Rachael has joined our team as an RVN from Buckinghamshire, England. She has been working on farms and yards for most of her life and then began to volunteer for a cattery whilst working as a receptionist in a local vet hospital. Shortly after qualifying as a nurse, she made the jump into referral and emergency work. When she isn’t at work she enjoys horse-riding, hiking, baking, and travelling. She has previously traveled around Europe and Singapore.
Jamie recently joined our team after veterinary nursing for 3 years in small animal practice. She has a special interest in birds and wildlife. She owned 12 birds that she nursed back to health from the pet store where she worked. She has also volunteered at a spay clinic for rabbits and guinea pigs. Jamie has a 1-year-old terrier x called Matilda and a 10-year-old cattle dog called Chanel. In her free time she likes to be out in nature and go bushwalking with her dogs.
Tegan is a dedicated and qualified vet nurse with over 10 years’ experience in the industry and is also a qualified IMDT dog trainer. Tegan has worked in small animal and mixed animal practice as well as with specialist veterinary dermatologists, emergency, and exotic animal clinics across WA. Tegan enjoys all aspects of veterinary nursing but is particularly passionate about patient care, behaviour, dermatology and exotic pets. Tegan is kept busy when not at work with her German shepherd, Siren or running her own dog training business.
Laura has been nursing animal patients for 6 years and loves all things emergency and critical care. She recently made the move from GP to full-time emergency nurse at AEC in 2017, and she loves the fast-paced, life-saving work that she performs there. Laura has a degree in zoology from UWA and particularly enjoys treating wildlife and learning about animal behaviour. She has three rescue cats and one American Staffy called Harvey. Harvey was rescued from a fighting background and is missing most of her lip! Outside of working with animals, Laura enjoys the local music scene and playing video games.
Kate has joined our team from a strong background in general practice vet nursing. She travelled overseas to Edinburgh, Scotland where she lived and worked as a vet nurse for two years. She likes to spend a lot of her time outdoors, especially going for hikes, or just relaxing at home with a glass of wine. She has a beautiful cat called Harry.
Teghan has been a Veterinary Nurse since 2009. She spent much of that time working in a mixed animal practice in Merredin where she gained experience with a variety of animals including horses, sheep, alpaca and cattle. After moving to Perth in 2017, she worked as a surgery nurse at Cat Haven before joining the team at Animal Emergency Care where she is now our resident crazy cat lady! She is passionate about providing the best care to patients as well as reducing stress for cats in hospital. Teghan has two kitties of her own, Poppet (shown in photo) and Gremlin. When not at work, you can find Teghan riding her horse called Spud.
Jess is a registered veterinary nurse of 3.5 years’ experience. She has recently transitioned to the AEC team as a fulltime nurse from general practice, and she loves the challenges and rewarding aspects of emergency veterinary nursing. She has two dogs (a kelpie x border collie and a kelpie) and a cat. She is a home body that loves to relax with a coffee and go to food festivals. She was born in Queensland and came to live in Perth 5yrs ago to enjoy a more laid back lifestyle.
Kennedy is a recent fully-qualified nurse and has over 2 years of experience in busy general practice vet hospitals. Her passion and interest in emergency medicine has lead her to Animal Emergency Care. Kennedy was born in England and moved to Australia when she was 10. She has 2 beautiful westies called Tilly and Missy.
After working in general veterinary practice in the UK for many years, Amy decided she wanted a change of pace and moved to Perth in 2014. Since then she has worked in a variety of veterinary practices across Perth as a locum and has since joined Animal Emergency Care on a permanent basis. Amy has a genuine passion for her work and thoroughly enjoys the new challenges emergency veterinary medicine brings. In her spare time, you will find her at the local beach soaking up some good old Aussie sun, the novelty still hasn’t worn off. Amy has two naughty-tortie cats at home named Indi and Sakura.
Katelin is our newest casual AEC nurse that will be joining us full-time near the end of April. Katelin has recently moved to Perth from Sydney where she has been a veterinary nurse in general practice as well as emergency, medicine, and surgery. She is currently studying a bachelor of science in forensic biology, toxicology, and criminology. She has a lovely rottie x called Atlas who has become our latest canine blood donor hero!
Joslyn has been a veterinary nurse for 13 years and has worked in various emergency and general practice vets around Australia. She is very passionate about emergency veterinary nursing and is transferring to human emergency work; she is currently a full-time student studying a Bachelor of Science in Paramedicine. Joslyn enjoys her role as a nurse manager, particularly coordinating continuing education and training for our nursing staff. Joslyn has a wonderful fiancé Nick, two beautiful children, a standard poodle named Jagar and a rescue cat called Puss-Puss.
Colleen, one of our Nurse Managers, comes from an extensive emergency and critical care background in both Canada and Australia. Colleen is also a qualified phlebotomist, therefore her work passion lies in placing IV catheters and drawing blood. In her spare time you may find her surfing, doing nature photography or playing guitar and singing.
Hannah has been a veterinary nurse for 8 years. After spending 5 years in general practice, Hannah made the move to emergency and critical care and has loved every moment of it. The fast-paced nature of emergency and having constant opportunities to learn is what Hannah enjoys most. And, of course, helping to save the lives and alleviate pain and suffering in furry family members. In her spare time, Hannah likes to hang out at the park or down the river with her rescue dog named Piper.
Adelle has been a veterinary nurse for 10 years, and she is one of AEC’s fulltime nurses. She is a horse and horse-riding fanatic, and spends her spare time caring for her horse and 2 rescue pets. Peanut (pictured) is a regular visitor to AEC. Adele is a big foodie and an even bigger Harry Potter nerd.
