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:

Pat Chan - Senior Veterinarian

BVSc (Merit)

Howdy! I’m Pat. I am the lead veterinarian at Dr Paws lane Cove. After graduating from the University of Sydney I have worked in busy small animal practices in Penrith, Parramatta and Strathfield. I love all aspects of small animal general practice, however I have a special interest in dentistry and soft tissue surgery. I look forward to leading the team Dr Paws Lane Cove and continuing to provide the best customer service and veterinary care we can to our furry patients and clients.

I am the owner of two cats, Tigger the grumpy tortoise shell, and Oscar the naughty ragdoll. When I am not working I enjoy the outdoors, travelling, snorkelling, snowboarding and eating lots of food!

Rachel Braude -Veterinarian


I am a small animal veterinarian who has been working in Sydney since 2016. I love providing quality care to all dogs and cats, and will always be excited by newly adopted puppies and kittens walking through the door.

In my spare time I enjoy yoga and exploring new cafes and restaurants. I also love spending time with my special needs pets, including my cat Sangna and Maltese Shih Tzu cross dog Phyllis.


Nicole Minahan - Practice Manager

I started my nursing career back in 2006 In a small animal practice in the western suburbs. From there I studied for 4 years to become a qualified Certificate IV Veterinary Nurse. 

I took on the role of Practice Manager in August 2017.

I have a keen interest in managing my patients with endocrine diseases.
On my weekends off I enjoy going to dog friendly cafes and restaurants with my 7 year old beagle Ringo.


Elissa Cox- Veterinary Nurse

I joined Dr Paws Lane Cove at the beginning of 2010 after working in the thoroughbred breeding industry for many years. I have a Diploma in Equine breeding, a Certificate II in Animal Studies and a Certificate III in Business Administration. I grew up with numerous dogs, fish and the odd duck and really enjoy working with animals.