We are highly experienced, caring and professional veterinary team who treat your pets as we do our own.
Dr. Ashleigh Long graduated from The University of Melbourne in 2005. She started practicing in small animal medicine in Gawler, South Australia. After an enjoyable three years at this multi-vet practice, Ashleigh moved back home to Melbourne be closer to her family. After seven years as an associate veterinarian, she opened up Thornbury Veterinary Hospital in 2012 with her colleague Dr. Seina Capp.
Dr Ashleigh brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to Thornbury Veterinary Hospital, and has a special passion for caring for senior pets and their ailments. Ashleigh loves running with her dogs, relaxing with a glass of wine and book. But her favourite past time is football (AFL) and she dares not mention whom she barracks for!
Dr Ashleigh has three fur babies which she loves coming home to. Tex, a senior grey tabby, is Ashleigh’s original ‘baby’ and was rescued after being left on the doorstep at her first veterinary practice. Fondly known as “Meow meow’, his favourite things are meowing, head butting, and playing kung fu kitty with those silly dogs. The other members of the family are the ‘little supermodels’, Monty and Ava, two mischievous whippets. Dr Ashleigh also plays Aunty to a very adventurous Jack Russell, Oscie, whom house loads for large periods of time while his mum works overseas. Dr. Ash loves the circus that results
Dr Seina graduated from Melbourne University in 1993 with honours. With over twenty years of experience in Veterinary medicine, Seina’s passion is in helping your pets to live longer, happier and healthier lives and aims to work with pet owners to treat every pet with the same care and compassion she would give to her own pets.
Initially working in rural Victoria, Dr Seina saw many different species -working with horses, ostriches, pigs, sheep and cows. She also had a large caseload of dogs, cats, rabbits, and small rodents. In the country Dr Seina gained a love and a great deal of experience in surgery. After seven years in the country, Seina returned home to the inner suburbs of Melbourne and then later set up Thornbury Veterinary Hospital with her colleague Dr Ashleigh in 2012.
Seina has two pets, Ally (a hyperactive schnauzer X poodle) and Gracie (a geriatric shih tzu cross), and two daughters (of the furless kind) Elsie and Maisie.
Seina has also been fortunate enough to be able to volunteer her skills to pets less fortunate than our own, helping wildlife after the black Saturday bushfires and most recently with Darwin Animal Doctors (DAD) in the Galapagos Islands.
Dr Mariane completed her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine in 2013 at the University of Montreal in Canada where she grew up. Being from Montreal, Dr Mariane speaks perfect French; it is actually her first language. After graduating, she started practicing in small animal medicine in different hospitals for 5 years before moving to Australia for a change of scenery and a new adventure! She joined the Thornbury Vet Hospital team a couple of months after her arrival.
Dr Mariane is particularly interested in surgery, and in anything regarding geriatric cats. Her years of practice abroad bring a nice new input to the hospital. In her spare time Dr Mariane keeps busy exploring Melbourne. She loves hiking and traveling as well as enjoying a nice cup of Japanese tea with a book or a good movie.
Dr Mariane adopted a gorgeous Persian cat named Pablo a few years before coming to Melbourne. He had been abandoned at the hospital where she used to work, and even though the plan was to keep him as a clinic cat, they bonded and she eventually took him home! And now, her adorable furry companion tagged along for this journey. Leaving him back home was out of the question!