The Blackburn Vet has been looking after the pets in your area since 1993. Our highly qualified team includes Dr Mark, Dr Gajen, and Dr Alison, their special interest and expertise are in small animal medicine, general surgeries, dentistry, and more. As well as providing veterinary care for your beloved pets, we also have cat boarding facilities to accommodate your feline friends while you are away, and DIY dog hydrobath facility.

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 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 Mark
Senior Veterinary Surgeon

Mark joined us Full time in March 2021 after being the principal Vet at Ferntree Gully for over 25 years.

Mark has a kind nature and years of experience in the Veterinary industry and is looking forward to meeting all the Blackburn clients and their beloved pets.

Dr Gajen
Senior Veterinary Surgeon

Gajen comes to us at Blackburn with years of experience in Emergency and Shelter medicine.

Gajen has a special interest in surgery and internal medicine and spends his time keeping up with the latest techniques and research.

In his down time Gajen likes to spend time with his family and cat David and he enjoys travelling.

Dr Alison
Veterinary Surgeon

Introducing our one and only Dr Alison! She has been a part of The Blackburn Vet team since 2020. You will find her most days loving and caring for our patients at Blackburn via consulting.

Alison has a gentle and caring nature, who loves pets of every variety. At home, Alison has a cate named Finn who she adores. 

Veterinary Nurse

Kaitlyn joined the Blackburn Team in March 2021 and is new to the industry but years of experience of loving and caring for her own pets.

Kaitlyn has previously managed in the hospitality industry and loves getting to know clients and their pets.

At home Kaitlyn has a Chubby kitty called Holly, A rainbow lorikeet called Daisy and a horse called Petee.

Practice Manager

Sharon joins us in 2020 as our new Practice Manager. Having worked in veterinary clinics for more than 10 years, she brings experience in emergency, large animal, equine & specialist level nursing. 

At home Sharon has a Labrador, Rusty Lou, as well as 2 cats - Stan and Marge. In her spare time, you'll find her out exploring with her family or at the beach.

Sharon is looking forward to meeting all the wonderful Blackburn clients (and their humans!)

Veterinary Nurse

Kirralee joined the Blackburn Team in 2021 and is new to the Veterinary industry but years of experience of loving and caring for her own pets as well as working in animal care.

Kirralee's interests include exotic animals and livestock, thanks to previous studies in livestock.

Kirralee loves spending time reading in the garden with her two guinea pigs, Bangers and Mash and her three chickens.

Veterinary Nurse

Maria is one of our amazing Vet nurses at Blackburn.

Maria is in her last year of study and will very soon be a qualified Vet nurse.  

Maris grew up in rural Victoria and has always surrounded herself with animals. She has a cheeky cat called Tiger who she loves and spoils at every opportunity.

Veterinary Nurse

Maddy joined the Blackburn team in 2021 and is currently studying Cert IV in Veterinary nursing. She has previously worked in the equine industry and has her own horses Rio and Leo that she competes with regularly.

In her spare time Maddy enjoys spending time with her jack Russel Riley, riding her horses or hanging out with friends

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.

Veterinary Nurse

Rebekah is one of our amazing nurses who is studying Veterinary Nursing. She spent 5 years in the navy before having an injury, and then after leaving the navy decided to pursue her dream of vet nursing.

Rebekah has a thoroughbred mare Trixie (who is a movie star, legit) a black german shepherd Odin who is her best friend and a gold fish.

Rebekah has always had a passion for animals particularly horses and started riding from a very young age. She attended a live in agricultural college to study horse breeding as a teen.

In her spare time Rebekah loves reading and is an avid learner, as she likes to know things about everything

Veterinary Nurse

Eva found her love for animals about 5 years ago and is now a qualified Veterinary Nurse!

She has a beagle at home called Lincoln who she adores more than anything! She loves to study and loves hands on experience!

In her own time, Eva loves to cook, and has started to get into gardening!

Veterinary Nurse

Meet one of our Vet Nurses, Francesca! Fran has a kitty named Oscar, and a cute doggo named Bosko.

She has completed her Certificate III in Animal Studies and now moving on to Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing to follow her dreams of working with the pets you love! Fran also loves going on adventures and exploring what the work has to offer.