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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.


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 PETERSON

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 LUCY ANDREWS

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 JINA SONG

Veterinarian BSc PhD DVM

Before becoming a veterinarian Dr Jina Song worked as a scientist after obtaining a PhD in biochemistry. Jina graduated with a doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Melbourne in 2014. During her final year clinical rotations, she developed a passion for the fast paced and diversity of emergency medicine. Upon graduating, Jina then went onto an emergency and critical care internship. After completing her internship, Jina dove head first into emergency vet life at the Centre for Animal Referral and Emergency for the last two years.

Jina joined the JSVet team in February 2018, to broaden her knowledge in general medicine and to share her expertise in emergency and critical cases. Outside of  the vet world, Jina enjoys CrossFit to offset her love for food.


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 centres 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.

Outside of work Georgie helps looks after her sister's failed foster greyhound Tiger and her dad's elderly pomeranian Tina. 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.


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 second 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.


FELICITY STARNES

Cert IV VN

Felicity splits her time nursing here at JSVet and at UVet at Melbourne University. Felicity graduated from Gordon Tafe with a Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing in 2016 and has quickly improved her nursing knowledge by working in different veterinary environments such as clinics, hospitals and shelters.

Felicity enjoys surgical anaesthesia and taking puppy and kitten consultations. Felicity has a special love for animals in the early stages of their life.

When not at work Felicity spends her time with her furry family Chilli and Zara the staffies, Oscar the Kelpie cross and Max and Missy her cats. Felicity also pet sits and helps foster kittens in need of homes.


TARA MENEGHINI

Groomer

Tara has been grooming full time for over 4 years and 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 and her staffy Caesar who usually comes to work every day. Caesar usually spends his day with Tara at work and is a playmate for all the grooming dogs.

When Tara is not grooming she likes outdoor activities such as going to the beach for long walks.


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