then spent four years in his first job doing mixed practice on the moors of south-west England. He next worked for a time as a small animal locum all across England. This allowed him to spend much of the next few years working overseas in Thailand, Sri Lanka, India and Cambodia for various animal charities, treating street dogs and cats, teaching local vets desexing surgery and working with rescued elephants. Sam moved to Australia and started work in Werribee in February 2019, where he spends much of his spare time camping and bushwalking, cycling and rock climbing.

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 Kathryn Owen

Dr Kathryn Owen

I graduated from The University of Queensland with a Batchelor of Veterinary Science (Hons) at the end of 2018 and was soon to accept my first graduate veterinarian position with Greencross. I am lucky enough to work between both the Varsity Lakes and Burleigh Waters clinics with two amazing teams of vets, vet nurses and reception staff. Currently, I am loving getting to know all the clients and their lovely pets and am passionate about helping them get better so they can return home to their families. I have always had an interest in small animal medicine but also love the challenge of emergency medicine. When not at work, I enjoy socialising with friends, heading to the beach to catch the morning sunrise and playing touch rugby league.

Dr Julie Butler

Dr Julie Butler

Julie was very eager to fulfill her childhood dream of becoming a vet and went directly from high school into her veterinary degree at Murdoch University. Since graduating in 1992, she has spent her whole career in private practice looking after companion animals and wildlife. Most of this work has been in Perth but she has also had 3 years working in Surrey, England soon after graduation and more recently she has worked in Darwin for 8 months. Julie joined Greencross as the Veterinary Director of the new Armadale hospital in July and is enjoying being a part of such a caring team. In her spare time she is busy looking after her many pets at home – she has 2 cocker spaniels (Ruby and Baxter), 3 cats, 4 rabbits plus some birds and fish.

Lauren Guest

Lauren Guest

Lauren graduated with a Bachelor of Veterinary Technology (BAppSc – Vet Tech Major) in 2017 after working in the event management industry for five years. She also has a Bachelor of International Hotel and Tourism Management (BIHTM – Dual major Event & Hospitality). Lauren started with Greencross in May 2018 and loves nursing in an environment with such a talented team where we get to see so many varied cases. She spends the weekends hanging with friends and snuggling with her own cat Hercules and is hoping to grow her pet family very soon!

Dr Hedi Yin BVSc

Dr Hedi Yin BVSc

Kristen Krogh

Kristen Krogh

Dr Hannah Lewis

Dr Hannah Lewis

Dr Hannah graduated from Murdoch University in Western Australia in December 2018 and made the move to Victoria in January 2019 with her partner Ryan, a new graduate equine vet, and their needy 6 year old Dalmatian Charlie.
Hannah has a keen interest in small animal medicine and general practice and is looking forward to furthering her skills here at Greencross Vets Pakenham.
Outside of work Hannah enjoys trips to the beach, camping and spending time with friends and family.

Dr Carlie Soul

Dr Carlie Soul

Dr Alex Cleversley

Dr Alex Cleversley

Dr Ben Farrugia

Dr Ben Farrugia

Sally Dean

Sally Dean

Alana Hunt

Alana Hunt

Jemma Pryor

Jemma Pryor

Ashleigh Evers

Ashleigh Evers

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.

Lauren Alexader

Lauren Alexader

Lauren grew up in Melbourne but moved to Perth to study. After graduating from Murdoch University in 2010, she worked in Western Australia for 2 years before moving to Newcastle and joining the Greencross family. These days her main interests are in small animal medicine and she enjoys furthering her study in this area. Lauren lives with her husband, Jax the cat and Mira the Cattle dog

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!

Dr. Giovanna De Tommaso

Dr. Giovanna De Tommaso

I graduated in Italy in 2002 and successfully passed the NVE in 2008, which enabled me to register as a vet in Australia. I worked for nearly one year in England before starting my career in Australia. I have gained experience in medicine, surgery and emergency & critical care. I have worked and still do the odd shifts at the Emergency Centre at Univet as I like the challenging cases. I joined the team at Greencross Williamstown in 2018 and I love working with my colleagues.
I have 2 young children, who keep me very busy. I love cooking, good food and being physically active.

Dr. Jill Teo

Dr. Jill Teo

Jill started her veterinary career working in a large and busy general and emergency hospital. She then decided to locum and has worked all over Melbourne for the last 2 years.
She has finally decided to settle down and recently joined the Greencross Williamstown family. She enjoy all parts of general practice but has a particular soft spot for the care of older patients.
She looks forward to meeting and getting to know the local families and most importantly, the furry members of their family.
At home, she and her husband and are owned by two cheeky terrors (terriers) Tootsie and Pickles.

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!

Alison Cooper

Alison Cooper

Alison is a British veterinary surgeon who qualified from Liverpool university in 2016 and spent three years working in mixed practice in the Scottish highlands. Outside of work, she loves hiking, running and reading a good book, preferably with a cat on her lap! She is excited to explore the beautiful Gold Coast and is looking forward to getting to know the local community and all of your wonderful animals.

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.

Dr Rachael Harfield

Dr Rachael Harfield

Amelia Smith

Amelia Smith

Veronika Snicer

Veronika Snicer

Veronika grew up in small town in the Czech Republic and ever since she can remember she was fascinated by nature and animals. Her love for adventure, languages and travelling lead her to studying Bachelor of Travel Industry Management at Silesian University in Opava. A year after her graduation she decided to move to Australia. Her passion for animal welfare continued to grow so she decided to pursue her childhood dream by making a difference in the lives of those who can’t speak out for themselves. After a couple of years “down under” she joined Greencross Vets Ku-Ring-Gai as a student and after completing her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing she became a permanent part of the team. Veronika enjoys all aspects of nursing and recently found joy in helping nursing students to achieve their goals. In her free time you will find her sipping a flat white at one of the beautiful Central Coast beaches with her Havanese puppy Bailey.

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.

Chloe Beardsmore

Chloe Beardsmore

I am a registered and qualified veterinary nurse having completed my Certificate IV in 2018. Growing up rurally I have always had a passion for animals in all shapes, sizes and personalities. I am passionate about high quality patient care and providing a fear free environment. In my spare time I love to foster animals helping them to find their perfect forever homes.

Rory Paalanen

Rory Paalanen

Rory has always know that she would end up working with animals, as a child she would always wander off from the family and be found playing with a stray dog, cat or pony. She moved to Australia and in 2014 studied for her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing. While she was studying she volunteered at a shelter becoming the live in nurse for the clinic there. Since then she has worked at various clinics but she now feels settled and loves working for us here at Booragoon. In fact we have trouble stopping her coming in on her day off just do extra shifts!

Angela Goulding

Angela Goulding

I have always had a passion for animals and I am at the tail end of a Veterinary Bioscience Undergraduate degree out at Federation University Churchill. I found myself at Greencross Vets through one of my units that had a compulsory placement element. Since completing my placement here I was offered a job as a vet nurse and I have never looked back! I do have aspirations to complete my doctor of veterinary medicine later in life when the study fatigue has subsided, however for now, I am loving working in the veterinary care industry and learning so much on a daily basis. I have two gorgeous pets at home, one being a cat called Frank whom I acquired whilst on placement when he came in as a 4 week old stray, the other, a golden Labrador pup named Beau

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.

Ming-En Wong

Ming-En Wong

Born in Singapore, Ming-En moved to Western Australia and pursued a degree as a Veterinarian. She recently graduated from Murdoch University in Perth at the end of 2018. Looking for a new challenge in life, she ventured to the Eastern side of Australia and joined Greencross Morwell at the start of 2019. She enjoys every aspect of veterinary medicine and is currently exploring all it has to offer. Having a particular fondness for pugs, she hopes to further her knowledge regarding this special breed and improve their health and welfare. In her spare time, Ming-En can be found out and about getting to know the people, food and the places of Gippsland and Melbourne City. She looks forward to meeting all our clients and their furry/scaly/feathery companions.

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. .

Dani Stewart

Dani Stewart

I am a Registered Veterinary Nurse, having completed my Cert IV qualification in 2018. I have loved animals for as long as I can remember and feel so lucky to be in a career where I can indulge this passion daily. I have a special interest in pathology and animal behaviour, and I am a big softy for giant breed dogs. When I’m not at work I love spending quality time with my kids, partner and our 2 big cuddly French Mastiff’s, Indi and Hooch.

Morgan Young

Morgan Young

Jessica Bentley

Jessica Bentley

Dr Jairo Rivera

Dr Jairo Rivera

Dr. Rivera was born in Medellin, Colombia and completed his DVM at the University of Caldas. Following graduation, he completed 3 GradDip in Diagnostic Imaging (radiology, ultrasound, CT & MRI). Then he went to Spain and obtained his first PhD in Animal Surgery & Medicine at the University of Leon and was awarded Summa Cum Laude and patented a bone graft. Dr. Rivera also worked as A/professor of radiology, surgery and internal medicine for seven years and then made a career shift and moved to Australia. He completed another PhD in Microbiology & Marine Biology at James Cook University and a postdoc in pest control at the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies and the Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS). Jairo developed several methods to control Crown-of-thorns starfish and was awarded the JCU TropEco award for outstanding research. He received his ECFVG certification in 2017 and moved to the U.S. to work with Banfield. Dr. Rivera is our Veterinary Director at Greencross Vets and spends his free time traveling with his family, and loves underwater photography, diving and playing soccer

Dr Rachael Spillane

Dr Rachael Spillane

Dr Rachael is a local to the Gold Coast area and is passionate in providing gold standard veterinary care to the pets that call this area home. She has always had a strong affinity to animals and medical science, and has a soft spot for rescue pets, having adopted both her pet companions, ‘Slinky’ the mini Dachshund and ‘Tucker’ the American Staffy X. Dr Rachael has a special interest in soft tissue surgery and ultrasonography and when she is not at work, she is planning the next big travel adventure (with Japan and South Africa her favourite locations so far).

Dr Julia Ozolins

Dr Julia Ozolins

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.

Kellie Elevato

Kellie Elevato

Kellie started working at Greencross Robina in February 2018 and brings over 20 years of industry experience. She has worked in both emergency and intensive veterinary care as well as teaching in all areas of animal sciences at TAFE and university for the past 18 years.

When not working in the clinic, Kellie is working full-time on her horse and miniature farm in Currumbin Valley. Kellie has an abundance of animal which includes a cat, 4 dogs, 2 horses, 2 pigs, 3 goats, a donkey, a cow, a miniature pony, a Shetland pony and a handful of chickens and ducks!

Bree Miller

Bree Miller

Bree started working at Greencross Robina after moving from Brisbane in July 2018. She completed her Cert IV in 2015 and has over 7 years of experience in the industry. Originally from Warwick, Bree previously worked in a mixed animal practice and enjoys every aspect of her job. She has a special interest in the assistance and treatment of complex surgeries and can be found working on reception or as one of our hospital / surgical nurses. On her days off, Bree enjoys riding horses and spending time with her Border Collie, Dulcie.

Dr Oliver Croft

Dr Oliver Croft

Dr Oliver joined Greencross Vets in 2018 but has worked as a Veterinarian since 2013 Originally from the UK , Dr Oliver has travelled all over the world and has gained 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.

Sarah Appelbee

Sarah Appelbee

Sarah is a Certificate 4 qualified veterinary nurse, who has been with us since July 2017. Sarah loves helping all our patients and educating our owners on how to best care for their pets. In her spare time Sarah plays tennis, going for walks, going to the football, and hanging out with friends and her gorgeous Dalmatian Molly.

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.

Joanna Law

Joanna Law

Originally from Hong Kong, Jo and her family moved to Australia in 2005 where she completed her studies. She graduated from the University of Queensland in Veterinary Science with First Class Honours in 2013. Since completing her degree, Jo started her career in small animal practice in Brisbane, including a year-long rotating small animal internship at the University of Queensland, followed by two years locuming in London, UK. While working in London and travelling Europe was exciting and fun, Jo and her partner Sam were ready to settle down back in Australia, choosing the Sunshine Coast and commencing work with Greencross Kawana Waters in November 2017. Jo loves working in small animal practice with a passion for internal medicine and diagnostic imaging, striving for gold practice standard keeping up to date via continued study and workshops. Her and her partner Sam are proud parents to the lovable, scruffy puppy Bennett, a border collie x standard poodle. Outside of work, she enjoys exploring the sunshine coasts beautiful hinterland and beaches with family and friends as well as travelling abroad when possible!

Dr Micah

Dr Micah

Dr Micah was born in Singapore and migrated with his family to Perth in the 1980’s. After attending High School at Applecross Senior High School, he graduated from Murdoch University Vet School in 2004.
Micah started practicing in Hong Kong for 9 years before coming back to Perth to get married and settle down.
He has worked in many practices across Perth and Mandurah as a locum Veterinarian then worked full time for years in a well known Veterinary hospital in Mandurah before joining Greencross to serve the local community.
Micah believes in honest and straight forward communication, outstanding service and best practice Veterinary care custom made to each individual patient needs and situation.
Outside of hospital, he spends most of his time with his wife and young daughter and loves to travel, eat, laugh and play video games.

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.

Mette James

Mette James

Mette is currently studying her Veterinary Nursing Certificate IV at NSW TAFE Yallah and currently completing her work experience in our hospital. You will see her in and around the hospital assisting others and attending to your animals needs.

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.

Tayla Wallis

Tayla Wallis

Tayla has recently moved here from New Zealand to join our team. She has her NZ level 5 certificate in Animal Technology (Vet Nursing), and will be furthering her studies here in Australia.
Alike Laura, she is also a self proclaimed crazy cat lady who has been fostering kittens for over 2 years.
She loves music and art. Outside of work you will find her at the gym, at the beach or in the shops.

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.

Laura Topham

Laura Topham

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 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 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!

Dr Sabine Wilkins

Dr Sabine Wilkins

After completion of a Master’s Degree in Biology, Sabine graduated as a Veterinarian with 1st class honours from the University of Sydney in 2014. She has been working in small animal practice ever since. Her passion is Behavioural Medicine of small animals and Sabine is more than happy to help with cats, dogs, pocket pets and birds.

Sabine shares her life with her Border Collie, Jessie, her two cats, Arya and Lickorish (so named, because he is black AND he loves to lick your face while you are sleeping!), and her rescue-Corella, Boris..

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.

Dr Ana Lanser

Dr Ana Lanser

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

Carla Rainone

Carla Rainone

Hi my name is Carla and I joined the Greencross family early 2018. I have been a qualified vet nurse for 8 years now and have loved every minute of it! Animals have always been my passion so being able to turn that into my career has been very rewarding.
At home I have 2 delightful little doggos, Mia who is a Border Collie and Simon who is a little bit of everything. In my spare time you’ll find me out on adventures with the pups, out riding my horse Ty, or down by the beach in Williamstown.
I look forward to my future with Greencross and can’t wait to meet you and your fur babies!

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.

Dr Carl Chung

Dr Carl Chung

Carl graduated from University of Melbourne with the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree. He initially worked in a small animal practice in Melbourne. Then he decided to move up to Canberra to start working at Greencross Tuggeranong in 2016. Carl is passionate about small animal medicine and surgery and he has a particular interest in internal medicine. Outside of work Carl likes travelling overseas and going on long walks.

Dr Aivee Huynh

Dr Aivee Huynh

Aivee graduated in 2017 with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science (BVSc) at the University of Sydney. She enjoys surgery, dermatology and emergency, and aquatic medicine (yes, she treats fish!). Aivee treats her patients like they were her own and will always prescribe a dose of cuddles and treats. In her spare time, she volunteers at Pets in the Park (PITP) and Southern Cross Wildlife Care (SCWC) and enjoys coastal walks, hikes and kayaking. She is passionate about taking naps, Kmart and getting fit so that she can eat more and be able to run fast enough to pat all the dogs.

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 Tracy Ling

Dr Tracy Ling

Tracy completed Bachelor of Veterinary Science with honours from the University of Queensland in 2015. She has a strong passion in small animal soft tissue surgery and dermatology. She enjoys cuddling or getting cuddles from any sorts of animals and hearing about their cheeky stories from their owners. Outside of work, Tracy enjoys spending time with her family and friends, hiking and biking. She is looking forward to get her own cat and dog once she gets her own place!

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.

Dr Christina Fenske

Dr Christina Fenske

Christina is originally from Michigan in the United States and has a background in business management. Veterinary medicine is her second career, and she has experience working with a variety of species including exotics, wildlife, and farm animals. Christina has strong interests in internal medicine, dermatology, and radiology. Christina and her partner love to travel and are adventurers at heart. They currently have a pet rabbit named Odette Buns and a 17-year old lovely lady cat named Astrid Jones

Cindy Turner

Cindy Turner

Cindy grew up in country NSW surrounded by animals such as horses, cattle, birds… the list goes on! She has always had a passion for animals and their care. Cindy started her nursing career later in life, as a placement student at Greencross Glen Eira at the end of 2015. She has not looked back since. Cindy has a real love for birds and big dogs, and is kept busy with her two rotties at home!

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 Lyn

Jamie Lyn

Emily

Emily

Dr Delores Wong

Dr Delores Wong

“Originated from Hong Kong, Delores graduated from the University of Queensland in 2014, and has been working in small animal general practice since then. She joined Greencross early 2018 and is enjoying working with the professional and passionate team at Oxenford.
Her special interest includes Ophthalmology and surgery, however, she would be more than happy to see all types of patient with any issue.
In her spare time, Delores enjoys cuddling her two cats (Dave and Dougie) and watching TV, she also enjoys playing the piano.”

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.

Beau Grunfelder

Beau Grunfelder

“Beau joined the team at North Ringwood in 2011. Beau enjoys greeting clients at the front desk, as well as regularly helping with hospital cases and monitoring patients during surgery and anaesthesia. He finds great reward leading the team with the mission to ensure that each pet has a healthy and comfortable life, and that clients feel appreciated, supported and empowered to care for their special pet.
Beau is always looking for ways to improve the veterinary clinic experience for our clients and patients – make sure you check out our dedicated ‘Cat Friendly Waiting Area’ on your next visit! Beau has spent a lot of time setting this area up with cat-specific information and toys, as well as some special considerations such as raised areas for cat carriers and Feliway (feline pheromone) to help our feline friends feel less anxious and more comfortable on their visits to the vet. One of Beau’s greatest passions (other than animals) is cooking traditional Hungarian cuisines. Some of his favourite dishes include paprikash (a spicy beef goulash), sarma (stuffed cabbage rolls), and rakott krumpli (layered potato and salami casserole). He likes to spend any free time going out with friends, lazy Sundays watching shows on Netflix, and some gardening.”

Beth Reavell

Beth Reavell

“Beth joined the North Parramatta team in 2016 after growing up on property in a small country town with chickens, a goat named Olly, cockatiels and their family dog Coco. In early 2015 Beth decided to pack up her belongings and move to the Central Coast to complete her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing and become a qualified Vet Nurse. After always having a passion for animals, she knew this was what she wanted to do as a career from a young age. She has previously worked at a well known family owned practice in Toukley before she made the move to Sydney mid 2016. Beth has a strong interest in radiology, behavior and zoo animals (giraffes and elephants especially!) In her spare time she loves being outdoors and exploring new places, and especially loves swimming in the ocean and playing beach soccer/footy! Beth has a Wolfhound x Cattle Dog named Bindi at home who loves playing and walks to the park!”

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”

Dr Katie Pink BVSc (Hons)

Dr Katie Pink BVSc (Hons)

I graduated from the University of Queensland in December of 2014. During my first year as a veterinarian I was selected to complete an internship year at the University of Queensland. My internship year was an amazing learning experience that gave me the opportunity to train under specialist veterinary anaesthetists, surgeons, medicine practitioners and exotic animal experts. I am particularly interested in canine and feline medicine and plan to pursue further training in this discipline in the future. I love to travel and in my spare time I enjoy exercising and spending time at the beach with my dogs.

Dr Jess Roberts BVSc (Hons)

Dr Jess Roberts BVSc (Hons)

My name is Jess Roberts and I graduated from the University of Queensland in 2014. I love being a veterinary surgeon and couldn’t imagine myself in another occupation! I have a special interest ultrasonography and rehabilitation. I am a semi-professional longboarder and love surfing every day I can. I have a fur baby, Chevvy, who is a 6 year old Border Collie cross Blue Heeler. She loves running along the beach at sunrise and coming to work to get lots of pats!

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!

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!

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!

Tamara Peace

Tamara Peace

“Ever since I was little I have always had a crazy passion for animals, particularly dogs. I have always loved caring for and nursing animals. They bring such joy and happiness into the lives around them.
I am currently doing a certificate 4 in veterinary nursing and have big goals to go further with my studies and achieve a Diploma in Veterinary nursing.
At the moment I am also sparking an interest in the Greencross puppy school program which is amazing! Working with animals is my dream and I wouldn’t have it any other way”

Madolyn Mills

Madolyn Mills

Gillian Nelson

Gillian Nelson

“Gillian grew up in Castlemaine where she began her Veterinary Nursing career. She then moved to Melbourne to study at University to complete her Bachelor of Science (Animal Science) where she continued to work as a Vet Nurse for 8 years. Gillian worked at a number of different clinics including a large Veterinary hospital and a Homeopathic vet clinic. Gillian then moved to Bendigo to start her human family. After 8 years of giving her children her full attention, Gillian decided it was time to return to her career and joined the Greencross Team.
Gillian has an array of pets, owning a pet snake, lizard, dog, cats and guinea pigs, that along with her 3 children, keep her very busy.”

Sarah Cross

Sarah Cross

“Sarah is our newest vet here. She completed her veterinary degree with honours at the University of Queensland, after first finishing a postgraduate degree in business management.
Outside of the clinic, you’ll usually find her bushwalking, camping or canoeing with her rescued white border collie x Dash, or at home hanging out with her two cats Patrick and Shiloh. She is also a keen traveler and has most recently been helping animals in Brazil and hiking through Patagonia.”

Serena Forrest

Serena Forrest

In 2015, I started my Certificate II in Animal Studies and completed it in September of 2016. Once I have finished my schooling, I aim to start my Certificate IV in Vet Nursing to become a fully qualified vet nurse. I started working here at Greencross part-time after completing my Cert II where I get 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 large fur-baby Nutmeg (horse).
After spending lots of time as a part of the Greencross 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!

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.

Taylor Armour

Taylor Armour

Taylor has always had a strong passion for animals and imagined becoming a vet from a young age. She was thrilled when the opportunity for a School Based Traineeship was available in 2012 and pursued a Certificate II in Companion Animal Studies, the beginning of her career! She completed her traineeship at the Greencross Vets Camira clinic and after finishing school in 2012 started working at Greencross Woolloongabba before finally joining the Forest Lake Village team. Her two dogs Snoopy a Maltese x toy poodle and Hugo a great Dane X GSP X Ridgeback, have been a great influence in her dreams to work with animals. She also teaches Puppy Preschool at both her clinic and the nearby Petbarn in Springfield Central. She is also currently studying a Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing, which she thoroughly enjoys!

Dr Madonna Buiter

Dr Madonna Buiter

Kath Galea

Kath Galea

Kath has been grooming dogs for over 13 years. She has a lifetime’s worth of experience in the animal industry, from breeding and showing Airedale terriers to working in multiple grooming salons before opening her own. Kath now resides here at Greencross Faulconbridge, grooming all types of dogs, any size, any coat type. She is also one of the very few groomers in Sydney that can offer hand stripping, so make sure to book in as she fills up fast!

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

“Rachel is currently studying her certificate lll in animal studies, she aspires to be a veterinary nurse. She began working as a veterinary nurse assistant in 2016 at the Deeragun clinic.

She was born in Townsville and lived here for 9 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 favorite animal would have to be Tigers with Elephants coming in second.”

Madeline Kelly

Madeline Kelly

Born in Townsville, Madeline began her studies with Greencross in late 2015 as a school based trainee. Upon completion of her training she received a certificate 2 in animal care and secured a position with Greencross.

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 (PAW & POLLY).

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.

Cesar Ascanio

Cesar Ascanio

“Cesar has been a certified nurse since 2015. We were lucky to welcome Cesar to our Greencross Coogee- Maroubra clinic in October 2016. He is originally from Columbia where he graduated as a Veterinarian. He has been living in Australia for 5 years. His goal is to eventually get Veterinary certification in Australia. Cesar loves to cooperate and work as a united team. He has a strong passion for animal welfare and strives to provide a supportive, helpful and welcoming environment to our clients.
In his past time Cesar loves to play soccer. You will also find him on the dance floor where he is a very skilled salsa dancer.”

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.

Ellie Addy

Ellie Addy

Ellie is a qualified Cert IV Veterinary Nurse who joined the Greencross Vets Team in 2015 at North Parramatta and the Castle Hill team in 2016, working across both clinics. With a passion for animals she couldn’t imagine doing anything else.Ellie has previous experience working in both large and small Veterinary Clinics, as well as volunteering with the Animal Welfare League. With a special interest in surgical nursing and interesting surgical cases, Ellie also is passionate about animal behavior and educating owners on how to care for their new furry additions and currently runs the Puppy Preschool classes. At home Ellie has 2 Toy Poodles called Evie and Gus who keep her very busy and are always keen for a cuddle and playtime!

Cara Hawkins

Cara Hawkins

Cara Hawkins joined the Greencross Vets team in July 2015 and has excelled at her position ever since. Cara has always had a passion for working with animals and couldn’t imagine doing anything else. Whilst currently performing further study in veterinary nursing, she has been working in numerous veterinary clinics since she was 15, assisting at the Guide Dogs NSW, as well as attending to her own pets, breeding and showing prize-winning Chihuahuas. She has an all-round interest in veterinary medicine, but has a particular interest in reproduction, neonates, and nutrition. She also runs our puppy preschool classes here on a Thursday night.

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.

Shannan Healey

Shannan Healey

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.

Brianna Miller

Brianna Miller

Bree is a Certificate IV qualified veterinary nurse who has been working in the industry for the past seven years. She has just moved to Brisbane and started working for Greencross Cannon Hill in December. In her spare time, Bree enjoys travelling, horse riding, playing touch footy and socialising with friends. Bree is the proud fur-mum to Dulcie, her border collie.

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 Leo Lee

Dr Leo Lee

Dr Leo is originally from New Zealand, having graduated from Massey University alongside Dr. Kevin. Seeking an adventure, he has ended up in Cairns to start off his career as a Vet. Back home in New Zealand, Leo owned a Blue Tongue Skink. Leo has a special interest in animal (and human) nutrition and imaging. Leo is hoping to pursue his hobbies of tennis, fishing, music and diving- without succumbing to our North Queensland heat!

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

Megan Spencer-Cotton

Megan Spencer-Cotton

Bec Armstrong

Bec Armstrong

Chelsea McDonald 

Chelsea McDonald 

Chelsea grew up in Brisbane and after ten years in Hospitality decided to pursue her passion for animals. She is currently studying her Certificate four in Veterinary Nursing and is excited to be apart of the Greencross Team. When Chelsea is not in the clinic you will usually find her at home with her two dogs Millie & Mosey and her four cheeky birds Lexie, Bella, Mango & Skeda. She also enjoys relaxing at the beach and spending time with friends and family.

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!

Anna Morris

Anna Morris

I graduated from The University of Queensland in 2017 with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science (hons). I moved down to Sydney with my partner and started working with Greencross in January. I decided to become a vet because of my love for my two border collies but since commencing my degree I have definitely become a cat lady! I am really enjoying meeting all the lovely clients that come into the clinic and being able to help their pets. This clinic is a great place to work, with a wonderful caring and genuine team.

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 Kylie Aplin

Dr Kylie Aplin

Kylie grew up in Sydney and graduated with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science with First Class Honours from the University of Sydney in 2008 and moved to the Central Coast in 2009. Kylie is passionate about providing quality care to her patients and keeps abreast of the latest advancements by continued professional education in veterinary medicine and surgery. She became a Chartered Member of the Australian Veterinary Association in 2012, and obtained Membership to the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists in Small Animal Surgery by examination in 2013.
Kylie loves animals and has a particular interest in soft tissue surgery, emergency medicine, geriatric management and dermatology. She also enjoys preventative medicine especially puppy and kitten vaccinations!
Kylie enjoys taking her Labrador Georgie for a walk on the beach with her husband, ecotourism, tennis, playing piano and saxophone, the movie Babe, and appreciates a good sense of humour.

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.

Dr Sami Cohen

Dr Sami Cohen

Jaimi Lee-Almond

Jaimi Lee-Almond

Jaimi has been with us for 2 years and enjoys the challenges this job offers. She enjoys socialising with her friends and travelling. She has 3 dogs and 2 cats which keeps her busy. Jaimi hopes to continue her nursing career and specialise in the area of surgery.

Michelle Rech

Michelle Rech

Michelle is one of our Senior Veterinary Nurses and occasionally does some grooming. After leaving school she worked as a receptionist and personal assistant for 8 years. She was unhappy in this role and decided a change of career was needed. She has two dogs and 3 cats and loves taking the dogs for walks and swims at the beach. Michelle is currently undertaking her Diploma in Veterinary Nursing. She looks forward to work every day and enjoys the challenge of learning new skills.

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.

Karla Finlayson

Karla Finlayson

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

Kirsten Kostric CVN

Kirsten Kostric CVN

Krystal Wilson

Krystal Wilson

Krystal is dedicated to offering the very best in veterinary medicine to pet owners and their companions, whether they’re furry, finned, feathered or scaly! She has completed a Bachelor Degree in Wildlife Science and is currently studying as a Veterinary Nurse. As a wildlife lover, Krystal is the proud owner of a pair of Central Bearded Dragons named Ginger and Elwood. She also has two other furry family members, her dogs Winnie and Peanut. Krystal enjoys working closely with her team at Greencross Vets Woolloongabba and providing the best care and support to pets and their parents. In her spare time, you will find Krystal enjoying sunny days at the beach or sitting outside with her dogs and a coffee (and her husband too!).

