Our Team

  • 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.

    Professional Interests:

    • Surgery – advanced orthopaedic and cancer procedures
    • Laparoscopic minimally invasive operating techniques (Keyhole 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.

    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

    Director

    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

    Director

    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 Nicole Hoskin

    Senior Veterinarian

    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

    Professional Interests:

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

    Nicole’s Pet Family: 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 Thulasi Sarvananthar

    Veterinarian

    What makes you excited about coming to work each day?

    Being able to help clients manage their pet’s behaviour issues and helping to prevent problems from developing.

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    Qualifications:

    • BSc BVMS, 2008
    • MANZCVS (Veterinary Behaviour), 2016

    Date commenced at Prahran: 2017

    Thulz’s Fur Family: Scooby the Staffie X (the best dog in the world!)

    Professional Interests: Behavioural problems

    Why do you love working at Prahran?

    It’s a really amazing group of people to work with, very supportive and great team work

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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

    Professional Interests: Ophthalmology (Eye conditions)

    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 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

    Date commenced at Prahran: 2017

    Fur family:  Ruby the Labrador

    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: 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 Sarah Bush

    Veterinarian

    Dr Sanjana Aswani

    Veterinarian

    Dr Byron von Hoff

    Veterinarian

    Dr Gwen Thornton

    Veterinarian
  • Jane

    Patient Care, Team Training Coordinator

    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 (DELWP)

    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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    Kirsty

    Client Care

    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

    Patient Care, 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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    Jamie

    Client Care

    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

    Patient Care

    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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    Maddi

    Patient Care

    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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    Qualifications:RVN, 2016

    Date commenced at Prahran: 2017

    Why do you 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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    Heather

    Patient Care

    I love that everyday as a vet nurse is always different. There’s always something new and exciting to learn, and just when you think you’ve seen everything, something comes along and surprises you!

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    Qualifications:

    • Diploma Veterinary Nursing
    • Diploma Emergency & Critical Care in progress

    Date commenced at Prahran: 2017

    Professional Interests:

    • Dental nursing
    • Inpatient nursing

    What makes you excited to come to work each day?

    I love that everyday as a vet nurse is always different.  There’s always something new and exciting to learn, and just when you think you’ve seen everything, something comes along and surprises you!

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    Kim

    Patient Care

    Helena

    Client Care

    I like coming in to work with a team who is passionate about what they do

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    Date commenced at Prahran: 2017

    Helena’s Pet Family:On the lookout for new pets to fill the space left by the bearded dragon and “Hong Kong” special.

    What makes you excited about coming to work each day?I like coming in to work with a team who is passionate about what they do and has the pets best interest at heart, but the best part of the job has to be meeting the animals. I also like seeing all the wildlife that comes through!

     

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    Kirsten

    Patient Care

    Nadia

    Patient Care

    Mitchell

    Patient Care, Cattery Manager

    The best part of my job is being able to work in an environment where everyones first interest is the care of each animal, no matter how big or small.  Secondly, supporting each other to get the best and the high quality standards we set ourselves.

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    Qualifications: Certificate IV Veterinary Nursing in progress

    Date commenced at Prahran2017

    Professional Interests:

    • All aspects of Veterinary Nursing
    • Wildlife care – I hope one day to become a registered wildlife carer

    Mitch’s Fur Family: Koa the Border Collie X Kelpie is my little diamond in the rough.  He is too smart for his own good!

    What is the best part of your job?

    Being able to work in an environment where everyones first interest is the care of each animal, no matter how big or small.  Secondly, supporting each other to get the best and the high quality standards we set ourselves.

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    Tracey

    Cat Care

    Laura

    Client Care

    Grant Stutsel

    Business Manager

    Ever since joining the team at Prahran vet I’ve relished the opportunity to further improve the experiences of all our patients and clients. Continuing to build our reputation for outstanding pet care and leadership in the veterinary world spurs me on everyday

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    Qualifications:

    Date commenced at Prahran: 2018

    Grant’s menagerie: Goats, rescue Greyhounds, rabbits and more

    The reason I love working at Prahran is:

    Ever since joining the team at Prahran vet I’ve relished the opportunity to further improve the experiences of all our patients and clients. Continuing to build our reputation for outstanding pet care and leadership in the veterinary world spurs me on everyday

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