Dr Bettina Janse
(yes that's her at about 4 years old)
Practice Owner (BSc., BVMS 1997 (Hons))
Our principal Veterinarian is Dr Bettina Janse. Bettina graduated from Murdoch University in 1997 with a Bachelor of Science and a Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery with Honours. Dr Tina started her veterinary career with a country posting which culminated in being the principal veterinarian and manager of Kalgoorlie Small Animal Hospital. Living in Kalgoorlie provided Dr Tina with a solid grounding in small animal medicine and surgery, emergency treatment and equine medicine. Upon her return to Perth she focused on small animals. Dr Tina developed a reputation as an excellent surgeon with a caring and personal service to clients. However, Dr Tina's ultimate goal was to implement her customer focused skills on her own practice and in February 2005 she succeeded in opening MalagaVet. MalagaVet is a family owned business spearheaded by Bettina's veterinary vision. Dr Tina's special interests are small animal medicine and surgery, dermatology and pathology.
Veterinarian (BVSc. (Queensland))
Dr Amelia is a 2017 graduate from the University of Queensland. She started her career working at Malaga in December 2017 soon after graduating, making the move to Perth with her partner and dogs in early 2018. Dr Amelia worked as a vet nurse in the Northern Territory for some years prior to deciding to undertake studies to become a vet. She brings with her a wealth of nursing experience, and the most up to date knowledge in veterinary science having just finished her veterinary studies.
Veterinarian BSc., BVMS (Murdoch 2016)
Dr Tracy Paluszak is a 2016 Murdoch University graduate who has most recently joined the MalagaVet team. Dr Tracy has worked in the veterinary industry as a nurse in equine practice for many years before undertaking her studies to become a vet. She has a special interest in reproduction and brings this with her to add to the services offered at MalagaVet. With two human children and numerous fur children of her own there is plenty to keep her busy when she is off duty.
BSc., BVMS (Murdoch 2018), Veterinary Nurse (Cert IV Veterinary Nursing)
Dr Jo now works full-time at MalagaVet, having joined our team in December 2011. Joanna is a qualified Veterinary Nurse, completing her training in late 2011. Joanna is always looking to the future, and has now completed her Veterinary Science degree in 2018. We have now welcomed her to the MalagaVet Veterinary team in 2019. We are proud to support her in this and look forward to her progressing and continuing her journey by becoming a practising veterinarian. Dr Jo is always bright and energetic and we always enjoy working alongside her, she brings with her the latest in updates in veterinary science. She is the proud owner of "Bash" a rescued Staffy Cross dog who is very special in a number of ways!
Head Nurse (Cert IV Veterinary Nursing, BSc. (Murdoch))
Chris Hedington is a Senior Veterinary Nurse with 20 years experience in veterinary nursing. Chris is also a graduate of Murdoch University, finishing in 1997 with a Bachelor of Science degree. She has since also completed her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing, making her a unique and knowledgeable staff member. There is not much that Chris hasn’t seen over the years, so she can assist with any problem big or small. Chris is the proud owner of two feline friends; Rupert and Boris. She loves them all dearly despite their antics and endless supply of cat hair in her house! Chris works part time at MalagaVet so that she can focus giving quality time to her young family as well.
Veterinary Nurse (Cert IV Veterinary Nursing)
Lisa started at MalagaVet doing work experience as part of her studies in Veterinary Nursing in mid 2010. In a short time we realised what a valuable addition to our team Lisa would be, and she commenced part-time work with us. Lisa completed her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing in December 2010 and continues to work with us in a full time role. Lisa has a young daughter and a few pets of her own at home including an Akita callled Athena, and a German Shepherd dog called Lobo. Lisa has a soft spot for the large breed dogs like Rotties and Mastiffs, and loves to shower special attention on them when they visit MalagaVet.
Veterinary Nurse (Cert IV)
Elinor joined the team at MalagaVet in 2016. We came to know El as she needed a work experience placement position in order to complete her Veterinary Nursing studies. We liked the quality of her work and her attitude so much that we decided to make her part of the team! El has now completed her certificate you will see her at Malaga on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursday's and Saturdays. El has a special interest in animal behaviour and grooming, and is our Puppy School Co-ordinator at MalagaVet. She is the proud owner of a very special rescued German Shepherd dog called Marlow who keeps her on her toes!
Veterinary Nurse (Cert IV)
Emma is a qualified Veterinary Nurse, who joined out team in October 2015. Emma has worked at other veterinary hospitals in Perth as a kennel hand, but jumped at the chance to join our team when a position became available.
Emma is working part time at Malaga. Emma has a soft spot for all the toy breed dogs like Chihuahuas, Pomeranians and Maltese Terriers. If you have a toy dog she will be sure to make a big fuss of your precious pooch! She has quite the collection of strays at home including a very spoiled Chihuahua called Pixie (pictured!) and little Felix, a stray who found his way into her heart soon after starting here at Malaga. You will see Emma at MalagaVet on Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays and some weekends.