Our team of nurses are highly motivated, friendly and have completed or are currently completing studies in veterinary nursing and animal care. Many years of experience enables our nurses to offer professional advice on any questions that you may have. Advanced training in areas such as oral hygiene, nutrition, reproduction, anaesthesia and preventative health means they can provide accurate and concise information to you.
Veterinary Nurse – Head Nurse
Lisa started her veterinary nursing career with us in 2007. She has a proud owner of a Saint Bernard called McKenzie. After working in a pet shop, Lisa decided to become a veterinary nurse in order to work more closely with animals. She particularly enjoys looking after the hospitalised patients. Lisa is quite partial to the colour yellow and outside of work she plays hockey competitively.
Veterinary Nurse – Head Nurse
Susan started with our clinic in December
2010 and during her early years, completed her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing at VU TAFE. She started as a trainee and has worked her way up to be one of our leading staff members as our head nurse. She has a number of family pets and loves blue heeler dogs.
Veterinary Nurse – Clinic Manager
Jeanette started working as a veterinary nurse shortly after finishing high school and is still loving working as part of a veterinary team more than 25 years on. She has been with the Wyndham Veterinary Clinic since we first opened in 2000 and works as part of our surgical nursing team. She has four pets: Ralphie a red British shorthair, Gus, a blue British shorthair, Dapherz, a Staffordshire terrier that she raised from birth and Sox, the energetic 9 year old border collie. In her spare time she enjoys riding her bike, walking the dogs, eating, travelling and hanging out on the farm.
Allison started her nursing career in 1987 after finishing school and has been a valuable part of our nursing team since 2003.
At home she has 2 playful young cats, Lexi and Luna which she hand reared.
Outisde of work, Allison enjoys playing netball and spending time with the family.
Merissa became a veterinary nurse in 2005, and has since had experience in multiple veterinary clinics as well as the pet food industry. She joined our team in October 2014. She has been an animal lover since birth, attending dog obedience trials with her parents and the family German Shepherd and Irish Setters before she could walk, and was cat-obsessed throughout her childhood. Having bred numerous litters of Burmese cats and Australian Bulldogs and fostering countless puppies and kittens, it’s natural that her passion includes reproduction,
neonatal care and nutrition. She enjoys regular
obedience training with her dogs, including George (pictured) and hopes to progress into other activities such as tracking and herding with her German Shepherd, Hannah, who arrived to the family in June 2015.
Jess started working at the Wyndham Veterinary Clinic in April 2013 as a part of our trainee program and since completed her Cert IV in veterinary nuring. She loves working with all the gorgeous animals that come to the clinic. She enjoys all aspects of nursing and has a keen interest in surgical nursing. At home she has one rescue rabbit named Billy and two rescue cats, Barney (pictured) and Fry. In her spare time, Jess enjoys listening to music, playing guitar, shopping, baking brownies and learning about space.
Brooke started with our clinic in 2016. She has loved animals since before she could talk and her passion for nursing began when she started nursing her older dog from home when he became very sick. Brooke owns a very mixed breed dog named Spike (pictured). She would love to further her education in emergency and she has an interest in learning more about equine nursing at some stage. She also enjoys training young nurse trainees and performing all things related to pathology. Outside of work Brooke loves fine dining, being in nature on warm days and watching fantasy movies/tv shows.
Adele started her traineeship with Wyndham Veterinary Clinic in 2016 as a trainee vet nurse, whilst studying Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing . She began her career caring for animals by volunteering at an animal shelter and has never looked back. At home she has 3 cheeky Guinea pigs, with plans to grow her fury family in the future. Outside of work she enjoys cooking, traveling and spending time with family.
Shannan joined our team in June of 2017 and completed her Certificate IV in Veterinary nursing as part of our traineeship program. She finds all aspects of nursing rewarding and has a particular interest in the surgical and emergency care as it is very intriguing. Shannan likes getting out daily with her Pembroke Corgi, Karter, and enjoys socialising with many people at the park and meeting their fury friends. When she isn’t out and about, she’s at home enjoying the company of her cats. She hopes to gain as much knowledge and experience through this career and endeavours to help as many animals as she can along the way.
Errik joined us in 2015 while studying his cetificate IV in veterinary nursing. Since he was a little kid he has always been interested in all different types of animals. This is what has led him to vet nursing, he enjoys all the aspects of his nursing career. At home he has three dogs, Caesar the British Bulldog, Lincoln the French Bulldog (pictured) and Karter the Corgi. He also has four cats, Habibi, Sushi, Sammi and Eyra. In his spare time he enjoys playing sports and hanging out with friends.
Courtney joined the team back in January 2015 and completed her Certificate IV in Vet Nursing through the Box Hill Institute. She enjoys all aspects of nursing and she holds a special interest in surgical nursing, emergency and critical care. She loves sight hounds, particularly Greyhounds and Whippets, and has two crazy Whippets at home. In her spare time she enjoys seeing live music, going to the beach and spending time with her family and friends.
Eliza joined our team in 2016 after starting in the industry and discovering her love for nursing. At home she has a ragdoll cat named Ollie, and a pug named Finn. She also keeps goldfish as a hobby. When not at work, she spends time going out to coffee with Finn and her partner, or spending time with family.
Rebecca joined the team in 2019. She has completed certificates in Animal studies and Companion animal services. She has had a passion for working with animals since she was young. She has a menagerie of dogs in her care, Lexi, Pebbles, Boris and Max who give her and her family so much joy every day.
