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Lauren Harrison
Veterinarian & Practice Owner
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Lauren graduated from The University of Melbourne in 2008. She started at Camperdown Veterinary Cen… More

Ness Edwards
Ness Edwards
Veterinarian (Bachelor of Veterinary Science (Hons) & Bachelor of Veterinary Biology)
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Ness is one of our local girls that has come home to work. Ness grew up on a sheep and cropping farm… More

Allie Burgess
Allie Burgess
Veterinarian (Bachelor of Veterinary Science / Veterinary Biology)
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Allie grew up in the dairy region of far North West Tasmania before moving to Wagga Wagga to study h… More

Maddy
Maddy Davis
Veterinarian (Bachelor Of Veterinary Science (Hons) & Bachelor Of Veterinary Biology)
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Maddy grew up in Central West NSW working on a wool and lamb farm. After completing placement at CVC in 2020… More

Kathy Gillies
Kathy Gillies
Veterinarian (Bachelor of Science (Hons) & Bachelor of Veterinary Science (Hons))
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Kathy graduated with a veterinary degree from the University of Queensland in 1997 and commenced wor… More

Bec Faris
Rebecca Faris
Veterinarian (Bachelor of Science (Hons) & Bachelor of Veterinary Science (Hons))
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Rebecca Faris recently joined our team as a small animal vet. Bec knows Camperdown Vet Centre well … More

Caz Simpson
Carolyn Simpson
Veterinarian (Bachelor Of Veterinary Science (Hons) & Bachelor Of Veterinary Biology)
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Caz grew up on an orchard in Bacchus Marsh and spent time working on their sheep farm at Meredith… More

Sarah Wise
Sarah Wise
Practice Manager
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Sarah is a UK import. After 12 years travelling around the world as a Polo groom, she ended up in Au… More

Jennifer Downie
Jennifer Downie
Financial Administrator
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Jennifer (Jenn) is our resident Canadian. Before coming to Camperdown, Jenn worked in a “full … More

Georgia Clissold
Georgia Clissold
Veterinary Nurse (Cert IV in Veterinary Nursing)
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Georgia is a born and bred Camperdown pocket rocket with a love for animals since her childhood. Sh… More

Jess Dickson
Jess Dickson
Veterinary Nurse (Cert IV in Veterinary Nursing)
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Jess is also a Camperdown local. Growing up on a beef farm fuelled her love of all animals, big and … More

Angela Clifford
Veterinary Nurse (Cert IV in Veterinary Nursing)
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Ange joined the team at CVC in 2019, coming to us with 12 years experience working as a Veterinary N… More

Jacqui Arundell
Jacqui Arundell
Veterinary Nurse (Cert IV Veterinary Nursing)
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Jacqui, the youngest member of our team, is a Terang girl who has grown up in an animal-loving home…  More

Rhianna Bateman
Rhianna Bateman
Veterinary Nurse (Cert IV Veterinary Nursing)
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Rhianna spent most of her childhood helping her Dad and Grandad on their family dairy farm in Boorca… More

Shanae Edwards
Shanae Edwards
Veterinary Nurse (Cert IV Veterinary Nursing) Diploma of Agriculture
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Shanae completed her Cert IV Veterinary Nursing at Boxhill TAFE in 2018, she has spent the last 5 years working in … More

Lauren graduated from The University of Melbourne in 2008.  She started at Camperdown Veterinary Centre in 2011 after a two-year stint at Deniliquin Vets, NSW.

Lauren grew up on a sheep and cropping family farm at Willaura and her passion for animals came from helping her Great Grandfather with sheep husbandry.  Residing now in Camperdown, she has a young family with Annabel and Georgie and two Hungarian Vizslas, Wal and Peggy.  Lauren and her husband Scott have a crop and sheep farm at Vite Vite.

Lauren became the sole owner of the CVC in January 2017 after being in partnership the previous 5 years.  She enjoys small animal surgery and has a keen interest in small ruminants such as sheep and goats, but also loves getting out on farm for a good prolapse or calving.  In 2020 she undertook a course on ruminant nutrition.

As a practice owner her focus is on making the vet industry a more sustainable workplace environment.  She takes pride in looking after her staff’s mental health and wellbeing whilst providing great patient advocacy and assisting farmers to having greater economical benefits whilst supporting their animals welfare.

In her spare time, she loves to spend time with her family and socialise with friends, especially at her monthly book club, eat good food, drink yummy wine, as well as support her beloved Melbourne Demons.  You may see her having a hit of tennis or more recently trying her hand at golf!

Ness is one of our local girls that has come home to work. Ness grew up on a sheep and cropping farm near Lismore where she always had a menagerie of animals, so it was only natural that she pursued a career in Veterinary Science.

Ness graduated from Charles Sturt University in 2012. She initially spent her first five years with CVC as a mixed practice vet before spreading her wings briefly as a locum and then at a small animal and equine clinic near Ballarat, before returning to us at the end of 2018.

