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. She has done over 17years of Emergency and Critical care nursing as well

She has been working at the Broadmeadows Vet clinic for the past 9 years and has moved from Head Nurse to Practice manager.  She will be working behind the scenes to keep the practice running smoothly.

When Sonia is away from the clinic she is teaching Veterinary Nurses at Tafe. Sonia has found this to be a demanding  but rewarding position and hopes the knowledge she has gained over the past 26 years in Industry will benefit  in educating young nurses in there profession.



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 doesnt feel she has the most rewarding career.

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

Trainee Veterinary Nurse (Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing)

Caitlin is the newest member of our team. She joined us as a placement student from Kangan and did such a wonderful job that we employed her !!!. She holds a Certificate II in Animal studies and has recently graduated in her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing. She just needs to complete a few more practical components.

Caitlin has grown up around animals. She has two dogs Millie the Border Collie and Rudy a Papillon. She also has a cat called Kitty. Caitlin would like to expand her fur baby family but might need to consider her own home before this can happen. 

Luckily she has had the privilege of nursing lambs and hatching chicks on her grandparents farm.

Caitlin has a passion for helping animals and is very excited to learn and grow in her new career.

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