Dr Ash Narayan

Senior Veterinarian and Director

Dr Ash obtained his scholarship from Fiji and graduated from the University of Melbourne in 2002. He went back to Fiji and spent the next few years in RSPCA practising and came back to Australia working in various general practices in Cairns and Sydney. He has also worked in after hours and emergency services for more than 8 years and is well respected amongst colleagues for having exceptional surgery skills. His interest include complex surgical cases, and soft tissue and orthopaedic surgery. He plays a big emphasis on the human and animal bond and maintaining a high standard of care with fear free approach.

He currently has 2 dogs, 1 cat and on his down time enjoying travelling, gym and spending time with the kids.

Dr Kathy Lin

Senior Veterinarian and Director (BVSc USyd)

Kathy graduated from the University of Sydney in 2010. She has worked in several small animal general practices around Sydney. She also has more than 8 years experience in working in after hours and referral hospitals as an emergency veterinarian. 
She enjoys developing long lasting relationships with clients that is built on trust and care for the well being not only for their pets for their family as well. She is big on holistic treatments believing the quality of life of a family pet extends beyond just the pet care but also rest of the family members as well. She really enjoys doing surgery and emergency work whilst running the practice. 
Most part of happiness comes from helping people that are in need.
She is fluent in Mandarin, some Japanese and Korean. 
Kathy always had many pets, not limited to her current ones of 3 cats, 2 dogs, 1 lizard and more other addition. In the off time, she loves spending time with kids, watching movies and enjoying great food with friends and family. 
Her hobby is raising animals, travelling, attending every theme park and zoo if possible.

Elise Lynch

Senior Vet Nurse (Cert II & Cert III Veterinary Nursing)

Elise, from a young age,  has always had a passion for helping and caring for animals and has dedicated herself to becoming a veterinary nurse.  
She has always been surrounded by cats and kittens and therefore has a very soft spot for rescuing and fostering our feline friends in need of a second chance. 

Her favourite part of nursing is being able to bond and comfort sick, surgical or hospital patients whilst giving them the best chance at recovery and, being able to share and reinforce my own knowledge within junior nurses. 
Elise has finished her cert II and cert III in 2022 and will finish her Cert IV this year. 

She has 1 cat, Bean, who she rescued and fostered failed...

Ameenah Jeffery

Senior Vet Nurse

Ameenah, has always had a passion for helping animals and knew she wanted to have a career where she can work with them and help animals in need. This is why she has become a veterinary nurse. 
She grew up around all different kinds of animals and currently has 2 cats of her own. Shaggy and Tiny. She has always had a soft spot for cats and especially Ragdolls. 

Her favourite part of the job is being able to see the progress of sick and injured animals get better and watching them recover well. She loves that gets to learn knew things everyday while working and also loves that she gets to work around people that share the same love for animals as her.

Christina Thomas

Senior Vet Nurse

Christina’s love for animals has always been the driving force behind her decision to pursue a career in veterinary nursing. Her passion for animal care & welfare has only grown since pestering her parents to adopt more pets as a child, which resulted in being raised in a home filled with many cats, dogs and chickens. 

Though newer in the field, Christina brings a wealth of personal experience and a natural affinity for providing the utmost care & compassion for each animal that comes into the clinic. She is dedicated & eager to learn, so is currently completing her Cert IV Veterinary Nursing. She is also excited for the opportunity to further her studies into emergency and wildlife medicine in the future. 

In her free time, Christina enjoys hanging out with her pets, exploring the outdoors, hitting the gym, and reading a good book :)

Krishav Narayan

Kennel Hand

Hi, my name is Krishav and I am a proud kennel hand of the Family Vets Western Sydney team. I joined the team in 2022 at 13, and since then, I have been responsible for making sure your furry little friends enjoy their visit by playing and engaging with them to calm any nerves they may have when coming in. Besides meeting new people and pets, I enjoy mountain biking and martial arts. I am happy to be a part of the team and will continue to watch Family Vets not only grow as a clinic, but as a family.

Jayda Stimpson

Veterinary Nurse

Jayda found her love for animals at a young age having grown up with a range of different animals such as Dogs, Cats, amphibians, and reptiles. Jayda started her work placement in October 2023 and is currently studying her Cert II in Animal Care and later wants to study her Cert IV in Veterinary Nursing and her Cert III in Wildlife and Exhibited animal care and is excited to see where her career in animal care takes her. 
Her favourite part of veterinary nursing is prepping for surgeries  and reception work. Jayda loves greeting fellow clients and their pets.
In her spare time Jayda loves to read books and to spend time with her family and friends. She spends most of her day with her 3-year-old American Staffordshire terrier. Duke.  Jayda also has 2 other dogs, Roxy her 15-year-old American Staffordshire terrier X Labrador and Zara her 2-year-old American Staffordshire terrier.

Maddy Rowan

Veterinary Nurse

Maddy's has always had a deep love and compassion towards animals and their well-being. She knew from a young age she wanted to work with animals so she decided at 16 to start her Certificate II in Animal Care and has gone onto completing her Certificate IV in Vet Nursing. 

As well as working with Cats and Dogs Maddy has also taking an interest in learning about Exotics such as Ungulats by completing a certificate in Zoology.

She also loves her Labrador Angus, and loves teaching him new tricks and training him.

Niamh Durack

Veterinary Nurse

Hey Everyone! My name is Niamh pronounced Neve :)) I am a Vet Nurse at Family Vets and am currently undertaking my Certificate 4 in Veterinary Nursing. I joined the team last July originally as Work Placement student before getting offered an employee position in October last year. 

I absolutely love animals with my whole heart and have 2 fur babies of my own Maggie and Mabel. Ever since I was a little girl I have always loved being within the company of animals especially dogs who have always had an extremely special place in my heart. Although any cute face that comes into the clinic I immediately fall in love with no matter the species :) 

My favourite part of nursing is forming a connection with every patient that comes into the clinic, weather they are just in for a quick visit or are a hospital patient. It’s my goal to make every animal feel as comfortable as possible throughout their time at Family Vets :)

Outside of nursing I absolutely love spending time with my friends and family and my doggies of course! I enjoy travelling and it is a major goal of mine to work all around the world as a veterinary nurse in the future!

Sam Goodall

Veterinary Nurse

Growing up in the country, Sam was surrounded by all kinds of animals all of his childhood. 
From an early age he knew he wanted to work with animals and go into the medical field, nursing his pets to health and training them.

Having finished his certificate II last year in 2023, he is currently studying his certificate IV Veterinary Nursing and a canine behavioural course on campus. 
After completing his certificate IV, he is looking to study exotic animals and other science courses where possible.  

Being a cat lover, he has two adorable cats at home as well as his dad's two bulldogs and fish he helps look after.

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