The Toorak Road Veterinary Clinic are a small team of dedicated professionals who love what we do. We will provide an exceptional standard of care for you and your pets. We understand that the best result is due to a team effort involving your pet, you as the owner and our veterinarians. We believe in a personalised service and will create a vet experience unique to you and your furry friends.
We believe in education for both our clients and ourselves, and rest assured there are no silly questions. Our staff are highly trained and will always endeavour to provide you with up to date information on products, services and treatment options as they become available.
For us, this is not just a job, it’s a passion. We also provide services for a number of animal rescue organisations throughout Victoria.
Dr. Diana Wilson
BVSc, MANCVS (Surgery), Professional Interest in Giant Breed Dogs and Surgery
Dr Diana Wilson commenced her studies in Veterinary Science at the The University of Melbourne in 1996 and has over 15 years experience in the veterinary industry across Melbourne, with 2 years in the UK under her belt as well. She has extensive experience in all aspects of small animal internal medicine, emergency and also has a particular interest in surgery.
Diana completed her surgical memberships in 2010 from the Australian Veterinary College. This allows the Toorak Rd Veterinary Clinic to perform many more complex soft tissue and orthopaedic surgical procedures, which may have previously required referral to a specialist clinic. Diana has great commitment and enthusiasm towards the future of the clinic and works hard to ensure we are continually offering exceptional standards of care for you and your pets.
Diana spends her time outside of work looking after her 2 children Hamish and Emmeline, her Great Dane, Isla and 4 cats BJ, Artie, Ollie and Olaf. She enjoys hockey, skiing and bushwalking in her leisure time and also plays the violin.
Diana is the Senior Veterinarian and practice owner/manager and has recently overseen the complete renovation of the Toorak Road Veterinary Clinic, with spectacular results. The clinic now looks better than ever thanks to Di’s careful planning!
Dr. Adria Stea
BSc (Hons) DVM, Professional Interest in Brachycephalic Dogs
Dr. Adria Stea graduated from the University of Melbourne and joined our team in December 2018, following work at a busy group of clinics along the Mornington Peninsula and South Eastern suburbs.
Adria was born and raised in Toronto, Canada. This is where her dream of becoming a veterinarian started at a very young age. She received her Honours Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Science from York University in Ontario, Canada before deciding to relocate to Australia to complete her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree. She now holds dual citizenship and is proud to be both Canadian and Australian!
Adria enjoys all aspects of small animal practice and aims to provide high quality compassionate care for people and their pets. She has a strong passion for surgery, skin and eye diseases, and a particular interest in Bulldogs, as she owns one!
Adria has a soft spot for cats and volunteers to foster kittens until they are suitable to find their forever homes. In her spare time, she enjoys pilates, keeping active outdoors, experimenting with new recipes, and spending time with her cheeky French Bulldog ‘Bruno’.
Dr. Adele Vandermeer
BSc, DVM, Professional Interest in Ophthalmology
Dr. Adele Vandermeer graduated from the University of Melbourne and joined the team at Toorak Road Veterinary Clinic in February 2019. Adele previously worked in mixed practice in rural Victoria where she enjoyed treating an array of patients including goats, sheep, chickens, cows, horses, and wildlife, as well as dogs and cats! From working in a small community practice, she has learnt that developing a trusting and familiar relationship with clients is a key attribute to being a great vet. As for special interests, Adele is keen on ophthalmology and hopes to do further study in this area in the near future.
Adele has lived overseas in New Zealand, Belgium, and England but completed her secondary and university education in Melbourne. Outside of work she enjoys spending time with her friends and family, photography, sailing, hiking, or a relaxing weekend brunch! Adele has a 15 year old Lhasa Apso cross called Gemma whose favourite pastime is swimming at the beach and sleeping.
Dr. Paul Owens
BSc, PhD, BVSc, MRCVS, MANCVS (Equine Dentistry), Professional Interest in Dentistry
Dr. Paul Owens graduated from the University of Liverpool Veterinary School, United Kingdom in 2001. After spending six years in mixed veterinary practice in Yorkshire, Paul came over for a short adventure to Australia and nearly ten years later, has never gone back!
Paul enjoys all aspect of veterinary medicine, but has a particular enthusiasm for dental health in cats, dogs and horses. At the Toorak Road Vet Clinic, he heads dentistry side of things, ensuring all three vets are providing the highest standards in dental care for your pet. Paul has extensive training in oral and dental health and can provide the complete dental experience including dental x-rays, dental descaling, polishing and complimentary dental examinations for your pet.
Paul completed his Memberships in Dentistry in 2014 and when he isn’t here at the Toorak Rd Veterinary Clinic he is carrying out dental examinations on horses throughout Victoria, via his mobile equine dental clinic.
In his (very limited!) spare time Paul loves to spend time with his partner Christine (a zookeeper at Healesville Sanctuary). His interests outside of work include horse riding in the High Country, walking and surfing!
Paul is currently working tirelessly on his equine business but still comes into the clinic regularly to perform dental surgeries.
Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing
Rhiannon has always been passionate about animals and their well-being and always wanted to work in a veterinary clinic. After completing VCE in 2012 she began working with horses at Caulfield Racecourse. She then got a job here at Toorak Rd Veterinary Clinic in 2014 and shortly after, began studying her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing through Open Colleges.
Rhiannon has a particular interest in the surgical side of vet nursing and plans to study the Diploma of Veterinary Nursing, specialising Surgical Nursing, after her Certificate IV.
In her free time, she loves to read and is also a talented photographer.
Associate Degree in Veterinary Nursing (2016)
Ashlea began working here at Toorak Rd Veterinary Clinic in November of 2015. She has completed her Associate Degree in Veterinary Nursing at Melbourne Polytechnic and is a fully qualified Veterinary Nurse.
Ashlea is a great lover of cats and a big sucker for strays that get brought in to the clinic. Ashlea finds it hard not to take them all home but knows from experience the ones that come home usually don’t leave!
Previously, Ashlea worked in the fashion industry, after completing a Bachelor of Design with Honours in Fashion at RMIT University.
In her spare time Ashlea loves to cook & is also partial to a bit of retail therapy.
Associate Degree in Veterinary Nursing (2016)
Erin commenced her veterinary nursing career in early 2017 at the Toorak Road Veterinary Clinic. She completed her Associate Degree in veterinary Nursing through Melbourne Polytechnic at the end of 2016.
Erin lives with her two Beagles Bella and Jacob.
In her spare time she loves playing with makeup and baking delicious cakes which we occasionally get to sample!
Hannah started at Toorak Road Veterinary Clinic as a receptionist in 2018. Hannah has just completed her first year of Science at the University of Melbourne and hopes to get into Veterinary Science in a few years. Hannah has worked in the animal industry for the last 3 years and is clearly an animal lover at heart! She will be very quick to greet your furry friends with a liver treat (or two!).
Janine joined the TRVC team in 2017 and we are thrilled to have her with us. She has a vast 15 years experience as a dog groomer, and has managed and worked in both private grooming studios and veterinary clinics since 2002.
Janine is very experienced in breed clipping and hand scissoring, with difficult dogs being her speciality. Janine uses gentle but confident handling techniques, together with lots of positive reassurance, to ensure her furry clients are happy and relaxed at all times.
”I’m loving the quality one on one time I have with the doggies here. Unlike the bigger grooming salons, I can give the dogs the proper time and attention I want to give them.” After losing her beloved Labrador Misty to old age recently, Janine has just adopted a labrador x named Stanley from the Lost Dogs Home.