Maggie Burley
AVN, Cert IV VN, Dip VN (Dentistry), VTS (Dentistry)

For more than 10 years Maggie has worked in small animal general practice. Her passion for dentistry has led to her obtaining the Diploma of Veterinary Nursing (Dentistry), and the VTS in Dentistry – the first & only in Australia. She has studied under Veterinary Dental Specialists both in Australia and the United States and attended many dentistry focused conferences and workshops. Maggie is experienced in conducting nurse dental clinics and assisting in both general practice dental procedures and advanced specialty procedures. Maggie became focussed on dentistry after seeing many pets in obvious pain and discomfort due to oral health problems, and finds it highly rewarding to see the improvement in a pet’s life following effective and appropriate dental treatment. She values helping pet owners to better understand the importance of their pet’s oral health. Her hope is that veterinary dentistry continues to grow and that a good oral hygiene routine becomes a normal part of every pet’s daily life.

Dr Anthony Caiafa
Veterinary Dentist
BVSc MANCVSc

Anthony graduated from the University of Melbourne with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science in 1978. He worked in companion animal practice for 17 years and then returned to full time studies in 1995, to graduate with a Bachelor of Dental Science, dux of the year, in 1998, from the University of Melbourne.  Anthony currently works as a dentist on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland as well as in Veterinary Dental referral practice at North Coast Veterinary Specialists and Referral Centre, also on the Sunshine Coast.  He lectures to the undergraduate Veterinary Science students at James cook University, Townsville; as well as lecturing and running workshops on all aspects of Veterinary Dentistry around the world. He is also a chapter author in two respected Veterinary Dental textbooks.

Victoria Koks
BGenStud, CVN | Veterinary Nurse

Victoria is a qualified veterinary nurse from Brisbane, with over 12 years of clinical experience. She has a background in education, completing a bachelor’s degree in 2012. Her passion for veterinary nursing developed when her clinic underwent a transition to team-centered practice and nurse consultations back in 2004. Since then, Victoria has developed broad experience in companion animal medicine, and has particular interest in standards of care, utilization of veterinary nurses, dentistry and nutrition. Victoria has concurrently managed six busy companion animal veterinary clinics and is and a 2015 alumni of the iLabs business accelerator. Victoria currently works in the Training and Development space, developing and delivering practical workshops and training sessions to the veterinary profession.

Marcia Fletcher
Registered Veterinary Nurse Specialist, Senior Veterinary Anaesthetic Technician & RECOVER CPR Instructor
Dip VN (Distinction) VTS in Anaesthesia & Analgesia

Marcia Fletcher graduated from Massey’s Veterinary Nursing Diploma with Distinction in 2003, and has worked for the Massey University Veterinary Teaching Hospital as the Senior Anaesthesia Technician for the anaesthesia service since that time. Her day to day patients range vastly in size, from avian species, small animals, large animals, small mammals and exotic species.

In 2011 Marcia successfully passed her specialty examinations in America to become New Zealand’s first Veterinary Technician Specialist in Anaesthesia and Analgesia. In 2012 she was awarded the New Zealand Veterinary Nursing Association “Vet Nurse of the Year”, an award for excellence in veterinary nursing. In 2016 Marcia joined the credentials committee for the Academy of Veterinary Technicians in Anaesthesia and Analgesia. She won an Institute of Veterinary, Animal and Biomedical Sciences (IVABS) teaching award in 2016 and was nominated for the same award in 2017. In 2019 Marcia became a fully credentialed instructor of RECOVER CPR, one of three in NZ!

Loving all aspects of teaching, Marcia's passion has been instilling knowledge to both the veterinary and veterinary nurse students at Massey, as well as around New Zealand via her anaesthesia journal articles, conference presentations and webinars.

