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.

Our Team

Dr Don Stewart (Owner) B.V.Sc.,M.R.C.V.S.,

Don graduated from the University of Queensland in 1966. After 4 years practising as a vet in Albany Western Australia, he travelled overseas with his family and worked in many practices in the U.K. and North America. He finally settled in Canada, where he spent 15 years as principal of a very busy Vet clinic Upon returning to Australia in 1988, he established the Floreat Veterinary Centre. Don is a registered AQIS vet and regularly prepares pets for travel overseas.

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 Neeta Pollard (BSc BVMS),

Dr Neeta Pollard  joined our team in March 2013. She graduated from Murdoch Univeristy in 1999 and spent the next 7 years in Kalgoorlie in a small animal/equine practice. She moved back to Perth in 2007 and has worked in several small animal practices. She has two young girls and a red Kelpie named “Neville.” Neeta enjoys all aspects of being a veterinarian and has a special interest in surgery.

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.

Charlee Phillips,

Originally from the UK, Charlee completed her training in nursing here in Australia, and graduated in 2015. Although she has no pets here in Perth, she has English Bulldogs back in the UK and has a big soft spot for any bulldog breed.

Lauren Gilchrist,

Lauren joined our team in 2013 after completing her certificate IV in veterinary nursing at Polytechnic TAFE. Lauren has been involved in Raptor Rehabilitation for several years and has a keen interest in wildlife. She has two young boys and a lorikeet named “Ollie.” Since returning from maternity leave Lauren has completed the grooming course at the WA Grooming Academy, and now enjoys grooming one day a week at the clinic in addition to her nursing  

Veronica Mark,

Veronica started at Floreat Veterinary Centre in November 2012 as head kennel hand. She has completed her first year of the Veterinary Nursing Certificate at Polytechnic TAFE. She also helps run our very popular puppy preschool. Veronica especially loves poodles and is lucky enough to own two of her own “Chicco” and “Rex.” In the future she hopes to work overseas with endangered elephants.