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 Jennie Heslop

    Senior 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 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 Kate Earle

    Veterinarian

    What makes you excited about coming to work each day?

    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

    What makes you excited about coming to work each day?

    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 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 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 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 Cheryl Tay

    Veterinarian

    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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  • 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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    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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    Megan

    Patient Care, Puppy Preschool Educator

    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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    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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    Michelle

    Patient Care, 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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    Amanda

    Patient Care

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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