Loved by pets and pet parents

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

SCV _ Portraits_029

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 Leanne with patient Mickey (1)

Nurse Leanne

Leanne has been part of the Southern Cross family since 2021.  She is currently studying Doctor of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Sydney, after completing a Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Animal and Veterinary Bioscience Hons 1) She has a Maltese Shih Tzu named Bella who comes to work with her regularly, don’t be shy say hi!

Leanne has a particular interest in surgery and radiology.  Outside of work her interests include socialising, horse riding, going to the beach for walks.

Nurse Aurora (1)

Nurse Aurora

Aurora is new to the Southern Cross Family. She works with us between her studies at the University of Sydney’s DVM program, allowing her to expand her skill set for the day she becomes a vet! She has her Bachelors in Animal and Poultry Sciences, and is in her second year of her post graduate veterinary work.


She recently moved here from the east coast of the United States, where she has spent her life surrounded by a wide range of animals in her work and at home. Over the years she has had cats, cockatiels, rabbits, fish, ducks, and even a snake as pets!

In her free time, she likes Latin dancing, working out, and exploring the wildlife and nature of Australia 🙂


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 Taylor (1)

Nurse Taylor

Taylor has been a vet nurse for over 6 years and was previously employed as the head nurse at her previous practice. She has been fortunate enough to attend veterinary conferences in the past to further her learning; and has a strong passion for providing dental care for patients. Taylor says she would love to open her own practice one day or going on to become a vet.

At home Taylor is mum to Sam the Husky and Socks the Staffy.