Veterinarians

Dr Jade Hammer BVSc (Hons) MVSc - Director

Jade graduated with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science with First Class Honours from the University of Queensland in 2009 before returning to Gippsland to start work at the clinic.

In 2016 he graduated with a Master of Veterinary Science from the University of Sydney.

He has published a number of peer reviewed research papers and is a Research Affiliate of the School of Veterinary Science at the University of Sydney.

Jade became a partner of the clinic in 2017 and enjoys all aspects of mixed practice.


Dr Kylie Wickham BSc BVSc - Director

Kylie grew up in Bendigo and studied at the University of Melbourne. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in 2006 and Bachelor of Veterinary science in 2010. Since graduating Kylie has worked in mixed practice in South Australia and Central Victoria.

She moved to Bairnsdale with her young family at the start of 2022 and has been welcomed by the friendly community.

Outside of the clinic Kylie loves the great outdoors and going on adventures with her 2 kelpie x dogs, Tommy & Nelly.


Dr Jane Griffin BVSc (Hons)

Jane graduated from the University of Queensland in 1988 with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science with Honours.

She started work in Bairnsdale in 1989 and after 12 months of working in England and holidaying in Europe in 1994/95, she returned to Bairnsdale to resume her prior position. Jane has worked in all areas of mixed practice and has had one paper published on eye disease in horses. She still loves eyes but also now concentrates on her special interest in orthopedic and soft tissue surgery in dogs and cats and has attended many conferences run by the surgery chapter of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists to help hone her skills.

Outside of work Jane is actively involved in dragonboating, gaining her sweeps accreditation, and has attended regattas or endurance events in Victoria, interstate and internationally.


Dr Derek Harms BVSc

Having graduated from the University of Melbourne in 1993, Derek has worked in many areas including Melbourne, King Island, and throughout Gippsland in mixed practices.

He started at the Main Street Veterinary Clinic in 1999 and has extensive experience in ruminant medicine but also enjoys small animal medicine including some of our more exotic pets.  


Dr Grant Slingo BVSc

Grant graduated with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science from the University of Melbourne in 2007. Grant joined the practice in 2008 after a short period in South Gippsland.

Grant enjoys rural mixed practice but has a special interest in small animal surgery, ultrasound and endoscopy.


Dr Charmaine Mraz BSc BVetBiol BVSc

Charmaine grew up in Buchan on the family farm.

She graduated from a Bachelor of Science in 2008 from the University of Melbourne before studying a Bachelor of Veterinary Biology and Veterinary Science at Charles Sturt University, graduating in 2015.

Having worked in Geelong gaining equine experience, she moved back to East Gippsland to join our team in 2017.

She continues to enjoy equine work, but also loves the variety that mixed animal practice offers.


Dr Durelle Esnouf BVSc MACVSc

Durelle graduated with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science with Honours in 1983 from the University of Melbourne. In 1996 she became a Member of the Australian College of Veterinary Scientists in Radiology. In 2004 she gained certification in Veterinary Acupuncture.

She spent two years after graduation working in a mixed practice in north-east Victoria, before locum work in Gisborne. She then worked in many practices throughout England. This was followed by ten years of mixed practice at Gisborne, where she became a partner of the clinic.

She then left to work as a locum and full-time veterinarian in Melbourne, including 17 years at one hospital.She then moved to East Gippland and joined the Main Street Veterinary Clinic part-time in 2019.

Outside of work in Winter you'll find her on the slopes enjoying her passion for skiing. 


Dr Caryne Ramage BAnimScMgt BVetBiol BVSc

She completed a Bachelor of Animal Science and Management at The University of Melbourne before heading to Wagga Wagga to complete her Veterinary studies. In 2014, she graduated from Charles Sturt University with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science and a Bachelor of Veterinary Biology.

She spent her first four years after graduation working in a busy mixed practice in the Hunter Valley. There she gained vast experience in companion and large animal medicine and surgery.

She moved back to Victoria in 2019 to travel the state locuming at different clinics. After a short stint locuming here at Main St Vet Clinic, Caryne thought it was time to move back home to Bairnsdale and permanently joined the Main St team in 2022.

These days Caryne focuses most of her time in the clinic focusing on canine and feline medicine.