Dr Kellam Bayley
Diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists & Registered Specialist in Veterinary Ophthalmology
BVSc MVSc CertVOphthal MANZCVS Dip ECVO

Kellam graduated from Massey University in 2006 and worked in general practice for several years. He traveled to the UK to complete the RCVS Certificate in Veterinary Ophthalmology in 2011. From 2013-2018 Kellam underwent a residency training program under the European College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists (ECVO) based in Adelaide. He sat and passed ECVO diploma examinations in early 2019 and is now a registered specialist in veterinary ophthalmology. He also completed his Masters in Veterinary Science in 2017 at Massey University.

Kellam is based in clinical practice in Wellington, New Zealand and occasionally does some clinical work in Adelaide. Kellam has provided CPD seminars to local veterinarians and Massey University interns for several years and has presented a variety of ophthalmic topics at local (NZVA) and international conferences.

Dr Angela Hartman
DVM, Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Radiology

Angela is originally from Virginia in the USA and obtained a Bachelors of Science in Biochemistry in 1988 from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA. This led to her working in a research laboratory in the School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) as a Biochemist for 4 years. She then pursued a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine at University of California, Davis (UCD) and graduated in 1999. While attending vet school, she was employed as an ICU nursing technician at the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital at UCD. She soon discovered her interest in diagnostic imaging after receiving her first lectures in the physics of radiology. After completing her veterinary degree, Dr. Hartman practiced as a general practitioner in a small animal practice for 1.5 years before being accepted for the 4 year radiology residency at UC Davis and obtaining her diplomat status in the American College of Veterinary Radiologists in 2003. She now practices privately both internationally and domestically via teleradiology and short term lectures, and provides on-site support to local clinics in the Nelson region as well as Universities in New Zealand, Australia and India.

Dr Sue Ramoo
BVSc (Hons) MANZCVS (Internal Medicine)

After graduating from the University of Sydney, Dr Sue Ramoo worked in general practice for two years. During this time she developed an interest in internal medicine which led her to undertake an internship in critical care and internal medicine. After her internship she followed on to undertake a residency in internal medicine, at the University of Melbourne Veterinary Teaching Hospital. Sue has since worked in private referral practices across Melbourne and has extensive experience in all aspects of internal medicine. She has published in various veterinary journals including the Australian Veterinary Journal. Sue's areas of expertise include gastroenterology, endocrinology and oncology.  

Dr Chris Tan
Small Animal Specialists Surgeon BVSc BSc (Vet) FANZCVS Diplomate ECVS

Chris is a graduate of the University of Sydney and registered specialist in small animal surgery. He spent 8 years in general practice both in Australia and the UK, before returning to Sydney to complete his specialist surgical training. After completion of his residency, Chris remained at Sydney university as a PhD student and later senior lecturer in small animal surgery. He continues to follow his passion for teaching as a tutor for the Centre for Veterinary Education and through his involvement with the AO foundation, a not for profit organisation which aims to improve patient outcomes through worldwide education programs for practitioners and research. Chris is also a conjoint lecturer at the Prince of Wales Clinical School, Faculty of Medicine, University of New South Wales, where he contributes to developing innovative solutions to clinical problems with the hope that our small animal patients will also benefit from the latest advances in medical technologies.

Dr Andrew Worth
PhD, PGDipVCLinSc, BVSc

Andrew graduated from Massey University in 1990 and has worked in both Australia, the UK and NZ as a small animal veterinarian. In 1999 he completed the membership examination of the Australian College of Veterinary Scientist in Radiology. From 2000-2003 he completed a residency in small animal surgery at the Massey University Veterinary Teaching Hospital, and he became a Fellow of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists in 2006.

Dr Karon Hoffman
BVSc, MVCs, PhD, Dip Vet Clin Stud, Dip ECVDI

Dr Hoffmann developed her enthusiasm for diagnostic imaging early during her veterinary career as a large animal veterinary medicine internist. Since that time she has pursued both research and clinical expertise in the discipline and has earned both a Masters degree and Ph.D. in Diagnostic Imaging.

