The Staff at Seddon Vet Hospital
Seddon Vet Hospital is owned and operated by Dr Russell Croser and Gabby Johnson. They are assisted by associate vets Dr Shelley McColl and Dr Nora Chen and nurses Erin Greig, Sally Glenn, Carly Whittaker, Brody Pullens and Melissa Haining.
Russell graduated from Murdoch University in Western Australia in 1997. He has since worked in Colac,the UK, Hobart, Brisbane then came to Melbourne in 2007 working in a small animal practice in the Williamstown area. Seddon Vet Hospital opened it's door in late 2011 and has kept him busy since then. He has completed extra study in the areas of medicine and ophthalmology. He and his wife have an energetic Kelpie cross and a Pomeranian cross as well as as two moggies.
Gabby has been a veterinary nurse for nearly 25 years. She has worked at a number of practices in both Queensland and Victoria. Gabby spent 12 years at a small animal practice in Williamstown where she was also Practice Manager for most of that time.
Gabby has a dog named Sadie. She is a Jack Russell x Staffy (with a bit of Greyhound in her according to her DNA results). You may see Sadie wandering around the clinic some days.
Shelley graduated from the University of Melbourne in 1996. She worked in the inner western suburbs for 4 years before going overseas to travel and work as a locum for 2 years. For the last 10 years she has worked in Essendon North, before "coming home" to Seddon in 2013. She has completed further study in cardiorespiratory medicine and enjoys the fields of dermatology, medicine and diagnostic imaging. She has two kids and an uncertain number of pet goldfish in the pond.
Nora started working at Seddon Vet Hospital as a vet nurse during her final year of vet school, and then graduated from The University of Melbourne in 2012. She started work at a busy practice in the Northern suburbs as well as working Saturdays at Seddon. She got to see a lot of weird and wonderful cases during this time, but the best thing about her first job was adopting Marley, her 9 year old cattle dog cross. She then did a 10 month stint as a housecall vet before starting full time at Seddon Vet Hospital in March 2017. Along with Marley, she co-parents a demented 4 year old pug Muppet, who is paralysed in the back legs and gets along in a doggy wheel chair. Also Russell, the 10 year old ex-racing Greyhound, who was part of The University of Melbourne’s now decommissioned canine blood bank.
Erin has been a veterinary nurse for the past 9 years, and plans to continue for many years more!! She has successfully completed her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing to go with her Certificate IV and Diploma in animal technology. She has experience in general practice nursing and surgery, as well as experience in specialist medicine and emergency care. She owns ,or more correctly, is the slave of two cats, who are very cheeky, playful and too intelligent for their own good. Her old boy Tigger is a gracious Burmese, who even though he is now 15 years old still acts like a kitten. He is kept on his toes by Monty a 10 year old talkative and mischievous domestic medium hair who is still going through his teenage years. They have Erin wrapped around their little paws!
While visiting our hospital you may also meet our resident cat, Monkey. He had severe injuries to his hind leg and his tail that unfortunately meant they needed to be removed. He has recovered very well and manages with his other 3 legs without any problems at all.