Senior Veterinary Nurses
Dr Kay Pitkeathly
Hi, I’m Kay the Vet.
I have three kids, three cats, three dogs and a tortoise. I love working with animals of all shapes and sizes. I continuously improve my knowledge with post-graduate work every year to provide the best care for your pet. I have post-graduate qualifications in surgery, internal medicine, Ophthalmology, endocrinology, breeding, radiology, ultrasound imaging and most recently in forensics.
My first love is diagnosis and surgery, I love to fix problems. I have been the principal vet here for over 25 years and have invested in technology equipment and training so we are the best animal care hospital in Australia. Our friendly team gives you and your pet wholehearted care with a personal touch, we strive to uphold the highest level of excellence in pet care. We are small enough to know you and for you to know and trust us, we will do our best for you and your pet.
I have lived in Bangor for over 30 years. I have been a member of the Menai Animal Hospital team for nearly 18 years. I love coming to work and have tremendous respect for my colleagues. My special interests are Acupuncture, Anaesthetics, Birds, Oncology, Wildlife, Respiratory Emergencies and Breeding all of which I have completed extra courses in to gain extra knowledge. I also have an honours in primate care.
I have been breeding and showing British Bulldogs since 1986. I own the mascots for the Bull Dogs Rugby League team. I occasionally breed British shorthair & Scottish Fold cats. Children recognise my lovely Scottish fold cat Garfield from our school talks. My dogs names are Spike, Mr Tashi, Teddy, Joy & George and our birds name is Boomer. I also have some cats and fish and have room at home for my husband Andrew and my two sons Jacob & Nathan. My interests out side of work include Puppy school, training animals and working in the T.v. & film industry. I am president of the British Bulldog Club of NSW, I love supporting my sons at football and going to support the Bulldogs. On my holidays or days off I can usually be found doing something animal related.
My name is Charmaine, and I have had the pleasure of working at Menai Animal Hospital as a senior nurse since October 1999. During this time I have had the privilege of doing extra courses to improve my Knowledge to keep up with the high standards we offer here at Menai Animal Hospital. I particularly enjoy breeding and anaesthetics, in which I am very valued.
My family consists of my husband Paul and my two wonderful sons Nathan & Christopher. My extended fur family consists of six Shetland Sheep Dogs, two males – Ike & Bali – and four females – China, Bikini, Gidget & Marley . I have been breeding Shetland Sheep Dogs for over 20 years now. I also have an Indian Ringneck parrot who is named Indy, he was a rescue from Menai Animal Hospital and a turtle that assists in the school talks from time to time. Children often recognise me from our Dog and animal Safety school talks, we have educated hundreds of children in our local schools. Part of our studies to assist Narelle and I in our school talks was the Delta Dog Safety course and the Spot Program course.
Hi, my name is Sue, and I’ve had the pleasure of working at Menai Animal Hospital as a veterinary nurse since 2004. I originally trained as a human nurse but my passion for animals eventually drew me into veterinary nursing.
I’m married with 2 grown boys and we all share a passion for animals. Our Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are the centre of our family life. We take much delight in exhibiting our dogs in conformation shows and occasionally breed a litter. Our dogs are the best bed warmers around but equally enjoy a game of fetch or tug. We currently have 7 seven dogs ranging from puppies to seniors.
If you’re looking for a cavalier puppy you can find my website here: http://cavalierlove.homestead.com
I’m the girl from the country. I have worked at Menai Animal Hospital since 2002 and enjoy all aspects of it, the good and the bad. In those years I have completed the vet nurses course and have continued studying in different areas of the field (wildlife, anaesthetics, fluids and heaps more).
My family consists of my husband and two children, Callum and Sienna. Our other family consists of two cats (Cotton who is our rescue cat, which we hand raised since she was one week of age and Bud who is a Scottish fold), two goldfish. On the farm we have two dogs, a Maltese name Missy and Samson a Malt x JRT and an aviary.
Hi, I’m Tim.
I started my journey with Menai Animal Hospital as work experience in high school in 2010 following a passion for animals and later came back to work in an ongoing capacity. I am currently studying for a Bachelor of Liberal Arts and Science at the University of Sydney with an interest in biological and animal sciences.
I live at home with my parents, my dad who is very involved with conformation showing and my mum, Sue, who is a senior vet nurse here at Menai Animal Hospital. Together we share the love of our beautiful Cavaliers who have fun both lounging around the house, as well as exhibiting in dog shows and the occasional litter of puppies.
Hi, I’m Bec.
I have spent my whole life around animals, from WIRES & Taronga Zoo to Animal Welfare and a horse ranch. I have worked at Menai Animal Hospital since 2013 and love every moment! I am a certified vet nurse, completing my studies in 2015, & am currently studying a degree in canine behaviour modification. I intend to pursue further studies on all aspects of small animal physiology & psychology.
I have two little girls, River & Alexsia. Our furry family consists of a Rottweiler x named Marley, a black Labrador named Bear, three cats; Tonks – a Tonkinese, Simba – a domestic short hair, Kit – Domestic long hair, an Albino Darwin Carpet Python named Fluffy, a Bearded Dragon named Toothless & a Macaw named Echo.
Hi, Im Chantelle.
I am a certified vet nurse & have been working at Menai Animal Hospital since early 2016 but I have been nursing whilst completing my study since mid 2013. Although i enjoy all aspects of my job, physio & rehabilitation is my passion. Being there to help the animals in their journey step by step & seeing the amazing improvements modern physio can do is wonderful.
I have two Staffy’s at home Narla & Indi, I love Staffy’s.
Hi, Im Sam.
I started working at Menai Animal Hospital at the beginning of 2016. I have completed my Cert II in Animal Studies & i am currently in the process of completing my Cert IV in Veterinary Nursing.
At home i have two dogs – Jack & Ellie, two cats – Simon & Kirby, Two rabbits – Pedro & Pablo, 4 goldfish – Toothless, Ned, Albert & Todd, & three hermit crabs – Sebastian, Gary & Jeff.