At Essendon Vet Clinic, we aim to provide a comprehensive, professional and compassionate veterinary service including surgical and medical.  We recognise the significance of your pets and the place they hold in your family. Our highly qualified Vets have a wealth of knowledge and experiences in small animal medicine, dentistry, ophthalmology, surgery, and more. We treat cats, dogs, rabbits, guinea pigs, rats, mice and birds. As well as providing Veterinary care to your beloved pets, we also have Cat Boarding Facilities to accommodate your feline friends while you are away, conduct fun and effective Puppy Pre-School classes and stock a range of pet food and pet products. We welcome you to bring your pet to meet our team at anytime.

Meet our team
Dr Tania Mullen
Lead Vet
  • BVSc

Tania has been a part of the team at the Essendon Veterinary Clinic for the past 17 years. Growing up in Essendon Dr Tania attended primary and secondary schooling in the area after which she went on to study Veterinary Science at Melbourne University, graduating in 1999. 

Tania first began working in the Eastern suburbs of Melbourne for a few years before joining the team at Essendon Vet Clinic in 2002. After taking a few breaks for overseas work and travel, and for the birth of her two children, Tania has settled back into her role and is now working part time. Her third child is a feline one, whose name is Spud and is very anti-social when it comes to other creatures, hence he has remained an only "child".

With a particular interest in dentistry, feline medicine and ophthalmology, Tania enjoys working at Essendon Vet because of the lovely clients and their pets. She also enjoys that there is a lot of new knowledge and skills being brought into the clinic by the other veterinarians and nurses; it makes life interesting and challenging. 

Outside of being a vet, Tania enjoys reading, sewing, gardening and travelling somewhere new... preferably warm!

Dr Libby Mullen
Vet
  • BVSc

Libby had been working as a locum Vet at our clinic and our sister clinics for over 6 years.  She joined our team on a part time basis from August 2015.

Libby has a pet cat called Leonard who was a stray kitten that she found. Her interests include spending time with her beautiful daughter, Poppy, and renovating her new house.

Dr Aletheia Chen
Vet
  • DVSc
  • BSc in Zoology

Aletheia started with us in October 2018 and is building an excellent relationship with our team, clients, and of course the patients.  Aletheia is from the UK, where she completed her Veterinary Doctorate at Edinburgh University, after first completing her undergraduate degree in Zoology. 

She was also lucky enough to undertake a 12-month rotating internship at a specialist referral hospital in the UK, further sparking her passion in providing the best standard of care possible for patients. 

After working as a locum veterinarian throughout the UK, Aletheia has happily settled into a permanent position here at Essendon. She enjoys all aspects of small animal medicine and surgery and considers herself very lucky to have a job that she loves and looks forward to everyday. 

Aletheia is available for consultations Monday, Thursday and every second Friday, and is available for surgery on Tuesdays and every other Friday between consulting shifts.  

In her personal time, Aletheia enjoys travelling, being outdoors, and participating in charity work. She often combines the three by volunteering at sanctuaries abroad to help animals and communities in need.

Dr Stella Broderick
Vet
  • BVS
  • MVS (Small Animal Medicine and Surgery)
  • AQIS (Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service) accredited

Stella graduated from Melbourne University in 2003. She entered small animal general practice and also worked for a few years in emergency practice. She completed a master’s degree in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery at Murdoch University in 2008. Soon after she had a two-year stint of world travel and UK locum work.

Stella enjoys the challenges of, and variation within, veterinary science. In 2013 she took on the Head Veterinarian role at Essendon Vet. Stella took time off in 2015 to grow her family and has been increasing her work with the group since, mostly at Carlton Veterinary Surgery. She is thrilled to be back permanently at Essendon Vet Clinic again.

Stella has two cats (Gus and Lily) and a dog (Harry). The two boy pets have given Stella first hand experience of owning and caring for pets with so many health conditions from atopic dermatitis, anxiety, heart failure, renal failure and cruciate disease.

In her spare time Stella keeps busy with pets, friends and family and is likely to be found socialising, bike riding, hiking or at the movies. She also enjoys travel, snowboarding, yoga and great food.

Dr Sue Ramoo
Medical Consultant
  • BVSc

Sue graduated from the University of Sydney in 2004 and worked in general practice for 2 years, where she saw lots of dogs, cats, a few goats, some sheep and a couple of cows! During this time she developed an interest in internal medicine which led her to undertake an internship in critical care and internal medicine, which was followed by a 3 year residency at the University of Melbourne Veterinary Teaching Hospital.

Sue has since worked in private referral practices across Melbourne and is well versed in all aspects of internal medicine. She has been published in various veterinary journals and herinterests include gastroenterology, endocrinology and oncology. Outside of work, Sue dabbles in floristry and cooking. She also loves food, wine and bush walking. At home, Sue has a 6 year old Border Terrier named Lizzie, and a Princess Parrot called Kayne.

It is great to have Dr Sue Ramoo available for in-clinic assessment of those more complicated medical cases.

