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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 is only one of a very few GP vets 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 School 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. Neither have elected to follow in their parent’s footsteps.

They have 3 cats – Truffles – a white cat – that is rarely ever white and Cali – a very independent Tabby, who has Feline Epilepsy and the newest member, Moo a spunky black and white cat

When not looking after her family and pets, Anna enjoys reading, sewing and walking. 

In 2024 they hope to welcome a new arrival – a new puppy – Border terrier of course!

 

Dr 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 – 2 cats and a crazy Labrador dog, Joey and footy.

 

 

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 young kitten, Walter completes the family.

Currently Kirsty is working on weekends.

 

Dr Pey Hor

Veterinarian

Dr Pey graduated from the University of Melbourne in 2013. Being a vet was her childhood dream & she continues to lover her job working with not only the animals but the humans involved too. 

Pey has worked at number of vet clinics, including the large 24 hour vet hospitals, both in Melbourne and in London and is now settling down in the Bayside area she grew up in.

 Pey is interested in all aspects of Vet medicine & surgery and spends lots of her time outside work listening to podcasts & reading forums to gain more knowledge. She is particularly interested in Dermatology and Dentistry and is currently undertaking further training and study in Dentistry.

Pey spends her house with her husband, a rambunctious Frenchie, Richie and their ginger cat, Captain Hook. In her spare time, Pey loves to travel, go suba diving and hit the slopes skiing.

 

 

 

 

 

Our Vet Nurses

Steph L

Qualified Veterinary Nurse 

 Steph came to MBVC as a new graduate nurse a number of years ago, 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!

 

 

 

 Sarah

Veterinary Nurse

Sarah has been a pet-owner for as long as she can remember, from cats and dogs to sugar gliders and a ferret named Fudge. She joined the animal-care industry in 2021, wanting to give back to those fluffy friends who have brought us so much joy. 
Caring and compassionate she works hard to ensure all pets under her care are well looked after. She is currently enrolled at Box Hill Institute studying for her Cert IV in Vet Nursing.
In her spare time, Sarah enjoys reading, usually cuddled up with her dog, Buddy or cat, Smudge.

Sarah is a wonderful addition to our team.

 

 

 

 

 

Alyx

Veterinary Nurse

Alyx  is a valued team member – caring, considerate and very conscientious. She is well on her way to make the most wonderful vet nurse.

 

 

 

 

Kristy

Hospital Attendant

Kristy works behind the scenes our Hospital and Cattery caring for the patients as they recovery from surgery, caring for those sick in hospital and making the cats in the cattery at ease during their stay.

Caring and compassionate, Kristy is hoping to be come a Qualified Vet nurse.

In her down time she is heavily involved in the local community – football, netball in the off season as well as fundraising for a number of charities.

Pictured here, with her less than impressed cat, Meow Meow. 

 

 

Larrissa

Veterinary Nurse – Trainee

Larrisa is a local having completed Year 12 in 2023 and is embarking on her Vet Nursing career with us.  She has completed her Cert II in Vet Nursing and hopes to start her Cert IV in 2024.

Larrisa is works to help out at Reception, in the consult room to help the process of outpatient patient care run smoothly. She also looks after the Cats in the morning and also works behind the scenes our Hospital assisting nurses as they care for the patients as they recovery from surgery, caring for those sick in hospital and ensures the smooth running of our clinic

Caring and compassionate with a soft spot for cats, Larrisa is pictured here, with one of our boarders getting a loving scratch. 

 

 

Tess

Hospital & Cattery Attendant

Tess is a local University student currently studying Veterinary Science at Melbourne University & 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!

Pictured here on placement – giving a cute pony a loving neck scratch!

 

Our Reception Team

Steph G

Head Receptionist 

Steph G is our star receptionist who instantly puts you at ease on arrival at the clinic or when speaking to her on the other end of the phone!

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 loving pet parent to Riggs, a spirited Staffy!

 

Ash

Receptionist

Meet Ash, the mother of 3 beautiful cats Nellie, Zui and Frank.

A friendly smile awaits you at our clinic, all thanks to our dedicated vet receptionist, Ash. With a true passion for animals and a heart full of empathy, Ash plays a pivotal role in ensuring that both pets and their owners feel comfortable and well-cared for from the moment they walk through our doors.

Her ability to connect with people and animals alike makes her an indispensable part of our team. So, the next time you visit our clinic, be sure to say hello to Ash.

 

 

 

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Sat: 8am - 2pm
Sun:CLOSED

Address

762 Hampton St, Brighton, VIC 3186