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. As well as working full time here at WWAH, Alli does a few casual shifts at the ARH in Fyshwick in order to expand her skills and knowledge further. 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 shingleback lizard and a gorgeous tabby kitten named Jolene! She has a passion for cats, medical nursing and travelling 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, as well as 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 organised!

    She lives with her extremely spoilt 20-year-old domestic shorthair cat named Molly. 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.

  • 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. It wasn’t long before she was offered a full-time job.

    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.

  • Alex Smith
    Registered Trainee Veterinary Nurse

    Alex joined our nursing team in March 2018. As well as working part-time with us, she is currently studying online and has almost 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 in her short time with us. She is always open to new experiences and learning opportunities.

    Alex has a passion for cats, participating in (and organizing) as many cat 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 Echo.

  • Marc Beresford
    Trainee Veterinary Nurse

    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. Over the last few years Marc has progressed to working inside the clinic and is currently study online to complete his Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing.

    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.

  • Zoe Kirwan
    Trainee Veterinary Nurse

    Zoe previously worked as a hairdresser (you’ll notice because her hair colour 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 lives with her two dogs Rollo and Arrow, as well as her two cheeky ferrets Rascal and Ragamuffin. 

  • Koren Holding
    Kennel Hand + 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 part-time position here at the clinic working as a kennel hand and does one day a week in the hospital in order to gain the experience she needs to get her qualification.

    Koren lives at home with her family and their three gorgeous dogs – Chad, Vivian and Nellie.

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

    Rhiannon is currently studying her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing at CIT. She began doing work experience with us in 2018 and has recently been offered a casual position as a part of our animal care team. Rhiannon currently works in our kennels, as well as in hospital to gain the experience that she needs to finish off her qualification.

    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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