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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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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

Laura Topham

Laura Topham

Laura joined the team shortly after moving to Australia in 2012. 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 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 15 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, Austin. Outside the office you can catch her hiking, kayaking, and living that Aussie beach life as if she were born to it!

Tine Kertesz

Tine 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.

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

I graduated from the University of Queensland in 2017 and joined Greencross Vets soon after. I am originally from South Korea and passionate about all aspect of feline and canine medicine and general animal well-being. I find small animal internal medicine very interesting, but also enjoy the challenge in the surgical theatre. It is very rewarding to see when patients go home happy. When I am not at work I enjoy gardening, playing piano, catching up with close friends and spending time with my husband and feline companions, Coco, Mocha, and Toby. I also recently adopted an amazing Belgian Shepard boy, Tyron and cannot wait to explore this beautiful world together.

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.

Sharla Morgan

Sharla Morgan

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

Dr Ross Beatty

Dr Ross Beatty

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

Ash Parks

Ash Parks

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

Leanna Lagerstrom

Leanna Lagerstrom

Dr Sarah Batt

Dr Sarah Batt

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

 Kate Meehan

 Kate Meehan

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

Dr Ruweka Pethiyagoda

Dr Ruweka Pethiyagoda

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

Bianca Wilk

Bianca Wilk

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

Katie Berry

Katie Berry

Carly Holman

Carly Holman

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

Dr Vadim Chelom

Dr Vadim Chelom

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

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 at North Ringwood. She loves the team at North Ringwood, and feels this is what makes the practice so great.
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 cat, Aria and two rabbits, 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!”

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!”

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.”

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 Kilsyth team at the start of 2017 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.

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 at the Deeragun clinic as an assistant nurse. Madeline has a passion for all animals great and small and loves dedicating her time to ensure their wellbeing is priority. As a motivated student, Madeline aspires to one day be a Veterinarian and branch out to the care of exotic, zoo animals.

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 nurse at Greencross Carrara. My life has always been centered around animals of all varying types, I currently have 2 dogs, Mogwai and Ayla, and a naughty cat, Toothless (he does have sharp teeth). My desire to be around animals has lead me to the path of veterinary nursing so I can hang out and help care for your animals!

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

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 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. In her spare time, Abbey likes being outdoors

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.

Desiree Kelsall

Desiree Kelsall

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 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

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 Robert

Miranda Robert

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

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

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

My name is Aimee and I am the crazy reptile nurse. I love reptiles but my passion also extends further, to dogs, cats, birds and all small exotics and wildlife. I love running my puppy school classes and seeing all of the little puppies grow is an honour. I have been a nurse for about 4 years now and couldn’t see myself doing anything else!”

Lauren Coussens

Lauren Coussens

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 favourite 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

Dr Rosie Davis

Dr Rosie Davis

Matile Barham

Matile Barham

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

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

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

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 five Cats “Willow”, “Kramar”, “Toto”, ‘Dora’ and “Squeek”, and an Indian Ringneck Parrot “Bert”. In her spare time Alice loves spending time with her family and friends, pet sitting 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.

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 studied her Cert 2 in Animal Studies through the RSPCA training centre and also volunteered in the vet clinic at RSPCA for a few months before starting here at Redbank in November 2014. She is currently studying her Cert 4 in Veterinary nursing. When she isn’t at work, Zoe is spending time with Eli – Great Dane x Mastiff and Kadi – Great Dane. She also has three cats (Maisie – Ragdoll x, Bailey – Ragdoll x & Sid – DSH) and three birds (Buddy – Galah, Cupcake – Budgie & Strudel – Budgie). Zoe has always wanted to work with animals since she was little and brought home her first stray dog at the age of four. Zoe also enjoys reading and cooking.

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 completed her Certificate II and Certificate IV in Vet Nursing in 2012. Berniece became the Practice Manager in 2015. She has a Groodle named Brody and a Cockatiel named Billy. Berniece has 4 Children and loves live music and shopping at Kmart! She also recently discovered a passion for quad bike riding!

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 completed her Certificate IV in 2015 and has been with the Greencross Vets Tanilba Bay team since 2014. Eden has a German Shepherd X named Hutch, 2 horses named Poppy and Diesel and 2 cats named Juno and Jem. In her spare time, Eden likes going to the beach and riding her horses.

Jessica Brzozowski

Jessica Brzozowski

Katie Sillett

Katie Sillett

Katie graduated in 2008 with her Certificate IV in Vet Nursing and has been working at Greencross Vets Tanilba Bay since September 2006. She has also completed a Diploma in General Practice. Katie has a German shepherd named Phoenix, 2 cats named Charli and Cruz, lots of chooks and 2 children

Tahlai Roberts

Tahlai Roberts

In November 2017, Tahlai joined the team as Veterinary Nurse and Groomer. She completed her Veterinary Nursing Certificate 4 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.

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

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. 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 BSc BVMS

Dr Kin BSc BVMS

I have always been passionate about pets, having worked in the veterinary industry for over ten years. I graduated from Murdoch University in 2006 completing a Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery. Over the last few years, I have worked for a busy pet emergency centre, where I have been able to treat critical care patients. I am passionate about learning new skills and my veterinary interest range from treating challenging medical cases through to soft tissue surgery. 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 spending time with my partner and two young kiddies, as well as our 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.

Bridget Sim

Bridget Sim

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

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 Jo Brooks

Dr Jo 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

Libby graduated in 2010 from JCU in Townsville and joined the GxSTAH team in 2017 after 7 enjoyable years of mixed practice. Her family is nearby in Inverell and she is enjoying living and working in Tamworth.

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.

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 Chaffey

Dr Stephanie Chaffey

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 clinic provides. In her downtime Stephanie is often at the farm with her 9 working dogs and keeping her hand in with some sheep work 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 completed certificate IV in veterinary nursing and started working at South Tamworth Animal Hospital in 2002.
Michelle has completed a course in anaesthesia and intensive care, but her passion is animal behaviour. She has attended many lectures and a symposium run by animal behaviour specialists and currently runs the clinics Puppy School on tuesday nights.
Within 1 month of starting work she had taken on a rehome animal ( something that seems mandatory for all staff) , her cat Elsabeth. She also has a passion for English bull terrier and owns two ,Wydell and Mako (which are very spoilt).
Michelle is also the very proud Mother of two grown boys Jason and Daniel.

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 Staffordshire Bull Terriers Olly and Sealy and a cute little sausage Chilli.

Cindy Davis

Cindy Davis

Cindy commenced working at STAH in early 1984, just to help Peter out so he could go home on time to his family; as time went on she worked every Saturday.

After having her three kids Cindy started working three days per week; after a short period she started full time as a receptionist, and still does most Saturday mornings. Cindy enjoys the customer contact as well as the cuddles and pats she gets to give out to all the animals that walk in the door.

Cindy keeps our reception very organised and loves her role as part of the Greencross Vets STAH team.

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

Briley Dickens

Briley Dickens

Anna Krautbauer

Anna Krautbauer

Anna is the newest face of our nursing team. Having completed a Bachelor’s Degree in Classical History she 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 carpet python and cat named Maru and 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 Ferguson

Dr Danielle Ferguson

Dr Danni has been a veterinary surgeon at Greencross Vets Robina for the past 10 years.
With her love for animals starting at such a young age it’s no surprise that her passion for helping animals and clients together has sky rocketed form there.
She also works in a close partnership with our friends at the RSPCA, to arrange the best care for all the Gold Coast lost, found and injured that need good homes.
Being an advocate for Animal welfare it’s only fitting that Danni has adopted many adorable animals into her family over the years.
They include Vegas the Ragdoll, Millie and Bindi the German Shepard X Staffy Sisters and Sunny the Border Collie.

Dr Robert Van Drimmelen

Dr Robert Van Drimmelen

Dr Rob has been a veterinary surgeon for over 30 years, gaining experience from all over the world. Rob’s extensive knowledge in the veterinary industry is worth its weight in gold; he not only mentors new graduates, but provides information to vets all over the Coast. Rob is thorough in all aspects of his veterinary care and shows great compassion towards animals great and small. Rob regularly attends the Veterinarian’s Science week & other conferences across Australia to keep up to date on all the latest industry advancements in care & treatment. He has completed his membership in internal medicine and also has been a guest lecturer at University. Rob’s family boasts a Border Terrier Fudge and CousCous 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 am a University of Queensland 2015 graduate who is returning to my roots on the Gold Coast after living for the past 5 years in Laidley. Growing up on the coast, I’ve always held the surf close to my heart and am very happy to be living in such a pristine part of Australia again. My love for animals has been lifelong, and I have a great sense of pride in being a Veterinarian able to help owners take care of their much-loved pets. I believe a house is not a home without being filled with animals. My home currently houses my Labrador-Border Collie cross “Jack” who is still going strong at 13 years of age, Zahlee my bundle of energy Whippet-Kelpie cross, and finally Hamish my very cuddly cat. It is a pleasure to be working with the team at Palm Beach as we all share the same passion for providing the best possible outcomes for all of our patients.

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 Moody 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 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 Giorgio, an RSPCA rescue cat 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

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 therole 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 inMay 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 ol chat about anything and everything. My passion is anaesthetic nursing and patient critical care. At home I live with my husband Joel, beautiful daughter Gracie and our silly, boisterous American Staffy, Mattis.

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

Caroline

Cindy

Cindy

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

I was born in Brighton, UK, but I moved here with my family in 1998 when I was four and have lived on the Sunshine Coast ever since. Growing up I always had a variety of animals as pets and loved looking after them. Therefore caring for animals has always been a big part of my life and something I felt passionate about. Shortly after graduating high school I began volunteering at the Sippy Creek Animal Refuge. During my four years of volunteering at the refuge, I became a supervisor and decided to pursue veterinary nursing as a career, so I could increase my knowledge and learn how to care for animals in a more advanced way. I joined the Noosa Greencross team in 2016 as a volunteer to complete my clinical objectives as part of my certificate IV. I was then offered a job in August 2016. I like the teamwork at Greencross and have found them to be very knowledgeable, supportive and fun due to the different personalities of the team. With their help I have now completed my Certificate 4 in Veterinary Nursing and have found it really interesting. Therefore, I plan to continue to build on my knowledge after completing this course by doing further studies. At home, I currently have one cat,  Playdoh my mischievous boy.

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

I started with Greencross as a school student doing work experience. 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 as the Hydro Boy on weekends at our old Tewantin clinic and from there my role in the clinic grew. I am now your friendly face at reception and have just enrolled to study a Diploma of Leadership & Management as i would like to eventually become a Practice Manager. 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 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 passionate in providing quality veterinary care to my patients and clients. At home I have a beautiful Golden Retriever, Holly whom I took on a year ago, performing two major orthopedic 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 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.

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

My name is Kath and I am the Practice Manager at Greencross Vets Surfers Paradise. 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.
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 team in June 2014 whilst studying towards completing my Cert IV in Veterinary Nursing and would like to further my studies and complete a Diploma in Veterinary Nursing (Dental)
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 Staffordshire Bull Terriers, Spud, Minnie, and Ally, and four cats, Felix, Aristo, Willow and Audrey. I look forward to getting to know our valued clients and their animals better!

