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Dr Jarrod Coleman BVSc (Hons)

Owner and Veterinarian

Jarrod completed his veterinary degree at Sydney University in 1995, and has held a number of permanent and locum veterinary positions in both Australia and England. Jarrod arrived in Austinmer for a 12 week locum in 2003, but years later is still here at Austinmer vets!

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Dr Warwick (Rick) Prowse BVSc (Retired)

Veterinarian

After graduation from the University of Sydney in 1971 Rick came to work at the Wollongong Veterinary Hospital becoming a partner in the practice in 1973 until leaving in 1995 to establish the Austinmer Veterinary Hospital.

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Dr Brad Gorham BVSc

Veterinarian

Brad graduated from Sydney University with honours in 1984 and has been in small animal practice in either Newcastle or the Illawarra ever since.

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Dr Ksenja Prejac Vucko BVSc (Hons)

Veterinarian

Ksenja graduated from Sydney University in 2006 with first class honours. With a Membership in Small Animal Medicine, she has a particular interest in canine medicine, possibly biased due to her love for her beautiful black Labrador called Ella

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Dr Aditi Sriram BVSc BVMS MANZCVS (Avian Health)

Veterinarian

Dee graduated from Murdoch University in 2011. After working in Perth for a few years, she travelled across the ditch to New Zealand to complete her masters in avian and wildlife medicine.

 

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Dr Alex Mullany BVMed Sci BVM BVS

Veterinarian

Introducing the latest member of our team, Alex.

Alex completed his degree of Veterinary science in 2016. He worked in a large semi referral hospital in England and has trained under an orthopaedic surgeon.

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Dr Marielle Cleary DVM

Marielle graduated from the University of Sydney in 2019 with a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine. She enjoys both surgery and medicine and is particularly interested in neurology, cardiology and soft tissue surgery.

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Lindy Roberts

Veterinary Nurse 

Lindy is our customer care team leader and has been with Austinmer Veterinary Hospital from the very beginning, over 20 years! She has dedicated hours of care and compassion to help our patients and their families and she enjoys the complexity this brings to the job. 

 

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Jenny North

Veterinary Nurse

Jenny has been one of our longest standing team members for over 20 years. She has a keen interest in dog training and behaviour and has taught puppy preschool for many years, she is known to our clients and dogs a like as the ‘treat lady’!

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Maddie Haglund-Gaunt

Veterinary Nurse

Maddie joined us in 1999 after finishing her psychology degree. Luckily for us she enjoyed all aspects of veterinary nursing and working with a fantastic team so much she never left and is now one of our senior nurses and office manager.

 

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Rachael Bison

Veterinary Nurse

Rachael joined our team in 2012 when she was starting out in her veterinary nursing career. With her caring, compassionate personality and thirst for knowledge it quickly became obvious she was going to become an excellent veterinary nurse. She is now our nurse team leader at the Austinmer Veterinary Hospital. 

 

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Rhianna Padwick

Veterinary Nurse

 Rhianna has been with us since 2015, she is a very experienced nurse with a love for the exotics. One of Rhianna's most memorable moments from the last 20 years of nursing was assisting to x-ray and splint the leg of a crocodile!

 

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Shannon Newman

Veterinary Nurse

Shannon joined us in January 2018 as a volunteer TAFE student, she has successfully completed her Veterinary Nursing certificate and we are very happy she is now  a permanent member of our nursing team.

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Maddie Jenkins

Veterinary Nurse

You will find Maddie at both our Austinmer and Helensburgh clinics, Maddie joined us in August 2019 and brought with her 5 years of nursing experience.

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Laura Sakoff

Laura is the newest addition to our nursing team. She is an experienced Veterinary Nurse from New Zealand who now calls the Illawarra home. Laura worked in the Northern Territory when she first arrived in Australia and her most memorable nursing moments are working with the people and animals in the communities and the amazing places she got to see.

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Rachel Kenworthy

Veterinary Nurse

Rachel decided on a career change in her forties and bravely jumped ship to complete her veterinary nursing work placement with us. Rachel excelled in her TAFE studies receiving an award for excellence. 

We are so happy Rachel joined the team at our Helensburgh Veterinary Clinic , She has a passion for surgical and medical cases and with her gentle, kind and caring nature your pet is always in good hands.

Rachel's other passion is her rescued Irish Wolfhound Cross Audrey, they are frequently at the dog beach, you can't miss Audrey she will be the tallest dog on the beach.

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