Dr Amy Lee

Veterinarian & Practice Owner (Bachelor of Veterinary Science (hons) MANZCVS (Small Animal Medicine))

Since graduating from The University of Sydney in 2005, Amy has worked in a variety of small animal practices throughout NSW. She loves caring for animals of almost any species and enjoys helping families make informed choices. 

Amy has a passion for canine behaviour and complicated medical cases. She has undertaken several courses to help learn new techniques, including courses in abdominal ultrasound and small animal surgery. Notably, Amy completed her membership examinations with the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists in Small Animal Medicine in 2014. 

Amy also loves giving back to her profession. Not only does she mentor the vets at WBVC, she also mentors recent graduates and final year students through the Australian Veterinary Association (AVA) and Sydney University. She is a NSW Division Member of the AVA, and is participating in active discussions to address mental health in veterinary workplaces. 

Outside of work, Amy cherishes time with her husband and two small children. She loves being outdoors, especially bush walking with her dog Mabel. She also loves a good snuggle with her feline best friend Buddy. 


Katrina Bulloch

Practice Owner/Manager (Registered Veterinary Nurse, Cert IV Veterinary Nursing, Mental Health First Aid Officer)

Katrina started working at WBVC when she was just 16 years old. After completing her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing in 2012, she went on to work at RSPCA and the Animal Referral Hospital as an Emergency and Oncology nurse. Her international experiences include working in Northern Ireland and volunteering in South East Asia - contributing to elephant and bear welfare.

Although mostly working behind the scenes with a big focus on practice management, Katrina does continue to assist the team on the clinic floor. She has a particular interest in critical care nursing, but has a particular soft spot for our geriatric patients. Beyond clinical expertise, she actively advocates for Mental Health and Wellbeing both inside and outside the veterinary industry; emphasising its importance at our clinic.

As a pet parent to two rescue German Shepherds, Ellie and Chevy, and a rescue Indian Ringneck named Rupertina, Katrina values the bond between humans and their animal companions. Outside of her professional commitments, she enjoys camping, baking, spending time with family and friends, and dedicates time regularly to volunteer with Chevy as a Delta Therapy dog, furthering the positive impact of animals on Mental Health in healthcare environments.


Dr Vivian Tran

Veterinarian (Doctor of Veterinary Medicine)

Vivian graduated from The University of Sydney in 2019 and has been a part of the WBVC team since 2020. She has published research looking into feline health within Australia and has presented her work at multiple conferences including the national Getting to Zero shelter conference. This led her to her first line of work where she tended to many stray and injured pets at Animal Welfare League, a non-profit animal shelter. She has since worked at multiple shelters in an effort to provide back to the community. 

Vivian has a particular interest in dermatology and palliative care. In different ways, both areas require patience and compassion and she finds it rewarding to provide a guiding hand to pet parents through tough times, big or small.

Vivian’s favourite part of the day is starting the tunes, working together and laughing together with her team. In her spare time she enjoys travelling, baking cakes and spending time with her grumpy cat Koby.


Dr Georgina Lee

Veterinarian (Bachelor of Veterinary Science, Mental Health First Aid Officer)

Georgina graduated from The University of Sydney in 2017 and joined the WBVC team in 2021. Prior to this, she worked at a mixed practice in the Illawarra and a small animal practice in the Blue Mountains where she lives.

Her interest in becoming a veterinarian grew from growing up on a beef and sheep farm in New Zealand, and a special little tabby cat called Zoey who stole her heart. At work, Georgina has interests in dentistry and behaviour including working with pet parents to provide the best care possible in a low-stress environment. 

In her spare time, Georgina enjoys bushwalking and camping with her husband, baking, cooking, and hot yoga.


Dr Amannda Cheng

Veterinarian (Doctor of Veterinary Medicine)

Amannda graduated from The University of Sydney with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 2019. After graduation, she moved to the coastal town of Port Macquarie where she worked for 2 years at an ASAVA (Australian Small Animal Veterinary Association) accredited hospital. 

Seeking to be closer to her family and friends, Amannda moved back to Sydney where she joined the team at WBVC in March 2022. She has been at the clinic since, and has not looked back! 

In a professional setting, Amannda thrives off doing continuing education. She is always looking for ways to improve patient care and expand her skill set. Amannda's key interests include small animal dentistry, emergency care, and medicine. In addition to this, she also finds a large amount of satisfaction in forming trusting relationships with her clients, allowing her to promote a happy and healthy life for her patients.

Outside of work, Amannda enjoys spending time with her rescue cats Narla and Wolfie. You can also find her leading an active lifestyle at the gym, going on bush walks and spending time with her friends and family.


Dr Angela Zhang

Veterinarian (Doctor of Veterinary Medicine)

Angela joined the WBVC team in April 2022 as a freshly graduated veterinarian from The University of Sydney, and has been with us ever since. 

Angela loves the variety that comes with working in a small animal general practice and being the first port of call for pet owners. She is enjoying building her skills in all aspects of veterinary medicine, but has particular interests in internal medicine, dermatology, arthritis management and soft tissue surgery. 

