Our Team

Our team of experienced and friendly vets and nurses are on hand to provide informative, honest and up to date advice and care for all stages of your pet’s life.


Dr. Peter Van Orsouw BVSc (Hons)


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Dr. Joanne Simon

Dr. Jenelle Pattie BVSc (Hons)


After graduating from Queensland University in 2003, Jenelle returned to Melbourne to work in a mixed practice, joining the team at Belgrave South shortly after. Jenelle has a particular interest in feline medicine, regularly attending conferences and workshops, however enjoys all aspects of small animal medicine and surgery. When not at work, Jenelle is a passionate horsewoman and competes regularly on her beloved Warmblood mare, Nellie. She also shares her home with cats, Evie & Angus, and Papillons Millie & puppy, Ballou.                                         

Dr. Adele Vandermeer BSc DVM


Adele is the newest member of the Belgrave South Veterinary team. She joined us in January 2017 after graduating from The University of Melbourne. Adele enjoys performing surgery and attending large animal call outs after spending most of her university placements at mixed country practices. Outside of work, Adele enjoys sailing, hiking and spending time with friends, including her dog Gemma. 


DELTA Cert Level IV Canine Behavioural Trainer

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Trainee Veterinary Nurse

Destiny joined the team at Belgrave South Vet in 2016 as a trainee. Destiny brings with her a great wealth of experience in the animal industry; having previously worked on a dairy farm, as well as being heavily involved in both dog and cat rescues.
In her spare time Destiny enjoys camping with her partner and her Border Collie x "Roy".


Veterinary Nurse

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Veterinary Nurse

Lauren joined the team at Belgrave South Veterinary clinic in early 2015 after taking time off from veterinary nursing to raise her family.

Olivia - Tinderella looking for her Tinderfella

Olivia joined the team at Belgrave South Vet in February of 2017 as a trainee. Olivia is currently studying Certificate IV in veterinary nursing at Box Hill Institute. Olivia is interested in feline health.
Olivia shares her house with kitten 'Maurice' (who is a girl). Olivia enjoys baking and the odd nap. PS she's single boys ;)


Veterinary Nurse

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Veterinary Nurse

Sam is a qualified Vet Nurse who has been nursing since 2001.  She joined the Belgrave South Veterinary team in July 2016.

Sam is married with 2 kids, has 2 dogs, Memphus, a cavalier x maltese and Elanor, a maltese x boston terrier and 3 cats, though she would like more cats much to her husbands disgrace!

In her spare time Sam loves camping with the family. And would love to own a Donkey one day.