Clinic History

The Furry Family Veterinary Clinic is an independent and family owned practice that commenced operation in June 2018.  Veterinarian Dr. Jason Evans and his wife Jaysha took control of the clinic from previous owner Dr. John Parncutt who had been practicing in Bentleigh since 1994 as John The Vet.

This change in management allowed Jason and Jaysha to achieve a goal that had been more than 10 years in the making.  With over 35 years combined experience in the veterinary field, Jason and Jaysha have carefully planned a clinic with the current needs and expectations of pets and owners foremost in mind, to bring their vision of a modern-day veterinary clinic to life.

John’s decision to remain at the clinic allows clients both old and new, to benefit from the service and expertise that John The Vet was known for while experiencing the new culture of The Furry Family Veterinary Clinic.

Staff Profiles

Dr. Jason Evans BVSc, BSc
Dr. Jason Evans BVSc, BScVeterinarian & Practice Owner

– Jason graduated from The University of Melbourne in 2006 and has worked in multiple clinics across Victoria including large animal, small animal, emergency, and specialist facilities.
– Professional interests include surgery, dermatology, and medicine. He has also completed post-graduate studies in surgery from The University of Sydney in 2013.
– Jason is methodical and thorough with attention to detail, but also loves to have a chat (sometimes a little too much!).
– Married to Jaysha with 2 children and multiple furry members – dogs, cats, and horses.

Jaysha Evans
Jaysha EvansManager & Practice Owner

– Jaysha has worked in general practice, emergency, and specialist surgery facilities during her career spanning more than 20 years.
– Excited and motivated to develop a veterinary clinic of exceptional standards and care.
– Bubbly and friendly with an infectious laugh!
– Married to Jason with 2 children and multiple dogs, cats, and horses.

Dr. John Parncutt BVSc (Hons), MANZCVS (Pharm)
Dr. John Parncutt BVSc (Hons), MANZCVS (Pharm) Veterinarian

– John has been practicing in Bentleigh since 1994 as John The Vet.
– Post graduate qualifications in pharmacology and is a long-standing member of Monash University’s animal ethics committee.
– Core values – excellence in medicine and surgery, compassion, honesty, friendliness, and commitment to service
– Married with 3 children, 2 dogs and multiple birds.

Dr. Sasha Migus DVM, BSc, B.Ant.Stud (Hons)
Dr. Sasha Migus DVM, BSc, B.Ant.Stud (Hons)Veterinarian

– Sasha was previously a marine scientist working across Australia before becoming a veterinarian.
– Enjoys getting to know clients and their little furry friends. Strives to provide best possible practices in veterinary care.
– She has previously had pigs, chickens and way too many cats, but inner-city living has meant having to downsize.
– In her spare time, she likes to run and cycle but by her own accounts is not successful at either!

Dr. Genevieve Harkness BVSc (Hons)
Dr. Genevieve Harkness BVSc (Hons)Veterinarian

– Graduated from the University of Melbourne with Honours in 2012
– Worked as a vet on the Mornington Peninsula as well as in Melbourne’s south east before joining the Furry Family team in 2020
– Passionate about geriatric medicine and dermatology
– Outside of work she’s bossed about by her cat “Taco”, and enjoys running, cooking, and a glass of red with friends

Dr. Heidi Bao BVSc (Hons)
Dr. Heidi Bao BVSc (Hons) Veterinarian

– Heidi wanted to be a veterinarian since high school after witnessing the birth of a kitten, under difficult circumstances, at her local veterinary clinic.
– Graduated from The University of Melbourne with Honours and worked in research before joining the team in 2012.
– Offers consultations in Chinese Mandarin as well as English.
– She is an exceptional artist dividing her time between being a veterinarian and an artist. Heidi now works with us on Saturdays only.

SharonVeterinary Nurse

– Sharon is a Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons qualified Veterinary nurse with over 20 years of experience both here and in the UK.
– She loves all aspects of the job but has a fondness for theatre work, and a strange fascination with expressing anal glands!
– Outside of work, she is a loving mum to her two rescue cats, who have a combined 7 legs! Other hobbies include going to the cinema, yoga and feeding her chai tea addiction.
– Originally from Wales…please do not call her a Pom (unless you want to have a good laugh)!

AmeliaVeterinary Nurse

– Amelia completed her veterinary nursing qualifications from the Animal Industries Resource Centre in 2010.
– Worked in the pet industry for 13 years prior to transitioning to nursing.
– Amelia is a lover of sighthounds, long haired cats, fish & frogs, having many of her own!
– Joining The Furry Family Veterinary Clinic in July 2019, Amelia’s passion for organisation and planning have been a valuable addition to the team.

FleurVeterinary Nurse

– Fleur completed her qualifications in Certificate IV Veterinary Nursing in December 2019.
– Started working at The Furry Family Veterinary Clinic in 2018.
– She has 3 horses, 2 dogs and 2 cats at home.
– When not at work, Fleur can be found with her horses actively competing in events across Victoria or spending time with her family.

LaurenVeterinary Nurse

– Lauren has completed her Diploma in Animal Technology and a Diploma in Surgical Veterinary Nursing and has worked in several small animal clinics over the past 10 years.
– She joined The Furry Family Veterinary Clinic team in October 2018 after having 2 years out of the industry for her second child.
– Lauren, her husband, and their 2 children live in Mordialloc and enjoy spending time as a family down by the beach.

Rebecca (Bec)
Rebecca (Bec) Veterinary Nurse

– Growing up with an array of animals – dogs, cats, tree frogs, rats, guinea pigs, birds – Bec was always interested in working with animals.
– In 2008, while studying a Bachelor of Veterinary & Bioscience at Latrobe University, Bec was offered a job to train as a veterinary nurse.
– Bec started working at The Furry Family Veterinary Clinic in 2018 after taking a few years off to start a family.
– She has a golden retriever, Meadow, and 4 cats Jet, Sasha, Archie and Pumpkin, that she rescued through her mother’s cat rescue program.

Cindy Collins
Cindy Collins Veterinary Nurse

– Cindy completed her qualifications in Certificate IV Veterinary Nursing in 2015.
– She worked in administration for over 15 years before moving into vet nursing.
– Cindy loves large breed dogs and fluffy cats, having owned two Bernese Mountain dogs of her own.
– Other than her passion for animals, Cindy loves photography and is addicted to travel, having recently returned from a 13-month trip around the world.