Newtown Veterinary Clinic

PH: 03 5221 5333

121 West Fyans Street, Newtown, Victoria

After Hours : 03 5222 2139

Meet Our Team


Belinda Haebich

Veterinarian (BVSc (hons))

Dr Belinda is a Sydney University graduate but Torquay local. She joined our team in early 2008 and became a director in 2011.  She has impressive general practice skills and a special interest in feline medicine. 

Belinda is the mother of PoPo (pictured) as well as a gorgeous Burmie and two beautiful dogs.

Jack Ayerbe

Veterinarian (BVSc)

Not only is he a well-known radio personality, discussing all things pets on 3AW, Bay FM and Pulse FM, he is also the author of "To Ballina and Back".

Please call at anytime if you have a question for Jack.

Jane Miller

Veterinarian (BSc, BVSc (hons))

Dr Jane is a dedicated small animal veterinarian.  She has a genuine love for her patients and their owners.  Jane is the proud mum to Harriet and Will  (human) as well as two little guinnea pigs called Rosie and Robbie.   Whilst Jane and her family lost their last senior dog in early 2019 she is a mad Jack Russell Terrier lover.  Dr Jane was involved in the early pre clinical trials for a new anti cancer drug called EBC 46.  This drug should be available to all dogs in 2020 and will mark a significant career hightlight for Dr Jane.

Katie Stoeckel

Veterinarian (BVSc (hons))

After many years working in a small animal practice in Melbourne, Katie became one of the directors of Newtown Vet Clinic in 2011.  She has quickly become a client (and animal) favourite due to her kind and gentle nature.  Katie has a love and a genuine talent in small animal orthopeadics.  Katie is also mum to beautiful Ella.


Vicki Tomes

Veterinarian (BVSc)

Dr Vicki grew up in Geelong but studied in QLD, graduating from the University of Queensland in 2005.

Vicki is a talented small animal veterinarian with a strong interest in medicine and ultrasonography.  Dr Vicki has a kind and compassionate nature which makes her a favourite with owners and their pets alike.

A mum to Matilda and Jack as well as mulitple four legged creatures and a bee colony!


Sarah Patullo

Veterinarian (BVSc (hons) MANZCVS (SAS))

Dr Sarah has joined our team and we are thrilled to have a membership qualified surgeon join our team.  She graduated from Melbourne University in 2007 and has worked all around Australia. She is a talented horse rider and the proud owner of 2 dogs, 2 horses and Gary the goat.  Sarah has a special interest in orthopedics but is a great all round veterinarian.

Karisha Splatt

Veterinarian (BVSc)

Dr Karisha is pictured here with her beautiful rescue dog Zoe.  Dr Karisha graduated over 10 years ago from the University of Queensland but is now happily settled in Geelong with her family of two and four legged animals (including a goat!).  As a mother of three humans, two dogs and a goat, she certainly understands pet ownership.

Dr Kelly Hendricks

Veterinarian (BVSc )

Alex Haintz

Veterinary Nurse (Certificate IV nursing / RVN (Registered Veterinary Nurse))

Alex is our head nurse and is an enthusiastic and passionate team member.  She is very hands on with the patients and the animals.  When not in the clinic she can often be found attending veterinary industry seminars and training days to increase her already impressive knowlege base.  Alex is a fully qualified Veterinary nurse and has recently completed a pathology further education course.  She is the mum to two crazy dogs and a very tolerant cat.  Watch out for her smiling face and helpful "can do" attitude. 

Anna Jowett

Veterinary Nurse (Certificate IV in veterinary nursing)

Anna is a very friendly and knowledable nurse.  She runs our "pet slimmers" weight loss program.  If your pooch needs to shape up then give Anna a call.

Carley Martin

Veterinary Nurse (Certificate IV Veterinary Nursing)

Carley is back at the clinic and working part time.  She is a wonderful mother to her son Jimi and Eliza.  Carley brings that caring nature into the clinic to help care for the animals.

Alison Shadforth


Alison is Newtown Veterinary Clinics first ever dedicated Receptionist and now we have no idea how we coped without her!  She runs our "ship" like a skillful captain and her warm and engaging personality will ensure you leave our clinic feeling well looked after.  Alison is proud mum to Cleo her beloved cat and a few humans as well.  You will all get to meet the lovely Alison so make sure you stop for a chat.

Jamie Westworth

Veterinary Nurse (Cert IV Veterinary Nursing)

Nurse Jamie has been with us since she did a week of work experience in 2017.  Jamie is passionate about animal welfare and is dedicated to her career in the animal industry.  Softly spoken and always willing help, Jamie is often found on reception waiting to greet you with a friendly smile.  Congratulations to Jamie on achieving her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing in 2018!

Lisa Hayes

Practice Manager

Alyce Willie

Trainee Veterinary Nurse (Certificate III Veterinary Nursing)

Tania Babic

Veterinary Nurse (Certificate IV in veterinary nursing)

Tania has been a veterinary nurse for many years.  She is a wonderful source of information and happy to help answer any animal questions you may have.  She is friendly and always happy to help. 


Karen Pollock

Veterinary Nurse (Cert IV in Veterinary Nursing. )

Nurse Karen is part of our passionate puppy training and toddler taming team.  Karen is committed to helping owners achieve harmonous relationships between owners and their pets.  Karen works at our outside hours partner Geelong Animal Emergency Centre.  Hopefully you dont need their help, but if you do, there will be a familiar and friendly face to greet you.

Karen is pictured here with her gorgeous cat Milo. 

Catherine Teyssier

Veterinary Nurse (Certificate IV nursing / RVN (Registered Veterinary Nurse))

Nurse Catherine has been with us since the start of her traineeship.  She is a bright and bubbly personality and will always go our of her way to help you and your pet.  She is the proud mum to a little chihuahua named Bambi and will happily talk to you about your pets and their needs.  We are very proud to say Catherine now holds her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing

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