Meet the Team

Dr Charlotte

Dr Charlotte has been with the South Hedland Vet Hospital for 8 years now and has certainly made herself into a Pilbara local. She is our vet manager part-time vet at both South Hedland Vet Hospital and Kingsmill Street Vet Clinic in Port Hedland and also a full-time mum and greatly enjoys the excitement and challenge of working in a large remote vet hospital. Charlotte is currently completing further study in small animal surgery and loves the surgical side of veterinary science.

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 Josie

Dr Josie is one of the vets at South Hedland Vet Hospital. She is a 2013 graduate from the Royal Dick Veterinary College in Edinburgh, Scotland. She moved to Port Hedland From Malta in 2016 and has been a member of the team since. She has an interest in internal medicine, small furries and ophthalmology and has a special place in her heart for cranky cats ! In her free time she enjoys yoga, gardening and camping with her partner and three legged dog, Carlos!

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”.

Eliza, Receptionist

Eliza has recently returned to the Pilbara to work for the Pets and Vets team after having her daughter back home in QLD.

Eliza has a great passion for all animals and is especially interested in dogs and wildlife.

In her spare time she enjoys camping trips with her family and dog Major.

Eliza hopes to one day further her career and become a Vet Nurse.

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