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 Annie Wang Bvsc

Dr Annie Wang Bvsc

Dr Annie Wang

Dr Cindy Ma Bvsc

Dr Cindy Ma Bvsc

Dr Cindy Ma graduated with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science 1st class honours, she joined the Woolloongabba team in 2016. She loves her job because she is able to help animals and people in need. She loves that there is never a dull moment and every day is different and the Woolloongabba hospital has a team of vets and nurses who are highly knowledgeable and super friendly. The hospital also has great. diagnostic tools such as Cat Scan. Dr Ma has a special interest in Surgery and is currently studying for a Membership in Surgery. When she is not at work Dr Ma likes to chill with her cats and spend time getting fit in the gym
Dr Cindy Ma is fluent in Cantonese and Mandarin

Dr Ethan Yiu Bvsc

Dr Ethan Yiu Bvsc

Dr Simone Dench BVsc Hons 1st class

Dr Simone Dench BVsc Hons 1st class

Georgina Burley

Georgina Burley

Georgina joined Woolloongabba team in July 2018 she loves being able to help animals big and small. She is currently studying Cert 3 in Animal Studies and has a special interest in delivering great customer service. When not at work you will find Georgie going to the beach with her dog, gardening, doing photography and arts and crafts.

Dr Tim Vivian

Dr Tim Vivian

Dr Owen Steinhardt

Dr Owen Steinhardt

Dr Owen has been with our Inala team for over 12 years, also working at a range other clinics throughout his career. Owen is highly knowledgeable and happy to go the extra mile with your pet’s treatment. He will always take time out of his day to give that extra information and care (to ensure you understand all information provided). Owen is a great surgeon, with suture abilities to rival the Country Women’s Association and he is very passionate about animals.

Dr Ben Schuster

Dr Ben Schuster

Being born in Toowoomba and growing up in Maryborough QLD, I’ve had a lot of experience in smaller, more personal vet clinics, so I feel right at home here at the Wishart Road clinic. After moving from Maryborough to Townsville to study a Bachelor of Veterinary Science at James Cook University it felt like coming to the big smoke, but I now realise that’s not quite the case. Brisbane truly is a sprawling metropolis, and presents plenty of opportunities to further my career in veterinary science, particularly with a focus on avian medicine, Australian native wildlife, and other exotics. My other interests include birdwatching, collecting modern and retro video games, and playing the guitar and mandolin. No pets at the moment, unfortunately, but one day I hope to own many parrots!

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.

Amanda Lally

Amanda Lally

Amanda has been with Greencross since 2014 and joined the Kessels Road team in 2019. She loves the fun, and hard working environment provided by the team and shares their desire to provide the best possible care and experience to our patients and clients.
Amanda has qualifications in Business Management and Animal Behaviour and Training. She is currently undertaking further studies in Business Management.
When she’s not working, Amanda loves to spend time with her husband, camping and showing their beautiful dogs Ava, Blu, Pink and Jax in confirmation and obedience dog sports

Caitlin Brown

Caitlin Brown

Dr Emma Daley Bvsc

Dr Emma Daley Bvsc

Dr Emma Daley achieved her Bachelor of Veterinary Science (Honours) from the University of Queensland Gatton Campus. She joined the Greencross Woolloongabba team in 2017. She is particularly interested in Imaging (radiography, ultrasound, CT), and Internal Medicine. She loves helping people take the very best care of their pets/fur-babies/best friends because she understands that bringing a full, healthy life to a pet, brings a fuller, healthier life to a pet owner. In her spare time, Dr Emma likes to explore the Australian countryside on various single-day and multi-day hikes.

Dr Shane Kennedy

Dr Shane Kennedy

Ellise Mortensen

Ellise Mortensen

Melissa Thistleton

Melissa Thistleton

I have been with Greencross since November 2017. I am currently studying my certificate ll in Vet Nursing and on completion plan to continue my studies with a certificate lV in Vet Nursing. I love having the ability to help the wellbeing of patients and watching our unwell patients recover, and return home happy and healthy. I have two domestic short hairs called Luca and Ernie who are definitely my biggest time wasters

Miranda Roberts

Miranda Roberts

Hi I am Miranda. I am currently studying my certificate IV in veterinary nursing. I absolutely love coming to work and facing new challenges everyday in this industry. In my spare time I love taking my dog Bruce to the beach and spending time with him.

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.

Jackson Young

Jackson Young

My name is Jackson and I am one of the more recent additions to Greencross Vets Williamstown. Having always possessed a passion for animals, being presented with the opportunity to volunteer at Greencross in year 10 was simply too good to pass up. This eventually led to being offered a part-time position and for me doing something I love, something that a lot of people my age aren’t lucky enough to be able to say. I hope that experiences I gain here will provide me with the skills and knowledge to pursue a career in the Veterinary Industry. At home I have 3 lovely pets a black labrador “Zing” and a pair of Tonkinese “Ziggy” and “Zsa Zsa”.

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!

Lucas Downer

Lucas Downer

Hello! My name is Lucas and I started in the clinic as a volunteer to understand the world of Veterinary Medicine. I have now started working at the Clinic in the cattery and assisting in the hospital when required. I am currently studying at Melbourne University hoping to become a vet in order to give assistance to animals in need. I have a strong passion for all types of animals – especially my golden Labrador Zeus who I love spending time with.

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

Abi Martyn

Abi Martyn

I have my Cert III in Companion Animal Services and have also completed my Cert IV in Vet Nursing, I am currently undertaking my Diploma in Veterinary Nursing. I have been with Greencross Vets for just over a year now and absolutely love the challenges of vet nursing as well as observing the transition from unwell animals to healthy ones. I own 3 furbabies, 2 cats- Sully and Erebus as well as a dog named Kaiser who is a Cattle Dog X.

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 Frieda de Jager

Dr Frieda de Jager

I have a Bachelor of Science (Hons) and a Bachelor of Veterinary Science. I have been working with Greencross for close to 10 years now. I love my job because of the variety and I also love the supportive clinic environment I work in everyday. Outside of work I love being outdoors and enjoy physical fitness activities such as trail running, diving and triathlons. I also love spending time with my cat named Bugeye and I also own a turtle named Fungus.

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.

Linden Martin

Linden Martin

I have my Cert II in Animal Care and Management and on top of this i have also completed my Cert III in Dog Behavior and Training. I have been with Greencross Vets for 5 years now and my passion is helping form stronger bonds, and create better understanding between clients and their dogs. I own 4 pets of my own whom I love to train; 2 dogs- a Husky X named Moose, a Shar Pei X named Sam and 2 cats- both are Domestic Short Hairs and they are named Boo and Chino.

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.

Leanne Tyers

Leanne Tyers

Leanne joined the Greencross team as Practice Manager in February 2018. Leanne’s previous Practice Manager experience was in the dental field but had an ambition and passion to put her skills to work in veterinary practice management. Leanne loves all creatures great and small (except cockroaches)and has a passion for Dachshunds which she have been part of her family for many years. Leanne is part of the Dachshund community in Bendigo, Melbourne and Geelong. Leanne looks forward to meeting all Greencross clients with their pets at the either the White Hills or Kangaroo Flat clinics.

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.

Bronley Taylor

Bronley Taylor

Bronley has been one of the team at the clinic since August 2013. You will often find Bronley in reception chatting to our lovely clients, and she also loves caring for our patients whilst in surgery and hospital. Bronley was born and raised in Bendigo and completed her VCE at Bendigo Senior Secondary College She has always had pets as a part of her family and has a huge passion for their health and wellbeing.
Bronley competed in jumping trials with her papillon Mya and they were quite successful until Mya lost interest! Currently Bronley is training with her border collie and is hoping he will be just as successful. Bronley always wanted to work with animals so vet nursing was the appropriate choice for her. Currently she is studying Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing at Box Hill Tafe. When not at work, Bronley enjoys horse riding, reading, training and spending time with her four legged family. This consists of one princess papillon Mya, a blue merle border Zhanti, a paint quarter horse, a birman and a chubby tabby.

Bronwyn Harris

Bronwyn Harris

Born and raised in Melbourne, Bronwyn was an animal lover from birth. From a very young age she would bring home stray animals of all kinds and adopt unwanted pets from friends and family. Becoming a vet seemed like the logical choice for Bronwyn so following VCE, she began her Bachelor of Science at Melbourne University, hoping to transfer into Veterinary Science. When this didn’t eventuate she instead completed her degree with a double major in Neuroscience and Animal Behaviour. Following university, Bronwyn’s desire to work with animals, particularly horses, overshadowed her newly acquired degree so she went to work for Kingston Park Studs, a thoroughbred stud farm in Rochester where she worked for four years. During that time she married her husband Travis and his work with the CFA sent them to Mildura where Bronwyn worked as a Laboratory Technician in a large wine bottling facility. After a year in Mildura they returned home to Rochester where Bronwyn finally gained employment in her dream industry and started her training as a Vet Nurse at Rochester Veterinary Clinic. She worked there for five years, completing her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing. Bronwyn began work at WHAH in June of 2013 and hopes to begin studying for her Diploma of Veterinary Nursing this year. Bronwyn lives on a small farm in Rochester with her husband, two daughters Ellie and Charlotte, the dogs Toby and Saffie, the cats Garnet, Oliver and Rosie, her old, retired horse Jag, her up and coming dressage superstar Gretel and the girls pony Mellow Yellow, as well as Dora the goat, Bramble the duck, Kingsley the bantam rooster and Egglentine the hen who hasn’t laid an egg in 3 years. In her spare time (ha ha) Bronwyn enjoys horse riding, particularly dressage, sewing pretty clothes for her girls and training for obstacle races like Tough Mudder.

Dr Georgia Wiegard

Dr Georgia Wiegard

Georgia grew up in Bendigo and spent time around animals from an early age. She rode horses for several years before choosing to study Veterinary Medicine at Melbourne University. She completed her degree in 2013 and submitted her final year research piece on canine behaviour. During her final year of clinical study, she completed study placements with specialists in Veterinary Behavioural Medicine and she has a particular interest in behavioural problems, particularly the preventative aspects of behavioural medicine. Georgia has one cat at home but she is looking forward to adopting many more during her career.

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, 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 part of the clinics 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 James Blaszak

Dr James Blaszak

I started my veterinary career working in Camberwell before moving to England where I worked in a number of different practices. Whilst based in England I also enjoyed a number of adventures travelling around Europe, Africa and North America as well as performing voluntary veterinary work in developing countries. When I returned to Australia I worked at the Lort Smith Animal Hospital for five years. At Australia’s largest animal hospital, I experienced a varied caseload in medicine, surgery and emergency & critical care, whilst also being involved in my passion for animal welfare. I joined the team at Greencross Vets Williamstown at the end of 2010.

Dr Katrina Lange

Dr Katrina Lange

I graduated from Sydney University in 1990 and have worked at Williamstown Veterinary Hospital for most of the past 14 years. I have an extra qualification in small animal medicine and I enjoy treating all medical cases. I have a special interest in veterinary chemotherapy.
I have 4 school-aged children and 4 pets. My furry family includes a crazy Cavoodle and 3 beautiful Burmese cats. I love living in the local area and enjoy meeting the local pets and their families.

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.

Dr Ross Payne

Dr Ross Payne

I graduated Melbourne University Veterinary School in 1981. I’ve worked at Williamstown as practice owner for 25yrs with my brother Robert. I am now working part time. My family have many pets including blue tongue lizards, fish and of course our long haired chihuahua “Chile”. I continue to enjoy my involvement at the practice as it evolves, and look forward to continuing high quality care for your pets with the Greencross Team.

Ella Groenewegen

Ella Groenewegen

Hi my name is Ella and I am currently studying in year 11 at school. I started working at Greencross Vets Williamstown after year 10 work experience and so I have now been working at Greencross Vets Williamstown for about 6 months. At school I am studying to hopefully become a vet in the future. I have three family pets at home, Pixie, Poppy and Ruby. Ruby is a tan and white border collie cross, Pixie is a blue burmese and Poppy is a cream burmese. My hobby is horse riding so I also have a horse called Sam who I ride during the week and on weekends.

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.

Jessica Schiffke

Jessica Schiffke

Veterinary Nurse
Jess has been a chef for 10 years but always being a lover of animals, decided that this was going to be her new career. Jess started a Cert. 4 in nursing at Box Hill TAFE at the start of 2017 and is enjoying studying again. Jess also is cat sitter, fosters and volunteers for Second Chance Animal Rescue. She shares her home with her tortie girl, Georgia and her little old man, Ed, a 12y old Papillon

Kathryn White

Kathryn White

Veterinary Nurse
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

Charis Bailey

Charis Bailey

Charis started veterinary nursing back in 1999 when she was 19 years old. She worked at Wellington Road Veterinary Surgery until the birth of her second child in 2009. Now that her 3 children are getting a little older, Charis has decided to return to veterinary nursing part time.
Charis has had a love for animals for as long as she can remember. Presently she has a Maltese x Shihtzu called Benji who is 2 years old. She also has a mischievous Ragdoll cat called Leroy and a silver tabby called Misty. Her animal family is completed by and five friendly sheep and a mischievous possum called Billy.
Charis lives with her husband and 3 children on a small property in Meadows. Some of her other interests include, reading books and walking Benji in the forest.

Dr Carol Mayes

Dr Carol Mayes

Carol graduated from Massey University in New Zealand in 1999. Carols first Veterinary position was in the Riverland where she was exposed to a wide range of animals from horses to livestock, cats and wildlife. She then went to the UK to practice as a small animal vet for three years. She decided to move back to Adelaide with husband Matt and after locuming in various practices, decided that the Hills lifestyle and the small friendly veterinary clinic here suited both her and her family.
Carol and Matt have two boys. Finn and Austin. Their family is completed by Circe the whippet and Billy the cat.

We are proud to say Carol and worked at the clinic since 2006.  As a Veterinary Director standards of care, up-to-date training and equipment are a constant focus. A strong desire to look after our local community and loyal clients creates a brilliant workplace and productive team to deliver best patient care.

Medicine and surgery are a keen interest and she certainly enjoys watching puppies and kittens that she has vaccinated at the start, grow into wonderful family pets. Your pets are part of our family too at Greencross Wellington Road.

Dr Danielle Rathjen

Dr Danielle Rathjen

Danielle is originally from a mixed sheep and cropping farm on the outskirts of the Adelaide Hills. She completed a Bachelor of Biomedical Science at Adelaide University then moved to Western Australia to complete a Degree in Veterinary Medicine and Surgery at Murdoch University. Danielle moved back to South Australia to start her veterinary career in rural mixed practice. Danielle has joined the team here at Wellington Rd to further her knowledge in companion animal veterinary medicine and because she wants to work in her local community.

Danielle now lives at Wistow on a small equine property with her fiancée Jesse and their many animals. They have two horses named Girl and Prophet, fur child Paddy the Toller, a Border Collie called Tiffy, an inherited Westie X Maltese called Franki, two rescue felines Zuma and Kenneth along with some sheep and other rescue wildlife. Danielle has recently welcomed her son into the world, Thomas who shares her love for animals. Pets and family have such a special bond.

Danielle has a keen interest in surgery & dentistry; her thorough approach as an asset to Wellington Road Vet. She looks forward to meeting everyone and their animal family members!

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 Zabinskas

Melissa Zabinskas

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 Brett Beehag

Dr Brett Beehag

Brett qualified as a vet from Sydney university in 1997 and starting working with the team in Wollongong in the same year . In 2006 he gained his memberships with the Australian college of veterinary scientists in surgery.  Surgery is one of his favorite areas of the job .  He, his wife and his 2 kids, have 2 cats and 1 dog and loves the outdoors

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.

Dr Dharsh Rajkumar

Dr Dharsh Rajkumar

Veterinary Director
Dr Dharsh graduated from the University of Sydney in 2008 with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science. In 2010, she completed a rotating internship at The University of Sydney Veterinary Teaching Hospital, where she worked alongside world-class specialists and did further study focusing on Small Animal (mainly cats and dogs) clinical practice. During this year, she also obtained a Graduate Certificate in Veterinary Studies (Small Animal Clinical Studies) from her alma mater.

Dr Dharsh’s extensive small animal experience has included clinical roles in emergency practice, volunteer shelter practice with Vets Beyond Borders, exotic animal (rabbit, guinea pig and hamster) practice in Singapore, locum work at numerous clinics Australia wide and most recently, the role of Veterinary Director at Greencross Vets Box Hill.

Whilst Dr Dharsh loves her patients, her team and challenging medical cases, she is also heavily invested in ensuring her clients are satisfied, especially with the care their family members receive. Dr Dharsh is owned by Sherman Caesar, Lucas Maurice, Mickey Mouse and Luis, all of whom are rescued moggies. She is also the latest (and hopefully lasting!) recruit at a local F45 studio.

Jodie Cully

Jodie Cully

Jodie has worked as the Varsity Lakes Veterinary Receptionist for over five 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. Jodie will be away on maternity leave later in the year, but has already expressed her excitement to join the team again in 2015. 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 Tiffany Wong

Dr Tiffany Wong

Hi, my name’s Tiffany – I graduated from the University of Melbourne in 2015 with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine. Before that, I completed a Bachelor of Science with Honours at the University of British Columbia, in Canada where I was born and raised. My special interests are behaviour and surgery, which are very diverse but that’s why I love being a veterinarian – the multitude of different skills I get to use is amazing. I have two rescued ginger cats named Nugget and Marmalade, who are brothers. Outside of my veterinary pursuits, I’m an avid baker – I love utilising food science to make sweet creations

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 is a Crazy Cat Lady! Her 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 four Cats – Willow, Toto, Dora and Squeek, Indian Ringneck Parrots – Jimini & 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 Sydney in 2010 and has since worked across several clinics including Fairy Meadow, Woonona Bulli, Warilla Shellcove and Campbelltown. She now spends most of the time leading the team at Greencross Warilla Shellcove as Veterinary Director. Ashlinn is also a member of the Veterinary Advisory Board for Greencross Vets that has over 100 Veterinary hospitals Australia wide. She has a keen interest in small animal surgical cases and also enjoys day to day GP consulting such as cute puppy checks! Any spare time is spent with her beloved and very spoilt dog Harry who can sometimes be spotted visiting the clinic.

Alanna Pringle

Alanna Pringle

I’ve always been passionate about travelling and spent five years working overseas as a stewardess, where I explored new cities and had overseas adventures. However I missed the sunny shores of the Gold Coast and returned to pursue my other love, pets! I am passionate about preventative medicine and educating pet owners about how to be responsible. It’s a joy to come into work and take care of these furry family members and I look forward to getting my own pet soon!

Chloe Beattie

Chloe Beattie

Chloe began her Vet Nurse training at the young age of 14 through Greencross Vets as school based trainee and absolutely fell in love with the industry. She has a very strong passion for all aspects of her job, including preventative medicine and having a soft spot for the geriatric patients we see in clinic.
She is the proud owner of three cats: Leo the four year old Burmese, Baby the four year old Tonkinese and Koko the 20 year old Tonkinese. When she is not in the clinic hard at work you can find her surfing along main beach, eating acai bowls or spending time with my cats.

Dr Ashleigh Linville

Dr Ashleigh Linville

Vet Director at Burleigh Waters – I started as a new graduate with Greencross Vets after graduating in 2014 from the University of Queensland. I have always had a keen interest in small animal medicine and soft tissue surgery but in particular I love the challenge of feline medicine. Prior to becoming a vet, I graduated with a Bachelor of Biotechnology with Honours and spent five years in the laboratory doing medical research. I have found my passion as a Veterinarian at Varsity Lakes and love helping owners maintain happy and healthy relationships with their pets! Originally from Canada, I love spending my weekends at the beach enjoying the sunshine with my husband. At home I have a menagerie of pets including my crazy rescued domestic shorthair Abbi, a flock of guinea fowl and a small herd of cattle.

Dr Heyn de Kock

Dr Heyn de Kock

Heyn moved to Australia from South Africa shortly after graduating from the University of Pretoria in 2006. He spent two years working in a mixed practice in rural WA before moving to the Gold Coast. Here he worked as an emergency and critical care veterinarian at the Animal Emergency Centre. Thereafter he followed his now fiancé to Wollongong and worked as one of the senior vets in a busy Greencross practice. They have recently returned to the sunny Gold Coast and Heyn is thoroughly enjoying working with the dynamic team at Greencross Vets Varsity Lakes. His professional interests include: preventative medicine, soft tissue surgery and critical care. In his spare time Heyn enjoys nature photography and spending time with his two Italian Greyhounds, Bruce and Bernie.

Felisia Green

Felisia Green

I have always been passionate about animals starting work experience in a veterinary clinic when I was just fifteen year old! After graduating from high school, I was offered a full time role and a few years later began working as the Practice Manager, where I was able to focus on maintaining the highest standards of service and care for our furry patients. Over the last few years, I have worked in a number of different practices all over the world including London, Dublin and Norway before coming back to the sunny Gold Coast. My furry family includes Barkly the Bichon Friese, Cooper the Cornish Rex cat and Muriel the Domestic Long Hair, who I adopted as a stray.

Jennene Sutton

Jennene Sutton

Jennene was born in Wollongong NSW and moved to Canberra in 1981 to study an Arts Degree at ANU. Jennene has worked at Greencross All Creatures since 1993 in the stock control and purchasing areas. She has 3 daughters and a granddaughter. She also has a dog at home named Charlie.

Katie Lonergan

Katie Lonergan

Katie was born and raised in Canberra and has been with the Tuggeranong team since 2016. A trip to Thailand sparked Katie’s interest in the veterinary world and in 2014 she completed her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing.
Katie has always had a soft spot for animals, especially those who have endured a tough life. Not surprisingly all her pets (two dogs, Zepper and Casper, and four cats, Cooper, Harry, Peanut Wigglebutt and Elvis Purrsley) are rescues.
Outside of work she enjoys spending time with friends and family, trips to the coast and watching movies enough times so she can quote every line.

Maddison Cowie

Maddison Cowie

Maddie joined Greencross Tuggeranong in 2016, after completing her Cert II in Animal Studies. She now works as part of the team on reception. She is also a dance teacher, and currently studying a double degree in Education and Arts at the University of Canberra, specialising in Sociology and English. At home, she has two mini lop rabbits Oli and Sam, a cat Morti and a Schnauzer cross, Baxter.

Michelle Chipperfield

Michelle Chipperfield

Michelle is the Practice Manager of Greencross Tuggeranong. She has a Certificate IV in Vet Nursing and a Diploma in Practice Management (Veterinary). Michelle has also bred and shown champion Papillon dogs. Born in Canberra and following her schooling here, Michelle lived in Temora for 3 years before returning to start work at Greencross Tuggeranong in March 1997. She has been nursing since 1983 and has an extensive knowledge of medical and surgical procedures. Michelle is a qualified Puppy Preschool trainer, and has a special interest in dentistry and breeding. Outside of work Michelle enjoys spending time reading, gardening, antiquing, bee keeping and is the owner of 1 miniature horse, a Stumpy Tailed Cattle Dog called Jasper and a very cheeky cat named Amelia.

Nicky Hunt

Nicky Hunt

Nicky always wanted to work with animals ever since watching A Country Practice as a kid. She was born and bred in Canberra and grew up around animals with her grandparents breeding and showing champion Irish Setters and English Springer Spaniels. Nicky started nursing in 1989 at Weston Woden, and began working at Greencross Tuggeranong in July 2001 where she does both reception and nursing duties. Outside of work, Nicky enjoys reading, gardening, anything to do with water, spending time with her 3 kids and has a passion for science. Nicky is owned by2 x cats; Bentley & Merlynn, 2 x conures; Scuttle and Cinnamon, Schnitzel the dog, and also 2 Green Tree frogs named Harry and Hermione.

Penny MacDiarmid

Penny MacDiarmid

Penny is the head receptionist at Greencross Vets All Creatures and has worked here since 2006. She can be guaranteed to give you a warm friendly welcome. She has excellent knowledge of the surrounding area after living in Canberra on and off for 20 years. She is a busy mother of four and has one cat, Wendy, and two dogs, Polly & Lilly. Her interests outside work include her family, swimming, gardening, socialising, movies, coffee, and enjoying outdoor activities.

Rebecca Barr

Rebecca Barr

Bec joined the Tuggeranong team in 2009 as our full time receptionist. She was born in Wollongong NSW and moved to Canberra at the age of 2. She has 3 cats; a naughty birman named Ollie, Zeus the ragdoll and a bengal name Bella. In her spare time Bec enjoys baking, collecting vinyl records and following the Formula 1.

Tamika Lovelock

Tamika Lovelock

Tamika was born and raised in Canberra. She has always lived in a household full of animals and can’t remember a time that there was less than 10 pets around. Tamika joined the Tuggeranong team as a school based trainee, working towards her Certificate II in Animal Studies and will eventually go on to complete her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing. At home Tamika has a german shepherd named Kovu, a red cattle dog named Charli, 2 horses, a carpet python, 2 sheep that she hand reared from 1 day old and a talking Galah. In her free time she rides as much as she can, with Charli always tagging along. In the future Tamika plans on going to University to study horse husbandry and one day hopefully develop her own thoroughbred and standardbred stud farm.

Brianna Hall

Brianna Hall

In 2014, Brianna joined Greencross Vets shortly before completing a Bachelor of applied science (veterinary technology major) and certificate IV in veterinary nursing.

Brianna has always had a strong passion for working within the veterinary industry and revels in the busy and challenging environment.

Brianna has recently taken on a new adventure in Greencross moving onto a brand new Co-lo clinic in Underwood where she is loving the challenges of balancing being the Practice Manager and Veterinary Nurse, she especially enjoys the business/admin side in addition to her nursing.

When not working at the clinic, Brianna enjoys spending time with her Fiance, and two rescue dogs Spooks an energetic Bull Arab X who was adopted shortly after starting in the clinic and Boo a miniature English/American Staffy who was brought into the clinic as a stray when she was just a pup.

Dr Joy-Maree Wetzel

Dr Joy-Maree Wetzel

Joy-Maree completed a Bachelor of Science (Zoology), Bachelor of Applied Science with Honours and a Bachelor of Education at the University of Queensland. She commenced her veterinary career in a mixed practice in the Lockyer Valley before returning to Brisbane to complete a rotating internship at a veterinary specialist centre. Joy-Maree joined the Greencross team in 2011 where she was promoted to the Veterinary Director role for her commitment to providing the highest possible standards of veterinary care to her clients and patients. Outside the veterinary clinic she is passionate about fitness and shares her home with dogs, cats, birds, fish, chickens and ducks!

Zoe Bray

Zoe Bray


Zoe has been nursing since 2013. She loves wildlife and fostering kittens. When she isn’t reading, Zoe is spending time with her pets; Eli the Great Dane x Mastiff, Kadi the Great Dane, her fish and her three cats Bailey, Maisie & Sid. Zoe loves helping patients and has a special interest in critical care and triage. She is always the first nurse to jump into an emergency situation to assist and stabilise the pet.

Brooke Walsh

Brooke Walsh

I grew up on a farm in Uralla where we had a variety of animals from dogs to horses, cows, ferrets, goats, chickens, a pig and a naughty donkey. Where i gained a love for all animals and an interest in working in the animal care/Veterinary industry. I went to school at Uralla Central and continued my Vet Nursing studies through NEVC volunteering once a week.
I have been working at NEVC since November 2008 and have completed my Certificate 4 in Veterinary Nursing, i have studied a course on Grooming and Hydrobathing companion animals and I am currently studying Certificate 3 in Equine Nursing.
My interests include all aspects of equine and small animal nursing, horse riding, skydiving and league tag (NEVC are sponsors for Uralla Tigers Ladies League Tag).

Tina Wolverson

Tina Wolverson

Tina Wolverson has been working with us for over three years. She joined the team as a veterinary nurse upon relocation from QLD where she had worked in private practice and at the school of veterinary science at University of QLD. Tina has qualifications in animal behaviour and runs the Anamazious Dog Training clinics, as well as conducting the Centres’ puppy preschool activities. Currently Tina can be seen at the Armidale practice on a Monday and Friday.

Vicki Calliess

Vicki Calliess

I was born in Armidale and have spent all my life around the Armidale and Uralla areas. I went to school in Uralla and then went onto Tafe and completed a secretarial course. I then spent some time working at a service station and then as a teacher’s aide at the local school. In 1985 I started working at the Uralla Veterinary Clinic and have been there ever since. I worked full time up until I had my first child in 1996, since then I have been working part time. I now have 3 beautiful children, a boy and 2 girls. I live on a 6 acre hobby farm at Invergowrie with my husband Paul and my 3 children Ethan, Tamika and Rachael. My interests include spending time with my family and my large assortment of animals, which include, dogs, cats, miniature ponies, miniature pigs, goats and Dexter cattle.

Dr Kathryn James

Dr Kathryn James

Dr Kathryn originally reigns from Melbourne from a family of vets, including her father, so she always wanted to become one herself. She relocated to the blissful Gold Coast 13 years ago and lives locally in Varsity Lakes with her husband and their beloved, cheeky walking vacuum cleaner, Elsie, the adorable Miniature Dachshund. Dr Kathryn loves working in general practice and has a keen interest in medicine, dermatology and veterinary nurse training. She holds post-graduate diplomas in dermatology, radiology, internal medicine and feline medicine as well as a workplace training and assessment certificate.

Ashley

Ashley

Ashley joined us in October 2016 after spending time working at Australia zoo, and at a local veterinary specialist centre. She will soon finish her Cert IV in veterinary nursing, and has a passion for all things feline, as well as caring for wildlife. In her spare time Ashley is kept busy looking after her 3 cats, and enjoys dancing, aerial silks and going to the gym to keep fit.

Carrie Oldfield

Carrie Oldfield

Carrie is a Registered Veterinary Nurse who became part of the Greencross Teneriffe team at the start of 2017. Before this, she worked full time at the RSPCA Hospital in London for eight years. This was where she adopted her tripod Cat, named Amber. Amber was a nervous little tabby that adjusted into a happy, confident little minx. Previous to Amber she grew up in a home filled with Labradors and Retrievers. Now at home, she has her hands full looking after her toddler. When Carrie has a quiet minute she can usually be found (hiding) with her head in a book.

