Meet our Dermatology Team – Specialists



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Dr Rebecca Bassett

BScAgr (Hons), BVSc (Hons), MACVSc (Canine Medicine), FACVSc (Dermatology)

Dr Rebecca Bassett has completed two university degrees — the first at the University of Sydney in Agricultural Science in 1992 and the second in Veterinary Science at the University of Queensland in 1997. Dr Bassett worked in rural mixed practices in NSW before moving to Melbourne in late 2000 to do a residency in Dermatology at the Melbourne Veterinary Specialist Centre. She gained her Membership of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists in Canine Medicine in 2002 and Fellowship of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists in Veterinary Dermatology in 2005. Dr Bassett has written several articles for peer-reviewed journals and has given several seminars for continuing education in Dermatology to veterinarians. Her current professional interests are in hair loss in dogs and ear infections.




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Dr David Robson

BVSc (Hons), MACVSc (Canine Medicine), FACVSc (Dermatology)

Dr David Robson graduated from the University of Queensland with honours in 1992 and spent almost seven years in general small animal practice in Brisbane. He moved to Melbourne in late 1999 to commence his residency in veterinary dermatology at the Animal Skin, Ear and Allergy clinic (now part of Melbourne Veterinary Specialist Centre). He attained Fellowship of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists in 2005. Dr Robson has lectured in Australia and overseas (New Zealand, United States, Hong Kong, Austria) and has authored and co-authored several peer-reviewed scientific articles. His current professional interests include pollens and pollen allergies, otitis diagnosis and treatment, and barrier dysfunction.  




Dr Nicola Martinez

Registered Veterinary Dermatology Specialist

Dr Nicola Martinez graduated from the University of Bristol in the UK in 2007 and threw herself into first opinion practice for the next 10 years. She always had an interest in dermatology and decided to pursue it as a specialisation after growing frustrated at not having the knowledge and dedicated caseload to manage dermatological cases well. She spent 4 years at the University of Sydney University (2018-2022) completing an internship, followed by a 3 year residency in dermatology under the supervision of Dr Beth McDonald. She passed her board exams in 2022 making her a certified specialist of the American College of Veterinary Dermatologists. She started working at MVSC in January 2023 and loves the fast-paced work as she gets to see a huge variety of interesting cases. Her special interests include the role of the skin barrier, especially in atopic dermatitis, and understanding how one aspect of skin disease can influence many others.




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Dr Madelaine Guy-Moore

BVSc, MANZCVS (Veterinary Pharmacology)

Madelaine graduated from the University of Sydney with a Bachelor in Veterinary Science in 2012. She then spent seven years in a general small animal practice in Sydney and the United Kingdom. In December 2019 Maddie made the move to Melbourne to join our Dermatology team to undertake an internship in Dermatology. Outside of work, Madelaine enjoys hiking and pampering her very lazy cat, Lord Byron. 




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Dr Tian Chee Lu

BV&MS (Dermatology Resident)

Tian graduated from the University of Edinburgh in 2015. She spent 3 years in general small animal practice in rural Western Australia before moving to Melbourne in 2019 to work with us at MVSC. She has completed an internship with us in Surgery, and in April 2020 became an intern for our Dermatology team. Tian is currently pursuing further training with us to become a specialist dermatologist.  Peanut is Tian's dear little rescue Chihuahua, an older and sometimes grumpy little boy.




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