Chris graduated from Melbourne University in 1979. He began his veterinary career in Mansfield, progressing to the UK, Saudi Arabia and Kununurra, flying around the Kimberley, before returning to Melbourne in 1985.
He started at Waverley Animal Hospital in 1986. Chris has a particular interest in dermatology, nutrition and behaviour. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family and the occasional game of golf.
Chris has a miniature groodle called Lexie, who has settled in well and passed obedience training with top marks!
BVSc (Hons) MACVSc (Small Animal Medicine)
Robbie graduated from The University of Melbourne in 2001. He worked in mixed practice in Warragul for 2 years, then worked and travelled around England and Europe for 2 years before working in a busy small animal clinic in Frankston for 4 years. After a year of locuming, Robbie started at the Waverley Animal Hospital in 2011.
Robbie enjoys Medicine, and completed Membership examinations in Small Animal Medicine with the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Surgeons in 2010. He has also completed a Distance Education course in Small Animal Surgery, and has done further study involving Emergency Medicine and Ultrasonography.
Robbie shares his spare time with his 2 cats, Melvin and Parker, his whippet Rosie, and his wife Christina (also a vet), daughter Camille and son Reuben. So when not working hard or chasing after furred or non-furred children, he plays baseball (for the mighty Frankston Tomatoes and Springvale Lions), enjoys listening to music and reading.
Ashley graduated from the University of Melbourne in 2011. She began her career in mixed practice at Bacchus Marsh dealing with all sorts of pets and farm animals. In 2015, she moved back to Melbourne to work with small animals.
Ashley enjoys all aspects of veterinary science including surgery, medicine and behaviour. She recently completed a distance learning course in low stress animal handling.
Ashley lives with her husband, Ben, her corgi, Bailey and cat, Hiro. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, cooking and learning Chinese.
Dr Jane Harris graduated from Melbourne University with Dr Robbie in 2001. She worked in private practice in Canberra and Sydney before spending 2 years working in England and traveling through Europe.
Since returning from England, Jane has split her time between part-time veterinary work and looking after a busy household of 4 children.
In addition to the kids of the 2 legged variety, Jane is mum to a cat, rabbit, fish and 3 hermit crabs. In her ever-dwindling spare time, she enjoys reading, cooking and getting to drink her coffee when it’s actually hot.
Patrycja graduated from the faculty of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Life Sciences in Poland in February 2016. During years at the university, she was a volunteer in a local animal shelter and joined animal rescue group which turned into being a foster career for sick or injured stray animals. In years 2013 – 2016 she joined a local vet clinic in Poland to start gaining practical experience while still studying.
Patrycja moved to Melbourne in March 2016 and successfully completed the National Veterinary Examination in Australia (University of Queensland) which allows her to obtain full registration not only in Europe, but also in Australasia.
Patrycja started her career in Australia working in a busy small animal practice in Northern Melbourne before joining our clinic in January 2019. She enjoys working in a GP practice and appreciates the opportunity to follow up cases and create relationships with patients and clients. She appreciates everyday challenges also by doing casual night shifts at the emergency centre where she extends her experience in dealing and consulting critically ill patients.
Patrycja lives in Bayside area with her husband Les and a Burmese cat named Leo.
After work she enjoys handcrafting, graphic design and board games as great methods to relax the mind and tries to keep her body fit by attending sport classes or playing squash.
Patrycja has bilingual proficiency and offers consultations in both English and Polish language.
Claire graduated from the University of Melbourne in 2005. It is not only Claire’s fantastic veterinary skills, but also her bubbly personality and compassionate nature that has made her a valuable part of our team. Claire has a keen interest in small animal surgery and has completed further post graduate training in surgery.
Claire and her Husband Tim have two daughters Amelia and Grace who certainly keep them both on their toes. Claire has just recently returned from maternity leave to fill in a few shifts for us again.
The other children at home include Red and Jack. Jack was a stray kitten that Claire took home to look after and he liked it so much he stayed. Red is the famous Fijian street dog who Claire rescued and adopted from a shelter in Fiji where she had volunteered in 2014. Red had a long haul through customs and quarantine but has settled into his new home and country very well. Claire is an avid North Melbourne supporter and enjoys watching a good game of footy, she also enjoys playing the piano in quieter times, and pottering in the garden. Her sporting passion however is netball which she still plays and umpires regularly.