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Keysborough Veterinary Practice
Keysborough Veterinary Practice
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Keysborough Veterinary Practice

Keysborough Veterinary Practice has provided outstanding veterinary care to Keysborough and the surrounding suburbs since 1988. The clinic is purpose built and fully equipped, but the most important part of our practice is our people. Our dedicated team of Veterinarians, Nurses and Receptionists are committed to making your trip to the vet as positive an experience as possible for the whole family, both 2 and 4-legged.

Our aim is to help you enjoy life with your pets, by providing a low stress and welcoming place to help you with all life stages of your pet. We provide personalised care tailored to you and your pet, whether it be an emergency presentation, wellness care, or advice on a new addition to the family. Compassion, understanding and a commitment to client education compliment our exceptional veterinary services.

Meet Our Team

Lara's love of all creatures great and small propelled her to make a change and she began working in the veterinary industry as a receptionist in animal emergency, during Covid lockdown. She brings with her experience from a highly varied work history, having worked with everyone from politicians to musicians.

Her personal interests include environmental, wildlife & marine conservation, music and true crime.

After working in various customer service roles Laura became a Veterinary Nurse in 2008 has never looked back.

She has special interests in Nutrition, Feline Behaviour and Wildlife conservation and plan on one day doing her diploma in General Practice. Laura will be running our Puppy School starting mid 2023.

Laura has two cats at home and in her spare time will often be pet sitting, doing volunteer work or listening to podcasts.

Mel has worked at KVP since early 2021 as one of our friendly receptionists. Prior to that she has worked in healthcare for humans for 24 years. She has 2 kids and a fur baby of her own at home, staffy x named Ella who she loves taking on long walks in her spare time. Mel looks forward to seeing or speaking to you on the phone on a Tuesday, Wednesday & the occasional Saturday and will do her best to help you any way she can

Alison’s favourite quote is “You can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals”. Her 2 dogs and cats at home and her 3 grand children keep her busy when not working as a receptionist or vet nurse. Alison also enjoys cooking, reading, movies and fostering kittens.

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The practice owner and a highly experienced veterinarian, Nicole graduated from Melbourne Uni in 1999. She has worked in general practice in both Australia and the UK as well as spending several years running a referral 24 hour emergency and intensive care practice.

Nicole has further qualifications in emergency and critical care, and also has a Silver Certification in Low Stress Handling.

A strong believer in ensuring vet visits are as positive an experience as possible, Nicole will always have a treat and a pat ready for your furry friends, and is willing to spend the time to make them feel comfortable.

Nicole enjoys spending time out camping and travelling with her husband and daughters. At home the family is kept in line by a Burmese cat named Meadow, and Gemma the standard poodle.

Prior to joining the Keysborough Veterinary Practice Team, Dr Mary has previously been working in a mixed practice in chilly Tasmania, where she did a bit of everything; from working with dogs, cats, farm animals, wildlife, the RPSCA and some nights at the Greyhound Track. She has also spent time working in emergency referral practice.

She is a member of the Australian Veterinary Association and the Australian Small Animal Veterinary Association.

She has recently returned from maternity leave, welcoming a daughter to her family, which also includes her troublesome rescue cat Pancake.

Dr Kerrilee is the latest addition to our veterinary team at Keysborough Vet Practice

After graduating from Melbourne Uni in 1999 Kerrilee has worked in both small animal and mixed practice, as well as spending several years working for the RSPCA.

Kerrilee’s areas of interest include dermatology and opthalmology, and she finds feline behaviour fascinating.

When not at work Kerrilee enjoys spending time getting away with her family in their new camper enjoying the great outdoors.

The former practice owner and an experienced veterinarian, Chris graduated in 1982 and spent the early part of his career in a greyhound practice; nurturing his interest in sports medicine and orthopaedics. Although he has officially retired, Chris can occasionally still be seen around the practice, and works on a consultancy basis to provide orthopaedic surgery for our patients.

When not operating he is kept busy by his wife and three daughters. He has a keen interest in gardening, snow skiing, camping, water skiing and travel. He is owned by a cat named Pekoe.

Lucy is one of our full-time senior, qualified Veterinary Nurses, she has also done further study in zoology and wildlife conservation. She has experience in emergency medicine and wildlife.

Lucy has a beautiful Greyhound named Mia And a cat named Chachi who are both spoilt rotten.

Lucy has a special interest in greyhound medicine and zoology. In her spare time, Lucy enjoys playing tennis, horse riding and travelling.

Cait is one of our senior Certificate IV Qualified Vet Nurses who has been here since 2013

Cait owns three horses called Rumours, Panda and Regal and also a German Shepherd x named Karma that she loves dearly.

In her spare time, she enjoys going to the gym, horse riding eating donuts and doing anything outdoors!

Steff finished her Cert IV in Vet Nursing in June 2020 and has been working with us since July 2020. She has a Border Collie named Jax and often looks after another Border Collie named Striker. She enjoys grooming pets to make them feel better. Outside of work she does speed skating with her husband, they also enjoy taking their dog Jax on walks to different places.

Yuhan gained her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Melbourne Uni. She has a strong empathy and passionate about improving animal and client experience.

She is also fluent in Mandarin and can conduct consults in Chinese.

Yuhan has a cat and she enjoys hiking and spending time with her family and friends.

Shelby has just starting her journey as a veterinarian nurse only beginning her cert IV in vet nursing this year, 2023. She found her love for animals from a young age beginning her work in a vet clinic as a kennel hand working with grey hounds. Shelby has her own fury pets at home Molly, a stumpy tail cattle dog cross staffy and fluffy white cat Archie who she cares for very much.

Why Choose Us

  • Pet Foods Available On Site
  • Phone appointments available
  • Locally owned and operated
  • Puppy Classes Coming Soon
  • Experienced team
  • Tailored approach
  • Family owned
  • Friendly service
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