Ascot Veterinary Hospital

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Meet Our Team


Dr James Dossan

Practice Owner (Bachelor of Veterinary Science 1991 Sydney University)

Dr James Dossan is one of the three practice directors and a veterinarian. James graduated from vet school in 1991 at Sydney University. James' interest of animals and science lead him becoming a vet and wanting to be able to "make them better".
Out of work, James enjoys comedy, reading and sports especially soccer, but most of all he enjoys getting outdoors enjoying nature.
James has 2 dogs, "Wirra" & "Daisy", both Miniature Schnauzers

Dr Adam Evans

Practice Owner (BVMS BSc 2000)

Dr Adam Evans is one of the three practice directors and veterinarian. Adam grew up playing with horses and other animals and has always wanted a job working with animals. Initially Adam wanted to be a horse vet but he later found small animal work to be more interesting and rewarding.

Adam and wife Dr Anna Evans have 2 cats "Charlie Brown" a 13 year old rescue Domestic short hair and "Demon" an 11 year old Abyssinian, as well as "Rosie", a 6 year old rescue Greyhound.


Dr Anna Evans

Practice Owner (Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery 2000)

Dr Anna Evans is one of the three practice directors and veterinarian. Anna grew up on a farm which led an to interest in animals. After Anna completed high school she went straight into studying veterinary science. Once qualified she went into a mixed practice (both small and large animal), but then decided that small animals were her true love.

Anna and husband Dr Adam Evans have 2 cats "Charlie Brown" a 13 year old rescue Domestic short hair and "Demon" an 11 year old Abyssinian, as well as "Rosie", a 6 year old rescue Greyhound.

Dr Markus Starcevich

Veterinarian (BVMS BSc(hons))

Markus has been part of the Ascot team since graduating from Murdoch University in 2008. He really enjoys the challenges of both medicine and surgery, in particular soft tissue and orthopaedic surgeries.

Having a young family Markus prioritises a healthy work and family life balance.

Markus has a dog, "Bill" ,the Blue heeler X Kelpie who loves walks along the river.

Dr Morgan Woodforde

Veterinarian (BVMS BSc )

Morgan has always wanted to be a vet, beginning with her first pet a turtle, which she infamously named “Pet”.  Morgan grew up in South Australia and made the move to Perth to pursue her dream to become a veterinarian and has recently completed her studies at Murdoch University.  Having fallen in love with Perth, a boy and Ascot Veterinary Hospital she has decided to stay and join the Ascot family.  Morgan particularly enjoys internal medicine and dermatology and has a soft spot for working dogs and giant breeds, but of course loves all animals.

Outside of work you can find Morgan playing tennis or hockey, supporting her favourite football team the Adelaide Crows or attempting to garden.  Her furry friend family inludes a 5month old red heeler x called Skye.  Morgan cannot wait to meet all the wonderful Ascot patients and clients and is looking forward to providing best practice veterinary care.

Dr Nicholas Lai

Veterinarian (Bachelor of Veterinary Science, University of Sydney)

Nic graduated from the University of Sydney and moved to WA to complete an internship at Perth Veterinary Specialists. This has given Nic valuable experience with some of the best specialists in Perth. We are very happy that he is bringing this knowledge and love of medicine to Ascot Veterinary Hospital.   Nic enjoys nothing more than a tricky medical problem, especially neurology and oncology cases. He has also worked in various veterinary settings in Singapore, Hong Kong and Kathmandu.  Nic is a keen tennis player outside of work and also loves whipping up desserts and pastries in the kitchen.  He is also fluent in Cantonese and Mandarin.

Alison King

Veterinary Nurse (Certificate IV Veterinary Nursing )

Alison graduated from Bentley TAFE in December 2012, and came to work with us in June 2015. She has always had a great love for animals and previously worked as a animal keeper in a wildlife park.

Her home is full of many pets including 2 dogs, a cheeky Frenchie named "Dobby", a elderly Kelpie X called "Ellie", a rescue cat named  "CT", and many parrots including a Gang-Gang cockatoo named "Sisco". 

Elissia Banfield

Receptionist (Certificate in Veterinary Nursing 2008)

Elissia started working for a wildlife park in 2002, and asked if the vets responsible for the wildlife centre would give her work experience so she could enrol in the veterinary nursing course... they said yes!

