About Us

Who We Are

Port Melbourne Veterinary Clinic and Hospital was established in 1997 on Bay street, two streets from the beach.  The clinic is purpose-built and fully equipped for all types of surgeries.

We have four full-time veterinarians, two part-time veterinarians and 8 veterinary nurses and animal attendants.  Our friendly staff are passionate about health and value your relationship with your pet.  Your pet's well-being is our number one priority.

We are open 7 days a week, including most public holidays.

Our vets have decades of experience in the veterinary field, and are up to date with the latest knowledge as we value continuing education.  We attend seminars and conferences on a regular basis.

We offer a pet export service with Dr. Julie Paris and Dr Lewis Kirkham, who are accredited export veterinarian.  If you are planning to travel overseas with your pet, give us a call to book in an appointment.

We have in-house pathology for fast turn-around results, but also use external laboratories.

We are close to multiple referral centres and work closely to do the best for your pets.  If your pet needs a specialist's option, we can get a specialist to come into our clinic for a diagnostic work-up or send you to one of specialist centres in Melbourne.


Meet Our Veterinarians


Our Team

Rhianne

Rhianne

Rhianne can be found on our reception desk, greeting our patients with treats and compliments in equal measure. She has worked in the animal care industry since 2003 and loves to spend her day surrounded by your treasured family members.  At home, Rhianne is a proud owner to a Great Dane, a Mastiff Cross, and her beloved Devon Rex and Domestic Long-haired cats.

Louise

Louise

Office Manager / Part Time Receptionist

Naoise

Naoise

Animal Attendant

Madeline

Madeline

Vet Student/Animal Attendant

Shelly

Shelly

After years of raising a family and working in various fields of employment, I decided it was time to pursue my passion of caring for animals. I have completed my certification IV in Veterinary Nursing at the Gordon Institute Geelong. I joined the team at Port Melbourne Veterinary clinic this year. It is an honour to provide care and support to loved pets and wildlife. I also love spending time with my own two cats Zelda and Ellie as well as Honey the turtle.

Becks

Becks

Becks has completed a Bachelor in Veterinary Nursing. She enjoys all aspects of nursing, but has a special interest in internal medicine and surgery. Becks has a strong interest in exotic animals and is especially passionate about rabbits and guinea pigs, having completed further studies in this area. However she loves nothing more than puppy and kitten cuddles. She has a tortoiseshell house rabbit called Scrabble, who rules the house.

Vanessa

Vanessa

Vanessa has completed a Cert II in Animal Studies, Cert IV in Veterinary Nursing, and is now studying a Bachelor of Zoology of Animal Science. She loves learning about exotic species and wildlife.Vanessa is most passionate about her Devon Rex cat, Olaf.

Arty

Arty

Receptionist

Bridget

Bridget

Vet Student / Animal Attendant

Hannah

Hannah

Trainee nurse - Hannah is currently studying her Certificate III in Animal Studies with the Australian College of Veterinary Nursing. Outside of the clinic, Hannah works as a freelance contemporary dancer, writes for an arts website, and enjoys hanging out with her best mate Fozzie.

Indiana

Indiana

Indi is studying a Bachelor of Animal and Veterinary Bioscience . In her free time, she loves a bit of rock climbing to get the blood pumping, but when it’s time to unwind, she can be found gazing adoringly at her two cats, Fig & Charlie.