Our Team

APPOINTMENT

Dr. Belinda Parsons - Elite Fear Free Qualified

Veterinarian

Dr. 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.

Dr. Nicole Geyer DVM - Level 1 Fear Free Qualified

Veterinarian

Nicole graduated from Michigan State University in 2010. She has worked in the veterinary industry for over 20 years and began her career as a mixed (large and small) animal vet in the United States, then in Sydney for a short time, before switching to small animal practice. Most recently, before joining Rouse Hill Family Vets, she practiced as a locum around NSW.

Nicole enjoys all aspects of small animal general practice but is particularly passionate about dental health, fear-free visits, and aged pet well-being.

Her family consists of partner Tom (the 69th Australian to summit Mount Everest), son Reggie, and Labrador Goldie. As an adventurous family, in their free time, they enjoy canyoning, hiking, camping, and travel.

Dr. Tanya Rajkumar BVSc (Merit) - Level 1 Fear Free Qualified

Veterinarian

Dr. Tanya Rajkumar graduated from the University of Sydney in 2011. She has practiced in a number of small animal hospitals throughout Sydney before recently joining the team here at Rouse Hill Family Vets.

She thoroughly enjoys all facets of small animal practice with a special interest in dentistry, behaviour medicine, and practicing with a Fear Free approach to reduce stress for all our patients.

Outside of work, Tanya keeps busy looking after her own fur family of four that includes 3 mischievous rescue cats and a rather bouncy cattle dog. She also enjoys hiking, travel, and a bit of dancing on the side.

Dr. Karishma Nandha BVSc (Hons), Grad Cert - Level 1 Fear Free Qualified

Veterinarian

Karishma graduated from the University of Sydney in 2007 with a bachelor of veterinary science honours. Karishma has been involved in the veterinary industry for over 15 years, working in large and small animal practice, university hospitals, and emergency/referral hospitals. She has worked in NSW, QLD, VIC, and WA.

The reason Karishma loves being a veterinarian is the human-animal bond, she also loves getting to know her clients (both furry and human). Karishma enjoys geriatric medicine, emergency and critical care, and soft tissue surgery.

Karishma is owned by her furkids Tindra (14yr old Belgian Shepherd) and Milly (unknown age domestic short hair cat, she’s a failed foster). She also has a young family who keeps her very busy outside of work.

Dr. Timothy Chan DVM

Veterinarian

Tim graduated from Sydney University in 2018 and is very excited to be working at Rouse Hill Family Vets. He is very passionate about dermatology as he enjoys making a difference to your pet’s quality of life via a step-by-step investigative process. Outside of work, he is a butler to a small, curious and polite cat called Luna.

Emma Mills - Level 3 Fear Free Qualified

Practice Manager

Emma 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 about 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.

Charlotte Mercer - Level 1 Fear Free Qualified

Senior Veterinary Nurse

Charlotte has been in the veterinary industry for almost 10 years and gained her diploma in veterinary nursing with the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons back in London in 2015.

After fulfilling her life long dream to travel she decided to call Australia home. Charlotte lives locally and is a fur mum to border collie Summer and cat Luther.

She loves all aspects of veterinary nursing and has a keen interest in surgical nursing and exotic pets.

Brittany James - Level 1 Fear Free Qualified

Veterinary Nurse

Brittany is a qualified cert IV Vet nurse with over 4 1/2 years of experience. She is also fear free certified.

Brittany is very excited to join the team and loves coming to work every day and getting to care for our patients.

Brittany has 4 pets at home including a Maltese x toy poodle named Roxy, a Cocker Spaniel x Cavalier King Charles Spaniel named Franklin, a cat named walnut, and a sun conure named Neville.

Kitty Bull - Level 3 Fear Free Qualified

Casual Veterinary Nurse

Kitty is a Veterinary Nurse at Rouse Hill Family Vets. Kitty graduated from her bachelor’s degree in Animal Science and Zoology in early 2020, is currently studying a Masters of Wildlife Health and Conservation, and is on her way to becoming a Veterinarian. Kitty is level 3 fear free certified and has a passion for animal behaviour. Kitty has a wide variety of animals at home, including 8 cats named Sweet Potato, Tabby, Flossy, Charlie, Toby, Possum, Luna and Slushie, 2 Labradors named Meiko and Tilly, a Poodle X named Pablo, a chicken named Louanne, a duck named Basil, a snake named Iggy and a cockatoo named Francis.

Kitty loves Veterinary Medicine, animal health, caring for the amazing patients that come into her care, and helping to make them feel safe, happy and comfortable.

Christine Keo

Casual Veterinary Nurse

Christine completed her studies in Animal Science at the University of Sydney in 2016. Before returning to Sydney, she worked in the United States and Thailand to pursue her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree. She has worked as a veterinary nurse across several clinics and is passionate about animal welfare. She is excited to be a part of the RHFV team and can’t wait to meet everyone!

