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O U R  P E O P L E

A dedicated team.

 
 

V E T E R I N A R I A N S

D R  T A N Y A  C A L T A B I A N O

B Veterinary Science/B Veterinary Biology

Growing up on a farm in Orange, NSW, a love of animals began early for our practice owner, Dr. Tanya. Even at the age of five, Dr Tanya knew she wanted to become a vet. 

After studying Veterinary Science at Charles Sturt University, Dr. Tanya worked in busy small animal practices in Canberra and Sydney, where she developed a love and skill for small animal general practice. Dr. Tanya has also dedicated a large portion of her career working for non-for profit animal organisations and regularly travels to the Northern Territory and overseas to deliver veterinary care to remote communities. 

Dr. Tanya is passionate about preventative healthcare for all of our lovely patients, with a special interest in working and service breeds, including Labradors, Australian Kelpies, Pointers, Spaniels, Border Collies and Aussie Shepherds.

 

Be it routine care, musculoskeletal disease screening with radiographs and PennHip scoring, desexing or emergency care, Dr. Tanya can help guide you on preventative measures to ensure your loved ones stay healthy.

 

Dr. Tanya lives with her husband Will, Harry the rescue Labrador and Nelly the ex-Guide Dog.

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D R  A M A N D A  N O T T

B Veterinary Science, MANZCVS (Small Animal Surgery)

Dr. Amanda has joined the practice having owned local Canberra small animal practices over the past 30 years. She is a permanent fixture in the Canberra community and her established surgical skills are something we are very proud to offer you at The Foreshore Vet.

Dr. Amanda employed Tanya as a new grad veterinarian several years ago, imparting her knowledge and skills. Now Dr. Amanda has rejoined forces with Tanya in her new venture at The Foreshore Vet.

 

After graduating from Veterinary Science at the University of Sydney, Amanda worked in rural mixed practice domestically but also overseas before returning home to work with small animals.

 

Dr. Amanda has a special interest in small animal surgery and has undertaken further study for her membership to the Australia and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists. She is currently pursuing ophthalmology as an area of interest. Additionally, Dr. Amanda is passionate about improving the quality of life for brachycephalic (flat faced) breeds.

Dr. Amanda lives with her family and provides sanctum to Upton the retired bomb dog, a pony, rabbits and parrots!

D R  W A Y N E  M I Z O N 

B Veterinary Science,

MANZCVS (Small Animal Medicine), (Medicine of Cats)

Dr. Wayne Mizon studied veterinary science at the University of Sydney, graduating in 1983. Dr. Wayne began his career in rural mixed practice, moving to small animal practice in Canberra, in 2010.

 

Dr. Wayne is passionate about further education. He holds two board memberships, Small Animal Medicine (1999) and Medicine of Cats (2012). His special interests lie in ultrasonography, oncology and internal medicine of cats. Dr. Wayne has been involved in the continuing education of general practice vets, taking a role as tutor in Feline Medicine courses and as an examiner for memberships in Medicine of Cats. 

Dr. Wayne brings a wealth of experience, education and passion for small animal and feline medicine to The Foreshore Vet. Dr. Wayne's valuable ultrasonography skills are something we are proud to offer you and your pets at The Foreshore Vet.

When he isn't working, Dr. Wayne spends time on his property on the far South Coast of NSW with his partner Joanne. They are kept busy with 6 grandchildren, 3 horses, 3 cats, 2 dogs and a flock of chickens. Dr. Wayne has a keen interest in cooking, and tending to his well established veggie patch!

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D R  C H R I S T I N A  S A L V A G E 

B Medical Science, B Veterinary Medicine & Surgery

After completing a Bachelor of Medical Science, Christina graduated from Murdoch University with a Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery. Christina enjoys working in small animal practice, in particular, small animal internal medicine. Christina hopes to complete further training in ultrasonography. 

Christina was born and raised in Canberra, and this year, has hit the ground running; not only has she commenced her role at The Foreshore Vet, but she has also bought her first home!

