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. 


Vanessa Lee

Veterinarian (Bachelor of Veterinary Science)

Vanessa is a recent graduate of the Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine/Veterinary Biology at Charles Sturt University, all the way from Wagga Wagga. Prior to this, she studied the Bachelor of Animal and Veterinary Bioscience at the University of Sydney.

Having obtained first class honours in parasites of the Tasmanian Devil, she has a special interest in parasitology, as well as a passion for small animal medicine and surgery.

When she isn’t at work, Vanessa likes to spend time with her silky terrier Willikers and her tortoiseshell cat Rocky. She also enjoys long distance running and indoor rock climbing.


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! 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 joined the veterinary nursing team here at Casula and Elizabeth Drive Animal Hospitals in 2015. After completing high school on the NSW South Coast, Jordan moved to Canberra to complete a Bachelor of Midwifery but eventually decided that human medicine was not the right fit. She then went on to complete a Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing through TAFE.

Jordan enjoys all aspects of surgical and medical nursing as well as a particular interest in owner education. She is mum to a beautiful chocolate Labrador named Addie, and a domestic short hair named Mumma (who she adopted through our Cat Adoption Centre at Elizabeth Drive).

When she isn't at work, she likes to spend time seeing friends and family, go out to cafes and restaurants and have movie nights.


Alana Glaz

Veterinary Nurse (Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing)

Alana was 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. Her interest are  surgery making sure things are running smoothly within the hospital. Alana also currently runs the Cat Adoption Centre

 Alana is mum to a Dalmation named Balto and Tarzan, the ginger rescue cat. She enjoys reading and travel in her spare time.


Maddison West

Veterinary Nurse (Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing)

Maddison joined the team in 2019 as a volunteer for the Animal Studies Certificate II course and has now progressed to become a full-time employee and has recently completed her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing.

Maddison's love for animals began at a young age, with an upbringing that was exposed to an abundance of pets.

She has two cheeky Pugs, Max and Bella. She also owns 4 cats names Chloe, Cleo, Penelope and Leia, one of whom was adopted through our Cat Adoption Centre, and a cockatiel called Sunny.  She loves to spend her spare time with family, friends and travelling.


Katie Nides

Veterinary Nurse (Certificate IV Veterinary Nursing )

 

Katie has been working in the veterinary industry since 2013. Graduated from Bankstown tafe in 2014. She enjoys learning about pet nutrition but has a special industry in small animal dentistry.

Katie has 1 dog- Milly, a cavoodle and 2 ragdolls Harley and Tammy, does not currently own any birds but have always had a passion for avian medicine.

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.  Her particular interest are Surgical, Medicine and Neonatal care.

Nicole has one dog named Sheba kelpie x breed and Chancey a Domestic short hair who she adopted through our Cat Adoption Centre.  She also has many tropical fish. Nicole 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.


Karina Gorkic

Trainee Veterinary Nurse

Karina is a recent graduate of the Bachelor of Animal Science at Western Sydney University. Karina has continued her passion to help animals and has joined the team in 2021 as a volunteer for the Veterinary Nurse Certificate IV course that she is currently studying at Richmond TAFE. Karina has 3 fur babies. A rescue kitten Ming and 2 dogs. Scooby the border collie x kelpie and Daisy the cavoodle.

In Karina’s spare time she loves to go camping and going outdoors with her fur babies and friends, as well as visiting her family race horses when she can. 


  
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