Meet our Dermatology Team – Nurses
Mandy - Team Leader
Mandy commenced working at the MVSC in December 2007 after spending some time overseas in South Africa at a monkey reserve and having completed an animal technology course. Mandy is currently undertaking a veterinary nursing course. In 2011 Mandy and Nina (Internal Medicine nurse) worked at the Veterinary Clinic within the Elephant Nature Park in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Mandy has a Griffon with personality plus named “Frank” who you may have seen in some TV ads, a Blue Healer cross named "Cody" and a Sun Conure parrot named "Norman".
Kate started working at the MVSC in late 2006. She completed her Animal Technology Diploma and Veterinary Nursing Certificate in Canberra, while working in a small and large animal clinic on the outskirts of the city. After moving to Melbourne, Kate worked at a local clinic for five years. Kate has a spoilt tortoiseshell cat named Ally.
Rachael started working at the MVSC in early 2008 after working in general practice for a number of years. She loves dogs and cats and also has keen interest in personal fitness. She has her certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing. Rachel has two cats and a rabbit.
Joanne joined the Melbourne Veterinary Specialist Centre in 2011. Joanne worked at the Collingwood children's farm, caring for various farm animals, for eight years which then lead to an interest and subsequent career in veterinary nursing. Joanne's veterinary nursing career commenced in 2003 where she worked for an avian specialist practice for three years. Joanne then went on to work at a small animal practice in 2007 before joining MVSC in 2011. Joanne has two cheeky dogs - "Louis" a Boston Terrier and "Jenna" a Pug.
Sharon joined the Melbourne Veterinary Special Centre in 2013. Sharon started her Veterinary nursing career in 2006 in general practice where she completed her Veterinary Nursing Certificate. In 2010 Sharon went on to work as an Emergency and Critical Care Vet nurse in a mixed small and large animal clinic before joining MVSC. Sharon has a gorgeous Labrador named 'Rusty', 3 cheeky cats named 'Flopsy', 'Barry' and 'Fabio' and a sweet Clydesdale cross named ' Matilda'.
Lauren began working at the MVSC in Feburary 2013 after completing her Year 12 VCE studies in 2012. She is currently a Law Student at Monash University, while maintaining her interest in caring for and looking after animals. Lauren has two Ragdoll Cats named Dexter & Oscar, and a German Shorthaired Pointer named Buzz.
Jess joined the MVSC team in 2014, after spending three years working at an inner city dog day-care centre. She has also done a lot of volunteer work in animal welfare, which she is very passionate about. Jess has always had a passion for animal care and is currently working to complete her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing. Jess has two spoilt Cavalier King Charles Spaniels who are best friends - 'Lola' and 'Ava' and would love to add a cat to the family in the future.