OUR TEAM

Dr Jenny B.V.Sc

Hospital Director

Jenny graduated from Sydney University in 2010 and started practising in Newcastle where she practiced small animal and racehorse medicine. She joined Ryde Veterinary Clinic in 2013 as an associate Veterinarian, and she became the Hospital Director in 2017. She enjoys all aspects of small animal general practices, but is particularly keen on small animal medicine and soft tissue surgeries. Jenny enjoys client education and making sure all our patients are well looked after. Beside English, Jenny can speak fluent Cantonese and Mandarin. Outside being a vet, Jenny enjoys textbook reading, cooking, and spending time with her dog “Pondo”, the naughty Kelpie cross that keeps her feet busy.

Dr Lani Tan Liang BVSc

Veterinarian

Lani graduated from University of Sydney in 2016 and worked in small animal practice in Lake Macquarie before she challenged herself by taking on a rotating internship as Small Animal Specialist Hospital (SASH). She joined Ryde Veterinary Clinic in 2019 as a part-time associate veterinarian directly after her internship. Lani is passionate about small animal internal medicine and dermatology. To further advance her knowledge, she will be taking Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists Membership Exam in Small Animal Medicine this year! Outside of work, Lani loves spending time with her fluff ball, “Sleepy”, the Japanese Spitz, caring for her plants and hitting the gym. Lani has Chinese Indonesian background, so apart from English, she can speak conversational Mandarin and Bahasa Indonesia.

Dr Kar Yee Phoon DVM

Veterinarian

Kar Yee was born and bred in Malaysia but moved to Australia with her family as a teen and completed her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) with the University of Sydney in 2020. She joined Ryde Veterinary Clinic in 2021 as our associate Veterniarian. She has always wanted to be a veterinarian for as long as she can remember, and would cut out photos of animals from newspapers before her parents had a chance to read them. She has grown up with dogs and have also fostered some through rescue groups. Although she finds all aspects of veterinary medicine interesting, she is particularly excited about exotic pets/ wildlife and surgery. In her spare time, she loves hanging out with her kelpie cross, spoiling friends and family with baked goods, playing oztag and working out to burn off the extra cookies.

Audrey Duval

Veterinary Nurse

Audrey graduated her Veterinary Nurse Certificate 4 in 2017 and joined the team at Ryde Vet in late 2020. She loves animals and has 6 pets herself – 3 cats (Belle, Jace and Holly) and 3 rabbits (Olive, Lilly and Snow).
Audrey has a passion for rabbits and loves working with them in the clinic to give them the best stress-free care they can get.
Outside of work Audrey enjoys being active by doing aerial fitness training or going for bush walks all over the blue mountains.

Lauren Gregory

Animal Attendant

Lauren has been with Ryde Veterinary Clinic since mid 2020. As an animal attendant she cares for and cleans up after all the animals that stay with us. She is very passionate about animals and is working towards getting her cert II in animal studies and, in future, cert IV in Veterinary Nursing. She has 3 pets, a cat named kitty and two fish, a halfmoon betta called Swim Shady and a bristle nose catfish called Mark Suckerburg.

In her free time Lauren enjoys reading manga, playing a variety of games on her pc/consoles and being creative by painting with alcohol ink and digital media.

Nicky

Certificate IV qualified Veterinary Nurse

Nicky joined Ryde Veterinary Clinic in 2017. A career change to Veterinary Nursing in 2009 proved to be the right move. Nicky enjoys working with animals everyday. She feels helping our patients and their owners is very worthwhile. This change has also expanded the fur family to a Greyhound (Scout), Airedale Terrier(Moose) as well as 5 cats (Teddy, Yoshi, Griffen, Bubby and Deek).

Out of work, Nicky enjoys fishing and picking up the loose objects at home or on walks before Moose tried to have a taste of them.

Susan

Certificate IV qualified Veterinary Nurse

Susan came to Vet Nursing as a mature age student, having previously been in human community health, gaining my Cert IV in 2017. Susan joint Ryde Veterinary Clinic family in 2018. Her ideal day is spent between reception duties, answering the phones and assisting in our treatment room. As she have no pets at home, I enjoy getting to know our clients and their pets and hearing about their lives, what makes them happy and how they spend their time together.

Susan’s goal as a Vet Nurse is to travel into countries where people are still dying from rabies and volunteer on desexing programs to help control stray populations and reduce the rabies risk to humans.

Ruth

Certificate IV qualified Veterinary Nurse

Ruth started working at Ryde Veterinary Clinic around 2008, After moving up the coast briefly in 2017 she has now returned in 2019 to join the team again. With her army of animals including husband, 3 children, 1 cat, 2 dogs, 2 ferrets, 2 parrots, a snake and a lizard. As she puts it her house is a very “delicate ecosystem”.

When she gets a break from her mad house her artistic side comes out whether it be in the form of crochet, painting or re-arranging the furniture.