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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 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.
Megan began working in NSW and then northern Tasmania in 2013 after graduating from Charles Sturt University. She joined the AMC team in 2016 and enjoys the challenges and variety in the daily caseload.
When not at the clinic Megan is kept busy running a small sheep property with her husband Tom. She has a keen interest in training working dogs and regularly competes in sheepdog trials across the state.
Dr Tahlia graduated from Charles Sturt University in 2017. During her first 18 months working in large and small animal practice, she developed a passion for small animal medicine and surgery. In 2019, Tahlia undertook a 12-month internship in emergency, critical care and surgery in a 24-hour clinic in NSW.
Tahlia has been with us since April 2020 and shares her expertise between the dog and cat clinics. Tahlia lives on the North West coast and travels to Launceston every week to work with us, of which we are very grateful for. She has a special interest in small animal medicine and surgery.
Outside of work, Tahlia and her husband Robert enjoy spending time in the outdoors hiking and kayaking, as well as spoiling their precious ginger cat and five Isa Brown Hens.
Veterinarian M.A,. VetMB
Dr Stephanie is an Australian who grew up in the UK and is now stuck with an English accent. She obtained her veterinary degree in 2000 and a Masters degree in Veterinary Sciences & Zoology in 2001, both from the University of Cambridge. Since graduating she has workd in small animal practice in both clinical and managerial roles.
Steph and her family survived 4 weeks of COVID Quarantine to migrate from the UK to Tasmania in July 2020. The family have since expanded with the addition of a rescue cat called Billy and a labrador puppy called Rolo.
Steph is currently studying for a postgraduate Certificate in Advanced Veterinary Practice, focussed on surgery, which she aims to complete in August 2021. She misses polo mints and proper marmite, but otherwise is loving all aspects of her new Aussie lifestyle and has found Lanuceston to be a welcoming new home.
Veterinarian B.Sc. (Hons), B.V.Sc, MANZCVS
Dr James graduated from Sydney University in 2009 and started work at the Animal Medical Centre in February 2021. James has spent the last 8 years working at a Specialist Referral and 24 hour Emergency Hospital where he completed his memberships in Small Animal Surgery and a Surgery Residency program. He currently works part time and is studying for his Specialist Surgery Fellowship exams. James enjoys all aspects of surgery but has a special interest in neurosurgery, orthopaedics and reconstructive surgery. He has published articles in the Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery and the Australian Veterinary Journal.
James is a keen cyclist and when not in surgery or studying, can be found riding or exploring the best that Northern Tasmania has to offer with his wife and son. While still learning the rules, he is also a valued team member of the AMC mixed netball team, who are very grateful for his height!
Matthew is our Practice Manager who started with the AMC in 2019 bringing with him an extensive background in management.
Assistant Practice Manager
Bec is our Assistant Practice Manager and has worked with us since November 2020. A mum of 2, Bec lives in Launceston with her husband, 2 sons, 2 German shepherds (Lachie and Ruby) and her fluffy grey cat (Freddie).
Having worked in medical administration, business accounts management, office management, administration, and retail, it was a dream come true for Bec to be offered the position of Assistant Practice Manager with us, especially as she is also a loyal client! She is currently studying Human Resources to help manage such a wonderful and large team.
Although a lover of all animals, Bec has a keen interest in dogs, big ones in particular. In a previous life, she was one of the founding co-ordinators for Great Dane Rescue Tasmania, and still likes to offer support to animal rescue organisations where she can.
Bec is a Hufflepuff through and through; loves to be creative through drawing, sewing and photography; enjoys getting out into nature with family and friends and their 4WD's and her cameras; and strives to be helpful and friendly in all aspects of her life.
Leading Veterinary Nurse
Alice is one of our Certificate IV qualified vet nurses and is a part of our leadersip team.
Alice's favourite aspects of veterinary nursing include orthopaedic surgery and scrubbing into theatre however she also enjoys caring for sick patients in our hospital wards.
