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.


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.

Ellen McVeigh

Veterinary Nurse (Certificate IV Veterinary Nursing)

Ellen started with us in July 2022 as a placement student 

She did such an amazing job that she has now been employed as a Veterinary Nurse.

Ellen completed her Certificate III in Animal Studies in 2020 and followed on to do her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing which she completed in December 2022


Ellen grew up in the Macedon Ranges and was lucky enough to have many different animals as pets including, goats, ducks, chickens, dogs, rabbits and guinea pigs. She now has her own dog called Manchee who is the centre of her universe!


Ellen is passionate about animals and contributing to their health and welfare which she has been able to demonstrate through her volunteering at multiple shelters and sanctuary’s over the years. She is excited to continue to develop her Veterinary Nursing skills and expand on her practical abilities.

Camilo Arias

Veterinary Nurse

Camilo joined the team in 2023. He worked in the Colombian vet industry for 9 years and moved to Melbourne to learn and practice pet medicine. He has a dog back home named Cachi that he misses every day. 

Cam spends his free time observing wildlife and hiking. He also does pet boarding/housesitting with his housemates.

Cam has a special interest in learning more about Australian wildlife 

Julia Lyle


Dr Julia grew up on the East Coast of South Africa, on a farm with horses, dogs, cats and chickens. She has always had a great love of animals and from a young age she knew that she  wanted to be a vet. Julia qualified with a Bachelor in Veterinary Science in 2005. She moved to Melbourne with her family in January 2022 to work as a veterinarian. Julia joined Broadmeadows Vet in 2024. She has an interest in small animal medicine and soft tissue surgery.

Julia lives with her partner, 2 kids, a Border Collie and a cat who thinks he is a dog.

She has a great love for running and the outdoors.

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