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.
To give your whole self to
Groomer & Pet Adoption Expert - Elly
Veterinary Nurse - Kelly
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.
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.
Veterinary Nursing Team
Head Veterinary Nurse
This position is currently being advertised.
Kelly Scott - Veterinary Nurse
Kelly commenced work at our hospital after graduating from Latrobe University. 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. Kelly is completing her veterinary nursing studies.
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.
Reception and Administration
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.
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). Kathleen is currently studying a Masters in Teaching at Monash University.
Cattery & Ward Attendant
Phoebe works in our dedicated cattery. She takes great pride in keeping cattery guests very comfortable and content. Phoebe also assists nursing staff in Hospital and helps at Reception. A brilliant allrounder.
Pet Groomer and Pet Adoption Expert
Elly is our Pet Groomer who is skilled in the art of making your pets look and smell fabulous. Elly dedicates her life to pet rescue and adoption. Elly is an avid wildlife carer and runs a kitten rescue group as well as supporting the Runnaway Rabbit Orphanage. Elly is also a vet nurse.
Pet Groomer & Pet Adoption Expert - Elly
Dr. Ivor Javen
Student Veterinary Nurse - Kelly
Receptionist - Caron
Practice Manager - Kathleen
Student Veterinary Nurse - Vanessa
Veterinary Nurse - Vanessa
Veterinary Receptionist - Caron
Business Administrator - Kathleen
Cattery & Ward Assistant - Phoebe
Dr. Kate Twidale