When she's not in scrubs, Alice loves spending time with her fiance', family, friends and of course her animals, which currently include 3 horses and a little dog named Lucy. Alice is a true local, and is an experienced horse rider currently involved in several clubs including drag-hunting and show jumping.
Chloe joined the AMC team in late 2016 after starting off her vet nursing career in 2013 in a smaller clinic. Chloe is part of our leadership team, and has taken ownership of operating our Cat Clinic. She is a Certificate IV qualified veterinary nurse and recently completed her ISFM Feline Nursing Certificate.
Chloe enjoys all aspects of nursing but likes the challenge of looking after surgical cases. She is also passionate about our Cat Clinic and is always working on ideas to make it even better than it is.
At home Chloe has a Labrador called Lenny and a rabbit called Otis. Outside of work Chloe enjoys travelling and snowboarding.
Nadia is one of our longest continuous serving vet nurses here at the Animal Medical Centre. Starting as a kennel hand in January 2014, Nadia has worked her way through all the steps, to now being a Certificate IV qualified veterinary nurse and a highly valued member of our leadership team. Nadia shares her time between both the dog and cat clinics and has a special interest in emergency medicine.
When not at work, Nadia likes to spend her time exercising and spending time with her rescue dog Merlin and her rescue cat Tommy who was adopted on her first day of working at the Animal Medical Centre.
Sarah originally joined our nursing team 2013, then came back to us in 2020 after taking some time off to travel.
Sarah is one of the nurses that make up our leadership team, and has a special interest in canine surgical procedures, especially orthopaedics.
At home Sarah spends her time adventuring with her partner Rhys, and their fur children Scout and Worm. She has also recently foster failed / adopted a ginger kitten named Alvin.
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, their rescue cat Hunter and their fluffy golden retriever George.
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
Anna is a life member of the Animal Medical Centre. She started as a weekend staff member in 1996 while still in college and at University, before leaving in 2005 to explore other interests. But our crazy cat lady came back to us in May 2017 to re-join our nursing team, primarily in the cat clinic.
Anna is mum to Lily, Ginny the rescue kelpie, Kinnen the crazy cat, as well as Kendrick and Ollie (cats) that she has adopted through working with us at the Animal Medical Centre.
Karrie Taylor 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.
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 a dedicated 'nurse in training' and can't wait to further her nursing career here at the AMC.
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.
Kathryn (or Kat as we know her) has been with us since August 2019. After an academic career in animal behaviour research, Kathryn wanted to move into something more hands on where she could directly help and form relationships with individual animals, therefore began her career in veterinary nursing. Kathryn came to us from South Australia soon after we opened our cat clinic. In fact her draw card was because we opened our cat clinic. Kat love cats!
When not nursing (mainly our purring patients), Kathryn enjoys hiking, mountain bike riding, and exploring new places. She lives with her partner Luke and their ginger cat named Mango, who is often called upon to be a blood donor for our sick cat patients.
Kathryn is passionate about desexing, care of kittens, and responsible cat ownership, and used to manage a cat adoption program at her old clinic.
Sarah joined us in 2017 and is working towards becoming a vet nurse.
Sarah is completing her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing and is a passionate wildlife 'rescuer/transporter' for Bonorong.
3 horses, 2 dogs, sheep and a budgie keep Sarah busy while not at work.
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!
Tiarna has been one of our most persistent applicants we’ve seen here at the Animal Medical Centre. Her determination was rewarded in August 2020 when we hired her as a receptionist and our work lives have never been the same since (in a good way).
Tiarna recently started studying her Certificate II in animal studies, as her goal is to join our veterinary nursing team.
Tiarna likes to spend her time outside work with her dogs, family and friends. She has a beagle named Charlie and a new Doberman puppy named Maya.
Tiarna has found her calling in working with us here at the Animal Medical Centre, and is looking forward to pursuing her career as a veterinary nurse and fulfilling her dream of helping all the animals that comes through our doors.