Dr. Thomas grew up on a farm in country Queensland where he developed a lifelong love for all animals, a strong work ethic and personal values. Thomas and his wife share their home with Leroy – a very doted on, beloved and loyal bulldog. Leroy has been by Tom’s side for the past 9 years and it’s not unusual for Leroy to pop out and say hello to clients and patients at reception.
After 18 years as a veterinarian, Thomas purchased the Berwick Veterinary Hospital in 2017 where he aims to bring continuous improvement and innovation to ensure our clients and their pets always receive the best possible care.
Dr. Tracy graduated from the University of Melbourne in 2010 and joined the Berwick Veterinary Hospital in 2012. Tracy has always wanted to be a veterinarian and could not imagine doing anything else.
While being a veterinarian can be challenging at times, Tracy finds it extremely rewarding. She has a keen interest in surgery, particularly orthopaedics, but enjoys all aspects of the job from seeing patients, to diagnostics, treatment and aftercare. With a strong passion for continuing education, Tracy is always striving to be the best she can be. She loves challenging herself and learning new things. Recently, she commenced her acupuncture course to provide an adjunctive therapy to what we already have available for our furry friends.
Tracy has two furry children of her own – Mao, a ginger moggy who was adopted as a stray, and Savannah, a 4-year old white German Shepherd. Mao has been a true vet’s pet having been treated for eye ulcers, cat flu, a lump on the back of his throat and an overactive thyroid. While Savannah can be overexcitable she provides Tracy with lots of love and attention.
Dr. Candace joined the team in January 2017 as an Associate Veterinarian. She graduated from The University of Melbourne in 2013. After 2 years in mixed practice in south-west Victoria she returned to be closer to family and friends. She has an interest in small animal diabetes and dermatology. In her spare time, she enjoys riding her 3 horses and relaxing with her 2 cats.
Dr. Elita joined the team at the Berwick Veterinary Hospital in May 2018 as a veterinarian. She graduated from the University of Melbourne after completion of her Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (with distinction). In her spare time, she enjoys horse riding, running, hiking and reading. Elita has many pets, including Fergus the West Highland puppy, two horses – Fred Stolle and Charlie, three fish and a cat by the name of Simba.
Dawn is the newest member of the Berwick Vet family, having joined our team in early 2019. She is a keen bean who constantly aims to improve on her skills both socially and clinically. Dawn is passionate and committed to helping her patients to the best of her ability and has a strong interest in ophthalmology (diagnosis and treatment of eye disorders).
Outside of work, Dawn enjoys going on road trips, hiking and enjoying Japanese cuisine.
Dawn hopes to become a pet parent in the very near future!
Isabelle is a University of Melbourne graduate and joined our team in 2019.
She shares her home with an adorable Golden Retriever, Harley and an enthusiastic Flat Coated Retriever puppy by the name of Cooper.
In her spare time, Isabelle enjoys baking, reading and running with Harley.
Dr Susi joined the team at Berwick Veterinary Hospital in 2019. Originally from Melbourne, Susi graduated from the University of Queensland as a Veterinarian (with Honours). After graduation Susi worked in a mixed Veterinary practice in rural South Australia, before spending a number of years working at a busy 24-Hour General Practice, Emergency & Specialist Veterinary Hospital.
Susi has a keen interest in diagnostic ultrasonography, internal medicine and abdominal surgery, and has a passion for ongoing professional development and best practice Veterinary care.
In her downtime, Susi enjoys making ceramics, yoga, hiking and camping. Susi has two gorgeous big Greyhounds, Weasley and Pod who love getting their noses into everything and anything!