At Epsom Road Vets, we love meeting and getting to know you and your pets. We think it’s only fair that you can get to know a little bit about our team here at Epsom Road Vet.


Dr Cathy Chou

Lead Veterinarian.

Cathy currently works Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesday and Fridays

Cathy is a Massey University (NZ) graduate and has worked in different general small animal practices (including a cat-only clinic) in New Zealand and Melbourne as well as a non-for-profit animal shelter Melbourne. Cathy joined the ERV team in November 2021.

Cathy has an interest in internal medicine, in particular feline medicine, pain management and caring for elderly patients.


Outside of work, Cathy is kept busy with husband Jack, two kids Joshua and Caitlyn, as well as her 15 year old cat, Kiki.

Cathy also speaks fluent Mandarin.

We asked Cathy a Few Questions:

Favourite part of being a Vet?
I enjoy talking to and building long lasting relationships with pet parents and their furkids, looking after them throughout their different life stages.
With fear-free handling (and sometime the help of medications), I enjoy helping anxious pets feel comfortable going to the vets by spending time to get to know them, it’s so wonderful to see an anxious dog walking out the clinic door wagging its tail or a cat not wanting to go back to its carrier after a check up!

What I love about Epsom Road Vet?
I love the “Family Doctor” atmosphere where everyone is so friendly, welcoming and neighbourly.
We also have a great team of vets and nurses who complement each other’s skill sets and strengths.

What is your veterinary superpower?
I have a knack for getting blood and urine samples from cranky ‘misunderstood’ cats!

Dr Amanda Ho

Graduating in 2002, Amanda started her career in Melbourne before moving to London, then Perth before coming full circle back to Melbourne to join the team at ERV in 2017. What she loves most about this special practice is its warm, family vibe which is evident from the moment you walk in the door and the wonderful client base we are so fortunate to have.

Amanda loves to spend as much time in the surgical theatre as possible but she also loves dermatology, behavioural medicine and learning new things (which is almost daily as a vet!). Being a vet is Amanda’s dream job and she can’t imagine doing anything else. When she’s not at work, she is busy running around after her two young boys who don’t let her rest for a second! They’d love to add a furbaby to their family but are still getting over the loss of their cat Ernest who lived to the ripe old age is 22!

Our Team at Epsom Road Vet - Dr Loren Mickiewicz

Dr Loren Mickiewicz

Loren studied at the University of Melbourne and graduated as a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 2015. She also completed a Bachelor of Science majoring in Animal Science in 2012. She worked in various small animal clinics around Melbourne before joining the team at Epsom Rd Vet.

Loren is passionate about the health of all of her patients and loves to see them and their families in the clinic. She has always loved animals and has a patient and gentle touch with shy and anxious pets. Loren has a keen interest in dental care and surgery and finds it very rewarding to improve pets’ day-to-day comfort with thorough dental treatment.

Meet Our Team at Epsom Road Vet - Dr Sue Mae Chua

Dr Sue Mae Chua

Sue Mae works Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

Sue Mae graduated from University of Melbourne in 2011 and spent the first 10 years of her career in a large not for profit hospital.  Sue Mae has also worked for a number of small animal clinics around Melbourne before joining ERV in 2021. 
Favourite part of job – I love our little work family! Great to be in such a fun and supportive work environment. As an Ascot Vale local myself, I love being able to contribute in helping the community look after their pets. I love bumping into my patients at the local dog park or while grabbing a coffee on Union road. 
Vet interests- I have a strong interest in diagnostic imaging, internal medicine and soft tissue surgery. I love being able to use different aspects of vet medicine to help a pet feel better!
Vet super power- I love helping put clients’ minds at ease and helping them make the best decision and to provide the best care for their furry friend.
Any pets at home – 3 cats, 1 dog, 7 fish, 2 snails…… Not allowed to foster any more animals as they always end up being permanent members of the household!
One interesting fact about you others may not know –  Loves baking sweet treats and have an indoor plant obsession. 
Our Team at Epsom Road Vet - Dr Sarah Triglia

Dr Sarah Triglia

Sarah works every second Friday and Saturday

Dr Sarah joined the ERVC team in early 2019. She graduated from The University of Melbourne in 2011 and has worked in a number of small animal clinics and specialist hospitals around Melbourne.

She was admitted as a member of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists in 2015 after completing additional study in Small Animal Medicine. She enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine, but particularly enjoys the thrill of stabilizing emergency cases!


