Meet the wonderful Vets On Crown veterinarians and staff. We take great pride in giving your pets the best possible care!
Our Veterinary Team
Dr. Nima Rahmani, DVM, PGCert
Dr. Nima is our Head Vet and has been with Vets on Crown since day one. Dr. Nima has been practicing since 2004. He’s had a passion for medicine from a very young age, and with the love he had for animals, it wasn’t hard for him to choose to pursue a career in veterinary medicine. During his career, he has had the opportunity to work in rural NSW and Victoria, which gifted him a wealth of professional and personal knowledge.
Throughout his career, he has gained valuable experience in many areas of veterinary medicine, including complex medicine, soft tissue and orthopedic surgeries, dentistry, and emergency and critical care.
Dr. Nima also enjoys teaching and mentoring young vets and vet nurses, inspiring them to practice the highest level of medical standards.
During his spare time, Dr. Nima enjoys spending time with family and friends, reading, running, cycling, being in nature, and traveling.
When he gets time for a coffee break, he tries to spend them with Beth, the one-eyed cat he rescued a couple of years ago and homed at the clinic.
Dr. Clarence graduated from the University of Sydney with a Bachelor of Science and began working at Vets On Crown in 2020.
From Hong Kong, Clarence is tri-lingual; he speaks English, Cantonese, and Mandarin. Clarence enjoys building long-term relationships with clients and promoting the quality of life of their pets. He has special interests in all aspects of radiology, surgery, and oncology. In addition, he has extra experience in ultrasonography and received Graduate Certificate in Small Animal Ultrasound Abdominal that was granted by The University of Melbourne in 2020.
In his free time, Clarence loves to spend time with his friends cooking together and is an expert in tenpin bowling and snowboarding. His days off are also often occupied by his ragdoll twins, Horlick and Marble.
Dr. Marnie graduated from The University of Sydney with a Bachelor of Veterinary Biology and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree. Marnie started her career in Equine Sports Medicine, working with Sydney’s top elite racehorses. Marnie has spent time in research and has published work on renal and inflammatory biomarkers.
Marnie started at Vets On Crown in January 2022, and has returned to small animals after realizing small furries give better cuddles than horses! Marnie’s areas of interest are dentistry, medicine, and imaging. Marnie has also discovered an interest in rabbits and exotic animals.
Marnie lives locally in Surry Hills with her husband and their 2 mini rex rabbits, an albino carpet python, and fish! Outside of work, Marnie enjoys going to the gym and spending time outdoors with friends and family.
Dr. Rebecca joined the team at Vets on Crown in January 2023. She graduated from Massey University and worked with dairy cattle, cats, and dogs in New Zealand before jumping the ditch over to Sydney to focus purely on companion animals.
Rebecca is interested in surgery, imaging, dermatology, and geriatric care. She is excited to work with all of our amazing clients and their furry family members and provide ongoing care and support.
Rebecca is looking forward to exploring her new home. She enjoys getting outdoors to beaches and bushwalks, bouldering, baking, and board games with friends.
Dr. Tessa graduated from Charles Sturt University in Wagga Wagga and began working at Vets on Crown in January 2023. Prior to this, she was working at a busy small animal hospital in the North Shore, where she gained experience working alongside specialists in the field.
Her interests include small animal medicine, dentistry, and surgery. She is particularly passionate about patient well-being and promoting the best quality of life for her patients.
She is absolutely sighthound obsessed, and you will find her cuddling up to any greyhound or whippet that enters the clinic!
Outside of work, she likes to spend time painting, dining out, going to the gym, and with friends. She also loves going for walks with her partner and her adopted greyhound Zoe.
Dr. Madeleine graduated from the University of Sydney with a Bachelor of Veterinary Biology and a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine and began working at Vets on Crown in 2023.
Madeleine has always been passionate about animals and was once best friends with a camel. She’s befriended stingrays, baby joeys, giraffes, rabbits, gorillas, and geese. Madeleine loves dogs and thinks that rats are cute! On more than one occasion stray cats have followed her home.
Madeleine loves working with small animals and delivering high-quality care that makes a meaningful difference in the lives of pets and their families.
Outside of the clinic, Madeleine spends her time playing high-level Ultimate Frisbee and tending to her plethora of indoor plants. She is also very passionate about brunch.
Dr. Tiffany graduated from The University of Sydney and joined the team at Vets on Crown in January 2023. She worked as a nurse in the avian hospital in Singapore’s Jurong bird park prior to starting her degree in Sydney.
