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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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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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Chloe

Vet Nurse

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

A school teacher.

 

Name three words that describe you…

Passionate, enthusiastic and kind. 

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

At home, hanging out with my dogs and horses.

 

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

A horse, they are beautiful animals.

 

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

Everyday is different and you never know what to expect.

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Angela

Trainee Vet Nurse

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

A farmer.

 

Name three words that describe you…

Kind, caring and happy.

 

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

Still in bed.

 

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

A hawk, so I could fly anywhere.

 

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

Being able to nurse animals back to health.

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Emma

Trainee Vet Nurse

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

A profession where I could dig up dinosaur fossils or design clothes.

 

Name three words that describe you…Passionate, caring and inquisitive.

 

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

At church, playing video games or going for bush walks.

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

A clouded leopard because I would love to be an elusive jungle cat with crazy climbing abilities! I am a crazy cat person and my family refers to me as the “cat whisperer”. I love all cats, big and small!

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

Being able to develop strong bonds with both people and pets! I have always loved animal husbandry and watching new generations grow, especially during peak calving season at home on my parents dairy farm!

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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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