Support staff

Administrative Staff

Paris Tootell

Paris qualified as a veterinary nurse in 2013 starting her career in a busy general practice hospital on the central coast NSW before making the move to the University of Queensland to rotate through the Small Animal & Equine Specialist departments within the hospitals.

During her time in Queensland Paris began to foster a passion for Internal Medicine which led her to move back to NSW and purse an Internal Medicine nursing position in a busy Specialist Referral Hospital in Sydney where she progressed into a Team Leader & Coordinator role within the Internal Medicine Department.

Paris joined UVTHS in 2022 as the Referral Medicine Nurse Unit Coordinator where she works closely with the Specialist and nursing team to provide gold standards of care to our Medicine & Oncology patients.

Paris has a passion for the pathophysiology of all small animal complex, acute and chronic disease states and the procedures utilised to diagnose and treat disease processes, she also has a keen interest in positively contributing to the teaching of our DVM students.

Outside of work Paris enjoys hiking, riding her horses Belle and Banjo and spending time with her Rottweiler Hagrid and her two cats Baloo & Egret.

Paris Tootell

I moved to Australia from New Zealand in 2018. I have been a Veterinary Nurse for 6 years, working across both GP and S&E.

Over the last two years I have worked in HR and Learning and development for a Veterinary Corporate, whilst also working casually as an ECC nurse. I am an avid cat lover, and have a fat, foster fail, tabby cat named Steve.

James has worked in a most fields in the animal industry, beginning his career in the captive animal field at zoos and wildlife parks. He then moved into the lab animal and research field before finding his home in veterinary nursing in 2008. In 2013, James began work in a private specialist hospital where he worked across many services including; Emergency, Oncology, Radiation Oncology, Avian and exotics and Internal medicine. While still nursing, James began working with specialist veterinary software systems and high-end veterinary hardware. This is when he found a way to combine the roles and began work as Technical Resources Manager before he joined UVTHS in 2019. James heads up the technological improvement projects at UVTHS.


Anja Price

Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing

Anja spent the first 10 years of her nursing career in a General Practice in Sydney’s East enjoying the varied roles of general practice, including running puppy preschool, grooming and all areas of nursing.

More recently she spent the last 3 years in the exciting position of referral surgical nurse at a Specialist Referral Hospital in Sydney’s North loving the challenge of the fast paced emergency and surgical nursing duties.

Anja joined the UVTHS reception team in May 2011 and is thoroughly enjoying the change. Outside of work Anja is kept busy with her two cats and two mischievous Chihuahuas.

Before joining UVTHS, Sarah previously worked for 5-6 years in various GP Practices across Western Sydney. She has nearly completed Bachelor of Animal science and is majoring in Zoology.

She has been greatly passionate about animals for as long as she can remember, especially livestock and wildlife.

Outside of work she loves rollerblading, reading and road trips. She also spends time with her two dogs Maxxie and Cookie, and her spoilt kitty named Meow Meow.

Animal Attendants

Antonio NastasiLino has worked at the University Veterinary Teaching Hospital, Sydney for the past 20 years undertaking the roles of general maintenance and running the kennels for the hospital.

He is a mad keen NRL supporter and will happily talk about sports of any kind. In his spare time you could find him watching his beloved Manly sea eagles play and caring for his elderly cat Di-Di.