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 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.
Katelin provides a gentle caring approach to your pets grooming needs. It is a priority of hers that your dog or cat is treated with nothing but kindness and care. Katelin has lots of experience in grooming nervous and/or rescue dogs, and makes all efforts to ensure that their grooming experience is a positive one. Katelin prides herself on maintaining the comfort of pets in her care, and does not push the dogs or cats to be groomed in a manner that is not in their best interests. She personalises her approach to each pet and will tailor a pets groom to the needs and desires of both the pet and their owner.
We are thrilled to have Katelin on board and invite you to contact us at the clinic on 9499-3691 for further information or to arrange a booking for your pet. Alternatively, feel free to book a complimentary grooming assessment with Katelin to discuss your pet's specific needs.