Dr Chantelle - Lead Veterinarian
- ISFM Member
Graduating in 2011, Chantelle briefly worked in regional mixed practice before coming back home to small animal practice in Melbourne. A passion in behaviour medicine has amplified to a devotion for improving pet welfare advocacy among veterinary practitioners, particularly within veterinary clinics.
Coupled with a love of feline medicine, this has led Chantelle to become a member for the International Society of Feline Medicine and aspire to elevate awareness of fear-free and cat-friendly accredited clinics to improve patient care.
Outside of the clinic, Chantelle also works as a Group Fitness and Dance instructor, teaching five LesMills programs to keep some balance around her veterinary journey. Sharing a love of fitness, fine food and Brooklyn 99 with husband Douglas, they are the doting pawrents to @twosassykitties Leo & Louis.
Chantelle is eager to get to know you, your beloved pet, and work towards the purrfect approach to their health needs.
Chantelle will be available for consultations on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Friday mornings and every second Saturday beginning from the 21st of January 2019.
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.
Dr Claire Jones - Veterinarian
Claire graduated from Murdoch University in Western Australia in 2005 and has since worked in several small animal veterinary clinics across Western Australia and Victoria. Claire also spent a year in West Africa sharing her surgical skills and knowledge with local vets. She has a keen interest in surgery and has a very gentle, caring approach to patient care.
Claire is available for consultations on Saturdays.
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.
Eva - Practice Manager/ head Veterinary nurse
- Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing
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 pre-school classes for a number of years and is always happy to assist in offering advice to new puppy owners. Eva is a strong patient advocate and prides herself on ensuring every patient that comes into the clinic is handled in a kind and caring manner.
Eva's passion for animal welfare extends beyond work as she is the founder of an animal rescue charity. Eva loves all animals but in particular bull breeds. At home Eva has two staffies, Bruno and George and also regularly fosters dogs from her organisation.
Jessica - 2IC Veterinary Nurse/ CATTERY MANAGER
- Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing
Jess began her veterinary nursing career as a locum nurse for our sister clinics back in August 2014. She has a very keen interest in feline nursing and surgery. 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 The Cattery. Jess is very skilled and knowledgeable in all aspects of feline health and behaviour, so she will be starting her Diploma in Feline Nursing in 2018.
Outside of work Jess is a talented horse rider and loves to spend time riding horses and being outside. She shares her home with her beautiful Ragdoll cat Ralph, her crazy Pug, Crystal and her Centralian Carpet Python, Draco.
Kate - Veterinary Nurse/ puppy preschool Instructor
- BSc (Zoology and Genetics)
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 Certificate 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 he comes back for a visit. At her family home Kate has three dogs named Max, Poppy and Millie, and two horses called Sunny and Lulu.
Bella - Cattery Attendant/ Receptionist
Originally from New Zealand, Bella moved to Australia in 2012, living in Perth for 4 years before settling in Melbourne in 2016. She 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 began working in our cattery in January 2018 and loves getting to know all our cattery guests and taking care of them all, like they were her own! She is currently completing her Certificate lll in Companion Animal Services and is excited to further her knowledge and skills in the animal industry.