Our doctors are members of the Veterinary Cancer Society. This is a diverse community of professionals unified by a shared passion for understanding, treating and eradicating cancer.

Oncologist

Dr. Maureen Cooper
DVM, MANZCVS small animal medicine, FANZCVS veterinary oncology

Dr. Maureen Cooper is originally from Canada however she now proudly has dual citizenship with Australia.  She obtained her veterinary degree at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada.  She completed a rotating small animal internship at Purdue University in Indiana, USA.

Dr Cooper then spent time in both general and referral practice in New York and later in Melbourne.  She completed her residency in Veterinary Oncology and then became a Fellow in the Australian College of Veterinary Scientists in Oncology in 2010. She is a registered specialist in Veterinary Oncology.

Given the deep human-animal bond, Dr Cooper feels passionate about providing complete cancer care for families who elect to treat their pet’s cancer.

Oncology Nurses

Taye Gilligan

Taye has been working with us since April 2013.  Prior to this she attended La Trobe University, studying Animal and Veterinary Biosciences.  She has a thoroughbred horse called Jai and two Jack Russell Terrier’s called Molly and Winnie.  She loves spending her time being a mum and spending time with her family!

Kelly Butera

Kelly joined the macc team in July 2018. Kelly’s background is predominately in human nursing but she has always had a passion for veterinary nursing and care. At home she has 3 dogs, Roshe, Nala and Cleo and 2 cats, Pepsi & Mishka. In her spare time Kelly loves keeping active and plays soccer in her free time.