She has a special interest in surgery, birds, and pocket pets. Her goal is to provide gold-standard care and treatment to all patients.
During her free time, she spends time with her partner and miniature dachshund Bailey. She also enjoys bouldering, camping, and exploring new places and food.
Dachshunds and chihuahuas have a special place in her heart.
Dr. Vicki graduated from The University of Sydney with a Bachelor of Veterinary Biology and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree. She joined the team at Vets on Crown in February 2023.
Vicki had a childhood Golden Retriever friend named Butter. With the passion for medicine as well as helping animals, she came to Sydney at the age of 18 to pursue her dream of becoming a veterinarian. Growing up in Hong Kong, Vicki is fluent in English, Cantonese and Mandarin. Her special interests include small animal surgery and medicine. Vicki enjoys working with her clients and their furry friends with the ultimate aim of providing the best care possible.
Outside of work, Vicki was a member of the Hong Kong table tennis team. She loves to spend time dancing, playing all sorts of sports and exploring different new cooking recipes with her partner.
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Bernadette has just joined our team after recently moving here from Ireland.
Working as a veterinary nurse since 2020, Bernadette graduated from university and began working in a small animal practice where she loved the day to day jobs involved in caring for her patients.
Bernadette especially loves the medical aspect of veterinary nursing, and loves nursing the animals back to health and helping them on their journeys.
In her spare time, Bernadette like to play sport, with Gaelic football being her favourite.
Tina is originally from France and moved to Sydney 5 years ago.
She has been with Vets on Crown since October 2022 and works in the clinic’s Pet Hotel and Daycare.
She has always been surrounded by animals, owning dogs, and has been working on a farm (dogs, cats, horses…) back in France.
Tina is a proud owner of a Sharp Pei X Staffy named Soul which she spends most of her time with when not at work.
She is interested in learning more about animal health, dog training, and behavior.
In her spare time, she loves to sing, play guitar, read, do road trips, spend time in nature as well as restore old furniture.
A quote she uses often” A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself” by Josh Billings.
Patricia joined the nursing team at Vets on Crown in early 2022, while she is completing her Certificate IV in Vet Nursing
Patricia lived in Hong Kong for 15 years, so she is trilingual – fluent in English, Cantonese and Mandarin. Patricia enjoys caring for her patients and providing the most comfortable and fun experience for families and their fur babies.
Patricia’s area of interests includes imaging, pathology, preventative care, nutrition and enrichment.
When Patricia isn’t at the clinic, she is working as a musician performing and teaching instruments. In her free time, she loves to practice clicker training and adventuring with her two cheeky cats Pepper and Lulu.
Jack has been with Vets on Crown since October 2022. He works in the clinic’s Pet Hotel and Daycare. He has always had a love for animals, especially exotic animals and wildlife.
Jack has completed Certificate II in Animal Studies and Certificate III in Captive Animals at Taronga Zoo.
When Jack is not caring for animals, he spends his time fishing and socialising with friends. He also enjoys caring for his cat Radley, a stray cat he adopted 2 years ago.
Keya has been at Vets on Crown since August 2022. You will find him upstairs in doggy daycare and pet hotel part of the clinic.
Keya always makes sure all that all animals that come into our care receive all the attention they could ever want and more and will always make sure to get a funny photo.
A fun way to get through Keya’s day is looking for the resemblances of our clients and matching them to characters from TV shows.
Ariella joined the Vets on Crown team mid 2022 after completing her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing the previous year.
She has loved animals from an early age and has dabbled in different areas in the industry including animal shelters, zoos, and doggy daycare.
In her spare time Ariella can be found watching horror movies, completing jigsaw puzzles, or teaching Mousse Egg, her cheeky Mini Foxie x Jack Russell new useless tricks.
Beth, otherwise known as Bethany, Elizabeth, or Nurse Beth, is the clinic Queen of Vets On Crown. Handed in as a stray kitten in 2018 with a growth on her left eye, Dr. Nima performed surgery on her, successfully saving her remaining eye. Beth settled into her new Crown Street home very quickly. As she grew older, she began assisting with many routine procedures, including de-stressing patients, taste-testing treats, and providing emotional support to the entirety of our team. In her free time, Beth enjoys sleeping, receiving cuddles, and sunbathing!
Polly joined Crown Street in 2020 as a grooming assistant, looking to pursue a career in grooming, and is now studying with Vets On Crown to achieve that.
