steveSteve Holloway

Bachelor of Veterinary Science
Master of Veterinary Studies
Diploma of Australian College of Veterinary Internal Medicine
Member of Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists
Registered Specialist in Small Animal Medicine
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D)

Steve started Advanced Vetcare’s specialist veterinary medical service in 2010. His exceptional clinical skills are well known by the veterinary community thanks to his strong history of research and many years teaching new veterinarians in their final years of veterinary school. Steve has a strong clinical interest in treating heart failure in dogs and cats, cancer treatment in pets, control of diabetes, Cushing’s disease and infectious diseases in dogs and cats. The best equipment available supports Steve’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.


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.


clintClint Yudelman

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

Clint’s interests are in cardiovascular, gastrointestinal and endocrine disorders of small animals. He undertook a rotating internship at a specialist referral centre in Brisbane after graduating in 2009, training and developing clinical skills. After which he finished an additional internship in small animal internal medicine at Advanced Vetcare, where he remains to this day. Clint progressed from his internship to a residency and completed his residency and fellowship training program in 2015. Clint passed his fellowship examination in 2015 and is now a specialist in small animal internal medicine.


amandaAmanda Ciavarella

Bachelor of Veterinary Science (Hons)
Membership of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists 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. Amanda is well on the way to becoming a specialist with the intention to sit her exams in 2017.

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.


daveDavid Hall

Bachelor of Veterinary Science
Member of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists in Small Animal Surgery
Staff Surgeon

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 has a particular interest in complex fracture repair as well as stifle and hip surgery. David is in the final stages of preparing for his specialist examinations.


joycelynJoycelyn Tran

Bachelor of Veterinary Science
Member of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists in Small Animal Surgery
Resident in Small Animal Surgery

Joycelyn’s career at Advanced Vetcare began when she completed a surgical internship in 2013. She has an interest in soft tissue surgery, in particular cancer surgery, but enjoys all aspects of surgery. Joycelyn is midway through her surgical residency at Advanced Vetcare and is well on her way to specialisation. Joycelyn is building on her skills by sitting her small animal membership examination in 2016 and is planning to sit her specialist exams in 2018.

kimKim Riddle

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

Kim has worked as an emergency small animal vet in Melbourne, Sydney and the United Kingdom. Her primary focus is in the areas of intensive and critical care. Kim has completed further study in small and large animal anaesthesia and in wildlife health. She, like many of Advanced Vetcare’s vets, is a member of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Science, with a focus on small animal emergency and critical care.


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.


jenniferJennifer Voss

Bachelor of Veterinary Science

Jenny began her tertiary schooling in the United States and afterward immigrated to Australia. She graduated from the University of Queensland veterinary program in 2010 and spent her time with a mixed-practice veterinary clinic in southern Queensland. Jenny began to focus her attention to emergency and critical care medicine in 2012 and has since continued her work in emergency care with a special interest in toxicology and pharmacology. Jenny will be sitting her emergency and critical care membership exam this year.


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.