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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 Lisa Deering

Veterinary Practice Manager (BVSc)

Lisa began her career as a Vet in mixed practice and has over 19 years experience as a Vet. Lisa also has several years managerial experience and is focused on the development of staff, to better serve you and your pets.

Living on a small hobby farm enables her to follow her passion of horse riding. Her family is made up of a husband, two horses (Star & Annie), Katie Kat and Niki the pug.


Dr Alexandra Kingston-Kerr

Veterinarian (BVSc)

Alex joined our team in early 2013. After graduating from the University of QLD in 2009 she has worked in both QLD and WA and volunteering in Nepal before moving to Victoria.

Alex has a keen interest in small animal medicine.

Away from work Alex enjoys traveling and spending time with her hand raised kitten (now cat) Bear.


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 Sharline Cheng

Veterinarian (BSc, DVM)

Sharline graduated from the University of Melbourne in 2015 and started her career right here in Melton. Sharline enjoys both aspects of medicine and surgery with a particular interest in clinical pathology. In her spare time she enjoys hanging out with friends, doing pilates and ensuring her 2 rabbits don't destroy the house. "


Dr Ashley Child

Veterinarian (BVSc)

Ashely is the newest member of the MVC team! 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 2 ginger cats, Max and Ollie, who also made the move from NZ.

Welcome Ashley!


Deborah

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.


Suzanne

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.


Kimberley

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 13 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.


Kerrie

Veterinary Nurse (Certificate IV Veterinary Nursing & Advanced Diploma Equine Management)

Part time

Kerrie joined our team in mid 2013. She has been nursing for over 11 years and is a dedicated member of our team and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience. Kerrie also has her Microchipping Implantation licence.

Away from work Kerrie enjoys spending time with her three horses and her crazy dog "Lexi".

Kerrie is also a talented part time Photographer specialising in Weddings and Pets


Stephanie

Veterinary Nurse (Studying Certificate IV)

Full Time

 

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


Daniel

Trainee Nurse (Studying Certificate IV)

Full time

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

In year 8 Daniel decided to work with animals and has chosen to study Biology and Chemistry during VCE. Once Daniel completes high school he will further pursue his career by studying Zoology at University.

Daniel is currently undertaking a Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing and we wish him the best of luck during his course study.

At home Daniel has one dog, several fish and birds

 


Emma

Trainee Nurse (Studying Certificate IV)

Full Time

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

Emma has recently started her Veterinary Nursing Course and we wish her the best of luck :)

Emma has a keen interest in small animal medicine and loves her 2 Staffordshire terrier dogs "Chaos" and "Jett" and her bull terrier "Zira"


Tanelle

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.


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.
She has happily resided here for the past five years.

 


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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