The Visiting Vet was founded in December 2012 to provide the highest quality care for your pets at home, in a stress free environment. The Visiting Vet expanded in October 2017 and built a small clinic where surgeries and clinic consults are preformed.
Veterinary care is vital for our pets as they can not tell you what is wrong or where it hurts and they are extremely good at hiding any pain or discomfort. Vet visits are important for the health and long life of your pet so they can stay with you as long as possible. However, many families and pets find visiting a vet clinic to be a stressful and an anxious experience. A stressed pet can use their adrenaline to hide some or all of their symptoms.
Seeing a pet in their home environment can also help our vets get a full picture of things that may be impacting on your pet's health such as, where they sleep, what and how much they eat and what is in their environment. All this information gathered at your home can be useful when dealing with disease, obesity and skin issues.
Mobile veterinary services are ideal for:
Routine Care such as vaccinations and health checks
Follow up Care
End of Life Care
In multiple pet households, extended consultation times can be arranged so that each of your beloved animals can be given individual attention and care.
The Visiting Vet also has a clinic in Werribee for consultations and surgeries, for those times when it is necessary for pets to attend a clinic. We provide procedures such as dentals, desexings, lump removals and other surgical requirements. We also offer a pick up and drop off service if needed.
The Visiting Vet knows that for your fur babies there is not place like home.
Area of mobile services
A: Altona, Altona Meadows, Altona North
B: Bacchus Marsh, Brookfield
H: Hoppers Crossing
L: Lara, Laverton, Little River
M: Maddingley, Mambourin, Manor Lakes, Melton, Mount Cottrell
P: Parwan, Point cook
T: Tarneit, Truganina
W: Werribee, Werribee South, Williams Landing, Wyndham Vale
If your suburb is not listed, please contact us to check if we can service your area
The Visiting Vet was founded in December 2012 to provide the highest quality care for your pets at home, in a stress free environment.
Veterinary care is vital for our furry friends as they can not tell you what is wrong or where it hurts and they are extremely good at hiding any pain or discomfort. Vet visits are important for the health and long life of your pet so they can stay with us as long as possible. However, many families and pets find visiting a vet clinic to be a stressful and anxious experience. A stressed pet can use their adrenaline to hide some or all of their symptoms.
Seeing a pet in their home environment can also help our vets get a full picture of things that may be impacting on your pet’s health such as, where they sleep, what and how much they eat and what is in their immediate environment. All this information gathered at your home can be useful when dealing with disease, obesity and skin issues.
Mobile veterinary services are ideal for:
Follow Up Care
End of Life Care
In multiple pet households, extended consultation time can be arranged so that each of your beloved animals can be given individual attention and care.
The Visiting Vet has a sterile surgery room in Werribee, available for those times when it is necessary for pets to attend a clinic. We provide procedures such as dentals, desexings and other surgical requirements. We also offer a pick up and drop off service if needed.
The Visiting Vet knows that for your fur babies there is no place like home.
Area of Services
Meet Our Team
Sandy founded The Visiting Vet in 2012. Too often she was hearing how difficult it was for clients to bring elderly, anxious or sick pets to the clinic so she decided to make it easier for them. Sandy has an interest in alternative medicine and is currently expanding her knowledge by doing a Chinese herbal medicine and small animal acupuncture course.
In October 2017 the surgery room was built in Werribee to expand the services The Visiting Vet could provide for clients and patients. Sandy is working towards getting a full clinic up and running but needs to find the perfect location first.
Sandy is owned by Dizzy, a kelpie x whippet rescue dog (foster fail), Indy, an American Staffy, Little puss, a rescue cat and a rabbit named Willow.
When not at work Sandy enjoys camping, painting, meditation and spending time with her 2 kids and husband.
Ashleigh has been working in small animal practice since graduation in 2015 from the University of Melbourne. She loves working as GP vet and seeing all types of cases. Her special interest are medicine and cytology.
On the weekends Ashleigh enjoys spending time with family and her pets, hiking and dining out. Ashleigh has future aspirations to open up a small rescue shelter or volunteer overseas.
Shelley joins us with over 20 years experience working in small animal clinics around Melbourne and the UK. She enjoys working closely with clients to find appropriate treatment solutions for owners and their pets.
Her fur family includes Bessie, an 11 year old Jack Russell x Maltese; Dash, a 5 year old domestic short hair cat, Nala, a 2 year old long haired cat, Charlie, Flynn, Bella and Daisy, 2 male and 2 female guinea pigs. She is looking forward to welcoming some baby guinea pigs in the future.
