Jane is famously known as the clinic hugger, she’s always ready to dish out a hug to anyone who is in need of a little comfort or a hand to hold. Jane has lived in the local area most of her life and has been working at the clinic since late 2009.
Jane has three cats, Whiskey, Mama-Cat and Gingerbread man, and a lovely little dog called Sandy the Wonder Mutt.
Bring your kids and get them to ask Jane who would win in a fight Wolverine or The Hulk?
Senior Vet NurseJane Finnsson
Nicole has been with clinic for 7 years and is one of our more senior nurses. After growing up on a farm in the states far west, where she was always surrounded by horses, dogs and other farm animals, Nicole took what seemed like a natural path into vet nursing, completing her certificate 4 in vet nursing and quickly found herself promoted to head nurse of a large regional clinic.
Nicole moved to Melbourne for a change of pace 15 years ago, and also explored different career options before realizing that her passion for animals was yearning, and hence shifted her focus back to vet nursing.
Nicole is the proud parent of a gorgeous British Bulldog named Daisy who is a regular visitor at the clinic and loves nothing more than comforting our upset inpatients. Nicole recently became engaged and bought her first home together with her fiancé so life is keeping her very busy!
Senior Vet NurseNicole Patterson
Catherine has been working at the clinic since completing her work experience in 2012. To begin with, she worked in the cattery and over the years has progressed into a part time nurse role.
Catherine is currently completing her degree in Public Relations at RMIT University, whilst nursing part time at the clinic. She has always had a great passion and interest for animals and loves dealing with the many patients that visit our clinic.
Catherine has two cats – a sweet 12 year old Burmilla called Clancy and a troublesome 4 year old moggy called Phantom!
Vet NurseCatherine Schwerdt
Amanda has been working with the clinic for nearly 3 years starting of as a locum nurse. Amanda moved from Sydney 3.5 years ago where she worked as a vet nurse at a lower North Shore Clinic and a Professional dog walker and pet sitter. She started her studies at Toronga Zoo and Completed her certificate 4 with Provet Vet.
As Amanda doesn’t have any fur babies of her own but in her spare time she is busy working as a dog walker and professional pet sitter for Madame Leash.
Vet NurseAmanda Woron
Naomi is currently at Monash University studying for her arts degree centred around electives such as philosophy, gender studies, film/ media and also history.
She has a strong love for animals and interest in veterinary care and enjoys learning something new every shift. She has a keen desire to travel and try new things as well as, practising her singing in her own time.
Vet NurseNaomi Lee
After working in retail & business world for 15 years decided it was time to follow passion to work with animals.
2 years ago started volunteering weekly for animal welfare charity working with stray and surrendered dogs. Love the interaction with animals and being able to make a difference to their lives so decided to take on the challenge of vet nursing.
Currently completing Cert IV in vet nursing
Two dogs – German Shorthaired Pointers, Fergal & Emer, named after my Irish roots. Active, high energy dogs who keep me fit and entertained with their funny personalities and antics!
Trainee Vet NurseGeraldine Burns