When not at work, Angela likes to go snorkelling, hiking and spending time at home with her cat Sheldon, who she adopted from the clinic. 


Riannon Apicella

Veterinarian (Bachelor of Veterinary Science)

Riannon graduated from The University of Sydney in 2014. Following graduation, she worked at a mixed practice in Lake Macquarie. She then moved to Sydney, and then to the UK to work (and travel around!) at several small animal practices. Riannon returned to Australia in mid 2019, and joined a not-for-profit animal shelter, where she tended to sick and injured owned and unowned pets in Western Sydney and regional NSW.

Riannon first joined WBVC in 2019 as a locum, and came aboard permanently on a part-time basis in late 2022. Riannon enjoys many aspects of small animal practice, especially welfare. 

When not at work, Riannon enjoys spending time with her family, friends, and two Border Collies Sasha and Indi, as well as travelling and being active. She also enjoys volunteering at Pets in the Park, a national charity caring for pets owned by those who are homeless, or at risk of homelessness. 


Cassandra Lang

Head Nurse (Registered Veterinary Nurse, Cert IV Veterinary Nursing)

After graduating with a Cert IV in Veterinary Nursing in 2017, Cass started on her nursing journey at Guide Dogs NSW/ACT. Transitioning through general practice nursing and later into the adrenaline fuelled domain of emergency and critical care, Cass has learnt to thrive in high stake scenarios. Joining the team at WBVC marked a pivotal chapter in her career.

Taking on the role of Head Nurse in 2022, Cass finds fulfilment in mentoring the next generation of nurses and sharing her wealth of experience and expertise. At our clinic, she also orchestrates our beloved puppy preschool with enthusiasm and dedication. 

Outside the clinic walls, Cass is accompanied by her adored Golden Retriever Humphrey, whose endearing prescence often lights up our premesis with his goofy nature. 


Rebecca Foster

Senior Vet Nurse (Cert IV Veterinary Nursing, Cert III Pathology Collection, Cert IV Training and Assessment)

Rebecca has been in the veterinary nursing industry for nearly two decades, and has accumulated a wealth of knowledge whilst working with a multitude of patients at various speciality hospitals. She has nursed across multiple disciplines including Avian & Exotics, Emergency & Critical Care, Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology, and Radiation Oncology. Through this, she particularly enjoyed Internal Medicine for its challenging but rewarding nature, and gained a passion for critical care nursing. 

Rebecca joined the WBVC team in 2022 as one of our senior nurses and has enjoyed building relationships and working alongside the local community. She continues to bring best practice to the team and loves to teach and guide the newest veterinary nursing generation. 

Rebecca has a tuxedo cat named Boots (with the Fur) and enjoys spending spare time snuggled up with him watching TV shows. 


Hayley Arthur

Veterinary Nurse (Registered Veterinary Nurse, Cert IV Veterinary Nursing)

Hayley is a passionate, caring veterinary nurse who holds a Cert IV in Veterinary Nursing. She has over 14 years of experience across multiple specialities. Hayley lives with her cheeky cat Rodger, and her beloved Cavalier, Logan "the king of the house" Charles. 

Hayley is dedicated to each and every animal in her care, and loves them like her own. She enjoys travelling, spending time with her family and friends, gaming, and going to the gym. 

 


Cerys Rice

Veterinary Nurse (Registered Veterinary Nurse, Level 3 Diploma in Veterinary Nursing (Small Animal))

Cerys joined our team in late 2023 after a big move over from the UK. She has been working in the veterinary industry since 2017 and qualified as a Registered Veterinary Nurse in October 2021. 

Although Cerys has primarily worked in small animal general practices, she has had years of experience with on-call duties dealing with emergency and critical care cases. In the UK, she worked as head veterinary nurse and owned two cheeky border terriers, Erik and Chester. 

In Australia, Cerys has found herself more at home than ever after stumbling across our team at WBVC. Although she does not have any Aussie fur-babies just yet, she does have her hands full running around after her partner and his beautiful son. 

Outside of work, Cerys has many sporting hobbies. These include rugby, running, gym workouts, and the occasional dabble in netball and kick-boxing. Cerys is always up for a good 'natter' and can be easily identified in practice thanks to her distinctive northern British accent. 


Jacqui Johnson

Veterinary Nurse (Registered Veterinary Nurse, Cert IV Veterinary Nursing)

Chasing her commitment to the wellbeing of animals, Jacqui graduated with a Cert IV in Veterinary Nursing in 2019. She engages in pet sitting, ensuring the happiness and health of her furry companions and showcasing her love for animals in all forms. Alongside her nursing endeavours, Jacqui is also dedicated to her pursuit of becoming a high school teacher, and is currently studying to achieve this goal. Jacqui envisions a future where she can seamlessly blend both careers, driven by an unwavering love for veterinary nursing and a profound desire to inspire and educate young minds. 

Despite her passion for teaching, Jacqui's love for nursing remains unwavering. In her leisure time, she enjoys rock climbing, attends car meets, and indulges in hiking. 


