Get to Know Our Team

South Cranbourne Veterinary Surgery

Get to Know Our Team

South Cranbourne Veterinary Surgery

We understand that a visit to a veterinary surgery can be a stressful experience for both you and your pets. We want each and every pet owner to experience our caring personal service. If you choose to visit rest assured your pets will get the friendly comforting visit they deserve when they go to the vet. We invite you to view the following profiles of our team that love looking after and caring for all your animals.

Dr Jacinta Bridges

Veterinarian BVSc (hons)

Jacinta fulfilled her dream of becoming a vet after graduating from the University of Melbourne in 2005. She began working at South Cranbourne Veterinary Surgery soon after graduation and overtook ownership of the practice from her former boss in 2012.

Jacinta is an experienced small animal veterinarian with a passion for providing a friendly quality service for all clients and their pets. She has a keen interest in small animal medicine, surgery and reproduction, as well as wildlife health. Jacinta frequently attends seminars and conferences to further expand her knowledge and skills.
Outside of work, Jacinta enjoys spending time with her daughter Harper, her family and friends.

Dr Michael Nicolas

Veterinarian BVSc

Michael, or Jack as he is better known, graduated from the University of Melbourne in 2005. Jack’s veterinary career began in rural practices in both South West Victoria and South Gippsland. Following on from his experiences in rural practice Jack joined the team at South Cranbourne Veterinary Surgery in November 2010, before taking over ownership of the practice in 2012.

Jack has vast experience in diagnosing complicated illnesses, helping with behavioural issues and performing surgeries including TTA surgery for cruciate damage in dogs.

At home he enjoys the company of his gorgeous daughter Harper, playing golf and watching his beloved Bombers.

Dr Paula Nguyen

Veterinarian BVSc (hons)

Paula graduated with honours from the University of Melbourne in 2013 and began working at South Cranbourne Vet soon after.

Paula has a keen interest in small animal medicine and loves her puppy consults! She is known to give out just a few treats to her patients during their visits at the clinic! 

Paula lives locally with her Sheltie called Louie and horse called Jitterbug.

In her time off Paula enjoys the odd game of golf, riding and competing in horse events.

Dr Isabelle Taylor

Veterinarian DVM

Isabelle has always had a love of animals and has known from a young age that she wanted to be a vet. In 2015 Isy completed her studies at the University of Melbourne and began working in general small animal practice.

Isay’s career has seen her working at an emergency clinic in Melbourne before travelling and locuming at practices around the UK. While she loved her time overseas, it came to an end mid 2020 as the global COVID 19 pandemic hit and Isabelle returned to Melbourne and started working at South Cranbourne Veterinary Surgery.

Isay’s keen interests are in internal medicine and working through behaviour cases.

In her spare time Isabelle enjoys ballroom dancing, baking and travelling.

Gemma Bingham

Veterinary Nurse CVN

Gemma joined the team at South Cranbourne Veterinary Surgery in July 2012 after being in a head nursing position at a Vet Clinic in Berwick. Gemma has a background in journalism but went on to complete her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing at Box Hill TAFE in 2011.

In her spare time Gemma is busy learning Japanese and enjoys watching movies and tackling escape rooms.

Gemma has a Border Collie named Jedi, a Siamese named Zoe, and has adopted Harry (who some may remember from his days as our clinic cat!).

Ash Bailey

Veterinary Nurse CVN

Ash joined the team at South Cranbourne Vet Surgery in early 2018. She started her veterinary nursing career in 2013 and completed her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing in 2015.

Ash lives locally with her husband, young son Flynn and four fur babies: a Great Dane named Leo, a Bull Arab named Albi and two rescue cats named Peppa and Boots.

In her spare time, Ash enjoys taking her dogs on new adventures and catching up with friends and family.

Dana Crouch

Veterinary Nurse

Dana’s veterinary nursing career began after high school when she worked for a specialist veterinary surgery clinic. Dana then moved through general veterinary practice finding her way to South Cranbourne Vet in early 2020.

Dana lives locally with her partner and menagerie of animals. She is kept most busy with her brood of Bernese Mountain Dogs that she breeds and shows. In her spare time, she enjoys travelling, dining out and watching the Tigers play!

Bec Adams

Trainee Veterinary Nurse

Bec joined the South Cranbourne Veterinary Surgery team in 2021 after over two years experience in the animal care industry. Bec is continuing her training with us and has particular interest in caring for hospitalised patients and surgical cases.

The love of Bec’s life is her German Shorthaired Pointer named Nova, but she is also pet mum to a cat named Macgyver and a Sun Conure named Honey. In her spare time Bec enjoys spending time with her boyfriend, friends and family or reading. Nova is never far away and they enjoy going on adventures together.

Opening Hours

Monday: 8am–7pm
Tues-Thurs: 8am–6pm
Friday: 8am–7pm
Saturday: 8am–12pm
Sunday: Closed


82 Earlston Circuit, Cranbourne VIC 3977

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