Meet Our Team

Given how much trust you need to have in the professionals who look after your furry friends, we think it's only fair that you get to know a little bit more about us. All of our vets are members of the Australian Veterinary Association, while our nurses have Certificate IV Veterinary Nursing qualifications.


Dr. Trevor Pavey

Practice Owner (BSc BVMS Adjunct Lecturer (Murdoch) Certified Canine Hydrotherapist (CCH))

Dr. Trevor is a graduate from Murdoch University where he completed a Bachelor of Science and Veteri...

Dr. Amos Whitehead

Veterinarian (BSc BVMS)

Dr. Amos graduated from Murdoch University after completeing a Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of M...

Dr. Kathryn McMullen

Veterinarian (BSc BVMS)

Dr Kathryn has worked with us as a part time vet since 2015. Having more than 15 years experience, she is comfortable seeing all types of pets and their problems. When she's not working, she's busy looking after her family and her horse.

Dr. Kristen Holloway

Veterinarian (Bsc BVMS)

Dr Kristen started off her career working in a mixed animal practice for 10 years, treating everything from dogs and cats to alpacas and goats.  Since then she has worked in small animal practices in Melbourne and Perth. Kristen loves challenging cat patients and all problems associated with skin and eyes. Kristen's family includes a Ridgeback, King Charles Spaniel and a naughty Burmese cat.

Carolyn Newell

Veterinary Practice Manager (Cert IV Veterinary Nursing, RVN)

Carolyn is a qualified veterinary nurse with over 25 years of experience who is our practice manager. Growing up in Sydney, her love of animals developed at a young age with a household always full of pets.

In her spare time, Carolyn enjoys spending time with her two daughters, as well as the family pets which include 3 cats, a dog, tropical fish and a canary.

Melissa Raso

Veterinary Nurse (Cert IV Veterinary Nursing, RVN)

After graduating from university with a Bachelor of Creative Industries (majoring in photography), Melissa decided to pursue her lifelong dream of working with animals and began her studies in Veterinary Nursing. After qualifying in 2016, she began working with us in 2017.

Melissa has a special interest in surgical nursing and wildlife. She also has a very special interest in cats!

Melissa has an adorable black cat at home named 'Sweetie' and will gladly show you photos of her if you ask while at reception - so beware!


Nadine Cook

Kennel Hand

Nadine is our boarding attendent and also helps out in the grooming salon when needed. She has been with us for more than 10 years and knows our kennels inside out. She is always more than happy to give our boarders that extra bit of time and attention that makes all the difference when your pets are away from home.

Rachel Graham

Veterinary Nurse (Cert IV Veterinary Nursing, RVN, Certified Canine Hydrotherapist (CCH))

Rachel is a registered veterinary nurse with over 25 years of experience in the veterinary industry and has taken extra study to become one of Australia's first registered canine Hydrotherapists as well as a Certified Remedial Massage Therapist. She works exclusively in our rehabilitation department, "Perth Dog Rehab" helping to improve the lives of of her patients in our underwater treadmill. 

When she is not working you can find her down south, kayaking or at antique stores hunting for old cameras.

Rachel’s family pets are a Cavoodle named Phoebe, a Western Bearded Dragon named Andy, two budgies named Pascal and Meeko, and assorted tropical fish.

Megan Sims

Veterinary Nurse (Cert IV Veterinary Nursing, RVN)

After proudly gaining her veterinary nurse qualification Megan has since become a nurse and kennel assistant with us. At home Megan has many pets including her family Labrador, Rebel, her sassy but lovable British short hair cat Wiggles, 3 guinea pigs, 4 budgies and a bunch of tropical fish which all keep her busy in her spare time.

Debra Fay


Deb has always had a passion for all animals and their well being. She joined the fantastic team at Lakeside Vet Centre in 2020 as a receptionist.

She believes in effective communication and providing a professional and friendly service to all clients and patients who attend the hospital.

When not at work Deb lives with her husband and beuatiful rescue dog Luna, who is going through her own journey after a traumatic start to life.

Barbara Snith

Receptionist (RVN)

Barb recently joined our team as a receptionist and has worked in the veterinary industry for 20 years.

At home, she has a Spoodle called Laya and an adopted cat called Woody. (Named after Woody in Toy Story due to his cowboy walk!)

Barb is passionate about wildlife conservation and currently sponsors three elephant adoptions. Her plan is to one day volunteer her time in an elephant sanctuary and make a positive difference in their lives.

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