Dr Stephen Inglis
Veterinarian (BVSc (Hons), MVS, MACVSc, Diplomate ABVP (canine/feline specialty))
Stephen Inglis our Veterinary Director enjoys keeping up to date with the latest advancements in veterinary medicine. He is particularly interested in medicine and surgery, and brings over 25 years of experience to Kingston Vet Hospital. Stephen was the first Australian vet to be board certified in Canine and Feline Medicine from the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (www.abvp.com)
Stephen lives in the Bayside area with his lovely wife Moya and their two children Patrick and Jasmine. Sharing the Inglis household is Kel the corgie, Homer, Epponee Ray and Lottie the cats, as well as Gavin the cockatiel.
Veterinary Practice Manager (B Bus.)
Our practice manager Ros has been in the industry for almost 16 years. Starting out as a trainee Veterinary Nurse in 2002 Ros uses her Bachelor of Business to complement her nursing studies. She enjoys the responsibility and variety that comes with managing a vet clinic.
Ros believes that the best way to provide the highest standard of veterinary care for pets and their owners is to ensure that you have a happy, motivated and knowledgeable team that is committed to excellence in their field.
Ros lives with her husband, Ben and children, Dusty and Louis as well as Sunny, her little staffy cross in leafy Ferntree Gully.
Dr Maree King
Veterinarian (BVSc (Hons), MACVSc (Feline Medicine))
Maree hails from sunny Queensland, where she graduated from the University of Queensland in 1997. Maree has a special interest in feline medicine and surgery and obtained her membership in Feline Medicine in 2007. We are pleased to welcome Maree to Kingston Vets, along with her many loyal clients that follow her to wherever she is based.
When she is not treating people's pets, Maree juggles being a full time super mum and a karate enthusiast. Maree has recently adopted a beautiful tabby and white kitty, Tigga; a perfect playmate for her son, Thor. Tigga came into our clinic as a stray, and Maree just couldn't say no!
Dr Lorna Utley
Veterinarian (MA VetMB)
Lorna is a 2013 University of Cambridge graduate and has worked at a small animal practice in the UK before making Australia her (temporary) home. Lorna originally worked at Kingston Vets as a locum, and we loved her so much we asked her to stay!
Lorna's special interest is in medicine and opthamology, and she has a passion for improving the welfare of animals. She enjoys the variety that a career in veterinary medicine brings.
Outside of work Lorna loves to travel and is a keen and talented hockey player. She loves (eating) food and keeping fit.
Dr Anthea Papadopoulos
Veterinarian (BSc, DVM)
Anthea grew up in beautiful South Africa and has a European background (Greek and Italian). We love Anthea's passion for small animal surgery and internal medicine. After completing a year-long surgical internship at Southpaws, Melbourne's premier veterinary referral hospital, Anthea is pursuing an interest in general practice with Kingston Vets.
Anthea has grown up with many dogs back home in South Africa - Dobermans, Whippets and Pugs to name a few - but unfortunately has no pets to call her own at the moment. She's only too keen to grab a quick cuddle with our client's pets!
In her spare time, the multitalented Anthea frequents the gym and loves drawing and painting.
Michelle recently joined Kingston Vets part time and we’re happy to have her experience looking after our patients on a regular weekend roster.
Michelle qualified as a vet in her home country of South Africa in 2001. She has worked in several small animal practices, animal charities, emergency critical care practice and horseracing regulation in South Africa. Michelle has a passion for animal welfare and ethics and is currently furthering her studies with a PhD in Animal Welfare, Ethics and Law from Edinburgh University as well as serving on the Animal Welfare Advisory Committee in Victoria. She loves being a vet and has enjoyed working with many different species of animals during her career including racehorses, farm animals, African wildlife and marine mammals.
Michelle moved from Cape Town to Bayside in 2013 with her older son, Ben and their menagerie, including Pikachu the terrier cross and two rescue tortoiseshell cats. She met her husband, Simon, while working in Melbourne in 2014. When she’s not working, Michelle enjoys being a full-time mum to her baby son, Jonty (10 months), and looks forward to riding horses and running again one day soon.
Veterinary Nurse (CertIV VN)
Our Senior Nurse, Hannah Manson, is a fully certified Veterinary Nurse who has been in a senior role for many years.
Growing up on a farm has exposed her to animal care from a very young age. She has facilitated weight loss programs and has run senior pet clinics to educate clients about caring for their older pets. Hannah is particularly interested in continuing her education and expanding her veterinary knowledge to become a better nurse.
Hannah lives with her husband Daniel, Timmy the Tiger (a VERY naughty tabby cat..)
Hannah is currently on maternity leave, expecting a little one late 2017!
