Meet our Nurses
Aimee joined Black Rock Animal Hospital in 2012 when the younger of her 2 children started primary school. This was a major career shift but something she has always been very passionate about and she is currently undertaking her qualification in Veterinary Nursing.
Aimee is also a foster carer for Australian Working Dog Rescue and is always happy to talk about her latest foster dog. Alongside the temporary residents, she is the proud owner of Malta and Jinx. Jinx is a young black and tan kelpie that is affectionately known as a ‘failed foster’. She came to Aimee as a foster dog looking for a permanent home and found she didn’t need to look any further.
Karen is the newest member of the Black Rock Animal Hospital team joining us in June 2013. Karen has always had a love of animals and after careers in hospitality, floristry and pharmacy she found her calling as a veterinary nurse. Karen completed her veterinary nursing qualifications in 2004.
Karen has had a few years away from nursing after having two beautiful children, the youngest started school this year. She lives in Moorabbin with her husband Greg, the two kids and her 3 legged cat, Ginger.
Rochelle has been at Black Rock Vet as a part-time veterinary nurse since March 2015. Her working background has been in marketing and advertising, but has always wanted to be a veterinary nurse. Now her children are in high school, she decided to embark on her new vet nursing career. She has completed her Certificate II in Animal Studies and Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing. She has two teenage children, Jack and Zoe, three cats and her much loved Spoodle Kobi. Rochelle also has a special interest in dog training and behaviour.
Jimmy joined Black Rock Animal Hospital in 2016 after moving to Melbourne in 2015 from NSW. He has been in the veterinary industy for 5 years and through those years he has studied his Diploma of Veterinary Dentistry and undertaken workplacement at the National Zoo and Aquarium in Canberra.
When he is not working Jimmy enjoys playing tennis, shopping, beach, moves and long drives.
Georgie Started at Black rock back in 2011 and has loved every minute working here. As her background was in criminal jusice she had made a big career change and has not looked back. At home Georgie has two dogs Lillie and Benny and two cheeky cats Leon and Baby cat.
She is also a proud mother of her 3 year old daughter Imogen and has another baby girl on the way. Georgie hopes to continue her work with animals and hopes one day to own a large property to recue farm animals.
Tarryn started university this year. She has been our saturday vet nurse at the Black Rock Animal Hospital since since high school. Tarryn is a very sporty person and enjoys such activities as surfing, snowboarding, trampolining and teaching swimming. She has been an Australian champion for the sport of trampolining and has been lucky enough to have represented Australia in France and New Zealand at the World championships. She has 1 dog and 2 cats and is currently looking after a gorgeous guide dog Lizzie as a voluntary commitment to our community. Her passion for animals is why she applied to become a vet nurse.
Nurse and Veterinary Student
Eliane joined the team at BRAH in May 2015 as a veterinary student. She spent most of her childhood living in SE-Asia and moved back to Australia in 2007, graduating from Mentone Girls Secondary College in 2011. In 2014, she completed a Bachelor of Science and in 2015, went on to study the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine at The University of Melbourne.
She loves walking her dog Buster on the beach and has cared for a variety pets including rabbits, budgies and turtles. Aside from her studies and love for animals, Eliane’s passions include travelling, music and food. Eliane loves working with wildlife cases and in the future, would like to work in mixed practice.
Trainee Veterinary Nurse
Katie joined the team at Black Rock Animal Hospital in October 2015 as a trainee Vet Nurse. She had completed her Certificate II in Animal Studies and is currently studying for her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing.
Previously volunteering for the RSPCA, Katie has also been volunteering as a foster carer for kittens through Second Chance Animal rescue for the past three years. In that time she has raised and found homes for almost 50 abandoned kittens.
Katie has four cats (three of them being foster fails!), Daphne, Tess, Teddy and Valerie.