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About Us

Baw Baw Paws has been serving animals in Warragul since 2012.

Our small animal practice is made up of talented veterinary professionals who are passionate about animals and who take care of each pet as if it were their own.

We offer a range of wellness services and a range of extensive services should illness or accidents strike. With a caring team of dedicated staff, you can relax knowing your pet is in the best of hands.

 

Get in touch to book an appointment.

Meet the Team

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Terri Wilks

Veterinarian

Flashback to when you were 10 years old, what did you want to be when you were older?

A vet or a zoologist.

 

Name three words that describe you…

Compassionate, dedicated and loyal.

 

Finish this sentence… on a Sunday morning you can find me…

Running, doing morning checks at the clinic and spending time with my kids.

 

If you could be an animal, what would you be and why?

A panther- because my favourite animals are cats, especially big cat. I love running fast, I love the colour black and my son Jensen’s favourite Marvel character is black panther.

 

What’s your favourite thing about being in the industry?

That I get to see the strong human/ animal bond and seeing how much animals are a part of people’s lives.

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Dane Hansen     In loving memory 1975-2021

Practice Manager

Flashback to when you were 10 years old, what did you want to be when you were older?

Fireman.

 

Name three words that describe you…

Cheeky, loyal and logical.

 

Finish this sentence… on a Sunday morning you can find me…

With my children.

 

If you could be an animal, what would you be and why?

Eagle- I would like to get a perspective.

 

What’s your favourite thing about being in the industry?

Being in this industry I like to meet different people and animals.

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Arden Woodford

Veterinarian

Flashback to when you were 10 years old, what did you want to be when you were older?

I wanted to be a ballet dancer as I loved dancing as a child. If this wasn’t going to happen, I was inspired to do something with animals so wanted to be a professional horse rider or a veterinarian.

 

Name three words that describe you…

Caring, un-assuming and a perfectionist.

 

Finish this sentence… on a Sunday morning you can find me…

Outside on the farm riding my horses.

 

If you could be an animal, what would you be and why?

A cat, because I could be independent, yet still spoilt.

 

What’s your favourite thing about being in the industry?

Enhancing the lives of animals and providing care, top quality care. 

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Kim

Administration Manager

Flashback to when you were 10 years old, what did you want to be when you were older?

A human nurse.

 

Name three words that describe you…

Honest, strong-willed and caring.

 

Finish this sentence… on a Sunday morning you can find me…

Resting.

 

If you could be an animal, what would you be and why?

Tiger- because they are fearless.

 

What’s your favourite thing about being in the industry?

The challenges the job offers and the amazing team I get to work with.

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Georgie

Human Resources

Flashback to when you were 10 years old, what did you want to be when you were older?
I knew I wanted to work with animals, as a child I used to save bugs out of my swimming pool and bring home injured birds.

Name three words that describe you…
Comical, friendly and knowledgeable.

Finish this sentence… on a Sunday morning you can find me…
Pottering around the garden and cleaning up my chicken coop.

If you could be an animal, what would you be and why?
Domestic cat- they don’t have to pay bills, they get petted and sleep all day.

What’s your favourite thing about being in the industry?
I love working in this industry because my calling in life is to work with animals but I also have the bonus of working and meeting amazing people along the way.

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Tira

Head Vet Nurse

Flashback to when you were 10 years old, what did you want to be when you were older?

Chef.

 

Name three words that describe you…

Honest, loud and loyal.

 

Finish this sentence… on a Sunday morning you can find me…

In bed snuggling with my cat Holly.

 

If you could be an animal, what would you be and why?

An elephant- they’re strong and great leaders. They stay in small groups but they’re extremely loyal to those around them.

 

What’s your favourite thing about being in the industry?

Giving animals back to their owners after treating them, after being sick, and seeing how excited and happy both the owners and animals are. It’s a nice feeling knowing you were able to help them and care for them.

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Emily

Vet Nurse

Flashback to when you were 10 years old, what did you want to be when you were older?

As far back as I can remember I have wanted to be a vet nurse.

 

Name three words that describe you…

Funny, caring and reliable.

 

Finish this sentence… on a Sunday morning you can find me…

Spending quality time with my kids.

 

If you could be an animal, what would you be and why?

Domestic cat- because I think they have awesome lives.

 

What’s your favourite thing about being in the industry?

Being able to help animals in need and I love fostering to give the less fortunate animals the chance to have the life they deserve.

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Alyssa

Groomer

Flashback to when you were 10 years old, what did you want to be when you were older?

I always knew when I was younger that I wanted to work with animals/in the animal industry whether that was volunteering in a shelter, being a business or even bringing out the beauty of dogs with grooming.

 

Name three words that describe you…

Generous, sweet and ambitious.

 

Finish this sentence… on a Sunday morning you can find me…

Spending time with my two kitties snuggled up in bed watching movies.

 

If you could be an animal, what would you be and why?

Domestic cat- they are so loving and affectionate, they can be playful and feisty at times as well.

 

What’s your favourite thing about being in the industry?

I get to not only spend one on one time with so many different dogs and different breeds but I also get to bring out the beauty in them and use my creativity. I get to learn something new every day.

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Becky

Groomer

Flashback to when you were 10 years old, what did you want to be when you were older?

I just wanted to play soccer.

 

Name three words that describe you…

Quiet, kind and patient.

 

Finish this sentence… on a Sunday morning you can find me…

On the couch with my dog or playing soccer.

 

If you could be an animal, what would you be and why?

Sloth- they sleep a lot.

 

What’s your favourite thing about being in the industry?

I get to play and meet dogs all day.

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Janet

Groomer

Flashback to when you were 10 years old, what did you want to be when you were older?

A nurse.

 

Name three words that describe you…

Loyal, compassionate and caring.

 

Finish this sentence… on a Sunday morning you can find me…

Walking the dog.

 

If you could be an animal, what would you be and why?

My dog- she has the best life ever.

 

What’s your favourite thing about being in the industry?

Making all the dogs look beautiful.

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Kaitlyn 

Vet Nurse

Flashback to when you were 10 years old? What did you want to be when you were older.

A mermaid.

 

Name three words that describe you?

Clumsy, kind and loyal.

 

Finish this sentence... on Sunday morning you can usually find me...

Walking my golden girl Tilly.

 

If you could be an animal what would you be and why?

A Koala, so I could sleep all day.

 

What’s your favourite thing about being in this industry?

Seeing the owner's faces when we returned their loved ones back in good health!

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Jade

Vet Nurse

Flashback to when you were 10 years old? What did you want to be when you were older.

A singer or a farmer.

 

Name three words that describe you?

Kind, organised and loyal.

 

Finish this sentence... on Sunday morning you can usually find me...

Spending time with my family or gardening.

 

If you could be an animal what would you be and why?

A tapir - I just think they’re really snazzy and lead very relaxed lives.

 

What’s your favourite thing about being in this industry?

Being able to provide high level of care for animals their whole lives and seeing the bonds between pets and owners makes me love the work I do.

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