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 one of our full-time qualified Certificate IV senior veterinary nurses 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

Jason Rendell

Jason Rendell

Jason is the newest Veterinary Nurse at the clinic, having been hired in October 2015 after completing his industry placement required for his University degree. Jason is currently completing a bachelor of Veterinary Bioscience through Monash University and is hoping to further his knowledge by starting a Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing in 2016. Having grown up around animals Jason thoroughly enjoys all aspects of veterinary care, and being an avid dog lover is looking forward helping out with puppy preschool. While completing his studies Jason lives at home with his two dogs, Charlie the black Labrador, and Daisy the German Shepherd cross who was rescued by his sister. Outside of work Jason enjoys playing with his dogs and watching movies.

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 aa 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!

In 2016 she welcomed her son Tias to the family, and after maternity leave she returned to the clinic full days Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.

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 7 years ago. 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.

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.

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.

Bonnie Hutchinson

Bonnie Hutchinson

Bonnie started out young, her first experience was volunteering whilst in high school on a work placement program back in 2007, and by the end of 2012 she had achieved her goal of becoming a fully qualified vet nurse. Bonnie loves every aspect of her job but it’s the feline fur babies that hold an extra special spot with her. She is the step mum to 2 Labradors, Emma and Molly, and a German Shorthaired Pointer puppy named Riley. Bonnie’s dream is to one day open her own practice and She is currently studying her Diploma of Practice Management.

Cheryl Salisbury

Cheryl Salisbury

Cheryl has been a certificate IV qualified veterinary nurse at Greencross Vets Lambton since 2011. Cheryl was accepted into University in 2018 and whilst we see much less of her in the clinic, we are excited about her journey. Keeping her busy at home is her young son and geriatric DSH cat. Cheryl’s son has a love of animals but prefers spiders, crocodiles, snakes and lizards. When Cheryl is not at work or University life is spent, surfing, riding bikes, trips to the skatepark, going on adventures and just generally keeping active.

Dr Jeff Howe

Dr Jeff Howe

Jeff graduated Veterinary Science in 1983 from the Sydney University with honours and has worked in Newcastle and surrounding areas for the duration of his career. Jeff has a special interest in small animal surgery, particularly orthopaedic surgery. Jeff is also fond of utilising the ultrasound as a diagnostic tool. In his spare time Jeff enjoys gardening and bush walking with his partner, catching up with his adult children and cycling around Newcastle

Dr Lauren Alexander

Dr Lauren Alexander

Lauren has been practising veterinary medicine for over 6yrs and although originally from Melbourne, Lauren graduated from suny Perth. In 2012 Lauren made the move East to the Newcastle region whilst continuing her practices and specialising in small animal medicine. Laurens professional interests include feline medicine and preventative health.

Personally, Lauren has other passions such as the beach, boating, camping and curling up with a good book. At home Lauren has a cattle dog named Mira, a cat named Jax and cockatiel named Rocky who all keep her busy!

Elle Fuller

Elle Fuller

Elle Joined the Lambton team in 2013 as cert 2 animal attendant, these days you may find her on reception ready to greet you and your fur babies.
After returning home from overseas Elle is currently studying a cert 4 in Veterinary Nursing, she loves the diversity and opportunities working in the veterinary industry can offer and can’t wait to be a fully qualified nurse!
At home Elle enjoys the company of her two dogs Moss and Elvis, in her spare time she loves to travel and spend her time outdoors or at the beach.

Hannah Conley

Hannah Conley

My name is Hannah and I am a Certificate IV qualified Veterinary Nurse (2015). Whilst completing my course I was fortunate enough to undertake my work experience hours with both the Wyong and Lambton Greencross teams. At home I have 3 goats (Dusty, Chief and Snickers) and 1 beautiful but naughty Cattle Dog Elenora. In my spare time I love going horse riding, doing yoga and taking Nora for long beach walks with my partner.

Page Power

Page Power

Page has been at Greencross Vet Lambton since 2011, she is a qualified Certificate IV Veterinary Nurse and also runs the clinics puppy school and canine commandos classes. Page holds her her Certificate IV in Companion Animal Services through DELTA and she has a keen interest in dog training and behaviour. Page also visits local schools with Rumour, her American Staffy; educating children on dog bite prevention and safety around animals. At home Page has 2 horses, 3 mini schnauzers, 1 hairy maclary look a like, 1 mini foxie, 1 American Staffy and 1 German Shorthaired Pointer. She also has a couple of rescue rabbits, 4 turtles, 2 pythons and some chickens.

Rachelle Wells

Rachelle Wells

Rachelle joined the Greencross team in 2016 and has been a certificate IV qualified veterinary nurse since 2005. Additional qualifications include a certificate IV in dog behaviour training( 2004) and a Bachelor of Arts (2015). Continued education is important to Rachelle and she regularly attends industry seminars, events and even helps facilitate some internal workshops. Rachelle is owned by a Pomeranian cross named Hannah and the two can often be spotted together at local dog friendly beaches.

Jess Hardman

Jess Hardman

Jess has always known that she wanted to work with animals, with an extensive career in the veterinary industry spanning nearly ten years. While originally starting in veterinary diagnostics, she has completed a Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing and loves spending time with pets and their families. She loves animals of all different shapes and sizes and will be the first to cuddle smaller mammals such as rats, mice and guinea pigs! She loves learning new skills and has a passion for preventative medicine, particularly nutrition. When she’s not in the clinic, yo willl find her spending time with her little boy, who is nearly two and her fur-family which includes Booth the Husky, Blaze a ragdoll rescue cat, and great range of beautiful (and quirky) ranchu fish.

Dr Emily Surgeon BVSc

Dr Emily Surgeon BVSc

Emily graduated from Sydney University in 2008. In 2010, after two years working as an equine vet on the central coast, Emily entered the realm of small animal practice and took up a position at the SPCA vet clinic in Fiji. After having her fill of working under coconut trees, Emily returned to Sydney to continue working with small animals. She joined Greencross Livingstone Road in June 2013 and has stayed here ever since. Emily loves being a vet. She loves working with people and animals and, while she has a particular interest in feline medicine, she enjoys the day to day diversity that comes with general practice. When she’s not pulling her 18 month old son off her Burmese cat Maochin, she likes to spend time swimming in the ocean, bush walking and travelling.

Dr Atticus Ma

Dr Atticus Ma

Atticus graduated from the University of Sydney in 2017. He joined Greencross Vets Ku Ring Gai  in November 2017 through the graduate program provided by Greencross Vets. Atticus has a special interest in diagnostic imaging and would love to further his skills in this specialty in the future.

Jenny Thomson

Jenny Thomson

Jenny started with Greencross Ku-ring-Gai Vets in April 2017 as our dedicated receptionist
and public relations officer. She strives to provide our clients with the best possible
service and our furry friends with the utmost care. Out of interest, Jenny is
currently studying Animal Studies Certificate 2 at Taronga Zoo and spends her spare time
caring for her Torti ” Mia the Whinny Keeks”.  

Sallie Edwards

Sallie Edwards

Sallie started with Greencross Vets in 2008 as trainee Veterinary Nurse and qualified as
a Certificate 4 Vet Nurse in 2009. She is now studying Certificate 3 in Captive
Animals and aspires to one day become a Zoo keeper. Sallie is kept very busy in
her spare time by her two cats Molly and Lucy and her dog Chloe.

Suzanne Johnston

Suzanne Johnston

Suzanne has been a Registered Veterinary Technician since 2005.
Suzanne has held various roles in veterinary clinics, animal shelters, and has volunteered for various animal welfare groups. She has a soft spot for geriatric animals, and began grooming as a result of seeing elderly dogs nervous and unable to stand for lengthy periods of time within large grooming practices. She soon opened and ran her own part-time grooming salon in 2013, caring for over 100 clients. Her priority is to provide the utmost care, compassion and individual attention for every patient. She believes in providing a positive grooming experience as it is a large component in maintaining the health and well-being of all pets.

Tatiana Pirie

Tatiana Pirie

Tatiana has been working with Greencross Vets since March 2018 and a Certificate 4 Qualified Veterinary. Tatiana is very passionate about caring for animals that haven’t yet found their forever home and  is on the board of directors for Claws n Paws Rescue Group, where she cares for animals of all sizes and ages.  In her spare time she enjoys caring for and playing with her four dogs and three cats, and reading a good book on vet nursing.

Dr Jill Nash

Dr Jill Nash

Dr Jill Nash: BVSc(Hons)MACVSc MVetClinStud.

Jill is a highly experienced veterinarian with over 24 yrs experience with 11 yrs being with the practice.
Dr Jill Nash graduated from the University of Sydney in 1990 and has been with the practice since 2003. Having completed a residency and Masters degree in small animal surgery at Sydney University, as well as gaining membership by examination to the Australian College of Veterinary Scientists by examination, Dr Nash works as an expert surgical consultant. Dr Nash has worked in referral surgical practice in both Australia and the UK and has a wealth of experience in soft tissue and orthopaedic surgery.

Dr Kathryn de Jong BVSc (Hons)

Dr Kathryn de Jong BVSc (Hons)

I began my veterinary nursing career in a small animal surgery in Highfields near Toowoomba and then went on to complete a Bachelor of Veterinary Science at the University of Queensland. After graduating I also spent a number of years working at the university in the intensive pig farming industry. I am thrilled to be part of the Greencross Vets team where I can explore my special interests in feline and canine medicine. There is nothing more rewarding than helping and treating animals in need I like to think that their small kisses and cuddles are a special way to thank me and my team! When I’m not in the clinic, you will find me with my two fur babies Missy, a Border Collie X Shepherd (the grumpy old matriarch of the household whom I love dearly) and Bella a Tabby with an attitude! I spend a lot of time with my furry family members who bring me hours of joy. My philosophy is to approach the care and wellbeing of your pet as if they are my own, whether they are furry, feathered or scaled!

Emily Lucas

Emily Lucas

Jenna Creed

Jenna Creed

Meet Jenna Creed, a member of our full time nursing staff. As well as being an experienced veterinary nurse, Jenna runs a cheerleading, dance and fitness studio and has personally represented Australia in the World Cheerleading Championships.

Her canine best buddies are a Tenterfield Terrier named Gaige and a Jack Russell Terrier named Jaffa.

Rebekka Richards

Rebekka Richards

Samanther Miers

Samanther Miers

Stephanie

Stephanie

Steph is our other nurse whose friendly face you will likely see at the front counter during your visit. Steph is currently studying a Certificate IV in Vet Nursing and in her spare time she enjoys caring for all her animals at home including her horses and Border Collie pup Kaida.

Taneah Tournier

Taneah Tournier

Dr Britt-Louise Karlsson

Dr Britt-Louise Karlsson

Dr Britt-Louise Karlsson-BVSc MSc Zoology.
Britt-Louise grew up in Sweden and wanted to be a vet when she was young but got sidetracked and has worked in different industries including restaurants, satellite and spacecraft computer manufacturing, shipping forwarding and more.

After travelling around the world she decided to change direction in life and graduated from UNSW with a Bachelor of Science, Zoology degree. She then moved on to do a Masters in Animal Behaviour at Gothenburg University in Sweden and whilst writing her PhD thesis in dog/dingo genetics back at UNSW she decided to study Veterinary Science at the University of Sydney. Britt-Louise also worked in Research and Human genetics!

Britt-Louise has a soft spot for cats and older animals, she used to work as a veterinary nurse at a feline only clinic during her veterinary studies.

Britt-Louise takes pride in being thorough and always tries to get the best outcome for your pet. She is calm around the animals and is especially good with handling cats.

She owns 3 indoor cats; one Turkish Van with an attitude and good sense of humour, and 2 rescue cats that are very sweet and funny, just like their owner.

