The Mornington Vet Clinic has been caring for the pets of Mornington and its surrounds for over 40 years. Our staff thoroughly enjoy the relaxed family environment of our clinic, and being able to develop close bonds with our clients and their companions.
Dr. Adam Stefani started working at Mornington Vet Clinic in January 2003. After experiencing other larger multi-vet practices, he instantly came to appreciate the close client bonds and level of care he was able to provide at this small personal clinic. Adam and Victoria purchased the clinic in 2008, and after the lease ran-out on Main Street in December 2009, moved to their new purposely fitted-out clinic in the safer and quieter location within Mornington Industrial Park. In their new fully equipped clinic, they can offer the highest level of Veterinary care at the same time as keeping their clinic the small and personal environment that they truly enjoy.
Meet Our Staff
Dr. Adam Stefani
After graduating from the University of Melbourne, Adam enthusiastically joined Mornington Veterinary Clinic in January 2003. Immediately drawn to the intimate and caring nature of the clinic, Adam and Victoria then gladly purchased the practice in December of 2008. Despite a current trend of over-commercialised, multi-location Veterinary Businesses, Adam has remained dedicated to providing the genuine personal touch to Veterinary Care. Priding himself on keeping up to date with techniques and procedures, from general pet health to Orthopaedics, Oncology and more. Passionate about your pets health Adam has devoted himself to maintaining a clinic that is fitted with state of the art technology to meet your pets Veterinary needs, all the while ensuring that his care remains both affordable and accessible. While Adam is ever present at the Clinic and endeavours to make himself readily available for all his patients and clients, his time spent at home is divided between his dogs Jet, Sassy and Henry. Adam also enjoys spending time outdoors caring for his horses Oakie and Finnigan.
Dr. Libby Sorensen
Since Libby’s graduation from the University of Melbourne in 2009, she has worked in both General Practice and Emergency Clinics. Deciding to take her Veterinary skills abroad, Libby also gained experience working in GP and Emergency practices in the UK. In 2013 Libby obtained membership to The Australian College of Veterinary Scientists in Emergency and Critical Care Medicine, furthering her knowledge and involvement in Emergency Practices. Libby has a keen interest in Diagnostic Imaging and along with the help of MVC’s state of the art equipment, she is perfectly suited to provide your pet’s with expert care. Settling down to life on the Peninsula in 2014, Libby along with Becky and Jazz, her Jack Russell’s, has delighted in all our intimate community has to offer. Libby savours moments spent with her two horses, in fact she just adores horses in general. Libby is delighted to be able to develop bonds within our personal clinic and thoroughly enjoys seeing and speaking with all of our wonderful clients and their pets.
Dr. Maddie Westbrook
Maddie’s Mornington Vet Clinic journey began while she was completing her placement. After spending 5 weeks here, Maddie knew that upon graduating from Melbourne University in 2016 there was no other clinic for her. Born and raised on the Mornington Peninsula, Maddie easily emulates the community’s charm and warmth. Her enchanting disposition and ever present smile have easily charmed our clients, while her natural affinity with animals has our patients feeling at ease. Maddie’s disposition is perfectly suited to the clinic and she can’t wait to develop bonds with all our amazing patients and clients. During her studies Maddie has developed a keen interest in Opthalmology, also studying Biomedical Science at Deakin University Maddie has already begun a well rounded wealth of knowledge. At home Maddie enjoys Gardening, Baking and spoiling her cat Penny along with her Border Collie’s Fly and Lucky.
Victoria has worked as a Veterinary Nurse and Groomer at Mornington Vet Clinic since she purchased the practice with Adam in December 2008. In addition to grooming and nursing duties, Victoria has a special interest in injured wildlife and has successfully rehabilitated many native birds and mammals over the years. Victoria grew up in Mt Eliza and started as a part-time nurse while pursuing a career as a professional athlete, competing in many triathlons and ironman events. Even after Victoria’s career change, she still enjoys keeping fit and training on a regular basis. Victoria spends her free time riding her horses and caring for her pets.
Melissa has completed her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing and joined the clinic team in 2016. While Mel enjoys all aspects of Veterinary Nursing her particular interests include Nutrition, Rehabilitation, General Pet Health and Clinical Pathology. Mel has loved being part of the MVC team and is delighted to be able to provide clients and patients with the high level of care they have come to expect. At home with her family Mel cares for Floppy the Bunny, King Charles Cavalier, Paris and Atlas, a DSH she adopted from the clinic. When time allows Mel enjoys competing with her four show ponies; Scotty, Nugget, Rockstar and Gypsy.
Emily has recently joined the Mornington Veterinary Clinic team and is currently studying Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing. Emily is thrilled to be furthering her studies at the clinic as she enjoys the close personal bonds she is forming with both patients and clients. When not caring for animals at the clinic she is at home with mum Deb fostering multiple rescue dogs whilst doting on their dogs Eva, Molly, Pepper, Kye and Noodles, cats Kiera and Kovu also both found homes with Emily after being rescued. Emily is passionate about horses and has a keen interest in natural horsemanship, taking Mavvy her pure-bred Arabian riding when she can. Emily enjoys keeping fit and currently plays for 3 netball teams.
After deciding on a change of career from a Lecturer and Trainer in Natural Therapies, Deb started her journey with Mornington Veterinary Clinic as a Vet Nurse Student, her wonderful cheery nature and always smiling face meant that she soon formed a wonderful repertoire with clients. So with great excitement Deb has now joined the clinic team, she’s looking forward to forming close bonds with all of our patients and clients as she continues to study Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing. Along with daughter Emily, at home Deb cares for their menagerie of beloved pets, taking time to also foster dogs recovering from surgeries, undergoing rehab or simply awaiting their forever homes.
Why Choose Us?
- Small family-run clinic
- See the same Vet, who will develop a close relationship with you and your pets
- Fully equipped clinic and experienced staff so your pets receive the best possible care
- We look after our senior clients with senior discounts
- Safe and quiet location with ample parking
- Open 7 days