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Veterinarian BVSc (Partner)
Tim graduated from the University of Queensland in 1987. Over the years Tim has worked mainly in Mackay and England before coming to Tassie in 1994 to work at the Animal Medical Centre. Tim joined the partnership in 1997 and is now our senior (ie. oldest) partner. Tim's interests at work includes all types of surgery (especially orthopaedics).
At home he spends time with his lovely wife Leith and their two daughters- Eden and Annie. He enjoys his family time as well as bush walking and kayaking. Tim has a Golden Retriever named Pepper, two cats named Henry and Molly and an abundance of budgies.
Veterinarian BVSc (Hons) (Partner)
After carrying Dave through university, Rob graduated in 1992 with honours and began working at the AMC in 1999. He joined the partnership in 2002 with Tim and original partner (now retired) Malcolm Waterston. Apart from stirring and driving the nurses crazy, his particular interests at work are ultrasounds and surgery (especially eye surgeries).
In his spare time Rob is involved in the horse racing industry and encouraging his 3 boys with their sporting pursuits. He enjoys running and bushwalking and has a much loved Kelpie named Sandy.
Despite having the handicap of being in the same year of vet school as Rob, David graduated from the University of Melbourne sometime last century. He initially worked as a large animal vet in Gippsland then found himself on the other side of the world working in the UK. He is at pains to point out that he is not "the English vet", he has just picked up an unfortunate accent during his 14 years living there. After working in a referral practice in Nottingham for 6 years, David returned to help out his friend Rob (again) and began working at the Animal Medical Centre in 2011. He enjoys soft tissue surgery and medicine and is often found using the ultrasound machines.
David is married to Claire and has 2 young boys and a Miniature Schnauzer called Tilly and a Jack Russell Cross called Charlie.
Veterinarian BVSc (Hons)
Alison joined the team in 2002. She has been working in Tasmania since she graduated from Sydney University in 1991 with honours. Her interests are in animal behaviour and feline medicine. In her spare time Alison manages her property and animals such as goats, chickens, pheasants and her 16 year old Cat named Busy Boy and her rescue kitten named Walter!
Veterinarian BVSc BVMS
Marion graduated from Murdoch University several decades ago and has been working at the Animal Medical Centre since 2005, part time in the last few years.
She is interested in most aspects of small animal medicine (especially dogs) with the emphasis on achieving a medical outcome that gives the best quality of life for the pet both physically and mentally. Particularly so for elderly patients.
Marion enjoys clinical pathology, which is the analysis of laboratory tests and we are fortunate to have in-house blood testing so that results are available very quickly.
Outside of veterinary practice Marion enjoys being outside on her small acreage with her two border collies. I love horse riding, enjoy trail riding and dabbling in low level eventing.
On those wet indoor days there is nothing I like more than a good book!
Veterinarian BVMS BSc
Amanda: aka 'Mandy' graduated from Murdoch University in 1982 and has worked in small animal practices ever since. Mandy has worked in WA, NT, SA and Tasmania as an employee, a locum and practice owner during that time.
Mandy’s main area of interest is small animal medicine, particularly feline medicine and loves being able to make a definitive diagnosis that results in a positive outcome.
Mandy moved to Launceston from Adelaide in November 2017 to take up a position in the AMC Cat Clinic mostly doing consulting and some surgery.
When not at work Mandy loves spending time with her two children (one lives in Adelaide, the other in Melbourne), their partners and grandson.
Mandy and her partner have just bought a 3 hectare property north of Launceston. They are interested in self-sufficiency and enjoy walking their dogs and riding their horses.
Mandy is also a keen quilter, cook, homemaker and yoga enthusiast.
Mandy looks forward to building the business at the cat clinic and seeing more of Tasmania.
Since graduating from The University of Melbourne in 2003, Dr. Lisa has worked at various vet clinics in Northern Tasmania and the UK.
Joining the AMC team in December 2014 Dr. Lisa works across both the dog and cat clinic and is currently studying Veterinarian Accupuncture.
Dr. Lisa's favourite part of being a vet is meeting your four-legged friends. She has always loved dogs and cats, but has developed a keen interest in rabbit medicine and surgery too.
When not at work, Dr. Lisa enjoys spending time with her family - husband Duncan and their two children Violet and Henry.
She also enjoys reading, gardening, cooking and swimming.
Kate graduated from James Cook University in 2011. Some of her work interests include animal behaviour and dermatology. Dr Kate is married with two adorable young children alongside two very energetic dogs - a Hungarian Vizsla called Ari and a Pointer cross called Eva.
Dr Kristina recently joined our team leaving behind the sunny Northern Territory where she previously worked in a mixed animal practice.
Graduating from the University of Glasgow 8 years ago, Dr Kristina has developed a love of emergency medicine and orthopedic surgeries and has a special interest in wildlife.
When not at the clinic you will find Dr Kristina at home with her brood of animals acquired all within the first three months of settling in Tas! Including a dog, cat, goats, sheep and chickens.
Dr Kristina also enjoys off-road driving, scuba diving and photography.
Dr Jade completed her degree at the University of Queensland.
While studying, Jade worked at an Avian Clinic in Brisbane where she discovered her love for our feathered friends alongside a keen interest in exotics and wildlife.
Dr Jade loves the brachycephalic breeds such as Pugs and French Bulldogs.
