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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 senior 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 part of our senior nursing team along with Lisa and Gen. Ella helps with the organisation of the hospital including co-ordinating all our student volunteers.  Another local Northern Beaches lady, 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.

Zia Vaughan-Johnson – Zia is our most recent qualified nurse. After completing a degree in digital marketing, Zia decided her passion was veterinary nursing. She trained at Murwillumbah up in the Northern Rivers. It has been a big move down to Sydney, but Zia is really enjoying working with such a wonderful team. Zia is particularly impressed how caring and responsible our Pittwater Animal Hospital clients are. She enjoys caring for your pets as well as helping the hospital run efficiently.