Melton Veterinary Clinic

03 9743 4413

18 Alexandra Street, Melton Vic 3337 After Hours : 03 9743 4413

Meet Our Team


Dr David Hang

Practice Owner (BVSc)

A familiar face for many clients, David achieved one of his career ambitions by purchasing the clinic in 2007.
David has continued to focus on high level patient care and customer service, whilst also helping with his two young children. Along with his kids David shares his home with wife Nancy and dog "Curly"


Dr Silvia Sugiyama

Veterinarian (BVSc)

Silvia was born in Slovakia and graduated from University of Veterinary Medicine in Kosice in 2000.

She moved down under after she fell in love with Australia while on holidays here.

Silvia started as a small animal vet in Adelaide. She moved to Melbourne at the beginning of 2014 and became a member of the Melton Veterinary team. Her main interest is internal medicine and ultrasonography and she loves working up more complicated medical cases.

If not working she is busy looking after her two young kids and 4 cats. She loves spending time at the skating rink practicing figure skating.

Dr Ashley Child

Veterinarian (BVSc)

Ashley joined our team in June 2016. After graduating from Massey University in 2013, she spent 2 1/2 years working as a mixed animal veterinarian in rural New Zealand. Since deciding to move to Australia, Ashley has focused soley on small animals. She has a special interest in small animal surgery. Outside of work, Ashley can be found spending time with her cat Max, who also made the move from NZ.


Dr Henry Pang

Veterinarian (BBiomed DVM)

Dr Henry Pang

Veterinarian (BBiomed DVM)

Henry is a small animal veterinarian who recently joined the team at Melton Veterinary Clinic. Born and raised in Melbourne, he finished high school and started tertiary education in Biomedical Science at Victoria University before transferring and completing Biomedicine at the University of Melbourne. From there he was accepted into and completed the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine program at the same institution. He is a 2015 graduate. A strong passion and interest in dairy cattle medicine during the DVM program led him to begin his career in mixed animal practice as a dairy cattle veterinarian. There he spent a lot of time on farm assisting farmers and their dairy herds to help treat sick cattle. After 2 years out in the country, he made the decision to return back to Melbourne to be closer to family and friends and focus on small animal work, starting at Melton Veterinary Clinic in February 2018



Veterinary Nurse (Advanced Certificate in Veterinary Nursing)

Senior Veterinary Nurse
Full time

Deb is one of the original members of staff starting at Melton Veterinary Clinic with the previous owner Dianne Pakes back in 1988, she did leave for a short period to Ballarat returning to the clinic in 2008 to work with David.

She completed her Advanced Certificate in Veterinary Nursing at Box Hill Tafe, graduating in 1990.

She is also an authorized microchip implanter and a member of Australian Veterinary Nurses Journal.

Deb's duties include micro – chipping, our instrument and machine maintenance, emails, general nursing, pathology, reception and junior staff training.

Deb enjoys spending time with family and friends, dinner and weekends away, motorbike riding and wood craft.

At home, Deb and her family enjoy the company of a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, and three cats, as well as a fish pond full of fish.


Veterinary Nurse (Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing)

Senior Veterinary Nurse

Full time

Suzanne joined Melton Veterinary Clinic in 2003, leaving for a short period returning in 2008, you may also see her working at Lort Smith Animal Hospital from time to time.

She has completed Certificate IV qualifications in both Animal Technology and Veterinary Nursing, graduating in 2004.

She has a keen interest in surgery and animal massage.

Suzanne duties include drug ordering, inventory maintenance, patient histories and junior staff training.

At home, Suzanne has many pets including a Samoyed, three cats, "Maverick" the cheeky Cockatiel and "Shifty" the Indian Ring Neck.

Her dream one day is to work with Dolphins.


Veterinary Nurse (Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing)

Senior Veterinary Nurse & Work Experience Coordinator

Part time

Kim joined the team here at the Melton Veterinary Clinic in December 2012.

She has over 15 years experience in nursing and is a registered microchip implanter. She has a special interest in canine reproduction, pathology, radiology and pet nutrition.

At home Kim has a husband who is a Volunteer CFA Fire Fighter, two young children, a dog her family rescued called "Izzy", two cats and a Rainbow Lorikeet.

Every Year Kim organises a Raffel for the Royal Children's Hospital Good Friday Appeal. 

Her interests outside the clinic include Camping with her family, CFA, fishing, gold detecting and of course animals.

Kim also loves making Candles and organic body products as a hobby.


Veterinary Nurse (Certificate IV)

Full Time


Stephanie joined our team in December 2015 and has completed her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing in June 2017.


Veterinary Nurse (Certificate IV)

Full time

Daniel joined our team after impressing us during the completion of his work experience in May 2012.

Daniel is now fully qualified with a Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing.

At home Daniel has a Rotti x dog called Nugget.



Veterinary Nurse (Certificate IV)

Full Time

Emma joined our team in early 2014 after completing our work experience program through her school in 2011.

Emma has completed her Veterinary Nursing Certificate IV and is now a qualified Veterinary Nurse. 

While away from the clinic Emma enjoys home renovations, camping, fishing, and keeping her two boof heads staffies "Chaos" and "Diesel" entertained.

Emma has a keen interest in small animal medicine and in the future would love to pursue her dream in Zoology.


Trainee Nurse (Studying Certificate IV)

Part Time

Tanelle joined our team in mid-2015 and started training towards acheiving her Certificate in Veterinary Nursing in 2016.

Tanelle is very passionate about animals.


Annie Kennedy

Practice Manager (Veterinary Nurse)

Annie is a fully qualified veterinary nurse who has been in the industry for 7 years. She spent many years coordinating a clinic in the Pilbra WA and has brought those organisational skills with her. She has a keen interest in customer service having spent many years in hospitality before joining the vet industry. Working in the high demand environment of both a busy clinic and restaurants Annie likes to think out side the box to try and find ways to improve the day to day running of a clinic.
Annie is mum to a Ridgeback X called Raf, ​who you may see out and about running if Annie isnt out rowing

Mamma Cat

Head Nurse (Clinic Pet)

You may have noticed when visiting our clinic the two 'clinic cats', Mamma Cat and Sir Richard.
Both of whom were abandoned and brought to the clinic.

Mamma Cat was brought in as an injured stray cat who was also heavily pregnant.
Initial diagnostics revealed a broken Femoral Head requiring surgery, which unfortunately could not be performed until she had given birth.
Mamma gave birth at the clinic to four healthy kittens which were re-homed to very good clients.
A Femoral Head and Neck Excision was performed then and upon recovery we discovered that Mamma had become a valuable and much loved member of the clinic.

Sir Richard

Nurse Manager (Clinic Pet)

Sir Richard was brought to the clinic as a stray, six week old kitten, which had been dumped in a plastic bag on the side of the highway.
He was covered in dirt and mud but the only injury evident was a small corneal ulcer.
This quickly healed with medication and love and then he was promptly adopted by Mama Cat

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