Welcome to Greencross Vets North Ringwood
We have a special understanding of the bond you have developed with your pet. We will do everything we can to be caring, friendly and informative. We aspire to provide the highest standards of veterinary practice.
Please feel free to have a look around our extensive site – sign up for our monthly newsletter, meet the team, learn how to share the good times with your pet and explore the pet info pages to find an answer to that troublesome pet problem.The North Ringwood team members are focussed on ensuring the best health outcome for your pet.
These are longer than usual to allow us to establish a clear understanding of your pet’s health issues and your concerns. Together we can arrange the most suitable plan for your particular situation. Our experienced diagnosticians utilise in-house and external laboratory services, use established relationships with referring specialists when necessary and attend continuing professional development to keep current with the latest medical and clinical innovations.
We use our in-house laboratory equipment to check for parasites, fungus and yeasts, and perform urine analysis, bloodwork and cell examination. Other samples are submitted to Gribbles Veterinary Pathology for more extensive testing and analysis. The North Ringwood team encourage you to have regular blood screens taken for your pets. This allows a “normal” to be documented and may highlight any emerging problems that have yet to exhibit recognisable symptoms. Kidney, liver and other organ function can be assessed prior to anaesthetic to allow the most appropriate anaesthesia to be administered.
Surgery and Treatments
Orthopaedic and soft-tissue surgery is performed in our theatre utilising a range of contemporary surgical, anaesthetic and monitoring instruments and equipment. The experienced surgical team members work closely together to give constant attention to your pet through all anaesthetic stages and into the recovery period. Patients are kept warm and comfortable throughout and peri-operative pain management and intravenous fluid therapy is initiated for each surgical case. Dental and non-surgical procedures are performed using the latest equipment and trained empathetic personnel.
We have an extensive range of support initiatives so that together with you, we can surmount those significant periods in your pet's life:
Environmental enrichment toys and advice
Senior and palliative care programs
Weight loss programs
Premium and prescription pet foods
Deluxe and attentive cat boarding
Greencross Vets North Ringwood offer a comprehensive range of professional veterinary services to cater for all your pet care needs utilising the latest diagnostic equipment.
Heartworm can be hard to detect, but it needn’t be hard to prevent. Greencross Vets recommends year round heartworm prevention. Ask your vet about prevention today.
Don’t have your own clippers? Let us take care of dog grooming for you. Our clinic offers premium dog grooming for your pet.
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.
We offer premium cat boarding facilities for your pet. Ask us about our cat boarding service today.
“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 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.”
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.
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 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.
Karinas 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’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 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.
Claire has had a keen interest in animals from a young age and has been working with animals for almost 10 years. She is very passionate about animal welfare and started her career as a volunteer at the RSPCA in 2008.
In 2009 Claire started paid work as an Animal Attendant at the RSPCA, mainly in the Cattery where she processed cats that came into the shelter and worked in the kennels looking after the dogs. After a few years in the shelter, Claire took on a nursing position at the RSPCA, where she worked until the end of 2015. Claire then joined the team at North Ringwood Greencross in 2016.
Claire is very much a cat person (although she still loves all animals) and is the Cattery Manager of North Ringwood’s cat boarding facility. Claire is owned by one cheeky cat, Enzo, a black DSH who was a stray she took in.
Dr Kate Phillips BVSc (Hons)
Dr Kate Phillips BVSc (Hons)
Kate graduated with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science (Honours) from the University of Melbourne in 2012. Kate spent the past few years working at Greencross North Ringwood before accepting the role as Vet Director at Bayswater in 2017. Kate
loves working as a veterinarian; she meets so many wonderful and enthusiastic owners who are just as passionate about animals as she is. Her main interests are soft tissue and orthopaedic surgery. Kate spent the past two years undertaking
further surgical study, and after a series of difficult written and oral examinations, successfully passed her Surgical Memberships in July 2018, and is now a member of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists
(Surgery Chapter) which is an excellent achievement! Kate also has a particular interest in greyhounds and their welfare; something which is very close to her
heart. Kate has a rescue greyhound named Steffi, who she adopted from the university’s greyhound blood bank program when she graduated. In their spare time, Kate and Steffi love to watch the footy, and are mad Essendon supporters.Kate is a bit of a sports addict, and plays basketball twice a week as well as tennis and gym. Kate and the Bayswater team are looking forward meeting you and your pets.
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