Our Facilities

Modern Facilities

Ample Parking

Welcoming Environment

Our two locations have fully equipped examination rooms, large pharmaceutical stores, full sterile surgery facilities and a full range of modern equipment for on-the-spot assistance for nearly all pet health and medical needs. We can offer digital X-rays, on site ECG and ultrasound examinations, Dental care using the latest IM-3 dental base and on the spot, in house blood testing. We have a number of visiting specialists and consultants and good relationships with a number of Melbournes leading specialist centres for when referral is necessary.

Our Team

Our Veterinarians

Dr. Richard

BVSc, MSc, MRCVS, AQIS Accredited

Born and educated in Zimbabwe, Richard qualified in 1990 and obtained membership of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons in the UK by examination. He then studied at the Michigan State University obtaining a Veterinary Masters degree in Large Animal Clinical Sciences while doing a 3 year clinical residency program. Richard moved to Australia in 1997 and worked in the Northern Territory and NSW before settling in Shepparton in 2000. Richard has a keen interest in large animal medicine and surgery and also enjoys the variety of dogs and cats in the clinic. Richard is accredited for AQIS large and small animal export and is also accredited for Johnes MAP programs. Away from work Richard enjoys spending time with his partner Fiona and their three daughters, being outdoors, and doing such activities as horse riding and hiking.

Dr. Riana

 

BVSc (Hons I), AQIS Accredited

Riana grew up in the picturesque western district town of Dunkeld, at the foothills of the Grampians. Studying at Melbourne University and completing her BVSC with first class honours in 2001. Being a country girl, she sought out employment in the country and settled in Shepparton in 2002. Riana also has an interest in soft tissue surgery and business management. She has also obtained her AQIS and small animal export accreditation allowing her to give advice and perform tests and vaccinations required for export of pets’ overseas. Out of hours Riana enjoys camping with family and friends, visiting Dunkeld and getting her fix of the mountains, horse riding and amateur photography.

Dr. Fiona

BVSc, MRCVS, MANZCVSC (Small Animal Medicine)

Following graduation in Zimbabwe in 1993, and marriage to Richard Cameron, Fiona moved with him to Michigan, USA. Fiona spent a year doing clinical rotations at the University Veterinary Teaching Hospital before entering private mixed practice in Michigan after obtaining accreditation by examination in North America. After locuming in her birthplace in the UK and passing the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons examinations, she has settled in Australia with Richard, making the Goulburn Valley their home in 2000. Fiona has completed postgraduate courses in small animal dermatology and internal medicine and obtained her membership of the Australian College of Veterinary Scientists in small animal medicine in 2002. She has interests in small animal geriatric medicine and dermatology. When she has time between work and family she enjoys triathlon training and hiking Fiona consults from the Kialla Clinic. She has interests in small animal dentistry, geriatric medicine and dermatology.

Dr. Rachel

Rachel completed an Animal science degree with honours in 2005 and then went on to complete her veterinary degree in 2010 at QLD university. She started her career in Bendigo, then worked at a general practice in preston for 4 years before working at an emergency and specialist practice in Melbourne for a year and a half. Rachel lives in Echuca with her partner Heath and her three dogs and horse. Rachel’s hobbies are collecting Rhodesian ridgebacks, boxing and horse riding. Rachel’s special interests include small animal medicine, including emergency medicine and surgery.

Dr. Kate

BVSC Hons, Melbourne Uni 88

Kate grew up and studied in Melbourne, graduating from the University of Melbourne in 1988. Shortly after graduating Kate moved to the Goulburn Valley to work in a mixed practice at the Kyabram & Numurkah Veterinary Clinics, whilst also managing her large dairy herd of 1000 Cows. In her spare time Kate enjoys being an active member of the Numurkah Rotary club, being outdoors, and camping with her friends and family. Kate joined the team at the Shepparton Vet Clinic in 2014 and does small animal consults and farm calls.

Dr. Esma

BVSC Hons, MVS.

