Practice Owner (BSc (Hons) BVSc MACVSc CMAVA)
Veterinarian / Owner
Jane completed a science degree with Honours at The University of Adelaide (her hometown) majoring in Reproductive Anatomy before moving interstate to study veterinary science at The University of Queensland. Following her graduation in 1994 she moved to Minlaton on the Yorke Peninsula in South Australia to work with a wide variety of animals, including sheep, beef and dairy cattle, camels, alpacas, horses, ostriches as well as dogs and cats.
Since moving to Melbourne in 1996 she has worked in many practices around the Eastern suburbs, including three Accredited Small Animal Hospitals and a mixed practice in the Dandenong Ranges. Jane purchased Barkers Veterinary Clinic in June 2004.
Jane, her partner Steven, and son Lun live in the Eastern suburbs of Melbourne with their two cats – Portia and Charlie. In her spare time, she loves to ski, having added St Anton in Austria, the Dolomites in Italy, Niseko in Japan, Aspen in the USA, Queenstown and Wanaka in New Zealand and Whistler in Canada to her list of favourite ski fields.
In 2002, Jane completed the Sydney Postgraduate Foundation course in Small Animal Medicine, and then in 2004 obtained her Membership of the Australian College of Veterinary Scientists in Small Animal Medicine. Membership of the College is a highly regarded qualification requiring a high level of theoretical and practical knowledge of canine and feline medicine, as examined by Specialist Veterinarians.
In 2006 she completed the Sydney Postgraduate Foundation course in Diagnostic Imaging (X-rays and ultrasound).
Jane regularly attends seminars and conferences to update her knowledge base, and is a great advocate of continuing education within the profession for veterinarians and nurses. Most recently Jane has attended the Western Veterinary Conference in Las Vegas - a huge international conference with over 10,000 veterinarians in attendance.