Meet the Team

at Ranford Veterinary Hospital
(08) 9456 0222

Meet Our Team

at Ranford Veterinary Hospital

Our vets are known for their professionalism and experience.

More importantly, our vets practise high quality veterinary medicine and have the expertise to provide healthcare options for your pets.

We are always ready to address your concerns and consider your opinion regarding the health and welfare of your pets.

Our Veterinarians

Dr Graeme Fitzgerald

Veterinarian and Practice Partner

Dr Graeme is our most senior veterinary surgeon with almost 30 years of working experience under his belt, having first spent 10 years in mixed practice after graduation from Murdoch University in 1990 before settling into small animal care at Ranford Vet. He has been our practice owner since 2001 and our main man for orthopaedic surgeries, such as cruciate ligament repairs in small to medium sized dogs and cats, alongside other expertise in medical and surgical cases.

When not in his signature blue clinic coat on the premise, Dr Graeme takes great pride tending to the beautiful greenery that surrounds our clinic. A man of many passions, he cycles in his down time and his love for sports also extends to coaching and managing the Booragoon Bulldogs Football Club for a fair few years now, which earned him the deserving award for Junior Coach of the Year in 2014.

He is pictured here with his family cat, “Cous Cous”, a stray adoption from Ranford Vet.

Dr Kelly Kilgour

Veterinarian and Practice Partner

Dr Kelly is our second most senior and experienced veterinarian and, practice owner of Ranford Vet since 2015. She graduated with first class honours in 1991 from Murdoch University and, worked in various parts of WA and spent a year in England before settling down at Ranford Vet in 2000. Dr Kelly enjoys soft tissue surgery (especially eyelids) and, both canine and feline medicine. She strongly believes that the symbiotic relationship between pets and their people mutually enhances the quality of each other’s lives.

A proud mother of two boys, Dr Kelly regularly supports them in their sports and music events eagerly, and she plays quite a bit of tennis herself on Tuesdays. She is always on the lookout for new hobbies and interests to undertake so ask her next time you see her what she is into right now!

She is pictured here with her third child, “Sherbie”, who is a very well-behaved but very spoiled Cavalier King Charles Spaniel.

Dr Sally Hewitt


Dr Sally graduated from Onderstepoort, University of Pretoria, South Africa in 2003, and worked in small animal practice for 4 years in the United Kingdom. She then moved back to South Africa to work in a community veterinary clinic that provided low cost veterinary care to the poorer communities as well as in private practice. In 2014, Dr Sally and her family emigrated to Perth and she had worked in two practices prior to settling down with us at Ranford Vet in December 2016.

While Dr Sally likes meeting people and their pets during routine visits with pristine health checks, she also takes a special interest in managing complicated medical and surgical cases. With her background experience in the UK and SA, Dr Sally has helped to further improve patient health and care at Ranford Vet.

Outside of work, Dr Sally loves spending time with her young son. When he’s at school, she takes on reading, gardening and running in her free time. She also loves cheese! Her family of pets includes “Kay Kay” and “Lou Lou”, both former stray kittens that have made their way into their homes and hearts.

Dr Wanlin Lin

Dr Lin first worked in Singapore for 3 years after graduating from Murdoch University in 2012 before transitioning to a mixed practice in south-west WA. When she had had her fill of country living, Dr Lin moved up to Perth and joined the Ranford Vet in November 2017. She has a special interest in dermatology and geriatric medicine in dogs and cats. Dr Lin is fear-free certified because it is her priority is to ensure her patients feel as comfortable as possible in the clinic.

Outside of work, Dr Lin loves to hunt for good food and goes to the gym so she can eat some more!

At home, her children are “Missy” the adorable Shih Tzu crossbreed dog, “Archibald” the three-legged stunner of a cat and her other cat “Tipsy.” All of which she adopted as surrendered pets.

Dr Cheree

Dr Cheree graduated as a veterinarian from Murdoch University in 2014, after having previously worked as a veterinary nurse, teacher and medical receptionist. Since graduating, Cheree has focused her career in small animal practice and is passionate about providing high quality care to dogs, cats and other small creatures.

Cheree is married and has a 6.5-year-old daughter and a 17 year old Miniature Pinscher named Milo. She has previously had lovebirds, cats, fish and horses as part of her menagerie. In her spare time, she likes to garden, bake, sew and nap.

