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 has fun competing in shows and obedience trials with her boys the beautiful Rough collies that keep her on her toes.


Silvana Posterivo

silviana2Silvana re-joined the team at Wanneroo in 2010, and she’s our “front-of-house” nurse. On a busy day, she can be found admitting animals to the hospital, while juggling two phone calls, AND serving client queries, all with her wit and good humour intact. Wanda and Lewis, her cats, occasionally come to visit us at the hospital, but they are usually at home, indignant that their servant has the gall to leave them on their own at all.


Krystal Turna

Krystal is one of our dynamic veterinary nurses who gets things done so effortlessly that you aren’t even aware of it. With many years of experience as a qualified vet nurse, Krystal ensures that the hospital runs smoothly, in charge of stock control, 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 dogs, Diesel and his mate Brax, the coolest staffy pup in the west.


Kerrie Sholdas

Our Sunday superstar, Kerrie developed her keen interest in everything feline whilst working at the Ballajura and Ascot Veterinary Hospitals for 6-7 years, particularly clinical nursing and patient care. Kerrie also enjoys customer service and chatting with people and their pets, as many of our clients will attest! She is owned by 3 cats, Sweep, Astro & Wallace, but she loves dogs too! – with her 2 Blue heelers, Roxy and Bullet. Road trips, Netball and anything sporty keep her busy whilst away from the hospital.


Lisa Cassidy

Originally from bonnie Scotland, Lisa began her Veterinary Nursing training from when she was 16 years old. Hearing about how good life was here Down Under, Lisa brought Alfie her little pug to Perth, and she rescued another little one, Fifi the Shih Tzu shortly after she arrived. Lisa brings many years of nursing experience to the hospital, and can often be heard chatting happily to the four-legged patients that may be staying with us in the hospital. She enjoys the Western Australian beaches, four-wheel-driving with friends and travelling the world.


Caslin Baverstock

Cas has been a part of the Wanneroo team since she began her studies as a vet nurse in early 2015. Prior to this, she completed a Bachelor of Science in Wildlife & Conservation. Her permanent fur residents include two cats Cleo and Archie and her beautiful dog Buddy, pictured here – though you will often find foster animals staying with Cas as she is always opening her home to rescue animals of all shapes and sizes! Cas is a loyal worshipper for those of the feline persuasion – regularly found in the cat ward of the hospital telling the feline patients all how wonderful and majestic they are (as if they need reminding)!