Nurses & Support Staff
Our Support Staff includes veterinary nurses and receptionists.
You will meet them at the front counter, where they will be happy to help with most general health queries as well as give sound advice on diet, heartworm, intestinal worming and flea control for your pet.
Our nurses perform many vital roles in our hospital.
They have extensive experience in animal care both while your pet is in our hospital and assistance with your outpatient care.
In surgical cases they supervise the comfort of inpatients before, during and after procedures.
Jess has worked in the veterinary industry for over 17 years, first joining our team as a veterinary nurse in 2011. During this time, she also completed a Bachelor of Animal Science and Management at the University of Melbourne. Following this she spent a few years away, completing a Bachelor of Veterinary Bioscience at the University of Adelaide.
After becoming a Mum in 2015, Jess re-joined the team, stepping into the position of Practice Manager in 2017. Jess has a special interest in business development and loves working alongside the team to provide an exceptional service to our clients and their furry friends.
Jess shares her home with husband Jacob and their two young kids Ayden and Madison. Their family wouldn’t be complete without their small farm of fur babies – two golden Retrievers Abbey and Jaxson, Simba the cat, Nico, Henry and Trixie the ponies and of course their goats, cows chickens and geese (all with endearing names of course!)
In her spare time Jess enjoys horse riding and spending quality time with her family and friends– camping, fishing, golfing and spending time at the beach have become the favourites!
Lynn joined our Team in 2021 with a background of Customer Service and Travel Management working in the Travel Industry for over 30 years. With her warm and professional manner she strives to make any interaction with our Clinic a positive experience.
Living on small acreage complete with a menagerie of a horse, a German Shepherd, cows, calves, ‘Barry’ the rooster and his dozen chicken girlfriends, animals have always been an important part of Lynn’s life. Her family often complain that she always prioritises feeding the animals over making dinner!
On her days away from the Clinic she enjoys spending time with her family, friends and her horses. Baking is another of her favourite past times with the BVH Team kindly volunteering as taste testers.
Mandy has worked as a veterinary nurse for the past 20 years. Mandy’s previous work experience involved horse work and some time spent managing clinics in North Hobart. She joined the team at Berwick Veterinary Hospital 18 years ago as a trainee nurse and has now become one of our lead senior nurses.
Mandy lives with her partner Jason, 2 dogs – Max (Mastiff) and Kaiser (English/French Mastiff x who weighs a whooping 68kg!), 2 cats – Buster and Tigger, 2 birds and 4 chickens. Mandy loves her job and couldn’t imagine doing anything else.
Mandy, also known in the workplace as Min, joined the team in December 2015. She moved from a country town where she worked as a veterinary nurse in mixed practice and completed her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing in 2011. Min enjoys interesting surgical cases, has a passion for pet dentistry and is always looking for seminars or workshops to improve her current skills.
Casey has been a veterinary nurse for over 10 years and became part of the team in June 2009. As a veterinary nurse her favourite roles include radiology and engaging with clients and their fur babies.
Her previous studies include a Bachelor of Science (majoring in zoology and genetics) and a Certificate IV in Customer Service and Frontline Business Management.
Her interests include wildlife conservation and ecology, snorkelling, roller skating and socialising with family and friends enjoying great food and drink.
Casey has two 2 rescue cats at home – Momo Takimoto and Yuki, and Evo the border collie cross.
Casey and her partner have recently become parents to a beautiful little girl – she likes to keep everyone on their toes (including the fur babies) by being up and walking at 9 months old!
Kelsey joined the team in 2013 starting at our Narre Warren practice before transferring to the Berwick Hospital. She now works at our Wellness Centre at Edenrise shopping village.
Kelsey enjoys helping clients better understand animal nutrition as well as behaviour, training and obedience.
Kelsey shares her home with her husband and son as well as her ginger cat; Nacho, a cavalier named Mack and Russell the rottweiler.
In her spare time Kelsey enjoys crafts, camping and photography.
