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
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
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
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
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
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.
Dr Charlie Camail-Pearce
DVM (Dr of Veterinary Medicine)
Dr Charlie graduated with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Adelaide University.
She began her career in general practice in Perth before commencing a rotating internship at the Veterinary Specialist Hospital in Sydney. Charlie has a German shepherd named Bear and a Shepherd X named Cali. In her spare time Charlie can be found exploring WA in her gorgeous renovated retro caravan named Vinny.
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.
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’.
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.
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’.
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
Registered Veterinary Nurse
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”.
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.
Veterinary Nurse (Certificate IV Veterinary Nursing 2016)
Teanna graduated from AVT in 2016 with her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing. She has had a wide range of experience since then, including working in small animal general practice and a specialist referral practice. Teanna is currently one of the friendly faces on reception and enjoys making sure your visit to Ascot Vet is a happy and smooth one. Teanna has a rescue greyhound named Adel and a cat named Mink. In her spare time, she will likely be found hard at work renovating her home with her new husband Ben.
Amanda first came to Ascot Vet back in 1999 as a work experience student when she was in high school! She then joined the team officially in 2001, making her the longest-serving nurse on staff. Amanda has come and gone over the years to have 3 beautiful children with her husband Steve, but is now back in reception in a part-time capacity. She has two dogs, Boss and Hulk, plus some Weiros and Lovebirds.
Maqhelah is originally from the Gold Coast and completed her veterinary nurse training in her home state of Queensland. She began her career in both small animal and mixed practices after completing her qualification. Maqhelah has 2 working cocker spaniels who she loves spending time with when not at work.