Our Receptionists


Office Manager / Reception

Renee joined the team back in October 2013 as our receptionist but when the position for Office Manager became available in January 2016 it was an obvious transition into the new role for Renee as she is highly organised with great attention to detail. She comes to us from another industry, previously in a role as a personal assistant for 5 years locally in Eltham for an electrical contractor; and she is loving the change to the animal industry.

She’s our resident crazy cat lover with her boy with “cattitude” Bryan! Renee’s pup nephew Jasper is featured in her staff photo as her cats were being less than cooperative on the day.

More about Reneé
Outside of work Renee spends her time with friends, family and long-time partner Jake. She enjoys Mexican food, group gym sessions, going to the movies and she’s a bit of a TV series fanatic! Renee will spend her very last dollar on live music, having seen an impressive 70+ shows and like most females is a shopaholic! Renee would also say she has the travel bug, having travelled America 3 times most recently in October 2016 – with Europe in her sights for next year!

Since starting at Eltham Vet Rene’e has made a delightful impression on clients and staff alike, as her cheerful personality has a way of brightening your day! If you have a pet insurance query or you’re just after a chat pop into the practice!

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Debbie first started at Eltham Vet in 2004 as a career change after many years in the corporate world; her last role as customer service manager at Telstra mobiles. Deb studied business at University but always wanted to work with animals and did regular volunteer work with the RSPCA before joining us at Eltham Vet. Now she is a foster carer for rescue kittens with the help of her family.

A true diehard Collingwood supporter and an all-round wonderful person, Deb has taken on the unofficial role of our work-mum and she’s adored by all, clients & staff alike.

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Crystal comes to us after having previously worked for eleven years as a paediatric Speech Pathologist up until 2017. Although having always loved assisting children with their speech, language and communication impairments, Crystal decided it was time for a change. She was fortunate enough to enjoy a few years at home with her three beautiful children before joining the team in May 2022.

Crystal enjoys the fast paced nature of the role but always tries to bring a sense of calm, empathy and warmth to her interactions. When not at the practice, Crystal can be found enjoying simple pleasures with her family, as well as cooking, knitting, gardening, or renovating their new family home. She is looking forward to introducing a new fur baby to the family in the near future.

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Sian joined us in February 2022.

Sian is currently studying the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Melbourne.

Outside the clinic, Sian loves to play tennis and netball, and she enjoys the beauty of the outdoors, whether it’s taking her dog for a walk or camping with friends.
Sian adores her 3 pets, her dog, Bandit and two cats, called Darwin and Maple.

You might have also spotted Sian at Cottage Kennels, where she works part time.


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In October 2023, Ash made a significant career shift from the Floristry industry to join our team, bringing with her a wealth of administration expertise. Known for her affection for animals, Ash is renowned among friends and family as the go-to person for rescues in need. With a household bustling with 2 dogs, 3 cats, and 5 sheep, Ash’s love for spending time with animals extends beyond the workplace. When not at the clinic, Ash can be found enjoying quality time with loved ones and their four-legged companions, often camping along the picturesque banks of the Murray River., Ash’s transition to our team has brought a unique blend of creativity and a heartfelt dedication to animals, enriching our workplace culture.

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