Dr. Belinda Parsons
VeterinarianDr. Belinda Parsons is a veterinarian and certified veterinary acupuncturist. She is the owner of Rouse Hill Family Vets as well as on the Board of Directors of the Australia College of Veterinary Acupuncture. She has been a small animal veterinarian for over 13 years and has always been a passionate advocate for senior pet health care.
She has completed 3 additional years of study in Veterinary Oncology, Small Animal Endocrinology, and Small Animal Neurology through Massey University. She attended the first Australian Veterinary Palliative Care Advisory Council Conference in May 2018.
She is an avid campaigner for Fear Free Veterinary Visits and is a Level 3 Certified Fear Free Practitioner. She understands that the emotional wellbeing of a patient is just as important as their physical wellbeing and proactively takes steps to reduce fear, anxiety, and stress in her patients.
Dr. Belinda is, unfortunately, no stranger to grief. Her father died during her 2nd year in Veterinary School, and more recently she lost two grandparents and her father in law over a six month period. It is through her own experiences with grief and loss that she is not afraid to be vulnerable with families at this difficult time.
Her family apprises of husband James, daughters Lily and Georgie, and furbabies Charlie and Elmo. Her favourite activities outside of the veterinary world are bushwalking with the family (including the dogs) through our local reserves, photography and traveling the world.
Jack and Percy, were two very much loved members of Dr. Belinda’s family, it is in their memory that Dr. Belinda has decided to offer her in-home palliative care and euthanasia service.
Patient Care CoordinatorEmma Mills has always loved animals, but it wasn’t until back in 2011 when she got a casual job in a pet shop did she realise that her passion and future was in the veterinary industry. She started studying in 2012 and has worked as a Vet Nurse for the last 6 years.
Her love for palliative care stems from her childhood dogs Max and Bobbie who she absolutely adored and was passionate in ensuring that they were comfortable in their last few years. She also has a beautiful Mini Fox Terrier Bella who is 19 years old and requires palliative care for her arthritis and dementia. She believes our elderly pets deserve their last few years to be as pain free and full of love as we can possibly make it.
Emma is a certificate IV certified Veterinary Nurse and also certificate III Fear Free certified. She believes that the chances of recovery for animals will be much faster if their experience is positive and as stress free as possible.
Emma’s family consists of her husband Mark, her beautiful daughter Lilah and her menagerie of animals including her 3 dogs: Sadie, Rory and Bella. Her 2 cats: Lucy Lu and Jackson, and her 54 year old Cockatoo Charlie who she has known all her life.
She is super excited to join Rouse Hill Family Vets and to work in helping our elderly four-legged friends have the best quality of life they can.
Charlie ParsonsCharlie is a 2-year-old spoodle. He is the head taste tester of all things inedible. He has generalised anxiety which is well controlled utilising medication, enrichment activities, and environmental management. He is a complete whirlwind in comparison to Jack. He is a sweet boy who could be easily misunderstood. His favourite things are jumping (jumping here, there and everywhere) and chewing (particularly chewing objects that are not toys). His favouite treat is a peanut butter filled kong!
Elmo ParsonsElmo is a 2 year old Labradoodle. He is a failed therapy and assistance dog who has also been diagnosed with generalised anxiety. He has absolutely flourished into becoming a confident happy boy with the help of daily medication, confidence building exercises and lots of love. He is the most adorable cuddle bug who is just slightly too big to be a true lapdog but that doesn’t stop him from trying. His favourite thing is bouncing on the trampoline. His favourite treat is frankfurt sausages (perfect for administering his daily medication).
Monday - Thursday: 9am - 6pm
Friday: 9am - 5pm
Saturday: 10am - 1pm
Sunday & Public Holidays Closed
In-home euthanasia services run outside of opening hours by appointment only