Hoppers Crossing Veterinary Clinic & Hospital
5 Barber Drive
Dr Joe Covelli graduated from the University of Melbourne in 1990. After graduation, Joe worked in small animal practice in Melbourne for three years. At that point Joe decided to design and build The Hoppers Crossing Veterinary Clinic and Hospital which he opened in 1994. As well as his degree in Veterinary Science with honours he also completed a four year Masters degree program in 1998 and now holds a Masters Degree in small animal internal medicine and surgery.
The hospital is now a modern facility employing seventeen pet health care professionals. Joe actively attends continuing education and supports student training at the University of Melbourne Veterinary School including being an Oral Examiner in Small Animals each year.
Joe is a local boy from the Western Suburbs of Melbourne. His interests include kung-fu, running, listening to music, gardening, and spending time with family and friends. Joe is married to Practice Manager Doreen, has two children and is actively involved in their school and extracurricular activities.
Dr Kristi Green has been partners in the clinic with Dr Covelli for the last 11 years, having joined the team as a new graduate 20 years ago. Kristi grew up in Hoppers Crossing and all of her family live close by to our clinic. Kristi married Andrew in 2005 and they have three gorgeous children to keep them both busy- twins Oscar and Letitia and Millie. The kids are all animal lovers too!
Kristi completed her Bachelor of Science degree at the University of Melbourne with honours in Zoology and then graduated with first class honours from her Veterinary science degree, studying at the local Vet School. In 2000 she also completed a Post Graduate diploma in small animal internal medicine. Kristi enjoys investigating medical cases, all types of soft-tissue surgery and also enjoys seeing smaller pets such as rats, guinea pigs and rabbits. She really enjoys using our new digital radiology machine. Kristi writes a monthly pet column for The Wyndham Star Weekly. To view her articles, click on this link to see her blog!
Kristi's furry children are her two Cavalier King Charles Spaniels Charlie and Lola and a collection of goldfish. She misses having a cat so enjoys cuddling April and Frazer instead.
Roslyn grew up locally and graduated from the University of Melbourne Veterinary School at the end of 2011. While she was studying to become a vet she worked here at the clinic as a nurse and has also been involved with our Puppy Pre School program. Roslyn enjoys all aspects of small animal medicine and surgery. In 2015 Roslyn took an extended break to travel around Europe with her husband and she continues to enjoy travelling. They are the proud owners of a much loved ex-Customs and Border Protection labrador called Lori.
Ashleigh graduated from the University of Melbourne at the end of 2015 after completing a Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine. She was awarded the Deans Honour List for outstanding academic performance in her third year of veterinary studies. Ashleigh has a special interest in small animal medicine and would like to pursue further studies in this area. She also enjoys seeing unusual and exotic pets and hopes to learn more in the future.
She is a Hoppers Crossing local having grown up in the area with her family. On her days off she enjoys spending time with her bird Smokey, playing basketball and tennis, listening to music and hiking.
Alana graduated from the University of Nebraska in 2000, and Kansas State University in 2004. After 11 years of small animal practice, her family relocated from the tropics of Townsville to Melbourne and has started with us in December 2016. She enjoys helping clients learn to manage diseases that their pets may have, and has a particular interest in palliative, hospice, and pain management care. By focusing on management of chronic disease and providing quality end-of-life care, the valuable owner-pet bond can be strengthened. Alana also enjoys a broad range of surgical and medical cases from ophthalmology to oncology.
Alana’s circus at home includes a busy husband, two children, Molly a geriatric rescue mixed breed dog, and Boots a moggie rescue cat. She enjoys gardening, reading, woodworking, sewing, and enjoying the amazing array of sights and sounds Melbourne has to offer.