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WILL RYAN

Veterinarian

Dr Will Ryan graduated from The University of Melbourne with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science in 2006.  Before commencing work at Johnston Street Vet 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 abandonded cats and kittens. 

At home, Will has his hands full with newborn baby Louis and 2 year old Codie, who just like her Dad loves animals.


HOLLY KANG

Veterinarian

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.


KATE REID

BSc BVMS (Hons)

Veterinarian

Dr Kate Reid studied at Murdoch University and graduated in 2010.She has enjoyed a variety of experience in small animal practice, working in rural north Queensland and more recently the United Kingdom. Now a very happy Melbourne resident, Kate joined the Johnston Street team in February 2016.

Kate's special interests include soft tissue surgery, anaesthesia and dentistry.She is passionate about preventative health care and enjoys getting to know all furry friends.

In her spare time Kate enjoys a hit of tennis, experimenting in the kitchen and camping under the stars.


REBECCA GANG

Locum Veterinarian


ANDREW THAY

Locum Veterinarian

Andrew Thay graduated from The University of Melbourne in 2008. Andrew recently returned to Melbourne in February 2017, after spending the last 8 years practicing in Miami, Florida. He he a keen interest in endocrinology, dermatology and soft tissue surgery.


ANIA PETERSON

Veterinarian (Newly graduated 2016)

Ania 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 JSVC 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 JSVC!


AMY BREWERTON

Head Nurse and Practice Manager

Veterinary Nurse Cert IV

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. The bond between patient and nurse is one of the reasons Amy loves being a veterinary nurse and enjoys seeing her patients coming back to visit the clinic when they are on the mend. Amy also has special interests in emergency nursing, inpatient care, pathology and pet adoption. Amy also takes puppy school classes at JSVC.

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.

In her spare time, Amy loves to see live music, read and spend time with her family and friends.


RENEE GRIEVE

Veterinary Nurse Cert IV

Renee is a country girl from Wodonga, VIC. She has always wanted to be a Vet Nurse and loves being surrounded by animals every day.

She has completed her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing.and also previously completed a Diploma in Animal Technology in Melbourne.

Renee helps with  puppy school classes at JSVC and has a great interest in canine behaviour. Her passion is surgical and medical nursing and would love to one day get into wildlife nursing.

At home Renee shares all her time with her 5 year old French Bulldog Tank and her new kitten "Scabbers".Renee adopted Scabbers after an abandoned litter was found and handed into the clinic. Tank goes everywhere with her and keeps her entertained with his funny personality. Tank is often at work with Renee and loves to say hi to everyone!

In her spare time Renee enjoys camping in the outdoors and being around her family.


GEORGIE BARRINGTON

Trainee Veterinary Nurse

Georgie is currently studying her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing at Box Hill Tafe. 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.

Outside of work Georgie and her rescue dog Baxter love to go for walks to the park daily. Georgie has been very busy with Baxter being a medical case of his own, but loves him all the more for it. In her spare time you will see Georgie reading a great book or riding her bike around Melbourne.


KASEY COELAND

Veterinary Nurse Cert IV

Kasey moved to Melbourne in 2013 from the small but beautiful town of Nelson, New Zealand. She gained her Veterinary Nursing Qualification in 2007 and has never looked back.

Kasey loves being able to spend her days helping save the lives of everyone's fur family. She has been known as the "Cat Whisperer" and is passionate about helping raise abandoned and sometimes new born kittens.

When she gets home she enjoys spending most or her time obsessing over her extremely spoilt cat called Kitler, who she raised from 2 weeks of age.

She also has a pet snake called Slytherin, he is a Cape York Carpet Python who is very relaxed and easy going. He loves nothing more then a good sunny spot to sunbathe.


PAMELA CARDENAS

Trainee Veterinary Nurse

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.

Pamela is currently studying her certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing. 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.


GINA SHARP

Trainee Veterinary Nurse

Originally from England, Gina moved to Melbourne in 2015 after travelling in South America. During her travels she spent a year volunteering at a Bolivian wildlife refuge, where she worked every day with rescued native wildlife. This incredible experience set her on the path to becoming a vet nurse and she has not looked back.

Gina is now in her first year of studying the Certificate IV in Vet Nursing and when she's not studying, she likes to hang out with her failed foster act Daisy and rescue dog, Polly. She enjoys riding her bike, rock climbing and the outdoors.


TARA MENEGHINI

Groomer

Tara has been grooming full time for over 2 years and she enjoys every second of it! Ever since she can remember Tara has had a strong love for animals and understands how important your beloved pet is to you as well as a valued member of your family.

Tara is very caring and passionate about her job and will do everything it takes to make your pets visit here, stress free and leave with their tails wagging.

Tara loves to spend time with her ginger cat Dizzie who is very spoiled and loves her food. When Tara is not grooming she likes outdoor activities such as going to the beach for long walks.


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