Vet nurses, Geelong

Veterinary nurses support the work of veterinarians, caring for your pet in consultations or while in hospital. Their focus is the comfort and recovery of their patients, and they approach their job with dedication and commitment. At Bellarine Veterinary Practice, our nurses are kind, committed and compassionate, going above and beyond what is required of them.

Among our vet nurse team we have highly qualified surgical nurses who support our veterinary surgeons during operations. Our medical nurses take care of hospitalised, medical, intensive care and post-operative patients, and also assist during general consultations and diagnostic procedures such as blood collection, radiography and ultrasonography. Our vet nurses’ technical skills are diverse and their bedside manner amazing.

Teresa Cert IV Veterinary Nursing, trained & registered VNCA and AVNAT program.

Teresa primarily works at the Barwon Heads and Newcomb clinics and has special interests in animal welfare and behaviour management. Her hobbies include volunteering at GAWS, gardening, long walks on a beach at low tide. Teresa’s goals are to enrich the life of as many animals she comes across to make them safe and comfortable. She has a 15 year old Papillon (Jasper) and a 17 year old domestic cat (Maxine).

Alysha Certificate IV Veterinary Nursing

Alysha works at the Newcomb and Grovedale clinics and has a special interest in emergency and surgical nursing. She aims to continue expanding her knowledge in all areas of veterinary nursing. She enjoys Competing in Show Jumping with her horse Stormy and going to the gym, off roading & camping.

Emily Certificate IV Veterinary Nursing

Emily enjoys working in the “incredible and supportive team of staff” and “being able to learn new things everyday” which helps her build her skills.  Her special interests include livestock and exotics. When Emily isn’t at work she spends time horse riding and with her many animals including Pete the Border collie, 2 cats called Turtle and Whiskey, 3 Horses, chickens, and lots of sheep.

Stacey Certificate IV Veterinary Nurse

Stacey works at both the Newcomb and Grovedale Clinics in surgical nursing, consult nursing and reception. She has a special interest in Canine reproduction and behaviour and aims to provide patients and clients with a positive experience and the best of care. Her home is full with Atlas and Gaia the Tibetan mastiffs, Wally the whippet, Pinnochio and Nebula the cats and Skittles the cockatiel. She enjoys a good book or puzzle when she get the chance or taking part in conformation dog showing.  

Keeley Certificate IV Veterinary Nurse

Keeley has a special interest in surgical and medical nursing, her goals are to continue developing her skills and knowledge and be the best nurse she can be. She is the owner of Faith the Golden Retriever, Tilly the naughty torti and goldfish Keith and Dan. Keeley loves walking her dog on the beach and Travelling. She enjoys working with friends at BVP and the level of care everyone has for the patients. 

Lauren Certificate IV Veterinary Nurse

Lauren has been with BVP since 2020, she has a special interest in surgery, pathology and consult nursing. Her goal is to continue to grow and learn each day, “there is always something new to study and educate others about.” She takes pride in being part of a team that upholds a gold standard of care to each other and every animal that comes through the doors. She enjoys working at BVP because, “The team are caring and compassionate not only to our patients and clients but also to each other. It is a privilege to be part of such a wonderful team of people who support each other and encourage us to continue our professional development, to ensure we continue to provide the highest standard of care possible.”  

Lauren has Daisy the Chihuahua x Pomeranian and Jack the Maltese x Shih Tzu and enjoys crochet and spending time with friends and family.  

Nat Certificate IV Veterinary Nurse

Nat qualified with her certificate IV in Veterinary nursing in 2022.  She enjoys all aspects of veterinary nursing with a particular interest in medical nursing.  She enjoys going to the gym, reading and travelling in her spare time.  She has two cats, a ragdoll named Mooncake and a Domestic medium hair named Lu.

Ally Certificate IV Veterinary Nurse

Ally is a Certificate IV qualified nurse who also holds a Bachelor in Zoology and Animal Science.  She joined our team in 2017 and is working towards her advanced certificate in inpatient veterinary nursing.  She has a special interest in medical nursing, fear free practicing and melts every time a Dachshund comes in the door.  She shares her home with Finn the border collie.

Eleyne Certificate IV Veterinary Nurse

Eleyne is a qualified certificate IV veterinary nurse.  She has special interest in Surgical nursing, canine behaviour, and canine nutrition.  She has 2 rescue dogs Sam the Doberman cross and Rosie the German shorthaired pointer cross.  She also has 2 cats Kimba and Kiara.  She enjoys hiking, sewing, reading, sudoku and walking her dogs of the beach.

Bron Cert IV Veterinary Nurse

Bron joined BVP in 2018 as a qualified Cert IV Veterinary Nurse and works between our Drysdale and Newcomb clinics. She has a lovable crew of dogs, cats, guinea pigs, birds and geese and has a passion for exotics.  2023 marks her 8th year of Veterinary Nursing and she couldn’t imagine herself doing anything else.

Melanie Cert IV Veterinary Nurse

Melanie is a qualified veterinary nurse who joined BVP in July 2017. Melanie has worked in various small animal clinics in Melbourne and the emergency clinic in Geelong and has a special interest in surgical and critical care nursing. Mel has a border collie named Jimmy and a cat named Alice who was a GAWS adoption.

