Our aim is to provide the highest standard of care to all pets.
At Kilmore Vet we offer modern, professional and affordable health care for your pets. We aim to make your pet feel at ease in our clinic with a caring and gentle approach to treatment and consultations. Our dedicated team of highly qualified veterinarians, nurses and client services are all passionate about pets and avid animal lovers. Our vets have special interests and expertise in advanced surgical cases, pet behaviour, diagnostic imaging, and more. We have cat boarding facilities to look after your precious fur family while you're away. Our popular Puppy School classes provide basic training skills to ensure your new pup grows up to be a well-behaved, sociable dog. We look forward to welcoming you and your pet to our veterinary family.
Paul spent the first years of his career working at the Kilmore and Wallan vet practices, where he built a broad range of medical and surgical skills. After developing a passion for surgery he moved to the UK where he spent 2 years undertaking specialised training in advanced surgical and medical techniques in one of Scotland's top vet hospitals.
After returning in mid 2009 Paul took the opportunity to purchase the Kilmore and Wallan practices following the retirement of the previous owner.
Using the most modern techniques and equipment Paul strives to provide Mitchellshire pet owners access to top treatments, without the need for referral to specialist centres. He holds extra qualifications in surgery having gained his Memberships from the Australian College of Veterinary Science, giving him the recognition of being highly skilled in all aspects of surgery.
Paul is the owner of a very cheeky cat called Roy who was hand raised from 1 week old, and a food obsessed cat named Hamish, both were strays handed into the vet clinic.
Paul's tip for pet owners: "Prevention is key, don't wait for something to go wrong, regular checks will ensure optimal long term health for your pet."
Ellena came to work at the Northern Veterinary Group immediately after graduating from the University of Queensland in 2016.
She always wanted a job that would constantly challenge her and involve lifelong development. After growing up with lots of pet dogs and animals being a big part of her life, becoming a vet seemed like the perfect career fit.
She thoroughly enjoys canine medicine and surgery and the diagnostic processes involved in achieving an answer to the sometimes difficult question 'what's wrong?'
She has a strong interest in further developing her skills in ultrasound and surgery.
Ellena has a Border Collie named Leeroy and is on the look out for a Great Dane or Golden Retriever pup.
Elle's tip for pet owners:
"There's no such thing as a free pet. Even basic preventative treatments cost money so do your sums to ensure you know what to expect."
Sophie graduated from Murdoch University WA in 2017, and has spent the last 12 months in regional NSW before joining the Northern Veterinary Group team. She has always had a fascination with all things medical, and being an animal lover, becoming a vet seemed like the obvious career choice. Sophie believes in working as a team with both owners and their pets, as well as her colleagues to achieve the best outcome.
Sophie spent a lot of time working in an emergency veterinary hospital before becoming a vet, and this has lead to a strong interest in emergency and critical care. She also has a strong interest in anaesthesia and pain management, and looks forward to developing her skills in these areas.
Sophie's tip for pet owners:
"If you're worried enough to call us, then you're worried enough to bring them down for a consultation, no matter how trivial you may feel the issue is."
Olivia graduated from the University of Melbourne in 2018. She spent two weeks of placement at the Wallan clinic during her clinical year and she enjoyed it so much she decided she didn’t want to leave and joined the team in early 2019.
Olivia wanted to be a vet ever since she can remember. As a young girl she used to love looking after the family pet dog, cat, chickens, cows and she even had a few pet worms! She has a keen interest in surgery and would like to further develop her skills in this area.
Olivia’s tip for pet owners:
"Regular dental checks are key to preventing pain and increasing our pets longevity."
Juliette grew up in the U.K. and gained her Veterinary from the University of Liverpool. She moved over to Australia in 2016, initially living in North Queensland for two years before settling in Victoria where the weather is far more agreeable to her English disposition!
Juliette enjoys spending her spare time trying to train her children and two dogs (she has given up on training her husband).