Ness loves all aspects of working in a rural mixed practice due to the variety of work it offers but particularly enjoys working with production animals; extending to equine medicine and reproduction. Ness is also a whizz at small animal surgery.

Outside of work hours, Ness is often out competing on her thoroughbred ‘George’ or enjoying quiet time with her husband Spencer and their dogs Lilly and Jittabug.

Allie grew up in the dairy region of far North West Tasmania before moving to Wagga Wagga to study her veterinary degree at Charles Sturt University.


Allie undertook placement at CVC during 2018, in her final year of uni and fell in love with the local area and all it has to offer, so she was very excited to join our team when she finished her studies.


Allie enjoys all aspects of mixed practice including dairy cattle obstetrics, medicine and surgery, as well as small animal medicine. She also has a special interest in equine medicine, undertaking an honours project in equine respiratory medicine in her final year. Allie is a regular visitor to the Derrinallum, Lismore and Skipton communities where she often runs our satelite clinics.


In her spare time Allie enjoys spending time with her cat Rosie, riding her horse Billy and catching up with friends and family over a glass of red wine.

Maddy grew up in Central West NSW working on a wool and lamb farm. After completing placement at CVC in 2020, Maddy decided that this was where she was going to return to when she graduated from Charles Sturt University in Wagga Wagga in 2021.

After working on a large dairy farm for 5 years, Maddy is very passionate about all aspects of dairy medicine and surgery. She also loves caring for all small animals including cats, dogs, birds and exotics.

During her free time, Maddy loves running and hiking with friends as well as hanging out with her (energetic and slightly crazy) cat, Flora.

Kathy graduated with a veterinary degree from the University of Queensland in 1997 and commenced work at the Camperdown Veterinary Centre in January 1998.

Initially, Kathy performed both large and small animal work but now focuses on working part time in the companion animal side of the practice. She has completed further studies in Emergency and Small Animal Medicine and Ultrasonography, and is currently studying her Post Grad in Abdominal Ultrasound. Kathy's favourite part of the job is getting to know both you and your pets and being part of your life journey.

Kathy married Malcolm, a local dairy farmer in 2001, and they have 4 children: Kayla, James, Alice and Nathan.

Outside of the CVC, Kathy has a lot of involvement in the local community and her childrens sporting activities.

Bec recently joined our team as a small animal vet. Bec knows Camperdown Vet Centre well after spending much of her student placements with us almost 20 years ago!
She brings a range of experience with her, from a childhood on a sheep farm in NSW through 10 years of mixed practice where she focussed on Dairy Medicine and successfully gained Membership of the Australian College of Veterinary Scientists.
Since 2013 she has balanced raising a family with small animal vet work and brings a passion for preventative care including dentistry.
Never one to stop learning, in 2019 she completed post-graduate studies in Applied Positive Psychology and we are excited to share her wisdom in coaching our team to promote their own wellbeing so they can continue to support your pets’ and farm health.
Outside of work Bec loves to grow her own food, bake cakes and go on “family adventures” in the hills, forests and beaches of our diverse region.
Caz grew up on an orchard in Bacchus Marsh and spent time working on their sheep farm at Meredith. Along with a number of childhood dogs and cats, they had a 40 year old pet turtle Herbie, which was her fathers as a child. She graduated from Charles Sturt University at Wagga in 2012 before moving back to Bacchus Marsh for her first job in Mixed Practice.
She moved over to the South West in 2014 after purchasing the Old Garvoc Pub with husband Gavin. Over the last 8 years between stints at Terang, Hampden and CVC, they have outnumbered themselves with 4 young children, Charlie, Sophie, Millie and finally Archie completing their family in December 2020. They have two dogs Ned and Nellie, Fergus the cat and growing flocks of sheep and chooks. Since returning to CVC in 2022, Caz is keeping busy in the clinic in a Small Animal Vet role. She has a keen interest in small animal surgery and is always up for a challenge.
In her "spare time", Caz loves boxing in Warrnambool, tending to her large veggie garden, preserving her own fruit and veggies, and meeting new people when holding Cooking classes as a Thermomix Consultant. She is also a passionate blood donor and advocate, accomplishing her 100th donation in 2021.

Sarah is a UK import. After 12 years travelling around the world as a Polo groom, she ended up in Australia and the rest, as they say, is history!

After having children, she commenced working at CVC in 2007 in a reception role. After a stint working for another local business, Sarah saw sense and returned to CVC in 2018.

Sarah’s two daughters, Eve and Pippa share her passion in horses and her commitment to volunteering in the community. If you see Sarah and her partner, Pete out walking their 3 dogs down the rail trail, be sure to stop and say hello!

