Meet the Team
Dr Victoria Harrington BBMedSc BVSc (Hons 1)– Veterinarian/Owner
Dr Victoria Harrington is a born and bred Ivanhoe girl, having grown up in Ivanhoe East and attending Mother of God Primary School. In fact, Dr John Walton was her family vet when he operated the East Ivanhoe Veterinary Clinic, inspiring Victoria to pursue a career in Veterinary Science.
After completing secondary school at Our Lady of Mercy College in Heidelberg, Victoria went on to complete a Bachelor of Biomedical Science at Monash University (2000-2002). In 2003, she relocated to the sunny shores of Sydney to commence a Bachelor of Veterinary Science at the University of Sydney, graduating with first class honours in 2007.
Dr Suzanne Leibel BSc (Hons 1) BVSc (Hons 1) - Veterinarian
After studying a Bachelor of Science and achieving a first class honours degree in Genetics and Zoology, Suzanne initially started her career as a geneticist studying human diseases at The University of London. She soon found her animal calling and went back to university to study Veterinary Science at The University of Sydney where she graduated with first class honours.
Originally from Melbourne, Suzanne moved back to Melbourne in 2007 where she has been working in the Northern Suburbs in small animal practice. Suzanne has special interests in feline medicine and animal behaviour. She is committed to continuing education and regularly attends seminars, conferences and a monthly journal club.
Dr Eric Koh BVMS - Veterinarian
Dr Eric has always had a love of animals since he was young. He went straight into studying to become a Veterinarian from secondary schooling and graduated with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science in 2004 from the University of Melbourne.
Since graduating Dr Eric has been working in Veterinary clinics in the northern and western suburbs of Melbourne. Dr Eric has a strong interest in small animal medicine and surgery.
In his past time, he loves reading and exploring the great eateries of Melbourne.
Lauren Veterinary Nurse
We have been lucky enough to have Lauren as part of the Ivanhoe Veterinary Clinic team since December 2011. Lauren completed a Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing at Box Hill TAFE in 2014. In 2013, Lauren was fortunate enough to take her nursing skills abroad, earning a place on the Box Hill Institute Animal Sciences UK Study Tour. Lauren has already proved to be a highly skilled vet nurse despite being early in her career. She posseses excellent animal handling skills, fantastic client communication skills and a very sound knowledge base. She is incredibly switched on and is a real pleasure to work alongside! In her down time, Lauren enjoys long dinners with friends and lives with her beloved cat Mario
Stefan Veterinary Nurse
Stefan first began working at the Ivanhoe Veterinary Clinic in 2012. Stefan completed a Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing at Box Hill TAFE. Stefan has a genuine affection for our patients and is particularly good at caring for any inpatients that we may have hospitalised throughout the day. He has a real love and enthusiasm for his job and his skills and knowledge are coming on in leaps and bounds. In his time away from work Stefan enjoys meeting up with friends, surfing, playing the ukulele and is busily readying himself to welcome a pet axolotl into his life in the near future.
Sophie Veterinary Nurse
Sophie joined the team at Ivanhoe Veterinary Clinic in 2015. She chose a career in veterinary nursing as a result of her passion for animals from a young age. Sophie has nearly completed studying for the Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing at the Australian College of Veterinary Nursing and has been working as a Vet nurse for a few years already. Sophie has a special interest in caring for inpatients, taking X-rays and monitoring anaesthetic. In her spare time Sophie enjoys riding her horse "Lady", taking dance classes and petsitting, as well as spending time with friends, her two dogs and two cats!
Adrienne has worked at the clinic since 2000. Adrienne is a real asset to the Ivanhoe Veterinary Clinic team as she has excellent communication skills with the clients and knows many patients and clients on a first name basis. Adrienne is highly organised and helps to ensure the clinic runs very smoothly. In her off time you’ll probably catch Adrienne at a local Japanese restaurant or out walking her beloved golden Labrador Lily. She also loves gardening, reading, local theatre and being granma to Grandsons Gabriel, Mikhail, Bruno and Marco.'
As the former owner/operator of a large grooming salon, Yvonne offers excellent customer service and pet care advice as well as many years experience in gentle grooming techniques.
Yvonne offers a gentle, caring approach to your pets grooming needs. She aims to ensure that each pet is treated with kindness and care. Yvonne has many years experience in grooming nervous dogs as well as rescue dogs. She makes every effort to ensure each pet has a positive experience while in her care. Yvonne aims to ensure that pets are comfortable and will not push your pet to be groomed in a manner that is not in their best interest. Yvonne will discuss different grooming options with pet owners, ensuring that both the clients and pets needs are met.