Meet Our Team

At Kingsley Vet Hospital we pride ourselves on providing you and your pet with best available care. We do this by ensuring that our hospital and our staff are continuously upgrading our levels of expertise and utilising the latest equipment. We aim to go the extra distance when it comes to looking after you and your pets needs. We have long term veterinary and nursing staff who take pride in knowing you and your pet. 

Below is a short bio of each of our staff members.

 

  

Natasha Birt

Practice Manager (RVN)


Natasha's greatest passion is working with and helping animals. Even as a child growing up in rural Texas she used to always have animals, bring home injured wildlife or used to sneak on to her neighbour's farm to play with their animals. She has been vet nursing for over 25 years and has been at Kingsley Vet since 2006. She has a Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing , an Associates Degree in Biology and is a Nationally Registered Veterinary Nurse, as well as a teaching certification to teach Vet nursing at Bentley Tafe on request. She has a special interest in Laboratory work and Pathology. At home, she has a husband and three furry children: cats by the name of Asha, Goose and Duck. Outside of animals, her interests include sewing and my work with various costume clubs where she dresses up to help raise money for charity.


Bradie Barnsby

Veterinary Nurse (RVN)

Bradie has been a nurse at Kingsley Vets since 2015. She is passionate about animal care having worked previously at a doggy daycare as well as the Cat Haven. She is owned by three cats, one of which was a street cat who was rescued by one of the Kingsley clients. Her hobbies include swimming, walking and reading books, she especially loves Sci-Fi and Fantasy novels. She loves the clients at Kingsley and hopes to be part of the Kingsley Vet team for many years to come.


Victoria Elix-Howell

Veterinary Nurse (RVN)


Victoria is a certified vet nurse who has been with us since 2016. She's a really cool gal with different hair every couple of weeks. She is the mother of a cute little girl and much of her free time is spent having fun with her doing crafts and enjoying the outdoors!  She is owned by two cats and a dog!


Jess Jenkins

Veterinary Nurse (RVN)


Jess has always enjoyed working with animals and started volunteering/working at vets when she was 14. She has been part of Kingsley Vet since 2003.Jess has a Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing and is a Registered Veterinary Nurse. At home she has a menagerie of animals of just about every species: dogs, cats, rabbits, birds and fish and has kept ferrets, guinea pigs and rats in the past. In her spare time, she likes to spend time with her husband, two sons, two boxers and two cats.


Sue Costa

Veterinary Nurse (RVN)


Sue's association at Kingsley Vet started in 1995 and She has been the weekend nurse for the last 15+ years. She holds an Advanced Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing and Certificate IV Medical Technicians (Anaesthesia). Sue has been nursing for over 25 years and have a special interest in surgical nursing, small animal anaesthesia and critical care nursing.
Outside of work,She is a stay at home mum of four boys, one husband, 1 horse, 2 dogs, 2 cats, and 2 guinea pigs. Her hobbies include reading books and horse riding.


Ashleigh Cross

Veterinary Nurse (RVN)


Ashleigh is a veterinary nurse at Kingsley Vet and also does the dog baths on Saturday mornings. She is a passionate horse person and has a great interest and love for all things canine pregnancy and birthing! In her spare time she enjoys doing dog grooming, her girls Valentine and Sapphire being such great models for her! Her pets at home include 2 dogs and fish (She would have a horse in my backyard if she could).!I love the medical side, and I have gained so much knowledge and experience in the many years of being at Kingsley Vet.


Priscilla

Animal Care Taker (Cat)

Priscilla (aka Bad Cat) - The Queen Of The Hospital

She is a cat with an attitude. Priscilla turned up one day in the Kingsley Shopping Centre carpark in 2006, and as we were concerned for her safety wandering around the carpark,  we took her in, and she has been a permanent resident at our hospital ever since. She has a constant battle with her weight and is on a perpetual diet. At almost any time of the day, she can be found curled up in her favourite basket in our office, keeping an eye on things.
Likes - food, bossing people and animals around, sitting on top of paperwork, giving you a "swipe" when it is least expected and going on Christmas Leave with her favourite boys.
Dislikes - diets, dogs and small children


  

Mike Gilmore

Practice Owner (BVMS)

Mike (married to Jane) has been a vet since 1987.

After graduation, he took up a position in Mandurah before moving to the UK,  where he gained experience in a variety of practices across the country. During this time he developed an interest in treatment and disease prevention in small animals as well as in a range of exotic species.

In 1993 he and Jane moved to Dubai to run a mixed practice, dealing with small and large animals in addition to exotic animals from private zoo collections. The practice also had a dedicated falcon and bird hospital. They moved back to Australia in 2002 and resumed management of Kingsley Veterinary Hospital, having purchased the practice in 1997. They both have a strong commitment to the clientèle and pets in Kingsley.

Mike is particularly interested in ophthalmology, orthopaedics and in the care of our older patients.  When not at work he is a keen mountain biker, diver and sailor. He is also passionate about environmental and sustainability issues.


  

Ronja Sonntag

Veterinarian (med.vet PhD)

Ronja joined the Kingsley Vet in 2016. She is originally from Germany and speaks several languages. She has a special interest in behavioural issues that affect our patients. Ronja enjoys the relaxed lifestyle of the Perth hills where she lives with her husband and two dogs Finley and Murphy. When she is not working Ronja enjoys taking her dogs for a bushwalk and playing volleyball.


  

Jane Page

Practice Owner (BVMS)

Jane (married to Mike) graduated from Murdoch University in 1986, after wanting to be a vet ever since she was old enough to know that a vet was an animal doctor.  She met Mike at university, and after graduating worked at a veterinary hospital based in Wanneroo for two years.  At that time Kingsley Veterinary Hospital was a branch practice of the Wanneroo clinic, so she worked at Kingsley when it first opened, and there are still some clients who can remember back to that time!

In 1988 Mike and Jane travelled to the UK where they worked as vets all over the UK, including in a large RSPCA clinic in London.  In 1993 they moved to Dubai for “two to three years”, but instead stayed on for almost ten years, and ended up managing the largest private small animal hospital in Dubai for about five years.  Clients included sheikhs with private zoos, dog and cat rescue groups, as well as ex-pats from around the world, which made life very interesting!  However in 2002, with two small children, the Perth lifestyle proved too attractive and they were lucky enough to be able to purchase Kingsley VH from Jane’s previous employer.  

Jane is passionate about providing first-class, compassionate care for her patients, working closely with the patient’s owners to deliver the best outcome for everyone. 


  

Deborah Powell

Veterinarian (BVMS)

Debbie graduated in 1985 from Murdoch University Veterinary School with first class Honours and worked at a busy multi-vet practice for 9 years. From then on she has worked part-time concurrently in several small animal practices in Perth while raising 3 children who had multiple sports and hobbies!

She has been part of the Kingsley Vet Practice team for about 15 years, during which time she also tried her hand briefly at teaching at Bentley TAFE and completed a Certificate in Japanese Language. She has a special interest in Client and Patient interaction as well as Soft tissue surgery.

Deb has 2 cats and an active kelpie cross with whom she can be seen pounding the concrete or at the dog beach in the early mornings, when not riding her racing bike.