About The Berwick Village Vet
The Berwick Village Vet, as it is now known, was formerly Berwick Village Animal Care. It has evolved from a small branch practice, to a full Veterinary clinic over many years with the last few years seeing a rapid improvement in the level of care and customer service offered at the Clinic. Dr Jeremy Jones is the practice principal, and he is committed to continually improving every aspect of the clinic, for the pets and their families.
The Berwick Village Vet focus is to offer top quality veterinary care, in a ‘Village’ feel veterinary practice. A clinic with a personal and friendly feel, where you and your pets can feel at home, and trust that the best possible efforts will be made to prevent possible health problems and treat any health concerns that arise. It is a firm belief that healthy pets means happy families!
Dr Jeremy Jones
Graduated from Massey University, worked in rural practice in Oxford, New Zealand for 2 years before working in Scotland and Wales for a year. Following this he moved to London and was offered a position managing a small animal clinic in London. Here he really expanded his expertise in both small animal medicine and surgery. In 2009 Jeremy returned to Melbourne and spent a year working in Melbourne’s Northern Suburbs before moving to Berwick. He joined the practice in late August 2010. Jeremy is strongly motivated to help the pets of Berwick, and he believes that a caring attitude is so important when trying to help pets through their health problems. Medicine and surgery are both interests and he plans to vigorously continue his professional development.
Jeremy loves being a part of the Berwick community, and is trying to give back to the community as much as possible. He has joined the Rotary Club of Berwick and loves being a part of this charitable organisation.
Dr Deb Carter
Dr Deb arrived at the Berwick Village Vet as a locum veterinarian in 2014 and loved it so much she never left! She now works every day. Since graduating from Melbourne University in 1996 she has worked in many clinics around Melbourne. Dr Deb enjoys the variety of roles which working as a veterinarian brings, from surgery to medicine, nutrition and general client advice. When not here at the Berwick Village Vet, she is kept busy at home with her husband, four children and fur babies Beau, a Kelpie, Snickers, and Cookie, her two cats and not forgetting the chickens, guinea pigs, bearded dragon, fish and budgies. Come on down and say G’day.
Dr Belinda Wilkin
Belinda graduated from Murdoch University W.A. then worked in mixed practices in WA and VIC as well as 7 years for an animal welfare organisation. She enjoys working with a variety of animals and is happy to treat birds, rabbits, guinea pigs ,sheep and wildlife as well as the usual Berwick fur babies. She enjoys both medical and surgical cases. Belinda is also a farmer and breeds Murray Grey cattle and sheep. Her pets include a disobedient Tibetan Mastiff, a fat Kelpie, a lurcher, a cockatiel, 2 chooks, a guinea pig, a 29yr old horse and a large flock of pet sheep who are not stupid. She has travelled overland on a truck in Asia and South America as well as trekked in Nepal, Bhutan, Africa and Borneo. On her days off she enjoys spending time with her husband and 2 boys as well as running the farm.
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Donna started her nursing career in 2001 and has worked in general practice since then.
In 2004 Donna completed her studies to become a qualified Australian Credited Vet Nurse (Cert IV).
Donna initially arrived at the Berwick Village Vet as a locum nurse in February 2013 filling in for a staff member on annual leave at the time…….and she enjoyed it so much she is still with us! Donna loves the village atmosphere of the clinic and helping out all the clients And caring for their pets.
Donna has two fur babies of her own – Didds and Pops who are very mischievous 8 year old Burmese cats.
Melanie joined our clinic late November 2020. She has been a veterinary nurse for 19 years working in general practice. Mel has a beautiful Labrador named Digger, two cats named Trevor and Loki and recently adopted two conure parrots named Bizzy and Ringo.
Outside of work she enjoys spending time with family and friends, art and travelling.
Ruby now fully qualified enjoys not having to travel to TAFE.
Ruby has two fur babies; Harvey, a Chihuahua x Jack Russell and Mocha, a mischievous Dachshund x.
Before coming to the Berwick Village Vet in July 2021, Ruby volunteered at a small veterinary clinic that specifically aimed in desexing rescued cats before finding their new forever home. Outside of work Ruby enjoys going for walks, spending time with family and friends and snuggling on the couch with her fur babies.
Tali joined our clinic late September 2019. As a qualified veterinary nurse Tali has been in this industry for over 20 years, she has worked at multiple clinics including an emergency hospital in WA and spent near 10 years at MVSC as a night nurse.
Tali and her family enjoy the company of their two guinea pigs. A few other interests outside of work among many are Latino dancing, cooking and travels.
Aniela recently obtained her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing and has been vet nursing since 2020 gaining experience in the emergency department and general practice clinics. She has a keen interest in surgery and anaesthetics.
Aniela’s cat Harlo keeps her very entertained with her daily antics!
Outside of work, Aniela enjoys traditional Polish dancing and loves to spend time outdoors.
Trainee Veterinary Nurse
Belana has recently joined our team as a trainee. She has nursing experience from another practice and she has settled in nicely with our team. We adore her bubbly personality and look forward to her graduating at the end of the year.
When Belana takes a break from work and studies she enjoys riding one of her five horses or gallivanting among many outdoor activities.
Ava became a member of our team back in 2021. Whilst Ava assists us on a regular one-day-a-week basis she aims to assist extra hours where possible whilst currently completing year 12.
Ava’s very productive and we love her enthusiasm and gentleness towards all pets.
When she’s not working or studying hard, Ava enjoys the company of her two guinea pigs Chai and Truffle, socialising with her friends and planning her future.