Our Values

Seaford and Carrum downs Veterinary Clinics provides modern, professional and affordable health care for your pets. We aim to make your pet feel at ease in our clinic with a caring and gentle approach to treatment and consultations. Our dedicated staff and leading veterinarians are all passionate about pets and avid animal lovers.

At our clinic, you will be fully supported with sound advice first and foremost. We know that helping our clients starts with providing a good understanding of health care issues and treatment options. With good advice and professional recommendations, you’ll be well equipped to make the best ongoing health care decisions for your pet.

With fully equipped examination rooms, diagnostic machines and pharmaceutical stores we provide on-the-spot assistance for nearly all pet health and medical needs. Take a moment to meet our team and our own pets. We look forward to seeing you and your pet again at the next scheduled visit.

Our Veterinarians

  • Dr Paul Ross

    Dr Paul Ross graduated as a vet in 1974 and has worked in small animal practices since then. He established the Seaford Veterinary Hospital in 1987 and recently established a new branch clinic in Carrum Downs in 2008. Paul has a special interest in orthopaedic surgery and greyhounds and is registered to use Radioactive Iodine Treatment for Hyperthyroidism in cats. When not at work he is usually walking his 2 dogs, playing hockey or down the beach.

  • Dr James Everett

    Dr James Everett is a Senior Veterinarian and has been at Seaford and Carrum Downs Veterinary clinics since 2003. His interests include small animal medicine and ultrasound imaging. James is a graduate of Melbourne University Veterinary School and has been a Veterinary Surgeon for 14 years, spending 6 of those years working in the UK. James grew up on the Mornington Peninsula and loves hiking,travelling,sailing and spending quality time with his two young children.

  • Dr Michelle Eads

    Dr Michelle Eads graduated from the University of Melbourne in 1995 with honours. She worked in a small animal clinic north of Melbourne for 2 years after graduating then headed off to the UK for a 2 year back packing / locum holiday, which turned in to a 6 & ½ year stay! Since returning back to Australia 4 years ago Michelle has worked part time at the Seaford Veterinary Hospital, with the remainder of her time being a mother to 2 small children. Michelle enjoys all aspects of small animal practices and especially loves Chihuahuas! Unfortunately she does not have any Chihuahuas of her own – opting instead for 2 small dogs that needed to be rescued from the clinic.

  • Dr Philip Barlow

    Dr Philip Barlow graduated from the University of Queensland and has spent most of his extensive working life in Victoria. Philip obtained a Master of Veterinary studies from Murdoch University, Western Australia and is a member of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists. He has an interest in medicine and surgery of dogs, cats and also pocket pets. The Barlow family pets have a ranged over the years from dogs, cats, guinea pigs, birds and even a jersey cow.

  • Dr John Teather

    Dr John Teather is urrently work at Seaford Vets on a part time basis. John has done many things over the years in veterinary practice, having graduated from the University of Melbourne in 1983. John was partner in a practice in Melbourne for many years, then spent ten years living and working in HongKong; a wonderful cross cultural experience. Regarding overseas work, john has also worked in China, India and Palau (in Micronesia). The diversity of workplaces and the variety of diseases and conditions that John has encountered have increased his confidence and ability to offer a pragmatic and caring service here in Melbourne. Having undertaken many post graduate courses in diverse fields such as medicine, oncology and surgery John now find myself most interested in infectious diseases, especially those capable of transmission between animals and humans. John has a strong interest in the issues facing the developing world and completed a Masters degree in International Public Health in 2013. Besides veterinary medicine, John has strong interests in music and sport; playing drums and table tennis regularly and poorly!

  • Dr Tania McGuire

    Dr Tania McGuire graduated from the University of Melbourne with an honour degree in 1993, and brings to the clinic a wealth of experience in emergency and critical care, having worked mostly in referral practice since graduation. Tania is a local,living with 3 children, 3 cats, 2 fish and a very friendly Great Dane, all of which (apart from all the children) have been rescued. Interests outside being a vet includes long distance running, gardening and spending time with love ones.

  • Dr Avril Williams

    Dr Avril Williams graduated in 1989 from Murdoch University in Western Australia, then horse in tow headed east. Initially working for two years in country Victoria doing mixed practice. Avril then headed overseas, spending 2 years in the UK alternating locum work with travel throughout Europe. On her return to Australia, Avril settled in Melbourne and began to focus on small animal medicine, becoming member of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists in 1997. Avril now lives on 40 acres on the mornington peninsula with her husband, two dogs,cat,sheep,horses and ducks. Avril has worked on and off for Seaford and Carrum Down hospitals for 15 years.