In 1984 he moved to Sunbury and developed a practice treating the full range of domestic and farm animals. Since 2000 he has restricted his practice to pet animals and developed strong interests in orthopaedic conditions, general surgery and behavioural issues.
In recent years he has enjoyed spending more time with clients helping them keep their pets healthy and happy.
A desire for a sea change and the opportunity to continue providing veterinary care to the community has led Dennis and his wife Robyn, to start Rosebud Pet Vet.
Dennis realises that in the information age people can be overwhelmed and confused and need someone they can trust to help sort through the different options for their pet’s health.
Outside of work you may see Dennis and his fox terrier Jimmy walking on the foreshore, or whizzing past on his bicycle, or even trying to keep afloat on his kayak.
An initial passion for horses led Robyn into veterinary nursing and she still maintains that link with the occasional ride on her Thoroughbred, Jake.
Her nursing skills have been put to the test with her own animals, ranging from a featherless cocky and a blind fox terrier, to an adventurous cat and a geriatric horse.
Robyn has nursed in a variety of practices including an emergency centre and has developed strong surgical nursing skills. She has wide ranging experience – from puppy training through to bereavement counselling and loves helping people and their pets.
Her willingness to help owners and their pets has quickly endeared Jane to our clients. She is undertaking formal qualifications in veterinary nursing and also volunteers at an animal shelter. When not working or studying, Jane enjoys spending time with her own family of pets.
Her calm and friendly manner quickly puts clients and their pets at ease. She has had many pets and currently is mum to a cheeky schnoodle named Charlie.
She is a local girl with lots of animal experience and has worked at a shelter and as a groomer and also fosters rescue kittens. She has adopted an elderly dog and is currently studying her Certificate 4 in Veterinary Nursing.