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Dr Warwick (Rick) Prowse BVSc (Retired)

Founder of Austinmer Veterinary Hospital 

After graduation from the University of Sydney in 1971 Rick came to work in the Wollongong area in 1972 and in 1995 he established the Austinmer Veterinary Hospital. The Helensburgh Veterinary Clinic was acquired in 2006.

After dedicating many many years to the care of animals great and small in the Illawarra region, building a very successful business and becoming a well loved member of the local community, Rick sold Austinmer Veterinary Hospital and Helensburgh Veterinary Clinic to Dr Jarrod Coleman in 2018 and in 2020 Rick hung up his stethoscope for the last time and retired from Veterinary medicine after a very successful career.

Home life is shared with his very supportive wife Roslyn who also worked with Rick for 20 years to build and manage the business. They have one manic Labrador and two very cute miniature Dachshunds... but, over the years, just about every conceivable animal type has shared in lodging at the Prowse house.

Rick and Ros will always be loved and respected members of the Austinmer and Helensburgh family