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DR WILL RYAN

Director

Veterinarian BSc DVM

Dr Will Ryan graduated from The University of Melbourne with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science in 2006.  Before commencing work at JSVet in 2011 he had worked in a variety of small animal veterinary clinics in Melbourne, outback Australia and abroad in the United Kingdom.

Will especially enjoys all forms of surgery and managing more unusual health problems in dogs and cats. He is passionate about treating the less common pets, such as rabbits, birds, reptiles and amphibians. He also has an interest in rehoming lost, stray and abandoned cats and kittens. 

At home Will has his hands full with children Louis and Codie who just like their Dad, love animals.


AMY BREWERTON

Practice Manager

Cert IV VN

Amy first studied film and journalism before realising that veterinary nursing was her vocation. Amy has worked in many small animal clinics, a large animal hospital and has also worked as a vet nurse in the United Kingdom. Amy loves all aspects of veterinary nursing in particular inpatient care, senior health, clinical pathology and emergency nursing. However, it is the bond between patient and nurse that Amy values most.

Amy helped Dr Will in establishing JSVet back in 2011 and with her nursing background and experience, was promoted to Practice Manager in 2017. Amy and Will work closely together as the management team to keep JSVet constantly evolving and to ensure this clinic stands out from the rest.

At home, Amy spends time with "Elvis Presley", a 5 year old rescue Burmese cat, who does believe he is The King. Each time Amy brings him to the clinic, he leaves with one less tooth. Amy enjoys frequenting the dog parks with the dogs she minds through pet sitting, seeing live music and finding a sunny beer garden; dog friendly of course!


DR LUCY ANDREWS

Senior Veterinarian

Veterinarian MA VetMB MRCVS

Dr Lucy Andrews graduated from the University of Cambridge in the UK with degrees in Zoology (2010) and Veterinary Medicine (2013). Since then she has worked in busy general practices and hospitals around Cambridge. In August 2017, Lucy travelled the slow way to Australia, visiting 10 countries before starting at JSVet in January 2018. Lucy enjoys all aspects of being a vet but has a special interest in ultrasonography and is currently undertaking a further qualification in veterinary diagnostic imaging.

In her spare time Lucy enjoys playing the violin in Melbourne's Heidelberg Symphony Orchestra and weekends away with her partner exploring Australia.


DR HOLLY KANG

Veterinarian BSc DVM

Dr Holly Kang has spent time working in small animal clinics and emergency centres after graduating from the University of Edinburgh in the UK with a Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery. She has undertaken further examinations and has gained qualification in veterinary emergency and critical care with the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists.

Holly enjoys working up a variety of cases, as well as the adrenaline rush when stabilising a critical patient.

She has 2 cats who are happily addicted to food, sunny spots and cuddles on demand. In her spare time she enjoys travelling and outdoor activities such as hiking.


DR ANIA MCINERNEY

Veterinarian Bsc DVM

Dr Ania Peterson graduated from Melbourne University with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 2016. Ania was the valedictorian of her year, enjoying small animal surgery, epidemiology and welfare work during her years of study. Before starting vet school, Ania worked as professional opera singer in both Australia and Europe. In her spare time, Ania sings in the chorus for Melbourne Opera and enjoys cooking for friends at home. At home, she has a gorgeous tabby cat named Ziggy who enjoys spooning and long naps.

Ania completed university placement with JSVet in 2016 and kept in contact with the team. Ania gladly accepted a full time new graduate position and is very excited to begin her veterinary career with us.


DR PEARLYN TING

Veterinarian BSC DVM

Dr Pearlyn Ting was working in Singapore after graduating from the University of Queensland with a Bachelor or Veterinary Science in 2013. Prior to pursuing a veterinary career, she obtained a Diploma in Biotechnology, where she spent her last year studying as a veterinary technician. Being a veterinary technician in a clinic in Singapore sparked her interest to become a vet and she has not looked back since. Pearlyn has a special interest in nutrition and surgery and is currently undertaking a surgical course to pursue that aspect of her career.

