Dr Adele Scannell

Dr Adele Scannell – Senior Veterinarian and Practice Manager

My name is Adele and I am one of the vets who work at the Animal Aid Vet Clinic. I have been a part of the Animal Aid team since 2008 when I was just beginning my veterinary career. Being a vet at Animal Aid is both challenging and very rewarding and it is fantastic being able to work with and care for both private and welfare animals.

Over the last few years I have had the opportunity, through Animal Aid, to help out both locally (2009 bushfires) and internationally (helping out the SPCA in Fiji while their sole veterinarian was away).

In 2011 I took a break from Animal Aid and did some exciting travelling around UK and Europe. But now I am back and there is no place I would rather work than at Animal Aid. Since the middle of 2014 I have been managing the clinic and am proud to be part of a clinic and organisation that has such great compassion and care for the animals we treat.  

I love the idea of being able to give dogs and cats a second chance through rescue and adoption and my own pets have found their way into my lives this way.  At home I have an affectionate and fun-loving kelpie named Maddi who was adopted through Animal Aid. I also adopted and rescued Sammy, a Chihuahua cross dog when I was a vet student and she now spends her retirement years getting spoilt by my parents.


Sharan MacDonald

My name is Sharan and I am the admin coordinator/vet nurse for the vet clinic. I have been a foster mum for cats and kittens here at the Animal Aid since 2008 and started volunteering in the vet clinic in 2010. I was extremely lucky to be offered a part time position as a nurse at the Animal Aid vet clinic in October 2010. The staff are a great group of people that are very friendly and welcoming, always with their patients best interests at heart.

I have worked in the retail industry for the past 22 years and always wanted to work with animals as I loved and adored them. Now I’m working in my dream job!

My pets at home are Kira a Chihuahua, Pape a Papillion, Gilbert a Birman, and Willow a domestic medium hair who is partially blind and on permanent foster. We also have 2 chooks.

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Sue Hatfield – Vet Nurse

Hello, I'm Sue. I've been nursing at the Animal Aid since 2012, and have accumulated over 17 years of experience as a Veterinary Nurse.

Working at the Animal Aid is by far my most rewarding role.  It’s a privilege to be part of a very caring team and to help the many patients we see here at Coldstream.

My special interest is behaviour and I try to go the extra mile to help our patients feel comfortable in what can often be a frightening experience for them

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Stacey Hilder – Vet Nurse

Hi there, my name is Stacey and I am one of the newest members of the Awesome Animal Aid team! I started here in mid-January 2015 and so far my experience with this wonderful organisation and Veterinary team has been ever so rewarding.

Since I was a child, I have always had a mind possessing interest with animals and have always known I wanted to work with them.

In 2014 I completed my certificate 4 in Veterinary Nursing which was a great achievement for me and have now been working as a Vet Nurse for 3 and a half years.

My favourite thing about working at Animal Aid is that I get to help not only the Animals that have yet to find their forever home, but also with loving pet owners and their furry family through the private practise. I really feel like I've found my place in the world through vet nursing and could not see myself doing anything else!

Stacey :)

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Karyn Rayner – Veterinarian

I joined the team at Animal Aid early in 2015, returning to part time work after taking time out to have my second child. I'm really enjoying working with a great team of caring individuals and meeting the private clients and their pets. The welfare side is new to me but the dedication of the vet clinic, shelter and volunteer staff to give shelter animals the best opportunities is amazing, and it's great to be able to be involved.

When I'm not at work I'm spending time with my two sons, working in the garden and veggie patch (and recently working on new chook and duck pens) and planning our next camping venture.

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Rebecca Woods – Vet Nurse