Josh graduated as a Veterinary surgeon from the University of Melbourne in 2008 having also previously completed a Bachelor of Science degree. Keen to get out and start working, he immediately began at the Romsey Veterinary Surgery has been at the clinic ever since! In late 2011 he purchased the clinic and today he really enjoys the excitement, rewards and challenges of running a busy mixed-practice. Josh is particularly interested in all aspects of small animal medicine and surgery, but is also keen to get his hands dirty out in the field, particularly undertaking livestock veterinary work. Outside of work Josh is enjoying being a dad and takes every chance he can get to get out and ride his bike.
Dr Fiona Lardner was born and raised in Melbourne, Australia, and had a passion to become a vet since the age of 4. After graduating Veterinary Medicine and Surgery from Murdoch University in Western Australia in 2010, she practiced in Mildura. Here she treated mainly dogs, cats and horses, but also the occasional goat, sheep or duck. Fiona moved to Vancouver in September 2012, and while studying to sit her North American Veterinary Licensing Exam, and BC board exam, she worked as a dog walker on the North shore. Fiona enjoys spending her free time snowboarding, snowshoeing, hiking, camping, back packing and horse riding. She has a border collie, Bailey, who you may also get to meet here at the clinic.
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Jessica graduated from Murdoch University in Western Australia in 2018. Jess has always loved animals and enjoys all areas of veterinary medicine; she is particularly passionate about animal welfare and education. Originally from Victoria, Jess is keen to get back into horse riding and catch up with her friends and family. She has a beautiful dog Dusty and an old horse Ace, who take up most of her spare time going for walks and having new adventures.
Karen is our other senior nurse here at RVS. Having previously worked in the human medicine field, she has enjoyed her career change immensely. She lives on a beef farm and is kept busy by her dog Archie.
Tamryn came to us from South Africa via Echuca where she started her path as a Veterinary Nurse. She has had a varied experience with animals having qualified as a Game Ranger in South Africa, as well as learning and participating in Falconry, animal behaviour and clicker training. Her main passion is animal behaviour and dog training, however that has had to take a back seat for the time being whilst she adjusts to her new role as a Mum. Tam has completed her Certificate II in Veterinary Nursing, and is hoping to complete her Certificate IV soon.
Caitlin has completed a 4 year Bachelor of Agricultural Sciences Degree with Honours at La Trobe University in Bundoora. Her passion for animals started at an early age and Caitlin has now decided to follow her dream to become a vet nurse. She has completed Certificate II in Animal Studies and her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing with the Australian College of Veterinary Nursing. Caitlin loves spending time at her parent's farm, looking after her 6 horses and her loyal and faithful canine friend Shadow. Caitlin can only be described as being 'horse mad', but when not working with animals she enjoys rock'n'roll dancing and photography.
Caity has completed a Certificate III in Companion Animals Studies, as well as a course in Captive Animals through Zoos Victoria which she thoroughly enjoyed. Caity is currently under undertaking her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing. She is passionate about Australian Wildlife and enjoys learning about different native species and assisting in rehabilitation.
Michelle joined our team in June 2017. She is a local who has been nursing since 1998. She is fully qualified as a surgical nurse as well as an anesthetic technician. Michelle was head nurse at her previous clinic and when she isn't nursing she enjoys spending time with her boys as well as her horses.
Emily grew up in Moonee ponds but was always connected to the Macedon Ranges through family and friends before finally moving up to her dream farm where she loves spending time caring for her menagerie of beloved pets. Emily has completed her Certificate IV and is a qualified veterinary nurse. She previously worked at a clinic closer to the city but has come to us to pursue her passion of working with not only small animals, but large animals too. While completing her studies, she was fortunate enough to be awarded a scholarship which led her to the UK where she attended the Veterinary Nurses conference and experienced life as a Vet nurse overseas. Emily currently also works as a Vet Nurse at a racing stable.
Finnbar was rescued as a stray kitten in mid-2012, who initially required treatment for a fractured hip. He quickly won over the hearts of the clinic staff, and became the resident 'clinic cat' known by most people who come to our surgery. Full of attitude, Finnbar spent most of his time cruising around the clinic saying hello to all animals, regardless of their size. Finnbar is now retired and no longer lives at the clinic. He is living a relaxed country life with our Vet Fiona and her dog Bailey. Finn spends his days wandering around helping with the day-to-day running of the farm and soaking up sunshine wherever he can.
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