Amanda Blackmore has been our Practice Manager since late 2018. She completed a Bachelor of Biological Sciences and then followed with and found her love in Veterinary Nursing and has been doing this for over 10 years. She has also completed a Diploma of Practice Management in 2017.
Amanda enjoys all aspects of nursing and particularly likes building relationships with clients and their pets. She has been a welcome member to the management team at the clinic and has implemented some great programs and community engagement.
She lives with her husband and two beautiful children, Caitlyn (7) and Brodie (4). The family is a supporter of the Greyhound Adoption Program and the other members of her family include adopted greyhounds; Phoenix, Finn and Summer (the star of the photo here) In her spare time Amanda enjoys spending time with her family and friends and going to the gym.
Amanda looks forward to getting to know you and your furry friends soon! Please feel free to offer any feedback or suggestions to her.
Liana Kearney, QVN
Liana did competitive Horse Eventing as a youngster and started her employment in the Animal Care industry as a Groomer’s assistant in 1998. Dr Jedda recognised Liana’s aptitude with animals, (Liana has a natural calmness and gift for handling stressed patients), introducing Liana to Vet Nurse training soon after. Liana studied for two years and obtained her Veterinary Nurse qualification before leaving to work in the UK for two years, getting experience in a wide range of emergency centres, including "live in" Vet Nurse positions.
Liana has been with EDVH since her return from the UK in 2002, now working two days a week whilst being a mum to two wonderful boys. She enjoys her furkids Zippy, a 10 year old black and white kitty kat, who was adopted by Liana after being left at EDVH as a tiny kitten and Flynn, a two year old Koolie x Kelpie (pictured).
Originally from the UK, our Vet Nurse, Kirsty came to Australia as part of a round the world trip, and never left! After falling in love with Melbourne, she decided to follow her dream to work with animals and studied Veterinary Nursing. Soon after she qualified, in November 2018, we were lucky to have her join our team.
Kirsty has a keen interest in surgical nursing and caring for hospitalised patients. Kirsty is happiest when around animals and in nature. She has loved and surrounded herself with dogs and cats from a young age but also has a deep fondness for exotics and native wildlife. She hopes to one day be able to work with animals as big as giraffes, elephants and lions.
When she's not at work, you will most probably find Kirsty in the beautiful outdoors on an adventure - hiking and trekking.
Although Kirsty doesn't currently have any pets of her own here in Australia, she makes an extra special effort to Skype her beloved greyhound ‘Pip’ who is back in the UK. She has also decided that this year she will be begin the search for a fur baby to adopt and call her own. We will be sure to introduce you all.
Shannan has been a valuable member of our team for just over a year. We are lucky that she now calls Melbourne home, after relocating from the sunny Central Coast in NSW.
Shannan has a Bachelor of Zoology, however has found her true passion in Veterinary Nursing. She is interested in the surgical side of the profession as well as being involved in solving and treating medical cases. She is also looking to advance her knowledge in Behaviour studies. Shannan's obsession with puppies is one of the reasons she successfully runs our Puppy Preschool Program! As well as being an excellent teacher, she will not hesitate to cuddle and play with any of the puppies that visit the clinic.
Shannan has three dogs, Tess – a mini foxy, Marley – a maltese cross and Melody – a chocolate labrador, and looks forward to growing her furry animal family in the future. When she is not working, you will find Shannan playing football in her local comp, exploring the sites of Melbourne or simply reading a book in the sun at home.
It is unlikely you haven't met Shannan on your visit to the clinic, but if not, please come and say hi, she is excited to meet you all!