Meet the Team

Our Veterinarians

DR DOUG RENTON BVSc (Owner)

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.

At home Doug has a Burmese named Monica and a Rottweiler x Staffordshire Terrier called Bella. He is also father to three boys.

DR HUGH WACKETT BVSc (Owner)

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 two cats ay home, a DSH called Beena and a DSH called Tux. The Wackett’s are a ‘Poodle’ family, having had poodles in the family for years. They also have a little Toy Poodle named Lil.

Hugh and his wife are parents to two boys and a girl.

DR ANNABELLE RODD B.Biomed, DVM

Annabelle graduated from Melbourne University in 2016. She started her career undertaking a small animal internship in a referral centre in Brisbane. She then moved to Glenhuntly Road Veterinary Clinic in 2017.

At home Annabelle has a loveable and energetic Golden Retriever named Frankie.

In her spare time, she enjoys spending her weekends catching up with friends and trying out new recipes in the kitchen.

DR GIULIA CERONE B.Sc, DVM

Our Vet Nurses

JENNY ALKERMADE

Jenny is our longest serving veterinary nurse. She takes immense pride in the presentation of our clinic and ensures that you are always greeted warmly. Outside of work Jenny volunteers for horse riding for the disabled.

Jenny and her husband also have two children, Steven and Sarah.

BRODIE MCCARTHY

Brodie joined the team at Glenhuntly Road Veterinary Clinic in 2010, having already work as a veterinary nurse for 2 years in Elsternwick. She completed her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing in 2013. Brodie loves caring for all in-patients at the clinic but particularly enjoys caring for the geriatric feline patients.

At home Brodie has a gorgeous black and white DMH named Spooky.

She is an avid AFL fan barracking for Melbourne and you’ll quite often see her at a game whenever she gets a chance. In her spare time Brodie also enjoys bird watching, nature walks and catching up on the latest movies.

LAURA HANLON

Laura has worked at Glenhuntly Road Veterinary Clinic since 2011. Laura completed her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing in 2013. She spent 3 months volunteering in South Africa at a wildlife sanctuary and has a keen interest in zoo animals.

Her favourite part of the job is surgical nursing and cat grooming. At home Laura has a very cute and excitable dog Bella, a Maltese x Shih Tzu.

She also has a keen interest in design and has completed a Diploma in Interior design. Outside of work you will find Laura in the kitchen mastering new recipes or trying out the latest restaurants in Melbourne.

AIMEE SHEKLETON

Aimee is our Irish veterinary nurse who joined the Glenhuntly Road Veterinary Clinic in 2016. She graduated from Dundalk University, Ireland in 2011 with a Bachelor of Science in both large and small Animal Veterinary Nursing.

After working as a veterinary nurse for four years at home, she left Ireland in 2015 to travel Australia and loved Melbourne so much she decided to stay. Now she enjoys living by the beach and making the most of all that the city has to offer including checking out the latest bars and restaurants on the weekends.

BERN WAISBERG

Bern has been as Veterinary Nurse for over 35 years. After working at Glenhuntly Road Veterinary Clinic for six years in the late 1980s – mid 1990s, Bern took a career break to work in the food industry with refugees and to have her two daughters Lilly and Freya.

She then returned to us in 2010. Her favourite part of the job is caring for our in-patients and her heart-warming and compassionate approach to all patients is clear to see.

She has a collection of Oriental and Burmese cats at home, including Louis and Winnie. They also have a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel named Cooper – ‘Bern loves a Cav’ and a Labrador named Maggie.

Outside of work you will find Bern relaxing watching movies and enjoying cheese and wine.

ASHLEIGH HOLMES
CLARA MCGRATH
Glenhuntly Road Veterinary Clinic
(03) 9571 7144
1111 Glenhuntly Road, Glenhuntly, VIC 3163

Mon-Fri: 8am – 7pm
Sat: 8am – 12pm
Sun: 9am - 11am