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Our Support Team

These amazing people ensure your little ones and not so little ones are happy and safe whilst they are with us.

Nurses dispense comfort, compassion, and caring without even a prescription
–Val Saintsbury

The support team is an often overlooked part of veterinary practice. While they aren’t often front-facing and many of our clients may not meet them all, they are vital for providing the highest level of care. They are all selected for the dedication to animals as well as their technical skills.

Nurses are being scorned for being late with medicine, and yet they are holding their bladder because they don’t have time to use the restroom, and starving because they missed lunch. They’re being peed on, puked on, pooped on, bled on, bitten, hit, yelled at and are missing their family while taking care of yours. They may even be crying for you. The minute you read this, nurses all over the world are saving lives.

Nurse Reichainne

Nurse Rah- Clinic Coordinator

Having over 13 years of experience as a Certified Veterinary Nurse, our head nurse, Rechainne brings not only technical and practical knowledge but also compassion to our clinic. Reichainne’s favourite part of her role is managing the pre and post anaesthetic plans of our surgical patients to make sure they have the most smooth recovery possible. Rechainne has 3 cats who she waits on hand and foot and 2 beautiful chickens who are all very much part of the family

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Nurse Cindy- Nurse Coordinator

Cindy has been with SCV for 6 years and shines in her ability to channel her caring and nurturing nature into treating sick or neglected animals. Her grandfather’s work as a veterinarian in Vietnam inspired her to chase a career in animal health. She loves her 2 rescue dogs, Meika (whippet x cattle dog) and Luca (border collie) and her rescue cat Saber (mix breed. adopted from our clinic).


Nurse Victoria Sims

Victoria joined the Southern Cross Vet Family late in 2020. Formerly a bar tender/waitress, Victoria has extensive customer service experience and is passionate about interacting with clients and their furbabies.

She works as both a nurse and receptionist, though you will most often find her at the back monitoring in surgery or caring for your fur babies, as she is very committed to our clients and their experience here at the clinic. Victoria is a busy mum to four beautiful fur babies, Carter her American staffy, Bluey her lovely blue eyes rag doll, Sox who is her chubby little tabby and Kasper her handsome long haired white and orange cat. She loves spending time with all of them as they’re all family and loves every fur baby that comes into the clinic as if they were her own.


Nurse Camila

Camila always knew that animals were her passion. She grew up surrounded by her beautiful dogs, cat and even a sheep!

After she completed her Veterinary degree in Chile, she decided to travel and moved to Australia captivated by her love for flora, fauna and people.

Camila joined us first as a volunteer and quickly fell in love with the Southern Cross Vet family. Now, she is currently working with us a Junior Veterinary Nurse, and getting ready to obtain her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing to later on recognise her Veterinary degree here in Australia.

Outside of work, you will find Camila studying, socialising with friends and hanging out outdoors walking every little spot, reserve and national park, swimming and enjoying the beaches. Her element is any place where she can get in contact with animals and nature.


Nurse Kathryn

Surrounded by animals growing up, I knew that I would most definitely want to be be around them always, so what better than to choose to work with such amazing creatures. It is so rewarding being able to express my compassion for animals working as a veterinary nurse.

I was raised on the central coast close by the water and had slowly found my place living in Sydney with my two very sweet kittens Odyn and Talloulah.

In my spare time I enjoy being in the sea and soaking in the salty water, I enjoy going for nature walks when it’s sunny and spending time with my adorable nieces.


Nurse Katerina (Kat)

Katerina has been nursing for 4 years, inspired by her idol David Attenborough. She has watched every single special of his, many times over!
She is a registered Veterinary Nurse, and the new Head Nurse of our Surry Hills clinic, and takes pride in being able to connect with both clients and patients alike. Katerina is a self confessed “bird nerd” and loves wildlife nursing as well as caring for your fur babies.
She has her parrot Pablo, a Green Cheeked Conure, and her dog Totti, who is more like a brother than a pet! Her next dream dog is either an Irish Wolfhound, or an Italian Greyhound.


Nurse Kerry

Born and raised in the city of Johannesburg, South Africa where she spent most of her spare time enjoying the wild life and game drives on African Safaris before making Australia her home in 2016. Whilst living abroad Kerry had a menagerie of pets ranging from Tortoises, chameleons, bearded dragons, horses and dogs and since arriving has become mum to a Shih tzu Maltese called Walter who is 8 years young and loves accompanying his mum to work where he lazes around reception waiting for treats every time a patient receives one.

Kerry graduated as a teacher and spent many years in the classroom, however because of her love of animals she decided to take on a different career path and joined our team in 2019 as a receptionist. She is currently studying to become a veterinary Nurse and spends her weekdays at our Bellevue Hill Clinic in reception and practicing her nursing skills. You will find her at St Peters on weekends too.


Nurse Sam

Samantha is a qualified vet nurse who has worked in the industry for 2 years. She recently joined the Southern Cross Vet family and is always ready to take on each challenge as a nurse to give every animal of various sizes the best care possible. As an animal lover and full time mum herself of multiple fur-babies, Sam loves to spoil her rescue puppies such as Teddy, by taking them to the beach.


Nurse Ashley

Ashley is as a qualified Veterinary Nurse who has worked in small animal clinics for almost four years.
Ashley was lucky to grow up with lots of pets and has owned dogs, cats, guinea pigs, a rabbit, and chickens. Animals have always been her favourite thing in the world and providing them with the best care is her passion.
In her spare time Ashley enjoys reading, going to the beach, building her house plant collection, and cuddling with her 12 year old black cat, Charlie.