Our Team

Meet the Team

Our Veterinarians, Veterinary Nurses and Support Team truly embody our core values.

Veterinarian

Dr James Tiernan

BAppSc BVSc GPCert(SAM) CMAVA

James was raised in country Queensland. After growing up with lots of pets, becoming a veterinarian was a...

Veterinarian

Dr Jane Tiernan

BVSc MANZCVS(SAM)

Jane is originally from Drysdale and always wanted to be a veterinarian from a very early age after...

Veterinarian

Dr Susanne Jacker

BVSc(Hons)

Sue is a local Geelong girl, growing up in Highton. After finishing her secondary schooling in Geelong she...

Veterinarian

Dr Rachael Johnstone

BVSc(Hons)

Rachael is another local girl, she has lived most of her life in Geelong. She graduated with first...

Veterinarian

Dr Kate Goodfellow

BVSc MRCVS

Kate grew up in the UK and graduated from University of Liverpool. Kate first worked in Cornwall for...

Veterinarian

Dr Angela Harris

BVSc (Hons)

Angela developed a strong interest in Veterinary medicine after growing up on a property south east of Melbourne....

Veterinarian

Dr Melody Winterhalter

BVetMed

Melody was born in Switzerland and grew up in a variety of places, including Japan and Australia. She...

Veterinarian

Dr Marion Vince

BVMS BSc MANZCVS (SA Rad)

Marion is surprised at how time has flown by, apparently she has been vetting for almost 11 years...

Veterinarian

Dr Rachel Hamil

BSc DVM

Rachel grew up in Melbourne and has always wanted to be a vet. After graduating from veterinary science...

Veterinarian

Dr Nick Law

BSc BVSc

Nick grew up on a dairy farm in New Zealand. He was surrounded by cows, horses, dogs, cats...

Veterinarian

Dr Jemma Browne

BEqSc, BVetBio/ BVSc

Originally from Melbourne, growing up Jemma was either with her dogs when in town, or off riding horses...

Veterinarian

Dr Maddie Nicholls

BSc DVM

Maddie grew up in Euroa in North East Victoria. Having always had a love of animals, she decided...

Veterinarian

Dr Wan-Wen Huang

DVM

Dr Wan grew up in Taiwan and has been a small animal vet in Taiwan for four and...

Veterinarian

Dr Anna Ortale

BVetMed

Anna was born in Brazil and grew up surrounded by a variety of animals, including dogs, cats, parrots,...

Veterinarian

Dr Maddi Hammond

BSc DVM

The Vets of Geelong team is excited to extend a warm welcome to Dr. Maddi Hammond! We are...

Veterinarian

Dr Beth Hill

BVMSCI (HONS) MRCVS

The Vets of Geelong team is excited to welcome Dr. Beth Hill! We are delighted to have Beth...

Veterinarian

Dr Kim Gordon

BAVBScs DVM

Kim grew up in Melbourne, but calls Horsham Victoria her second home where she often visits family. She...

Veterinarian

Dr Lucy Morley

BVetMed MRCVS

Lucy grew up in the UK and attended the Royal Veterinary College in London where she completed her...

Business Manager

Jennie Deckker

Jennie says she’s always busy however promises she’ll update you soon!...

Manager

Melissa Carpentier

Melissa started her veterinary nursing in Portland in 2001, before moving to Geelong in 2006 and starting at...

Operations Manager

Joanne Bryden

Jo became a fully qualified Veterinary Nurse in 2009 after some years spent in dog grooming and as...

Client Services Manager

Jessica Case

Jess started with Vets of Geelong in 2022 and looks after our wonderful administration team and all things...

Veterinary Nurse Trainer

Louise

Louise joined our team at Vets of Geelong in 2015. She started her studies in 2002 gaining her...

Lara Practice Coordinator

Ellie

Meet Ellie, originally from the UK, who moved to Australia in 2010 and settled in Lara. Fulfilling a...

Lead Veterinary Nurse

Rachel

Rachel grew up in a family of animal-lovers and knew from a very young age that she wanted...

Lead Veterinary Nurse

Michelle

Meet Michelle, our dedicated lead veterinary nurse at Vets of Geelong, who joined our team in 2019. With...

Lead Veterinary Nurse

Caitlin

Caitlin is originally from Horsham and moved to Geelong to complete her Bachelor of Animal Science and Zoology....

Lead Veterinary Nurse

Karryn

Karryn joined the team at Highton in July 2019, she has been working in practice since the beginning...

Veterinary Nurse

Naomi

Naomi has been a veterinary nurse for 10 years, working in both emergency and general clinic. She enjoys...

Veterinary Nurse

Annie

Annie works part time at the Highton Veterinary Clinic and thoroughly enjoys veterinary nursing. Being little herself, Annie...

Veterinary Nurse

Alex A

Alex's passion for animals was evident from a very young age, and she always knew that a career...

Veterinary Nurse

Maisy

Maisy has always been passionate about animals, growing up surrounded by pets in Ocean Grove. She shares her...

Veterinary Nurse

Yasmin

Yasmin joined the team in 2024 after moving to Geelong from Melbourne with her husband, bringing with her...

Veterinary Nurse

Mietta

Veterinary Nurse

Bree

Bree grew up in North Eastern Melbourne where she worked as a veterinary nurse since she was 18....

Veterinary Nurse

Alex H

Meet Alex, a dedicated member of the Vets of Geelong team since early 2023. From a young age,...

Veterinary Nurse

Molly

Veterinary Nurse

Brittany

Bio about Brit coming soon.....

Veterinary Nurse

Ruby

Ruby has lived and grown up in Geelong and has been surrounded by animals her whole life. From...

Veterinary Nurse

Jess W

Jess has been a dedicated veterinary nurse for 15 years, a career that blossomed from her childhood passion...

Veterinary Nurse

Rebecca

Veterinary Nurse Trainee

Eden

Veterinary Nurse Trainee

Montana

Montana hails from Werribee and has spent her formative years all around Melbourne. Her love and passion for...

Insurance Coordinator

Judith

Judith says this is definitely the most interesting of all the jobs she’s worked in! She says it’s...

Administration / Receptionist

Bridget

Bridget is originally from Bendigo and moved to Geelong during her primary school years. She joined Vets of...

Puppy & Dog Trainer

Lisa

Lisa has over 36 plus years’ experience in training dogs, 26 years of which has involved her taking...

Receptionist

Bec

Originally from country South Australia, Bec has been calling Geelong “home” for the last 4 years along with...

Receptionist

Jessie

Jessie started her Veterinary Receptionist career at Highton Vet Clinic team in 2018, and when the opportunity arose...

Receptionist

Di

Receptionist

Alex R

Meet Alex, one of our vibrant receptionists who greets everyone with a warm smile. Having grown up right...

Receptionist

Annie

Annie’s journey as a Veterinary Receptionist began in 2023 at our Highton Clinic. What Annie adores most about...

Receptionist

Emily

Receptionist

Maddy

Maddy grew up on a sprawling sheep and crop farm in Boorhaman, near Wangaratta in North East Victoria....

Receptionist

Gen

Receptionist

Deb

Debbie started her Veterinary Receptionist career at Highton Vet Clinic team in 2023. Debbie has always enjoyed being...

Receptionist

Brooke

Brooke is very excited to begin her journey working with Vets of Geelong as a receptionist, undertaking a...

Clinic Cat

Betsy

Betsy joined the team in October 2015. She, like most clinic cats arrived on our door step with...

Bookkeeper

Anita Grinter

Anita is not someone you see at the clinic on a day to day basis but she has...