Meet The Team!


Dr Justin McKay B.Sc. (Hons), B.V.Sc. (Hons)

Justin is the proud Director of the Practice and an essential member of the St Kilda Veterinary team. He has been with us since 2011, graduating with Honours from Sydney University in 2004.  

Justin has a keen interest in Ophthalmology, Emergency, and Surgery. Justin is our Orthopaedic and Brachycephalic surgeon.

In his spare time, Justin enjoys watching all types of sport and spending time with his wife and two gorgeous little ladies.

Justin and his family have just welcomed a new baby girl, Molly. Molly is a very cheeky and lovable Labrador puppy who you will most likely see around the clinic!

Pictured here is Justin with our cutest patient; Braxton the Dalmatian puppy.

Dr Zoe Sorensen BVM&S

Zoe is a great addition to the St Kilda Veterinary team and has been with us since 2011. Zoe graduated from Edinburgh University in 2005.

Whilst having a keen interest in internal medicine, Zoe also prides herself in delivering the highest standard of care to all her patients.

During Zoe’s down time, she is busy keeping up with two beautiful young girls, aged five and seven, walking Lily her 12-year-old black Labrador (who you will see around the clinic begging for treaties), keeping fit, paddle boarding, cooking and reading with Holly, her 6-year-old rescue cat in lap.

Dr David Rizkalla B.V.Sc.

David is one of our bubbly Veterinarians who has been with the team for several years and will always have a smile on his face.

David studied at Sydney University and has a very keen interest in all things anaesthesia and surgery, including dental procedures!

David loves to further advance his career, loves working dogs, keeping fit and busking.

David is pictured here with some of our favourite patients, Digger and Yakka. (Who can speak, beg, shake, sing happy birthday and are great in the agility ring!)

Dr Jessica Noto BSCi DVM CCRP   

Jess is one of our wonderful Veterinarians who has a keen interest in all things Orthopaedics, Rehab, and Sports Medicine.

Jess studied and completed her Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientist (ANZCVS) Memberships. Jess is always keen to continue her learning and education. 

In her spare time, Jess loves to book snow trips with friends and family to go snowboarding, as well as perfecting her skills in making beautiful smelling soy candles!

At home, Jess has 3 rescue cats, Nori, Bagel, and Nala. Last year, Jess and her family said goodbye to their Cavoodle, Mochi, after a hard battle with stomach cancer. Mochi was very much loved, and they made great memories throughout her life together.  

Jess is pictured here with one of her many adorable patients, The Duke.


Susan Bardsley

Sue has worked as the Practice Business Manager for over 20 years. Always with smile on her face, Sue knows how to get the job done! She is an unbelievable support to all of the valuable Vets and Nurses here St Kilda Veterinary Clinic.

In her down time away from the bustle of the clinic, Sue enjoys spending time with her Husband and Daughter, taking her Toy Poodle, Teddie for big walks along the beach, and knitting.

Jess Conte

Jess is part of the Management and Nursing Team here at St Kilda Veterinary Clinic. She started as a Trainee Veterinary Nurse here in 2013, progressed to Head Nurse in 2018, and after leaving for a year to further her skills, she returned to her ‘home’ in the Veterinary Industry.

Jess studied her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing at The Gordon in Geelong, graduating in 2014. Jess is hoping to complete her Diploma of Veterinary Nursing in the near future.

She prides herself in not only her high level of customer care but in her even higher level of patient care, making sure that all of your pets are safe, comfortable, and happy from the time they walk into the clinic, to the time they go home.

At home, Jess lives with her fiancé and her dopey and loveable German Shorthaired Pointer, Skye (who visits the clinic for cuddles regularly, and pictured here).

In her downtime, Jess loves spending time with friends and family, taking Skye to the beach and for bush walks, and relaxing at home.

Veterinary Nurses

Amy Stone

Amy is a vital part of our team here at St Kilda Veterinary Clinic, and it feels as though she has been part of the family from day one.

Amy has completed her Diploma of Animal Technology through NMIT, graduating in 2012. She is currently completing her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing.

For the last 10 years, Amy has worked in the animal welfare industry as a Veterinary Nurse, Senior Animal Attendant, Shelter Supervisor, and Foster Care Network Coordinator.  Amy specialises in neo-nates (of the kitten variety), puppy school and has fostered as many animals as you can fathom.

At home, Amy lives with her fiancé, handsome young son, two sassy kitty cats, Scout and Morticia and (pictured) her larger than life English Mastiff, Evie (now in puppy-dog heaven). 

When not at work, Amy loves to hand knit chunky blankets and cat beds, bush walk with her family and tend to her many plant babies.

India Morris

India is the newest nursing member of our team here at St Kilda Veterinary Clinic and brings with her three years of nursing experience. From a young age, India has always been very passionate about the animal industry, having a love for all different types of animals.

India has extensive experience with the Greyhound breed, having worked alongside some of the best in the breed. She adopted the gorgeous Belle (pictured) in 2021, who you will most likely see lounging around the clinic in her array of outfits. 

A special thing that India loves about the animal industry is helping all animals and providing support to their parents.

At home, India also has a cat named Chloe, 26 tropical fish, and 12 stick insects.