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Veterinary Nurses


Lisa Cornelius -Lisa is our Head Nurse . She is one of our most experienced veterinary nurses having years of experience at PAH as well as at the Emergency Service. Lisa makes sure all our hospitalised patients have an excellent level of monitoring and care. She does this by ensuring treatment protocols are followed and that all our nursing staff are well trained and practice their nursing techniques.

Lisa sets the expectations of care and encourages the whole team to be looking out for even the smallest problems in our patient care. Our nurses are encouraged to be vigilant and speak up early if a patient’s condition is deteriorating.  At hand over periods, the nursing staff problem-solve any difficult cases as well as discussing how challenging cases have been resolved.

Lisa and her team are looking after the care and well being of the pets that you have entrusted to Pittwater Animal Hospital. They are in good hands.

Genevieve Uren – Genevieve is a highly qualified veterinary nurse. Gen has been working at Pittwater Animal Hospital for over 10 years. She is the quiet achiever of the practice. When you ask Gen to do something you know it will get done.  Genevieve is a local Narrabeen girl and not a day goes by when someone she knows doesn’t come in. It is great having Genevieve on the team. She looks after our client and patients with a superior level of care and a minimum of fuss. We hope she stays forever!

Ella Vieni -Ella is one of our fully trained nurses and a valuable member of the team. After many years working at Dee Why Vets Ella made the transition to Pittwater a few years ago. Ella gives an excellent level of care to our in patients and is very knowledgeable on reception. We know that Ella will always be looking out for your pet’s best interest.


Ellen Lydiate -Ellen trained as a veterinary nurse right here at Pittwater Animal Hospital. She is now a qualified vet nurse but it has become obvious to us that her best skills are in customer service. Ellen is delightful on reception and on the phone. We are so pleased to have Ellen being one of the friendly faces of Pittwater Animal Hospital. We are sure you will find her extremely helpful and pleasant.

Louise Colombari – Louise came to Pittwater over 10 years ago originally as a vet nurse from Allambie. Louise however has hidden talents. She has been a head high school music teacher and has various qualifications in dog training and behaviour through the Delta Society. Very soon after arriving she started running our Puppy School and the program has never been better.  Louise is a remarkable teacher and gives excellent advice for the new puppy owner.

It is wonderful to see someone so passionate about their job. When not training your puppies Louise does veterinary nursing part-time and keeps our equipment and computers running smoothly.  Louise also does in-house training seminars and plays a mean organ.