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, DVM MANCVS (Surgery), Professional Interest in Giant Breed Dogs and Surgery

Dr. Diana Wilson is the owner and a Senior Veterinarian at Toorak Rd Veterinary Clinic. She completed her studies in Veterinary Science at The University of Melbourne and has worked in veterinary practice for more than 20 years. She has extensive experience in all aspects of small animal internal medicine and emergency with a keen interest in giant breed dogs and surgery.

With the completion of her surgical memberships in 2010 from the Australian Veterinary College, Diana is able to perform complex soft tissue and orthopaedic surgical procedures at the clinic avoiding referral to specialist clinics.

Diana has great commitment and enthusiasm towards holistic care at the clinic and works hard to ensure we are continually offering exceptional standard 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 Leila (who you are likely to meet at your visit to the clinic!) and her four cats BJ, Artie, Ollie and Olaf.

With a family including two young children, an always growing number of pets and managing two clinics there is not a lot of leisure time. However, when time does permit, she enjoys playing hockey, skiing, bushwalking and playing the violin.

Dr. Adria Stea

BSc (Hons) DVM MANZCVS (Surgery), 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 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 has completed her Memberships in Small Animal Surgery through the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists. She enjoys all aspects of small animal practice and has a particular interest in performing orthopaedic and soft tissue surgery, including vital upper airway surgeries on brachycephalic breeds.

Adria, a highly skilled and Senior Veterinarian at the practice, is focussed on the continuous development of not only her own technical skills but those of the broader team, helping to drive the high standards of care you can expect from us.

Outside of work, Adria enjoys keeping active, baking, and most importantly spending time with her rescue cat, Emerald and 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 in February 2019.

Adele has lived overseas in New Zealand, Belgium, and England as well as 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 veterinarian. As for special interests, Adele is keen on ophthalmology with plans to undergo further studies in this specialised field.

Outside of work she can be found spending time with her friends and family, photography, sailing, hiking, or at a relaxing weekend brunch!

 

 

Business Manager

Troy Micic

BMgt(HR), Certificate III in Animal Studies

Troy originally joined the Toorak Road clinic as a veterinary nurse, in support of his Certificate III in Animal Studies. Working throughout 2020 as a veterinary nurse, Troy then transitioned into the role of Business Manager for the two clinics, bringing with him a wealth of experience from 13 years in the corporate world.

Troy is parent to Piper, a Maltese Shih Tzu, and so has a soft spot for the small white fluffies when they come into the clinic. Troy is a fan of sports, and has represented Victoria in men’s netball on multiple occasions. On the weekend, he can be found supporting the Essendon Bombers at Marvel Stadium and the MCG, or improving his golf swing.

 

Practice Manager

Erin Facchin

Associate Degree in Veterinary Nursing

Erin commenced her veterinary nursing career with us in 2017 after completing her Associate Degree of Veterinary Nursing at Melbourne Polytechnic in 2016. Erin’s technical expertise, enthusiasm and aptitude for veterinary nursing saw to her elevation to Practice Manager in June 2019. Erin works in this capacity across both Caulfield Veterinary Hospital and sister clinic Toorak Rd Veterinary Clinic.

Erin is passionate about animal behaviour, running puppy classes at our Toorak Rd location and filming helpful videos with her two beautiful beagles, Bella and Jacob, the stars of the show.

Away from the clinic Erin loves to bake, regularly bringing freshly baked goods into the clinic for the team to sample.

Veterinary Nurses

Rhiannon

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. Since then she is one of our most experiences and longest-standing employees after joining Toorak Rd Veterinary Clinic in 2014.

Rhiannon has a particular interest in the surgical side of vet nursing and is always seeking further opportunities to develop her surgical nursing skillset.

In her free time, she loves to read and is also a talented photographer!

Receptionist

Hannah

BSc

Hannah started at Toorak Road Veterinary Clinic as a receptionist in 2018. She recently completed her Bachelor of Science at the University of Melbourne with the aim to commence further studies in Veterinary Science. Hannah’s long work history in working with animals matched with her upbeat personality makes her a key member of our team. She will be very quick to greet your furry friends with a liver treat (or two!).

Dog Groomer

Janine

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.

 

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