When Britt-Louise is not cuddling cats or working at the clinic she is very active in martial arts and has been competing on an international level in both the Swedish and Australian national teams.

Dr Gareth Moss

Dr Gareth Moss

Gareth is the practice Vet Director and has worked in the practice since 2014.  Gareth graduated with honours as a vet from the University of Sydney in 2007.  Since that time, Gareth has worked in a variety of vet roles in Referral, Emergency, and General practice.   In 2012, Gareth attained Membership (by examination) of the Small Animal Surgery chapter of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists and he then attained membership of the Small Animal Medicine chapter of the college in 2018.  Gareth prides himself on the relationships he forms with his patients and their owners and he always strives to provide a personalised service, rather than adopt a “one-size-fits-all” approach.  Gareth and his family live in Wahroonga with their Italian Greyhound, Poppy.   Gareth is available for consultations from Wednesday-Friday and also works on Saturday mornings. 

Hayley Austin

Hayley Austin

Hayley joined our team at the beginning of 2014 and was our full time receptionist for nearly 3 years. She is now pursuing her passion for animals as one of our permanent nurses and is in the process of completing her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing. She is enthusiastic in all aspects of the clinic, carrying out shifts in Nursing, Reception, Administration and Kennels. She has two young rescue dogs Frankie & Vader which happily take up a lot of her spare time

Imogen McDermott

Imogen McDermott

Imogen started working at Greencross Ku-Ring-Gai in 2014 while studying her Certificate II in Animal Studies. Since then Imogen has gone on to begin her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing which she will completed by 2018. Imogen has 2 gorgeous cats Figaro and Pippa who love to read with her in the sun.

Kelly Luckman

Kelly Luckman

Kelly is a qualified Certificate IV Veterinary Nurse and has been nursing for 9 years. Recently transferring to Greencross Vets Ku-ring-gai from Greencross Vets Brookvale she has been in Practice Management for 6 years and strives to ensure a high level of client service and patient care. She has worked in emergency nursing and since moving to Ku-Ring-Gai Vet has found a passion for socialising and rehoming stray kittens that have come from shelters and need a second chance.

Sarah McCabe

Sarah McCabe

Sarah first started at Greencross Vets Ku-Ring-Gai as a school based trainee and has now progressed to one of our Animal Attendants. Sarah helps out in all areas of the hospital, including reception, Kennels and assists our nurses with nursing duties. Sarah is going to Charles Sturt University next year to study Animal Science and has two cats, a dog and a snake at home.

Casey Standaar

Casey Standaar

Casey completed her Diploma in Events Management in 2014, however decided that working with animals would really be her dream career.  She started studying Certificate IV in Veterinary nursing in 2015 and completed her studies in March 2018.  Casey has been part of the Greencross Kilsyth team for two years and is enjoying meeting friendly patients and clients.  At home Casey has two dogs – Tobi and Kai, two cats – Mia and Debra and nny called Poppy.  Outside of work, Casey is spending lots of time with her family and friends and taking her pups out on day trips.

Dr Georgia Hocking

Dr Georgia Hocking

Georgia is a recent graduate, graduating from University of Melbourne in 2016. Georgia has been part of the Greencross Kilsyth team since July 2017 and has loved meeting many of our clients already. Georgia’s main interests are in Small Animal medicine and Ultrasound.
Eddie is the family fur baby he was rescue puppy with lots of personality he is a 11 month Terrier X who loves coming into the clinic.

Dr Vivien Foong

Dr Vivien Foong

Holly Cunningham

Holly Cunningham

Holly has been working in the industry as a Veterinary Nurse for the past 11 years. Her passion for animals was the main reason for getting involved in the industry and she can still honestly say that her passion remains just as strong now as it did back then.
Holly is mum to 2 beautiful Bull Mastiffs, Bruce and Norman as well as a slightly precious cat Molly. The 2 boys are both extremely sociable and loving visiting all the staff for cuddles, and at times still think that they are lap dogs despite their size.

Dr Skye Ware

Dr Skye Ware

Skye graduated from the University of Queensland in 2003 and has been working in Small Animal Practice since graduating. She has joined the team at Greencross Kilsyth in April 2015 and is enjoying the working environment with the team of Vets and Nurses. Skye has an interest in both small animal medicine and surgery. She enjoys spending her spare time with her husband and her two little girls Zoe and Sophie – who both share their mother’s passion for animals. Her fur family consists of a Cavalier King Charles named Patch and a Domestic Shorthair cat named Meow Meow.

Michelle Parker

Michelle Parker

In 2017, Michelle decided that a change was in order after running a very successful and busy baby-related business for the last 12 years. Michelle started her Cert 4 in Vet Nursing after a lifetime of being a passionate pet lover. Michelle joined Greencross Vets shortly after and has not looked back. Michelle has always had a strong passion for working within the veterinary industry and revels in the busy and challenging environment. Helping her Veterinary team to achieve their best is a passion of Michelle’s and she loves working with the team to give the best possible service to clients and patients of Kessels Road. When not working at the clinic, Michelle enjoys spending time with her Wife and their 2 boys plus a plethora of pets including two Golden Retrievers, Malley and Moose, and the ever-growing number of Cat’s that she simply cannot resist when they end up in the clinic as abandoned.

Dr Diana Skues

Dr Diana Skues

Diana spent her student days at the University Of Melbourne. After graduating she worked locally for 1 year before working in mixed practice in New Zealand and England for several years. She joined the Greencross Vets Kilsyth (formally Kilsyth Vet Clinic) approximately 25 years ago with 4 young children, horses. Dogs, cats, cockatiels, silver quail and a very understanding husband. She is now working part time at the clinic enjoying new challenges within the practice and tries to balance work with leisure activities and family including 3 grandchildren. Dina is very passionate about her work and has a particular affinity for Rhodesian Ridgebacks and black and white cats.

Dr Kathryn Willis

Dr Kathryn Willis

Kathryn graduated from the University of Melbourne in 1997 and worked in a variety of small animal clinics before joining the Kilsyth team as a part-time veterinarian in 2009. She has one fur-kid, a kelpie named Bailey. Kathryn has a passion for agility and so does Bailey (fortunately!), and they spend many weekends competing together at agility trials. They also train and compete in obedience and Rally-O. Kathryn also has an interest in photography (her favourite subjects being birds and dogs) and has had some success competing in national and international photography competitions.

Dr Olivia Marshall

Dr Olivia Marshall

Olivia graduated from The University of Melbourne in 2013 and spent a year in mixed practice, before moving into small animal practice in 2015. She has a particular interest in small animal internal medicine, wildlife and is working to develop her skills in ultrasound. In her spare time, Olivia enjoys travelling, going to markets and playing board games with friends. She shares her home with her fiancé, Alistair and a very lazy and adored greyhound, Chloe.

Emilea McLeod

Emilea McLeod

Emilea has been a Veterinary Nurse at Greencross Kilsyth since 2007 where she completed work experience. Em has her Certificate 4 in Veterinary Nursing and has recently completed her Dipolma in General Nursing. Em has a large amount of experience in the industry, which includes her working at the Animal Emergency Centre. Em has an interest in Wildlife and is a registered Wildlife carer.
Em’s fur babies at home include Mackenzie  a very well behaved Bull Arab mix and a very naughty Irish Wolfhound mix Penelope, both resuced babies.

Kerry Buckland

Kerry Buckland

Kerry has been nursing since 1976 and has been with Greencross Kilsyth since 1995. Kerry’s passion in life is for her animals especially her cats and her horses. Any other spare time is spent In her large garden on her farm in Boho.

Lena Carmichael

Lena Carmichael

Lena first started out human nursing in 2008 but realised animals were her true passion. Lena qualified as a Vet nurse in 2014.
At home Lena has a one year old daughter Charlotte and her fur babies Dexter the Bull Arab X, a DSH cat named Lily who was rescued from the animal aid in 2012.
In Lena’s spare time she does pet minding and also fosters Bull Arabs that require rehoming. Outside of work Lena enjoys catching up with friends, shopping and travelling (when she can afford it).

Lorraine Davis-Robinson

Lorraine Davis-Robinson

Lorraine has been at Kilsyth since 2013. She has been nursing however, since 2009. She is currently undertaking her Certificate Four. She can’t wait to be finished! Lorraine has two beautiful children Hudson and Layla, which keeps her on her toes. Lorraine has a English Staffy named Sarge who is very spoilt.

Meg Stafford

Meg Stafford

Meg has been working at the clinic for 8 years and is a qualified Certificate IV Veterinary nurse. She stepped into the Practice management role in 2016. She is passionate about her career and loves the relationships that she forms with our clients and their pets as our patients. Meg has two dogs, three cats, two budgies and five horses at home. Meg’s passion away from work is horses and she regularly competes in dressage events.

Dr Audrey Harvey

Dr Audrey Harvey

Dr Audrey Harvey is one of our part time vets, and has worked on the Peninsula for many years. Her hobbies include running and writing, and her pet hate is cooking. Not that there’s much time for hobbies, as she spends her weekdays home schooling her two children.

Her four legged family include Guinness the Australian Working Kelpie, Cinnabar the Australian Cattle Dog and Tiger and Sherbet the Whippets.

Dr Emma Winsor

Dr Emma Winsor

Dr Emma Winsor is our other full time veterinarian who has been part of the team for several years. Emma has an interest in ultrasonography and all facets of small animal medicine and surgery. Her animal family includes a Groodle named Bijou and Indian Ringneck brothers Verty and JJ.

Dr James Lindley

Dr James Lindley

Dr James Lindley has providing veterinary care to the Kippa-Ring community and their pets for over 30 years. James has a broad interest in small animal medicine and is an experienced surgeon, regularly performing many types of orthopaedic and soft tissue surgery.

Dr Jim Healy

Dr Jim Healy

Dr Jim Healy is our other part time vet. He spent his early years after graduation working in mixedjim-healy practice before establishing his own small animal clinic in Bray Park. He is a keen reader and gardener and likes to see the Broncos win.

Alice Shaw-Johnston

Alice Shaw-Johnston

Alice has a strong love and understanding of animals and has always been passionate about working in the veterinary industry. She spent most of her childhood growing up on a farm in South Africa where she was surrounded by lots of animals including dogs, cats, horses and cows. In 2016 she began studying a Certificate 3 in Animal Studies and later continued on to complete her Certificate 4 in Veterinary Nursing. In 2017 Alice came to our clinic as a work placement student and has continued on working with us, gaining new skills as a Veterinary Nurse. She also has a small animal family of her own including Charlie the Maltese X, Athena the Siberian Husky and Keira the cat, all of whom she loves and adores very much.

Dr Catdog

Dr Catdog

Catdog came to Greencross Kenmore in 2016 as surrender.  Over the last few years he has been a support and a friend to all staff. He loves nothing more than getting cuddles and of course chicken. On occasion, he is known to taste test/finish staff lunches if they are left unattended.

Dr Neshika Rajakaruna

Dr Neshika Rajakaruna

I have always been passionate about pets since I was very young.  Growing up I had quite a few cats, dogs and
fish. I loved looking after them and spending time with all them. This led me
to pursue a career in the Veterinary industry. I am originally from Sri Lanka and
moved to Australia in Grade 4. I attended Kenmore State high School and then went
on to James Cook University, in Townsville, to pursue a Veterinary Science
Degree. During the degree I developed a keen interest in birds and pocket pets.
I graduated in 2017 and came back to Kenmore to start my professional career.  I currently have a lovely little Tortoiseshell
cat named Sasha and a variety of fish.

