Our Team

  • Dr Nicole Hoskin

    Director

    Why do you love working at Prahran Vet Hospital?

    …because it has a great bunch of people dedicated to providing leading edge medicine to all of our patients. We are constantly refining and expanding our services to offer “best for the pet” medicine, surgery and ancilliary services.

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    Qualifications:

    • BVSc, 1994
    • IVAS accredited veterinary acupuncturist, 1997
    • MANZCVS (Dentistry and Oral Surgery), 2014

    Date commenced at Prahran: 1999, partner since 2004.

    Professional Interests:

    • Pet dentistry
    • Complementary therapies (acupuncture, herbal and Chinese medicine)

    Nicole’s Pet Family: Cinders the elderly cat, Stanley a rescued Staffie cross, Lloyd and Little Stripe two rescued kittens, a budgerigar and two fish.

    Why do you love working at Prahran Vet Hospital?

    …because it has a great bunch of people dedicated to providing leading edge medicine to all of our patients. We are constantly refining and expanding our services to offer “best for the pet” medicine, surgery and ancilliary services.

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    Dr Diana Barker

    Director

    Why do you love working at Prahran Vet Hospital?

    …we have a great team who really care about each individual pet. Everyone at PVH is striving to give the best possible care and advice.

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    Qualifications:

    • BVSc, 2002
    • MANZCVS (Small Animal Surgery), 2013

    Date commenced at Prahran: 2011, partner since 2014

    Professional Interests: Surgery – orthopaedic and cancer surgery

    Diana’s Pet Family: Kipling and Soochi the Burmese cats/couch potatoes.

    The best part of the job: Getting to know clients and their pets

    Why do you love working at Prahran Vet Hospital?

    …we have a great team who really care about each individual pet. Everyone at PVH is striving to give the best possible care and advice.

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    Dr Peter Juliff

    Director

    What do you love about being a vet?

    Even though I like solving mentally challenging medical cases, nothing tops the thrill of delivering a litter of healthy puppies by caesarian section.

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    Qualifications:

    • BVSc (Hons), 1984
    • MANZCVS (Small Animal Medicine), 1991

    Professional Interests:

    • Diagnostic imaging
    • Ophthalmology (eye conditions)

    Date commenced at Prahran: 1990, partner since 1993. Peter oversaw the redevelopment of our ASAVA-accredited Hospital in 2005.

    Peter’s Pet Family: Adora the Labrador and Bob the Burmese cat.

    What do you love about being a vet?

    Even though I like solving mentally challenging medical cases, nothing tops the thrill of delivering a litter of healthy puppies by caesarian section.

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    Dr Kay Wallace

    Senior Veterinarian

    Why do you love working at Prahran Vet Hospital?

    …it is a combination of the remarkable people I meet as clients and the respect I have for our multitalented team that makes me proud and happy to work here.  Add to that the amazing characters of the pets I meet every day and it really is the best job in the world.

     

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    Qualifications: BVSc (hons), 1984

    Professional Interests:

    • Dermatology
    • Geriatric Care

    Date commenced at Prahran: 2005

    Why do you love working at Prahran Vet Hospital?

    …it is a combination of the remarkable people I meet as clients and the respect I have for our multitalented team that makes me proud and happy to work here.  Add to that the amazing characters of the pets I meet every day and it really is the best job in the world.

     

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    Dr Theo Lynch

    Senior Veterinarian

    What are the most satisfying cases you treat?

    Without a doubt our cancer patients. Helping pets with cancer and their families to achieve great quality of life through treatment is really rewarding.

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    Qualifications: BVSc (Hons), 2002

    Professional Interests:

    • Diagnostic imaging
    • Oncology (cancer care)

    Date commenced at Prahran: 2013

    The best part of the job: Forming great long term relationships with clients and their pets.

    What are the most satisfying cases you treat?

    Without a doubt our cancer patients. Helping pets with cancer and their families to achieve great quality of life through treatment is really rewarding.

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    Dr Jennie Heslop

    Veterinarian

    What makes you excited about coming to work each day?

    …the challenges the day brings and working with a great bunch of staff. You never know what the day may entail – cute kittens and puppies, an anaesthetic for a 20 year old cat or a nectarine pip in the stomach seen on x-ray!

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    Qualifications:

    • BVSc, 2003
    • MANZCVS (Feline Medicine), 2010

    Date commenced at Prahran: 2004

    Jennie’s Pet Family: Sooty and Sweep the cats, Rosie the Aussie Terrier X Dalmatian (with DNA tests to prove it!)

