Reproduction team

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Reproduction Team

Our reproduction team assist Dr. John Watts with all areas of reproduction. If you have an enquiry, feel free to contact us on 0451956566 and speak with the reproduction team.

Dr. John Watts

BVSc (Hons) (Melbourne, 1991) PhD (Melb. 1998) Diplomate ECAR (Europe, 2004) MRCVS

Registered Specialist in Small Animal Reproduction

Dr John Watts is the owner of the practice and our reproduction specialist in small animals. He graduated with honours in Veterinary Science from The University of Melbourne in 1991, after which he worked in private practice and at the R.S.P.C.A. until 1994.  He then obtained extra training by completing a PhD on “Uterine Function and Dysfunction in bitches” from 1994 until 1998 at The University of Melbourne.  Diseases of the uterus are very common and serious illnesses of dogs, this work resulted in the development of many new techniques and greatly improved understanding of such diseases.  As a result of these studies, he has received awards and was a finalist in the Young Australian of the Year Awards, Science and Technology section in 1997.  He then travelled and lived in the U.K. for 18 months, working at The Royal Veterinary College, University of London and in private practice in Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire and Essex.  He is involved in difficult cases in the clinic and of course reproduction patients.


Laboratory assistant

Kristen is from Canada and moved to Australia in January 2016. Kristen grew up with many cats and dogs over the years and enjoyed being with them every day. She has volunteered at SPCA, where she cared for rabbits, guinea pigs and cats. She has also worked in a boarding facility and doggie day camp where she played and cared for dogs and cats while their owners were away. Kristen has always loved working with animals and enjoys seeing all the cute and furry cats and dogs that come into the clinic every day. Kristen also has a love for research and laboratory work and is assisting in the reproduction program we have at the clinic. In her spare time, Kristen enjoys spending time with friends and going to the beach.


Veterinary Nurse

Merissa became a veterinary nurse in 2005, and has since had experience in multiple veterinary clinics as well as the pet food industry. She joined our team in October 2014. She has been an animal lover since birth, attending dog obedience trials with her parents and the family German Shepherd and Irish Setters before she could walk, and was cat-obsessed throughout her childhood.Having bred numerous litters of Burmese cats and Australian Bulldogs, and fostering countless puppies and kittens, it’s natural that her passion includes reproduction,

neonatal care and nutrition. She also enjoys regular

obedience training and hopes to progress into other activities such as

tracking and herding with her young German Shepherd, Hannah, who arrived in June 2015.