Our Staff

Dr James Dossan

Dr James Dossan

Practice Owner (Bachelor of Veterinary Science 1991 Sydney University)

Dr James Dossan is one of the three practice directors and a veterinarian. James graduated from vet school in 1991 from Sydney University. James’ interest in animals and science lead him to becoming a vet.  

Out of work, James enjoys comedy, reading and sports, especially soccer, but most of all he enjoys getting outdoors and enjoying nature. 

 James has 3 dogs, “Wirra” & “Daisy”, both Miniature Schnauzers, and “Maggie” an Australian Silky Terrier. 

Dr Adam Evans

Dr Adam Evans

Practice Owner (BVMS BSc 2000)

Dr Adam Evans is one of the three practice directors and a veterinarian. Adam grew up around horses and other pets and has always wanted a job working with animals. Initially Adam wanted to be a horse vet but he later found small animal work to be more interesting and rewarding. He is especially interested in surgery and orthopaedics. 

Adam and wife Dr Anna Evans have 2 sons, Matthew and Griffin, as well as 2 cats “Charlie Brown” and “Demon”, and “Rosie”, a rescue Greyhound. 

Dr Anna Evans

Dr Anna Evans

Practice Owner (Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery 2000)

Dr Anna Evans is one of the three practice directors and a veterinarian. Anna grew up on a farm which led to an to interest in animals.   Once qualified, she went into a mixed practice (both small and large animal), but then decided that small animals were her true love. 

Anna and husband Dr Adam Evans have 2 sons, Matthew and Griffin, as well as 2 cats “Charlie Brown” and “Demon”, and “Rosie”, a rescue Greyhound. 

Dr Markus Starcevich

Dr Markus Starcevich

Veterinarian (BVMS BSc(hons))

Markus has been part of the Ascot team since graduating from Murdoch University in 2008. He really enjoys the challenges of both medicine and surgery, in particular soft tissue and orthopaedic surgeries. 

Having a young family, Markus prioritises a healthy work and family life balance. 

Markus has a dog, “Bill” the Blue heeler X Kelpie, who loves walks along the river. 

Dr Catherine Pettemerides

Dr Catherine Pettemerides

Veterinarian (BVMS BSc )

Catherine graduated in 2013 and has worked in mixed practice all over Australia before coming to Ascot Veterinary Hospital.  Catherine is passionate about providing a high level of care to her patients and has a particular interest in Veterinary Ultrasound.  Outside of work Catherine enjoys baking, and spending time with her young nephew and niece and her cat “Felicity” 

Dr Peta Lewis

Dr Peta Lewis

Veterinarian (BSc BVMS)

Dr Peta graduated from Murdoch University in 2017. Peta grew up on a farm near the Chapman Valley and returned to the country to work in mixed animal practice after graduating. She then moved to small animal practice and has been helping us out on a locum basis for the last year. We are thrilled that Dr Peta is now a permanent member of the Ascot team. Peta has a gorgeous Border collie x Maremma named Lila and enjoys going to yoga, and travelling around WA with her partner Ben.

Deanna Moody

Deanna Moody

Veterinary Nurse (Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing 2011)

Deanna worked as a wildlife keeper for 6 years in Tropical North Queensland, but she decided she required a more challenging career path so pursued veterinary nursing. Nursing offered a wide variety of new skills and most of all a challenge within the animal industry. Deanna relocated to Perth in 2011 to study a full time for her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing.  She enjoyed Perth and the lifestyle too much to move back to Queensland as originally planned. Deanna has a poodle named Pablo and 2 cats. 

Emma Carrick

Emma Carrick

Veterinary Nurse (Certificate IV Veterinary Nursing)

Emma came to Australia in 2007 as a working backpacker from England. She decided she loved the country too much to leave, and decided to combine her love of Australia and animals and stay here to study to become a vet nurse.  She is very passionate about animal welfare and is closely linked with several rescue groups in Perth. 

Emma has two animals (both rescues) a Staffy X named ‘Poppy’ and a kitten named ‘Rupert’.

Emily Newlands

Emily Newlands

Veterinary Nurse (Certificate IV Veterinary Nursing 2011)

Emily has been nursing at Ascot since January 2014. She made the big move to Perth from the country, where she previously worked in a mixed practice for 5 years. 

 Three Pomeranians rule her household; Roy, Abbey and Chester, along with one temperamental tabby “Toots” and two fat rabbits. 

Jenna Baston

Jenna Baston

Veterinary Nurse (Certificate IV Veterinary Nursing 2014)

Graduating from AVT in December 2014, Jenna is now a part time member of the Ascot team. Jenna has a great love for animals, having previously been a horse riding instructor. 

She owns a horse called ’Cooper’ and has recently added to her animal family with a rescue Staffy Cross called ‘Gnarly’. 

Kelsie Moore

Kelsie Moore

Veterinary Nurse (Bachelor of Science, PhD Animal Science, Certificate IV Veterinary Nursing.)

After first perusing a degree in Animal Science and a PhD in Animal Health (working with alpacas!), Kelsie realised that the research life wasn’t for her and went back to her roots of a general love of working with animals. Graduating from AVT in December 2015, Kelsie is now a full time member of the Ascot team. She has a love for the doe-eyed gun dogs and has one and a half Cocker Spaniels, delightful Jasper and the more mischievous Chewie 

Sarah Walker

Sarah Walker

Registered Veterinary Nurse

Sarah has a background in teaching high school science and working as a Relationship Manager at UWA.  As animals have always been a passion of Sarah’s, she made the decision in 2019 to combine working with people and animals and pursued a career in Veterinary Nursing.  Sarah has been working as a receptionist in a busy veterinary practice in Perth’s South before joining us at Ascot and has been a wonderful addition to our team. Sarah strives to create a friendly and warm environment for all our clients and their pets.
 
Sarah has a greyhound, “Nova”, a cocker spaniel “Charlie” and a Maine Coon “Rhaegar” to keep her busy during her time off.
Alison King

Alison King

Veterinary Nurse (Certificate IV Veterinary Nursing )

Alison graduated from Bentley TAFE in December 2012, and came to work with us in June 2015. She has always had a great love for animals and previously worked as an animal keeper in a wildlife park. 

Her home is full of many pets including 2 dogs, a cheeky Frenchie named “Dobby”, a elderly Kelpie X called “Ellie”, a rescue cat named  ”CT”, and many parrots including a Gang-Gang cockatoo named “Sisco”.  

Jean Pontre

Jean Pontre

Veterinary Nurse (Certificate IV Veterinary Nursing)

Jean first came to us as a veterinary nursing student in 2017 . Realising her strong potential we have Jean now working for us on a casual basis. Jean has a house full of animals including a Maltese X “Kesha”, “Bosco”, a fox terrier x jack Russell, and cats Billy and Pepper. When not at work Jean can be found burning up the netball court.

Testimonials

Arnold

"What a great service. The kindest and probably the most skilled vet we have attended with our cats. Thanks, Adam!"

Tony

"Fantastic caring staff, had to say goodbye to my little buddie of 15 yrs and the caring and respect by all the staff was faultless and much appreciated."