Paris started her nursing career with us as part of our traineeship program in 2018 and has successfully gained her certificateIV in veterinary nursing. She is very passionate about animals and is involved in all aspects of nursing. At home, she has an english staffordshire named Atlas and a DSH cat named Lennie (pictured).
Kaelyn joined the clinic as one of our trainees in 2019 and through our traineeship program she has completed her certificate IV in veterinary nursing. Kaelyn has always felt comfort in being around animals since before she can remember. She is thrilled to able to help and assist them in any way needed. Kaelyn has had many experiences fostering greyhounds throughout primary and secondary school to which her family have started again in 2021. Within Kaelyn’s family’s menagerie, her precious fur babies include her rescued Maltese cross, Buddy (pictured), her senior cat, Shadow (pictured) and finally Tyson the Murray Darling Python. Outside of work Kaelyn enjoys tending her indoor plants, trying new foods and hanging out with friends.
Laura completed her certificate IV in veterinary nursing at the Gordon TAFE. She joined the team in 2020. She absolutely loves animals with a passion and has 6 beautiful furkids of her own. She also opens her home to fosters, in particular orphan kittens that need her to be their “mum” for the start they need in life to thrive. When she’s not working, she enjoys spending time with family, friends and fur babies, watching and going to sports matches including cricket and AFL and listening to music.
Heather became a part of WVC in 2021 and brings with her 30 years of experience from working in several veterinary clinics, the zoo, emergency & critical care and specialist veterinary operating theatres for cats, dogs & horses. She thoroughly enjoys helping people and their pets at reception and around the clinic, from the new puppy or kitten to caring for the older aged-care pets. Her family are owned by Errol (the feral), a stray kitten who found his way into the garden more than 6 years ago and has since lived a king’s life, sharing much love & joy. As the saying goes, “a pet chooses us” especially cats.
Trainee Veterinary Nurse
Taylah joined the clinic in 2018. She has always had the ambition to work with animals because she loves helping those who can’t help themselves. She has three dogs, one of which is a gorgeous Rottweiler (pictured). She has hopes to someday own a cat… or 5. Outside of work she enjoys seeing her friends and going on adventures.
Trainee Veterinary Nurse
Zoey became a trainee nurse in 2019 and is currently completing her certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing. She has wanted to work with animals from a young age, having grown up with horses her entire life. She has three dogs, a Maltese cross named Mia and two American Staffordshires named Lexie and Dre. Since joining the team she has enjoyed all aspects of nursing and would love to add cats to her fur family eventually. In her spare time she enjoyd traveling, exploring new areas & spending time with family and friends.
Trainee Veterinary Nurse
Sierra became a trainee nurse in 2020 and is currently studying her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing at Box Hill Institute. In the future she would like to further her education and study for a Diploma. She has always had an interest in veterinary medicine and began her career with animals in 2015 volunteering with the RSPCA. She adores cats and currently owns a beautiful girl named Mila (pictured). In her spare time she enjoys reading fantasy novels.
Dee is Wyndham Veterinary Clinic’s resident Dog Training Instructor and Canine Psychologist. She runs all our puppy training classes plus is available for behavioural consultations and individual classes for all dogs. Dee qualified as a Dog Training Instructor in 1985 and qualified as a Veterinary Nurse in 1990. Dee also has a Diploma in K9 Psychology, is a Service Dog Instructor, qualified Therapy Dog Trainer and Assessor plus has a Cert IV TAE (teaching qualification).
Previous roles have included small animal veterinary nurse, large animal veterinary nurse, ICU veterinary nursing, manager RSPCA kennels, manager national service dog breeding program, manager national service dog training kennels and Service Dog Instructor covering 3 states.
Dogs are Dee’s passion with experience within many fields with many breeds including Police Dogs – scent detection and manwork, Guide Dogs, Service Dogs and Therapy Dogs. As well as trialling dogs for obedience, agilty, tracking and track and search. Plus of course the very important pet dog.
Dee enjoys trialling with her Golden Retriever Tigger – who is blind, in tracking, track and search, and obedience – he has 9 titles so far including 2 champion titles; Tracking Champion and Track and Search Champion.
Our newest trainees!
We are so excited to have new additions to the team for 2021! Our traineeship program has expanded this year to include Alex, Anisha, Emily, Olivia & Tyler-Jo. You will see them in clinic assisting our reception and nursing team with consultations and learning all they can from our veterinarians.
Trainee Veterinary Nurse
Olivia started with us in late 2018 as an animal assistant and has since joined our traineeship program, studying certificate IV in Veterinary nursing. Once she graduates, she has future career plans of becoming a scrub nurse to a veterinary orthopaedic surgeon as she has a keen interest in orthopaedics. She has a full house of furry friends including her first foster turned beloved family pet named Mouse (pictured). She also has two other cats, Molly and Nala, and a tall beagle, Jeets, who, after a recent spinal diagnosis, has received tons of TLC and is back to his former self.
Trainee Veterinary Nurse
Anisha began working at Wyndham Veterinary Clinic as a vet nurse trainee at the end of 2020. She has always had a love for animals, whether it be dogs, cats or any creature. In the past she has completed her Certificate III in Animal studies and is currently studying to become a qualified veterinary nurse at Box Hill Institute.