Andrew started at the practice as a new graduate before moving to Victoria for two years to further pursue his cattle interests. Upon returning to the practice as a partner over 20 years ago, Andrew has worked to grow the business in every area. While his main love is cattle, you will still see him in surgical attire tackling tricky cases and in the consult room vaccinating puppies. When not at work, Andrew is either tending his own cattle and sheep or growing pumpkins for the Nowra Show.
Since beginning with Nowra Vets in early 2016, Josh has grown and developed his skills across all species. Josh can be found in the consult room, surgery room or out on farms – he’s the very definition of an all-rounder! He has developed his orthopaedic surgery skills and also is a budding ultrasonographer. When he’s not inseminating dogs or delivering kid goats, he spends time restoring his classic car.
Hamish started with the practice in October, 2019. Hamish is a local boy, coming off a family owned dairy farm only 20 minutes from Nowra. After graduating from Charles Sturt University, Hamish worked on his family’s farm for a few months before beginning at the practice. When at work, Hamish will often be found in a pair of overalls leaving or returning from various farm calls. When not at the clinic, he is often working on his family’s dairy farm.
Alison is our in house pathologist! After a few years in practice, Alison decided her true passion was pathology. She completed her post graduate diploma in 1988 and membership exams in pathology in 1995. After taking some time to raise a family, Alison returned to the Nowra Veterinary Hospital to offer valuable in-house laboratory services such as cytology and culture and sensitivities. Alison loves riding her horse, Rose and helping on the home farm when not looking down the microscope.
After graduating from University of Adelaide in 2014, Jess started working in South Australia for her first two years in practice. She then moved to a neighbouring mixed practice on the NSW South Coast before joining the Nowra Vet team in February 2020. Jess brings with her a wealth of knowledge in horses, having done additional training in equine dentistry and reproduction. On weekends, Jess will usually be found riding one of her horses and playing polocrosse.
Jeremy joined the practice from Sydney Uni early in 2021. Starting out as a vet in the midst of the COVID 19 pandemic was a challenging experience, but Jeremy rose to the task. He hit the ground running and has been running ever since!
Jeremy has embraced mixed practice and is regularly out on farms, as well as bustling around in the clinic.
He enjoys sports of all sorts in his spare time, including surfing, triathlons, soccer and touch footy, and is often accompanied by his rescue dog, Ned, on trips to the beach.
Brianna joined the team in the latter half of 2021 from Charles Sturt Uni. A born and bred country girl, Brianna couldn’t wait to delve into everything, boots and all!
She has thrown herself into mixed practice and is happy to go the extra mile and have a go at most anything.
Away from work, she enjoys several types of sport, including soccer and touch footy, and loves spending time at the beach with her dog, Ronda.
Kaitlyn joined the practice in 2015 after working on a local dairy farm. She quickly fell into the role of being a nurse so invested time in completing her TAFE qualifications to become a certified veterinary nurse. Kaitlyn keeps busy in her spare time with cross fit competitions and horse riding. In 2020 Kaitlyn will only be with us part time as she commences her university degree in exercise science.
Courtney joined the nursing staff in early 2019 after moving from sunny Queensland to be with her fiancée. She left a nursing position in Queensland so hit the ground running! Courtney also has regular shifts at the Bay and Basin Animal Hospital. At home, Courtney has quite the collection of animals – four beautifully trained dogs, a rabbit and a bird.
Jess started with us in mid 2019. Prior to that, she worked for a few years in a small animal practice but decided to make the move to a larger, more diverse and progressive practice. Previously a ‘cat mum’ to Pumpkin, Jess had a baby girl in 2022, and we have recently welcomed her back to the practice in a part time capacity.
Kaylee joined the team in early 2017 and was busy working full-time whilst also studying to complete her Vet Tech degree from CSU. In July 2019, Kaylee had a beautiful little girl of her own. She rejoined the team in a part-time capacity in 2020 and in 2022, added a son to her growing family.
We were fortunate to have Janette join our team in mid 2020. She brings with her over 20 years of experience in veterinary nursing, having worked in a number of busy Sydney veterinary hospitals before moving to another practice on the South Coast approximately 11 years ago. In her spare time, Janette can be found with her three dogs at the beach, sweating at the gym, or running in a local Park Run.
After doing a vet nursing placement at the hospital, Amanda liked it so much she decided to stay on for full time work.
She enjoys camping with her Jack Russell and has recently adopted a rescue cat from the clinic.
Like many of our nurses, Kira began at the practice doing a nursing placement, and now works for us full time.
She plays for the local hockey team and loves taking her dog, Huxley, to the dog park.
Recently engaged, Kira is happy to take on extra shifts in order to save for her upcoming wedding.
BAY AND BASIN NURSES
Kim started as a nurse at Nowra and then moved to the Bay and Basin Animal Hospital when it opened in 2005. While working at Bay and Basin, Kim has established a popular puppy preschool class that attracts puppies of all breeds. Having wonderfully trained dogs herself, what better resume to have when promoting puppy school! Kim also loves her horses. On weekends she travels far and wide to attend polocrosse competitions.
Katrina is also a nurse at the Bay and Basin Animal Hospital. She began with the practice in mid 2018, leaving a retail position to come and work with animals. Katrina is no stranger to animals though, having dogs and horses at home, and with them, entering various competitions. In mid 2020, Katrina had a baby girl, and will be returning to work in part-time capacity in mid 2021.