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Dr. Karim Chammas
Dr. Karim Chammas
BVSc. MANZCVS (Feline)
Head Veterinarian
Practice Manager
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Karim graduated from the University of Sydney in 2009. He has worked in several busy small animal practices in Sydney’s North West. Karim has undertaken further studies in ultrasound, radiology, oncology and feline medicine. He is a member of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists in Feline Medicine.

 

Karim really enjoys developing lasting relationships with clients often built on trust and a common goal to better the well-being of animals. He has an equal appreciation of both medicine and surgery and views them as complementary in a successful outcome to many disease processes.

Karim has owned many dogs, cats, turtles and fish. As a result of his last dog Cleopatra, he has developed a soft spot for Shih Tzu’s. Currently his revolving zoo includes a rescued bird and 3 fat guinea pigs.   

Dr. Lauren Golding
Dr. Lauren Golding
BVetBiol/DVM
Veterinarian
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Lauren graduated from the University of Sydney in 2019. She worked in the Gladesville area before moving to Beecroft Vet. She was born in Sydney and has lived in the Hills District her whole life.  

Lauren enjoys all aspects of being a veterinarian and although the role can be challenging, being able to make a difference in the lives of her patients and their owners is extremely rewarding. Having had many pets herself, she truly understands the bond and companionship that comes with being a pet owner. She wouldn’t be where she is today if not for her furry (and scaly) family members! She currently lives with a small menagerie (still growing) which consists of a miniature Poodle named Jazz, two cats – Samson and Delilah, and a bearded dragon named Savannah.

 

In her spare time, Lauren loves to spend time with her partner, family and friends.  She enjoys traveling, going to the beach, playing golf or just relaxing at home with her animals.  

Dr. Stephanie Fong
Dr. Stephanie Fong
BVetMed (Hons) MRCVS
Veterinarian
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Stephanie has recently graduated from the Royal Veterinary College in London in 2023 and is excited to be joining the Beecroft team for her first venture into Sydney! She grew up in both Hong Kong and the UK, and is now ready for her next step as a veterinarian at Beecroft. 

 

Throughout her clinical rotations, Stephanie has enjoyed all aspects of veterinary medicine and surgery, and has a particular interest in pathology and cardiology.She enjoys working collaboratively with both owners and staff to be able to provide the best outcomes for their beloved pets, as well as giving every pet lots of TLC! She is also able to consult in Cantonese and Mandarin if clients feel more comfortable.

 

In her spare time, Stephanie can be found playing the piano, finding the next jazz venue or spending time with her partner exploring all Australia has to offer.

Dr. Lily (Xu Li) Cai
BVB DVM
Veterinarian
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Lily recently graduated from the University of Sydney in 2023. Through clinical rotations, she gained particular interest in soft tissue surgery, ophthalmology and internal medicine. During her final year, Lily had such a rewarding experience volunteering with the Worldwide Veterinary Service in Chiang Mai, Thailand, where she was able to help the pets in the local community with their surgical and medical needs. 

Lily loves to prioritise a comfortable, fear-free, tailored approach for all the furry friends at the clinic to ensure the best possible care and outcome. Lily is also able to consult in Mandarin.

In her spare time, she loves keeping up with the trendiest pastry and brunch spots, discovering new hiking spots in our beautiful city and travelling the world. 

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Dr Tim McGregor
Dr. Tim McGregor
DVM BBSc
Veterinarian

Tim graduated from the University of Melbourne in 2016 and practiced on Victoria's Mornington Peninsula for 6 years before moving up to Sydney with his partner, also a veterinarian, and their rescue greyhound Evie.

Growing up in a dairy town in rural Victoria with a menagerie of different animals from hopping mice to horses, he enjoys the challenges of seeing different species and has developed an appreciation for all of their unique quirks that endear them to their families.

In his spare time, he will be out trekking in the wilderness, photographing wildlife and skiing in the winter.

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Caroline Jackson
Caroline Jackson
Veterinary Nurse
(Cert IV)
Head Nurse
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Caroline was born and bred in NZ, joining the Veterinary world around 2005 with a small animal hospital in NZ. Qualifying through Otago polytechnic in 2009.

 

Her love for Vet Nursing has only been reinforced by the experiences she has had and skills she learnt from dedicated Vets and Nurses along the way. From NZ, Norfolk Island, Sydney, Darwin and again now Sydney!

 

Caroline loves spending time with her hubby and their beautiful 6yr old Border Collie called Ezio, whilst enjoying the outdoors, fishing, gardening and travelling.

 

Caroline has interests in Animal Behaviour, specifically being 'their voice.' “There’s no greater accomplishment than the feeling when you’ve made a difference in an animal's life”.

 

She loves to provide the best care and love for all of our pawbabies that she is capable of!

Emily Bennett
Emily Bennett 
Veterinary Nurse
(Cert IV)
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Emily found her love for animals at a young age having grown up with dogs, cats, birds and horses. She graduated from Cert IV in Veterinary Nursing in 2015. Emily has more than 5 years industry experience.