    The best part of the job: Improving the quality of life for cats and dogs, many with problems that go unforseen. Meeting a variety of different people from all walks of life and seeing and appreciating the special relationship pets provide to each of them.

    What makes you excited about coming to work each day?

    …the challenges the day brings and working with a great bunch of staff. You never know what the day may entail – cute kittens and puppies, an anaesthetic for a 20 year old cat or a nectarine pip in the stomach seen on x-ray!

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    Dr Carl Muller

    Consultant Acupuncturist/Chiropractor

    It is always fulfilling to come to work at Prahran because staff members act as a team, wherein everyone is positive, empathetic, progressive and professional towards our clients and their pets.

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    Qualifications:

    • BVSc, 1968
    • Diploma of Acupuncture, 1985
    • IVAS accredited veterinary acupuncturist, 1990
    • Graduate Diploma Animal Chiropractic, 2007

    Date commenced at Prahran: 1975.  Carl established the original Practice at 646 Malvern Rd.

    It is always fulfilling to come to work at Prahran because staff members act as a team, wherein everyone is positive, empathetic, progressive and professional towards our clients and their pets.

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    Dr Farlie Lewis

    Veterinarian

    What makes you excited about coming to work each day?

    The unique personalities of our patients and being part of a team that is committed to providing the best care for each individual.

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    Qualifications: BVSc, 2013

    Date commenced at Prahran: 2015

    Farlie’s Pet Family: McKinley the Border Collie cross

    What makes you excited about coming to work each day?

    The unique personalities of our patients and being part of a team that is committed to providing the best care for each individual.

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    Dr Kate Earle

    Veterinarian

    No day is ever the same in the veterinary world. Each presents with new challenges and opportunities, as well as plenty of friendly faces and wagging tails.

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    Qualifications: BVSc, 2015

    Date commenced at Prahran: 2016

    Kate’s Fur Family: Sampson the Kelpie

    The best part of your job? Forming relationships with clients and helping to provide the best of care for their pets.  No day is ever the same in the veterinary world. Each presents with new challenges and opportunities, as well as plenty of friendly faces and wagging tails.

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    Dr Kathryn Farquharson

    Veterinarian

    Why do you love working at Prahran Vet Hospital?

    I love working with such a great team that all have special interests in different fields

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    Qualifications: BVSc (Hons), 2007

    Date commenced at Prahran: 2016

    Kathryn’s  Pet Family: Audrey the Cavoodle

    The best part of your job: Tricky medicine cases and getting to know owners and their pets

    Why do you love working at Prahran Vet Hospital?

    I love working with such a great team that all
    have special interests in different fields

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    Dr Sarah Carter

    Veterinarian

    What do you love about being a vet?

    The happiness we are able to bring people by helping such important members of their family! And having such a wonderful team around all the time to keep a smile on my face on a tough day.

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    Qualifications:  BSc BVMS (2016)

    Fur family:  Ruby the Labrador

    Date Commenced at Prahran: 2017

    What do you love about being a vet?– The happiness we are able to bring people by helping such important members of their family! And having such a wonderful team around all the time to keep a smile on my face on a tough day.

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    Dr Melinda Bakker

    Veterinarian

    What makes you excited about coming to work each day? Being surrounded by an amazing team of people who genuinely love animals!

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    Qualifications: BSc, BVMS (Hons) 2014

    Date commenced at Prahran: March 2017

    Melinda’s Pet Family: Lily the tonkinese and Jellybean the naughty torti

    Professional interests: Feline medicine & dermatology

    What makes you excited about coming to work each day? Being surrounded by an amazing team of people who genuinely love animals!

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    Dr Jana Kragic

    Veterinarian

    Why do you love working at Prahran Vet?: I love working at Prahran Veterinary Hospital because it is a very progressive hospital and I believe we can offer our patients the best standard of care.

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    1) Education:
    – Bachelor of Animal and Veterinary Bioscience (First Class Honours), 2011
    – Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, 2015
    – Interest in Pocket Pets and Reptiles (or you could write ‘Interest in Exotic and Native animals’ whatever is more appropriate).

    2) Why do you love your job?: I love working as a Veterinarian because I have always wanted to help animals of any species as a child and be there to provide aid and care to those in need. I also love meeting so many special animal personalities and it is clear that no two pets are the same!

    3) Why do you love working at Prahran Vet?: I love working at Prahran Veterinary Hospital because it is a very progressive hospital and I believe we can offer our patients the best standard of care.

