Dr Davey bought Grantham Street Veterinary Clinic in partnership with Dr Cameron Murray, in 2003. From the outset, Cameron and Paul's ambition was to create a friendly, caring environment to treat pets, and educate owners to ensure their pets lead as healthy, happy lives' as possible. After 18 years of hands-on veterinary work, Paul now oversees the management and administration of the clinic which has grown considerably since the most humble of beginnings where he and nurse Karen were the only staff. Paul has also been involved in many broader activities in the Veterinary Profession over the years. He is a past President of the WA branch of the Australian Veterinary Association and is still an active member of the association. In addition, he has contributed extensively to ongoing Veterinary training with involvement in Murdoch University Veterinary School, and was a board member of the Murdoch University Veterinary Trust. Dr Davey was heavily invested in championing 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. Paul was elected onto the Veterinary Practice Board in 2021 and has contributed to the transition across to the new Veterinary Practice Act of 2021. In 2022 Paul became an inaugural Director of the Veterinary and Community Care charitable organisation who are dedicated to helping people experiencing vulnerability access high quality veterinary care for their pets. When not at work, Dr Davey enjoys spending time with his wife, a Specialist Internal Medicine Veterinarian and daughter, running and various water-based activities on the family water-toys.
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 is our head vet. She 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 and honest 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 Irish Sport Horse, Isla and Kelpie, Pippa (pictured). 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 hit the ground running. Renee has quickly built up a client base and enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine. Renee has a gorgeous Mini Dachshund named Clover who was gifted to her by one of her lovely clients. She also has a cute domestic short-hair cat called Nyx who she adopted from Cat Haven. Renee has spent part of 2020, 2021 and 2022 traveling around WA by volunteering in a Remote Aboriginal Sterlisation Clinic run by The Animal Hospital at Murdoch University. There, she has been sharpening her surgical skills and mentoring final year veterinary students. In her free time she likes to travel with her partner, take Clover on dog friendly adventures & is a bit of a foodie.
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 been admitted as a Member of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists by examination in Small Animal Medicine. At home, Elaine has welcomed two beautiful girls since she has been at Grantham Street Vets so spends a lot of her spare time checking out new playgrounds around Perth with her lovely family. She is a self confessed cat-lover and has two at home. The cuddly chocolate Burmese "Remy", as well as the slightly more exciting and adventurous "Kylie", a 10 year old Tortoiseshell Elaine co-owns with her husband. 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. Tessa spends most of her free time photographing Australia's beautiful birds and is a regular at Herdsman lake and Bold park with her camera. Her and her family also enjoy exploring the world, and often head out into the more remote parts of WA for bush camping adventures. 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. Tessa is also very interested in sustainable veterinary practice and will be searching for more ways to make Grantham St more environmentally friendly in the future. We are sure you and your pet will love the gentle, caring service Dr Tessa offers you and your pet.
Born in the US, grew up in Israel and moved to Australia in 2005; Ayala is perhaps our most multicultural staff member! You may remember Ayala's bright and bubbly smile from when she started off with Grantham Street Vets in 2014 as a Veterinary Nurse. She was then accepted into the Veterinary course at Murdoch University in 2017 where she completed her study (in this time she took a year off to welcome her beautiful baby boy, Lewis). Ayala's experience and competency as a veterinary nurse has made her an excellent veterinarian and we were beyond excited to welcome her back to the clinic as a qualified veterinarian in 2022 where she is quickly building up a client base. Ayala likes to take breaks by going for a run or taking a long walk on the beach with her dog Frost.
Dr Amy grew up in Perth and studied at Murdoch University, graduating in 2019. She spent a couple of years in sunny Rockhampton in Queensland, working as a small animal veterinarian. Amy then moved back to WA to be closer to her family and started at Grantham Street Vet Clinic in 2021. She has a lovely old family cat called Zoe and a boisterous young dog called Freddy. In her spare time she enjoys the outdoors, swimming at the beach, camping and bush walking.
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.
