Melbourne, Victoria


COLESStephen Vincent1955 - 2019There is a place in my heart that is yours alone, A piece of my life that no other can own, The tears in my eyes I can wipe away, But the memories of you will always stay.~Dearest dad, Thankyou for teaching us the key lessons for life; how to horse ride, Fish, play...

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The NVC Community is saddened beyond words by the passing of our colleague and friend, Dr Stephen Coles. Stephen was there as a non-executive director at the formation of NVC and was instrumental in creating the ethos that guides our veterinary community to this day. His experience, guidance and generosity in training the next generation of veterinarians and vet nurses will be a legacy that will elevate the sector for decades to come.
With 40 years' veterinary experience, Stephen was...

Alison and I have known Steve from university days.
He was a good friend and a learned colleague as we journeyed through our veterinary careers.
We had a lot of great times together. Steve got me a job as an after hours packer at the then Arnotts and Brockhoffs biscuit factory in Glen Waverley. We unfortunately ate a lot of biscuits in those days, but we had a great time. The RSPCA rescue service in Burwood then became our next job at night, picking up injured animals from all over...

Robyn and I are greatly saddened by the passing of Steve as he has been a great friend and colleague for many years. His generosity and support both personally and professionally will be missed, leaving a gap that cannot be filled.
We offer our sincere sympathies to Aida and family at this time.