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 for upwards of 23 years 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 Sara Bailey, BVMS CVA
Sara joined Snowy River Vet Clinic in January 2011 after completing her studies at Murdoch University in Perth. Originally from America, she has seen the light and has settled in well to this beautiful corner of Australia. In 2014, Sara completed her Certificate of Veterinary Acupuncture and now sees patients both in clinic and as a mobile service across East Gippsland for acupunture treatments. In combination with Alison, Sara assists with a physical rehabilitation program for animals with orthopaedic injuries. She enjoys the peace and quiet of Corringle and spends a lot of her free time in Lakes Entrance with her partner. Between them, they are kept busy with 2 lizards, 2 cats, 2 dogs, 1 goat and 17 horses.
Dr Lachlan Pearson PhD BVSc (hons)
Lachlan is the newest addition to the Snowy River Vet Clinic team. Lachlan completed his veterinary studies at Massey University and his honours and PhD at Otago University. Lachlan comes to us after a stint in Thailand at a research facility. He is enjoying the change to country living and getting back into clinical vet work
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.
Jenny Smith, vet nurse and receptionist
Jenny is now the longest serving member of staff, having started work with Peter Honey the week he opened the doors, and still works at the clinic one day per week contributing her wealth of experience with clients and their pets. Jenny has a busy household as well as assisting her husband Colin’s building business.
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 orthopaedic 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!
Amanda Robinson, vet nurse and receptionist
Amanda has been a member of the clinic for over a decade and enjoys the challenges and diversity of her work. In her spare time she enjoys spending quality time with her husband Marc, and children Amilie and Lachlan. Amanda also enjoys competing her horse Nelson and enjoys sharing this passion with her daughter.
Allison Healey, vet nurse
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 the kinder and Orbost Regional Health. With plenty of pet parent experience at home, Ally is looking forward to gaining more knowledge about all aspects of the clinic and animal health.
Chris McGuinn, vet nurse
Chris first came to Snowy River Vet Clinic as Certificate IV vet nursing student to complete her practical hours. As her certificate coursework wrapped up, Chris gladly joined our regular nursing team.
When she isn’t here working and learning, Chris is a full time Mum and has a host of dogs to care for at her home.