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 Sonia Benwath – Veterinarian
Sonia graduated from Murdoch University. She worked at a practice in the South West for a few years before moving to the UK to work. Sonia returned from the UK in 2020 to join the Forrestdale vet team. Sonia has a special interest in Surgery. Sonia has a rescue chihuahua called Ziggy and a naughty cat called Zara.
Dr Meg Green
After graduating from Murdoch University in 2010, Meg worked in mixed practice in country Western Australia for one year before joining the team at City Beach Vets where she works most of the time. She works at Forrestdale Vet Hospital one day a week. Meg has developed a strong passion for small animal medicine and surgery, and in 2018 she completed a Masters of Veterinary Studies (Small Animal Practice).
Meg’s pets include a cheeky Jack Russell Terrier named Emma, a crazy cat named LC (“Little Creature”), and a very happy Golden Retriever call Isbjorn (Issy for short) and a fast (occasionally) thoroughbred horse named Barney.
Dr Chelsea Melvin – Veterinarian
Chelsea graduated from Murdoch University and has worked in Small Animal Practice around Perth. Growing up on a farm in the Wheatbelt has meant from a young age Chelsea has loved all animals, but has a special spot for Kelpies. Her particular interests lie in medicine as she enjoys the challenge of working up cases. In her spare time she enjoys following sports and spending time with her own kelpie dog Max.
Dr Susan Hill – Veterinarian
Susan qualified as a veterinarian in South Africa in 2011 and has been in small animal practice since, first in her home country of South Africa and here in sunny Perth from 2014. She gained further qualifications in canine rehabilitation in 2017 and has also lived and worked in New Zealand where she worked in an animal rehabilitation practice as a qualified canine rehabilitation therapist, as well as in different small animal practices doing veterinary work. She moved back to Perth after missing the sunshine and beautiful beaches. Her special interests are in improving the lives of geriatric pets, post-operative care and treating musculoskeletal, neurological and sporting dog injuries. When not at work Susan is out and about with her husband, son and 2 dogs exploring the great outdoors.
Dr Nev Robertson
Nev graduated from Sydney University in 1985 and has worked in small animal practice in WA, 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 as well as looking after the IT. Nev’s main interests are surgery and small animal medicine. He owns two cats (Lucy 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 owns a beautiful Border Terrier named Charlie and a cat called Tom.
Caitlyn – Qualified Veterinary Nurse
Katie – Qualified Veterinary Nurse