Nursing Team

  • Allison Needham
    Senior Registered Veterinary Nurse (Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing)

    Alli has been a part of the nursing team here since mid-2010. She graduated from CIT with a Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing in 2011. She is also currently studying online to complete her Diploma in Veterinary Nursing (General Practice.)Alli is the proud mother of a bearded dragon, a shingle back lizard and a gorgeous tabby cat named Jolene! She has a passion for cats, medical nursing and traveling the world.

  • Ruby Willcox-Goodisson
    Senior Registered Veterinary Nurse (Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing)

    Ruby joined the team in 2011 after completing her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing at CIT. On top of working full time at the clinic, she is studying part-time online to complete her Diploma in Veterinary Nursing (General Practice). Ruby lives in Weston Creek with her mischievous brown Burmese Cedric, her dog Sandy and her grumpy three-legged Netherland dwarf rabbit Apple-Fresh. She recently participated in a trip to the Northern Territory to help provide essential veterinary medicine for dogs and cats in the indigenous communities out near Utopia. This was an amazing once in a lifetime experience that has inspired her passion for this kind of volunteer work, and she hopes to do similar work overseas in the future.

  • Rachel McNamara
    Senior Veterinary Nurse (Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing)

    Rachel joined the nursing team here in early 2010 after completing her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing at CIT. Rachel is an incredibly caring nurse who has a special place in her heart for cats. These days Rachel has a preference for the administrative side of her job and is always on top of keeping the clinic organized! She lives with her extremely spoilt domestic shorthair kitten named Milly. Outside of work Rachel enjoys spending time with her friends and loves anything Harry Potter related

  • Jessica Walton
    Veterinary Nurse (Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing)

    Jessica joined the team in 2011 and graduated from CIT with her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing in 2012. She works part time with us here, ensuring that she has maximum time at home to devote to her beloved pugs Abby, Chino and Priya whom she affectionately refers to as “The Beige Brigade”. Jess is a caring and calming presence for all who work with her, and she always has time to cuddle patients and ensure their comfort while in hospital.

  • Alex Smith
    Registered Veterinary Nurse (Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing)

    Alex joined our nursing team in March 2018. Alex is working full time with us, and has recently completed her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing. From day one Alex has been a quick and keen learner and has gained many new skills and knowledge. She is always open to new experiences and learning opportunities. Alex has a keen interest in nutrition, and has taken on the nutrition consults at the Weston Woden Animal Hospital. Alex has a passion for cats, participating in (and organizing) as many cats shows as she can, and has even begun a Bengal breeding venture with her family. She lives in Tuggeranong with her domestic short hair Nala and Bengal Whiskey.

  • Kim Birchill
    Veterinary Nurse (Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing)

    Kim came to us as an already qualified veterinary nurse in November 2019. She finished studying her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing in 2019. Kim has had lots of nursing experience having worked in Perth and in 2 other Canberra clinics. Kim also has a Bachelors degree in Business.Kim has been a fantastic addition to the team, she is always eager to help and teach our junior nurses. Kim lives with her three sons, husband and dog Sally. In her spare time Kim is found at the gym, walking Sally or at soccer match with the boys!

  • Bella Lomax
    Trainee Veterinary Nurse

    Bella joined our team in 2017 as a work experience student, studying at CIT to complete her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing. She was such a hard worker (not to mention a lovely person), so we quickly snapped her up and offered her a position in our team. Bella is currently studying online to complete her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing. Bella has a special way of making even the most nervous and timid animals comfortable and is an integral part of the nursing team here at WWAH.
    She lives in Tuggeranong with her two beloved cats Juno and Max.

  • Zoe Kirwan
    Trainee Veterinary Nurse

    Zoe previously worked as a hairdresser (you’ll notice because her hair color changes almost weekly!), but joined the team here in July 2018 after doing work experience with us for her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing at CIT. Zoe is keen to learn as much as possible and is one of our hardest working employees. Her dedication to her job and her love for all animals will see her become an incredible vet nurse in the near future. Zoe is currently studying online to complete her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing.

    Zoe lives with her dog Arrow, as well as her cheeky ferret Rascal and has a horse called Amy.

  • Koren Holding
    Trainee Veterinary Nurse

    Koren joined our team as a kennel hand back in early 2016. She was studying at college at the time, but somehow made time to work, hang out with friends AND finish off her year 12 certificate! Koren is now studying her Certificate III in Animal Studies, in preparation for doing her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing. She has a full-time position here at the clinic working as a trainee veterinary nurse.

    Koren lives in Queanbeyan with her kitten Daisy.

  • Marc Beresford
    Animal Care Assistant + Kennel Hand

    Marc joined our team as a kennel hand in July 2015. Marc’s passion and understanding of animals has seen him become an important part of our team. He has a talent for becoming best friends with even the most timid or upset patients.In his spare time, Marc has a passion for music and plays bass guitar in a metal band that performs regularly in Canberra, Sydney and surrounds.

  • Rhiannon Sanderson
    Veterinary Nurse (Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing) + Kennel hand

    Rhiannon completed Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing at CIT. She began doing work experience with us in 2018 and was offered a casual position as a part of our animal care team. Rhiannon currently works in our kennels. Rhiannon is an incredibly hard worker and is very keen to learn all she can. She is passionate about animal care, reading and has a cute lil’ chicken named Thumbelina!

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