Our Nurses

Sue-Ellen Smith

img_5900Sue-Ellen is our practice manager and senior Nurse, who brings a wealth of experience to our team of dedicated nurses. Sue knows how the Hospital ticks, and what she doesn’t know about the day-to-day operations of Wanneroo Veterinary Hospital isn’t worth knowing. Sue is in charge of administration, ensuring our staff and the bills get paid. She also is tasked with the Vet Nursing roster, a job that she tackles with grace and expertise. Sue has fun competing in shows and dog-tracking, with her boys the beautiful Rough collies that keep her on her toes.

Monica Deighton

MJHead Nurse Monica joined us in 2016 a couple of years after moving to Australia from snowy Norway, and she has made it her business to know everything there is to know about the running of Wanneroo Veterinary Hospital. She is responsible for organising and co-ordinating our practice operations and procedures, as well as mentoring of our ever-increasing nursing group. She loves her dog Inga, her bouncy English Staffy. In her spare time, Monica enjoys going to the dog beach with Inga, and travelling around WA with her husband and daughter.

Debra Fraser

Debra joined us in 2017 and quickly assumed her place as a key member of our Reception team and Head of Inventory. As well as her Vet Nursing qualification, Debra has also completed a Diploma in Practice Management. With a long career in veterinary nursing and then 6 years working in a veterinary wholesaler, Debra’s experience and her eye for detail has ensured that our pharmacy is always topped up and food orders are managed with expert care. Debra has an American Staffy at home called Cooper, who has been described as “all legs and no brains”, but is lovely none-the-less. He is a very well travelled pooch, as Debra takes him when the family go off on their camping/off-road adventures around remote WA.

Krystal Turna

Krystal is one of our dynamic senior veterinary nurses who is efficiency personified. With many years of experience as a qualified vet nurse, Krystal ensures that the hospital runs smoothly. Krystal started at Wanneroo Veterinary Hospital over 12 years ago and has a deep understanding of how the hospital functions. Krystal oversees processing of Pet insurance claims, and making sure that our patients get their reminders for important health checks and vaccinations. Her four-legged mates include a cat, Princess, and her hound dog Brax, the coolest staffy in the west.

Natasha Krzus

nkNatasha joined us in 2017 and quickly became an integral part of our WVH team. She was drawn to veterinary nursing as she had always a desire to work with animals from an early age. Growing up, Natasha loved the outdoors, camping, fishing and horse-riding. She has a passion for travel and visited an animal sanctuary in Thailand where she volunteered as a Vet Nurse. Now she is looking after our patients during surgery by monitoring anaesthetics and recovery, as well as all the other duties of a modern Vet Nurse. Natasha is also in charge of our social media pages. At home, Natasha has a Cheeky Border Collie named Fern, a 3 legged Italian Greyhound named Olive and a Black cat named Hendrix.

Jessica Bentley

241183834_4500155603340529_7234936854842504951_nJess started with us in 2016 as a Trainee Veterinary Nurse and qualified in 2017. After a stint as a clinical nurse, Jess has found her passion for reception, putting her excellent communication skills to work. Jess is one of the first faces clients see on arrival and one of the first voices they hear when the phone. Together with Debra, Jess forms a great team on Reception and makes sure the hospital runs smoothly. Away from work, Jess likes outdoor adventures, such as kayaking, hiking and camping with her dogs. Jess has Leela – a kelpie, Jack – a Jack Russell, and her two rescue cats, Nala and Shadow.

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Lisa Andrews

Lisa started working with us in 2021, but she is by no means a stranger to the veterinary industry! Since graduating 12 years ago she has been working at various practices around WA, and in that time she has gained a huge amount of experience and knowledge. Growing up in a household filled with a large variety of pets is what sparked her passion for animals and their welfare, which reflects in her high standard of patient care. Outside of work Lisa enjoys spending time with her family and her beloved pets; Rocky the Staffy dog, Dave the Eclectus parrot and her 5(!) rescue horses.

Kerrie Sholdas

Our Sunday superstar since 2009, Kerrie is passionate about delivering our clients a high level of customer service and patient care. Complementing her nursing qualification with a full time management role within a veterinary wholesale company, she enjoys a busy and varied workload. Owned by Addie the attention seeking Irish Terrier and Klaus the kleptomaniac Affenpincher, an adventure always awaits.

Renee Thompson

Renee photoRenee joined our team in 2019 and she has been making sure our weekends runs smoothly ever since! Also having earned the title of Sunday superstar, Renee is always ready to help you and your pet should the need arise over the weekend. She has a special interest in Animal behaviour and training as well as nutrition. In her spare time Renee loves spending time with her daughter. They love exploring, hiking and going to the beach. Renee also has her two gingers – Jeanie the American Staffy and Keevah the cat.