Meet our team

Dr Colin Dick - Principal Veterinarian

  • BVSc (Hons)
  • GPCert (SAP)
  • CVCP

Since graduating from Melbourne in 1998 Colin has spent much of his time in the UK. Four years ago, after a decade or so, he returned from Blighty with his family (including their three black & white moggs, Elliott, Jem and Scout). He joined the team at Pascoe Vale Vet in 2013.

Colin has keen interests in both medicine, surgery and orthopaedic manipulation. He holds a General Practitioners Certificate in Small animal Practice (with ESVPS) as well as being a Certified Veterinary Chiropractitioner.

Out of work Colin enjoys travelling, art, renovating his house and tinkering with cars and watches.

 

dr jimmy pan - veterinarian 

  • BVSc

After graduating, Jimmy started his career as an inspiring veterinary surgeon working at a busy rural veterinary hospital in Albury/ Wodonga. Since then, Jimmy worked as a supervisor veterinarian at the Canine Blood Bank at the University of Melbourne. He also brought across his veterinary experience and knowledge to the USA, working at a high-volume hospital in Chicago.

Outside of his busy schedule, Jimmy had spent time volunteering with Vets Beyond Borders, he was part of the team that went to China for the Animal Welfare Veterinary Program. 

Jimmy's special veterinary interests include geriatric medicine, clinical pathology and feline medicine. At home, Jimmy loves to spend time with his delightful Burmese cat, Lily. In his spare time, Jimmy enjoys spending time exploring all of the trending activities, cafes and restaurants that Melbourne has to offer, and he also enjoys playing basketball with his friends.

 

Dr Dula - Veterinarian

  • DVM
Pascoe Vale Vet Hospital - Veterinarian - Dr Dula

Dula was born in Sri Lanka but grew up in the Great White North, which is also known as Canada. Dula’s interest in animals started as a child with adoption of stray cats and dogs, but seriously considered applying for vet school after finishing her undergraduate degree in Science at University of Toronto. She moved to Melbourne to start her degree in Veterinary Medicine at University of Melbourne in 2014 and recently graduated with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine. Dula has since decided to settle down in Melbourne and start her veterinary career at Pascoe Vale Veterinary Hospital. 

 

 

Dr Paul Sydenham - Veterinarian

Pascoe Vale Vet Hospital - Veterinarian - Dr Paul Sydenham
  • BVSc

Since he was young, Paul was interested in science and loved animals, so it only seemed fitting to pursue a career in veterinary science.  Since graduating in Melbourne over a decade ago, Paul spent many years in the United Kingdom working at a range of clinics.  After returning to Melbourne, Paul has worked in small animal private practice and in a high volume shelter vet clinic.  In April 2018 he joined the team here at Pascoe Vale Vet Hospital.

Paul has interests in both medicine and surgery, as well as clinical pathology. In his spare time, Paul loves riding his mountain bike, rock climbing, travel and spending time with family and friends.


 

Denise Frazzetto - Veterinary Receptionist  

Denise has worked with us for more than twenty years. She originally trained in 1974 as a veterinary nurse. Denise has been the 'face' of the clinic at reception for many years now and has developed a special bond with many clients and their pets. Denise has three grown children, four gorgeous grandchildren, and two dogs named Totti and Marti.

 

 

 

 

Margaret - Veterinary Receptionist

Margaret started working at Pascoe Vale Vet when her children were quite little. Now she has four beauitful grandchildren.

Margaret had two beautiful labradors that have passed away, and many other pets over the years. Poosp deserves some quiet time now that she is in her twilight years. 

Margaret's passions are her family and her work. She enjoys playing the piano, travelling with her husband Michael and being with her family and friends.

 

 

Stephe Egger - Veterinary Nurse

Stephe was born and raised in suburban Melbourne despite feeling like a country girl at heart! After trying her hand at a variety of jobs associated with the animal industry it wasn’t until she began veterinary nursing that she realised this was her true calling in life. Now a fully qualified veterinary nurse, her greatest pleasure is being able to learn from new veterinary experiences on a daily basis. Stephe has a thirst for knowledge when it comes to veterinary medicine and enjoys the challenge of learning new things. Her particular interests are general anaesthesia and critical care nursing.

