Meet The Team!

Meet The Team!

Veterinarians

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.

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 10-and-a-half-year-old black Labrador (who you will see around the clinic begging for treaties), keeping fit, paddle boarding, cooking and reading with Holly, her 4-and-a-half-year-old rescue cat in lap.

Dr David Rizkalla B.V.Sc.

David is one of our Locum Veterinarians who has been with the team for several months 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 Ke Li DVM

Ke (pronounced ‘Key’) is a relatively new member to the St Kilda Veterinary team. Ke has a Bachelor in Science, majoring in Immunology and Microbiology (UBC, Canada); and a DVM from Melbourne University.

Having an interest in internal medicine, soft tissue surgery and ultrasound, Ke would like to specialise in these.

Enjoying new foods, exercising, travelling and personal investing are just some of the things that Ke enjoys in his personal time.

Pictured with Ke is one our most loveable patients, Billy.

Dr Eric Lengyel

Eric is our Locum Surgeon who you will see around the clinic regularly. He graduated the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 2019 after completing a Bachelor of Science Degree, both at the University of Melbourne. Eric then went on to complete a rotating internship program in Queensland working in emergency medicine, surgery and internal medicine.

He then returned to Melbourne working a combination of small animal, general practice and as an emergency hospital clinician.

Eric has a keen interest in Emergency and Critical Care cases, as well as general practice surgery and procedures.

To wind down, Eric enjoys the beach, talking AFL and babysitting his share cat, Dora.

Management

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 Short Haired 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 recent addition to our team here at St Kilda Veterinary Clinic but feels as though she has been part of the family from day one.  Amy is our lovely Receptionist with extensive animal husbandry knowledge. 

Amy has completed her Diploma of Animal Technology through NMIT, graduating in 2012. She hopes to complete her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing, in the near future.

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.

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.

Amelia Evans

Amelia has completed her Associate Degree in Veterinary Nursing and is a wonderful member of our nursing team here at St Kilda Veterinary Clinic.

Being passionate about animal care, Amelia has always loved nursing; knowing from a young age that she wanted to work with animals. She has keen interest in surgery but would like to further her skills in emergency medicine and intensive care nursing.

Exploring nature, as well as going to the gym are just a couple of things Amelia enjoys while she is not at work.

At home, Amelia has two beautiful floofy cats (pictured) and two colourful budgies.

Chenee Knight

Chenee is our newest nursing member of our team here at St Kilda Veterinary Clinic. Chenee decided to have a 3-year break from the industry after trying her hand in the human Pharmacy industry, but couldn’t stay away any longer! Now, she has returned to the industry a very keen learner, who is very caring with our patients and is hoping to progress from her ‘Ls’ to her ‘Ps’ in the industry.

Through The Gordon, Chenee has graduated her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing.

Chenee is a Labrador lover after sharing her heart with the handsome Mouse, and now the beautiful Bonnie, who is pictured with Chenee.

A special thing that Chenee loves about the animal industry is the special relationships people have with their pets, and the unique names they give them.

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