Our team

Our passionate team are committed to building on their knowledge and expertise, to ensure that they are constantly growing as professionals and providing excellence in all aspects of veterinary care.

Heather Ryland – Practice Manager

 In 2012 Heather completed her degree in Animal Health Technology at Thompsons River University in British Columbia, Canada. Heather has a passion for animals and their welfare. She loves to work with owners to ensure the best health for their pet.

Dr Harris – Head Veterinarian

Dr. Harris joined the Templestowe Veterinary Clinic in October 2018. Harris studied his Bachelor of Science, Honours in Microbiology and Immunology in 2008 before completing his Bachelor in Veterinary Science in 2004.

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Nora Chen- Veterinarian

My primary interest is in small animal internal medicine. Cases can be like solving a huge puzzle, with only a few clues sometimes so I like the challenge! I also enjoy helping people care for and better understand the needs of their furry family members.

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Serena Vo – Veterinarian

The most rewarding thing about being a vet is being able to build and maintain a relationship with clients and their animals. It’s great having the opportunity to be a part of their journey and being there to help them stay happy and healthy. We have a great team here at TVC who are very fun, supportive and are all very passionate about the care of our animals.

Joanna Velas – Veterinary Nurse

Joanna has always had a passion for animals, which made her choice of career easy; focusing on caring and helping. Joanna is born and bred in Melbourne and can’t see herself living anywhere else.

Anna Sim – Trainee Veterinary Nurse

I have a passion for the care and welfare of all animals and have always wanted to work with them ever since I was young. I was always more of a dog person but have grown to love cats for their surprisingly affectionate nature after working with them.

Emily Li Rossi – Veterinary Student/ Nurse

I’ve been immersed in the veterinary and animal conservation industry since high school thanks to a childhood dream of becoming a veterinarian. Alongside clinical placements, I’ve been lucky enough to volunteer at a dingo sanctuary for several years and was even able to go on a ‘vets in the wild’ expedition throughout South Africa in 2018.

Nicole Zhao – Trainee Veterinary Nurse

In 2016, My husband and I came to Melbourne with our beloved cat to pursue a new life. Prior to that, I have been helping tech giants to source their talents in China over a decade. However, I always have passion for animals and their welfare. After 2 years study in Vet nurse course, I am so blessed to start over this fascinating job here. My cat Mimi seems to settle in well and live a playful
and healthy life despite having several cat fight incidents. I love outdoor sports. In spare time, I really enjoy cycling, playing tennis and doing water activities with my 5-year-old son and my husband. I speak Mandarin and Cantonese fluently.

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