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Greencross Vets

Pakenham

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

Our Philosophy:

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

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.

Desexing

Getting your pet desexed (neutered or spayed) is essential to their health. All Greencross Vets facilities are completely sterile and use the latest in surgical equipment.

Vaccinations

Prevention is the best medicine. Kitten and puppy vaccinations (injections) and adult pet vaccinations prevent disease. Get your pet’s vaccinations up-to-date.

Heartworm Prevention

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.

Dentistry

Greencross Vets offer a range of dentistry services like cat and dog teeth cleaning. Consider us your pet’s veterinarian and dentist combined.

Puppy Pre-School

Greencross Vets Puppy School is an excellent starting point for owners wanting a well-managed and socialised pet. Courses run for four to six weeks. Click to learn more.

Ultrasound

An ultrasound is a painless diagnostic procedure that allows vets to take a closer look at your pet’s health. We only use the latest technology for the most accurate diagnoses.

X-ray/Radiology

Greencross Vets clinics are equipped with high-quality radiograph equipment including X-ray machines, automatic processors, and X-ray view equipment.

Clinical Pathology

Clinical pathology allows our vets to analyse and diagnose health conditions. Common laboratory tests include blood tests, urinalysis, faecal tests and biopsy examination.

Laboratory Testing

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.

Cat Boarding

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.

Meet The Team

Dr Doug Goodman

Dr Doug Goodman

Doug returned home to Australia in 2018 after 7 years in small animal practice in the UK. He has worked in a variety of countries and setting from University Veterinary Hospitals to general practice and in South East Asia has looked after the occasional Moon Bear and Timorese pig! As part of his postgraduate experience he has completed an internship at Murdoch University and membership examinations in small animal medicine.
In his spare time Doug enjoys windsurfing, surfing, photography and stencils.

Dr Kirsten Krogh

Dr Kirsten Krogh

Kirsten graduated from Murdoch University (WA) in 2014.Originally from a farm close to Warragul, she moved back to Victoria mid 2017 and began working with Greencross. She particularly enjoys surgery and loves to learn new surgical procedures when possible. Kirsten spends a lot of spare time with her horse, Rex, and they are often out competing on the weekends. At home she has a Ragdoll called Aria and two rabbits named Peter and Flopsy. Kirsten loves to travel and is always finding new and exciting places to visit. Her aim is to visit at least one new country per year.

Charmaine Douglas

Charmaine Douglas

Practice Manager and Veterinary Nurse

Charmaine is a qualified and experienced Veterinary Nurse, who began her career volunteering at the RSPCA in 2008. She has been lucky enough to work at the amazing Greencross Vets Pakenham clinic and with the awesome team there since 2009. She is the proud parent to an adopted and adorable Staffy and a couple of cheeky chickens! She has special interests in animal physical therapy and stress free pet care. Outside of work charmaine enjoys the great outdoors, live music and gold class cinema.

Courtney Chalmers

Courtney Chalmers

Veterinary Nurse

Courtney began her nursing career at Greencross Vets Pakenham over a decade ago. She is very proud of her job and enjoys assisting the vets in surgery, doing nurse consults, building rapport with pet owners and looking after the patients, making them feel comfortable and cared for whilst in clinic.
Courtney’s highest achievements throughout her career were winning regional awards for Outstanding Customer Service and Team Member of the Year.
In the clinic Courtney is renowned for being our residential cat advocate, she is also a proud pet parent to four spoilt cats who she has rescued over the years; Fuzzy, Nemo, Jaffa and Lammy.

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

Veterinary Nurse

Tracey studied her Certificate III in Animal Studies and Companion Animal Services in 2014. She then went on to complete her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing in 2015.
She is also the Secretary of a not for profit animal rescue group, fosters both dogs and cats and is also a neonatal kitten raiser. It was her passion for animal welfare that led to her choosing to study veterinary nursing. Her husband, 4 daughters and 7 grand-daughters are all very supportive of her passion for animals. They all rejoice in the animals at home, wit 3 dogs and 5 cats who are also apart of her large family. She loves spending her time with her family and friends with a bit of travelling when possible.

Hayley Thomas

Hayley Thomas

Hayley became a qualified nurse in September 2013 after starting as a trainee in emergency and critical care in 2009. Hayley then moved into the general practice field at Greencross Stud Park so she could expand her skills and knowledge. After having two daughters, Hayley has recently transferred and joined the Greencross Pakenham family. Hayley has two cats, Harri and Missy who were both adopted as stray kittens. She also has two poodle x dogs, Jackson and Lucy.
Hayley enjoys working part time as a vet nurse in between raising her two young daughters and teaching them to love and respect all animals.

64 Main Street , Pakenham

Pakenham

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