When not at work, Shelley loves to travel, snow board, read and spend time with family.
Dr Fiona has practiced in multiple countries and brings over twenty years' experience to The Visiting Vet team. She will be working part-time on Fridays.
Fiona has a particular interest in small animal dentistry and has achieved membership of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists, by examination in both Small Animal Surgery and Emergency and Critical Care.
She is passionate about supporting the human-animal bond, ensuring quality at all stages of your pet's life, and providing ethical customised veterinary care that best meets your pet's needs and aligns with your values and resources. Dr Fiona is committed to ongoing education and contributes to teaching both new graduates and veterinary students.
Fiona is a pet mum to super sweet guinea pig, Oreo, playful ginger cat, Niko, elderly Griffon, Elmo, and cheeky rescue horse, Sammy.
Maggie has just recently graduate from The University of Melbourne, before joining the team at The Visiting Vet.
Since the age of 5, Maggie has wanted to work with animals and become a vet. After 10½ years of studying, she reached her goal and graduated as a vet in 2023.
Maggie loves working with all animals, large & small and has a passion for surgery and enjoys working up medicine cases.
Outside of work, Maggie plays high level netball and spends days at the farm with her animals and keeping fit.
Maggie is owned by 7 horses and 6 cats.
Head Vet Nurse
Kareena has had a passion for Veterinary Nursing her whole life and has over 25 years Veterinary Nurse experience with a keen interest in surgery and training Junior Nurses. She thrives on continuing to learn and improve her skills even further and sharing that knowledge with the Junior Nurses and watching them grow.
Kareena is owned by 2 senior Jack Russels, her new addition a Kelpie pup, 2 cats, a rabbit and 2 pet rats.
Senior Veterinary Nurse
Emma has loved animals for as long as she can remember. Born into an Irish farming family. She grew up with animals all around. Advancing welfare is a primary concern for Emma and she is always trying to learn techniques and ways to make the vet clinic a better experience for our patients.
Emma has worked in a specialist clinic, general practice and worked for the University of Melbourne for 10 years, training the vets of the future in anaesthesia.
She is owned by Sheila who is a very feisty little terrier.
Senior Veterinary Nurse
Jess began her nursing career in small animal clinic in Darwin in 2013. She then moved to Melbourne in 2015 and worked in a larger clinic on the Mornington Peninsula for many years before moving to the West and slotting in to the team at The Visiting Vet in 2023.
Jess has a passion for surgery and anaesthetics and loves to help pets feel comforted and safe when in the clinic for a procedure with an extra blankie or a little cuddle. She has a very soft spot for a working breed dog, an ongoing dedication and love of nursing and caring for beloved pets, and is a little obsessed when it comes to keeping things clean and organised!
In her spare time she enjoys 4 wheel driving, camping, linedancing, reading, horses and pilates. She is owned at home by two very good boys, Cooper the Blue Heeler and Austin the Boxer.
Alysia has always dreamt of working with animals and after growing up around animals from a young age. After spending 5 years working on her family sheep farm in the Mallee, Alysia moved back to Melbourne and begun studying animal hobby courses, including Cat Psychology and Training before landing a job in a local cattery.
While studying a Dual Certificate in Companion Animal Services and Veterinary Nursing, she was offered her dream position with The Visiting Vet.
Alysia is recently a new Mum and as a self confessed Crazy Cat Lady, her and her husband are owned by 'a few' cats and a Boxer named Ryder.
Student Veterinary Nurse
Emily began her veterinary nursing career in 2018 after completing her Certificate II in Animals Studies while working in a cattery. She is currently working towards completing her Certificate IV in Animal Nursing to become fully qualified.
Emily has previously volunteered with GAWS and Edgars Mission and has a strong passion for caring for animals.
She has three beautiful rescue cats who she loves dearly.
Jodie has been with us since the surgery room opened in 2017. Her passion for animals goes right back to her early childhood years of bringing home injured birds, stray cats, saving snails in the garden and adoring every animal she came in contact with.
Standing out amongst her five siblings as the strange animal lover, she takes her passion to extremes that her siblings don't quite understand but can appreciate.
Proud mum to her son and daughter that were raised their whole lives around rescue work. From cats, dogs, ferrets and some wildlife every rescue for the past 25 years has been an honour to be a part of and has made her the person she is today.
Jodes is currently owned by two dogs, one cat, two bunnies, two budgies and three ferrets.