Emma Dover

Emma Dover

Ali Richards

Ali Richards

Ali comes from New Zealand, and has been with the Greencross Toombul team since the beginning of 2018. She has many years of veterinary nursing experience, and is fully qualified with her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing. Ali has two beautiful cats named Ash and Gracie.

Tracey-Lee Mifsud

Tracey-Lee Mifsud

Tracey-Lee has been indispensible at Greencross Vets Toombul as Practice Manager since its inception in September 2017. She completed her Diploma in Practice Management in 2007 and Certificate II in Veterinary Nursing in 2013. She has a very active Chocolate Border Collie – “Boss”,a Male Ginger Cat – “Tyler” who runs the house, a Cockatiel-“Bondi”, 3 Chickens and 2 Goldfish. Tracey-Lee enjoys spending quality time with her family and friends and loves travelling exploring new and interesting places locally and overseas. Tracey-Lee is devoted to making sure that all owners and pets experience the very best care whilst at our clinic.

Dr Christabel Hannon

Dr Christabel Hannon

Bella has always been passionate about animals, completing a Bachelor of Veterinary Science at the University of Queensland before working overseas in a clinic in the south of England. She has since returned to Australia and loves her new role at Teneriffe.
Bella is well-known for providing the highest standards of care to her clients and their furry friends, it’s always so touching to see the special bond between an owner and their pet, and it is so rewarding to be a part of that and help in any way possible. She is committed to continuing education, enjoying all aspects of the industry including both medicine and surgery. When she is not in the clinic, you will often find her enjoying outdoor activities such as rock climbing, cycling, surfing and gardening. She also loves spending time with her family and friends in Brisbane, and being involved in the community.

Dr Elizabeth Shaw Bvsc

Dr Elizabeth Shaw Bvsc

Liz first graduated from the University of Queensland in 2007 with a degree in Applied Science (Veterinary Technology). She then went on to complete a Veterinary Science degree in 2012 also at UQ. She started working for Greencross Vets early in 2013 as the New Graduate Locum for the Brisbane region. This lead to a full time Veterinary Associate position at the busy Woolloongabba clinic where she worked until late 2017, before becoming Veterinary Director at Greencross Vets Teneriffe.

Liz enjoys all aspects of general practice and loves seeing the close bond people have with their pets. She has a special interest in small animal surgery and is currently studying for her membership exams to the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists.

Liz is married with two fur-babies, Maisy & Niko, both rescued ragdoll cats. In her spare time, she enjoys bushwalking and pilates.

Jenna Asley QVN

Jenna Asley QVN

Jenna has been with the Greencross Teneriffe team since June 2015, and in that time has built close relationships with her furry patients and wonderful owners whom regularly pop in for a visit. Jenna has completed in Certificate IV in Vet Nursing and has a keen interest in dental & preventative care, administrative duties and caring for each and every patient that comes into the clinic as if they are her own. In her spare time, she enjoys anything crafty, spending time with her husband & family and enjoying living in sunny Brisbane. Jenna also has a sassy 10-year-old rescue cat named Puss.

Krystal Fortune QVN

Krystal Fortune QVN

Growing up with pets it is not a surprise that Krystal is passionate about them, having had fish, guinea pigs, birds, dogs & a cat. 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 Partner or reading on the couch while getting cuddles from her fur baby ‘Teddy’ a ginger tabby cat

Dr Nicole Wong BVSc (Hons) MVM

Dr Nicole Wong BVSc (Hons) MVM

Dr Nicole graduated with honours from the University of Queensland in 2012, and has since also completed a Masters degree in Veterinary Medicine from Massey University through distance education. After working in various small animal practices and an emergency clinic in Brisbane, she is now the Veterinary Director at Greencross Vets Toombul. Dr Nicole and looks forward to providing high standards of medical and surgical care to the local community, and has a keen interest in internal medicine, soft tissue surgeries, and preventative care. When not working, Nicole enjoys baking and spending time with her 9 year old cocker spaniel Biscuit.

Annette Bouwman

Annette Bouwman

Annette has been a veterinary nurse for 18 years, spending the last 12 at Greencross Vets All Creatures. She has spent the majority of her life in Canberra but has also lived in Amsterdam for a year. Professionally her areas of interest are surgical nursing, Puppy Preschool, grooming and nutrition. Annette’s hobbies include reading, walking and fishing. She is proud Mum to Son Charlie. She has two beloved Dobermanns which are shown regularly and are spoilt rotten.

Bethany Rodger

Bethany Rodger

Bethany joined Greencross Tuggeranong in 2015 as a part time veterinary nurse/receptionist. She is a qualified Cert IV veterinary nurse. In her spare time she enjoys playing with her Italian Greyhound Willow and her rainbow lorikeet Skittles. She also enjoys horse riding which she has done since she was 7 years old, socialising with friends, hip hop dancing and listening to music.

Carrie Traynor

Carrie Traynor

Carrie grew up in the Northern Territory surrounded by wildlife as her father was a ranger with NT Parks and Wildlife. She always loved animals and began working in the animal industry when she was 18 and can’t imagine not working with animals. Carrie began vet nursing in 2006 and since then has worked within nursing, reception and practice management roles. Carrie joined the Tuggeranong team at the beginning of 2016 after moving down from Brisbane, where she has worked for Greencross Vets for the last 8 years. Carrie is passionate about animal welfare and rescue pets and founded a QLD Charity that rescues chihuahuas and other small dogs. She has rescued over 300 dogs and 500 cats in the last 10 years. Carrie is owned by 6 rescue dogs, 2 rescue cats and 3 guinea pigs.

Dr Ben Goddard

Dr Ben Goddard

Ben went to school in Melbourne and graduated in Veterinary Science with honours from the University of Melbourne in 2003. He initially worked in a companion animal practice in Pakenham, Victoria for 3 years before heading overseas to the UK where he locumed for 2 years. He returned to Australia in November 2008 and started working at Greencross Vets All Creatures the following April. Ben enjoys all aspects of small animal veterinary medicine and surgery but particularly the study and treatment of animals with cancer. Ben completed a postgraduate course in Medical Oncology in 2010. In his spare time he enjoys fishing, travelling, photography and following the Western Bulldogs in the AFL.

Dr Wayne Mizon

Dr Wayne Mizon

Wayne joins Greencross Tuggeranong with 33 yrs experience! With a special interest in small animal and feline medicine Wayne also tutors for CVE distance Feline Medicine course. Outside of work Wayne has a large extended family and is a proud grandfather. On weekends Wayne travels to his property in Bemboka where he has 3 cats, 3 dogs, 2 goats and 2 horses. When he can find the time he also loves cooking, gardening, watching movies and good wine!

Isabel Lucas

Isabel Lucas

Isabel joined the Greencross All Creatures team in 2014 as a part time receptionist, she also works at Petbarn in Weston. She is currently studying a double degree in management and psychology at the University of Canberra. She has 3 dogs; Kippy, Bo and Millie. She also owns 2 horses so enjoys riding and spending time out at the paddock.

Jade Lynch

Jade Lynch

Jade was born in West Wyalong, NSW, and moved to Canberra in 1990. She has an Associate Diploma in Animal Science and has been working at Greencross Tuggeranong since December 1996. Jade is married and has two young children. For as long as she can remember, Jade has wanted to work with animals. She owns 2 cats; Archie & Albie and a Rottweiler named Diesel. Jade enjoys all types of veterinary nursing but has a particular interest in dentistry and is also a qualified wildlife carer.

Jane Lawrence

Jane Lawrence

Jane returned to Greencross All Creatures in July 2015 after a couple of years off to travel and spend time with family. Originally from Sydney, Jane has always been interested in science and animals. She volunteers with RSPCA-ACT and after fostering dozens of kittens is now the permanent slave to five cats. Jane has a degree in Psychology and loves reading and pub trivia.

Charmaine Bell

Charmaine Bell

My name is Charmaine and I am the cattery attendant at Greencross Surfers Paradise. Since I was a young child I have always loved animals. This love of animals lead me to complete my Certificate 2 in Animal studies, and for the past 7 years I have worked in the pet industry. I am also currently studying my Certificate 3 in captive animals and I volunteer at Currumbin wildlife sanctuary. My own fur children include my four dogs Cookie, Immy, Honey & Pebbles as well as two ragdoll cats Splodgy & Bella, a Galah called Cheeky and a 6 foot saltwater Aquarium! I love spending time with all the cats that come here for a holiday and giving them lots of attention and pats. Being the cattery attendant here at Greencross Surfers Paradise is the purr-fect job!

Dr Siobhan Doherty BVsc

Dr Siobhan Doherty BVsc

Veterinary Associate
Siobhan, originally from Ireland, completed her bachelor of Veterinary Science at the University of Liverpool in England 2016. Since moving to Australia in 2017 she has joined the Greencross Surfers Paradise team and is a committed and enthusiastic member. Siobhan has a deep empathy for animals and always strives to deliver compassion, care and understanding.
She has a particular interest in the field of Cardiology and Diagnostic Imaging. In her spare time she enjoys reading, painting and furthering her education.

Erin Gilbert

Erin Gilbert

Sara Casha

Sara Casha

Head Veterinary Nurse
Sara was born and raised on the Gold Coast. She has always had a passion for animals having grown up surrounded by them. Although she has completed training in various other fields, she has since followed that passion, quickly rising to the rank of Head Nurse at Greencross Surfers Paradise upon the completion of her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing 2017.
Patient care is of the utmost importance to Sara. She goes above and beyond to ensure excellence of the highest standard and enjoys developing relationships with animals and clients alike.
Outside of the field of Veterinary Nursing, Sara enjoys the beach, being active outdoors and spending time with her three dogs; Martini, Pebbles and Jack.

Berniece Stockwell

Berniece Stockwell

Berniece began her time at Tanilba Bay as work experience while she was studying Certificate IV. She officially joined the family in July 2012 and graduated later that year. Berniece became Practice Manager in 2015 and was awarded Practice Manager of the year with Greencross Vets in 2016.
Berniece has a Groodle named Brody, 2 cockatiels named Billy and Pearl and a Pygmie bearded dragon named Barney wait for it Stockwell.
Berniece has 4 children and loves seeing live music, shopping and hanging out with her children and hubby.

Dr Erin Grace

Dr Erin Grace

Erin joined the team in May 2016. She has been working in the veterinary industry for over 7 years and graduated from the University of Sydney in 2014 with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science. She also achieved a Bachelor of Business prior to starting her studies in Vet. Erin has a mountain lion named Jasper (haha he’s just a big cat) and is looking forward to increasing her fur family now that she’s left the city. Erin loves gardening, playing sports, going to the movies, and good food and drinks

Eden Houston

Eden Houston

Eden has been part of the Greencross Tanilba Bay family since October 2014 and completed her Certificate IV in Vet Nursing in 2015.
Eden has a cat named Bucket who was brought into the clinic as a stray in you guessed it, a bucket!
Eden enjoys playing sports and travelling.

Jessica Brzozowski

Jessica Brzozowski

Jessica has been working at Greencross Tanilba Bay family since June 2018 and completed Certificate IV in Vet Nursing in 2014.
Jessica owns 3 dogs; Liz, Kippa and Samson, 2 cats; Gomez and Shadow and a horse named Chester.
Jessica also has 2 children named Skarlett and Isaac.

Katie Sillett

Katie Sillett

Katie began working at Tanilba Bay full time in September of 2006 whilst under going her Veterinary Nursing studies graduating in 2008.
Since this time she has gotten married, bought a house and had two children. She has 2 cats ( Charli and Cruise) a GSD named Phoenix and a brood of spoiled chickens.
In 2015 she underwent further studies and became the proud recipient of her Diploma of Veterinary Nursing General Practice in 2017.

Tahlai Roberts

Tahlai Roberts

Tahlai joined the family at Tanilba Bay In November 2017, as a Veterinary Nurse and Groomer.
She completed her Veterinary Nursing Certificate IV in 2013.

Tahlai has worked and volunteered in the animal industry since 2010 and loves learning new things. Her pets include 3 chickens and 2 children.

In her spare time she enjoys camping, spending time at the beach and time with her family.

Samantha

Samantha

Samantha completed her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing in July 2014 at Richmond TAFE. She has always had a soft spot for all animals since a young age which developed further during high school while working with livestock and having her own animals at home. Samantha has two cheeky kitties at home, Bennie a beautiful but naught Ragdoll, Puss a black and white moggy who was rescued from a shelter as a kitten and a mischievous black Labrador called Balloo.

Alice Milne

Alice Milne

I have always loved animals and grew up in a family with lots of dogs, I believe that growing up as a child with animals taught me responsibility, empathy and of course it was a lot of fun too! When I left school and moved away from my home town of Armidale in NSW in 2012 I moved into a apartment and couldn’t have a dog. So I decided to rescue a cat from the RSPCA and my major love of cats began. I now own three beautiful little cats named Olly, Willis and Basil that are all rescues from either the RSPCA or the AWL. I began studying my Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing in 2015 and began working with Greencross Vets in Surfers Paradise in 2016. I love being a nurse as I can show compassion, empathy and caring everyday and help to bring every pet that comes through our doors the best care possible.

Cameron Farrugia

Cameron Farrugia

Dr Shaun Bearcock BVSc GradCertBus (Marketing)

Dr Shaun Bearcock BVSc GradCertBus (Marketing)

Shaun graduated from the University of Queensland in 2008. Since graduating he has worked in small animal practice, emergency after hours practices and as a technical veterinarian for a pharmaceutical company. Shaun has a passion for preventative veterinary health care. “I believe a proactive approach to veterinary medicine to prevent or diagnose disease early improves the overall wellness of our pets and ourselves.” Outside of work Shaun enjoys keeping fit and studying other languages. Shaun has lived in Japan for one year and continues to practice his conversational Japanese skills. Shaun now calls Surfers Paradise home and is looking forward to meeting and caring for your pet.

Emma Dries

Emma Dries

Ever since I was able to work I immersed myself in the animal care industry. My working life began when I was 15, working at a pet store. I moved my way up to a managerial role which I worked in for two years before deciding I would like follow my true passion and study to be a Veterinary Nurse. I began my journey with Greencross in 2014 as a student and completed my certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing in 2015 and have been working at Greencross Surfers Paradise as the Nursing Manager before recently taking on the Practice Manager role. I like working within a team of like minded and passionate people that provide the best care for your animals big and small. I have an interest for emergency cases and am quick to respond when emergency cases come into the clinic. My home life consists of caring for my two young children along side my husband; our family pets name is Borris who is a beautiful eight year old Children’s Python.

Kayla Moyes

Kayla Moyes

Veterinary Nurse
Kayla began her Veterinary Nursing journey as an intern through the Greencross Internship program. The progress she has rapidly made since then, along with her kind and gentle nature, has made her an excellent addition to the Greencross Surfers Paradise team, officially joining in 2018 upon completion of Certificate II in Animal Studies. She is looking to further her education to a Certificate IV level in the coming year. Kayla is always helpful in providing the highest possible nurturing care. Her interests include competition bowling, the gym and socializing with friends. Kayla has a dog called Romeo and a Cat called Edward.

Future McClure

Future McClure

Future started her vet nursing career in 2016 when she commenced her Certificate II in Animal Studies through the Greencross Vets Nursing Internship program. Future is enjoying all aspects of veterinary nursing and having completed her Certificate II, would love to continue to expand her knowledge and commence her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing. Future has two English Staffies, named Duke and Penny. And a Birman named Boris. In her spare time, Future enjoys spending time with her husband, family and friends, eating out, going to the movies and reading.

Jerina Howl

Jerina Howl

Jerina started her vet nursing career in 2014 in a small family run clinic, she completed her cert IV in vet nursing in 2016. Jerina joined the Stud Park family in 2017 where she was welcomed and continued growing her experience and knowledge. Jerina holds a keen interest in surgical nursing and will continue developing that throughout her career. In her spare time Jerina does Thai boxing for fitness, she loves to read and spend her time with her partner and their brood of animals.

Jessica Farmer

Jessica Farmer

Jessica has loved all animals great and small since a young age, pursuing this after high school by completing a Bachelor of Animal and Veterinary Bioscience’s at Latrobe University. Jess has spent her career working in many fields including retail, ranching and zoo keeping but her passion is Vet Nursing. She is excited to be joining the Green Cross family and undertaking her Cert IV in Vet Nursing. She is hopelessly in love with her Blue Heeler, Diesel and her cheeky Pearly Conure, Dante. In her spare time Jess enjoys riding horses and taking pictures of animals.

Stephanie Shepherd

Stephanie Shepherd

Stephanie became a qualified veterinary nurse in December 2013 after starting as a trainee in November 2009. She has loved animals since she was a little girl and has always wanted to work with them. She has two cats Sookie and the recent addition Luna, which were both adopted as kittens from the RSPCA. In her spare time Stephanie enjoys reading, watching movies, going for walks and cooking. Stephanie is excited about recently becoming apart of the team at Greencross Vets Stud Park and looks forward to furthering her career here.

Tiarra Lewis

Tiarra Lewis

Starting from a very young age I always had a passion for all animals great and small.
I started pursuing a vet nursing career and study in 2014 when the Greencross Vets Stud Park team took me in they allowed me the opportunity to further my knowledge and utilise the skills I already had.
To this day I still love learning and developing my knowledge as well as building amazing bonds with the staff and wonderful clientele at Greencross Vets Stud Park.
In my spare time, I love playing guitar, singing, cooking, reading and foster caring for the kittens in our cat adoption program.

Bronwyn

Bronwyn

Started out managing the boarding department at Cat Haven then took over managing their clinic, after 5 years progressed into emergency practices. First time in General practice but enjoy the management side and continue to do emergency work on the weekends.

Dr Zhan Heng

Dr Zhan Heng

Zhan graduated from the University of Melbourne in 2012. In 2013, he completed a rotating internship in small animal internal medicine and oncology at Perth Veterinary Specialists. His special interests are internal medicine, diagnostic imaging and clinical pathology. He joined the team at Greencross Vets in 2014 and is enjoying interacting with clients and their pets and building a bond with them. In his spare time he likes to watch TV shows, cook and bake. He does not have any pets at the moment but is constantly tempted by the various adorable strays (especially cats) that pass through the clinic.

Dr Sam Cheong

Dr Sam Cheong

Dr Samantha Cheong graduated from the University of Melbourne in 2007. She joined Greencross Stud Park in 2008 and her special interests include small animal internal medicine and soft tissue surgery. Samantha is married and lives with her husband Andrew. They absolutely adore their dog Charlotte and their very smart and determined bunny, Jessica. Samantha loves cooking, travelling and is always on the lookout for good food!

Dr Tamara Albers

Dr Tamara Albers

Tamara graduated from Murdoch University, Perth in 2011 with a Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery with distinction. After graduation she moved to Albury in New South Wales and worked in small animal practice. In 2014 she made the move to Melbourne and continued to work in small animal clinics. Tamara is also a qualified Pharmacist and did this for many years before following her true passion to become a vet. Tamara’s special interests are feline medicine, pharmacology and soft tissue surgery. Outside of work she loves travelling, hiking, snow skiing and spending time with her husband and menagerie of cats.

Fiona Sheary

Fiona Sheary

Fiona grew up surrounded by a variety of animals on a small farm in Upper Beaconsfield. Knowing that she wanted to work with animals she completed a Bachelor of Science at Monash University and has also now completed her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing. She enjoys running the clinics kitten adoption program, helping the little kittens find their new families. At home she is kept busy by her three cats; Jeep, Hook and Corky.

Hayley Gregg

Hayley Gregg

Hayley became a qualified vet nurse in September 2013 after starting as a trainee in emergency and critical care in 2009. Hayley joined the Greencross Stud Park family only recently and is looking forward to expanding her skills and knowledge in the general practice field. Hayley has two cats, Missy and Harri, which she adopted as strays and hand reared from 3 weeks of age. She also has a black and white cavoodle named Jackson who is very cheeky. One day she hopes to work with tigers and other big cats to help fight their extinction.

Jenny Poon

Jenny Poon

Jenny has been a member of staff at Greencross Stud Park for more than 13 years. Throughout this time she has completed a Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing, together with modules on emergency and critical care and surgical nursing. In her spare time Jenny volunteers for Wildlife Victoria, rescuing and transporting our precious wildlife. She has 2 cats, cockatiels, canaries and budgies and when possible, enjoys 4WDriving, camping and the outback.

Kirsty Morgan

Kirsty Morgan

Kirsty has been nursing for almost 15 years. She gained her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing in 2012 and has been head nurse at Greencross Stud Park since 2010. Kirsty has a keen interest in medical and surgical nursing with a special interest in the feline patient. She also loves to foster orphaned kittens finding them loving new homes through Stud Park’s adoption program. In her spare time, Kirsty enjoy spending time with family and friends, reading, shopping and AFL footy. She has 4 cats of her own called Flossy, Denzee, Simon and Pixie, all of which she hand reared from only a few days old. Having this many cats has also lovingly earned her the title of “crazy cat lady”!

Michelle Bierman

Michelle Bierman

Michelle joined the team at Stud Park in 1999.
She had a background in Human Dental Nursing for 8 years before joining the Animal Industry.
Working with animals has always been her greater passion and when she commenced working with animals it was with a Veterinary Dental Specialist at Melbourne Zoo. This then lead her to commence her career and study in Veterinary Nursing.
She has been Veterinary/Dental nursing since and is now Practice Manager at Stud Park, as well as continuing to volunteer for Dental Procedures at Melbourne Zoo.
In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family and her Fur kids, 2 dogs, Buckley and Polly and 4 cats, Barney, Boscoe, Memphis and Milo.

Rachel Tilley

Rachel Tilley

In between starting a family, Rachael has accumulated nearly 10 years of nursing experience. Rachael’s special interests include animal behaviour and cytology. She has a Staffy named Murphy and a Jack Russell Terrier named Tinks. They also live with her British Shorthair named Benny and Domestic Shorthair named Twix.

Sam Heffernan

Sam Heffernan

Sam is passionate about excellent clinic standards and patient care, and wants to support our team to continue to make our clients and their furry companions feel very valued and well looked after.
Sam openly admits to being a “sucker”, as for years she has been dedicating her spare time to rescuing and fostered stray and often neglected animals, and finding them forever homes. Due to this she has also accumulated many critters of her own! Although she loves all creatures great and small, Sam does have a massive soft spot for our ‘senior’ patients having loved multiple oldies over the years herself.
In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family (pets included), going on road trips with her lovely partner Jarryd and baking.
Sam very much looks forward to meeting you and your furry friends.

Dr April Hand

Dr April Hand

Dr. April graduated from the Murdoch University in 2017.
She joined Greencross Vets Subiaco in January 2018 and brings with her an interest in surgery and emergency medicine. She now spends her time between the Subiaco and Bedford clinics.
Having grown up in Singapore, she has a soft spot for domestic animals and all kinds of exotic pets.
April volunteered with the Worldwide Veterinary Service and is actively involved in her commitment to rescue animals.
In her leisure time, April is involved with her local roller hockey team and her local touch rugby team.
She also enjoys spending time with her newly adopted rescue pooch, Ernie!

Dr Kin Yi Yip BSc BVMS

Dr Kin Yi Yip BSc BVMS

Dr. Kin has always been passionate about pets, having worked in the veterinary industry for over ten years.
She graduated from Murdoch University in 2006 after completing a Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery.
Over the last few years, she has worked for a busy pet emergency centre, where she has been able to treat critical care patients.
She is passionate about learning new skills and her veterinary interests range from treating challenging medical cases through to soft tissue surgery.
She says that working as a vet is a privilege and there’s nothing more rewarding than being able to help a patient improve their health and wellbeing.
When she’s not in the clinic, you’ll find her spending time with her partner and two young kiddies, as well as their fur-family which includes two rescue dogs (a boxer cross named Justin and kelpie cross named Ashley) and our two rescue cats (named Sparkle and Spunky).

Maddison Aurisch

Maddison Aurisch

Maddison started working at the clinic since January 2017. She completed her Certificate IV Veterinary Nursing in December 2017. She has always had a passion for animals and their welfare, and also has an interest in animal conservation. Maddison grew up on a farm and owns 2 domestic cats, Persia and Squeak. She also has 3 dogs Bailey the Maltese, Theo the Shih Tzu and Redge the Kelpie! Her interests are helping out her family with livestock at the farm, spending time with family and friends and being a kitchen goddess!!

Dr Wesley Cheung

Dr Wesley Cheung

Born in British Columbia, growing up in England and spending time in Hong Kong and Ireland, Dr Wesley is a seasoned world traveller. This travelling blended into interests in animal behaviour and behavioural medicine. Dr Wesley completed his BVSc at the University of Sydney following an internship at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland in human medicine! All of his travelling has also resulted in a keen interest in linguistics including Chinese, French, Russian and even Latin! In his down time Dr Wesley enjoys our Australian beaches after hitting the gym.

Dr Johnny Kwong

Dr Johnny Kwong

Born and raised in Hong Kong, Johnny moved to Australia to pursue his childhood dream of becoming a vet and graduated from Melbourne Uni in 2017. Johnny has a keen interest in small animal internal medicine, especially cardiology. Johnny also has a strong interest in getting to know all the owners and their lovely pets! Outside of work he enjoys bushwalking, travelling, photography and chilling at the beach when the weather is warm. Johnny adopted a cat named Kyoko a few years ago when she was a kitten and has become a big lap warmer!

Dr Kate Mowbray

Dr Kate Mowbray

Kate graduated from the University of Melbourne in 2006, spending the following 10 years developing skills in small animal practice in SE Victoria. She has just recently joined the team at Greencross Stud Park and is enjoying getting to know the local clients and their pets! She loves the variety of veterinary medicine and the opportunity to always continue learning. Home is a full house of two children, Zeus her German Shepherd and two adoption failure cats Midas and Dash.

Donna Waldron

Donna Waldron

Donna has been professionally grooming for over 30 years, both in veterinary clinics and with her own business. Donna has been grooming at Greencross Vets since 1997 and has seen many great changes in her time at the clinic. She has many animals at home including goats, sheep, chickens and her gorgeous Staffordshire Bull Terrier named Izzy.

Lisa Bryant

Lisa Bryant

Lisa has always had a passion for animals and a fascination with natural sciences. She graduated from Monash University in 2006 with a Bachelor of Science (Zoology), and additionally completed a Cert IV Animal Technology in 2003. She has worked across the animal industry for almost 15 years, from animal attendant to dog groomer, from animal tech to Animal Sciences educator, and practically everything in between. She has also undertaken volunteer work at Melbourne Zoo, Healesville Sanctuary, Melbourne Aquarium and DSE. Lisa joined the Springvale team in 2015 as a Vet Nurse, and has a special interest in animal behaviour and bunnies. She lives with her two dogs: Ashwyn the Weimaraner, and Loki an Aussie Shepherd, two cats, Katana and Falchin, and Buddy the mini lop. Outside of work Lisa enjoys graphic design and art, cosplay, gaming and strength training.

Renee Newstead

Renee Newstead

Renee began her nursing career working in a large mixed animal practice in the Hunter Valley in NSW. It was here that she completed her training and qualified as a certificate IV Veterinary Nurse and a registered Microchip Implanter. Renee moved to Victoria in 2005 and worked for a short period at an Animal Emergency Centre, before joining the team at Springvale Animal Hospital in February 2006. Renee took on the Practice Manager role in 2009 and continues to nurse alongside her management duties. She lives on the Mornington Peninsula with her husband Adam and their three boys Quentin a bright bubbly little man born July 2012, Kane a very hyperactive Labrador cross, and Samson a Domestic Short-hair with a very independent attitude to life.

Brigette Wood

Brigette Wood

Brigette is currently studying veterinary nursing at Tafe SA. She has been working at the Strathalbyn clinic since Feb 2016. She has always loved animals and being able to work with them is a dream. Brigette had plenty of pets growing up, including horses, a kelpie, cats and a possum. Brigette loves her job here at Strathalbyn and looks forward to many more years to come in the veterinary industry.

Chloe Milsteed

Chloe Milsteed

Chloe has been with us for just over 8 months and has recently completed Certificate 3 in Animal Studies. She is planning to study Cert 4 in veterinary nursing next year. She has a love for both small and large animals with a mixture as her pets at home. These include 2 geckos, 2 horses, 3 chickens, goldfish, 2 dogs and a 12 year old budgie. In her spare time she enjoys going to the gym and racing motocross with Jackie on the weekends.

Dr Jerome Kalvas

Dr Jerome Kalvas

Jerome started here at Strathalbyn when he first completed his vet science degree and has remained doing two days a week with us and some afterhours. He enjoys his time here getting out to see the large animals calls, particularly the cattle work. Jerome has a keen interest in all exotic animals and wildlife and we get to see lots of photos of the animals from his work at Monarto Zoo. Jerome enjoys all aspects of photography in his spare time, and he and his wife are kept busy with their beautiful daughter.

Dr Luisa Panetta

Dr Luisa Panetta

Luisa completed her veterinary degree at The University of Adelaide in 2013. She joined the team at Greencross Vets Strathalbyn in late December 2015 after spending 2 years up north in a rural mixed practice. Luisa particularly enjoys working up small animal internal medicine cases and is currently undertaking another small animal medicine course. When Luisa is not at work she is kept pre-occupied by her beautiful Border Collie, Willow, whom is always up to mischief and keen for a run!

Dr Ross Lockwood

Dr Ross Lockwood

Ross is our senior vet and has been with the Strathalbyn Vet Clinic for 20 years now. He has over 25 years experience including some time as a flying vet in the Northern Territory, large animal practice in NSW and mixed dairy practice in Northern Victoria. He has a keen interest in small animal medicine and dermatology and has completed post graduate training in small animal internal medicine, dermatology, feline medicine, small animal endocrinology and emergency medicine. His other interests include gardening, reading, squash and hiking.

