Clinic Cat (Certified Connoisseur of all the finer things in life )
Dora joined the team as an adult cat on her way to the shelter in 2013. She never made it out the door! If you ask her she will tell you she is the most spectacular feline specimen to every grace the earth with her presence (and as such she would appreciate more food and softer beds!). She is a pretty spectacular feline and we are so lucky to have found her. She certainly brightens up the day!
Her main hobbies are supervising her staff at the reception desk, sleeping and (most of all!) eating! She is ALWAYS up for a cuddle.
Veterinarian & Practice Owner (BVSc (Hons), Fear Free Certified Professional)
- the Australian Veterinary Association,
- Australian Small Animal Veterinary Association,
- Australian Veterinary Boards Association,
- Australian Equine Veterinary Association (AEVB),
- Registered Hendra vaccinator
Three decades ago Carolyn came to work in Kilmore as a new graduate from the University of Melbourne. After traveling and working overseas Carolyn returned to the region because she loved the town and had always wanted to work here. She bought the Broadford Clinic in 1997 and has been here ever since.
Carolyn’s main interests are in small animal medicine and surgery and Equine behavior. Her goal is to become a member of the Australian Veterinary Board of Behaviourists.
The thing Carolyn loves most about her job is the joy and happiness she can bring to people when she makes their pets well and being there for them when they have to make the hardest decisions. A lot of vets hate this part and she hates to see people sad, but having the capacity to end suffering and handle it with empathy, to be able to support them and make the process easier is her silver lining.
Carolyn has owned many pets and currently shares her life with her Cairn terrier, Blondie, and two rescued cats, Boots (built for comfort) and Toffee (built for speed). She bred and competed Warmbloods for many years and also runs a small beef herd on her Clonbinane property.
Senior Clinic Veterinarian (BVSc, Fear Free Certified Professional)
Kelly is a local who has worked in the area for a number of years. Kelly's a keen guinea pig lover and has a great affinity for pocket pets. Kelly's medical knowledge is phenomenal and is our go to medical guru.
Kelly shares her life with a human family, multiple horses, pet sheep, dogs, rabbits and 3 cats.
Registered Veterinary Nurse & Practice Manager (Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing, Fear Free Certified Professional, Bachelor of Science in Environmental Management and Ecology (Hons))
Nyree began Veterinary Nursing in 2011.
Nyree’s favorite part of her job is the assortment of challenges it presents, forming bonds with her patients and sharing her passion for animals. Nyree has a keen interest in animal behaviour, anaesthesia and avian medicine.
Nyree currently shares her life with two dogs, a cat, a couple of sassy Quaker parrot, budgies, cockatiels, chickens and horses.
Receptionist (Fear Free Certified, Certificate in Companion Animal Studies, Aggressive Dog Handling, Bachelor of Environmental Science- Wildlife and Conservation Biology)
Alanna joined the team in 2022. She has 11 years of working in the animal care industry.
Alanna's role combines her love of pet care and helping people. She has been loving meeting all of our wonderful clients and is passionate about helping them achieve the best outcomes for their pets.
Alanna has experience with a wide range of pets. She currently shares her life with three dogs (German Shepherd, Koolie x and Staffy x), a very cheeky cat, cockatiel, mischievous galah and flock of chickens. While she loves all animals German Shepherds are her favourite!
In January 2023 Alanna welcomed her first child. A perfect daughter! She is currently on maternity leave until 2024.
Veterinary Nurse (Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing, Fear Free Certified Professional)
Tara has rejoined the team after taking a break from veterinary nursing to pursue other projects. We are so pleased to welcome Tara back to the clinic in 2021. Tara brings years of nursing experience to the team.
Tara loves all animals but has a particular soft spot for Border Collies. She has two of her own as well as two rescued cats and her standard bred, Trojan.
Trainee Veterinary Nurse (Certificate III in Animal Studies, Fear Free Certified Professional)
Monique joined the team mid 2021. Early in her studies Monique thought she might like to pursue Veterinary Science but is loving her nursing too much to pursue it at the moment! Currently studying Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing, Monique is loving every area of nursing. She particularly enjoys canine behaviour and surgical nursing.
Monique has spent time volunteering in dog training schools and animal shelters. She has two rescue dogs and a rescue cat (who has been trained to use a toilet!).
Trainee Veterinary Nurse (Certificate III in Animal Studies, Fear Free Certified, Certificate in Zoology)
Olivia joined the team mid 2021. Olivia has grown up wanting to help animals. She began veterinary nursing after becoming involved in wildlife rescue. Her favourite part of her job is being able to learn about and provide the best care possible to her patients.
Olivia's particular area of interest lies in rehabilitation and care so that she can help animals in need get back on their feet.
Olivia currently shares her life with a cat and is still actively involved in volunteering her time to care for injured and orphaned wildlife.
Rachel joined the team at the end of 2022. She will be working with us for the next 12 months or so while Alanna is home on maternity leave.
Rachel has worked varied roles in the past and was drawn to the veterinary industry by her desire to feel like she could make a difference in someone's day and her love of animals. Rachel has been actively involved with Dingo Rescue for a number of years and has helped co-ordinate, fund raise and is currently a foster mum to dingo x, Barney.