Esma graduated from the University of Melbourne in 1990. In 1998, Esma also completed a Masters Degree in Small Animal Medicine from Murdoch University. Esma is a local, born and raised in Shepparton. She attended Shepparton High School and has worked in the Shepparton area most of her life. Esma loves her job and the fact that no day is ever the same, she enjoys doing small animal consults and surgeries. Outside of work, Esma cares for her family, plays tennis and enjoys gardening. Esma Joined the team at Shepparton Vet Clinic in 2015 and works across both the Shepparton and Kialla clinics.

Dr. Kerryn

BVSc (Hons)

Kerryn grew up in South Africa in her earlier years before moving to Australia. She completed her veterinary studies at University of Queensland in 2012. Kerryn enjoys consults, medicine and surgery. Kerryn’s hobbies include endurance horse riding, running and cycling. Kerryn has 3 dogs, 2 cats and one horse and would one day love to have a farm with more animals.

Dr. Tanika

BBiSc.  D.V.M

LaTrobe University, Melbourne University.

Growing up in Colac, Tanika was alway surrounded by animals and pets. She enjoys the country life, and has spent time living in Melbourne, and Bendigo before moving to the Goulburn Valley.  She has a horse Ollie, a dog Tully and a cat Nova.

In her spare time, she enjoys camping, cooking netball and the beach.

Tanika is part of our larger animal Vet team

Dr. Ken

B.Sc, B.V.Sc  Sydney University

Ken grew up in Endeavour Hills in Melbourne, and currently, he doesnt have any pets.  He decided to make the move to the country, and is keen to experience life outside of cities.  He loves working with cats and dogs, and said that his favourite animal would have to be penguins !

In his spare time, he enjoys painting and catching up with family and friends. Ken enjoys meeting new people and especially new patients

Dr. Madeleine

 BSc DVM University of Melbourne

Growing up in Adelaide, Madeliene moved to Melbourne when she was still quite young.  With her love and facination of all things exotic,  such as rabbits, rats, reptiles and ferrets, Dr Madeleine is considered our Pocket Pet vet !  She has even treated wombats.

She enjoyes kayaking and bushwalking and especially wildlife watching !  Madeleine has 2 friendly budgies and a cute little Westie Cross dog.

 

 

Our Veterinary Nurses

Katherine

Veterinary Nurse (Cert. IV in Veterinary Nursing, Cert. III in Companion Animal Services,Cert. III in Equine Nursing,Cert. II in Animal Studies

Katherine has worked at Shepparton Vet Clinic since 2007. She enjoys her job as a veterinary nurse because she is able to make a difference to a much loved animals life. Katherine finds it rewarding and exciting as every day here is different and challenging. Katherine has two energetic Boxers called “Ollie” & “Bananas” whom she and her partner enjoy taking to dog obedience. Understandably they are very well behaved. She also has two horses ” Scully” & ” Monty” and “Violet” a gorgeous cat who she hand reared, plus a much loved bunny called TJ. Her favourite activities include snow boarding, walking the dogs, riding her horse and spending time with her family and friends.

Suzanne

Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing

Suzanne grew up in Mt Barker in South Australia, and has worked as a Vet Nurse since  2007.  She loves to go home to help her parents on their 5000 acres Stud Sheep farm in South Australia.

 Suzanne has two kelpies, Stella and Charlie, both of  whom are both very cheeky.   Her hobbies are swimming, cricket and horse riding, and in her spare time, Suzanne enjoys camping with friends and family.

Rachel

Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing

Rachel is a valued member of the Shepp Vets team, and has been for some time now and mainly works from our Kialla Clinic.

She enjoys spending her spare time with her family and her pets.

Tameka

Certificate II in Animal Studies

Currently completing Certificate IV iin Veterinary Nursing

Tameka grew up in the Benalla and Shepparton area . When she is home, she enjoys spending time with her family, a horse, a pony, three chickens, three cats, three dogs, a abbit, a turtle and a bird ! She loves coming to work being around animals.

In her spare time, Tameka enjoys horse riding and spending time with her family.

