Dr. Julian Alexander
I spent my early childhood years growing up in Templestowe and have always had a strong association with the area.
After 2 years I returned to Melbourne and joined a small animal practice, before travelling to the United Kingdom where I experienced life as a locum Veterinarian.
On my return to Melbourne I spent many years working as a senior Veterinary Surgeon in a clinic in the Northern suburbs before returning to work on the Eastern side of Melbourne.
We have two rescue pets, Bono the domestic short hair cat and Molly the English Pointer, who is currently my personal trainer, keeping me fit, running in the morning’s.
I enjoy all aspects that veterinary science offers, including, medicine, surgery, dentistry and of late behaviour and it’s challenges.
Coming to work and meeting with owners and their pets, being able to be a part of their lives and help when it is required, is something that continues to reward me every day. I look forward to seeing you at the Templestowe Veterinary Clinic.
Dr. Alice Phan
Ever since having my first childhood pets of chickens and rabbits, I have always had a love for animals.
I graduated from The University of Melbourne with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science in 2008, and have worked in general practice in Melbourne and in England. I enjoy internal medicine and surgery, and after working for several years at a “rabbit and guinea pig only” clinic I remain passionate about offering quality care tothese adorable pocket pets.
Did you know that rabbits are now the 3rd most popular companion mammal? I thoroughly enjoy helping clients understand their pet rabbits and guinea pigs more and helping them take better care of their furry friends.
At our clinic we are proud to provide services for rabbits and guinea pigs such as neutering, diagnostic investigation (including blood tests, radiography, ultrasonography), a range of medical treatment, dental treatment, grooming and rabbit vaccination. Seeing a rabbit restored to good health gives me a hop in my step 🙂
I live with my husband and a household of pets: Pomeranian x Cavelier dog Teddy, tabby cat Benji, and rabbits Pikelet and Periwinkle, both friendly rescue rabbits. In my spare time I like to paint, read, travel, and potter in the garden.
Alice is currently on maternity leave.
I have always seen companion animals as an extension of the family, so when I decided to choose what I wanted to be when I grew up, becoming a veterinarian was always my dream. With some blood, sweat, tears and support, I achieved that goal in December 2017.
Throughout my life I have had a variety of animals including birds, rabbits, guinea pigs, mice, hermit crabs and dogs. This sparked my interest and love for learning about the more unusual species that veterinarians get the opportunity to help.
At home, I have my amazing 12 year old Jack Russell X Chihuahua pocket rocket named Maximus, and two elderly lady mice called Bandit and Billy-Bob.
To me, the most rewarding part of being a veterinarian is to achieve the best possible health for my patients and to strengthen the bond between animals and their pet parents.
I can’t wait to meet you at Templestowe Veterinary Clinic!
Trainee Veterinary Nurse
My name is Caitlin and I started working at Templestowe vet clinic in February 2015.
I have always been passionate about animals and working at a vet clinic is the perfect career path for me to follow.
I love working with and helping all the animals we see here in the clinic, in particular the cats in our cattery.
The job is so rewarding and I love it here at Templestowe.
I share my home with my cat Poppy, our family dogs Mika and Leah and occasionally have foster pugs around the house.
My name is Lisa and I did some locum work at Templestowe Vet Clinic in April 2016. I enjoyed my time so much that I took a permanent position a few weeks later.
I started vet nursing in 2004 and have completed Certificate 4 in Vet Nursing. I hope to continue my studies in animal reproduction later this year.
I share my home with my cat Horace, he’s a 12 year old Exotic Shorthair who I adopted him from a shelter 2 years ago.
I look forward to getting to know all of Templestowe’s clients and their pets.
I began my nursing career in 2007 in my home town of Albury Wodonga, where I completed my Certificate II in Animal Studies and Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing.
I joined the Templestowe team in July 2011 (how time flies!) and completed my Certificate in Microchip Implantation & Certificate IV in Frontline Management.
I have a furry friend of my own, Bailey, a male ginger & white Domestic Medium Hair cat, who loves to keep me on my toes!
I began work experience at the clinic at the end of 2015 and soon was asked to become a member of this amazing team as the clinic’s cattery hand. I am a university student and an aspiring veterinarian with a passion for providing quality care to animals great and small.
I absolutely love working at Templestowe Veterinary Vlinic, and thanks to all the incredibly dedicated nurses and vets I have been able to develop my skills and spend time with some very cute animals!
I share my life with many animals including a Clydesdale named Ruby, Two golden retrievers, two bunnies and three very cheeky cats!
My name is Alex and I am a high school student with a passion for animal care. I began work experience at the clinic in July 2016 and was later asked to become a member of this amazing team.
I love working with animals great and small and aspire to become a veterinarian when I leave school. I have learnt so much working here with this incredible team, who are always willing to help me, guide me and teach me new skills.
At home, my family and I live with our gorgeous dog Dougal, who loved lots of cuddles and is always up to mischief!
I look forward to meeting you and your furry friends here at Templestowe Veterinary Clinic!
My name is Colleen and I started grooming in 2009, bathing and taking care of dogs at a grooming school. I worked my way up the ranks and went through grooming training and began a very successful grooming career that I adore.
In 2015 I completed a Bachelor of Science majoring in Animal Disease Biotechnology, and look forward to eventually continuing my studies.