We pride ourselves on providing the best veterinary care and services for your pets.
At Manningham Vet Clinic & Cattery, we aim to provide a comprehensive, professional and empathetic low-stress veterinary service. Dr Lan Tran 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 behaviour, dentistry, endocrine, neurology, soft tissue surgery, and more. Our team also participate in training and education every Friday between 1.30pm and 3.30pm, in which during this time our clinic is closed, however emergency services will be available.
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!!
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.
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 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.
Kate has always had a passion for animals from a very young age. Growing up in South East Gippsland she was surrounded by many different family pets 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 joined our team in 2016 and is currently completing her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing through the Animal Industries Resource Centre.
Kate has a keen interested in animal behaviour and is a fear free advocate at our clinic and also conducts puppy preschool classes.
Kate’s furry companion Millie, the spanial x chihuahua reguarly comes to work with Kate and hangs out under the reception desk - look out for her next time you’re in! Kate also has two rescue cats at home that she adopted through Project Underdog Rescue; Boss and Olive.
Originally from New Zealand, Bella was lucky enough to grow up in the country with an array of animals including horses, dogs, cats and cows to name a few. At Bella’s family home she still has her first ever pony, Whiskey, who is enjoying retirement, her cat Athena and chicken Pearl.
Bella moved to Australia in 2012, living in Perth for 4 years before settling in Melbourne in 2016 where she volunteered in an animal shelter while studying her Cert III in companion animals.
Bella joined our team in 2018 and is currently completing her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing through the Animal Industries Resource Centre.
She is a self proclaimed crazy cat lady and is the clinics feline advocate, strongly promoting the “no scruff” policy at our clinic. Since joining our team she has adopted two rescue cats through Project Underdog Rescue; Oliver and Boyd.
Anna has been vet nursing since 2015 and most recently has been a floating nurse around eight different clinics in Melbourne. She decided to take a permanent role here at the Manningham Vet Clinic in December 2019 due to our commitment to a “fear-free” approach to all critters that come through the door.
Anna has a keen interest in animal behaviour and has also developed a reputation as a “wildlife warrior” due to the knowledge and care she has for Australian Native Wildlife. Even winning an award for going the extra mile for them.
Outside of work Anna loves to play cards and board games and currently lives with her 17 year old cat, Cherry.