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
Senior Veterinarian / Part-Owner
Dr. Nima is our Head Vet and part-owner who 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. Sharon graduated from Sydney University in 2021. She has a professional interest in endocrinology and dermatology.
In her spare time, Sharon loves to wine and dine around the inner city of Sydney and is a regular at her early morning Pilates classes. Sharon is very close to her family and friends and sees them every weekend. Her ideal weekend is finding a new hike, heading down to the beach, and enjoying a responsible boogie.
That’s her fur baby Ollie, so she is a bit cat-biased. Please ask her all your cat questions because she is full of cat wisdom.
Dr. Sine (pronounced Sheena) joined the Vets On Crown team in February 2022 after relocating from Cape Town, South Africa.
Sine has been working as a vet for 17 years and has traveled around the world, gaining a wealth of experience. She has worked in small animal, emergency, and animal welfare during her travels.
She has special interests in medicine and ultrasonography and loves getting to know her patients and helping them in any way that she can.
Sine is enjoying everything her new home has to offer and can often be found exploring the beaches of Sydney, bushwalking, and snorkeling.
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!
Shannon joined the Vets On Crown team in December 2021 as one of our animal attendants. Shannon is currently studying to become a Vet Nurse after a career change from retail. Shannon loves building a connection with animals and learning their personalities.
At home, Shannon has two Staffies called Coolio and Sisqo, both named after some old-school rap/hip hop. In Shannon’s spare time, he enjoys making furniture out of recycled wood.
Bio coming soon.
Alissandra (Ali) joined the Vets on Crown team in April 2022.
Ali has always been passionate about animals, venturing out from her background in Biotechnology to work with dogs, cats, and small animals. Ali is particularly determined to befriend the grumpiest of animals and shower them with love and cuddles.
Caring for animals, both great and small, Ali owns a Staffy named Buddy and a little mouse, Pedro. In her spare time, Ali enjoys spending time with family and friends and buying unnecessary plants.
Senior Vet Receptionist / Animal Attendant / 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!
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.
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.