Elissia has now been working in the veterinary industry for over 10 years! She brings experience to our team and fills the role of  our senior receptionist. Elissia's strives to ensure our customer service standards remain at the very highest they can be.

Elissia has 5 cats - "Esky, Bacardi, Blackie, Spirit and Liporice".

Andie Baskerville

Head Nurse (Certificate IV Veterinary Nursing)

Andrea is one of our Senior Nurses here at Ascot Veterinary Hospital.  She  began working in the Veterinary industry as a kennel hand during high school and fell in love with being able to nurse animals back to health, realising this was the career for her. She has now been a qualified veterinary nurse for the past 17 years.

Andrea and her husband Brad share their home with Grandpa “Jack”, a 18 year old domestic  tabby kitty, and "Stellah Bellah", a 1 year old Mastiff X

Deanna Moody

Veterinary Nurse (Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing 2011)

Deanna worked as a wildlife keeper for 6 years in Tropical North Queensland, but she decided she required a more challenging career path so pursued veterinary nursing. Nursing offered a wide variety of new skills and most of all a challenge within the animal industry. Deanna relocated to Perth in 2011 to study a full time Vet Nursing Course for a year, during which she enjoyed Perth and the lifestyle too much to move back to Queensland as originally planned.


Emma Carrick

Veterinary Nurse (Certificate IV Veterinary Nursing)

Emma came to Australia in 2007 as a working backpacker from England. After travelling for a few years she decided she loved the country too much to leave, and decided to combine her love of Australia and animals and stay here to study to become a vet nurse.

After graduating in December 2013, Emma came to work with us full time and has loved helping all the furry family members that visit the clinic - having been mainly involved with the equine world back in the UK, treating small animals was a refreshing change and became her new passion. She is very passionate about animal welfare and is closely linked with several rescue groups in Perth.

Emma has two animals (both rescues) a Staffy X named 'Poppy' and a kitten named 'Rupert'.

Tonia Brajcich

Veterinary Nurse (Certificate IV Veterinary Nursing)

Having entered the animal field as a volunteer at a wildlife rehabilitation centre in 2011, Tonia went on to study veterinary nursing at Polytechnic West, graduating in 2013 with an award for academic excellence and making it to State finals for the Vocational Student of the Year Award. Tonia's special interests include wildlife and animal welfare; she sponsors a bear in Laos who was rescued while being transported to a bile farm.  

Her pets include an elderly dog and many birds including galahs, a budgie, a duck and a hen (all rehomed), and canaries and finches.  

Emily Newlands

Veterinary Nurse (Certificate IV Veterinary Nursing 2011)

Emily has been nursing at Ascot since January 2014. She made the big move to perth from the country where she previously worked in a mixed practice for 5 yrs, during which she completed her certificate in vet nursing in 2011.
Three Pomeranians rule her household; Roy, Abbey and Chester, along with one temperamental tabby "Toots" and two fat rabbits.

Jenna Baston

Veterinary Nurse (Certificate IV Veterinary Nursing 2014)

Graduating from AVT in December 2014 Jenna is now a part time member of the Ascot team. Jenna has a great love for animals having previously been a horse riding instructor.

She owns a horse called ’Cooper’ and has recently added to her animal family with a rescue Staffy Cross called ‘Gnarly’.

Kelsie Moore

Veterinary Nurse (Bachelor of Science, PhD Animal Science, Certificate IV Veterinary Nursing.)

After first perusing a degree in Animal Science and a PhD in Animal Health (working with alpacas!), Kelsie realised that the research life wasn’t for her and went back to her roots of a general love of working with animals. Graduating from AVT in December 2015 Kelsie is now a part time member of the Ascot team. She has a love for the doe-eyed gun dogs and has one and a half Cocker Spaniels, delightful Jasper and the more mischievous Chewie.

Stephanie Hair

Animal Care Taker (4th Year Veterinary Student)

Steph is our casual kennel hand and nurse.  She is a 4th year Veterinary Science student at Murdoch University. 

Ben Hunter

Veterinary Nurse (Certificate IV Veterinary Nursing)

Ben came to Ascot Veterinary Hospital as a student in 2016.  We loved having Ben at the hsopital so kept him on when he graduated from AVT.  He now works part time at Ascot. Ben has 3 cats that he has adopted and raised himself. Ben is a keen chef and loves sharing his creations with the Ascot Team. 

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