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Highton Veterinary Clinic
88 Barrabool Rd
Highton
VIC 3216

Phone:
03 52430077
  • Melissa
    Veterinary Nurse

    Melissa originally started her veterinary nursing in Portland in 2001, before moving to Geelong in 2006, and starting at the Highton Veterinary Clinic. Apart from her duties as head nurse she enjoys surgical cases and pathology. Her pets include the charming William who was previously Clinic cat as well as Thomas and Eric.

    Melissa is an ardent pet lover and during the spring and summer months Melissa becomes a foster mum to unwanted and orphaned kittens, looking after them until they are big enough to find good homes. Melissa has been fantastic with caring for the kittens that come through the clinic and looking after them until they are able to be adopted as part of our Adoption program.

    In November 2012 she was awarded the Cenvet Nurse of the Year 2012 for her dedication to the profession of Veterinary Nursing.

     

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  • Joanne
    Veterinary Nurse

     Jo became involved in veterinary nursing after years spent as a dog groomer and a wild life keeper at a sanctuary. Jo became a fully qualified Veterinary Nurse in 2009 and has really enjoyed the change in vocation.

    Jo loves travelling and her most recent trip was to Sri Lanka on her honeymoon.

    Jo is responsible for the front of house team that you see when you arrive at the clinic. She is also our HVC Puppy School coordinator.

     

    2017 Joanne
  • Sarah
    Veterinary Nurse
    Studying at the same time as Jo, Sarah also qualified in Veterinary Nursing in 2009. She is a very capable nurse and enjoys the larger things in life like Great Danes. Having said that she is very fond of the smaller animals too and loves giving cuddles to all the little ferrets that come into the clinic. Sarah is a dedicated nurse and enjoys being involved in the nursing of sick animals in the clinic back to good health.Sarah loves to help owners with behaviour problems they may be having with their pet.

    Sarah owns a carpet python called Montana which she's had since she was 13, a Great Dane cross called Sala, her son called Lestat. Sarah also has an arty side which she likes to indulge in when not at work, she is especially partial to music, cooking, sculpture and drawing.

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  • Tania
    Veterinary Nurse

    Tania is loving nursing as a profession after becoming qualified in November 2014. She has a passion for all animals especially pocket pets and small dogs.

    Loving animals, Tania has a small menagerie at home, including 2 Chihuahuas, a cat, a cockatiel, and her new addition, a bearded dragon. 

    When not at work, Tania enjoys spending time with her two children, going to the gym and running.

     

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  • Simone
    Veterinary Nurse

     Simone qualified as a veterinary nurse in 1986, and is often quoted as saying she loves veterinary nursing so much she would work for free.

    Kept busy with her family and pets Simone is very experienced in caring for pets and imparting advice for owners. Simone can be a bit of a chatterer, which means she is always happy to answer any queries clients may have and pass on her wealth of knowledge.

    Simone has a soft spot for Pugs and has bred several litters. Currently she has three dogs and two cats.

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  • Annie
    Veterinary Nurse

    Annie works part time at the Highton Veterinary Clinic and thoroughly enjoys veterinary nursing. Being little herself, Annie prefers the smaller dogs and she owns two little Papillions called Paris and Saxon, who although small still have lots of attitude. Annie considers herself lucky to work at a vet clinic as she has a million dollar dog Saxon, who has a medical history a mile long and needs lots of love and care.  Lucky he has such an attentative and caring owner such as Annie.

     

    2017 Annie
  • Jemma
    Veterinary Nurse

    Jemma has been nursing at Highton Vet for 2 years and has recently graduated in November 2016 as a Certificate 4 veterinary nurse.

    Jemma is enjoying all aspects of her role, especially assisting vets in surgery.

    Jemma has two gorgeous dogs, Billy, a German shepherd and Lulu who is a spoodle as well as a cat named Kiara. Outside of work Jemma enjoys catching up with friends, playing netball and taking her dogs to the beach

     

    2017 Jemma
  • Louise
    Veterinary Nurse

    Louise has been nursing since 2003 and became fully qualified in 2006. She is also a registered microchip implanter.

    Her biggest love of Veterinary Nursing is routine and emergency surgery and she has a very big soft spot for geriatric patients.

    Louise likes to complete regular webinars to keep up to date with all the new ins and outs for nursing to ensure she is looking after your pets as best as possible. When not at work you'll find her up in the mountains hiking or snowboarding, gardening or doing anything outdoors.

    Louise recently got a new puppy after losing her beloved Border Collie Cheiko following a long battle with severe arthritis in mid 2016.

     

    2017 Louise
  • Tracy
    Veterinary Nurse

    Tracy is one of our casual weekend veterinary nurses, and is gaining experience while she studies as a veterinary medicine student at Melbourne University. Originally from the USA, she met her husband (who hails from Ballarat), while they were both serving in the military in Afghanistan. Tracy served as a Captain in the US Army in the profession of Environmental Science and Engineering. The next step in her career was to head back to university with plans of becoming an infectious disease researcher after the Veterinary degreee. However, during required clinic work as a veterinary student, she found a new calling as a clinical veterinarian. Tracy and her family, including two rambunctious dogs, are now settled in Geelong enjoying the Surf Coast life. 

    Her favorite things about the veterinary life include the team environment in our clinic, improving patients’ lives (and therefore clients’ lives too!), and the perfect combination of animals, science and medicine.

    2017 Tracy