Dr Stephanie Warwick

Dr Stephanie Warwick

Dr Steph first joined the Greencross Vets Strathalbyn team in late 2013 after completing her veterinary degree at the University of Adelaide, Roseworthy SA. She very much enjoyed her time as part of the team but in September 2015 left the clinic to spend time travelling through Africa, broadening her skills performing locum work at veterinary clinics throughout South Australia, and in her spare time working on the family beef farm at Back Valley.
Dr Steph is excited to be back at Greencross Vets Strathalbyn and working with the great team we have here, she looks forward to catching up with old clients and meeting new faces, and settling into the community!

Kaya Moyse

Kaya Moyse

Kaya is a qualified vet nurse and has worked in the industry for 18years with large and small animals. She loves helping and caring for all the wonderful pets and really enjoys the ever changing needs that present in the vet clinic. Her special interests are dentistry and reptiles. At home she has 11 cats, 3 horses, goanna, birds, her crazy dog “Lily” and her two teenage sons Ben and Tim. In her free time Kaya enjoys trail riding on her great horses.

Kerri Darlington

Kerri Darlington

Kerri has worked as a veterinary nurse since November 2009 and has completed Certificate II in Animal Studies; certificate IV in racing and Certificate IV Veterinary Nursing. She enjoys all aspects of veterinary nursing, with a special interest in behaviour, training and teaching puppy school. She joined the Greencross team at Strathalbyn in September 2014 after a short break to start a family. Outside of work she spends much of her time enjoying family life on the their farm, with horses, sheep cattle, and two dogs – Annie the rescue Greyhound and Lela the Tenterfield Terrier.

Mardi Haynes

Mardi Haynes

Mardi is one of our valued, fully qualified Certificate 4 vet nurses. She grew up on her family farm in a small country town called Peake. Over the years she had many pets including dogs, cats, rats, kangaroos, sheep, horses, cows, magpies, chickens and goats. She also studied Ecotourism at Flinders University and enjoys sharing many outdoor activities with her husband and two children. She has two fur babies: Codie, the border collie and Kami the DLH cat.

Nikki Gordon

Nikki Gordon

Nikki has worked in the veterinary industry since 2002, working in Riverland before joining us at Strathalbyn in 2015. She brings a wealth of experience to our team, and is currently finishing off her formal Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing. Outside of work Nikki is kept busy with her two kids, Great Dane Ella, and their large team of show horses. On the weekends you will Nikki at horse shows around the states, where she also sells handmade browbands and other show accessories.

Petria Hill

Petria Hill

Petria has been working at Strathalbyn as a part time receptionist for many years. She is the smiling face everyone knows on our front desk. She is a fully qualified nurse and did work as a nurse for many years before slowing down to look after her two sons. Petria loves her horses and enjoys trail riding and dressage plus spending time with her two dogs Jed (a whippet) and Beau (a whippet cross).

Dr. Su Mi Choung

Dr. Su Mi Choung

Dr Su Mi graduated from the University of Sydney in 2010 and commenced her professional career in a very busy mixed practice clinic in the NSW Central Coast. Prior to studying Veterinary Science Dr Su Mi acquired a degree in Public Administration and Politics and worked for a PR company as an account executive.
Dr Su Mi is enthusiastic in surgery, dermatology, and general medicine and she has also developed a special interest in alternative medicine such as acupuncture and herbal treatments.

Dr Andrew Whatmore

Dr Andrew Whatmore

Growing up in north-west Queensland, Andrew developed a keen interest in animals which lead him to veterinary medicine. He graduated from the University of Queensland in 1992 and worked for a couple of years back home before moving to Melbourne, where he has family. Over the last 15 years he has worked in a variety of different practices gaining a large range of experience. He has been at Greencross Stud park for the last 11 years. Andrew has a broad range of interests in small animal medicine and surgery but recently has been developing his diagnostic ultrasound skills. On a personal note, he has an 8 year old Jack Russell terrier cross and enjoys movies, socialising with friends and renovating his house.

Dr Prue Stanley

Dr Prue Stanley

After graduating with Honours from the University of Melbourne in 2000, Prue first gained experience in a mixed equine and small animal clinic in Melbourne’s outer eastern suburbs. Wanting to develop her small animal medicine and surgery skills further, Prue joined the team at Stud Park in 2002 as a Veterinary Associate, and became Veterinary Director in 2008. Over the past thirteen years at Stud Park, Prue really values the many great relationships she has formed with her clients and their pets. She has a special interest in stem cell therapy and was the first vet in Victoria to perform this therapy for the treatment of arthritis in dogs. On a personal note, Prue loves everything sport, particularly netball, and runs regularly with her Jack Russell training partner Lizzie.

Teegan Hope

Teegan Hope

I completed my cert IV In vet nursing in 2016 and began working at gxstah the same year. I would like to complete further study focusing on the areas of feline behaviour and anaesthesia. At home I spend most of my free time with my 2 dogs and 4 cats.

Trudie Walker

Trudie Walker

Trudie has over 12 years experience in the grooming industry and is experienced in working with puppies, senior and nervous pets. Trudie has a natural love for all animals and ensures her clients are well looked after. Growing up with pets and now owning two horses, Trudie has settled into life in Tamworth with her partner and enjoys exploring the local area.

Kaicee Coffey

Kaicee Coffey

I started with Greencross Vets as a school based trainee at 16 years of age back in 2010 and the rest is history. My first day on the job I discovered my passion in life and have been lucky enough to work within Greencross and my chosen field ever since. I Made the transition from veterinary nurse to Practice manager over several years, and have been with our Southport team since 2013.
I have 2 fur babies. A gorgeous, cheeky, chubby Chihuahua x called Coco, And a very handsome, Energetic blue staffy called Opie. They’re partners in crime and know how to keep me on my toes!

Sandy Tyers

Sandy Tyers

Susan Woodward

Susan Woodward

Susan is one of our busy receptionist. She lives on a farm with her partner Andy and son Clancy along with many pets including dog, cats, rabbits, pigs, chickens, cows and horses.

Dr Emma Santin

Dr Emma Santin

Dr Emma graduated from the University of Queensland with Honours. She joined the Greencross team in July 2015, with her two rescue dogs Ruby and Jessie. Dr Emma is passionate about small animal medicine. She looks forward to meeting everyone and their pets and using her knowledge and skills to help with all your pets health needs.

Dr Kara-Louise Brooker

Dr Kara-Louise Brooker

Dr Kara has over 15 years experience in both the human and veterinary medical fields. Dr Kara has completed both a degree in Nuclear Medicine Technology (2000) and Bachelor of Veterinary Science with Honours (2009). She commenced her veterinary career in the Lockyer Valley in a busy mixed practice before joining the South Toowoomba team in July 2015. Over the years Kara has found a passion of small animal medicine with a keen interest in Radiology and Dentistry. Outside of work Kara is busy chasing after her son Austin and husband Neil on their 60-acre property in the Lockyer Valley with their menagerie of animals and cars.

Julie Miller

Julie Miller

A University of Queensland Graduate from 1993, I originally moved home to Mount Isa to practice. Meeting my husband there, we then travelled for his work and eventually settled in Brisbane in 2000. I worked at a 24 hour Hospital, which suited my love of Internal Medicine and Diagnostics, Emergency Medicine and Critical Care. I also completed postgraduate study in Cardiology. We relocated to Toowoomba in 2013 for a Tree Change, settling in Highfields. We love the space and the local community. I am also loving the different pace of practice, where I get to give more time and attention to my patients. As a family, our spare time is spent camping, slow roasting meats on the spit and vacuuming up hair from our extended furry family.

Kiah North

Kiah North

Kiah is an extremely passionate animal lover having worked in the animal industry since leaving high school. She is currently studying a certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing and thoroughly enjoying every part of it! Before stepping into the world of veterinary nursing, Kiah worked at Guide Dogs QLD based in Brisbane where she was apart of the Breeding Centre team. Since starting at Greencross South Toowoomba in 2015, Kiah has acquired a special interest in surgery and emergency nursing. In her spare time, she enjoys riding and competing on her much loved horse Veedub (AKA Herbie) and doing sheep herding with her dog Tucker.

Nicole Hardy

Nicole Hardy

I have been Nursing since 1998, I started in Gunnedah NSW and slowly made my way North to Sunny Queensland. I have been with South Toowoomba Vets since 2007 and have seen many changes here including our joining into the Greencross family in 2011. I am passionate about preventative health care and love meeting all the furry family members (even those not so furry). And love talking to pet parents and helping out wherever I can. I absolutely love what I do, both the ups and downs. I love making a difference in pets lives and love being apart of the GX family. I also enjoy a little in clinic karaoke with Buddy (our clinic cat) and the girls. In my spare time, I enjoy being outdoors with my 2 awesome kids and all of my pets! 2 dogs 2 cats 3 horses 4 Guinea pigs 7 ducks 4 chooks and Mary our pet sheep.

Rachele Harrison

Rachele Harrison

Rachele has been working within the Veterinary Industry since 2005 and has been a member of our team since 2012. She previously worked at Herriot House Vet Surgery in Toowoomba and North Randwick Vet Clinic in Sydney. She has a strong passion for Radiology & Pathology alongside Pet Behaviour & Training. Each month she runs our Puppy Preschool and has great fun teaching your pets fun tricks and solving your puppy problems. Rachele has a miniature bull terrier named Ronnie and Toby a Ridgeback X.

Trudy Riethmuller

Trudy Riethmuller

Trudy has worked at Greencross Vets for the last four years and is pleased to be part of a team that shares her love for animals. She is passionate about the veterinary industry and is dedicated to leading a team of professionals devoted to providing the highest standards of care and compassion. She has interests in providing the best care to animals and ensuring they leave the clinic feeling happy with the service. She is a passionate animal advocate, working hard to support a number of organisations and in her spare time you will find her playing with her precious dog Max.

Dr Melinda Day

Dr Melinda Day

Melinda grew up in rural Canungra in the Scenic Rim and has developed a passion for all animals at an early age leading to a career as a Veterinary Surgeon. Melinda is experienced in small animal medicine and surgery, from educating owners with a new puppy or kitten, to working with our senior pets and the unique challenges they face later in life. Dr Melinda believes strongly in the importance of preventative medicine in preventing disease and promoting optimal wellness and long life. She is an avid gym junkie and has one very cheeky Border Collie named Flop who keeps her on her toes!

Elana Meyering

Elana Meyering

I am a passionate small animal veterinarian from sunny South Africa.
I qualified for my Bsc (Veterinary Biology) degree in 2010 and BVsc (Veterinary Science) degree in November 2014 at the University of Pretoria, Onderstepoort campus.
I had the companionship of a wonderfully intelligent Rat Terrier in SA for 13 years but she sadly passed away in April this year.
In the future I would love to have a pet rat or two…they are super cute and highly intelligent little balls of fun!
My hobbies are reading, reading and more reading! With some hiking in between of course.
The best way to pay for a lovely moment is to enjoy it. (Richard Bach)

Dr Matthew Gosbell

Dr Matthew Gosbell

Matthew has been at Springvale now since 2002. He graduated from Melbourne University in 1994 and has worked in numerous practices in Victoria and around the world. Matthew is the senior Veterinarian and Veterinary Director at Springvale Veterinary Hospital. Working at Springvale has been a challenge that has seen him venture beyond the conventional cat and dog clinic, and start taking an interest in reptiles, birds and other species. Matthew is a part time lecturer of avian medicine and surgery at Melbourne University, and has completed further study in avian medicine gaining Membership at the Australian Veterinary College in Avian health ie MACVS (Avian health) in 2007. Matthew is also AQIS accredited enabling him to help prepare animals for overseas travel. His previous veterinary experience has seen him well grounded in small animal reproduction, and he has extensive experience in soft tissue and orthopaedic surgery. Matthew and his beautiful wife Nicole have 2 sons named Nathan and Seth. Matthew is also involved with a mission organisation working in the Asia Pacific region.

Dr Pat Macwhirter

Dr Pat Macwhirter

You know your birds and other pets will be in caring, competent, professional hands with Dr Pat as she has worked in the field for over 35 years and has been a pioneer in Bird Medicine. A graduate of Sydney University, University of Pennsylvania and Monash University, Pat has authored and co-authored numerous scientific articles, book chapters and conference papers and has received awards both in Australia and overseas for her work. She was the founder of Burwood Bird and Animal Hospital, which she sold in 2015 before taking up her position here at Greencross Vets, Springvale. She was first chairperson of the Association of Avian Veterinarians in Australia and the second registered specialist in Bird Medicine. She has been frequently invited to lecture both in Australia and overseas and is approved as a supervisor for veterinarians undertaking specialist training in Bird Medicine in both North America and Australia. She is a Senior Academic Fellow in the Veterinary Faculty at Melbourne University.
Pat is the product of an interesting family and owns a unique, heritage-listed home (www.harewood-house.com ) about which she completed a PhD and a book, ‘Harewood, Western Port – Stardust to Us’. Promoting wildlife corridors has been an ongoing passion, including helping with endangered species recovery work in Indonesia. She has a daughter Katie, a son, Lachlan, a Quaker Parrot, Tickle and a gorgeous little granddaughter, Heidi.

Dr Roslyn Atyeo

Dr Roslyn Atyeo

Roslyn graduated from Murdoch University School of Veterinary Studies in Perth in 2000. She moved to Melbourne and has worked in small animal practice since this time. Roslyn has special interests in musculoskeletal health, performance, biomechanical function, rehabilitation, genetics and breeding. Her postgraduate studies include a certificate in Behavioural Medicine, certification as a veterinary acupuncturist (International Veterinary Acupuncture Society 2012) and Animal Biomechanical Medicine (Animal Biomechanical Practitioners Australia (Box Hill Institute) 2016). Roslyn is certified in PennHIP, general hip and elbow screening radiography. Roslyn’s PhD thesis was DNA based detection of intestinal enteric diseases in pigs, hence her strengths in molecular biology and DNA testing.

In her spare time Roslyn raises a flock of Border Collies and two skin kid daughters. She has combined further study with raising a family in recent years. Her relaxation time usually involves gardening, reading, and dog training with the family immersed in the dog sport of agility.

Jenni Milner

Jenni Milner

Jenni Joined The Springvale team in August 2010 after being in the Animal
Welfare industry for 9 years.
Jenni works part time and is completing the certificate IV in vet nursing.
Jenni and her Husband Greg live on the peninsula with a menagerie of animals,
which include Jasmine who is a Himalayan cat. Jenni and Greg participate in
Agility with their Border Collies.

Jess Womersley

Jess Womersley

Jessica started her nursing career in February 2006 after taking a year off from studies. She is currently studying a Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing and has completed the Hill’s Veterinary Nutritional Advocate course. Jessica loves all kinds of animals and has 8 pets at the moment: Apollo a Boxer , Ferris a Chinese Crested (powder-puff dog), Foster a domestic short hair (hand-reared from three weeks of age), Mimi a domestic short hair, Banana & avocado two Indian Ringneck parrots, Apple a princess parrot and Hermione a Alexandrine Parrot
Jessica’s tasks at Greencross Springvale include: regular reception and surgical nursing, puppy pre school classes and management of Surgery. She enjoys meeting all different animals and their humans, and she particularly enjoys surgical nursing. Away from work Jessica enjoys shopping and socialising with her friends, going to the gym and playing netball.

Dr Joanne Brooks

Dr Joanne Brooks

Jo Brooks has been working with the team at Greencross South Tamworth since 2003. Whilst her original interests included cattle, sheep and horses; her expanding family (husband, children and beloved dog Tilly) have keep her confined to part time work with small animals which she loves with equal passion.
Jo originated from the Snowy Mountains where her family farmed sheep and cattle. Although she was a keen snow skier in her youth she has had to swap her snow skies for water ones (this is not happening easily!).
Jo originally studied Medical Science including an Honours degree in Forensic Osteology before undertaking her Veterinary Science degree where she also graduated with Honours. These achievements earned her a lifetime membership at Sydney University (9 years in total!). Her other interests include hockey and reading. Whilst she traditionally hasn’t been interested in changing nappies and tending to small children her life seems to be very dominated by these two activities at present.

Dr Kate Coulton

Dr Kate Coulton

I grew up on a cattle, sheep and cropping, family farm in the Warialda district. I studied Veterinary science at Charles Sturt University in Wagga graduating in 2011. Following university I spent 5 years working in the Coolah and Coonabarabran districts before starting at South Tamworth. I am currently working part time and spending the rest of my time looking after my son Alex, two kelpies Nelly and Lucy, and horse Sis.

Dr Kate Coulton

Dr Kate Coulton

I grew up on a cattle, sheep and cropping, family farm in the Warialda district. I studied Veterinary science at Charles Sturt University in Wagga graduating in 2011. Following university I spent 5 years working in the Coolah and Coonabarabran districts before starting at South Tamworth. I am currently working part time and spending the rest of my time looking after my son Alex, two kelpies Nelly and Lucy, and horse Sis.

Libby Pagan

Libby Pagan

In 2010, Libby graduated from James Cook University in Townsville. After working in several mixed practice years in the New England and as a locum vet in Queensland. Libby joined the Greencross South Tamworth Animal Hospital team in 2017. She enjoys learning, which is plentiful in this career and hospital, and applying it to her cases. Country practice also allows vets to be a part of the local community and they get to know our patients and clients well. Libby also likes to make the most of time away from the stethescope; exploring the great outdoors, hiking boots, tennis racquets, airplane tickets, conservation, a creative project, trying not to destroy her kitchen/ garden whilst attempting said creative project, a good book and loved ones are some of her ideas of time well spent.

Lorelle Latter

Lorelle Latter

Lorelle has been working at the clinic for over 10 years is a qualified Veterinary Nurse and completed a Diploma of Veterinary Nursing: Surgical Nursing in 2016. Lorelle has also completed a course in anaesthesia and intensive care but her passion is for surgical nursing and Physiotherapy and has undertaken extra training in these areas. Lorelle’s family consists of her partner, 3 daughters including twins that keep her on her toes, 2 dogs (Buster and Polly) and 2 Cats (Narla and Willow). In her spare time Lorelle enjoys spending time with her family, sewing clothes and quilts for her children.

Lorelle Latter

Lorelle Latter

Lorelle qualified as a Veterinary Nurse graduating in 2010 and completed a Diploma of Veterinary Nursing: Surgical Nursing in 2016. She has been working at the clinic since 2009 and has also completed a course in anaesthesia and intensive care but her passion is for surgical nursing and Physiotherapy and has undertaken extra training in these areas. Lorelle’s family consists of her partner, 3 daughters including 1 year old twins, 2 dogs (Mavrick and Polly) and 2 Cats (Narla and Willow). In her spare time Lorelle enjoys spending time with her family and sewing clothes and quilts for her children.

Olivia Jamieson

Olivia Jamieson

Olivia grew up both on the land and in the city. After leaving home at 16, Olivia went to Tocal Agriculture College to complete her Certificate II, III and part of her diploma in Agriculture. This led to Olivia moving around NSW, working on beef and dairy farms as a farm herd health manager with a huge interest in Artificial Insemination and Pregnancy Testing. In 2014, Olivia started studying Certificate II in Animal Studies, and then went on to complete her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing in 2016. Olivia hopes to further her studies in Equine Nursing and Wound Management in the near future. Outside of work, Olivia enjoys spending time with her kelpie named Ziggy.

Dr Andrew Speer

Dr Andrew Speer

Andrew was born into a farming family from west of Gunnedah, growing crops, cattle and sheep. He attended primary school in Gunnedah before completing his schooling at Farrer Memorial High School as a boarder. Andrew studied Veterinary Science at the University of Sydney, graduating in 1991 with BVSc (Hons). Andrew returned to Gunnedah to work before moving south to Drouin in Victoria, then Cowra, NSW and Tamworth. Andrew is planning to complete his Masters degree in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery in the near future. In 2012 Andrew sat and passed his exams for membership of the Australian College of Veterinary Scientists, Chapter of Surgery.
Andrew is married to Jenny and has two boys, Aidan, 12 and Caleb, 10. He also has a plethora of pets. Andrew’s veterinary interests include small animal surgery, clinical pathology, neurology and endocrinology. His current occupational hobby is being involved in the setting up of the haemodialysis unit at South Tamworth Animal Hospital. Andrew is a member of the Australian Veterinary Reserve, is accredited for conducting Johne’s disease testing in cattle, sheep and goats, brucellosis in sheep, pregnancy testing in cattle, and blood typing and DNA identification in horses.

Dr Debra Braithwaite

Dr Debra Braithwaite

Debra grew up on a hobby farm in Taree, went to the big city to study Veterinary Science at the University of Sydney, and escaped back to the country after graduating in 1984. After spending time working at Walgett and Wyong, Debra came to the Tamworth area and has been working at South Tamworth on a part-time basis since 1990. along with two other part-time positions, including teaching veterinary nurses for Tamworth TAFE.

Debra’s hobbies include raising Cameron and Madii and numerous pets, currently 3 cats, (Mittsie, who was a STAH rehome, and Perdita and Kitka, who were both hand-raised kittens), 4 dogs (Coco the Cavalier and the three Basenji Curly Girls, Princess Safiya, Yama Banana and Elli Belly), 1 rabbit (Marshmallow) and trying to keep the lawn green and the vegie garden growing. The Basenji tribe enjoy taking Debra to dog shows, and have insisted on going to Sydney, Canberra, Brisbane and Melbourne Royals so they could see Australia. They have more travel planned – perhaps Crufts next!

Dr Peter Best

Dr Peter Best

Dr Stephanie Sheppeard

Dr Stephanie Sheppeard

Stephanie is born and bred to the local area having grown up on the family farm. The experiences farm life brings provided Stephanie with a love of all animals and set her on her career path as a Veterinarian. Obtaining a double degree in Veterinary Science and Veterinary Biology at Charles Sturt University in Wagga Wagga, Stephanie moved back to Tamworth in 2015 and thoroughly enjoys the challenges that working in our clinic provides. In her downtime Stephanie is often spending time with her husband and hound, helping on the family farm or baking up a storm.

Jacqui D’Hudson

Jacqui D’Hudson

Jacqui grew up on the land, and has always wanted to work with animals. After completing Yr 10 at Calrossy, she went on to complete her Certificate in Agriculture at Tocal Agricultural College. This led to employment at a prominent Angus stud where she was actively involved in Breedplan and Artificial Insemination. Jacqui completed her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing in 2008, being awarded a TAFE State Medal for her achievements. She also holds the Certificate IV in Training & Assessment and teaches part time at Tafe New England. Jacqui has 2 children, Courtney & Ben. At home Jacqui enjoys looking after a menagerie of animals including dogs, brahmans, horses, ferrets, a camel, an assortment of chooks and a few others.

Jannine Miles

Jannine Miles

Jannine joined South Tamworth Animal Hospital in July 1978 at our Robert Street address as a receptionist, also helping with nursing and cleaning.

In 1982 when we moved to our present building she continued with reception and management duties, now she works full time with the hospital’s management.

Jannine lives on a farm and has two children, Hugh and Kate, who together breed Stock Horses and Quarter Horses. Her other family members are “Cloud” and his son “Joe”, both cattle dogs, and she has an interest in Australian parrots.

Karen Sheridan

Karen Sheridan

After growing up surrounded by animals, Karen developed a keen interest in working with and caring for them. Karen started working in the industry in 2009 and completed her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing in 2010. A short course in anaesthesia and intensive care led to an interest in emergency nursing, rehabilitation and physiotherapy. Having been bitten by the travel bug Karen plans to travel the world volunteering her time to clinics/ rehab centres that assist animals in need. Karen’s current animal family includes 2 cats, 3 dogs and many birds.

Kevin Pallett

Kevin Pallett

Up until 2013 Kevin had spent 17 years working in the education industry and before that was an electrician. In 2012 he completed his Certificate II in animal studies and completed Cert IV in Veterinary Nursing in 2014. Kevin has always had animals in his life, mostly reptiles and dogs. Kevin has 2 small dogs called Dexter and Digby and a cat called Hank and also breeds Australian Pythons. He is married to Kathryn and has two grown up sons.

Kim Gerritsen

Kim Gerritsen

Kim completed her Certificate IV in Vet Nursing in 2009 and started working at the clinic the same year. Kim has completed courses in anaesthesia and intensive care and has particular interests in both anaesthesia and radiology. Outside of work Kim has 5 dogs (not sure how that happened!) and enjoys horse riding and the outdoors.

Michelle Lee

Michelle Lee

Michelle has been working as a member of the team at the clinic now for 17yrs, after completing Cert IV in veterinary nursing in 2002. During this time, she has completed courses in anaesthesia and intensive care, conflict management as well as attending courses in the running of Puppy preschool and animal behavior management.
She has been running Puppy classes at the clinic for over 12yrs, after developing a keen interest in animal behaviour early in her career. This led to her most recent accomplishment, completing the DELTA certified Cert IV in companion animals. The course focuses on behavior and training using positive reinforcement and force free techniques that promote positive relationships between pets and their owners.
Michelle is the proud mother of two adult boys and has a very patient fiancee Sam, who has grown to love and accept having a large animal family, that consists of multiple fish, Lillian (chicken), Helga & Hrebie (cockatoos), Louie & Dixie (chihuahuas), Mako (bull terrier) and the queen of the house, Elsabeth (cat) who was acquired from the clininc over 17yrs ago.

Rachel Thompson

Rachel Thompson

Born and bred on a farm outside Ashford, Rachel relocated to Tamworth in 2014 to study veterinary nursing and has since completed her Certificate IV. With a strong love for animals, it was a natural progression to enter the pet care field. Rachel hopes to further her studies with animal physiotherapy and one-day emergency nursing. Away from work Rachel enjoys spending time with her partner and Kelpie Bea.

Dr Jennifer McCleary

Dr Jennifer McCleary

Born in London, Jenny graduated from The Cambridge Veterinary School in 1986, and then emigrated to Australia in 1996. Throughout she has worked full time as a small animal Veterinary Surgeon in and around Ipswich. Her children attend the local schools and they have an array of small pets to look after at home, many of which are strays and rescues. Jenny loves African Wildlife and is passionate about wildlife conservation.

Dr. Callie Stokes

Dr. Callie Stokes

Dr. Sarah Cross

Dr. Sarah Cross

Megan Stewart

Megan Stewart

Melissa Johns

Melissa Johns

Scott Patterson

Scott Patterson

I joined the Team at Greencross Vets South Morang in August 2017 and have been Vet Nursing since 2006.  I have also been a Wildlife Carer for the past 14 years, which has included involvement in the local community and also with Healesville Sanctuary Vet Department, where I have volunteered my time as a vet nurse.   
My deep love for animals means I am always surrounded with animals of all shapes and sizes. With 3 dogs, 2 cats, birds, tropical fish and 2 rabbits I am kept very busy and active at home – but wouldn’t have it any other way.  

Dr Pamela Oppenlander

Dr Pamela Oppenlander

Pam Graduated from Melbourne University in 2007 and has been working in small animal practice since then. She joined the team at Greencross Hurstbridge in 2012. Pam has a special interest in feline medicine and has four of her own cats to keep her busy at home.

Lydia Scott

Lydia Scott

Lydia is one of the newest members of our Silkstone team. With the completion of her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing in sight, she looks forward to bringing smiles to all and providing exceptional care. In her spare time she enjoys camping, fishing, carving and volunteering. “All forms of life intrigue me!” and of course spending time with her ever-growing human and companion family including Nella the pup, Ja the bossy Pussy and the tropical fishes!

Naomi Kinsela

Naomi Kinsela

Naomi has been working as a Vet Nurse at this hospital since 2008. In 2013 she then became the Practice Manager but is lucky to still have a lot of hands-on with the Nursing side of things. Naomi is currently studying a Diploma in Management and will then continue her study in Veterinary Nursing. Naomi’s time is spent with her family; Peppa, a naughty little Labrador and her chickens Cockatoo, Horse & Cow, who were all named by her little boy.

Natalie Byrne

Natalie Byrne

Natalie is originally from New Zealand and grew up with a number of animals such as a cat, rabbit and doves. She also did pony club for a number of yars before moving to Australia at the age of 14. Natalie went through the first batch of Greencross’s School Based Trainesswhen she was in Year 12 which she was based at the Greencross Vets Inala clinic. She continued to work part time for Inala before starting a full time position at the Greencross Vets Sunnybank Hills in 2010. Natalie continued working there until the clinic closed in December 2013 and was then transferred to Greencross Vets Silkstone. Natalie has her Certificate II in Animal Studies and is currently a few modules off completing her Cert IV in Veterinary Nursing. She has a Border Collie called Bobby and two cats called Spud and Lucy.

Amanda Buttress

Amanda Buttress

Amanda has been working in the Veterinary industry since 1998. She has a certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing, a Bachelor in Medical Science and a Bachelor in Animal & Veterinary Bioscience. She is passionate about providing high quality patient care, and loves spending time with her two very cuddly Ragdolls, Minou & Pinot and her hyperactive Siberian Husky, Melody. In her free time Amanda makes jewellery and loves road tripping around regional Victoria.

Dr Sean Avni

Dr Sean Avni

Sean joined Greencross Vets in March 2016 and filled a number of roles and positions across a variety of locations before joining the South Melbourne team as Veterinary Director in September 2016.
From sunny South Africa, with 15 years in small animal practice, Sean has a wealth of clinical experience, both medical and surgical, and is a firm believer in the value of a patient-based approach and the central role the owner plays in the success of any pet health program. Sean relocated to Melbourne with his best friend Cody, a moderately overweight “labrador”, to be closer to his 13 year old son. When not at work he may be found paddling around Port Phillip Bay, surfing the open coast or looking for new places to hike with Cody. Sean is both excited and humbled to be taking on the role of Veterinary Director at Greencross Vets South Melbourne and is looking forward to meeting you and your furry friends soon.

Karen Freitas

Karen Freitas

Karen was born in Brazil and, after graduating as a veterinarian, migrated to Australia in 2007. Karen joined South Melbourne Vet in April 2008. She has been working as a vet nurse since then. Karen enjoys dancing, travelling and spending time with her two cats.