Polly has always been interested in animals and has been horse riding since 2006. She spends her spare time with horses and now owns two horses, a thoroughbred and a Clydesdale x thoroughbred. She’s kept busy with her dog, a Hungarian Vizsla.
Tomoko (Tomo) is originally from Japan but has lived outside Japan in New Zealand, Thailand, and Australia for more than 10 Years. Tomo absolutely loves animals and tries to create a happy and relaxing environment for the animals that come to the grooming room. Tomo is also a Reiki practitioner and uses Reiki to calm the animals that come to grooming.
Tomo has the magic touch to calm even the most aggressive dogs and cats. Tomo is interested in learning more about animal health, behavior, and diet.
At home, Tomo is the proud owner of a demon cat, “Gecko,” who makes all the house rules!
Senior Receptionist, Animal Attendant and Social Media Manager
Languages spoken: English and Thai
Chanon spent the majority of his life growing up in the suburbs of Sydney, with dreams of owning a pet being shattered on many occasions. Now holding a Certificate III in Animal Studies, Chanon is in his honours year of his current degree at the University of Sydney, studying a Bachelor of Science and a Bachelor of Advanced Studies. Currently majoring in ‘Wildlife Conservation’ and ‘Marine Science,’ Chanon aspires to complete a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree to pursue his eager dream of being a small animal veterinarian! In his spare time, Chanon enjoys hanging out with friends, listening to music, and loving his Goldador Simba!
Senior Animal Attendant
Jess, or JP as she is known by the staff, has been at Vets on Crown since April 2021. She works in our Pet Hotel and reception. She has always had a love for animals, owning a variety since she was young. Jess can often be found at ground level, cuddling, playing, and taking candid photos of any willing pet participant!
When Jess is not at work, she loves to get artistic and enjoys painting and cooking traditional Asian food and treats. When she can get outside, she enjoys many of the hikes that Sydney has to offer.
Vet Receptionist & Nurse
Cody joined Vets On Crown in April 2021. Cody has always had dogs growing up and has a love for all animals. She has always had an interest in working with them one day. Until now, Cody’s work life has taken her on a hospitality pathway that allowed her to travel. She is a local DJ and has DJ’d around the world.
Finally, with a foot in the door as a Veterinary receptionist at Vets On Crown, her studies are underway to become a qualified Vet Nurse. She is learning all the ins and outs of the industry, living the dream of working with animals and like-minded people, and helping to save lives!
Cody has two beautiful fur babies at home. Benny the Neopolitan Mastiff X Staffie and Gloria, the Russian Blue, take all her attention when she is not at work!
Kiara has been with Vets On Crown since early 2020 and began working as an animal attendant, caring for the pets in the hotel and daycare. Now she is part of the nursing team and is completing her certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing.
With a background in Zoology, Kiara has always aspired for a career in the animal industry. She has gained most of her experience working with exotic wildlife by volunteering in South Africa and at Taronga Zoo.
When Kiara isn’t caring for the patients at the clinic, she spends her time training and racing competitively in Athletics for the 100m and 200m. She also loves going to cafes with her beloved dog, Romeo, the Maltese Shih Tzu.
Senior Vet Nurse
Emma joined us at Vets On Crown in October 2021. She completed her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing in sunny Queensland, and then she and her partner decided to start a brand new adventure here in Sydney.
She was always surrounded by many animals back home, which is where her love started to grow.
She has interests in all areas of nursing, with dentistry being her favorite. When she’s not at work, Emma loves to go out for a delicious meal and cocktails with family and friends.
This job can be difficult at times, but Sheridan says there is no better feeling than knowing you have done everything you can to make an animal feel better.
Sheridan has a special love for any exotics and wildlife that come in and always ensures they get extra love and care.
At home, Sheridan has two Indian Ring Necks that she has rescued and are spoilt every day.
Sheridan takes any opportunity to take extra visitors to take home to recuperate and loves seeing them released back into the wild.
Practice Manager / Senior Vet Nurse
Alana is originally from the UK and has been with the Vets On Crown team since August 2021.
Alana moved to Australia from the UK with her dog Arnold “the Staffinator,” who you will likely meet at the clinic as he loves to help all the sick patients recover.
Alana qualified in the UK in 2008 and has worked in a variety of hospitals across the UK and Australia. She has since settled in Sydney and is enjoying city and beach life!
After spending years working at a shelter in training and education, Alana is enjoying the change of scenery, getting to know the clients and their pets, and being part of the pet owners’ journey.
In her spare time, she enjoys a cold beer in the sun, visiting the beach, and exploring Australia with friends and Arnold.