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Companion animals

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  1. Partners

  2. Dr Stewart GreedyDr Stewart Greedy BVSc, MANZCVS(Surgery)

    Stewart grew up in Melbourne and attended the University of Melbourne, graduating from the Veterinary School in 1995. His first job as a new graduate was here at the Ballarat Veterinary Practice. He spent three years working in the small animal clinic at Sturt Street, before leaving to gain veterinary experience in the UK and to travel. Stewart worked in various practices throughout the UK from Newcastle-upon-Tyne on the northern border, to Hastings on the southern coast as well as Yorkshire, Surrey and London. Stewart returned to Australia and recommenced work at Ballarat Veterinary Practice in July 2000, continuing to work as a companion animal clinician and surgeon.

    In July 2002, Stewart gained membership to the Surgery Chapter of the Australian College of Veterinary Scientists by examination in Small Animal Surgery. Stewart joined the partnership in July 2007 and continues to enjoy veterinary work, particularly all aspects of surgery including soft tissue and orthopaedics. Stewart is the resident veterinarian on radio 3BA and for statewide drive on local ABC radio, and in his leisure time is a keen musician and golfer.

  3. Dr Aaron LuttrellDr Aaron Luttrell BVSc

    Aaron graduated from his Bachelor of Veterinary Science degree at the University of Melbourne in 1999. Since then he has been working as a small animal veterinarian at the Ballarat Veterinary Practice. During his time at BVP Aaron has developed a special interest in avian and exotic animal medicine. This interest stems from Aarons childhood interest in birds and other small pets, having always had aviaries of budgies, canaries, finches and cockatiels, and cages of guinea-pigs, rabbits, and the odd turtle pond. His current menagerie consists of an aviary of canaries (which he is trying to extend but has to contend with his wife and kids need for space in the backyard), three rabbits (aptly named Jack, Peter and Sarah by his children) and a domestic shorthaired cat named Smitten. Apart from his interest in animals Aaron has recently dabbled in the sport of golf and enjoys following the Brisbane Lions with his kids in the winter months.

  4. Paul DempseyPaul Dempsey B App Sc. Ag., MBA.

    Managing Director, BVP

    Paul comes to BVP with over 15 years experience in senior management and leadership roles in the Agribusiness and retail sectors. With skills in general and operations management, Paul is a commercial business leader who adopts a pragmatic, hands-on approach. Originally from the Canberra region, much of Paul's experience has been gained throughout many areas of NSW including the New England, Hunter Valley and Southern NSW regions before moving to Ballarat nearly 10 years ago with his wife and family.

    Paul has a degree in Agriculture from the University of Western Sydney, a Masters in Business Administration from the University of New England and more recently has completed the Advanced Management Program through the University of Melbourne's Mt Eliza Business School. Paul is a keen Mountain biker and self confessed DIYer. He enjoys spending time with his family and staying fit with riding and long distance running.

  5. Associates

  6. Dr Richard LawrenceDr Richard Lawrence BVetMed

    Richard was born in the UK and trained at the Royal Veterinary College, qualifying in 1980. From there, Richard spent 5 years in busy rural practice learning the ropes and gaining experience in all aspects of general practice. In 1980 he was offered a position to manage a small animal clinic in Melbourne and left the UK for a 1 year sabbatical abroad. 28 years later he is still in his adopted country and has been a partner of the Ballarat Veterinary Practice for 15 years.

    Richard works at the Wendouree Veterinary Clinic spending most of his work hours there but also utilizes the main practice hospital facilities to pursue his interest in the more challenging surgical procedures. Apart from his daily work at the clinic Richard has also co-authored a book (Dogs for Dummies).

  7. Dr Lynda KitchinDr Lynda Kitchin BVSc

    Lynda studied Veterinary Science at the University of Sydney, graduating in 2003. She then made the move to Ballarat in 2004 and has happily worked at Ballarat Veterinary Practice since. Lynda enjoys all aspects of veterinary science, especially the medical diagnostic side. Outside of work Lynda enjoys reading but also likes to get out and about walking her Cocker Spaniel, Indiana and during summer playing softball.

  8. Dr Ruth DuncanDr Ruth Duncan BVSc

    Ruth completed her Bachelor of Veterinary Science in 1997 at Massey University in Palmerston North, New Zealand. She then jumped the ditch and worked for 3 years in Mildura, before traveling and working in the UK for 12 months. Having met and married a local farmer she moved to Ballarat and began working at Ballarat Veterinary Practice. Ruth has a keen interest in all aspects of veterinary science with an interest in treating the behavioural problems our pets can develop. At present she is working part time as she is enjoying raising her family and helping on the farm.

