Our Team

Dr. Kevin Foster

BVSc (Hons) MVS

Kevin is passionate about caring for cats, dogs, small animals, reptiles and their people. He is delighted to be part of Vets on Parker: a genuine family practice. Kevin trained as a veterinary surgeon at the University of Melbourne and graduated with honours. He has recently completed a postgraduate certificate and masters degree in small animal medicine and surgery.

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Dr. Sarah Thorpe

BVSc MVS

Sarah graduated from the University of Melbourne in 2010 and started her career in a busy small animal practice in Ballarat. In 2012 she joined the Vets on Parker team and has loved building relationships with the wonderful VOP clients and their beloved furry family members.

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Dr. Michelle Rassool

BSc DVM

Michelle graduated with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Melbourne. Originally a Templestowe local, she now works between Vets on Balwyn and sister clinic, Vets on Parker.

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Dr. Kassy Sainsbury

BVSc

Kassy joins the team on weekends and has over 10 years’ experience as a veterinarian. Kassy’s clients enjoy her honest and down to earth approach.

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Dr. Bree Cashmore

BVSc

Bree joined the team at Vets on Parker in February. She has over 7 years’ experience as a veterinarian and she has thoroughly enjoyed becoming part of the team.

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Dr. Erica Chan

BSc DVM

Erica is originally from Eltham and remembers driving past Vets on Parker regularly when growing up. She is therefore super excited to have come full circle and joined the fantastic team at Vets on Parker.

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Dr. Emily McKee

BVSc

Emily trained as a veterinary surgeon at the University of Melbourne and is passionate about small animals and she particularly enjoys caring for dogs, cats and rabbits!

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Joanne Amos

Veterinary Nurse

Joanne hails from Sea Lake, a small country town in the Mallee. Joanne joined Vets on Parker in 2010 and loves working at the clinic because of the wonderful staff and clients and the amazing animals she meets every day.

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Catherine Steer

Veterinary Nurse

Catherine has always known that she would spend her life working with animals. Her passion for animal welfare and conservation led her to volunteering for the RSPCA and wildlife rescuers before starting her nursing career at Vets on Parker

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Celine Banes

Veterinary Nurse

Celine pursued her love of animals from an early age, beginning her career at a friend’s pony ride business after school hours. Ever since, her passion for animals has only grown, leading to her dream job as a veterinary nurse at Vets on Parker.

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Lyana Palmer

Veterinary Nurse

Lyana has grown up surrounded by furry (and feathered and scaled!) companions. Growing up in Sydney and Wagga Wagga, she relocated to Melbourne where she has turned her passion for animals into a rewarding career, completing her Certificate II in Animal Studies and Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing in late 2016.

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Madeleine Sargent

Receptionist

Growing up in country NSW, Maddi has always loved being surrounded by all animals big and small. After completing her nursing placement Maddi joined the Vets on Parker team in 2017. She has two mischievous cats, Mozart and Willow and is particularly passionate about feline medicine, animal welfare and education.

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Vicky Smith

Receptionist

As an experienced receptionist, Vicky relocated to Melbourne in May 2013 from the UK. Shortly after moving to Australia Vicky and her partner adopted Daisy a very loyal rescue dog, and a loving feline called Tabitha.

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Victoria Macleod

Cattery Attendant and Trainee Nurse

Victoria has always wanted to work with animals for as long as she can remember. She pursued her passion in animals by completing a diploma of Animal Technology at Box Hill TAFE, leading to a job in the cattery at Vets on Parker.
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Amy Wang

Cattery Attendant and Trainee Nurse

Amy is currently undertaking the Bachelor of Science at the University of Melbourne, and aspires to become a veterinarian one day. As a cattery attendant Amy feels lucky to really get to know and form strong bonds with the feline clients of the clinic.

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Jessie Page

Cattery Attendant and Trainee Nurse

Jessie was born and raised in country Victoria and has a keen interest in animals and animal well-being. She has spent time volunteering at the RSPCA, Blue Cross and Animal Aid and completed several courses related to animal welfare.

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Pet Care

  • When it comes to your pet, you might think that carrying a few extra kilos isn't a big deal. Unfortunately, even slightly overweight pets are at an increased risk of developing a host of diseases such as arthritis, heart disease, respiratory disorders and diabetes.
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  • Registering your cat or dog helps in ensuring they can be located quickly if they ever go missing. When your pet reaches 12 weeks old, they must be registered. This process involves a microchip being implanted into your pet, as well as a tag that is sent to you after registration, to be put onto …
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  • What is your New Year’s resolution? For many of us, it’s weight loss. While our personal health is incredibly important, it is not every day that we take our dog’s weight into consideration too. In fact, approximately 40% of dogs in Australia are overweight or obese, and many pet owners don’t even know it! Therefore, …
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