Juliette's tip for pet owners:
Nail clips are stressful for most dogs and cat, getting them used to being handled from a young age may reduce the anxiety of this procedure.
Julie has been working at the Kilmore and Wallan clinics since 2003, with a break in 2004 when she had her son. She works at both the Kilmore and Wallan locations, playing a key role in keeping the practice running smoothly and everyone else organised. Julie joined the practice after 19 years working in an office, spurred on by her love of animals. She enjoys every aspect of her job, from working with animals and helping out clients to running the busy office.
Julie has one dog named Yogi, a Kelpie X that she was asked to look after for 2 weeks and that was over 2 years ago.
In her spare time, Julie is kept busy being involved in the local basketball association where her son plays. If time permits she enjoys cooking and gardening.
Julie’s tip for pet owners:
"Be a responsible pet owner and enjoy their company.”
Wendy joined the Northern Veterinary Group in March 2011. She became fully qualified in 2014 and works full time at our Kilmore practice.
Having always wanted to work with animals, Wendy took the opportunity to follow her dream when her children started school. Being able to help animals is both a joy and a challenge. Investigating why they are ill and helping nurse them back to health is very satisfying.
Her greatest enjoyment is having regular patients become our friends and she takes pride in the fact our clients trust us to look after their beloved pets.
Wendy is always interested in learning new procedures and improved ways to deal with patients in pain to ensure they can get back home faster.
She is the proud owner of a Pomeranian-X named Lexi, plus Millie-moo and and Cleo two stray cats who chose Wendy and her two girls to be their family.
Wendy's tip for pet owners:
"If you vaccinate your pets and look after them properly, they will reward you with endless unconditional love."
The longest serving member of staff at the Northern Veterinary Group, Jana first started working at the Kilmore practice over 20 years ago.
She has always loved animals, and enjoys being involved in their wellbeing and treatment in all circumstances.
Jana is the proud owner of a much loved geriatric Australian cattle dog, and a similarly loved and elderly ginger cat. In her spare time, she enjoys tennis and cooking.
Jana’s tip for pet owners:
“A firm hand and buckets of T.L.C.”
Rebecca spent a couple of years after high school procrastinating what she wanted to do with her life, trying her hand at office work and then gaining her Diploma in Beauty Therapy. Never feeling completely fulfilled, and always having a love of animals, Rebecca gained employment as a kennel hand in 2010. Within a few months she moved into a nursing role and spent the next eight years honing her skills and knowledge until in 2018 she moved on from her first clinic to join The Northern Veterinary Group and start a new challenge with an excellent new team, including her new pal Taco Cat. With nine years of nursing experience now under her belt, the days are still filled with enough hard work and snuggles to keep Rebecca happy with her decision to pursue her childhood dream of working with animals.
Rebecca has two 10 year old Spoodle x Maltese sisters who are spoilt rotten and a Cockatiel that found a permanent home after coming in as a stray at her previous clinic.
Rebecca's tip for pet owners:
"If you don’t have pet insurance, creating an emergency fund for your pet can help ease those unfortunate times when surprise injuries or illnesses strike."
I came from humble beginnings; left with my sister in a hessian bag by the bus stop. My sister was happily rehomed whilst I took up residence at the clinic getting all the love and attention I could want.
My clinic duties include greeting staff warmly each morning before supervising the most important job in the clinic; refilling of food and changing of the litter tray. My day consists of supervising all patients being admitted, testing the surgery heating mat is up to full functionality and acting as warden to the morning cattery checks. This takes up a lot of energy, so I will break for a good 5-6hours of nap time before doing the afternoon rounds of helping with the washing and ensuring my food bowl is filled before my security night shift begins.
Clinic life can be stressful for my human co-workers so I keep a calm, cool and collected approach to all aspects of my life (just don't attempt to take my blood). Pats and scratches and sitting in front of the computer screen are specialities of mine to let them know I care, but I know when to head off for a nap and let my human co-workers do their job.