Kaye Arundell

Kaye Arundell

Kaye completed a Bachelor in Applied Science majoring in Wildlife Science in 2010,
before heading off to live and work overseas in the United Kingdom. She
returned in 2015 and completed a Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing. She
gained fulltime employment with Greencross after finishing her student work
placement with the clinic. Kaye is a proud owner of two Great Dane crosses
(Karma and Duke) and a rescue cat named Marley.

Dr Karien van der Merwe

Dr Karien van der Merwe

Dr K has worked in both South Africa and the UK before settling in Brisbane. After twenty years as a Vet, she still feels privileged to be part of the special bond between owners and their pets. Her main interests are emergency medicine and soft tissue surgery. She enjoys travelling with her husband Roelof and daughter Coreen.
The best time of her day is coming home to the cuddles of their cats, Benny and Joon.

Jemmah Hurst

Jemmah Hurst

My desire to work with animals started at a young age, having been born and raised working around animals it was a definite. At the earliest convenience I started participating in more experiences to work with animals. I did my work experience courses at the RSPCA and Vet Clinics. I then went on to volunteer for 6 Months at Greencross Kelso (formally known as Kelso Vet Clinic) and was offered a job in July 2009. I became a Qualified Cert IV. Veterinary Nurse in November 2012. I took on a role as Regional Marketing Manager in 2014. In the early months of 2015 I was offered and accepted a fully funded Scholarship for a Diploma in Nursing. I then stepped up in the lead role as Practice Manager in August 2015. I love both my roles here and can’t see myself doing anything else. I thoroughly enjoy working along all our patients, whether it is routine or an emergency. However neonate care/orphans are my favoured part of the job; I have raised and rehabilitated many species including a 3 week old swimmer puppy, Bear. With this is started up and successfully run our Cat Adoption Program. I have a big interest in herpetology (study of reptiles and amphibians) as well as avian care. At home I have my own Menagerie that all started with my Beautiful Black Great Dane Nyx, along with Achyllies my Harlequin Great Dane, 3 rescue cats Eevee, Dieago and Sven, I have Bearded Dragons Toothless, Spyro and Yamaha, Droid the Alexandrine Parrot and Geronimo a Guinea Pig.

Katrina Stewart

Katrina Stewart

I grew up in Cairns and knew from a young age that I wanted to work with animals. I started this passion by working in a pet shop learning everything I could about animal care. After a few years I then decided I wanted to experience something different and got a job as a mammal keeper at Cairns Tropical Zoo. After a year at the zoo my husband Antony got a job in Townsville so we relocated in January 2005 and I began working for Greencross Vets.
I started out with Greencross by looking after the cats at the Currajong clinic cattery and driving the ambulance between the clinics transferring animals and medications. After a while I then started on reception and worked my way up to then do vet nursing. I started studying my Cert II in Animal Studies and then Cert IV in Veterinary Nursing, completing it in 2008. I was then given the opportunity to become a workplace trainer and studied my Cert IV in Training and Assessment. With this role I took on the training and assessment of our school based trainees and Cert IV nurses throughout the Townsville clinics.

Michaela O’Neill

Michaela O’Neill

My passion for all animals started at a young age. I was bought up on acreage where I had horses, dogs, cats, birds and of course fish! I always had an interest in animals and found them every fascinating. In 2013, I applied for a school-based traineeship at Greeencross Vets and successfully started my training in 2014 at Greencross Annandale. Since my traineeship concluded I have been working part-time as a vet nurse whilst juggling year 12, but I wouldn’t have it any other way.
Since working at Greencross I have taken an interest in neonatal care and wildlife rehabilitation. I recently have started rehabilitating orphaned kangaroo’s and wallabies for North Queensland Wildlife Care and also taking care of their 24hr wildlife phone.
In between my busy work and school life, I manage to find time for my little ball of energy Shar Pei X, Maxii, beagle named Mollie, tea-cup Chihuahua named Rylee and a pygmy bearded dragon named Zeus. My passion for animals and providing the best care I can grows larger everyday. I love my work and I can easily say I have the best job in the world.

Dr Julie Cox

Dr Julie Cox

I have always been passionate about providing the highest standards of healthcare, beginning my career as a registered nurse at the Mater Hospital. However having grown up with a large family of dogs, cats and birds I have also been very passionate about pets! I have extensive experience in the veterinary industry spanning over fifteen years. After graduating with 1st Class Honours in Veterinary Science at the University of Queensland, I worked in a number of small animal practices throughout Brisbane. I love learning new skills and have a special interest in internal medicine, cardiology, gerontology and feline medicine. There’s nothing more rewarding than being able to help a patient improve their health and wellbeing and our Kenmore team love the long-term relationships that we’re able to form with clients. When I’m not in the clinic, you will find me spending time with my family and our handsome (and overly excited) Labrador named Humphrey! I also enjoy gardening, reading and participating in local community events, particularly raising the profile of our Western Suburbs Koala population.

Jessica Niven

Jessica Niven

Jess started off at Greencross Vets Kenmore as a student through tafe. Jess completed her Cert IV in Veterinary Nursing in 2015, lives on a big block in Ipswich for her crazy kelpie Chiquita and 4 cats Archie, Amity, Neil Jr and Nessie.

Madeline Winwood

Madeline Winwood

Maddy grew up with animals all around her, and always knew that she wanted to be an animal advocate. When the opportunity arose in 2011 for her to complete a certificate 2 in Veterinary Nursing, she started her nursing career at Greencross Jindalee as a School Based Trainee. Maddy is now a cert 4 qualified veterinary Nurse, and become the Practice Manager of Greencross Vets Kenmore in 2016 .Maddy is the proud owner of two english staffy’s Ace and Zuko, as well as two cats Obi and Freyja.

Amy Roberts

Amy Roberts

Hello! My name is Amy, I have worked at Kessels Road for 3 and a half years now. I started when I was in year 12 as a school based trainee and was fortunate enough to be offered a part time position which has now become a full time position as of last year. I have 3 beautiful cats. Cleo is my first cat ever and she is a handful, she loves a good belly rub but only when she says it’s ok. Flossy was a feral kitten brought into the clinic a couple years ago, she is now fat and happy and loves a cuddle. Theo is my special boy. He also came in as a feral kitten, he had a pretty horrible start to life. He was unable to walk on one back leg when he came to us, after radiographs we found he had a broken pelvis and femur, it just so happened that the leg he was walking on was actually the worst out of his 2 back legs. He now, after a lot of love and help, is able to walk normally, run and jump and play. He is the most snuggly kitten you will ever meet.

I love my job at Kessels and the amazing people I work with.
I have made life long friends here. My favourite part of nursing is taking
bloods and placing catheters. I also love doing dentals and surgery.

Beth Hall

Beth Hall

Beth recently finished her Cert 4 in Veterinary Nursing and is working part time at Kessels Road and Wishart Road. He also has a Cert 3 in Animal Behaviours studies. She mostly enjoys cuddles and naps with her 15 yr old Cocker spaniel, Andy and eating Nachos. She has a great interest in animal behaviours and surgical nursing.

Dr Emma Schablon

Dr Emma Schablon

Emma completed a Bachelor of Veterinary Science with honours from the University of Queensland St Lucia campus in 2004 after already completing a Bachelor of Speech Pathology. She has worked at the Kessels Road practice since graduation. She worked full time until the arrival of her first child in 2010 and has worked part time since. When she is not at work Emma likes to spend time with her three children, husband, family and pets. She has one dog, two cats, six goldfish and three miniature cows.

Dr Kareem Roberts

Dr Kareem Roberts

Dr Kareem first joined our team at Kessels road in 2014 where she worked as a nurse while completing her last few years of uni. She graduated from UQ in December 2015 as a veterinarian with honours and transitioned into this role in our clinic. In her spare time Kareem enjoys reading, baking, going to the gym and spending time with her many Godchildren. Kareem is passionate about pets and enjoys building a relationship with not only her patients but also with their owners. Dr Kareem is a very dedicated vet and gives 100% to each of her patients. On a daily basis Kareem can be found speaking with specialists to assist in treatment plans to ensure her patients get gold standard care. She has a naughty but cute dog called Toto, a very chunky cat called Minky and a noisey lorikeet.

Dr Tori Young

Dr Tori Young

Lauren Finch

Lauren Finch

Lauren started working at Greencross Vets Kessels Road in 2012 as a School Based Trainee. Now a full time employee, she has since completed her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing whilst working full time at the clinic. She has an interest in customer relations, preventatives and surgical nursing. When Lauren isn’t at work she is building her first home with her partner and playing with her two Papillons Cassy (2 Years) and Kirra (12 Years).

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.

Lucy Mathews

Lucy Mathews

Lucy is a 2nd year veterinary nurse due to graduate in November 2018 .Lucy is hoping to then go on to complete a diploma in emergency and critical care. Lucy is a mum of 2 teenage boys and 2 big dogs Lionel and Frankie J. Lucy has a passion for animals and veterinary medicine from a young age, spending her spare time as a child pushing her dogs around in a pram looking for stray dogs to take home to care for…

Dr Stephanie Molloy

Dr Stephanie Molloy

Stephanie graduated from Sydney University with first class honours in 2015. She then undertook a one year internship at a specialist hospital in Brisbane before joining our team at the start of this 2017. Stephanie loves working with all small animals but has a special interest in cats – she is the clinic “Cat Advocate” and is in charge of our ISFM gold accreditation. In her spare time Stephanie loves cooking, reading and has recently taken up rock climbing. She also has two cats of her own, Tintin and Donnie, who keep her very entertained on her days off.

Maree Rablin

Maree Rablin

Maree has been a vet nurse since 2005 and loves the challenges her job brings. Maree is heavily involved in the sport of Dances with Dogs performing with her border collies Chook and Styler. She is also an ANKC Dances with Dogs judge and has judged and run seminars for the sport both locally and interstate. Her dogs Chook and Styler are the only border collies in Australia with international BH obedience titles. Keep an eye out for her at the Ekka as she frequently performs or judges there!

Teagan Thompson

Teagan Thompson

Teagan has been the animal industry for over 8 years and has been a vet nurse for almost 3 years. She has 2 dogs, Willow a 4 yr old staffy and Chance a 7 yr old staffy who is also deaf. Teagan also has a 17 yr old cat. Teagan loves to advocate for the special needs pets.

Abby Watson

Abby Watson

I have lived on the Sunshine Coast my whole life. I am a Caloundra High graduate and completed a two-year traineeship at Greencross Vets Caloundra during my final two years of school 2010-2011. I graduated from my veterinary nurse traineeship in 2011 with flying colours and have been working with Greencross Vet Kawana Waters since 2014. I am a Mooloolah Valley girl who has always felt a love for our four legged friends. I am currently looking for a new pet to adopt and can’t wait to start a fur family of my own.

Dr Sarah Morton

Dr Sarah Morton

Originally from Holbrook NSW, Sarah moved to Brisbane in 1999 to commence studies at the University of Queensland in Veterinary Science. She graduated in 2003 with honours. Since completing her degree, Sarah worked in mixed practices and was an equine vet for a time. In 2014, Sarah and her family moved to the Sunshine Coast and opened the Kawana Waters Clinic. She loves working with small animals and her particular interests are in all facets of small animal surgery and being part of ensuring pets live full and happy lives. She has been doing further studies into orthopaedic surgery and has been performing TTO’s for cruciate rupture in large dogs for over 5 years now. Sarah and her partner Jayney and their two kids Izzy (12) and Baxter (10) have a 14-year-old Labrador Charlie, a 7-year-old German Shepherd- X, RSPCA rescue dog, Maverick and 2 gorgeous French Bulldogs Pippi and Gerogie. They also have 2 cats, a ragdoll named Lady Bubble gum (Bubbles for short) and a rescue cat Mittens and 4 chickens. Sarah loves her job and has been with Greencross since March 2006. She and her family love walking and swimming at the beach, water skiing, hiking, hockey and spending time with family and friends.

