299 Cranbourne - Frankston Road (entry via Josephine Street)
Langwarrin 3910


9789 1682

Meet the Team

Dr Barbara Backhoy BVSc

Dr Barbara Backhoy graduated from The University of Queensland in 2001.  She has grown up around the Langwarrin area attending Skye Primary School and Langwarrin Secondary College.  She has recently taken ownership of the Langwarrin Veterinary Clinic and enjoys the one and one personal service that is offered at the Clinic.

Barb has worked at several small animal veterinary practices in Melbourne and also worked 12 months in the UK working as a locum vet.  In 2014 she completed the IVAS Veterinary Acupuncture course.

Barb is married with 3 fur babies, 2 greyhounds and a whippet.  She enjoys travelling overseas having explored the UK, Africa, Asia and North America.  In her spare time she enjoys a round of golf.

Dr Stephen Manning  BVSc (Hons)

Dr Stephen Manning graduated from Melbourne University in 1983 and has owned and worked in the practice for over 30 years. He is the owner of an old Labrador called Jess.  Away from work, he enjoys spending time with family and friends, particularly his four delightful grandchildren, plus travelling.




Dr Barrie Hartley – Jackson MRCVS BVetMed

Barrie graduated from the Royal Veterinary College in London in 2003 and after working in small animal practise in the UK for 8 years decided to emigrate to Australia in 2011.
Barrie brought with him his wife Natasha, daughter Thaila(11) and son Albie(9) and they settled in Mount Martha on the Mornington Peninsula. Nemo, a rather overweight cat was quickly adopted and joined the family.
Barrie has a keen interest in surgery and hopes to expand his skills in veterinary orthopaedics in the future.
Away from work Barrie, along with his family are active members of the Mount Martha Lifesaving Club, enjoys swimming and is learning to surf along with his daughter.

Sharron Cutting

Sharron is one of our qualified Veterinary Nurses who has worked at Langwarrin Veterinary Clinic since 1999. Sharron has a beautiful black Labrador named Lexi, a cat named Bundy and some freshwater fish. When not at work Sharron enjoys spending time with her husband and kids.





Jade Zakry

Jade has been with the Langwarrin Veterinary Clinic for over 10 years.
She lives locally with her husband, young daughters and a pug x named Wesley.
Giant breeds of dog are her absolute favourite. In her spare time she loves to put her feet up with a good book.


Emily Atkins

Emily is 22 years old and is in the process of gaining her veterinary nursing cert IV studies with the aim of graduating in 2019. Her natural love for animals is something that she had been exploring for a long time. Through her previous roles she has gained strong animal handling skills. She is looking forward to gaining more skills in the animal industry so she can provide the best possible care needed for your pets.

In her spare time she enjoys spending time with family and friends, snowboarding, camping and hiking outdoors.


Cassandra Lukeman

Cassandra joined the Langwarrin team in June 2018 after moving to the Mornington Peninsula. She has worked in the animal industry with all creatures great and small for over 17 years.  Cassandra has a degree in Animal Science and whilst studying, she fell in love with veterinary nursing.  Cassandra finds general practice, as well as emergency and critical care nursing rewarding.

Her love for travel, animals and the great outdoors has seen her volunteering in Africa on wildlife projects and guiding sled dogs or horseback tours in the Rocky Mountains of Canada. If not working or travelling, you will find Cassandra horse riding, skiing, scuba diving or just enjoying nature.


Amanda Webb

Amanda Webb is a qualified veterinary nurse and been working around the Mornington Peninsula for around 13 years.  She has experience in orthopedics, myofuncational therapy and emergency.
Amanda has recently returned back from work after having her first baby girl, Zarli.
She is married and has 2 beautiful fur babies, Bonni & Thor, greyhounds which she is very in love with.
She is enjoying herself having  joined this amazing team at Langwarrin Vets.


Peanut – clinic cat

Peanut has lived in the clinic for most of her life. She was brought in as a stray with a broken leg and has never left. Now she supervises all the activity within the clinic.