Meet Our Team

Dr John and Sheree opened Seaside Vets back in May 2013 and we have been expanding ever since. Dr Nat and Dr Amanda joined the practice as part-owners in 2019, with Dr John splitting his time between Wallaroo and Perth these days. 

For us its all about the people and their pets. "We want a meaningful relationship where we treat our patients and clients as our own family, we want to build the Seaside Vet community as a happy one which is a great place to be a part of"

  

Dr John Carles

Practice Owner (Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery)

Dr John has called Yorke Peninsula home since 1994. He started Seaside Vet Surgery in 2013 and has proudly watched the practice grow. In late 2019, Dr John invited Dr Nat and Dr Amanda to join him as practice owners, which has allowed him to spend more time in Perth with family.

Dr John is a very skilled surgeon. He performs advanced knee reconstruction techniques, as well as many other facets of orthopaedic surgery. He really enjoys becoming a part of his client's lives, through helping them with their pets, chatting about the football and surfing.

A highlight of his career was becoming a flying vet visiting Leigh Creek, Roxby Downs and other outback communities. Dr John's visits to remote communities continue, but via the dirt roads these days!

 

 


Dr Nat Wakeham

Veterinarian (Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery)

Dr Nat Wakeham started her veterinary career on the Yorke Peninsula 15 years ago, working for Dr John as a new graduate vet. She and Dr Amanda enjoyed their time here so much that they've returned to take on management of the practice, after coming on board as part-owners.

Dr Nat loves medical cases, and really enjoys the problem-solving involved. She prides herself on taking excellent care of her patients and clients.

Dr Nat enjoys fishing, cooking and reading at home, as well as looking after a rather lazy dog and a pair of cats!


Dr Prue Hicks

Veterinarian (Doctor of Veterinary Medicine)

Dr Prue grew up on the Yorke Peninsula and after graduating from the University of Adelaide in 2015, she returned home to join the team.

She likes to keep busy outside of work and is heavily involved with the Kadina Netball Club, and the Yorke Peninsula netball association.

Dr Prue has talents other than being a great Veterinarian and is very creative and is able to make beautiful handmade Kokedmas. One of her creations is sitting in our front consult room. If you would like further information about these search 'Ivy Wraps' on Facebook.

Prue has a gorgeous Nova Scotian Duck Tolling Retriever at home, as well as a very cheeky cat. 


Dr Amanda Bunney

Veterinarian (Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery)

Dr Amanda qualified in Perth and moved to the Yorke Peninsula in 2007 to spend two years working for Dr John, before travelling with Dr Nat to the UK to work for two years, before settling in Darwin for 8 years. Dr Amanda and Dr Nat joined Dr John as practice owners in late 2019.

Dr Amanda is a shy being, mostly performing surgery and various administrative roles. She is pictured here with one of her favourite patients, Sadie. 

Dr Amanda spends far too much time taking photos of her two cats. 


Sheree Moroney

Practice Manager (Diploma of Veterinary Nursing)

Sheree became a veterinary nurse in 1994 and completed her Diploma in 2001.

Sheree enjoys time with her extended family (including 8 grandkids), cooking, the beach, going to the grandkids sports, her pets and her garden.

She has been a practice manager since joining forces with John 20 years ago, and is a superb organiser and leader. She loves a joke and her laugh can be heard blocks away making Seaside Vets a happy surgery to be a part of for everyone.

 


Tahlia Moss

Veterinary Nurse (Certificate IV of Veterinary Nursing)

Tahlia completed her Diploma of Animal Technology and Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing.

She has been at the clinic since the beginning and is a cheery member of our team. Running puppy preschool classes, looking after stray kittens and helping with anaesthesia and surgery.

Tahlia has 2 spoilt cats and a dog at home and would have even more if allowed


Pam Farley

Veterinary Nurse (Diploma of Veterinary Nursing)

Pam has 30 years experience as a veterinary nurse and has worked with John and Sheree for the past 20.

Skilled in all facets of surgical nursing, Pam provides outstanding hospital care to her patients.

She is surrounded at home by her menagerie of animals and horses and loves getting out on the water kayaking


Lauren Lewis

Veterinary Nurse (Certificate IV of Veterinary Nursing)

Lauren loves being a vet nurse, has a very infectious smile and manages to brighten the whole clinic

She has a special interest in surgical nursing and if Zoe ever went missing Lauren's would be the first place we would search.

Lauren has a beautiful border collie at home, as well as two little feline brothers. 


Stef Treloar

Veterinary Nurse (Enrolled in Certificate IV Veterinary Nursing)

Stef has been with Seaside since 2019 and is rocketing through her training and qualification in veterinary nursing.

Stef enjoys a challenge and has been coordinating and attending Seaside's Coober Pedy clinics - no mean feat!

Stef has three dogs and one very naughty cat at home, who all keep her very busy.


Bianca Woolford

Trainee Veterinary Nurse (Enrolled in Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing)

Bianca joined the team in 2020, working with us part-time while studying hard to finish year 12. She has started her formal vet nurse training, and will complete her Veterinary Nursing Cert IV over the next 2-3 years.

Bianca loves animals, and has grown up surrounded by a clowder of cats. We love having Bianca as part of our team, and are looking forward to seeing what she achieves as her experience and knowledge grow. 


Zoe

Client Relations

Zoe is our beautiful clinic dog, specialising in client and patient relations. She's a part-time staff member these days, enjoying a lot of her time laying under Sheree's desk!

She helps to keep your pets calm when they come into the clinic and is always up for cuddles.

But don't be fooled by her calm demeanour in the clinic - take her down the beach with a ball and her true Border Collie nature comes out!


  
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