Meet our Nurses

Karlena Proctor

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!

Carmen Corso

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.


Emma Gray

Job Title:Veterinary Nurse

Emma has been with Burke Road Veterinary Clinic since 2014. She has nursed for many years, both in general practice as well as a surgery nurse at a specialty clinic. Her special interest is in pet weight loss & working with clients to ensure their pet is at their optimal weight.

At home Emma has a beautiful cat named Rose. 


Jamie Bolton

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!  

Kezia Alexandria

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.


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