Emily Forsythe

Emily Forsythe

Hey there, my name is Emily and I am currently studying a Certificate IV in Veterinary nursing. I am a mum to two beautiful girls named Chloe & Violet and two fur children; a kelpie named Piper and a Tortie cat named Jasmine. I have a huge passion for the care and health of all animals including small and large animals and look forward to meeting you all and your pets soon!

Katreena Cook

Katreena Cook

Hi, I’m Katreena, I’m currently studying veterinary technology at UQ and am looking forward to completing my study so I can officially transfer over from nursing humans to the furry and feathered, and all those in between! I’ve always loved animals and decided to turn my passion into my profession so I can be with them and help them out all the time. I’m also a mum with a little boy who shares my passion for helping out little and big critters. I can’t wait to see what the future will bring, lots to see and learn.

Natalia Vinko

Natalia Vinko

My name is Natalie, I am currently studying my Cert 4 in Veterinary Nursing. I have an awesome Golden Retriever Jack who is 2 years old. There is nothing more beautiful in life then caring for animals. I am privileged to work with animals and have a job I am truly passionate about. I feel so special to be a part of this unique team at Kawana.

Beth Lawson

Beth Lawson

Beth came to Australia from England on a working holiday 13 years ago, fell in love with the place and never left! She has always had a love for animals and finally decided to follow her passion and became a veterinary nurse four years ago. Working at the RSPCA in Melbourne first before moving to Brisbane just recently and joining the team at Greencross Vets Kedron, Beth is really enjoying getting to know the fur kids and their parents at the clinic! In her spare time she enjoys yoga, running and indoor climbing. But her favourite pastime is hanging out with her husband Matt and two dogs, Buffy and Adam, at the beach or down by their local lake.

Dr Alanna Cannone

Dr Alanna Cannone

Alanna graduated from the University of QLD with Honors in early 2016 with a one year old daughter, two 16 year old huskies, two 18 year old cats, a pigeon that thinks she’s human and a husband! She was delighted to start her veterinary career with Greencross Vets Kedron with the opportunity to get to know all their lovely clients and their gorgeous pets. Before going back to University to pursue her childhood dream of being a vet, Alanna worked with microscopic animals in the microbiology field. Later she was able to do some travelling through sales and promotions work. In her spare time Alanna enjoys family time, yoga and outdoor activities, especially involving animals! Other interests include zoo animal and exotic medicine but she mostly enjoys meeting people and their pets and providing the highest standard of care possible.

Dr Emma Colbran BVSc (Hons)

Dr Emma Colbran BVSc (Hons)

Emma graduated from the University of Melbourne with 1st class honours in 2010. She worked in a small animal practice in Brisbane for 5 years before joining Greencross at the start of 2016. She enjoys working with such a highly trained and passionate team. Emma has a particular interest in behavior and low stress handling. She shares her house with her husband, Doug; her two cattle dog cross dogs (Bill and Lucy); and her cats, Cinnabar and Aggie.

Dr Rebecca Hambleton BVSc (Hons)

Dr Rebecca Hambleton BVSc (Hons)

Rebecca graduated as a veterinarian with first class honours from the University of Queensland in 2008. She spent her first two years working in country practice in Warwick, Queensland treating a variety of farm and companion animals. She then decided to pursue small animal practice and worked at a vet hospital on the Gold Coast for a further two years. Rebecca joined Greencross Chermside Vet Hospital in July 2013 and loves being a part of such a friendly passionate team. Her primary interest is in helping dogs and cats with their medical problems, especially performing ultrasounds. She also loves educating owners about preventative health and enjoys pampering her patients with treats. In her spare time, Rebecca enjoys competing in dressage and jumping on her thoroughbred, Laddie, and spending time with her black Labrador, Scout and her crazy chocolate labrador, Mocha.

Lucie Miller

Lucie Miller

Lucie has a Certificate IV in Veterinary Nurse and was delighted to join the amazing Greencross Vets Kedron team at their new practice. She has over 12 years experience including emergency and specialist surgery and medicine nursing care. She loves all animals but it is her special affinity and interest in all things feline that in the past earnt her the nickname of “Cat Whisperer”. Lucie is interested in studying feline behaviour and psychology. She is owned by one crazy cat named Heathcliff, who was originally a rescue cat, and one day hopes to run her own cat rescue organisation.

Naomi Phillips

Naomi Phillips

I adore working with animals and have been part of the veterinary industry for over eight years. I have completed a Certificate II in Animal Studies. I’m delighted to be apart of the Kedron team and continue to grow my skills and provide the highest standards of care and service to our clients and patients. My veterinary passions include feline behaviour and pain management. I really value the incredible sense of accomplishment we feel at the end of the day, having given all the love you can to make pets feel safe, comfortable and back to their happy selves. In my spare time, I enjoy heading into the outdoors, whether that’s in my garden, camping, kayaking, or just playing with my eight cats and threedogs.

Sheridan Byster

Sheridan Byster

Sheridan is one of our full time nurses, and is currently completing her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing. She has worked with our wonderful team for over two years, and prior to this completed two years of voluntary nursing for a number of Greencross Vets clinics. Sheridan loves all creatures great and small and in addition to dogs and cats, she has experience with small rodents, goats and cows! She currently owns one cantankerous cat, and has several dogs currently living in Longreach.

Zoe Quick

Zoe Quick

Zoe’s lifelong love of animals has lead me to my new career in Veterinary Nursing. In her final months of studying Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing, I was lucky enough to be invited to join the Greencross Team at Kedron. When She’s not at work you can find her hitting the books and hanging out with her two very spoilt feline brothers (Dozza and Bobo). Zoe has travelled various parts of Australia and the world enjoying, Dubai, Afghanistan, Thailand, Bail and Europe.

Carissa Faulkner

Carissa Faulkner

Growing up in the rural town of Barraba NSW where animals out number people I was surrounded by animals from before I could walk. My favourite place to visit was my grandfathers farm where I could feed the pigs, cows, sheep, horses, ducks, chickens, ferrets and rabbits. I first realised I wanted to work with animals after an unfortunate accident with my dog that followed with several visits to the local vets. I was fascinated with watching the progress of my dogs health. My first job working with animals was at one of the largest RSPCAs in the country in Melbourne. There I was walking dogs, grooming cats and socializing rabbits. I am hoping to study a certificate IV in captive animals once I complete my certificate IV veterinary nursing. I myself have a few pets including Junior a wolfhound, Kelsey a Fox Terrier, Zoe a Kelpie x and 2 Domestic Short Hair Cats : Benny and Socks.

Dr Rudolf Oosthuizen

Dr Rudolf Oosthuizen

I graduated from the University of Pretoria/Onderstepoort at the end of 2004. It was also in this time that I met my wife as we both studied together. We both then worked in the UK for 6y before moving to Australia in 2010. I have been working in Perth for the last 8 years before starting with Greencross Joondalup. I love every aspect of being a general practice veterinary surgeon. You never know what will walk through the door so it keeps your day very interesting. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my 2 boys and try to get away for camping as much as possible.

Dr Sheryl Kidd

Dr Sheryl Kidd

I grew up in the UK, and graduated with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science from Bristol University in 2003. After a couple of years doing mixed practice in rural Leicestershire I decided to concentrate on small animal medicine and surgery. I spent 3 years running a small branch clinic, then moved to a large surgical referral clinic where I spent the next 6 years. In 2013, myself and my husband moved to Perth, and since then I have worked in several clinics in and around Perth. I am passionate about all aspects of veterinary care, especially soft tissue surgery and geriatric medicine. In my spare time, I am kept very busy organising continuing education courses for vets and nurses, walking my Chihuahuas, and enjoying the outdoor lifestyle with my husband and son.

Emma Mallia

Emma Mallia

I have been working with Greencross for 2 years and recently moved from the Ocean Reef clinic into the Practice Manager role at Greencross Joondalup, I am a qualified Veterinary Nurse and have a great love for animals and their healthcare. Practice Management is a new role for myself but I have dived in head first and thoroughly love my work everyday. Outside of work I enjoy being outdoors, being with my animals, getting away to camp and explore and also enjoy the gym and Muay Thai.

Kate Sandy

Kate Sandy

I started working in the industry in 2012 and qualified as a veterinary nurse in 2015. I have just started working at Greencross Joondalup after returning to Australia from 2 years of working and travelling overseas. I love all aspects of nursing but have a keen interest in surgical nursing and looking after in patients. I have a very handsome 6 year old cat called Harry and enjoy being out and about in my spare time.

Dr Emma Crossland

Dr Emma Crossland

Emma has 10 years experience as a vet since graduating in 2008, joining joining the GX team in January 2018. Emma has a passion for Veterinary medicine and surgery and is now a Veterinary Director at GX Kangaroo Flat. When not at work Emma is kept busy by her two children aged 4 and 1 and is married to a horse trainer. The family also has 3 cats and 2 dogs which Emma and her family like to spend time with. Emma looks forward to assisting the pets and owners of Kangaroo Flat and surrounds.

Dr Joshua Llinas

Dr Joshua Llinas

Dr Josh moved over to Australia in 1999 after completing an undergraduate degree in Molecular Biochemistry. His passion for veterinary medicine started with his first job as a veterinary assistant when he was 12 and continued through with his work as a veterinary nurse going through university in the US and Australia. He completed his veterinary science degree at the University of Queensland in 2005 and his Masters in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery through Murdoch in 2009. His interests include internal medicine with special interests in pathology and imaging. He also has a large interest in our smaller pets including birds, rodents and reptiles. When not at the clinic he spends time rock climbing, fishing and kayaking. Josh lives with his wife and two cats Bumble and Diego. He is currently studying for his Memberships in Feline Medicine through the Australian Veterinary Association.

Dr Kerry Carman

Dr Kerry Carman

Kerry graduated from Veterinary Science in 2015. She has spent her time working as a nurse on weekends and in her holidays from University. Before starting work as a nurse, Kerry worked with koalas and other wildlife at a local animal sanctuary. She started working with Greencross Vets in 2012 and has loved meeting all the different pet personalities that come through the door. Kerry is interested in many aspects of small animal internal medicine and surgery with a particular focus on pathology.

Elyse Shooter

Elyse Shooter

From a young age Elyse has felt passionately about Animal Welfare, so she always knew her career of choice would involve animals. Elyse began working at Greencross Jindalee in 2010 while still at school, and has since completed her Certificate II and is currently completing her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing. Her favourite parts of the job include performing dentals, wildlife and playing with pugs. Elyse has a geriatric, special-needs dog named Roxanne, her two rats Gin and Tonic and her Stimson’s Python, Gary.

Felicia Runting

Felicia Runting

At a very young age, Felicia was quite terrified of dogs. As she grew older, her fear of dogs was replaced with a fondness of not just dogs but all small animals and veterinary medicine. In 2012, Felicia graduated from a Bachelor of Applied Science majoring in Veterinary Technology. After 12 months of working in the industry, she joined the Greencross Jindalee team in late 2013. Her specific interests involve medical nursing, nutrition planning and development and exotic pets. She is the proud owner of Suzie the Nova Scotian Duck tolling retriever, Mr Whiskers the rat, Indie and Dodge the Australian King Parrots, Surly the Children’s Python and Buzz and Petrie the Thick Tailed Geckoes.

