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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 always looking at way to expand his vast surgical repertoire and over the last few years he is proficient in laparoscopic abdominal surgery – also known as ‘key hole surgery’ – which is at the cutting edge of Veterinary Surgery. This has 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. Family life if busy for Murray and Anna – they have two daughters, Madeline and Olivia – both now at University. They have 4 pets – Tonic a Border Terrier, Bella the ageing Pomeranian and two cats, Truffles – a white cat – that is rarely ever white. Then there is Cali – a very independent Tabby, who has Feline Epilepsy.

When not looking after her family and pets, Anna enjoys reading, sewing and walking – though Tonic & Bella struggle to keep up these days. 

Her goal for 2021 – 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 and loves those complex cases!

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 her partner, two young children and a aging black Labrador, Koopa. 

Kirsty works on a part time basis at the clinic Wednesdays, Thursday along with shared weekend duties.

 

Alan Bult

Veterinarian

Dr Alan joined our team early 2019 and brings a wealth of experience, knowledge and genuine care with him.

Alan has been a practice owner and has been busy in recent years working with shelter dogs and cats.

He is a footy devote, some may say tragic – Richmond is his team!

When he is not working he is kept busy with family life, his pets and footy.

 

 

Our Vet Nurses

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 Middle Brighton Vet, ensuring the smooth running of our clinic.

She lives locally, sharing her house with her naughty but nice cat, Heidi!

Laura is pictured here with Heidi who was having a relaxing time in our cattery.

Laura is studying to complete her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing.

 

Steph L

Qualified Veterinary Nurse 

 Steph came to MBVC as a new graduate nurse, ready to take on the world with her experiences with birds and emergency ICU work.

Not only does Steph love animals but also reading, and actually named her cat after Harry Potter’s mother – Lily.

 Pictured here receiving a very special kiss from the very special Andy who frequently holidays in our cattery!

 

 

 

Sophie

Trainee Vet Nurse

 Sophie is a welcomed addition to our nursing team and is studying to complete her Cert IV in Vet Nursing.

Originally from country Victoria, Sophie completed her Cert II in Animal Studies before moving to the city with the goal of becoming a qualified Vet Nurse. 

 Sophie, like all of us, has had a variety of pets throughout her life and is the proud owner of her very grumpy, but very charming cat, Hamish.

 Sophie is an enthusiastic member of our team, pictured here with the very gorgeous puppy, Ruby.

 

 

 

Chloe

Hospital Attendant

Wanting to work with animals for as long as she can remember, Chloe is the newest addition to our nursing team. She has recently completed her Cert III in animal studies, and will continue on to become a Qualified Vet Nurse.

She cares for all animals as her own, giving lots of loves, cuddles and kisses to all who come through our doors. 

Like all of us Chloe has two lovely fur babies of her own. Xena the Moodle and the recent addition of Nala the cheeky kelpie. 

Chloe is pictured here with her beautiful girl Nala.

 

 

 

Sophia

Hospital & Cattery Attendant

Sophia is a local school student currently in Year 12 who works mainly in the hospital and cattery. She cares for the surgery patients getting them ready to be re united with their owners and ensuring the smooth running of our hospital – ready for the next day – what ever that may be!

 

Our Reception Team

Steph G

Receptionist 

We are delighted to have Steph G as part of our clinic and Lead our Reception Team!

Steph has been involved in the dental industry for many years – both as a star dental Nurse and also in administration and is an outstanding Receptionist.

When not on the phone or at the desk taking care of clients and their pets, she is working busy behind the scenes helping out with Practice Managment.

She has a great love for all animals and a very caring nature. And had recently added her very own fury baby, Riggs a spirited young Staffy!

 

Danielle

Receptionist

Meet Danielle!

Quick with a smile, greeting, and delicious treat for your furry friend, Danielle is delighted to be a part of the reception team! She has spent the last nine years in the animal industry, previously working in a boarding cattery, followed by an animal shelter. 

In her down time, Danielle enjoys reading, writing, and spending time with her fiancé and dogs: two adorable and loving Frenchies! 

 

Olivia

Receptionist – part time

Olivia currently completes our reception team, working on a part time basis as she finishes her Law Degree.

She is another friendly face at reception and on the other end of the phone – Olivia will make you and your pet feel at ease.

She has always been surrounded by animals – with both her parents being Vets, and loves all animals, but has a particular love for her cat, Cali.

 

 

 

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