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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Carolann

Veterinary Nurse/Practice manager

Carolann has worked as a veterinary nurse on the Central Coast for the past 23 years. Her knowledge and experience is matched only by her amazing memory for patients and their owners. Carolann’s sunny personality will often be the one who greets you on the phone or in-person, and she ensures the smooth running of the clinic working partly as a nurse and partly as practice manager.

Carolann enjoys her time away from the clinic, cooking and walking her little dog ‘Cookie’ with her partner Glenn.

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. 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, Dip VN(ECC), RECOVER CPR certified

Carly qualified as a veterinary nurse in 2004 and has completed further qualifications in emergency nursing by completing her Diploma in Emergency and Critical Care.

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 young family, 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 for the past 5 years and loves that she gets to help people care for their animals every day. 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 is working hard training her new pup 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. 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.