At MyVet Byron Bay, we aim to provide a comprehensive, professional and compassionate veterinary service. We recognise the significance of your pets and the place they hold in your family. Our Veterinarians and Veterinary Nurses are highly skilled and we treat all types of small animals. Dr Kinza, Dr Layla and Dr Alison are our highly qualified Vets, and have extensive knowledge and experiences in small animal medicine, surgeries, dental care, animal behaviour and more. Our animal health care team are passionate in providing the best care for your pet and will offer education and advice to ensure your pet has the longest, happiest and healthiest life possible. We welcome you to bring your pet to meet our team at anytime.

Meet Our Team
Dr Kinza Larmor
  • BVSc (Hons)

Kinza has recently moved to Byron Bay from Sydney and is working with us part-time. She graduated from the University of Sydney in 2002 and started her career working in mixed practice in rural Wales, UK. Kinza was a WIRES carer and worked alongside wildlife groups plus two private zoos early in her career. She has worked on outreach programs in Morocco and India and after returning to Australia, worked in farm, equine and small animal practices on the NSW coast, until returning to Sydney to work in a busy city pet practice.

Kinza loves feline medicine, caring for older pets and emergency and critical care medicine. Outside of work she tries to spend as much time at the beach or travelling (or combining the two!) and practicing yoga. Kinza is adamant that coffee is the most important meal of the day!

Dr Layla Powell

Layla graduated from the University of Queensland in early 2004 and moved to the Byron Bay area after more than a decade working on the mid north coast.

Layla focuses on small animal practice with a special interest in emergency & critical care, completing a post graduate course in 2010.

Layla is passionate about volunteering for animal welfare projects in developing countries, and in her role as senior vet for charity GoPawesome has been involved in desexing street animals in Southeast Asia & South America. Combining this with her love of travel, she has also volunteered at elephant sanctuaries in Thailand and with sloths in Central America

Dr Alison Clark

Alison grew up in country Victoria where her love of animals led her to pursue a career as a vet.
After completing her veterinary degree at The University of Sydney, she worked for several years in mixed practice in Victoria, NSW, and the UK.
On returning to Australia, she settled on the south Coast of NSW where she raised a family and worked both full and part-time in small animal practice for the next 20 years.
After her children left the nest, she decided it was time for a change and relocated (with her goofy 5-year-old kelpie x Lucy) to the beautiful Northern Rivers in 2020.
In her spare time Alison enjoys reading, creative writing, walking Lucy, travel, and gardening.

Practice Manager
  • Cert IV Veterinary Nurse
  • DIP VN and Prac Management

Bec is originally from New Zealand, where she grew up on a dairy farm. She has worked as a Veterinary Nurse since 2008 and has completed a Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing, as well as a Diploma in Veterinary Nursing/ Practice Management.

Bec has a dog called Charlie, that she adopted from her Nan when she moved into a nursing home in NZ (he made the big move to Oz in 2020), and an old cat, Bootsy. She also has two small daughters, Nina and Tully.

Bec has been the Practice Manager at MyVet Byron Bay since 2012.

Senior Vet Nurse
  • Cert IV Veterinary Nurse

Layna was born in Byron Bay. She travelled a lot growing up and spent 3 years living in the United States and a similar amount of time living in Fiji. Upon returning to Australia with her family, Layna lived in Melbourne before returning to live in the Byron Shire 20+ years ago. She’s happy to have made it back to the bay to settle with her family!

Layna enjoys horse riding, circus arts, aikido (martial arts) and camping.

Layna is our longest standing staff member. She’s been a Veterinary Nurse at the clinic since 2009.
She has a busy son, Alcide, and a one-eyed cat named Oscar!

Vet Nurse (maternity leave)
  • Cert IV Vet Nurse

Amy has lived in the area for 12 years, after making the move from Tasmania.

After leaving school she worked at the RSPCA which is where her career in animal care started.
She completed her veterinary nurse studies in 2015 and began working at MyVet Byron Bay where she has been working ever since.
It’s at MyVet where Amy’s love for animals and vet nursing has grown. She loves that every day she is able to continue learning and helping all our beautiful pets and their owners.

Amy has a passion for wildlife, and also works casually at the Currumbin Wildlife Hospital.

At home, she has a big goofy dog named Owen and Bra Bra the chicken. As well as her partner and beautiful son, Opi.

Vet Nurse
  • Cert IV Vet Nurse

Hayley was born in the Northern Rivers and decided from a very young age that working with animals was the path for her!

Hayley has always been (not so secretly!) obsessed with dogs and has a huge love for nature and wildlife. This passion has landed her in many interesting and unique experiences!
She moved at a young age (Darwin, Sydney, North Queensland) and either studied or volunteered at wildlife parks and animal welfare organisations, in each destination.

Hayley managed a Wildlife Park on Magnetic Island and was a Wildlife Nurse at James Cook University, where she worked for a fantastic avian, exotic and wildlife veterinarian. She returned home to lush Northern NSW in 2020 and is excited to complete her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing and be working at MyVet Byron Bay.

Vet Nurse

Ale was born in Girona, a coastal town in the North-East of Spain and has been living in the Northern Rivers since 2017.

She discovered her passion and love of animals after a life-changing experience with a dog she met (who needed vet care), whilst volunteering at a Cambodian orphanage.

Since then, she has spent much of her time studying and learning about animals and ways to help them. She also volunteered at Australian Sea Bird and Turtle Rescue, which gave her an insight into wildlife care and rehabilitation.

Ale finished her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing in 2021 and has since been working at North Coast Emergency Vets, as well as here at MyVet Byron Bay.

She loves travelling and discovering new cultures. Her dream is to travel the world whilst providing help and care to animals in need.

Heloise Renaux
Veterinary Nurse

Cert IV Vet Nursing

Heloise was born in the south of France but has lived most of her life in the Northern Rivers.
From a really young age, Heloise had always envisioned herself working with animals - big or small.

She is currently studying a Cert 4 in Wildlife Vet nursing through the Currumbin Wildlife Hospital, where she used to volunteer in the rehabilitation section. Heloise has a huge passion for wildlife, conservation and hopes to work with a variety of our beautiful native species.

Heloise completed a work placement position at MyVet Byron Bay and started working regularly at the clinic in May of 2022.

Heloise enjoys horse riding, being out in nature and hanging out with her best pal - Maggie.