Our Vets

Dr Gemma Coulter BVSc MANZCVS (Canine & Feline Internal Medicine) – Surgery & Medicine

Growing up in the local area, I first started working in a vet clinic as a kennel hand when I was a young girl; cleaning kennels and walking the dogs. Over 20 years later, and the joy of working with animals has not lost its magic. Following graduation as a veterinary surgeon from the University of Melbourne in 2007, I have worked in general practice continuously ever since.  In my previous role as the owner of a busy veterinary hospital, I supervised the medical & surgical cases of our 6 veterinarians along with my own patients, and have undertaken significant post graduate study over several years. This culminated in being admitted by examination as a member of the Australian & New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists in the field of Canine & Feline Internal medicine.

Working as a vet at VDSC,  and providing a local house call service,  I am able to provide your family pets with comprehensive care, from routine vaccinations to advanced surgery. I am able to offer a tailored approach to your pet’s medical care as their friendly and experienced personal physician.

I am very privileged to work with this very talented and experienced group of vets. At the VDSC, we look after all our patients as if they are our own.

Dr Andy Vickery BVSc MANZCVS (Canine & Feline Surgery)

Andy graduated from the University of Queensland in Veterinary Science and after several years working in general  practice in Australia, Canada and the UK, he undertook further post graduate training to attain his membership (by examination) in the field of canine & feline surgery. Andy has a particular focus in orthopaedic surgery and vast experience in performing advanced surgeries such as the TPLO procedure, along with luxating patella surgery, bone fracture repairs and other advanced procedures.

Dr Sue Chaney BVSc, MVS (Medicine & Surgery)

Dr Sue offers both routine and advanced procedures here at the VDSC, and as an experienced veterinary surgeon of more than 25 years, Dr Sue regularly performs desexing surgery, tumour removal and other soft tissue procedures, dentistry, ophthalmic procedures and orthopaedic surgeries.

Along with surgery, Dr Sue’s areas of particular interest include dermatology & management of diabetes.

When not performing surgery here at the VDSC, Dr Sue provides a mobile vet service bringing experience and a high standard of veterinary care to her local community.

Dr James Chadwick BVetBiol/BVetSc MANZCVS (Canine & Feline Surgery)

After graduating from Charles Sturt University in NSW, James commenced general practice at a busy clinic in Bendigo, Victoria.

Dr James has undertaken significant post graduate training in ultrasonography and small animal surgery which included Dr James’ successful examination to gain membership to the Australian & New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists in his chosen field of expertise. 

Dr Nicole Baker BVSc (Medicine)

Dr Nicole has worked in Sandringham & surrounds for over 20 years and now provides a house call service to the Bayside area.

Dr Nicole’s areas of interest include medicine and animal behavioural conditions. Dr Nicole has also undertaken the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society qualification and offers this as a service to her patients. Dr Nicole focuses on individualised veterinary care and treats every owner and pet with compassion and understanding.