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Inner South Veterinary Centre
47 Jerrabomberra Ave
Narrabundah
ACT 2604

Phone:
1800 785 330
  • Dr Amanda Nott
    Veterinarian BVSc MANZCVS (Small Animal Surgery)

    I always wanted to be a vet for as long as I can remember. I had a great love of horses as a child as well as dogs and cats, and could imagine no other career.

    I studied veterinary science at Sydney University and graduated in 1989. Pursuing my love of the outdoors and things equine I worked in practices in rural Victoria for the first 6 years. I became skilled at working with most species, small animals, dairy and beef cattle and horses, as well as a smattering of other creatures. Eventually common sense directed me from large animal practice and into the world of small animals and Canberra. I knew that Canberra is in fact Australia’s best kept secret! I grew up here and I always had an ambition to return here to work and raise a family. I spent 6 years in a big small animal practice developing surgical skills, sitting for my examinations in Small Animal Surgery with the Australian College of Veterinary Scientists.

    In July 2002, Sandy Hume, Isabelle Resch and I purchased the Alta Veterinary Hospital, less then 500 m from where I had grown up in Canberra. Alta became Inner South Veterinary Centre. We took great pride in extending and renovating the hospital and elevating the standards of customer service, medicine and surgery to what it is today. Of course this is a never ending learning curve and we still are working very hard to achieve these aims. My primary interest as a veterinarian is in the surgical side. Soft tissue surgery, cancer surgery and skin reconstruction are always interesting and challenging. However, even more than that I love meeting clients and their pets, growing up with them, helping through the good times and the hard times, then as with the circle of life meeting their new pets, and the pets of their children.

    At home I have three beautiful children who continue to take up a lot of my time and energy and keep life interesting. I have two delightful pet rabbits, Alvin and Dusty. I spend as much time as I can on my bike, bushwalking, swimming and on the beach.

    In 2014 I have enjoyed the challenge of studying Ophthalmology through the University of Sydney Distance Education program. I will never look at eyes the same way again!

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  • Dr Isabelle Resch
    Veterinarian BVSc (Hons) MVS MANZCVS (Small Animal Medicine, Animal Behaviour)

    I am another one of those people who always wanted to be a vet – much to the surprise of my parents who are not very animal orientated people. I was always to be found playing with the neighbours’ pets, growing tadpoles and looking after our aviary of finches and budgies. I grew up in the northern suburbs of Sydney, and moved to Canberra after finishing university in 1991 to work at a large veterinary hospital to gain some experience for a year or two. I stayed there for 5 years, and then ventured back to the wilds of Sydney for 2 years working in a small animal and specialist practice.

    Canberra’s easy going, fun, outdoors life style and great work opportunities beckoned… I returned to Canberra in 1998. I completed my Masters in Veterinary Studies and also sat for my examinations for Membership of the Australian College of Veterinary Scientists in Small Animal Medicine in 2001. I firmly believe that ongoing learning is important to keep interested and up to date in my career, and have spent many years learning more about my main areas of interest which include small animal medicine and ultrasonography.

    Canberra has certainly become home. Steve and I have renovated a house, parented a dog, and now we have two young sons, Nick and Sam, who have made life all the more busy, interesting and busy (did I already mention busy?). Zoe the Wonderdog, a small, mad but lovable Jack Russell terrier cross, however, rules the roost. Rudi, our Blue Tongue lizard is the latest addition to the family.

    The years since the inception of the Inner South Veterinary Centre have been challenging and very fulfilling. It is a wonderful thing in your career to play an important role in people’s lives and watch their pets and children grow up, and to go through life’s many cycles with them. I have also had this opportunity with Sandy and Amanda’s families, as we were friends for many years before coming together as business partners, and developing the Inner South Veterinary family.

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  • Dr William Grech
    Veterinarian BVSc

    Since an early age I have always loved animals and the natural world. Starting out bird-watching, catching skinks, lizards and snakes I quickly found myself keeping a variety of small pets. These included rabbits, guinea pigs, turtles, tortoises, snakes, guinea fowl, quails, budgies, fish, frogs, ferrets, hamsters, gerbils and mice - they all made great pets! Eventually my pet owner dreams came true and my family adopted ‘Rusty’ a very patient and smart Spitz cross from the RSPCA.