Born and bred in Geraldton, we managed to 'steal' Sylvia and transport her down to the city in July 2017. In 2012 Sylvia started work at a veterinary clinic in Geraldton where she completed her veterinary nursing training and then then went on to gain a vast amount of experience. During her time in Geraldton Sylvia spent a lot of her time "on-call" where she says she was able to learn so much about emergency and critical care. She was also an equine and large animal nurse which is where she found her love of cows! This, along with her happy, cheerful disposition allowed Sylvia to blend wonderfully into our team where she has been a permanent fixture ever since. Sylvia has a passion for high level patient nursing and surgical nursing. She has had experience with Dermatology, emergency, surgical and critical care nursing and hopes to continue expanding her knowledge base. Outside of work Sylvia can be found spending her spare time at the beach with her golden retriever called Lacey.
Originally from Scotland (in case you hadn't noticed), Gemma moved to Australia in 2011. We managed to steal Gemma from the banking industry in 2016, so she could follow her dream to work with animals. Originally here to do her work placement, we quickly realised that Gemma was someone we wanted more permanently on our team! Gemma finished her training in 2018 and has enjoyed broadening her knowledge in all aspects of veterinary nursing. Despite her small stature, 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.
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 adult children, 2 dogs and 4 cats (a consequence of Viv's soft heart and time working at the Cat Haven!).
Alice has been at Grantham street vets since 2021 where she started as a veterinary nursing student. The team quickly realised how well Alice fit in and the high level of patient care she was capable of giving. This meant after she qualified in 2022, we were quick to snap her up and ever since she has been an integral part of the team. Alice's soft nature and knowledge is an asset to us and the patients she cares for. Outside of work Alice can be seen walking her dogs, spending time with her friends and going to the beach. At home Alice has a cat called Mika, a rabbit called Lottie and two Kelpies, Billie and Joey.
Bonnie graduated from Applied Vocational Training at the end of 2017 and has been working as a small animal veterinary nurse since. We managed to convince her to come and work with Grantham Street Vets in July 2021 where she has hit the ground running. Her previous experience means she is able to provide wonderful patient and client care. If asked what her favourite part about veterinary nursing is, she would have to say it is dentistry, keeping pets warm and toasty while under their anaesthetic and caring for pets like they are her own fur babies. Bonnie is kept very busy outside of work where she is often going for walks in national parks with friends, spending time with family or painting. She is also kept busy at home with her pets. She has three horses, two cheeky miniature horses and two dogs; a golden Labrador Gus and a Rottweiler puppy Gracie.
Jenny qualified as a veterinary nurse in 2012. After qualifying she was employed in a variety of animal welfare roles where she gained knowledge and experience implementing WA's legislation to protect animals. Jenny decided that she would like a change of pace and really missed animal contact in her work so moved to Veterinary Nursing. Jenny undertook a two week placement at Grantham Street Vets where she thoroughly enjoyed her time and decided that Veterinary Nursing was for her! She started with us in Oct 2021 and has been very much enjoying her time learning nursing skills and caring for our patients. Jenny is a keen advocate for patient care and making sure they are comfortable; during quiet times she can often be found having a cuddle with the patients and taking them for walks. At home Jenny has a domestic short hair called Baci who pretty much has Jenny wrapped around his paw and has run of the house. Outside of work Jenny enjoys volunteering at a dog refuge here in Perth where she gets loads more dog hugs, and also putting her time into a charity she is deeply involved with which helps working animals and livestock in developing countries.
After being a part of the Grantham St team for nearly 10 years as a groomer, Erica decided to build on her passion for pet health and started studying towards her Certificate iv in Veterinary nursing, which she is hoping to have completed by the end of the year. Erica still has a passion for all things "dog hair" and continues to provide a specialised grooming service for the clients of Grantham Street Veterinary Clinic. Erica has had pets for as long as she can remember. From chooks to guinea pigs and huskies to horses, Erica has had experience with a variety of different pets. She currently enjoys life in the Perth hills with her Petite Bassett Griffon Vendeen - Norman, and Cairn Terrier - Penny.
Cheryl has been looking after the back room 'stuff' of the business since 2008 and is now our longest serving staff member. 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 Millie, who keep her busy at home attending to their many demands but getting lots of love in return! Cheryl grew up with a menagerie of pets in her backyard, including sheep and many kangaroos, with her family hand raising several joeys. Cheryl also enjoys travelling and has PREVIOUSLY taken touring holidays in Europe and New Zealand and is looking forward to going back someday.
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 'don't know if they will ever leave home' adult 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!