Christina is in good company; Bailey and Daisy, her two stubborn senior beagles have recently joined forces with two gorgeous Burmese kittens, Luigi and Maggie!

D R  A L E X A N D R A  P E N T E C O S T 

B Veterinary Science

Dr. Alexandra grew up in far North Queensland, and went on to pursue a career as a veterinarian at James Cook University, where she completed her Bachelor of Veterinary Science. After working interstate across Queensland and New South Wales, Dr. Alex joins The Foreshore Vet team having chosen to settle down in Canberra’s cooler climbs.


Dr. Alex hopes to extend her soft tissue surgical skills during her time with us at The Foreshore Vet, and she looks forward to meeting the pet’s in our community.

 

Together with her fiancé Jamie, Dr. Alex is the proud owner of Dae Dae the 14 year old Kelpie and Boomer the boisterous 3 legged wolfhound cross. Together they also own Andy the cat!

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D R  N A T A L I E  F O R D

B Veterinary Science (Hons)

Dr. Natalie has been working as a mixed practice veterinarian in her hometown of Griffith, NSW, since attaining her Bachelor of Veterinary Science from Charles Sturt University in 2020.

 

With extensive equine experience, Dr. Natalie has chosen to broaden her skills and work in small animal practice here in Canberra. She hopes to develop her surgical, radiology and ophthalmology skills at The Foreshore Vet.

 

Dr. Natalie is a country girl, growing up on a farm, her love lies with horses. When she isn’t working with us at The Foreshore Vet, you’ll find her horse riding, having recently taken up cutting! She and her partner own the much loved Yenda, a blue heeler rescue.

 

D R  J E L E N A  V U K C E V I

B Veterinary Science (Hons), Cert AqV

Dr. Jelena has wanted to be a vet for as long as she can remember, her love of animals is reflected through her personal and professional life.

 

Dr. Jelena holds a Bachelor of Veterinary Science (Hons) from the University of Sydney and has since worked as a vet in the Canberra region. Her voluntary contributions to wildlife and small animal welfare work are ongoing. From goldfish to giraffe, Dr. Jelena has worked with every type of animal you can imagine!

 

Dr. Jelena has an interest in small animal general practice and internal medicine as well as exotic medicine. She looks forward to seeing your furry, scaly or feathered friends at The Foreshore Vet. She brings a rich skillset to our growing team and we are thrilled to have her on board.

 

In her spare time, Dr. Jelena enjoys spending time in the garden, tending to her many indoor plants. She shares her home with two cats and a lot of fish, together with a lazy Appaloosa gelding horse named Bullet.

P R A C T I C E  M A N A G E R

Jess has a Bachelor of Animal Veterinary Bioscience from the University of Sydney, recently completing her research on eye disease prevalence in dogs. She has worked in small animal and mixed practice during the past several years and more recently worked on the 2020 bushfire aftermath. She met Tanya while nursing at Guide Dogs, and has now relocated to Canberra to work with Tanya at The Foreshore Vet.

 

Jess brings a diverse skillset to The Foreshore Vet; an established photographer and writer, she is the creative mind behind our social media platforms and our website. Jess has a keen interest in dog behaviour and delivers puppy school classes here at The Foreshore Vet. 

Jess values community and hopes The Foreshore Vet will grow to be a staple within the Kingston community. Check in with our upcoming community meet ups and events - Jess is always up to something!

 

Outside of work, Jess lives in the country with horses, chickens, a cat, Ollie the cocker spaniel and Lenny the kelpie.    

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R E C E P T I O N

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Debbie joins The Foreshore Vet team with 11 years experience in the veterinary industry. Your visit to the vet should be smooth and easy, and Debbie cares about most you, our clients. Debbie's warmth and friendly nature are something we are proud to offer our clients at The Foreshore Vet. 

Ofcourse Debbie loves your pets also. She brings her two year old cocker spaniel, Archie, to the Foreshore Vet family.

  

V E T E R I N A R Y  N U R S E S

T I M  P Y E

Cert IV Veterinary Nursing

(AVNAT registration)

Born and raised in Canberra, Tim has long been immersed in the veterinary profession. 

