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Meet Our Team

Dr Sam Sorensen - BSc BVMS

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 her dog Daisy Cuddlebug:a cuddly bear in a Rottweiler body. Her hobbies are kayaking, snorkelling, Stand Up Paddle boarding and anything beach related.

Dr Hannah Sleight

Veterinarian BVM&S PGC cert SAM
Dr Hannah recently relocated from the UK.  She graduated in 2008, from the University of Edinburgh. Hannah has worked in speciality vet practices in the UK, has completed an internship, and her certificate in small animal medicine. Hannah has a particular interest in complex medical cases and diagnostic imaging.

Hannah has a beautiful cat called Kevin who is now staying with his grandparents in the countryside, living the good life.

Hannah is enjoying spending her time exploring the area and getting out on her bike. She is looking forward to making Perth her new home.

Mahala Pangyres

Registered Veterinary Nurse

Mahala completed her Veterinary Nursing through AVT. Living locally with her family which includes 2 dogs and 2 cats, she also volunteers with Wildlife Emergency Response Team WA, rescuing and caring for injured wildlife.

Mahala loves the outdoors and nature and enjoys swimming and running.


Registered Veterinary Nurse

Terri graduated as a Veterinary Nurse from South Metropolitan Tafe in 2020. Terri has a keen interest in continuing education and growing knowledge and skills particularly in the area of surgical nursing. In her spare time Terri love spending time with her menagerie of fur babies.

Stacey Juriansz

Certificate IV Veterinary Nurse

Stacey graduated in 2015 from Polytechnic West with a certificate IV in veterinary nursing and certificate in Pet grooming.
She has a handsome black standard poodle named Lincoln who she loves to spend her spare time with.

When she’s not with Lincoln she spends her time doing pilates or playing golf.

Heather Burgess


Heather is a Certificate IV 2019 Veterinary Nurse graduate from AVT. She has little Ellie, a Chihuahua x Jack Russell who loves going to the beach and sniffing all the Guinea Pigs who line up in the morning for their treats. She is a long-time resident of the area and loves the clients, their pets and being a part of this community.

Danielle Vaz


Danielle is a Certificate IV 2020 Veterinary Nurse graduate from AVT. She is very passionate about animals, at home she has two furbabies called Axle and Carbi, her rescue pups. She hopes one day she can provide a foster home for animals in need.


Certificate IV Veterinary Nurse

Kayla has recently graduated from AVT. She is passionate about working with animals and is eager to go further with her education with areas such as animal physiotherapy. She loves to spend her time doing arts and crafts, hanging with her animals and exploring WA. Kayla has 3 little cats named Clay, Mason and Topaz, a dog named Axel who she enjoys watching movies with on the couch.

Brooke Fitzgerald

Certificate IV Veterinary Nurse

Prior to becoming a veterinary nurse, Brooke was a dog groomer who finished her cert IV in nursing in March 2019 via Open Colleges and has worked in the industry since 2015. Brooke shares her home with 6 fur babies who love to keep her busy and she has a special fondness of chihuahua’s.

Madi Conlon

Madi has just completed her studies at Murdoch University where she has attained a bachelor’s in agriculture science with a double major in animal health and animal science and is currently studying her certificate IV at AVT to become a veterinary nurse. Madi aspires to work within the equine veterinary field in the future after growing up with horses where she competed for many years doing eventing. Her main hobbies are camping and spending time with her 2 dogs Billy and Rosie.

Esme Hamer

Kennel Hand

Esme is our kennel hand who holds a Cert II in animal studies. She hopes to begin her Certificate IV in veterinary nursing very soon and loves working with all our animals.

Annette Leddin


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 a beautiful tortoiseshell senior cat,  Tabatha, and a new little addition, Oreo, a rescue kitty found at the Clarkson Police Station, and a human daughter. Annette loves nursing and she has exceptional people skills!

Jerry the Kitten

Jack of all trades! Monster of smooches!

This is our new addition Jerry the kitten!  A very cheeky and playful kitty at that!

Some of you may have already met him, we are already in LOVE with his big personality!

Jimmy the Cat
Qualified to do nothing

Rest In Peace, the Best Clinic Cat

Jimmy was our resident layabout. He loved to stretch his legs all over the front reception desk, greet clients and tease dogs sometimes. Mostly he liked to sit in the garden and hunt snakes. We did love him though! Jimmy sadly passed away in 2018 and will be missed by everyone at the clinic.