Dr. Rie BVSc
Dr. Rie BVScVeterinarian
Dr Rie Sato graduated from University of Sydney in 2014. She has enjoyed being a vet and felt privileged to work with furry animals and their human owners. She had worked in a few small animal clinics and an emergency hospital in Sydney before joining Parramatta Veterinary Hospital in 2019.

Her professional interests include clinical pathology, imaging and emergency medicine.

She lives locally with her human husband and her rescued feline buddy, Lilly, who never fails to wake her up at 5am for food. Outside of her work, she enjoys bush walking, trail riding and just relaxing at home with her cat.

CassandraPractice Manager
Cass started out life as a veterinary nurse back in 2006 in a general practice clinic. She joined the Parramatta Vet family in 2017 and since is also teaching Veterinary Nursing Students at TAFE. Cass has worked in a wide variety of hospitals including general practice, specialist/emergency and welfare organisations.

She is passionate about professional development and holds 9 qualifications in veterinary nursing, business administration, human resources, training and development and practice management. A couple of her favourite parts about the role include making the furry patients feel comfortable while they are in hospital and supporting and encouraging the awesome team of vets, nurses and receptionist to achieve their personal and professional goals of greatness!!

She has two beautiful cats Frankie and Poppy who are a perfect bonded pair of fluff! In her spare time, she loves spending time with her partner Andy, dancing and spending time with her perfect kitties.

NadiaVeterinary Nurse
Nadia has been employed at Parramatta Veterinary Hospital since 2012. Nadia had always dreamed of working at Parramatta Vets since she was little and when she finally got work placement as a student she worked her way up to being a nurse and have never left.

Nadia’s qualifications include- Certificate II in Animal studies, Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing, Certificate III & IV in Captive Animals , Certificate in Animal Hydrotherapy, Certificate in Animal Massage and Natural Medicine, WIRES Carer Certificate for birds and possums Nadia also volunteered at a local animal shelter for 9 years, and volunteered at the local zoo for 3 years where her love of animals grew even more.

The areas in which Nadia enjoys most are training and developing vet nurses, monitoring anaesthetics, encouraging mental health awareness in the workplace and providing care and developing strong bonds with boarding animals. Nadia has a strong interest and love in animal enrichment.

Nadia has a Kelpie named Chance and is obsessed with cattle dogs and kelpies! She also has a handsome cat named Alfie, and a naughty rabbit named Paddington.

Nadia spends her free time snuggling with her pets and spending time with her fiance. They are both Disney obsessed and plan to travel to every Disney across the globe!!!!

KatharineVeterinary Nurse
Katharine has worked in many different areas of the animal care industry. From starting at a dog day care centre, to working at a cat adoption centre, to working at a shelter and now at Parramatta Veterinary Hospital. She has completed studies in Companion Animals, Dog Training & Behaviour and is currently working through her Cert IV in Veterinary Nursing.

Katharine has a passion for educating the public about animal care and about being the best pet owner they can be.

She lives with her cat Lucky (who is a ‘foster fail’) and when not at work, she can be found checking out new eateries, watching a play/musical, or exploring new spots in and around Sydney.

SlinkyClinic Cat
Slinky came to us as a small kitten and we just couldn’t resist keeping her. Named Slinky because she is a bit of a slinker, she’ll often be seen darting around the hospital. She has settled in over the years and loves a smooch (on her own terms!). Slinky loves to eat so is currently on a strict weight management plan but just can’t seem to lose her flabby belly. We love her anyway!
PyroClinic Cat
Most of you will have met Pyro or at least heard tales of his antics. This little dude rules the hospital and spends all day pestering staff, sleeping in inappropriate places and stealing food from the staff room. He’s been known to jump out of cupboards whilst the vets are consulting or curl up in the the lap of recently bereaved pet owners. You may have noticed he’s not at reception as much these days, that’s because he was secretly jumping into the food shelving and biting open the biggest bags of dog food rendering them no longer for sale. Naughty Pyro!