Meet Our Team

  

Agnes Chiu

Veterinarian (Bachelor of Veterinary Science (Honours I)
Member of Australian College of Veterinary Scientists (Small Animal Surgery)
Certified PennHIP member
AQIS accredited veterinarian)

Agnes graduated from the University of Sydney with First Class Honours in 2004. She started working at Casula Vet Hospital / Elizabeth Drive Animal Hospital in 2006 before leaving us for a year for the surgical internship with Dr Tony Black at the Veterinary Specialist Centre. After completing her internship, she returned to us in 2008 and became a certified member of PennHIP and also acquired her Membership of Australian College of Veterinary Scientists in Small Animal Surgery by examination in 2010. Also, she has obtained accreditation from the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry so that she can help preparing export of companion animals overseas.

In addition to veterinary science and small animal surgery in particular, Agnes also likes technology and computing. She combined her interests in both fields and produced an education CD-ROM on veterinary anaesthesia with Dr Christina Dart at the University Veterinary Centre, Camden as a study aid for the undergraduate students. She enjoys classical music and also spending time with the family and friends especially her naughty dog, Sonny. Agnes is fluent in written and spoken English and Chinese (Cantonese), can also understand Mandarin. 


Libby Duhs

Veterinarian (Bachelor of Science (Veterinary) (Honours I)
Bachelor of Veterinary Science (Honours I)
Member of Australian College of Veterinary Scientists (Small Animal Surgery))

Libby graduated with the University Medal from the University of Sydney in 2001, and started work in small animal practice in South Western Sydney. She joined the team at Casula Veterinary Hospital in 2003, and quickly developed an interest in surgery.

This interest culminated in the completion of her membership of the chapter of Small Animal Surgeons in the Australian College of Veterinary Scientists in 2006.

After a short hiatus from Casula, she returned to our team early in 2010 and continues to direct her interest in all aspects of surgery, including soft tissue and reconstructive surgery. She also completed a distance education course in Emergency Medicine and Critical care in 2010, and has used this knowledge to help the staff provide better critical care for our patients. She has also done a course in radiography to further her skills in the taking of xray images for patient diagnosis.

When not at work, Libby enjoys looking after her 2 beautiful children & spending time instructing classes at the local gym. 


Tanja Kleideitert

Veterinarian (Bachelor of Veterinary Science )

Tanja joined the team at Casula Vet Hospital & Elizabeth Drive Animal Hospital in 2017 after completing her Bachelor of Veterinary Science from the University of Sydney. She was born in Germany but grew up in Singapore. Her compassion for animals and their welfare made her decide to become a veterinarian. Tanja currently enjoys all aspects of veterinary science and especially enjoys seeing the development of the human-animal bond.

 

Tanja owns an Anglo-Arabian x Warmblood gelding called Ben and a food orientated DSH cat called Mango who will do any trick for a treat. In her spare time you can find her training her horse, spending time at the beach or with friends, at the gym or going for a run. Tanja is fluent in both German and English.


Amy Bright

Veterinary Practice Manager (Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing)

Amy has been working at Casula Veterinary Hospital and Elizabeth Drive Animal Hospital since 2007.  Her role as Practice Manager Amy oversees the day to day running of both hospitals, making sure things run smoothly behind the scenes

Amy has a full house with 3 dogs, 5 cats and 1 Indian Ringneck ! She has a Maltese cross dog, a Pomeranian who requires a lot of dog dental care & an American Staffordshire Terrier. All her 5 cats are Domestics which she adopted through our Cat Adoption Program. She is very much cat person as she always falls in love with every little kitten that comes through the door. She is also the main carer of our 2 hospital cats, William & Edward, who have Amy wrapped around their little paws!


Jordan West

Head Nurse (Certificate IV Veterinary Nursing)

Jordan is the newest addition to the veterinary nursing team here at Casula and Elizabeth Drive Animal Hospitals. She has completed a certificate III in Animal Studies and is currently completing her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing. She enjoys all aspects of surgical and medical nursing as well as a particular interest in owner education. She is mum to a cheeky Labrador puppy named Addie and a rabbit Mini Lop named Binx. In her spare time she likes to dine out, go fishing, shopping


Vanessa Todarello

Veterinary Nurse (Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing)

Vanessa has been working as a Veterinary Nurse at Casula and Elizabeth Drive since July 2010. Her job includes reception work, kennel hand, surgical and medical duties. She completed her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing at TAFE in November 2011 and has a special interest in client relations. Vanessa likes hearing clients' and pets' stories, giving them advice, she just generally likes talking to people :) Vanessa especially enjoys giving new pupppy health advice to new puppy owners!

