Our Team

It goes without saying that we love animals, but we really do take pride in giving the best possible care and attention to you and your pet!

We've trained hard to be the best in our fields, and we continue to maintain and expand our knowledge and skills at every opportunity. We also strongly believe in mentoring those new to their field, via traineeships and work experience.

Glen Iris Veterinary Hospital is one of Melbourne's leading vet providing gold standard of vet care for your best friend. Surgeries, routine care, dental services, cat boarding, puppy school, vaccinations, desexing. Open late, 7 days!

We are conveniently in the City of Stonnington and Glen Eira. The purrfect location for pet parents living in Glen Iris, Malvern, Toorak, Kooyong, Armadale and surrounding areas!


Meet our friendly and professional team:


Dr Jason Rapke

Veterinarian - BVSc MANZCVS (Small Animal Surgery) Grad Dip (Veterinary Clinical Studies)

I graduated from Melbourne University in 2007 and went into mixed practice for several years before undertaking a Post Graduate Internship at the University of Sydney in 2011-2012. During this time I completed a diploma in Small Animal Veterinary Clinical Studies as well as several research projects.

Following the internship, I worked at a busy specialist and small animal emergency centre in Sydney and obtained my Memberships in Small Animal Surgery from the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists. I then worked in London for a year before returning home to Melbourne.

My particular interests are in ultrasonography, neurology, cardiology and surgery - particular minimally invasive ('keyhole') surgery. I am passionate about animal welfare issues and have volunteered at a number of welfare organisations overseas including Animals Asia in China, Animal Aid Unlimited in India and the Bali Street Dog Foundation in Indonesia.

I am a Director of RSPCA Victoria and sit on the RSPCA Victoria Animal Welfare Policy Committee. In my spare time I enjoy playing the drums, cycling and surfing. 

Dr Jessica Farrugia


My name is Jessica Farrugia and I am one of the Veterinarians at Glen Iris. I am originally from Adelaide and recently completed a rotating internship at Southpaws Speciality Surgery for Animals. I absolutely love being a veterinarian! I am very passionate about working with owners to provide optimal care to their animals so that they may lead a happy and healthy life.

In my spare time I enjoy going to concerts, running and traveling whenever possible.

Dr Meaghan O'Brien

Veterinarian - BVSc (Honours) MANZCVS (Small Animal Medicine) 

I have been part of the Glen Iris Veterinary Team for the past 5 years and love helping our wonderful clients and their pets.

I have been working as a small animal veterinarian since graduating with Honours from the University of Melbourne in 2010. I have a special interest in medicine - particularly endocrine diseases, and clinical pathology. In 2016 I successfully completed additional exams to obtain membership to the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists in the Medicine Chapter.

I always knew I wanted to become a veterinarian, and I really enjoy working with people to achieve the best health for their beloved companions.

I have been lucky enough to complete two of my bucket list items - seeing the Northern Lights in Norway, and watching the baby turtles hatching in the wild in Queensland.

I share my home with my husband Des, daughter Olivia and energetic 12-year-old Lab/Border Collie named Bella. 

Dr Alexandra Watson

Veterinarian - BVSc MANZCVS (Emergency & Critical Care)

I graduated from the University of Sydney in 2013 and soon afterwards commenced work at a busy emergency and specialist hospital in Melbourne where I worked for several years. In 2017 I successfully gained my memberships in the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists in the field of emergency and critical care medicine following several examinations.

I am pleased to be able to bring my knowledge and love for all aspects of veterinary medicine to the team at Glen Iris, and look forward to helping our furry friends achieve optimal health.

I share my home with a Dalmatian named Milo and a naughty cat named Jem who both keep me on my toes. On the weekend you’ll often be able to find me catching up with friends and family at a local café, walking the dog or checking out live music in the city. 

Dr Hannah Reeves

Veterinarian - BVMedSci (Hons) BVMBVS MRCVS MANZCVS (Small Animal Surgery)

I’m Hannah and I originally come from London in the UK. I graduated from the University of Nottingham in 2013 and following this I flew straight to volunteer at a number of welfare organisations around the world.

I then went into small animal general practice in Sydney for just over a year before moving to Melbourne and joining the Animal Emergency Centre. I then completed a surgical internship at Advanced Vetcare in Melbourne from 2014 till 2015.

Following the internship, I worked in a rural Victorian practice before joining Glen Iris full time in 2016.

In June 2017 I studied and obtained my memberships in Small Animal Surgery from the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists. 

My particular interest is in surgery - particularly soft tissue and emergency surgeries, however I am gaining more interest in orthopaedic as I go.

