Meet the Team
Meet the Team
Meet the Team

High Street Road Animal Hospital has been providing friendly professional care for our clients and their pets since 1960.

Our health care team consists of four vets and six nurses and we are proud to provide our clients with the highest standards of veterinary care in a large modern, purpose-built Hospital in Mt Waverley.

We know that pets are a very important part of your family and we appreciate the trust that you place in us. Our experienced health care team always strives to keep your pet as healthy and happy as possible, so that you are free to enjoy your lives together.

Meet the Team at High Street Road Animal Hospital

Our Veterinarians

Meet the Team at High Street Road Animal Hospital - Rachel Dalsanto

Rachel Dalsanto

Principal Veterinarian

Rachel graduated from Melbourne University in 1993. She has been a principal here at the hospital since 1999. Rachel has completed her certificate in practice management and also completed her Masters in Veterinary medicine and surgery. Rachel’s special interests include surgery, radiology and medicine. Outside of work, Rachel loves spending time with her husband Neil and two daughters Stephanie and Hannah. She is pictured here with Jorja her Cavalier King Charles Spaniel.

Meet the Team at High Street Road Animal Hospital - Simmone Major

Simmone Major

Principal Veterinarian

Simmone joined our team in July 2014. Originally from Tasmania, Simmone studied veterinary medicine at Murdoch University, graduating in 1996. After a short time practising in Tasmania as a new graduate, she moved to Melbourne with her husband. Simmone has a passion for internal medicine and loves increasing her knowledge. She has two children and a cheeky Russian Blue named Pog. She would love to find a canine companion to complete her family having recently lost her beloved Dobermann Delphi. In her spare time, Simmone enjoys bike riding with her family and cheering on the Sydney Swans.
Meet the Team at High Street Road Animal Hospital - Victor Zou

Victor Zou


Victor joined our team at the beginning of 2021 after graduating from Veterinary Medicine at Melbourne University. He has a keen interest in both medicine and surgery, and loves his pets Kaia, a toy poodle cross shihtzu and Meow Meow, a Ragdoll cat. Victor was born and raised in the Glen Waverley area and outside of work he enjoys exploring the great outdoors, martial arts and playing the piano.

Meet the Team at High Street Road Animal Hospital - Cynthia Yeung

Cynthia Yeung


Cynthia joined our team in early 2021. She grew up in Hong Kong and moved to Australia at 16 to pursue her dream of becoming a veterinarian. After graduating from Melbourne University in 2016, she has been working as a small animal vet with special interest in Feline medicine. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her cats, Ichiha and Haru, watching movies and baking.

Our Nurses

Meet the Team at High Street Road Animal Hospital - Renae

Renae Brien

Veterinary Nurse

Renae has been part of the team since 2005. She lives with her husband Gav, their daughter Reagan, their English Staffordshire Bull Terrier Malibu and their Persian x Chinchilla cat Zeus. As a family they enjoy attending Ice Hockey games as well as supporting Carlton and Melbourne Storm.
Meet the Team at High Street Road Animal Hospital - Rachel

Rachel Lucas

Veterinary Nurse

Rachel joined the team in 2018 as a trainee nurse. She has now completed her certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing. When Rachel isn’t spending time with her family, friends and beloved cat Sooki she is out adventuring, snowboarding, playing football and motorbike riding.

Lou Riley - Vet Nurse - High Street Road Animal Hospital

Lou Riley

Veterinary Nurse

Lou joined our team in July 2021 as a trainee nurse. She has completed her Certificate IV Veterinary Nursing and is our cattery manager here at High Street Road Animal Hospital. She has a cheeky tortoiseshell cat named Nala and an Australian Shepherd named Dusty. In her spare time she likes camping & 4WD, cooking and spending time with friends and family.

Ellie - Vet Nurse - High Street Road Animal Hospital


Veterinary Nurse

Ellie joined the team in 2022 and is currently studying her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing. Her love for all animals brought her to become a veterinary nurse, and has since developed a special passion for wildlife here at the clinic. Outside of this, Ellie loves travelling, going to the beach and camping!

Tara - Vet Nurse - High Street Road Animal Hospital


Veterinary Nurse

Kadri joined High Street Road Animal Hospital team in late 2022. She has been nursing small animals since 2016 and obtained her Certificate VI of Veterinary Nursing in 2017.

Kadri is a passionate and emphatic veterinary nurse who is dedicated to the nurture, care and support of all animals that come under veterinary care. She is committed to providing the highest level of care for our patients and their owners.

Kadri has a husband and two adorable border collies at home – Kit and Roy, that she admits are the centre of her life. She enjoys getting out into nature, gardening and crafts.

Call us to book in!

Book your pet in for an appointment with one of our friendly, experienced vets today!


“Friendly and welcoming”

Very caring staff. It is very friendly and welcoming. Our dog loves visiting this place.

– Meaghan, 5-Star Google Review


Opening Hours

Mon to Fri: 7:30am-7:00pm
Sat: 8:30am-1pm
Sun: Closed

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