Louise hails from The Cotswolds in the UK and came to Australia in 1999 where she completed her Veterinary Science degree at University of Queensland. She started working in emergency practice at Murdoch in 2007, where she attained her membership in Emergency & Critical Care. Louise joined Perth Veterinary Specialist’s emergency care team as head vet in 2014 and aided in the establishment of Animal Emergency Care as an emergency and referral veterinary hospital. Louise enjoys spending time with her rescue fur-babies, and she is pursuing her environmental and recycling passion by implementing a rain-water harvesting system as part of her home renovations.
Gabriella received her Bachelor’s degree in Veterinary Medicine from the University of Bologna in Italy and has since gained registration in Australia. She has worked as a veterinarian in small animal practice in Italy for 3 years before moving to Australia at the end of 2012. Gabriella worked in Sydney until the end of 2013, when she travelled to WA to join Perth Veterinary Specialist’s Veterinary Imaging Centre before joining the Animal Emergency Care team initially as a veterinary nurse and we are now pleased to have her as part of our vet team.
Michelle originates from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, where she obtained a qualification in veterinary medicine in 2009. She then graduated from Murdoch University with a Bachelor of Science in Veterinary Medicine and Surgery in 2012. Michelle joined AEC as a new graduate and has been here ever since. Her passion for emergency practice led her to being admitted as a Member of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists by examination in Emergency and Critical Care in 2017. Michelle is a black belt in Taekwondo, attaining the title of WA State Champion in Poomsae in 2015. She is also the owner of Fentanyl Patch, a rescue cat who thinks she is a Labrador as she is partial to eating things she shouldn’t.
Dr. Curtis is a Murdoch graduate and has been working in a mixed (small and large animal) practice for 3 years before joining the Animal Emergency Care team. He has a maltese/shih-tzu x called Johnty. His interests include playing sports and scuba diving although finding the time is difficult with a new baby at home!
Dr. Amit has recently joined our Animal Emergency Care team, bringing with him a wealth of knowledge. Amit graduated with honours from Bachelor of veterinary science and animal husbandry in 2003 from Punjab Agricultural University. He received his Masters in Gut Microbiology from University of Manitoba in 2007. He has worked as a research Scientist at University of New England and has completed his DVM program (by examination) through American Veterinary Medical association in 2011. Amit’s particular interest in veterinary practice is in emergency medicine. Amit has a French bulldog called Oreo that keeps him entertained at home along with his 11 year old son.
Dazlyn is currently doing an internship with AEC after recently graduating from Murdoch University in veterinary medicine. She is originally from Malaysia where she enjoyed a year of work experience in the veterinary field that solidified her decision to become a veterinarian. When Dazyln isn’t hard at work, she enjoys going to the beach, bushwalking, and painting!
Dr. Chris is currently doing an emergency internship at AEC after graduating from veterinary medicine at Murdoch University. He has a special interest in surgery and is aiming to become a specialist in veterinary surgery. He has done volunteer work in Africa working with giraffes, elephants, and even crocodiles! In his free time Chris likes to play and watch sports, mainly cricket and aussie rules football. He also plays piano and likes to watch live music. He lives with a 9-month-old ginger cat called Harry who is in a perpetual state of play! He either wants to fight, chase, or ambush things!
Dr. Zen has recently completed her internship with AEC. She is a Murdoch graduate with a Bachelor of Veterinary Biology and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree. She has a special interest in internal medicine and emergency care for small animals. She also studied a veterinary technician diploma in Singapore. She has volunteered as a Conservation Ambassador at Jurong Bird Park and competed as an ultimate frisbee player in the Australian University Games!
Dr. MacKenna graduated from veterinary medicine in 2016 from Massey University in New Zealand. After graduation she did a rotating internship at Massey through several small animal specialist departments before making the move to Perth. She has since completed another internship at Murdoch University and has recently joined our team at AEC. MacKenna has a 5-year-old silver tabby cat called Pippin that loves belly rubs! When not at work, her hobbies include bouldering, as well as playing piano, guitar, and singing.
Dr. Denise is a recent graduate from Murdoch University and is currently completing an internship with Animal Emergency Care. She is originally from Singapore where she previously went to art school to study and create sculptures and has also done ballet for 10 years. On her time off you might find her at the gym. She has contributed her veterinary skills to wildlife conservation by taking a trip to Thailand for elephant conservation as well as to Cairns for sea turtle rehabilitation!
Born and raised in urban Singapore, Tezella grew up with 3 dogs, a dozen hamsters, 2 tortoises, a rescue rabbit, and several fish. However, it has always been a dream of hers to be a vet volunteer at animal shelters and participate in wildlife and conservation programs. She took her first step in fulfilling that dream when she graduated from Murdoch University as a veterinarian. From there, Tez broadened her experience working in an exotics and small animal general practice in Singapore before joining AEC. She devotes herself wholeheartedly to all her patients and is committed to providing great veterinary care. In her free time, Tez volunteers at animal shelters in Singapore and Thailand. Outside work, you will find her and Belly, her miniature Schnauzer, taking a stroll in a park, running along the coasts of various dog beaches, or going on road trips and tours with her family.
Sam attained his veterinary degree from Murdoch University and has completed an internship at Animal Emergency Care. Sam once spent a year volunteering for a community project in Nicaragua, he loves working with animals and he is the proud owner of a dog called Ellie. Sam enjoys his role as one of AEC’s talented community events representatives. Sam once completed a rubix cube, and he has an inner desire to become famous…he’s just not sure how yet.