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Kew Vet and Cattery
13 Cotham Rd
VIC 3101

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03 9853 7125

Hawthorn East Vet
1 Victoria Rd
Hawthorn East
VIC 3123

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03 9882 0007
  • Dr Mark Matthews
    Veterinarian - Hawthorn East Vet & Kew Vet & Cattery

    Mark has  20 years experience in Veterinary practice initially in New Zealand (or New Ziland as he pronounces it!) followed by a number of years in a busy practice in London, UK. Mark returned to make Melbourne his home in 2005, taking the helm of Hawthorn East Vet in 2009 and Kew Vet and Cattery in early 2014.

    Passionate about the benefits of pet ownership and the important role pets play in our lives, Mark is interested in all aspects of medicine and surgery, and regularly attends Conferences and Continuing education events to keep up to date with the latest information available.  Mark recently completed a post graduate course in internal medicine through Sydney University and along with the other Vets and nurses in the practice is committed to continuing education regularly attending conferences and seminars to stay up to date with the latest in animal health care .  He is currently undertaking a post graduate course focusing on ophthalmology.

    Mark is a member of the Australian Veterinary Association and the Australian Small Animal Veterinary Association.

    Keen on fitness, when not at work Mark can often be found running, playing tennis or at the gym.   He recently completed his 4th (and last he swears last!) Marathon

    At home Mark and his partner are well and truly 'owned' by Luke, one very spoilt cat. 

  • Dr Andrew Collins
    Veterinarian - Kew Vet

    Andrew joined the team full time at Kew Vet in April 2014, having previously been our regular locum at Hawthorn East.  Starting work in a busy country practice after graduation in 2006, he then spent two years working as locum all over the UK and an exciting two months helping to set-up a RSPCA supported veterinary clinic in Lilongwe, Malawi, before making it back to Melbourne in 2012.  Andrew is a member of the Australian Veterinary Association and the Australian Small Animal Veterinary Association.  He has a keen interest in medicine and dermatology and is also about to start a year long post graduate course in Surgery.  

    Andrew is also AQIS accredited.  This allows us to perform the necessary tests and treatments required for your pet to travel overseas.   Check out our Export services here  

    Outside of work, Andrew is an experienced scuba diver, keen snowboarder and occasional rock climber.  Closer to home he enjoys being taken for a walk by his Whippet Zephyr, (when she can be coaxed off the beanbag that is!)

    Andrew OCt 14
  • Dr Diana Kither
    Veterinarian - Hawthorn East Vet

    Dr Diana Kither joined us in July 2014.   Diana has recently returned to Melbourne having spent the past 4 years working in a busy clinic in Queensland. After graduating from the University of Queensland in 2004, Diana moved to East Gippsland and spent several years in mixed practice. Along with our other vets, Diana has also spent a couple of years working in the UK. 

    In her spare time Diana can be seen running around the streets of Melbourne as she prepares for the Melbourne marathon (her first one completed in 2014!). 

    DIana has a special interest in Internal medicine and her knowledgeable and warm approach has won over many furry hearts already.


  • Dr Chanelle Manikkam
    Vet - Kew Vet

    After graduating from Massey University, New Zealand in 2009, Chanelle  worked in NZ, England, Wales before settling in to working life in Melbourne.  She has a caring attitude and gentle manner which has proved to be popular with our clients and patients and loves meeting new puppies and kittens.  Increasing the comfort of our senior patients and helping them age gracefully and adjust to end of life changes is also another passion of Chanelle’s and she takes a particular interest in the quality of life and pain relief for our patients.  As Chanelle has recently returned from England, she doesn’t have any pets but is looking forward to one day welcoming a Border Terrier in to her life.  In her spare time, she enjoys outdoor activities like hiking in the Grampians, is also a qualified Yoga instructor and is studying her Masters in Public Health.

    Chanelle March 15
  • Dr Henry Wong
    Veterinarian - Hawthorn East Vet

    Henry is the newest member of our team joining Hawthorn East Vet in June 2016.   Henry comes to us having spent the last few years working for a busy Vet practice in Adelaide and has a special nterest in internal medicine and delivering high quality patient care,  Henry is looking forward to meeting and getting to know your pets.

    Henry July 16
  • Dr Simon Willis
    Veterinarian - Kew Vet & Cattery

    Simon has recently joined the team, starting work at Kew Vet and Cattery in January 2017.

    He graduated from Charles Sturt University and then spent the first few years of his career working in a busy rural practice in Deniliquin, where he worked mostly with small animals but also treated livestock. After this he started locum work in Melbourne and Geelong for 6 months in small animal practices before settling in Melbourne.

    Like the others here, Simon has attended a range of conferences since graduating to keep up to date with the latest information. He enjoys all aspects of the job and is currently taking on a further education course in small animal medicine through Sydney University.

    Outside of work Simon enjoys his sport particularly AFL and tennis, and also likes playing the guitar.

  • Dr Caty Swain
    Veterinarian - Hawthorn East Vet

    Caty qualified from the University of Melbourne in 1994, and after 18 months at her first job as a vet at the RSPCA in Burwood she set off the the UK where she lived and worked for 20 years. During that time, Caty was lucky enough to gain wide experience as a vet throughout the UK, as well as working in Hong Kong for a year. Whilst living abroad, Caty also volunteered as a wildlife vet in the Eastern Cape of South Africa for several months, working predominantly with Black Rhino, cheetah, giraffe and elephants, and she really enjoyed learning how to dart-gun from open helicopters! She says it was an absolute privilege to be able to work closely with such beautiful wildlife, and especially with the highly endangered Black Rhino.

    Caty still owns her own practice on the south coast of England in Dorset, having returned to her home town of Melbourne only recently. Caty enjoys every aspect of companion animal general practice, but also relishes the chance to work with our unique Australian wildlife.

    Caty May 2