Dr Cathy Chou - Head Veterinarian (also speaks Mandarin)
Cathy graduated from Massey University in New Zealand in 2008. She worked in small animal practice in Auckland for 2 years before moving across to Melbourne to join the Manningham team in 2010.
Cathy enjoys all aspect of veterinary medicine, in particular all things involving cats, and has completed a course in feline medicine in 2012. She regularly attends seminars and conferences to keep up to date with veterinary medicine.
Outside of work, Cathy loves to spend time with her family – husband, children Joshua and Caitlyn, and Kiki, the longhaired moggy with multiple personality!
Cathy is available for consultations on Tuesday and Fridays.
Dr Stacy Tay - Veterinarian
Stacy is our full time veterinarian and since joining the Manningham Vet Clinic family at the end of 2015 she has developed strong bonds with our patients and clients.
After graduating from the University of Melbourne she worked in general practice in the country for a number of years before making the move back into the city.
Stacy has two demanding cats - Newman and Patrick who constantly cause trouble in the house.
Eva - Practice Manager/head nurse
Eva began her vet nursing career in 2012 and worked at one of our sister clinics before taking on the role as Practice Manager and Head Nurse at Manningham Veterinary Clinic in 2015.
Eva is a certified veterinary nurse and also mentors the trainee nurses at our clinic. Eva loves to learn and is often reading text books, watching webinars or attending conferences to expand her knowledge, and the knowledge of her team. Eva has a keen interest in standards of care, nutrition and canine behaviour. She has been conducting puppy preschool classes for a number of years and is always happy to assist in offering advice to new puppy owners.
Eva's passion for animal welfare extends beyond work as she is the founder of an animal rescue charity. Eva has three dogs; Nala, a Maltese x Foxy, Bruno, a Staffy x Pug and Evie, a Labrador x Great Dane.
Jessica - Cattery Manager/Veterinary Nurse
Jess began her veterinary nursing career as a locum nurse for our sister clinics back in August 2014. Jess made the permanent move to Manningham Veterinary Clinic in October 2015 and is loving every minute of it!
Jess has a very keen interest in feline nursing, surgery and behaviour. She hopes to complete a Diploma of Feline Nursing once she has completed her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing. Jess' love for all her feline friends has led her to become the cat friendly advocate of the clinic as well as our Cattery Manager here at our Cats in the City cattery.
Outside of work Jess shares her home with her beautiful Ragdoll cat Ralph (pictured), her crazy Pug, Crystal (pictured) and her Centralian Carpet Python, Draco.
Kate - Trainee Veterinary Nurse/puppy preschool trainer
Kate has always had a passion for animals from a very young age. Having grown up in South East Gippsland she was surrounded by many different animals including horses, dogs, pocket pets and chickens.
In 2009 Kate made the move to Melbourne to study zoology and genetics at La Trobe University and was particularly interested in animal behaviour and ecology. Kate is now studying her Cert IV in Veterinary Nursing through the AIRC and hopes to complete her course by the end of 2018.
Kate adopted one of our clinic adoption kittens, Boss. Boss grew up in our clinic so you may find him wandering around from time to time when comes back for a visit. At her family home Kate has three dogs - Max, Poppy and Millie - and two horses - Sunny and Lulu.
EMILIE - CATTERY ATTENDANT
Emilie has grown up with a passion for animals and has always had pets in her home. One of her favourite things to do is interpret an animal's behaviour into words and if she had any super power in the world, it would be to talk to animals! Emilie shares her home with a very spoilt and cheeky rabbit called Maple.
Emilie loves looking after all the beautiful cats in our cattery and enjoys being amongst all of the different personalities and characteristics that each cat has.. Especially the cuddly ones!
Emilie is in her final year of her Bachelor degree of Animal and Veterinary Bioscience at La Trobe University and is excited to continue to pursue a career in Veterinary Science.