Dr Amanda Wong
Senior Veterinary Surgeon
Amanda joined the team at Balgownie Veterinary Hospital in December 2014.
Amanda grew up on a farm in Tasmania where her love of animals turned into a dream to become a vet. After completing her veterinary degree through Charles Sturt University in Wagga Wagga, Amanda worked as a mixed practice vet in Tasmania, then re-located to the South Coast to pursue the diversity of small animals and hobby pets. Whilst Amanda’s particular interests include dermatology, surgical cases and working up challenging medical cases; she really loves the loyal client base and being able to help pets throughout their life stages.
Amanda has a wonderful husband and delightful young son and beautiful baby girl. Together we love taking our Border Collie Hank to the beach, gardening, running and enjoying the lifestyle Wollongong has to offer.
Dr Stephen Curtis
I was born in Canada but grew up in sunny Canberra. I initially wanted to be a zoo keeper but then changed my mind and from an early age wanted to be a vet. I studied in Sydney, graduating in 2003 and have worked here and in the UK since. I used to travel quite a bit and enjoyed snowboarding, however with 5 kids at home, as well as 3 dogs, a number of goats, ducks, geese and weeds, I now mostly fix things and try to sneak a fish in when I can.
Dr Belinda Curtis
I grew up in Wollongong and graduated from Sydney Uni in 2003.
My favourite cases are anything to do with large and giant breed dogs. I love puppies and educating clients on the special needs of these breeds.
I am interested in dog breeding and preventative medicine.
I am married to Stephen, a vet also, we have 5 wonderful kids. I have two Newfoundlands, 1 Bull Arab, 11 goats, chickens/ducks and a carpet python.
Practice Manager/ Veterinary Nurse
Born and breed country girl, I grew up in Harden/Murrumburrah NSW and stayed there until I was in my early 20’s. Doing most of my early nursing in a mixed practice. I met my now husband Abed and made the move to the Illawarra, which we have now made our home. We have three very active beautiful children Ashanti, Kader, Mahlani, one crazy English staffy Apollo, a very cute adoption kitten Rocco and an alexandrine parrot Biggie that keep us on our toes. We are heavily involved in many different sporting clubs with Shellharbour Sharks taking most of our time. I have been Nursing for almost 20 years and have now taking on a more administrative role as Practice Manager.
Teenea (Tina) Muslu
Teenea has been a veterinary nurse for 25 years most of those in the Illawarra area. She has been a part of of the staff at Balgownie vets now Your Village Vet Balgownie since 2009. She has a supportive husband Lu and a 16 year old son Addison. Both have helped her through her career caring for the animals. She has a beautiful Burmese named Bella. Teenea completed certificate in Zookeeping in 1995 and a certificate in Veterinary nursing in 1997.
My Family -Mark, together 21yrs!! & twins Caitlyn & Josh 16yrs
Born and raised in the Illawarra all my life
Hobbies- Tennis, Snorkelling and Gardening
Pets – 2 dogs, 1 cat, 8 snakes, 4 birds, 1 elderly horse and gold & tropical fish
Nursing for 21 years – I enjoy all aspects of my job especially surgery, pathology and patient care.
Elle joined Your Village Vet in 2018. Born and raised in Wollongong, she has grown up with lots of pets and riding horses. In her spare time, Elle loves horse riding, camping, travelling and volunteers for Animal Welfare League NSW. The family dog Bunny is also often seen as the unofficial mascot of Your Village Vet.