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Staff at Forrestdale Veterinary Hospital

We have a core group of staff members who live up to our motto of Care, Compassion and Excellence in everything they do.


Dr Laurie Steinier – Veterinarian

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After graduating from Murdoch University Laurie has worked in numerous small animal practices including areas of the South West. In 2017 she spent some time doing volunteer veterinary work in Thailand, which inevitably ignited a passion for travel and using her skills to improve animal welfare.
Laurie’s pets include a devilishly handsome cat/son named Hamish and a considerably larger fur baby called Flynn, the Australian Stock Horse.

Dr Mike Lawley

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Dr Mike graduated from Murdoch University in 1987, and worked in mixed and small animal practice in Australia and the UK for a number of years prior to starting his own veterinary practice. Michael is one of the partners at Forrestdale Veterinary Hospital. His special interest is veterinary dentistry in which he has been accepted, by examination, as a Member of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists in Small Animal Dentistry and Oral Surgery. He also lectures Small Animal Dentistry to veterinary students at Murdoch University. He also has an interest in rehabilitation of injured seabirds.
When not performing veterinary dentistry, Michael may occasionally be seen sailing on a very old yacht on the Swan River.

Dr Nev Robertson 
Nev graduated from Sydney University in 1985 and has worked in small animal practice in WA and for a short time in Sydney, Queensland and the UK. He completed an anaesthesia internship at Murdoch University and  holds a Master of Veterinary Studies degree.  Nev is one of the partners at Forrestdale Veterinary Hospital and you will see him working here periodically and looking after the IT. Nev’s main interests are surgery and small animal medicine. He owns two cats (Maggie and Angus) and a Golden retriever named Maggie.

Dr Alan Wade

Alan graduated from Murdoch University in 1987 and has worked in many busy practices in the UK and Perth. He has a focus on small animal medicine and surgery. Alan is one of the partners at Forrestdale Veterinary Hospital. Alan ownes a beautiful Border Terrier named Charlie and a cat called Tom.

Mel – Qualified Veterinary Nurse
Mel graduated from Applied Vocational Training as a Cert IV Veterinary Nurse early in 2008. Since then she has worked in Veterinary General Practice, as well as several specialist Veterinary Hospitals in both Perth & Melbourne, in Dermatology, Medicine & Emergency.
Mel enjoys all aspect of Vet Nursing and has special interests in Emergency, Medicine and Behaviour.
Outside of work, Mel can be found training her beautiful Bernese Mountain Dogs!

Georgia – Veterinary Student

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Georgia is a vet student at Murdoch University and will graduate in 2019. She has worked in South Africa with big cats, here with native wildlife and still works with a local animal rescue. Her passions are wildlife, animal welfare and animal legislation.
Georgia has three cats (Pudding, Plinky and Squiblet) and two dogs (a Jack Russell X called “Scrumpet” and a Border Collie/Kelpie called “Fish”) – She would have even more if she could!

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