    I spent most of my childhood in Malta, and moved to Australia in 2008 with my family. A career in Veterinary Science was a great way of learning more about all animals, and being able to positively influence the owner-animal bond in terms of medical treatment and sound husbandry advice. I graduated with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science from the University of Sydney in 2015, and was excited to start my working career at Inner South Veterinary Centre in 2016; where the high standards of care allow me to work towards the best possible outcome for the patients.

    As a member of the Association of Reptile and Amphibian Veterinarians I keep myself current with advances in reptile medicine and am keen to further develop my clinical skills.

    In my ‘spare’ time I enjoy looking after a number of Diamond and Carpet pythons, fishing, and going on the occasional bushwalk with the hopes of photographing any cool critters I come across.

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  • Dr Tanya Caltabiano
    Veterinarian BVBiol, BVSc

    I grew up in Orange, NSW on an apple orchard, which helped me develop a love for nature and the outdoors. We also had a menagerie of animals on our property!

    I always had the goal to study Veterinary Science, and graduated in July 2016 from Charles Sturt University in Wagga Wagga. I enjoy all aspects of the job, but mostly I love the getting to know our clients and their pets.

    I came to Canberra because I love the friendly people and the great lifestyle. In my spare time I like to travel, enjoy great food and coffee, be outdoors and spend time with my family and friends.

     

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  • Dr Nathan Noble
    Veterinarian BVBiol, BVSc (Hons)

    I grew up on a small property in Adelong, which is in the foot hills of the Snowy Mountains in NSW. Becoming a Veterinarian was always my childhood dream. I completed my Veterinary Science degree at Charles Sturt University in Wagga Wagga in 2014. I have a keen interest in all species of animals, and love being a Veterinarian because of the interesting variety of work it provides. I have worked in mixed practice involving horses, cattle and small animal work before joining the team at Inner South Veterinary Centre in early 2017. 

    I am currently undertaking a graduate diploma in Animal Biomechanical Medicine. I have an interest in alternative physical therapies and rehabilitation and am keen to apply this to my patients at ISVC.

    In my limited spare time I enjoy operating my own Equine Dentistry business, as well as camping, horse riding, running and going to the gym. My rescue Kelpie, Tess, accompanies me on most of these endeavours!

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  • Dr Steph McCarthy
    Veterinarian BVBiol, BVSc

    I grew up on a property in Galong NSW where I fell in love with a lifestyle surrounded by animals. While the farm primarily focused on sheep production, I had my own collection of animals including lambs, calves, kelpie puppies, kittens, guinea pigs, rabbits and birds.

    I have always been passionate about animal health which drove me to study a Bachelor of Veterinary Science. I graduated from CSU Wagga Wagga in 2016 and gained my first year of veterinary experience in a busy mixed practice clinic in Jerilderie NSW. Recently, my partner and I started our own farming business at McMahons Reef NSW. Working at Inner South Veterinary Centre has been a fantastic opportunity for me - I get the best of both worlds! 

    In my spare time you will find me walking my fur baby 'Shea' or getting amongst the impressive food and wine culture in Canberra.

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  • Dr Natalie Moore
    Veterinarian BAppSc, BVBiol, BVSc (Hons)

    I grew up in Christchurch, New Zealand where I spent my weekends training Standardbred horses with my Dad and coming home to a naughty Alexandrine parrot, plus a wildly fluffy cat. I always wanted to be a vet and graduated in 2017 from Charles Sturt University after pursuing netball and basketball for a few years after finishing high school. Since moving to Australia playing basketball and studying, I have had such a great time, I’ve decided to stay!

    Outside of work you will probably find me running the hills and walking my ever-so happy golden retriever, Boston, around the lake. I am still working on training my cat to accompany us on these walks!

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  • Dr Kerrie Bennison
    Veterinarian BVSc

    I am lucky enough to be combining my two loves in life - being a veterinarian and being a park ranger. I have worked in lots of places as a vet, including 9 years in the UK and continue to love the job, the clients, the team at Inner South Veterinary Centre and most of all, the animals.

    As well as working for Inner South Veterinary Centre on Saturdays, I work for the Federal Government National Park Service, Parks Australia, during the week.

    My job at Parks Australia is overseeing science and planning across the Parks Australia protected areas, which include Kakadu, Uluru-Kata Tjuta, Christmas and Norfolk Island National Parks. The job involves endangered species management and trying to deal with the threats and pressures that the species come across like feral cats, weeds, yellow crazy ants and inappropriate fire regimes.

    So for me it is domestic pets on the weekend and our special native animals through the week. A perfect mix! 

     

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