Veterinary Nurse (CERT IV VN)
We have had the pleasure of having Sara at our practice since early 2011. As part of the practical component of her Cert IV in Veterinary Nursing, Sara had to complete one day per week in a vet clinic environment. We were immediately impressed by Sara's gentle and caring manner towards our patients, and her dedication to their owners.
Sara has a special interest in surgery, and enjoys the high surgical caseload and standard of care at KVH. She also has a soft spot for puppies, and always makes sure new puppies get the royal treatment!
Sara lives in Narre Warren with her Husband, Rob and their gorgeous border collie puppy, Banjo. She enjoys riding her bike and keeping fit.
Veterinary Nurse (Cert III in Animal TechnologyCert IV in Veterinary Nursing)
Jess succeeded in gaining a trainee position with Kingston Vets from a field of hundreds of applicants. She zoomed through her course and is now officially qualified, and an integral part of the nursing team.
We rely heavily on Jess for her diligence and attention to detail. Jess has always wanted to work in the animal care industry as she has always cared for pets in her life. She has always tried to give them the best life possible, and this inspired her to care for other people's pets in the same way. She completed many hours of volunteer work to gain the experience needed to begin her training, and this has eventually led her to her dream job!
Jess spends her spare time with her two Rhodesian Ridgebacks, Jem and River, discovering new walking tracks.
She has also completed a Certificate in Canine Myofunctional Therapy and enjoys provding a relaxing massage to her clients pets.
Trainee Nurse (CERT III Health Services Assistant. CERT IV Companion Animal Studies. CERT IV Veterinary Nursing (current))
Jade loves EVERYTHING about veterinary nursing!! You can see the joy in her face when she cares for our patients and nurses them back to health, or helps them have a smooth recovery from surgery. Helping the the vets figure out what is wrong with an animal is the most rewarding part of her job. Jade took the leap to work for happiness, and is happy to say that she loves her job.
Jade has her own petsitting and dogwalking business and has recently taken animal care to the next level by joining us at Kingston Vets.
She has a full calender between working full time, studying her CERT IV qualification, as well as looking after her own business.
Outside of work hours Jade can be found walking and playing with dogs,teaching Puppy-Preschool (and grabbing a coffee with friends occasionally).
Jade's special pets are Mischief, the 20 year old tiny tortoishell cat and her snake, Terri the Green Tree Python.
Trainee Nurse (CERT III Animal Studies (current))
Cam grew up in the Southern Highlands of NSW on a farm. Helping to raise baby calves and lambs set the scene for her future career in animal care. Cam has mastered various careers since finishing school, but a trip to Indonesia, where she witnessed the suffering of animals there, pointed her back in the direction of animal welfare.
Cam has a particular interest in dentistry and anaesthesia, and thinks that seeing sick and injured pets go back well to their loving homes is the best part of her job. We love her irrepressible joy and great sense of humour.
Cam's two little pugs, Stella and Olive, are her world and totally spoilt. Time out from work involves walking the doggies, coffee with friends and the odd pilates class.
Veterinary Nurse (Cert IV Veterinary Nurse)
Yvonne grew up in the UK and thank goodness she moved out here so she could come and work with us!! You’d never know as she has totally lost her accent.
Yvonne spent 10 years working in the pharmacy sector and is loving the change of pace to a rewarding career in vet nursing. She has just finished up her CERT IV and has a special interest in orthopaedics and all things feline.
Yvonne lives Bayside, enjoys spending time looking after her own menagerie of four rescue cats, a Golden Retriever and a Beagle Mix. She also enjoys a sneaky cocktail or four.
Trainee Nurse (Cert IV Vet Nurse (current))
We were lucky enough to snap up Milly from the thousands of eager trainee nurses looking to enter the industry.
Milly has always had a passion for working with animals and has volunteered at the RSPCA Peninsula and Burwood. She was part of the animal enrichment team there, making toys for the cats and dogs awaiting adoption. Milly also has a long history in customer service, and you will see her often on reception. She also officially has the neatest handwriting out of all of us!
Milly has no pets at the moment, but is first in line for a gorgeous fluffy kitten that needs adoption. She enjoys camping trips and the great outdoors, eating food and spending time with family and friends.
Mimi (aka Squishy)
Mimi is our naughty little clinic cat!
Mimi was found by a lovely lady called Lillian who brought her into the clinic for identification. Mimi was microchipped and used to belong to a family who had since moved to Sydney. She had been missing for many years! They were happy for us to give Mimi a home and we love her.
Mimi loves lounging on the office desk, hiding under the couch at reception and giving clients a hard time, playing with rubber bands and pens and trying to escape outside. Playtime is always on her terms.