Our team

Yenny Indrawirawan

Emergency and Critical Care

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

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Sarah Helmond

Medicine

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.  During…

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Catherine Bovens

Medicine

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 small…

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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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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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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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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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Ainsley Sutton

Surgery

After graduating from the University of Melbourne, Ainsley worked in a small animal general practice in south east Melbourne where she developed a love for small animal surgery. Since starting the internship at VRH in…

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Charles Xuan

Emergency & Critical Care

Charles completed his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Melbourne before working in a busy general practice for three years. Charles discovered a budding interest in emergency and critical care which brought him…

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Vivian Chan

Emergency & Critical Care

Vivian graduated from The University of Melbourne before joining the VRH team in 2016 as a rotating intern. After discovering a strong interest in emergency and critical care (ECC), she completed an ECC specific internship…

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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 near Sydney before starting a one-year rotating internship in a 24-hour Emergency…

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Colleen Murphy

Radiographer

Colleen is a New Zealand trained, human MRI radiographer, who has always wanted to work with animals.  After traveling the world, she managed to combine her medical imaging skills with her love of animals to…

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Sharline Cheng

Emergency & Critical Care

Sharline graduated from the University of Melbourne and spent two years in general practice before completing the rotating internship at VRH in 2018. Since then, she has been working in the emergency and critical care…

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Leah Wright

Emergency and Critical Care Resident

After graduating from the University of Melbourne in 2009, Leah spent four 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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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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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 Bode

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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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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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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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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Kelly Mudge

Medicine Nurse

Kelly has been veterinary nursing since 2000 and qualified from the RCVS in 2003. She has worked in general practice and speciality practices both in Australia and in the UK. Kelly moved to Melbourne in…

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Ebonee Mackenzie-Ross

Emergency Nurse

Ebonee grew up on a farm in rural Northern Victoria, where she always had animals around her and it’s how she grew to love them so much. Ebonee worked on a dairy farm growing up…

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Cathy McAdie

Emergency Nurse

Cathy has been veterinary nursing for many years, including small animal, mixed practice, equine and surgical nursing. For the last 16 years she has focused her career on emergency and critical care. Cathy has completed…

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Kristen Brett-Furner

Client Services

Kristen is a Customer Service professional, with qualifications in Communications, Business Administration and Training. Her passion for providing care and support in times of need, began in her youth where she grew up on a…

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Helen Marks

Client Services

Helen joined our team at VRH and has been with us for two years. Previously Helen worked in a customer service and administration role at an animal rescue organisation. Helen loves meeting our clients and…

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Christy Cockram

Emergency Nurse

Christy started her veterinary nursing career in an Equine hospital before deciding to pursue a career with small animals. She quickly discovered that her passion was in emergency and critical care and she joined the…

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Ash Painter

Emergency Nurse

Ash has always loved animals and is passionate about helping them. She started her veterinary nursing career in 2010 in a general practice. Having an interest in emergency and critical care she joined VRH in…

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Ashleigh Ives

Client Services

Ash has been veterinary nursing since 2009, starting off in general practice before moving into the specialty fields working in surgery and dermatology. During her nursing career she found a passion for working more closely…

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