Staff

Dr Doyle is one of the senior partners of the Northern Suburbs Veterinary Hospitals and has been practising at the Greensborough Veterinary Hospital since 1991.

Dr Michael graduated with Honours from the University of Melbourne in 1982. Since then he has gained further qualifications in small animal surgery with the Australian College of Veterinary Surgeons; a Masters in Veterinary Studies in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery in 2005; and become a Penn Hip Certified Radiologist in 2006.

He also is a senior Fellow and Academic Associate with the University of Melbourne, Veterinary Faculty.

Michael’s interest outside of work include, travelling, dining, cycling, movies, renovating houses and cooking, as well as being a passionate Carlton supporter. 

Dr Rachel McCue began visiting us as a science student before transferring into Veterinary Science and graduating with Honours from Melbourne University in 1998. Rachel then began practising with us immediately upon graduating on 7/12/1998. We were not to know then that she was to eventually become a partner.

In December 2003 Rachel resigned and travelled with her husband around Europe basing themselves in England. Rachel did locums in the area gaining great experiences and learning more about pocket pets and the options in treating different cases. In England many clients have pet insurance making treatment a lot easier financially. In December 2004 we received a phone call and Rachel returned to our practice as at the time we had a vacancy for an experienced surgeon. Between 2006 and 2009 Rachel worked part time due to the arrival of her children Will and Hanna.

On 1/7/2010 Dr.Rachel McCue became a partner at Northern Suburbs Veterinary Hospitals. She has been a calming influence amongst “the blokes” and has a large following of clients due to her great repore with people and her vast knowledge.

If there is ever any spare time Rachel follows the mighty pies with gusto and she is up to date with most sporting events. She enjoys getting to the beach with the family and most types of activities from swimming to cycling. At home Maisy the Jack Russell is the family pet which Rachel actually vaccinated in a consult and made enquiries as to whether the pups were looking for homes. How lucky was Maisy! Dr.McCue consults at our Rosanna clinic four days per week.

Welcome back Lori.

Dr.Lori Cassarino joined our Greensborough team in February 2015 as a new graduate from Melbourne University.  Professionally, she developed to an amazing Veterinarian during this time and was a delight to work with.  As with all new graduates, there comes a time when they need to leave the nest of comfort and venture into the large professional world, to extend their abilities.  After 4 years at Greensborough, Lori decided to move to a clinic closer to home.  In a smaller practice, this put more responsibility on her and encouraged her professional development. 

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Courtney Baker left us in January 2021 to spread her wings professionally.  After joining NSVH as a new graduate 4 ½ years ago, this is a normal progression.  It is wise to experience other Veterinary Clinics to gain variety in protocols and how other practices operate.

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Local boy Ryan grew up in the north eastern suburb of Ivanhoe, where he was also educated.  He graduated Dux of his year and followed up with a Bachelor of Science which gave him entry into Veterinary Medicine at Melbourne University.

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Dr.Jean Harris DVM, arrived at Greensborough, in February as a new graduate from Melbourne University.  It’s a long road of study, to eventually become a Doctor of Veterinary Science and be employed.

Jean was originally based on the Sunshine Coast with her family, where she attended secondary school. From there she went to Sydney University and completed a Bachelor of Animal & Veterinary Bioscience, graduating with first class honours. 

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Alannah Fitzgerald graduated as a DVM in December 2020 from Melbourne University.  Being a COVID year, there was no opportunity to do placements within general practice. To compensate for this learning, extra desexing clinical rotations were provided within the Werribee animal facility.  This has obviously worked as Alannah presents as a knowledgeable, organised, clear thinking graduate.

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A lovely, young local boy has recently joined our team.  Eythan graduated with his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) in 2020 from Melbourne Uni.  After a difficult COVID year of not being able to do clinical placements, Eythan has graduated with many practical skills.   The credit for this must be given to his local clinic where he was a Veterinary Nurse, whilst studying.  This type of role gives great insight into the expectation of general practice and also exposes graduates to everyday protocols in clinic.  The knowledge that he gained from this type of role is invaluable.

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Mandy has held the reigns as joint Practice Manager at the Northern Suburbs Veterinary Hospitals for some time. She achieved her Certificate of Veterinary Nursing pre 1989, had time off to begin a family and then worked her way up to her current position.

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Our Receptionist is one of the first faces you will meet or speak to when you visit the Greensborough Veterinary Hospital. Tricia has been part of our team at Greensborough since 2005 after spending many years in office administration.

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One of the first faces you meet upon entering the Greensborough Veterinary Hospital is Tracey Collins our Receptionist. Tracey joined our team in August 2010. She came to us with a wealth of experience in office and reception management. 

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We have a dedicated, experienced nurse/receptionist within our team that has actually been employed by us four times. In 1998, in our old building, Julie Kruger came to us with an administration background looking for new experiences.

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The smile is infectious. That’s our nurse, Julia who began with us in April 2016 as a first year Veterinary Nursing student. Prior to this Julia had held a position in a private practice in Melbourne where she obtained her Certificate in Companion Animal Services.

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Our Jackie. 

That’s what we call this rocket of energy.  Jaclyn Behan started with us in April in the role of part time veterinary nurse. She has proved herself to be an asset to our team and is now employed full-time.

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Heard of the quiet achiever? Kirstin is that girl.  Kristin is a trainee nurse that began with us in December 2018. She is the most likeable, eager to please, nice lady with a great work ethic.  Kristin has previously achieved a Bachelor Degree in Health Science which led her to her first position at the Austin Hospital.  After a short while she decided this was not her ideal role and she re-evaluated.

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Tessa Norrish comes to Greensborough with an extensive and varied animal background.

Like a few of our nurses, Tessa had an interest in horses from a young age.  This was through the Panton Hill riding centre where she began as an 8-year-old and eventually, as a teenager, became a stable-hand for 3 years. During this period, she also worked at Cottage Kennels dog boarding, who we still do work for.  This then led her to the RSPCA welfare facility at Epping, giving her an insight into the Veterinary side of animals as well as adoption. 

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Back in March 2019, a new face appeared at our Rosanna Clinic.  Lorraine Antonello comes with vast Veterinary nursing experience dating back to 1992.  She has always worked in private, suburban practices within Melbourne and attained her nursing qualifications in 1993.  She shows commitment to her clinics, by the longevity she has given these roles at local practices over the past 28 years.  That is great nursing experience and credentials she holds.

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