Our team

Peter Hammond

Business Manager

Peter has been in the Veterinary profession for over 16 years, experiencing General Practice, Charity (volunteer and employment) and Emergency and Specialist environments in that time. He has a Diploma in Leadership and Management and…

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Sarah Stafford

Nursing Director

Sarah began her career at a specialist referral hospital in 2009, where she discovered her love of all aspects of surgical nursing. In 2010 Sarah pursued a highly rewarding opportunity working at the RSPCA’s veterinary…

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Dr. Yenny Indrawirawan

Emergency and Critical Care

Dr Yenny Indrawirawan is a Fellow of Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientist in Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care. She graduated in 2004 from the University of Melbourne with a Bachelor of Animal…

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Dr. Sarah Helmond

Medicine

Dr Sarah Helmond graduated from the University of Melbourne in 2001.  She worked in general practice before moving to the USA to undertake a residency at the University of Minnesota in Small Animal Internal Medicine. …

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Dr. Catherine Bovens

Medicine

Dr Catherine Bovens is a Diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ECVIM) for companion animals. Catherine is from Belgium and graduated from the University of Liege, Belgium in 2005. After a one-year…

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Dr. Lucia Yu

Medicine

Dr Lucia graduated as a veterinarian from the University of Queensland in 2012 and worked as a general practitioner for some years before pursuing her passion in small animal internal medicine.  This career journey has…

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Dr. Alasdair Renwick

Surgery

Alasdair Renwick is Victoria’s only orthopaedics specific specialist. He trained and worked at some of the best and busiest referral centres in the UK prior to emigrating with his family to Australia in 2018.  He…

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Dr. Cameron Broome

Surgery

Cameron is a Fellow of the Australian College of Veterinary Scientists in Small Animal Surgery. He graduated from the University of Queensland in 1993.  He then completed a surgical internship at Queensland Veterinary Specialists before…

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Dr. Rob Turner

Imaging

Rob is a Massey University trained veterinarian from Zimbabwe. He completed his ANZCVS Memberships in Small Animal Radiology in 2015 and continued into a veterinary diagnostic imaging residency at U-Vet Werribee Animal Hospital. He is…

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Dr. Leah Wright

Emergency and Critical Care Resident

After graduating from the University of Melbourne in 2009, Leah spent 4 years working in mixed and small animal practice in the Northern Territory and country Victoria. She then completed a rotating internship at the…

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Dr. Suzanne Tso

Emergency and Critical Care Resident

Suzanne graduated from the University of Sydney in 2014. After graduation, she spent one year in a general practice in the Central Coast Sydney before starting a one-year rotating internship in a 24-hour Emergency and…

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Sandra Ford

Surgery Nurse

Sandra commenced working with VRH since the beginning of a surgery team at Hallam and has seen it grow into what it is today. She has been nursing for over 20 years with a broad…

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Kimberley Roulston

Surgery Nurse

Kimberley began her nursing career working in a large small animal general practice in May 2006. From there she developed a passion for surgery which led her to VRH in March 2014. Kimberley is currently…

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Samantha Elsner

Medicine Nurse

Sam qualified as a small animal veterinary nurse in 2009 and has worked in small and large animal veterinary clinics across Victoria. Prior to beginning work in the medicine department of VRH in May 2016,…

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Sarah Van Loon

Surgery Nurse

Sarah grew up on a farm in South Gippsland and has always had an interest in animals, large and small. Sarah worked for a dairy farmer for 6 years milking cows before moving to Brisbane…

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Shannel Downey

Surgery Nurse

Shannel began nursing in 2014 at a busy general practice clinic. In 2016 she started to do some casual work in the Animal Emergency Centre and developed a keen interest in surgery, which lead her…

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Shona Whelan

Surgery Nurse

Shona joined the VRH Surgery Department in Dec 2017 after starting her nursing career as an Emergency & Critical Care Nurse at the Hallam AEC. In her spare time she enjoys outdoor activities such as…

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Nadine Hobbs

Surgery Nurse

Nadine had always wanted to work with animals, and after a period of volunteer work with the RSPCA, she managed to secure a job in general practice in the south-eastern suburbs of Melbourne. During this…

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Georgia Difabrizio

Surgery Nurse

Georgia has been a nursing for 6 years, and still loves every minute of it. Georgia joined the VRH team in early 2018 and she is so glad she did! She has a dog named…

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