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Dr Meg

Meg graduated from Murdoch University in 1996 with first class honours and went on to  complete her Masters in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery in 2007.

Meg has been  in practice since  she graduated, and has worked in Western Australia and the U.K.  

 

She worked as an associate vet in the same animal practice for 11 years. For the last 3 years she has also been  consulting in a 24 hour emergency hospital, Vet 24, to expand her medicine skills and experience.

Meg is also a major advocate for understanding and adapting to companion animal behaviours, and has completed her Fear Free accreditation.

 

Meg is our lead veterinarian at the West Swan clinic, and also works at Swan Valley Vet at Bullsbrook every Thursday.

 

Meg is the vet we go to for case supervision, complex procedures, complex medical cases, and all things behaviour. She is also certified as a PennHip veterinarians, evaluating the suitability of breeding dogs.

Dr Meg is an innovative, dynamic vet who particularly enjoys canine rehabilitation medicine, geriatric medicine and behaviour.

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Dr Tracy

Dr Tracy Paluszak graduated from Murdoch in 2016, and joined the team in 2019 as an associate veterinarian. She strongly believes in and practices a low stress handling approach to all her valued patients.

 

Tracy is our go-to-vet for all things reproduction. She works around the clock with her reproduction clients at all stages of breeding and brings with her a passion and interest in all aspects of small animal reproduction. 

 

Tracy hopes to build upon the high standard of care and reproductive services offered by the practice. To achieve this she offers a tailored, unique, reproduction package suited to your individual requirements; starting from your pre-breeding examination; selecting suitable matches and consulting with prospective breeders. All facets of artificial inseminations and TCI's. Emergency cesareans, and neonatal care of the litter throughout their infancy before they find their fur-ever homes.

An interesting fact about Dr Tracy is that she was a veterinary nurse for a very long time before only recently continuing her career to become a veterinarian several years ago.

Over the years she has enjoyed many successes in her own breeding programs, winning many awards for the high quality and extremely lovable pets she produces. 

Dr Tracy is the vet who never goes home, because she loves what she does. She's a source of comfort to her clients, and her team.

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Dr Jack

Welcoming our newest Associate Veterinarian to our team at West Swan & Bullsbrook, Dr Jack!

Dr Jack grew up in Albany WA before moving to NSW to complete his Veterinary degree at Charles Sturt University. Upon graduating, himself and partner moved back to WA, and Jack started his career with us.

Dr Jack has a special interested in ultrasonography, radiography and internal medicine. We are looking forward to him sharing this knowledge with our staff and clients when treating our patients.

Outside of work, he enjoys being outdoors, playing sports, going to the beach and enjoy the freedoms of WA with his partner Emily. They share these moments with their two rescue dogs Cooper and Millie!

What Dr Jack is looking forward to most about being a Vet, is meeting our clients and their pets, and being there for them during all walks of life.

Dr Jack is also working along side our IMDT trainer and special interest in canine behaviour Nurse, Ash, to train our puppies at Puppy Preschool classes! He will be running our next lot of classes in November. If you are interested in these classes please visit our website to book your pup in!

Dr Jack has progressed efficiently and quickly while starting with us and we are very excited to see his skills and knowledge expand, under the guidance of our wonderful Vets!

It is fabulous to have you on board Jack!

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Dr Rose

Rose is a Murdoch University graduate and joined the SVVC team in January 2018. Before joining the team, Rose spent part of 2017 volunteering in sterilisation clinics in remote communities in the Kimberley and Ooty India.

This year, Dr Rose was apart of our brand new clinic opening in Bullsbrook; Swan Valley Vet at Bullsbrook. Rose has been able to share her wealth of knowledge with her new team and guide the practice as it continues to grow!

At work, Rose has a passion for dentistry & surgery on all species of patients. Dr Rose also enjoys seeing the variety of farm animals who visit our practice, and has a soft spot for little goats.

Rose is a fabulous asset to our team and continues to be a supportive mentor to our nurses and new graduate Vets.

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Dr Laura

Laura graduated from Glasgow University and worked for 10 years in the UK before emigrating to the sunnier climate of Perth.