Dr Chathu

Dr Chathu graduated from the University of Peradeniya with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science (Hons). She moved to Perth in 2019 with her family. Dr Chathu worked as an emergency and critical care nurse prior to obtaining her registration to practice as a veterinary surgeon.

Dr Chathu’s interests include small animal medicine and surgery. She has two cats at home, “Rose” and “BLANK” both of which she adopted as surrendered pets.

Our Vet Nurses


Veterinary Nurse

Michele has been a vet nurse at Ranford Vet since its opening in 1996. She was studying Biological and Environmental Sciences at Murdoch University initially while part-timing as a vet nursing assistant, which sparked her interest in continuing to be a vet nurse over a scientist after completion of her degree.


To date, Michele still enjoys being a vet nurse more than anything because of her love for animals and the variety of work that keeps her job interesting. She has a special interest in working with cats and pocket pets, and she is a great teacher with new staff members and work experience students, encouraging them to garner the same passion she has in the care of creatures great and small.

When not working, Michele is a passionate member and supporter of the Dockers Football Club. She also enjoys bush walking, having picnics and camping with her family.

At home, the family is kept on their toes by their two Ragdoll cats, “Crystal Diamond” and “Henry Jones”, and their two Weiro birds, “Russell” and “Simon”, who was an adoption from Ranford Vet.


Veterinary Nurse 

Cassey completed her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing in early 2018 while she worked part-time at Ranford Vet as a veterinary nurse assistant. Having grown up on a property with many different animals, Cassey has always wanted to work with and help animals even though she was a hairdresser first before a nurse.


She has a special interest in surgical nursing and anaesthesia, often having to intensively monitor geriatric and patients in critical care, ensuring they come through the procedure safely and being there to comfort them when they are awake. Cassey is also one of our Puppy School instructors.

Outside of work, Cassey likes to kick back and relax with simple things: cooking, eating, yoga and, long walks and adventures with her trio of pups. She would also love to travel to and explore South Africa and South America some day.

At home, Cassey has pups and pigs: “Archie” the cheeky Papillon, “Lolli” the endearing Cavalier x Tibetan Spaniel, “Hunter” the polite Border Collie and, “Hazel” and “Lucy” the adopted bonded pair of guinea pigs!


Veterinary Nurse

Emma became a qualified Vet Nurse in 2005 and subsequently worked at Ranford Vet since 2006. Prior to that, she worked as a kennelhand in a pet boarding facility which had helped her develop a passion for animal care, especially cats! She also likes chickens and small birds.


With this love for felines, Emma has a bit of intuition about our cat patients and looks after them with the care and respect that feline royalty so deserves. She also teaches our younger nurses how to read cats better so that handling is as stress free as possible. Emma likes grooming cats, giving them neat and tidy clips so they look handsome for the summer months and more importantly, don’t become matted or collect grass seeds!

Emma now has two young children who keep her busy but when she has a moment or two to herself, she likes to work on her indoor plant collection and tries to attend a musical theatre performance or two, especially for Anthony Warlow.

Of course, Emma must never be without cats! She has “Cricky” and “Ollie”.


Veterinary Nurse

Jo graduated in Veterinary Nursing in 2003 and has been working part-time at Ranford Vets for many years. Jo loves working with animals and strives to advocate for their welfare, and was able to do most of this through working for the RSPCA for 7 years.


With such experience under her belt, Jo imparts her skills and assists our younger nurses in gaining more experience and confidence handling and nursing patients. At work, Jo has a preference for medical nursing as it incorporates her passion for animal welfare and inpatient nursing care, being able to monitor the remarkable progress some of our patients make in short periods of time. She couldn’t ask for better satisfaction than that!

Expanding her interest in nursing, Jo has recently completed her study in Human Nursing and so works in both fields concurrently. When she isn’t working with animals or people, Jo likes running for fitness and take long strolls with her middle-aged pup.

Her pup is a rescued one-eyed wonder Rough Collie cross named “Suey” because she has outlived her diagnosed cancer thus far. Jo is also currently foster caring a cat called “Cricket”.


Veterinary Nurse

Emma graduated from her Veterinary Nursing course in 2022 with merits. Emma has only recently moved to Perth and is originally from Yorke Peninsula, South Australia. Her special interests at work include interesting surgical cases and emergency. Prior to her entering the veterinary industry, Emma worked as a professional chef.

