Medical Team

Team Approach

Our Medical Team


It's the little differences that make the biggest impact. Vets who are dedicated to heal. Nurses who stay with their patient all day.  A team who go that extra mile to ensure each procedure is carried out with the utmost gentle care and safety, minimizing the risk of your pet feeling any stress or pain before during or after a procedure.

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About Us

Compassionate,Caring, Expertise

Our Difference

Veterinary Nurse - Kelly

Principal Veterinarian

Dr. Ivor Javen is the Hospital Principal Veterinarian and Owner of Ringwood East Vetcare.  What this means for you is - he is here for you for your pets lifetime not just for a few shifts or to fill a job.  Being a Veterinarian is the fulfilling of a lifelong dream starting when Ivor was just 3 years old.  Ivor has a high standard of clinical care and practice - he's fussy about your pet - just what you want in a vet!   He is a skilled surgeon and has highly acute diagnositic skills. And importantly he loves his work - it's his life purpose.

Veterinary Surgeon

Dr Kate Twidale is an experienced veterinarian who brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the team both in medical and surgical fields.  Kate's warm friendly approach and her unwavering passion and understanding of individual patient and client needs brings a depth of understanding which is highly valued by the team and those she serves.  Kate is on maternity leave from July 2017 - February 2018.

Veterinary Nursing Team

Kelly Scott - Veterinary Nurse

Kelly commenced work at our hospital after graduating from Latrobe University In Animal Bioscience. Kelly is an excellent veterinary nurse and is an intergral part of the team. Kelly's calm, caring and reassuring nature blends seamlessly with her care and comfort of all patients both staying in and visiting our practice.  

Vanessa  Howell - Veterinary Nurse

Vanessa is a graduate of Deakin University and University of Pretoria.  Vanessa has completed Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing and has a special interest in working with wildlife. Vanessa is completely passionate about patient care.  Her dedication and attention to detail come to the fore in her absolute focus on each patient in her care.

Sarah Boyd - Student Veterinary Nurse

Sarah is  currently studying Veterinary Nursing and assists both in surgical and day to day running of the hospital.  Sarah's kind and gentle manner for all patients in her care is an asset to the team. Sarah also grooms pets at the practice.

Reception and Administration

Caron Tunnard

Caron welcomes everyone with her warm smile and calm assured nature.  Caron is an experienced Receptionist and Administrator who gained her outstanding skillset working in Executive positions in the UK.  Caron is adept at organising and managing the booking system for veterinary, grooming and our cattery as well as hospital administration.


Phoebe Middleton

Phoebe works on reception. She takes great pride in making each client feel very welcome. Phoebe also assist in the cattery.  A brilliant allrounder.

Practice Administration

Kathleen Greensill

Kathleen is a graduate of RMIT and Deakin and Charles Sturt Universities.  Kathleen brings her skillset of information management and digital media to oversee Accounts, Payroll, Marketing & Branding (including creation of and operation of the website and mangement of our digital media).

Dr. Ivor Javen

Veterinary Nurse - Kelly

Receptionist - Caron

Practice Admin - Kathleen

Veterinary Nurse  - Vanessa

Veterinary Nurse - Vanessa

Veterinary Receptionist - Caron


Receptionist - Phoebe

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Dr. Kate Twidale

Ringwood East Vetcare                                                                                                                           (03) 9879 2803

Student Veterinary Nurse  - Sarah

Student Veterinary Nurse/Groomer - Sarah