Meet Our Team

  

Dr Karen Bomford

Practice Owner (BVSc (Hons))

Karen has been managing the Doubleview Veterinary Centre since 2007 and became the Practice Owner in 2012.  She has been extremely dedicated to the Doubleview Veterinary Centre since she started working here and has developed a passion and devotion to the pets and clients of the practice.  

Karen graduated in 1997 from Melbourne University and has travelled and worked  across the globe in many places including Adelaide, Cairns, England, Wales and Zimbabwe to build up her expertise, knowledge, care and compassion. She has now settled in Perth and has a wonderful family with her partner Mike and her two beautiful children Xavier and Kiara.  Their family pets are their Labrador “Arella” and mischievious cats “Nina” and Demi.  Karen has an avid interest in all small animal and exotic medicine and surgery, natives and wildlife.  Karen has many pastimes she enjoys, when time permits, including; travel, photography, the beach, hiking, good food, a nice drop of wine, rugby union and scuba diving.

Karen is looking forward to continuing a long and prosperous relationship with her current and new pets and clients.  Doubleview Veterinary Centre has a wonderful, supportive team of qualified, experienced staff who show compassion, provide a gold standard of care and are always there to help.  We, as a team, are continually developing and expanding our repertoire and services on offer with further professional development.  We look forward to providing you with exceptional service to maintain your pet's quality of life at the highest standard.


Dr Veronica Peck

Veterinarian (Bsc BVMS)

Dr Veronica graduated from Murdoch University in 2010. Veronica worked as a mixed practice veterinarian in Donnybrook for a year, before perusing her love of small animal practice and returning to Perth, starting the Doubleview Vet Centre in 2012. Veronica is a familiar face to the Doubleview Vet Centre working as a vet nurse at the clinic whilst completing her Veterinary studies prior to graduating. She is passionate about her work but also loves spending time with her mischievous beagle Starsky and energetic staghound cross Willow.


Dr Kathryn Levitzke

Veterinarian (BSc BVMS)

Dr Kathryn graduated from Murdoch University in 2011, and has been working in Perth as a small animal vet for 5 years before arriving at Doubleview. She loves living and working by the coast, and has passion for the the outdoors as well as food, coffee and keeping active. At home, her playful dog Mossy, cats Tootie, Buffy and Marlow, and chickens keep her busy. She is looking forward to meeting and getting to know all the clients and pets of Doubleview!


Dr Liadain Ni Fhoghlu

Veterinarian (BVM (hons))

Dr Liadain graduated from Dublin University in 2011 and has worked in a number of small animal practices across Ireland and the UK. After spending some time travelling the world she has found herself settled in sunny Perth and joined the team at Doubleview. In her spare time Liadain enjoys reading and making the most of the sunshine here in Perth spending time exploring WA and the great outdoors.


Dr Kate Bullen

Veterinarian (BVMS)

Dr Kate graduated from Murdoch University in 2003, and headed straight into small animal practice. As a new graduate, Kate worked at the RSPCA in Melbourne for 3 years, before moving to London for nearly 4 years. Kate worked as both a General Practitioner, as well as at an Out of Hours Clinic that serviced most of South East London during this time.

On returning to Australia, Kate continued her love in Veterinary Medicine part time, but took a slight career change to become a full time mum. Since returning to Perth in 2012, Kate has worked casually at a couple of other practices around Perth, and started at Doubleview in April 2017.

Kate has 2 young daughters, 2 black Labradors and a grey tortoishell cat who we got from the cat haven.


Robyn Smith

Head Nurse (Cert IV Vet Nursing)

Robyn has been Vet Nursing for several years.  Robyn joined us at Doubleview Vet Centre in 2008 and has been our Practice Manager for most of this period.  Robyn loves the challenges her job brings and enjoys that every day is different. Robyn has one Kelpie x dog “Penny”.  Robyn also has a great interest in feathered and scaly exotic pets.  Robyn enjoys painting, scuba diving and spending time with her dog in her spare time.