Nicole Pinkihan

Veterinary Nurse (Registered Veterinary Nurse, Cert IV Veterinary Nursing)

Nicole has always had a love for animals, big and small. After following a few different career paths, she decided to pursue her lifelong interest in becoming a veterinary nurse. Nicole has worked at WBVC since 2021. She has since achieved the dream and qualified in 2023. During this time, Nicole has enjoyed taking care of her patients and helping the wider community care for their pets. 

Nicole has found her favourite part of veterinary nursing is sharing knowledge with families about their pet's health, and bringing understanding and peace during what can be a confusing and challenging time... and of course the kittens! 


Grace Clarke

Veterinary Nurse (Registered Veterinary Nurse, Cert IV Veterinary Nursing)

Grace's journey began in 2022 when she started studying for a Cert II in Animal Studies.  During that time, she worked as an animal attendant at Guide Dogs NSW. With a genuine love for animals, Grace continued her studies and pursued Cert IV in Veterinary Nursing in late 2022. This led her to join the team at WBVC for work placement and eventually becoming a trainee nurse. Now that she has completed her studies, Grace is excited to further develop her role as a veterinary nurse. Looking ahead, Grace is eager to continue learning to provide the best care for your furry friends. Grace enjoys all aspects of her job - from theatre nursing to patient care; and has particularly enjoyed assisting in puppy preschool watching puppies and families alike grow and learn. 

Outside the clinic, she enjoys camping, off road adventures, and seeing new places. Her home is shared with a mischievous beagle named Molly and an active Jack Russel named Buddy. 


Alice Cooper

Trainee Veterinary Nurse

Alice joined the WBVC team in 2022 and is pursuing her Cert IV in Veterinary Nursing and varied courses at university. She undertook placements at Taronga Zoo throughout high school whilst completing her Cert II in Animal Studies, which consolidated her interest in pursuing a career in animal care. Once she graduated in 2020, she worked at clinics in the inner west before returning to work in her local community.

Alice's interests include neonate and geriatric patients, surgical nursing, and anything feline (especially if it's a ginger cat!). She has a particular passion for adaptive care and enjoys working with pet parents to find solutions for their loved ones. 

Outside the clinic, she shares her downtime with 10 animals. She has two dogs, Yuki and Frankie, five cats including Tibby, Tigger, Toulouse, Tyler and Thomas, a guinea pig named Lemmy, a rabbit called Beatrix, and finally, a mouse named Miles. Thomas and Beatrix were lucky to be rescues from her first month at WBVC, which did leave Katrina and Amy concerned she may open her own zoo. Other than hanging with her furry family, Alice loves to visit art galleries music events, and spend time with her friends. 


Renee Boland

Receptionist (Bachelor of Music)

Born and raised in Alice Springs, Renee has always had animals in her life. She enjoyed a rural life surrounded by dogs, cats, horses, goats, chooks, and peacocks. 

Renee spent 30 years studying and working primarily in the music and education industries. After many years of running her own business, Renee made the decision to combine her love of animals and administration in a support role at WBVC. This has served as the perfect excuse to cuddle puppies at every chance she gets! 

When shes not at work, you will find Renee hanging out with her chaotic but cuddly Staffordshire Bull Terrier, Hazel(nut). She also likes to keep up her music and conducting skills as well as spending time with her friends, target shooting at the range, and going for long road trips.


Peach

Kennel Hand (Life on the street)

 

Peach arrived at West Blacktown Veterinary Clinic in October of 2018, after being found with her four kittens on a property. She was the perfect mumma cat and charmed her way into our hearts immediately. We all knew she was here to stay.

After taking a few months to get comfortable and settle into her new home, Peach got to work in her new role as Clinic Cat and Kennel Hand. She loves to chat, keep an eye on all of us, and always reminds us when her food bowl is empty. Or nearly empty. Or actually quite full... but it could be fuller.

During the day, she can be found lounging in the sun, playing with her sparkly star toy, patrolling the clinic, or rounding up dogs in the waiting room. When at work, she occasionally helps with computer tasks like keeping the keyboard warm and deleting half-written emails, checks in on her hospital patients, and makes sure the staff fulfil their daily quotas of cheek scratches. 


Chevy

Client Relations (Puppy Preschool)

 

Chevy came in to Practice Manager Katrina's life when she was just 8 weeks old. She had been hit by a car and was brought in as an emergency with a severe spinal fracture. Poor Chevy could not use her hind legs. Katrina took her home for "one night" to care for her, and her fate was sealed - she was in love. Katrina spent months caring for Chevy and bringing her back to full health. They have been best friends ever since.

Chevy joins Katrina at the clinic often, so you might see her greeting clients and patients, pottering around in the back yard or hanging out with Peach (Chevy loves her feline friends!).

Chevy's favourite places are the dog park and the river. She has so many friends that she goes on adventures with, but her best friend of all is her older sister, Ellie. They love their play dates and sleep-overs! Chevy is also partial to duck treats and carrot...and any other treats you might have!


  
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