Dr. Andrew Milne BVSc

Practice Owner and Veterinarian

Andrew started his professional career at Mentone Veterinary Hospital in 2001 soon after graduating from The University of Melbourne. Andrew has always had a particular interest in surgical cases, successfully completing a further education course on the topic through Sydney University's Post Graduate Foundation in 2003. His love of modern technology also helps keep the practice computer system fully operational.

Away from work Andrew throws himself into a wide range of sporting activities including hockey, rollerblading, snowboarding, tennis, & mountain bike riding. He has also been known to relax a little over a good meal, movie, or gaming session.

Andrew is the proud owner of a toy poodle “Truffle”, and a high-spirited bengal cat called “Glacier”.

Dr. Rosie Jordan BVSc (hons)


Dr. Rebecca Champion BVSc (hons) BSc


Dr. Avril Williams BVMS MANZCVSc


Dr. Sam Balson DVM



Veterinary Nurse

Debbie has worked as a veterinary nurse at Mentone Veterinary Clinic since 1981. Over the years she has witnessed first-hand the many changes that have taken place within veterinary medicine and to the practice itself.

Debbie's life revolves around animals. She is a true horse enthusiast, competing and judging in showing, eventing, & dressage, as well as running the well-regarded Hollingrove Warmblood Stud near Warragul in West Gippsland with her husband Bruce. The property is also home to a commercial herd of Angus cattle, as well as a menagerie of bantams, a talking crimson rosella “Joey”, a major mitchell cockatoo “Holly”, a galah, and a much loved moggy called “Gismo”. Whilst not currently a dog owner, Debbie has also successfully showed many English and Irish setters with her sister.


Veterinary Nurse (Certificate IV)

Lisa-Maree is another long-standing member of the nursing team, having made the switch from dental to veterinary nursing in 1996, and gaining her Certificate IV qualification a few years later. Nowadays you're most likely to come across Lisa-Maree serving you at weekends due to her incredibly busy home-life.

Over the years Lisa-Maree has hand-reared many orphaned possums, kittens, and a white, deaf boxer called “Thelma”. She still shares her home with “Griffin“ the energetic Great Dane, “Miss Money Penny“ & “Jerimiah“ the two ageing cats, “Celeste“ & “Daisy“ the bunnies, “Tatum“ the guinea pig, and “Leornado“ and “Lubji“ the turtles.

In addition to the menagerie Lisa-Maree and her husband also have to find time to raise their three children. As if this wasn't enough, Lisa-Maree keeps even fitter by running everyday (pushing her two youngest in a double pram) and then teaches aerobics and pilates in her spare time!


Veterinary Nurse

Maggie has been veterinary nursing in Melbourne since emigrating from England in 1980, and became part of the Mentone team in November 2009. She certainly has no regrets about her chosen career, as she loves the ever-changing nature of the profession and has kept her interest by attending many continuing education courses. Maggie has a particular interest in weight management programs for pets and the care of elderly cats and dogs. Over the years she has bred and shown numerous Dalmatians, and currently plays a very active role supporting the 'GAP' program for ex-racing Greyhounds. Maggie has also extended her nursing skills to the wildlife of the Mornington Peninsula – her three children grew up collecting rose petals as treats for orphaned possums.

At home Maggie satisfies her passion for australian native animals by painting them in watercolours. She also enjoys plowing through reams of literature to discuss at her local book club - whilst her retired greyhound “Polly” helps keep the couch warm. In addition she looks after two exotic shorthair cats “Garfield“ & “Buckles“, “Omo” the long-billed corella, “Percy” the lorikeet, and “Pinch” & “Petratief” the little finches.


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