Meet Our Team

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Dr Jana Walsh
Senior Veterinarian – practice owner

Dr Jana graduated from the Murdoch Vet school in WA in 1992 and has been practicing on the Border since 1996. Her interests in the Veterinary field are broad, however she particularly loves surgery (orthopaedic and soft tissue), animal behaviour, dermatology and endocrinology. 

She is a great believer in giving owners all available options for treating a particular case and being there to give support and help make their decisions easier. It’s her mission to give the best possible veterinary service to her clients, to gain their trust, to respect their needs and feelings and to do the best possible for their pets.

Dr Jana adopted Max, a Deerhound cross, from a rescue group and he has become the face of Dr Jana’s Pet Hub. Lion, a rescue cat from AWAR, has also joined her family.

Dr Jana has dedicated “Dr Jana’s Pet Hub” to Max and Lion and all the wonderful rescue pets out there.  May they all get a second chance to live in a loving fur-ever home.

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Dr Sally Whitwell
Senior Veterinarian – practice manager

Dr Sally graduated from the University of Queensland in 2008 and is our full-time vet and Practice Manager.  She has a keen interest in pathology and public health, which led to her first job as a veterinarian with the formerly known Australian Quarantine Inspection Service (AQIS).  Since 2017, Dr Sally has worked in small animal practice in the Border area and has developed a passion for emergency and critical care, internal medicine and clinical pathology. 

As Practice manager, Dr Sally is passionate about fostering an upbeat and positive clinic culture and empowering the Hub Team to give our clients a very personalised experience.   

“I love that every day at the Hub I can help a patient and their owner and I look forward to doing this for many more years!”

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Dr Levi Palfi
Senior Veterinarian

Dr. Levi Palfi joined our team in 2020 and originally hails from Hungary. He graduated in 2008 and has been working as a vet in Australia since 2016.

After travelling around Australia, he and his wife, have made the Border their permanent home and have started a family which will keep them on their toes.  One of Dr Levi’s hobbies is dancing and he and his wife are quite formidable dancers!

Dr. Levi is a classic all-rounder Vet loving both medicine and surgery but he has a particular affinity for anything diagnostic.

Dr Amy Kay 
Senior Veterinarian

Amy graduated from Melbourne University in 1998 and followed her passion (inspired by the one and only James Herriot) in cattle medicine and surgery in Rochester, central Vic.

After many years of pulling calves, pregtesting, middle of the night caesarians and rural general practice she chose to explore the world instead, combining this with Small Animal locum stints both in the UK and back here in southeast Australia. After working in Tallangatta in 2010 for a year, Amy returned to the border region in 2015 and has been working here in small animal practice whilst raising a small family. 

Amy really enjoys being a dog and cat GP veterinarian, dealing with the daily unpredictable and varied nature of the cases presented. 

‘I love how you are an ophthalmologist one minute, a dentist the next, delivering babies the next and then sharing the saddest day of many peoples’ lives when we say goodbye to a beloved pet the next’.

Her interests are broad with an emphasis on preventative medicine, quality of life, dermatology, ophthalmology, dentistry and soft tissue surgery. Amy is excited to be part of the enthusiastic team here at Dr Jana’s Pet Hub and looks forward to making many long-lasting relationships with both you and your family pet. 

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Head receptionist – Rescue liaison officer

You will find Stacey in our reception area at the Hub most days with her infectious smile.

Stacey has had extensive experience with all microchip processes and registration laws and has worked at the Albury pound for several years.  Stacey has always been a big advocate of AWAR, having been a volunteer herself in the past.  She brings with her a wealth of experience in the animal industry and helps liaise between the veterinary clinic and Rescue groups.  Stacey is a proud fur nan to Otis the Border Collie, rescue cats Mambo and Mateo and several horses.

Senior Vet Nurse

Nikki made the tree-change move from Sydney with her partner in March 2022, when she joined our team. 

She has been nursing since 2010, has completed the Certificate IV in veterinary nursing, is fear-free accredited, and in 2018 completed the Diploma in Veterinary Nursing General Practice.

Nikki is passionate about professional development and is always seeking new opportunities to learn and help co-workers develop and hence provide a better standard of care for our pets.

Away from the practice, she enjoys anything to do with nature, birds, photography, art,s and crafts. Nikki is a pet parent for Rambo, a very clever, loving, and spoilt brindle staffy.

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Vet Nurse

Francesca (Frankie) began her Veterinary Nursing career with us at the Hub as a Trainee Nurse in 2020. She has a keen interest in feline nursing and ensuring stress free handling. You can usually find her cuddling the many kitties that come through our doors, making them as happy as possible!

Originally from the UK, she has chosen beautiful Australia to settle down with her partner and their rescue cat Tony in their first home. In her free time you will always find her studying, gardening with the help her ever faithful cat or on the family farm adventuring into the bush with the Kelpies who definitely do more relaxing than working.

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Senior Vet Nurse

Tara has always lived locally (Wodonga) and has always been passionate about animals for as long as she can remember. Tara gained her first job in 2009 with Dr Jana as a trainee veterinary nurse. She completed her certificate IV through NMIT in 2010.  In 2013 Tara opened her own retail confectionery business, wanting to take a new path, learn new skills and gain new experiences.

Tara is now excited to be working as a Veterinary Nurse with us once again and looks forward to expanding her knowledge and skills. Her special interests are dentistry and nutrition. She is fur mum to pooch Arlo who was rescued from AWAR and two Birman cats; Ollie and Yorkie.  

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Trainee Vet Nurse

Sarah joined the vet team at the Hub in 2021 to embark on her professional vet nursing career.

Sarah has lived locally since 2009 and has always had a keen passion for animals and their wellbeing. She has grown up with dogs and is always up for a snuggle with canine patients that come through our doors. Sarah currently has a Great Dane Cross named Dominic whom she adopted in 2020.

You will see her everywhere in the cat and dog hospitals, from front to back. We have to warn you though, her enthusiasm and passion for work is infectious, something we are all enjoying!

Trainee Vet Nurse

Taylor joined the Pet Hub family in 2022. She grew up surrounded by many animals and always had a love for them and their well-being. She is very much enjoying broadening her knowledge and skills within the vet hospital and loves caring for all our patients that come through our doors.

Taylor has completed both her Certificate 2 and 3 in Veterinary nursing and is now embarking on the journey to complete her Certificate 4 in Veterinary Nursing.

She is a proud fur mum to her three Ridgebacks, Harley, Zeus and Porsha, and a cute little Shi Tzu lady called Bella.

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