Our Veterinarians

Dr. Steve Pryor


Steve (pictured here with Gus the Frenchie) graduated from the University of Melbourne Veterinary School in 1985. His first year out of vet school was spent in a mixed practice in Casterton in the Western District of Victoria, and this was followed by a year in Deniliquin, in the Riverina. From there he moved to Murwillumbah on the far north NSW Coast, initially to locum for a few months, but ended up staying 10 years!

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During his years in Murwillumbah, Steve worked initially as a mixed practice vet, but became increasingly small animal oriented with a strong interest in surgery, and emergency medicine.

Towards the end of his stay in Murwillumbah, Steve started studying for his membership examination of the Australian College of Veterinary Surgeons, initially under the tutelage of Dr Geoff Robbins. He attained his membership in 1999, 6 months after moving back to Melbourne.

Since moving to Melbourne in late 1998, Steve has worked solely in small animal practice, settling at Eltham in 1999. For over 24 years he has been at Eltham Veterinary Practice, having seen it grow from 3 to 18 staff members.

His professional qualifications and post-graduate training include:

· Bachelor of Veterinary Science Univ Melb 1985

· Membership of the Australian College of Veterinary Scientists in Small Animal Surgery 1999: (Surgery).

He is a member of the AVA, the Australian Small Animal Veterinary Association, the Veterinary Business Group of which he was Chairman for a number of years, the Victorian branch of the AVA, and Melbourne Metropolitan Practitioners Branch of the AVA.

His aim at Eltham Veterinary Practice is to provide high quality compassionate care for family pets, as well as the most up to date and optimal choices for their health. He consults closely with specialists in all aspects of veterinary medicine and surgery. Steve has a particular interest in surgery, including TPLO surgery for cruciate ligament rupture in all sized dogs, cancer care, eye and skin diseases, and he specialises in British Bulldogs as he has owned several.

Steve has 3 sons and in his spare time you might find Steve out on the golf course, cycling on a rail trail somewhere, out for dinner, or at the footy watching the Bombers with one of them.

Eltham Vet - Our Veterinarians - Dr Steve Pryor

Dr. Gus Braniff


I have the best job in the world.

As I kid, I always wanted to work with animals and I was good at science, so being a vet was a great choice for me. As a vet, I get to share the journey of your pet from establishing the basics for good health in puppy and kittenhood, keeping them free from disease and fixing their injuries throughout life and helping them grow old happily and in comfort.

Every job has its good and bad and sometimes I share your tears when we can’t fix things. On the whole this is a great job and I enjoy to make a positive difference to the pets we see.

I must admit that I love coming to work here. The clients are great and the staff are fantastic. My wife and 2 children are proud of what I do; so, what’s not to love about my job.

Eltham Vet - Our Veterinarians - Dr Gus Braniff

Dr. Melanie Roads

Associate Veterinarian

Currently on Maternity Leave

Dr Melanie Roads joined our veterinary team in early 2014 after graduating with Honours from the University of Melbourne in December 2013, and having a great holiday in Africa and the UK in between.

Melanie has always had a passion for animal care and worked as a veterinary nurse for 6 years during her studies.

Melanie most enjoys dog and cat medicine and surgery, but loves working with all creatures great and small.

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Outside of work Melanie enjoys hiking, camping, cooking and spending time with her pets – two lovable Labradors ‘Oliver’ and ‘Tilly’ and her feline fluff ball ‘Ayla’.

Melanie is always delighted to meet people and their beloved pets.

Eltham Vet - Our Veterinarians - Dr Melanie Roads

Dr. Eden Clark

Associate Veterinarian

Eden is a Diamond Creek girl who knows and loves the Eltham area. Eden desired to become a vet from a very young age and spent much of her childhood caring for wildlife, including housing bees overnight in homemade enclosures and feeding them sugar syrup until they were recuperated! It was her strong compassion that drove her desire to become a veterinarian.

