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DR. CAROLYN O'BRIEN

BVSc MVetClinStud PhD FANZCVS

Registered Specialist in Feline Medicine

Carolyn is the director of Melbourne Cat Vets. 

 

She graduated from the University of Melbourne in 1994. She completed a residency program in Small Animal Medicine at the University of Sydney in 2003, and concurrently completed a master’s degree in veterinary clinical studies in the epidemiology and treatment of Cryptococcosis in cats and dogs. 

She successfully completed the Fellowship examinations of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists in Feline Medicine in 2004 and has worked in both university and private referral practice.

Carolyn has just completed a PhD project investigating the ecology and epidemiology of environmental mycobacteria, specifically looking at Mycobacterium ulcerans infection in animal species, and the causative agents of feline leprosy. Carolyn is the senior tutor for the Centre for Veterinary Education’s Feline Medicine Distance Education program.

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DR. KHALED AYOUBI

BVSc

Feline General Practitioner

Khaled has always wanted to be a veterinarian and realised his dream when he graduated from the University of Melbourne in 2007. 


Since then, he has worked in several clinics across Melbourne including working at an emergency and specialist surgery centre. His last job was in South Gippsland before moving back to Melbourne in 2019 to work at the Melbourne Cat Vets. 


He has a raw and unfiltered bias towards cats and enjoys all aspects of feline medicine but has a particular interest in surgery. 


Outside of work he enjoys photography, exploring green spaces and is on a constant search for Melbourne’s best burger. 

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DR. JAMELLE BUONO

BVSc

Feline General Practitioner

Jamelle graduated from James Cook University in 2019 and spent her graduate year in a rotating internship at an emergency and referral hospital on the Mornington Peninsula. Jamelle continued on as an emergency intern before starting at Melbourne Cat Vets in 2021.

Jamelle has always dreamt of working with the amazing team at Melbourne Cat Vets and even completed placement at the clinic as a student.

 

Jamelle is passionate about all aspects of feline medicine and has a keen interest in feline emergency and critical care.

 

Outside of work you will find Jamelle mostly with her two cheeky and playful Bengal boys, Prince and Phoenix

DR. ALICE HARDY

BVSc with Distinction

Feline General Practitioner

Alice graduated from the University of Bristol in 2016 and worked in a large hospital in the UK for two years.

She also spent time volunteering at clinics in India and Grenada before moving to Melbourne in 2018.

During the past three years she has worked at various clinics in Melbourne while taking plenty of time to explore Australia.

Alice joined the MCV team in 2021 and has since enjoyed the peaceful environment of a dedicated cat clinic.

 

She loves all aspects of feline medicine but her passion lies in dentistry and caring for cats in their senior years.

Outside of work Alice is a foster carer for a cat rescue charity, so her house is always filled with orphaned kittens. Alice is also horse mad and spends as much time as possible in the saddle on her days off. Her other hobbies include running, pilates and gardening.