Meet our friendly veterinarian staff

Meet Our Team

  

Dr. Justin Daniel

Veterinarian (BSc BVMS)

Justin grew up on a rural property in the Flinders Ranges of South Australia.  It was probably here that Justin developed his great love of animals as the property maintained a large number of pets and stock including dogs, cats, horses, sheep, cattle, pigs, chickens and a string of rehabilitated birds.

Justin studied Veterinary Science at Murdoch University in Perth, which is where he and his wife Linden met as Veterinary students.

Justin graduated from University in 1998 and spent his first few years in a mixed animal practice in the Clare Valley of South Australia. As well as treating companion animals, this practice serviced pigs, sheep and cattle farms as well as a number of 'stud' properties including thoroughbred, standard bred, riding pony, alpaca and merino breeding facilities.

Linden and Justin were married in 2002 then went on a 'working honeymoon' working in several practices in England for a 12 month period.  Their time in the United Kingdom certainly broadened their experience in the veterinary profession.

Since returning to Australia, Justin worked in a busy companion animal hospital in Canberra, then spent another year in a mixed animal practice before moving to the beautiful South Coast in 2006.

Justin and Linden have had 3 boys since moving into the area and now have their own little hobby farm with sheep, alpacas, 3 horses and 2 dogs to keep their family company.

Justin enjoys all aspects of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery attending to companion animals, horses and farm animals in his working days.

In his time away from work Justin enjoys water sports, camping and bushwalking with his family, horse riding and motorbike riding.


Dr. Linden Daniel

Veterinarian (BSc BVMS)

Linden's love of animals began when she was 5 years old and told her Mum that she wanted to treat animals because they had "such nice eyes" .  Linden followed her early dream and progressed to become a vet in 1999, graduating from Murdoch University in Perth.  She initially worked in a mixed animal practice in South Australia close by to Justin and they later where married.

Both Linden and Justin then travelled to the United Kingdom where they both worked and travelled for 12 months learning a lot about different practices and foreign animals.

After this Linden worked in a busy small animal practice and then went on to help Justin managed a clinic in Kadina for a year. During this time she gained a certificate in animal acupuncture and has been using this alongside conventional medicine to treat a variety of small animal problems.

Linden's passion is small animal work and she enjoys taking care of the family pet and getting to know the owners.

Linden and Justin have two dogs "Angie" and "Sampson" together with horses, sheep, goats and alpacas which they look after on a small property just out of town


Dr Nicole Rowley

Veterinarian (BVSc)

Nicole grew up in rural Gippsland where she developed a love for animals and a desire to be a vet at a young age.

She completed her studies at James Cook University in Townsville before moving back to Victoria to work in a mixed dairy practice in the North East. Nicole enjoys all aspects of Veterinary Medicine incluidng small animal surgery and getting out in the field with a variety of farm animals.

Nicole has been involved in showing and breeding purebred dogs from an early age.  She has some very well loved Cairn Terriers and an English Toy Terrier who all love regular walks along the beach.  She spends a lot of time riding other people's horses and hopes to get one of her own in the near future.

Nicole is enjoys playing a number of sports being involved with Merimbula Netball, Pambula AFL 9s, Merimbula Squash and Sapphire Coast Runners as well as surfing and horseriding in her free time.


Dr Libby Moodie

Veterinarian (BVSC (Hons), BSc (Hons), PhD)

Libby studied Veterinary Science at the University of Sydney, graduating in 1990. She also has a Science Degree in Marine Biology/Zoology from James Cook University and did research on microsporidian disease in freshwater yabbies for her PhD at the University of New England in Armidale, NSW. After finishing her Veterinary Science degree, she worked in small animal practice and mixed practice in Sydney, rural NSW and Brisbane, before moving back to Townsville with her family in 2007. She stayed in Townsville until 2016 when she has decided to make the wonderful Far South Coast her home. In her former life she was a marine biologist and continues to have a keen interest in all things aquatic, as well as in birds, pocket pets and wildlife. Her other interests include sailing, gardening, bush walking, art, literature, good movies and theatre.


Rhie Stevens

Head Nurse (Certificate IV Veterinary Nursing)

Rhie completed her Veterinary Nursing certificate in 2011 and since then has worked in a busy practice in Wollongong before moving to the South Coast and joining our clinic. Rhie is currently studying her Diploma in Veterinary Nursing.  Rhie is passionate about surgical nursing and anaesthesia and loves committing herself to patient care.  Rhie has many pets including two dogs, a cat, cattle and sheep which she loves to spend time with on the farm.


Jess Mackiehan

Trainee Nurse (Certificate II in Animal Studies)

Jess grew up on the Far South Coast. She has since lived in several different places all over Australia and recently moved back to the area. Jess loves nursing and is currently studing her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing. Jess has a energetic Kelpie named Frankie which she loves to walk along the beach.


Sharon Pearson

(Book Keeper)

Sharon has been working as our book keeper for the last few years. Sharon is a lover of animals and feels fortunate enough to be able to combine her interest in accounts and animals at the same time.Sharon feels it is wonderful to be part of such a caring and professional team.


  
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