  9. Dr Horace TangDr Horace Tang BVSc

    Horace grew up in Hong Kong and moved to Australia to pursue his study in 2005. After graduating from his Bachelor of Veterinary Science degree at the University of Melbourne, he joined the companion animal team at the Ballarat Veterinary Practice in January 2011. Horace has a particular interest in diagnostic imaging and senior pet care. He is currently studying veterinary acupuncture, and hopes to apply his knowledge to practice in late 2014.

    Outside of work, Horace enjoys travelling overseas to experience different cultures. He also loves watching movies, listening to music and dancing. He made his musical theatre debut in Ballarat in 2013, performing in BLOC's production of "Anything Goes" the musical. Horace is the proud owner of a three-legged cat named Thomas, which he adopted from the clinic after being rescued from gunshot injury.

  10. Dr Louise AndradoDr Louise Andrado BVSc

    Louise graduated from The University of Melbourne Veterinary School in 2001. Her first job was at the busy Melbourne headquarters of the RSPCA where she quickly brushed up her surgical and medical skills. After this, she worked in England for a year and then returned to locum throughout many clinics in Melbourne and the Mornington Peninsula. After settling down to work in Sunbury for a number of years, she then went on maternity leave to raise her son. She joined the Ballarat Veterinary Practice in 2015 after moving to Ballarat with her family. Louise enjoys practising all aspects of veterinary care, but particularly enjoys internal medicine, ophthalmology and ultrasonography. Louise's other interests include spending time with her husband Daniel and son Sebastian, travel, movies, food and catching up with friends.

  11. Dr Melissa HutchisonDr Melissa Hutchison BVSc, MANZCVS (Internal Medicine)

    Dr Melissa Hutchison obtained her Bachelor of Veterinary Science from the University of Melbourne. Mel worked at a mixed animal general practice in Woodend before starting an Oncology Internship in October 2014 at the Victorian Animal Cancer Centre which she completed in March 2016.
    In her spare time Mel enjoys spending time with her fur babies, the extremely large black cat Elmo, crazy terrier cross Lexie and her cheeky thoroughbred Dephi.

  12. Dr Jorge BaronDr Jorge Baron BVSc

  13. Dr Elizabeth HendricksDr Elizabeth Hendricks DVM

  14. Dr Emily Spierings DVM

  15. Administrative staff

  16. Claire McAteerClaire McAteer BMan (HR), MAHRI

    Assistant to Managing Director

    After completing a Bachelor of Management (HR), and spending time living and working abroad, Claire spent eight years in Melbourne working as an Executive Assistant to the CFO of Bunnings Group Limited. She returned with her husband to her home-town of Ballarat in 2009 to start her family, and spent five years as a full-time mum to her two little girls. In 2014, Claire joined BVP in a part-time capacity as Assistant to our Managing Director, Paul Dempsey.

  17. Wendy CrackWendy Crack BComm

    Accounts Payable

    Wendy joined the Administration team at BVP in June 2012. Born in Ballarat, Wendy completed her degree in Commerce at the University of Ballarat and went on to work in the Software Development and Agricultural industries. Wendy loves spending time with her young family, holidaying on the Gold coast, and going on walks and bike rides with family and friends.

  18. Janelle KirbyJanelle Kirby

    Janelle joined the BVP team in February 2015 and has had a varied employment background, from working in the automotive industry to a completely different direction working in the jewellery industry. She has always had a strong focus on customer service and loves nothing more than greeting clients and their "kids", helping in any way she can to ensure a happy experience. Outside of work, Janelle loves to catch up with friends, read, cook and sew. She also has a crafty side that she enjoys indulging when time allows. Janelle lives with her husband Vin, their two sons Declan and Ronan as well as their furbaby Millie, a 7 year old Staffie X.

  19. Desiree SmithDesiree Smith

    Desiree joined BVP in August 2017 after completing her Masters in Animal Science at Melbourne University. She grew up in San Diego, California and moved back to Ballarat in late 2011 where she pursued her passion for animal welfare. Desiree is continually looking to increase her knowledge and provide high quality customer service. Outside of work, Desiree enjoys playing sports and spending time with her fur babies, Loki and Tahli as well as family and friends.

