At Ultimate Veterinary Clinic, we recognise the significance of your pets and the place they hold in your family, and are committed to providing the best possible care and support at all times. We offer a reliable, trustworthy team delivering the highest standard of healthcare and advice for you and your pets. Our highly qualified and experienced team is lead by Dr Bob Cavey who has been in the industry for over 30 years. Our Veterinarians have special interests and experiences in small animal medicine, dermatology, oncology, dentistry, ophthalmology, orthopaedic and advanced soft tissue surgeries. Our animal health care team will offer education, advice and care to ensure your pet has the longest, happiest and healthiest life possible. We welcome you to bring your pet to meet our team at anytime.

Our core values:

  • The well-being of you and your pets
  • To provide high quality medicine and surgery
  • Honest and reliable vet care
  • Continually updating our knowledge and services
  • Striving to build a long term partnership with you and your pets
Meet Our Veterinarians
Dr Bob Cavey
Lead Vet
  • BVSc
  • MACVS (Small Animal Surgery)
  • Accredited AQIS Vet

Bob graduated from the University of Melbourne with honours in 1989. After working for 6 years in a mixed animal practice in Mansfield Victoria, he travelled overseas during which he worked extensively in the United Kingdom. In 1997 Bob started a new Veterinary Clinic in Rowville which grew rapidly, and successfully managed it for 12 years. In 2010 Bob was admitted as a Member of the Australian College of Veterinary Scientists and completed the examination in Small Animal Surgery.

Bob has also been an Accredited Aqis Quarantine Veterinarian for more than 19 years and started Ultimate Veterinary Clinic in 2011.

Bob enjoys small animal surgery and playing with his French Bulldog, Bentley.

Dr Julie Ward

Julie grew up in Melbourne and graduated from the University of Melbourne in 2006. Since graduating she worked in several mixed and small animal practices in Melbourne and in the UK. She joined the team at Ultimate Vet Clinic at the start of 2012, soon after the clinic opened. In 2014 she completed a year long postgraduate University of Sydney course in Small Animal Medicine, then was admitted to the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists in 2015, after passing examinations in Small Animal Medicine. Her veterinary interests include dermatology, medicine and oncology.

Julie lives in Belgrave with her husband and two young kids. Her fur family includes her cats Ash and Maddie, her dog Olive, and her horses Papunya and Ludo. In her spare time she enjoys horseriding, bushwalking and travelling.

Dr Amanda

Amanda was raised in Melbourne, but the calling of sunshine took her to Queensland for 14 years. During this time she studied Vet science and graduated the University of Queensland in July 2016. After working in a small animal clinic for a year, she decided to move back to Melbourne with her partner and fur family. She began working for Ultimate Vet Clinic in November 2017. 

Amanda's passion is Feline medicine. Having been owned by cats all her life, she very much understands their actions, behaviours and how to handle them. She can’t wait to meet your furry felines and help them be the healthiest and happiest cat possible.

At home, Amanda has 3 domestic cats – Reginald, Mary and Eddie. An Australian Cattle Dog – Kimmie, and a Staffy – Ruby. When not busy with all the animals she enjoys spending time at the beach.

Dr Henry
Dr Iresha
Meet Our Veterinary Nurses
Practice Manager and Vet Nurse
  • Diploma of Veterinary Nursing (Emergency & Critical Care)
  • Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing

Kylie completed her veterinary nursing certificates II, III and IV in 1999/2000 while working as a junior with Dr Bob. She then went on to do her emergency/critical care and advanced surgery certificate. After working for 4 years with Dr Bob and working on weekends in an emergency centre, Kylie realised that surgery was her passion and left to work along side an orthopeadic surgical specialist for 4 years.

Kylie moved to Queensland for a while and worked at a large emergency, medical and specialist centre but got to home sick from family not the cold weather, so moved back to Melbourne.

Kylie joined the Ultimate team when opened in 2011 and excited to be working alongside Dr Bob again after returning from maternity leave.

Kylie has 2 children Abbey and Declan and 2 four legged pets “Floyd” a Rotti and a very cheeky Saint Bernard!

Head Vet Nurse
  • Diploma of Veterinary Nursing (Emergency & Critical Care)
  • Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing

Simone joined our team in July 2019. She has nearly 20 years of veterinary nursing experience after completing her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing. Simone has worked in small animal practices in the area. She also furthered her skills working in emergency and critical care. Most recently, she was working at a specialist centre as a senior nurse and is now excited to be back in general practice! Her knowledge combined with her passion and enthusiasm make her a great addition to our team. 

In her spare time, Simone enjoys photography, camping, and her best friend is her Jack Russell named Matilda.

Vet Nurse
  • Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing

Mel came to Ultimate Veterinary Clinic after working at a small animal practice in the bayside suburbs for 6 years.

Mel is the proud mum of a Standardbred horse named Odette, an American Staffy named Rambo and 4 cats, Zook, Harmony, Hunter and Toulouse.

In her spare time, Mel likes to go to the footy (North Melbourne supporter), go horse riding and dancing.

Vet Nurse
  • Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing

Amy has been nursing for over five years starting at Ultimate Vet over one year ago. She has four fur babies at home 3 Aussie Bulldogs named Manuka, Maple, Hulk and a pug named Chopper. Amy has a great passion for canine reproduction which she has helped breed bulldogs and Dogue De Bordeauxes nearly all her life. She is also involved in Mini Bulldog Rescue Group who rescue bulldogs and help rehome them for over one year, hence her love for the breed so much.

In her spare time Amy loves to catch up with friends and take her dogs out on adventures to the country.

Vet Nurse
  • Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing

Priscilla is a qualified vet nurse and has been nursing for 3 years. She loves her job and takes it very serious. She is always willing to help anywhere possible and make sure her clients are always happy with the service provided.  This is her dream job and she couldn’t be happier, she has a lot of experience with animals and continues to want to learn more.

Priscilla has a rainbow lorikeet that she rescued named Johnny and a teacup Maltese named Pupa who she spends all her time with.  In her spare time, she enjoys relaxing and doing spontaneous things with her partner and Pupa that she loves very much.

Vet Nurse