Emma has two dogs at home, Aurora the red heeler, who loves snacks, long walks and swimming and Elliot the cavoodle, who loves beach trips and cuddles.

Outside of work Emma enjoys being active and is the goalkeeper for the Subiaco women’s soccer team.


Veterinary Nurse

Brooke is currently undergoing her studies in Veterinary Nursing and hopes to graduate at the end of this year. She has always known she has wanted to work with animals and has always been passionate about conservation and rehabilitation.

Brooke is interested in the surgical aspect of veterinary nursing. Before finding her passion in veterinary nursing, Brooke worked as a mining office manager, property manager and medical receptionist.

Outside of work Brooke enjoys spending time with her son, reading, and going to the beach. Her pets at home include two dachshunds Annie and Arlow and a bulldog named Bentley.

Ranford Vet - Meet Our Team - Krys


Veterinary Nurse

Krys graduated from a Cert III in Captive Animals (Zookeeper) in 2012 and then went on to complete a Bachelor of Animal Science with a major in conservation biology in 2016. She worked as a zookeeper for three and a half years with both native and exotic species. Krys started working as a veterinary nurse in 2018 whilst completing her veterinary nursing course. After graduating in 2020, Krys moved to Perth.

Krys chose to be a veterinary nurse as she has always wanted to work with animals, and feels that this is the industry she belongs in.

Her special interests include neonatal care for kittens, wildlife, and dentistry. In her spare time Krys enjoys bushwalking, snorkelling, discovering craft breweries and quality time with family. Krys has three cats at home: Koda, Parker and her more special needs cat Littlefoot.

Ranford Vet - Meet Our Team - Aleeshia


Veterinary Nurse

Aleeshia graduated from her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing in December 2022. She has been a part of the Ranford Vet team since 2021, first as a student to complete her studies and is now one of our casual nurses.

Aleeshia enjoys all aspects of veterinary nursing but particularly loves the before and afters of pet dental procedures. In her spare time, she is wrangling two young boys and enjoys hitting the gym for some weights and cardio. The furry members of her family include two American bulldogs “Sash” and “Cleo” and two cats “Lilly” and “Esme.”

Our Vet Nurse Assistants


Veterinary Nurse Assistant

Caitlin is currently studying Animal Science at Murdoch University with an interest in pursuing Veterinary Science. She loves the special bond that is formed between animals and their people and wants to become a Veterinarian to help strengthen these bonds.


She owns two cheeky budgies, Basil and Freddo and often looks after Buddy the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel when his family is on holiday. In her spare time, Caitlin is a diehard supporter of the Fremantle Dockers and loves all forms of sport. She also volunteers her time at her local wildlife shelter, rehabilitating sick and injured wildlife which she finds extremely rewarding.

“Dr Kelly and all those at Ranford Vet Hospital provide a very high standard of medical care and attention, their ethical approach covers every aspect of care – undertaken with gentle kindness and compassion. We have attended Ranford Vet for years and have been totally satisfied with the efficient and effective treatment provided. I cannot speak highly enough of the attention, care, kindness and respect given to our beloved girl.”

– Susan B., 5-Star Google Review

“The vet is a warm welcoming place to check out your dog or cat, or even buy some food for you loving pet. Once my dog ate chocolate, and I brought him to Ranford Vet, the doctors said that he had a low chance at surviving. About 3 hours later the doctor said that his heart pressure went down, and my beautiful dog survived that day.”

– Cameron J., 5-Star Google Review

“Very supportive and knowledgeable staff, good with not only my friendly cat but my timid cat too. Helped us through emergency surgery and helped us through dental, kept informed throughout the process and well cared for during recovery.”

– Ardent R., 5-Star Google Review

Ranford Vet Hospital

Non-Urgent Enquiries

To make a booking, please call us at (08) 9456 0222.

Opening Hours

Monday to Friday : 7 am - 7 pm
Saturday : 7 am - 5 pm
Sunday : 9 am - 12 noon
Public Holidays : 9 am - 5 pm
We are closed Good Friday, Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day


Consultations are by appointment. Please contact the hospital directly.
Monday to Friday: 8 am - 7 pm 
Saturday: 8 am - 5 pm
Sunday: 9 am - 12 noon
A consultation surcharge applies Sundays and public holidays.