Dr Murray purchased the Grantham Street Veterinary Clinic in partnership with Dr Paul Davey, in 2003. Their similarity in what they feel makes a good veterinary practice has seen the partnership successfully continue ever since. In 2010, Dr Murray and Dr Davey purchased the Dalkeith Veterinary Clinic, which Dr Murray now spends much of his time consulting at. In addition to running two successful veterinary practices, Dr Murray is also heavily involved in the Save African Rhino Foundation. The foundation is a Western Australian charity which raises funds to promote awareness, provide equipment, training and financial assistance to help prevent poaching of the endangered Black Rhinoceros. In his well-earned breaks, Dr Murray enjoys venturing off the beaten track on camping expeditions with his wife and two daughters. At home on weekends, you could also bump into Dr Murray either on a hockey field, or on the side of one coaching his daughters.
Growing up in a small South West town, surrounded by animals, cemented a career in Veterinary Science for Dr Claire at a very young age. Since moving up to study her Veterinary Degree at Murdoch University, Claire has embraced city life and living by the sea, having worked for many years in Fremantle. Claire's passion for small animal medicine and surgery, and the belief of treating every pet like family, made our decision easy to welcome her to our team in 2017. Claire also considers trust as a critical part of veterinary work, and enjoys getting to know all her patients and their owners. Working together with owners means Claire is able to offer the best treatment options for your pet. When not looking after pets, Claire enjoys taking Odi, her sausage dog, to the beach or pampering her 'really wants to be a princess' cat, Bean. Claire also enjoys bush and beach walking, baking, travelling, renovating and loves dark chocolate!
Dr Sara joined our team in July 2018 and works part-time helping Drs Claire and Cameron. Sara comes with many years' experience, as well as a strong ethos of providing the best possible care both for our patients and their owners. Like most of us, Sara is kept busy with her own menagerie, including a smoochy cat "Molly", and a Greyhound, Whippet and Italian Greyhound – Sara obviously loves this 'style' of dog, so has one of each size! Whilst Sara loves treating all shapes and sizes of cats and dogs, she has a passion for older pets and ensuring that their senior years are as active and healthy as possible. As well as walking and running with her own dogs, Sara also volunteers for POOP's – Pets Of Older Persons, where she walks dogs for older owners who are unable to exercise their pets themselves. Sara not only loves being able to keep these dogs fit, but enjoys giving back to the senior members of our community.
Dr Claire has been with the practice since 2012 after several years in mixed practice in South Australia. Dr Claire started in a short term maternity leave cover, but we liked her so much, we managed to continue to find work for her. Claire's friendly, caring personality has enabled her to develop strong ongoing relationships with both pets and their owners. In addition, Claire's surgical and medical experience enables her to offer the quality of care we are proud of, whilst leaving clients confident that the very best is being done for their furry family members. When not at one of our clinics, Claire spends time with her horse, Whizz, training him up for eventing competitions. Claire is a self-confessed Kelpie addict and self-voted 2nd wittiest person in the clinic (just can't compete with Dr Cameron's 'Dad jokes'!).
Brigitte joined our team in March 2018 to take up a full-time nursing position. Brigitte's husband's work move from Sydney to Perth was very timely for us! Brigitte started nursing in a busy practice in 2012, so her experience made her a great find. However, what we liked most about Brigitte was her easy going, cheerful nature, compassion and care of patients, and great sense of humour. Needless to say, Brigitte has fitted in wonderfully to our team. When not at work, Brigitte is not shy of a little adventure and enjoys 4WD trips, fishing and was a keen AFL player prior to an ankle injury. We have decided not to disclose her favourite footy team as it is pretty black and white that this won't be appreciated over here in the West! Brigitte has two dogs, "Roo" the Kelpie and "Kia", a soft hearted Boxer x German Shepherd. A tank full of colourful tropical fish and unusual looking axolotls add variety to Brigitte's home. Brigitte also enjoys cooking, but if the recipe doesn't need it, she is very happy to eat the chocolate and drink the wine!
Tina has over 20 year's experience working in the Veterinary Industry both here in Perth and in the UK. She has a life-long love of animals, is passionate about animal welfare, and has a special interest in animal pain management and looking after fragile patients. Tina is a talented and caring veterinary nurse who consistently goes that extra mile for each patient and their owners. Tina's friendly and easy going nature makes her popular with pets as well as their owners. When not at work, Tina enjoys the beach, stand up paddle boarding and spending time with her two very cheeky cream Burmese cats called Ruby and Tommy.
After spending her early life in administration, going on to motherhood and then working in a crèche, Viv finally went back and studied to follow her dream and become a Veterinary Nurse. Veterinary nursing has always been Viv's passion, she just 'fell into other vocations' on her way to becoming a nurse! Viv is loving her work with us and gets the best of both worlds by sharing her time between our Grantham Street and Dalkeith Clinics. Viv balances her part-time work with looking after quite a menagerie at home. This includes her husband, two teenage children, 2 dogs, 6 cats (a consequence of Viv's soft heart and time working at the Cat Haven!), 4 pythons and numerous bobtails!