DR JANA STEVENSON BSC BVMS
Dr Jana graduated from Murdoch University Perth, in 1992. Member of the Australian Veterinary Association. Member of the Australian Small Animal Veterinary Association.
Dr Jana has felt an affinity with pets all her life and a dream came true when she was accepted into the veterinary degree in 1988. Upon graduating, she gained her first work placement in a small rural community in WA, where she saw an extremely varied and interesting case load. Here she developed a passion for surgery, inspired by her boss, who was an experienced orthopaedic veterinary surgeon and was very eager to share his knowledge. Over the years Dr Jana has regularly attended courses, seminars and practical workshops to keep up to date with the very fast changing area of veterinary science. During that time she has developed a specific interest in orthopaedics, oncology, endocrinology, feline and canine medicine and animal behaviour.
She is a great believer in giving owners all options of treating a particular case and being there to give support and help make their decisions easier. It is her mission to give the best possible veterinary service to her clients, to gain their trust, to respect their needs and feelings and to do the best possible for their pets.
Dr Jana’s love of her life was Snoopy the Beagle, who features as the mascot of the clinic and sadly passed away at 13 years of age in December 2016. Hugo the Boxer takes a pretty close second spot though and is her constant companion, coming to work with her nearly every day. She lives with hubby Martin, who grew up in Curtin and is a true local, and has two grown up sons.
DR ERIN DAVIS (BVBIOL BVSC)
Dr Erin graduated from Charles Sturt University in 2011. She spent her childhood on a farm and went to school in Orange, NSW. Dr Erin worked full time as a veterinarian in Canberra after graduation, before moving with her husband to Brisbane in 2013 where she lived for three years. (During which time she became a mum!). On her return to Canberra she joined our team in February 2016. You’ll find her here at the clinic on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and every second Saturday.
Dr Erin particularly enjoys canine and feline medicine, including geriatric animal health and management, endocrinology, and animal behaviour. Erin lives with her husband Rodney, their two little boys and Tip the Kelpie. When she isn’t at work, Erin enjoys getting out and about in the great outdoors, reading books, and chasing after her energetic toddlers!
Dr JENNY BAIRD BSc BVMS (hons) MANZCVS
Dr Jenny joined our team in June 2017. Originally from Canada, Jenny has long called Australia home. She graduated from Murdoch University Veterinary School in Perth with Honours in 2001.
Jenny’s love of both animals and travel has given her the chance to live and work in a number of countries, including a stint in New York City treating some celebrity pets and then several years in Kenya and Ethiopia. She is not sure what she is most proud of – surviving twin daughters, climbing Kilimanjaro or being able to order coffee in 10 different languages!
Jenny moved to Curtin with her family late last year joining our wonderful Curtin community. Her twin girls attend the local Holy Trinity Primary School. Jenny’s special veterinary interests include surgery, dentistry, dermatology and ultrasonography. In 2009 she was admitted as a Member of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists (MANZCVS), giving her advanced qualifications in Internal Medicine. You will find Dr Jenny at the clinic on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays.
VANESSA (Head Vet Nurse)
Vanessa joined our team in March 2016. She is a Canberran born and bred, who has worked as a veterinary nurse since 2010, qualifying in 2014 with a Cert IV in Veterinary Nursing.
Vanessa has a particular love for the feline patients, aiming in the future to study and specialise in feline nursing. She also loves all of the canine companions and the other furry and feathered friends that cross her path.
She never had pets growing up, but in 2011 she acquired a rather naughty stray kitten. He is known to be wild and cranky but to Vanessa he is her beloved baby AJ.
In her spare time Vanessa enjoys gardening (despite having the worst green thumb!) and spending time working on art projects, making crafts and DIY home decor.
APRIL (Vet Nurse)
Meet April who joined us in April 2017 (haha). She hails from Ulladulla at the south coast. April is a fully qualified veterinary nurse and compliments our team very well. April has been part of the veterinary industry for many years and has a special interest in customer service and giving great advice to our pet owners. April is our Puppy Class co-ordinator and runs some of the classes together with Dr Jana and dog trainer Jesse, and teaches our new pet owners basic veterinary care and grooming.
She lives with her cat Missy who is a grey naughty torti, and also has a family dog Pippi the Staffy. In her spare time she loves going bush with Pippi at the coast and also enjoys her regular Yoga sessions and baking at home.
ALEX (Vet Nurse)
Alex (short for Alexandra) joined us in August 2017 after having moved down with her partner Mark from Sydney. Alex originally hails from England and after having arrived in Australia, decided to embark on a new career as a veterinary nurse in 2012. Now fully qualified since 2014, her special interest area lies in rehabilitation-physiotherapy post-operatively and also dog behaviour and helps out with our puppy class courses. She also loves grooming and holds a certificate in professional dog grooming, spending a couple of days outside of our clinic grooming dogs.
Alex shares her house with Snickers the Cavoodle and Yoda the Devon Rex cat. Being quite a fit person, she loves biking around Canberra, visiting the gym and doing some DIY projects.
GEORGIA (Trainee Vet Nurse)
Georgia joined us in August 2017 and is currently studying for her Certificate IV in vet nursing. Georgia grew up in Canberra and has been in the vet industry since July 2016, and since has already developed a flare for assisting in surgeries, helping recover patients and monitoring them. Georgia’s pride and joy is her Staffy Bella and you can meet both of them at our Saturday morning Walking Club, which they attend together every Saturday! In her spare time Georgia loves going to music concerts and going to the gym.