Heathmont Animal Hospital Reviews

About Us

FootprintsWe at Heathmont Animal Hospital are a team that is dedicated to outstanding service to both animals and their owners. At our hospital, we recognise the importance of the bond that exists between people and their pets. As our motto says, we gear our services to providing “special care”  for those animals that are more than just pets but are in fact “special friends” of their owners.

Our commitment to excellent customer service was recognised by the Office of Fair Trading when we won an Award of Merit in the Victorian Fair Trading Awards as well as being a finalist 2 years running in the Maroondah Business Awards.

We see our role as helping you as our client to keep your pet in the best of health. This means we endeavour to involve you in decisions concerning the treatment and care of your pet. We believe in recommending the best, but also offering other options according to clients’ individual circumstances.

Meet the Team

Dr.  Peter Green, BVSc, MACVSc (Vet Dentistry), BBSc, Post Grad Dip Psych.
Practice Owner and Principal Veterinarian 

Peter has been the Practice owner here at the Heathmont Animal Hospital for the past 32 years. His professional interests include surgery, animal dentistry and behaviour of both animals and humans. Peter is married with 3 children. In his spare time, he enjoys jogging, playing the cello, being on the Board of Elders at CityLife church, and volunteering every year both as a staff and committee member at Southern Cross Kids’Camps for abused and neglected children.


Dr Sophia Ke BVSc (Hons).  Associate Veterinarian

Sophia graduated from Melbourne University in 2013 and joined us mid 2014. She is our resident “crazy cat lady” who loves cats, including her own three (Pancake, Woffles, and Diabetes). Her professional interests include surgery and, of course, feline medicine. Sophia also has an interest in alternative medicine including laser therapy.  In her spare time, she enjoys looking up cat videos on YouTube, playing cat games and throwing cat parties. Her ultimate goal in life is to become a cat.

Elyse Carmichael, Veterinary Nurse

Elyse has been with us here at Heathmont Animal Hospital for over 8 years now and her nursing interests include surgery and client interaction.  Outside of work, Elyse enjoys staying fit by getting involved in Netball & Pilates. Elyse’s family of boys include her husband, her two sons Lachlan and Jake, and her adorable Border Collie “Xander”.






Jo Roche, Veterinary Nurse

Jo started working with HAH in late 2012 and has since then become an integral part of the team. While she used to be in human nursing, Jo found she had an even greater passion for animals. Equipped with both Cert II and IV in Veterinary Nursing, Jo loves assisting in surgeries, animal handling and grooming, and is adept in emergency triage procedures as well. In her free time, Jo volunteers with the local CFA.




 Leeanne Croot, Veterinary Nurse

The Heathmont Animal Hospital welcomed a valuable member to its roster when Leeanne joined the team in 2010. Having completed her Cert II and Cert IV in Veterinary Nursing from Box Hill TAFE, her role spans from animal handling, assisting in surgeries, and reception duties. Leeanne is also a part-time dog-sitter and often looks after many of our clients dogs whilst they are away on holidays. She is married with two lovely teenage girls; 16 year old Emma and 13 year old Abbey.




Gabrielle Green, Veterinary Receptionist

A vital part of the HAH team here since 2009, Gabrielle’s love of animals started from a young age. Her long history of pets include mice, rats, guinea pigs and rabbits. She currently divides her attention between Scarlett the Maltese-Shih Tzu (the love of her life, apparently) and Chloe (a Domestic Short Hair cat). Additionally, she can be found dog-walking for some of our clients, along Heathmont creek, or house-sitting for people. After completing Year 12, Gabrielle visited Africa for a month, building houses for orphans. Outside of HAH, Gabrielle is a University student, completing her Bachelor of Health Science and nursing degrees.  Hobbies include travelling and online shopping.

 Emma Stutt, Veterinary Receptionist

Emma has been a part of the HAH team since 2012. She has a Bachelors in Biomedical Science, with Honours in genetics, & is married with two kids (Olivia and William). Emma works part-time on reception, and her hobbies include fostering rescue pets, so if you’re looking for a new furry companion feel free to have a chat with her.

DIVA: – Undisputed queen of the clinic!

Diva joined our team 18 years ago. She was found as a kitten, strolling along the Heathmont shops — weaving her way amongst shoppers’ legs and generally making her presence known.  She was brought to us as a stray and even though we tried all avenues, we could not locate an owner for her.  We all thought this was quite amazing given her extremely slick, soft coat and outgoing (to say the least), personality.
It was decided that as she had all the right qualities for a clinic cat, she would be allowed to oversee the management here, a job she has taken very seriously. Diva now spends her day escorting patients into the clinic, jumping into delivery vans and clients cars, or more often that not lolling about on the front desk. Recently she has decided to take things a bit more easily and spends a lot of time finding warm spots to sleep in.