David Kim

Veterinarian & Practice Owner (BVSc)

Dr. David graduated from the University of Melbourne in 2013. He grew up in Melbourne and started his career in a country practice in Horsham, before returning to a small animal practice in Melbourne.

David has a special interest in surgery and is committed to providing the highest standard of care for his patients.

David has two poodles Bill and Lulu, and outside of work he can be found either spending time with his family (Wife Lisa and daughter Mia), attending the footy to support his beloved Richmond Tigers, or eating at one of Melbourne's trendy restaurants.

Julie Ward

Veterinarian (BVSc (hons), MANZCVS)

Dr. Julie Ward graduated from the University of Melbourne with honours in 2006. She worked in mixed practice for the first 5 years of her career, but has worked in small animal practice for the last 8 years. She completed a year long postgraduate course in small animal medicine with the University of Sydney in 2014. In 2015 she sat further exams in small animal medicine and obtained her membership with the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Science. 

Dr. Julie really enjoys helping pets with medical conditions or illnesses, and also those with skin conditions.

When she is not at work she enjoys spending time with her family (husband Zane and kids Lucy and Jack). Her fur family includes her kelpie Olive, her cats Ash and Maddie and her horses Ludo and Papunya. She also enjoys horseriding, running, reading and travelling.

Sarah Shannon

Veterinarian (BSc, DVM (Distinction) )

Dr. Sarah graduated from the University of Melbourne in 2017 with distinction, and has been working at Racecourse Road Veterinary Clinic ever since. She loves getting to know our clients, and having a cuddle with all their beautiful cats and dogs!

Sarah has a keen interest in surgery, and is also undertaking further study in Dermatology, as she knows first-hand how difficult managing allergies in our pets can be!

When she's not at the clinic, Sarah can often be found trail riding with her horse Spice, or hanging out with her dogs Sammy (groodle) and Milo (greyhound).

Livia Macreadie

Veterinarian (BSc, DVM)

Dr. Livia graduated from the University of Melbourne in 2015. She started work with large animals but found it was dogs and cats she loves the most. 

Livia enjoys meeting people and their beloved furry friends, any large hairy canine will absolutely steal her heart. She also enjoys surgery of all sorts.

She lives with her husband who is also a Vet, and son Charlie, and two very much spoilt Australian Shepherds. In her spare time she enjoys walking her dogs with her family and going to the footy with her Collingwood mad family.

Hannah Butler

Veterinarian (Bsc, DVM)

Dr. Hannah graduated from the University of Melbourne in 2019. She began her veterinary career in mixed animal practice but is now focusing on small animal medicine with intentions to do further study in this field. 

Hannah also has an interest in behaviour and aims to create a calm and safe environment for both her patients and their owners. 

In her spare time you can find her in the garden, reading a good book, cuddling her Guinea pigs or trick training her groodle, Arlo.

Tristram Finn

Veterinarian (BSc, DVM)

Dr. Tristram graduated from the University of Melbourne in 2015. He initially worked in Mixed Practice in Mount Gambier before returning to Melbourne to work with cats, dogs and everything in between. 

He enjoys talking to clients in the consult room about their pet's health and whacky adventures. 

At home he lives with his wife and son Charlie, plus two furry and noisy Australian Shepherds. In his spare time he enjoys reading and walking his dogs with his family.


Kylie Woodstock

Veterinary Practice Manager (Cert IV TAE, Cert IV Veterinary Nursing, ICU & ECC Nursing, Dermatology Nursing)

Kylie joined the Racecourse Road Veterinary clinic team in 2020. She has dedicated almost her entire life (32 years) to the veterinary industry. During this time she's had experience in the fields of general practice, specialist dermatology, emergency, critical care and equine nursing, as well as practice management.

Kylie loves working with animals and people alike to achieve the best outcomes for their long term health and well-being with their families. It is always at the forefront of her mind, and is her main priority to care for our clients, patients and staff at Racecourse Road. 

Outside of work Kylie has a farm in upper Pakenham where she has chickens, cats, dogs, horses & miniature ponies. She is an avid horse lover, and In her spare time she loves riding her horses Ollie and Archie.

