Welcome to Greencross Vets Pakenham
Greencross Vets Pakenham Vet has been providing exceptional care to companion animals and their owners for over 30 years. Our clinic is a well-equipped, purpose-built animal hospital located in the heart of Pakenham.
Our team of friendly veterinary clinicians and nurses are committed to providing the highest quality of care for our patients and the very best service for our clients.
We offer a comprehensive range of professional veterinary services to cater for all your pet care needs, ranging from preventative health care to weight loss programs through to surgery and diagnostic medicine.
Silver Status Cat Friendly Clinic:
At Greencross vets Pakenham we strive for best patient care. Recently we have been working towards doing more for our feline friends as they require some extra special care when coming into a vet clinic which can be quite stressful. We had already being doing a lot for them but with a few tweaks we now have Silver level status as part of the cat friendly clinic program!
What does this mean for your cat?
-An accredited Cat Friendly Clinic has reached a higher standard of cat care in that the staff:
-Understand the needs of cats and have made visits to the vet clinic more cat friendly
-Understand how to approach and handle cats gently and with care
-Have good knowledge and equipment to manage the care of cats
Click here for more info about the programme
Every member of our team is a pet owner themselves. Our philosophy is simple… we approach the care and wellbeing of your pet as if he or she were our own. We invest emotionally as well as professionally so you know your pet is in the best of hands. Including first appointments for your new puppy and new kitten, we provide all standard veterinary services such as vaccination, microchipping and desexing.
For more advanced animal care, Greencross Vets Pakenham offers radiology, in and out of house pathology, dentistry, intensive hospital care and both soft tissue and orthopaedic surgery. Click here to view our services
Greencross Vets Pakenham 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.
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.
Cat Friendly Clinics
The Cat Friendly Clinic program is designed to make veterinary visits easier for cats and their owners. This clinic is an accredited Cat Friendly clinic.
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.
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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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.
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