 

Laura has continued to work as a small animal vet since arriving in WA. Laura was in her last position as an associate veterinarian for nearly 12 years!
 

She enjoys helping her patients and their families through all their life stages whilst making clinic visits as fear free and enjoyable as possible.
 

Laura has a special interest in rabbits and rodents, and is our go-to vet for exotic pets. Laura also shares her knowledge on these creatures with all our staff!

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Dr Teri

Teri graduated as a veterinarian in 2020, and began her professional career with us in February 2021.

 

Dr Teri is a fabulous vet, who has already developed her surgical skills and oversees most of our daily charity cases. 

Dr Teri has a special interest in behaviour and loves to make her patients feel comfortable. 

Dr Teri has a very exciting career ahead of her and we are so happy to have her on our team!

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Amy

Eloise

WEST SWAN LEAD NURSE

Registered Veterinary Nurse

BULLSBROOK LEAD NURSE

Registered Veterinary Nurse

Nurse Amy has been apart of the SVVC family since the beginning! She started as a new graduate nurse and over the years has advanced her clinical skills. She has brought many brilliant ideas to the clinic and we have loved watching her grow into a management position.

Amy's leadership role not only involves leading our team of nurses but she is responsible for the staff training and development. This means all of our staff and visiting students, get to enjoy her depth of knowledge and her nurturing, supportive nature. 

She is able to be placed in any clinical role within clinic and deliver the best nursing care to her patientS and team. Amy has special interests in our reproduction and ruminant work. Amy can also be found in the surgical suite of the clinic monitoring anaesthetics, and assisting in a variety of surgical procedures. 

Nurse Amy has completed a series of continuing education courses and has recently become Fear Free Certified. 

Amy models the culture of our clinic and brings a lot of heart to patient, client and colleague care.

Nurse El joined the team as a work experience student shortly after the clinic opened and she worked her way into becoming a permanent fixture at SVVC.

 

Eloise loves puppy cuddles and focuses on delivering gold standard care to all of our patients. She enjoys the surgical aspect of nursing and enjoys seeing the patients journey throughout their time in clinic; the initial consult, surgery, post operative care and ongoing rehabilitation.

 

As the practice grows, El has enjoyed seeing more large animals and particularly loves to get involved with any cases involving horses or cows!

Nurse El is a key part of our management team and assists with the guidance of our nursing staff. We have watched her grow into a confident nurse over the years and we are very lucky to have her apart of our team.

 

Eloise is a fabulous role model for our junior nurses and has such a kind heart which she shares with both our patients, clients and staff. 

Nurse El has completed a series of continuing education courses and has recently become Fear Free Certified. 

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Angela

Registered Veterinary Nurse

Ange is a compassionate nurse who offers support to owners faced with challenging decisions. She is supportive of their pets while in our care and goes above and beyond to ensure they are comfortable and happy!

Nurse Angela is a very calming presence in the clinic and nurtures the animal-human bond. Her favourite aspect of nursing is the love our nurses receive from their patients and clients.

 
Another favourite aspect is, seeing her patients that have been in for treatment or surgical procedures go home to their families- knowing she has done her very best to support that patient, throughout their time in hospital!

Angela has recently become Fear Free Certified. We love watching her grow as an individual and continue to be the wonderful Nurse she is.







 

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Krissie

Accounts Manager

Krissie has been with the Swan Valley Vet Centre team from the very beginning, taking care of all our accounts. You'll also see her out on reception every now and again!

Krissie loves her bulldogs, and has two beautiful bulldog girls in her life, and a cat, of course!

Krissie is an integral part of the business and knows everything there is to know about Swan Valley Vet Centre! When she's not here, she'll often be found at the park with her fur-family. 













 

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Tiffany

Nursing Assistant

Introducing the longest standing member of the nursing team - Tiffy! Tiffy has been at our clinic since day one. She has helped create and organise Swan Valley Vet in its continued growth, and is able to show new nurses the SVVC way of doing things. She assists with training of visiting students and is always super helpful. 

Tiffy is currently studying Veterinary Science at Murdoch University. We are so excited to see her finish her studies and perhaps join the team as a veterinarian one day! 

She cares about all creatures, great and small, but absolutely loves it when we have sheep or goats visiting the clinic. 