At home, Dr Sarah can be found running around after her two young boys and miniature poodle, Kramer.

We’ve asked Sarah some questions:

Favourite part of being a Vet?
Getting to do what I genuinely love every day! It’s so rewarding to see pets happy and healthy again, after a period of being unwell.

Why do you love ERV?
We have the best clients, patients and colleagues!

What is your veterinary superpower?
Solving tricky medical problems.

Dr Mark Matthews

Mark has over 25 years experience in veterinary practice, initially in New Zealand (or New Ziland as he pronounces it!) followed by a number of years in a busy practice in London.

In recent years Mark has stepped back from veterinary clinical work to focus on managing the team and business. In 2021 Mark became the new owner of Epsom Road Vet, taking the reins from Dr Noel Smith upon his retirement.

Mark is committed to ensuring our clinic provides the best care possible for our patients and the best experience for our pet owners. Mark understands the key to this is our amazing people and is passionate about team wellness, team development and culture.


When Mark’s not at work, the fitness fan(atic) can be usually be found running, at the gym or pottering in his garden. At home, Mark and his partner, Ant are at the beck and call of their very spoilt cat, Luke.


Jess G

Veterinary Nurse

Jessica has been nursing for 17 years and still loves it! She’s worked in emergency and general practice over the years.
Her special interests lie in surgical and emergency nursing care.
Her favourite part of the job is seeing pets go home after their hospital stay and the bond they have with their owners.
Jessica has 2 Cats, 2 Dogs as well as a husband and son to keep her on her toes outside of work!


Kylie M

Veterinary Nurse

Kylie has always had an passion for animals and their welfare, which is why she became a veterinary nurse.
She finds working with animals every day is extremely rewarding, as she gets the opportunity to treat and care for a variety of animals. Her favourite part is making a difference in their lives, seeing an animal going home happy and healthy because of her work is a brilliant feeling.

We asked Kylie some questions:

Why do you love working at ERVC?
I love working at ERVC because I have the opportunity to work with such a wonderful team who’s core values towards animal welfare align with mine.

What’s your veterinary nursing power?
My veterinary superpower is being a calming presence to an animal that is stressed or in pain and creating a nurturing environment for them to recover in.

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We asked Kylie some questions:

Why do you love working at ERVC?
I love working at ERVC because I have the opportunity to work with such a wonderful team who’s core values towards animal welfare align with mine.

What’s your veterinary nursing power?
My veterinary superpower is being a calming presence to an animal that is stressed or in pain and creating a nurturing environment for them to recover in.

Jessica S

Veterinary Nurse

Jessica joined us in September 2021 while studying and became a qualified veterinary nurse by completing her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing in early 2022.

We asked Jess a few questions:

What is your favourite part about being a vet nurse?
There is nothing more gratifying than caring for a sick animal all day and watching them regain their health with the treatments we provide. The moment we take an animal back to their owner and seeing how happy both the animal and client is just warms my heart!


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What do you love about ERV?
I love that the whole team is so compassionate and committed to caring for all animals ranging from cats, dogs and even possums!

What is your vet nurse superpower?
I am the cat whisperer! I love caring for old grumpy cats and will run to reception when there is a kitten entering the building for cuddles.

Caitlin W

Veterinary Nurse

Caitlin has been a vet nurse now for 7 years and joined the Epsom Rd team in November 2022.
She recently moved back home to Melbourne from New Zealand where she worked in a small animal practice.
Her favourite thing about working as a vet nurse is connecting with the clients who come into the clinic and getting to help care for their much loved pets, especially our feline friends.
Caitlin lives locally with her partner Chris, and their much loved Burmese cat, Daisy.

Jo W

Veterinary Nurse

Jo started nursing in 2004. She has a Certificate IV in Vet Nursing and a Diploma of Leadership and Management from the Animal Industry Resource Centre.
Over her many years in the vet industry she has worked in many different aspects including consult nursing, surgical nursing, team leadership and business management.
She joined the Epsom Road team in February 2023 after helping out as a locum nurse. She is loving being back at the frontline of nursing and spending time with patients and their families.

Outside of work, Jo enjoys travelling (ask her about Hawaii) and spending time with her husband,
two children and three cats (Crazy cat lady). She is also very involved in the Melbourne independent
music scene.

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