Meet Our Team

Our Practice Policy

At our accredited vet clinic, our practice policy is our promise to our clients. We will endeavour to practice high quality medicine and surgery, continually updating our facilities and knowledge and improving our service.

We will aim to satisfy the needs of our patients and the desires of their clients. We will offer a commitment for the long term and take a caring interest in all our patients and their problems. We will do our utmost to solve our patients problems, and if we can’t easily do that, we will always offer a referral to a specialist in the appropriate field.

We will endeavour to communicate clearly and explain the situation fully, keeping our client informed. We will where appropriate and possible offer options for different treatments. Our staff will always treat your pet with the same caring and compassion with which we treat our own pets.

Dr Andrea Tims

Practice Owner

BSc (Hons) Zoology, BVSc (Hons)

Andrea graduated in 1991 and is the sole practice owner. She has a special interest in surgery and geriatric care, has an honors degree in Science (zoology) as well as Veterinary Science. Andrea is a Senior Fellow of the University of Melbourne faculty of Veterinary Science and is accredited by AQIS (Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service) to prepare animals for export. At home she obsesses over her two cats: “Archie” and “Mouse” (both adopted as strays), and her Samoyed “Alaska”.

Dr Robert Pertzel

Head Veterinarian


Dr Rob graduated in 1997 and has been looking after dogs and cats in South East Melbourne ever since. Rob returned to Malvern in 2015 after 10 years working in Mentone. Rob has followed his keen interest in ultrasound from graduation, completing the Sydney University Post Graduate Foundation’s course in Sonology in 2006.

Rob’s passions include canine and feline medicine, animal behaviour and ethics, marine biology and playing bass guitar.

Dr Don Woo

Head Veterinarian


Don graduated from the University of Melbourne in 2012 and has spent the last few years working in practices in south east Melbourne, both in permanent and locum positions. Combining his interests in animal care and travel, Don has also recently completed a position in the beautiful coastal town of Port Macquarie in New South Wales. This position allowed Don the opportunity to treat various unique wildlife.

Professional interests include all aspects of general practice, surgery, internal medicine and oncology. Don is a proud owner of two dogs: Steven, a red healer cross (rescued from a cattle farm during his vet school days) and Barney, a Pembroke Welsh Corgi (who requires frequent behaviour management of his small-dog syndrome).

Dr Charlene Khoo

Senior Veterinarian

BVSc (Hons)

Charlene graduated in 2000 from Melbourne University. Charlene has spent 2 years travelling and working in the UK and has post graduate qualifications in emergency medicine. She has adopted a stray kitten “Scout” who is now best friends with “Chief”, a Lost Dogs Home orphan pup.

(pictured with Kalu, 1998-2015)

Dr Rebecca Jesudhason

Senior Veterinarian


I love animals and believe that the human animal bond is important and mutually beneficial to pets and owners. Having graduated from Melbourne University in 1992 I have enjoyed working in small animal practices in Melbourne and in Crowthorne, England. I have a special love for our feline friends and make every attempt to create a stress free cat friendly environment during every feline encounter. I am passionate about preventative medicine because it is in being proactive in prevention that we can avoid many illnesses and provide a better, safer life for our beloved pets. When not at work I enjoy listening to music (classical, opera,Latin, RnB…An eclectic taste in music!!), visiting parks and gardens, reading, volunteering for Edgar’s Mission and spending time with my beloved family of “rescues”.. My cats and a little 14 yo dog adopted from the RSPCA. I have enjoyed looking after your pets at Malvern Veterinary Hospital and look forward to providing you with the best service and highest standard of medicine in the future too.

Dr Nicola Dawes

Senior Veterinarian

BVSc (Hons)

After graduation Nicola spent 3 years working in a busy practice in Geelong before spending 2010 working in Southhampton, England. Here she treated animals like Gerbils, Hampsters, Hedgehogs, and even a python. She also did some work for an animal charity. Nicola enjoys heading to conferences to keep up with the latest in Veterinary medicine and also enjoys orthopaedic surgery and the odd challenging medical case.

Dr Jane Agiius

Senior Veterinarian

BVSc (Hons)

Jane graduated from Melbourne university in 1992 and has worked in small animal practice ever since. She began her career at the busy Lort Smith Animal Hospital where she worked for 4 years before heading overseas to work and travel. Jane has been working as a vet in Malvern for 20 years, developing a strong relationship with many of her beloved patients and their owners. She has a special interest in internal medicine and behaviour and always strives to practice with dedication and compassion – considering the wellbeing of her patients and the wishes of their owners in every decision. Jane lives with her partner and their two children, two cats and several generations of spiny leaf insects.


Dr Dan Pamment

Senior Veterinarian

BVSc BSc (Hons)

Graduated in ’93 and worked in Country Victoria mixed practice down in picturesque Gippsland. After a long stint in Animal/Human Welfare work went into private practice in Malvern with Dr Jane before we moved across to Malvern Vet, our new home. I have a Golden Retriever, Kelly , who is 15 years old, she is the best Doggo! I also have some pet hens and about half a million Bees.


Dr Elena Latch

Senior Veterinarian

Elena graduated from the University of Melbourne in 2011. 
She has spent the last few years working in both Private and Shelter practices in Melbourne.
Elena has a passion for helping both pets and their owners achieve the best outcome possible.
Her professional interests include all GP work, shelter medicine, animal welfare and surgery.
At home Elena has two rescued pet, Mango a cheeky 11yo cat and Zoe the sweetest 3yo labrador.

Dr Maya Zamir



Maya completed her veterinary degree at The University of Melbourne. She has a passion for small and exotic animal medicine. Her main veterinary interests lie in dermatology, ophthalmology and internal medicine. At home Maya has a range of beloved pets, including quails, rats, cats and dogs. She enjoys hiking, camping, running, cycling and animal training in her spare time.


Dr Dana Kolsky


Dana graduated from the University of Sydney in 2017 and has worked in small animal practice ever since. Her professional interests include clinical pathology, diagnostic imaging and wound management. She also has a strong passion for animal welfare and animal law.

When she is not at work, Dana enjoys spending time with friends and family. She has two young boys as well as a beloved dog and cat that she adopted in the middle east and brought to Australia.

Dr Ashe Mooney

DVM, B.S. Evolutionary Anthropology

Ashe graduated in 2018 from Melbourne University, and spent the first couple years of her career as a shelter veterinarian at the Lost Dogs Home. She is passionate about animal welfare, and has a special interest in avian medicine and soft tissue surgery. In her prior life, Ashe worked as a science journalist, and still promotes animal welfare in the media. She is also a competitive ice dancer and enjoys yoga and knitting. At home you can find her with her toothless cat Poppy, baby galah Miso, and budgies Dango and Zuke

Dr Charlotte Prowse


Charlotte graduated in 2014 from Charles Sturt University. Charlotte returned to the clinic where she was once a final year student- but this time as a vet! At this busy small animal clinic she developed a strong interest in small animal medicine, in particular endocrine diseases of the dog and cat. She was also lucky to be a long term locum for Canberra’s only cat dedicated clinic, fostering her love of feline behaviour. Charlotte’s passion lies in forming strong bonds with furry (and not so furry) clients to make sure they are looked after in the best possible way. She has a soft spot for golden oldies and works hard to make sure their lives are healthy and pain free. Outside of work, Charlotte enjoys eating far too many dumplings and trying to find the best coffee in Melbourne with her fiancé Stu. 

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Malvern Veterinary Hospital

(03) 9509 7611
547 Dandenong Rd, Armadale, VIC 3143

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