Dr Davey bought Grantham Street Veterinary Clinic in partnership with Dr Cameron Murray, in 2003. From the outset, Dr Davey's ambition was to create a friendly, caring environment to treat pets, and more importantly, educate owners to ensure their pets led as healthy life as possible. Dr Davey still works full-time at Grantham Street Clinic and over the years has been involved in many other aspects of the Veterinary Profession. Dr Davey is a past President of the WA branch of the Australian Veterinary Association and is still an active member of the association. In addition, Dr Davey has contributed extensively to ongoing Veterinary training with involvement in Murdoch University Veterinary School, and currently is a board member of the Murdoch University Veterinary Trust. Dr Davey was also instrumental in founding the Graduate Support Scheme for assisting new graduates when starting their Veterinary Career, and has mentored dozens of new graduates across Australia. Dr Davey's commitment to these causes, along with his dedication to the Veterinary Profession, saw him awarded an Order of Australia Medal in 2013. When not giving his time to helping clients and others in the Veterinary Profession, Dr Davey enjoys spending time with his family, playing hockey and trying to escape on the ocean in his boat (perhaps out of mobile range!)
Dr Murray bought Grantham Street Veterinary Clinic in partnership with Dr Paul Davey, in 2003. Their similarity in what they feel makes a good veterinary practice has seen the partnership successfully continue ever since. In 2010, Dr Murray and Dr Davey purchased the Dalkeith Veterinary Clinic, which Dr Murray now spends much of his time consulting at. In addition to running two successful veterinary practices, Dr Murray is also heavily involved in the Save African Rhino Foundation. The foundation is a Western Australian charity which raises funds to promote awareness, provide equipment, training and financial assistance to help prevent poaching of the endangered Black Rhinoceros. In his well-earned breaks, Dr Murray enjoys venturing off the beaten track on camping expeditions with his wife and two daughters. At home on weekends, you could also bump into Dr Murray either on a hockey field, or on the side of one coaching his daughters.
Dr Claire has been with the practice since 2012 after several years in mixed practice in South Australia. Dr Claire started in a short term maternity leave cover, but we liked her so much, we managed to continue to find work for her. Claire's friendly, caring personality has enabled her to develop strong ongoing relationships with both pets and their owners. In addition, Claire's surgical and medical experience enables her to offer the quality of care we are proud of, whilst leaving clients confident that the very best is being done for their furry family members. When not at one of our clinics, Claire spends time with her horse, Whizz, training him up for eventing competitions. Claire is a self-confessed Kelpie addict and self-voted 2nd wittiest person in the clinic (just can't compete with Dr Cameron's 'Dad jokes'!).
Dr Renee joined our Practice in 2017 and has hit the ground running. Renee is quickly building up a clientele base and enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine, with a special liking for skin and internal medicine cases. Renee has a quite a collection of pets at home, and is kept busy with Casper and Pixie, both Jack Russells, Nyx the moggie cat and lots of birds (clinic adoptees!) Renee has also spent part of 2016 sharpening her surgical skills by volunteering in sterilisation clinics in remote Aboriginal communities in and around Broome. Renee hopes to build on this by becoming a tutor to indigenous students to help them achieve their dream of becoming veterinary surgeons. Happy to be called a book worm, Renee has a love of reading, and also enjoys exploring new places to eat out with her friends.
Dr Elaine started with us in May 2016, bringing with her many years of experience with her (she wouldn't disclose how many!). Having also worked in several clinics has given Elaine excellent insight into the importance of excellent patient care and customer service. Moving from Singapore to study Veterinary Science at Murdoch, Elaine fell in love with Perth and has been here ever since. Elaine's passion for offering outstanding veterinary service has seen her do further study in veterinary medicine. Elaine has recently been admitted as a Member of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists by examination in Small Animal Medicine. At home, Elaine enjoys the cuddly company of her chocolate Burmese "Remy", as well as the slightly more exciting and adventurous interaction with "Kylie", a 10 year old Tortoiseshell Elaine co-owns with her partner. In her spare time, Elaine enjoys running and likes to travel.
Dr Tessa joined the practice in December 2016, after a short break from clinical work for maternity leave. This means Tessa's time outside the clinic is kept busy with her two lovely children. In addition, Tessa has a passion for cats, sharing her home with 2 Bengals, Loki and Maple. Tessa also enjoys horse-riding, bush-walking and travelling. Prior to coming to Grantham Street, Dr Tessa has worked in the Hunter Valley and several practices around Perth. Dr Tessa has extensive experience in general health care, medical and surgical veterinary practice. We are sure you and your pet will love the gentle, caring service Dr Tessa offers you and your pet.
Most of you will know Ruth very well, as our brilliant front receptionist. We were extremely lucky to find Ruth back in 2011, and over time have appreciated how smoothly things run when Ruth is on the job! Originally from England, Ruth loves the Australian lifestyle, and enjoys walking, gardening and escaping for weekends with her family. Recently a gorgeous new grandson has added an extra element of enjoyment to her family. Much of Ruth's walking is done with her little Jack Russel Eddie. Eddie is also a working dog. Ruth spends many of her Friday's off volunteering for Animal Companions, where her and Eddie visit a Residential Care Home in Wanneroo to enjoy time with the residents. Ruth loves being able to help clients, get to know them and especially their pets, and loves the fact that "every day is different", when she comes to work.
