lydiaLydia Hambrook

Bachelor of Veterinary Science (Hons)
Fellow of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists
Registered Specialist in Small Animal Medicine

Lydia began at Advanced Vetcare after completing her fellowship in small animal medicine through the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists in 2012. She helps pets with cardiology, oncology, endocrinology, infectious disease and gastroenterology needs. She’s volunteered with the Esther Honey Foundation in the Cook Islands and Vets Beyond Borders in India. Lydia has been published internationally and is actively involved in the examination and assessment of up and coming specialists. The best equipment available supports Lydia’s diagnostic capabilities, including a state-of-the-art cardiac ultrasound and a full range of endoscopes, 16 slice CT scanner and excellent access to a worldclass MRI scanner.


amandaAmanda Ciavarella

Bachelor of Veterinary Science (Hons)
Fellow of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists in Small Animal Medicine

Registered Specialist in Small Animal Medicine

After graduating, Amanda practiced general veterinary medicine for eighteen months and completed internships in both emergency and small animal medicine. She commenced an Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists approved residency training program at Advanced Vetcare in 2014. In 2017, Amanda passed her fellowship examination and is now a registered specialist in small animal internal medicine. Her clinical interests include infectious diseases, in particular fungal disease, and she is internationally published on cardiac disease.


Dr Scott McCann 

Bachelor of Science
Bachelor of Veterinary Science (Hons)
Member of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists
Masters of Veterinary Studies (Small Animal Practice)
Masters of Veterinary Studies (Clinical)
Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine
Registered Specialist in Small Animal Medicine

Scott graduated from the University of Melbourne with honours in 1999. Scott started his veterinary career in dairy, mixed and small animal general practice in Victoria and the UK.Scott gained his membership in Small Animal Medicine to the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists in 2011. Scott then decided to specialise and embarked on a 3 year residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Melbourne. Scotthas completed externships in the United States (Colorado) and England (Liverpool) and was on the ANZCVS Membership examination committee (2017, 2018).

Scott has gained Diplomate status with the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine and since then has been a practicing specialist. Scott is able to assist you in all aspects of canine and feline internal medicine. His interests include immune mediated disease and swallowing disorders. Scott is also available for consultations by appointment in Geelong at Geelong Animal Emergency Centre.



Laura Brockley

Bachelor of Veterinary Science (Hons)
Fellow of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists
Registered Specialist in Veterinary Oncology

Laura’s dedication to oncology started with an internship in Veterinary Oncology in 2008.  The following year she became a member of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary scientists and started a residency in Oncology.  In 2013 Laura became a registered specialist in Veterinary Oncology.  She has a strong clinical interest in immunotherapy, lymphoma diagnostics and treatment, and using evidence-based medicine to provide compassionate care to cancer patients. Laura advocates spending the time to ensure you are making an informed decision on treatment options ranging from palliative to potentially curative in intent. Laura has published internationally and nationally and is actively involved in continuing education, including lecturing Veterinary nursing students and examining of our next generation of oncology specialists.

 

samSam Snelling

Bachelor of Veterinary Science
Fellow of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists
Specialist Small Animal Surgeon
Director of Advanced Vetcare

Sam has many years’ experience as a specialist small animal veterinary and referral surgeon in Melbourne. Sam has a strong clinical interest in spinal surgery, cruciate repair, arthroscopy, fracture repair, cancer surgery, total joint replacement and minimally invasive techniques in dogs and cats. He takes pride in his reputation for providing clear advice based on the best available evidence for your pet. Whilst he is a busy surgeon performing hundreds of procedures each year, Sam takes the time to ensure you have the information you need to make the best decision possible for your pet.


kirstenKirsten Deruddere

Bachelor of Veterinary Science
Fellow of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists
Registered Specialist in Small Animal Surgery

Kirsten’s strong interest is in small animal surgery, which inspired her to take up a position as an intern at Advanced Vetcare in 2010. The following year she became a member of the surgical chapter of the Australian College of Veterinary Scientists and began her residency in small animal surgery at Advanced Vetcare. She became a registered specialist in small animal surgery in 2015. Her niche interest is in axial pattern techniques and major wound reconstruction and she’s published nationally and internationally on both of these topics.


David Hall

Bachelor of Veterinary Science
Fellow of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists
Registered Specialist in Small Animal Surgery

Director of Advanced Vetcare

David has worked in both Melbourne and abroad, pursuing small animal surgery for a number of years. He joined Advanced Vetcare in 2011 as a small animal surgical resident and became a registered specialist in small animal surgery in 2017. He has particular interests in complex fracture repairs, joint surgery, and neurosurgery, having published research on spinal fracture repair in international journals.


joycelynJoycelyn Tran

Bachelor of Veterinary Science
Fellow of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists
Registered Specialist in Small Animal Surgery

Director of Advanced Vetcare

Joycelyn’s career at Advanced Vetcare began when she completed a surgical internship in 2013. She spent 1 year in mixed practice and general practice before returning to Advanced Vetcare to complete a 3 year surgical residency. In 2018, Joycelyn passed her specialist fellowship exams. Joycelyn’s area of interest is in surgical oncology and neurosurgery which she has published on nationally and internationally. Joycelyn prides herself in providing a compassionate and attentive approach to her patients and their loved ones.

 


liesjeLiesje Grieve

Bachelor of VeterinaryScience
Member of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists in Emergency and Critical Care

Liesje is known for her straightforward, practical and caring approach and she cares for some of Advanced Vetcare’s most critical patients.  Liesje graduated in 1999 and after working in general practice, completed an internship at the University of Melbourne and moved to emergency veterinary care. She finished her memberships in emergency medicine and critical care in 2004 and since, Liesje has dedicated her career to emergency and critical care both at Advanced Vetcare and the University of Melbourne.


sarahtSarah Triglia

Bachelor of Veterinary Science
Member of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists in Medicine

Following graduation, Sarah moved to Ballarat to work in a busy general practice for two years. She relocated to Melbourne in 2014, completed an emergency internship at Advanced Vetcare and is now an Emergency Clinician. Sarah passed her membership in small animal medicine in 2015 and has strong interests in treating medical conditions and emergency and critical care. Outside of work, Sarah enjoys long distance running, baking cakes and going on adventures with her husband and miniature poodle called Kramer.


warrenWarren McInnes

Bachelor of Veterinary Science
Member of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists in Medicine

Warren started as a vet working in a small animal private practice on the Mornington Peninsula. He has an interest in ultrasonography and diagnostic imaging and enjoys clinical pathology. After working on the Peninsula for a few years, he moved to the south-eastern suburbs before starting with Advanced Vetcare as one of the hospital veterinarians. Warren was awarded his memberships from the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists, where he studied small animal internal medicine. Warren is well regarded for his calm and methodical approach to all cases, particularly difficult emergency cases.


sarahSarah Mullaney

Bachelor of Veterinary Science
Member of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists in Emergency and Critical Care

Sarah enjoys the great variety of cases in emergency and the multidisciplinary approach of a busy specialist centre, however, medically-unstable cases and toxicology is of special interest to her. After an initial year at the Lort Smith Animal Hospital and a few years in general practice, she started working in emergency medicine and critical care in 1999 at one of the first emergency and critical care only veterinary centres in Melbourne. Sarah has been working  at Advanced Vetcare since 2011.