Dr. Adele Vandermeer
Veterinarian (BSc, DVM, Professional Interest in Ophthalmology)
Dr. Adele Vandermeer graduated from the University of Melbourne and joined the team at Caulfield Veterinary Hospital in April 2019. Adele previously worked in mixed practice in rural Victoria where she enjoyed treating an array of patients including goats, sheep, chickens, cows, horses, and wildlife, as well as dogs and cats! From working in a small community practice, she has learnt that developing a trusting and familiar relationship with clients is a key attribute to being a great vet. As for special interests, Adele is keen on ophthalmology and hopes to do further study in this area in the near future.
Adele has lived overseas in New Zealand, Belgium, and England but completed her secondary and university education in Melbourne. Outside of work she enjoys spending time with her friends and family, photography, sailing, hiking, or a relaxing weekend brunch!
Dr Kendall Rider
Veterinarian (BSc, DVM, Professional Interest in Companion Sighthounds and Surgery)
Dr. Kendall Rider graduated from the University of Melbourne and joined our team in April 2019. She has previously worked in Melbourne treating dogs, cats and rabbits as well as in rural Victoria in a mixed practice, treating large and small animals. Kendall is committed to nurturing the bond between pets and their owners and has an interest in general surgery as well as a passion for sighthounds.
Kendall has a soft spot for cats and volunteers fostering kittens until they find their forever home and also has two rescue cats of her own, Teddy and Monty. In her spare time Kendall enjoys caring for her indoor plants, and spending time with her family and friends.
Dr Janene Kirschner
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.