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About us

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.




Our Team

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 particular 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 a former President of the Australian Veterinary Association of Western Australia.


He is Waroona's longest serving veterinarian.


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Associate Veterinary Surgeon
Dr Ashleigh Holgate DVM


Dr Ashleigh graduated from James Cook University in Townsville, Qld in 2021 before returning to WA and joined our clinic as a new graduate. Ashleigh is mainly involved with our small animal patients and has a particular interest in animal behaviour, ultrasonography and surgery.  Ashleigh currently has three fur babies, cats Darcy and Link and a little poodle x, Anya. In her spare time Ashleigh enjoys reading and sewing.


Associate Veterinary Surgeon

Dr Katie Schoeppner DVM

Bio coming soon

Registered Nurses

Head Veterinary Nurse & Practice Manager

Frosina Duckin Cert IV RVN


Frosina joined the clinic in 2005. Her particular 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.

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Trainee Veterinary Nurse 

Emma Reilly 

Bio coming soon


Veterinary Assistants 




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Support Staff
and Trainees



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. 


Arthur Hufflepuff - 2IC








Awards & Recognition

Veterinary Nurse Council of Australia - Staff Awards


We take great pride in currently being the only clinic in the country to have trained and hosted both the VNCA Vet Nurse of the Year and the VNCA Student Nurse of the Year. These prestigious recognitions are a testament to our unwavering dedication to maintaining high standards of veterinary care and education. Our commitment to excellence is not just a goal, but a standard we continuously achieve.

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Peel Chamber of Commerce - Business and Community Engagement Awards


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