Meet the Team

Dr Tamara

Dr Tamara is one of our vets and joined South Hedland Vet Hospital in 2012. She is originally from Zimbabwe, studied in New Zealand and has now made Port Hedland her home. She has an interest in internal medicine and looking after our intensive care patients.

Dr Jenn

After years of working at a boring desk job, Dr Jenn decided to quit her job and apply for Vet School. She graduated from University of Sydney in 2016 and has been working at South Hedland Vet Hospital in South Hedland and Kingsmill Street Vet Clinic in Port Hedland ever since. She enjoys the fast pace, working with the great team and meeting all the Hedland people and their furry family members. Her special interests include soft tissue surgery, diagnostic imaging and behaviour. She has a soft spot for working dog breeds, small fluffy dogs and ginger cats. In her spare time she can be found in her natural habitat, drinking coffee and caring for the animals she keeps at home: her husband, son and blue Heeler “Django”.

Janelle, Vet Nurse

Janelle is a qualified and registered veterinary nurse technician. Born and raised in Port Hedland, Janelle is our senior surgical nurse who has a keen interest in all aspect of surgery, emergency, critical and intensive care. She is passionate about the importance of comfort and emotional wellbeing in all of our hospitalised patients. In her spare time outside of the hospital she enjoys loving her assorted collection of rescue animals, furthering her studies, horse riding, roller derby, surfing and travel.

Gordana, Vet Nurse

Gordana has recently joined the South Hedland Vet Hospital team as our nursing manager. She brings 11 years of nursing experience with her all the way from Adelaide and is looking forward to the change in lifestyle that the Pilbara will bring.  Gordana enjoys furthering her education and learning new skills. In her spare time she likes photography, prospecting and camping and is already becoming a wonderful addition to our team!

Chelsea, Vet Nurse

Chelsea previously volunteered at the SHVH for 18 months prior to taking on a full-time position. She is currently studying her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing and has a special interest in neonatal care. In her spare time Chelsea is busy hand raising and caring for foster kittens.

Emma, Vet Nurse

Emma has been with us for 2 years as a part time nurse. Her special interests include exotics, especially reptiles and wildlife but has a love for all animals. When Emma’s not working at our Kingsmill Street Vet Clinic in Port Hedland, she likes to go 4wding, fishing and camping with her husband, two daughters and their dog Lulu.

Sharon, Vet Nurse

Sharon is one of our part time vet nurses. She has been with South Hedland Vet Hospital for a few years now and is an enthusiastic worker. Her interest and passion is horses, but she loves all animals big and small. Her herd consists of a husband, 2 kids, 2 dogs, a cat and a horse.

Courtney, Receptionist

Courtney is our only full time receptionist. She has been involved at South Hedland Vet Hospital since early 2017 and has an interest in canine behaviour. Outside of work, Courtney enjoys exploring the Pilbara with her partner along with their Pilbara special “Narlu” and budgie “Nigel”.

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