Meet The Team

Dr Amit Setia BVSc AH DVM MVSc

Veterinary Director

Dr Amit graduated with Honours from Bachelor of Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry in 2003 from Punjab Agricultural University. He received his Masters in Gut Microbiology from University of Manitoba in 2007. Dr Amit has worked as a Research Scientist at University of New England and has completed his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine program (by examination) through American Veterinary Medical Association in 2011. Dr Amit has an extensive amount of knowledge in the small animal emergency and critical care medicine field and he also has wide knowledge with all species and breeds of companion animals. When not at work, Dr Amit spends most of his time with his wife and son and their cattle dog cross, Archie. ..Read More

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Elysia Wicks RVN MBA

Operations Manager

Elysia is our Operations Manager. She has seventeen plus years of clinical experience in the industry as a Veterinary Nurse and Senior Veterinary Nurse with great knowledge in the surgical and medical aspects of veterinary medicine. She manages the day-to-day business operations of the hospital, including the general practice and emergency and critical care team. In addition to her attaining her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing, Elysia has also attained her Master of Business Administration in October 2021. When she is not working, Elysia is generally spending time at the beach with her daughters and her two dogs Mr Smiggles and Pops. Elysia has her own menagerie consisting of two dogs, seven cats two birds and a horse...Read More

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Dr Aaron Raney BSc BSc BVMS MANZCVS

Veterinarian

Dr Aaron graduated from Murdoch University’s College of Veterinary Medicine in 2009. He has spent the majority of his time here in the Perth metropolitan area working in general practice, emergency, after-hours, as a surgery intern and as a mobile vet. Within that time, he also spent a short stint in the outback of the Northern Territory, being involved in indigenous community dog programs. These experiences reaffirmed a love of small animal surgery which led him to pursue further studying, attaining the qualification of a membership (MANZCVS) in small animal surgery in 2018. This has given him an extensive passion and knowledge base in small animal surgery. When not at work, Aaron spends his free time with his lovely wife, their two beautiful girls and their crazy dog and cat, Denver and Pom-Pom...Read More

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Dr Chathurika Weerakkody BVSc

Veterinarian

Dr Chathu graduated from University of Peradeniya with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science in 2017. She moved to Perth, WA in 2019 with her family. Dr Chathu worked as an ECC nurse in a specialist hospital prior to obtaining registration to practice as a veterinary surgeon. Dr Chathu's interests include small animal medicine and emergency and critical care. Dr Chathu mainly practices within our emergency team...Read More

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Anton La Macchia

Administrative, Digital Communications and Triage

Anton works within our Administrative, Digital Communications and Triage space and works alongside Operations Manager, Elysia. Anton is currently studying an Associates Degree in Applied Science in Veterinary Technology through an American College. His interests are small animal emergency and critical care medicine. He has years’ experience within the government, animal welfare and veterinary field. Anton manages all work experience and work placement students here at SAI Veterinary Hospital. In his spare time, he enjoys going to the gym, travelling around the world and spending time with family and friends. Anton can be contacted on the email below. ..Read More

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Dr Anne Kim BSc BVMS

Veterinarian

Dr Anne graduated from Murdoch University in 2017 and has been working as a veterinary general practitioner in Perth, WA ever since. Dr Anne enjoys all the aspect of general practice especially in small animal medicine and surgery, and completed distance education in surgery through CVE. In her spare time, Dr Anne enjoys spending time and relaxing with her dog, Danji (meaning 'Honey pot' in Korean) and exploring different parks around her area...Read More

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Dr Shriya Danee BCom BSc DVM

Veterinarian

Dr Shriya graduated from Murdoch University with a Bachelor of Science (Veterinary Biology) and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) in 2020. Prior to commencing her veterinary studies, Dr Shriya graduated from The University of Western Australia with a Bachelor of Commerce in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology and Economics in 2016. Dr Shriya is a small animal veterinarian with the general practice team at SAI Veterinary Hospital. Her interests include small animal medicine and surgery. In her spare time, she enjoys rock climbing, spending time with her family and friends as well as being kept busy with her gorgeous Kelpie, Ace. ..Read More

