Kelly is an experienced veterinary nurse, having worked in the industry for over 13 years. Before joining the BVC team in March 2012, Kelly worked as a surgical nurse at a specialist centre. She has a keen interest in wildlife and rehabilitation, and has cared for a variety of orphaned and injured wildlife. At home, Kelly has a variety of pets including a crazy Galah Trevor, chickens, Mr Tony a handsome Shihtzu cross and Magpie an energetic Devon Rex.
Practice Manager/Veterinary Nurse
Brendan graduated from the University of Melbourne with Honours in 2012 and started work at Beaconsfield straight after Vet School. He has a keen interest in small animal internal medicine and ultrasonography and has just finished a year long distance education course in small animal internal medicine from the University of Sydney. Brendan loves Pugs and any short-nosed breed dog, so if you have one please come and see him! Brendan is a passionate Hawthorn supporter and in his spare time enjoys playing guitar/bass in his band. He is the proud owner of a gorgeous Pug named Darla, two cats named Buckwheat and Duncan.
Gigi studied Veterinary Science in India, and worked several years as a mixed animal Veterinary Surgeon before migrating to the United Kingdom in 2006. She successfully passed Membership examination and became a member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons in the UK. Gigi worked in a few small animal practices in London and gained experience in different aspects of small animal medicine before moving to Australia in 2014. Gigi then commenced work at a busy emergency and specialist hospital in South East Melbourne. Her focus and passion is small animal medicine and she is currently studying for a one year course in Emergency and critical care Medicine. She joined BVC in April 2019 and is happy to share her knowledge and love to your furry family members!
Hailing from Moscow, Russia, Irina came to Australia in 2011 to study to become a vet. She graduated from the University of Melbourne in 2017 and has been working in a busy mixed animal practice in regional Victoria since, treating all creatures large and small. Irina has joined us in January 2021 when she decided to focus on small animals only. Irina enjoys working up medical cases and performing dental procedures. Outside of work Irina likes going to rock concerts, jig saw puzzles, fishing and playing with her adopted greyhound Batu.
Shanya has been a vet nurse at the clinic since October 2006. After high school, she completed a Bachelor of Science, majoring in Zoology, then enjoyed a few months of travelling before joining our team. She has a Certificate IV in Vet Nursing and loves meeting all the animals that come into the clinic. She is the proud owner of three cats – Hugo, April and Judy, and also an excitable German Short Haired Pointer named Lenny.
Lorna joined the team at Beaconsfield Veterinary Centre in late 2015. She started as a cattery attendant in 2005, and then made the transition into nursing just 2 days after graduating from High School in 2007. Her background has given her a keen interest in felines and strong foundation in cat handling and behaviour. Lorna loves all aspects of nursing but her passion lies in surgery and caring for our native wildlife.
At home Lorna has three cats. Two Persians Viggo and Tamatoa and a Domestic Short Hair called Gavin, still second only to our clinic cat Adelaide!
Bec joined the Beaconsfield Veterinary Clinic in April 2017. Starting at the clinic as a kennel hand at the age of 15 where she discovered her passion for animals and went on to complete her Certificate IV in veterinary nursing. She has a strong passion for all animals especially wildlife as she has a keen interest in Zoology and wildlife conservation. Bec loves everything the job has to offer especially giving the animals lots of cuddles.
In her spare time Bec loves camping with friends and family and discovering new places.
At home Bec is bossed around by her Jack Russell Terrier Benji.
Liz joined our team in March 2019, moving from another very busy small animal clinic in Melbourne. She is an experienced nurse who has completed her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing and is passionate about continuing her education and professional development. She is crazy about cats, and can often be found giving extra cuddles and kisses to our feline patients during their hospital stays.
At home Liz is owned by her three cats – Lucy, an Exotic Shorthair, Squid, a Persian, and Barney a Domestic Short Hair. She also has two Cockatiels, Shadow and Angel.
Steph started working at Beaconsfield vet in June 2019. Steph has a strong passion for animal care and has a particular interest in surgery. In her spare time, Steph is watching the latest movies and hanging with friends playing board games. At home Steph has two cats, Catniss and Merlin and her beautiful Greyhound, Primrose
Chelsea joined our Beaconsfield Vet team in February 2021 after completing her traineeship whilst gaining her certificate 4 in Vet Nursing. Chelsea has also obtained her Bachelor of Science graduating in 2018. She has grown up with horses and cattle dogs. Her passion is in surgery and helping Australian wildlife
Joining the team in March 2021, April loves every aspect of Veterinary Nursing and learning new skills. Having worked previously at other vet clinics & at a boarding kennel she is keen to now become a qualified veterinary nurse and looks forward to her future of working with animals.
April is the proud owner of a Cavalier King Charles spaniel (Buddy), a Shihtzu Cross (Bella), a crazy kitten called Pixie, and a Conure Parrot called Keiko.
Katie joined the Beaconsfield team in April 2021 as one of our receptionists. She has previous experience as a veterinary nurse in both general practice and at an emergency centre, before taking some time away to have her two daughters. Now back working in the veterinary industry, she is excited to help our clients and their pets.
She has a furry-son named Wally who keeps her busy at home and loves his big sisters.
Jess joined the Beaconsfield Vet team at the end of April 2021. She has a Bachelor of Veterinary and Wildlife Science, as well as an Honours Science degree focusing on stress levels in kangaroos. Dreaming of being a vet since the age of 6, Jess is hoping to gain entrance into a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine.
She considers herself very lucky to have grown up within bushland her whole life, surrounded by a range of animals – both pets and wildlife! She is the smitten owner of 5 cheeky guinea pigs, Newt, Hazel, Totoro, Kova and Cappy, and her family dog, a Rottweiler named Bella.
Jack Joined our team in February 2021 as an Animal Attendant. Jack is currently in high school and works at the clinic part time. Jack loves writing and hanging out with friends in his spare time. Jack also loves owning and taking care of cats and at home he has two Domestic shorthair cats Cleo and Lotus!
Rhubie is currently completing a bachelor of animal and veterinary bioscience at La Trobe University, and has a focus on veterinary epidemiology. In Rhubie’s spare time, she enjoys being creative/artistic and loves knitting. She also loves being in the garden and taking time to explore and enjoy different nature reserves. Rhubie enjoys horse riding, in particular, trail riding and has been riding horses since she was 5 years old! With her mum, Rhubie has 3 horses named Jahi, River and Beau.
Rhubie joined our BVC family in March 2021 as an Animal Attendant and is pictured with her rescued stray cat Flick and rescued Kelpie dog, Matilda.
Resident Clinic Cat
Addy (short for Adelaide) joined the team in 2006, as an adventurous 4 month old.
Apart from supervising the day to day happenings of the clinic, Addy enjoys fine dinning, relaxing, and mingling with all the pets and their owners in reception.