Welcome to Greencross Vets Stud Park
Welcome to Greencross Vet Stud Park
We are a dedicated team of vets, nurses and support staff committed to offering you and your pets exceptional service and the very best in veterinary medicine; from preventative health care and weight loss programs through to surgical and diagnostic medicine.
Greencross Stud Park is part of a national organisation giving it access to cutting edge technology and services to ensure your pet gets healthy, and stays healthy.
We encourage you to contact us directly should you have any questions about your pet’s health and wellbeing or if you simply want more information about the services that we can provide you and your pets.
Greencross Vets Stud Park 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.
Dr James Velante
Dr James Velante
After graduating from the University of Melbourne in 2018, James joined the team at Stud Park, where he is thoroughly enjoying all aspects of the veterinary profession. He also has a keen interest in animal behaviour and does his best to make each vet visit a comfortable and positive experience for pets and their parents.
At home, James loves to spend time with his partner, Julie, cooking up something new and playing music. Most of all, they enjoy just lazing around with their Japanese Spitz, Yuuki, and his partner in crime, Kenji the Ragdoll.
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 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 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 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.
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!
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.
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 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”!
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 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.
Simone began nursing back in 2012 after always knowing she wanted to work with animals. She took a break to go travelling, then studied Travel & tourism and worked in the industry for a year. She returned recently to Melbourne after living in Byron Bay to pursue her passion of working with animals. Simone began working for Greencross this year and is working towards finishing her Cert IV in Veterinary Nursing. She loves all creatures big and small and particularly enjoys surgical nursing and gaining new skills in anaesthetics.
In her spare time Simone loves exercising, cooking, spending time adventuring with friends and exploring new places around Melbourne.
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 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.
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.
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.
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