Dr Julian Alexander

After graduating from Melbourne University in 1995, Julian’s vet career has been both extensive and diverse. He began in Regional Victoria in mixed animal practice and then spent several years working in the then the UK.

Julian has worked and owned veterinary practices in the surrounding community since 2010. He has extensive experience in orthopaedic injuries as well an interest in chemotherapy treatments.

Julian always endeavours to educate his clients and is always up for a conversation on the importance of dentistry. He also enjoys teaching and mentoring vet students and new graduates.

He is the proud father of Olive and James. They all have a love of pets and are devoted to looking after their own furry friends and any that come into their care.

When he is not spending time in the practice, Dr Julian is enjoying the outdoors with his children, watching Melbourne (AFL) or training on his bike for his next big riding challenge.

Dr Julian enjoys developing long term relationships with his clients and is looking forward to meeting you and caring for your family of pets.

Dr Yuting (Veronica) Li

Dr Veronica was born in China and came to study in Melbourne in 2013. She completed her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree at the University of Melbourne in 2020.
She spent the first ten months of her career, working in a shelter environment and then joined our team at East Doncaster Veterinary Hospital earlier this year!

She has an interest in feline medicine, with a special interest in treating pocket pets such as Rabbits and Guinea pigs. She has a spoiled little bunny herself, called Marble!
Outside of work, she enjoys playing different sports with her friends, including swimming, Chinese Martial arts, biking, volleyball and hiking. Also, cuddling Marble is part of her daily routine!

Veronica is also fluent in both Cantonese and Mandarin!
She is looking forward to meeting our clients and their furry friends!

Dr Angel Chu

Dr Angel Chu grew up just around the corner in Doncaster and went to the University of Melbourne to complete a Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, graduating in 2018. In the first year of her career she moved up to Cairns, Queensland to practice in a small general practice with after hours emergency work. After COVID, she moved back to Melbourne and has been practicing at several general practice clinics for the last few years.
She is extremely passionate about behavioral medicine, establishing a better relationship between owners and their pets and helping us to understand our family members better. She has completed several courses on behavioural medicine and is sitting her membership exams later this year in June. Dr Angel runs extended behavioural consultations now at EDVH helping patients suffering from separation anxiety, fear around other people and dogs, aggression and common problem behaviours such as indoor elimination, barking, jumping and much more!
She owns 2 cats at home – Ikki and Jinora, and is expecting a golden retriever puppy to join their household soon as well. In her free time she loves reading with a cup of tea, hosting small dinner parties, weightlifting and eating out at new restaurants.
Welcome to the family Dr Angel, our clients are going to love you!
Angel can speak conversational Cantonese. She is very keen to meet you and your beloved pet soon at EDVH!

Dr Maria Cecilia Massoni Passos

Dr. Maria Cecilia (Ceci) was born and raised in Brazil where she completed her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Sao Paulo in 2015. During the whole course of Uni, Ceci knew she wanted to dedicate her studies to surgery. Soon after finishing Uni, Ceci pursued a specialization in soft tissue surgery, her area of passion. She completed a post-graduation and a residency program in 2017. Ceci was then invited to be part of a surgeons’ team at one of the busiest hospitals in South America. During a year Ceci could follow up on several clinical cases and enhance her surgical skills.

In 2018 she decided to come to Australia to travel a bit around and improve her English. She fell in love with the country, decided to stay longer, and qualified her Vet degree here. She misses her two furry baby girls every day, Anabella and Morgana, kittens that were rescued when she was in her first year of Uni.

When not at work she loves sunny days at the beach, playing instruments, and spooky movies.

She can speak Portuguese (native) and Spanish.

Dr Ceci can’t wait to meet all of our clients and their beloved pets


Jen Cairns – Practice Manager

Jen joined EDVH as our Practice Manager, after spending the last 17 years working in the Animal Welfare industry. With qualifications in marketing and management, Jen realised after completing her degree, that her passion and true happiness was with animals and quickly sought a career in this world.

From working in shelters as an animal attendant, to operations manager and everything in-between, Jen found that her ideal role was in a vet clinic as a Practice Manager. This role allows Jen to combine her love of animals and people to create wonderful relationships with our clients and excellent outcomes for all the patients that come through our door.  A firm believer in gold standard care, patient welfare and providing the very best in customer service, the move to EDVH was a natural choice and Jen is loving every minute of being a part of the team and meeting the amazing clients and their beloved pets.

Outside of work, Jen is kept extremely busy with a motley crew of 5 rescue dogs and 1 cat, a soccer mad teenager, netballing primary schooler and a lovely husband who is hoping a move to private practice might reduce the number of animals Jen brings home to live!

Please make sure you introduce yourself to Jen when you are next in the clinic, she can’t wait to meet you and your pets

Chelsea Fantone - Veterinary Receptionist

Chelsea is the face of EDVH and the first person you will meet when you walk through our doors. As our Veterinary Receptionist, Chelsea ensures the smooth running of your appointments and bookings and loves to keep things organised! With a background outside of animals, Chelsea is loving the new challenges and fun that comes from a busy vet clinic.

Chelsea can't wait to meet you and your beloved pet when you come to visit.

Liana Kearney - Veterinary Nurse

Liana did competitive Horse Eventing as a youngster and started her employment in the Animal Care industry as a Groomer’s assistant in 1998. Shortly 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 part time 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)

Becks Booker - Veterinary Nurse

A big welcome to Becks, our new senior nurse! More info to come....

Shannan McLellan - Veterinary Nurse

Shannan has been a valuable member of our team since 2018.

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 ran our Puppy Preschool Program before Nurse Liana took over in 2022! As well as being an excellent teacher, she will not hesitate to cuddle and play with any of the puppies that visit the clinic.

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.

Shannan is currently on Maternity Leave.