Jessica Torrielli

Jessica Torrielli

My name is Jess and I’m a veterinary nurse here at Greencross Vets Jindalee. I’ve been working in the veterinary industry as a qualified Certificate IV Vet Nurse since 2014. What I love most about this industry is the diversity in the range animals we treat and see. Every day is completely different, and I really enjoy handling exotic species such as snakes, lizards and turtles. I also have quiet the interest in dental health; I perform free Dental checks regularly at Greencross vets Jindalee. I have three pets, Gracie my Dalmatian, Kira my Cattle dog and Princess Sophie my miniature Chihuahua who is more like my child rather than a dog

Nicole Ross

Nicole Ross

Nicole has been a part of the Jindalee team since 2013. In 2016, she graduated with a Bachelor of Applied Science majoring in Veterinary Technology, and Cert IV in Veterinary Nursing. She has a soft spot for German Shepherds and currently has a beautiful 3-year-old German Shepherd called Jedd, as well as Sunny the budgie, and Coco the cockatiel. Nicole has a special interest in reptiles, as well as African animals, and hopes to one day specialise in exotic nursing.

Carla Lang

Carla Lang

Carla grew up in Castlemaine, Victoria but has travelled and lived in almost every state of Australia. She has spent her working life making a career out of human nursing but has now put aside shift work to become Practice Manager at Greencross Vets White Hills and Kangaroo Flat.
Carla’s great passion for animals stem from her childhood where she spent her days growing up on the family farm and today is reflected by the long list of pets that grace the family home. With husband Jack and children Taine and Tully the house is filled with cats, dogs, birds and fish. Head of the household are her beloved cats followed by her next favourite four legged family member Charlie. Charlie is an adopted Cavalier/Beagle mix who loves her more than a bowl full of food.
Outside of work and family, Carla spends her spare time bike riding, walking, running and doing Bootcamp sessions. She leads a very active life and includes Charlie in all of these activities. If she had a choice Carla would spend her life travelling, camping, drinking coffee and laying on the beach.

Dr Jack Lang

Dr Jack Lang

Jack grew up in South Australia, very close to the Victorian border – which almost makes him a Victorian! His early years were spent on an old dairy farm surrounded by cows, sheep, dogs and cats as well as the odd orphan lamb or calf that needed to be hand raised. Jack’s first career choice was as a chemical engineer and he spent 8 years working in the mining industry. With the support of his wife – Carla, Jack returned to university to pursue a long held ambition to become a vet. After graduating in 2002, Jack and Carla moved to Maleny in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland where Jack worked in a mixed practice. Whilst in QLD their son Taine was added to the family. After 1 1/2 years the urge to travel became too strong and so started a 3 year adventure traveling around Australia in a caravan and working as a locum vet in some fantastic locations. Towards the end of the traveling, their daughter Tully was added to the family. As the family grew and the caravan became too small they decided to settle in Townsville and Jack spent the next 3 years working in a small animal clinic. The sun and the tropics were great but as the kids got older it was time to move closer to the extended family. Jack joined White Hills Animal Hospital in November 2009 and became a partner in the business in July 2011. Jack continues to be a business partner in Greencross Vets White Hills and is very passionate about continuing to provide personalised and friendly service to clients in Bendigo. In his spare time Jack enjoys camping and lots of time with his family. He passionately follows the Hawthorn football club, plays social tennis and enjoys running the streets of Bendigo. He completed the Melbourne marathon in October 2010, 2011, 2014 and the Gold Coast marathon in 2012, 2014. His goal for 2015 is to complete the NewYork Marathon (along with 50,000 others) in November. Jack’s extensive non-human family consists of Zola the basset hound, Charlie the beagalier, Sally the birman cat, Tinkerbell and GO-GO two very naughty bengal cats, two rabbits, two budgies and a few chooks and ducks. Jack is excited to be part of the Greencross Team and looks forward to helping you take the best care possible of your furred and feathered friends whether they go woof, meow, tweet, quack or say very little at all.

Kayleigh Williams

Kayleigh Williams

Always working towards a career with animals, I completed my BSc in Animal Science in Plymouth, England. In 2013 I moved to Perth Australia and began working and studying towards my Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing. Before joining Greencross Joondalup I had worked in several clinics throughout Perth, as well as supporting certificate IV students through their own learning journey at a private vet nursing college. I absolutely love being a part of something incredible and making a difference, no matter how big or small. I made a goal to spend time every year volunteering my skills to a charity in need. Last year was a dog rescue centre in Goa, India. This year I am heading to Chiang Mai – Thailand for a spay and neuter project as well as the chance to help at the elephant retirement village. I love my role here at Greencross Joondalup, I really enjoy building that relationship with clients and their pets to be able to provide the best advice in healthcare. I am privileged to work beside such great vets and nurses who also share that passion for animal health and delivering client satisfaction.

Ashley Cox

Ashley Cox

Hi, I’m Ashley! I started as a receptionist at Greencross Jindalee in 2018 and have completed a Certificate IV in Wildlife Veterinary Nursing. I have a passion for our Australian wildlife, particularly birds and reptiles. I am a proud owner of 2 cats; Shadow & Panda, and a collection of reptiles. When I’m not at the clinic, you’ll find me herping or caring for sick or injured wildlife.

Cassandra Watkinson

Cassandra Watkinson

Cassie joined the Greencross Jindalee team in October 2016 as an Intern, she has since completed her Certificate II in Animal Studies and is commencing her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing. Her background is in Administration and Accounts but her passion for animals saw her heading in the direction of the animal industry from a young age. Cassie is a proud dog Mum to her 4 year old Labrador, Samson.

Dr Alice Adams

Dr Alice Adams

Alice graduated from the University of Queensland with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science and began her career with Greencross Vets. She was lucky enough to visit South Africa twice during her degree to work with the amazing wildlife there. Before studying Veterinary Science, she completed a Bachelor of Science with a major in Zoology, then a Marine Science honours project which involved studying dugongs in Moreton Bay. Alice has a particular interest in animal behaviour and ultrasonography and is excited to expand her knowledge in these areas. In her spare time, Alice enjoys reading, mountain biking and running.

Tylisha Tattersall-Beattie

Tylisha Tattersall-Beattie

Tylisha has worked in the Inala clinic for over 5 years and is a big softy for all animals, especially babies requiring hand-raising! She will always have a creature that she is looking after (from birds to kittens) and has a passion for helping whenever it’s needed. In her spare time Tylisha may be found with her menagerie of pets or tending to her orchids and succulents.

Ashley Naughton

Ashley Naughton

Hi, I’m Ashley! I am originally from the UK, living in both Germany and England before moving to Townsville when I was thirteen. I began my veterinary career as a School Based Trainee at Greencross Vets Willows during high school. From there I continued employment after graduating school and went on to complete my Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing and working at Greencroos Aitkenvale at the 2IC. When the opportunity arose I gladly accepted the position as Practice manager at Greencross Hyde Park. I’m also very passionate about developing well-mannered family-friendly dogs and run puppy school classes where I train dogs in basic manners. When I’m not in the clinic, you’ll find me spending time with my three fur-babies, a Ridgeback Cross named Betty who I have had since she was orphaned at two weeks old and Reggie the cat and the newest addition is my giant puppy Bruce the American Bull Dog cross.

Dr Emily Payne

Dr Emily Payne

I grew up on a farm in South Australia and always knew I wanted to work with animals (and have a job that was exciting and varied) so becoming a vet was perfect. I studied veterinary science at Murdoch University in Perth and then got my first job in country NSW in a mixed practice. For four years I looked after cats and dogs as well as cattle, sheep and horses plus the occasional alpaca or rabbit. A complete change of scenery occurred when I moved to Sydney and spent eight years in small animal practice focusing on cats and dogs. /soon after moving to Townsville I joined the amazing team at Greencross, initially working in different clinics, then taking on the role of Vet Director at Annandale, having a short break from the paid work force on maternity leave before joining the lovely ladies at Hyde Park.
I’m particularly interested in keeping our pets healthy with the right preventive medicine, nutrition and dental care. I’m a bit of a fence sitter when it comes to the question of cats vs dogs – they both make wonderful companions in their own way! I am the proud mum of two boys: Henry (the four legged furry one in the photo) and Rowan (of the two legged human variety). I’m now enjoying the more relaxed lifestyle of Townsville (particularly the lack of traffic and the fabulous running and bike tracks) and hope to be here for many years caring for the pets of Townsville.

Kara Philpot

Kara Philpot

Kara began her career as a School Based Trainee over five years ago before being promoted to a Veterinary Nurse role. Her furry family members have grown significantly during this time and she has a large farm at home where her pets are able to relax and run free. You name it, she’s probably got it… Cats, dogs, snakes, a naughty bird, a cheeky rat and even a rescue pig (who is currently in need of a diet!). Nursing is her passion and her animals are her life. She and her partner are proud of their home where the cats and dogs have their own fun rooms and that life is better with the animal kind taking over your home and leaving fur everywhere! Kara loves working with animals. We are a gold accredited cat friendly clinic and Kara is our cat advocate, being the voice of the cats is something she loves! Implementing stress-free techniques to keep our feline friends happy. She has been called a “crazy cat lady” several times, but we’ve come to realise that she’s just crazy… about all animals!

Dr Chantal Celindano

Dr Chantal Celindano

Dr Chantal graduated in 2004 and has been with Greencross since 2009. She especially loves feline medicine having worked in specialist cat clinics in London and Brisbane. Chantal has the utmost pride in her work and will do the very best for your furry friend. When she is not at the clinic, Chantal can be found studying for her specialist exam in cat medicine, or playing with her daughters – Vivi (human) and Nifty-Sprocket (silver tabby).

Katherine Seaton

Katherine Seaton

Katherine has worked in Greencross for many years and has been at Inala since 2009. She has a warm heart with lots of love to give! Katherine provides the best care to all animals and customers, always putting creatures wild and owned alike first. When Katherine isn’t at work she is spending quality time with her husband, 3 year old son and their fur babies- Charlie the Collie and Freya the rescue cat.

Yvonne Hayes

Yvonne Hayes

Yvonne can make anyone feel at home with a kind heart and friendly smile. She joined the team 2 years ago and has brought so much to the community. She is very passionate about all aspects of her role. At home she spends time with her partner and their naughty Chihuahua, Teddy, and sight impaired rescue Galah, Pavlova.

Claudia Trindade

Claudia Trindade

Since I was a child I have always been interested and obsessed with animals. I don’t have a favourite I love them all! Over the years I’ve gone through all species includes cats, dogs, mice, rats, snakes, turtles, galahs, fish and even a scorpion and tarantula. I worked as a stable hand at Eagle Farm from 2009 until 2013. I begin studying veterinary nursing in 2015 and was lucky to gain work placement here at Indooroopilly and now I get to work hard with the amazing team here. When I’m not at work I’m usually running around after my two children Jackson and Bloom. We love to go camping, fishing, hiking and going to the movies. At the moment I’ve got two cats, Cupcake and Rocky and my trusty shadow Zena. If you come in on a Friday you might be lucky to see her!

