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 Jahrnes

Head Nurse Monica joined us in 2016 a couple of years after moving to Australia from Norway, and she has made it her business to know everything there is 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 staffy dogs, with the more “mature” Doris, who joined her on the voyage from Norway, and  young Inga, her bouncy English Staffy. In her spare time, Monica enjoys the dog beach with Doris and Inga, and travelling around WA with her husband.

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.

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.

Natasha Krzus

Natasha 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, horse-riding and always wanting to be near or on a farm. Now she is assisting our patients during surgery, monitoring anaesthetics and in recovery, as well as all the other duties of a modern Vet Nurse. Natasha is also in charge of our social media page. At home, Natasha has a Cheeky Border Collie named Fern, a 3 legged Italian Greyhound named Ollie and a bumpy Black cat named Hendrix.

Jessica Bentley

Jess 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. 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 two rescue cats, Nala and Shadow.

Hepsi Richards

Amanda Squiers

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.