Dr Louise Roberts Dr. Louise Roberts graduated from the University of Melbourne in 2000. She has extensive experience working in small animal veterinary practices in both Australia and the UK. Louise is dedicated to continuing education and has completed post-graduate study in ophthalmology and ultrasound. In 2010, Louise was admitted as a Member of the Australian College of Veterinary Scientists in Small Animal Medicine.

Outside of work, Louise enjoys an active lifestyle of rowing, cycling, skiing, music and singing. Her four-legged companion is a very handsome ginger and white cat named Buddy.

Dr Ross Ansell Dr Ross Ansell graduated from the University of Melbourne in 1994. He spent time working in mixed and small animal practices before establishing his own veterinary business, Anvet, a thriving small animal business with three clinics in Melbourne. Ross joined Richmond Veterinary Clinic in 2011 as senior veterinarian and manager. He has a special interest in surgery.

In his spare time, Ross enjoys live music and spoiling his Chihuahuas, Malcolm and Cricket.

Dr Kate KellawayDr. Kate Kellaway graduated from the University of Melbourne in 2000. She has worked in both small animal veterinary practice and veterinary industry. Kate combines her work at the clinic on Fridays and Saturdays with her other role as a medical writer.

Outside of work, Kate enjoys cycling, tending her vegetable garden and walking Dudley the black Labrador.

Cassie MiddleditchCassie Middleditch has always enjoyed the buzz of the Richmond area, and has been with Richmond Veterinary clinic for nearly 23 years. She has a special interest in nutrition, for both animals and humans! Cassie enjoys baking and hunter gathering in the garden. She has no pets at present, but encourages the local possums, lizards and birds to enjoy her large garden.

Jeannie RainbowJeanie Rainbow is a qualified and highly skilled veterinary nurse. She has over 10 years of experience in senior nursing and practice management positions, and is dedicated to providing the highest standard of care for all her patients.

In her spare time Jeanie enjoys attending music festivals and hosting gourmet dinner parties. Jeanie’s pride and joy are her two Chihuahuas, Malcolm and Cricket.

Melissa BehanMelissa Behan came to Richmond Veterinary Clinic in 2011 as a trainee veterinary nurse. She attained her Certificate 2 in Animal Studies from Victoria University and is currently preparing for Certificate 4. Melissa loves animals and has a large family of 6 cats, 2 ferrets, 8 chooks and a fish.

Outside of work, Melissa enjoys going to the gym, spending time with her family, and keeping herself busy with whatever life throws at her.

Marlo CrawleyMarlo Crawley hails from sunny Deniliquin NSW. She studied visual arts at Sydney University and then began her veterinary nursing career at Balmain Veterinary Hospital. She has been nursing for 5 years, and joined Richmond Veterinary clinic in 2012. Marlo has 2 cats named Pepsi and Arlyn and a spoilt Maltese x Shi Tzu named Oscar. Marlo enjoys cooking and baking, exploring Melbourne and travelling the world with her husband's band, The Axis of Awesome.

Pla LuaowongPla Luaowong is a veterinary nurse and our resident groomer. She moved to Melbourne after qualifying as a veterinarian in her native Thailand. Pla’s kind and gentle manner and meticulous attention to detail have made her very popular with pets and clients alike.

Pla enjoys cooking Thai food, and has discovered a new love for baking cupcakes.

Pet Pics
Pet Pic - Kylie and her husly pup Max

Kylie with her husky pup 'Max'. 6 weeks old and looking cute! Sent in from Kylie S. of Abbotsford.

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Grooming Tips
Cats and regular grooming
Establish a regular grooming program. Once a week is usually sufficient, though longhaired cats will need several sessions a week, even daily, to prevent malting.
Product Talk
Comfortis 5 PackComfortis
Comfortis is a monthly chewable tablet for dogs that kills adult fleas. Comfortis is ideal for dogs who swim or have frequent baths.  Ask our friendly staff whether Comfortis is suitable for your dog.