At Manningham Vet Clinic & Cattery, we aim to provide a comprehensive, professional and empathetic low-stress veterinary service. Dr Lan Tran and Dr Michelle Chin and their dedicated veterinary team all have fur-families of their own and understand how precious your pets are. Our Vets are passionate about continuing study above the minimum requirement, so your pet is offered the latest and highest quality care. Our highly experienced Vets have specific interests in one-health medicine, animal behaviourdentistry, endocrine, neurology, soft tissue surgery, and more. Our team also participate in training and education every Tuesday between 1pm and 3pm, in which during this time our clinic is closed, however emergency services will be available.

Meet our team
Dr Lan Tran
  • BVSc (Hons)
  • Graduate Diploma of Veterinary Clinical Studies
  • MANZCVS (Small Animal Medicine & Surgery)

Lan graduated from the University of Sydney in 1996. After working in Canberra for 2 years, Lan completed a surgical internship at a specialist center, a Graduate Diploma in Veterinary Clinical Studies, and a residency in small animal medicine at Sydney University. She also has memberships in small animal surgery and medicine from ANZCVS. Lan was a head veterinarian of a small animal veterinary hospital in Sydney, before relocating home to Melbourne and began working at Reservoir Vet Clinic in 2013, Lan transferred to Manningham Veterinary Clinic to be closer to home.

Lan's areas of interests are endocrine (hormone dysfunction), neurology, soft tissue surgery and preventative medicine.

Lan is passionate about providing a first class veterinary care for her patients and their owners. The most exciting part of coming to work for her is that, there are never two days that are the same. Every day is different, different patients with different predicaments and meeting different people. Her patients forgive her as long as there is a reward at the end, and she loves that they never complain about being hugged and cheers her up on the busiest and most stressful day. 

Lan finds the most rewarding part of being a Vet is to be able to relieve an animal from pain, or to see a formerly too-sick-to-eat dog hungrily eating a bowl of food, or to see a cat with a of life-threatening urinary obstruction can now urinate with ease.

Lan believes she has The Best Job in the World!!

Dr Michelle Chin
  • BVM&S

Professional Interests: Internal medicine, Soft tissue surgery, Emergency medicine
Date commenced: 4/2/2021 at Manningham. I have been a vet since June 2012 from University of Edinburgh
Pet Family: Tako the cat

The reason I love being a vet: I love animals and being able to help them get better when they are ill is very rewarding.

What is the best part of your job? I enjoy the challenge and there is always something to learn. Plus, I get to work with animals and a great team!

Dr Sue Ramoo
Medical Consultant
  • BVSc (Hons)
  • MANZCVS (Internal Medicine)

After graduating from the University of Sydney, Dr Sue Ramoo worked in general practice for two years. During this time she developed an interest in internal medicine which led her to undertake an internship in critical care and internal medicine. After her internship she followed on to undertake a residency in internal medicine, at the University of Melbourne Veterinary Teaching Hospital.

Sue has since worked in private referral practices across Melbourne and has extensive experience in all aspects of internal medicine. She has published in various veterinary journals including the Australian Veterinary Journal. Sue's areas of expertise include gastroenterology, endocrinology and oncology.  

Sue has a Border Terrier named Lizzie (pictured) and a Princess Parrot called Kayne.

At Manningham Vet Clinic, Sue works closely with our regular veterinarians and is available for consultation on more complex medical cases.

Dr Ralph Webster
Vet Surgeon Specialist
  • BVSc
  • Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons – Small Animal
  • Registered Australian Specialist in Small Animal Surgery

Ralph graduated from Massey University in 2004. Following a stint in general practice in both Australia and the UK, he completed an internship at Davies Veterinary Specialists in the UK.

Ralph has practiced referral-only surgery since returning to Australia to work at Sydney University in 2009. His residency was completed through the University of Adelaide and private specialist practice, as well as an externship at Michigan State University.

Ralph has a particular interest in orthopaedic surgery, he has lectured in orthopaedics at Sydney and Adelaide Universities and has run numerous CPD courses throughout Australia.

Rachael R
Practice Manager
  • Diploma in Surgical Nursing
  • Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing

Rachael joined our team as our Practice Manager in 2020. She is a qualified Veterinary Nurse with qualifications in Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing and Diploma in Surgical Nursing. Rachael loves a job that is always changing in an industry that is constantly developing. She enjoys being able to educate and assist pet owners with learning and creating a connection with their fur babies.

Rachael has special interest in surgical cases. She recalls a case where an injured dog was brought through the clinic after being hit by a car and suffered serious spinal damage, fractured left and pelvis. Through a series of surgeries, Rachael supported our veterinary surgical team to repair his pelvis and leg, however the spinal cord damage was too servere and he wasn't able to utilise his back legs again. However....the team fitted him with a cart at the back end so he could then move around on his own! Rachael found this case the most satisfiying one that she had treated.

Rachael lives with her two feline fur babies, Milo and Charlee.

Vet Nurse
  • Cert 2 Animal Studies
  • Cert 4 Vet Nursing

Although I am fresh to the Manningham Vet Clinic team, they welcomed me with open arms and have been so supportive. It is easy to see they have a passion for working with animals like I do, and really care for the wellbeing of their patients. I am very grateful to be a part of this close-knit team! I have a keen interest in medical nursing, diagnostics and oral hygiene procedures.

Apart from seeing my furry patient's faces, what excites me is the opportunity to learn something new or improve my skills each day, whether it be placing a catheter or bettering my parasitic prevention knowledge.

At home, I spend my time with Pikachu my 11.5yo Pug.

Clara Cabral
Veterinary Nurse
  • Anesthesiology
  • Exotic pets medicine

Professional Interests: General clinical care and intensive care.

Pet Family: I have three children:
Madalena my dog, Genaro my cockatiel and Pepino my little parrot .

The reason I love being a vet/nurse:
My profession is my hobby because I really love what I do.

The reason I love working at Manningham Vet Clinic:
I'm from Brazil and it's hard to stay so far away from my family and friends, but when I am with the Manningham Vet team I feel like I'm together with my family in my country.

What makes you excited about coming to work each day?
I am completely in love with animals and the veterinary world, I love being close and caring for them, from tiny to big pets.

Trainee Vet Nurse
  • Certificate II in Animal Studies

The reason I love being a vet nurse is because I get to come to a workplace every day and learn new things about all kinds of animals. I show compassion to animals I love working with and take extra special care with specialised cases. I enjoy treating complicated cases such as the intestines, any internal or external injuries and any kind of surgical procedures. 

My pet family includes Boogie the Tabby cat