Dr. Belinda Parsons - Elite Fear Free Qualified
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. Tanya Rajkumar BVSc (Merit) - Level 1 Fear Free Qualified
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
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. Nicole Geyer DVM - Level 1 Fear Free Qualified
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.
Emma Mills - Level 3 Fear Free Qualified
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
Head 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.
Casey Lee - Level 1 Fear Free Qualified
Senior 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.
Kelly Xuereb - Level 2 Fear Free Qualified
Senior 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 James - Level 1 Fear Free Qualified
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.
Kirsten Knight - Level 1 Fear Free Qualified
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.
Brittany Curmi - Level 3 Fear Free Qualified
Brittany graduated with her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing in 2017 and has been in the clinic for 4 years. Her furbabies name is Jake, a little 15-year-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
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.
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!!
Casual Veterinary Nurse
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.
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.
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