Get to Know Us
Dr Graeme Penno
Graeme graduated from Murdoch University School of Veterinary Medicine in 1992. He then started working in mix animal practices in Midland and Bullsbrook from 1993 to 1995.
Graeme met his wife, Lisa from Midland Vet practice and got married. They then traveled and worked in the UK and Europe for 12 months.
After returning from the UK, Graeme was doing casual work around WA. Spending a month in a locum position at Northam Veterinary Centre, has led him to become a partner at this clinic and eventually sole partner with his wife Lisa for 22 years.
Graeme has since added 4 beautiful daughters, 135 acres of land, 80 head of sheep, 3 alpacas, 1 welsh mountain pony, 2 cats and a beloved huntaway dog.
Graeme enjoys all aspects of mixed animal work and the relationships built with all patients and clients.
Dr Shuen Tan
Shuen grew up in Malaysia and moved to Australia in 2014 to complete her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine at Murdoch University.
Shuen has a special interest in Surgery, Radioghraphy and Ultrasonography. She has also volunteered with animal health and desexing services for remote communities in the Kimberley region and Thailand.
Shuen has now settled in Northam with her cat Moochi. She enjoys cooking and watching movies.
Dr Melody Ip
Melody completed her Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery degree from Murdoch University. She has been working in Northam Veterinary Centre since 2015. She enjoys working with small animals, particularly cats and the occasional pocket pets. Melody also has special interest in soft tissue surgeries, veterinary ultrasound and small animal emergencies.
Melody is currently living with two beloved animals, a Labradoodle and a Burmese cat. The best time of the day for her is to spend some quality time with her fur babies at home.
Melody was born and raised in Hong Kong and has settled in Australia since 2008. Any spare time Melody gets, she likes to watch movies, keeping fit at dance classes, and travelling around different countries.
Emily works on Saturdays as one of our nurse assistants. Fulfilling a lifelong dream, Emily is studying Veterinary Medicine and Surgery at Murdoch University and is loving every moment of it.
As a result of growing up on a wheat and sheep farm in Quairading, Emily has a keen interest in large animal medicine and welfare.
Emily adores all animals, especially her two cheeky guinea pigs Lulu and Lili, as well as her beautiful gelding Denzel.