The PAWS Rescue Clinic Originally Started as Little PAWS Rescue in 2012, Now reformed into the PAWS Rescue Clinic, we are a team of general volunteers, volunteer vets, nurses and animal attendants who primarily donate our time to provide pro-bono veterinary care to animals of rescue or wildlife agencies.

where on graduation from veterinary school founded a free clinic available to rescue organisations called the Community Rescue Sterilisation Clinic. Now the Community Rescue Sterilisation Clinic has been reconstructed into the PAWS Rescue Clinic

Our Team

Dr Christian Martin
Director and Veterinarian

Chris Graduated from Murdoch university in 2017, He has a special interest in the smaller fluffy creatures but is a lover of all animals. Chris works at Cannington Veterinary Hospital as well as runs the PAWS Rescue Clinic’s many endeavors.

Chris has two rabbits, Calvin and Wilbur, as well as a golden retriever named Kiko.

Dr Codie Nairn
Director and Veterinarian

Codie began volunteering at Chris’ original pro bono clinic in 2019 as a 5th year veterinary student as part of the clinics student program. After graduation from Murdoch in 2019, Codie joined the PAWS Rescue Clinic team as director and Veterinarian.

Alexandra Tonon
Director and Financials

Alex is a chartered accountant who donated countless hours assisting the original Little PAWS Rescue team to build a successful financial grounding making it the success it was. Now as director and financial advisor, Alex is helping forge a bright future for The PAWS Rescue Clinic.

Dr Jaime Olsen
Veterinarian

Helen Cargill
Animal Care Attendant

Kathryne Bartlett
Animal Care Attendant

Rebecca Donhardt
Veterinary Nurse

Kelly Herbert
Veterinary Nurse

Renae is the Director of Little PAWS Rescue and co-founder of the company. She is the “all-rounder” of the rescue and is involved in pretty much every aspect of the rescue’s operations, from marketing, administration and fundraising, through to ensuring each animal is healthy and happy whilst at the rescue.

Renae has many years experience in the animal welfare industry, and when she’s not busy looking after all the furry critters at Little PAWS, she works full time in the veterinary products wholesale industry.

Renae and Chris adopted Bonnie, the Little PAWS mascot, back in January 2014 after falling in love with her distinct personality. It’s this personality that landed her the title of Queen B. Bonnie is one very spoilt bunny (as she should be!) and is usually the first bunny to greet people when they visit the PAWS house.

Outside of Little PAWS, Renae enjoys all things travel, photography, music and animals, and just recently found a new love when she started learning aerial silks and Lyra.

Stacey McWaters
Director/Rescue Manager

Stacey joined our team in 2015 as a general volunteer, visiting the paws house weekly to help with the cleaning and product making. By early 2016 she was appointed the PR/Marketing Coordinator with her first project being the creation of our website. With big changes happening at Little PAWS in early 2018, including the establishment of the LPR Surgical Services, Stacey was then appointed Rescue Manager. Stacey is excited to play such a fundamental role within Little PAWS Rescue, while still making sure she finds time to cuddle each of our welfare rabbits, guinea pigs and ratties.

Between volunteering at Little PAWS, doting on her own bunnies, and a full-time job, Stacey really enjoys dancing and aerial circus. She started dancing as a child and loves the thrill of performing.

Rachel Pages-Oliver
Director/Fundraising Co-ordinator

Rachel first became a volunteer at Little Paws Rescue in 2014 as a foster mum when there were some animals urgently needing a place at the Paws house. Since then she has become an associate director and fundraising coordinator but she is always willing to help out with any work that needs doing; from cleaning to product making and of course cuddling the rescue animals. She has always been an animal lover but bunnies hold a special place in her heart and she currently has 2 spoilt house bunnies named Oscar and Maggie.

Rachel’s other passion is her work teaching architecture at university and designing as a residential architect. Her favourite part of volunteering with Little PAWS Rescue is seeing the adopted bunnies who had such a tough start in life finally find their forever homes.