Outside of work she is the proud owner of two gorgeous Rhodesian Ridgebacks by the name of Tonks and Emmett – who are the loves of her life! Stephe enjoys bushwalking, mini golf, arts and craft, country music, karaoke, reading, rodeos, and photography. In her spare time Stephe loves to travel around Victoria with her two Ridgies, exploring new places and enjoying some of the best beaches, wildlife and natural scenery.

Stephe has a keen interest in rats and other exotics and helps to assist pet owners of cats with hyperthyroidism as part of our chronic care program.

 

Jackie C - Veterinary Nurse

Jackie, a born and bred local girl, has been with the team for many years. She has completed her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing and loves all facets of veterinary nursing. With two young children at home, Jackie also hastwo Bouvier Des Flandres, Chase and Link.

 

 

 

 

 

Kate Baird - Trainee Veterinary nurse

Pascoe Vale Vet Hospital - Nurse Kate Baird

Born and raised in Melbourne, at the age of 16 Kate moved to Tasmania for 9 years and have only recently moved back to Melbourne. Kate will be commencing her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing very soon. She has studied a few different subjects including Architecture and Nursing, but have finally realised that the right career for her is one that can incorporate and encourage her love for animals.

As a child, Kate grew up with a pet rabbit (Peter) and two guinea pigs (Jennifer and Clarissa). She also had a pet bird eating spider (Mr Fuzzy), a pet blue tongue lizard (Mr Squiggle) and a pet siamese fighting fish (Mr Bubbles). Before she moved to Tasmania her father introduced two Shetland sheep dogs (Shelties) to the family (Oban and Iona). During her stay in Tasmania she looked after a wide variety of animals that included horses, cows, goats, chickens, rabbits, sheep, frogs, hermit crabs and mice. Some of those animals were ones that her mother had on her property on the Tamar River, but she has since moved and now only has a curly coated retriever (Jack). Kate owns two cats (Dolly and Forrest) who are staying with a friend in Tasmania until she is able to find a place that allows pets, but in the meantime she has adopted her housemates pet turtle (Dante) and have bought 8 guppies for breeding purposes.

 

Skye - Trainee Veterinary Nurse

Pascoe Vale Vet Hospital - Vet Nurse Skye

Skye is currently studying her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing. She has a great love and passion for pets including her own, a dog named Zena, two cats named Gizmo and Bella, a bearded dragon called Penny Wise and also a sheep and a turtle. 

Skye is also kept on her toes with her daughter Charlotte. 

 

 

 

Brea Lanteri- Trainee Veterinary Nurse

Pascoe Vale Vet Hospital - Veterinary Nurse Brea Lanteri

Brea is currently completing her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing and will be qualified in October 2018.

Brea has animals of her own at home, she has three beautiful dogs Harvey a West Highland Terrier, Dakota an American Staffordshire and Molly a Great Dane, Brea also has a MacLeay turtle named Leo, two rainbow lorikeets, Kenya and Clancy and a budgie named Kermit.  In the past she has had two cats Jemima and Parker who sadly passed away and two other dogs Willow a Scottish Terrier and Jack a Labrador who also passed away, she has also had Guinea pigs and a rabbit. 

Brea started off doing placement at Pascoe Vale Veterinary Hospital and fell in love with the job, there are so many caring vets, vet nurses and the clients are wonderful. She loves that she gets the opportunity to work with animals and as well as witnessing the magic of a pet’s owner bond that they have with their pet. Brea loves working with our amazing veterinarians and vet nurses and as well as with all the beautiful patients and clients that come to our clinic.

A year and a half later, she is very thankful for the opportunity to work with all of the clients and animals at Pascoe Vale Veterinary Hospital. 

 

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