Marni

Currently studying:

Certificate II in Animal Studies &  Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing

 

Our trainee, Marni grew up in Nathalia, and is a passionate animal person.  She loves being around any animal and has two cats Oscar and Leni, and a dog named Bella.  She is currently studying to complete her certificates, so that she may become qualified.

 

In her spare time, Marni likes to go motorbike riding and going to the football, spending time with family and friends.

 

Deb

Veterinary Nurse (Certificate II Animal studies, Certificate III Animal services and Certificate IV in Veterinary nursing.)

Deb has four children and assists her husband in running their 130 cow dairy farm in Kaarimba where they have resided for 23 years. Her main dairy farm duty is raising the calves but she loves to get out on the tractor ploughing or pasture harrowing. Deb is a Preliminary Level Pony club coach and spends many weekends away with her two daughters who compete in the disciplines of dressage and showing. They have 5 horses, 3 dogs, 1 cat, 1 deer and lots of cattle and wouldn’t live in the city for quids. It was Debs childhood ambition to be a veterinary nurse so once her children were grown and independent she has pursued that and is living her dream .

Michelle

Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing

Michelle has been a valued member of the Shepp Vets team for a number of years now and mainly works from our Kialla Clinic.

She grew up in Shepparton and went to study in Melbourne for a year before moving back to the area.  She now lives on an acreage in Tallygaroopna where she enjoys spending time with an assortment of animals including dogs, cats, rabbits, sheep birds and reptiles.

Michelle has been vet nursing for 12 years and still enjoys it as much today as when she first started.

She says everyday is different and there are always new things to learn. I have a special interest in patient care and enjoy trying to make the pets experience in hospital as fear free as possible.

 

 

Katie

Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing

Having grown up in Alice Springs and Brisbane, Katie has worked in small and large animal clinics whilst travelling throughout Australia.  She has been nursing for over 15 years, and owned and operated a Vet Clinic in Siem Reap, Cambodia for 8 years.  She ran a non profit animal welfare organisation and was a co-ordinator for World Vets on various trips to Asia. 

In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with Dora, a lovely greyhound who has well and truly earned her retirement.  She also enjoys swimming, reading and travelling.

Ashley

Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing

Cert III in Animal studies

Cert III in Business Admin

Cert III in Medical Business Admin

Certified microchip implanter

Ashley grew up in Geelong, and has only recently given up the coast to move to the Goulburn Valley.  Ashley is a passionate animal lover,m and has been doing volunteer work at the Wildlife Shelter. 

She loves camping, prospecting, swimming and reading !   Her pets are Snoopy a labrador, a Kelpie, Bossy and three chickens plus lots of cokatiels.

Our Reception & Support Team

Katrina

Certificate IV in Frontline Management, Certificate IV in Celebrancy and Certificate III in Financial Services

 

Born in the Western District, Katrina relocated to Melbourne then moved to Shepparton in the mid 1980’s.  She is an experienced Manager, having had nearly 23 years experience in the Insurance industry, and recently joined the teamas the Practice Manager in late 2017.  Katrina has a love of pugs, being owned by two, and in her spare time, enjoys golf and fishing.  She is also a civil celebrant.   

Tracey

Certificate IV Veterinary Nursing, Certificate III Animal Technology

Tracey grew up in Numurkah on a large sheep farm. She always had a keen interest in animals and always knew that she wanted to pursue a career with them. In 1999 Tracey joined Shepparton Vet Clinic on a work placement to start her Animal Technology and Veterinary Nurse certificates. The following year Tracey was granted a Victorian Institute of sport scholarship for netball and moved to Melbourne to take this up. During that time she also continued her work in another vet clinic in Melbourne whilst continuing her studies. In 2006 Tracey moved back to the local area marrying a local Nathalia boy. Tracey re-joined Shepparton Vet Clinic in 2008 and has been here as a receptionist ever since. She loves cats, especially her baby “Lilly” and she also has two crazy dogs “Oscar” and “Bundy “. Tracey loves being part of the team, working in such a great environment.

