Welcome to Altona Veterinary Clinic!
Welcome to the Altona Veterinary Clinic with Drs Adam, Adeline, Samantha, Ruby, Christine and Emily. Our clinic has been a member of the Altona community for over 20 years now!
The clinic underwent renovations in 2010 to improve the facilities for your pets and our staff. We now have 2 consultation rooms to minimise waiting times and a separate surgical theatre to improve sterility. Our waiting area has plenty of room with a side for cats and a side for dogs and a large television to keep you entertained while you wait. We also have a kids corner to keep them entertained while you wait!
Eric – Our clinic cat
Providing the best care for your pet
Our staff are caring and experienced and are continually undergoing training so that they are better able to answer all your questions and provide you with up to date advice.
We understand the bond that exists between owners and their pets and therefore remain committed to providing the best care for your pets.
We hope you find all the information you require here. If not, please pop in or give us a call. We will be more than happy to answer all of your questions.
Consultations and Vaccinations
We perform a complete health check for every consultation and a written report is provided upon request. Puppies and kittens receive a free puppy or kitten pack at their first visit.
We provide desexing for cats, dogs, rabbits, guinea pigs and ferrets.
Vern Ryans Pet Resort
Vern Ryans Pet Resort pick up and drop off service – if your needing your pet looked after while you are away, Vern Ryan Dog Pet Resort have a service where you can drop off and pick up your dogs at our clinic for your convenience.
Fully Equipped Facilities
Dentistry is an important component of your pets health care. We perform dental examinations and have a dental X-Ray machine and brand new dental station (good enough to do owners teeth as well!). We have a new digital xray machine to improve the quality and speed of developing Xray films. We have specialised equipment including blood pressure monitor, endoscope and ECG machine. We do in house blood testing and microscopic examinations for rapid results.
With the costs of quality veterinary care increasing, we highly recommend taking out pet insurance. Having pet insurance eliminates the stress of the financial side of things so that you can concentrate on getting your pet the best care possible when they are unwell.
Dr Adam Campbell
Veterinarian – BVSc (Hons)
Adam graduated from Melbourne University in 1997 with Honours and after working in mixed practice for 4 years decided to concentrate on small animals. He spent 3 years working in England and gained vital experience running a veterinary clinic and also in small “‘furry” medicine and surgery including, ferrets, rabbits, guinea pigs and rodents.
Adam spent some time working in small animal practice in Glenhuntly before coming across the bridge to work in Altona and became a partner in Altona Vet Clinic in October 2009.
Adam has attended national and international conferences throughout his career and completed a postgraduate course in small animal medicine in 2006. He also has a passion for all aspects of small animal surgery.
His interests outside of work include camping, fishing, hiking, AFL, cricket and really any sport that involves a bat or ball. Adam and his wife Sally in recent years have had their hands full with 2 daughters, their cat, and their Golden Retriever.
Dr Samantha Wycherley
Veterinarian – BVSc
Sam graduated from Massey University in New Zealand in 2015 and began her career in a mixed practice in Otaki, NZ.
Sam moved to the UK in 2017 where she worked in a variety of small animal practices and travelled around Europe and Asia.
She moved to Melbourne Australia in 2018 where she began work at Altona Vet Clinic. Sam enjoys all aspects of small animal medicine and surgery and particularly enjoys working with the local wildlife that is often brought to the clinic.
Outside of work Sam enjoys exploring Australia, photography, and spending time with her husband and new baby daughter, as well as her border collie Scout and Zanzibar the cat.
Dr Adeline Setijadi
Veterinarian – BVSc
Adeline started working as a small animal vet in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne after graduating from Melbourne University in 2007. She then worked as an emergency vet for three years in a 24-hour vet emergency centre, before passing an exam in 2014 to become a member of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists in the field of emergency and critical care. She joined the team at Altona Vet in July 2014.
Outside of work, Adeline loves going on culinary adventures and spending time with her husband and baby daughter. She also has three fur-babies: a lazy 14-year-old Labrador named Mac, and two ex-adoption cats named Rooney and Millie.
Dr Ruby Ivanov
Veterinarian – BVSc (hons), BSc (Hons)
Ruby joined our team in late 2018 and has combined her love of animals with a strong interest in health care (having previously worked in health research) to become a veterinarian. She has worked with companion animals in Melbourne since graduating in 2013. Ruby loves the opportunity veterinary care provides to meet pets and to work together with their families to keep them healthy and happy. As well as working with dogs and cats, Ruby has a special interest in rabbit and guinea pig care.
Ruby shares her home with her partner and cat Kali. In her spare time, Ruby enjoys food, wine, dancing, and vintage fashion.
Dr Christine Sheridan
Veterinarian – MVB (Hons)
Christine graduated with honours from UCD in Ireland in 2008. Having always wanted to travel, Christine spent time backpacking in South East Asia and Australia before settling in Albury Wodonga in 2011. After 8 years working in small animal practice regionally and closer to Melbourne, Christine joined the Altona Vet Clinic team in July 2019.
Outside of work Christine keeps busy completing a postgraduate degree in small animal medicine and enjoying the move to Altona where she now lives with her partner, their son and 2 cats, Lily and Buttons.
Dr Emily Ho
Veterinarian – BScH (Hon), DVM
Emily is originally from Toronto, Canada and ventured to Australia to chase her dream of becoming a vet. She completed her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 2016 and started her vet journey working in small animal practice in Geelong. After 18 months, she started locuming and has worked in over 20 different clinics in both rural and metro Melbourne. In 2020, Emily decided to join Altona Veterinary Clinic as a permanent team member.
