Dr Jenny BVSc MANZCVS (SA Internal Medicine)

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. In 2022, Jenny also became a member of ANZCVS in Small Animal Internal Medicine Chapter. 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 BVSc MANZCVS (SA Internal Medicine)


Lani has Indonesian Chinese background and used to live in Singapore before she moved to Sydney in 2010. 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 directly after her internship. Lani is passionate about small animal internal medicine and dermatology. She has also attained her ANZCVS membership in Small Animal Internal Medicine in 2021. 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


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.


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.

Serena Van-Hek

Certificate IV Qualified Veterinary Nurse

Serena completed her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing in May of 2021 and joined the Ryde Vet Team in November of that year.
Serena loves all animals but is especially fond of horses, and rides dressage, show jumping and occasionally cross country in her spare time. When she’s not around horses, Serena loves photography, reading and playing guitar with her friends.

Jess Ho

Junior Veterinary Nurse

Jess joined Ryde Vet Clinic in January 2022 as part of her Cert IV placement.
She originally worked in human ophthalmology but decided on a career change to pursue her dream of working with animals.
In her spare time she loves trying new recipes, reading and going on hikes. She doesn’t have any pets at the moment, but looks forward to having a furry friend to join her on adventures soon!


The Naughty Clinic Cat

The clinic adopted Alf by default due to adoption failure. The feeling is not always mutual but with a face like that how could you not love him? His favourite activity is leaving foot prints on everybody’s cars and stealing the staff’s lunch (or should that be sharing?). He seldomly work at reception as customer service representative although he gets distracted by food all the time.


The Naughty Clinic Cat

This beautiful girl came to us as a shy kitten alongside her sister. Eclipse applied for permanent residency at Ryde Veterinary Clinic and we gladly approved (and that was 12 years ago). She enjoys sunbaking and loves her food. She is a little shy to be helping out in the clinic, so we let her be a free-loader, mainly because we love her.