Meet Our Vets

  • Dr Hugh Wackett BVSc (Owner)
    Veterinarian
    Hugh graduated from Melbourne University in 1989. He worked for 3 years in a mixed practice in North Eastern Victoria and then spent a year working in England. He enjoys a balance between medicine and surgery.

    He currently has a playful DSH cat, Beena at home. The Wackett’s are a ‘Poodle’ family, having had poodles in the family for years. They recently adopted a Toy Poodle named Lil. Hugh and his wife are parents to two boys and a girl.
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  • Dr Doug Renton BVSc (Owner)
    Veterinarian
    Doug graduated from Melbourne University in 1977. After working with horses in the Yarra Valley he came to Glenhuntly Road Veterinary Clinic in 1980.

    Doug is a very experienced practitioner and is still very involved in the practice but no longer consults full time.

    At home Doug has a Burmese named Monica and a Rottweiler x Staffordshire Terrier called Bella. He is also father to three boys.
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  • Dr Genevieve Harkness BVSc
    Veterinarian
    Genevieve graduated from University of Melbourne  in 2012. She grew up in Melbourne but moved to Dromana on the Mornington Peninsula for work after graduation. After a couple of years on the coast, Genevieve moved back to the city to be to be closer to her family and friends, and joined the team at Glenhuntly Road Veterinary Clinic.

    Genevieve has an 11 year old black Labrador called Archie who lives at her parents house. He is blind as the result of Progressive Retinal Atrophy ( a genetic disease), but still loves playing fetch and going for walks!

    She is most passionate about small animal medicine and is hoping to undertake further study in this area, and to sit the Membership exams.

    Outside of work Genevieve enjoys exercise, cooking, travel and checking out the newest bars in Melbourne with friends.
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  • Dr Rachel Kirchheimer BVetMed (Hons) Cert AVP
    Veterinarian

    Rachel graduated from the Royal Veterinary College, London, England. After working for a few years in a small animal clinic in England she moved to Melbourne. She has been working at Glenhuntly Road Veterinary Clinic since 2010.


    She has a special interest in surgery and has obtained Advanced Practitioner status, by completing a Certificate in Advanced Veterinary Practice (with a surgery bias).
    Rachel grew up surrounded by a menagerie of animals including chickens, cats, Great Danes and Border Terriers. She and her husband currently have a very loved and spoilt Border Terrier, Edie.


    In her spare time Rachel plays lacrosse and has played at an international level, representing both England and Australia at a total of four World Championships.

     

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  • Dr Annabelle Rodd
    Veterinarian

  • Dr Jo Lubberink
    Veterinarian