Kate Williams

Kate Williams

Kate has been Vet Nursing since 2001 and during this time has worked in a range of Veterinary Clinics, Shelters and Kennels in and around Melbourne, and has developed a wealth of experience and knowledge. Her best friend is Hope the 12 year old labrador who loves coming to work with Kate (to sleep all day and beg for lunch scraps), and the two are rarely apart.  Kate also has a very cheeky rabbit named Smurf, who likes to boss Hope around and to chew on Kate’s precious Native Garden whenever she has a chance.

Linda Turnley

Linda Turnley

Linda has been working at Greencross South Morang since October 2016. Linda has a menagerie of animals at home including Snow White (pictured) she is a rescue rabbit, and another rabbit called Thumper, Two dogs called Ruby and Bailey, 5 Guinea Pigs, 6 chickens and a budgie called Frankie.

Monique Walters

Monique Walters

I’ve been working at Greencross South Morang since November 2016. I have always had an immense passion and adoration for animals for as long as I can remember. I have completed the Associate Degree of Veterinary Nursing and am currently studying the Bachelor of Veterinary Nursing. I am much loved by my two companion pets Missy (Fox Terrier – pictured) and Rosie (Maltese Terrier – too wriggly to be in the photo!). I have a great interest in the Emergency field and I also work at a specialist animal emergency hospital on weekends. I always like to find ways to push myself and challenge myself to be the best nurse that I can be.

Angela Jones

Angela Jones

Ange is a qualified Veterinary Nurse and holds a certificate IV in Workplace training & Assessment. She has worked at the hospital since 1999, over the years working in all areas of the hospital and is currently our Office Manager.
Since having her two boys , Ange works part time and has a keen interest in horses and fishing.
Her household consists of, two horses Shadow and Rocco, two Staffordshire Bull Terriers Olly and Sealy, a Kelpie named Ash, and the cutest little sausage Chilli.

Cindy Davis

Cindy Davis

Cindy has been working at the clinic for 35 years and has been full time for 11 years.
Cindy works on reception and helps keep everything working smoothly.
She has many varied animals including- 6 cats, 4 dogs, 2 miniature horses, 3 Thoroughbreds, 1 Stockhorse, 2 galahs, and 2 lambs. All much loved pets, many that have been acquired as a result from working at the clinic.
Days are always very busy with lots of clients and their much loved pets to help!

Kelly Althaus

Kelly Althaus

Kelly is proud to call Robina Village her ‘second home’. She’s been at the clinic since 2014 and truly adores every patient that comes in the door. She’s also working hard to improve the mobility of our canine patients, through her myofunctional therapy service. Kelly also has a keen interest in rehabilitating and releasing wild juvenile birds that have been abandoned by their parents. She has a very cheeky Bengal cat, Augie, and a goofy Dalmatian, Ranger.

Carolyn Trenter

Carolyn Trenter

Carolyn recently relocated to Melbourne from Bendigo. She has 23yrs of nursing experience and as such brings a wealth of knowledge to the practice. She is passionate about teaching junior nurses. Carolyn successfully bred and showed English setters for a number of years. Her fur grandchild “Summer” the golden retriever, like Carolyn loves the beach. Aside from veterinary nursing she is an accomplished amateur landscape photographer in her spare time and loves to travel.

Dr Samantha Brown

Dr Samantha Brown

Sam studied to be a veterinarian at Bristol University in England and graduated in 2010. She started her vet career in Australia and has been here ever since. Her love for Australia has yet to fade and it was in the small town of Cootamundra where her Aussie adventures started. She worked with cattle, horses and small animals for the first 3 years of her career and since then has focused on her passion of small animal medicine and surgery. Sam has been lucky enough to combine work with travel, working in South Australia, Darwin and Byron Bay before settling in Melbourne.

Sam joined the Greencross team in 2017 and loves being part of such a caring team, who are passionate about the happiness and well-being of all their furry patients.

Sally richer

Sally richer

Sally started off working at a doggy day-care centre when she was just 18 years old, which cemented her passion to with animals throughout her life.

10 years later and her dream of entering into the world of veterinary nursing has become a reality. Still studying, Sally will be a fully qualified Veterinary Nurse in November 2018. When she is not nursing, Sally likes to spend time with her son and their adoption kitten “Donatello”, and enjoys countless trips to the farm and other nature related places. She hopes to live on her own farm one day with an abundance of fur & feathered friends.

Belynda Henry

Belynda Henry

Belynda has been with Greencross Since 2016 starting out as a Tafe student at Silkstone completing her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing. Since then she became 2IC Practice Manager for Silkstone and has recently accepted Practice Manager at Ipswich to help flourish our brand new clinic.

Belynda has a passion for ensuring her workplace is a fun and professional environment, providing the best care for all creatures big and small. She particularly loves our larger friends including cattle, horses and sheep. Belynda throughout school participated in Cattle Showing which lead her to multiple agricultural shows including, The Ekka, Beef Week in Rockhampton and other local shows. Belynda’s responsibilities were leading the cattle in the show ring, washing and grooming and taking care of their everyday needs.

She has multiple loved ones at home including Smudge the Horse, Roxy the Maltese x, Lemmy the Border Collie x, Squirt the Turtle and Blue the Budgie.

Don’t be afraid to come in and say Hi to the Team.

Briley Dickens

Briley Dickens

Anna Krautbauer

Anna Krautbauer

Having completed a Bachelor’s Degree in Classical History Anna realized her passion was with animals and joined us through the Greencross Vet Nurse Internship Program. Anna is currently studying for her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing and has a particular interest in surgical nursing. Outside of work she enjoys watching Japanese cartoons and hanging out with her pet cat named Sunny.

Dr Louise Livingston

Dr Louise Livingston

Dr Louise (affectionately known as “Lou”) graduated with honours from Sydney University, the same year as Veterinary Director Dr Nick Taylor!

In the early days, she worked as a General Practitioner vet throughout several rural practices on the mid-north coast of NSW before practicing in the UK for a year.

Folowing a year of locum work in England and Ireland, Lou settled in Port Macquarie and in 2004 purchased her own veterinary hospital.

She remained Owner-Partner at Port Macquarie Veterinary Hospital for 13 years before moving to the Sydney’s Northern Beaches. During her time in Port Macquarie, Louise owned a farm in Lake Innes where she cared for two horses, four dogs, one cat, silky chickens, hermit crabs and stick insects.

Now settled, she currently works full time, sharing her time between Greencross Roseville and Brookvale Veterinary Clincs. Louise enjoys all aspects of small animal general practice. Having a background in science, she enjoys researching all the newest treatment options for your pets

She has three lively children and spends most of her spare time with them. She is also mum to Slinky the cat, a rescue who is aging gracefully with her at home in Dee Why.

Dr Lou is excited about her future as a Veterinary Surgeon on Sydney’s North Shore. She is grateful to be part of an exceptional team of vets, nurses and managers, as well as clients who take such great care of their pets.

Dr Nick Taylor

Dr Nick Taylor

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.
Nick has run and owned high quality small animal surgeries in both London and Sydney.
Nick is committed to education and improvement, and remains abreast of scientific and industry improvement that allow us to better help your pet.
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.
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.

Juliette Dean

Juliette Dean

Juliette Dean has been an integral part of the Roseville Practice for 9 years and has seen the practice grow from small beginnings to a busy local practice. Juliette is a familiar face to almost all of our clients and has recently completed a Bachelors Degree in Animal and Veterinary Bioscience. Juliette has two naughty cats – Charlie and Banana – and is our go to nurse for care and rehabilitation of injured wildlife.

Jess Smith

Jess Smith

Jess has worked as a Veterinary Nurse for over 2.5yrs and 1yr with the Greencross Vets family. Jess loves the outdoors and spending time with her beloved Chihuahua named Gonzo!

Kristen Turner

Kristen Turner

Melissa Murray- Whitby

Melissa Murray- Whitby

Melissa has been working as a Veterinary Nurse for over 25yrs and is just as passionate about animals as the day she started! She has a special interest in cats and animal behaviour.
Family and her children keep Melissa busy including pets Darcy the boxer, Biddy the galah, Joey the lorikeet along with chickens and a sheep!
Cooking, reading, keeping fit and a touch of gardening help Melissa relax when she isn’t working!

Amanda Williams

Amanda Williams

Amanda has recently qualified as a Veterinary Nurse. She has had the chance to be involved in designing and overseeing the construction of the new cattery which is now up and running and is so happy to be working with such a passionate and inspiring group of women every day. This year has been a very exciting one for Amanda as along with all of the new challenges at work, she has also seen her little family grow. Gator, her naughty torti now has a big brother, Bruce, the even naughtier Rottweiler Cross. While Gator & Bruce were a little unsure of each other at the beginning, they are now lounging on the couch together with the occasional nose kiss!

Chelsea Miller

Chelsea Miller

When I graduated from high school I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do, a wise person (thanks mum!) told me to think of something that I’m passionate about and go from there. So that’s what I did, I annoyed all the local vet clinics until I finally got a job as a kennel hand where I assisted the veterinary staff and got a first hand impression into what a career as a veterinary nurse looked like. Safe to say I loved it because 10 years later and here I am, unable to imagine doing anything else!
When asked if I’m a cat or a dog person I have to answer BOTH. I simply can’t choose as they are each so wonderful in different ways. I have 2 cats of my own; Jimmy (Type A personality) and Peppa (Introvert) whom I love dearly.

Dr Jessica Ierardo

Dr Jessica Ierardo

Jessica graduated from the University of Melbourne in 2010 with a passion for small animal practice. With many years in the industry already under her belt, she began her first job as a veterinarian with Greencross Sandringham and has enjoyed being involved and now leading such a dynamic and innovative team of vets and nurses.
Jessica has a keen interest in surgery, especially orthopaedics, and is rapidly increasing her skill base in these areas by attending workshops and conferences Australia-wide. Jessica also has an avid interest in the management of osteoarthritis in our aging pets and loves finding the right treatment plan to keep your pet comfortable through a multi-modal approach which could include pain-relief (both pharmaceutical and nutraceutical), physiotherapy/myotherapy/hydrotherapy, stem cell therapy and acupuncture.
In August 2014, Jessica became an AQIS accredited veterinarian so as to help properly service our clients who are looking to travel abroad with their furry family members.
In her own time Jessica is an avid TV viewer and unashamedly passionate Collingwood supporter. She loves staying fit and active with, Harper, the Bernese Mountain Dog and getting cuddles with her Burmese cat, Vedder who has definitely used up a number his cat lives (he only has ONE KIDNEY!).

Dr Lindsay Evans BVSc MANZCVS CertAVP (SAM)

Dr Lindsay Evans BVSc MANZCVS CertAVP (SAM)

Lindsay grew up in the Bayside area and studied Veterinary Science at the University of Melbourne. Since graduating she has worked in Adelaide, Melbourne and the United Kingdom. She has an interest in small animal medicine, and has attained her Membership of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists (MANZCVS) in Small Animal Medicine, and has a Certificate in Advanced Veterinary Practice in Small Animal Medicine (CertAVP (SAM)) from Liverpool University. In her spare time she enjoys travel and photography.

Nicole Rogers

Nicole Rogers

Growing up on the Mornington Peninsula Nicole has always been surrounded by acreage and all the animals that came with it. Exposed to many types of animals from such a young age her love for them grew very quickly. Nicole’s family bred Pugs and Ragdolls throughout her childhood and teenage years, which sparked her interest in the veterinary field. Volunteering at the RSPCA throughout high school while also completing work experience in their veterinary clinic, Nicole have been nursing and grooming for a few years now and couldn’t be happier with her career choice!

Perri Padula

Perri Padula

Perri became a vet nurse straight out of high school after working at the Ashburton cattery for 2 years. She did work experience at Ashburton during year 10 at high school and that’s when she decided she was going to be a Vet nurse.
Perri joined the Sandringham team in 2014 as a part time nurse. She currently owns an English Staffordshire Bull Terrier named Reggie, a French Bulldog named Gordon, a red Burmese named Sherman and a chocolate Burmese named Nermal. Her interests include horse riding, tattoos, going to the movies and travelling.

Dr Anthony Snell

Dr Anthony Snell

Tony graduated with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science (1st Class Honours) from the University of Queensland (St Lucia) in 1986.
Tony worked in mixed practice for 5 years in St. George (Queensland) then travelled and worked overseas for 18 months before taking a position at the Silkstone Veterinary Hospital (now Greencross Vets Silkstone).
Tony is a member of the Australian Small Animal Veterinary Association (ASAVA) and the Australian Veterinary Dental Society (AVDS).
Tony’s goal is to provide compassionate veterinary care for all his patients following the Greencross core values and standards.
Tony is married to Cherie, and they have 2 children – Benjamin and Laura. The Snell family has a variety of pets including Jack (cat), Scruffy (dog), Chickens, Guinea Fowl, Quail, Murray Grey and Boran Cattle.

Rachele Leagel

Rachele Leagel

Rachel has been part of the team since 2008 after graduating from a Bachelor of Applied Science in Veterinary Technology. She is also a Cert IV qualified Nurse who has an interest in Canine Reproduction and Dentistry. She likes spending time at home with her three dogs, two cats, three galahs, seven indian ringnecks, seven chooks and a quail and her 12 goldfish! She loves going camping and fishing with her husband and daughters. Her favourite part of the job is assisting in orthopaedics and caesarean sections.

Annabel Davis

Annabel Davis

I started with Greencross Vets in Nov 2016 as a Veterinary Nurse and eventually moved on to become Practice Manager. I am currently completing my Cert IV in Veterinary Nursing with Open Colleges. I love working with animals it has always been a passion of mine and I find the job very rewarding. I have an interest in cats and own one beautiful Tortoiseshell named Leiney.

Brittany Rudland

Brittany Rudland

I started with Greencross Vets in Feb 2017 and I am currently studying Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing with Tafe. I have always been passionate about animals and animal care, which motivated me to become a Veterinary Nurse. I am interested in animal behaviour and pathology.

Dr Monica Olivier

Dr Monica Olivier

I am a born and bred South African. Moved to Cairns in January 2018 in search of the Tropics and loving every part of it.
Qualified in 2016 at Onderstepoort Faculty of Veterinary Science in South Africa.
Grew up always knowing I wanted to be a vet, so I became a vet, and now I have the best job in the world!
Outside of work I enjoy running, surfing, sailing, snorkelling and Italian food with a glass of red.

Love and respect all creatures, great and small…

Kalena Madsen

Kalena Madsen

Kalena started with Greencross as a school-based trainee several years ago and is now one of our fantastic veterinary nurses. She’s also studied human nursing, but much prefers animal patients! Kalena shows incredible compassion and empathy for our patients and always aims to make sure their visits are as comfortable as possible. She has 2 beautiful working-breed dogs – Narlo and Tipi, and 2 sweet but crazy cats – Fifi and Mui Mui.

Dr Catherine Rowley-Neale

Dr Catherine Rowley-Neale

Dr Catherine is originally from Manchester, England. She qualified from Liverpool University in 2010, after qualifying she worked in mixed practice before concentrating on small animals where she has grown a particular interest in feline medicine and cardiology. She is currently studying an Emergency Medicine course run by Sydney University, to make sure that your pets receive the best care especially during after hours. Catherine loves keeping active, being a keen scuba diver and private pilot.

Dr Max Fargher BVSc

Dr Max Fargher BVSc

Max graduated from the University of Queensland in 1990. His professional interests include dermatology, dentistry and orthopaedic surgery. Personal interests – golf, rugby union, family and exercising his dog: Taco the Chihuahua.

Bronwyn Martin

Bronwyn Martin

Hi my name is Bronwyn, I am one of the new nurses in the team. I completed the Greencross Internship in August 2017 and now studying my Certificate IV, Veterinary Nursing through the Greencross Scholarship! I am the proud mum of 8 adopted pets. Carlo (pictured), a boarder collie x Australian shepherd, Winnie a kelpie x whippet x greyhound, Minka the naughty tortie kitty and 5 turtles named Pablo, Pabla, Phillip, Plumette and Margo. I love spending time with my pets and looking forward to meeting yours.

Dr Marina Du Preez

Dr Marina Du Preez

I was born and bred in South-Africa, relocated to Australia Jan 2018. Qualified in 2016 from the University of Pretoria, Onderstepoort Veterinary Institute in South Africa. I have a special interest in soft tissue surgery. In my spare time you’ll find me rock climbing, mountain biking, scuba diving or hiking.

Chloe Gambin

Chloe Gambin

Chloe has been in the veterinary industry since 2006, qualifying as a Cert IV nurse in 2009. She joined our Greencross Robina team in 2015 and has been an amazing & valuable staff member since.

Chloe is not only our Veterinary Nursing Manager but is also the Animal Welfare Co-Ordinator; where she works closely with our friends at the RSPCA, arranging the best standard of care for the unowned, sick and/or injured animals.

Although Chloe’s heart holds a lot of love for all creatures great & small, she has a massive soft spot for anything Staffy! This, however, might be a biased opinion as she has two beautifully natured American Staffy’s at home, a red nosed Alby (right) and a blue nosed Comino (left).

Chloe can be found working behind the scenes of the clinic as our nursing manager ensuring that the day runs smoothly and as one of our hospital & surgical nurses caring for all the amazing patients we have here at Greencross Vets Robina.

Dr Danielle Edge (Ferguson)

Dr Danielle Edge (Ferguson)

Veterinary Director
Dr Danni has been a veterinarian for the past 11 years and is also one of the 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 shines through with every interaction she has with her clients and their pets. Dr Danni cares deeply for her patients and she is extremely invested in providing the highest standards of personalised veterinary care.

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

Being an advocate for animal welfare, it is only fitting that Dr Danni has adopted many adorable animals into her family. This includes “Vegas” the Ragdoll, “Bindi” and “Millie” the Germand Shepherd X sisters, “Sunny” the Border Collie, and “Vinnie” the former clinic cat.

Dr Rob van Drimmelen

Dr Rob van Drimmelen

Veterinary Director
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 internal 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 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 and patients with the most thorough and compassionate standard of veterinary care.

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

Iona MacLean

Iona MacLean

Iona began at Greencross Vets Robina as a passionate and hardworking School Based Trainee who was awarded with the title “Trainee of the Year” in 2013. Iona is now continuing her education in becoming a fully qualified Cert IV Veterinary Nurse.
Iona enjoys laboratory diagnostics and has a special interest in surgical nursing especially non-routine/complex surgeries. She also enjoys hospital nursing and believes assisting a patient back to health is the most rewarding part of her career.
Iona is our clinics Patient and Client Experience Co-ordinator this entails providing our patients and clients with the best possible care and experience every time they visit Robina. Her attention to detail in the clinic is exceptional and her positive attitude shines through daily. At home, Iona has a Cavalier X named Iggy and can be found working as one of our reception/ hospital/surgical nurses.

Karina Jones

Karina Jones

Karina has been nursing at Robina since January 2008. She attained her certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing in 2011. She is our clinics Feline Health Coordinator letting her passion for feline behavior and health shine.
Karina has three rescue cats, Shelly, Kenny, Spenny and a cheeky little Chihuahua named Taco. Karina can be found working on reception or as one of our Hospital/Surgical nurses.
Her creative skills are responsible for most of our clinic displays offering the latest promotions and services.

Kylie Pollack

Kylie Pollack

As our receptionist, Kylie is your first point of contact at Greencross Vets Robina. She loves meeting our clients and enjoys stealing a few cuddles from our patients! Her ambient personality can be felt as soon as you walk through the front door.
Kylie has worked in the animal industry for 9 years in a front of house/practice management role before she relocated to the Gold Coast from Sydney. She not only has a vast amount of knowledge in customer service but is also the clinics Nutrition/ Wellbeing Co-ordinator. Kylie is passionate about helping all our patients achieve their ultimate dietary requirements despite their medical condition. Kylie also has a special interest in providing overweight patients with achievable weight loss programs.
Kylie has a cheeky rainbow lorikeet at home called Gooby however would like to expand her family once her renovations are complete. Come see Kylie at the reception desk for nutritional advice.

Ryan Jones

Ryan Jones

Ryan started at Greencross vets in 2011 with the Oxenford clinic as a School Based Trainee (Certificate II Animal Studies). Over the years he has gained experience in a number of Gold Coast Clinics before settling at Greencross Robina in early 2015. He is currently nearing completion of his Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing.
Ryan has a special interest in the assistance and treatment of complex/advanced surgical and hospital cases as well as a vested interest in client consultation and customer service.
His own Border Collie Coco now resides in the UK with the rest of the family, but he still finds his fix in all the amazing patients at Robina.

Dr Catheryn Walsh BSc BVSc (Hons) MANZCVS

Dr Catheryn Walsh BSc BVSc (Hons) MANZCVS

Dr Cath is a very skilled veterinarian, with memberships in diagnostic imaging. She is committed to providing the best standard of care for all of our patients and goes above and beyond to keep our patients happy and healthy. Cath also does some amazing veterinary work with local charity and rescue groups. Cath has a very handsome and very fluffy cat, Clyde, and a beautiful Swiss Shepherd, Snowy.

Rachel Tsang BVSc (Hons)

Rachel Tsang BVSc (Hons)

Rachel is from Hong Kong, so she can speak fluent English, Cantonese and Mandarin. She has a strong passion in feline medicine, cardiology and wildlife. Outside of work, she enjoys snuggling with her four precious cats, watching movies and travelling.She can’t resist fostering the occasional rescue kitty and works hard to find them their new forever homes. She has her heart set on adding a dog to her family in the future – watch this space! 

Shannon Walker

Shannon Walker

Shannon is our Head Veterinary Nurse, with over 10 years of experience. She started with Greencross back in 2006 as a junior and now holds a Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing. Shannon is also our local animal behaviour guru, and is always willing to provide our pet-parents with advice on how to tackle common behaviour issues in dogs and cats. Shannon has a very sweet dog, Stella, and a crazy cat, Nahla. She loves every pet that visits the clinic like it’s her own, so you can feel very comfortable knowing that Shannon is providing the best standard of care for your precious pets!

Gemma Rheinberger

Gemma Rheinberger

Gemma has always had a love for animals and considers herself very lucky to be able to work with them everyday. Gemma is originally from Sydney and has been a vet nurse for almost 10 years. She worked and studied in Sydney before moving to the mid north coast to live on her family farm earlier this year.
Gemma has a special interest in behavior and runs our Puppy Preschool program. Gemma loves every aspect of vet nursing and has a keen interest in animal welfare and rescue.
Gemma has many fur babies of her own including 3 dogs, 2 cats, 2 horses and 2 rabbits. In her free time she loves spending time with them on the family property.

Nikki Gibbs

Nikki Gibbs

Nikki is a local girl through and through. Growing up in the nearby community of Wauchope, she has always had a true passion for the land and for animal care. Nikki completed her Certificate 4 in Veterinary Nursing in 2015, via distance education through the New England Tafe campus at Tamworth. Nikki is involved with various community volunteer organisations and is the current Land Sydney Royal Showgirl for 2018. Throughout her time as a Vet Nurse, she has adopted a few fur children of her own including four cats and her dog Stevie. In her spare time, you will find Nikki either travelling around the state attending country shows or at home on the farm with her family and animals.

Dr Dharsh Rajkumar

Dr Dharsh Rajkumar

Dr Dharsh graduated from the University of Sydney in 2008 with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science. In 2010, she completed a rotating internship at The University of Sydney Veterinary Teaching Hospital, where she worked alongside world-class specialists and did further study focusing on Small Animal (mainly cats and dogs) clinical practice. During this year, she also obtained a Graduate Certificate in Veterinary Studies (Small Animal Clinical Studies) from her alma mater.

Dr Dharsh’s extensive small animal experience has included clinical roles in emergency practice, volunteer shelter practice with Vets Beyond Borders, exotic animal (rabbit, guinea pig and hamster) practice in Singapore, locum work at numerous clinics Australia wide and most recently, the role of Veterinary Director at Greencross Vets Box Hill.

Whilst Dr Dharsh loves her patients, her team and challenging medical cases, she is also heavily invested in ensuring her clients are satisfied, especially with the care their family members receive. Dr Dharsh is owned by Sherman Caesar, Lucas Maurice, Mickey Mouse and Luis, all of whom are rescued moggies. She is also the latest (and hopefully lasting!) recruit at a local F45 studio.

Kirsty Oman

Kirsty Oman

Kirsty has been a veterinary nurse for over five years and is a passionate animal lover, devoting her spare time to various charities and raising foster kittens and puppies. Her career began at the Animal Welfare League of South Australia where she gained experience in providing the highest standards of care to animals in need. Her role at Greencross Vets Paradise has allowed her to learn more out canine behaviour and she now coordinates the puppy preschool classes. In her spare time Kirsty loves to spend time with her two feline friends and thirteen year-old Maltese Maltese Shih Tzu pooch.

Kerin Aspinall

Kerin Aspinall

Kerin is a qualified nurse with an extensive career in the veterinary industry. She has completed her Diploma in Veterinary Nursing – General Practice and is dedicated to providing the highest standards of patient care and client service. She also enjoys mentoring and supporting the junior nurses. Kerin is the proud pet parent to “Watli” a 6 year old Bernese Mountain Dog, “Scarlet” a 12 year old Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and Calin a 4 year old Ragdoll cat. On the weekends Kerin loves spending time with her two teenage children Kimberley (19) and Lachlan (17).

Tracey Vatkovic

Tracey Vatkovic

After completing my Certificate II in Animal Studies, I began working at Paradise Vets in 2011 as a receptionist and have been here for 4 enjoyable years. My love and compassion for animals and people makes this the perfect role for me.

When not working I have an 8 year old and a 14 year old that keep me busy along with our 17 year old short necked turtle called ‘ Herbie’, 15 year old cat ‘Pudpud’ and 4 recent additions, chickens; Roxy,Polly,Kelly and Daisy, (who hasn’t yet realised she’s a chicken!) In my spare time I enjoy catching up with friends and family, reading,walking and volunteering for Meals on Wheels.

Gita Arul

Gita Arul

Gita’s love for animals and their health saw her graduate from the University of QLD in 2005. She is now the full time Vet at Greencross Vets Point Cook. When not at the clinic all of Gita’s time is taken up with her two kids Keira and Harry. She also has a 3 legged greyhound named Dexter and a blind cat named Simba.

Dr Isabel Ling

Dr Isabel Ling

Dr Isabel was born in Malaysia but completed her veterinary studies in University of Queensland, Australia. She then worked in a clinic in the lower blue mountains for 3 years before moving back to Malaysia to have her two children. She is now living in Port Macquarie her with family including a little Spoodle named Kinoko. She is looking forward to meeting you and your family and helping keep them healthy.

Dr Joyce Wong

Dr Joyce Wong

Dr Joyce Wong studied Veterinary Science in New Zealand at Massey University Graduating in 2016. Joyce is originally from Hong Kong, grew up with many animal friends and enjoyed volunteering with Hong Kong Dog Rescue. She has set a goal to put a smile on all animals and people faces around her. After graduating from Massey she has started to fulfil this goal in Port Macquarie and is enjoying the sunshine and beautiful scenery. Joyce is currently interested in and fascinated by all aspects of the veterinary world. She is looking forward to meeting you and your pets, and putting smiles on all your faces.

Dr Vivien Lance

Dr Vivien Lance

Dr Vivien is a born and bred local, having grown up in Comboyne and attended school here in Port Macquarie. After graduating from The University of Sydney in 2008, Dr Vivien worked in Gloucester for 5 years as well as travelling to India and Sri Lanka, with Vets Beyond Borders and The Tsunami Animal People doing volunteer work. She has also worked for the RSPCA at Rutherford and Tighes Hill and the Newcastle Animal Referral and Emergency Centre. Vivien has a special interest in soft tissue surgery, she is accredited to radiograph pets for PennHIP scoring and enjoys working with a variety of patients. She has a spoilt cat named Austin and 2 dogs named Zara and George who regularly donate blood for sick pets. She is looking forward to meeting your family and helping you with all your pets health needs.

Jessica Donohoe

Jessica Donohoe

Jessica grew up in a small town in Sydney and has always had an interest in wanting to work with animals. Jessica studied her certificate 4 in veterinary nursing in Sydney and then moved to port Macquarie to pursue her career as a veterinary nurse. Jessica enjoys caring for animals of all types and spends her weekends at home with her playful Labrador Bella.

Jodie Scaysbrook

Jodie Scaysbrook

Jodie has a Science degree and is very experienced in Vet Nursing. She has completed advanced training in her chosen fields.

Samantha Turner

Samantha Turner

Sam is an incredible example of enthusiasm in action. Bright and keen, Sam is currently completing her Nursing qualification.

Sarah Henry

Sarah Henry

Sarah is from a country background, off a family-owned cattle station in far north Queensland. She has also worked on a cattle station in the Northern Territory. She moved to Port Macquarie to pursue her career in veterinary nursing. Sarah has great passion and love for all animals, great and small, and she enjoys being a part of the Greencross family.

Sarah has been at this clinic for over 4.5 years. She completed her Veterinary Nurse qualifications and workplacment at the clinic when it was Animal Doctors. Sarah has now been employed by Greencross for over 2.5 years. Since moving to Port Macquarie she has adopted 2 fur babies, a Ragdoll x cat from the RSPCA named Jet and recently a Greatdane x puppy named Harley from Wally’s doggie rescue.

Looking to the future Sarah is looking to complete a diploma in veterinary nursing.

Erin Sharp

Erin Sharp

Erin completed her Cert 4 in Veterinary nursing in 2004. She was trained as an emergency and critical care nurse, where she worked for 11 years in a specialist and supervisory role providing after hours and emergency care 24/7 in Sydney. During this time she completed her diploma in Veterinary Nursing (Emergency and Critical Care). In 2012, Erin went onto study a Bachelor of science (Biodiversity and Conservation) at Macquarie University in NSW. After getting the travel itch and wanting to do some good in the world, Erin ran off to Thailand where she lived and worked with multiple charity NGO’s on the Thai islands for a for a year and a few months each year since 2012, providing veterinary care to stray/street/beach dogs, cats and the occasional monkey! She has a keen interest in toxicology, emergency & critical care, medicine, wildlife and all things marine. Erin is currently owned by 3 cats Josie(13), Jimmy(18) and Mowse(12), a very cheeky rainbow lorikeet and a beautiful rescue dog.

