At Carlton Vet Surgery, we aim to provide a comprehensive, professional and compassionate veterinary service including medical and surgical. We recognise the significance of your pets and the place they hold in your family. Dr Danijel and Dr Claire are our highly qualified Veterinarians, and they have extensive knowledge and experiences in small animal medicine, emergency and critical care, dental care, surgeries, animal behaviour, and more. Our animal health care team are passionate about providing the best care for your pet and will offer education and advice to ensure your pet has the longest, happiest and healthiest life possible. We welcome you to bring your pet to meet our team at anytime.

Meet our team
Dr Danijel
  • BVSc

Danijel joined our team in April 2019 after making the move from Adelaide to Melbourne. Danijel finished his degree in Veterinary Science in 2013. Once finishing his degree, he worked in a small animal clinic for two years. He then took some time off to travel around Europe. When arriving back in Adelaide he began locuming across a few different veterinary clinics for two and a half years. Finally, Danijel made the move to Melbourne and we are very excited to have him here at Carlton now.

In his spare time Danijel regularly attends Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. He also loves snowboarding and fishing. Danijel is enjoying exploring some Jazz music and new cafes in Melbourne as he loves a good coffee, so if you have any good recommendations please let him know! Danijel's ideal pet would be a big Rottweiler.

Dr Claire

Claire joined our experienced Vet team in 2019. She is available for consultations on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and every third Saturdays.

More to come...

Practice Manager and Vet Nurse
  • Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing
  • Certificate III in Animal Studies

Rachel joined the Carlton Vet Clinic team in November 2016. She has found that she is most interested in surgical/hospital nursing, anaesthesia and emergency. 

Rachel has always has a passion for animals and always wanted to have a career that involves her love for them. She hopes to further her studies and see what else the vet nursing industry has in store for her. She particularly has a soft spot for cheeky little terriers!

Outside of work Rachel loves spending time with her family and friends, travelling and going to the movies. She also loves spending time with her two fur babies, Chico and Stanley.

Trainee Vet Nurse

Holly joined the Carlton team in January 2018. She is currently studying her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing. Previously she has studied Equine Stud management and was an Enrolled Nurse but decided to make the change from nursing to veterinary nursing because of her love for animals!

In her spare time Holly is passionate AFL player, with her and her team having won their last two premierships! She loves hanging out with her family and friends as well as doing something crafty in her spare time.

Holly has two dogs, Eddie the Miniature Long-Haired Daschund and Woody the Chocolate Labrador cross Kelpie. Like all of our nurses she loves nothing more than spending time with her beloved fur babies. Eddie can often be found sleeping under the doona while Woody enjoys destroying anything he can get his paws on.

Trainee Vet Nurse/ Puppy School Trainer
  • Certificate IV Companion Animal Services
  • Certificate III Animal Studies 

Belinda joined our team in April 2018 and is currently studying her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing. She has always had a passion for animals and has owned all different kinds of fur babies including rabbits, dogs, guinea pigs, birds, cows and sheep!

In late 2017 Belinda was lucky enough to travel to America to study for 3 weeks at the Kirkwood Community College located in the city of Iowa. While there she visited shelters and clinics to observe surgeries and consultations, this is where she found her passion for Veterinary Nursing.

Belinda is particularly interested in the surgical side of nursing, hospital care, emergency and loves interacting with clients, you'll always see her smiling face when you enter our clinic.

During her spare time Belinda enjoys cooking, traveling and spending time with her two dogs, Ruby an 8 year old Golden Retriever and Lulu an 8 year old King Charles Cavalier.


Lisher is a qualified dog groomer and has been grooming pets since 2011. She enjoys working with different breeds of dogs and has a strong interest in Asian fusion style grooms. Lisher grew up surrounded by animals and has always had a passion for animal care. She understands that grooming is essential to an animal’s health and welfare as well as having an aesthetic value. She is excited to be able to turn her passion for grooming into a career which she absolutely loves. 

Outside of work Lisher enjoys making terrariums, travelling, fitness and spending time with her dog, Cocoa the Maltese X.