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.


Dr. Ryan Kotas

Veterinarian (DVM)

Dr Ryan Kotas graduated from Murdoch University where he completed a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine with Distinction. His ever growing love for animals had started in back in Melbourne with a Bachelor of Biological Sciences (Zoology Major). Having found the Perth-paradise of sunny weather and beautiful beaches he decided to stay in WA. Ryan is very passionate about small animal medicine with an emphasis on fear-free consulting, and finds working with timid and shy cats & dogs rewarding. 


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 subsequently qualified in Veterinary Nursing. 

Melissa is one of our dedicated surgical nurses, making sure everything runs smoothly for all the operations we do. She also has special interests in wildlife and 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!

 


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

Receptionist

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.


  
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