Jennifer (Jenn) is our resident Canadian.  Before coming to Camperdown, Jenn worked in a "full on" corporate finance role in Melbourne for 28 years before retiring in 2009 to a small farm just out of Camperdown with her husband Philip and son, Kirk, so that Philip could persue his interest in his beloved Hereford cattle.

In 2010, realising that retirement wasn't all it was cracked up to be, Jenn joined the ranks of CVC, leaving again in 2015 to do some extensive travel and have a lifestyle readjustment.  Jenn re-joined the team in 2018 in a casual role, because she could, and just loves working with the team and helping the others in the practice concentrate on what hey do best.... "being great vets"

When not in the office, Jenn loves to travel and spend time with friends and family (including 3 dogs), and is likely to be seen at the gym or shopping in town.

Georgia is a born and bred Camperdown pocket rocket, with a love for animals since her childhood. She started working at CVC in 2013 and completed her Certificate IV in Vet Nursing in 2016.

Georgia continues to expand her vet nursing skills with a particular interest in surgery and emergency nursing. Due to her energetic and vivacious personality, she is also our events coordinator!

When not at work, Georgia has her own menagerie to look after. She also runs and coordinates our puppy school and pet sits. At the moment her own collection of animals includes five dogs, Sadie, Piper, Leo, Remi and Cooper. Two cats, Narla and Norman, and her menagerie of sheep & cattle. Her other interests are playing tennis and socialising. She also enjoys watching movies, going to the footy to watch her beloved Geelong Cats, looking after her little hobby farm and spending time with friends and family.

Jess is also a Camperdown local. Growing up on a beef farm fuelled her love of all animals, big and small throughout her childhood. 

Jess started working as our Saturday helper at Camperdown Veterinary Centre in 2011 which led to a full time position in 2013 after finishing school. In 2016, Jess completed her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing and since then has been a powerhouse of our experienced nursing team. During her career, Jess has developed a passion for surgical and medical nursing and enjoys nothing more than a brilliant anaesthetic and recovery.

Jess has been working in a part-time role within the clinic since having her daughter Oakley in 2019.  Jess and her husband Jesse have recently welcomed their second child Noah into their family.

When not on 'Mum duty' Jess enjoys singing, playing guitar and spending time with her cats (Fergus and Franklin) and her goofy dog, Ike.

Ange joined the team at CVC in 2019, coming to us with 12 years experience working as a Veterinary Nurse in a mixed practice clinic. 

Growing up on her family's beef farm in Mortlake and riding horses since the age of four, working with animals was always going to be her chosen career path. Completing school work-experience at CVC many years ago was actually the catalyst for her to pursue Veterinary Nursing. 

Ange enjoys all aspects of Veterinary Nursing including assisting in surgery, radiology, companion animal training and is currently studying Canine and Equine Myofunctional Therapy. 

Outside of work Ange lives on a sheep and cattle property with her husband Damien and competes with her horses in show jumping, dressage and campdrafting. She is also learning the ropes of yard dog trialling with Damo’s team of kelpies 

Jacqui, the youngest member of our team, is a Terang girl who has grown up in an animal-loving home environment.  Her farrier father instilled in Jacqui a knowledge of horses and a hard working drive which led her initially into the harness racing industry. 

 

After two years, a career change was imminent - this led her to investigating a future in vet nursing which brought Jacqui to our doorstep! She started at CVC in March 2018 as a trainee vet nurse and completed her studies in 2021. 

 

Jacqui is our gun netballer, playing for Terang-Mortlake, but in her spare time she still helps her dad work the horses and loves spending time with Murph, her border collie.

Rhianna spent most of her childhood helping her Dad and Grandad on their family dairy farm in Boorcan. Her passion for animals came from being surrounded by cows, cats and dogs as far back as she can remember.

Rhianna moved back to Camperdown in 2018 after living in Geelong for the previous three years working in Beauty Therapy. When she realised Beauty was no longer her passion she enrolled in Certificate IV Veterinary Nursing. After a stint of volunteering at CVC, she jumped at the opportunity of a full time position starting in August 2018, and hasn't looked back. Rhi's personality compliments our strong team work-ethic and she is thriving in our industry.

Her other interests include her beautiful dogs Tevez and Blitz. She also helps look after her brother's dogs Nacho and Benson. Rhi now has the travel bug after visiting the USA and hopes to continue with further overseas adventures. Closer to home, she loves taking Tev and Blitz for walks up Mt. Leura, being an awesome auntie and spending time with her family and friends. 

Shanae completed her Cert IV Veterinary Nursing at Boxhill TAFE in 2018, she has spent the last 5 years working in a mixed animal practice near Ballarat, as well as working part time on a sheep and cropping farm outside Skipton whilst also completing a diploma in Agriculture.
 
Shanae enjoys all aspects of small animal nursing and has a strong interest in equine and livestock nursing.
 
When not at work Shanae spends majority of her time with her horses and working dogs. Shanae also enjoys travelling, camping, hiking, canoeing, and spending time with family and friends.