Meet the Team

Victoria Park Vet - Dr Julian Jacobsen - Vet and Practice Owner

Dr Julian Jacobsen, Vet and Practice Owner

Graduated from Murdoch University in 1992 and worked for two years in the UK before travelling through Europe with his wife Dr Nyaree Jacobsen who is also a vet. They returned to Perth and entered into partnership at Victoria Park and Lathlain Vet Clinics in December 1999 with Dr Rick Fenny. Julian and Nyaree have three children (a girl and two boys) and 2 dogs, Ethal and Bessie. Julian has an interest in surgery, and especially enjoys orthopaedic surgery. Outside of work he enjoys numerous hobbies, including building stuff (boat building, steel frame bicycle building, pizza oven, wooden structures) and competitive cycling.

Victoria Park Vet - Dr Katie Le Messurier - Vet

Dr Katie Le Messurier, Vet

Katie always had a love of animals and knew from a young age that she wanted to be a vet. She studied at Murdoch University and graduated in 2009, beginning her career in general practice in South West WA. After several years down South, and locuming throughout WA, Katie joined the Vic Park team in 2016. She loves both consulting and surgery and have a particular interest in internal medicine. In 2012 Katie completed a year long course in feline medicine through Sydney University and in 2014 sat and obtained her membership to the Australian College in internal medicine.

When not at work, she can usually be found spending time with her dog Mabel, or competing with her horse.

Victoria Park Vet - Dr Emma Alderman - Vet

Dr Emma Alderman, Vet

Emma is one of the full time vets at Vic Park and has been lucky enough to be part of the team since 2019. She has always loved animals and been particularly captivated by dogs and cats.

Emma loves the variety that being a small animal veterinarian offers, but in particular she enjoys small animal medicine and dermatology.

When she isn’t at work you will likely find Emma hanging out with her fiancé Anton, they love hitting the beach or going for walks around Perth’s beautiful walking trails and lakes.

Victoria Park Vet - Dr Meg Stevenson - Vet

Dr Meg Stevenson, Vet

Megan has been working for the Vic Park and Lathlain clinics since December 2006. At work she has an interest in small animal internal medicine with a particular interest in feline medicine and endocrine conditions.

Victoria Park Vet - Dr Erica Dudley - Vet

Dr Erica Dudley, Vet

Erica graduated from The University of Melbourne in 2001 and enjoyed working in a mixed animal practice, in country Victoria, prior to moving to the UK to work as a small animal practitioner. Erica moved to Perth and joined the Vic Park Vet team in 2009. Erica enjoys all aspects of veterinary work and has an interest in small animal medicine.

Her home is shared with a menagerie of pets and kids and notably the wonderful ‘Harry High pants’, a cat who was once dumped at the clinic as a stray.

Victoria Park Vet - Dr Katherine Cowton - Vet

Dr Katherine Cowton, Vet

Katherine graduated from Murdoch University in 2004 and went to work in Kalgoorlie for 4 years in small animal and equine practice. In 2007, she travelled around Australia and visited some amazing places! Since returning to Perth in 2009, she joined the Victoria Park & Lathlain Pets and Vets team. She joined our Mirrabooka team in 2016 and still works part time between the Victoria Park and Mirrabooka clinics.

Katherine has two children and an array of pets – including dogs, birds, rabbits, and fish.

Not that there is a lot of free time amongst all that, but her hobbies include cake making, camping, water skiing and doing renovations at home.

Victoria Park Veterinary Clinic - Meet the Team - Teresa

Dr Teresa Walsh – Vet

Teresa graduated from Murdoch University in 1999. She worked in mixed practice for 2 years before heading over to the UK to work and travel for another 3 years. It was here she developed her passion for small animal medicine and upon returning to Perth decided to stick to small animal work and has worked in general small animal practice ever since.

Teresa joined the Pets and Vets team in Jan 2022, she loves both consulting and soft tissue surgery, with a soft spot for geriatrics. Teresa also enjoys teaching the vet nursing students at TAFE and sharing her passion for the industry. When not working, Teresa is kept busy with her 4 children and one enthusiastic German Shorthaired Pointer.

Victoria Park Veterinary Clinic - Meet the Team - Ke

Dr Ke Li – Vet

Ke graduated from University of Melbourne in 2018 and worked in Melbourne for nearly 4 years before coming to Perth where he joined Vic Park vets in early 2023. Ke enjoys many aspects of veterinary medicine including both medicine and surgery. When he is not working, he enjoys going to the gym and trying out new places to eat.

