Veterinarian, Practice Owner
Joe graduated from Sydney University with first class Honours in 1995 and bought Heathcote Veterinary Clinic in 1998. Over the years Joe has worked very hard to establish Heathcote Vets as the friendly, professional and reputable practice it is today. Joe is committed to Veterinary Science and regularly partakes in post graduate studies including Veterinary Ultrasonography and Advanced Soft Tissue and Orthopaedic Surgery. Joe has a keen interest and competency in complex small animal orthopaedics and as such is able to offer the most advanced and efficient techniques of bone and joint repair for his patients. He is also keen on reptiles, particularly bearded dragons. Joe and his wife have 2 beautiful children, and cavoodle called “Baxter” and a mischievous hand reared kitten called “Princess Lara”.
Brian graduated from Sydney University with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science in 2010, then worked in the UK for 1 year working and exploring the world. He then started working here at Heathcote Veterinary clinic in 2015 . Brian has a strong passion for orthopaedics, soft tissue surgeries and medical cases. He is an excellent surgeon. Brian has recently completed a bone plating course in 2017.
Brian enjoys hiking and anything to do with the outdoors .
Hannah graduated from Sydney University with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science in 2013. Since then she has worked in small animal clinics around Sydney before starting at Heathcote Veterinary Clinic in 2016. Hannah returned to Sydney University in 2015 to complete a Master’s degree and will soon to be starting an internship at Australian Geographic. Hannah enjoys outdoor activities and plays soccer and tennis.
Victoria graduated from University of Sydney in 2013. She has been working as a small animal veterinarian in Sydney and has come to join our team in 2017! She was previously a Marine Biologist and worked as a Fisheries Biologist before b becoming a veterinarian.
Victoria loves the beach and snow, She hopes to have a house full of labradors soon!!
Practice Manager/Head Veterinary Nurse
Tiffany began vet nursing here at Heathcote in February 2003. She completed her Certificate IV in Vet Nursing in 2005 and went on to complete Certificate IV in Professional Practice Management, a skill much valued at Heathcote Vet Clinic. Tiffany has a special interest in surgical care and anaesthesia and is also a very passionate soccer player! Tiff lives on site at Heathcote Vet Clinic looking after hospital patients during the night and assisting in emergencies after hours. Tiff has a menagerie of animals including “Henry” her hand-reared rescue kitten, Herman the guniea pig, Neptune and Nardis the bearded dragons. She also has 2 lovable pet dogs; “Keato” who is aBoxers, and a cheeky French Bulldog puppy called “Murphy”. Keato regularly donate their blood to be used for emergency transfusions in our critical hospital patients.
Senior Veterinary Nurse
Leone was as a valued client of Heathcote Veterinary clinic for over 18 years before becomming a volunteer caring for the clinic animals. After a long stint in marketing, Leone decided on a career change and pursued her dream to work with animals joining our team in January 2011. Leone is dedicated to her new profession and has completed Certificate IV in veterinary nursing. She is also our puppy pre-school co-ordinator and has a special interest in behaviour and obedience training. Sadly Leone recently lost her French Bulldog “Cookie” who was her best friend for only a very short time. Cookie was born with a heart problem, she was very loved and a huge part of the clinic. Cookie will always remain in our hearts ❤️ Leone keeps busy outside of work with her 2 young energetic sons who are also animal enthusiasts. Her family recently adopted a gorgeous French Bulldog puppy called “Abbey”
Hollie has been a qualified veterinary nurse for over 15 years in both Australia and New Zealand. She has works as a workplace assessor for students wanting to be come Veterinary nurses. She has previously worked for NSW veterinary dermatology company in the veterinary industry . Hollie works with us on the weekends. Her veterinary interests include emergency medicine and taking care of her middle-aged cat “Grimace”. Hollie speaks fluent “Kiwi” and is passionate about Rugby! Hollie will be on maternity leave for 2017, we look forward to having her back.
Jacquie has been a valued member of our nursing team since 2013, She completed her Certificate IV in Vet Nursing in 2014. She already has a Bachelor of Natural Science (Animal Science) from the University of Western Sydney and is currently oing her Masters of teaching (primary). She is always looking at ways to expand her knowledge in the veterinary profession.
Jacquie loves all creatures great and small and is dedicated to all aspects of veterinary nursing. She enjoys traveling in her spare time and hanging out with her Ragdoll cat “George”.
Lisa joined our incredible nursing team in June 2015 , she has since completed her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing. Previously Lisa worked in childcare and has her diploma in children services. Lisa loves all aspects of veterinary nursing, keen interests in surgical and medical nursing.
Since Lisa has been working with us she has hand reared a 2 day old kitten in which she found a beautiful home for. Lisa would love to take all the animals home with her , she loves what she does and helping animals.
Lisa has a keen interest in travelling, beach and anything outdoors.
Brooke has joined our nursing team in 2017. She completed her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing in 2014 and has previously worked on the south coast for the past 3 years. Brooke loves all aspects of veterinary nurses, from clinical cases to surgeries.
Brooke has a 5year old cattle dog named ‘Sandy” , she is very full of energy and loves that her mum is a vet nurse
When she isn’t at work Brooke enjoys anything outdoors, soccer, camping, hiking, spending time with “Sandy”.
Junior is now our head receptionist since we lost our beloved T.C. He arrived at Heathcote Vet as a stray kitten. We all fell in love with him and were unable to give him up for adoption. Junior enjoys pats, scratches, BBQ chicken and chilling out on the reception desk. Be sure to say hello to him next time you pop in, but watch as he likes to give us all little love-bites!
Other members of our clinic family who live at the practice include “Basil” the very bashful and elusive long haired tabby. We also have “Hope” an extra special labrador to keep us company at work.