Welcome to our clinic
Greencross Vets Hurstbridge 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.
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.
Greencross Vets Hurstbridge offer a comprehensive range of professional veterinary services to cater for all your pet care needs utilising the latest diagnostic equipment.
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The latest in-house laboratory equipment allows our vets to perform a range of diagnostic tests to achieve accurate, rapid diagnosis of your pets’ health status.
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.
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 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 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 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 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.
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