Meet Our Team

Our team of caring vets and nurses are here for you 7 days a week

IT’S A PLEASURE TO MEET YOU

We are proud to provide the best care we can for you and your fur child. We love what we do and we take pride in working collaboratively with you to discuss treatment options, explain test results and work towards the healthiest and happiest outcome for your dog, cat, rabbit or guinea pig!

We also work closely in the clinic with visiting ultrasound and surgical specialists to ensure the highest standards of care are available at our fingertips.

Our vets are accredited in Fear Free handling to reduce the stress of veterinary visits for your fur baby from the moment you enter the clinic. Both our vets and nurses regularly attend ongoing education workshops so that we are at the forefront of treatment our knowledge.

We look forward to getting to know you and your little one!

Group photo of our team

Meet our caring veterinary team

Dr Matt Buchanan-Pascall, BVSc
Dr Matt Buchanan-Pascall, BVScClinic Owner, Veterinarian
Dr Matt Buchanan-Pascall is the owner of Dr Paws North Ryde Veterinary Clinic.
He is a passionate veterinarian who brings a wealth of experience from his background in general practice and emergency practice. He has spent time working in the UK, as well as lending his hand to welfare organisations in South America and Asia.
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Dr Ema Bowman, BVSc MANCVS
Dr Ema Bowman, BVSc MANCVSSmall Animal Medicine Head Veterinarian
Dr Ema is our head veterinarian and oversees all clinical standards of care within the clinic. She is originally a Kiwi but has been living in Australia for the last 7 years. She is a very experienced vet, having worked in NZ, America and Australia in large specialist hospital’s as well as small boutique clinics.
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Dr Tina Paish, BVSc
Dr Tina Paish, BVScVeterinarian
Dr Tina is a graduate of the Royal Veterinary College in London and spent the first years of her career working in various small animal practices in the south east of England, before deciding to emigrate and move to New Zealand in 2005. There she worked in a busy first opinion and referral companion animal practice.
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Dr Janet Lee, BVSc
Dr Janet Lee, BVScVeterinarian
Dr Janet has been with our team for 2 years and brings with her a wealth of knowledge. She has practiced in both Australia and the UK and has a passion for medicine and surgery.
Dr Janet is currently on maternity leave with her second (non fur) baby and will be back in late 2019.
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Dr Jennifer Liang, BVSc
Dr Jennifer Liang, BVSc Veterinarian
Dr Jen started her career here at the clinic in 2015. She has gone on to thrive as a fantastic, well-rounded vet with a particular interest in the treatment of dental disease in dogs and cats.
Dr Jen works with us part time and has a beautiful little cat Tommy at home that she absolutely adores!
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Meet our nursing superstars

Natasha Moran, Registered Veterinary Nurse
Natasha Moran, Registered Veterinary NursePractice Manager
As Practice Manager, Tash is excited to get to know you and your beloved pets. She strives to provide the highest standards of nursing care for your pets using Fear Free techniques.
Tash qualified as a Veterinary Nurse in the UK and has spent the past 5 years in Veterinary Hospital.
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Jo Taylor, Cert IV Veterinary Nurse
Jo Taylor, Cert IV Veterinary NurseHead Veterinary Nurse
Jo is a graduate of the University of Sydney, having studied Equine Business Management. She then went on to study her certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing an hasn’t looked back! Nursing since 2010, Jo has enjoyed a mix of emergency and general practice and enjoys leading the team to the highest standard of nursing care.
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Ebony James, Cert IV in Veterinary Nursing
Ebony James, Cert IV in Veterinary NursingVeterinary Nurse & Puppy Preschool
A skilled and passionate veterinary nurse, Cassie has lived in Sydney all her life and has loved animals from a very young age.
Cassie graduated with a Bachelor of Veterinary Technology at Charles Sturt University in Wagga Wagga, and brings a wealth of knowledge to the team at Dr Paws North Ryde.
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Jodi Randall
Jodi RandallReceptionist
Our veterinary receptionist, Jodi, has a Certificate II in Animal Studies and is currently studying for her Certficate IV in Veterinary Nursing.After working for many years in the corporate world and raising her son, it was time for Jodi to follow her interests and begin working with animals. She is committed to continuing her education and learning,
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Nina Belakhov
Nina BelakhovReceptionist
Nina has always loved all animals but especially cats. She has always lived with at least one cat, and now lives with 5 very fluffy feline friends!!
After volunteering as a student nurse at Dr Paws in 2018, Nina is now one of our friendly faces on reception. She is currently finishing up her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing.
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Simone Sweeney
Simone SweeneyVet Nurse Trainee & Doggy Daycare Host
Simone has a Certificate II in Animal Studies, and is currently studying towards a Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing.
After many years of working in accounting and finance, she decided to follow her interest of working in an industry that improves the lives of animals. Simone currently enjoys studying whilst being our star Doggy Daycare host.
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Take a tour of our clinic

Our hospital is set up to maximise patient care and comfort

We are proud to provide the highest level of care for your fur family, whether visiting for a routine health check and vaccination or your pet needs to stay with us in hospital. Our team is backed up by a huge array of inhouse diagnostic equipment, including the latest in digital x-rays and ultrasound, in house blood testing machines and a full suite of heart and blood pressure monitors (ECG, Doppler blood pressure, pulse oximetry).

We know that stress can delay healing and make recovery harder on our patients, so we practice low stress, Fear Free handling techniques throughout the hospital.

We firmly believe that cats and dogs needs are distinctly different whilst visitng us in hospital.

Our Puppy PreSchool is run by a trainer with loads of experience in animal behaviour and training.

We accept puppies from 6 to 16 weeks of age.

The course runs 1 evening per week for 4 weeks.

For available dates and times, please contact us.

Cost: $130 for 4 classes

Prerequisite: All puppies must be vaccinated (appropriate to age)

Each graduate will receive the following benefits:

  • $20 OFF next vaccination
  • $30 OFF desexing

The course runs 1 evening per week for 4 weeks.

For available dates and times, please contact us.

Cost: $130 for 4 classes

Prerequisite: All puppies must be vaccinated (appropriate to age)

Each graduate will receive the following benefits:

  • $20 OFF next vaccination
  • $30 OFF desexing