Our team participates in a lot of additional education and training. It keeps our staff confident in the knowledge that they’re among the best in the industry and allows them to pursue their passion and specialise in a particular area – ensuring your pets are healthy, happy and comfortable.
Kylie is the proud owner of Bedford-Dianella Vet Centre. With more than 20 years’ experience as a practising vet, she acquired the centre in 2004, having graduating from Murdoch University in 1994.
Kylie long harboured a dream to create a vet centre that provides an extensive range of veterinary services with qualified, caring staff who truly care about pets and their owners.
That dream is now her reality. Kylie’s encouragement of her team to foster a friendly rapport with pet owners and their pets, and to pursue their passion for veterinary care has paid dividends for the centre’s clients and pets.
When not at the centre, Kylie is busy looking after her family – human, four-legged and feathered – and likes being active on her family farm and enjoying classical music.
Louise graduated from the University of Glasgow in 2004 and moved to Perth in 2009, after working in a small animal practice in the UK.
She’s an experienced vet with a passion for caring for pets to the highest possible standards.
Her special interests include medicine – diagnosing and treating diseases of the internal organs – especially disorders of the hormonal systems, and feline medicine.
Louise is always furthering her knowledge and in July 2016 gained admittance as a Member of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Surgeons in Feline Medicine. Louise still loves seeing all of her patients but is very keen to use her skills to help more cats feel their best!
In her spare time she enjoys cooking, outdoor activities, relaxing with her husband and young sons and looking after her cat, Buddy. Louise is currently on maternity leave and we look forward to her return early next year.
Originally from Japan, Sally came to Australia as a child and graduated from Sydney University in 2004. She began her career in mixed practice but after a couple of years decided to focus her interests on all areas of small animal medicine and soft tissue surgery.
Sally has studied Traditional Chinese Medicine and in an internationally accredited Animal Acupuncturist.
Sally is with us in a part-time capacity, working 2-3 days each week and whenever the other vets are studying or taking holidays.
In her free time, Sally enjoys travel to experience all different cultures, keeping fit (she is also a personal trainer so she motivates us all to be active!) and spending time outdoors with her husband and their two four-legged boys, Nitrous and Rokit (both whippets).
Gemma graduated from Murdoch University in the year 2000. She has worked in a large variety of small animal practices in Australia and the United Kingdom and is delighted to be back working with the fabulous team at Bedford Dianella Vet Centre.
Gemma much enjoys the day to day variety of small animal general practice and gains special satisfaction from working with and improving the quality of life of her patients in their “senior” years.
Gemma works 2 or 3 days each week at the Centre, and spends her time away from vetting looking after her family, gardening and trying to find time to practise the piano!
Claudia studied Veterinary Medicine and Surgery at Murdoch University. Throughout her final year of study, she did several weeks of her practical placements at Bedford-Dianella Vet Centre.
Since graduating in 2017, Claudia has worked in Kalgoorlie providing veterinary care for the variety of animals residing in the Goldfields. We are delighted that when the opportunity arose to work at Bedford-Dianella Vet Centre, Claudia felt ready to return to Perth.
Claudia enjoys getting to know her clients and patients and particularly likes surgical and behavioural cases. In her spare time she enjoys getting outdoors and spending time with friends and family including her Border Collie Spyda, her cat Dusty and various foster cats.
Hannah began her veterinary nursing career at Bedford-DianellaVet Centre in 2014 as a trainee and qualified in 2015. Hannah loves all aspects of veterinary nursing however her passion for rabbits saw her take a six month break during which she worked with unusual pets and mostly rabbits.
Fortunately for us, Hannah missed cats and dogs too much and has returned and is enjoying renewing her friendships with our client and their pets.
Hannah enjoys keeping fit, cooking healthy food and hanging out with her boyfriend and their two cute rabbits – Delilah and Reuben, adoring cat – Emmet and happy dog – Finn!
Hannah is currently enjoying a few months of maternity leave.
After 10 years in the hospitality industry Karina decided it was time to follow her passions for caring and animals. In 2008 she started a traineeship at Busselton Vet Hospital and qualified as a Veterinary Nurse in 2010.
