Our Team

Equipped to offer an impressive range of services, our experienced staff are all adept in providing excellence in surgical and medical care.  We’re animal lovers too, so rest assured both you and your pet will always be treated with compassion and empathy.

Dr Bec Goode

Veterinarian

Dr Bec Goode graduated from the University of Queensland in 2001. She worked in small animal practice in Melbourne before opening the Port Phillip Animal in 2006.

Bec also runs the veterinary side of the Greyhound Adoption Program (GAP) in Seymour. Here she sees thousands of gorgeous Greys and falls in love with the breed more every day. She is so passionate about Greyhounds that she has also created Greys Matter where you can find answers to many of your questions about Greyhounds.

In her very limited out of work time Bec is a devoted mum to 5 (yes 5) boys. They keep her almost as busy as all her beautiful pets.

Dr Craig Goode

Veterinarian

Dr Craig Goode graduated from the University of Queensland in 2001. Craig has always been fascinated with the surgery side of Veterinary Medicine and soon after graduating he completed a surgical internship at the University of Melbourne Melbourne. Craig then worked in small animal practice until opening the clinic with Bec.

Craig performs both soft tissue and orthopaedic surgeries. He truly loves performing surgeries and then witnessing the incredible difference it makes to his patients. Craig attends many continuing education workshops and seminars and is up to date with the latest surgical techniques,

Outside of work, Craig enjoys being outdoors especially at their country property where Bec is kept busy chasing after him and the 5 boys.

Dr Emma Prideaux

Veterinarian

Emma graduated from the University of Melbourne in 2000.  Subsequently she undertook an internship in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery, meeting Craig and Bec in the process. After having two children, Emma managed a vaccination business and locumed in small animal practice before joining the team.

Emma is one of the business owners and combines clinical work with practice management. Emma is on the Board of Directors of the charity, Pets of the Homeless and spends time helping with the wonderful work they do. To keep herself extra busy, Emma was also silly enough to have another child after a 10 year break.

Dr Matt Blakey

Veterinarian

Matt graduated from Vet School in New Zealand in 2002 and began working in mixed animal practice. For 5 years he roamed the countryside treating all sorts of creatures from deer and alpacas to dogs and rabbits before itchy feet saw him heading to the UK.

While working in the UK as a locum he began to focus more on domestic pets and in 2010, made the big move to Melbourne to settle into small animal practice. The sporting, social lifestyle, beaches and cafes in Melbourne have proven to be a strong lure and Matt now calls Australia home (unless NZ is playing).

In his spare time Matt is a competitive sailor and gym junkie as well as being an avid fan of whatever sport is on the TV. He also loves travelling with his wife Tamara, binge watching tv shows and paddle boarding with his dog Daisy.

Dr Nathalie Jugovic

Veterinarian

Dr Nathalie Jugovic graduated from the University of Melbourne in 2000. She commenced her veterinary career in small animal practice in England and Australia. In 2007 she commenced working part-time in emergency medicine at the Animal Emergency Centre Mt Waverley and also at Hobson’s Bay Vet Clinic, where she remained until 2018 when she joined us at Port Phillip.

Nathalie’s professional interests are in small animal emergency medicine, ultrasonography and acupuncture. She aims to provide high outcomes for her clients through skilled integration of Western veterinary medicine and acupuncture where indicated. In her spare time Nathalie enjoys playing waterpolo and bushwalking.

Dr Alice Mutton

Veterinarian

Alice graduated from Murdoch University in 2006. She started work initially in South Australia and has since worked in small animal practices in Melbourne and the UK before joining us in 2012.

Alice has also done some volunteer work in Borneo, Tonga, Africa and Fiji combining her love of travel with her love of veterinary work.

She has a soft spot for Cocker Spaniels having grown up with a much loved Cocker. In her spare time Alice enjoys playing tennis and spending time at the beach with friends. She also travels back to Adelaide to visit her family as much as possible.

Reception

Stacie Keilor is our wonderful, highly experienced receptionist. She is the kind face you see when you come and go and the calming and caring voice you hear on the phone.

She has always loved animals and was previously an environmental educator in her home state of Michigan USA.

Here in Melbourne she juggles our reception, a Masters in Social Work she is undertaking at Monash University and a gorgeous 50+kg Leonberger called Bronson.

Stacie is always available to cuddle your pets, have a chat and provide support.

Our Amazing Nurses

Hana Cherry leads our team of amazing nurses.

Our nurses are the backbone of our hospital. They are the first to come in and the last to leave. Every single patient is treated by them like a family member.

Our nurses are experienced and highly skilled. They provide outstanding care to your pets. On any given day they assist in surgery, perform and assist in diagnostics such as X-ray and ultrasound, run blood tests, provide comfort to sick animals, assist in emergencies, treat injured wildlife and lots more.

Our nurses are extremely knowledgeable and are available to give advice ranging from health issues to surgical questions.