The Team at

Foothills Animal Hospital

Our Veterinarians

Dr Nicole Laurence

Practice Owner – BVSc BVMS

Nicole together with her business partner, Nathan Partner designed and built Foothills Animal Hospital hospital opening in April 2013.

Nicole is very grateful to have worked some amazing people over the years to care for the animals and people in the Armadale region and Perth hills.

Nicole has worked in the veterinary industry for over 35 years and 25 years as a vet. Her career spans from working in mixed practice in Albany to fulfilling her childhood dream of working as a vet in the England, just like James Herriot from All Creatures Great and Small. Nicoles enjoys all aspects of small animal medicine and surgery and is also passionate about the team at Foothills and helping them to fulfil their dreams doing the best job in the world.

Nicole loves spending time with her family, horse riding and hanging out with her two cats, both rescue’s from Foothills.

Dr Rachel White

BSc BVMS (hons)

Rachel grew up in Leicestershire in the UK and moved to Perth in 1996. Before studying to be a veterinarian, Rachel worked as vet nurse which is where her passion for animal health began.

Rachel qualified as a vet in 2009 and joined the Foothills family in 2016. Her and her partner share their home with their FIVE working dogs – Leo, Diva, Rocstar, Zumba and Minnie.

Rachel runs our Puppy Preschool classes and offers one on one behavioural and training consultations. Some of her hobbies include agility, trick training and sniffer dog training.

Rachel has lots of medical knowledge under her belt and is a wonderful addition to the Foothills team.

Dr Nicole Leslie

BSc BVMS (hons)

Nicole graduated from Murdoch in 2004 and has worked in both Perth and Melbourne in small animal clinics over the last 16 years. Nicole loves being a vet as she truly believes that animals bring something incredibly special to your life. She has an interest in dermatology and imaging including both X-ray and ultrasound.

Nicole, her husband Ben and two young boys love taking their dog Scout to the beach – it’s one of their favourite places, seeing all those happy dogs playing. When Nicole isn’t at work you’ll find her grabbing a coffee, playing piano or cooking.

Our Veterinary Nurses


Manager & Veterinary Nurse

Kelly grew up on a small farm in Oakford surrounded by animals. She started working in the veterinary industry 1997 and qualified in 2002. Kelly has worked in both large and small animal hospitals and has a great deal of experience in the veterinary field. Kelly’s role at Foothills now sees her doing a lot of the behind the scenes work to ensure we continue to run as a high standard. When nursing, Kelly has a special interest in animal behaviour and wildlife rehabilitation.

Kelly has been with the Foothills team for over 4 years and we couldn’t imagine it being the same without her!

She shares her home with her husband Sonny, sons Casey and Cameron, fur baby ‘Jack’ the Staffy, a small flock of chooks, budgies and some gold fish!

Jaeosha (Jae)

Senior Clinical Nurse

Jae joined the Foothills team as a nursing student but we soon realised she was too good to let go! She is now an integral member of our nursing team and she always arrives with a smile on her face and a can-do attitude. Jae enjoys so many aspects of vet nursing and can’t pick a favourite although she is a great surgery nurse and is often found organising, setting up and monitrong our orthopaedic cases.

In her spare time Jae enjoys playing netball, visiting the beach and hanging out with her dogs Tia and Elliot.


Veterinary Nurse

Alice joined us in early 2020 as a veterinary nurse and receptionist. Alice grew up in the Perth hills and after travelling extensively for a number of years, she returned to Perth and decided to start her nursing career. Alice started her vet nursing journey in 2016 and has since worked in a number of clinics around Perth.

She enjoys surgery nursing and wound management.

In her spare time, Alice loves to travel, visit the beach and explore new places with her Golden Retriever puppy, Mavis.


Veterinary Nurse

Charley joined the Foothills team as a kennel hand and very quickly decided she wanted to become a nurse. She transitioned into a trainee vet nurse role after signinig up for her Certificate IV in Veterinary nursing at tafe. Charley is a kind and helpful team member who we are so glad to have onboard and we know she will make an incredible nurse.

Charley does a great job at keeping the day running by ensuring all of the background tasks are complete. She is enjoying her nursing journey and learning more and more about surgical nursing by the day.

Charley has a Kelpie named Scout and a cat called Arlo – both rescues through Foothills 🙂


Veterinary Nurse

Ally started her vet nursing career in 2019 and came to us a work experience student. After seeing her amazing work ethic and the compassion she showed to her patients, we snapped her up and she is now one of our permanent nurses. Having previously worked with animals in kennels, animal shelters, wildlife centres and groomers (both dogs and cats) she has always had a passion to be apart of the animal welfare and veterinary industry.

She enjoys the surgical side of nursing but lately is liking the medical side of things. Ally has two Italian greyhounds who are her much loved fur babies and when not at work, she loves exploring new places with them.