Dr Chantelle McGowan - 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.
Dr Brigida Corneta - Veterinarian
Brigida graduated from the University of Melbourne in 2016 and worked as a veterinarian at our sister clinic in Blackburn for the first two years of her career and made the move to join our team in 2019 which she is thrilled about!
Bridge's bright and bubbly personality is the perfect addition to MVC. She is excited to be a part of a team that is dedicated to providing high standards of care, as well as ensuring that animals are subjected to the least amount of stress as possible when visiting the clinic.
When Bridge is not working, she loves spending time with family, friends, and her gorgeous pets; Rex (Maltese x Shihtzu), Duke (German Shepherd) and Romeo (Persian cat).
Bridge can also speak Italian and is studying makeup artistry in her spare time... the polar opposite of veterinary medicine!
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
- Low Stress Handling (Silver Certification)
- Fear Free Certification
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 through the Animal Industries Resource Centre 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 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 and owners of problematic pooches.
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, just as she’d like her fur babies to be treated. Eva has completed the Low Stress Handling Certification with Dr Sophia Yin and the Fear Free Certification through Fear Free Pets so you can rest assured Eva will ensure your pet has the most positive experience possible.
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.
Kate - Trainee Veterinary Nurse
- 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 joined the team at Manningham Vet Clinic in March of 2016 and is currently completing her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing through the Animal Industries Resource Centre.
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 two dogs named Poppy and Millie, and two horses called Sunny and Lulu.
Bella - Trainee Veterinary Nurse
- Certificate III in Companion Animal Services
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 has recently taken on the role of trainee veterinary nurse in our clinic.
Bella is currently completing her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing through the Animal Industries Resource Centre.