Throughout his career, Dr Laurence has seen first-hand how stressful, frustrating and inconvenient routine visits to the vet can be. Whether it be just physically getting to the vet, the stress of the waiting room, or unforeseen costs. Whatever the reason is Dr Laurence strongly believes in being open and honest with clients, and what better environment to do this but in the comfort and convenience of your home or work-place. At First Paw we believe our role as a vet is to assess your little buddy and then discuss all options with your pet’s wellbeing our number one priority.
His career began at the Burwood RSPCA, where he was able to gain experience across a wide range of areas including surgery, medicine and welfare. Following this Dr Laurence has worked in a variety of small animal general practice clinics across Melbourne, giving him an appreciation of what clients need and want when they visit a vet. Laurence saw the the development of a mobile vet clinic a great advantage for pets and their owners.
His area of interest is arthritis care and he is passionate about developing individual comprehensive management plans to increase your pet’s wellbeing and longevity.
Whether it be relaxing in one of inner Melbourne’s famous parks, making the optimistic trek to the MCG to barrack for his beloved Melbourne Demons, or heading up to Metung and boating on the Gippsland lakes, Dr Laurence believes in a healthy work/life balance. He’s also got a sneaky passion for pet photography so keep an eye out when he comes knocking.
Dr Abby joined the First Paw team in 2023 after working at various small animal clinics across Melbourne. Her area of interest is senior and palliative care, with a passion for helping clients with that final good-bye. Dr Abby is available for consultations on Wednesdays and Saturdays with our nurse Bec, offering services including compassionate home euthanasia, senior pet consultations including pathology screening, as well as general check-ups.
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