Our team

Our passionate team are committed to building on their knowledge and expertise, to ensure that they are constantly growing as professionals and providing excellence in all aspects of veterinary care.

Dr Adrian Zumpe Veterinarian BVSc, BSc, M.R.C.V.S

I have​ been a Veterinary Surgeon for 25 years, during this time I had the opportunity to work abroad in the UK and locally in Geelong where I have grown up.

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Dr Kristie Jennings Veterinarian BVSc

I graduated from The University of Melbourne in 2009 and ever since have been considering myself lucky to be in a role where I can spend every day taking care of our much loved pets.

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Dr Emma Hargrave Veterinarian BVSc

I enjoy helping my patients and their owners as best I can to ensure they go home happy and feeling better.

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Dr Greg Coates, Veterinarian

Since graduating from the University of Melbourne, I have spent the past 30 years in small animal practice. I have locumed at Dr Paws in the past and in 2020 became a permanent member of the team.

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Dr Sharina Chan New Graduate Veterinarian BSc, DVM

Pets are important members of our family. I became a vet because I want to care for animals in return and I enjoy seeing both pets as well as their owners happy.

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MJ, Head Nurse

I am a certificate IV qualified nurse and have been working at Dr Paws since 2016. In my spare time I enjoy hiking, running, camping and DJ-ing.

Ainsley, Veterinary Nurse Cert IV

I’m one of the originals at Dr Paws Anakie Rd as we have now been open for just over 10 years. It’s a fabulous place to work. I have a menagerie of animals at home on my acres: border Collies, whippets, cats, chooks, ducks, peacocks, guinea pigs, goats & of course my beautiful horses.

Skye, Veterinary Nurse Cert IV

I love getting to know the clients, building a great relationship with and of course caring for their beloved pets.

Bella, Veterinary Nurse ​Cert IV

I have always loved animals. I spend my spare time hanging with my dogs Theodore and Jaspa and 3 cats, Edna, Oscar and Smallcat. I hope to one day work in rescue and rehabilitation and run my own animal sanctuary for rescued farm animals.

Sarah, Veterinary Nurse Cert IV

In total I have been nursing for approx 20 years and couldn’t imagine doing anything else. I have particular interest in anaesthetics and surgical nursing, and enjoy doing courses and training regularly to update my skills.

Zoe, Veterinary Nurse Cert IV

I grew up with horses, cats, and dogs, and have always had a passion for caring for animals.In my spare time I enjoy hiking and camping in nature, taking and developing film photos, and aerial yoga.

Rachael, Receptionist/Trainee Veterinary Nurse

After growing up on a farm and spending six months volunteering at GAWS I realised that I wanted to be working with animals, and made the change from Hospitality. In the future I hope to be able to do more volunteer work in both Australia and overseas.

Nikita, Veterinary nurse, Cert IV

In 2018 I completed my Certificate III in Animal Studies, which drove me to realise I wanted to be a Veterinary Nurse. If I’m not in the clinic you’ll find me with my goofy British Bulldog Bonti on some sort of adventure.

Rylan, Veterinary nurse BSc (Bachelor of Science)

During my degree I have been able to gain experience with a whole range of animals, from birds and fish, to alpacas and elephants! Every day working with animals is a real treat to see the difference we can make for both our precious pets and their owners.

Bonnie, Veterinary Receptionist

For as long as I can remember, I have been drawn to animals and it has always been a dream of mine to work with them. I have a keen interest in dog behaviour and I also work as a dog trainer at Jimmy’s Dog Training.



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