About Vital Vet Animal Hospital

We are a family run practice with a small, close-knit Team that has been servicing the needs of the Ellenbrook community since 2007. Get to know your local vet again and see the same faces in a relaxed environment where we offer up-to-date knowledge, collaborative care, empathy, understanding and expertise to achieve the best outcomes for your pet.

Our experienced team of nurses have a wealth of knowledge in areas such as behaviour, husbandry and nutrition while our vets have a combined 50 years of experience including advanced training in areas such as anaesthesia, pathology, medicine and ophthalmology. We have a membership qualified surgeon that takes care of our more complicated procedures such as cranial cruciate repair, patella and airway surgery so you can rest assured your family member is in safe hands.

Meet the Team

Dr. Barry Odesnik

BVSc , BVSc (hons)

Dr. Barry Odesnik qualified as a veterinarian in South Africa in 1987. After spending two years as a military veterinarian, he entered small animal private practice. In 2000 he completed a three year post-graduate degree in Small Animal Internal Medicine.
Barry and his family immigrated to Perth in 2000. After working for a year as an emergency veterinarian, he spent the next six years in a busy small animal practice before starting Vital Vet Animal Hospital in 2007.
After more than 30 years as a vet, Dr. Barry remains dedicated, enthusiastic and enjoys applying his wealth of experience to each and every patient. Dr. Barry has a special interest in veterinary dermatology, clinical pathology and management of osteoarthritis.

Dr. Jennifer Wiseman

BVSc BVMS (Hons)

Dr. Jennifer Wiseman graduated from Murdoch University in 2006 at the top of her class. After working in a small animal practice in Mandurah for 4 years, she joined the team at Vital Vet in 2010. Dr. Jen has a special interest in general clinical medicine with an emphasis on ophthalmology.

Dr. Michelle Goerke

BSc BVMS MANZCVS

Dr. Michelle Goerke graduated from Murdoch University in 1991. She has a special interest in Veterinary Anaesthesia and Critical Care and has attained her membership qualification in this field. Michelle has a gorgeous, cheeky little terrier called Dora, and it goes without saying that Michelle has an extra special soft spot for our scruffy, fluffy and woolly little patients!

Dr. Rosamund Yozin

Dr. Rosamund Yozin graduated from Massey University in New Zealand in 2010 and moved to Australia a year later. She worked in rural practice before moving to Perth and has worked with small animals since. Dr. Ros gained her membership in Small Animal Medicine in 2014 but likes to keep her hands in most aspects of veterinary science including surgery and emergency.

Lara Odesnik

Veterinary Nurse, RVN

Lara obtained her veterinary nursing diploma in South Africa in 1988 and has worked in small animal practice for many years. Lara’s main duties are in reception and she especially enjoys interacting with owners and their pets. Lara and Barry started Vital Vet Animal Hospital together in 2007. They have two adult children and their pets are Dasha the Whippet and Moo the hairless Sphynx.

Pat

Veterinary Nurse, RVN

Pat Morris is a fully qualified veterinary nurse with many years of experience. Pat has a special interest in Australian wildlife. She has a Golden Retriever, Harry and a little Poodle X called Dudley.

Katie

Veterinary Nurse, RVN

Katie has been a veterinary nurse since 2005, working in small animal practices. Katie has a Chihuahua/Cattle dog mix called Toby, guinea pigs, a flock of chooks, a horse called Jarrah, and a pony called Flake. Katie has a keen interest in nutrition and exotic animal medicine.

Jaimie

Veterinary Nurse, RVN

Jaimie has worked in the industry for many year at many clinics: qualifying in 2000. She had a break to have children and returned to nursing when she joined the Vital Vet team. She owns a Border Collie called Ripley, two kitties Heff and Ava and a rather large flock of chooks.

Bethany

Veterinary Nurse, RVN

Bethany Maree began Puppy class training and kennel hand duties and vet nursing duties in 1998 and has continued her passion ever since.

Bethany has completed her Cert 4 in Vet nursing in 2005 after doing 2 years of Environmental Science at Uni, finding her passion was being a voice for the animals. Growing up she was that girl that rescued and looked after all the injured abandoned animals, working closing with wildlife rehab centres as she got older and became a wildlife carer for Northern suburbs for 5 years. Bethany has a loving family and although only has one child, has many fur children including two French Mastiffs (Sadie and Charles), a Corgi called Harri, two Chihuahuas Eevee and Princess Kiara (whom some of you have met a puppy class), reptiles, farm animals and even a Siamese cat.

Cayla

Veterinary Nurse, RVN

Cayla is our youngest team member and graduated in 2014. She owns a Maltese x called Chandler and a an adopted kitty called Joey. She is huge Friends fan and loves her Disney!

Rae

Veterinary Nurse, RVN

Rae graduated in 2005 from Bentley tafe. Rae started off in small animal practice for 5yrs and then worked in animal welfare for 4yrs. Rae then became a locum nurse and worked in several practices across Perth, in both small animal and equine. Rae decided to join our team in 2016. Rae owns two cats Diva a domestic short hair and Flame, a Burmese. Rae has a Belgian Malinois called Lore and also horse called Rogue.

Bec

Veterinary Nurse, RVN

Rebecca started with us in 2017 as a student nurse, and became a member of our team in 2019 when she was fully qualified. Rebecca has an interest in wildlife and reptiles, and has several years experience working as a volunteer with native animals. She has an Australian Kelpie and two Stimson’s Pythons.  When not at work Rebecca enjoys spending time with her family.

Angie James-Wallace

Practice Manager

Angie worked as a practice manager for an allied health clinic for five years before joining the Vital Vet team in 2012. Angie takes care of all things non-veterinary, making sure that the administrative tasks are taken care of and that the team can focus on their patients. Angie has a rescue Greyhound called Django.

Dr. Ariadna Marczak

AIM Surgical Services

BVSc BVMS. MACVs (Small Animal Surgery)

Dr. Ariadna Marczak graduated from Murdoch University in 1998 and worked in small animal hospitals in Perth and the UK, including 2 years at the Murdoch University Pet Emergency Centre.

Dr. Ariadna completed her membership at the Australian College of Veterinary Scientists in Small Animal Surgery in 2008, and now provides a referral service in soft tissue and orthopaedic surgery to Vital Vet, allowing complicated surgeries to be performed onsite. Dr. Ariadna has two busy little whippets, Logan and Georgie.

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