Casey Lee - Level 1 Fear Free Qualified

Veterinary Nurse, Trainer and Groomer

Casey has been working in the Veterinary industry for 12 years. She has her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing and is Fear Free qualified. She has a Certificate IV in Statement of Attainment of dog training and has graduated from Puppy preschool instructors courses. She has also done training with the Delta society. Casey brings a wealth of knowledge and compassion to our team and incorporates Fear Free and positive reinforcement techniques in all of her training classes and her grooming.

Her family consists of two beautiful horses Kora and Choice and two fur pups Poppi and Billie.

Kirsten Knight

Veterinary Nurse

Kirsten started vet nursing in 2003. Since then she has worked at multiple practices gaining experience with animals ranging from cats to goats.

She has a passion for client education and often donates her spare time working voluntarily for various animal rescues and charities.

At home, Kirsten has a menagerie of animals including cats, dogs, and a female galah named Roger.

Kelly Xuereb - Level 1 Fear Free Qualified

Veterinary Nurse

Kelly is one of our nurses who has joined the RHFV team in March 2021. She has been nursing in vet hospitals across Sydney for 9 years. She is Certificate IV Qualified Veterinary Nurse and Level I Certified Fear Free.

Kelly has a special place in her heart for cats and has 5 of her own! As well as cats, she has a love for and owns many pythons and bearded dragons, a Cockatoo, a few various parrots, and rainbow lorikeets.
Her fur-less family consists of partner Dylan and 2 beautiful boys Nicholas and Joshua.

She has a love for all aspects of veterinary nursing, but her favourite is the anaesthetic and surgery department, so feel free to have a chat when you see her next in the clinic!

Brittany Curmi

Veterinary Nurse

Brittany graduated with her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing in 2017 and has been in the clinic for 4 years. Her furbabies name is Jack, a little 15year old Maltese X with one eye who spends a lot of time at work supporting her. Her passions include showing cattle at various shows, including the Sydney Royal Easter Show, and practicing circus arts such as Aerial Fitness (Silks) and flying trapeze.

Dannie Green - Level 2 Fear Free Qualified

Receptionist & Veterinary Nurse Trainee

Dannie has been an avid animal lover her entire life and is currently studying her Cert IV in Veterinary Nursing. She has been a wildlife carer and rescuer since 2013 and specialises in raising baby possums (both ringtails and brushtails). Dannie also fosters kittens through the RSPCA and other organisations. She has worked in various zoos, with experience in handling reptiles ranging from Burmese Pythons to juvenile American Alligators.

She has her Cert II and III in Animal Studies, a Cert III in Captive Animals, and is very passionate about being Fear-Free Certified.

At home, Dannie has a dog, two cats, three chickens, and two Flemish Giant rabbits, and one day wishes to run her own farm sanctuary.

Caitlin Ellul

Veterinary Nurse Trainee

Hi, My name is Caitlin and I have joined Rouse Hill Family Vets as a trainee nurse. My fur family consists of Hunter, my 2-year-old border collie, a lot of fish, and a princess parrot called Biscuit. I love to spend time with them on the weekends. 

I started in the industry in 2019 by completing my certificate 2 in animal studies, I then completed my certificate 3 in animal studies in 2020. I am currently completing my certificate 4 in Veterinary Nursing.

I love coming into work and getting to interact with all the amazing clients at Rouse Hill Family Vets and be able to look after their fur babies. I also love that Rouse Hill Family Vets is a fear-free clinic and makes sure that their patients’ emotional well-being is being looked after just as much as their physical well-being.

Kylie Museth

Receptionist

Hello, my name is Kylie.
After working in healthcare (predominantly oncology) for over 28 years I decided upon a career/tree-change so moved to Rylstone Central West and worked on an organic sheep farm, where I re-ignited my passion for working with animals.

I completed the Certificate III Animal Studies in 2019. I have volunteered at both not-for-profit rescues and pounds, as well as a working farm. I have a keen interest in animal behaviour, specifically with rescue animals and equine.

I have a 10-year-old West Highland White Terrier named Logan and 3 cats – Cooper (3 yrs), Darcy (3yrs), and Rafferty (2 yrs) all rescues.

I commenced at RHFV on 1 March 2021 and so far I am absolutely loving it!! There is something new to learn every day and the best part is meeting all the clients and having cuddles with very cute dogs and cats. Best job ever!!

Charlie Parsons

Charlie 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 Parsons

Elmo 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).
We care for your pets as though they are family

Address

10/591 Withers Road,
Rouse Hill NSW 2155

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Opening Hours

Monday - Thursday: 9am - 6pm
Friday: 9am - 5pm
Saturday: 9am - 1pm
Sunday & Public Holidays Closed

In-home euthanasia services run outside of opening hours by appointment only

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