It goes without saying, we could not achieve the amazing things we do without our caring and compassionate team.
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.
Layla graduated from the University of Queensland in early 2004 and recently 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 care, completing a post graduate course in 2010.
Layla’s other passion is animal welfare projects in developing countries, and in her role as senior vet for charity GoPawesome has been involved in desexing street animals in South East 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.
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!
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.
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!
Ben is originally from England and having grown up with a love of wildlife photography, surfing and everything outdoors, he moved to Byron Bay in 2016. Ben studied Zoology at Liverpool John Moore’s University, taking keen interest in animal care and welfare and animal behaviour in particular.
In 2018 Ben started work at MyVet Byron Bay where he completed his Certificate IV Veterinary Nursing training.
Ben has a beagle x collie called Gonzo that he was lucky enough to meet as a stray in this very clinic! You’ll find them both at one of our numerous dog beaches for a few hours each day, so if you see them don’t be shy to say hello or give them a wave!
Kylie grew up in Federal NSW, where she spent her time riding horses in the hinterland on their small farm with dogs, cats, birds & chickens. Always having a keen interest in animal husbandry she studied in Sydney and landed her first job there as a vet nurse. After traveling and deciding to move home, Kylie spent a number of years working for a horse trainer before joining the MyVet Byron team. Kylie started at MyVet Byron in 2014 and in this time has taken a break to explore Australia and raise a baby of the humankind, her son! Her dream is to ride in the Mongol Derby!
Kylie is an integral part of the team and maintains a strong connection with the pets and their people of the Byron shire community.
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.
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.
Bec was born on Sydney's northern beaches and migrated to the Northern Rivers in 2010. She's a self-proclaimed nature freak, bird geek, and geriatric animal lover. Her true love being Mogsy, her 17-year-old ginger ninja.
Bec has worked in the airline industry which exposed her to lots of travel and interesting/eye-opening experiences, always carrying food to feed poor starving street dogs and cats. Vet nursing was always a dream and after many years of thinking about it, she decided to commit and completed her Cert IV Vet Nursing in 2016 and has never looked back.
Bec has been with MyVet Byron Bay since the start of 2021.