Andrew grew up in Greystanes where his love of animals began early in life and after experiencing the difference vets could make to pets and their families decided to study veterinary science. Andrew graduated from Sydney University in 2010 and has been working in small animal practice since. To Parramatta Vet Hospital he brings the experience and knowledge from many years of practice around the Sydney area.
Andrew has a keen interest in helping clients navigate the often daunting world of veterinary treatment when a loved pet is unwell and in doing so providing a comprehensive experience of vet care. Andrew has a special interest in emergency medicine and has undertaken postgraduate study in this area. He also has developed an interest in imaging and ophthalmology. Andrew is currently studying to complete his Master’s degree through the University of Edinburgh in Advanced Clinical Practice.
Outside work, Andrew likes spending most of his spare time with his wife Kate who is currently studying to become a paediatric gastroenterologist at Westmead Children’s Hospital. Andrew has two dogs Charli (a wire-haired Hungarian Viszla) and Ellie (a Spoodle) and when not at work enjoys spending time with family, hiking, camping and mountain biking.
Christine’s earliest animal experiences were actually not of cats and dogs but cattle and poultry. At James Ruse Agricultural H.S. She spent her days learning about all aspects of beef cattle and egg layer chicken care and even won reserve champion bull at the Castle Hill Show once with her Angus bull Poseidon!
Her interest in the human-animal bond led to her move to Adelaide for 6 years to complete the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine. Upon graduation in 2017 she returned to be with her furry and human family in Sydney. Christine enjoys the variety of general practice and is pursuing further studies in ultrasonography.
The last year has seen Christine in Kiama, the Blue Mountains, Adelaide and the Sunshine Coast. She has a 14-year-old Maltese, Romeo who much like his owner enjoys afternoon naps, road trips and quiet time with loved ones.
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.
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.