Meet Our Team


Eshel Indich-Navon

Practice Owner (Doctor of Veterinary Medicine)

Dr Esh is our new practice owner. He has been working at the Broadmeadows vet clinic since 2012. Dr Esh graduated from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in 2003. He has also sat his National Veterinary Exams in Brisbane in 2004. He is the owner of 3 dogs, a cat, 6 chooks and 40 sheep.

He has a special interest in canine and feline dentistry and canine and feline medicine and surgery.

Sonia Padbury

Veterinary Practice Manager (Certificate 4 in Veterinary Nursing)

Sonia gained her qualifications as a Veterinary Nurse in 1997, but has served over 30 years in the Veterinary Industry both in general practice and in Emergency and Critical care nursing.

She also holds a Certificate IV in Training and assessment.

She has been working at the Broadmeadows Vet clinic since 2007 and has moved from Head Nurse to Practice manager.  She will be working behind the scenes to keep the practice running smoothly.

Sonia has had the honour of being able to teach Veterinary nursing to a number of students at Tafe, she found it a very rewarding position and hopes the knowledge she has gained in the industry will benefit in educating nurses in their continued profession. She now continues to teach and mentor Trainee nurses in clinic.


Katja Zdovc

Veterinary Nurse

Katja was born and grew up in Slovenia. As a daughter of two veterinarians, she was always surrounded by animals so nobody was surprised when she decided to follow in the footseps of her parents. She graduated from the University of Ljubljana in 2016. This was also the year when she first came to Australia and she has been coming back ever since, until she decided to move here in 2020.

Katja loves her job and enjoys all aspects of veterinary nursing. In her free time, she likes spending time with her dog Kobe, writes animal related articles for a local newspaper, and also enjoys volunteering and trying to find different ways of helping animals in need.

Caitlin Mead

Veterinary Nurse (Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing)

Caitlin joined our team back in 2020 as a placement student from Kangan Institute.  She did such a wonderful job that we employed her !!!. She holds a Certificate III in Animal studies and Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing. 

Caitlin has grown up around animals and has two kittens Mando and Kenny.

Caitlin sends endless spam of her fur babies, so there is no chance of missing their development

She has been fortunate enough to have had the privilege of nursing lambs and hatching chicks on her grandparents farm.

She holds a passion for helping animals and is very excited to learn and grow in her career.

Imogen Bell

Trainee Nurse

Imogen is the newest member of our team.

She is currently studying her Certificate III in Animal Care at Kangan Institute that is due for completion in July 2022. She has already enrolled to do her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing that will commence later in the year. 

She was employed in October 2021 as a kennel hand and demonstrated such a willingness to learn Veterinary nursing that we offered her a Trainee position in February. We now can't keep her away from surgery or reception !!!

Imogen has always been around animals in particular cats and dogs. She has two Staffordshire Bull Terriers at home Ella and Jagga. She would like to add to her family with an Australian Shepherd

Imogen has a strong passion for animals and is excited to continue to learn and develop on her journey to becoming a Qualified Veterinary nurse. 


Veterinary Nurse

Rebecca is originally from King Island, Tasmania. She grew up on a beef farm run by her parents. Rebecca always had animals ranging from horses to ducks to the odd baby kangaroo. She always enjoyed handling and treating the sick animals and knew from an early age that this was the path she needed to go down. Rebecca moved herself and her beloved horse Tycoon to Melbourne in 2008, she began working at a dressage facility in Macedon. From there her passion for the treatment of injured sick horses increased her urge to follow the Vet Nurse career. Rebecca finally started her nursing career in 2011 in a small animal reproduction clinic. Not a day goes by where Rebecca doesn't feel she has the most rewarding career.

You will see Rebecca around the clinic occasionally as she is one of our Casual nurses who help out when we are in need

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