Meet Our Team

  

Dr Alain Marc

Veterinarian

Alain is well-known to our clients having started work here in 1990. He became the owner of Mont Albert Vet in 2004. Alain studied Veterinary Science at the University of Melbourne, graduating with Honours, and has completed post-graduate studies in Small Animal Surgery and in Diagnostic Ultrasound. He also has special interests in surgery and eye diseases.

When away from the surgery, Alain likes tinkering with computers, is a keen (sometimes tragic) golfer and something of a car fanatic. He loves to spend time with his family and to travel.

 


Dr Sandy Cranston

Veterinarian

Sandy was born and educated in the UK, graduating in Veterinary Science from Bristol University. He spent 5 years working in dairy and small animal practice in the Lake District before coming to Australia for a working holiday. He's been working in small animal practices in Melbourne since then (more of the working and less of the holiday) and has been part of the Mont Albert Vet team since late 2003. His interests cover all aspects of dog and cat medicine, surgery and welfare.

His family includes three children, one dog, one cat, one cockatiel, three chooks and four goldfish. Away from work he would prefer to be tinkering with old cameras, taking photos, walking, camping, fishing, kite flying, swimming or holidaying but finds that work around the house, gardening and running around after his children keep him more than busy.


Dr Nicole Rous

Veterinarian

Nicole graduated from the University of Sydney with Honours in 2008. After a brief stint working in the UK, she returned to small animal practice in Melbourne. Nicole has an interest in reproduction and has gained her Membership with the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists in Animal Reproduction. She also has an interest in complementary therapies such as massage and is always happy to discuss ways to improve your pet’s general well-being and quality of life.


Viv Hermans

Veterinary Nurse

Viv has always had a love of animals and a keen passion to become a vet nurse. She joined the Mont Albert Vet team straight after leaving school and enjoys all aspects of vet nursing, especially the surgical side. Being in the same practice for a while gives her a special feeling of bonding with the pets and their owners.

In her time off she enjoys spending time with her family and friends and relaxing by a favourite lakeside spot in country Victoria. The love of her life at the moment is Hudson, an American Cocker Spaniel, who can be heaps of fun.


Lisa Browne

Veterinary Nurse

Lisa started veterinary nursing in 1995, combining her physiotherapy studies and her interests in medicine and healthcare with her love of animals. She worked at vet clinics in Ormond, Murrumbeena and Cranbourne before joining Mont Albert Vet in 1997. By the end of that year she had acquired two dogs, a cat, a fiancée and a Certificate lll in Vet Nursing from Box Hill TAFE. Since 2001 she has juggled part-time work with caring for her family. When not operating a taxi for her two children, Lisa enjoys gardening, watching sport and reading.

Lisa's fur babies are Cookie, a mini chocolate Labradoodle, a Groodle called Bindi, and two rescued medium-haired moggie sisters, Houdini and Yowie.

 


Liane Pringle

Veterinary Nurse

Liane joined our team in early 2021 after intensive experience at a vet emergency centre and the RSPCA. She is currently studying for her Cert IV in Veterinary Nursing. In addition to her role as a vet nurse, Liane also contributes to our regular social media posts.

Liane’s passion for animals started when she was very young, helping to bottle-feed injured wildlife and feed goats, sheep and geese on a family farm in WA. In her time off she enjoys bouldering, all outdoor activities including hiking, swimming and dirt bike riding, and training Floki, a young American Akita already weighing 40kg. Her fur baby family also includes senior citizen fox terriers Archie and Coco.


Chris Keeler

Chris assists with the management of Mont Albert Vet, including financial matters and human resources. She also works outside the vet practice as a researcher in the field of Indigenous cultural heritage.


  
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