Bec began her nursing career in 2009 and since completing her certificate IV in 2011 has worked at a small animal hospital on the Central Coast for 2 years before heading up to Newcastle to gain experience working with avian and exotic animals for another 3 years before joining us in 2015. Bec has a special interest in canine behaviour and critical care nursing and one day hopes to further her education in those areas. Bec loves border collies and has recently become a cat mother due to foster failing!
Sarah started working at Doyalson Animal Hospital in 2013 whilst undertaking her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing. She has since completed this, and has a special interest in surgical cases and dentals.
In conjunction with looking after her small clan of pets: 2 dogs Rupert and Ludo, and 2 cats Dora and Vino, she is also a foster carer with Claws n Paws.
Michelle has been with the practice since 2002. She started as a trainee and is now one of our senior veterinary nurses having been fully qualified since 2003. Michelle now teaches future vet nurses at Tafe and has a keen interest in advanced anaesthetics, client and patient care.
Michelle has an exuberant Staffy called Penny, Minty & Harmony the rescue cats, Georgia & JoJo the Guinea Pigs and a quarter-horse named Ginny.
Kate completed her advanced nursing course in 1999 and spent several years as head surgical nurse at a specialist veterinary hospital in Sydney. She has returned to the coast and joined our nursing team in 2006.
Kate has special interests in surgical and emergency nursing and nursing exotic species.
Casey grew up with animals of all sizes and shapes filling the house as her Mum is a vet nurse and wildlife carer. Casey studied her veterinary nursing with us through Tafe and qualified in 2017. Casey has an interest in surgical nursing & wildlife care and has a full of beans Border Collie called Nina, a naughty but nice cat called Bruno & the newest member Ollie the Border Collie.
Tonielle began her first job as a dog/cat groomer in 2009, and gained her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing in 2010. After taking a break from nursing at the end of 2012 to work in pet retail, she has returned to nursing in 2017 and is delighted to be part of the team at the Doyalson Animal Hospital.
She shares her home with friends of various species including dogs, parrots, pigeons, chickens and fish. Tonielle likes to think she loves all animals equally, but she does have a particular fondness for birds. Her eldest bird, Ploppy, is an Indian Mynah whose intelligence and cheekiness never fails to make her smile.
Rochelle completed her Cert IV in Veterinary Nursing in 2014 before starting full-time at Hornsby Veterinary Hospital in 2017 where she developed her current skill set. Rochelle then joined the Doyalson family in 2022.
Rochelle has3 Cavaliers, Cooper, Aria and Tilly and 2 Cavoodles, Bella and Louie. On the weekend she takes advantage of living so close to the beach, getting the fourlegged kids and human kid into the car and heading to the beach.
Kate qualified as a veterinary nurse in 1999 and has many years experience. Kate started her career in veterinary practices in the beautiful Blue Mountains where she grew up and further in Sydney and Newcastle. Kate started working at Doylo in 2008 and has since completed an Advanced diploma in Practice Management and leadership. She has two gorgeous human babies named Nathan and Rohan and together with her husband share their home with Louis & Dave the blue English Staffies, slinky and leia the cats and Fiona the chook.
Kevin moved from the hospitality industry in Bermuda to join Doyalson Animal Hospital in 2004. Kevin is a caring and excellent nurse, having obtained his certificate IV in veterinary nursing in 2007.
He spends his non-working life being run around by his brood of six Boxer dogs – Hope, George, Winnie, Maybel, Rubi-Dubi & Wally.
Brooke joined Doyalson Animal Hospital in 2013 and completed her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing in 2015. She thoroughly enjoys meeting clients and patients at reception, and nursing during surgical procedures.
Brooke has two rescue dogs, Dexter & Darla and Donny the French Bulldog.
Raz joined us in 2016 as a Tafe student and join the Doyalson family as a vet nurse in 2017. Raz has a love of all animals especially dogs & horses. She is often found on the farm at the weekend riding and mustering cattle.
In December 2008 Vanessa started full time with Coreen Ave Vets/Western Sydney Cat Hospital and in 2015 moved to London for 2 years to work in the UK and travel Europe. During this time she worked as a vet nurse in central London and helped out with some locum shifts at an emergency referral hospital. Vanessa moved back to Australia in August 2017 and decided to move from Western Sydney to the Central Coast.
Vanessa has a keen interest in emergency nursing, surgery and grooming and has grown up with many animals: horses, cats, dogs, rabbits, ferrets, green tree frog, birds, fish and walking fish.
Although she loves all animals Vanessa couldn’t live without a cat in her life.
Olivia started at Doyalson Animal Hospital in July 2019 as a Tafe Student, she officially joined the team in October 2020 as she finishes up her qualification in Veterinary Nursing. Olivia has a lot of love for animals, especially her Poodle X Shetland Sheep Dog, Kiba. Olivia is very excited to continue expanding her knowledge and meeting clients and their pets.
Ting came to Australia with her Australian husband in 2008 and loved the country straight away with its beautiful beaches and beautiful people. With her love and passion for animals, she changed careers from her office job to professional pet grooming and vet nursing with special interest in behaviour.
Ting joined us in November 2020 and is currently completing Cert IV animal training course with Delta institute. She is part of the training team who run our Puppy Pre School and Adolescent dog training classes in the clinic. She also passionately advocates for low stress handling.
She has a 10 year old Toy poodle named Mocca who thinks she is a human and a six year old son who follows her around like a puppy! In her spare time, Ting loves doing outdoor sports especially tennis, surfing and snowboarding.
Michealla has been working in the animal care industry since 2009 – she became a veterinary nurse in 2014 and most of her industry experience as a vet nurse and puppy pre-school co-ordinator was in Wagga Wagga, whilst completing a Bachelor of Animal Science (Honours – Class 1).
Michealla teaches a variety of animal care and management courses at TAFE and she has a special interest in wildlife and exotics veterinary care, which developed from being a zookeeper and teaching Captive Animals at TAFE.
Jenny Head is our puppy preschool, basic manners and advanced dog training teacher. She also conducts private dog training lessons for puppies and adult dogs. Jenny is a Delta-qualified dog trainer with over 20 years experience in puppy and dog training. Previously Jenny worked with Veterinary Behaviour specialist Dr Kersti Seksel in helping dogs with behavioural problems. She enjoys getting puppies onto the right track to training and to become good canine citizens in society. Jenny also breeds and shows Standard Poodles.
Visit the Behaviour and Training section on our website to find out more information on the classes we offer at Doyalson Animal Hospital.
Emily completed her certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing in December 2018, and has hands-on experience working in Sydney and on the Central Coast.
She took a break from vet nursing to work in customer service and started here at Doyalson Animal Hospital September 2022.
Emily is very happy to be part of the team and enjoys being able to meet and greet you all as you come in with your beautiful pets.
Emily has a love for English Staffies, especially her 3 fur baby’s Indy, Luna and Fang.