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Meet the Team

Dr Sharon Pham

Dr. Sharon completed her Bachelor of Veterinary Science in 2017 and graduated from Melbourne University. Prior to studying veterinary science, Sharon studied Human Nutrition for 4 years, so she comes to us with incredible knowledge. Sharon has previously worked in small animal general practice and has a background in shelter veterinary hospitals. She has a strong interest in surgery and is continually developing her skills.

Sharon has a fear-free approach with all patients and ensures they all feel comfortable and safe during treatment.

Outside of work Sharon enjoys camping, hiking and live music.

PJ - Veterinary Nurse

PJ has been nursing for 4 years and started with us mid 2022. He started in small animal general practice and then made the change to welfare and shelter nursing. PJ enjoys surgical nursing and his favourite part of the job is nursing shelter kittens.

In his spare time PJ enjoys road tripping, camping and exploring. He has 5 cats, all of which he has rescued.

Janelle - Veterinary Nurse

Janelle has been in the veterinary industry for 20 years, Janelle has a specific interest in emergency nursing and has worked as a critical care nurse in emergency clinics.

Janelle loves cats and lives with 4 cats including SCAR adoptee Trashy who keeps her on her toes with his cheeky antics.

Nicole - Trainee Veterinary Nurse

Nicole started volunteering with us in the vet clinic in 2019. She is currently studying a Bachelor of Animal and Veterinary Biosciences to pursue her dream of becoming a veterinarian. Nicole currently works with us as a Trainee Vet Nurse in our community animal hospital. Nicole loves surgical nursing and is always looking to develop her skills.

She lives with 3 cats Elijah, Grey Grey, Nala and her German Shepherd Bella.

Nicole enjoys gaming, boxing, collecting Lego and watching TV.

Sarah - Animal Attendant

Sarah started at SCAR in the animal shelter in 2020 and then joined our veterinary team as an animal attendant in late 2021. Sarah has a degree in Animal and Veterinary Biosciences and also works as a wildlife keeper.

Sarah has previously worked in the doggy day care industry so came to us with lots of hands-on experience.

Sarah lived in France for some time and is fluent in French. She enjoys snowboarding, snorkeling, rollerblading and lives with her two cats, Husky mix and special needs Samoyed

Michelle - Receptionist

Michelle is our wonderful receptionist and a very friendly face who will greet you and your furbaby. She is lifelong animal lover.  Michelle has worked as a veterinary receptionist since 2021 and previously worked in many charitable projects and community services and schools.

Michelle has a German Shepherd x Kelpie Fitz and three little senior cats, Flo, Evie and Bonny.

Michelle enjoys sewing, walking Fitz and spending time with family and friends.

Micaela - Trainee Veterinary Nurse

Micaela begun volunteering at SCAR in March 2021 as she loved our values and the idea of working in animal welfare. She was such an amazing addition in the volunteer team that she quickly came on board as our animal attendant in the animal hospital and is now pursuing her dream of becoming a vet nurse. Micaela is currently studying her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing.

Micaela loves to travel and go on many adventures with her foster-fail Staffy Mix, Duke.

Helena - Animal Attendant

Helena started out as a volunteer at SCAR in September 2022 and came on as our animal attendant in the Animal Hospital in early 2023.  Helena has completed her Certificate III in Companion Animal Services and has a strong interest in animal welfare.

Helena has a rescue greyhound/couch potato called Boots. In her spare time, Helena enjoys playing video games and sewing costumes.