Caulfield Veterinary Clinic

(03) 9527 7740

370 Dandenong Rd, Caulfield North After Hours : (03) 9569 3677

Meet Our Team

  

Rebecca Pratt

Veterinary Nurse (Certificate IV Veterinary Nursing)

I started nursing by working my way up from an apprentice nurse in 2012 to  completing my Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing Feb 2015. I have enjoyed travelling Europe, UK and Thailand in between my time working at Caulfield Veterinary Clinic.

My favourite part of small practice work is getting to know you and your pets and helping to keep them happy and healthy. I am always learning new skills and continuing my education training sessions provided for us here.
I am also especially fond of all our greyhound patients and up to cuddle them all the time!

Outside of work I enjoy going to the gym, playing with makeup, baking, trying new things and spending time with my boyfriend, friends and family.

My fur babies are Kyle, a 15 year old domestic short hair cat who loves sunbaking and lots of food and Banjo a 5 year old Labrador X who loves walks, getting out to new places and cuddles - sometimes he comes to work with me and loves meeting all your doggies!

 


Tina

Veterinary Nurse

Everything started in year 10 when I got to choose my work experience, and I chose the RSPCA. From there I got my first pet, Kyo, a DLH black and white tuxedo cat, whom I named after an animated cartoon and started volunteering on weekends at the RSPCA. I have finally graduated with a Bachelor of Science at The University of Melbourne studying animal science in 2018, and now studying to complete my certificate IV of veterinary nursing.

Coming to Caulfield Veterinary Clinic has been eye opening for me as everything is hands on. Every day I am constantly learning new information and having so much fun. It is satisfying when I can recognise client and their pets. I feel lucky to have met so many supportive people along the way and really love our team at Caulfield Vet.

In my spare time I love to sleep and enjoy being a couch potato, binge watching some YouTube or Korean dramas, computer gaming with my friends and playing the piano. Otherwise I will be outdoors finding new brunch places to try and catching up with my friends.

 


Ivana Pecoraro

Veterinary Nurse (Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing)

  Growing up around animals, dogs, cats, chickens, turtles and rabbits just to name a few, my whole life        is where my strong passion and love for animals started.

 This passion motivated me to gain experience first volunteering at the RSPCA to then completing   my Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing. I have a background in veterinary ophthalmology, having firstly   worked at a renowned eye specialist clinic for animals. I am very excited and keen to learn and further   my skills in general practice and to work along side a great team of people who are as dedicated to your  pets well being as I am. My own pets include my tabby Lucifer ( the apple of my eye), Bella and Milly two DSH sisters, Rocky a Schnauzer x  Maltese, Charlie a Scottish Terrier x Maltese and Hunny Bunny my  Mini lop rabbit who I rescued at the clinic. 

 I also have a keen interest in Marine Biology and love to spend as much time at the beach as possible. I   love listening to music, working on my fitness and looking for new places to travel.

 

 

 


  

Dr Janene Kirschner

(BVSC)

Experience: Janene graduated from the University of Melbourne Veterinary School in 1975 and she's been a practice owner for over 40 years. She started Caulfield Veterinary Clinic in 1990 after operating a clinic in Strathmore for 13 years.

Best part of the job: Seeing her clients' families develop and grow. Children of families that have been coming to Janene with their pets for years have grown up to be adults who bring their own pets to the clinic. It's a great privilege to be part of people's lives in the local community.

Post Graduate qualifications: Janene successfully completed a post graduate certificate in Surgery and Cardiology. 

In 2005 she undertook the challenging role of being "Practitioner in Residence" at the vet school - an important role that facilitates students' transition from university to the world of vet practice.

Janene regularly has vet students from Sydney and Queensland universities visiting her practice as part of the University's learning programme.

Family: Janene is married with 3 beautiful daughters and a great husband,Geoff, and 4 lovely grandchildren.
An important part of the family is Xena who is a 16 year old Burmese. She was adopted into the household 4 years ago. She loves to sit on any lap and stays there!
Being a Caulfield local... means having great clients who look after their pets well.


Michelle Peters

Veterinarian (BVSc (Hons) PhD)

Experience: Michelle graduated from Veterinary Science at Melbourne University in 1998 and completed a PhD in Veterinary Microbiology in 2002. She has worked in veterinary research in Australia, UK and USA, and in Animal Biosecurity in Canberra. Michelle has recently completed post graduate certificates in Veteirnary Emergency Medicine and Veterinary Internal Medicine. Michelle has treated pets in many veterinary clinics over the last 20 years as well as farm animals at country clinics. 

Best part of the job: Michelle enjoys the connections with all of our Caulfield Vet friends and Family and being able to care for your pets over their lifes. Michelle particularly enjoys surgery.

Family: When she is not working Michelle is a busy mother to her two daughters (12 and 14 years) and many pets at home!   


  
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