  20. Georgina EdmondsonGeorgina Edmondson

    Georgina started at the Ballarat Veterinary Practice in December of 2017 as a full time receptionist after spending the past two years working in medical practices. She has always loved animals with a passion, so shifting from working with people to animals was an opportunity she couldn't pass up. Georgina lives with her partner Kyle and their German Shepherd puppy, Gypsy.

  21. Sam WallisSam Wallis

  22. Andrea VealAndrea Veal

  23. Support staff

  24. Sue PhillipsSue Phillips VN

    Head Nurse.

    When Sue left school in 1994, she went to work at Meredith Dairy where they make cheese and yoghurt from sheep and goat milk. Her neighbour at the time was working at a local vet clinic and got sue her first veterinary nurse job. Sue worked there for 6 months before moving to the Ballarat Veterinary Practice in 2002. She achieved her certificate 4 in veterinary nursing in 2008. Her interests outside of work are numerous. She has a cert 4 in relaxation massage, is involved in a pet minding business, Sue's Petcare, and loves spending time with her husband Stuart. She is training to be a dog show judge and has been showing and breeding pugs since 1993.

  25. Kylie BrittKylie Britt VN

    Kylie started working with the Ballarat Veterinary Practice back in 1989. She has her certificate IV in veterinary nursing and her microchipping certificate. Kylie is the head nurse at the Wendouree clinic and with her wealth of experience is someone whom the younger nurses look up to for support and advice. A lot of Kylie's time is spent in the grooming of clients pets, and she is renowned for wowing the owners with an amazing puppy pooch makeover!! Outside of work Kylie breeds and shows labradors. She has been breeding for approximately 4 years. Kylie attends nurses conferences, is a member of the Veterinary Nurses Association Victoria and Dogs Victoria. In her free time she enjoys the company of her two boys Ashley and Lachlan, her labs Bess and Bella. Her hobbies include scrapbooking and cardmaking. Kylie has the ability to win over the affection of most animals as if they were her own, big or small, cat or dog, and enjoys every aspect of veterinary nursing.

  26. Sarah LoweSarah Lowe VN

    Sarah moved from England to Australia in January of 2010. She had been working as a veterinary nurse in England for many years and became fully qualified in 1996. She is very interested in hand rearing baby animals and passing on her knowledge to the younger nurses in the clinic. She lives in Buninyong with a cheeky little feline called "Agnes". She is taking a while to get used to the climate here in ballarat and enjoys the challenge of learning Australian slang!

  27. Louise McCartinLouise McCartin VN

    Louise initially started at the Miners Rest Equine Clinic in 2006, and moved in to the small animal practice two years later. In the time Louise has been at the small animal practice, she has completed her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing and is now fully qualified. Louise has a special interest in surgery and anaesthesia. In her spare time Louise is kept busy playing netball and spending time with her gorgeous Weimeraner "Ernie" and her hand raised cat "Ginger Meggs".

  28. Ebony ArmstrongEbony Armstrong VN

    After volunteering at the RSPCA for two years, Ebony wanted to pursue a career in Vet Nursing. She joined the BVP team in early 2012 and is currently undertaking her study in Certificate IV Veterinary Nursing.

    Since joining the team, Ebony has developed a keen passion for patient care and also assists in hosting our Puppy Pre-School Classes.

    Ebony enjoys spending as much time as she can with her two dogs; Abbey, a Boxer, and Toby, a Maltese Cross.


  29. Sarah PohlnerSarah Pohlner VN

    Sarah is originally from Horsham and has been living in Ballarat for the past 5 years. Sarah has completed her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing and has been with the clinic since 2011. Sarah has a range of animals, consisting of dogs, cats, chickens and a Quaker parrot. Sarah has also hand raised several lambs, puppies and kittens. Sarah has a special passion for geriatric patients and patients requiring intensive care. Outside of work, Sarah enjoys spending time with her animals and taking the dogs for a run in the paddock.

  30. Taylor MasonTaylor Mason VN

    Taylor started working full time at BVP in 2014 after beginning her nursing placement. She studied a dual qualification in cert III in companion animal services and cert IV in veterinary nursing and graduated in 2016. Taylor's love of animals was sparked from a very young age, growing up with her her family on the outskirts of Ballarat and being surrounded by horses, dogs, cats and birds, it was inevitable. She now lives in town with her own cat Memphis and her goofy greyhound Lennie. Since starting at BVP Taylor has developed a keen interest in critical and emergency cases and plans to further her study and gain more experience in this area.

