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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. 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 2019 – 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 a cat, a dog and her partner and young baby. Pickles is her black domestic shorthair cat who is infatuated with Koopa the aging 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 works on a part time basis at the clinic Wednesdays, Thursday along with shared weekend duties.

 

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 and footy.

 Alan works in the clinic on Monday, Wednesday, Friday along with shared weekend duties.

 

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.

Steph 

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.

 

Steph hopes that one day, she will continue on her studies to become a vet.

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

 

 

 

Briony

Trainee Veterinary Nurse 

Briony is a new addition to our nursing team and is currently studying for her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing at Box Hill Tafe.

 She is, like the rest of us a lover of cats having 5 wonderful cats to share her life!

 

 

 

Liv

Qualified Veterinary Nurse

Liv comes to us all the way from Galway, Ireland. Not only has she qualified as a vet nurse but she also undertook a Masters degree in Animal Welfare and Behaviour from Queens University, Belfast.

Livs is travelling around Australia on a working holiday and we are most fortunate that she is spending a number of months with us.

She is missing her cats – Dinah, Rio and James, but is happy to get cuddles from one of our hospital patients, Mindy.

Tiana

Hospital & Cattery Attendant

Tiana has been apart of the MBVet community for many years – having bought her first family pet, Muffin to us for many years and now we welcome her as a team member.

You will see Tiana, on the weekends, mainly working behind the scenes, taking care of the cats in our Cattery and ensuring the smooth running of our hospital.

Tiana one day hopes to be a vet and we are here to help her on her journey.

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 completes our Reception team!

Courtney is a great member of the Middle Brighton Vet. She has such a kind and friendly nature and always has a smile on her face. She strives to make you feel welcome and at ease and is very quick to greet your furry friend with a tasty treat!

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

 

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Mon - Fri: 8am - 7pm
Sat: 8am - 2pm
Sun: 10am - 12pm

Address

762 Hampton St, Brighton, VIC 3186