Meet Our Staff

Dr Kate King


Dr Kate is crazy about cats and cat medicine and enjoys coaxing the best out of each and every feline she meets. She finds that gentleness and a knowledge of normal (and not so normal!) cat behaviour go a long way to gaining and keeping a cat's confidence - and solving their health problems.

She gained her membership in cat medicine chapter of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists after much study and three grueling examinations. She aims to make all the cats she cares for as comfortable and healthy as possible, no matter what their age.

Dr Georgia Knudsen


Georgia grew up loving cats. She followed that passion all the way to Sydney University where she completed her Veterinary Science degree in 2004.

In early 2019 Georgia joined Kate as an owner of Canberra Cat Vet.

She has a great interest in cat medicine, cat behaviour and how cats interact with each other and with us. Georgia keeps busy looking after her fur cat babies, son and partner but finds time to ski, read and catch up with friends.

Dr John Yang


John is crazy about cats and has gained his membership in cat medicine chapter of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists after studying at a high level. He moved up from the South Coast and left his favourite hobbies of snorkelling and scuba diving to indulge his love of cats.

John is fluent in Mandarin, enjoys playing badminton, reading and exploring the vastness of the interwebs.

Dr Alice Kermond


Alice is an animal lover with a passion for cats! Her own cat Gnocchi (pictured) has only deepened her love of cats and their wonderful personalities. Alice graduated with honours from the University of Queensland in 2018 before moving to Canberra to start her career in small animal practice. When she is not cuddling a furry four legged friend she enjoys playing netball, hiking and painting.

Dr Collette Berryman


Collette has always loved cats and is thrilled to focus on all things feline at Canberra Cat Vet. In her previous life she worked with a wide range of species. Collette was awarded a membership of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists in Medicine of Cats in 2017, and has recently completed a graduate certificate in small animal abdominal ultrasound. Outside of work, Collette shares her home with her partner, two cats Bentley and Nancy (pictured), two angle-headed dragons and a carpet python. She enjoys bushwalking, good food, and spending time with family and friends.

Dr Kay Weller


Kay started work a week before she graduated and has been working in small animal practice ever since. She fulfilled a career goal by passing her Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists membership exams in feline medicine the same year as Dr Kate! She is delighted to have joined the wonderful team at CCV and very much enjoys meeting so many lovely new cat patients.

At home she enjoys reading, knitting and yoga. Of course, her own two cats encourage her in this by sitting on her books, playing with the wool and showing off their own super flexible yoga poses...

Nurse Coordinator Jana


Jana joined Canberra Cat Vet earlier this year as our Vet Nurse Coordinator. She is an animal lover and advocate, who proudly calls her herself a crazy cat lady. Her passion lies in Operating Theatre, working alongside the vets to ensure patients are as comfortable as possible throughout their procedures and into recovery. Jana also has a super soft spot for all of our senior patients.

When Jana isn’t at Canberra Cat Vet she enjoys the great outdoors with her family, or snuggling up on the couch with little dog Paddy and her two cats Snipe and Daisy.

Nurse Admin Cassie

Nurse Administrator


Cassie is a qualified veterinary nurse and also controls the clinic's stock and equipment. Euro (pictured) came into her life after a bout in the wild and made herself completely at home.

In Cassie's spare time she helps at Pegasus riding for the disabled and has her black belt in Taekwondo.

Yvette

Welcomer


Yvette joined Canberra Cat Vet in early 2021 with 15 years of experience as a veterinary reception manager. Yvette loves all animals, but cats are her passion. Her own cats, Trim and Katie rule the roost at home, along with chickens and sheep and any other wayward critters that find themselves in need of a new home on the farm. Yvette and her partner also own a boarding cattery (Miss U Motel), so her spare time is also filled with feline friends.

Nurse Daria


Daria has always had a passion for animals, especially cats. Compassion, curiosity and a desire to know more, have driven her love of all creatures.

Daria has a big soft spot for Siamese and Orientals, having grown up with them during her childhood, but loves snuggling all furry felines!

Nurse Emma

Veterinary nurse


Emma loves animals small and large, but has a special connection with cats, especially tabbies and Bengals. Emma studied veterinary nursing so she could spend more time with cats. In Emma’s free time she loves to snuggle with Skittles, her cheeky grey tabby.

Trainee Nurse Sophia


Sophia dreamed of becoming a veterinary nurse as a child, and now her dream is coming true. She completes her Cert IV in Veterinary Nursing at CIT shortly. While training at Canberra Cat Vet she has become an empathetic and caring nurse. Her patients love her gentle, kind manner. She loves all animals, but cats are her favourites. In her free time she loves to spend time with her three cats, Queenie (pictured), Shirley and Freya.

Nurse Janine

Veterinary nurse


Janine has worked in the veterinary industry for 21 years in three countries - New Zealand, United Kingdom and Australia. At Canberra Cat Vet she has found her happy place working with cats and helping people keep their fur babies happy and healthy. Clarrie, her beautiful ginger cat, generously shares his space and time with Janine and her family.

Kathleen on the front desk


Kathleen always thought she was a dog person…until she rescued her first cat Lilo and realised she was totally a cat person. Her newfound love has become a career. She enjoys working with the wonderful, kind and caring team at the Canberra Cat Vet and looks forward to meeting you and your furry companions at the reception desk!

Nurse Alissia


Alissia has always had a passion for taking care of animals. When she was a child she found a bird in the pool and nursed it back to health. She felt so proud when he flew out of her hands and back to his home. That feeling ignited a lifelong love of animals. She trained as a veterinary nurse and turned her empathy for animals into a career.

Alissia has two beautiful cats of her own, Sage and Nala. She prides herself on treating every patient that comes through our doors as if they are one of her own.

Nurse Zara


Zara became a vet nurse in 2015 to fulfill her dream of helping animals. Zara is a self-confessed crazy cat lady and is interested in anything to do with cats. Her calm, gentle manner endears her to all our patients.

She shares her home with Mya, a thoroughly spoilt Domestic short hair cat, who loves food almost as much as Zara loves her. Outside of work Zara loves to read and cycle.