Dr Alana Linfoot BVSc

Alana grew up on the Central Coast of NSW. She studied at The University of Sydney, graduating in 2016 with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science. After graduation, she moved to Victoria and began her career at a mixed practice in Bacchus Marsh.

Following this she spent time in South East Melbourne and on the Mornington Peninsula focusing on canine and feline medicine and surgery. In 2022, Alana moved to East Gippsland and joined the team at Main Street Veterinary Clinic.

Outside of work, she enjoys spending time at the beach and catching up with friends and family.  


Dr William Whiteley BVetBiol BVSc

Will is originally from Orange, NSW and grew up on a sheep/beef feedlot.

Working during school/university holidays on his family farm, he developed a keen interest in production animals.

Will graduated from Charles Sturt University in Wagga in July 2022 before joining Main Street Vets in September 2022 to pursue his passion for large animal and small animal surgery.

Outside of work you might see Will with his Kelpie Wally, trying his boot on the footy field or on the slopes.


Dr Deanna Rosenzweig BSc DVM

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Dr Kate Krause BSc DVM

Kate grew up in Bordertown in South Australia on a commercial sheep farm where she developed a passion for production animals.

She completed her Veterinary studies at the University of Adelaide, graduating with a Bachelor of Veterinary Bioscience and a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 2022. Kate can be found in the clinic looking after your pets or out on farm visits, persuing her interests in surgery and medicine.

In her spare time Kate will baking goods, gardening or reading.


Dr Jemma Sanderson BVetBiol BVSc

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Dr Lyla Wilson BSc DVM

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Support Staff

Andrea Saunders

Practice Manager

Andrea joined our clinic in 2012 with an impressive work history in accounts management and finance.

 Starting as a part time book-keeper, her role soon changed to a full-time Practice Manager.

Her role has become critical to the day to day smooth running of the practice.


Thea Lenane

Administration

Thea grew up in the local area and after 20+ years in retail jumped at the opportunity to join Main Street Vets in Administration.

Being able to work in an environment with wonderful colleagues who have so much love and compassion in the everyday challenges that come their way is amazing!

I love being around animals and take every opportunity I get to have cuddles and play with our patients.


Michelle Sleeman

Receptionist

Michelle has come to us with a variety of experience with reception, she has fit in very well with the team and has really enjoyed the change to caring for animals and their owners.

Michelle’s home is ruled by her cat Slinky.


Jenny Riley

Receptionist

Jenny has always had a passion for animals and wildlife and joined our team as a part-time receptionist in March 2022. She moved to East Gippsland 6 years ago to be closer to family.

Her pets include her dog Boof, Cat Mocha, rabbit Bun Bun and a guinea pig Peanut.

Her dream is to one day go on a safari to see the wildlife in Africa.


June Nilsson

Clinic Assistant

June joined the Main Street Veterinary Clinic team 2004.

Since that time, she worked many years as a veterinary nurse in all areas of the clinic including reception, surgery and hospital.

Nowadays her role has changed to a clinic assistant, ensuring the clinic operates as efficiently as possible so that we can provide the best care to all of our patients.


Veterinary Nurses

Sarah Mlynarz

Certified Veterinary Nurse - Nursing Manager

Sarah joined the practice in 1989, having previously worked in veterinary practices in Papua New Guinea and the UK, where she originally qualified as a Veterinary Nurse.

Sarah enjoys all aspects of veterinary nursing, in particular behaviour, puppies, weight loss and senior wellness programs. 

Sarah also adores horses and currently has four. Border collies and Papillions rate as her favourite breeds of dogs.

Sarah also has a Cert IV in Companion Animal Services and Cert IV in Frontline Management.


Louise South

Registered Veterinary Nurse

Louise has been Vet Nursing for more than 40 years and began her career in 1975 at South Yarra Veterinary Clinic.

She joined Main Street Veterinary Clinic in 1994 after taking some time away from work to raise her four children.

Louise is accredited with the Registered Veterinary Nurse Scheme and holds a Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing and a Diploma in Emergency and Critical Care.

She has a special interest in emergency and critical care and keeps her skills in this area current with casual work at a dedicated animal emergency and critical care unit in Melbourne. 


