Meet Our Team

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

Kate Browne
Kate Browne
Veterinarian (Bachelor of Veterinary Science & Bachelor of Veterinary Biology)
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Kate graduated with a Veterinary degree from Charles Sturt University in 2014.A local girl from a sm…  More

Stephen Warth
Stephen Warth
Veterinarian (Bachelor of Veterinary Science)
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Stephen graduated with a degree in veterinary science from Murdoch University in 2013. Growing up on… 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

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

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

Angela Howarth
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

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

Rhianna Bateman
Rhianna Bateman
Trainee Veterinary Nurse (Studying 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

Jacqui Arundell
Jacqui Arundell
Trainee Veterinary Nurse (Studying 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

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.  She 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; Annabel and Georgie and a Hungarian Vizsla, Wal.  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 has a keen interest in small animal surgery, small ruminants such as sheep and goats, yet loves getting out on farm for a good prolapse or calving.  In 2020 she is undertaking a course on ruminant nutrition.

In her spare time she loves to spend time with her family and socialise with friends, eat good food, drink yummy wine, as well as support her beloved Melbourne Demons.

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.

Kate graduated with a Veterinary degree from Charles Sturt University in 2014.

A local girl from a small property in Panmure, Kate spent her first three years after graduation working at Terang and Mortlake Veterinary Clinic. The last two years have seen Kate working all over Australia in a range of different clinics however her passion for dairy work has seen her return to the South West to join the team at CVC in 2020.

Kate is a true all-rounder who is happiest being challenged in her role regardless of whether it's large or small animals, reptiles or exotics - Kate can do them all!

Away from work Kate enjoys netball, spending time with her partner, Stephen, friends and her dog Lu.

Stephen graduated with a degree in veterinary science from Murdoch University in 2013. Growing up on a cattle farm in Zimbabwe surrounded by wildlife led to his passion for animal care. Stephen's first three years after graduation were at the Mortlake and Terang Veterinary Clinic, enjoying mixed dairy practice and the balmy winters of the South West!  For the past three years Stephen has divided his time between preg testing cattle in the top end of Australia and running the family ranch in Zimbabwe.

One can only pregnancy diagnose so many cows in a lifetime, so not wanting to exhaust the arm and embrace the opportunity to meet more cattle, it was back to the South West! Here at CVC, Stephen is looking forward to practising both large and small animal medicine again and embracing the variety a true mixed practice brings.

Outside of work, Stephen enjoys fishing, hunting and a good braai. 

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.

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.

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.

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 familys 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 and ultrasound as well as companion animal training.

Outside of work Ange lives on a sheep and cattle property with her partner 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.

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 cordinates our puppy school and pet sits. At the moment her own collection of animals includes four dogs; Sadie, Piper, Leo and Remi, two cats; Narla and Simba, a cockatiel called Freddie and her six sheep (Anthony, Andrea,Cyril, Cedric, Claude and Daphne). Her other interests are playing sports such as basketball, netball and tennis. She 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.

For the time being, Jess and her husband Jesse are embracing parenthood with their gorgeous daughter, Oakley. Jess is returning to the workplace in a part-time role shortly, when life has become routine again!

In her spare time Jess loves hand rearing kittens, socialising with family and friends and relaxing at the beach or lake. She has a small menagerie of animals which include her German Shorthaired Pointer, Ike, an orphaned kitten that she couldn't part with, Franklin, a pure breed Ragdoll, Fergus and three goldfish.

Jess also loves singing and playing guitar. Keep an eye out and you might see her perform at a local music event!

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, Milly 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. 

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 Veterinary Nurse which complements her studies in Geelong at the Gordon Institute. 

 

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.