Dr Kerri Finlay

Dr Kerri Finlay

Dr Kerri graduated with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science from the University of Queensland in 1999 and has an extensive career in the industry working for a number of different small animal practices including Beenleigh, Springfield and Kenmore. She is passionate about education and is involved in PetPEP programs at local schools and daycares to teach children about responsible pet ownership, safety around animals, healthy living (pets and people) and welfare of animals. Kerri’s main interests include small animal medicine and soft tissue surgery and before becoming a vet she had graduated with honours in a Bachelor of Science, majoring in medical and veterinary parasitology. Originally from Cairns, Kerri and her husband have two daughters, Maddi and Emma and a menagerie of pets including horses, dogs, cats, birds, fish and chooks.

Dr Megan Pitcher

Dr Megan Pitcher

Dr Megan graduated from the University of Queensland and spent several years working for a number of mixed practices overseas where she gained valuable experience in medicine and treatment. She joined the Greencross Vets Indooroopilly clinic in September 2014. Megan 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 interest in immunology and teaching veterinary and medicine to students at the University of Queensland. When she’s not working in the clinic, you’ll find her spending time with her husband John and children Amelia, Thomas, Oliver and James.

Alana Morcus

Alana Morcus

Alana joined Greencross Jindalee through a school-based traineeship in 2002 whilst in high school & completed Certificate II in Animal Studies in year 12 in 2004. She has been working full time at Jindalee since, enjoying the company and experiences of working with animals.
She has 6 furry felines & a Rottie X Labrador at home who she loves to spend time with. Alana hopes to fulfill her dream one day and work with big cats (Tigers etc) at a zoo.

Aleisa Priestley

Aleisa Priestley

Aleisa joined the Greencross Vets Jindalee team in January 2014. Having been involved in administration and management for most of her working life, Aleisa’s passion for animals allowed her to follow her dream and complete a Cert IV in Veterinary Nursing in 2012. Aleisa is excited that she is able to combine her love of animals with her love of management as Practice Manager at Jindalee. Outside of work, Aleisa enjoys spending time with family and friends and is kept busy by her two year old son, her dog Tippy and cats Mia & Oliver.

Caitylyn Averill

Caitylyn Averill

Dr Carina Christensen

Dr Carina Christensen

Carina has always been passionate about pets, working in the veterinary industry for over ten years and completing a Bachelor of Science with Honors from the Australian National University (1996-1999) and a Bachelor of Veterinary Science from the University of Queensland (2001-2005). She enjoys all aspects of her role including internal medicine, dermatology and small animal medicine. Her favourite part about working as a vet (besides the fluffy, cuddly patients) is seeing the human/animal bond and assisting pet owners to prevent disease and treat illness. She also thoroughly enjoys science and physiology and is constantly amazed at how the body functions with regards to health and disease. In her spare time, you’ll find her spending time with her kids named Jasper and Sarah and their young cat Fifi. Fifi comes from RSPCA Qld and joined their family only five months ago.

Dr Chris Lisowski

Dr Chris Lisowski

Originally from Canada, Chris graduated from the University of Sydney in 2009. Prior to his education in Australia he studied at Bishop’s University, Canada, and the University of Aberdeen, Scotland where he received a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Animal Production and Nutrition respectively. After 6 years as a veterinarian, Chris is returning to Greencross Jindalee to further his surgical capabilities and is studying to become a member of Small Animal Surgery at the Australia New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists in 2017. In his own time, Chris is an avid Toronto Maple Leafs supporter (home ice hockey team), loves all outdoor activities, his two cats (Ginny and James), his wife Shari and baby girl Lucy, and is proud to call Australia Home.

Doug Mills

Doug Mills

Bio coming soon

Dr Jim Kennedy

Dr Jim Kennedy

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.

Dr Catherine Parkin BVMS BSc

Dr Catherine Parkin BVMS BSc

Catherine graduated from Murdoch University (Perth) in 1993. She worked in London for 6 years before returning home to Adelaide. Catherine has worked in both general and emergency practice and gained her Membership in Small Animal Medicine in 2001. Her interests include ultrasonography, dentistry and rabbit/guinea pig medicine and surgery. In her spare time Catherine enjoys spending time with her young family of energetic boys and a menagerie of rescued pets including dogs , cats, rabbits, chickens and guinea pigs.

Dr Richard Duffield

Dr Richard Duffield

Richard was born in Adelaide and graduated from the University of Adelaide in 2015 with his Bachelor of Veterinary Bioscience and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine. Richard joined the Greencross Vets team in 2016. He has a passion for small animal medicine, exotic/pocket pet medicine, the human-animal bond and a special interest in both freshwater and marine aquaria.
In his spare time Richard enjoys spending time with his friends and family, restoring vintage cars, playing with his Labrador (Stella) and cat (Mittens), and caring for his tropical fish.

Alisha Mulder

Alisha Mulder

Alisha completed her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing in 2012. She has been working with the amazing team at Greencross Hoppers Crossing since early 2014 and absolutely loves what she does. It has been a dream of hers to work with animals since before she can remember. She enjoys looking after any patients that come through the door, and making sure they are as happy and comfortable as possible. Alisha doesn’t have any pets of her own but her son Billy certainly keeps her on her toes!

Dr Giovanna De Tommaso

Dr Giovanna De Tommaso

Dr Giovanna De Tommaso graduated in Italy in 2002. She decided to travel to Australia before starting to work as a vet in Italy but she fell in love with Australia and her now husband. After working for a few years as a veterinary nurse at Lort Smith Animal Hospital and Vet emergency, she then chose to spend a year in the UK working as a vet. She came back to Melbourne in 2006 and decided to sit the NVE. While studying, she continued to work as a vet nurse at Melbourne University in the emergency department. She passed the NVE in 2008 and spent 6 months in Darwin working as a general practitioner in a busy small animal practice. Giovanna came back to Melbourne in mid 2009 and worked at Uvet in the general practice and surgery departments, where she was also involved in teaching students desexing. She also worked as a casual in the Uvet Emergency department and in private clinics around Werribee and Hoppers Crossing. In the last few years, Giovanna has been working as a part time vet in Greencross Hoppers Crossing.

Dr Jeff Brady

Dr Jeff Brady

Dr Jeff has been at 58 Derrimut Road for over 12 years. He has been a dog and cat vet for a few more years than that, however, and still enjoys the interesting cases that find their way to our clinic. He keeps up to date with the latest techniques & treatments through conferences and web-based learning to ensure your pets are offered the very best care possible. He has been involved with the Australian Veterinary Association for many years and awarded the title of Fellow after his extensive voluntary work. Dr Jeff is owned by a hyperactive and demanding Jack Russell Terrier named Lily, who cohabits with Raffy the quiet, gentle Pug cross. In his spare time Jeff likes to cook and eat, maybe too much

Erin Findlay

Erin Findlay

Erin is a trainee nurse at Greencross Vets Hoppers Crossing. She is currently studying towards her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing with Open Colleges and is very grateful to have this opportunity to put her newly learnt skills into action at Greencross Vets. In her spare time Erin loves to go water skiing and hang out with her newly rescued dog Lenny who is a kelpie cross. Erin is very much enjoying working with the Hoppers Crossing team and getting to know all their lovely clients.

Jessica Joosse

Jessica Joosse

Jessica Joosse completed her Bachelor of Animal and Veterinary Biosciences (Zoology) with La Trobe University in 2016 and is currently studying toward her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing with Open Colleges. Since 2010, she has worked in a variety of small animal clinics across the western suburbs and continues to pursue her passion for animals through volunteering with Zoos Victoria in her spare time. She enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine but is particularly interested in the role nutrition plays in the overall health and wellbeing of all animals. Jessica is a cat lover and has two Burmese cats of her own, called Yin & Yang.

Pru Ferlazzo

Pru Ferlazzo

Pru has been working as a Vet Nurse since 1998, where she started her Nursing career in a mixed practice (Farm Animals & Family Pets), before moving to Werribee and starting work with Jeff in this clinic in 2006 when it was formerly known as Derrimut Rd Vet Clinic and PetsFirst. Although Pru has been nursing for quite some time she continues to enjoy learning, meeting new clients and their pets and having a good chat with our regular clients. She enjoys seeing their pets return and assisting owners with any pet health concerns.
When Pru is not at work she is kept busy with her 3 young children, her elderly Kelpie “Chop”, a rainbow lorikeet “Rainbow” and goldfish. Pru also enjoys visiting her family’s dairy farm, exploring national parks and beaches, and of course spending time with friends & family.

Frances van Kollenburg

Frances van Kollenburg

Frances has been a vet nurse for 11 years and is a local of Hurstbridge. She is owned by two very spoilt cats, one very spoilt dog and two goats. Frances is very interested in animal behavior and is undertaking a Cert IV in behavior through the Delta Society.

Helen Lee

Helen Lee

Helen is currently completing her Certificate IV in Vet Nursing. She has worked at Hurstbridge for just over 2 years and has 3 pets at home that she adores. Bobby the 3 year old Dalmation, Abby the 2 year old staffy, german shepherd, sharpei cross and Ava a domestic short hair that she was “fostering “ for Shannel and who has since made herself a permanent resident in Helens home.

Julie Shanhun

Julie Shanhun

Julie has been a vet nurse for 11 years and is also a qualified phlebotomist. She worked at the Greencross North Ringwood Clinic for 5 years before joining the Hurstbridge team. Her main focus at work is to provide the patients with the best standard of care possible. She has four grown up children at home plus an elderly Jack Russell terrier and 2 naughty cats.

Lena McMaster-Smith

Lena McMaster-Smith

Lena has a background in Human Dental Nursing of 7 years before joining the Animal Industry which is where her passion lies. She has been a vet nurse for 14 years of which 11 of those years have been spent working at Hurstbridge recently taking on the role of Practice manager. She has two children and two very spoilt and naughty cats, Gilbert and Annie. In her spare time Lena enjoys running, camping and spending time with her family.

Tayla Kenyon

Tayla Kenyon

Tayla is currently completing her certificate IV in veterinary nursing. She has been nursing for 3+ years and has previously worked at Greencross Caulfield South and Stud Park before joining the Hurstbridge team. Her loyal Jack Russell Squizzy has recently passed after a full life leaving behind the family rescue cat Willow. Tayla hopes to rescue a variety of animals once she moves with her partner TJ to their recently purchased property in Kinglake west.

Tea Strekozov

Tea Strekozov

Téa graduated with honours from the University of Queensland in 2015 and has been with the Greencross team since completing her degree. During her studies she worked as a veterinary nurse in a busy bird and exotics
specialist clinic, before moving into a veterinarian role with Greencross. Téa has a strong commitment towards working with her clients to provide the highest standards of care for their pets. She loves all aspects of medicine and surgery, but has a strong interest in emergency and critical care medicine, as
well as soft tissue surgery. When not in the clinic, she is being kept busy by her handsome cockatiel Moe, and her goofy, boisterous Rottweiler Hugo. 

Dr Nicholas Garrett

Dr Nicholas Garrett

Nick graduated from Melbourne University in 1995 and brings a wealth of experience to the Greencross team. He has worked in a number of different practices throughout Australia and overseas, until joining the Glen Eira team in early 2012. Nick brings an incredible amount of passion and care to her work and loves working with clients to help their pets to be as healthy and happy and possible.

Takita Weaver

Takita Weaver

Takita has been a valuable team member at Greencross Forest Lake Village for over four years, having started with a Veterinary Nursing Traineeship and then moving on to studying veterinary science at the University of Queensland. When she’s not in the clinc, you will find her spoiling her two dogs; Daisy a five year old Chihuahua X and Polly a one year old long haired Chihuahua! Takita loves working at the clinic and is extremely passionate about the animals she gets the pleasure of meeting while she is at work!