 

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Mikayla

Registered Veterinary Nurse

Nurse Mikayla is based at both our West Swan and Bullsbrook Clinic!

Nurse Mikayla is a one in a million nurse! She is super compassionate and always put her patients comfort and needs over anything else. Mikayla is also very good at communicating with our clients and our team members and provides reassurance in stressful situations.
 
Nurse Mikayla has grown in the short time we have had her on our team and we are really looking forward to seeing her career continuing to develop.

Mikayla loves to work with our livestock patients and has completed her Fear Free Certification. 
 

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Jess

Registered Veterinary Nurse

Nurse Jess is based at our Bullsbrook Clinic!

She is very dedicated to her patients and their care while in hospital. Jess also really enjoys being out on reception and assisting clients where ever she can. 

Nurse Jess has a soft spot for exotic animals and often takes on orphaned rodents and cares for them at home. 

Jess is a very compassionate nurse and we are super lucky to have her apart of our team! 

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Kira

Registered Veterinary Nurse

Nurse Kira has recently joined our team as a Registered Vet Nurse. She is very kind hearted and shows her compassion to all of our clients and patients.

 

Kira has been qualified for only a year but she carries with her a great knowledge and has settled into our clinic like she has been here for years!

 

Kira really enjoys working with our bird patients and she has 7 of her own! Kira is also passionate about bird behaviour and has a real interest in all things feathered!

 

Nurse Kira also has a soft spot for our geriatric patients and at home has 2 senior cats who are both 12 and 16!

 

We are very lucky to have her on board and looking forward to seeing her career develop.

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Ash

Registered Veterinary Nurse

Our resident canine expert! Ash has been working in veterinary practice since 2017. Prior to this, Ash spent seven years working in boarding and rescue kennels.

Ash has a special interest in companion animal behaviour and training. Ash has just recently graduated as an IMDT qualified dog trainer. She also holds a Fear Free Rescue Certification and is Level 3, Fear Free certified.

 

Ash runs and contributes to most of our puppy and dog development classes and has an abundance of knowledge on all aspects of dog behaviour, from socialising to problem solving.  Ash also offers individual training with free initial assessments!

Her favourite aspect of nursing is working with animal behaviour and creating rewarding, positive spaces for our patients.

Nurse Ash is a fabulous advocate for the comfort, care and understanding of our pets. She is a fabulous asset to the team and such a beacon of knowledge when it comes to supporting the mental and emotional wellness of our patients. 
 

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Terri

Registered Veterinary Nurse

Terri is a 2020 graduate nurse who joined our team with a high set of established skills in exotic animals and emergency nursing. 

Terri is a quick thinker and can identify concerns with our patients that need dealing with in an emergency manner. Because of these qualities that Terri possesses, she has been recognised as one of our reliable emergency and critical care team members.

 

Nurse Terri is often on call for any sorts of these situations, and can apply her depth of knowledge to help our patients in need. 

Terri has obtained her Fear Free Certification and is currently doing an additional continuing education course on Emergency Nursing through the ACVN. 

Terri has a strong passion for our patients wellbeing and enjoys taking the extra time to support them with cuddles. 

Terri is an allrounder nurse who specifically takes an interest in learning about advanced surgeries and clinical cases. 

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Hannah

Registered Veterinary Nurse

Nurse Hannah joined our Bullsbrook team after a successful career as an equine Nurse. 

Since starting with us her clinical skills have advanced and she has become a fabulous Nurse and role model for our nursing team.

Hannah is a caring and nurturing Nurse who delivers the best care to all of our patients.

 

Nurse Hannah grew up on a farm in the wheatbelt which has formed an extensive background for her in farm animal nursing.

 

Hannah is fabulous with sheep, goats and horses, and very much enjoys working with our canine and feline friends. She's been so happy to return to small companion animal nursing, and we are delighted to have her onboard!

Nurse Hannah is another Certified Fear Free Nurse!

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Tegan

Registered Veterinary Nurse

Nurse Tegan is a Bullsbrook local which is why she is the perfect candidate to be based at our Bullsbrook Clinic!

