At Brunswick Central Vet Clinic, we aim to provide a comprehensive, professional and compassionate veterinary service. We recognise the significance of your pets and the place they hold in your family. Our Veterinarians are highly skilled and have special interest and expertise in geriatric care, dentistryanimal behaviour, soft tissue surgery, and more. We welcome you to bring your pet to meet our team at anytime.

Meet our team
Dr Liz Burger
Lead Vet - Maternity Leave
  • DVM

After completing her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 2014, Liz spent a year working at a small animal general practice in Melbourne. She then had an opportunity to follow her dreams and obtained a position as an intern at a veterinary oncology clinic. Here she worked alongside specialist oncologists in treating and caring for patients with cancer.

After this wonderful experience, Liz joined us at Brunswick Central Vet Clinic. She is extremely passionate about providing gold standard veterinary care, and has a special place in her heart for our senior patients.

Liz grew up in country Victoria and was lucky enough to have a menagerie of different pets over the years, however she attributes her love for animals to her childhood best friend – a beautiful black Labrador named Simba. 

Dr Alexandra Kay
Lead Vet
  • BVSc (Hons)

Alexandra joined our team as Lead Veterinarian in September 2017. She graduated from the University of Melbourne in 2009 with first class honours. After spending several years as a small animal vet in suburban Melbourne, Alex moved to the United Kingdom. What was supposed to be a short working holiday became four years of rewarding work in a busy and innovative vet practice in London. Alex returned to Melbourne to sit the small animal medicine membership examinations for the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Surgeons, and was awarded a medal for achieving the highest examination mark.

Alex especially loves helping older pets get through their senior years in comfort. She is delighted to now be part of the wonderful team at Brunswick Central Veterinary Clinic and is looking forward to meeting local pet owners and their fur kids.

Dr Alex MacLeod
Vet

Hi, my name is also Alex. I considered a name change due to multiple Alex's and an Ash here at the vet clinic, but decided against it. I really like being a vet, its super rewarding and every day is different. The people here at Brunswick Central Vet Clinic have been really welcoming since I started and I look forward to meeting everyone! I graduated as a vet in 2012 in Melbourne and have worked in farm animal and small animal clinics throughout rural and urban UK, in south-west Victoria, coastal Sri Lanka and Ahmedabad, India. Languages change but the science still holds up. Hope you have a chill day.

Dr Natalie McNaught
Vet - Maternity Leave
  • BVMS (Hons)
  • BSc

Dr Natalie graduated from Murdoch University with honours in 2001. She then worked for 3 years in small animal practice in Melbourne before departing for a 3 year adventure in the UK where she did locum work in various practices in England and Wales. Upon her return she continued to work as a locum throughout Melbourne for another few years, enjoying the variety of work that being a locum provided. She eventually settled into a permanent position at our sister clinic in Fitzroy in 2012. She went on maternity leave in 2016 after the birth of her son, but came back to work part time here at Brunswick Central in 2017. Her interests include many aspects of clinical practice but there is a special place in her heart for geriatric patients.  She shares her home with her partner and son as well as a very cheeky and boisterous silver tabby cat called Blixa.

Shae Whittaker
Practice Manager

Shae has worked as a Veterinary Nurse since 2003. While working at one of our sister clinics, she gained her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing. Shae moved to Queensland for a few years where she learnt a lot about ticks, toads and snakes! After moving back to Melbourne, she joined our Brunswick Central team in February 2013.

Shae has a special interest in nurse consultation, dental care, weight consultations and medical cases. She enjoys horse riding and running, and loves her cats, Squirt and Frankie. Shae has owned Squirt since she was 3 days old and adopted Frankie when he was just 8 weeks old. She only intended to look after Frankie for one night but that was a long time ago! 

Rachel
Vet Nurse

Rachel completed her science degree in 2016 at the University of Melbourne with the goal of applying for veterinary medicine. From there, she decided she would pursue a career in veterinary nursing and in December 2017 was very excited to start her traineeship with Brunswick Central Vet. Rachel aims to keep on increasing her knowledge to strive to maintain the best quality of care possible.

At home Rachel has a little Jack Russell X Maltese who loves to spend the day in bed.

Kellie
Vet Nurse

Kellie joined our team as a full-time Veterinary Nurse in 2019. After completing her degree in Veterinary Bioscience at La Trobe University in 2014 she continued to undertake a Certificate II in Animal Studies and Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing.

After several years in General Practise, she ventured into the world of Emergency Nursing prior to joining the Brunswick family.

Originally from a small country town in Victoria Kellie has always had an extra special interest in Australian Wildlife. Her passion for the welfare of our native critters have lead her to branch out and work at the Healesville Sanctuary Wildlife Hospital on her days off. Although she loves caring for our native species and playing with the platypuses and Dingos at the Sanctuary she also has a soft spot for cats. Kellie has her very own fur-child at home “Snagsy” the cross-eyed kitty.

Kellie loves having the best of both worlds when it comes to veterinary nursing. You can often find her cuddling an orphaned baby possum in our wards or giving one of our in-patients a belly rub.

Kaelyn
Vet Nurse

Kaelyn completed her certificate IV in veterinary nursing through a traineeship at The Gordon in 2020. She has always felt comfort in being around animals and is thrilled to be able to help and assist them in anyway needed. During her primary and secondary schooling her family has had many experiences fostering Greyhounds and finds it very comforting to see how popular they are in the area. Kaelyn’s menagerie includes, Shadow her senior cat, Buddy the Maltese x, Tyson the Murray Darling python and her new addition Oscar the sassy domestic long hair.

Rebecca
Vet Nurse

Rebecca is originally from Adelaide and moved to Melbourne at the start of 2013. She started her career with animals in a busy kennel and cattery facility whilst studying Animal and Veterinary Bioscience at LaTrobe University. On completion of her degree Rebecca started her in the veterinary clinical industry as a reception nurse and shortly moved into a specialised area of Canine Rehabilitation where she stayed for over 5 years. Rebecca has a Bachelor of Animal and Veterinary Bioscience, is a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner and has a Level 3 Certificate in Canine Hydrotherapy. She has always had a love of animals and grew up surrounded by pets and is still that person who finds the pet at a party. She is a fur-mum to a Koolie named Bosco and a foster fail cat name ‘Benny’.

Jordie
Trainee Vet Nurse

Jordie is one of our trainee Vet Nurses who has worked with us since 2018. While she went to University in Queensland to study Media and Communication as well as Advertising she later realised animals were her one true passion. She is one of Brunswick Central Vet's most severely coffee addicted staff members. While she is definitely a self-described 'cat lady' she is also a sucker for all Staffys, Labradors and Chihuahuas.
At home she spends her free time trying to prevent her 9 year-old long haired black cat Tesla from eating all the human food and her 13 year old white ex-clinic cat Sugar from using her couch as a scratching post. (She has so far been unsuccessful)

Rachael
Receptionist

Rachael has been with Brunswick Central Vet since 2017, and is well known to our clients as our star receptionist. She is currently undertaking her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing and has more recently joined our nursing team. Rachael has a great deal of experience in the industry, starting out as the Business Manager for an inner Melbourne veterinary clinic. Rachael is mum/best friend to two senior dogs who like to keep her on her toes. Mr Pickles is a Corgi x Jack Russel Terrier delight and all-round Good Boy, and Harley is a Pomeranian x Land Shark who prides himself on his fluff and chaos.

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