When not at work Dr Jade enjoys hiking, camping, travelling - basically anything outdoors!
Matthew is our Practice Manager who started with the AMC in 2019 bringing with him an extensive background in management.
Head Veterinary Nurse - Dog Clinic
Head Veterinary Nurse - Cat Clinic
Chloe joined the AMC team in late 2016 after starting off her vet nursing career in 2013 in a smaller clinic. Chloe is the head nurse in our Cat Clinic and has completed Certificate IV Veterinarian Nursing and currently working towards the ISFM Feline Nursing Certificate.
Chloe enjoys working across both the cat and dog clinic and enjoys all aspects of nursing but likes the challenge of looking after surgical cases.
At home Chloe has a Labrador called Lenny and an old rabbit called Mr BoJangles. Outside of work Chloe enjoys travelling and snowboarding.
Jen has completed her Certificate II and has recently completed her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing. When not at work Jen spends time with her family and her horses. She is also a German Shepherd fanatic!!
Lana previously worked at The Animal Medical Centre as a vet nurse for 13 years before having 7 years off to raise her children. We were fortunate enough for Lana to return to us in 2014 as a part-time nurse.
When Lana isn't covering surgery or reception shifts she is doing administration and working alongside Clare in keeping our dispensary stocked and in order to help the practice run nice and smooth.
Her interests include spending time with her family - camping and motorbike riding and she enjoys reading, cooking and socialising with friends.
Lana has a black Lab called Lily and a ginger rescue cat called Buddy
Nadia started working at the Animal Medical centre in January 2014 as a kennal hand and gradually worked her way up to become a veterinary nurse.
Her favourite aspects of the job include emergency and medical cases.
In her free time Nadia enjoys spending time with her pets, including her dogs Roxy and Samson and her cat Tommy.
Karrie Wheeler joined our team in 2016 after completing year 11 at Launceston College and studying her certificate II in Animal Studies.
Karrie is currently studying vet nursing.
Kirsten's childhood dream was to always work with animals.
Originally from Hobart, where she began her career in 2015 as a veterinary nurse, Kirsten made the move to Launceston in January, 2018.
In February she joined the team at the Animal Medical Centre, were she is continuing her lifestyle passion which is to care for animals and educate people on how to care properly for pets.
Kirsten has completed her certificate II in Animal Studies and is currently completing her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing.
Outside of work Kirsten enjoys bushwalking and spending time with her daughter Mia, her partner Cameron and their rescue cat Hunter.
Joining our team in 2017, Amalia works full time here at the AMC and absolutely loves her nursing role bouncing between both the dog and cat clinics.
Amalia is very passionate about animals, nature and food. When not at the clinic she enjoys going on walks, road trips with friends and creating grazing table masterpieces for her small weekend business 'Oh Grazing'.
Amalia is a dedicated 'nurse in training' and can't wait to further her nursing career here at the AMC.
Sarah has been an invaluable member of our nursing team since 2013 and has a special interest in canine surgical procedures.
At home Sarah's only child is a gorgeous Fox Terrier named Scout.
Mel recently completed her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing and is continuing her studies in Veterinarian Technology through Charles Sturt University.
At home Mel has a cat called Carley and rabbit named Bruce. She also loves wildlife and water sports.
Belinda joined us in 2014 from Bakers Beach where she had been working for Parks and Wildlife. Belinda had always dreamed of working in a Vet clinic and we are pleased to have her as a part of our team. Belinda is our wildlife expert and enjoys all aspects of nursing as well as reception. At home she likes to spend time with her daughter and their Corgi Red. She loves playing netball, four-wheel driving and camping.
Bec joined the AMC team in December, 2016 as a receptionist.
Bec is currently undertaking Animal Studies and is a valued member of the AMC team.
Rinelle joined the AMC team in 2016.
You will find Rinelle working in reception, where she divides her time between both the cat clinic and dog clinic.
She has two Beagle cross hounds and would love to have her own Beagle pack one day, if only her husband would agree!
Ali joined the AMC team early 2017 as a receptionist after working at UTAS.
Ali loves her role at the AMC and working with animals.
She has a special love for Pugs!
Nurse & Receptionist
Sarah joined us in 2017 and is working towards becoming a vet nurse.
Sarah is completing her cert IV in Animal Studies and is a passionate wildlife 'rescuer/transporter' for Bonorong.
3 horses, 2 dogs, sheep and a budgie keep Sarah busy while not at work.
Connor joined the AMC team mid way through 2018 after showing a very keen interest in working with us after finishing high-school.
Coming from a large family who grew up on a farm we felt this young enthusiastic man would help to balance the gender inequality. ie, 3 men vs 25+ women! (a female dominated industry these days).
Connor's love for animals is ovbious and he's made a fabulous addition to our nursing support team.
Marieke completed her vet nurse training in the Netherlands 6 years ago and has been in Australia since 2018.
Marieke's favourite aspect of vet nursing is surgery and our wildlife, she also has a soft spot for German Shepherds.
At home Marieke has a rabbit named Bunny, a black Labrador named Ruby along with sheep and chickens.
Elyce joined the AMC team in 2019 as a hospital nurse after completing Certificates II & III in Animal Studies and spending a year working at a boarding kennel.Elyce hopes to complete Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing in the near future, with a focus on critical care and complex procedures.
At home Elyce has two Golden Retriever X Labradores named Bella and Jax.