Sarah Cert IV Veterinary Nurse

Sarah is a qualified Cert IV Veterinary Nurse based at our Newcomb clinic.  Her special interests include surgery and pathology. She has a great love of horses and rides as often as she can. She also shares her home with 2 very spoilt cats – Winston and Ollie.

Carly Cert IV Veterinary Nurse

Carly is a qualified Cert IV Veterinary Nurse who joined our team when she moved from Bendigo. Her interests include surgery and consult nursing. Carly really enjoys helping clients and their pets meet their nutritional goals for weight loss and optimal health. She has a 7 year old Dalmatian Emjay Tigerwing and a 12 year old feisty Scottish Fold Cat Xena. She loves walking her dog on the beach, tending to her indoor plants and home styling.   


Kate Accreditated Dog Trainer

Kate is a qualified dog trainer who helps run our puppy classes and also works with older dogs that need re-training/educating. She has a lovely Greyhound and 2 gorgeous cats that are spoilt rotten.

Annie Cert IV Veterinary Nurse

Annie is a qualified Cert IV Veterinary Nurse. She works at our Drysdale clinic and has a keen interest in surgery and consult nursing. Annie has a very gorgeous goofy Labrador and a lovely grey cat.

Leah Cert IV Veterinary Nurse

Leah joined our practice when she moved from Melbourne. She brings skills and experience in equine nursing (Diploma of Equine Nursing), specialist small animal nursing (Ophthalmology, Cardiology) and has recently completed her Cert IV Veterinary Nursing. Leah loves her many horses and her gorgeous Labradors.

Jodie Cert IV Veterinary Nurse

Jodie is an experienced qualified Cert IV Veterinary Nurse based at our Ocean Grove clinic. She oversees our surgery team and contributes to our consult nursing service. Jodie has adopted two cats – George and his sister Olivia and a super cute scruffy terrier Charlie

Ebony Cert IV Veterinary Nurse

Ebony has been with Bellarine Veterinary Practice for over 10 years and qualified at Box Hill TAFE. She is a very familiar face for our Newcomb clients and has special interests in surgery and reproductive services. Her practical “can-do” approach makes her invaluable during emergency procedures. Ebony owns a very lovely mixed breed Poppy and a very sweet Fox Terrier called Keiah.

Renee Stead

Renee Head Nurse, Cert IV VN, Dip VN (General Practice)

Renee has been a veterinary nurse for more than 20 years and part of our team since 2001. She completed her Diploma of General Practice (DipGP) in 2012 and participated in a UK Animal Study tour at the end of her studies, looking at the veterinary industry in England, Scotland and Ireland. Renee is passionate about further education for veterinary nurses and coordinates monthly education evenings for the nursing team. She maintains our surgery theatre and clinic equipment and loves working with our orthopedic surgeons. Renee has quite a menagerie at home but is secretly a crazy cat lady.

Helen Daglas

Helen Cert IV Veterinary Nurse

Helen has worked at Bellarine Veterinary Practice for more than 20 years. During this time she achieved her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing and after many years of surgical nursing and reception work, developed a special interest in reproduction. Helen is currently our Reproduction Program Co-ordinator and liaises with clients regarding semen collection and freezing, breeding timing and artificial insemination. Helen has two lovable dogs Bailey and Hank, a cat called Emma and Gypsy the horse.  

Leila Moody

Leila Cert 4 VN, Dip VN (General Practice)

Leila has been with Bellarine Veterinary Practice, after moving to Australia from the UK. She has more than 20 years’ experience in veterinary nursing, holds the UK qualification and has recently upgraded her Australian Certificate IV qualification. In 2012 Leila completed her Diploma in General Practice (DipGP) and is currently studying her Diploma in Surgery (DipSurg). Leila is the training co-coordinator for the student veterinary nurses and has a strong interest in rabbit surgery and medicine. Leila has several fur babies including rabbits, guinea pigs and her two Bellarine Veterinary Practice-adopted kittens, Maisie and Spyda.

Laura Noble

Laura Cert IV Veterinary Nurse

Since Laura began work at Bellarine Veterinary Practice Geelong in 2007, she has worked in various areas. She started as a kennel attendant and in 2009 completed her Certificate II in Animal Studies. During 2011 she became a part of the dog grooming team before joining the nursing team full-time and completing her qualification in 2018. Her love of animals came from growing up on the family farm and having a large variety of animals including horses, working kelpies, sheep, cattle and alpacas. Laura is currently training her kelpie Clover how to be polite to sheep.

Gaye Cert IV Veterinary Nurse

Gaye is a long term team member and currently works at our new Barwon Heads clinic. She has lived in Ocean Grove most of her life and worked with Bellarine Veterinary Practice on a part-time basis for 20 years. She has a wonderful Jack Russell called Trooper.

Sam Cert IV Veterinary Nurse, Receptionist

Sam has been with Bellarine Vet Practice since 1991 obtaining her Advanced Certificate in Veterinary Nursing. She has worked in various roles including Surgical Nursing at Newcomb and Veterinary Reception. Her current role on Reception at Ocean Grove is where she feels content, working with clients, pets and being an important part of the Ocean Grove Team. Sam is the mum to Phil Collins the doggo and Colin Collins the catto and 2 beautiful human gems. Outside of BVP Sam teaches dance to teens and adults.  

“On both a personal and professional level to have wanted to be part of this amazing team for over 3 decades something must be super right at BVP. And I definitely cannot go past the wonderful life long friends I have made over the years. “