Holly Barnes

Holly Barnes

From a young age Holly always knew she wanted to be in the veterinary industry. When a traineeship arose in high school to work in a Greencross clinic as well as complete a cert II in Animal studies throughout year 12, Holly jumped at the chance. She completed her cert II and finished year 12 at the same time. Whilst doing the cert II, Holly worked with Greencross Vet Camira two days a week during year 12. Then 2 weeks after completing year 12, she got a full time job at Greencross Vet Silkstone and started her cert IV in Veterinary Nursing. Holly cares greatly for the well being of all animals and wants to help at any chance she gets. She owns 2 very different dogs name Honey (Irish wolfhound x) and Marley (Maltese x Shih Tzu).

Keira Millis

Keira Millis

Keira graduated from University of Queensland in 2011 with a Bachelor of Applied Science, majoring in Veterinary Technology. During her time at university and shortly after graduating, she worked in a mixed animal practice in Gatton where she gained all her basic skills and training. However her love of all things equine pushed her into an Equine nursing position at UQ Equine hospital for four years. Keira has recently come back to small animal nursing to refresh and extend her knowledge in her key interest areas of surgical nursing and anesthesia. In her spare time Keira enjoys riding her two horses and attempting to get back to competing in showjumping. Keira shares her home with two cats, Samira and Minxy, and two dogs Turbo and Tia with which she also enjoys training in obedience and agility.

Natalie Bass

Natalie Bass

I joined Greencross in 2016 and consider myself very lucky to be working in such a rewarding industry with two amazing teams at the Palm Beach and Tweed Heads clinics. I grew up on acreage in Mudgeeraba on the Gold Coast with many different types of pets over the years. Now I live with my two dogs, a German Shepard named Buddy and a Rough Collie named Duke , two donkeys named Dave and Daisy and a Fjord horse named Xena. The newest addition to the family is my cheeky Children’s Python named Hamish who likes to hang around my neck or sleep my pocket. I have always had a passion for animals, and am fortunate to be able to take care of them for a job!

Summer Denny

Summer Denny

My name is Summer and I’ve been Vet Nursing for over 8 years. Vet Nursing is a job I could never get sick of, I have such love for companion animals, each one has their own nature and to meet and mend all kinds of pets is so rewarding. As a child growing up in the bush surrounded by wildlife I was always inspired to work with animals, I now live on the coast with two dogs, a cat and have rescued and rehomed many pets including rabbits, birds and guinea pigs. I strive to continue delivering a passionate service for all animals at work and home.

Alida Giblett

Alida Giblett

My name is Ali Giblett. I’m a veterinary nurse who is passionate about helping animals. I’ve spent over ten years working in sales with people and realised I possibly prefer animals more than I do humans. I started my career as a volunteer and soon fell in love with the job and the fabulous team here. Working with animals is the most rewarding and fulfilling career I’ve ever had. My husband and I have two fur babies at home, Kuda the wonder doggo and our crazy cat Milky. We love long walks along Burleigh Beach and making doggy friends along the way.

Brooke Mitura

Brooke Mitura

Brooke started her vet nursing career in 2005 gaining a certificate IV in vet nursing in 2009 she then went on to complete a certificate in veterinary technician in 2011. Brooke has a keen interest in small animal emergency and critical care. At home she has one Rottweiler x named Indie adopted from the AWL and a dwarf rabbit named Angus that is litter trained and lives inside. Outside of work her interests include netball, catching up with friends and family and keeping active.

Chelsea Turner

Chelsea Turner

Chelsea joined the Paradise team in 2010 as ward attendant and she has loved working as a nurse ever since. She graduated as qualified vet nurse in 2015 with a Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing which was studied through Animal Industries Resource Centre. She has always had a passion for helping animals and always she was going to pursue a career in that field. She loves seeing the patients go home happy and healthy. She is particularly interested in wildlife and has a keen interest in native mammals such as koalas. At home she has two beautiful family dogs who were adopted from the RSPCA, Cooper is a Jack Russel Terrier cross and Rocky who is a Staffy cross. In her spare time she enjoys keeping active at the gym, walking our dogs, cooking and catching up with family and friends.”

Diana Dichiera

Diana Dichiera

Diana’s career started as a ward attendant at then Paradise Veterinary Hospital in 2010 which she then began a traineeship to become a Veterinary Nurse. In 2015, she became qualified as a Veterinary Nurse and has been working at Greencross Vets Paradise as well as Greencross Vets Holden Hill ever since. She is committed to providing the highest quality of patient care and enjoys all aspects of nursing especially surgical nursing. Diana has a wonderful and extremely playful 6 year old border collie named Cooper who loves to keep her on my feet and a beautiful 10 year old domestic medium hair named Jill. When not working, Diana enjoys catching up with friends and spending time with family.

Dr Daniel van Geuns

Dr Daniel van Geuns

Dan graduated from the University of Queensland in 2005 and has been working as a small animal veterinarian in a number of locations including Toowoomba in Queensland and also overseas in England. He moved to Adelaide in mid-2011 and has been happily working at Greencross Vets Paradise over the last few years. Dan has always been closely surrounded by animals, growing up on a hobby farm with his father working as a vet and has always had a love of taking care of animals.

Dr Megan Bouchier

Dr Megan Bouchier

Megan graduated from Adelaide Uni in 2015 with Doctor of Veterinary Medicine and Bachelor of Veterinary Bioscience degrees, and has loved her work as a veterinarian ever since. She is interested in all aspects of companion animal medicine and surgery, particularly behavioural medicine. She lives with two troublemakers, Atticus the cavalier and Kiara the collie. Outside of work Megan enjoys baking, reading and travelling as much as possible. She can’t wait to meet your furred family members and give them the care and attention they deserve!

Dr Tim Harris BVSc ( Hons)

Dr Tim Harris BVSc ( Hons)

My name is Dr Tim Harris. I grew up on the southern Gold Coast in a household filled top to bottom with pets. My love for animals has been lifelong, and I have a great sense of pride in being a Veterinarian. I have been working with Greencross Vets as a small animal Veterinarian since 2015. It is a pleasure to be working with the team at Tweed Heads, as we all share the same passion for providing the best possible outcomes for all of our patients. My home is ruled by a mischievous three-legged cat called Moomoo and by my very energetic border collie cross Harry. I understand the bond between owners and pets, and my goal is to try and take care of every one of my patients as if they were one of my own.

Danni

Danni

Dannielle started working at Para Vista Veterinary Clinic in early 2010.
Before working as a veterinary nurse Danni worked at a pet shop. She learnt a lot about animal husbandry and has a lot of background knowledge about pet products.
She has grown up with animals all her life. Working at the pet store she had exposure to many different and unique types of animals including: puppies, kittens, rats, mice, snakes, lizards, turtles and even a tarantula.
Dannielle has a Samoyed named Bam a Labrador named Enzo and three cats Merak, Oli and Ally. Some of them she has left under her parents roof but she still visits them frequently.
Dannielle is responsible for creating the quarterly newsletter for the Para Vista Veterinary Clinic, look for the current issue in clinic now.

Dr Anne-Marie Moody

Dr Anne-Marie Moody

Dr Anne-Marie graduated from the University of Sydney in 1995.

Since then, she has worked as a mixed practice veterinarian in Broken Hill and small animal practitioner in the United Kingdom, Sydney and here in Adelaide.

She has completed further studies in emergency medicine, anaesthesia and radiology, and recently graduated from Murdoch University with a masters in small animal medicine and surgery. Her special interests are internal medicine and all things cat related!

Anne-Marie shares her home with her husband Nadar and Francesco the long haired miniature dachshund who frequently accompanies her to work and sometimes helps out with consultations!

Dr Ian McMillan

Dr Ian McMillan

After graduating from Glasgow University in 1980, Ian spent a year in South West England in a mixed practice. He was then drawn to the big smoke and spent a year in London in a small animal hospital.
He came to Australia in 1982 to get married and travel around for a year or two. After stints working in Newcastle and Sydney, Ian and his wife moved to Adelaide where Ian worked at Grange for a couple of years before establishing the Para Vista Veterinary Clinic in 1986.
The practice has grown and now supports 3 vets and 5 nurses. Ian has a special interest in soft tissue surgery and (endocrinology.)
In June 2011 he was awarded the post nominal CMAVA ; Chartered Member of the Australian Veterinary Association, in recognition of his attendance at continuing education seminars and conferences over the preceding 3 years.
He currently is the owner of Harriet, a cheeky Tenterfield terrier and is passionate about providing caring professional service to his clients.

Dr John Pumpa

Dr John Pumpa

Dr Pumpa commenced employment at the Para Vista Veterinary Clinic on a temporary Basis in 2000. Eleven years later he continues to enjoy the medical and surgical challenges of a small animal practitioner.
Following two years of large animal practice after graduation from Melbourne University in 1973. John moved back to the city and suburbs where he gained a wide range of experience both in Australia and overseas.
Beyond Veterinary Science he maintains a keen interest in the Geelong Football Team and loves a game of tennis.

Jessica

Jessica

Jessica started working at Para Vista Veterinary Clinic in October 2012. She has completed a certificate II in veterinary Nursing and a Diploma in Animal Technology. She is currently studying a Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing.
She is passionate about animal behaviour and currently runs our clinics Puppy Pre-School Program.
Jessica has two cats of her own, named Tye and Koda she also has a Bullmastiff x Ridgeback named Buffy and two shingleback lizards named Beauty and Beast.

Julie

Julie

Julie started with us back in 1999. We have watched Julie grow from a young lady into a loving mother.
Julie has seen the practice grow over the years. New nurses, new additions to the building and a new computer system.
When Julie’s not looking after your pets she’s at home taking care of hers.
Julie has a Chihuahua named Poppy, a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel called Rose, a Burmese cat named Buster and a domestic cat named Buttons.
Julie is an essential part of our team; she is very organized and is great with our clients. She has a special interest in Behaviour and Nutrition.

Raynal

Raynal

Reynal has been a vet nurse for seven years. Leaving for four months to work looking after human patients, she missed the animals so much that she has come back part time and can be found at Para Vista Veterinary Clinic.
Reynal enjoys all aspects of nursing particularly being a surgery nurse. She also loves to makes her patients as comfortable as possible while they are away from home.
Reynal has two cats Halfstachio and Moustachio and a variety of birds and also has just become a proud grandma of a gorgeous little girl.
Reynal is also a member of the Veterinary Nurses Council of Australia, the Monarto and Adelaide Zoological Gardens and Fauna Rescue.
In her spare time she loves going on cycling events, singing and spending time with family and friends.

Amber Stewart

Amber Stewart

Amber has been a vet nurse for 17 years she has two cheeky domestic shorthair cats called Peanut and Paisley. Amber enjoys all aspects of nursing and particularly enjoys consulting and surgical nursing. Amber worked for 12 months at a major referral vet in the UK which was a highly valuable experience and taught her lots. When Amber’s not at work she is a busy mum of a 7 year old son, Josh, who keeps her on her toes. In her spare time she likes spending time with friends and family.

Chelsea Causer

Chelsea Causer

I currently hold my Certificate I and II in Animal studies, I am now currently studying my Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing at Tafe SA Part time. I also work at Adelaide zoo and have been working there for two years.
I currently have three rabbits Cottontail, Miffy and Cuddles who are all rescue rabbits and each have their own personality. All three rabbits live indoors and keep my very busy.
I look forward to completing my Certificate IV in Veterinary nursing and continuing my nursing career.

Chelsea Halloran

Chelsea Halloran

Chelsea has joined the Greencross team at Paradise in early 2017 and is currently studying Certificate IV Veterinary Nursing through Open Colleges. Chelsea has always had an interest and passion for working with animals and has two cats of her own, Sushi and Alphie.

Abby Gates

Abby Gates

Dr Suzanne Cosgrove BVSc (Hons) BSc

Dr Suzanne Cosgrove BVSc (Hons) BSc

My name is Dr Suzanne Cosgrove. I was born in the USA but grew up on the beaches of the beautiful Gold Coast. In 1999 I moved to Brisbane to study at the University of Queensland where I completed a Bachelor of Science (Biomedical) in 2002 and a Bachelor of Veterinary Science (Hons) in 2007. During my studies I volunteered for the RSPCA, and also worked as a Veterinary nurse. I came to work with Greencross Vets as a small animal Veterinarian in 2009. Along the way I have adopted six furry children; two terriers named Timmy and Tam, three blue-eyed Siamese cats named Petey, Pauly and Whitey (aka White Bunny), and a chocolate Burmese named Blackie (aka Chocolate Bunny). My furry children are a very important part of my family. I understand the close bond between people and their pets and strive to care for every patient as if they were my own.

Dr Monique Rayfield

Dr Monique Rayfield

Hannah Mueller

Hannah Mueller

Katelyn Bland

Katelyn Bland

Katelyn has been working with our Greencross team since 2012. She begun working as a volunteer and then moved into a Veterinary Nursing position while completing a Certificate II in Animal Studies and is also currently finishing a Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing. Katelyn has a menagerie of her own consisting of a sheep, more than twenty chickens, guinea pigs, birds, and seven cats (yes, she is a proud crazy cat lady!). Katelyn is passionate about all aspects of the veterinary industry, not only helping pets, but also providing the best care to their owners is what makes her job so rewarding.

Leona Gielen

Leona Gielen

Leona has worked with Greencross Vets for over 10 years after taking care of our clients and earning her role as Practice Manager. Leona is always smiling and ready to greet you and your pet at the door! She is puppy-mad and currently coordinates our puppy school, teaching new pet owners invaluable lessons and advice. Leona is exceptional at creating an individual experience for all our clients. Her animal family consists of Miffy-Elizabeth the Maltese & FruFru the Moodle!

Ashleigh Silk

Ashleigh Silk

Ashleigh has been working part time at the clinic since January 2013 and completed her Certificate IV Veterinary Nursing in November 2014. She has always had a passion for animals and their welfare, and also has an interest in animal conservation. Ashleigh owns 2 domestic cats, Archie and Hunter, who were adopted through the clinic. She also has 2 dogs Lucky the Jack Russell x and Charlie the Golden Retriever x Cocker Spaniel. Her interests are volunteering at Healesville Sanctuary, shopping, watching tv shows, spending time with family and friends and going for drives in her classic car.

Charmaine Douglas

Charmaine Douglas

Charmaine is a qualified and experienced Veterinary Nurse, who began her career volunteering at the RSPCA in 2008. She is the proud parent to a naughty Staffordshire bull terrier and a couple of cheeky chickens! She has special interests in animal behaviour and animal physical therapy. Outside of work Charmaine loves watching and playing netball, live music and going to the movies. Charmaine has always loved animals and couldn’t imagine a career more suited to her passion for veterinary care.

Courtney Chalmers

Courtney Chalmers

Courtney began her nursing career at Greencross Pakenham Vet in 2010. She is very passionate about her job and enjoys her days assisting in surgery, building client rapport and managing the kitten adoption program. Courtney’s highest achievements throughout her career was winning veterinary awards for ‘Outstanding Customer Service’ and Team Member of the Year’.
During her time outside of work she catches up on Game of Thrones, goes shopping and enjoys spending time with friends and family. Her next holiday plans are to return to Las Vegas and Disneyland. At home Courtney has four spoilt cats who she has rescued and acquired over the years; Fuzzy, Nemo, Jaffa and Lammy.

Dr Amber Shaw

Dr Amber Shaw

Dr. Amber grew up in a small rural town in New Zealand surrounded by pets including her horses and her labrador, Poppy. She graduated with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science through Massey University in Palmerston North. In January 2017 Amber crossed the ditch from New Zealand to join our team here at Greencross Vets Pakenham. She is passionate about all aspects of companion animal medicine and looks forward to meeting you and your pet. Outside of the clinic Dr. Amber enjoys spending her time outside, hiking and exploring the region.

Dr Amy Hii

Dr Amy Hii

Amy graduated from the University of Melbourne in 2013. She joined Greencross Vets Pakenham in July 2014 and brings with her an interest in Neurology, Cardiology, Diagnostic Imaging as well as Surgery. Having grown up in Borneo, she also has a soft spot for wildlife and all kinds of exotic pets. Amy volunteered in Sun Bear conservation programs back home and hopes to one day contribute to wildlife conservation in Borneo as a veterinarian.

Dr Matthew Goldsworthy

Dr Matthew Goldsworthy

Matt graduated from the University of Melbourne in 2007 and has been working in small animal practice since this time. He joined Pakenham Greencross in January 2017. He has a passion for all aspects of small animal medicine and his biggest strength is his compassion for his patients and their families. Matt lives with his wife Jenny (also a vet!) and 2 young daughters and is further outnumbered by owning a female Birman named Milly. He also looks after his mother’s overweight Retriever, Norman and elderly Black Lab, Murray.

Ebony Cody

Ebony Cody

Ebony has always had a passion for animals especially wildlife.
As well as nursing Ebony is our Puppy School Trainer and constantly updates her skills and knowledge.
At home she has two cats Batman and Lollipop. A dog named Billy Bob and Freddo the white lipped tree frog.
Ebony hopes one day to work in conjunction with a vet team to educate the indigenous community about the health and wellbeing of their animals and to combat disease and the stray crisis in these communities.

Emily Robinson

Emily Robinson

Emily has been a vet nurse for 6 years now and started with Greencross Pakenham in March 2012. She started her career at a mixed practice back in 2010 and completed her Certificate IV through Box Hill Tafe in November 2012. Emily has a dog named Bailey who is a Cavalier King Charles X and just celebrated his 10th birthday in May 2016. Emily has a high interest in emergency nursing and wishes to pursue further study in this area in the future. She also hopes to travel to South Africa to do volunteer work with the animals. Her interests include spending time with family and friends, having doggy play dates with her mums dog Lilly who is also a Cavalier King Charles, listening to music & watching documentaries to relax.

Jayla Blew

Jayla Blew

Jayla is currently doing her cert IV in vet nursing, while working casual at the clinic. Jayla has always loved working with animals since she could walk. She’s lives on a small hobby farm that contains many different animals. She has one dairy cow (blaze), three horses (Jules, Sinkers and Bailey), 2 dogs( Pepper and Archie), one cat (Little Cat) and a few exotic fish. She first started at the clinic as a work placement student and after a year and a half she was employed at the practice as a casual team member. In her spare time she loves to ride her horses and take here dogs to the beach.

Telissa Creely

Telissa Creely

Telissa started the Greencross Internship Program at the clinic in January 2016. She has now completed her certificate II in animal studies and is going on to complete her certificate iv in veterinary nursing at Box Hill Tafe. Telissa has always been passionate about animals and is living her dream working with them. She has adopted two old papillons, Gus and Suzie. She also has a 1 year old cheeky rescue cat named Archie. She sometimes helps foster kittens for a local rescue group. Her interests are camping and spending time outdoors, going on big walks with her family dog Tess, listening to music and spending time with family and friends.

Tracey Breckon

Tracey Breckon

Tracey studied Cert 3 Animal Studies and Cert 3 in Companion Animal Services 2014, & is currently studying Cert 4 Vet nursing.
She also is on the committee of a rescue group and fosters cats and dogs. Her passion for animal welfare led her to begin studying in 2014 with the motto “your never to old to learn new skills”
Tracey’s husband, daughters and granddaughters are very supportive of her passion for animals. They have a 7yr old Cavalier named Pebbles and a 5 yr old Poodle x named Ebony. They also have some feline family members Nelly, Max, Grayson and Twinkle.
Tracey enjoys relaxing, spending time with family, friends and travelling.

Chanelle Fieldhouse

Chanelle Fieldhouse

I have been a life long animal lover with a special passion for dogs. After working in a variety of career fields, I came to realise that if I was working with animals then I would always look forward to work and coupled with the amazing team here at Palm Beach, I love my job! I have three special pooches in my life, a Kelpie X named Cookie, a Japanese Spitz named Aura, and the most recent addition is Dutch, a rescue dog. He came through our clinic while being vet checked after being rescued by a re-homing organisation and stole my heart. He is a Staffy X Jack Russell (we think!). Life with three dogs is busy but I get it back three-fold in love. Lucky I run the Best Behaviour Puppy School here my fur-babies are well trained so they don’t run me around too much!

Dr Andrew Blum

Dr Andrew Blum

Veterinary Director
My name is Dr Andrew Blum, I am the Veterinary Director at Greencross Palm Beach.
After receiving my diploma of animal husbandry in 1964, I went to work in Brisbane as a field officer for Pig Poultry and Dairy which I found didn’t suit me. My father offered to help me go through university and I grabbed that opportunity with both hands. I met my wife, Helen, in my first year of Uni who encouraged me to work hard and become a veterinarian. I have been a vet now for over 45 years. I worked overseas for a few years and came to Palm Beach in 1976, opening my own clinic in 1978. I worked for 12 years at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, 15 years at David Fleay’s Wildlife Park, 22 years of track work with trotters, gallopers and greyhounds and many years of large animal work. I’ve predominately spent the latter half of my professional life as a small animal vet, working for Greencross Vets for the past 14 years. I have also been involved in a research trials for Qbiotics for last 7 years which is a company that has released a natural drug for surface cancers in animals. I love the team here at Greencross Palm Beach and cannot wait to meet you and your pet!

Dr Gina Walker

Dr Gina Walker

Dr Chris Vorster

Dr Chris Vorster

Chris graduated from the University of Pretoria in South Africa in 2010.  Shortly afterwards he moved to South Australia and started his career in Port Lincoln, where he did small and large animal work across the Eyre Peninsula.  Chris also worked in Adelaide before moving to Perth in 2014.  Chris did locum work at numerous practices all over Perth, and you might have met him before.  In 2017 Chris joined the friendly Greencross team in Perth as locum veterinarian, and in June 2018 he took on the role of  Veterinary director at Greencross Vets O’Connor.  He has a great interest in small animal reproduction and neonatal care, as well as dental work and prophylactic dental care.  Chris has a mischievous cat called Sushi and a beautiful King Charles Cavalier called Nick.

Dr Jennifer Muk

Dr Jennifer Muk

I joined the Greencross team in 2018 and am enjoying every moment of it. Whilst every aspect of being a veterinarian is exciting, what I find the most rewarding is the opportunity to service and help the people and pets of my local community.
At home, I have 2 cats, Bulma and Goku, and a cheeky husky, Bowie, to keep me on my toes. In my spare time, I love exploring our great outdoors, camping, and 4-wheel driving.

Georgia Maddock

Georgia Maddock

I grew up on a sheep and wheat farm in the Eastern Wheatbelt where I formed a passion for working with animals. Since then I have gained work experience on various farms and clinics before completing my studies in Veterinary Nursing. At home I have a pet cat named CJ. I am very excited to be part of the Greencross Team here at O’Connor

Rachel Gray

Rachel Gray

I was raised on my family’s farm down south of WA and have grown up being surrounded by animals of all kinds. From a young age I knew I wanted to work with animals and after finishing high school I managed to get a job as a stablehand and trackwork rider at a racing stable. It was an incredible learning experience but after three years I decided to pursue my dream of becoming a veterinary nurse. I was lucky enough to do my work placement with Greencross in 2017 and eventually get a job with them once I was a qualified. At home I have two pet greyhounds named Fin & Liv, and a cat named Wolfe.

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 in 2013. 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 anesthetic nursing and patient critical care.

Dr Luke Evans

Dr Luke Evans

Luke graduated from The University of Melbourne in 2001 and spent several years working in England before returning to Australia. He has been a veterinary associate with the North Ringwood team since 2009 and became our Veterinary Director in 2012.
Luke is a very dedicated veterinarian who is passionate about clinical medicine and enjoys the challenge of unusual cases. He is a true believer of keeping our patients healthy through preventative medicine and is a strong advocate for the numerous benefits of our Healthy Pets Plus program. Luke’s comprehensive approach makes him a favourite among our clients and patients.
Luke and his wife have three children, Zachary, Xavier, and Zara. He enjoys reading, playing guitar, listening to music and bushwalking with his children. Luke has a playful cat named Winston.

Jessica Whinfield

Jessica Whinfield

Jess is a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine student at the University of Melbourne and will graduate as part of the Class of 2018. Jess has a Labradoodle named Smedley, and has owned a cat, fish, chickens and a budgie in the past. She has a passion for conservation medicine and loves getting out into the field and assisting with projects on anything from frogs to bats as often as she can! Jess would be delighted to discuss all your pet-related questions from flea treatments to choosing a bird cage to feeding your cat.

Karina Boyle

Karina Boyle

Karina has been a member of the North Ringwood team since 2007 and attained her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing in 2009.
Karina enjoys working at reception and interacting with all our clients and patients. Her careful, considered manner ensures that out patients get everything they need with no exceptions! She also has a special interest in radiology and loves looking at the fine images produced by our digital x-ray machine. She loves knowing that we make a difference in the health of the pets of North Ringwood and is always helpful with advice and information.
Karina’s family includes husband Steven, son Riley daughter Kaylee, Ollie her Cocker Spaniel, as well as Drake, a Bearded Dragon.
Karina enjoys swimming with her kids, gardening and going camping with her family.

Sara Koblar

Sara Koblar

Sara’s sweet and reassuring nature makes her a lovely Veterinary Nurse (and a pleasure to work with!). She has been part of the North Ringwood team for over 10 years and attained her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing in 2002.
Sara is also our Best Behaviour coordinator and runs our Best Behaviour Puppy School on a Wednesday evening. She has a wealth of knowledge on all things “puppy” and is always happy to give advice – feel free to call and book a free puppy chat with her.
Sara and her husband have two gorgeous children, Fynn and Milly who aren’t shy in showing their love for cheeky Kyah, a border collie and pretty little Tia, a papillon. Her family also share their home with 3 chickens and two budgies.

Wendy Massarotti

Wendy Massarotti

Wendy has been a veterinary nurse since attaining her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing in 1999 and has gone on to achieve her Accredited Nurse status through the Veterinary Nurses Council of Australia. AVNs are required to show that their competence and knowledge are current and that they are dedicated to the profession.
Wendy is such as happy member of our health care team for whom nothing is ever too much trouble. She has a special interest in team consulting and surgical nursing. She also runs our clinic’s free Weight Loss Program!
Wendy has worked at North Ringwood since 2002. Wendy strives for excellence in all aspects of her work. She ensures that high standards are maintained throughout the clinic. Wendy is one of our Surgical Nurses and most of her time is spent caring for the hospitalised patients and making sure procedures run smoothly.
Outside of work, Wendy enjoys gardening, reading, taking long walks and trying out a range of interesting restaurants with her family and friends.
Wendy has a beautiful pug named Bella and a charismatic rabbit named Bean.

Brittany

Brittany

Brittany is currently studying her veterinary nursing course online through ACVN. She used to volunteer at Native Animal Rescue and rehabilitated various species of wildlife from her home to prepare for their release. Brittany loves the Ocean and regularly takes her Schnauzer X “Oliver” to the beach for a surf.

Caroline Kenny

Caroline Kenny

Cindy Ridden

Cindy Ridden

Cindy has been with the clinic ever since it opened in 1990. After having a few years off to raise a family she has returned to the team. Cindy has a wealth of knowledge in showing dogs, breeding and animal healthcare and behaviour. Cindy has a new cavalier puppy called Lady and a ragdoll x called Misty.

Dr Hsu Ng

Dr Hsu Ng

I graduated from Murdoch University in 1999 with my vet degree. Since then I’ve worked at various small animal hospitals both in Perth and Melbourne for eight years before taking time off to be a full time mum. I returned to the profession in 2015 and joined the Ocean Reef team in July 2016. So far I’m enjoying every minute of my journey. I love being part of a great team and having the opportunity to provide help and care to our furry (and occasionally feathered) friends. Outside of vetting I love sewing, playing the piano, and looking after my brood.

Dr Natalya Higgins

Dr Natalya Higgins

Natalya grew up in Sydney and then obtained her veterinary qualifications from Murdoch University in 2014. During her studies she worked in a small animal practice in Perth caring for patients after hours. She has also spent a year working as a small animal veterinarian in the United Kingdom.
Her interests outside of work include playing piano, watching soccer and travelling.
Natalya has a 14 year old long haired dachshund called Harry.
She enjoys meeting clients and patients and has a particular interest in surgery and wildlife/exotic medicine.

Dr Nicole Leslie

Dr Nicole Leslie

I’m Perth-born and raised and graduated from Murdoch Uni in 2004 with a keen interest in small animal medicine. I’ve worked at a number of clinics around Perth as well as working for Greencross in Melbourne for 3 years. I absolutely love being a vet! I think our pets enrich our lives immensely and I feel privileged to be able to provide care to people’s pets to ensure they live long and happy lives together.

I started at Ocean Reef in March and am so excited to be part of the team. We are all so passionate about providing the best care to our furry friends and to have the hydrotherapy pool also is really special!

I have had three Cavalier King Charles Spaniels and would have to say they are my favourite breed of dog! Earlier in my career I volunteered at Princess Margaret Hospital with my black and tan cavalier Lily. It was such an incredible experience to see how much Lily could brighten the kids’ days and provide them with some distraction from their illnesses. My favourite memory was meeting a little girl who had not been allowed to leave the hospital since birth and had never met a real dog. When she saw Lily she started making a “woofing” sound and was so delighted to be able to pat her and give her a cuddle.

At the moment we have a mixed-breed white fluffy called Sammy. She’s 14 years old, has had two knee reconstructions and it still going strong!

When I’m not working you will usually find me happily cooking, going to the movies or catching up with friends and family. My husband and I love spending time with our two little boys at the beach. Nothing soothes the soul like relaxing at the dog beach whilst watching my kids playing happily and Sammy playing with all her doggy friends!