Pearlyn is a proud owner of a food orientated Miniature Schnauzer named Jer Jer, who she rescued in Singapore. In her spare time she loves hanging out at dog friendly cafes and exploring what Melbourne has to offer.


GEORGIA SIMPSON

Head Nurse

Cert IV VN

Georgia has been working as a vet nurse for almost 5 years and has completed her Certificate IV in veterinary nursing. Georgia has come from working in a busy hospital in the Northern suburbs of Melbourne to join our team in a senior role. Before becoming a vet nurse, Georgia was a pastry chef.

Georgia has a special love for giant breed dogs, a challenging working day and seeing her patients who have been ill or in surgery go home to their loving family.

In her spare time Georgia loves to indulge in Melbourne's hotpot of foods at different restaurants and bars, as well as shopping.


JEN CONNOLLY 

Senior Nurse

VN BSc

Jen comes from Galway, on the west coast of Ireland, where she left for Australia in February 2018. Jen graduated from University College DkIT in 2013 with her veterinary nursing degree and since then has been working as a nurse in small animal clinics and emergency hospitals in Dublin.

Jen is looking forward to exploring Australia and her next venture of nursing in Melbourne with JSVet.


GEORGIE BARRINGTON

Cert IV VN

Georgie completed her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing at Box Hill Tafe in 2017. She has previously completed a Bachelor of Arts/Science, majoring in Psychology and Zoology at Monash University.

Georgie has a passion for canine welfare and enjoys the challenges of unusual medical cases. She would like to further her knowledge in animal Psychology focusing on canine behaviour in stressful environments.

Georgie has recently adopted Marty, a Bull Arab X Cattle Dog puppy, who has super long legs and an adorable face. In her spare time you will see Georgie reading a great book or riding her bike around Melbourne.


PAMELA CARDENAS

Cert IV VN

Pam moved to Melbourne in 2009, all the way from Ecuador in South America. There she used to donate her time to caring for local animals in a rehoming shelter for street dogs.

Pam completed her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing in 2017. She has a great passion for the welfare of all animals great and small. Often you will see Pamela taking home wildlife to care for them before they are released back into the wild. Pam is also our resident artist and you can see her artwork displayed in our clinic blackboard.

Pam has a senior cat who she rescued named Delphi. Delphi loves nothing more than spending the afternoons sitting on her lap.


CLARE MILLER

Casual Nurse

Cert IV VN

Profile coming soon!


RENEE MICKLE

Casual Senior Nurse

Cert IV VN

Renee decided to become a vet nurse after working many years in different jobs and not finding her "passion". That was until Renee found veterinary nursing and since then has not looked back.

Renee came to Johnston Street in 2014 where she completed her formal training for her Certificate IV. Renee thrives on busy days, hospital patients and looking after patients form the start of their "visit" or procedure and then discharging them, seeing them for rechecks and building a relationship with them as they grow. Renee quickly progressed to a Senior Nurse position due to her hard work ethic and maturity before going on maternity leave at the start of 2018.

Renee now fills in casually whilst balancing motherhood with baby girl Billie and also caring for her fur kids Tank the French Bulldog and Scabbers the cat.


KELSIE AULD

Pet stylist

Kelsie is originally from Perth and moved to Melbourne with her partner in 2016.

Kelsie is an avid dog lover and has over 10 years experience in dog grooming and pet styling. As a trip to the vet or groomer can be stressful to our pooch friends, Kelsie tries to make this experience as positive as possible. Kelsie allows her grooming patients under supervision to roam in a closed off space instead of a cage,  uses pheromones such as Adaptil in her grooming space aswell as using calming techniques when handling. Kelsie is a wealth of knowledge when it comes to the best cut, style or treatment for your dog and would prefer for your dog to be happy to return to us than to get the perfect hair cut.

Kelsie has a menagerie of pets at home including dogs Pumpkin and JD and cats Luka and Java. Pumpkin and JD usually offer moral support by accompanying Kelsie to work and letting her give them funky hair styles or by making them wear hilarious dog outfits.

When not with dogs, Kelsie enjoys playing video games.


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