Tegan has previously managed other clinics and we are super lucky to have her apart of our team! These skills have definitely  helped in the set up of our Bullsbrook clinic and her knowledge continues to help our Bullsbrook clinic expand and grow. 

Tegan is a wonderful nurse and enjoys working with all species of patients. 

Tegan has also obtained her Fear Free certification!

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Alex

Registered Veterinary Nurse

Nurse Alex has recently joined our team as a New Graduate Vet Nurse. Alex has come from an emergency clinic where she attended her work placement. Nurse Alex locally works at PetBarn, which is knowledge she is able to pass on to staff and clients in regards to products and pet care. 

Alex is thriving in our work place and she pays attention to detail which is very important for our patient care. 

We are very excited to have Alex apart of our team and are looking forward to see her nursing skills develop. 

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Shaun

Nursing Assistant

Shaun joined our team after doing work placement with us as apart of his university studies in the animal field. 

Shaun aspires to become a Veterinarian! Once he completes his degree, he hopes to work alongside the Vet team here at SVVC!

Shaun loves his dogs and has an interest in canine medicine specifically. He enjoys the variety of patients that come into the clinic. Another interest Shaun has is the breeding program at our clinic. 

Shaun is an amazing asset to our team and continues to provide assistance to our nursing team every day. 

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Emily

Registered Veterinary Nurse

Emily is a knowledgeable nurse with so much insight and experience to share with our team, and our clients. 

She is a wonderful veterinary receptionist and loves spending time with clients and patients in our reception lounge. She also takes the best photos! 

Emily came to our clinic after spending many years as a practice manager, which means we are so lucky to have her skill set to draw from, as our clinic continues to develop.

Emily makes a fabulous clinical nurse when not out on reception! Emily really thrives for our patients to be comfortable and making sure they are receiving the best care during their stay in hospital. 

Nurse Em is very passionate about her role in our clinic. She is a super supportive mentor, who also assist's with the training of our nurses to be the very best receptionists! 

Emily is able to apply her new Fear Free Certification when it comes to greeting our patients who walk through our front doors! 

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Karina

Registered Veterinary Nurse

Karina is a Swan Valley local with a small hobby farm full of strays and other animals requiring extra TLC. 

Karina initially trained as a chef in the UK, but found herself drawn to working with animals. 

She recently completed a course for bunny and guinea pig anaesthesia, and continues to develop her nursing skills.

You'll often find Karina caring for our clinics needs and ensuring we have all the equipment necessary to give the best standard of care to both the patients and their families!

Nurse Karina has recently become Fear Free Certified. 







 

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Leah

Trainee Nurse

Young Leah is our first trainee appointed by Swan Valley Vet Centre. We quickly identified her strong work ethic and love of learning, so created an opportunity for her to join our team full-time to complete her qualification on the job.

Leah is a wonderful addition to our practice, and thrives in our fast paced, high volume clinic. She's never afraid to get involved with challenging patients and manages to stay calm in all kinds of situations. We are very excited to welcome Leah as a trainee and look forward to contributing to her career development. 










 

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Pia

Registered Veterinary Nurse

Nurse Pia is a very experienced Registered Vet Nurse and we are fortunate to have her skills and knowledge at our new Bullsbrook Clinic. 

Nurse Pia is a lecturer at Tafe, teaching students about Vet Nursing! She is a wealth of knowledge and always assists our nurses in furthering their education and helping with advanced surgical cases in clinic. 

Pia is a loving and caring nurse and she has so much care for her patients and the people surrounding her! 

Nurse Pia effectively uses her Fear Free Certification in clinic!

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Corné

Nursing Assistant

Corné is one of our work place students who is due to graduate as a Vet Nurse at the end of this year.
 
She has been a fabulous trainee and has joined our team as a nursing assistant to provide additional support to our staff and patients.
 
We are looking forward to her obtaining her qualification as she is a very hardworking and dedicated individual!
 


 

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Mike

Handy Man

Mike is our very own handy man! He looks after all of our facilities upkeep and is always there whenever we need something fixed!

 

His role is super important to our team and takes the pressure off our Veterinary staff attempting to fix things we shouldn’t!

 

Mike also brings in his gorgeous pooch Benny for check ups with our Vets and cuddles with our nurses!