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

Sarah trained as a veterinary surgeon at the University of Melbourne and commenced her veterinary career working at a busy small animal clinic in Ballarat. In late 2012 Sarah was excited to join the Vets on Parker team after moving back home to Melbourne.

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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. Melissa Germano

BVSc (Hons)

Melissa graduated from The University of Melbourne and has been living out her childhood dream of being a vet ever since. She began working at a small animal clinic in the outer suburbs of Melbourne before joining the team at Vets on Parker.

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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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Tracey O'Neill

Receptionist

Tracey grew up and went to school in Doncaster and is now bringing up her own family in the area. Tracey loves working at Vets on Parker and meeting all the clients and their much-loved pets.

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Rachel Hayden

Receptionist

Rachel joined the Vets on Parker team in 2014. In the future, she would love to become a veterinary nurse. On her days off, Rachel enjoys photography, watching too much television, and volunteering for her local council delivering Meals on Wheels.

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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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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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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. 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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Pet Care

  • As we head into summer, it’s important to know the risks that the hot weather will present to your cat, dog or pocket pet. The main risk is heatstroke – a life-threatening condition that can escalate in a matter of minutes. In today’s blog, our trusted vet in Templestowe has put together a guide for …
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  • Spring season is allergy season for pets so keep an eye out for skin irritations and inflammation, excessive scratching and respiratory issues. In particular, we want to highlight three types of allergies which land pets in our clinic around this time of year: Grass allergies The pollen from grass can cause an allergic reaction in …
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  • Good dental health is important for dogs at every age. Unfortunately, around 80% of dogs over the age of three years old suffer from tooth and gum disease. If your dog has untreated tartar build-up from such a young age, by the time they reach their senior years (dogs aged 7 and over are considered …
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