Our Nurses

Amanda

Head Veterinary Nurse

Amanda, pictured here with her dogs Mya and Dakota, has been working at Eltham Veterinary Practice since 2006. She has been the Head Veterinary Nurse now for a few years, having finished her Certificate 4 in Veterinary Nursing at Box Hill Tafe.

Amanda has had a big couple of years, becoming married to long time partner Brenton and building a house in Kinglake. You need a house on 8 acres when you have two horses, two dogs and two cats! Her two stunning horses; Cookie and Gem are both Australian Quarter Horses.

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Amanda’s interests range from horse riding with her thwo horses to being a fanatical Richmond Football Club supporter.

Amanda loves many aspects of her job, and in particular she says: ‘you can’t beat the satisfaction of seeing a pet back to health and reunited with its owners after a long hospital stay for a severe illness’. She also loves getting to know all our clients and pets, and enjoys giving professional advice that will improve pets lives.

Karly

Veterinary Nurse

Karly joined Eltham Veterinary Practice in October 2015 and quickly settled into the role of receptionist before moving into Veterinary Nursing in 2017. With over 7 years experience working in retail as a department manager at Toys R Us at Chadstone she is no stranger to the customer service industry.

She has always had an interest in studying animal behaviour and working in the animal industry. She has successfully completed a Bachelor of Science at Monash University majoring in Zoology.

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She currently has five pets, Tom the Beaglier (pictured) and Mily a Maltese Shitzu as well as 3 cats Tig, Kitty and Molly.

In her spare time Karly plays mixed Basketball with a local team and will often be found at the MCG during the footy season cheering on the Melbourne Demons.

Nicki

Veterinary Nurse

Nicki joined Eltham Vet in 2018 and has been in the industry for a couple of years, having previously worked as a Canine Rehabilitation Assistant. She is now very excited to complete her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing at Eltham Vet.

With a love for anything outdoors, depending on the season you will find Nicki on the slopes snowboarding or down the river water skiing. She also likes to spend her weekends camping and four wheel driving and is a big fan of country music.

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The dogs pictured with Nicki are her beautiful boys Stewie and Cody – she also has a playful cat named Pepper!

Be sure to give Nicki a warm welcome the next time you’re in the practice!

Nicole

Veterinary Nurse

Nicole started at EVP in June 2021 after relocating to Melbourne with her family and her dog Bella. After spending the majority of her life in NZ, Nicole’s husband Adam was presented with the opportunity to relocate to Doha for work, which they jumped at. After spending 2 years in Doha, they were excited at the offer to relocate again but this time to Dubai… spending 3 glorious years indulging in Middle Eastern cultures.

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Being closer to the rest of the world afforded Nic and her family the experience for unforgettable travel to different destinations including, Christmas in New York and Milan, safari in Kruger National park, Calgary to Vancouver in a campervan, horse riding through a South African canyon and a divine food and wine trip, down from Lake Como to the Amalfi Coast! After all of their adventures, Nic and the family have decided it’s time for the kids to put some roots down and are now settling into Melbourne and what it has to offer.
Eltham Veterinary Practice - Our Nurse and Support Staff - Nicole

Lateisha

Veterinary Nurse

Lateisha has a passion for all things rescue. She spent her first year in the animal industry in New South Wales doing rescue nursing, assisting with dog & cat rescues which also involved making regular trips out to rural pounds.

Her goal is to continue to grow her knowledge in the veterinary industry and to stay involved in animal rescue. Lateisha is also aiming to foster in the near future.

Lateisha’s has 4 pets at home. Haku and Jazzy, her two adorable rescue cats as well as two rescue rabbits, Middi and Maggie.

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When she’s not in the clinic, she spends her time with her housemates and partner Bailey, who all like family together! Lateisha also enjoys seeing live music, finding bargains thrift shopping, going out for dinner (with Japanese cuisine being her favourite!) and nature trips outdoors.

Lateisha is also a big movie and TV buff, who loves The Office, which she watches most nights after work.

Eltham Veterinary Practice - Our Nurse and Support Staff - Lateisha

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