Eren

Eren

Eren is a qualified CERT IV registered veterinary nurse graduate, completing her studies in 2001 at Bentley Tafe. Eren has a caring personality and is very compassionate when it comes to helping animals and their owners.
Prior to her nursing career, Eren volunterred at the Swan Animal Dog Haven and Kanyana Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre.
Eren started the Dog Hydrotherapy Rehabilitation Centre back in 2003. Since then she has gone on to train nurses at the centre in the field of rehabilitating patients.
Eren has 2 cats called Kirsche and Ava, a moodle called Max, a re-homed stray rabbit called Ricky and fish.

Marisa

Marisa

Rachel

Rachel

Rachel is a registered veterinary nurse who graduated from Bentley Tafe in 1993. Rachel has over 20 years experience in the veterinary industry and has a strong interest in premium pet food nutrition.
Rachel enjoys outdoor activities such as kayaking, cycling and spending quality time with her family.
Rachel’s family pets are a Cavoodle named Phoebe, an American Crested guinea pig named Hank, Cleo the budgie and assorted tropical fish.

Erin Duncan

Erin Duncan

Hi I’m Erin,
Growing up I always had a variety of animals as pets and loved looking after them. Caring for animals has always been a big part of my life and something I felt passionate about. It all started when I got my first dog Napoleon whom I was responsible for. When I was old enough I began volunteering at the local animal shelter. I started working for Greencross in 2015 and completed my Cert 4 at the beginning of 2018. While I was studying I also ran puppy school through the Greencross Vets at Noosa for 2 years. My keen interests are in pathology, surgery & nutrition. At home I have a cat named Playdoh & a Papillion named Rosie.

Kiah Potter

Kiah Potter

I started with Greencross Noosa 3 years ago as a volunteer Veterinary Nursing student. I was lucky enough to gain employment earlier this year and have recently graduated with my Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing. I am also a qualified hairdresser and enjoy doing that in my spare time. On weekends I enjoy the outdoors with my partner Will and our four legged boy Riccardo.

Katie Kingsley

Katie Kingsley

Katie joined the team at Marsden Park and North Parramatta in June 2018, working across both clinics she comes with over 2 1/2 years of veterinary nursing experience. Previously Katie worked at a busy veterinary clinic in Rouse Hill, where she gained a broad range of experience and skills in all aspects of nursing from monitoring, surgery and helping with X-rays, laboratory and general nursing. She has an all-round interest in veterinary medicine, but has a particular interest in Equine, rare and interesting surgical cases and animal welfare. She also donates her spare time once a month to Pets In the Park as a veterinary nurse and also supports animal charity. At home she has a love for Staffordshire Bull terriers; she has 3 of her own. She has grown up with her horse Maddie whom she’s had for 20 years, she also has one snake, and a much loved deaf cat Stevo.

Narelle Van Lierop

Narelle Van Lierop

Narelle has brought with her a wealth of knowledge from working at Greencross Wyoming for 9 year before making a move closer to Western Sydney and joining the North Parramatta team.
She has two very sweet bichon Frise dogs that keep her on her toes. Outside of work Nelly enjoys spending time with her husband, dogs and 2 birds

Dr Ming Goh

Dr Ming Goh

Ming is a University of London graduate of 2008 who moved to Australia after working in London for a few years. She has worked in various veterinary hospitals in the UK and Australia before joining Greencross.

Having worked in many emergency situations due to the nature of her previous work, she is no stranger to interesting and life threatening conditions of small animals. Ming completed Post Graduate Ultrasound and Internal Medicine courses through the University of Sydney and uses her skills at Greencross to help our patients through general practice as well.

Out of work, Ming works out daily to maintain her health. Singing and reading books are activities that she thoroughly enjoys. She catsits Libby who is a cat that loves broccoli and asparagus much to the dismay of other carnivorous felines.

Luanne Crawley

Luanne Crawley

Luanne has emigrated from the UK after many holidays to Australia. Luanne holds a BSc in Animal Science and completed her Certificate IV in Byron Bay in 2014. She has travelled to many animal shelters around the world and undertaken conservation work in Tanzania, Costa Rica and Fiji. Luanne loves exploring the South Australian coastline that is now on her doorstep with her little ‘frug’ Indie. Luanne has a big soft spot for Golden Retrievers and looks forward to owning one in the future.

Charlie Richardson

Charlie Richardson

Hi I’m Charlie, I started with Greencross as a school student doing work experience in 2014. From there, an interest in Veterinary Nursing developed and I studied Veterinary Nursing as one of my subjects through high school. After my time doing work experience, I was offered a position on weekends at our old Tewantin clinic and from there my role in the clinic grew. I am currently studying a Diploma of Leadership & Management as I would like to eventually grow my role in the company. In my spare time i love to travel, hang out with friends and spend time with my girlfriend.

Daniel Chapman

Daniel Chapman

I have always been enthusiastic about learning new skills and have completed a Certificate IV in Hospitality – Frontline Management and Certificate IV in Performing Arts. I grew up on a hobby farm and have always loved all animals, great and small, which led me to a career as a Veterinary Nurse. I have worked in a number of practices throughout the Sunshine Coast, Brisbane and Wide Bay where I have developed a passion for surgery, felines, consults, pocket pets and more. I am well-known to my colleagues as the “crazy cat man” being the proud owner of two beautiful Ragdoll Cats named Maxwell and Vivienne and a French Bulldog named Zola. In my spare time you would normally find me outside working on the garden, tending to my roses, digging up the veggie patch and spending time with my family.

Dr Brook Kelly BVSc (Hons)

Dr Brook Kelly BVSc (Hons)

After graduating from UQ in 2014 I started working in a busy clinic in the coastal mining town of Gladstone. Having worked away from family and friends for two years, I decided it was time to move back home to Noosa! I am excited to provide the very best care I can for your pets, be they furred, feathered, or otherwise. I’m the proud owner of Periwinkles, a member of the senior feline community, and Ned & Marvel, my galah and budgerigar – no looney tunes shenanigans here though, all three are always on their best behaviour! In my spare time I enjoy sewing and reading and have just taken up hiking as well.

Dr Meghan Watson BVSc (Hons) BSc (Hons)

Dr Meghan Watson BVSc (Hons) BSc (Hons)

I started my studies at The University of Melbourne, completing a Bachelor of Science (Hons) with a major in Zoology in 2011. I enjoyed working on reproductive physiology during my honours project, but decided research wasn’t for me and it wasn’t too late to follow my dream of becoming a Vet. After living in Melbourne’s unpredictable weather for most of my adult life, I decided to follow the sun and moved to Queensland to study Vet Science at the University of Queensland and graduated in 2016. I have been with Greencross in Noosa for 2 years and am so excited to learn from all the wonderful vets and nurses we have here. In the veterinary field I am especially interested in small animal surgery and reproduction, however I still have a soft spot for farm animals as I grew up on a sheep station. In my spare time I enjoy the sunshine coasts beaches (especially the dog beach), gardening and baking. At home I have four unusual fish known as Bichir’s (lizard like fish that have lungs), a number of Red-Eyed Tree Frogs, Leaf-Tailed Geckos, Sand Moniters, a Python and am soon to be the proud owner of a baby bearded dragon.

Dr Mya Helme BVSc

Dr Mya Helme BVSc

I have been at Greencross Noosa for 4 years and love our amazing team of vets and nurses. I have loved developing relationships with our clients and their beloved pets seeing them grow and change over the years.

I graduated from Massey University, New Zealand in 2002. My first job was in a mixed animal practice in North Auckland for two years. Then the big OE beckoned. I worked in Portsmouth, England in a large small animal hospital for two years and did a lot of travelling throughout Europe during that time. My partner and I stopped in at Noosa on the way back to New Zealand and loved it so much that we decided to stay for while. I did some locum work on the coast and in Brisbane before settling into a position in the sunshine coast hinterland for 9 years. During that time I got married and had two gorgeous children Lee and Amy. My interests are varied and I have completed a distance education course at Sydney University in Diagnostic Imaging. I thoroughly enjoy surgery, ultrasonography and ophthalmology.

I am currently doing a year long course run by Sydney University in Small Animal Surgery and will be sitting my membership exams in mid 2020.

I am passionate in providing quality veterinary care to my patients and clients.

At home I have a beautiful Golden Retriever, Holly whom I took on , performing two major orthopaedic surgeries on her knees. She is now very much a part of our family. I also have a lovely Tonkinese cat called Jandal. In my spare time I enjoy yoga, painting, reading and socialising with friends and family.

Jessie Hogan

Jessie Hogan

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 for over five years, starting my career at the RSPCA. During that time I gained invaluable knowledge of many aspects of animal care, welfare and behaviour. I was also a foster carer, taking home sick kittens that needed around-the-clock care. This is one of the things that sparked my passion for vet nursing, and I started my studies shortly after. I was fortunate enough to volunteer at the RSPCA desexing clinic, where I relished being able to further my knowledge, and in early 2015 I was lucky enough to gain employment at Greencross Vets Noosa. I completed my Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing through BNIT in 2017. In my spare time I enjoy going to the beach/bush walks with my partner and two dogs Tank and Leisha, fishing and swimming anything at the beach really! I would love the opportunity to work with more exotic animals and reptiles in the future. I also aspire to become a wildlife carer later on in life. I can’t see myself ever doing anything that doesn’t involve animals! Overall, I feel very blessed to be a part of the Greencross team and to work in an industry where I can let my love for animals truly shine.

Natasha Whyte

Natasha Whyte

I studied Veterinary Nursing Cert IV through AVT in Perth through correspondence. I’ve been working in the veterinary industry for 5 years with 3 of those being with the team at Greencross Vets Noosa. I enjoy all aspects of my role and would eventually love to complete a degree in Veterinary Nursing. I chose this industry because I wanted to be able to act as a voice for animals, in a sense. In my spare time, I’m a mother of two beautiful children and I have a great husband. We all love to hang out at the beach, surf, camping and anything to do with outdoors! I also have a pet sitting company called Sunshine Coast Claws and Paws.

Dr Eva Tang

Dr Eva Tang

Eva graduated from University of Sydney after completing her Veterinary Science degree with merits, and had been practising as a small animal veterinarian since. Originally from Hong Kong Eva understands Chinese, and her Chinese background has led to an interest in Traditional Chinese Medicine. She enjoys seeing dogs and cats as well as the little critters such as rabbits and guinea pigs. She has two rabbits, Pavlova and Waffle, and two cats, Pen Pen and Kathy. In her spare time Eva enjoys spending time with her family, playing sports such as soccer and basketball, and cooking.

Dr Mei Chet Lee

Dr Mei Chet Lee

Hello, I am Dr Mei Chet Lee and I am proud to be the new Veterinary Director at Greencross Vets North Parramatta. Prior to joining Greencross Vets, I worked as a senior veterinarian at a large
24 hour emergency hospital where I developed a wealth of experience in small animal medicine and surgery.

I have a special interest in small animal soft tissue and orthopaedic surgery, graduating with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science (Honours Class 1) from the University of Sydney in 2008,
and attained Membership to the Surgical Chapter of the Australian College of Veterinary Scientists in 2015.

When I’m not working, I enjoy spending time travelling, reading, hiking and running with my gorgeous dog, Jackson. My team and I are very passionate about pets and absolutely love what we do,
that is, providing high quality, compassionate veterinary care. We look forward to meeting you and your pets soon.

Claire Adametz

Claire Adametz

Claire has had a keen interest in animals from a young age and has been working with animals for almost 10 years. She is very passionate about animal welfare and started her career as a volunteer at the RSPCA in 2008.
In 2009 Claire started paid work as an Animal Attendant at the RSPCA, mainly in the Cattery where she processed cats that came into the shelter and worked in the kennels looking after the dogs. After a few years in the shelter, Claire took on a nursing position at the RSPCA, where she worked until the end of 2015. Claire then joined the team at North Ringwood Greencross in 2016.
Claire is very much a cat person (although she still loves all animals) and is the Cattery Manager of North Ringwood’s cat boarding facility. Claire is owned by one cheeky cat, Enzo, a black DSH who was a stray she took in.

Dr Lucy Coldwell BVSc

Dr Lucy Coldwell BVSc

I have recently joined the team at Greencross Noosa Civic as Veterinary Director. I originate from Scotland and graduated with my veterinary degree 12 years ago.  I have practiced as a vet for and have worked in mixed practice and small animal in the UK, and Australia, and have now lived on the Sunshine Coast for four years, and call it home. In my time as a vet i have carried out some work in emergency clinics at Melbourne Uni and the AEC, and have been a locum in many different vet clinics. I have a passion for soft tissue surgeries and look to further my abilities in the surgical field. In my spare time i love to be outdoors, cycling and catching up with friends.

Jade Sullivan

Jade Sullivan

Hi I’m Jade, I first became interesed in entering the veterinary industry after adopting my first dog, a then 2 year old staffy. At the time I had very little knowledge regarding the many and varied needs of our furry friends and I wanted to know more. After alot of hard work and study I am now a qualified Cert 4 Vet nurse and there is no looking back 🙂 My favourite thing to do is assisting my awesome surgeon with orthopaedic surgeries. I love to get my hands dirty! I am also slightly addicted to caffine 😉

Ellie Eastwood

Ellie Eastwood

Ellie is our senior pet stylist and veterinary nurse. We welcomed her to our team on opening in 2016.

Her journey into the veterinary industry commenced in 2006. Since then she has qualified as veterinary nurse as well as unleashing her creative side by branching out into the world of pet grooming. Ellie finds much joy in the styling and maintenance of dogs. She has a keen eye for attention to detail and a gentle, calming nature towards the animals in her care. She will work with each client individually to ensure your pet looks the way you envision and love.
We thoroughly enjoy having Ellie as a valued member of our team.

Harriet Alden

Harriet Alden

Harriet’s love of dogs and horses is what drove her to pursue a career as a veterinary nurse. Her degree in public relations and previous management experience makes her a perfect fit for our practice manager role. Harriet has a particular passion for senior healthcare, inspired by her 15 years old Border Terrier, Harley. When she isn’t at work you will most likely find Harriet at the beach with her snorkelling gear.

Dr Rebecca Clej

Dr Rebecca Clej

Rebecca has recently joined the team at Greencross Nerang. Growing up on acreage, her love of animals started at an early age. Rebecca graduated from the University of Queensland in 2008. She has since worked throughout Queensland in a variety of different veterinary fields. Rebecca enjoys working with owners to ensure their pets are able to have long happy, healthy lives. Rebecca has a variety of animals including dogs, birds, horses and a cat. In her spare time, Rebecca enjoys training her dog and riding her horses.

Kath Stanley

Kath Stanley

I’ve been with the Greencross since family February 2016 after working at Sea World for 17 years as a Marine Mammal Trainer
and 2IC in animal care. I started my career in the animal industry when I was 19 working with horses and became a qualified Vet Nurse at 21. I worked in the veterinary industry up to the age of 26 which is when I moved into the zoo industry. Throughout my animal training career my passion for behavior management has grown and I truly believe that every animal should be smiling.
I teach puppy pre school too; which I LOVE! In my spare time I spend my days having fun with my family and my cheeky Jack Russell “Jackson” & rescue bird “Bruce”. Feel free to pop in to the clinic and have a chat and I can help guide you through any behavior issues you may have.

Caio Ferreira

Caio Ferreira

I have been working in the animal care industry since 2009. I completed his qualifications in Veterinary Science in my home country of Brazil, and have been living in Australia for 2 years now. I now call Australia home and I am looking forward to converting my Brazilian qualifications so that I can become a veterinarian here. I have a special interest in dermatology and I love animals of all shapes and sizes!

Nic Burnett

Nic Burnett

I grew up on the Gold Coast and have always had a love for animals. I started in the animal industry and gained skills by volunteering at a local wildlife hospital. I was then fortunate enough to be given the opportunity to work with domestic animals at the Mudgeeraba Greencross in 2012. Through this, I decided Veterinary Nursing was the path I wanted to follow. In 2013 I officially joined the awesome Mudgeeraba team and am currently studying my Cert 4 in Veterinary Nursing.

Ryleigh Kannar

Ryleigh Kannar

My name is Ryleigh and I have just recently completed my Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing and I am thoroughly enjoying working at Greencross Vets in Mudgeeraba as a vet nurse. I have also completed chemistry and mathematics subjects at the University of Queensland in Brisbane.

I spent most of my childhood on a farm surrounded by many domestic pets and wildlife and have a great love and connection with animals and it is a pleasure to work with them every day. I have dreams of gaining specialised skills with wildlife caring and nursing and still aspire to pursue a veterinary science degree in the future

Sarah Lindenberg

Sarah Lindenberg

My name is Sarah Lindenberg and I am a certificate IV Veterinary Nurse at Mudgeeraba. I have been working at Mudgeeraba for 8 years starting out as a volunteer worker and further down the track studying my nursing degree. I absolutely love animals and couldn’t imagine doing anything else as a career. In the future I hope to travel and work in a company called vets beyond borders. I have two furry children 🙂 Narla is a 2 year old spoodle and Millie is a 5 year old Bichon x poodle. I love my job and I would suggest this carer path to anyone interested in working with animals.

Sasha Bell

Sasha Bell

My name is Sasha Bell. I have been working at Mudgeeraba for 8 years. I have 2 children and 4 fur babies (2 Devon Rex’s and 2 Mini Foxies). I love my job and could not think of anything else I would rather do.

Wendy Verhulsdonk

Wendy Verhulsdonk

My name is Wendy, I have called Greencross Mudgeeraba my home away from home since 1997. Not only do I work with a wonderful dedicated team but over the years I have built up strong relationships with many of our clients and of course their beloved pets . I keep just as busy at home as I do at work with my two boys Seth and Caleb, crazy Staffy Ruby, two cats Stormy and Billy (aka Bad Boy Billy Bob Bentley), and our most recent additions -Lilly and Scratchy, two rats for our boys. I have been very lucky to do a job that I love for so long, and can see many more years ahead.

Ashleigh Beugelaar

Ashleigh Beugelaar

Ashleigh has been working at the practice since 2007. She has recently completed her certificate 4 in veterinary nursing. Her favourite nursing duties are cleaning teeth and hand raising kittens and seeing them off to forever homes. In her free time Ashleigh enjoys teaching dancing and playing netball.

Kelly McKay

Kelly McKay

Kelly started her veterinary nursing career in 1997, she has remained at the same practice to date.
She moved into a senior role in 2005 and completed her Diploma in practice management in 2007.
Her long term bond to the practice, staff, clients and patients are extremely important and play a massive role in her life.
At home she has a Dogue de Bordeaux named ‘Seymour’ who loves to accompany her to work each day.
She also has 2 very active and adventurous bengals named ‘Lia’and ‘Benjamin’ and a rescued persian named Evie, who loves to spend her days sleeping in late and guarding the bed until mum comes home.

Naomi Edwards

Naomi Edwards

After attaining a degree in Communications/Journalism and working in various related industries Naomi decided to pursue a career that catered for her lifelong passion for animals. In 2009 Naomi started at Greencross Woofpurnay as a weekend hydrotherapist where she was able to put her dog training qualifications to good use in assisting dogs to feel comfortable in the water. Six months in, Naomi was employed as a receptionist and then later as a Veterinary Nurse and Weekend Manager.

Naomi enjoys all aspects of the veterinary nursing but has a special interest in behavioural cases and learning about diseases.

In her spare time Naomi Googles random facts, tends to her multiple and multiplying tropical fish tanks and spoils her Kelpie, Schipperke and Selkirk Rex cat.

Sarah Boddoe

Sarah Boddoe

Abby McGougan

Abby McGougan

Abby, our Senior Veterinary Nurse, has been part of the Greencross family for 6 years and has been with the Nedlands team since March 2017. Abby’s passion for wildlife and conservation led her to veterinary nursing and can often be found rearing a feathered friend. In her spare time Abby enjoys travelling and scuba diving.

Dr James Holder BVSc

Dr James Holder BVSc

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 exciting move to Shanghai, China in 2002 where he has managed two clinics. During this time he worked as the Medical Directory 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 care 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’s not in the clinic, yo willl find him playing rugby for UWA, going to Fame Trivia quizzes, walking Apollo and enjoying the beaches of WA.

Dr Helen Perry

Dr Helen Perry

I have passionately collected animals from the age of four when I brought home a stray kitten. I am pet tragic and have a collection of special pets, including a dog with one eye, a horse with one eye, a cat with three legs, a dog with a shortened tail, a manx cat (no tail) and a cockatoo with skeletal abnormalities. They all have huge, engaging personalities, so who cares if they have parts missing. I am a single mum to a wonderful, little boy Lucas and we are passionate about working draught horses. We spend any spare time we have, working, showing and breeding Percheron draught horses and you may have even seen us competing at the Ekka!

Dr Yuki Mak

Dr Yuki Mak

Hi, my name is Yuki. I am originally from Hong Kong and speak fluent Cantonese and Mandarin. As my parents operate a veterinary clinic back in Hong Kong, I have technically grown up in this industry. Never questioned about what I want to do, I moved to Australia in 2009 and completed my life long dream by entering vet school.
Since graduation from University of Queensland, I worked in a clinic around Logan area. Recently I was given the opportunity to become part of the amazing Greencross team. My areas of interest include soft tissue surgery and feline behaviour. In my leisure time, I love cooking, skiing and belly dancing. I have a huge furry family which includes five beautiful cats and two gorgeous dogs. Hope to meet you in our Nerang clinic soon!

Grace Williams

Grace Williams

Hi, my name is Grace and I have being working as a Veterinary Nurse at Greencross Nerang since 2009. I first began my journey with Greencross as a school-based trainee and was lucky enough to be awarded the Greencross Trainee of the Year. The following year I graduated high school with an OP3 to seal me a spot in Griffith University double degree of Exercise Science and a Master of Physiotherapy. I persevered through the first year and passed my subjects/pracs but then decided to put my studies on hold to give my brain a well deserved rest. My life outside of work/study revolves around my little green man formerly known as Rexy. Rexy is my handsome yet cheeky Indian Ringneck Parrot. Now that you know a little about myself and Rexy, I look forward in meeting you and your furry babies at Greencross Nerang.

Kerry Jack

Kerry Jack

Hi, my name is Kerry. I joined the Greencross Nerang Clinic in 2014 .
I absolutely love this job and I consider myself very lucky to work with such a talented and supportive team of Veterinarians and Veterinary Nurses.
My husband, two children and I share our home with three very spoilt dogs, two Staffordshire Bull Terriers named Spud and Minnie, and an Australian Bulldog named Rufus. They are kept in line by our indoor cats, Felix, Willow, Audrey, Ethel, Fallon, Orla, Fane and Nuala.
I have thoroughly enjoyed getting to know our valued clients and their animals over the last 6 years and have made some lasting friendships through this.

Paige Imhoff

Paige Imhoff

Chloe Steventon

Chloe Steventon

Chloe graduated from Charles Sturt University in 2015 and has worked as a mixed and small animal clinician since. She has worked locally, and locumed in Melbourne and interstate, including recently in the Upper Hunter Valley. Chloe is interested in exotics medicine and enjoys seeing birds, wildlife and pocket pets along with dogs and cats. Outside of work Chloe likes walking her dog Pepper and has a free ranging cockatiel who thinks he is the secret boss of the house.

Pradeep Balaraju

Pradeep Balaraju

After graduating with a degree in Veterinary Science, Pradeep went on to do a Masters degree at IVRI – a premier research institute for Veterinarians in India with a major focus on research. Upon moving to Canada, he pursued a MSc degree in Food Safety at University of Guelph and subsequently worked in different laboratory environments. His Master’s thesis research was on Cryptosporidiosis and food allergy. Before relocating to Australia, he completed a rotating internship at Tuskegee University, USA. His professional interests include internal medicine, critical care and dermatology. Outside of his profession he is interested in sports, economy, collecting coins and exploring new places. When not at work, he prefer to spend time with his family, especially his 3 year old son. ?

Sophie Kennedy

Sophie Kennedy

Sophie is the newest Veterinary Nurse member of our Clinic, having completed work experience here in 2011. She recently returned in 2017 to be a part of our Greencross Internship Program, which helped her complete her Certificate II in Animal Studies. Sophie wishes to further her study in Certificate IV Veterinary Nursing. When Sophie isn’t working at the clinic she is at home spending time with her two fur babies. Kingsley a black and tan Miniature Dachshund, and his best friend D’artagnan a 60kg Black Cane Corso. Sophie also has a love for her sports, reading, and makeup.

Melissa Jeffcoat

Melissa Jeffcoat

Melissa joined the Greencross Mortdale team in 2015 as Practice Manager. Melissa is also a qualified Nurse of 12 years. She enjoys managing the day of day running of the business and ensuring your pet’s receive the best possible care when they visit the practice.
In her spare time she enjoys spending time with family and friends and her two adorable Cavalier King Charles Spaniels, named Abby and Benson.

Sarah Dilger

Sarah Dilger

Sarah is the Practice Manager as well as a certificate 4 qualified veterinary nurse and she has been working as a veterinary nurse for the passed 8 yrs. She has a keen interest in surgical nursing and is currently studying the Diploma of Veterinary Nursing in General Practice. She is a dedicated nurse and takes pride in ensuring that patients under her supervision receive the highest quality of care possible. Sarah is also one of our Puppy School trainers and she has a cheeky 9yr old cat named “Alaska”.

Dr Glenene Borland

Dr Glenene Borland

Glenene graduated from the University of Melbourne in 2006 and has been working in small animal practice since graduation. She has worked in Geelong, Melbourne and Adelaide before starting at Greencross Morwell in July 2013. Glenene is interested in working up medical cases, rabbits and emergency medicine. Outside of work she likes to go running with a Border Terrier named Pilot, do pilates, watch movies and spend time with her husband and two young daughters. Glenene has 2 cats, Cinta and Matilda, and a Princess Parrot named Nicki.

Dr Helen Bailes

Dr Helen Bailes

Helen graduated with first class honours from The University of Queensland. She moved from Brisbane to join our team in early 2014 as an Associate Veterinarian before stepping into the Veterinary Director role in 2017. While the winters have taken some getting used to, she loves life in beautiful Gippsland! Helen enjoys all aspects of veterinary work and has a special interest in further developing her skills in feline medicine and pathology. She adopted Mac, a rescue kitten from Forever Friends Animal Rescue Latrobe, within a few months of joining the team, and has a special place in her heart for all Burmese as she had to leave her two family Burmese cats back in Queensland. Outside of the clinic, Helen loves going for bushwalks, playing piano, and spending time with her friends and large extended family.

Dr Marianne Ehmann

Dr Marianne Ehmann

Marianne graduated from the University of Sydney last century and started her veterinary career in the Latrobe valley as a mixed animal vet. A long stint in Melbourne followed where Marianne had range of experiences including teaching veterinary nursing at TAFE as well as working in small animal, emergency and welfare practices. Since returning to the valley in 2003 she has worked at Greencross vets part time. Outside work Marianne enjoys spending time with family, including her sassy Chihuahua Chilli, as well as gardening and photography.

Jason Rendell

Jason Rendell

Jason has been with the clinic since October 2015 after completing his industry placement required for his University degree. Jason has completed a bachelor of Veterinary Bioscience through Monash University, and currently completing his Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing. Having been promoted to Assistant Practice Manager in late 2017, Jason enjoys the administration side of the business, and is also passionate about wound management and surgery nursing. While completing his studies Jason lives at home with his 3 dogs, Alexander Hamilpup, the cutest black Labrador who ever lived, Charlie the black Labrador, and Daisy the German Shepherd cross who was rescued by his sister. Outside of work Jason enjoys playing Dungeons and Dragons, watching movies, and playing with the dogs.

Jodi Doyle

Jodi Doyle

Jodi has been a Veterinary nurse in both large and small animal clinics for many years, having obtained her certificate IV in veterinary nursing 22 years ago followed by her Veterinary Technician Certificate 5 years ago.
Jodi also holds certificates in Equine Nursing and Artificial Insemination Technician and has a keen interest in animal nutrition and behaviour.
In her down time she will be found with her beloved Arabian horses who take up all the rest of her waking moments.

Lauren Darby

Lauren Darby

Lauren has been our trusted receptionist since February 2008. You will always find Lauren on our front desk more than happy to help out in any way that she can. She has built her reputation as being the face of our clinic and anyone who knows her trusts and loves her. If you come in with a new puppy or kitten, be prepared for Lauren to bombard you with information as she has a real passion for making sure pet owners have all the right information from the get-go, and for eliminating many common myths about pet care. She is our go-to for explaining and promoting our Healthy Pets Plus program. Anyone who comes to the clinic with a Cavalier puppy/dog is lucky to leave with them as this is Lauren’s favourite breed – she has a beautiful 6 year old Cavalier named Bella at home. Her passions have included netball, basketball and horse riding; however these have had to take a back seat to her more recent passion of being a mother to her beautiful son who came into the world in October 2016.

Melissa Grima

Melissa Grima

Melissa started her nursing career at Greencross Vets Morwell in 2008, working one day a week as a volunteer while studying her Certificate II in Animal Studies before becoming a full-time member of our team. She continued her nursing studies with a Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing, which she completed in 2013. She worked as one of our trusted veterinary nurses for 7 years before taking a brief 8-month break from the industry – after which she realised that she missed the fantastic team at Greencross Morwell and most of all working with animals and seeing the bond between pet and owner. In 2017 Melissa become the Practice Manager at Morwell and she loves the combination of administration work mixed with nursing. Melissa has three fur babies: two Golden Retrievers named Carter and Ollie and a cheeky rescue cat named Rakki.

Dr Jamie Mulcahy BVSc (Hons)

Dr Jamie Mulcahy BVSc (Hons)

Dr Jamie Mulcahy graduated with first class honours from the University of Queensland in 1996. He started work at the Mudgeeraba Animal Hospital in the same year and has been there ever since. Jamie is interested in all soft tissue surgery as well as internal medicine. He is a passionate advocate for patient health and well being as well as client health and well-being.