    P.S. I have a 16 year old rescued tabby cat called Mara, a 9 year old rescued ginger cat called Simba and a 7 year old rescued Central Bearded Dragon called Perun.

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  • Kirsty

    Receptionist

    The thing that excites me about work each day is working with such a great group of people who are dedicated and passionate about animal care.  I also love being able to interact with clients and their pets and getting to know each of them.

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    Qualifications: BSc (Animal Psych), 2009

    Date commenced at Prahran: 2015

    Kirsty’s Pet Family: Liara the Rhodesian Ridgeback

    What makes you excited about coming to work each day?

    Working with such a great group of people who are dedicated and passionate about animal care.  I also love being able to interact with clients and their pets and getting to know each of them.

     

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    Katie

    Senior Veterinary Nurse, Puppy Preschool Coordinator

    The thing that makes coming to work exciting is the ‘unknown’.  Each day brings something different, ensuring that I learn something new and am able to put a range of nursing, personal and communication skills into practice.  But mainly it’s just PUPPIES!

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    Qualifications: Certificate IV Veterinary Nursing, in progress

    Date commenced at Prahran: 2012

    Katie’s Pet Family: Murphy the Bichon Frise, Hennessy and Bailey the Burmese cats and an ever changing array of foster dogs as part of her voluntary work for Melbourne Animal Rescue

    What makes you excited about coming to work each day?

    …the unknown.  Each day brings something different, ensuring that I learn something new and am able to put a range of nursing, personal and communication skills into practice.  But mainly it’s just PUPPIES!

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    Amanda

    Veterinary Nurse

    I love the diversity of being a vet nurse – from building rapport with clients and their pets, and educating people on preventative health care, through to monitoring anaesthetics, and nursing critically ill patients. Although, patting dogs every day is truly the best part of the job!

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    Qualifications: Certificate IV vet nursing , 2014

    Professional Interests:

    • Emergency and Intensive Care Nursing
    • Pet Dentistry

    Date commenced at Prahran: 2016

    Amanda’s Pet Family: Amanda is a foster carer for The Lost Dogs Home so there is often a different animal at her house every week!

    Why I love my job: I love the diversity of being a vet nurse – from building rapport with clients and their pets, and educating people on preventative health care, through to monitoring anaesthetics, and nursing critically ill patients. Although, patting dogs every day is truly the best part of the job!

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    Jane

    Veterinary Nurse

    At Prahran I love that we provide the highest level of patient care, I feel like I am constantly growing as a nurse.

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    Qualifications:

    • Certificate IV Veterinary Nursing, 2008
    • Registered Wildlife Foster Carer (Wildlife Victoria)

    Professional Interests:

    • Wildlife Care 
    • Ophthalmic (Eye) Care
    • Diabetes Management

    Date commenced at Prahran: 2014

    Jane’s Pet Family: Fintan the ginger cat who was adopted at 5 weeks of age (he was born in a client’s roof!) as well as Link the Eclectus parrot and an ever changing array of wildlife babies who temporarily call my house home.

    The reason I love working at Prahran is:
    Veterinary nursing is a very challenging and rewarding career. At Prahran I love that we provide the highest level of patient care, I feel like i am constantly growing as a nurse.

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    Jamie

    Receptionist

    I love seeing all the regular cattery boarders and their owners.

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    Qualifications: Certificate III in Business Administration (Medical)

    Date commenced at Prahran: 2012

    Jamie’s Pet Family: Jack the Alexandrine parrot and Alfie a rescued Cockatoo

    Who are your favourite patients?

    I love seeing all the regular cattery boarders and their owners.

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    Guy

    Veterinary Nurse, Veterinary Receptionist

    Each day is different, you never know what to expect which is both exciting and scary

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    Date commenced at Prahran: 2006

    Guy’s Pet Family: Ginger and Hermione the cats

    What makes you excited about coming to work each day?

    Each day is different, you never know what to
    expect which is both exciting and scary.

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    Megan

    Trainee Veterinary Nurse

    I love working with such a talented multidisciplinary team who endeavour at all times to provide the best care possible

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    Qualifications: Certificate IV Veterinary Nursing in progress

    Date commenced at Prahran: 2016

    Megan’s Pet Family: Mouse the Domestic Shorthair cat and Spike a 14 year-old Golden Retriever X Spaniel

    The reason I love working at Prahran is:

    Working with such a talented multidisciplinary team who endeavour at all times to provide the best care possible

     

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    Michelle

    Veterinary Nurse, Puppy Preschool Educator

    I love doing nurse consults about nutrition, weight control, rehabilitation, dental checks and building close bonds with clients and their furry family. I also love teaching puppy school, and then seeing the puppies grow up – this just has to be the best part of my career.