  31. Mikaela MartinMikaela Martin VN

    Mikaela was born in Ballarat and grew up in Clunes. After completing year 12 she completed her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing in 2011. Mikaela has been with the BVP team since October 2015 and has a special interest in assisting with surgical procedures and pathology. She currently lives in Ballarat with her partner and their cats and dogs. Mikaela also assists with Puppy Pre-School classes.

  32. Kate FrostKate Frost

    Kate started working at the Ballarat Veterinary Practice in January 2015. She has grown up with many different species of pets and completed a Bachelor degree in Psychological Science which has resulted in a keen interest in animal behaviour. Kate also enjoys hand rearing young animals, having done so with kittens, birds and a lamb. Outside of work Kate is a competitive dressage rider and is passionate about training horses. She is also the proud owner of Rupert the Great Dane and Griffin an orphaned tailless cat.

  33. Donna SheriffDonna Sheriff VN

    Donna started with BVP as a placement student in January of 2016, shortly thereafter employed by the practice as a Full Time nurse & will complete her Certificate IV qualification in early 2017.
    She currently lives in Melton with her partner Ken, dog Turbo, cats Sooty & Shifty & blue tongues B1 & B2, with a tree change to the Ballarat area on the cards in the foreseeable future.
    Donna was born in Shepparton and has always had an interest in animals, wanting to be a marine biologist in high school, despite living more than 2 hours away from the closest ocean!

  34. Sarah FarquharSarah Farquhar VN

    Sarah joined BVP in 2016 as a placement student and was later employed full time as a trainee veterinary nurse.
    Sarah has completed her course and is now fully qualified. She lives with her partner Michael and their two Siberian huskies named Balto and Olla, and has previously owned a few creepy crawly tarantulas as pets. Sarah grew up on a property with lots of different animals, this is where her passion for animals first began, she has always wanted to work and care for animals. She hopes to extend her experience in the veterinary industry and eventually work in the emergency field.

  35. Kaysie RouhanKaysie Rouhan VN

    Kaysie is a fully qualified vet nurse and started at Ballarat Vet Practice in 2016 as trainee vet nurse, she completed her Certificate IV in Vet Nursing in November 2017. She has a keen interest in dog training and is a big lover of dogs, especially her two Bella and Frankie. You can often find her in reception saying hello to all the pooches! She has lived all over Australia but has set up home here in Ballarat for the past 10 years. In her spare time she is often going on adventures with her partner and two dogs as she loves to travel!

  36. Tori DeicmanisTori Deicmanis

  37. Steph GovanSteph Govan

    Steph started with Ballarat Veterinary Practice in September 2017. She has always had a passion for animals and completed certificate III in Companion Animals at Gordon Tafe in Geelong and cert III in Pet Grooming at Dog Diversity. Her previous work includes RSPCA and Seeing Eye Dogs Australia, but after always having a passion for animal health has pursued a career at Ballarat Veterinary Practice.
    In her spare time Steph competes in dog shows with her Irish and Gordon Setters.

  38. Cassie TembyCassie Temby

    Cassie began working at Ballarat Veterinary Practice in September 2016 and has since successfully completed her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing.

    Cassie grew up surrounded by animals and remembers always wanting to dedicate her working life to the care and welfare of all animals from a young age.

    Cassie has two beautiful cats, Toby and Ralf, an adorable Staffy named Arnie, and a black headed python named Harlem.
    Cassie is passionate about Veterinary Nursing and considers herself very lucky that she gets to spend every day caring for animals and working in such a great clinic where she is constantly learning new skills every day and working with such talented people.

  39. Natascha DollakNatascha Dollak

    Natascha started her career with Ballarat Veterinary Practice in 2017 as a nursing placement student, but became a full-time trainee nurse in early 2018. Her goal is to complete her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing by the end of the year, adding to her Bachelor of Applied Science.

    Natascha's passion for animal welfare and husbandry began at a young age where she spent countless hours assisting on the family farm with her menagerie of animals. Prior to starting her veterinary nursing career, she was employed at PETstock Ballarat, where she gained a wealth of knowledge on the primary care of various small animal species. She loves all animals but has a particular passion for birds. She currently has 3 dogs, 1 cat and 1 parrot.

  40. Caitlin TooseCaitlin Toose VN

  41. Alana SlavinAlana Slavin

  42. Paige ThielePaige Thiele VN