OUR TEAM

Dr Jenny Shiu B.V.Sc

Hospital Director

Jenny graduated from Sydney University in 2010 and started practising in Newcastle where she practiced small animal and racehorse medicine. She joined Ryde Veterinary Clinic in 2013 as an associate Veterinarian, and she became the Hospital Director in 2017. She enjoys all aspects of small animal general practices, but is particularly keen on small animal medicine and soft tissue surgeries. Jenny enjoys client education and making sure all our patients are well looked after. Beside English, Jenny can speak fluent Cantonese and Mandarin. Outside being a vet, Jenny enjoys textbook reading, cooking, and spending time with her dog “Pondo”, the naughty Kelpie cross that keeps her feet busy.

Nicky Strickland

Certificate IV qualified Veterinary Nurse

Nicky joined Ryde Veterinary Clinic in 2017. A career change to Veterinary Nursing in 2009 proved to be the right move. Nicky enjoys working with animals everyday. She feels helping our patients and their owners is very worthwhile. This change has also expanded the fur family to a Greyhound (Scout), Airedale Terrier(Moose) as well as 5 cats (Teddy, Yoshi, Griffen, Bubby and Deek).

Out of work, Nicky enjoys fishing and picking up the loose objects at home or on walks before Moose tried to have a taste of them.

Casey Dixon

Certificate IV qualified Veterinary Nurse

Casey joined Ryde Veterinary Clinic in 2016 as a recent graduate from TAFE, in her three years of working here she has learnt so much and gained so many skills. She is the mother of 1 dog (Nakita the Husky), two cats (Casper the handsome ragdoll and Ginger the DMH with delicate toes) and Newt (the lorri with a slight cup obsession) She enjoys the simple things in life, coffee, chocolate and cat cuddles.

Outside being a vet nurse she plays baseball, loves food and a good movie. But her passion is her job and caring for her patients.

Susan Crow

Certificate IV qualified Veterinary Nurse

Susan came to Vet Nursing as a mature age student, having previously been in human community health, gaining my Cert IV in 2017. Susan joint Ryde Veterinary Clinic family in 2018. Her ideal day is spent between reception duties, answering the phones and assisting in our treatment room. As she have no pets at home, I enjoy getting to know our clients and their pets and hearing about their lives, what makes them happy and how they spend their time together.

Susan’s goal as a Vet Nurse is to travel into countries where people are still dying from rabies and volunteer on desexing programs to help control stray populations and reduce the rabies risk to humans.

Ruth Heatley

Certificate IV qualified Veterinary Nurse

Ruth started working at Ryde Veterinary Clinic around 2008, After moving up the coast briefly in 2017 she has now returned in 2019 to join the team again. With her army of animals including husband, 3 children, 1 cat, 2 dogs, 2 ferrets, 2 parrots, a snake and a lizard. As she puts it her house is a very “delicate ecosystem”.

When she gets a break from her mad house her artistic side comes out whether it be in the form of crochet, painting or re-arranging the furniture.

Vicky Tabac-Ameyaw

Animal Attendant

Our Animal Attendant Vicky Tabac-Ameyaw has been with the team since 2012. She makes sure all the boarders are comfortable and happy during their stay with us. She also makes sure the clinic and kennels are clean, tidy and spotless at all times.

Vicky has one dog (Rocky the Jack Russel Terrier Cross), one cat (Elijah the Domestic Short Haired) and three birds at home. Vicky enjoys spending time with her animals and also her son Daniel.

Celena Coghlan

Animal Attendant

Celena joined the team at Ryde Vet at the end of 2018 as a kennel hand. She thoroughly enjoys maintaining the cleanliness of the clinic and looking after our boarding kitty cats and giving them lots of TLC! Celena is currently studying Certificate IV in Vet Nursing, and she really enjoy learning and gaining knowledge from the other nurses.

Celena has two very cute kitty cats at home named Murphy and Mo who are little trouble makers that keep her very busy! She absolutely love being part of the team at Ryde Vet!