Dr Nigel Edwards
Nigel is our head Veterinarian and works full time at the Clinic, except for Thursdays. Nigel grew up on a small farm near Armidale in northern New South Wales where his first act of Veterinary medicine was splinting a goat's broken leg at the age of about 13. The goat went on to make a full recovery and he was never going to have any other career.
Nigel graduated as a Veterinarian from the University of Queensland 2003 (with Honours) and went on to complete a Master of Veterinary Studies in Conservation Medicine through Murdoch University in 2006.
After 18 months in mixed practice in Victoria, he moved to the UK where he worked as a locum for 4 years in a variety of mixed and small animal practices. Highlights of his time there included checking the ears of Sir Elton John's dog in Kensington and trimming the horns of Her Majesty's Sheep near Windsor Castle. He did 2 summer seasons in Antarctica as a leopard seal anaesthetist for a scientific research team before returning to Australia for 2 years in a busy 24 hour practice in South East Melbourne.
Nigel’s last 5 years have been spent in research and development for a major animal health company, refining his knowledge of the most up to date animal treatment and prevention options available to the veterinary industry.
His main interests are in preventative medicine (including dental health and hygiene), pharmacology and soft tissue surgery.
When he’s not spending time caring for your pets at Wellington Village Vet, Nigel’s is occupied with his wife and 3 children, as well as the family dog Nacho. Nacho joined the family as part payment for trimming a pony's feet somewhere on the outskirts of Dandenong. He is assumed to be part Jack Russell terrier, part Maltese, part something else and part something else. When people ask what breed he is Nigel finds it easier to tell them he is a Dandenong Terrier.
Dr Shannon Currin
Dr Shannon graduated from the University of Melbourne with Honours in 2008 and you will find with us at Wellington Village Vet on Thursdays.
Shannon is a caring and compassionate Veterinarian who loves meeting new people and their pets, and constantly strives for excellence in his work by practicing gold standard care.
His philosophy as a Veterinarian is that communication is paramount when providing best possible care and he will always endeavour to make sure that owners know exactly what is happening with their pets and that they are also aware of all of the treatment options that are available to them.
Shannon has a strong background in emergency and critical care and is a member of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists having passed advanced examinations in this field. He enjoys the challenge of the unusual and complex medical case and also has interests in diagnostic imaging. His true passion lies in improving animal wellbeing and animal welfare and he currently also works as an animal welfare officer in industry.
When Shannon is not working in the exciting and fast paced world of Veterinary medicine he enjoys spending time at home with his wife, four kids and his menagerie of pets - 2 dogs (Spoodle and Mini Dachshund), 4 cats (2x Abyssinians and 2x shelter moggies) and 2 mini lop bunnies
Georgia is our practice manager/ head nurse. Georgia began Veterinary nursing 14 years ago, working in a busy mixed animal practice. After 4 years, she moved to a busy 24 hour mixed animal hospital where she worked as their head small animal surgery nurse. Working in a mixed animal practice she had the opportunity to work with many different species and assist in a large variety of surgeries and procedures.
Prior to starting at Wellington Village Vet, Georgia was working for a major animal health company in their Clinical Research and Development team. In this role, she had the opportunity to work mostly with cattle, horses, sheep and pigs.
Georgia enjoys all aspects of Veterinary Nursing and has a strong passion for animal rescue. When she is not at work she enjoys spending time with her 2 big rescue babies, Walter a Labrador X possibly Great Dane X shetland pony? and Winston the Wolfhound X
Sarah has been Veterinary Nurse for 17 years and has recently joined the team at Wellington Village Vet.
Sarah loves all aspects of Veterinary nursing and enjoys working in reception, surgery or in the hospital.
Sarah has a passion for puppies and new dogs and providing owners with advice on their new furry family member.
When Sarah isn't working she enjoys outdoor activities with her husband and two daughters, including bike riding and camping.
At home she enjoys walking her dog Zahli who is an Aussie Bulldog and full of mischief.
Sarah also loves to bake cakes and slices and enjoys sharing them with family, friends and work colleagues.
Kylie joined the Wellington Village Veterinary team in September 2017 while completing the final year of her Veterinary Nursing qualification.
As a soon-to-be graduate with over 20 years experience in customer service, Kylie enjoys assisting our two legged and four legged cliental at the front desk. Although she likes being involved in all areas of veterinary nursing, she has a special interest in owner education and behaviour training.
In her spare time, Kylie enjoys mountain biking, swimming, writing, reading and spending quality time with her husband, their three very tall sons, their toy Poodle X’s, Baxter and Gypsy, and the feline family members they have rescued over the years.
Kelly began nursing over 10 years ago. She started off working in a busy emergency clinic where she completed her Cert IV in Veterinary Nursing. She has a special interest in surgical and emergency nursing. In her spare time, Kelly enjoys dancing, going to the gym and hanging out with her beautiful young daughter, Summer. Kelly is the proud owner of 2 staffy's, Buddy and Shelby. You will find Kelly here at the clinic only a couple of days a week at the moment, but you can be sure she is smiling when you do see her.