Our Nurses

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Hoppers Crossing Veterinary Clinic & Hospital
5 Barber Drive
Hoppers Crossing
Victoria 3029

03 9748 6644
  • Doreen Covelli - Office Manager

    Doreen is our office manager. As you may have guessed from her name she is married to Dr Joe Covelli our vet and practice partner. Doreen holds a PhD in Pharmacology from the Faculty of Science at the University of Melbourne.

    After graduating in 2000, Doreen decided not to continue her career in scientific research but started a family with Dr Joe. They now have two children both at high school.

    Doreen ensures that our clinic finances and office protocols run smoothly. Her interests include dancing, gardening, going to the movies and spending time with friends, family and her cats.

  • Lyn Craig

    Lyn has been vet nursing since 1986 and started here in 1994 when the clinic first opened as our very first nurse. She is highly motivated and loves working in such a family orientated environment as our clinic team.

    Lyn has completed a business degree while working here and she has the very important job of ordering all the drug stocks for the clinic.

    Lyn also enjoys spending time with her dogs and horses and is the proud grandmother of two lovely boys.

  • Rebecca O'Brien

    Rebecca is one of our long term nurses having completed her veterinary nursing certificate in 2006. After a short period woking as a flight attendant Rebecca returned to veterinary nursing realising that her love for animals was too strong. Many of our staff attended her wedding to Simon on Hamilton Island in 2004. They are now proud parents of two beautiful children Joel and Ava. Rebecca has many years of experience running our Puppy PreSchool program.

    Rebecca photo
  • Andrea Morley

    Andrea started nursing in February 1977 at the age of … let's just say as a very young child! After establishing a reputation as a very knowledgeable veterinary nurse, she eventually ended up working here a few months after Joe opened the clinic.

    Andrea is proficient in all areas of nursing and cannot choose which area she likes most. In all her years of nursing she has never contemplated changing careers and loves the challenge and social aspect of her veterinary career. She is also a qualified animal groomer.

    Andrea enjoys spending time with her family and breeding and showing dogs. She currently has miniature pinschers and a gorgeous French Bulldog at home.

  • Kylie Trigg

    Kylie joined our team as a trainee nurse back in 2004, after deciding the time was right to fulfill her dream of working with animals and completed her certificate in nursing in 2006.

    Kylie is an avid animal lover whose furkids include Bentley the Yorkie and the cats Cruz and Elliot. She is a country girl at heart having competed in mountain racing throughout country Victoria with her beloved horses.

    Kylie looks after our promotional displays, does the pet food orders and is also a registered microchip implanter. Kylie is married to Paul and has 2 teenage daughters and 3 step children.

    Kylie Thatcher
  • Karen Tame

    Karen started grooming here in June 1996 and started nursing at the clinic in 2007. She completed her Veterinary Nurse Certificate IV at Box Hill Tafe in 2011 to further enhance her nursing career. She is also a registered microchip implanter. She loves learning how to help animals and broadening her knowledge of Veterinary medicine.

    She is married to Ken, and has a daughter Zoe who is 21 years old and currently studying at Victoria University.

    Karen has a special interest in Cavalier King Charles Spaniels and enjoys showing them. She also occasionally breeds litters. Her family of Cavaliers includes Lara, Macey, Chelsea and Hope. She also has two Birman cats, Jynx and Mistique.

  • Wendy Trawn

    Wendy started working at our clinic since February 2013 after completing a certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing in 2012. Wendy has 2 dogs, Tequila the Border Collie and Smurf the Maltese X. Wendy has lived in Hoppers Crossing all her life and has been a member of the Werribee Obedience dog club for many years and enjoys both the training and social aspects.

    Wendy Trawn
  • Frazer

    Frazer is our clinic cat. He came to us after being found as a stray at a nearby school. After nobody claimed him, he adopted us as his new family.

    Frazer gives us hours of enjoyment and keeps our clients entertained. In fact his name tag reads Frazer, Public Relations Manager.

  • April

    April is our second clinic cat who presented to us as a stray in April of 2015. We all fell in love with her from the day she arrived and after Frazer's approval we decided to keep her as another clinic cat. She loves to play with Frazer and meet other pets out in the waiting room. She can be found at the front desk snoozing in her basket or snacking on treats and her name-tag reads "The Apprentice".