Lauren Blair

Certified Veterinary Nurse

Loz or Lovely Lauren as she is known grew up in Buchan South on a sheep and cattle property.

From this time, she has always had a passion for animals, and working with animals was always on the cards. She finds nursing animals highly rewarding and loves that no day is the same at the clinic.

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Tanya Dalley

Certified Veterinary Nurse

Following an introduction to the Main Street Veterinary Clinic through work experience at school, she became an employee of the clinic in the 1993.

Growing up on a cattle and sheep property, she has a passion for farming and a keen interest in farm animal health.

She enjoys the constant and wide variety of patients and cases which present in our clinic and has gained valuable knowledge over the years being mentored by many Veterinarians; from senior vets whom she has been fortunate to always have worked with, through to new graduates. 


Karen Nattrass

Veterinary Nurse

Karen has been working as a nurse at the clinic since 2000.

She learnt on the job initially and has since participated in numerous continued education sessions for veterinary nurses. 

She enjoys helping train new nurses and takes work experience students under her wing. She is also the go to for anything that needs maintenance or fixing in the clinic. 


Alana Websdale

Certified Veterinary Nurse

Growing up on a sheep farm locally, Alana enjoys the mix of cases the clinic sees.

She joined the clinic in 2013 gaining her certification in 2016. Participating in further education for veterinary nurses, Alana continually updates her skills whilst gaining experience.


Lisa Mullaney

Certified Veterinary Nurse

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Jodie Ralph

Certified Veterinary Nurse

Jodie has been working with us for 5 years. She is originally from Melbourne, where she was working with a lost dogs home for 8 years.

Currently lives in Metung with her family, 16 sheep, 1 Alpaca called Elvis, 2 dogs, Eddie & Arlo & a cat Louie.


Kristy Kramme

Certified Veterinary Nurse, Bachelor of Veterinary Technology

Kristy grew up locally in Bairnsdale and has always had a deep love and passion for animals. She started her certification in veterinary nursing right out of high school and went on to join the clinic in 2021.

She completed her bachelor at Charles Sturt University in 2022.


Shannon Broome

Trainee Veterinary Nurse

Shannon has had a strong connection to animals since a very young age and patient care is at the top of her list.

Shannon joined the team in 2021 and has since completed her certificate 2 in Animal Studies, Fear free Certification, registered with the AVNA as a student and is close to completing her Certificate IV veterinary nursing.

Outside of work she is kept busy with her son Jett and dog Luna and many cats.


Rose Mahlook

Certified Veterinary Nurse

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Paris Toner

Trainee Veterinary Nurse

Growing up with a love for animals, Paris started her veterinary nursing studies in Orange NSW where she worked in a vet clinic for some time. When moving back home to Victoria she joined our team in March 2023.

She is currently completing her Certificate II in animals studies and will later go on to begin her Certificate in Veterinary nursing.

Outside of work Paris is kept busy by her many greyhounds or out on the court playing netball.


Abbey Williams

Trainee Veterinary Nurse

Abbey grew up in Melbourne, always growing up around animals she knew she wanted to work in the animal industry. She is very grateful to have an amazing team to work with here at Main Street Vet Clinic.

She completed her certificate 2 in animal studies in 2021 and went straight into her Certificate 4 in Veterinary Nursing


Maegan Sherritt

Trainee Veterinary Nurse

Growing up in the Lindenow area, with a love for animals, Maegan wanted nothing more than to help them. Inspired by her nan who also had a love for animals, she pursued her dream career.

Maegan studied her Certificate Two in Animal Studies at TAFE, during her last two years of high school (2021-2022) and once completed, went on to study Certificate Four in Veterinary Nursing (Currently, 2023-2024). She loves working as a team and enjoys the many experiences that occur daily.

Hired as a Kennel Hand in 2022, she became a full time Trainee Vet Nurse in 2023.

Dimity Trinder

Trainee Veterinary Nurse

Emogen May

Trainee Veterinary Nurse


CLINIC HOURS:

Monday to Friday  8.30am to 6pm
Saturday  9am to 12 noon.

For emergencies only, please phone 51526666 to be connected to our out of hours triage service.

CONTACT US

Phone:
(03) 5152 6666
Email:
info@mainstvetclinic.com.au
Postal:
325 Main Street, Bairnsdale, Vic 3875