Originally from Scotland (in case you hadn't noticed!), Gemma moved to Australia in 2011. We managed to steal Gemma from the banking industry, so she could follow her dream as a Veterinary Nurse. Originally here to do her work placement, we quickly realised that Gemma was some-one we wanted more permanently on our team! Gemma is nearing the end of her training and will soon be a fully qualified Veterinary Nurse. Despite her small statute, Gemma is a big dog lover, and enjoys walking her two dogs, Thor, a cuddly Rottweiler, and Kiara, a boisterous Ridgeback. Gemma's enthusiastic, cheerful personality makes her a perfect fit into our team.
Born and bred in Geraldton, we managed to 'steal' Sylvia and transport her down to the city in July 2017. Having completed her veterinary nursing training in Geraldton, Sylvia then went on to gain a vast amount of experience across all aspects of veterinary nursing. This, along with her happy, cheerful disposition allowed Sylvia to blend wonderfully into our team. Sylvia has a passion for high level patient nursing and is competent and enjoys all aspects of surgery. She is also quite a softie when it comes to cute puppies! When not at work, Sylvia enjoys playing netball and taking her lovely dog Lacey to the beach – where is it a pleasure to walk without the Geraldton gales! If asked if she has any weaknesses (apart from cute puppies), Sylvia would have to confess it was chocolate.
Born in the US, grew up in Israel and moved to Australia in 2005; Ayala is perhaps our most multicultural staff member! Initially enjoying the sunshine of Broome, Ayala moved to Perth and started working at Grantham Street in 2014. Ayala's experience and competency as a veterinary nurse has made her a valued employee and our patients have benefited from her care and attention. Ayala took on some additional study last year, and we were very excited for her when she was accepted into the Veterinary Course at Murdoch early in 2017. We hope that Ayala can still find time to work for us part-time while she is undertaking her study. Not that there is a lot of spare time between working and studying, but Ayala likes to take breaks by going for a run or taking a long walk on the beach with her dog Frost.
Only recently arriving in Australia in January 2017, we were very lucky to secure Amelia on our team. Back in Nottinghamshire, in the UK, Amelia started working as a veterinary nurse in 2012. Amelia has proven herself excellent at all aspects of veterinary nursing, and particularly enjoys surgery and looking after your pets when they are in hospital. A lot of Amelia's time when not at work is spent playing with her new little kitten, Nellie. Amelia also enjoys running and spending time with friends. Exploring her new home town, Perth, has been a top priority, and Amelia is looking forward to travelling further afield to our large state – should we ever let her take holidays!
After spending her early life in administration, going on to motherhood and then working in a crèche, Viv finally went back and studied to follow her dream and become a Veterinary Nurse. Veterinary nursing has always been Viv's passion, she just 'fell into other vocations' on her way to becoming a nurse! Viv is loving her work with us and gets the best of both worlds by sharing her time between our Grantham Street and Dalkeith Clinics. Viv balances her part-time work with looking after quite a menagerie at home. This includes her husband, two teenage children, 2 dogs, 6 cats (a consequence of Viv's soft heart and time working at the Cat Haven!), 4 pythons and numerous bobtails!
Amy has been with us since 2012, and is currently working Saturdays mornings. Many of you will have enjoyed Amy's cheerful nature when visiting the clinic, and her compassion and care for animals has always been a priority for her. Amy is currently studying to become a human nurse, and whilst we are ever so proud of Amy, we will be very sorry when she flies off to the human world.
Maureen joined our team in 2012 as Practice Manager. A practicing veterinarian in a previous life, Maureen has worked in many practices, both in the city, country towns and overseas. This has given Maureen a broad perspective on how practices work, and what works in practice! With her previous job in a specialist practice, Maureen was thrilled to find a Veterinary Practice offering high quality veterinary care and service, along with personalised care which every pet owner deserves. Outside of work, Maureen is kept busy in 'home-management' with 2 teenage children, her husband and potentially the most slothful Border Collie in Australia! Maureen also enjoys entertaining with friends and baking – a hobby much appreciated by fellow staff members!
Cheryl has been looking after the back room 'stuff' of the business since 2008. Taking the work load of business/accounts off Paul and Cameron has allowed them to do what they do well – take care of your pets! Being a total cat lover, Cheryl has two gorgeous cats, Tiger and Milly, who keep her busy at home – cats do need a lot of play time! Cheryl also enjoys travelling and has recently taken touring holidays in Europe and New Zealand.
Joining our practice in July 2013, Erica was welcomed immediately, especially by our particularly furry friends! Erica has been grooming for more years that she cares to remember, and had been grooming professionally for 4-5 years before joining our practice. When not making our client's pets look gorgeous, Erica's other interests are horses, horses and horses! Erica enjoys showing her horses as well as Western Riding. Erica lives on a small property with 4 horses, 3 dogs, 2 cats and 1 husband. In addition to loving animals, Erica also confesses to loving chocolate! And keen to have a go at anything, Erica's most unusual task she has done is to groom a chicken.