Meet Our Team

Get to know the veterinarians, vet nurses and support staff at Yarraville Vet Clinic

Our Veterinarians

Yarraville Veterinary Clinic - Meet Our Team - Dr Ian Burns

Dr Ian Burns


Dr Ian has been in the practice for over 40 years. In his spare time he enjoys growing vegetables, talking to his chooks and goldfish, and being bossed about by his cats.

Yarraville Veterinary Clinic - Meet Our Team - Dr Ann McGaffin

Dr Ann McGaffin


Ann graduated from Melbourne University as dux of her year in 1992. She worked in several clinics around Melbourne, in country Victoria and overseas before joining the team at YVC in 2002. For many of our Yarraville Vet Clinic families Ann has looked after the health and wellbeing of their pets from their paediatric to their geriatric years, and for some of our long term clients she has done so for multiple generations of pets. Ann divides her time at the clinic between consulting and surgery and is available by appointment.

Outside of work Ann is a busy mother of five, with two gorgeous human teenagers and three mischievous furry babies. In her spare time there is nothing Ann enjoys more than sharing a wine with friends.

Yarraville Veterinary Clinic - Meet Our Team - Dr Eric Koh

Dr Eric Koh


This is Dr Eric. He loves health and fitness plus a good cup of coffee!

Our Nurses

Yarraville Veterinary Clinic - Meet Our Team - Fiona


Head Vet Nurse

Most clients will already know Fiona as she began working part time with us in 1985, starting as a junior work experience student while finishing school and completing a science degree. working her way up to be our full time head nurse. Fiona keeps the clinic running smoothly and is the go to person for all of our staff. She has a wealth of experience and is integral in training our junior nurses. She enjoys all aspects of nursing, however does have a love for surgery and anaesthetic monitoring. Fiona also does grooming on top of her full time nursing, appointments can be made by calling the clinic.

Fiona has three adult kids, she loves camping and looking forward to travelling with her husband in their new caravan. She also has a beautiful geriatric Labrador Snickers and fell in love with one of our adoption cats Misty who is now the boss of the household.

Yarraville Veterinary Clinic - Meet Our Team - Anne


Head Vet Nurse

Anne is one of our senior nurses and a much loved member of our team. She has been working at the clinic since 1995, starting when she was just fifteen. Anne is known for her kindness and compassion, as well as for her extraordinary memory of clients and patients past and present.

She has two kids Max and Amelia and two pets at home, her cat Willow and the cheeky Labrador Macy. In her free time you will often still find her at the clinic grooming, but she also loves live music, reading and catching up with friends.

Yarraville Veterinary Clinic - Meet Our Team - Christine


Vet Nurse

Christine has been with the clinic since completing her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing in 2018.
She is often up for a chat and happy to assist with all enquiries as well as give lots of pats and cuddles to our patients.

At home, Christine is kept busy by her 3 fur children and human family. 


Vet Nurse

Alex has been working at the clinic since early 2020. She graduated with her Certificate IV in Vet Nursing in 2023 and since then has done further education in wildlife care.

Wildlife is a huge passion for her, using her spare time to rescue and transport as a volunteer for Wildlife Victoria.

In any other spare time she loves spending time with her cute, but naughty fur babies Charli and George. Also enjoying travelling, gardening, reading and spending time with her friends and family.


Vet Nurse

Jess has graduated with her Associate degree in veterinary nursing in 2023 with Latrobe university.

In her spare time Jess loves spending time with her horse and training others, another passion of hers.

Jess has two beloved cats Jellybean and Teddy, a Jack Russell named Ralph and a horse named Zeus.

She prides herself in providing the best standard of care to all of our patients.


Vet Nurse

Sheree’s always had a passion for animals so in 2023 she decided it was time to study and completed her Cert IV in veterinary nursing and has been with us since early 2024.

Outside of work you’ll mostly find Sheree on the netball court or competing her horses Alero and Red. For quiet time she enjoys a weekend spent exploring with her husband  and dog Poppy, couch time with her cat Tiddles, feeding the chickens Agatha and Penny. And of course a cheeky cocktail or two!


Trainee Nurse

Ketria is currently studying her certificate IV in veterinary nursing, she is often found cuddling with the animals and helping out where needed.

At home she enjoys spending time with her three animals, Harley the German shepherd, Pepsi the miniature poodle and Tinkerbell the cat, as well as playing netball at her local club.


Trainee Nurse

AJ has been working at the clinic since early 2024, while also completing her Certificate IV in Vet Nursing. She doesn’t currently have any fur babies of her own, but loves giving all the cuddles to the ones in clinic.

In her spare time she loves spending time with her family and friends as much as possible.