After 6 years of study, Eden graduated from the University of Melbourne with First Class Honours in the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine. She has been lucky enough to spend the last 3 months travelling abroad through Central and South America with her partner before joining our team.

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While travelling has been an unforgettable adventure, there is no place like home. In her spare time Eden loves going camping along the coast, having brunch with friends and spending time with family! She’s looking forward to meeting new clients and their furry companions in the local community and hopes to have a long and fulfilling career in veterinary medicine.

Eltham Vet - Our Veterinarians - Dr Eden Clark

Dr. Remy Coleman

Associate Veterinarian

Remy grew up here in Melbourne in the inner northern suburbs. After completing year 12, Remy moved up to far North Queensland to study veterinary science at James Cook University. Located in tropical Townsville, her studies ranged from treating household pets such as dogs and cats through to infectious disease control in livestock populations. Throughout her final year studying, Remy was lucky enough to travel to the Northern Territory to help provide essential veterinary services to remote indigenous communities.

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Despite loving her time living and studying in Queensland, Remy decided to move back to Melbourne to begin her career in small animal general practice. Since moving back to Melbourne, Remy has adopted an adorable greyhound named Bowie (pictured here with Remy). During her spare time, Remy enjoys cooking, discovering and exploring new walking trails with Bowie, playing social basketball and like many Melburnians, going to cheer on her AFL team at the footy.  

When not at work, Denise loves enjoying anything outdoors or working out in the gym.

Denise has an interest in behavioural medicine and speaks English and Mandarin.

Eltham Vet - Our Veterinarians - Dr Remy Coleman

Dr. Denise Ang


Denise always had a love of animals and knew from a young age that she wanted to become a vet. Born and raised in Singapore, she had plenty of pets while growing up and was excited to start her veterinary career.
Denise completed degrees in Science and Veterinary Science at the University of Queensland, before making the move to Melbourne.

She’s a proud mum to her furbaby, Ziggy the Cavoodle and is happily married to a personal trainer.

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When not at work, Denise loves enjoying anything outdoors or working out in the gym.

Denise has an interest in behavioural medicine and speaks English and Mandarin.

Eltham Veterinary Practice - Our Nurse and Support Staff - Dr Denise

Dr. Laura Stone-Wigg


Currently on Maternity Leave

Laura joined our vet team mid – 2022 and has enjoyed getting to know the local area and the community. Originally from Ireland, Laura graduated in 2016 from University of Veterinary Medicine in Budapest, Hungary. After graduating Laura worked in Yorkshire, England in a small animal clinic and although it wasn’t quite ‘James Herriot’ style she really enjoyed her time there.

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After 3 years, Laura and her husband took a short career break to travel throughout Asia and SE Asia before arriving in Melbourne at the start of 2020. Covid helped her get comfortably ‘stuck’ in Australia and after working in a variety of emergency and general practice clinics in Melbourne feels she has found a good fit with the team at Eltham Vet.

Laura enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine, especially internal medicine and surgery, but particularly enjoys building a bond with her clients and patients alike.

In her spare time Laura enjoys exploring the outdoors, time with her family and travel to new places.

Eltham Veterinary Practice - Our Vets - Dr Laura

Dr. Belle Goldsmith


Belle is a proud Tassie girl, where her love for the outdoors and animals blossomed. In 2018, she embarked on her veterinary medicine studies at the University of Adelaide, Roseworthy campus nestled in the Barossa Valley. A big highlight from Belle’s final year includes a veterinary research trip to Botswana where she camped in the Okavango Delta and worked with many of the amazing African animals.
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Following the completion of her final exams, Belle made the move to Melbourne in January 2024 to kickstart her graduate year at Eltham Vet. She is passionate about veterinary medicine as well as being enthusiastic about neurology, imaging and surgery.

When she’s not at the clinic, Belle delights in the company of her playful Labrador puppy, Yeti and Taco the cat. Belle loves hiking, running, cooking and venturing to the beach.

Dr. Tristan Maugueret


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