Since the start of 2018, I have been working part time at both Glen Iris, and also the Centre for Animal Referral and Emergency (CARE) in Collingwood as an emergency vet. 

In my spare time I enjoy playing the piano, scuba diving and boxing! I love exploring new restaurants and bars in Melbourne, and can’t wait to buy a house, get a dog, and really call Melbourne home forever!

Dr Yasmine Bowen

Senior Locum Veterinarian - BVSc MANZCVS (Small Animal Surgery)

Prior to becoming a vet, Yasmine was a veterinary nurse for 8 years. After graduating from the University of Melbourne as a vet in 2006, she worked in a busy general practice in Western Sydney for several years before undertaking a surgical internship at the North Shore Veterinary Hospital in Sydney. She stayed on there for several more years working as an emergency vet, during which time she gained her Memberships in Small Animal Surgery with the Australian College of Veterinary Scientists. Afterwards, she worked as a junior surgical registrar at the Animal Referral Hospital in Homebush assisting specialist surgeons with advanced procedures before moving to London where she helped set up a small animal vet clinic in Chelsea. 

Since moving back to Melbourne in 2014, she has worked as a locum here at the Glen Iris Veterinary Hospital regularly, and also for emergency 24hr hospitals (CARE) and for the Lort Smith Animal Hospital. In 2015 she taught surgery at the University of Melbourne Veterinary Teaching Hospital, and in 2016 was an examiner for the surgery memberships with the Australian College of Veterinary Scientists. She has also taught surgery overseas in India and is passionate about helping improve the quality of care that animals receive by helping to educate and empower others. After almost 20 years in this profession she is still dedicated to continually improving and growing, believing in providing platinum care to each patient and loving them as if they were her own.

She is a regular volunteer at the Best Mates charity each month which she does with Jason, who she is married to, and together they live with their 4 rescue fur babies - Scout and Harry (the German short haired pointers), Sammy the red Burmese, and Brain the white domestic short haired cat.


Elizabeth Nicoll

Practice Manager

My name is Liz and I started with the team here at Glen Iris in January 2015. I love the work here, learning new things every day and meeting so many wonderful clients and their pets! I feel privileged to be a part of such a fun and friendly team. 

Previously, I completed my Diploma of Animal Technology at Box Hill TAFE in 2009, and have spent most of my time working as an Animal Technologist for both Monash and Latrobe Universities. 

During the last 10 years, I have racked up a lot of hours volunteering at local and rural wildlife parks and zoos, and even working full time as a zookeeper.

I live with my fiance, Steph, and our family of furries - Indi, a 10 year old old Hungarian Viszla, Lexi, a 6 year old old Domestic Short Hair, Kenzie, a 3 year old Maine Coon, and the newest face is Dyson, a domestic short haired kitten that I fostered from the clinic and just couldn't part with!


Roxy Buschel

Head Nurse

I have been veterinary nursing for 13 years and I love all aspects of my job, especially seeing our patients go home healthy and happy again. Originally from Brisbane, Queensland, I moved down to Melbourne in March 2017 to join the fantastic Glen Iris team. While I currently do not own any pets of my own, I am “step mum” to my house mates 2 cats, Mama and Fedor. In my spare time I enjoy going to see live comedy and music, exploring the city and socialising with friends

Casey Taylor

Vet Nurse

Hi, my name is Casey!

I started working in the veterinary industry in 2014, joining the Glen Iris team in May 2017. Prior to this, I was working in the hospitality industry as a barista.

Since starting at Glen Iris Veterinary Hospital, I have completed my Certificate 4 in Vet Nursing. The team here have become like my family! I love the fast paced aspect of my job and always learning something new from everyone I work with. 

At home I have a grumpy 8 year old Scottish Fold cat, who loves nothing more than to sleep on my lap and helpfully groom all his soft toys!

Myee Ingram

Vet Nurse

I have been working as a vet nurse at Glen Iris Veterinary Hospital for the past 15 years.
Since I was young I had a passion for animals and caring for them. During my time at Glen Iris, I have loved being around animals and their owners and believe that quality pet care is vital for ensuring the health of your pets.

I am the proud owner of 2 dogs, Oscar and Belle, who are both Jack Russell crosses. My husband and I have recently had our first baby, Jasmine. Jasmine keeps me busy and she has developed a special bond with Oscar and Belle!

Shannon McMillan

Trainee Nurse

Hi, my name's Shannon and I was lucky enough to be offered a position with the fantastic team at Glen Iris Veterinary Hospital as a trainee veterinary nurse in 2016 while I complete my certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing.

