Job Title: Head Veterinary Nurse
Karlena started her career with animals specialising in marsupial teeth through her Zoology degree at Monash Uni, however decided she wanted to help animals with a more hands-on approach. Consequently, Karlena switched career paths to veterinary nursing, and completed her Certificate IV through Box Hill Tafe.
Karlena has a special passion for animal behaviour, aspiring to compete in agility trials, herding and tracking with her young dog Scout (pictured here), a smooth coated collie. With her interest and training in behaviour, Karlena runs the Burke Road Vet Clinic Puppy Pre-School.
In her free time, Karlena can be found cruising around Melbourne in her '67 classic Volkswagen Beetle!
Job Title: Veterinary Nurse
Carmen has been working as a Veterinary Nurse since 2002, having completed her studies through Box Hill Tafe in Melbourne. She has specialised in emergency and critical care nursing, and has been a great addition to Burke Road Vet Clinic since late 2010.
Carmen has a a young Blue Healer named Bobby, and a Bengal cat called Jumunji. In her spare time Carmen enjoys spending time with her husband Ben and her beautiful children Isabella & Xavier.
Job Title: Veterinary Nurse
Jamie joined our Camberwell crew in April 2017 having just arrived in Melbourne from New Zealand. Jamie has been working as a Veterinary Nurse since 2013 after completing her Certificate of Veterinary Nursing at CPIT in Christchurch. She is loving exploring Melbourne and working at Burke Road Veterinary Clinic & Hospital.
Before becoming a Vet Nurse, Jamie was a personal trainer, and is very passionate about health & wellness, and enjoys exercising in the gym, outdoors and also playing hockey.
With her heart of gold, Jamie adopted a senior Jack Russell Terrier mix earlier in 2017, Digger, who has special needs. She has started nursing him back to health, and he now has a new lease on life!
Job Title:Licenced Veterinary Technician
Coming to us from the US, Kezia is a very experienced, qualified nurse, or as they are called in the US, Licenced Veterinary Technician. Kezia has a special interest in dental hygiene, and had an adorable Chihuahua at home named Sachi.
Job Title:Veterinary Nurse
Nicola joined the Burke Road Vet Clinic team in January 2019 after obtaining her bachelor degree in Zoology at Latrobe University. She then completed her Certificate III in Veterinary Nursing, wanting a more hands-on approach in animal care. She previously worked with horses in both racing and breeding before moving into the small animal field 2 years ago. Nicola is extremely passionate about animal welfare and owns 2 rescue cats named Bessie & Ed along with her 5 chickens!
In her spare time, Nicola loves camping, scuba diving, horse riding and socialising with her friends.