Dr Colin Dick and his veterinary team aim to provide a comprehensive, professional and compassionate veterinary service. We recognise the significance of your pets and the place they hold in your family. Our Veterinarians are highly skilled and are passionate about medicine and surgery. Dr Colin Dick is known for his experience and expertise in small animal dentistry and is now available for referrals for advanced dentistry surgery. Our compassionate veterinary nurses will make sure your visit to our clinic is as pleasant as possible for both you and your beloved pet. We will offer education, advice and care to ensure your pet has the longest, happiest and healthiest life possible. Find out more about us by booking a hospital tour or bring your pet to meet our team at anytime.

In order to keep informed of current therapy and procedures,we close our hospitals on certain days for team meetings, training and education. However, emergency services will be available during this time.

Meet our team
Dr Colin Dick
Principal Vet
  • BVSc (Hons) University of Melbourne
  • MANZCVS (Small Animal Dentistry & Oral Surgery)
  • GPCert (SAP)
  • CVCP
  • PennHIP Certified

Colin has a long history of obsessing over dentistry and after completing his memberships in 2018 is now available for referrals for advanced dentistry surgery.  After graduating in 1998 and spending half of his career abroad in the UK Colin has been back in Australia servicing the dental needs of pets locally since 2009.  With an eye for detail, he is also accomplished in many aspects of veterinary medicine and surgery and therefore is always looking at the overall picture of health in his patients.

Colin's dentistry repertoire includes the usual suspects such as root canal treatments for broken teeth and crown amputation for malocclusions; but he also performs advanced dental surgical procedures such as treating gingival hyperplasia and careful full/partial mouth extractions on cats with caudal stomatitis for the best chance of a great outcome.

"I like to focus not only on the immediate concern but also on a long term preventative perspective. I live by the philosophy that “nothing is too difficult” and doing “what is best for the pet” which is a great combination to make sure each pet gets the best treatment."

Outside of working hours Colin has an abnormal obsession with art, vintage cars, watch repair, music and renovating. His mogs Jem and Scout have been kind enough to allow Billie the Staffy to share the house with him.

Colin graduated in 1998 with honours and hold Membership (by examination) of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists (MANZCVS) in Small Animal Dentistry & Oral Surgery; General Practitioners Certificate (by examination) in Small animal Practice (European School of Veterinary Postgraduate Studies); and is a Certified Veterinary Chiropractitioner (CVCP).

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.

Dr Victoria Cole
  • VetMB
  • MA Hons (Cantab)

Victoria completed her veterinary studies in Cambridge, UK, taking an extra year to intercalate with a degree in conservation and ecology. After graduating, Victoria moved to Manchester where she worked in general small animal practice for a few years.

In search of sunnier weather, Victoria emigrated to Australia in 2018 and found her way to Pascoe Vale Veterinary Hospital. She is super excited to have been welcomed as part of the team here and to meet all of our lovely patients as well as their mums and dads.

She loves her job because she knows what an integral part of the family our pets are and how much joy they bring to us – she doesn’t think it will be too long before there are some furry additions to her home in Australia!

Outside of work, Victoria loves being outdoor and spending a lot of her time triathlon and marathon training. Having grown up in France, she loves cooking and food so exploring Melbourne's vibrant culinary scene is providing ample opportunity to offset her sporting pursuits!

Jackie C
Practice Manager

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.

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.

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.

Vet 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.

Trainee Vet Nurse

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.

Vet Nurse

Brea completed her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing and became a qualified Veterinary Nurse 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. 

Trainee Vet Nurse

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. 

Trainee Vet Nurse

Abbey has always had a passion for animals.  She has two beautiful fur babies at home, Sammy a 5 year old Maremma and Sonny an 11 year old Corgi.

Abbey has been a part of the Pascoe Vale team for some time now and she has recently started studying for her Certificate II in Veterinary Nursing. She has also completed her Puppy Pre-School training course and the Hill's Pet Nutrition course.

Some of Abbey's interests include animal behaviour and training, senior and puppy health and pet nutrition .

In her spare time, Abbey loves taking her dogs to swim in the local river.