With 11 years experience under his belt, Tim brings a wealth of knowledge and skill to us here at The Foreshore Vet. His love of Labrador's makes him a perfect fit too! 

Tim and his partner Krystal have their hands full; with their three cats Arya, Enya and Dirk, Franklin the retired guide dog and Jessie the terrier cross rescue, they recently welcomed their newborn son Ollie to their crew.

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H A N N A H  C O R R 

Cert IV Veterinary Nursing

Hannah has worked among some of the busiest practices in Sydney, both in general practice and in emergency referral hospitals. Hannah met Tanya working as a vet nurse in Canberra, where she also worked with Amanda and Bronnie. Hannah returns, keen to support Tanya, bringing her 16 years experience to The Foreshore Vet.


Hannah particularly enjoys working with cats and larger dog breeds and has a keen interest in oncology and anaesthesia, making her a dynamic asset to our team.

 

Hannah lives with her husband, daughter Hazel and her entourage of animals; Brigit and Alfie the cats and Quinn the very mixed breed!

Bronnie met Tanya at the beginning of her career working in a busy Canberra practice, where Tanya also was beginning as a new young vet. They quickly became a junior nurse/vet pair. Together they grew and expanded their respective skillsets, became great friends and now Bronnie looks forward to supporting her friend as she embarks on The Foreshore Vet. She joins the practice as a highly proficient nurse, with a special focus on canine behaviour and training.

 

Bronnie's love lies with puppies, she is adept at dog behaviour training, striving to provide young dogs with all encompassing care and safety as they navigate early life with their new human families.

 

Bronnie lives with her partner and son Jude. She owns the especially charismatic Staffy Biggie, who you won't fail to recognise!  

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Cert IV Veterinary Nursing

(AVNAT registration)

Tayla grew up on a property with cattle and sheep and has always been surrounded by household dogs for as long as she can remember. 

Tayla joins The Foreshore Vet holding a Certificate IV in veterinary nursing and her Stress Free Pets certification. She cares deeply about making every pets visit to the vet as comfortable and stress-free as possible. Tayla's interests include anaesthesia and behaviour and with Tayla's assistance we will continue to implement stress-free handling techniques during your pets visit to The Foreshore Vet.

When she isn't at work, the handsome Jack Russell x Fox Terrier, Nelson, get's her undivided attention!

 

  

E M I L Y  H U N T

Cert IV Veterinary Nursing, B Equine Science

Having grown up in Canberra, Emily completed her certificate IV in veterinary nursing before undertaking her Bachelor of Equine Science from Charles Sturt University.

 

With an interest in emergency work, Emily brings a strong skillset to the Foreshore Vet. She splits her time between small animal and mixed practice.

 

Emily prides herself on patient care and her priority is always to make your pets’ feel as comfortable and happy as possible during their stay.

 

Outside of work, Emily and her partner Carl sport a very lucky lop rabbit called Chobani!

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Cert II Animal Studies

Reagan joins The Foreshore Vet team holding a Certificate II Animal Studies and Stress Free Animals Certificate.  

Born and raised in Canberra, Reagan's area of interest lies in dentistry and anaesthesia. She is currently undertaking her Certificate IV Veterinary Nursing qualification while working with us at The Foreshore Vet.

Beware Frenchies, Reagan will fuss over you the most! Reagan has two French Bulldogs of her own, Luna and Evie, not forgetting her handsome cat Theo.

  

C E L I N A  B I A N C H I N I

Celina joins The Foreshore Vet team with her sights set on completing her Certificate III Animal Studies and holds her Stress Free Pets Certificate.

From native and exotic animals to domestic pets, Celina enjoys the variety of species she has been working with. Her primary interest lies in trauma and emergency care. Creating a calm experience for patients is important to Celina. 

 

Celina lives with her six year old Kelpie Ratchet, Win, the one year old Border Collie and two hand-reared kittens, Tigger and Blu.

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