Kerry Hislop

Veterinary Nurse (Cert IV Vet Nursing)

Kerry graduated as a qualified vet nurse in 2000 and has been working at Doubleview since 2010. She shares her home her cheeky bull terrier “Stig” and two cats “Dave” and “Hazel”. Kerry and her dogs compete in dry land sled dog racing and drove across the Nullarbor in 2011 and 2013 to compete interstate at the national championships and snow races.

 


Tegan Hall

Veterinary Nurse (Cert IV Vet Nursing)

Tegan is a dedicated vet nurse with over 10 years’ experience in the industry and recently joined the team at Doubleview Vet Centre in 2017. Tegan has worked in small animal and mixed animal practice as well as with specialist veterinary dermatologists, emergency and exotic animal clinics across WA. Tegan enjoys all aspects of veterinary nursing but is particularly passionate about patient care and exotic pets. Tegan is kept busy when not at work with her German shepherd, Siren and maine coon cat, Remi.


Laura Gillespie

Veterinary Nurse (Cert IV Vet Nursing)

Laura has been working as a veterinary nurse for 14 years in general practice, originally qualifying in the UK.  Laura joined Doubleview Vet Centre in 2013 and has rejoined us in 2016 after a short time away.  

Laura is a fanatical feline lover… and has always had cats as pets. Laura is our designated “Cat Advocate” and is happy to help with any cat related questions.  Laura has a specific interest in nursing hospital patients back to health and interacting within the kitten and puppy consultations helping owners start their pets achieve a healthy life.  Laura also has a passion for health and fitness and regularly trains in the gym.

  


Jodie Waters

(Cert IV in Vet Nursing)

Jodie qualified as a Veterinary Nurse in 2004.  Prior to joining Doubleview Vet Centre Jodie was working as a shelter vet nurse at Cat Haven.  Jodie has special interests in surgical and medical nursing and felines.   Jodie owns a a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel called Roxy and is owned by an Exotic Shorthair Cat called Bojangles as well as a Main Coone cat called Banjo.  In Jodie's spare time she  enjoys latin dancing and outdoor activities such as hiking, cycling, camping and keeping fit.


Laura Fenney

Veterinary Nurse (Cert IV Vet Nursing)

Laura joined the Doubleview Vet Centre at the start of 2017 after completing her vet nursing qualification in 2016 and attending Doubleview for her practical training. Originally from the UK, Laura studied Zoology at university before spending a few years in Canada working in the snow sports tourism industry. After then moving to Perth, Laura decided to re-train to build on her passion for animal welfare. Laura’s other passions include conservation, travelling, snowboarding and skyping her 3 cats back in the UK.


Natalie Allen

Veterinary Nurse (Cert IV in Vet Nursing)

Natalie first came to us as a prac student whilst studying Veterinary Nursing in 2015. It wasn’t long before we got her on board our team as a Trainee Nurse as she completed her qualification by the end of the same year. Natalie has worked in various industries, including hospitality, public relations & marketing, film & television, and event management.  Natalie has found her new career in working with animals a most welcome, rewarding change and loves being a part of the DVC family. She has two adopted Chihuahuas, Mary and Chop Chop, but her love of animals extends across a wide range of breeds and species. Her other interests include music, fashion, travel and dinosaurs.


Kate Newton

(Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing)

Kate worked as a qualified Veterinary Nurse at Doubleview Vet Centre and worked in Veterinary Pathology from 2007-2012.  In 2009 Kate and her husband Tim went travelling through South and Central America for 6 months.  In 2012 Kate commenced study with the National Dog Trainers Federation, doing a Certificate III in Dog Behaviour and Training.  Kate is a fully qualified, nationally recognised dog trainer. Kate is our Puppy Pre-School Teacher as well as doing in home consultations and obedience classes for her own business, For Paws – Dog Training and Behavioural Solutions http://www.forpaws.com.au

Kate has a ginger DMH cat called ‘Pedro’ and a Kelpie Cross called 'Evie'.  She enjoys training all types of dogs, volunteering at dog shelters, traveling when she can and spending time at the beach. 

 

 


  
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