Who we are
We have a team of qualified and passionate Veterinary Doctors and Nurses eager to assist you and your pet with a smile.
Ensuring top quality services and healthcare solutions our team of qualified veterinary doctors registered veterinarian nurses have accomplished qualifications to ensure excellent animal care, services and support of treatments provided by our veterinarians.
As highly qualified vets, we’ve been working full-time in the animal healthcare industry. It is our priority to make you feel comfortable with our services and the solutions we provide for your animals.
Dr John Pascall BVSc(HonsI), MRCVS,
John’s parents knew that he was destined for a career caring for animals when, at the age of 8, he claimed responsibility for the flatulence of their family dog, Rigby, so that the dog wouldn’t have to leave the room. Growing up in Perth, he studied Veterinary Science at the University of Sydney, and his love of animals has since taken him on adventures to Southern Africa, Panama, Brazil and the United Kingdom. John and his wife, Katy, have returned to Perth to raise their three beautiful children; Angus, Sophia and their German Short Haired Pointer, Hector. John has a keen interest in Orthopaedic and Soft Tissue Surgery, and for him, the greatest reward is a wagging tail!
Dr Rhonda Itzstein B.V.Sc.,M.R.C.V.S.,
Dr Rhonda Itzstein graduated from Murdoch University in 1980 and went straight into small animal practice. After locuming for 6 months Rhonda went into partnership at Kenwick Veterinary Hospital for the next 2 years. Rhonda then worked at the Subiaco Veterinary Clinic before taking a break to have her two boys Jason and Jack. Rhonda then started work at the Cat Haven where she worked for 7 years before joining our team in February 2007. Rhonda's special interests include Feline Medicine, Dermatology and Animal Behaviour.
Dr Catherine Sambrook BSc, BVMS,
Katie graduated from Murdoch University in 1999 and joined the team at Floreat Veterinary Centre that year. In 2002, she moved to London “for a couple of years” - 11 years later, she returned to Perth with an English husband and their first baby in tow! Katie has been working at Floreat Vet since 2013. She loves animals and enjoys all aspects of general veterinary practice, especially the privilege of seeing her patients and their families grow up. Her areas of special interest are small animal medicine and dermatology. When not at work, you will find Katie running around after her two little boys, Sebastian and Charlie, or on the sidelines of various children’s sporting fixtures!
Emily Plowright – Practice Manager,
Emily joined our team from the Cat Haven in 2006 and has worked in the animal care industry for over 20 years. Emily has a particular interest in dog behaviour and runs our popular puppy preschool. Emily is a Registered Veterinary Nurse and is enjoying her role as Practice Manager at the clinic. She has two cats at home "Buddha" and "Rusty" and a mixed breed rescue dog called George, who some of you may have met, helping at reception.
Jodie Perkins RVN,
Jodie qualified as a Veterinary Nurse in 2003. After working in small animal vet practices and Perth's cat-only shelter, Jodie joined the Floreat Vet family in 2007. Jodie especially enjoys nursing sick patients back to health, along the way stealing lots of cuddles, and has a special interest in feline care and health. Jodie has two adorable cats called Banjo and Bojangles, and a Diabetic Cavalier King Charles, Roxy. In her spare time, Jodie loves getting outdoors and going hiking and camping. She also keeps very active with her cycling, gym, yoga and regular beach walks.
Jessica Cairnes RVN,
Jess is the newest member of our team, joining our family in early 2018. With a degree in Zoolgy, Jess is our resident wildlife expert! Before pursuing her specific passion for nursing, she worked with Australian wildlife as a conservation biologist. When not working at the clinic, Jess is kept busy with her Pomeranian “Buffy”, as well as her two hand-raised Domestic Medium Hair cats “Felix” and “Willow”.