Meet Our Team
at Lynwood Veterinary Clinic
Dr Louise Duval
Louise grew up in the local area surrounded by many pets, and developed a love of horses at a young age. This inspired her entry into vet school and she graduated from Murdoch University in 1998. Louise worked in a number of veterinary clinics in the Perth area, starting in mixed practice, before settling into the Lynwood Vet Clinic in 2004. She has been working there since then, and took over ownership of the practice from Dr Evelyn Auger in December 2013.
When not busy at the clinic, Louise is busy at home with four children, two dogs, two cats, two birds and two ponies. It is a constant battle with the children not to keep all the stray kittens and puppies that come through the clinic doors, and the children often help out with the care and raising of these orphans with the strict rules that they are not staying! In her spare time, Louise likes to relax with a good book, take a bike ride along the river and chill out with friends. She hopes to find the time to get back into horse riding in the near future and one day to have a few acres of land (though it will be a struggle preventing the children from collecting even more animals to fill it with).
Dr Aimee Jongeling
Aimee grew up with a menagerie of animals, due to her family’s progression from hobby farmers to producers of stud beef cattle on a farm south of Perth. Growing up with cows, horses, cats, dogs, goats, chickens, turkeys and an occasional stray sheep fostered her love for all animals and an interest in joining the veterinary profession. Aimee graduated from Murdoch University in 2006 and initially pursued a career in mixed practice before focusing solely on companion animals.
Aimee joined the Lynwood Veterinary Clinic in early 2017 and has enjoyed getting to know the Lynwood clientele, both two and four legged. She has a special interest in dermatology, and enjoys keeping her skills and knowledge up to date by attending regular continuing education events.
Aimee and her husband Graham have 3 vivacious young daughters to keep them both busy. They also have a senior cat called Buzz who requires regular rescuing from the youngest toddler who thinks he is just fabulous, and have recently adopted a young Cavalier x Poodle called Indy.
Veterinary Nurse Cert IV
Megan joined the Lynwood Vet Clinic in 1996 as a young vet nurse. She has worked her way up to Senior Vet Nurse and has a vast amount of knowledge and experience which she is happy to share when asked for advice. She is very knowledgable when it comes to dog training, behaviour and performance. Her love of dogs is apparent to all those who know her and she is highly respected in the agility world having competed for Australia at two World Agility events in recent years. She currently competes with her dogs, Liryk and Edge, with Liryk recently winning the State Top Jumping Dog of the Year title and both Liryk and Edge competing in the Australian nationals. Megan strives to do her best at all times whilst most importantly keeping her training fun for her dogs. She is always on the look out for new and innovative approaches, regularly attends training seminars overseas and holds training seminars to share her knowledge with others.
Trainee Vet Nurse
Zakara has grown up surrounded by animals and has spent a lot of time in various vet clinics, including sleeping at Murdoch University for a week during her mother’s live in practical experience during the final year of vet school. She completed Year 12 in 2013 and after starting a gap year, decided that she would start a vet nurse traineeship whilst investigating long term career options, with the thought of maybe later combining a physiotherapy degree with her love of dogs and horses. She is learning lots of valuable skills in customer service, animal care and handling, health and safety, and other nursing duties at the clinic whilst studying her Cert IV in Vet Nursing externally through TAFE.
Zakara’s favourite pass time is horse riding. She has been active at Pony Club for many years and loves nothing more than spending time with her beloved horses, Nate and Kalli. Her long term goal is to convince her mother to buy a property so she can get more horses and then start collecting other animals, with a pet pig, a cow and a goat on the wish list.