Vanessa's passion and love are for her dog and two cats. Diesel is a male Siberian Husky,  Skittles, is a male, tabby, domestic short hair and Dior is a female tortoiseshell domestic short hair, both of whom were adoption kittens from our clinic at Elizabeth Drive Animal Hospital. 

In her spare time Vanessa likes to take Diesel for a walk and on play dates at the dog park, go to the gym, and spend time with her family, friends and pets.


Alana Glaz

Veterinary Nurse (Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing)

Born and raised in the Shire, Alana was always happiest when surrounded by pets. She knew she would end up working with animals as she has an inherent drive to care for all creatures, great and small. After completing her HSC, Alana went straight into Animal Studies at TAFE, then completed her veterinary nursing qualification while working at a busy small animal practice in Sydney. She moved into South-Western Sydney and joined our team in May 2018.  Alana is mum to a Dalmation named Balto and Tarzan, the ginger rescue cat. She enjoys reading and travel in her spare time.


Katie Nides

Veterinary Nurse (Certificate IV Veterinary Nursing )

Katie has been working in the veterinary industry since 2013. Graduated from Bankstown tafe in 2014. Enjoys learning about pet nutrition but has a special industry in small animal dentistry. She has 1 dog- Milly,a cavoodle and 1 cat- Harley, a rag doll. Does not currently own any birds but have always had a passion for avian medicine also. Katie has done lots of foster work for multiple charities having a real interest in rescue and rehoming.Katie enjoys spending time with the family and playing volleyball on the weekends.


Nicole Munt

Veterinary Nurse (Bachelor of Animal Science (Major: wildlife studies) Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing)

Nicole has been working as a veterinary nurse since June 2009. 

She currently has quite a few additional family members; one dog named Sheba my kelpie x breed and two cats Mosh Mosh and Chancey.  She also has many tropical fish. She doesn't have many hobbies but she loves swimming and outdoors activities and she is currently trying to develop a green thumb in the garden with a small amount of success!


Jasmine Katic

Veterinary Nurse (Certificate IV Veterinary Nursing)

Jasmine started off in the animal industry as a volunteer. She joined us in May 2015 Graduating Veterinary nursing in 2016.

Jasmine has a particular interest in pathology and is now at university studying Bachelor of Science. She has two Kittens which she adopted from the cat adoption program. Malibu a tabby and white Domestic short hair and Midori, Tabby Domestic short hair. In her spare time she enjoys hiking, hanging out with friends and skateboarding.


Sabrina Puglisi

Veterinary Nurse (Veterinary Nursing Certificate II)

Sabrina began working at Casula Veterinary Hospital in 1997, left in 2007 to start a family and now have two wonderful children. She rejoined our team again in 2010.

Sabrina has three cats which she adopted – Lucy and her son Tom,  and Oliver. All three hold a very special place in her heart. She enjoys taking walks with her family at Centennial Park and feeding the wildlife.


Dominique Christison

Kennel Hand

Dominique joined the Casula Veterinary Team in 2008. She is responsible for all aspects of hygiene and husbandry in the hospital. She walks, feeds and waters the patients in hospital and makes sure they are clean and comfortable. She also provides them with much needed attention during their stay here.

Dominique has a passion for all animals large or small. She has a bull mastiff x boxer, Arries that weighs 37kg.  He loves to play and is a great companion and a gentle giant who is also good with children.


Linda Cousins

Groomer

Linda has been grooming for over 30 years and is familiar with most breeds of dog, with Poodles being a speciality. She particularly enjoys grooming dogs with double coats like Spitz breeds and Pekingese. She also does cat grooming.
In her spare time Linda enjoys lapidary (the faceting and polishing of precious stones) and cake decorating.
Her animals are Brinkley the Long Coat Chihuahua, Minnie the Short Coat Chihuahua and Mochi the ferret.


  
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