During that time she helped set up S.A.F.E Busselton (Saving Animals From Euthanasia), where she was able to satisfy her love for re-homing animals.
Karina moved to Perth in 2012 and is now very happy at Bedford Dianella Vet Centre where she enjoys assisting with surgeries and gains great satisfaction from practicing high standards of veterinary nursing.
Karina has a flat coat retriever mix, miniature pincher and 3 chooks. She lives in the Swan Valley with her husband and two children.
Kelsey has been working as a veterinary nurse since February 2012 and qualified in 2014. After working for three and a half years in the southern suburbs of Perth, she travelled around Europe for three months and worked in London for another two months. Kelsey joined our team in April 2016 and still loves meeting all the new furry faces that come in to see us!
In 2017, Kelsey completed her course in Canine Myofunctional Therapy which means she is a highly trained Canine Massage Therapist. Many of our patients benefit from her skills following major surgeries and muscular injuries and when they suffer with arthritis. Kelsey says, “We do it for people so why not for our dogs?”
Kelsey has two mischievous Maltese Poodle mixes named Honey and Bella and a naughty German Shepherd named Lily who doesn’t seem like she’ll ever grow out of the “puppy stage!”
She enjoys going to watch live music shows and festivals, binge watching TV series and going out with her friends.
Ashley has been working in the Veterinary industry since November 2011 and qualified as a nurse in January 2014.
Ashley joined our team in early 2019 after working in many busy veterinary practices in the Perth and Margaret River regions.
At a young age she began caring for Shimba, her family German Shepherd. From here her passion and dedication grew and by the age of 16 she had her first job in vet practice. She continues to enjoy all aspects or veterinary nursing, particularly helping critically ill patients.
Ashley currently has a cheeky cat, Rhani, who is a typical ‘naughty nurse cat’. Ashley is keen to buy her own house so that she can have more pets.
In her spare time Ashley enjoys spending time with family and friends and enjoying the beach in the sun.
Nakita began studying Vet Nursing in Geraldton in 2015. After qualifying she returned to her hometown of Carnarvon and worked at a small country vet clinic which mainly focused on caring for compainon animals. While working in Carnarvon she enjoyed fostering and hand raising kittens, goats and lambs. Nakita has even successfully toilet trained a baby goat!
Nakita recently moved to Perth in order to expand her knowledge and gain further skills in the industry. She enjoys providing care and love for all animals as well as giving kind, compassionate support to their owners.
In her time off Nakita enjoys spending time outdoors with her family, camping and caring for my own animals- two whippets (Chutney and Maple), one rescued bull arab cross (Chopper) and two cats (Sparrow and Scrinkle).
Katie is currently a vet student at Murdoch University and loves developing her patient care skills with the team at Bedford-Dianella Vet Centre.
She greatly enjoys spending time with clients and learning about their special bonds with their pets. Katie runs the Puppy Pre-school Classes on Tuesday evenings and gains satisfaction from seeing the happy and relaxed dogs that she helps nurture visiting the clinic!
Katie has a special interest in small animal surgery and animal behaviour.
Katie enjoys spending her spare time with her very needy Boston Terrier, Billy. She also likes binge watching reality TV shows and caring for her growing collection of indoor plants.
After moving from New Zealand to Perth in 2010 Melissa has had a few professional roles but always had her heart set on working with animals. Finally being able to work and learn from the amazing vets and nurses at Bedford-Dianella Vet Centre is a dream come true.
Growing up Melissa has always been surrounded by animals and is raising her son similarly with her three cats and multitude of fish. She is currently saving for a house so she can add many more animals to that list, including a couple of sheep.
Melissa enjoys spending time with her family, taking care of her cats Selina, Maggie and Tormund. She also enjoys camping and four-wheel driving.
If you’re one of our many satisfied clients, please consider referring us.
Just ask your friend to mention your pet’s name when they book. As our client, you’ll receive a $25 voucher from us, to come off your pet’s next consultation or spend on products available in our reception – and so will your friend!