After-Hours Contact

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Companion animals

(03) 5331 1533


0428 346 756

  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 Catalina CastilloDr Catalina Castillo BVSc

  14. Dr Elizabeth HendricksDr Elizabeth Hendricks DVM

  15. Dr Alvin ChanDr Alvin Chan BSc, DVM

    Dr Alvin Chan completed a Bachelor of Science at the University of Melbourne prior to graduating and becoming a vet in 2021. Alvin has been around veterinary clinics for some time having previously worked in customer service at a mobile vet clinic. In his spare time, Alvin enjoys watching the F1 racing, cooking, playing video games with mates and spending time with his dog Percy.

  16. Administrative staff

  17. 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.

  18. 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.

  19. Support staff

  20. 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.