Dr Vanessa Maughan works at our East Mornington hospital and has an interest in ultrasonography and radiography.
Vanessa grew up on the Mornington Peninsula on a farm in Balnarring and went to Woodleigh for secondary school. From there she entered the veterinary science degree at the University of Melbourne via a year in Agricultural Science and graduated in 1992.
Initially Vanessa worked in mixed animal practices in Bendigo, Castlemaine and Romsey, seeing a mix of horses, cattle, sheep and companion animals. After five years she moved back home to the Mornington Peninsula and started working with us at our East Mornington Clinic in 1998. Vanessa fast became a great asset to our clinic and a favourite with the clients she sees.
Vanessa has completed distance education courses in radiology and ultrasonography, which has made her our resident expert. You may find your pet's X-rays are forwarded to her for her opinion or that your pet is booked in with her for an ultrasound at East Mornington to ensure the best results possible. She also enjoys performing and assisting with the many and varied surgeries we offer.
In her spare time Vanessa enjoys yoga, swimming, gardening and playing with her children and pets. Vanessa has recently become one of the five owners/partners of Peninsula Vet Care. She works full-time mainly at our East Mornington Veterinary Hospital now that her lovely children, Declan and Bridget, are both at primary school. She enjoys helping pets be as happy and healthy as possible, and loves catching up with existing and new clients!
Dr Julie Campbell is part of our East Mornington Veterinary Hospital team. Julie's interest is in small animal surgery.
Julie joined our East Mornington team in 2007. Like many others in our teams she grew up on the Mornington Peninsula where she attended high school. Julie completed her veterinary science degree at the University of Melbourne in 2006 as a mature age student and worked at the Narre Warren Vet Clinic prior to joining Peninsula Vet Care.
She is especially interested in small animal surgery and is looking forward to expanding her expertise in this area. She also hopes to become involved in overseas desexing programs in Bali and Sri Lanka, following in the footsteps of many of our vets and nurses.
Julie is married with three children, two ragdoll cats, a rottweiler, two Maltese cross terriers and two green tree frogs. Looking after this lot keeps Julie pretty busy but in her free time she also enjoys a broad range of outdoor interests.
Julie is a genuine and caring veterinarian whom we hope you will all get to know and trust. Julie has recently become a grandmother and is also undertaking a distance education course in surgery.
Claire grew up on a small farm on the Mornington peninsula, and attended Woodleigh School. She graduated from the University of Melbourne with a degree in Veterinary Science in 2011 and started her veterinary career in mixed practice north of Melbourne. After 18 months working with horses, cows, goats and pigs, she was delighted to move back home to the Mornington peninsula and start working with Peninsula Vet Care. In her spare time Claire likes to oil paint and spend time at the beach. When feeling brave she also tries her best to keep up with her partner heading down a hill on a longboard skateboard.
Dr Imogene Collis grew up in Sydney and graduated with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science from the University of Sydney in 1999.
After a year of working in a small animal practice in Castle Hill, NSW, Imogene moved to Melbourne in 2001. This was initially only going to be for a year before leaving to travel overseas but she met her husband Mitchell and has been here ever since. Imogene worked at Karingal Vet Hospital for seven years and briefly at Ringwood Vet Clinic in between having two sons, Owen and Callum.
Her interest professionally is small animal medicine and she completed a postgraduate course in internal medicine problem solving in 2005.
Imogene and Mitchell have two dogs: Sydney, a cattle dog, and Melbourne, a Jack Russell terrier.
When she gets the chance Imogene loves running. Before having children she completed the Canberra marathon and has run most of the major fun runs in Australia. She has a T-shirt collection to prove it.
Imogene and Mitchell have built their dream home at Mount Martha. The house plans were designed by a company that specialises in energy-efficient homes, so they are doing their bit for climate change.
Dr Stacey Lethlean works part time at the Rye Beach and Rosebud clinics. Stacey speaks Greek, which is a great help for our Greek-speaking clients.
Stacey graduated from the University of Melbourne in the same year as her husband, Dr Mark Lethlean of our East Mornington Clinic. She was one of the original veterinarians at the Pearcedale Animal Aid and has been working at the Rosebud Clinic since 1995.
Stacey and Mark enjoy travelling around Austraila – camping, surfing and fishing with their family. They have two daughters, a Jack Russell terrier Trudi, Delilah the cat adopted from the Rosebud Cat Adoption Centre as a sickly kitten (she is quite healthy now) and Fluffy the green tree frog, who hitched a ride from Queensland on the bottom of a client's car.
Stacey has a great sense of humour and easygoing nature that makes her popular with both pets and their owners.
Clare moved to the Mornington Peninsula in 2014. After graduating from Melbourne University, Clare has lived and worked in Bendigo, the UK, Carlton in Melbourne and Darwin.She had planned to move to Darwin for 1 year but ended up staying for 8. Her and her family are thrilled to have now settled on the Mornington Peninsula. She has some connection to the peninsula because her father grew up and lived at “The Briars” in Mount Martha before it was sold to the National Trust. Clare grew up on a farm in Tumbarumba, NSW and aspired to be a vet from an early age.
Clare enjoys all aspects of small animal general practice, including emergency medicine and surgery. She currently works part time for Peninsula Vet Care and is a mother to her two young children. She also cares for her geriatric terrier cross dog and her cat.
When she has spare time she enjoys running, reading and outdoor pursuits with her family like camping.
Nikita has have been nursing for 8 years now. She has two beautiful blue American Staffordshire's named Mila and Levi that are her pride and joy, along with a plump ginger cat named Nee Nee. But of course she cannot forget her beloved clinic cat at East Mornington Gary also! Nikita loves working as a veterinary nurse. She has a special interest in canine behaviour and is currently studying to become a qualified canine behaviourist.
Kate Berg is a long time Peninsula resident. She grew up in Mornington, attending both Mornington primary and secondary schools.
After working as a veterinary surgical nurse at the Melbourne Veterinary Specialist Centre, Kate returned to her home town with a wealth of experience. Kate loves learning and plans to continue to expand her knowledge in order to best help your pets. She really enjoys working with our team and the pets and clients down at East Mornington. She even says she hopes to see out her days working with us! We look forward to a long and happy working relationship with Kate.
She shares her life outside of work with her two dogs, Tess and Molly, and her horse Jake. She has also adopted a cat, Tommy, through our clinic’s cat adoption program. Her two-legged family is made up of her husband, two stepchildren, Nathan and Emma, and her child Jack and a new baby boy.
We know you will find Kate friendly and helpful. Her commitment to caring for your pets shines through.
Breanna has been interested in vet nursing since a young age, after completing work experience at high School.
She has more then 5 years nursing experience, and has completed a certificate II and IV through Animal industries resource centre and has been fully qualified since July 2012.
She is interested in increasing her knowledge in surgery and learning more about physiotherapy and rehabilitation in dogs.
Breanna has a dog named Kayla, a chocolate Labrador that loves going to the beach and running around silly with her toys.
She have been lucky enough to have some long amazing trips in her life including going to Europe, America, New Zealand, Bali and Thailand. Travelling is definitely something she loves to do and hopes to go to more places in the future. She also has an interest in food, makeup and music.