Veterinary Staff

BVSc MACVS (Melbourne University)
BVSc MACVS (Melbourne University)

Dr Renee grew up nuturing lots of animals on a small farm near Yackandandah Victoria and graduated from the School of Veterinary Science at the University of Melbourne in 1996.

In 2003 Dr Renee was awarded membership to the Australian College of Veterinary Surgeons for her advanced studies in Feline Medicine. She has since developed special interests in Canine and Feline Dermatology, Oncology, Internal Medicine and Soft tissue Surgery. Dr Renee’s love for the Border has kept her practicing right here in Albury Wodonga for the past 20 years.

Dr Renee is the owner of the practice and endeavors to ensure that Petfocus Vetcare provides superior personalised care to owners and their pets by offering individualised care and the best possible treatment options to suit the whole family.

Dr Renee lives with her husband and four children plus their pets Scooter the Dog and Cecil the cat and a menagerie of chickens and cattle.

BVetBio BVSc

Alice grew up on a property near Khancoban and studied at Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga. Growing up with trail rides and a menagerie of animals made veterinary science a natural career path for Alice from a very young age.

At University, Alice fostered an interest in small animal medicine and surgery, in particular, ophthalmology, endocrinology and soft tissue surgery.  Outside of work, Alice loves spending time with her own animals (a spoilt Italian Greyhound and delinquent cat), returning to the family farm, horse riding, hiking and basketball.

Selma graduated from the University of Queensland in 2003.

After graduation she worked in mixed practice for a few years before settling in Albury-Wodonga.

Selma has been practicing on the Border for eight years and enjoys the challenges that a general practice provides. She is particularly interested in surgery and in treating special medicine cases like Diabetes and Cushings Disease.

Selma lives with her husband, two children, a Miniature Schnauzer called Kingsley and two cats called Pixel and Jiji.

BSc BVSc (hons)
Michelle graduated from Melbourne University in 2002 and has worked continuously on the Border since that time.

She grew up in Benalla where she loved spending time outside with her animals, especially her horse, Patch.

Her particular veterinary interests are internal medicine, soft tissue surgery and animal behaviour.

Her hobbies are camping, mountain bike riding and exploring the bush with her husband and three children.

Michelle has no shortage of pets living with her family. Harvey the Welsh Springer Spaniel, Jool the cat, her two horses, Matty and Bluey and six Boer goats all share the love in the Niedzwiedzki household.

BVetBio BVSc

Growing up surrounded by animals on her family’s property near Yass, Caitlin knew she wanted to be a Vet from an early age. 

Upon leaving school, Caitlin headed to Charles Sturt University in Wagga Wagga to study Veterinary Science.

She met her husband, Shane who is also a Vet, at University, and they now live in Holbrook.

Throughout her time at university, Caitlin fostered a keen interest in small animal surgery, particularly orthopaedics and enjoys the challenge presented by dermatology and ophthalmology.

Caitlin loves spending time on the family beef cattle property, playing netball, and making hand-made crafts. She has two dogs at home, Nilla, the Samoyed and Cozmo, the Border Collie.

Nursing Staff

Senior Head Veterinary Nurse. Enrolled & Advanced Certificates in Veterinary Nursing, Extended Certificate in Dentistry and Surgery.

Carrie-Anne has been a nurse on the Border since 1997 and we were very happy when she joined our hospital in July 2007.

Carrie-Anne is highly experienced and has completed several advanced veterinary nursing courses. She is responsible for coordinating all veterinary staff and manages many aspects of Petfocus Vetcare’s day to day operations.  Carrie-Anne enjoys all aspects of veterinary care. She has an affinity with surgery and dentistry and loves dealing with cats. She has three moggies called Chelsea, Lilly and Maggie and also two Cavalier King Charles Spaniels called Tramp and Wallace.

Since she’s joined us she has had two children, Lachlan and Hannah and after a maternity break each time, she has continued on a full time basis. As our head nurse, she is responsible for coordinating all our juniors and also manages to take part in many other aspects of business management.

Diploma of Veterinary Nursing & Diploma of Animal Technology

Nadine has been vet nursing since 1999 and lives on a farm in Brocklesby with her hubby Stuart and their two children Michala and Darcy.

She joined Petfocus Vetcare in 2008 and her special interests lie in veterinary rehabilitation and she is one of our senior hydrotherapy technicians. She is also heavily involved in the surgical area and takes part in training up our trainee nurses in the surgical field.

Nadine has lots of animals, Lexus the cat, Douglas the Border collie, Kellie the Fox Terrier, three Standard geese and three snails!

Senior Veterinary Nurse, Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing.

Courtney was born in Albury and lived in Adaminaby before moving to Canberra for some years where she trained to become a senior veterinary nurse before returning to her home town of Albury. Courtney joined us in January 2012 and has a special interest in veterinary surgery.

Courtney’s hobbies include swimming, horse riding, keeping in touch with friends via Facebook and caring for her little boy Jack. She has a soft spot for adopting and re-homing strays – and has cared for orphaned kangaroos in the past.

She owns three dogs, four cats, one bird and some goldfish.

Veterinary Nurse, Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing.

Ellie joined us in October 2015 after moving from Wagga Wagga to the Border with her partner and she has recently expanded her family with the addition of a Jack Russell puppy named Ned. 

Ellie brings great experience to the team and has a keen interest in surgery and wound management.

Ellie has her Certificate 4 in Veterinary Nursing and is interested in undertaking her Diploma in the future.

In her spare time, Ellie enjoys food and wine, her new first home and spending time with Ned. 

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