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    Qualifications:

    • Certificate IV Veterinary Nursing, 2012
    • Authorised Microchip Implanter

    Date commenced at Prahran:2016

    Professional interests:

    • Puppy preschool training
    • Pet nutrition

    Michelle’s furry family: Kevin James the cheeky Cavoodle, Trevor James and Bruce Wayne the adopted Moggies.

    The best part of my job is:

    I love doing nurse consults about nutrition, weight control, rehabilitation, dental checks and building close bonds with clients and their furry family. I also love teaching puppy school, and then seeing the puppies grow up – this just has to be the best part of my career.

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    Mitchell

    Veterinary Nurse

    I love my career because it doesn’t feel like a job, veterinary nursing is a passion of mine and i’m so thrilled i get to spend my time working with PVH”.

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    Mitchell has joined our veterinary nursing team here at Prahran Veterinary Hospital, he is from NSW with a certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing and comes from an Orthopeadic, Avian and Exotic nursing background. Mitchell has a keen interest in animal welfare and giving back to the community, he loves to lend his skills to Pets in the park helping Melbourne’s homeless community and their pets.

    “I love my career because it doesn’t feel like a job, veterinary nursing is a passion of mine and i’m so thrilled i get to spend my time working with PVH”.

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    Mitchel C

    Cattery Manager

    Maddie

    Veterinary Nurse

    Following 4 years studying veterinary nursing at university in England I decided to take a few months off to travel. After 4 amazing months I found that I began to miss working and was dying to get back into nursing and to have contact with animals again. I love working at Prahran because the dedication… Read more »

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    Following 4 years studying veterinary nursing at university in England I decided to take a few months off to travel. After 4 amazing months I found that I began to miss working and was dying to get back into nursing and to have contact with animals again. I love working at Prahran because the dedication the team have to maintaining the highest standards of care, and because you never know whats going to come through the door!

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    Liz Richards

    Veterinary Nurse

    I love being a part of the everyday bond between clients and their pets. Every day brings on new challenges, and I enjoy that diversity in my job! My nursing passions are dentistry and nutrition, and I love seeing the difference a dental procedure or new diet makes in a pet!

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    Education/Background:
    Certificate IV Veterinary Nursing (graduated Richmond Tafe in 2012)
    Working in small animal clinics/hospitals as a vet nurse since 2011
    Level 3 Hills Veterinary Nutritional Advocate
    IM3 dentistry course

    Have moved from Sydney to Melbourne in 2017
    Own two kittens, Luna and Archie who already run our apartment

    Why I love being a vet nurse:
    I love being a part of the everyday bond between clients and their pets. Every day brings on new challenges, and I enjoy that diversity in my job! My nursing passions are dentistry and nutrition, and I love seeing the difference a dental procedure or new diet makes in a pet!

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    Kimberley

    Veterinary Nurse

    I love being a vet nurse because I enjoy the constant challenges in treating patients who can’t tell us whats wrong. There’s nothing better than seeing happy healthy pets enjoying their lives with their two legged companions.

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    Qualifications: Bachelor of Science (Environmental Science), Diploma in Marine Biology, Cert 4 Veterinary Nursing

    Veterinary area insterests you have: I am interested in senior pet care are wellbeing-I love old dogs to bits! I am also passionate about owner education and teaching pet parents how best to care for their furry friends.

    Why you love being a vet nurse: I love being a vet nurse because I enjoy the constant challenges in treating patients who can’t tell us whats wrong. There’s nothing better than seeing happy healthy pets enjoying their lives with their two legged companions.

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    Emily

    Veterinary Nurse

    Cobie Butler

    Business Manager

    The reason I love working at PVH is the amazing team I get to work with each and every day. It is so inspiring to see the level of passion, dedication and respect all of our staff have for all animals. It is so comforting to know that every patient is in the best of hands

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    Qualifications:

    • Double Bachelor in International Business Management/Chinese Business Management, 2010

    Date commenced at Prahran: 2016

    Cobie’s furry family: Koda the two year-old American Staffie

    The reason I love working at Prahran is:

    …the amazing team I get to work with each and every day. It is so inspiring to see the level of passion, dedication and respect all of our staff have for all animals. It is so comforting to know that every patient is in the best of hands

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