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Dr Benjamin Soh BSc DVM

Veterinarian

Dr Benjamin graduated from Murdoch University in 2020 and has worked in Perth ever since graduation but has worked as veterinary nurse in Malaysia during his studies. Dr Ben's interest is in small animals, mainly in emergency and critical care medicine. He has one pet here in Perth, WA a cat named 'Dororo'. The interest and motivation in becoming a veterinarian stemmed from helping and caring for various strays and poorly managed animals back home in Malaysia. During his free time, Dr Ben games a lot and enjoys watches anime...Read More

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Dr Serene Chen BSc BVMS

Veterinarian

Dr Serene graduated with a Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery at Murdoch University in 2017 and has been working in after-hours and emergency ever since. In her spare time, Dr Serene enjoys scouring Perth, WA for the best eating spots. She is a crazy cat lady and has three lovely cats; Mac, Foggy and Jubilee. ..Read More

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Dr Ann Lim BSc BVMS

Veterinarian

Dr Ann graduated with a Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery from Murdoch University in 2016 and has worked in both General Practice and Emergency and Critical Care, spending most of her time in emergency practice. She enjoys all aspects of surgery especially orthopaedics. Dr Ann is a cat lover and owns a Bengal, Banjo, two other cats, Sky and Rexi and a Beagle, Autumn. ..Read More

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Abby Salter RVN

Head Veterinary Nurse

Abby is our Head Veterinary Nurse. Abby graduated from Applied Vocational Training in 2018 with a Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing. She leads the clinical nursing team here at SAI. Abby thrives in emergency and critical care and is currently pursuing professional development studies within the area. Abby enjoys spending time with her beautiful ridgeback cross, Taco. In her spare time, Abby enjoys all aspects of arts and crafts, including creative painting...Read More

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Chantelle Myers RVN

Registered Veterinary Nurse

Chantelle graduated from South Metropolitan Tafe with a Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing. She also attained a Certificate II in Animal Care. Chantelle previously worked for a German Shepherd breeder for approximately ten-years. She engaged to her partner of nineteen-years and had both of her kids, Tyler and Charlotte. She also has two pet cats, Storm and Lola. Chantelle always had pets growing up and lived on a farm since she was eight-years-old and moved back to Perth, whilst also living down in Albany. Chantelle loves photography, reading, swimming, and of course, animals. She also loves visiting the zoo when she has time...Read More

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Jewel Fraser RVN

Registered Veterinary Nurse

Jewel attended SAI Veterinary Hospital as a workplace student from mid-2020. She graduated in June 2021 with a merit award and was excited to be offered a job at SAI. Jewel enjoys the emergency and critical care side of the industry and has a passion for gold standard patient care. When not working, Jewel spends time with her naughty cats at home Rusty, Joey and Doja, and spends time with her family and friends...Read More

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Emily Shepherdson RVN

Registered Veterinary Nurse

Emily qualified as a Veterinary Nurse in 2013 and has worked in various hospitals across Australia. She has an interest in emergency and critical care medicine, enjoys making a positive difference in patients' lives, and is passionate about continued education, believing there's always more to learn! When not working or studying, Emily likes to relax with a healthy dose of Netflix, and enjoys exploring new places with her much-loved dogs Fletcher and Finnegan. Emily is also a veterinary medicine student at Murdoch University...Read More

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Theresa Davis RVN

Registered Veterinary Nurse

Theresa graduated from South Metropolitan Tafe with a Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing. Theresa's interest include small animal medicine. Theresa spends a lot of her time with her domestic short hair cat, Dexter, and her blue heeler cross, Quinn. In her spare time, Theresa enjoys computer gaming and playing softball...Read More

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Grace Wong RVN

Registered Veterinary Nurse

Bio coming soon....

