Meet our team

Dr Colin Dick - Principal Veterinarian

Pascoe Vale Vet Hospital - Veterinarian - Dr Colin Dick
  • BVSc (Hons) University of Melbourne
  • MANZCVS (Small Animal Dentistry & Oral Surgery)
  • GPCert (SAP)
  • CVCP
  • PennHIP Certified

I was very young when I decided to become a vet. I had grown up with my own and the extended family’s pets and grew a deep love and empathy towards these creatures. This love set me on a path to a wonderful career looking after and taking care of all types of animals.

After graduating I thought it would be a good idea to go over to England to work for a couple of years. It turns out that it was a pretty nice place for me to live and I ended up staying for about 10 years. On my return from Old Blighty I brought back my three beautiful English cats, Elliott, Jem and Scout, (all born in Stoke-on –Trent) to help me settle back into my home town of Melbourne.

I have keen interests in all aspects of veterinary science; however I have a special interests in Dentistry Orthopaedic Manipulation, Arthritis and Joint injuries, Nutrition, and Medicine.

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 “Best for Pets” which is a great combination to make sure each pet gets the best treatment.

Outside of working hours I have an abnormal obsession with Art, Vintage Cars, Reading Textbooks (you guessed it – lots of dental ones), Watch Repair, Music and Renovating my house. Jem and Scout have been kind enough to allow Billie (a Staffy) to share the house with me. RIP Elliot 2014 aged 18.

I joined the team at Pascoe Vale in 2013. I 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 I am a Certified Veterinary Chiropractitioner (CVCP).

 

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.

 

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.

 

 

 

 

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.

 

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. 

 

Abbey - Trainee veterinary nurse

Pascoe Vale Vet Hospital - Veterinary Nurse Abbey

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.

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