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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 B.V.M.S
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.
Michelle graduated from the University of Qld in 2008. After working in Brisbane for a few years she headed north, with her husband Aiden, to work in busy small animal vet in Rockhampton. During this time, they had their first child, Ava, and Michelle even had a (brief) TV career where she debuted on an episode of RPSCA animal rescue!
In 2014, Michelle and her family decided to brave the cold and make the big move south to Tassie. They settled in Launceston, where the family grew by 6 members - a younger brother for Ava and 5 chickens!
Michelle joined our team in Jan 2018. Her special interests include soft tissue surgery, dentistry, behavioural medicine and dermatology.
In her spare time, Michelle enjoys camping, mountain bike riding, running and taking their 10 year old Golden Retriever, Charlie for walks.
Since graduating from The University of Melbourne in 2003, Lisa has worked at various vet clinics in Northern Tasmania and the UK.
She joined The AMC in December 2014.
Lisa's favourite part of being a vet is meeting your four-legged friends. She has always loved dogs and cats, but has recently developed a keen interest in rabbit medicine and surgery too.
When not at work, Lisa enjoys spending time with her family - husband Duncan and their two children Violet and Henry.
She also enjoys reading, gardening, cooking and swimming.
Lisa's fur-family consists of just one member at the moment, a border collie x kelpie, Agnes.
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.
Kate graduated from James Cook University in 2011. She spent 3 years working with lots of dairy cattle in Smithton before spending some time overseas in the UK on a working holiday. Kate has returned home with her husband to "settle down" and is expecting a baby in July. Some of her work interests include animal behaviour and dermatology. She has two very energetic dogs - a Hungarian Vizsla called Ari and a Pointer cross called Eva.
Veterinarian BSc B.V.M.S
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
Lauren is a qualified Certificate IV Veterinary Nurse and has been working at the Animal Medical Centre since April 2015.
She has always had a great passion for animals so working with them every day is the dream! Her favourite areas to assist with are non routine proceedures and orthopaedic surgeries.
She has a 1 year old golden retriever at home called Ollie and 2 chickens named Penny and Mable. In her spare time she loves to keep fit as she is also a qualified personal trainer! - as well as adventuring around on bush/waterfall walks and pursuing her hobby of landscape photography.
Head Veterinary Nurse - Cat Clinic
Rhiannon joined the team at AMC in July 2017 after moving to Launceston from her home town of Hobart.
Rhiannon has her certificate IV in veterinary nursing and is currently studying to achieve the International Society of Feline Medicine Certificate in Feline Nursing. She has over 16 years experience in small animal practice but over the past 5 years her major focus has been nursing and caring for our feline friends.
Rhiannon’s experience and passion for all things cats is one of the main reasons she has been appointed head nurse of our brand new cat clinic.
When at home she lives with her partner Bob, their blended family of 4 children and her beautiful 16 year old cat called Saffron.
Rhiannon enjoys going to the gym, bushwalking and camping with her family.
Chloe joined the AMC team in late 2016 after starting off her vet nursing career in 2013 in a smaller clinic. She is currently working towards Certificate IV Veterinarian Nursing.
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 our kennel hand who looks after the day patients in our hospital, but is now also training to be a nurse!
She also has a lot of interest for animals at home as well, caring for her dogs, horse, birds and her English Springer Spaniel named Duke and French Bulldog named Obie.
Following her love for animals and a passion for animal welfare led Arna to a total career change joining the Animal Medical Centre team in 2016.
Starting as a kennel hand gave her the experience, skill and excellent foundation to move up to her current nursing role.
Arna was lucky to spend three years living in the Rocky Mountains in Colorado, USA where the wildlife was spectacular, even seeing the occasional bear outside her window!
Arna also a dear little Maltese Terrier, Julius, who also made the long journey back from the USA. I’m currently looking into adopting a retired greyhound, such a gentle and loving breed.
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.
Amalia works full time here at the AMC and absolutely loves her nursing role.
Amalia admits that if she had to pick a favourite role it would be taking the Thursday night puppy pre school classes with Jen.
Outside of work Amalia keeps herself busy running a small weekend business, studying, spending time with family, friends her partner Kurt and their 2 rescue fur babies. A 5 year old black domestic short hair named Mills and a 1 year old 3 legged Italian Greyhound named Luna.
Amalia can’t wait to grow in her nursing career at the AMC and add more rescues to her family.
India joined the AMC team in May 2018 and has enjoyed every minute!
She has completed her Certificate 2 and 3 in Animal Studies and looks forward to completing her Certificate 4 in Veterinary Nursing in the near future.
India left her job as a makeup artist to pursue her passion of the animal care industry with a keen interest in surgery and animal welfare.
In her spare time, India loves spending time with her partner Luke, her Mum, family and friends, as well as their fur babies- Ollie the Birman cross, Archie the domestic short hair RSPCA rescue and Kona, the Kelpie cross Border Collie.
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.
Returning recently from maternity leave Bec decided a new baby, work, husband and hobby farm wasn't enough so is also studying Certificate 2 in Animal Studies!
At home Bec's family include: husband - Dave, baby - Remy, horse - Captain, dogs - Jess and Pebbles and Timone the cat.
Rinelle joined the AMC team in 2016 after 7 years working in an administration role in the building and construction industry.
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 has completed her cert II 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.
Hospital Nurse + Receptionist
Morrigan joined the clinic in April 2018 as a kennel hand and has since started on reception as well. She is currently studying a Bachelor of Veterinary Technology via distance education at CSU in Wagga, through which she has obtained her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing. At home, Morrigan has three rescue kelpies and four chooks. In her spare time she enjoys reading a good book, walking her dogs or volunteering at Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary.
Connor joined us 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! (predominantly a female domainted industry).
When not at work Connor tends to his much loved cat Samson.
Connor's love for animals is ovbious and he's made a fabulous addition to our nursing support team.