Victoria Park Vet - Monique - Vet Nurse

Moni, Head Vet Nurse

Monique graduated as a vet nurse in December 2013. She did work experience at Vic Park Vet Clinic while she was studying and ended up officially joining the team as a fully qualified nurse and has never left. Monique has a beautiful curly cavoodle called Nala, who keeps her very busy at home.

When Monique’s not at work you’ll find her doing something active outside or exploring the world of food by either cooking or eating.

Victoria Park Vet - Jade - Vet Nurse

Jade, Vet Nurse

Jade is from the UK and has been in Australia for the last 9 years. She started her work experience with Victoria Park Veterinary Hospital in January 2014 while she was studying for her veterinary nursing career. Once she graduated, she became a permanent member of our team and has loved working here ever since. Jade previously worked full time as a Dog Groomer before deciding to do her nursing qualification.

She has a 6 year old Staffy called Zane who she rescued in 2014 and also has a 2 year old cheeky cat called Kitty, that she adopted from the clinic at 5 weeks old.

When she’s not in clinic Jade enjoys the Beach, spending time with friends and travelling.

Victoria Park Vet - Melissa - Vet Nurse

Melissa, Vet Nurse

Melissa has been a vet nurse for 12 years and in that time she worked in London for 2 years and Victoria Park Vet Clinic for 7 ½ years. She has a Golden Retriever, Kiedis who occasionally is the chief meeter and greeter at reception. Melissa loves to spend time with her family, travel, shop and eat out.

Victoria Park Vet - Emily - Vet Nurse

Emily, Vet Nurse

Emily completed her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing in 2018. She has always wanted to pursue an occupation in animal care, so when she discovered what the role of a veterinary nurse was she just had to do it! Emily has grown up with pets in her family home aswell as living on the farm at a young age, she currently has her own cat named Toast.

Victoria Park Vet - Austin Keyte - Vet Nurse

Austin, Vet Nurse

Austin graduated with a Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing in 2018. He has a keen interest in surgery although he loves offering a helping hand and advice on the reception desk.

Austin has two cats named Kapai and Koru at home and spends his free time is practicing and performing music as well as competing in cricket and field hockey.

Victoria Park Veterinary Hospital - Meet the Team - Brooke

Brooke, Vet Nurse

Brooke graduated as a vet nurse in 2015 in Victoria and has made the move to Perth in 2022.

She has a keen interest in surgery and nutrition. In her spare time, Brooke spends her time frequenting local cafes and hiking trails. Her adventurous nature often takes her around WA experiencing the best beaches and everywhere in between.

Victoria Park Veterinary Clinic - Meet the Team - Mel - Vet Nurse

Mel, Vet Nurse

Mel started her dream job journey in 2019 by completing a Certificate II in Animal Studies, then going on to complete a Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing.

Mel has always adored all animals and has her own crazy Kelpie called Bear. Mel enjoys all aspects of vet nursing including surgery and meeting new people!

Victoria Park Veterinary Clinic - Meet the Team - Jodie

Jodie, Vet Nurse

Jodie has extensive knowledge working as a veterinary nurse with over 25 years’ worth of experience. Due to her love of animals and helping people – this makes being a vet nurse the perfect job for her!

Jodie spends her spare time caring for her family, which includes 3 beautiful daughters and her fur barbies, keeping her hands full and her life full of love and craziness.

Victoria Park Veterinary Clinic - Meet the Team - Hayls

Hayls, Vet Nurse

Hayley grew up living on a farm down south & was always surrounded by animals. She started her Vet Nursing career in 2015 where she completed a traineeship here at the Vic Park Vets. She has a strong passion for Surgical Nursing & Anaesthesia. You may see her very loved & spoilt Kelpie, Cole at the clinic from time to time. She also has two cute but naughty kitties at home, that she adopted from the clinic in 2019. They all keep her hands full when she’s not at work.

Victoria Park Veterinary Clinic - Meet the Team - Amy

Amy, Vet Nurse

Amy graduated with a Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing in 2021. After working on multiple cuddly and rescue animal farms, she knew vet nursing was the right career for her due to her love of helping animals. She is always eager to meet all the patients at reception and welcomes them with a huge smile and open arms.

Amy has two beautiful cocker spaniels at home whom she adores and in her spare time loves to spend time with friends and family, creating art, staying active in the gym and being the number one fan of Harry Potter and Taylor Swift.

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