Dr Darren T. Seet - Veterinarian BSc BVMS DipSc
I was born and raised in the mining town of Newman located in the heart of the Pilbara. My parents worked for BHP and I completed both my primary and secondary schooling until I left to Perth to complete my tertiary studies at Murdoch University's School of Veterinary Sciences. Following graduation, my veterinary career started as a mixed animal veterinarian in the outer south eastern corridor of Perth. I remained in my first job for 4 years and gained valuable experience treating a variety of animals including horses, cattle, sheep/goats, alpacas, reptiles, wildlife and of course cats and dogs!
I thoroughly enjoyed mixed animal practice but decided to specialize in small animals (cat and dogs) and accepted a full time position with Vet Co-op at Winthrop Vet. I have various interests in veterinary science but have taken a greater focus in surgery, in particular orthopaedics and gastro-enterology. I have two wonderful, yet mischievous, canine companions, ‘Axel’ the Doberman and ‘Stevie’ the Kelpie-cross who keeps my wife and I busy going for walks and exploring the lovely surroundings of Perth.
In my time away from the practice, I enjoy tennis, shooting hoops, kayaking, as well as dabbling in property investments and renovations with my family. If you are near the clinic, do not hesitate to drop in and say hi and have a chat about your pets, sports or property!
Dr VJ Phang - Veterinarian BSc BVMS (Hon's)
Hi I’m VJ! I am originally from Malaysia, I graduated from Murdoch University in 2010 and have a special interest in small animal medicine and surgery. At home I have three very cheeky cats named; Jelly, Mew and Cutie. Back in Malaysia I have a dog named Bambi who has been around forever! When I am not in the clinic you will find me trying out all sorts of new food around Perth. I cannot wait to meet all of you and your pets.
Katherine Christie (Registered Veterinary Nurse and Nurse Manager)
After graduating high school, I entered Murdoch Uni to study biomedical science and molecular biology. I was halfway through my degree when I realised I was wasn't satisfied; I decided to leave uni and pursue the goal I've had since I was 5 years old- to work in the veterinary industry. I completed my Certificate IV in 2010 and have been working for Vet Co-op since June 2011. My primary interests are surgery and emergency care, but in day-to-day clinic life I love catching up with all our regular clients and their pets, who have become like family to me. I have been a crazy cat lady since the day we got our first pet, a beautiful calico named Butterfly whom I miss every day. Since then, I have become mum to Indi, a 7 year old tabby, and step-mum to Wednesday, a domestic long hair. When I'm not at work, I enjoy crafting, reading and watching old movies.
Renee Sherburn (Registered Veterinary Nurse)
I have loved animals for as long as I can remember. My first pet was a bubbly Bichon Frise called Jack who was a frequent visitor at the vet with skin allergies! It was Jack who inspired me to become a Vet Nurse and I graduated from Polytechnic West in 2013. Unfortunately Jack passed away in 2015 and I don't currently have any pets at home, however I do have my cheeky horse Choco who lives on a property in Oakford. In my spare time I like to train my horse and catch up with my friends and family.