Our Team

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Our Team

Please remember that there are many others working behind the scenes who all help to keep our surgery running smoothly.

Dr David Warren

Dave is one of the proprietors of Mira Mar Veterinary Hospital.  He came to Albany from Perth in 2008 with his partner and 2 young daughters to begin a new career as a mixed practice vet, and hasn't left!  Dave spent many years in the workforce prior to becoming a veterinarian, and so brings with him many life skills. His pet family currently includes Caleb the Golden Retriever, two rats, many chickens and many fish!

Dr Jim Darmody

Jim is the other proprietor of Mira Mar Veterinary Hospital. Jim is very experienced in all aspects of mixed veterinary practice having worked throughout Australia and the UK. His career commenced here in Albany in 1999, before he moved back in 2007 with his family for the country lifestyle. Jim's wife Renae is also a vet, and they have 3 children, a nutter Labrador dog and some chickens!

Dr Renae Darmody

Renae (who is also Jim's wife) has been working back at the clinic for 2-3 days each week since 2011, initially as a break from raising a young family!  She is an experienced small animal clinician with some horse background.  She also has a special interest in small animal ultrasound.  Outside of work she is busy with 3 kids, and trying to train her crazy Labrador!

Dr Jialin Tan

Jialin is a welcome addition to the veterinarian side of the team, joining us at the end of 2017 as a locum, and then staying on board permanently! Jialin has moved to Albany from Townsville with her husband, two young sons and two dogs, Eric and Bernie. She brings with her a wealth of experience and knowledge in the small animal field, with anaesthesia, emergency medicine and pet behaviour as some of her areas of interest. We are sure you and your pet will enjoy meeting her.

Phone:

08 9841 5422

Dr Erin Macdonald

Erin is an ex-Albany girl who has returned home in late 2013 to take up a position at Mira Mar Vets. Erin has previously worked in Kalgoorlie and has an interest in horse work. She has a very calm and gentle approach, and a methodical and experienced way of dealing with cases. Erin is 'owned' by Shaun the Maltese X and Georgie the Kelpie X, plus chickens and other assorted creatures on their property! Erin has just started back with us after the birth of her second baby in August 2019. We love having her back at the clinic for her 'baby-free time', and we are sure your pets will too!

Phone:

08 9841 5422

Andrea White (Registered Veterinary Nurse)

Andrea is an Albany girl who returned to town at the end of 2017, and has quickly become a valuable member of the MMVH team. Andrea completed her training as a veterinary nurse in July 2018, and in her spare time enjoys training her much loved Weimaraner dog Kaiser, and rearing orphaned kangaroo joeys! She also runs our Puppy Preschool classes, so you might see her with your new puppy. We know you will love to meet Andrea - she has a bright, bubbly personality and will make you and your pet feel very welcome.

Ellie Hummerston (Registered Veterinary Nurse)

Ellie joined the Mira Mar Vets team in early 2018, returning to Albany after an exciting career in a number of busy vet practices in Sydney. Ellie is a dedicated and experienced veterinary nurse and proud pet owner of Summer the Cattle Dog X. In 2019, Ellie completed extra qualifications in Certificate IV in Training and Assessment, meaning she can provide qualified teaching of trainee veterinary nurses, which is a real asset to the trainees within our team. Congratulations Ellie!

Caitlin Williams (Trainee Veterinary Nurse)

Caitlin has been with us for the last two years doing work placement but has recently just secured a traineeship position with us to do her Certificate IV in Vet Nursing. While recently just graduating from high school, Caitlin has also managed to complete two certificates in Animal Studies over her last two years of schooling. WOW! We look forward to having Caitlin as apart of our team and we look forward to seeing her grow within the industry. Welcome Caitlin

Emma Fairley (Registered Veterinary Nurse)

Emma joined our staff in 2016 as a return to work part-time while raising her two young daughters. She qualified as a vet nurse in 1995, and has had a varied career; working in both NSW and WA as a vet nurse, but more recently as a human paramedic in Albany. Emma also has a zoology degree and an obvious passion for wildlife rehabilitation - she can often be seen at the clinic with a fledgeling bird to feed! She brings a calm, confident outlook to our team, and we're sure you'll enjoy meeting her. Emma also manages to squeeze in pet-sitting and dog-walking in her spare time!

Sharon McQuillan (Registered Veterinary Nurse)

Sharon McQuillan is the newest team member to join our veterinary nursing staff, commencing in July 2020. Sharon graduated as a veterinary nurse in 2015, and has gained extensive experience working at Denmark Vet Clinic, before a change of circumstances led her to seek a job in Albany. Sharon is a mother of 5, as well as a pet parent of 3 dogs and a turtle! We are sure you will love her friendly and welcoming approach, and your pets will love her caring and professional manner.

Amanda Poett (Administration)

Amanda became the practice's book-keeper in July 2013. Amanda has previously been a veterinary nurse (and still works the occasional reception shift!); and besides helping to run her family's own business, she is also completing further studies in the book-keeping field.
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