About Our Clinic
We work as a collegiate group using each team member’s strengths to deliver the best for our client's needs.
Sometimes we may suggest an internal referral. At other times we will recommend an external referral especially the more difficult surgeries and diagnostic procedures.
At all times we make sure that your pet has access to the best clinician for their needs.
Our Nurses are an integral part of the team and work collaboratively with our Vets to offer you an efficient service of a high level high. Our nurses are highly trained and can share their insights into the tricky task of how to give a cat a tablet, what special foods are available, information about parasite treatment, and many more. Just ask if you have a question.
We are constantly seeking to deliver the best outcome for you and your little fluffy friend.
Dr Rod GrahamPractice Owner and Veterinarian
Dr Rod started the Village Vet in 1993 at 30 Jackson St, Toorak.
Before moving to Toorak, he was a horse vet in the Yarra Valley for 20 years.
He is the heart and soul of the Village Vet, and is strongly focussed on giving owners the support they need to take care of their animals.
He is a great educator, a great listener, and his major strengths are breaking complex problems down into simple, often not thought of solutions.
Dr Sondhya BasakVeterinarian
Dr. Sondhya moved with her partner to Melbourne from the UK in 2004 to study veterinary science, graduating in 2008 from Melbourne University.
She has worked in both general practice and emergency medicine, and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience with her.
Dr. Sondhya is a busy mother of three, and is also joined by her dog Daffy and cat Daisy.
Sondhya is a joy to work with, compassionate, a good listener and a very practical vet.
Dr Anupam SharmaVeterinarian
Dr Sharma has a special interest in small animal medicine, as well as emergency and critical care. She has worked in Sydney, Melbourne and London in various clinics and hospitals.
Dr Sharma's dog Nisha follows her everywhere, seen here in the photo.
Carina MouldenPractice Manager
After graduating from CPIT in New Zealand in 2009, Carina moved to Melbourne where she worked in a small practice for 2.5 years. Looking for adventure she packed her bags and moved to the UK. Carina has worked in a number of large hospitals, referrals and small practices and has a special interest in wound management cases.
Carina joined our team as head nurse in mid-2018 after moving back to Melbourne with her husband. Outside work, she enjoys hiking and travelling.
Andrea graduated with a Bachelor of Science (Hons) in coastal ecology at Melbourne University and began working with the Department of Conservation in the management of coasts, lakes, rivers and wetlands. She then took time off to have 3 children before returning to work in the animal field. She achieved a Certificate III in Animal Studies and has worked in a few different clinics.
Andrea joined our team as our full time receptionist in early 2018 and works Thursday-Saturday. She
Kat O'BreeVeterinary Nurse
After completing a degree in environmental science, Kat joined the Village Vet team in early 2017. Kat joined us as a receptionist and has found a passion for the veterinary industry. Kat is now working as a veterinary nurse, gaining her Cert IV qualification with Animal Industries Resource Centre (AIRC).
In her spare time, Kat loves to spend time outdoors and with her own cat Mao Mao.
Lauren JonesVeterinary Nurse
Lauren has complete her certificate in veterinary nursing. She is a new mum with a young baby at home, and her dog Spencer keeps her on her toes at all times.
Gemma WilliamsVeterinary Nurse
Gemma started at the clinic in 2015 after moving to Melbourne from Canberra.
She is currently studying her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine at Melbourne University.
Gemma works with us on weekends and in hospital throughout the week as a nurse.
Out of work she enjoys live music and spending time with her cats Eddie & Scout.