Our Hospital

Australian Veterinary AssociationEstablished in 2011, Berwick Springs Veterinary Hospital is a member of the Australian Veterinary Association and combines the latest advances in veterinary medicine with good old fashioned service and care. The clinic is perfectly positioned to serve the pets of Berwick, Narre Warren South, Clyde North, Cranbourne, Beaconsfield and surrounding suburbs.

Our aim is to help you understand your pet’s health and to inform you about the various options available to improve your pet’s quality of life. In this way we hope to assist you in making personal decisions which are right for both of you. That’s what “Quality care, Peace of Mind” is all about.


Our Staff

Dr. Neil Harding B.V.Sc.

Dr. Neil Harding Neil graduated in 1998 from the University of Melbourne and since then has worked exclusively as a small animal practitioner. After starting out in an established small animal hospital in the south eastern suburbs of Melbourne, the travel bug soon hit and he travelled and worked throughout the United Kingdom before returning to practice in Melbourne's eastern suburbs. Neil strives for excellence in everything he does and to support this has undertaken advanced study in radiology (X-rays) and surgery. He also has a special interest in ophthalmology (eyes). Neil has spent time with some of Melbourne's leading specialists to ensure he is up to date with the latest advances in veterinary medicine.

In his spare time Neil and his wife Deborah are kept busy looking after their three boys Lucas, Flynn and Patrick.  His family is completed by a pug named Leroy, a ginger cat named Leo and Deborah's horse Billy. Neil is a keen home renovator and sportsman/sports fan.


Dr. Craig Reeves B.V.Sc.(Hons), B.AnimSc., MANZCVS(Surgery)

Dr. Craig ReevesCraig graduated from the University of Melbourne in the same class as Neil with degrees in Veterinary Science and Animal Science. He has spent many years working at one of Melbourne’s leading veterinary hospitals where he developed keen interests in surgery, ultrasonography and oncology (cancer care) which he continued during a 2 year stint working in England. In 2007 he was admitted as a member of the Australian College of Veterinary Scientists in recognition of his advanced training and proven expertise in canine and feline surgery and he also achieved accreditation as a PennHIP radiologist. Craig is a very accomplished ultrasonographer and has undertaken international training in this discipline. He has accepted ultrasonography and surgical referrals from other veterinary practices for many years.

Craig is a family man and keen gardener. He and his wife Linda have two young boys, a baby girl and a maltese shih tsu cross called Ellie. He is joining the resurgence in home grown produce with a productive veggie garden, orchard and berry collection.

Dr. Jacqui Escobar B.V.Sc.(Hons)

Dr. Jacqui EscobarDr Jacqui graduated from the University of Melbourne in 2012 with first class honours. She started her veterinary career at a busy small animal practice in Geelong, before making the big move to the UK in 2015 to work and travel Europe. Jacqui spent a great two years getting to know the pets of East London and establishing herself as an experienced veterinarian. She is now very happy to have moved home to Melbourne in 2017 and is enjoying getting to know all of our lovely clients and patients.

Jacqui enjoys practicing a high standard of veterinary medicine and has a special interest in internal medicine, dentistry and preventative healthcare. She is passionate about the human-animal bond and giving clients peace of mind with regard to the health of their furred family members.

In her spare time Jacqui loves getting outdoors on hikes, spending time with her Japanese Spitz Ki-Adi (pictured) and catching up with all the friends and family she has missed while overseas.


Dr. Kate Brighton-Grodeck B.V.Sc.

Dr. Kate Brighton-GrodeckKate graduated from the University of Melbourne in 2012, and spent her initial years as a small animal veterinarian working in the outer northern suburbs of Melbourne. She enjoys the diversity of veterinary practice and the wide range of furry characters that come with it (that’s referring to the pets of course!).

Kate has a particular interest in clinical pathology (laboratory testing and interpretation), and how this aids our understanding of, and guides us in how best to treat our pets’ illnesses.

"When not caring for others’ pets, Kate enjoys travelling, a wide range of adventurous outdoor activities, yoga and trying out new musical instruments.



Tiffany Ellis 

Tiffany EllisTiffany has been a qualified Veterinary Nurse since 2009 and has worked with both small and large animals in South Gippsland where she grew up, before joining BSVH when the clinic first opened. Tiffany has a special interest in animal behaviour and has almost completed her qualification through the Delta Institute, which will make her a qualified behavioural trainer.

Her other passion is wildlife, and she completed a Bachelor of Environmental Science (Wildlife and Conservation Biology) at Deakin University in 2014. She shares her home with Banjo the Border Collie, Kartana the bearded dragon, 3 green tree frogs & of course her Husband. Hopefully the family will expand even more in the future.

She spends her spare time ice skating, taking photos of nature, going on hikes, being social and of course, watching Netflix.

Sarah Mitchell 

Sarah Mitchell


Sarah completed a Science degree at Melbourne University and worked at Werribee Zoo prior to starting work as a Veterinary nurse at Berwick Springs Veterinary Hospital.

Sarah loves the outdoors and spends time walking in our surrounding national parks and reserves. She is kept busy looking after her rescue kitten Westie.



Stephanie DeYoung

Stephanie DeYoung


Steph is a qualified Veterinary Nurse who completed her training at Berwick Springs Veterinary Hospital.

She is a very energetic and happy person who goes above and beyond to help our clients and patients. Her kind heart and loving nature are displayed in the way she cares for all animals. For recreation Steph loves to play netball and spend time with her beautiful Beaglier named Bentley.



Melissa Goulden

Melissa Goulden

Melissa is an exceptionally experienced veterinary nurse who has worked in both general practice and also emergency and critical care nursing since 2002. After completing her Certificate 4 in Veterinary Nursing in 2005, Melissa went on to achieve a Diploma in General Practice Veterinary Nursing. This is the highest Veterinary Nursing qualification available in Australia and is achieved by very few career nurses.

After starting her family, Melissa was looking for a healthy work – life - family balance and found that our practice philosophy suited her perfectly.

In addition to spending time with her young family, Melissa also enjoys exploring the local riding trails with Tumbles, her 12 year old Clydesdale. She also has 3 cats named Mister, Rampage and Bella and a Staffy cross called Penny. Melissa also enjoys scuba diving.

Kelly Brown

Kelly Brown

Kelly is a fully qualified Veterinary Nurse with over 20 years of experience and a lifelong passion for all animals. She enjoys the variety of tasks her role brings and finds great satisfaction in being able to talk with and offer health care advice to clients and their pets.

As if working with animals all day were not enough, Kelly also has her own rescue Pugalier called Squeezy and a cat named Sami. She is hoping to add a new Great Dane puppy to her family in the future also.

In her spare time Kelly enjoys family time with her husband and twin boys and going on holidays to sunny destinations.


Morgan Reitman

Morgan Reitman


Morgan is an irresistibly friendly qualified vet nurse with many years of experience in veterinary clinics and also with her own menagerie. In addition to looking after her family and own pets she also runs a pet sitting service from her home.