Meet Our Team
Annie adoresssss food (a little too much), nothing will deter her from executing impossible missions of food thievery.
You will find her most often welcoming our clients and soaking up the sun in our waiting room.
Dr Georgia Knudsen
In 2019, Georgia joined Kate as a co-owner of Canberra Cat Vet, recently in September 2023 Georgia became a Director along with John and Collette. She is enthusiastic about creating a safe, healthy, forward-thinking and team based work environment. Georgia is dedicated to strengthening our vision of 'çats-clients-team'.
She has a great interest in the inner and outer workings of cat medicine, behaviour, and virology. One of her greatest passions is performing abdominal and cardiac ultrasounds.
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
After having been a part of CCV for years, Dr. John joined our team of Directors in September 2023.
John is fluent in Mandarin, enjoys playing badminton, reading and exploring the vastness of the interwebs. If you have a Scottish short hair, make sure you visit John because he adores them!
Dr Collette Berryman
After graduating in 2011, she initially worked in rural mixed practice before moving to small animal practice in Melbourne.
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. In September 2023 Collette come on as a Director at Canberra Cat Vet.
Outside of work, Collette shares her home with her partner, two cats Bentley and Nancy, two angle-headed dragons and a carpet python. She enjoys bushwalking, good food, and spending time with family and friends.
Dr Alice Kermond
Alice graduated with honours from the University of Queensland in 2018, before moving to Canberra to start her career in small animal practice. She is currently undertaking a 2 year post-graduate course with a goal of completing her Feline Memberships with the ANZCVS. She loves delving into all things medical and imaging.
Her own cat Gnocchi, an adventurous ginger boy, has only deepened her love of cats and their wonderful personalities.
When she is not cuddling a furry four legged friend she enjoys playing netball, hiking and painting.
Alice is also a Certified Peaceful Euthanasia Veterinarian.
Dr Kay Weller
She fulfilled a career goal by passing her Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists membership exams in feline medicine.
She is delighted to be working as a locum Veterinarian with our CCV team, and very much enjoys meeting all of our purry and fluffy patients.
At home she enjoys reading, knitting and yoga. Of course, her own cat Fidget encourages her by sitting on her books, playing with the wool, and showing off her own super flexible yoga poses!
Dr Kate King
Kate has been practicing veterinary medicine for 40+ years, working in rural areas, with large, small and all creatures in between.
In 2012 she gained her memberships in Feline Medicine with the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists.
She aims to make all the cats she cares for as comfortable and healthy as possible, no matter what their age.
Kate opened Canberra Cat Vet to ensure that felines weren't forgotten in the scheme of medicine. Dr. Kate has now passed the torch over to Directors Georgia, Collette and John. Kate has always been dedicated to her patients, her clients and our team.
Her goal for CCV was to have a community and family focused clinic with the best clinical standards and compassionate care.
Dr Thea Chan
We are very lucky to have her with us one day a week, and she is very excited about the opportunity to pursue all things Feline Medicine.
Thea is CRAZY about cats. Dora and Swiper (Black and Orange DSH) have very kindly given Thea permission to live in their house. Thea has catered to their every need and want since they were 2 weeks old. You may have actually seen Dora out and about town! Thea takes Dora out with her as much as possible (as long as the place is cat friendly).
When Thea is not cuddling a cat you will find her purchasing an array of kitty CAT-ure for Dora and Swiper.
Dr Eloise Bright
Locum *Behaviour only
She was very excited to be asked to join the team at Canberra Cat Vet primarily, to assist with behaviour consultations.
Eloise graduated with first class honours from Sydney University in 2006, and gained Behaviour Memberships in 2022, with the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists.
In March 2019 she started ACT Pet Crisis Support, a charity that helps low income pet owners with their vet bills, which keeps her pretty busy.
She has a gorgeous, very ''cuddly'' cat called Cosmo, two delinquent dogs, and two young boys. She enjoys camping, reading and sewing in her spare time.
With over 20 years of experience in the animal industry, Leanne has worked as an Animal Attendant, Veterinary Nurse and Teacher. With accompanying study in a Diploma of Applied Science (in Animal technology), Advanced Certificate in Veterinary Nursing and Certificate IV in Training and Assessment.
As a Nurse, Leanne found caring for hospitalised patients one of the most rewarding parts of her role. She derived a lot of satisfaction from knowing that their every need was met, and now invests these skills into the CCV team.
Outside of work Leanne adores travelling abroad, especially when it comes to volunteer work and giving back. At home Leanne tends to her sheep, cows, sassy puppy dog Lolly and, her tuxedo cat, Baronness Macey Karen Annabel Jean II.
Senior Nurse Administrator
In Cassie's spare time she helps at Pegasus riding for the disabled, Pets in the Park and has her black belt in Taekwondo.
Senior Nurse Co-Ordinator
Daria has been with Canberra Cat Vet since she first started her journey as a trainee nurse, and is now flying high as a qualified nurse in the veterinary world.
She has a big soft spot for Siamese, Orientals and black cats; having grown up with them during her childhood, as well as adopting Tyson and Delilah. In scrubs she is one of our spicy purrito wranglers, who takes the time to work with and, understand even the stroppiest of felines.
Daria enjoys drawing, singing and dancing when out of scrubs.
Africa was an animal lover from birth and became cat obsessed after getting a family cat at age 11 and hand rearing a litter of neo kittens.
She is the cats' mother, so to speak, to stray farm kitten she rescued in 2020, Spaghetti and her childhood tuxedo cat, Oliver.
On weekends Africa loves writing music, seeing friends and cat sitting.
Her newfound love has become a career. She enjoys working with the wonderful, kind and caring team at the Canberra Cat Vet. Kat looks forward to meeting you and your furry companions at the reception desk!
In her spare time Emma loves watching anime, and on the flip side being outdoors on skiing, camping, and swimming adventures.
Emma adores snuggling with Skittles, her cheeky grey tabby, and her new kitten Orion.
She loves all animals, but cats are her favourite. In her free time she loves to spend time with her three cats, Queenie, Shirley and Freya.
At Canberra Cat Vet she has found her happy place working with cats. Janine does an amazing job helping people keep their fur babies happy and healthy, as one of our dedicated consult nurses.
Clarrie, her beautiful ginger cat, generously shares his space and time with Janine and her family, including her cheeky baby Rex.
His veterinary expertise and medical passions include orthopedics, surgery and emergency.
Outside of work Jose enjoys working on his Kombi, odd-jobs, travelling and relaxing by the beach.
Trainee Nurse & Reception
Encountering a vast amount of animals, Courtney was still drawn to felines. Her passions lie in the rescue and rehabilitation of animals, especially during the recovery update stage.
Courtney's kitty Babygirl is a sweet and vocal Russian Blue rescue. She is keen to meet our cliental and patients while on the front desk. Courtney has a deep ambition to gain as much knowledge and experience as possible.
She is so happy to be a part of such a skilled, positive and supportive team.
Mercedes adores learning all things animal and medical; her main goals are to become fluent in English to then later study Veterinary Nursing, and once completed, begin her studies as a Veterinarian.
Since she was young Mercedes has had a passion for animals and currently, she has 3 dogs and 3 cats which are all her best friends!
Erin loves cats and dogs, she has a gorgeous burmese, Caspar and a cavalier King Charles spaniel, River. She spends her time reading, playing with her cat and dog, colouring and hanging out with friends.