• 03 9439 0777
  • 164 Main Road, Lower Plenty VIC 3093
  • Mon – Fri (8am–6pm) - Sat (9am–1pm) - Sun & Pub. Hols. (Closed)

Our Staff

Come and meet the team at Lower Plenty Veterinary Clinic



Dr Janine Aldred


Janine graduated from the University of Melbourne in 1991. She has worked in mixed and small animal practices in Melbourne, Sydney and the UK. Her veterinary interests include all aspects of small animal medicine, and poultry.


At home Janine has two very energetic Hungarian Vizslas and an assortment of hens and budgies.  










Dr Anna Schryvers


Anna completed a Bachelor of Veterinary Science at the University of Melbourne in 2013. During the final year of her veterinary degree, Anna received a scholarship to complete an externship at New York City’s Animal Medical Center. Following her graduation, Anna spent some time in Malta, gaining experience within veterinary practice in Europe. 


Anna enjoys internal medicine, surgery and diagnostic imaging. Anna has a special interest in ultrasonography. She loves to learn and constantly furthers her veterinary education by keeping up with all the new advancements in veterinary medicine via online courses, seminars and conferences. Anna loves cooking, playing computer games with her husband and spending time with her family especially her toy poodle Pepper.


Anna is very welcoming, kind and holistic in her approach to caring for your family pet. 



Christine Jan


Our Practice Manager Christine joined the team at Lower Plenty Veterinary Clinic whilst on university placement in 2018. Since then, she has held several positions at the clinic whilst also studying her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Melbourne. Once she completes her degree she hopes to work as a mixed practice veterinarian in rural Victoria as she enjoys working with large animals.


Christine has a vast history of experience with animals having grown up on a cattle farm in Gippsland. She has also spent time volunteering with wildlife in South Africa, Orangutans in Borneo and street dogs in Thailand. At home she has a beautiful Briard named Camo.





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Courtney Brown


Courtney is our Nurse Manager. You can find her all over the clinic though! She is no stranger to reception, surgery or consultations and is always willing to help. She grew up in Viewbank nearby, so is a familiar face to many of our clients.

She grew up in Viewbank nearby, so is a familiar face to many of our clients. She has completed her Bachelor of Equine Science, although has found her way into small animals in Melbourne.

Courtney owns a eleven year old Golden Retriever named Spencer, and a retired Thoroughbred called Chilly. Both keep her very busy! She has a passion for reproduction and one day hopes to breed horses. For now though she loves hanging out with her furry friends at the clinic and getting to know all of our clients.


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Holly Spooner


Holly is in her final year of studying a Bachelor of Agriculture at the University of Melbourne, with the hopes of one day becoming a veterinarian and working with livestock on farms. Holly also volunteers at Edendale farm in Eltham helping with all the morning animal duties and playing with lots of baby animals.

Holly has 2 dogs at home, a 6 year old Siberian Husky named Sam and her newest addition a 2 year old Golden Retriever called Wilbur.


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Celeste Argent


Celeste’s passion and love for all animals big and small has drawn her to a career in animal care. Celeste has completed a Certificate I in Animal Studies and is looking forward to starting her studies in Veterinary Nursing.

At home, Celeste lives with her German Shepherd Aston, and Nugget the Jack Russell (who runs the household of course!). Not to forget little Chicken; the rescue budgie.

Celeste can’t wait to meet every pet that comes through the door at Lower Plenty Vet and is always ready to offer them plenty of pats and all the attention they deserve.