(03) 5261 4137
29 Surfcoast Highway, Torquay, VIC 3228
1A Diggers Parade, Anglesea, VIC 3230
Torquay Veterinary Hospital
29 Surfcoast Highway, Torquay
Monday to Friday - 9:00am til 6:00pm
Saturday - 9:00am til 1.00pm
Anglesea Veterinary Clinic
1A Diggers Parade, Anglesea
Monday to Friday - 8:30am til 9:30am
Dr Rod Collins BVSc (Hons) MVSc MACVSc
Having graduated from the University of Melbourne in 1986, Rod has worked at several veterinary clinics in and around the Geelong region for more than 35 years, as both an employee and practice owner. Rod is happy to treat all small animals whether dog, cat, bird, rodent or reptile.
After working at the Torquay and Surfcoast Veterinary Clinic from 2002-2010 Rod took on a full time position at Deakin University as the Aviary and Wildlife Supervisor. He now works at the Clinic on a part time basis.
Living in Torquay with his Bulldog cross Labrador, Frodo, Rod’s other interests are Eastern Philosophy and Chinese Medicine
Dr Katherine Daley BVSc
Kat graduated in 2013 from the University of Queensland and started her veterinary career in a busy practice in Sydney for over 5 years before moving to Torquay to raise a family.
Kat loves all aspects of being a small animal vet but has a particular interest in internal medicine, especially endocrinology, dermatology and oncology. She has also a completed a further year long course in emergency medicine through the Centre for Veterinary Education and regularly attends seminars and studies to ensure all of her patients receive the most thorough and up-to-date treatment possible.
Outside of work Kat spends her free time either baking elaborate cakes, learning to surf at the beach or going for a hike with her husband, young son and first child, a one-eyed Cavoodle named Sparrow.
Dr Jessica Privett BVSc (Hons) MPH
Jessica graduated in 2008 from the University of Sydney. She has worked in a number of small animal practices in and around Sydney, including at the ‘Bondi Vet’ with Dr Chris Brown.
Jess has a passion for travel which has taken her to veterinary pursuits in the US, Vietnam, Cambodia and Angola. In 2014 she moved to the UK where she worked as a veterinary locum. This is also where she met her fiancé and they decided to make Torquay their home in 2019.
When not at work, Jess enjoys spending time with her young family and rescue cat, Woody.
Dr Luci Ross BVSc
Luci graduated from Charles Sturt university in mid 2019. She started out her career in mixed practice, however has since discovered her love for small animal practice.
Luci grew up in the local area and had moved away to complete her studies, missing the beach and bush she moved back and joined the Torquay and Surfcoast Veterinary Clinics' team.
Luci has developed her skills and love for surgery and has a special interest in orthopaedics, emergency medicine and dermatology, where she chooses to further her studies.
Luci has 3 dogs, 2 cats, horses and a couple of alpacas.
Luci loves working with both animals and owners and enjoys seeing her patients come back in for visits.
Tia joined the clinic permanently in 2019, after completing her placement with us and graduating from Certificate IV in Veterinary nursing. She is currently studying a course in animal behaviour and plans to study further into emergency nursing, pathology and critical care.
Tia's favourite thing about being a nurse is being able to help and care for all creatures of many different sizes and species, assisting in surgery and the continued wellbeing of our furry family members. She has a special interest in caring for and fostering kittens that arrive at the clinic and getting them ready for adoption for their forever homes.
Indi and Jacko
Rachel started her vet nursing career in 2009 before taking a break to raise her young family and pursue a business venture and further her education.
Rachel worked for 9 years as an animal technician and research assistant in a cancer immunology laboratory at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute.
Rachel's love for animals developed at a very young age spending time on the family's hobby farm. She is known around town as the Surfcoast Pet Nanny, which she founded in 2003.
Rachel feels very fortunate to be back doing what she loves with the very supportive and knowledgeable team at the clinic.
When not at work Rachel enjoys nothing more than spending time in the outdoors with her husband and kids and caring for her labradoodle Indi, cat Skittles, bearded dragon Jacko and pet fish (Felicia and Marshmellow-Guitar)
Michelle McKenzie BCom
Michelle has joined us as the Practice Coordinator. She graduated in 2012 from Deakin University with a Bachelor Commerce, Human Resources and Management majors. She has since worked for large and small organisations as Human Resources Advisor and HR Coordinator with experience in Office Management in her early career.
Michelle has commenced her Masters in Legal Studies and is looking forward to also studying further in Veterinary Clinic Practice Management.
When Michelle is not at work she will be found taxying her 3 boys around various sporting commitments, out in the great outdoors exploring the beach and bushlands, spending time with her family and friends, both close to home along the Surfcoast and back in the Grampians at their family farm.
Michelle has a weimaraner, Jinx, who also enjoys all of the various outdoors activities.