Our Team

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


Meet our friendly and professional team:


Dr Pat Chan - Veterinary Director

BVSc (Merit) 

Currently on paternity leave

Hi my name is Pat. I have worked in small animal practice ever since I graduated. I have been at Dr Paws Lane Cove for 1.5 years. My role here is to ensure we deliver outstanding customer service and veterinary care to all our clients at their fur babies.

I enjoy all aspects of general practice, however, I have an interest in dentistry, which I am doing further study in and preventative medicine as well as geriatric medicine. I enjoy forming relationships with clients and their pets and helping their pets be the best they can be. 

I have two cats myself, Tigger the 10 year old naughty tortie, and Oscar a 4 year old Ragdoll, who both hate each other, but tolerate one another. When I am not at work, you will find me chilling with my two cats and my wife - of course, eating out at yummy places (I am a foodie), going to the movies, snorkeling and snowboarding.


Dr Edwina Palmer -Veterinarian

BApplSc BVSc MANZCVS (equine Surgery)

I have been a practicing Veterinarian for 5 years working with both equine and small animals, and am really enjoying getting to know you and your pets here at Dr Paws. 

I  have a special interest in ultrasound and surgery, particularly orthopedics, I am also commencing animal acupuncture study this year which is exciting!

I have an 11 year old pug Waffle and a beautiful Burmese boy named Wilson who is 9 years old . Outside of work I enjoy pilates and keeping fit!


Holly - Veterinary Nurse

I joined Dr Paws Lane Cove in September 2019, after settling in Bondi. I am from the UK and qualified in 2017 after working 5 years in a small but very busy London clinic.

I typically enjoy all aspects of nursing, especially anaestheisa and medical nursing. I have a flat coated retriever named Lottie who is 9 years old, and a black fluffy cat named Oscar, 10 years old, who I miss lots!

I look forward to meeting your fur babies!


Ashleigh - Trainee Veterinary Nurse

Hiii! My Name is Ashleigh and I'm one of the soon-to-be qualified Veterinary Nurses here at Dr Paws Lane Cove.

I absolutely love animals and have been passionate about the industry since I was a child. Prior to starting my journey as a Nurse I spent 5 months working in camps in South Africa and Botswana to become a qualified field guide, learning all about conservation and wildlife.

I have two cats, a tiny mischievous ragdoll named Miso and a lazy fat boy named Boom. In my spare time I really enjoy ocean swimming, mountain biking, trail running and napping.

Elizabeth - Trainee Veterinary Nurse

Hi! My name is Elizabeth, I'm the new trainee  nurse here at Dr Paws lane cove. I've always had a love for animals, especially the ones in need. i can't wait to meet and get to know you all and your sweet furry friends.

Some of my joys in life are my pets including my two dogs, the old girl muffin who's a toy poodle  and the crazy english staffy Lexi.