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Our Vets

Dr Murray Collings

Veterinarian BVSc. MVS

Since graduating from the University of Queensland in 1986, Murray has spent the majority of his career in Melbourne. He has been the owner of the Middle Brighton Veterinary Centre since 1991 and along with his wife, Anna, has built it into the busy, well respected clinic we see today. The clinic is based on excellence in patient care and customer service.

Murray is our Surgical expert, having completed a Masters of Veterinary Studies in Small Animal Surgery at the University of Melbourne shortly after graduating. He also has a soft spot for Rabbits, and along with the other team members, the Middle Brighton Veterinary Centre has developed a reputation as a ‘Rabbit Friendly’ Clinic.

Murray is currently expanding his vast surgical repertoire to include laparoscopic abdominal surgery – also known as ‘key hole surgery’ – which is at the cutting edge of Veterinary Surgery and will have a profound impact on patient’s recovery. This equates to getting back to the park & beach sooner!

In his spare time Murray enjoys motorbike riding & a glass of a good wine with some French cheese!

 

Dr Anna Platt

Veterinarian BVSc (Hons) MVS

Anna graduated Dux of her year in 1989 from Melbourne University and began her career there as a Medical and Surgical Intern in Dogs and Cats. After completing her Masters of Veterinary Studies she worked as an Emergency Vet in Melbourne before travelling to England for some fun and more experience. In 1996 she joined Murray at the Middle Brighton Veterinary Centre.

Anna’s interests lie in medicine and animal behaviour and runs the Clinic’s Puppy Preschool Program. She is a compassionate vet & dedicated to the health and welfare of all the patients in the practice.

Growing up Anna always wanted to be a vet and has never been without a pet in her life. Married life if busy for Murray and Anna – they have two daughters, Madeline and Olivia. Then there is Gina, their very cute and talented Border Terrier dog & Gina’s son, Tonic – who use to be a regular at Puppy Preschool – now she spends her Tuesday evenings curled up in her bed! They also have a third dog, Bella the very happy Pomeranian. Then there are their two cats – Truffles – a white cat – that is rarely every white and Cali – a very independent Tabby!

When not looking after her family and pets, Anna enjoys reading, sewing and walking Gina,Tonic & Bella. Her recent goals have been achieved – her motorbike licence & completing an intensive course in Diagnositic Ultrasound in Dogs and Cats by Distance Education. Her goal for 2018 – as always, is to fine tune the work life balance!

 

Dr Kirsty Tepper

Veterinarian

Dr Kirsty has been a vital member of our Vet Team since 2015. Kirsty is an experienced, caring Veterinarian working full time – she is either in consults or doing surgery each week day, except Tuesdays.

Kirsty graduated from Melbourne University in 2002. Since then she has continued updating her knowledge by completing distance education courses and in 2013 she became a member of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists in the field of small animal internal medicine.

Kirsty shares her home with a cat, a dog and her partner and young baby. Pickles is a black 3 year old domestic shorthair cat who is infatuated with Koopa the 9 year old black Labrador. It is very difficult to get a great photo of them curled up together – they are just a mass of black fur!

Kirsty is back with us on a part time basis working Wednesdays, Thursday along with shared weekend duties, after having her baby, Emily.

 

Dr Kendall Rider

Veterinarian BSc DVM

Kendall graduated from the University of Melbourne in 2015. She began her career working in a mixed practice. In August we welcomed her to the Middle Brighton Veterinary Centre.
Kendall has always loved animals and wanted to be a veterinarian. She enjoys all areas of veterinary medicine.

Kendall is owned by two ginger cats. Teddy loves snoozing in the sun. Monty is much more active, he loves to find trouble and create chaos where ever he goes!

Pictured here caring for a injured possum that was bought to the clinic for care.

 

Our Vet Nurses

Liz

Veterinary Nurse

Liz is a great vet nurse! Having a great attitude and love for the animals that are under her care. Liz is very excited to be working in the job she has dreamed her whole life! Whilst she loves all animals she has a soft spot for birds, and enjoys caring for her two cockatiels Shadow and Angels when not at work.

Liz is pictured here with the furriest love in her life, Lucy an Exotic shorthaired cat.

Liz is currently studying for her Cert IV in Veterinary Nursing.

Katy

Qualified Vet Nurse

Katy, coming to us all the way from Ireland joined the MBVC team in July 2018.

She started her nursing career in lreland with a one year course in Animal Care and then completed a three year Bachelor of Science in Veterinary Nursing degree.

Before coming to Australia, Katy worked in mixed and small animal veterinary practices as well as doing regular shifts on a pet farm.

Katy is a lover of all small animals but has a particular soft spot for cats. She maintains the best part of her job is seeing a sick animal get back on their feet!

In her spare time you can find her on the beach, socialising with friends or taking care of her newly adopted cat “Shakes”.

Pictured here with one of our favourite Cattery regular, Mungo!

Laura

Veterinary Nurse

Laura is a great member of our team and is studying to become a Qualified Vet Nurse. She is vital part of our team, ensuring the smooth running of our clinic especially our Cattery and Hospital.

She is pictured here caring for very cute dog, Muffin, who was recovering from surgery.

Stacey

Qualified Veterinary Nurse

Stacey is the newest member of our team having completed her training to become a Qualified Vet Nurse. She is a happy nurse that enjoys caring for our patients and delivering exceptional care to all.

Whilst she loves all animals, she has a soft spot for Boxer dogs – owning one herself!

She is pictured here with the very gorgeous cat from our cattery, Mungo.

Jane

Vet Nurse

Jane is new to the veterinary industry but has dreamed of working with animals from a young age and we welcomed to our team early in 2018.

She is currently studying to become a fully qualified vet nurse and is working with us at the clinic part time. She enjoys all aspects of veterinary nursing especially giving cuddles to animals who need comfort.

Jane grew up in country Victoria and now lives with her family including three kids, two furry cavalier kids, four beautiful budgies and many fabulous fish.

Jane is pictured here with the very gorgeous Moose, who is a regular in our Cattery!

Anna

Hospital & Cattery Attendant

Anna first came to the MBVC when she commenced her Duke of Ed certificate back in 2015.

After she finished Year 12 and commenced her Science Degree at Melbourne Uni she returned to us working on the weekend in the Hospital and Cattery.

Anna is goal is to study hard and get into Vet Science – we think she’ll make a great vet!

Our Reception Team

Georgina

Receptionist

Georgina is our star Receptionist!

She has many years front of house experience and we are all delighted that she is the friendly face at reception or on the other end of the phone – Georgina will make you and your pet feel at ease.

She has always been surrounded by animals and has a particular love for dogs – especially her own two Molly and Toby.

 

Courtney

Receptionist

Courtney joins our Reception team!

Courtney is a great member of the Middle Brighton Vet Team. She has a kind and friendly nature and always has a smile on her face.

She is pictured here with the very gorgeous cat, Polo.

 

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Sat: 8am - 2pm
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