Dr Marlen Waterworth

We welcome Marlen Waterworth as a new member of our team. Marlen graduated from Melbourne Uni in 2016 making the Dean’s honour list and also received the Golden Key International honour which is given to graduate students recognized to be among the top 15% of their class.

Marlen grew up in East Central Germany in the city of Plauen which is on the border of Bavaria and the Czech Republic. After finishing secondary school in Germany, like many students, Marlen travelled. It was on a trip to Scotland that she met her husband to be, Ben, who came from Bendigo.  After relocating to Melbourne, Marlen studied Veterinary Biosciences at La Trobe and then went onto Veterinary Medicine at Melbourne University. So after 7 years of tertiary education, Maz, as she is known to us, finally entered the full time workforce in her chosen field.

Outside of work, Maz enjoys running, already completing 1/2 marathons and then as recovery, loves good movies at home along with reading.  At home with Ben she also shares her home with Crumble.  He is a 7 year old, short haired ginger cat.  At times he can be a little demanding but Maz loves him to the end and back  This is where her passion for feline medicine may have stemmed, as in her words "I don't think cats will ever cease to amaze me".

Maz is being taught many new Aussie words or terminology being with us.  Many times she laughs this off as she doesn't always understand our humour or sarcasm, but she is quickly improving.  This is what makes her endearing to us.  She has a great sense of humour and is so passionate in everything she does. She is excited about being a part of our team and has only the best intentions for pet and owner, she treats every animal like her own.

Marlen is currently on maternity leave.