DR URSULA RETCHFORD
Director / Senior Veterinarian
Ursula has been pracitising as a veterinary surgeon for 26 years. In 1998 Ursula began work for Dr Cooper at the Croydon Veterinary Clinic and after his retirement took over the practice. Ursula thoroughly enjoys caring for her patients and and their families at the Croydon Veterinary Clinic.
DR DANIELLE EYSSENS
After 18 years Danielle is now part-owner of our clinic. She graduated with honours from University of Queensland in 2002 and moved back down to sunny Melbourne to start work at the Animal Emergency Centre. Danielle joined the team at Croydon in 2005 and then travelled Europe for a year and has been with us ever since. Since then she has completed a course in Diagnostic Imaging. In her spare time she volunteers for the Victorian SES and loves spending time with family in the fresh country air. She has 2 cats at home, George of the Jungle and Pippy, who was originally our clinic cat.
Tara is a qualified veterinary nurse with over 15 years experience. She joined our clinic in early 2012 and is now leading our nursing team. She has a wealth of surgical and medical nursing experience. She enjoys all areas of nursing but particularity has a passion for patient care and making the team environment a great place for our staff to work within. Outside of work she enjoys spending time with her family on their farm with her menagerie of animals dogs, cat, chickens, sheep, cows and deer.
Anthea is a qualified veterinary nurse. She joined our clinic in 2013. She has a special interest and a great deal of experience with rabbit medicine and surgery. But she still loves working with all animals big and small. She has special interest in nutrition and is always happy to advise our clients on their pets needs. Anthea also volunteers her time with Big Ears animal sanctuary in Tasmania. She lives at home with her two rabbits Hamish and Poppy who are very spoilt.
Jessie joined the Croydon Veterinary Clinic in 2017 as a Kennel Hand and is now a qualified Veterinary Nurse. Jessie has a keen interest in Animal Nutrition & Behavior. She grew up in Tasmania and has spent time living in Darwin & Adelaide Hills. At home Jessie has a Kelpie Cross called Moody, Border terrier Albi and menagerie of chickens. In her spare time Jessie enjoys Horse riding, Camping, Bush walking and 4X4 driving.
Melissa joined our team just as Covid hit us! She is qualified and has been nursing for approx 9.5years. Melissa's special interests in nursing is Imaging; things like ultrasounds & X-rays. At home she has a little 9 year old Jack Russell Terrier who keeps her busy. During her spare time she enjoys camping with her partner.