Dr Lisa Butler BVSc (Hons)

Dr Lisa Butler BVSc (Hons)

Ever since I was old enough to answer the question “What do you want to be when you grow up?” my answer was to be a veterinarian. I achieved this dream in December 2002 after graduating from the University of Queensland and I started work at Greencross Mudgeeraba just 2 days later. I enjoy life as a small animal veterinarian, and have strong interest in radiology and ultrasound. I have completed a post-graduate course in diagnostic imaging and would love to conquer cardiac ultrasound in the near future. I also have my AQIS export vet accreditation which allows me to help families relocate their pets overseas. I am a mother to twin boys Patrick and Andrew who were born in 2009, and also have twin male Jack Russells named Walter and Eddie. With all this testosterone in my household I am really longing for a female cat or dog to help restore some balance!

Jenny Stevens

Jenny Stevens

I joined Mudgeeraba Animal Hospital in June 1996, starting as the hospitals surgical nurse. I knew while at school this is what I wanted to do and now I am still with the Mudgeeraba family. Since starting as surgical nurse, I have in that time had 2 wonderful girls Brooke and Emily who attend the local Mudgeeraba School. Mudgeeraba is a wonderful place to be we are a team of very local vets and nurse who enjoy what we do and where we live. In 2008 I came back full time and have taken on the role of Practice Manager and would not have it any other way, I love what I do and enjoy see the family of pets and owners at the local shops and schools. We at Mudgeeraba pride ourselves in what we do and I feel we have the best vets and nurses on the Gold Coast, and we would love you to join our family. At home I have a wonderful a tabby cat Stevie and Norman a Norwich Terrier.

Mikala Foster

Mikala Foster

Hi, my name is Mikala Foster. I have been a Veterinary Nurse for 15 years, starting out in Sydney than Melbourne and now finally my family and I call the Gold Coast home. We moved here in 2013 and I have been lucky enough to join the wonderful Mudgeeraba team. At home we have two Huskies, Tazz and Misty, and our newest edition is a 3 year old tabby cat called Leo! I also have two young boys at home to keep me on my toes, together we enjoy camping and boating in the beautiful outdoors that surround us.

Margaret Rigby

Margaret Rigby

Margaret has been a Veterinary Nurse since 2016. She enjoys every aspect of her role as a nurse, especially her time interacting with her furry patients. She also volunteers with local pet related charity in her spare time. Margaret has 2 dogs and 2 cats of her own who she loves to spoil.

Dr Cherie Turbefield

Dr Cherie Turbefield

Cherie has been a veterinary nurse since 2016. She loves being a veterinary nurse and has a particular interest in radiology. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her 4 cats.

Dr Megan

Dr Megan

Megan graduated as a veterinarian in 2017. She has a particular interest in surgical medicine, which she is looking forward to developing over the years to come. She has 2 dogs and 2 horses of her own, whom she loves spending her spare time with.

Dr Donna Siu

Dr Donna Siu

Donna joined Mortdale in 2009 after graduating from the University of Sydney. She enjoys soft tissue surgery and medicine, and being in general practice allows her to pursue these interests. When not at work, she usually spends most of her time relaxing at home. Hobbies include reading and cooking, and supervising a crazy cat that can’t be trusted around anything that can be chewed.

Dr Ketherine Li

Dr Ketherine Li

Volunteering in animal shelters and zoos since she was 14 in the States developed Dr. Ketherine´s keen interest in all creatures from a young age. This love grew further once she returned to Australia, particularly for our unique wildlife after participating in WIRES and extracurricular programs at the University of Sydney. Ketherine has been involved in the veterinary industry at all levels including as a kennel hand, at reception, while nursing, and finally now a vet after graduating from the University of Sydney with Honours Class I in 2017. Her additional fields of interest include feline medicine, soft tissue surgery, and dermatology. In her spare time, she enjoys coastal hikes, kayaking, and watercolour painting. Her apartment is ruled by an affectionate but demanding senior cat, and she particularly enjoys taking the family dog and cat out for walks.

Dr Polly Wang

Dr Polly Wang

Dr Sophia Lay

Dr Sophia Lay

Dr. Sophia is a veterinarian who loves all animals great and small. Her special interests include surgery and exotic animals. During her study, Sophia worked as a veterinary nurse in the Sydney University Veterinary Hospital and got to cover all areas of veterinary nursing. Sophia has a Cavoodle puppy called Charlie and enjoys spending her free time outdoors especially bushwalking and camping.

Eloise Finn

Eloise Finn

Sarah Doak

Sarah Doak

Sarah is our head surgical nurse and will be looking after your furry family members when they come in for procedures. Sarah grew up in Singapore and Dubai but has called Australia home for the past nine years. She has always worked with animals of all sizes and has a great passion for horses. Sarah has quite a zoo of her own including two dogs, two cats, two horses, one rainbow lorikeet and a python! She has been a vet nurse for four years and is nearly finished her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing.

Shawn Senior

Shawn Senior

Shawn is one of our Junior Nurses here at Moorooka and is currently studying his Certificate 4 in Veterinary Nursing. You will find him out the back making sure your furry family member is nice and comfortable during their stay while having procedures or hospital care. He is very passionate about wildlife having previously worked at wildlife sanctuaries. He is our go to for info and identification on any species of Native wildlife we happen to see here. Shawn is the proud dad to a Burmese cat named Jacob.

Amelia Duffy

Amelia Duffy

Amelia has always been passionate about working in the veterinary industry completing her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing. She is the feline advocate and ensure all our feline patients receive the particular care they require. She is always happy to give advice about your new furry friend.  In her spare time, Amelia is very passionate about riding with her horse Cocoa and spending time with her cat Mildred, who she hand raised from a few days old.

Dr Kate Morris

Dr Kate Morris

Dr Kate has extensive experience in the veterinary industry working at a number of different practices for over many years. 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 orthopaedics, soft tissue surgery and behavioural medicine. Kate loves everything about the veterinary industry and couldn’t imagine working in any other profession.  She has a large fur family including dogs, cats and a horse.

Dr Kellie Farraway

Dr Kellie Farraway

Kellie graduated from UQ in 2009 and has spent time working in a mixed practice in central QLD. Kellie has a special interest in dermatology, canine and feline internal medicine and emergency and critical care.  In her spare time Kellie enjoys reading and yoga.

Dr Wendy Reilly

Dr Wendy Reilly

Wendy has been a practicing veterinarian for over 30 years. She has worked all over Australia and England. Wendy has a particular interest in surgery and continues to study to advance her knowledge and skills.

Kerry Higham

Kerry Higham

Kerry has extensive experience in the veterinary industry, working as a veterinary nurse for over twenty years. She has always had a strong passion for animals and loves interacting with them every day. In my spare time you’ will find Kerry indulging in my passion for horses including riding and competing. She also has an interest in alternative bowen therapy for pets.

Louise Winkel

Louise Winkel

Louise has always had a strong love of animals, working with a number of animal welfare organisations since the age of twelve. Louise has been in the veterinary industry for many decades. She is extremely interested in animal behaviour and the strong bond between pets and their owners. She continues to study in all aspects of nursing to advance her skills further.  In her spare time you will find Louise cooking and dabbling in photography.

Naomi Craigen

Naomi Craigen

Naomi is part of the Morayfield nursing team ensuring exceptional customer service with her cheerful nature. Naomi is a compassionate and caring nurse who ensures your pets receive the tender loving care they deserve every time they visit. When she’s not working you will find her spoiling her fur baby Pippy, her excitable and enthusiastic Poodle.

Rebecca Smith

Rebecca Smith

Rebecca has always had a strong passion for animals and has been nursing since 2007. Her special interests include emergency and critical care. She enjoys the fast paced and challenging world of veterinary care, but particularly making a positive difference to the lives of our patients and clients. She owns a chihuahua called ‘Pippy’, a doberman called ‘Ollie’ and a Devon Rex called ‘Gomez’.

Dr Tessa Jongejans

Dr Tessa Jongejans

Tessa graduated from the University of Utrecht in the Netherlands in 2009 and moved to New Zealand. These she worked in mixed practice for 3 years before moving to Australia with her partner Jamie. She started with Greencross Vets on the Central Coast but after 6 months moved to the Greencross Vets Lambton clinic to take up the role of Veterinary Director. After 3 years in Newcastle, they decided to take on a new adventure which led them to Mortdale.

Tessa enjoys all aspects of the veterinary role, but is especially passionate about surgery and management. When moving from Greencross Vets Lambton to Mortdale, she brought along the surgical laser with her surgical expertise, giving the clinic access to this unique surgical equipment!

Anna Harpur

Anna Harpur

Anna is a Veterinary Nurse of four years who is a Mum of two daughters, two dogs and a rescue kitten. She has an interest in all animals and has volunteered with Vervet Monkeys in South Africa and Orangutans in the jungles of Borneo. Anna loves working with companion animals and making sure they go home happy and healthy.

Jun Loh

Jun Loh

Karen West

Karen West

Liam Cooke

Liam Cooke

Liam is currently completing his Cert IV in Veterinary Nursing as well as his microchipping license. He has always had a genuine passion for animals and could not imagine himself working anywhere else. He has a special interest in hospitalisation care and emergency and critical care. Although he enjoys all aspects of the animal care industry, Liam loves having fun with his animals at home with his dog Sonny and adopted cat from the clinic Daisy!

Bonnie Ramonfosse

Bonnie Ramonfosse

Bonnie joined the North Parramatta team in December 2015 and Marsden Park in June 2018. She has 7 years veterinary care experience and is a qualified Veterinary Nurse having completed her Diploma in Veterinary Nursing General Practice. Previously Bonnie worked at a busy 24 hour veterinary hospital, where she gained a broad range of experience and skills in all aspects of nursing. Working with animals is a true passion of Bonnie’s and she loves every minute working with animals of all sizes. In particular building a rapport with clients and building relationships with them and their furry family member. At home Bonnie has a cheeky cat named Max who loves taking a nap on anyone’s lap, if you let him he will stay there for hours! Getting outdoors in the sun is how Bonnie spends her spare time, especially going to the beach.

Dr Kathy Lin

Dr Kathy Lin

Hi, I am Dr. Kathy, thank you for spending time to read a bit about myself. I am the Vet Director at Greencross Marsden Park. I graduated from the University of Sydney in 2011. I worked full time until I had my lovely three kids. During that time I have been locuming at various general practices and working at emergency hospitals. This helped me to gain a wealth of knowledge and insight in high standards of care in practice. I enjoy working with people and animals. I have a special interest in dental care and soft tissue surgery. I speak fluent Chinese, some Japanese and Korean. When I am not at work, I love spending time with my big family and my menagerie of animals- dogs, cats, turtle, fish, chicken, alpacas, horse and a goat named Chippy. I also enjoy travelling, movies and food with friends. I am an easy going person and love to have a chat anytime about anything, please feel free to pop in and say “Hi”.

Katie Kingsley

Katie Kingsley

Katie joined the team at Marsden Park and North Parramatta in June 2018, working across both clinics she comes with over 2 1/2 years of veterinary nursing experience. Previously Katie worked at a busy veterinary clinic in Rouse Hill, where she gained a broad range of experience and skills in all aspects of nursing from monitoring, surgery and helping with X-rays, laboratory and general nursing. She has an all-round interest in veterinary medicine, but has a particular interest in Equine, rare and interesting surgical cases and animal welfare. She also donates her spare time once a month to Pets In the Park as a veterinary nurse and also supports animal charity. At home she has a love for Staffordshire Bull terriers; she has 3 of her own. She has grown up with her horse Maddie whom she’s had for 20 years, she also has one snake, and a much loved deaf cat Stevo.

Siobhan Ring

Siobhan Ring

Cassandra Visser

Cassandra Visser

Renee Davies

Renee Davies

I have been a Vet Nurse for 15 years , I have 2 horses , 7 dogs and a Burmese cat.
I’m my spare time Renee enjoys showing her Boston Terriers and Rhodesian Ridgebacks or at a Horse Show competing with her horse.

Dr Charles Morze BVSc

Dr Charles Morze BVSc

Dr Charles has an extensive career in the veterinary industry spanning nearly forty years. He grew up in South Africa where he began his veterinary career and developed a passion for treating exotic animals such as rabbits, guinea pigs and birds; who have specific heath requirements that differ to those of more traditional domestic pets. In 1996 he moved to New Zealand and worked in a number of different practices where he has treated animals of all shapes and sizes, before opening a general practice in Tauranga. Charles has worked in several other practices in Queensland before moving to the Sunshine Coast and taking over the Maroochydore vet clinic in 2007. He 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.

Steph Hackney

Steph Hackney

Hi there, my name is Steph and I am a Certificate 4 Veterinary Nurse.

Growing up, I was always surrounded by animals. We had goats, dogs, pet turtles and loads of wildlife around us. Now, I have an adorable energy filled Kelpie and 2 guinea pigs who I love very much. I really love my job but when I am not at the clinic I enjoy running, reading, listening to music and taking my stand up paddle board for a spin.

The best part about being a Veterinary Nurse is knowing that I have the ability to make a positive impact in the lives of our patients and clients every single day.

Chloe Hughes

Chloe Hughes

I’m obtained my Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing at TAFE Queensland. I’ve been fortunate to begin my work in the industry prior to study completing a work placement program during grade ten, which led to a kennel hand position in a veterinary clinic. I joined Greencross Vets as a groomer, with hydro baths every Saturday, which has led me to the position of Nurse Trainee. I love all aspects of the industry, but have a special interest in surgical nursing. My favourite part about working with animals is their ability to trust and they’re almost always happy to meet new people. I have two dogs that were adopted from the RSPCA three years ago shortly after moving up from NSW. Dexter is a stumpy cattle X staffy with a unique talent for finding snakes, toads and anything that he can chase! Olive is a bit of everything.. She’s the princess of the family and knows it! She’s never too shy to meet new people and will gladly make friends with whoever is giving out cuddles. During my spare time I volunteer train some smart pups with my neighbours. I also love to pursue musical activities with long-time music friends.

Dr Bernadette Rowley

Dr Bernadette Rowley

Bernadette graduated from the University of Queensland with a BVSc Hons in 1987 and joined the Greencross Vets family in January 2008. Bernadette has spent her veterinary career working in a range of small animal practices throughout Townsville and enjoys working with her clients to keep their pets healthy and happy. Her interests are preventative medicine and soft tissue surgery. She lives with her husband, three teenage sons and Slippers the cat. In her spare time, Bernadette writes speculative fiction and has just had her first novel published, by Destiny Romance.

Dr Catherine Clark

Dr Catherine Clark

I have always been passionate about pets, having worked in the veterinary industry for over ten years. My career began as a Veterinary Nurse while studying a Bachelor of Agricultural Science and then completing a Bachelor of Veterinary Science with Honours from the University of Queensland in 2010. I love animals of all different shapes and sizes and have worked in a mixed practice for over four years treating dogs and cats through to horses and cows! I love learning new skills and have a passion for soft tissue surgery and emergency and critical care. Working as a vet is a privilege and there’s nothing more rewarding than being able to help a patient improve their health and wellbeing. When I’m not in the clinic, you’ll find me gardening and baking at home and spending time with my husband, two year-old daughter and our eight year old Great Dane named Echo.

Jacque Field

Jacque Field

Jacque has been passionate about animal care her whole life, working in the industry for over nine years. 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! Jacque enjoys all aspects of working in the clinic, especially surgical care and being able to get to know new pet owners and their four legged friends. 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 travelling, shopping or spending time with her teacup Chihuahua named Chai and Pekinese Cross Shih Tzu named Chu Chu.

Aleisha Senior

Aleisha Senior

Aleisha has been with Greencross Vets for over ten years, starting as a School Based Trainee at Greencross Vet Nerang on the Gold Coast, before travelling around to other clinics as a Locum Nurse. Since finishing her qualification in a Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing, Aleisha has been extending her skillset through casual work at the Animal Emergency Centre and educating our team about providing the highest standards of veterinary care, which is evident through her passion and commitment provided to her patients and clients on a daily basis. In her spare time she breeds and shows Norwegian Elkhounds in Conformation Competitions. Her fur-family consists of three Elkhounds named Bender, Xena, and Sparkle, Ridgeback named Ace and Cullen a Burmese Cat (who thinks he’s a dog!).

Dr Hugh McIntosh BVSc

Dr Hugh McIntosh BVSc

I have extensive experience in the veterinary industry graduating with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science at the University of Queensland in 1975. I have been supporting local pet owners in Toowoomba for over thirty five years, establishing the Care Veterinary Group before entering into a joint venture with Greencross Vets in 2011. I recently moved to Brisbane to spend more time with our family and am delighted to join the Moorooka team. My special interests include medicine and surgery on dogs and cats, however I have treated a range of different animals throughout my career. I am passionate about continuing education and spend time guiding and mentoring other Veterinary Associates within the Greencross Vets practices to ensure that we provide the highest standards of care and service. My wife Libby and I have a beautiful Labrador named Ella who is a valued member of our family unit and is often seen in winter wearing the latest hand knitted “number” that her mother has created!

Dr Mitzi Walker

Dr Mitzi Walker

I graduated from the University of Queensland in 2005 and started my clinical life in a small animal practice in the lovely Blue Mountains. After 2 years, I decided to spread my wings a little further afield, moving to the UK to combine working with travelling the world. I gained a lot of experience in small animal practice overseas. Returning home, I spent the last 4 years in a Greencross Veterinary Hospital in Toowoomba.
The opportunity arose to transfer to Greencross Moorooka and I am excited to be back in sunny Brisbane, close to family and friends. I have interests in both the surgical and medical side of Veterinary Medicine, but especially like to ultrasound. I am passionate about providing the best standards of care to all my patients and strive to keep up-to-date with the ever-changing medical world.
I have a lovely (but crazy) Catahoula Cur X called Ali who comes running with me and a cat called Victor who rules the house! I also have a lovely hive of native bees that are a joy to watch at work during the day.

Natalie Waters

Natalie Waters

Natalie is a qualified Vet Nurse who has been in the industry for many years. She is our pet whisperer, so if you have an anxious pet Natalie will most likely be able to win them over with her calming ways. She is the proud Mum to a human son named Toby as well as Darwin a Brussels griffon and Emmy the Persian.

Dr Evan Cariola BVSc (hons) BSc (Vet) (hons)

Dr Evan Cariola BVSc (hons) BSc (Vet) (hons)

Dr Evan’s passion for pets started at a young age with two ‘male’ pet mice that soon became a dozen. During his school years he shared his home with all manner of pets, from furry to feathered and scaly to slimy. After graduating from the University of Sydney with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science and a Bachelor of Science (Veterinary) he worked in private practice in Sydney’s south-west before joining the team at Livingstone Road in 2017. Evan enjoys the variety of cases seen in general practice and has participated in conferences and workshops covering disciplines as diverse as dentistry, behaviour, neurology and emergency medicine. Outside of work he enjoys cooking and touch football. Evan and his wife share their lives with a handsome ginger cat named Muffin who generously allows them to live in his home and pay his mortgage.

Dr James Rawson BVSc BEcSocSci

Dr James Rawson BVSc BEcSocSci

Dr Janet Cridland BVSc

Dr Janet Cridland BVSc

Janet has been a vet for over 30 years. She grew up riding horses and saving kittens in Darwin. After graduating from the University of Queensland, having kept her financial head above water by working as a farrier’s assistant on weekends and as a veterinary nurse during the holidays, she headed off to South East of SA to work for 2 years as a large animal vet. Here she dealt with horses, sheep, goats, cattle and the occasional dog or cat. After moving to the Hunter Valley, she continued to work with horses, cattle and goats but started spending more time treating cats and dogs. In 1989 Janet arrived in Sydney’s inner west where she has been working ever since. She founded Livingstone Road in 2002 and has no intention of leaving for many years to come.

Elizabeth (Lisa) Cass

Elizabeth (Lisa) Cass

Lisa was introduced to the veterinary industry by her step father, who worked as a government vet for Molong Pastures Protection Board. She explored her passion for working with animals during her school holidays, when she would help him with his calls. From 1990-1992, she volunteered at the Orange Vet Hospital, before dabbling in a range of other industries including Hospitality, Education and Construction. Lisa began working at Livingstone Road in 2005. She lives with her daughter, Abby and their two furry feline friends, Greg and Jenna.

Kate Anderson

Kate Anderson

Lyndsey Ringland

Lyndsey Ringland

Lyndsey officially joined the Greencross team in September 2014. She completed her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing at Ultimo TAFE in 2015. Lyndsey’s passion for animals has been present from birth; growing up in England she owned any type of animal that could fit in a house. This included dogs, cats and rodents, to the more unusual ferrets, snakes and millipedes. Lyndsey worked in the racing industry as a track work rider for 9 years and made her decision to pursue a career in animal health care after volunteering at a wildlife sanctuary in Namibia. Lyndsey is still a passionate and active wildlife volunteer in her spare time.

Philippa Cristaudo

Philippa Cristaudo

Sarah Jobbins

Sarah Jobbins

Shivaun O’Leary

Shivaun O’Leary

Alex McGuire

Alex McGuire

Alex joined our team at Greencross Macedon Ranges, as a Certificate IV nurse in November 2016. His cheery and enthusiastic nature makes him a pleasure to work with. He is passionate about both veterinary nursing and customer service. Outside of work he has a strong interest in equine breeding and he competes at royal events. He lives locally with his partner, horses, chickens and Pippa the dog.

Alissa Knight

Alissa Knight

I have always been passionate about the care and welfare of animals. I have grown up around all sorts of animals and it was a natural progression for me to become a vet nurse. I started working at Greencross Macedon Ranges Vet Clinic in 2014 while I completed my cert III in companion Animal Studies, the supportive staff have allowed me to stay while I now complete my Cert IV in Veterinary Nursing. In my spare time, I have been privileged to work with local wildlife shelters caring, rehabilitating and releasing injured or orphaned wildlife. This has allowed me to gather a wide range of experience and skills with a variety of animals within my local community with the dream of becoming a wildlife nurse in the future.

Angela Longworth-Ballie

Angela Longworth-Ballie

Dr Natasha Pettingill

Dr Natasha Pettingill

Tash was born and bred in Portland, Victoria. By the age of 13 she was working for the local horse riding school, taking rides and lessons and later working as a breaker and trainer for them. This behaviour led to several hospital trips in year 12 and a less than satisfactory final mark. Since she had decided at 11 to be a vet she took a year off to study equine husbandry then studied physiology and molecular genetics at Deakin university in Geelong.
At the end of the bachelor she was accepted into veterinary science at Murdoch university in Perth.
Upon graduation she started to work with Dr Chris Ford in Woodend, after nearly five years she left to work at several other mixed animal veterinary clinics and start her family. She worked a 12 month stint with the RSPCA and is now back where she started in beautiful Woodend.
Tash still enjoys working with horses although is now concentrating more on harness work than saddle. She has two wonderful children and is loving working in the career that she chose at 11 years old! She enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine but has a special interest in small animal surgery

Erin Bourke

Erin Bourke

After becoming a mother Erin waited until her 2 children were almost school age before embarking on a dream to become a veterinary nurse. She joined us in June 2016 and has just recently completed her certificate IV in vet nursing. Erin finds the job rewarding and coming from a farming background bringing with her years of practical experience, this has helped her with her nursing.Erin enjoys the variety of the job. At home she enjoys spending time with her family and riding and competing her show and dressage horses

Georgie Patterson

Georgie Patterson

Georgie joined our practise a number of years ago. Her primary role was running puppy preschool classes. Which she very much enjoyed. Her love and impressive knowledge of dogs is generously passed onto owners, during every class. She runs a wonderful puppy school which is booked up due to her popularity. Her passion is working with new puppy owners, and setting them up for success. Georgie also manages our front desk and assists with business administration tasks. In her personal life Georgie breeds field spaniels, and trains truffle dogs.

Penny Orritt

Penny Orritt

Penny joined our clinic when she was still at school, working after school as a kennel hand. She went on to complete her certificate IV in veterinary nursing and become a valued team member. She then went on to work at an emergency center and still works for us on a casual basis.Penny’s love of all animals is evident as soon as you spend a few minutes with her. She is always adding to her growing menagerie of rabbits, dogs , cats, goats and horses. Penny’s warm friendly disposition is welcomed by clients.

Siobhan Kirkland

Siobhan Kirkland

Siobhan developed her interest in vet nursing after growing up with a family of cats, dogs, birds and fish. She joined Greencross Livingstone Rd in 2008, and completed her Certificate IV in nursing in 2010. With a particular interest in canine behaviour, anaesthesia and surgery. She has furthered her skills by undertaking a multitude of courses in animal behavior, CPR and critical care. In her spare time, Siobhan swaps the purrrr of our furry friends to that of a V8, enjoys a cold beverage by the water and catching up with her friends. She has adopted two affectionate but “Special” cats over the years “Mr K” and “Boo”, both of whom she loves very much.

Jennifer Dudderidge

Jennifer Dudderidge

Jenni is our most experienced nurse who has been with the Macedon Ranges Veterinary Clinic since the year 2001. She has completed her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing,Equine Veterinary Nursing, Qualified Equine and Canine Bowen therapist. Jenni is renowned for her passionate commitment to animals and animal welfare.
She has a large collection of pets that have been sourced from various rescue situations. When she is not working at the clinic she with or Vic Racing Club at Flemington,she is minding or entertaining her 8 grandchildren. She enjoys the opportunity to work within the local community and how our practice embraces all the pets and their human carers who become part of our special clinic family. Jenni remains committed to ensuring all our patients receive the highest standards of veterinary care and compassion.Jenni also has a strong interest in wildlife.Her human family consists of her Mum, husband and 2 adult children along with the previously mentioned 8 grandchildren.

Margie Cooper

Margie Cooper

Margie is our practice manager she first joined Macedon Ranges Veterinary Clinic in 2006. She lives locally and has grown up with and kept a menagerie of all sorts of domesticated pets. And has done her fair share of wildlife rescue, rehabilitation and release work. Her main role is at the reception desk and it is her cheery and enthusiastic smile and fun sense of humour that will greet you on arrival.
She has the unique ability to make everyone feel like they have just popped into her lounge room for a coffee and a chat, whilst being professional and efficient in everything she does. Her passion for people and animals is there for all to see and makes her a very important member of our clinic family. She has four adult children, with whom she shares a very close bond. She also enjoys her time designing and landscaping her property.

Rachel Bulleid

Rachel Bulleid

Rachel joined the Macedon Ranges Veterinary Clinic as a trainee Veterinary Nurse in July 2011 after having spent some time working at Eliza Park. There she used her background experience and knowledge of horses in managing the brood mares and foals on the farm. She lives locally with a menagerie of animals and has recently just added to her growing family with baby number 4. She sees her work at the Greencross Macedon Ranges Veterinary Clinic as an extension of her commitment and passion for the best management and care of our pets and all animals.

Dr Mark Rosenfeld (BVSc Hons)

Dr Mark Rosenfeld (BVSc Hons)

Mark graduated from UQ in 2013 and has been a locum for Greencross working all across the region in various clinics. He has a cheeky cat called Lucy and loves consulting as he gets to meet and spend time with our lovely pet owners!

Dr Xin Ho (BVSc Hons)

Dr Xin Ho (BVSc Hons)

Xin graduated from UQ in 2014 and started her career with Greencross at the Sunshine Coast before transferring to us here at Lawnton upon her move to Brisbane. Xin is interested in both medicine and surgery, and adores both dogs and cats equally, she has no favourites! While Xin grew up with dogs she now has 2 cats Arya and Pepper who were both abandoned and are now absolutely inseparable!

Kirsty Vanderwolf

Kirsty Vanderwolf

Kirsty joined us as a Veterinary Nurse not long after she completed her Cert IV. She has a keen interest in surgical nursing and her passion (other than her patients, of course!) is basketball – she plays competitively! Kirsty has 2 dogs; Bella & Bobbie, and a kitty cat called Ginger.

Allison Short

Allison Short

Allison had a passion for animals from a very young age bringing home animals that were needing love and trying to save any animal on the family farm. Over the years, her love for them saw her study numerous courses including animal care and management and vet nursing. Work placement saw her start a nursing career whilst still at school and this continued upon graduating. Allison has been nursing in general practices for close to 10 years, joining Livingstone Rd in March 2018. Outside of work Allison has a massive passion for horses and is a harness racing driver, enjoys sport, outdoor adventures and spending time with all her animals and family. Her horses reside at the family farm while she shares her home with her partner and the various 2-legged and 4-legged children.

Alyssa Martin

Alyssa Martin

Like many who have a love of animals, Alyssa’s began when she was little. It all started with a couple of rabbits and guinea pigs and very quickly expanded to cats, dogs and even horses. Alyssa grew up in the Blue Mountains where she realised her desire to care for sick and injured wildlife and pets. She graduated from the University of Technology Sydney in 2016 with a Bachelor degree in Environmental Biology. Soon after she began her full time studies in Veterinary Nursing and completed her Certificate IV in 2017. While studying she joined the Team at Livingstone Road. Alyssa has a passion for environmental conservation, native wildlife and veterinary medicine. In her down time she reads, watches too much television, and loves her two troublesome large breed dogs Maggie (Magpie) and Goose, no matter what mischief they get themselves into.

Ashley Gibb

Ashley Gibb

Ashley grew up always having family pets. She took a liking to all animals as a child and very quickly formed an empathic bond with them. She often brought home animals to her Mum’s dismay. This included such animals as mice and caterpillars. Not much changed once she became a nurse. Except that the mice and caterpillars had progressed to cats, dogs and birds. Being in the vet industry for 9 years, she developed a passion for all things animal-related. She’s particularly interested in pet nutrition and pet behaviour. She also enjoys uncommon, complex and interesting surgeries. She shares a home with her partner and her two fur babies Abbey (an energetic mixed breed dog) and Franky (a sassy calico coloured cat). Although the dog and cat will tell you it’s actually their home that they share with their human servants, Ashley wouldn’t have it any other way.