Our Team

It goes without saying that we love all animals great and small but we really do take pride in giving the best possible care and attention to you and your pet!

 

 

Meet some of our friendly and professional team:

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Dr Justin Michaels, Head Veterinarian (BVSc, DVM)

I grew up in a medical family. My farther was a human doctor, and we had a family cat names ‘Silver’. Silver was unable to express how he was feeling when he was ill, and I chose to care for him from an early age, which lead me to become a vet.

I lived in Egypt until age 24, which is where I obtained my Bachelor of Veterinary Science. I then moved to the United States where I studied at the Univeristy of Missouri and obtained my Doctor of Veterinary Medicine. I then lived in California for 30 years.

I visited Australia in 2019 and fell in love, and moved here in 2018 with my wife of 30 years, Nancy, and our pet dog ‘Einstein’.

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Dr Roslyn, Veterinarian (B.V.Sc)

I’m one of those people who decided in primary school that they wanted to be a vet!

After graduation, I worked in rural Victoria then in a mixed animal practice in the UK before coming back to small animal practice in Melbourne for a “short” stint that’s not over yet! 

I ran two practices in Melbourne’s eastern bayside area until mid 2017 when I 'retired.' After a couple of overseas trips it was time to get back to doing what I love, checking out animals and helping people plan for their care. It’s fantastic now to be able to concentrate on the fun bits of the job and not deal with the 'boring' business bits. I’ve also really enjoyed contributing to and representing the vet profession on various committees.

I’m married, have a 23 year old son, a 9.5 year old Deerhound and a new kitty (who rules the house). Interests beyond family, friends and the veterinary profession include travel, food and emerging artists & architects. Obsessions limited to rowing!

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Natasha Macadam, Veterinary Nurse

It was during my year 10 work experience at a vet clinic that I realized that becoming a nurse was my calling. I remember waking up buzzing with excitement each morning of my placement, arriving early and staying back well past my designated hours. I thrived during that week of placement, and I knew that once it was over I would aim to work in this industry.

I went on to study small courses at first, like a Cert I in racing stable hand, and then extended my studies into the Cert IV in Veterinary Nursing after I graduated high school. During my studies I went to work in a variety of different animal related jobs, such as at a horse riding school and a pet boarding retreat. I also tried to volunteer at many different places to build up my animal handling skills and knowledge, including going to other vet clinics and some of the nearby zoos and sanctuaries.

I completed my Cert IV in Veterinary Nursing in 2017, and have been successfully pursuing my career in nursing ever since. When I am not working, I fill my spare time by caring for my furbabies Thistle, Haggis and Dougal, who are all spunky ragdolls! I love my fur-children to the moon and back!