Dannielle Fleet

Dannielle Fleet

Dannielle started her Veterinary Nurse career through a school based apprenticeship with Greencross Vets in Townsville QLD in 2006. Since then she has worked in many clinics doing a wide range of nursing duties including some large animal nursing in Yass NSW and 3 years of Specialist Orthopedic and Emergency care in Darwin NT.  Her weekends are often spent at the race track where her husband and son Jake race Motorcycle Speedway. Dannie has a Dobermann Aarow who is much loved.

Dr Hester Huang

Dr Hester Huang

Hester graduated from Melbourne University in 2011. Since then she has worked in numerous clinics across Australia before we were lucky enough to have her start with us at Greencross Gawler in January 2017. Since then Hester has grown herself a big following with our clients and patients and her gentle, calm & hard working nature are an asset to our clinic. She has a keen interest in all areas of the veterinary industry and is very active in continuing her education, through online courses and seminars. Outside of work Hester likes to spend time with her partner, go to the gym and travel.

Dr Kristy Junker

Dr Kristy Junker

Kristy graduated in 2013 from James Cook University in Townsville , she moved to the Yorke Peninsula soon after where she worked for 3 years in a mixed practice (90% small 10% large). While there she met her partner and decided to move to Adelaide in February 2017. Kristy then joined the Greencross team and did several weeks locuming in different clinic when she ended up falling in love with the Greencross Gawler team and taking on the role of Veterinary Director. She enjoys all things surgery and is working towards developing her skill so she can perform more technical procedures. Outside of work she loves taking her Groodle Ollie & Golden Retriever Sophie for beach runs and long walks or being the servant to her very spoilt cats, Missy and Narla.

Kelly Hill

Kelly Hill

Kelly started Veterinary Nursing in 1998 (completing her certificate 4 in vet nursing @ TAFE in 2001) and has worked for several clinic across South Australia before starting with Greencross Vets Gawler in 2014. Kelly enjoys all areas of vet nursing especially surgery and reproduction.
Early in her career Kelly had also been involved in conformation dog shows  showing her beloved Irish Wolfhounds Reilly & Feighan. She still enjoys going to dog shows when she can to help out her friends and have a catch up! Now Kelly, her husband and their 2 daughters Alice and Louise share their home with Lager a British Bulldog and Snappy a little cross breed (who isn’t snappy!)

Rebecca Beagley

Rebecca Beagley

I started at Greencross Gawler in August of 2014 following a longtime dream of working with animals. I have completed a Certificate 4 in Veterinary nursing through Open Colleges. I have always had a great love of animals having grown up with pets my whole life. I now have two dogs of my own Holly a very playful Havanese and Boston the very patient Maltese cross. My animal family also includes two cats Astrid & Hiccup. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my two young children and family and if I get time, reading a good book.

Steven O’Connor

Steven O’Connor

Steven started working at Greencross vets in 2016 after doing some work experience while studying certificate 4 in veterinary nursing through open colleges, and completed his certificate in 2017.  Steven has always had a passion for animals since a young age and now enjoys the job he has. Steven has particular interest in the surgical side of nursing. In his spare time he enjoys relaxing by watching movies and playing video games as well as spending time with his wife and their 2 dogs (Bella the Alaskan malamute and Banjo the border collie). Steven also enjoys travelling when he can.

Ella Griffiths

Ella Griffiths

Ella joined the team at Greencross Helensvale Square after graduating with a BVSc from the University of Queensland in 2014. She is passionate about all things small animal and would love to broaden her skills in diagnostic ultrasound and soft tissue surgery. In her spare time Ella enjoys spending time with friends and family as well as taking her adorable Shar-Pei Bella to the beach.

Jade Westrup

Jade Westrup

I am currently studying my certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing. I have always wanted to work with animals. I enjoy assisting in surgeries and am very interested in animal behavior. I have 2 dogs Louie a Maltese Shihtzu and Charlie a Chihuahua cross Mini foxy.

Jenna Stapley

Jenna Stapley

I am currently studying my Certificate 4 in Veterinary nursing and enjoy working with Greencross Vets. My Furry family consist of my 2 dogs Jet and Norman and Nesto my ginger DSH.

Monica Hedley

Monica Hedley

Pieter Theron

Pieter Theron

Sandy Williams

Sandy Williams

Sandy began volunteering with the Forest Lake clinic in 2003, and has since completed her Certificate 2 in Veterinary Nursing and joined the Greencross team in a full time nursing position. She shares her home with 2 grumpy old cockatiel men, Charcoal & Mr Missy, and her Collie X, Maddison, unable to be left behind when spotted at the RSPCA.

Kimberley Truloff

Kimberley Truloff

Kimberley started her Greencross journey in 2010 when she completed a vet nursing school-based traineeship. Dreaming of being a vet since she was a child, she went on to complete a Bachelor of Veterinary Science at The University of Queensland. Her interests lie in general practice veterinary medicine; especially all things feline! She lives at home with her husband and their two cats; Tilly and Archie. Kimberley enjoys going on cruise holidays and weekend drives.

Rachel Bryce

Rachel Bryce

Rachel completed her Certificate II in Veterinary Nursing through a School-based traineeship at Greencross Vet Jindalee in 2015. She now works as a full-time Veterinary Nurse at Greencross Vet Forest Lake Village. “My life for as long as I can remember has been all about animals”. When I was in primary school, I use to pretend to be a Vet and practice on stuffed animals. I have a Ginger Cat named Tiger and a Pomeranian X Shih Tzu named Bella, who are my whole world and I love to bits. When I’m not work, I’m looking for ways to better myself and further my career. I have also recently started Puppy Preschool Classes in clinic.

Dr Ying Zheng

Dr Ying Zheng

Ying graduated from the University of Melbourne in 2009. She began her career in a small animal practice in outer east Melbourne for seven years before she joined the teams at Greencross Ferntree Gully & Box Hill. She is interested in all aspects of small animal medicine and surgery with a special interest in internal medicine. In her spare time, Ying enjoys relaxing and playing golf with her husband, seeking adventures with their daughter and of course cuddling their fur babies “Jessie” the cavoodle and “Bess Bess” their cheeky cat.

Amanda Taylor

Amanda Taylor

Amanda gained her RCVS veterinary nursing qualification from Berkshire College England.
While living in the UK, Amanda worked as a surgical nurse in small animal and equine hospitals.
Her travels took her to Houston Texas where she was head surgical nurse in an orthopaedic/rehab veterinary hospital.

Having the Cert IV in Training and assessment Amanda loves to educate staff and clients.
Amanda was voted Greencross NSW Veterinary Nurse of the Year 2015!

Dr Joanna Macolm

Dr Joanna Macolm

Joanna grew up on a farm surrounded by animals so was destined to head into the veterinary field. She graduated from the University of Sydney and began practicing in Camden. After two years in small animal practice, the lure of travel took her to the UK for 7 years where she worked as a locum, explored Europe and settled in a busy practice in Kent. There Joanna completed a General Practitioner Certificate in Feline Practice. In 2008 Joanna returned to practice in Sydney, joining the Five Dock team in 2014. She enjoys meeting clients and all aspects of small animal medicine and routine surgery. When not at work Joanna is kept very busy running around after two young children. If she gets a spare moment, she likes to relax by reading, playing the guitar and visiting the countryside.

Dr Vivienne Chessell

Dr Vivienne Chessell

Vivienne has been working at the practice since May 2013. She is originally from the UK and completed her training to become a Veterinarian at The University of Liverpool. Vivienne spent several years working in small animal practices in the UK before coming to Australia for one year to work and travel. She enjoyed working and living in Australia so much that she decided to stay! Vivienne is experienced in small animal medicine and surgery and has a special interest in orthopaedic surgery. She loves working as a vet and is passionate about providing your pets with the highest level of personalised care. Vivienne has a keen interest in the conservation of Orangutans and has spent several months as a volunteer at an orangutan rehabilitation centre in Borneo. She continues to support the conservation of this critically endangered species, with the help from the rest of the Greencross Vets Five Dock team, by raising funds for essential medical supplies and veterinary equipment.

Rebekah Lillie

Rebekah Lillie

Rebekah joined the hospital in 2011 as a part-time Veterinary Nurse. She completed her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing in 2013 and is now our Senior Veterinary Nurse as well as the Practice Manager. Ever since she was young, Rebekah dreamed of working with animals; she has grown up surrounded by animals and was only a natural progression to follow her dream career. She has been lucky enough to complete a ‘Meet a Keeper’ course at Taronga Zoo where she was able to see behind the scenes.
Rebekah shares he life with four crazy cats and a white fluffy pup named Maleeka.

Rhiannon

Rhiannon

Rhiannon had a passion for animals at a young age as she grew up on a farm surrounded by animals. After finishing school she completed her bachelor degree in animal science so she could work in the animal industry. While at university she worked at a clinic as an animal attendant and really enjoyed the veterinary environment. After finishing her degree she decided to enrol in cert 4 for vet nursing and is currently studying while working at Greencross. She has a Russian blue cat named Cornelius and a white, giant Flemish rabbit named Jasper that she decided to adopt when he was brought into the clinic as a stray

Dr Ian Gorrie

Dr Ian Gorrie

Dr Lori Crane

Dr Lori Crane

Lori graduated from James Cook University in Townsville in 2016. She has a passion for small animal general practice particularly enhancing her surgical and ultrasound skills. Lori has enjoyed developing relationships with clients and pets at Forest Lake over the past year and she looks forward to meeting more clients and pets in the years to come. In her spare time Lori enjoys spending time at the beach surfing, visiting her family in Townsville and patting Golden Retrievers. Unfortunately when Lori moved to Brisbane she was unable to take her elderly dog Louie with her, he now lives happily with Lori’s parents (Who feed him way too much). Her one wish is to own a Golden Retriever of her own one day.

Mary-Ann Birch

Mary-Ann Birch

Mary-Ann has been in the industry for a number of years working in both small and large animal practices in the local area .After starting a family, Mary-Ann returned to work in 1996 for Ian Gorrie at Forest Lake. She has a Certificate 4 in Veterinary nursing and enjoys her role as Practice Manager / Nurse. She has a cat named Tiges (who owns the house) and a terrier cross called Charlie. In her spare time Mary-Ann enjoys spending time with family and friends, going to the beach and AFL.

Sharn Andrews

Sharn Andrews

Sharn is a qualified Veterinary Nurse who has been working in the industry for over six years. She has extensive experience at Greencross Vets having worked as a Practice Manager for several years, which encompasses a range of different responsibilities including customer service and training new staff members. When she’s not in the clinic, you will find her spending time with her dog Bruce!

Dr Caroline Hecker

Dr Caroline Hecker

Graduating in 1986 from UQ Veterinary School and celebrating 30 years of Veterinary work in 2016- spread worldwide from Australia, UK and Singapore; mostly involving small animal work, Caroline is keen to continue working with pets and their owners to help them all achieve the best human to animal bond possible in the future. Working as Veterinary Director at Forest Lake Village for the last 7 years, together with a great supportive and caring team of vets and vet nurses, she is committed to care for all her patients the same as for her very friendly 8-year-old Golden Retriever Jazz and her 4-year-old Domestic Shorthair cat Minette.

Dr Kirstin Fulker

Dr Kirstin Fulker

Kirstin Fulk