At East Bentleigh Animal Care we pride ourselves on our caring and compassionate team, lead by veterinarian Dr. Tarlochan Singh who has 18 years experience as a veterinarian in Australia. Dr. Singh is supported by our caring group of nurses and our business manager. Together, our team offer the best possible service to the Clarinda, East Bentleigh, Oakleigh South, Ormond, Clayton, Moorabbin, Brighton and Heatherton areas.
Dr. Tarlochan Singh
Head Veterinarian and Surgeon
Dr. Tarlochan Singh graduated from the Queensland University Veterinary School in 1999. After working with small animals in Melbourne and Canada, he established East Bentleigh Animal Care as a single vet practice registered in Victoria in 2004.
Tarlochan has a passion for quality care and small animal surgery and has a strong focus on preventative care. Tarlochan is the owner of a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel called Neo, who loves to go for walks in the park. Neo tries to chase the ducks, but fortunately he is not clever enough to catch them.
Dr. Anaban Ghosh
Visiting Veterinarian and Surgeon
Dr Anaban Ghosh is a veterinary consultant surgeon based in Melbourne graduating with Honours from The University Of Melbourne in 1996. He has undertaken advancing training in Veterinary Surgery and in Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care, and is a member of both Surgery and Emergency Medicine chapters of the Australia & New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists.
Anaban is a visiting surgeon at several progressive veterinary practices in Melbourne and country Victoria, and has been a visiting surgeon with us at East Bentleigh Animal Care since 2013. At our practice he has been able to help a number of patients with complex surgical conditions over these years. Anaban routinely performs surgical procedures to treat fractures, dislocations, ligament and tendon ruptures, advanced cancers, hernias, foreign-body gastrointestinal obstructions, and a variety of other specific conditions that pets can suffer from.
At home Anaban has two bright and robust boys who, to the delight of their father, also love animals.
Jeet has been working with EBAC since 2012 as veterinary nurse, surgery nurse and receptionist. Jeet was previously teaching for many years, before adopting a new profession in veterinary nursing. Her enthusiasm, patience, and gentle handling of all our patients make her a great addition to our team. Jeet spends her free time with her dog Neo adopted from Keysborough Animal Shelter (Australian Animal Protection Society).
Joining us in early 2017, Laura is a trainee veterinary nurse studying with Box Hill Institute.
She has always dreamed of working with and helping animals, and throughout her schooling career has developed skills and knowledge based on her interest for veterinary science.
Laura loves living and caring for her three cats (Ruby, Amber and Ebony) and rabbit (Bella), and visiting her family’s dogs, Harvey (Whippet x Chihuahua) and Max (Beagle). She also enjoys sports and exercising, skiing, spending time with friends and family, and exploring different places and cultures.
Whitney is a trainee veterinary nurse with East Bentleigh Animal Care and has been with us since 2014. Her favourite work experiences so far are helping out new owners with their new puppy or kitten, finding homes for adoption cats and kittens and working in the surgery.
Whitney has always wanted to do something for animals since she was little and had dreamed about working in a vet clinic. Now she’s living her dream with two adopted cats at home by her side.
My qualifications are … I am a biologist, but I arrived in Australia from Brazil in 2012 with 1 husband, 2 bags and no job! My “wonderful ” husband is an engineer, but as “wonderful” as he is, I still needed a job. I decided on a new career for me in the new country. Thus, because I am a dog person, I decided to pursue my passion and trained as a groomer. “I am a dog groomer and I love my job”…
Debbie started training her own dog with the Croydon District Obedience Dog Club when she moved into Croydon in 2012 Always having a love for animals, her passion for Dogs and their training in particular led her to complete their In-house Instructors course in 2014. After instructing the Basic 1 classes (Dogs over 6 months) for just over a year, she moved on to puppy classes (pups 5months and under).
Seeing what positive reward force free training methods could achieve, she enjoyed it so much that she is currently undertaking a course provided by the Gentle Dog Trainers Association. Debbie has also completed the Training Skills & Behaviour course by Kaye Hargraves in 2016 and the Brian Hares Canine Cognition Course through the Duke University in 2017. She continues to update and maintain her skills by taking online webinars, seminars, lectures and courses. Her efforts with her own Cavalier have brought her to have a passion for fostering relationships between handlers and their dogs and further to that, having well-mannered companion dogs.
Michael Knowles B.Sc, G.Dip. Bus., OCMP
Michael joined EBAC in 2014 as our consulting business manager. Michael advises EBAC on the best practices for customer service, facilities, website, marketing and staff management and is always interested in your feedback. Michael has over 30 years experience in business after graduating in Science from Victoria University and also works for Southpaws Specialty Surgery for Animals. Michael has two cats called Freckle and Skittles, a cockatiel called Calypo, a Jack Russell / Maltese cross called Maggie who doesn’t like going for walks and a Beagle / Kelpie called Dakota (Dax for short) who has finally stopped destroying everything in Michael’s house.