She currently shares her home with 2 cats: a cheeky ginger cat named Stevie and a fluffy Devon Rex cat named Silvie.
Dr Tiffany Pang
Veterinarian – BScs, DVM
Tiffany graduated from the University of Melbourne and worked at a small animal clinic in regional Victoria for 2 years. Excited to be back in Melbourne, Tiffany joined the team here at the Altona Veterinary Clinic. She has a keen interest in imaging, emergency, and surgery. She is looking forward to bringing the best care to your beloved pets and getting to know the community in Altona and surrounds.
Outside of work she enjoys hiking, baking, and spending time with her family and friends.
Head Veterinary Nurse
Kylie joined our nursing team in 2010 after completing her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing & was promoted to Head Veterinary Nurse in 2014. She also completed her Diploma in Veterinary Nursing in 2018. Kylie enjoys many aspects of her job, especially the challenges and learning experiences we face every day.
Outside of work she enjoys exercising, shopping, travel & spending time with her two mischievous nephews.
Kylie has a cheeky West Highland Terrier called Noah.
Alexis joined our team in June 2019 as a trainee Veterinary Nurse. She now has completed her Certificate II in Animal Studies and Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing. Alexis loves working alongside animal lovers every day, also working in the emergency department of Southpaws Speciality Veterinary Surgery.
In her spare time, Alexis loves to spend time with her cats and dogs and also enjoys travelling, camping, and representing Australia in clay target shooting.
Amanda joined our team in November 2014, she completed her Certificate IV in Veterinary nursing at Victoria University Werribee in 2010. She enjoys all aspects of nursing, in particular surgery. She loves going out with friends, going to the gym and loves living with her husband, baby boy and fur children, Fry the Groodle and cats Kimmy and Slashie.
Amanda has recently completed a diploma of Business and Management to help her excel her career within the veterinary industry.
Courtney joined our clinic in July 2014 as a trainee Veterinary Nurse. Courtney completed her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing in 2016. Courtney is also a qualified Human Nurse, completing a Bachelor of Nursing in 2013. She is a passionate horse rider and when not at the clinic is most likely to be at the paddock.
Courtney has a Miniature Schnauzer called Lily and a Quarter Horse called Indy. She has a passion for animals, her interests include medical and surgical nursing.
Elise joined our team in January 2017 whilst completing her Veterinary Nursing course and graduated in 2018. Elise started a career in Education, however quickly realised that her true passion was working with animals. Elise has a strong passion for surgical nursing and animal welfare.
Outside of work Elise enjoys swimming, trying new brunch spots with her Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Brodie and baking and decorating cakes.
Jessica joined our team in December 2020 as a Student Veterinary Nurse. Jessica became a qualified Veterinary Nurse in June 2021. Jessica loves all aspects of nursing especially when she gets to cuddle patients during their surgical procedure recovery.
In her spare time, she loves to take her dog Shadow, a Staffy Cross for walks, enjoys cuddles with her two cats Pepa and Cody, and spoiling her two rabbits Nutella and Luna.
Kathleen loves working at the Altona Veterinary Clinic and has been since 2002. She has her advanced nursing qualifications and loves all aspects of Veterinary Nursing. You are likely to see Kathleen greeting your pet at reception.
Kathleen is very much interested in wildlife and cat adoption. She has a whippet called Nel who is a great companion for her cat Dash.
Trainee Veterinary Nurse
Lauren joined the team in July 2021, as part of her training for her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing. Lauren enjoys all aspects of nursing, especially surgery.
Lauren has a 10-month-old Golden Retriever named Douglas, who absolutely loves everyone, everything, and loud squeaky toys.
Outside of work she enjoys cooking, camping, arts, crafts, Disney, and trivia nights.
Maddi officially joined the team in 2014 after volunteering here for 2 years. In 2015 she completed her Certificate II in Animal Studies & her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing. Maddi loves all aspects of nursing, but in particular surgery and emergencies.
Outside of work, Maddi has two beautiful children, a baby boy Cooper, and a stepdaughter Charlotte. She also has 2 fur babies who were adopted by her and her partner, Baxter, who came along in 2019 and Nora in at the start of 2022. Maddi is Currently awaiting her wedding day to her partner Jarrod that has been held off due to COVID.
When Maddi is not working, you’ll see her enjoying time with her family, who is all about sports, so if she isn’t playing or relaxing with them, she’s probably on the court playing or coaching basketball.
Michelle joined the Altona Veterinary Clinic team in January 2020, where she has been reunited with vet Christine and nurse Amanda, who she worked with many years ago in Albury. Michelle made the move to Melbourne in 2014 with her husband Nathan. She has worked in a variety of positions across the animal care industry whilst in Melbourne, before happily returning to the veterinary field. Michelle has 4 fur babies, Suki a Pekeingese x, Sampson a Pomeranian x, Swashie a Domestic Medium Hair, and her newest baby Splinter a Devon Rex x that she found through our kitten adoption program.
When she is not at work, Michelle likes to express her creativity through photography, sewing, art and design.
Sarah completed her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing in 2010 alongside nurses Amanda and Kylie and joined our team in July 2015. Sarah loves all aspects of nursing and takes care of our social media accounts.
Outside of work, Sarah lives with her husband Graham, their dog Destiny and their 3 cats Willow, Happy and Basil. In her spare time, she likes to catch up with family and friends, watch movies at boutique cinemas and one day would love to own a Yorkshire Terrier.