Karon has published over 40 scientific articles and developed and runs the highly popular Centre of Veterinary Education’s Distance Education Programme in Veterinary Diagnostic Sonology. She has represented the profession in many roles including as President of the Australasian Association of Veterinary Imaging and invited speaker at many conferences. Karon was a worthy recipient of the Hungerford Award for her holistic contribution to research, teaching, and clinical scholarship in large and small animal sonology.

Karon is a Diplomate of the European College of Diagnostic Imaging. Karon uses the synergistic nature of routine and advanced diagnostic imaging (MRI and CT) and interventional procedures to help in the diagnosis and treatment of many complex clinical cases. Dr. Hoffmann developed her enthusiasm for diagnostic imaging early during her veterinary career as a large animal veterinary medicine internist. Since that time she has pursued both research and clinical expertise in the discipline and has earned both a Masters degree and Ph.D. in Diagnostic Imaging.

Karon has published over 40 scientific articles and developed and runs the highly popular Centre of Veterinary Education’s Distance Education Programme in Veterinary Diagnostic Sonology. She has represented the profession in many roles including as President of the Australasian Association of Veterinary Imaging and invited speaker at many conferences. Karon was a worthy recipient of the Hungerford Award for her holistic contribution to research, teaching, and clinical scholarship in large and small animal sonology.

Karon is a Diplomate of the European College of Diagnostic Imaging. Karon uses the synergistic nature of routine and advanced diagnostic imaging (MRI and CT) and interventional procedures to help in the diagnosis and treatment of many complex clinical cases.

Dr Charles Kuntz
Specialist Surgeon DVM, MS, MACVSc, Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons, Registered Specialist of Small Animal Surgery, Fellow of Surgical Oncology. 

Dr Charles Kuntz, graduated from the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine in 1990. He did an internship at the Animal Medical Center in New York City and completed a residency and Master’s degree in surgery at Virginia Tech in 1994. He achieved specialty board certification in surgery in 1996 on his first attempt.

Charles then did a one-year fellowship in cardiovascular research and surgery. He completed a fellowship in surgical oncology at Colorado State University and was later a Professor of Orthopedic Surgery there before moving to northern Virginia where he started one of the busiest surgical referral practices in the Washington DC area. He was the program chair and a member of the Board of Directors of the District of Columbia Academy of Veterinary Medicine.

Charles moved to Australia in 2004 and is the director and owner of Southpaws Specialty Surgery for Animals in Melbourne. He is an internship director, surgical residency advisor and program director for the American College of Veterinary Surgeons.  Charles has published many scientific articles, abstracts, patents, proceedings and book chapters on topics of surgical oncology. 

Dr Robin Stanley
BVSc

Meg Irvine graduated BVSc from Massey in 1998 and is the lead Veterinarian (and Ex owner) at Stoke Veterinary Hospital in Nelson. She has been involved for many years in the Veterinary advisory group for Pet Doctors and National Vet care and is now the early talent coach and mentor for graduates in the Vet Partners Graduate Academy.

Meg is also the director of Vet Life Skills, an organisation helping teams and individuals maximise their client communication and consultation skills.

Meg is passionate about the role good client relationships play in the success of a business but more importantly, the enjoyment of the job and the sustainability of our profession. In recent years she has been researching the role communication skills play in Client/ Veterinarian bonds and has completed papers offered in the Veterinary Social Work Certificate at the University of Tennessee. She is interested in what Human General Practitioners are doing and has studied what the experts in this field of communications are teaching GP’s and how this can be used in a Veterinary setting.

Meg feels strongly that this craft is something we can improve and expand on, the same way we continue to expand and improve our clinical knowledge and that, when mastered, this craft can vastly improve our success and enjoyment in our chosen career.

Caroline Montgomery
Certificate IV Veterinary Nursing, Graduate Certificate in Education (Tertiary and Adult)
Helen Binks
Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing, Certificate IV in Training and Assessment, Organizational Coaching Accredited