Wantirna Vet Clinic

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About Us

Welcome to Wantirna Vet Clinic!

There are a lot of vet clinics to choose from and we know how important it is to trust the people who are caring for your pet. That’s why we are just as focused on the people as we are on your pets, we want you to feel confident your beloved pet is in safe hands.

Wantirna Vet Clinic

Here’s what our Happy Pet Families Say…

Dr Alison Brown-Wantirna Veterinary Clinic
Annette U
For over a decade at Wantirna Vet Clinic, I've witnessed their motto 'kind hearts, gentle hands' in action. Alison and her team provide top-notch care, making pets feel like family. The clinic's advanced facilities ensure excellent surgical care. The staff, from receptionists to vets, are exceptionally caring and informative. Definitely the best vet clinic in the area, highly recommended.
Carol B
Having been with Wantirna Vet Clinic for 6 years, we've consistently experienced their professional, caring approach. Dr. Alison and her team are superb, offering personalized, honest care for our cats. The clinic's modernity, especially the cat-friendly room, makes each visit less stressful. Their unwavering dedication to pet health and welfare is truly commendable. We deeply appreciate their top-quality, compassionate service.
Amy T
After a disappointing experience at another clinic, I turned to Wantirna Vet on a friend's recommendation. The difference was striking: Wantirna's team showed far more compassion, care, and empathy. Ideal for complex animal care, their staff are not only skilled in treating animals but also excel in empathizing with pet owners. I wholeheartedly recommend Wantirna Vet for their exceptional service and human touch.
Julia L
Had a consultation with Alison today and she was amazing! Really knowledgeable and attentive. Best part about this clinic is that there's a vet nurse in the consult with you taking notes so your vet has time to look at your pet!
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Using 50+ Years of Combined Veterinary Experience to Serve Our Community Since 1999

Throughout all this time one thing has remained the same, we approach every client with respect and care. We want every human and animal to leave our clinic feeling restored and pain-free. That’s why we’re dedicated to helping animals of all ages, shapes and sizes.

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We’ll support your pet’s wellness so you can enjoy peace of mind knowing they are taken care of.

Our goal is for your pet to have a fear-free experience from the moment they walk in the doors. The clinic is purpose-built to reduce the stress and anxiety animals feel when they are in a different environment. From puppy school, regular checkups, and immunisations to illnesses and injuries we’re here to support your pet throughout their journey.

Meet Our Team

Dr Alison Brown

Dr Alison Brown

(BVSc (Hons) MACVSc (Small Animal Surgery) MRCVS),

Alison has plenty of notches in her belt, along with extensive knowledge in just about everything she has completed post graduate education in ophthalmology, medicine and animal surgery and was admitted to the chapter of surgeons in small animal surgery 1993. She has also done further studies in animal behaviour and is a certificated DELTA dog trainer.

Dr Ashley Lee-Wantirna Veterinary Clinic

Dr Ashley Lee

(BVSc (Hons)

Ashley is a cat-loving vet (and kitten foster mom) who has trained and worked around the world. She has worked at Wantirna Vet Clinic since 2008. With a postgraduate course in feline medicine, Ashley adds a unique perspective to feline treatments.

Dr Justin

Dr Justin

BVSc MANZCVS

Justin, a 2013 University of Melbourne vet graduate, has worked in both Melbourne and the UK. He’s devoted to animal care, with a special interest in Greyhounds. He resides with wife Stephanie, a keen skier and espresso enthusiast.

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Melanie

Veterinary Nurse

Mel, with 14 years in vet nursing, joined us in May 2021. Specializing in reproduction and dentistry, she transitioned from human to animal care. Passionate about surgery, Mel enjoys walks with her dog Brian, cuddling her cat Martha, and relaxing with a good book.

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Sarah

Veterinary Nurse

Since May 2022, Sarah, with a decade in vet nursing, enhances our team. Her commitment to animal welfare and medical knowledge is evident. She enjoys client interactions and all facets of vet nursing. Sarah’s service dog Xia is a cherished workplace presence.

Katrina-Veterinary Nurse

Katrina

Veterinary Nurse

Katrina started at our clinic in October 2023. She has built a wealth of experience since graduating with a Bachelor of Animal and Veterinary Biosciences in 2018.

In her spare time Katrina enjoys adventuring with her Golden Retriever ‘Aspen’ and her Off The Track Thoroughbred ‘Owen’. 

Rosie-Veterinary Nurse

Rosie

Veterinary Nurse

Rosie, a vet nurse since 2018, has a special interest in imaging and values forming connections with both patients and clients, often greeting people on Saturdays at the clinic. In her free time, she engages in dancing, gym workouts, and creative hobbies like sewing and resin casting.

