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


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


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


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


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 Alice Mutton


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.

Dr Gavin Stone


Gavin graduated from the University of Melbourne in 2013 and has been working in small animal clinics around Melbourne before joining the Port Phillip team in 2020.

He enjoys all aspects of veterinary care, with an interest in small animal medicine and surgery and further skills in ultrasound to make him a bit of an all-rounder.

Gavin is very fond of cats and has two adopted strays at home to keep him busy. He also enjoys reading, kayaking, cheeky jokes, anything Star Wars and a choc-top at the cinema.


Siobhaun and Courtney are our wonderful, highly experienced receptionists.

They are the kind faces you see when you come and go and the calming and caring voices you hear on the phone.

Our receptionists are always available to cuddle your pets, have a chat and provide support.

Please don’t hesitate to contact them.

Our Amazing Nurses

Our nurses Bonnie, Crystal, Elise, Hana, Katie, Kelli, Libby, Mel, Michelle, Niamh and Nicola are the backbone of our hospital. They are the first to arrive 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.