Jacinta Reid (Maternity Leave)

Head Nurse (Cert IV Veterinary Nursing)

Natasha Billing

Senior Vet Nurse (Cert IV Veterinary Nursing)

Natasha joined the Racecourse Road Veterinary Clinic in 2021. She has been working with animals for over 17 years now, having worked in boarding kennels and dog training facilities. She started her nursing journey in 2009 working at a large mixed animal clinic and since then has worked in other small animal clinics including a busy Emergency Centre. 

Natasha enjoys building relationships with clients and their animals and really enjoys medicine nursing and a challenging emergency patient.

In her spare time Natasha and her husband are running their 2 kids off to sports and playing basketball. At home they have a 15 year old Japanese Spitz cross & two cheeky Domestic Shorthair cats.

Cassie Sword

Veterinary Nurse (Cert IV Veterinary Nursing)

Cassie has been working at the Racecourse Road Veterinary Clinic since 2016 and has a long history of working and volunteering with animals.

In the clinic she is a skilled nurse who has a particular interest in anaesthesia and behavior. She has a love for every creature she meets, but she is known for having a soft spot in her heart for our feline friends.

All of her co-workers love hearing her infectious laughter down the corridors, she's always putting smiles on all of their faces.

At home Cassie shares her life with Elle, her adopted 3 legged Border Collie x and Louis, a long haired ginger cat. She often volunteers her spare time fostering kittens who are in need of homes.

Chloe Stewart

Veterinary Nurse (Cert IV Veterinary Nursing)

Chloe is an accomplished nurse who started her career in 2012 and has been at the Racecourse Road Veterinary Clinic since 2020. 

She's a cheery and reliable team member who enjoys meeting all the creatures who come through our door. 

Chloe has a particular interest in surgery and anaesthesia. She loves using her skills to ensure that every patient she looks after receives the best of care.

In her spare time Chloe loves going to the gym and taking walks. She especially loves spending time with her fur family, Biscuit her cocker spaniel, JellyBean and Raf her two cats, and Streets her thoroughbred.

Kerryn Shepherd (Maternity Leave)

Veterinary Nurse

Kira Duncan

Veterinary Nurse

Laura Yue

Veterinary Nurse (Cert IV Veterinary Nursing)

Leonie Collins

Veterinary Nurse (Cert IV Veterinary Nursing)

Natalie Carter (Maternity Leave)

Veterinary Nurse (BSc)

Natalie started veterinary nursing in 2001 and joined the clinic in 2019, bringing with her a calm presence and a wonderful sense of fun!

She enjoys every aspect of nursing and has always worked in general practice. She believes every corner of the clinic is important, from the client service to the care of each and every animal.

At home Natalie has a busy family life with partner Dylan and three girls, Violet, Aubrey and Rosalie. They are also joined by two cats, Sari and Sooty, a dog Noah, and many, many turtles.

Sandy Camargo

Veterinary Nurse

Sandy joined the Racecourse Road Vet team in early 2022. She started nursing in 2011, working in small animal practice specialising in reproduction and Greyhounds, including a few years in New Zealand. 

She enjoys all areas of nursing, especially a fast pace work load and taking care of hospital patients. 

Outside of work she enjoys exploring the outdoors, hiking, snowboarding, travel and music.

Frances Bates

Trainee Veterinary Nurse

Georgia Pecoraro

Trainee Veterinary Nurse

Roxanna Puteri

Trainee Veterinary Nurse


Kim Gilbert


Kim joined the Racecourse Road Vet team in 2021 as part of our reception team. Kim has worked in the corporate world as an Executive Assistant and Recruitment Consultant for many years. After a career break to look after her two boys, Charlie and Jasper, Kim wanted a part-time role where she could combine her love of people and animals. Since rejoining the workforce, she is loving being part of a great team again.

Kim spends her spare time with her family on their hobby farm in the hills. She has a very excitable border collie called Lilah, two miniature steers called Hugo and Steve, and two horses called Bindi and Heidi.

Bre de Boer


Bre joined the clinic in 2021 as a Veterinary Receptionist.   Bre has enjoyed a career in hospitality and retail customer service and has also worked on her family’s dairy farm for many years.  Bre loves being part of our fabulous team and really enjoys the interactions with our clients and their pets.  She originates from Alberta, Canada, although she has lived in Australia for the past 14 years. 

Bre lives locally with her Husband and two cats, Sunny and Rosie.

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