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Meet the team at Beach + Bay Vet

MEET THE TEAM AT BEACH + BAY

Meet our wonderful team of vets and nurses!

All our veterinarians have 11 years or more experience in practice, so rest assured that your pet is always in capable hands. Along with this wealth of knowledge and skills, the vets all share a passion for great veterinary medicine and a love of their animal patients.

Our nurses are all qualified with their certificate IV in veterinary nursing and are registered with the Veterinary Nurses Council of Australia. They enjoy nothing better than using their exceptional skills to keep your pet comfortable, happy and safe.

Both our vet and nurse teams complete annual continuing education courses to retain their registrations. Therefore, you can be sure that our team is not only helpful, caring and good fun, but are up-to-date with the latest and best healthcare options for your four-legged family members too!

“I would not trust anyone else”

“Alice was our vet at a previous practice. Even though this practice was 2 minutes from our house, we very happily followed Alice to her new practice 20 minutes away. Alice is the kind of vet you’ll happily travel for. Alice has performed surgery on our two dogs and one of our cats. Alice remembers our pets and genuinely cares about their progress. I would not trust anyone else with the care of our pets.”

-Crosbi K., Facebook Recommendation

DR. ALICE DUNN

BVSC BA (HONS)., RECOVER CPR Certified

Alice has worked on the Central Coast for the majority of the past decade having previously worked in mixed practice in the Hunter Valley and small animal practice in metropolitan Sydney.

Alice also works as an emergency veterinarian.

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Alice has always enjoyed working with patients and their owners to create the best health care pans for their animals. She prides herself on forming good relationships with patients and their owners, working together to create their best health care plan.

Alice has special interests in orthopaedic surgery, soft tissue surgery, dermatology and internal medicine.

Alice regularly attends conferences and workshops in her areas of interests of specialty. Recently she attend the FASAVA Conference on the Gold Coast and an orthopaedic surgery workshop in Queensland.

She lives locally with her young family and loves walking her dogs on the beach, or by the bay.

DR HELEN MARKS

BVSC, RECOVER CPR Certified

Helen has been practicing as a registered veterinarian since 1992. She has spent all of her career on the Central Coast helping animals and their families. Helen is a caring and knowledgable vet who enjoys looking after all her patients and their humans.

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Acupuncture, soft tissue surgery, metabolic and endocrine medicine are some of her special interests. Helen is pursuing further study in analgesia (pain relief) techniques and dentistry at the moment.

In her spare time Helen enjoys swimming, surf boat rowing, reading and running a ‘glamping’ business with her husband.

DR EMMA BAKER

B.VETMED (HONS), RECOVER CPR Certified

Emma graduated from the Royal Veterinary College, London in 2004. After working in small animal practice in the UK for 3 years, Emma moved to Australia with her husband and dog.

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Working in small animal general practice in Sydney for the past 11 years has given Emma excellent knowledge and very high skill level as a veterinarian. She has continued to work in general practice while also becoming an exemplary emergency and critical care veterinarian.
While Emma enjoys the fast-paced and high-stakes emergency work, she also thrives on forming strong long-term relationships with her patients and their humans in general practice. Her particular areas of interest are internal medicine problem solving and emergency medicine, as well as training and behaviour.

Emma enjoys continuing education, regularly attending workshops and tutorials, and is always helping the Beach and Bay team by sharing her extensive knowledge through in-clinic training.

Her time outside Beach and Bay and her emergency work is spent with her dogs, including competing in agility and Rally-O, and with her young family enjoying the best of coast life.

DR ADÈLE LLOYD BENG

BVSC

Graduating from Sydney University in 2009, Adèle has worked in multiple small animal general practices across Australia, as well as a 5-year placement in a welfare clinic in WA. The majority of her vet life has been on the beautiful Central Coast and on moving back here late 2018, Adèle also became part of the Beach and Bay vet team.

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Adèle’s broad experience makes her an exemplary veterinarian with a deep understanding of the different needs and levels of care her patients require. She has a deeper interest and further education in behaviour medicine, emergency and critical care and wildlife work. Adèle is also passionate about animal welfare and ethics; she volunteers her time regularly in many areas of wildlife work including brumbies, and Adèle is a founding member and Vice-President of Sentient; the Veterinary Institute for Animal Ethics, and Vice-President of Australian Cattle Dog Rescue.

Her thoughtful and caring presence at Beach and Bay is appreciated by both her patients and the rest of the team, and in her spare time Adèle enjoys our beautiful coastal lifestyle with her human and animal family members.

