Vet Advisory Committee

 

Clinical decisions made by veterinarians

The Veterinary Advisory Committee (VAC) is an independent group of veterinarians and support team managers that are involved in the clinical decisions of NVC. VAC has active involvement in the vision, future, education and training, diagnostic equipment, suppliers and technology that ensure NVC is leading the veterinary industry.

All VAC members are nominated by their NVC colleagues to represent the clinical direction of the group. The VAC topics and discussion points are shared with all NVC veterinarians to provide clear communication regarding the topics presented and decisions that lead our clinical excellence.

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Alex has over 15 years of veterinary experience, studying Veterinary Science at Melbourne University and graduating in 1998. She has spent time working in Australia and overseas. Alex has been the Lead Veterinarian at Brunswick Central Veterinary Clinic for 8 years. While Alex has experience in both large and small animal medicine, she has a particular interest in small animal medicine as well as soft tissue and orthopaedic surgery.

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Dr Coles has been a Veterinary Specialist for over 35 years and brings a wealth of industry and commercial experience  He has owned and operated multiple practices in Melbourne.  Dr Coles was a Founding Executive Director of Greencross Ltd from June 2007 to January 2011. 

His past roles include Co-founder and Director of Animal Hospitals of Australia, Director Melbourne Veterinary Specialist Centre and Preceptor University of Alabama.  More recently he served as Executive Director and Operations and Acquisitions Manager Specialty and Emergency at Greencross Pty Ltd.

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Peter has over 25 years' experience in general small animal veterinary medicine.  He also has many years of management experience which he has gained through twelve years as a Co-owner and Lead Veterinarian of the Vetcall clinics on the Gold Coast.  He has a special interest in feline medicine and improving the quality of life in older pets.

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Andrea graduated in Veterinary Science at Melbourne University in 1997. She was previously a partner at Reservoir Veterinary Clinic and continues to be Lead Veterinarian there. She has practiced in small animal medicine since graduation and considers ongoing active education of veterinary team members is critical to providing excellent patient care. Andrea has a broad range of professional interests, including team building, leadership skills and implementing change. Her passion is clinical work, patient care, client care and getting best outcomes for her patients using up to date evidence based medicine and techniques.

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Amanda graduated from the University of Queensland Veterinary School in 2005 with Honours. Amanda has a wide range of experience having worked in various small animal clinics in Australia and the UK as well as volunteering some time in Botswana, Africa. She has a particular interest in Radiology and Ultrasonography.

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Miranda comes to the Vet Advisory Board with a broad range of experiences and knowledge with over 20 years' experience in the veterinary industry as a qualified Veterinary Nurse, Practice Manager and a partner. As a previous Practice Owner, Miranda has specific experience in and is particularly passionate about customer service and patient care, ensuring that both pets and their owners are well looked after.

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Bec joins the Veterinary Advisory Committee with over 6 years of experience. She completed a Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing as well as a Diploma in Vet Nursing/Practice Management. Bec has vast experience working with animals which she gained from growing up on a farm. This experience and her love for animals drew her to pursue a career in the veterinary industry. Bec is currently the Practice Manager and Senior Nurse at MyVet Byron Bay. While she finds all aspects of her job exciting, Bec has a particular interest in canine behaviour.

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Katie has been a Veterinary Nurse since 2002 and a Nursing Manager since 2008. Before entering the veterinary industry, Katie completed a Bachelor of Applied Animal Science in Aquatic Science at Deakin University, Warrnambool. She went on to study Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing which she completed in June 2009. Katie's main areas of interest are providing excellence in customer service and the highest standard of patient care.