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. 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 Aletheia Chen
  • 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
  • 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  Alternatively, you can call our clinic for more information. 

Practice Manager
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!

Veterinary Nurse

Amy began her nursing career in 2013 and has joined the team at Essendon Veterinary Clinic in mid-2021.

She holds an Advanced Diploma in Animal Tech and a Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing.

Amy is the secretary of the VNCA Vic Division and is AVNAT registered, she has a passion for pet nutrition and healthy weight management.
Her extensive background in customer service means she is always up for a chat.

Amy spent majority of her life living local to the Essendon area and has always had a keen interest in working within the Essendon Veterinary Clinic team.

At home Amy lives with two rescue cats’ names Ophelia and Lottie, and a rescue greyhound named Wednesday.

In her spare time, she enjoys reading, listening to music and getting out in the sun. Amy looks forward to building some great relationships within the team.

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.

Trainee Vet Nurse

Kristen joined our team in October of 2020 and has seamlessly fitted into our team. She has been so excited to have an opportunity to fulfill her passion to care for animals and also learn new vet nursing skills. She enjoys building a great rapport with clients and meeting their fur babies.

Kristen is looking forward to commencing her studies in Veterinary Nursing and has a keen interest in all aspects for surgical nursing and providing a high standard of care to all hospital patients.

She has two dogs a Golden Retriever named Mia and a Border Collie X named Millie who she adores and enjoys taking on daily walks to the river.

She dreams to eventually be able to travel to South America to assist in the conservation efforts of the Amazon Rainforest as well as volunteering in an organisation that cares for stray animals.

Kristen is very excited to be a part of the team and to develop her veterinary nursing skills here at Essendon Veterinary Clinic.

Trainee Vet Nurse

Roshema joined our team in November 2020 as a Trainee Veterinary Nurse. She is currently studying & working towards her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing at Box Hill Institute.

She enjoys all aspects of Veterinary Nursing, in particular surgical nursing and pathology.

Roshema has always been passionate about animals of all shapes and sizes, especially wildlife. She has a soft spot for stray animals.

Roshema is also mum to a Gentle Giant - Alpha, a 4-year-old German Shepherd.

In her spare time, she loves weekend getaways and outdoor activities. She is very excited to be a part of our team and pursue her dream of becoming a Registered Veterinary Nurse.

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.