Dr Ralph Webster
Mobile Specialist Surgeon

Dr Ralph is a mobile surgeon and is available to come to Essendon Veterinary Clinic upon request. If your pet needs particular surgery, speak to our friendly staff today and let us organise a time with Dr Ralph to help your pet get back to their best! 

After graduating from Massey University in 2004, Ralph spent time working in small animal practices and surgeries throughout the UK before settling in Australia, working in referral only surgery at the University of Sydney in 2009. His residency was completed through the University of Adelaide and private specialist practice, as well as an externship at Michigan State University.  

Dr Ralph and his team of veterinary nurses offer a range of services to accommodate your pet's surgical needs, specialising in: 

  • Elective orthopaedics including TPLO, extracapsular cruciate stabilization, patellar luxation repair, femoral head and neck excision, arthrodesis and ligament/tendon repair. 
  • Orthopaedic trauma including all fractures, dislocations, ligament/tendon lacerations and avulsions. 
  • Soft tissue surgery including abdominal/thoracic procedures, oncologic/reconstructive surgery and general surgery of the head/neck, airways and perineum. 

If you would like further information about this service, please visit www.bettervetreferrals.com.au.  Alternatively, you can call our clinic for more information. 

Kara
Practice Manager/ Head Vet Nurse

Kara joined our team as Practice Manager in March 2017, after previously working at our our sister clinic in Fitzroy North for 4 years.

Kara is a keen traveler and has been lucky enough to see quite a lot of the world. She has even spent time working as a volunteer with Panda's in China. Kara thoroughly enjoys developing her skills and knowledge in veterinary nursing and her areas of interest include critical care nursing, customer service and training new staff. Kara and her husband have two fur-kids named Ebony and Bentley who are their much loved companions. 

Misty
2IC Vet Nurse/ Puppy School Trainer

Misty started working at Essendon Veterinary Centre in early 2018 after working at one of our sister clinics in Woodend for awhile.

Misty absolutely adores her job and she is so happy to be a part of the Essendon team. She loves all aspects of veterinary nursing, in particular she loves helping animals and their owners. She thoroughly enjoys teaching puppy school as well as planning clinic events! When Misty is not at work she loves spending time with her two big dogs Gypsy a Great Dane x and Benson a Mastiff x and hanging out with her horse Hugo.

Janelle
Vet Nurse/ Puppy School Trainer

Janelle joined our nursing team in March 2002. She completed her Advanced Certificate in Veterinary Nursing in 2000 while working at an Emergency Centre. In 2017 she completed a Certificate in Puppy Preschool Training.

Janelle has a special interest in animal behaviour and loves running our puppy pre-school classes each week.

Janelle and her husband have 3 children, Caleb, Ryder and Keely, as well as their rescue dog, Hewie. In her spare time she loves volunteering at her children's school and sporting clubs, visiting the zoo and watching her footy team win!

Cynthia
Vet Nurse

Cynthia started her work placement at Essendon Veterinary Clinic in November 2017 and started employment in September 2018 after she graduated from Kangan Institute. She grew up around plenty of animals, and as a child her family and her owned dogs, cats, birds, guinea pigs and even ferrets!

Cynthia is so happy to be a part of such an amazing team at EVC and she loves all animals, big and small! She hopes to travel and work with orphaned wildlife overseas one day!

At home Cynthia has a cat named Archie and a dog named Kiara. Cynthia thoroughly enjoys learning knew skills and knowledge everyday within the Veterinary Nursing sector.

Laura
Veterinary Nurse

Laura has recently completed her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing with Box Hill Institute and is very excited to be part of the team at Essendon. She shares her home with Rocky, a very handsome Staffy X. Laura has always had a passion and great love for animals, and grew up wanting to work with animals. She now believes that she is now working in her dream job at Essendon Vet Clinic. In her spare time, she enjoys being outdoors and going for hikes. Laura also has an interest in wildlife and would like to become a licensed carer in the future with Wildlife Victoria.

Emilie
Trainee Vet Nurse

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 has recently graduated from La Trobe University, with her Bachelor degree of Animal and Veterinary Bioscience. She started at one of our sister clinics and joined our team in late December 2017. She is very excited to be a part of our team and continue to pursue her dream career as a Veterinary Nurse. 

Genevieve
Trainee Vet Nurse

Genevieve joined us in June 2019 and is currently studying her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing at Kangan Institute, which she is due to finish mid next year. She enjoys all aspects of veterinary nursing and has a particular interest in surgeries and anaesthetics. Genevieve is hoping to work with large animals and horses later in her career.  She is a wonderful member of our team here at Essendon and is looking forward to building relationships with clients and their pets.

Dilki
Cattery Attendant

Dilki grew up surrounded by animals and her passion towards them kept growing over the years. She spent her childhood in Sri Lanka seeing many stray animals which made her realise that she wanted to make a difference to their lives. Essendon Vet Clinic is where she has been able to experience and be part of the animal care industry and that is how she has realised that she wants to pursue a career as a veterinary nurse in the future. Moreover, in her spare time she volunteers at Lort Smith Animal Hospital, foster cares and pet sits.  

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