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Northam Veterinary Centre Staff

Dr Graeme Penno
Dr Graeme graduated from Murdoch University in 1992. Since then he has worked in England and Perth in mixed animal practice before settling in Northam. Dr Graeme became a partner in Northam Veterinary Centre in 1999. Dr Graeme enjoys the diversity of his profession and has treated most animals, from sterilising a hamster to euthanising a lion. Dr Graeme has a number of fury friends including, 'Sammy' the Kelpie, 'Pepper' & 'Tom' the cats and horses 'GP' & 'Casper'. 
Dr Jim McMahon
Dr Jim grew up in Perth and spent four years at Muresk completing a Bachelor of Ag Business, before starting his Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery at Murdoch University. During this time he has travelled all over Australia, UK and Ireland working on farms and breeding centres. Dr Jim has a keen interest in livestock reproduction, including artificial insemination. He also enjoys kayaking and rugby. 
Dr Marina Baldock
Marina grew up in Perth and after finishing school went to Murdoch University to complete her Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery.  She has now moved to Northam and she enjoys working with both small and large animals.  She grew up with her family cats Tasha and Tinkerbell and she spends her spare time with her horses including her old pony Marlee and thoroughbreds Poppy and Bear.
Dr Ingrid Runeckles
Dr Ingrid graduated from Murdoch University in 1984, focusing on small animal medicine. Dr Ingrid has been part of the Northam Vet centre family since 1988. Recently returning after a long absence to have her three children. As her yougest is now in full time schooling, she is able to devote some of her time to her previous passions of veterinary science and ponies. Her extended furry family includes two welsh ponies Nemo and Squeaky and four wayward cats, Trouble, Troubling, Rough and Tumble.

Sisi Fu 
Dr Sisi is originally from Bejing, China and moved to Perth in 2000. After graduating from Murdoch University in 2007, she began working at Northam Veterinary Centre focusing on Small Animal Medicine and Surgery, with the occasional large animal patient, when required. Dr Sisi has a special interest in Acupuncture and is well known for her exceptional patient and client care. Dr Sisi has two fury friends, 'Nutella' the Maltese Cross and 'Peaches' the apricot ragdoll. Dr Sisi now resides in Perth, but can still be seen regularly at Northam Vet Centre.

Renee' Weeldenburg
Veterinary Nurse
Senior Nurse
Renee  has over 25 years experience as a Veterinary Nurse having worked at a number of Equine and mixed animal practices during this time. Having been settled in the Avon Valley for some years Renee has been part of our team for six years and her roles varying from Reception to Surgery nurse and most anything in between. When not at work Renee is kept busy running her small Morgan Horse stud “Crossmatch Morgans” where currently she has ten horses including her most treasured Morgan stallion “Spike”.  While working at home with the horses Renee constantly receives the help from her canine companions Enya the Rhodesian Ridgeback, Kirsty the Rhodesian Ridgeback, Mia the newly acquired terrorist (Jack Russell Terrier Cross), and of coarse the famous Jack, the Greyhound  who has given back life to many a patient at the Vet Centre by donating his blood. To complete the menagerie there is Squirt the cat who has control of all four dogs and Ernie the canary.

Melissa James
Registered Veterinary Nurse
ince starting her career in Narrogin in 1992, Melissa has worked in a number of both small animal and mixed practices, including overseas. Melissa lives in Chidlow with her partner, three children, two horses, a sheep, three cats, three dogs and three guinea pigs.

Kylie Powell
Veterinary Nurse
Kylie is currently studying Vet Nursing with Applied Vocational Training. She lives in Northam with her partner and two British shorthair cats Grumpy and Smurfie, and a cheeky Border Collie Bella.

Teagan Fishwick
Veterinary Nurse
Teagan is currently working part time on a school based traineeship and studying Vet Nursing through Polytechnics West. It has been her lifelong dream to work within the animal care industry. Since living on a property just outside Northam for the last 10 years, she has been able to experience the care of a wide range of animals. These include horses, cats, dogs, chickens, ducks, guails, birds, tropical fish, mice and rabbits.

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