Meet our highly skilled team of caring veterinary nurses and veterinarians who are here to help look after you and your animals.
Dr David Mitchell, BVSc
Dave has been working in veterinary practice since 1987 across a variety of locations: from the UK to the NSW South Coast, he has also done locums throughout Australia as part of an 18 month trip with his young family. A true general practitioner, he has undertaken extra study in diverse areas including ruminant nutrition, small animal ultrasound, gross pathology and avian medicine! Outside work he enjoys managing a small beef cattle farm, his garden, cycling and keeping up in all ways with his sons Justin and Sam.
Dr Sin McGuane Bsc BVMS
Sin joined the team at Snowy River Vet Clinic in January 2019 after completing studies at Murdoch University in Perth. As well as her veterinary degree she also has a degree in animal & veterinary bioscience and a post grad certificate in business administration. Sin’s main interests are surgery, and in production animal work after spending much of her childhood on her uncle’s dairy farm. She has three cats and two dogs here in Orbost. Will her fur family grow? During her downtime Sin enjoys getting out in the bush for a hike or exploring the gorgeous coastline with her dogs.
Linda Mayze, B. Bus
Linda has worked at the clinic for many years, showing her adaptability in a small but busy practice, acting as vet nurse and receptionist as needed. She spends much of her time outside work with her beloved horses and ponies, and is also learning to love the truck collection of her husband Clarke.
Alison Bryson, Vet Nurse and Receptionist
Alison is a long serving staff member with years of animal experience. In 2014, Alison and Sara set up the clinic’s physical rehabilitation service for animals with orthopedic injuries. When she’s not in the clinic sharing her knowledge and skills, Alison runs her own grooming business from home and cares for wildlife. In her spare time, Alison is out and about enjoying life and exploring the world!
Ebony Kawecki, Vet Nurse and Receptionist
Ebony gets top marks for her menagerie of Great Dane, cat, ducks chickens, guinea pigs, fish, bearded dragon, sheep, and......we'll see what's next. Add in two children and a partner and it's a wonder she has time to come to work. But she does, and with enthusiasm and passion. Ebony is our main receptionist and office organizer who also does some vet nursing. She started with us at the end of 2020, the year to remember, and brings skills in office management, graphic design, and website management.
Allison Healey, Vet Nurse and Receptionist
Ally came to Snowy River Vet Clinic to do her Year 10 work experience, and has desired to be part of the team ever since. A full time mum to her daughter Kasey Cook, you will also see her around town working at Orbost Regional Health. Ally has plenty of pet parent experience at home, and is working on her vet nurse certificate.