NICOLE

Cert IV Registered Veterinary Nurse and Practice manager, RECOVER CPR Certified

Nicole grew up on the beautiful Central Coast and qualified as a veterinary nurse in 2002. Staying in her first nursing job for 16 years, before a move to the Barrington coast gave her a taste of mixed veterinary practice, Nicole returned to the coast in 2019 to join Beach and Bay Vet.

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Having worked happily with vet Alice for many years before moving away, Nicole was excited to join the growing team at Empire Bay. While working in the Barrington coast, Nicole took on a more senior role and recognised her skill and passion for practice management. She worked hard to complete further qualifications including the Certificate III in Business studies and payroll and the Diploma in Business Administration. We are excited to have her bring these skills to Beach and Bay as well as her excellent nursing knowledge and bubbly personality.

Outside of the clinic Nicole enjoys using her other qualification in permaculture to tend to her large garden, and spend time with her husband, daughter, their three dogs, two cows, guinea pigs, cat and chickens.

JEANETTE

Cert IV Registered Veterinary Nurse, RECOVER CPR Certified

Jeanette is a fully qualified veterinary nurse having completed her training at Gosford TAFE in mid-2017. She is interested in all aspects of nursing but particularly enjoys client and patient personal care, behaviour, and keeping everything neat and tidy.

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Jeanettes passion for behaviour extends to running puppy school at the clinic, which she absolutely loves doing, and she has completed the Hills puppy preschool qualification. She is currently completing her Delta training to extend her knowledge and skills in behaviour.

Jeanette is enjoying building her skills and knowledge every day, and maintaining Beach and Bay Vet’s high standards of patient and client in her time away from work Jeanette cares for her teenage children, and their active life!

CARLY

Cert IV Registered Veterinary Nurse, RECOVER CPR Certified

Carly qualified as a veterinary nurse in 2004 and her passion for her career has led her to further qualifications in emergency nursing by completing her Diploma in Emergency and Critical Care in 2019.

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Carly divides her time between Beach and Bay Vet and Emergency nursing work. She is a highly competent nurse who has excellent skills in patient care, anaesthetic monitoring, in-house pathology and animal handling. Carly is also a lovely team worker who enjoys teaching and sharing her knowledge with other nurses and nursing students. When she’s not busy with work or study, Carly enjoys spending time with her growing young family, dogs cat and chickens, spending time on the beach and travelling.

ASH

Cert IV Registered Veterinary Nurse

Ash is a fully qualified as a veterinary nurse, having completed her studies in 2015 and works full time at Beach and Bay Vet. Ash has worked in the veterinary industry since graduating and loves that she gets to help people care for their animals every day.

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She brings her extensive knowledge and skill, as well as a happy smile and calm reassurance to reception, treatment room and surgery. Ash enjoys all aspects of her role, working with people and animals and helping to educate the next generation of veterinary nursing students.

Ash has fun at home training her mischevious rescue dog Ned. Ash has always lived on the coast, and loves being with friends and family, bushwalking and enjoying the beach.

BREE

Veterinary Nurse Student

Bree started at Beach and Bay Vet as a nursing student in 2019. While completing her TAFE hours with us, we couldn’t help but notice her diligent and calm way of working, her sunny personality and her evident love for animals.

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Bree has started working as a junior nurse at Beach and Bay in 2020 and will complete her nursing certificate IV in June this year. We are looking forward to celebrating with her and helping her become a Registered Veterinary Nurse as soon as possible.

Bree has the support of our experienced nursing and veterinary team at all times and is learning more skills every day as she assists with reception, surgical and consulting nursing duties.

Bree loves living on the beautiful Central Coast with her family. She enjoys playing netball, and keeping with her love of animals, Bree also works as a dog walker and pet sitter in her spare time.

“Definitely will continue to use this surgery”

Just attended Beach + Bay Vet, Empire Bay, 12/2/20, with our 9year old dog Maggie . From the moment we walked through the front door the friendly receptionist made us feel at ease, as this was our first visit to this surgery. Maggie was quickly seen by vet, DR Helen Marks , she was so caring and took so much time examing maggie and discussing everything that was thoughly checked over. We definitely will continue to use this surgery. Highly recommended.”

-Robert E., 5-Star Google Review

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LOCATION

436 Empire Bay Drive
Empire Bay NSW 2257

OPENING HOURS

8:30am – 6pm Monday-Friday
8:30am – 1pm Saturday

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We welcome pets from Empire Bay and the surrounding area, including Bensville, Blackwall, Booker Bay, Ettalong, Kilcare, Kilcare Heights, Point Clare, Umina, and Woy Woy.