Burke Road Veterinary Clinic 03 9822 3268

Meet Our Veterinarians

Please meet our team of dedicated, knowledgeable, & friendly veterinarians. Our vets work together to provide the best quality veterinary care for your pets, and endeavour to keep you informed and educated.


Donna Pyke

Job Title:Practice Owner

Qualification: BVSc (Hons), MACVSc (small animal surgery), IVAS (acupuncture) - Co-owner of Burke Road Vet Clinic & Hospital

Donna is a Melbourne University graduate. Donna has completed extensive post graduate study in Small Animal Surgery in the UK and Australia, Emergency Medicine and Surgery and Radiology. She has her membership in small animal surgery. Donna is also an Academic Fellow of the University of Melbourne so you will see vet students coming through the clinic to learn. Donna is also qualified to perform acupuncture in animals.

Donna is kept busy outside of work with her husband Chris, two daughters Molly and Lucy, 2 dogs Harley & Elfie, 4 cats, & her horses. Donna competes in long distance swims and enjoys cycling and horse riding with her family.

Donna consults on Monday & Thursday, and performs procedures on Wednesday.


Dr Tina Missen

Job Title:Practice Owner

Qualification: BVSc - Co-owner of Burke Road Vet Clinic & Hospital

Tina is also a Melbourne University graduate. She has a special interest in animal eye diseases (ophthalmology), dentistry and soft tissue surgery. Tina has a Labradoodle called Charlie Brown, and a cat called Maui Jim.

Tina consults on Tuesday & Thursday, and performs procedures on Monday & Thursday.


Fiona Turner

Job Title:Veterinarian (On Maternity leave for 2017)

Qualification: BVSc

Fiona has been working with small animals since graduating from Veterinary Science at the University of Melbourne in 2006, and went straight into small animal practice and has never turned back.

She enjoys all aspects of small animal practice and has a passion for providing quality care for people and their pets.

In her spare time, Fiona enjoys her family time with her husband Nick and son Angus. She keeps herself fit by riding her horse, Robbie, swimming, bike riding and running. She also cares for Lenno, a cheeky Cavalier King Charles Spaniel cross who snores like a human!


Dr Rebecca Falconer

Job Title:Veterinarian

Qualification: BVSc

Rebecca came to Burke Road Veterinary Clinic in July 2015 having graduated from Murdoch University in Perth in 2009. Since graduating, she has worked in small animal practices in Western Australia, Canada, the UK and a brief stint volunteering in the Caribbean! Rebecca has enjoyed the challenges of emergency work, however began to miss getting to know her clients and their pets on an ongoing basis. Now, Rebecca really enjoys working out the best treatment plan, and the following through that comes with being a primary care veterinarian.

Outside of work, Rebecca enjoys horse riding, skiing, scuba diving and travelling the world. With her partner, Rebecca has fostered and re homed retired racing greyhounds and now that they have settled in Melbourne they hope to keep one for themselves!

Rebecca Consults on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday (and some Saturdays) and performs surgery on Tuesday. 


Dr Kasamyra Sainsbury

Job Title:Veterinarian (On Maternity leave for 2017)

Qualification: BVSc

Kassy graduated from Sydney University in 2002 and spent her first few years of practice in Toowoomba QLD treating dogs, cats and birds. She spent the next six years in the UK,  working in a busy exotic and small animal practice establishing and consolidating a range of skills and interests.  

Upon returning to Australia, Kassy has focussed on dogs and cats. She is excited by the continual improvements and advancement that come with veterinary medicine. Kassy enjoys keeping up to date by devouring veterinary short courses and textbooks in her evenings. She also marks coursework for Veterinary Nurses and Animal Care students, and enjoys being involved in student development.

Kassy has an adorable Havanese (pictured here) called Flash. He is great with her young sons and baby girl & they love him to bits.

Kassy is partly back from her maternity leave, and is working on Saturdays. We are excited to have her back on weekdays in 2018!

 


Dr Jana Kragic

Job Title:Veterinarian

Qualification: DVM

Jana is originally from Sydney where she completed her undergraduate & honours degree at the University of Sydney, and then moved to Melbourne to study the postgraduate Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree at the University of Melbourne. After graduating, she worked at a very busy small animal practice in NSW and volunteered with the team at Sydney Exotic and Rabbit Vets for a year. In early 2017 Jana moved back to Melbourne after she fell in love with her boyfriend while studying!

When not at work, Jana enjoys sketching, snorkeling, bushwalking and bird watching. She has two rescued domestic short hair cats, 9 year old Simba and 16 year old Mara, as well as a 7 year old rescued Central Bearded Dragon!

Jana consults Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and shares Saturdays.

 

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