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Our Hospital

Established 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.

Meet Our Team

At Berwick Springs Veterinary Hospital our team of veterinary health professionals has the expertise and experience you need for peace of mind

Dr. Neil Harding
Dr. Neil HardingBVSc
Veterinary Surgeon

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
Dr. Craig ReevesBVSc(Hons), BAnSc, MANZCVS(Surgery)
Veterinary Surgeon

Craig 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 boys, a 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
Dr. Jacqui EscobarBVSc(Hons)
Veterinary Surgeon

Dr 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
Dr. Kate Brighton-GrodeckBVSc
Veterinary Surgeon

Kate 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.
Dr. Erina Leask
Dr. Erina LeaskBVB/DVM
Veterinary Surgeon

Originally from the Eastern suburbs of Melbourne, Erina graduated from The University of Sydney in 2021. She promptly returned home to Victoria to begin her career with a special interested in feline medicine and behaviour, and hopes to one day pursue specialisation in feline medicine. Erina is a strong advocate for pet mental health and enjoys employing a range of low-stress techniques that help to provide more positive clinical experiences for our patients.

Erina’s hobbies include reading, writing, and digital art, and when the weather permits, enjoys camping and boating with family.

Melissa Rebbechi
Melissa RebbechiCert IV VN, DVN(General), DVN(Surgical)
Veterinary Nurse and Practice Manager

Melissa is an exceptionally experienced veterinary nurse who has worked in both general practice and also emergency and critical care nursing before stepping up to the role of practice manager at Berwick Springs Veterinary Hospital. 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 horse riding and scuba diving. She also has 3 cats named Mister, Rampage and Bella and a Staffy cross called Penny.
Tiffany Walsh
Tiffany WalshBEnvSc, Cert IV VN, Cert IV CAS
Veterinary Nurse

Tiffany 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 is a qualified behavioural trainer who has completed her Certificate 4 in Companion Animal Services through the Delta Institute.
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, 3 green tree frogs and of course, her husband and daughter Charlotte.
She spends her spare time running around after her daughter (as most parents do) and preparing for her new arrival.
Stephanie DeYoung
Stephanie DeYoungCert IV VN
Veterinary Nurse

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.
Kelly Brown
Kelly BrownCert IV VN
Veterinary Nurse

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.
Sam Smith
Sam SmithCert IV VN
Veterinary Nurse

Sam is a qualified vet nurse with decades of experience in small animal veterinary clinics. In addition to this she has previously run her own dog behaviour business. She enjoys looking after her own pets, renovating and travel.
Elli Haacke
Elli HaackeCert IV VN
Veterinary Nurse

Elli grew up and studied Veterinary Nursing in Germany before marrying an Aussie boy and moving down under. She has nursed in another small animal veterinary hospital in Melbourne prior to joining the BSVH team.
Elli especially loves surgical nursing and is balancing her work with raising a young family.
Ebony Zuydwyk
Ebony Zuydwyk
Trainee Veterinary Nurse

Ebony worked as a trainee vet nurse at a cat only practice prior to joing the team at Berwick Springs Vets. She is currently completing a Cert 4 in Veterinary Nursing.
Ebony founded and runs an animal rescue network which is devoted to rehabiliating and rehoming animals in need of care. She also has a menagerie of her own at home.
Alicia Gusling
Alicia GuslingBVetWildlifeSc
Trainee Veterinary Nurse

Alicia completed a Bachelor of Veterinary and Wildlife Science in late 2020 prior to starting her training as a veterinary nurse. She commenced work at Berwick Springs Veterinary Hospital after undertaking a clinical placement there as part of a Certificate III in animal studies. Alicia enjoys spending time learning about animals, and playing with her German Shepherd Maxi. She also has over a decade of Kung Fu experience under her belt.

Our Clients Say

“I have had the most wonderful experience with this Vet clinic. We have returned to this clinic even after moving away because the service and expertise is phenomenal. We know our animals are in safe hands here!”


“Staff are friendly and helpful. Vets and nurses are knowledgable in treating rabbits. Would definitely recommend to anyone needing a rabbit savvy vet in the south east.”


“Very experienced, competent Vets who take time to examine your pet carefully and give the right treatment. Very friendly staff. Highly recommended.”


“Completely professional and super friendly staff. Our Burmese cat and new kitten have had the best of care. I drive a long way to attend this clinic as they clearly have a wealth of knowledge and experience.”