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. 


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 completing a Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Me...

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 Loughton Graham

Veterinary Nurse (Cert IV Veterinary Nursing, RVN, Certified Canine Hydrotherapist (CCH), Certified Canine Remedial Massage Therapist (CCRMT))

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 her patients in our unique facility. 

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

Rachel has a much loved Cavoodle named Phoebe.

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.

Jacqueline Ward


Growing up on a property with many animals set Jacquie up for a love of animals and all things nature, particularly giving her a passion in ensuring their health and wellbeing are supported.

She still loves helping the family with their large array of pets whilst she has her dog, a cat, a horse and 3 hermit crabs.

After many years of working within different industries in positions based around customer service and accounting, she joined the team at an animal hospital to combine her skills and professional experience with her passion.

Jacquie had a few years away whilst she had her two children but is excited to be back and working in an industry where she is constantly growing and learning with enthusiasm. She loves to be able to create a warm and friendly environment and will go above and beyond to help clients, patients and the Lakeside team.

Kirsty Francis

Receptionist (Cert IV Veterinary Nursing, RVN )

Kirsty has over 8 years experience as a veterinary nurse but decided to take a break from the industry when her children were born.

When her son started full time school, Kirsty felt ready to jump back into working with us and is looking forward to meeting all of our wonderful clients and their furry companions.

In her spare time she enjoys going for a run with her big, beautiful but goofy golden retriever or taking her sweet border collie to the park with her husband and two young kids. 

Caitlin Bosch


Caitlin has always dreamt of working with animals and is currently studying Veterinary Science at Murdoch University.

She loves all animals and is passionate about their health and well-being. Caitlin joined the Lakeside Vet Centre team in 2021 as a receptionist. She enjoys welcoming clients and making them and their pets feel at home.

When not working or studying, Caitlin enjoys horse riding, training her golden retriever Maisey and taking her for long walks in the park.


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