Emily volunteered at an animal rescue clinic in London in 2019 and loves participating in RSPCA'S fundraisers especially the Million Paws Walk.

In her spare time, Emily likes to do anything that gets her outdoors and active.  Her favourite thing to do is going to the beach accompanied by Rex her Border Collie.

Zoe Wright
Zoe Wright
Veterinary Nurse
(Cert IV)
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Zoe has been a vet nurse for over 7 years and has worked in a variety of settings to gain as much experience as possible.

 

Her favourite part of vet nursing is theatre and anaesthetic safety, and sharing knowledge to clients and junior nurses.

 

In Zoe's spare time she is at home spending time with her four rescue cats and one outnumbered rescue dog!

Diana Gent
Diana Gent 
Veterinary Nurse
(Cert IV)

Diana has always adored animals and can't imagine having a job that doesn't involve them. Her favourite thing to do is to go on adventures with her partner and his dogs. She also loves taking care of her neighbour's dogs and treating them as her own.

 

Diana has two cats, a kitten named Barry and a 3 year old cat named Billie. She has only ever owned cats but has always found a way to surround herself with other people's dogs. 

Diana completed her Certificate II in Animal Studies in 2021 and is currently doing her Certificate IV in Vet Nursing.

 

Diana's other interests include singing and playing the guitar!

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Olivia Tanna
Olivia Tanna
Veterinary Nurse
(Cert IV)

Olivia attained her Certificate IV in Vet Nursing in July 2022 and has been a part of the Beecroft team since her first day of work placement for her Certificate II in Animal Studies in October 2019!

 

She has always been around animals and owned pets of all shapes and sizes, from rabbits to a horse. Olivia's favourite aspect of nursing is forming bonds with sick patients while aiding them back to health.

Olivia enjoys doing anything outdoors in her spare time, from swimming and other water-related activities to horse riding with her coworker(s) Dominique and Marissa. She also enjoys the company of her spoilt and therefore slightly temperamental golden retriever Max!

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Lisa Teh
Lisa Teh
Veterinary Nurse
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Lisa’s love of animals and interest in small animal medicine found herself in becoming a Veterinary Nurse. She has a particularly soft spot for her feline friends and has fostered many kittens and cats for rescue organisations. 

 

Lisa currently has two spoilt cats who have her wrapped around their little paw. Lisa is very excited to meet all the local animals and residents at Beecroft! 

Isabella Mackintosh
Isabella Mackintosh
Veterinary Nurse
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Bella has grown up with animals her whole life from cats and dogs, to rabbits and guinea pigs, chickens and recently a few reptiles. At the moment she has a domestic short haired cat called Nutmeg, a German Shepherd called Max, a Bearded Dragon called Acorn, a Pygmy Bearded Dragon called Yoshi and a Thick Tailed Gecko called Nyv. 

 

Bella has completed her Cert II in Animal Studies, and is now completing her Cert III in Animals Studies Multi Species course and next year she is hopefully going to start her Cert IV in Vet Nursing.

 

In her spare time, Bella is either out of the house taking Max on walking trails or chilling with her animals at home. 

Evette Khaziran
Evette Khaziran
Animal Attendant

Evette has always had a strong passion for surrounding herself and working with animals, which has been her driving force throughout her academic journey. Evette is currently in her Honours year studying a Bachelor of Science and Advanced Studies: Animal and Veterinary Bioscience at the University of Sydney.

After witnessing firsthand, the significant negative impact of the lack of veterinary services in our rural communities during her volunteer work in the Capertee Valley, NSW, Evette’s love for livestock and dedication to the betterment of their health and welfare drives her pursuit of a career in veterinary medicine, specialising in large animals.

 

In her free time, Evette loves to travel, especially when discovering new places with her two beagles, Toby and Maya.  

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Marissa Mule
Marissa Mule
Groomer
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Marissa has had a love for animals since childhood and that passion has led her into the career of Vet Nursing, working with racehorses and pet grooming.

 

Marissa has 11 years experience as a professional Dog Groomer having learnt as an apprentice from a Show Groomer. Previously she was a Vet Nurse, so you can be sure your pets are in the best of care along with quality service. 

Marissa grooms all dog breeds and all breed style clips and additional requests from the pet owner. She can also groom all breeds of cats, from a simple wash and blow dry to lion clips. 

Marissa is available for grooms at Beecroft Vet every Monday to Thursday, and every second Saturday.

Dominique Speight
Dominique Speight 
Receptionist

Spending time around animals has always been so enriching for Dominique, having lived most of her life with animals at her side.

Rabbits have become Dominique's favorite creatures in the world for their subtle natures and big personalities.

 

Dominique has completed her Cert II in animal studies and loved every moment of it. Her other passion lies with illustrating and creating; Animals being her main subject and inspiration of course.

A dream of Dominique's is to make a picture book based off her pet rabbits' adventures.

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