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.

Our Veterinarians

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.

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.

Amy Hii

Veterinarian

Amy joined our team in May 2019. She grew up in Borneo and moved to Australia in 2008 to study Veterinary Medicine at Melbourne University. She enjoys a variety of different surgeries, especially soft tissue. Outside of work Amy likes going to music gigs with her friends, playing video games and hanging out with her cats Sebastian and Wizz Fizz.

Our Nurses

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.

Wendy Fraser

Veterinary Nurse

Wendy joined the team in March 2008. She has completed her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing. Other than her love of all animals, Wendy’s interests are alternative music, painting and drawing. She loves nothing more than being home with her animals and spending time with family and friends.

Louise Foley

Veterinary Nurse

Louise joined the team in December 2008. She completed her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing in 2008 and has a special interest in surgical nursing. She loves spending time with her kids Lucas and Mikayla, family and friends. At home she also lives with her American Staffordshire Bull Terrier Tarni and Burmese cat Maggie.

Rachel Lucas

Veterinary Nurse

Rachel joined the team in 2018 as a Trainee Nurse after following her passion and love for animals. After completing her Certificate III in Animal Studies in 2017, she will further her studies in 2019 and commence her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing. When Rachel isn’t spending time with her family, friends and her beloved cat Sooki, Rachel is motorbike riding, camping and playing basketball.

Sarah Ramsden

Veterinary Nurse

Sarah joined the team in April 2019. She had worked as a veterinary nurse for three years before starting a career at Veterinary Pharmaceutical Wholesaler. Although she enjoyed the change, she missed working as a nurse and helping animals every day. Eventually she made the change back to vet nursing here at High Street Road and couldn’t be happier. She is currently completing her Cert IV in Veterinary Nursing. Sarah loves going home to her animal family every day. She has three Golden Retrievers; Ruby, Cooper and Dharma, two naughty ginger cats called Ollie and George, two green tree frogs and a Bearded Dragon called Cornelius. Sarah loves camping, travelling, cooking and spending time with family and friends.

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-7:30pm
Sat: 8:30am-4pm
Sun: Closed

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