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Seddon Vet Hospital is a purpose-built veterinary hospital that opened in October 2011. It services  Seddon, Yarraville, Kingsville Footscray, Maribyrnong , Maidstone, West Footscray, Flemington and surrounding suburbs. We have high quality equipment, including digital x-ray facilities, dental xray and ultrasound. We are locally owned and operated.

Our vets, Dr Russell Croser, Dr Shelley McColl, Dr. Fiona Smith, Dr Hayley Chorazy and Dr Celine Chin have more than 70 years combined veterinary experience and our manager Gabby Johnson has more than 30 years experience running vet hospitals.

 All of our nursing staff are well trained, very experienced nurses. We pride ourselves on our knowledge and experience and willingness to share with our clients. We are also very committed to continuing education.

After working together for some years, in a larger hospital in the inner west, we decided to start our own business in order to provide a more personalised, caring service to our clients and their pets. We wanted to help educate and empower owners. We wanted to be advocates for our patients and practice high quality medicine and surgery.

We have now been part of  the local community for over 7 years and we are still regularly meeting new, dedicated pet lovers out there.

We love what we do.

meet our team


Russell graduated from Murdoch University in Western Australia in 1997. He has since worked in Colac,the UK, Hobart, Brisbane then came to Melbourne in 2007 working in a small animal practice in the Williamstown area. Seddon Vet Hospital opened it’s door in late 2011 and has kept him busy since then. He has completed extra study in the areas of medicine and ophthalmology.

He and his wife have an energetic Kelpie cross and a Pomeranian cross as well as as two moggies.


Gabby has been a veterinary nurse for 30 years. She has worked at a number of practices in both Queensland and Victoria.

At home, Gabby is kept busy with two sons, a 19-year-old and a 9-year-old. Gabby has a one eyed dog named Sadie who can be seen at the clinic some days. Gabby also has a cat named Monkey who you may remember as the Seddon Vet Hospital clinic cat.


Shelley graduated from the University of Melbourne in 1996. She worked in the inner western suburbs for 4 years before going overseas to travel and work as a locum for 2 years. For 10 years she worked in Essendon North, before “coming home” to Seddon in 2013. She has completed further study in cardiorespiratory medicine and enjoys the fields of dermatology, medicine and diagnostic imaging.

She has two kids, two guinea pigs named Remus and Albus, and an uncertain number of pet goldfish in the pond.


Fiona graduated from The University of Queensland in 2004. Following graduation, she worked in Geelong, before heading over to the UK to work and travel. Fiona was thrilled to join the Seddon Vet Hospital in 2018, and loves being a part of the Seddon community.

She loves to help keep her patients happy and healthy, and feels privileged to be entrusted to taking care of her patients when they’re not feeling so well. Fiona enjoys all aspects of small animal medicine and surgery, and particularly enjoys seeing dermatology and ophthalmology cases.

When not at work, Fiona enjoys gardening, skiing and yoga, and taking her cocker spaniel Henry for walks along the beach.


Hayley is a veterinarian who graduated from the University of Sydney with first class honours in 2017. After gaining experience in small animal practice in regional NSW, she spent a period of time working in an emergency centre in Brisbane prior to joining the team here at Seddon Vet Hospital in January 2022.

Hayley enjoys all aspects of small animal practice with a particular interest in internal medicine. In her spare time, Hayley enjoys spending time with her goofy Labrador and exploring the great outdoors.


Lisa joined the Seddon Vet Hospital team in 2019 as our receptionist. Previously she had worked in a variety of roles including customer service and quality control at a human pharmaceutical company.

Her favourite role is being a mum to two young adults and her beloved fur child, Lenny the greyhound, who was rescued as a puppy and now rules the house. Lisa is a passionate St Kilda Football Club supporter who also enjoys cooking, travelling and horse racing.


Daniel has been working at Seddon Vet Hospital since late 2021. He is currently studying to become a vet at Melbourne Uni and will hopefully graduate in 2024.

His fur family consists of a young kitten called Margot, who is quite the terror. And an old man Labrador cross called Max. Outside of work and study he likes to get out on his bike and go camping.


Bianca is a veterinary nurse who joined the team in January 2022. She gained experience in the veterinary world mostly at the Lost Dogs Home.

In her spare time, Bianca dances in a troupe, likes to travel and spending time at bottomless brunches. Bianca has a 3 year old cat named Lexi who is slightly chunky and loves chasing leaves.

Renee started her nursing career in 2015. She has gained experience in a number of different clinical settings including emergency and an avian clinic. Renee joined the Seddon team in January 2022. She lives with a foster fail cat named Ceci and a 1 year old energetic dog named Boston who you may see (or hear) running around the clinic sometimes.
When not at work, Renee likes to go to Crossfit and head to the park, for long walks, in an attempt to wear Boston out.
Monkey used to be the clinic cat who liked to greet people and their pets in reception. After a lot of dedicated years, Monkey has retired to Gabby’s house where he enjoys sleeping in the sunlight or on someone’s lap, eating, people watching and waking everyone up early.
Monkey originally came to us with severe injuries to his hind leg and his tail that unfortunately meant they needed to be removed. He recovered very well and manages with his other 3 legs without any problems at all.

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146 Victoria St, Seddon, VIC 3011

Opening Hours

Mon - Thurs: 9am to 7pm
Fri: 9am to 6pm
Sat: 9am to 1pm