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 – Head 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 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 – 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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Caitlin – Veterinarian

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.

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 – Head 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 – Practice Manager

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.

Michel  -Veterinary Student

I grew up with dogs and cats which developed a passion for caring for animals. In my spare time I love to take my dog Bonnie to the beach!

Bonnie – Receptionist/Trainee Vet Nurse

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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Lucille – Veterinary Nurse, Cert IV

From a young age I knew the animal industry was the work place for me. Since completing my vet nursing certificate in 2022, I’ve only continued to further my knowledge in animal health and behaviour and now run Puppy Pre-School. I love spending my free time with my two beautiful Cockalier dogs, Douglas and Audrey. In the future I aim to work with rescue groups more and expand my nursing into large animals.

Victoria – Veterinary Nurse, Cert IV

Hi, i’m Victoria and I’m currently studying my cert IV in veterinary nursing after completing my cert lll in animal studies last year and falling in love with the industry, I started off doing my placement with Dr paws and am lucky enough to now be there part time learning from this wonderful group of humans while I study doing a traineeship”

Olivia – Veterinary Nurse

I love all aspects of nursing, especially seeing my hospital patients go home happy & healthy. Alongside nursing I am studying zookeeping, volunteer at Mt Rothwell biodiversity centre, and spend time with my furbabies – An iggy called Herb, a cat, Bean & two chooks.

Joanne Stretton – Veterinary Nurse (Certificate IV)

I recently finished my Cert IV in Veterinary Nursing. I’ve always had a passion for working with animals, as I grew up with a range from Guinea Pigs to horses and cattle. I have two rescue pets, a Border Collie named Richard and a cat named Matilda. In the future I would love to work with large animals and further my knowledge on animal behaviour.

Lauren Love – Trainee Veterinary Nurse

Since a young age, I knew I wanted to work with animals. Since starting working in the veterinary field, I have fallen more in love with them. When I’m not in the clinic, I am spending time with my couch potato Greyhound, Billie, my 2 horses King and Kit, and my 2 birds, Zuko and Aang. Safe to say that my world is animal driven!

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