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 graduated from the University of Melbourne in 2005 and started working at South Cranbourne Veterinary Surgery soon after. 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, family, friends and her dog Bowie.

Dr Michael Nicolas

Veterinarian BVSc

Michael or Jack as he is better known, graduated from the University of Melbourne in 2005.

After working at a few rural clinics Jack joined the team at South Cranbourne Veterinary Surgery in November 2010. Jack has vast experience in diagnosing complicated illnesses, helping with behavioural issues, performing surgeries including TTA surgery for cruciate damage in dogs.

At home he enjoys the company of his exuberant dog, a Coolie named Bowie, and his gorgeous daughter Harper.

Dr Paula Nguyen

Veterinarian BVSc (hons)

Paula started at the clinic in September 2014 after graduating from the University of Melbourne with honours.

Paula has a keen interest in small animal medicine and loves her puppy consults! She has a Sheltie called Louie and a horse called Jitterbug.

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

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.

She completed her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing at Box Hill TAFE in 2011.

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!).

Trish Cahill

Veterinary Nurse CVN

Trish has been a veterinary nurse for 15 years, starting her career in animal welfare then moving into private practice. She has a strong interest in pet nutrition.

In Trish’s free time she enjoys horse riding and going to the footy to see her beloved Blues play. Trish lives locally with her partner with their fur and feather babies.

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 with her husband and four fur babies; an adopted 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.

Simone Gibson

Veterinary Nurse CVN

Simone joined the South Cranbourne team in 2018.

She started her veterinary nursing studies and career in 2013, graduating from her course at the Australian College of Applied Animal Studies in 2015 with a

Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing. Simone lives locally with her Fiance and two dogs; their Border Collie named Kali and their Border Collie X Sasha. Simone enjoys spending time with her horse Gypsy and out horse riding with her friends whenever she can.

When not at work or in the horse paddock Simone also enjoys spending time with friends and family and taking her fur babies out to the beach to frolic amongst the waves.

Opening Hours

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

Address

82 Earlston Circuit, Cranbourne VIC 3977

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