Vets & Vet Nurses who care!

At Snowy River Vet Clinic in Orbost, our Vets and Vet nurses are passionate about caring for animals!

Whether it is looking after a loved family pet, or helping farmers care for their valuable livestock, our team strive to provide the best veterinary care available.

We have a team of 3 fulltime Vets and 5 part-time Vet Nurses – all of whom work and live in the local community.

We are also regularly joined by final year veterinary students who help bring the latest knowledge to our Practice while they master their craft.

We love what we do and enjoy helping animals maintain their quality of life, deal with emergencies that invariably arise and build long-term relationships with owners and farmers throughout Orbost and Far East Gippsland.

To read more about our staff, view our team profiles here - meet the team


Snowy River Vet Clinic was started by Dr. Peter Honey in the early 1980s when he moved to the area with his family. Peter built the clinic up from a small part time service to a three Vet Practice, providing high quality medical and surgical services for the pets, horses, livestock and wildlife from Omeo to Mallacoota. Drs. David and Liz Mitchell joined the Practice as partners in 1999, and became full practice owners in 2008 when Peter was invited to take up a teaching post with the new Veterinary Science Faculty at Charles Sturt University in Wagga Wagga, NSW.
David and Liz continued building on Peter’s excellent foundation, maintaining and developing the Clinic’s services, facilities and equipment to keep up with the latest developments in Veterinary Medicine.

Fully Equipped Veterinary Hospital

For many people their only experience of a Vet Clinic are the waiting and consulting rooms. Behind the scenes a host of equipment, technology and facilities allow our team of vets and vet nurses to provide the best possible care for your beloved pets and valuable livestock in our fully equipped vet hospital.

Behind the scenes we have: • A fully equipped small animal surgical theatre • Diagnostic equipment and tools • Radiography (X ray) with digital imaging technology • In house laboratory facilities including on-site blood analysis and microscopy • Ultrasound equipment • Intensive care and hospital facilities • Much more….

Mission Statement

“As part of our local community, our Veterinary Team will exceed our client’s expectations with a range of preventative health care and treatment options for their animals. We will do this in a respectful and compassionate way, communicating clearly and informing clients to support them in the journey through their animal’s life”.

For our team of vets and vet nurses our Mission Statement has meaning – it is something we strive to live daily in every interaction with our clients!

Servicing the Orbost District

For many years our team has provided animal care to not only residents in Orbost and the surrounding townships, but also to farming communities in the District – sometimes travelling 100km to help farmers care for their livestock.

We continue this tradition today, servicing pets and livestock from Omeo to Mallacoota, including:

  • Mallacoota
  • Genoa
  • Cann River
  • Club Terrace
  • Bemm River
  • Cape Conran
  • Marlo
  • Orbost
  • Jarrahmond
  • Newmerella
  • Simpson’s Creek
  • Tostaree
  • Waiwera
  • Waygara
  • Nowa Nowa
  • Lakes Entrance
  • Buchan
  • Bruthen
  • Omeo
  • Ensay
  • Swift’s Creek
  • Wulgulmerang
  • Black Mountain
  • Goongerah
  • Bonang

If you need a Vet and want to experience the service provided by our team of caring Vets and Vet Nurses, don’t hesitate to give us a call on 03 5154 2387.