Waroona Veterinary Clinic was established in 1969. Our Senior Veterinary Surgeon Dr Ronald Schneider joined the clinic in 1989. For the past 30 years Dr Ronald Schneider and the Waroona Veterinary Clinic have helped thousands of patients live happier and healthier lives.
Principal Veterinarian & Senior Surgeon
Dr Ronald Schneider BSc BVMS (Hons)
Dr. Schneider joined Waroona Veterinary Clinic in 1989. He then built the existing premises in 1992. He regularly attends continuing veterinary education and is dedicated to keeping up with new developments in veterinary care, surgical techniques, technology and equipment. Dr Schneider has a special interest in small animal surgery and orthopaedics. Dr Schneider is our Senior Surgeon and handles our most complex surgical cases.
Dr Schneider is passionate about the industry and is currently serving as the President of the Australian Veterinary Association of Western Australia.
He is Waroona's longest serving veterinarian.
Associate Veterinary Surgeon
Dr Sandri Jonker BSc BVMS
Sandri joined the team here at Waroona in 2018. Her veterinary journey started with her upbringing in South Africa on a large farm, surrounded by a myriad of different creatures which sparked her passion for animals.
She has made her way to Waroona, via spending much of her life in New Zealand, and moving over to Perth to study veterinary medicine at Murdoch University. Currently, she loves spending time with her “Perth Family” made up of a local Western Australian fiancé, their Wally of a rottweiler (aka Oswald), crazy kitten (called Ick, short for Frederick) and way too many plants.
Her love and interest lies with dairy cattle, as she spent much of her education playing with the dairy girls in New Zealand. She is also passionate about the excitement that being a veterinarian brings in everyday of work, from the unpredictable, the adorable and all the way to the everyday wins when she can make a client and patient happier.
Head Veterinary Nurse & Practice Manager
Frosina Duckin BA Cert IV RVN
Frosina joined the clinic in 2005. Her special interests are emergency and critical care having nursed some very critical patients throughout her career, as well as wound care and physical therapy for dogs. She was also named the Veterinary Nurses Council of Australia 2016 Veterinary Nurse of the Year for Australia.
Veterinary Nurse & Canine Reproduction Nurse
Kellie De Rosa Cert IV RVN
I firmly believe my mission in life was to work with animals. Many years ago, I completed my Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing as it was a childhood dream to work with animals. I have never truly left the industry as animals are my life!
I always try to put myself in the animal or client’s shoes when they’re in our care. Compassion, patience and empathy are, in my opinion, the most important part of nursing alongside how the true energy and touch of love applied to the animal can heal.
My passion lies in neonate care and canine reproduction. I have done extensive further education in these fields. If you have ever met me, you will know I’m a very enthusiastic person who loves a challenge.
My interests outside of work are, yes you guessed it, a small scale ANKC breeder. I love nothing more than raising my own puppies.
Rhiannon Dunne Cert IV RVN
Bio coming soon!
Louise Alliss Cert IV RVN
Louise is a vet nurse and our receptionist who started with us at the beginning of 2019. She graduated from Applied Vocational Training with a Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing in 2018 and has previously worked in other small animal practices.
Louise has volunteered for K9 Dog Rescue in Mandurah and has 2 rescue dogs herself. Her special interests are dog training and behaviour and she is always interested in expanding her skills.
Louise's two dogs are Ella a terrier and Jade a Staffordshire Bull Terrier X. Louise would love to meet your pets great and small.
Veterinary Receptionist and Trainee Nurse
Bio coming soon!
Official Clinic Cat - 2CC
Providing complimentary cat scan services to all patients as well as leaving her paw of approval on all paperwork, you will often find 2CC taking an afternoon nap in the library or in her food bowl.