Dr Sam Sorensen
Practice Owner - Veterinarian
Dr Sam Sorensen graduated from Murdoch University, WA in 1985. She has special interests in Dermatology, Radiology, Surgery, Endocrinology, Acupuncture and Ultrasonography. Dr Sam has worked in Australia, China, Singapore and done volunteer work in Africa, Peru, Nepal, Solomon Islands and Cook Islands. She established Yanchep Veterinary Hospital in 2005 and from a small start has grown the practice into a full service hospital.
Treating and diagnosing difficult medical cases are her forte, and she especially loves helping pets with skin and ear problems. Dr Sam shares her home with a Chinese cat, Miss Kitty and two Rottweilers: Bettywiggle and Mimpi. Her hobbies are kayaking, snorkelling, Stand Up Paddle boarding and anything beach related.
Dr Sally Coombs
BSc BVMS MVS
Dr Sally came to us in 2009. She works part time, and has a Masters degree in Veterinary Medicine. Sally is mum to 3 children and a range of pets. She has Jenna the Kelpie, Buzz and Mace - cats, Mia the kangaroo and Charlie the rainbow lorikeet. Dr Sally loves holidays in Bali in her spare time. She is a busy mum but always fun to work with and brings a smile to our faces every time we see her.
Dr Kerri Renshaw
Kerri grew up in a house full of cats, dogs, birds and the odd stray chicken in Queensland. Kerri knew she wanted to be a veterinarian in primary school and went on to graduate from the University of Qld (St Lucia) in 1997. She practiced for 6 years in Australia before heading off to England to work. She thought she would have an English adventure for 2 years, which turned into a 10 year foray, a British citizenship and a lot more experience in small animal medicine and surgery. Kerri has completed a large number of post graduate courses including a 2 years practical course in small animal surgery whilst in the UK, and is currently in the process of completing a post grad certificate in small animal abdominal ultrasound. No day is the same in vet practice and she enjoys the challenges that it brings and also the cuddles she gets to have with her patients. She still feels very privileged to be able to help them when they are in need and to prevent them from becoming sick in the first place. Kerri currently has one very spoilt cat called Owen, whose best friend is a Dachshund named Jake. Outside of work Kerri enjoys competing in triathlon and multi sports and living in a beautiful place full of outdoor experiences.
Certificate 4 in Veterinary Nursing, Vet Surgeons Board WA registered
Practice Manager & Head Veterinary Nurse
Alysson works full time with us. Aly has worked in Perth at a 24 Hour Emergency service and has been nursing since 2002. Aly brings a wealth of experience and a passion for animal care. She is mum to Bailey the Staffy , an aunty to Sadie the Labrador and wants to have a farmyard full of goats and chickens one day!
Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing
Certificate IV Veterinary Nurse
Claire is a certified Vet Nurse with us. She has a gorgeous Golden Retriever called Bailey. Bailey likes Balltime at 7.30 every night! Claire is an artist and grew up in South Africa and has lived in the UK. She now calls Australia home. Claire's free time is mostly spent studying and the rest of the time is spent hanging out with Bailey at the beach, and seeing friends and family.
Trainee Veterinary Nurse
Heather is undergoing her traineeship here at Yanchep Vet Hospital. It has been a lifelong dream of Heather's to become a veterinary nurse, and is currently studying through Open Colleges North Coast TAFE.
Heather has 4 fur babies: Herc and Zeus, her 2 beautiful dogs and Snuggles and Lilly-Bean, 2 alpaca guinea pigs. Heather also has 2 real kids. Heather grew up on the Cocos Keeling Island and has lived by the sea her whole life.
Certificate III in Companion Animal Studies & Dog Training
Trainee Veterinary Nurse
Della has been working in the industry since 2015. She started volunteer work and has just finished studying her certificate 3 in Companion Animal Studies and Dog training at Murdoch South Metropolitan TAFE. Now that Della has finished her course she will be undergoing training here with us at Yanchep Vet Hospital to complete her Certificate 4 in Veterinary Nursing. Della has 2 fur babies at home, Bowser & Boss. She also has 12 Koi fish. In her spare time she likes to relax with her pups and study for TAFE.
Annette is our receptionist and works part time. She started nursing with Dr Sam many moons ago and has been in the veterinary industry for 22 years. She has 2 senior cats, Caesar and Tabatha and a daughter.
Jimmy the Cat
Qualified to do nothing
Jimmy is our resident layabout. He does like to stretch his legs all over the front reception desk and greet clients and tease dogs sometimes. Mostly he likes to sit in the garden and hunt snakes. We do love him though!