The Blackburn Vet is located in Blackburn South, and we welcome pets and pet parents from Blackburn, Box Hill, Burwood, Forest Hill, Nunawading and surrounding suburbs.

Dr Andrew Sellars-Jones and his experienced veterinary team have been looking after the pets in your area since 1993. Our highly qualified team of vets has special interest and expertise in small animal medicine, general surgeriesdentistry, and more. We have cat boarding facilities to accommodate your feline friends while you are away. We enjoy educating our community and often host information nights and wildlife experience days. We also welcome schools to visit our clinic for a tour and learn about what we do here at The Blackburn Vet. Our team also visits Kindergardens and primary schools to offer our fun Pets and People Education Program (PetPEP) which educates students about responsible pet ownership.

The Blackburn Vet will ease your concerns with our expertise and compassion. We will do our very best to see you on time! We love meeting the members of our community and value that special one on one relationship with the pets and their owners. Over the years we have created many friends and have been lucky enough to witness families and their pets grow and develop together.

Meet our team
Dr Andrew Sellars-Jones
Head Vet
  • BVSc (Hons)
  • BSc

Andrew is a graduate of the Universities of Melbourne and Queensland. He loves his job and feels privileged to have been able to look after the pets of Blackburn and beyond since 1993!  He has a keen interest in small animal medicine and surgery.

When not at work he enjoys playing with his Southdown Sheep Flock and the three young women in his life.

Dr Lisa Woollard
Vet
  • BVSc (Hons)
  • BBiomedSc
  • BSc (Hons) 

Lisa graduated from the University of Melbourne with no less than three degrees! She joined The Blackburn Vet team in September 2015 after having spent the past few years working in a small animal clinic in Sunbury. Lisa enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine, but has a special interest in internal and feline medicine.

Lisa shares her house (and couch) with her stunning Ragdoll cat, Zoe, and has two beautiful German Shepherd dogs, Jake and Nyssah.

Penny Casey
Practice Manager

Penny started her career as a Veterinary Nurse in 2005 and she has never looked back. In 2008 she relocated to one of our sister clinics and has been with the group ever since.  

In her career Penny has carried out general vet nursing, puppy school training, Lead Vet Nurse and now a Practice Manager.

At home Penny has two beautiful little boys and a 12 year old rescue cat called Sasha. Sasha loves nothing more than to check out all the smells that Penny brings home from a day at the clinic.

Tara Beattie
Vet Nurse

Tara started working with The Blackburn Vet in August 2009. She has been nursing for the past 12 years and obtained her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing in 2011. She has a very keen interest in surgical nursing and loves all of the animals and clients that come into the clinic.

Tara has her beloved 16 year old Staffie Rocky at home and her 3 Greyhounds - 9 year old Boy Pete, 8 year old Girl Jeepers and 7 year old Girl Dasher.

Madeline Anderson
Vet Nurse

Maddie joined our clinic in mid 2016 and is currently completing her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing. She has previously volunteered at Guide Dogs Victoria and currently volunteers at Animal Aid Coldstream once a week.

Maddie moved to Melbourne 5 years ago, having grown up on a large beef and dairy farm in country Gippsland with her family and loves getting back to the farm whenever she has a free weekend. 

At home Maddie is kept busy with her delightfully demanding feline Mog.

Monica
Trainee Vet Nurse

Monica has always had a passion for working with animals and started volunteer work at a Veterinary practice from a young age. She started dog grooming for a year and also spent time overseas volunteering at an elephant conservation park. In 2016 Monica started her Veterinary Nurse Traineeship at one of our sister clinics, where she started working full-time. In December 2017 Monica took the opportunity to transfer over to us and is loving being here.

Monica has a special interest in surgical nursing and is currently running our Puppy School classes. She loves all animals big and small but has a special spot in her heart for senior pets. Monica is currently completing her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing and is looking forward to becoming a fully qualified nurse.

Caitlin
Trainee Vet Nurse

Caitlin joins our clinic in 2019 as a Trainee Veterinary Nurse, having worked as a veterinary nurse since moving to Melbourne in 2016. She is excited to continue completing her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing, and work alongside the great team at The Blackburn Vet. 

Prior to veterinary nursing, Caitlin grew up in the Adelaide Hills, South Australia, where she worked as a stable-hand on an endurance horse stud, and as a retail assistant in a busy pet store. She loves getting back to Adelaide when she can to visit family and old friends. When not at the clinic, Caitlin enjoys spending time with her two ponies Vince and Tully, outside gardening in the sun, or working out in the gym. Caitlin cannot wait to meet you all and start helping your fur-babies! 

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