Ambe
Ambe originally trained as a Veterinary receptionist at the Canberra Veterinary Hospital for 3 years prior to moving to Shepparton in 2003. She missed working with animals in the veterinary industry and was happy to commence employment at the Shepparton Veterinary Clinic in 2005. Ambe has a true passion for all types of animals and enjoys being part of the team here. Her love of horses is something which she has had since she was able to walk and talk. Ambe spends whatever spare time she has cooking, gardening or riding and competing with her horses.
Aimee

Bachelor of Business

Aimee grew up in Shepparton, and obtained her Bachelor in Business from La Trobe University. In her spare time Aimee loves to travel, she enjoys experiencing all of the different cultures. Aimee enjoys the diversity of her job, and being part of such a wonderful team that are helping animals to live happy and healthy lives.

Brigette
Bridgette is a local girl who grew up in Nathalia. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her kids, road trips and gardening.
Bianca
Bianca is a local girl born and raised in Shepparton and became a part of the team at the clinic in 2014. Bianca enjoys her job, chatting to clients and meeting their furbabies. In her spare time Bianca enjoys spending time with her family, friends and pets, camping, swimming, & going to the beach. Bianca has a Spoodle Ruby who loves walks, chasing ball and swimming in the pool, 4 chooks and a very noisy cockatiel named Max. Favourite Animals: Orang-utan, Dolphins and Dogs.
Mandy

Certificate II in Business Administration, Certificate III in Financial Services and Certificate IV Companion Animal Services

Mandy has been part of the team at Shepparton Vet Clinic for nearly 10 years. She finds the most enjoyable part of her job is that she can get to know the clients and their animals. Mandy finds it a privilege to be able to support the clients from the arrival of a new puppy through to the farewell of a faithful companion.

Mandy owns “Denny” a Quarter Horse who is cheeky, smart and a lot of fun, also “Teddy” a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel who is a very good boy and “Poppy” a Cavoodle( poodle x cavalier) who is funny, cute and a bit spoilt! In her leisure time Mandy enjoys horse riding, gardening and church activities.

Wayne

Certificate of Business Studies – Accounting

Wayne was born and grew up in Shepparton. After completing his accounting studies he worked for 26 years in the banking and finance industry with roles including managing accounting centres & systems administrator for some of the banks specialist products. This meant being stationed in Shepparton, Ballarat, Perth and finally in Melbourne’s head office. Wayne has been part of the vet clinic for the past 5 years.

Jenny

Jenny is an experienced receptionist, and always happy to come to work.  She spends her spare time with family and friends and enjoys catching up for coffees

Jodie

Certificate III in Business studies

Jodie has always been drawn to working with animals, and enjoys being part of the Recpetion team.  She has been mainly raising children for the past 10 years, but in her spare time, she enjoys horse riding and camp drafting with her daughter. 

Jodie has a a passion for Chihuahua’s – she is owned by Daisy and Charlotte.  She also shares her home with a border collie Marley, Buddy the Kelpie, Prizzie the cat and Charlie her quarter horse.

 

Rhiannon

Cert II in Animal Studies

Cert III Dog Behaviour & Training

Currently studying Cert IV in Veterinary Nursing

Rhiannon loves coming to work and being around all animals.  She is a currently studying to be a Vet Nurse, and is part of our Reception team.  She is a regular foster mum to kittens bought in to the council.

She has a large collection of animals at home, which include Cooper and Chase who are Jack Ruseell Terriers, the cats Rory, Ragnar and Jasper.  Buddy the Goat, Tambo the horse and a handful of chickens !

 

 

Melissa

Melissa is an experienced weekend receptionist and in her spare time, she enjoys time with her animals

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Our Values

Caring for Animals

We are dedicated to providing the best possible health outcomes for your pet, and will provide advice and care that aligns with best practice.

Caring for People

We recognise the positive impact pets have on the lives of their owners and endeavour to improve the relationship between owners and their pets.

Caring for the Environment

People and pets have a large impact on the local and global environment. We seek to educate owners on environmentally responsible pet ownership.