Saraid has been working as veterinary nurse since 2007, completing her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing in 2011. Saraid has had many years of experience working in emergency and internal medicine. She joined the Berwick Vet Hospital family in October 2021.
Saraid enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine, but is most interested in chronic diseases, behaviour, nutrition and rescue.
In her spare time, Saraid hangs out with her husband, her baby boy Harvey and her fur family of seven (and often more when fostering!) Iggy, Ruby, Frankie, Jeanie and Rupert the cats, and her very special Border Collie X Kelpie’s; Lucy and Alfie.
Cathy joined the team in August 2021 after making a career change from hairdressing to nursing. She is absolutely loving her new career. She is currently studying her Certificate IV of Veterinary Nursing through ACVN and looks forward to being fully qualified.
Her favourite part of the job is providing support and care for your fur babies.
She lives in the Yarra Valley with her fiancé Dan and three jack Russell x Pomeranian fur babies, Missy, Molly and Mikey.
In her spare time she enjoys painting, reading and binge watching tv shows.
Becc joined the BVH team in 2021 after spending 3 years volunteering at the RSPCA. She is currently studying her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing at Box Hill Institute. Becc shares her home with her husband and their English Bull Terrier Sharpie, an American Staffy x British Bulldog Rhubi and an extremely naughty Alexanderine Parrot, Otto.
Becc’s favourite part of the job is spoiling every pooch that comes through the door, with an abundance of cuddles and kisses.
She enjoys travelling overseas, Pina Coladas and getting caught in the rain.
Michelle joined the BVH team in December 2021 and has been nursing in Veterinary Clinics for more than 15 years. During this time, she has been lucky enough to work in multiple small animal clinics all over Australia including VIC, QLD, NSW and the NT.
Michelle’s favourite part of her job is continuously being able to educate and assist pet owners with the care of their animals. She enjoys all aspects of nursing and shows particular interest in pet dental hygiene, and loves being able to support and reassure our nervous patients (and their families) when they are in our care.
Outside of work, Michelle enjoys spending time with her partner and their combined four children, their three cats Harry, Archie and Elliot and their recently adopted puppy Arlo, who is a cheeky yet gorgeous Ridgeback x.
Ally comes from a background in Biomedical research, having completed her PhD and postdoctoral research in biochemistry and immunology, investigating changes to cartilage in osteoarthritis.
Ally has always loved animals and decided to make a career change into veterinary nursing and has never looked back. She is a fully qualified veterinary nurse with 9 years’ experience in general practice.
Ally has always had a special way with animals and is considered by her family as the animal whisperer. She has a strong passion for surgical nursing, puppy school and helping families through the loss of their furbabies.
Ally shares her home with cats, chickens, and a special 3-legged dog Bridgette. In her spare time she loves to bargain shop, take road trips and spend time with her family, especially her young niece and furbabies.
Chloe joined the team in 2022 after working with racehorses for the previous 5 years. Chloe has been around animals her whole life – she shares her home with Ripp the Australian Shepherd, Mia the Golden Retriever and her two horses JR and Ozzy.
In her spare time Chloe enjoys walking her 2 dogs along the beach, horse riding and having a few cocktails with friends.
Chloe enjoys surgical nursing and loves that every day is different – there’s always something new to learn!
Grace has always had a love for animals big and small, having ridden horses for many years. Grace shares her home with Lou Lou the very spoilt Pug.
Grace has a background in customer service and is very keen to further her skills in Veterinary Nursing.
In her spare time Grace enjoys anything outdoors and going on adventures with her Fiancé Luke and their friends.
Bella joined the team in 2022, kick starting her career working with animals. She is currently studying Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing.
Bella lives with her 2 cats – Kyo and Darley, and 2 dogs Daisy the Golden Retriever and Milo the Moodle.
In her spare time Bella enjoys being outdoors with Daisy, camping and playing basketball.
Belinda joined the team in 2006 as an animal attendant and oversees the weekly cleaning roster.
In her spare time Belinda enjoys visual arts, including photography. She shares her home with a rescued feline friend called Gamush.