Dr Nicole Melhem BVSc (Hons)

Dr Nicole Melhem BVSc (Hons)

Work Days: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

Nicole grew up mad about animals, a keen horse rider as a teenager took her to completing an Equine Science degree and working in the horse industry in Australia and overseas. It wasn’t long before she decided to study to become a vet to further her career options and subsequently graduated from the University of Sydney in 2005. She returned to her hometown of Newcastle with her husband working in several practices in the surrounding areas gaining experience in rural mixed, small animal, avian/exotic, animal welfare and emergency practices.

Nicole has a diverse range of interests but in particular surgery, especially on avian and exotics. She also enjoys dentistry, reptile husbandry, pocket pets and most importantly education on responsible pet ownership and preventative health care for all pets. Over the years she has had the pleasure of keeping a variety of usual and unusual pets but at the moment enjoys the company of Eva the Greyhound, two Burmese cats (Chloe & Macy), several chickens and the occasional foster pet that needs a temporary home.

When she is not at work she is kept busy with her children and when time permits she loves gardening, camping, bird watching and touring Australia with the family.

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