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Brianna Rees TVN

Trainee Veterinary Nurse

Brianna is one of our Trainee Veterinary Nurses who is currently studying her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing at South Metropolitan Tafe. She completely changed careers after completing work experience at SAI Veterinary Hospital for her Certificate III in Animal Studies in 2020 and simply fell in love with the industry. She is really passionate about caring for animals and enjoys learning new things every single day. In her spare time, Bri loves going to the dog park and beach with her beautiful dog, Narvi...Read More

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Emilee Curtis

Animal Care Attendant

Emilee is our Animal Care Attendant. She recently graduated from Lynwood Senior High School in 2021. Emilee enjoys spending time with her two English staffy's, Brutus and Monnie as well as her cat, Fin. Emilee is aspiring to study veterinary nursing, whilst working at SAI...Read More

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Sharne Ogg RVN

Registered Veterinary Nurse

Sharne graduated from South Metropolitan Tafe in 2018 with a Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing. Sharne's interests include small animal surgery and patient care. Sharne also has an interest and passion for on-going personal development learning and education. Sharne has two pets, one dog, Borris, the bullmastiff and Beanie, a domestic short hair cat. In her spare time, Sharne enjoys hiking with Borris, reading, going to the beach and spending time with her family and friends. ..Read More

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Dr Louise Barnett BVM BVS (Hons) PGCert (SAMS) MAN

External Veterinary Sonographer

Dr Louise Barnett BVM BVS (Hons) PGCert (SAMS) MANZCVS (Small Animal Radiology) owns ImagingFirst. ImagingFirst is a mobile diagnostic imaging service offering ultrasound and assistance with radiographic interpretation, as well as training for vets, in and around the Perth area. This encompasses both 'emergency' ultrasounds within a few hours of patients being admitted to a clinic and more routine cases scheduled for ultrasound on an outpatient basis. Owner, Dr Louise, graduated from the University of Nottingham (2011) and had a varied start to her career, working in busy veterinary hospitals in both the UK and Australia - including working as an ICU vet in a specialist hospital in Sydney and various veterinary volunteer projects abroad. Dr Louise's interest in diagnostic imaging, and in particular ultrasound, developed further with completion of a 12-month internship in 2015-2016, during which time she shadowed a European specialist in radiology and completed an externship with the cardiology team at the Royal Veterinary College. Dr Louise obtained her potsgraduate certificate in small animal medicine & surgery (PGCert SAMS) during this time. She went on to lead the first-opinion imaging and cardiology service at the South West London branch of a large group of clinics for two years. In 2018, she returned to Australia to be in the in-house ultrasonographer at a 24-hour hospital South of Perth and was awarded Membership to the ANZCVS in Small Animal Radiology in 2019. Dr Louise is passionate about improving clinical standards, vet welfare and patient care. ..Read More

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Dr Prashant Selvakumar BSc BVMS

Veterinarian

Dr Prashant graduated with a Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery at Murdoch University in 2017. Dr Prashant spent his first three-years of his career in general practice before starting at SAI Veterinary Hospital within our emergency team. His interests include small animal medicine, behaviour and exotic animal medicine. Dr Prashant owns Jessie, a tortoiseshell cat, which he got as a rescue. His hobbies include curling up with a good book, video gaming and cooking. ..Read More

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Anna Torreira RVN

Registered Veterinary Nurse

Anna graduated from South Metropolitan Tafe with a Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing. Anna has well over ten-years veterinary nursing experience include general practice veterinary nursing. Anna's interests include small animal radiology and imaging. Anna is kept very busy with her five dogs, two cats and one horse. Her hobbies include horse riding, mounted archery, camping and fishing...Read More

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Dr Liana Tay BSc BVMS

Veterinarian

Bio coming soon...

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Dr Cheryl Lim BSc BVMS

Veterinarian

Bio coming soon...

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