Our Team

We are a team of passionate animal lovers and we take pride in giving the best possible care to you and your pet!

Each of the members of the Dr Paws team has trained hard to be the best in their field. They are commited to building on their knowledge and expertise, ensuring that they are constantly growing as professionals and providing excellence in all aspects of veterinary care. 

 

Please contact us at Dr Paws Anakie Road Veterinary Clinic if you'd like any more information. 

Serving the pet community of the City of Greater Geelong. The pawfect location for pet parents living in Bell Park, Geelong, North Geelong, Post Hill, Newcombe, Lara and surrounding areas!

 

Meet the Dr Paws team:

Dr. Adrian Zumpe BVSc, BSc, M.R.C.V.S

I have been a Veterinary Surgeon for 22 years, during this time I had the opportunity to work abroad in the UK and locally in Geelong where I have grown up.

I currently live in Geelong with my wife and four daughters who love our python Ziggy and bearded dragon Cutie.

We are also proud owners of Matilda the pug, Lottie the Doberman and and a collection of Burmese cats.

Dr. Kristie Jennings BVSc

I graduated from the University of Melbourne in 2009 and have since been working in small animal practices in and around Melbourne. One of the best things about being a vet is being able to witness the loving interactions between pets and their owners.

My idea of a perfect holiday is helping out animals in places of need, which so far has included Indonesia, Guatemala, Peru and Ecuador. I hope to be able to continue my volunteer work in the future so that dogs, cats and other pets in all areas of the world can be as well loved and spoilt as our pets are here.

When I’m not at work, you might see me out running, riding or swimming, or down at the beach with my 8-year-old Labrador, Peter. Outside of work I also enjoy travelling and absorbing the cultures (and food!) of places around the world.

Dr Emma Hargrave BVSc

I graduated from the University of Queensland in 2009 and started working as a large animal vet, particularly horses, for a few years before relocating to Geelong. I joined the Anakie Road team in 2016 and you will generally see me around on Wednesdays and some Saturdays. I enjoy helping my patients and their owners as best I can to ensure they go home happy and feeling better.

Danielle Pereira, Junior Associate Veterinarian

Having completed my degree in 2017 at Massey University New Zealand, I made my way across the ditch in 2018 to start my role as the Junior Veterinarian at Dr Paws. During my five years of vet school, I was given the opportunity to volunteer at clinics both in Australia and New Zealand through which I developed interests in companion animal internal medicine and nutrition.

What drives my passion for animals is seeing the difference that we, as veterinarians, can make in this profession in the face of animal health and the relief of suffering. It’s the simple things, like seeing a dog with no appetite suddenly start eating or a lame dog walk out of the clinic without pain – that’s what motivates me.

Outside of the vet life, my time is often occupied with beach trips and bushwalks with my retriever, Norah, who is most certainly my partner in crime. If not that, you’d probably catch me jamming out some tunes whether it be on the piano, guitar or sax. Music has definitely played a major role in my life, particularly throughout vet school where I was the lead guitarist in our cover-band, The Smashocytes!

Candice, Veterinary Nurse

I started working in the veterinary industry when I was 15. Although, I have had some career changes in between, I always seem to go back to it. I love it. I have been working at Anakie Road Veterinary Clinic for the past 5 years. I love the patients, our wonderful clients and expanding my knowledge in all aspects of veterinary nursing. I have completed my Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing and have started working on a casual basis at Geelong Animal Emergency. My 10 year old golden retriever Kiesha often comes for visits to the clinic where she may be found sleeping behind reception.

Ainsley, Veterinary Nurse

I have been a vet nurse at Anakie Rd for 5 years. Previous to this I was nursing at Aberdeen Veterinary Clinic for 8 years. During this time I took ownership of two beautiful border collies, Jake and Toby, who were rescue dogs surrendered to the clinic.

I live locally on a farm with husband Glen and two kids Josh and Chelsea.

On our farm we own two throughough bred horses, who I event on weekends, and also some ducks, guinea pigs, peacocks, goats, chickens and canaries.

Natalie, Veterinary Nurse

I am a veterinary nurse at Dr. Paws Anakie Rd. I grew up with cats, dogs and horses and have always had a passion and love for animals and the environment. I completed a Cert IV in veterinary nursing in 2012 and have worked at a horse riding, training and agistment facility for a number of years. In April I headed to China to vet nurse with Animals Asia at the Bear Rescue Center for 3 months which was an unforgettable experience. I own a beautiful ex-race horse, who I event on, and a rescued ridgeback cross named Samson who is my best mate.

Skye, Veterinarian Nurse

I have recently joined the team at Dr Paws Anakie Road and love working in such a great team environment. I originally come from Darwin and love learning all the new things that change from season to season. I have a rabbit named Floppy, a horse called Chex and two dogs who still live in Darwin. I also do some casual shifts at Geelong Animal Emergency. I love getting to know the clients, building a great relationship with them and caring for their beloved pets.

MJ, Veterinary Nurse

I have completed my Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing and am loving every minute of my new career path. I have an over enthusiastic three year old American Staffy named Gumboots. I recently changed my middle name to Danger after my last dog, Dangermouse!

Jess, Veterinary Nurse

I've worked at Dr Paws on and off for 2.5 year in between having babies. I'm reception staff/animal assistant and also a qualified human nurse. I love being a part of the Dr Paws family, working with you, our customers, and your gorgeous family members, to achieve and maintaining their health! At home I have three horses, Tana, Tony and Nelly, two dogs Basil (Standard Poodle) and Agnes (Great Dane) and two cats, Harry and Jenny (a kitten who was brought into the clinic after being abandoned).

Rachael, Receptionist/Trainee Veterinary Nurse

Hi, I am Rachael and I am currently studying Cert IV in Veterinary Nursing.

After growing up on a farm and spending six months volunteering at GAWS I realised that I wanted to be working with animals, and made the change from Hospitality.

I have two large rescue dogs that keep me busy when I am not at work/school and have loved being able to give them a new life out on the farm with me.

In the future I hope to be able to do more volunteer work in both Australia and overseas.