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Bec

Veterinary Nurse

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Heather

Reception and Admin

Since joining our Clinic in 2016, Heather has moved from reception to an administrative and mentorship role in 2023. Fueled by her passion for cat care and the well-being of older pets.

Her personal interests extend to travel, V8 Supercars, and leisurely walks along the streams of northeast Victoria.

Daphne- Reception and Admin

Daphne

Reception and Admin

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Nancy

Receptionist and Admin

Nancy, a former retail sales expert with passions for gardening and cooking, recently joined WVC in a new administrative role, drawing on her customer service experience and love for animals. Along with her family and pets, Ruby the Rottweiler and Violet the cat, she’s embracing this exciting career change.

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Jodi

Receptionist and Admin

Jodi has been at WVC for 1 year. She loves her job because no two days are the same, plus she gets the opportunity to share cuddles and treats with the patients.

She is mum to a beautiful Pomeranian/chi called Indie and is about to become the proud mum of Shelby, her new Calico kitten.

Working at the Wantirna Veterinary Clinic for the past year has been a great opportunity. I have been able to challenge myself and learn new skills. Our team is very close knit and while we are focussed on providing the best service possible, we can also have a good laugh together. As an animal lover, I really enjoy greeting every pet that comes through our doors and getting to know our clients. The current clinic building is only 2 years old, and it makes such a difference working in a clean and modern environment with everything we need to be able to do our jobs.

Daphne

Reception and Admin

A journey fueled by my love of animals and the desire for you to feel confident your pet is in safe hands…

The Early Years
1987- 1993
I graduated from Melbourne University in 1987. I worked for 4 years before starting my residency in ophthalmology in 1991. Working as a locum was a great way to increase my experience and see how different vet clinics operate. But I always kept the dream of my own clinic alive.
The Early Years
1987- 1993
Small Animal Surgeon
1993-1994
After I completed my extensive training in ophthalmology, medicine, and animal surgery I was admitted to the chapter of surgeons in small animal surgery. In 1994 I finally sat my membership examinations in small animal surgery (MACVS-Surg).

In the following years, I continued honing my skills and became a certified DELTA dog trainer. I use this training and the principles of positive reinforcement with every animal I interact with at the clinic.
Small Animal Surgeon
1993-1994
Sharing My Knowledge
1995/6
I was delighted to co-author an article on ‘Iridoschisis and primary open-angle glaucoma in a Siamese cat’ in the Journal of Veterinary Ophthalmology. It sounds a bit technical, but this research gave me valuable insights into caring for unique animals that I’ve been able to incorporate into my practice long-term.
Sharing My Knowledge
1995/6
Practitioner in Residence
1998
Speaking of helping the next generation of veterinarians, in 1998 I was selected to be the practitioner in residence at the University of Melbourne. This opportunity enabled me to work with final-year vet students to help them smoothly transition into real-world applications by teaching practical tips for managing that critical first year in practice. From this, I transitioned to being a final year examiner for 8 years.
Practitioner in Residence
1998
Purchased Wantirna Vet Clinic
1999 (December 5th to be precise!)
I wanted to own my own clinic since I was in my undergraduate studies. But I waited so I could find the right clinic for me. Wantirna was established in 1984. I was excited to grow this business into the clinic it is today.
Purchased Wantirna Vet Clinic
1999 (December 5th to be precise!)
Growing The Business
1999-Onwards
Over the years I’ve hired fantastic team members who all offer different levels of expertise. They offer services like puppy school, grooming, and excellent post-surgery care. Each team member adds something special to the clinic so we can provide high-quality care to your pets.
Growing The Business
1999-Onwards
New Facility
2021
Using my decades of experience, I purpose-built a state-of-the-art clinic from scratch. I wanted to be able to provide an experience where your pet feels calm and at ease throughout the entire visit. From scent diffusers to where the art is placed on the walls in the consult rooms- every element of our clinic was designed to help every animal have an extraordinary life.
New Facility
2021
Today
24 years and counting, we are still going strong! I have a wonderful team who all help create the supportive and caring environment our clients enjoy today. It hasn’t always been easy, but my love for animals and passion for providing exceptional service have kept us going. We can’t wait to meet you and your pet!
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Your Pets Deserve the Best Care Possible

Throughout each stage of your pet’s life, our team is here to support you. Whether your pet is sick or injured, needs to be groomed, or a little extra training, Wantirna Vet Clinic will care for your pet like they were part of our family.
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