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.
South Cranbourne Vet - Get to Know Our Team -  Dr Jacinta Bridges

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.

South Cranbourne Vet - Get to Know Our Team -  Dr Michael Nicholas

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.

Meet the Team - Dr Paula Nguyen

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.

Meet the Team - Isabelle Taylor

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.

Isy’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.

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

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

South Cranbourne Vet - Get to Know Our Team -  Gemma Bingham

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!).

South Cranbourne Vet - Get to Know Our Team -  Ash Bailey

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.

South Cranbourne Vet - Get to Know Our Team -  Dana Crouch

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!

South Cranbourne Vet - Get to Know Our Team - Georgia Baker

Georgia Baker

Trainee Veterinary Nurse

From a young age Georgia has always known that she wanted to work with animals. Georgia is currently studying the Bachelor of Veterinary and Wildlife Science and is aiming to continue her studies into the Doctorate of Veterinary Science.

With previous experience in the customer service and veterinary industry Georgia joined our team in October 2021 as a veterinary nurse.

Georgia lives locally with her family and pets Max, Marlo and Spencer. When she’s not working or studying Georgia likes to play sports and hang out with her friends.

South Cranbourne Vet - Get to Know Our Team - Stefani Thatcher

Stefani Thatcher

Veterinary Nurse CVN

Stef is a Qualified Certificate IV Veterinary Nurse who has been working in the vet industry since 2017. She enjoys all aspects of veterinary nursing and has a keen interest in animals with neurological issues.

Stef loves all creatures great and small and is passionate about animal welfare. Having previously fostered animals with complex medical issues, who would otherwise struggle to be adopted, Stef has built her own furry baby menagerie. This currently consists of multiple kitty cats, a Cavoodle and a New Zealand white rabbit.

Stef loves being a part of a friendly and supportive team with high standards in patient care.

South Cranbourne Vet - Get to Know Our Team - Emily Lloyd

Emily Lloyd

Veterinary Nurse CVN

After completing her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing at Box Hill Tafe, Emily joined the team at South Cranbourne Vets in early 2022. Emily has previous experience working in veterinary clinics and customer service roles.

Emily has a special interest in surgical nursing and the care of hospitalised patients.

Emily lives locally with her partner and fur babies; two Samoyeds, Bella and Bear, and cat Dino. In her spare time Emily enjoys horse riding, spending time with her dogs and catching up with her family.

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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