I live at home with my fiancé Tom and my two fur babies, Luna our 2 year old Irish Wolfhound x Bullmastiff and Ziggy our 1 year old rescue cat.

I have always had a passion for animals and their welfare, so I am excited to be able to work for such an amazing team who are helping me gain experience and a qualification in an industry I am passionate about.

Richard Carman

Hi, my name is Richard.

I have been nursing at various small animal practices since 2007 and during that time have completed my certificate 4 in veterinary nursing. I have been lucky enough to have worked in some large well equiped clinics during my career but am very excited by the opportunity to work with the amazing staff at Glen Iris Vet Clinic in their brand new clinic!

My wife Teniele (who is also a vet nurse) and I together have 5 cats, Inca, Chuck, Myka, Felix and Harry and a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel called Evie. I have always had a passion for animals and would have to say the highlight of my life was volunteering in Indonesia at a wildlife sanctuary where I got to work with Orangutans, Macaques, Gibbons, Sun Bears, Various birds and even some alligators amongst other creatures.

I look forward to meeting you and you fur babies!


Elisha Lamont

Customer Service Coordinator

Hi, I am Elisha and I have been working in the veterinary industry for the last 5 years, and I have been a receptionist at Glen Iris Vet Clinic since April 2016.

I have a keen interest in animal behaviour and training, and I currently run the puppy preschool classes at the clinic, where I get to connect with our clients and their wonderful puppies in a fun and interactive way. I am currently studying with the Delta Institute, working towards my certificate in Companion Animal Services.

My house is always full of animals. I have four resident animals, Rosie a Spoodle and three cats – Lulu, Honey and Connie. Out of work, I volunteer for a local cat and kitten rescue called ‘Grounded Paws,’ where I help foster cats and kittens and find them furrever homes. With constantly rotating kittens, there is never a dull moment in my home! 

I am very passionate about animal welfare and have volunteered with many organisations, both locally and overseas. Most recently, I returned from a trip to Zimbabwe where I got to stay and volunteer in an animal sanctuary for 3 weeks, working with both wild and domestic animals. It was an amazing experience and I already plan on going back next year!

The team at Glen Iris Vet Clinic is so supportive and caring, and we are lucky to have such dedicated and friendly clients. Interacting with our clients and their animals is the best part of my job, so please say hello if you see me around! 

Kirrily Tyson - Receptionist


My name is Kirrily, I joined the team here at Glen Iris Vets in 2017 when an opportunity for a part time role became available.

I live in Cockatoo with my wife and two dogs; Maximus who is a Great Dane and Lexi who is a Lab X and our two cats; Luna and Cosmo.

I  have loved animals all my life and used to try and take home every stray animal I could find, informing my mum that they "followed me home” which for some reason she didn’t believe!

I am super excited to now be working with such an amazing team of people and who have the same passion and care for animals that I do.

Sarah Wilde

Vet Student & Receptionist

I am a Veterinary Medicine student studying at the University of Melbourne, currently in my second year of vet school. I've known for a very long time that vet is the path I've wanted to go down and I feel so lucky to be able to spend my days with such a wonderful team here at Glen Iris who help me to continue to learn and better my skills every day. 

In the past, I have volunteered at the RSCPA where I learned a lot about animal welfare and the value that a little bit of love and extra care can provide to animals. I hope that I will continue to emulate these values in all of my work going forward.

At home I have two dogs who keep me very busy. Pippa is a two year old toy cavoodle and Kobe is a one year old Staffy X . They are both incredibly energetic, very sweet natured and always fill my days with happiness. 

Aside from my uni and work life, I have a very keen interest in sports, as well as health and fitness. I run everyday, go to the gym and have been playing basketball since I was six years old. 

In my six months here at Glen Iris, I have already been lucky enough to meet so many of our wonderful clients as well as their gorgeous pets and I look forward to meeting many more in the weeks to come. 

Laura Zane-Todd

Vet Student & Receptionist

Hi, I am Laura! I am currently a second year Doctor of Veterinary Medicine student at the University of Melbourne.

I joined the Glen Iris team in December 2016 and am thoroughly enjoying immersing myself into the career I’ve strived for since I was young. At home, I have two (very spoilt) cats - Becky (a DSH Tabby) and Araya (a DLH Ginger/White), as well as an array of birds and two turtles.

The team at Glen Iris continuously support, fascinate, teach and inspire me everyday. I am eager to see how my time at Glen Iris will help further develop my career in veterinary medicine and I look forward to my continuing work with the team and their clients!