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Greencross Vets

South Tamworth

Welcome to Greencross Vets South Tamworth

We are your local team of pet care professionals, we are truly ‘passionate about pets’ and we love what we do.

We offer a comprehensive range of professional veterinary services to cater for all your pet needs, ranging from preventative health care to weight loss programs through to surgery and diagnostic medicine.

Greencross Vets South Tamworth Animal Hospital has continued to grow and develop into a busy general and referral veterinary practice serving northern New South Wales. This commitment to excellence was recognised in 1991 when Peter was awarded Australian Small Animal Veterinary Association’s Veterinarian of the Year and in 2009 when he received an Australian Veterinary Association meritus service award.

Peter is a registered specialist in Veterinary Anaesthesia and Intensive Care. He has presented talks and papers at the annual Australian Veterinary Association Conference as well as many other presentations to medical and veterinary groups in Australia and overseas. Also, Peter is a PennHip certified Veterinarian registered to evaluate hip dysplasia in dogs.

Follow the links below to learn more about us:

Our History

Patient Story

Referring Vet Form

For Veterinarians

Book an Appointment Online

Our Services.

Greencross Vets South Tamworth offer a comprehensive range of professional veterinary services to cater for all your pet care needs utilising the latest diagnostic equipment.

Desexing

Getting your pet desexed (neutered or spayed) is essential to their health. All Greencross Vets facilities are completely sterile and use the latest in surgical equipment.

Vaccinations

Prevention is the best medicine. Kitten and puppy vaccinations (injections) and adult pet vaccinations prevent disease. Get your pet’s vaccinations up-to-date.

Heartworm Prevention

Heartworm can be hard to detect, but it needn’t be hard to prevent. Greencross Vets recommends year round heartworm prevention. Ask your vet about prevention today.

Dentistry

Greencross Vets offer a range of dentistry services like cat and dog teeth cleaning. Consider us your pet’s veterinarian and dentist combined.

Grooming

Don’t have your own clippers? Let us take care of dog grooming for you. Our clinic offers premium dog grooming for your pet.

Puppy Pre-School

Greencross Vets Puppy School is an excellent starting point for owners wanting a well-managed and socialised pet. Courses run for four to six weeks. Click to learn more.

Puppy Primary School

This eight-week training program is designed for owners who would like to continue their education and socialisation, or for those who may have missed out on puppy school.

Canine University

Canine Commandos is a five-session dog training class for dogs aged between five and nine months. Older dogs may be able to join on request, please contact us today.

Ultrasound

An ultrasound is a painless diagnostic procedure that allows vets to take a closer look at your pet’s health. We only use the latest technology for the most accurate diagnoses.

X-ray/Radiology

Greencross Vets clinics are equipped with high-quality radiograph equipment including X-ray machines, automatic processors, and X-ray view equipment.

Clinical Pathology

Clinical pathology allows our vets to analyse and diagnose health conditions. Common laboratory tests include blood tests, urinalysis, faecal tests and biopsy examination.

Laboratory Testing

The latest in-house laboratory equipment allows our vets to perform a range of diagnostic tests to achieve accurate, rapid diagnosis of your pets’ health status.

Dog Boarding

We offer premium dog boarding facilities for your pet. Ask us about our dog boarding service today.

Cat Boarding

We offer premium cat boarding facilities for your pet. Ask us about our cat boarding service today.

Meet The Team

Dr Sarah Batt

Dr Sarah Batt

Sarah graduated with a Bachelor of Veterinary science from the University of Queensland in 2011. She spent a few years in rural mixed practice in Dalby before moving back to the city to work with companion animals. Outside of work, Sarah spends her free time with her two dogs, her horse and her Husband. She has a passion for internal medicine and soft tissue surgery but finds all opportunities to help a patient rewarding.

 Kate Meehan

 Kate Meehan

Like most in the field, Kate cannot remember a time that she didn’t want to work with animals. Kate started working in a vet clinic at age 16, and they couldn’t get rid of her! Kate worked as a Veterinary Nurse throughout the duration of her Bachelor of Science, where she focused on Zoology and Biology. Kate’s passion for animals has taken her to Thailand, volunteering in an elephant rehabilitation camp. Kate often finds herself with a menagerie of orphan misfit animals in her care, and has shared her home with pigs, ducks, owls, possums and a variety of cats and dogs. Outside of work Kate likes snowboarding, cooking, gardening and clocking over the kilometers with her gorgeous running partner, Taz the Kelpie. Not a fan of sitting still, Kate co-manages the Glen Eira & Caulfield South clinics, whilst pursuing further study in the Masters of Secondary Education

Teegan Hope

Teegan Hope

I completed my cert IV In vet nursing in 2016 and began working at gxstah the same year. I would like to complete further study focusing on the areas of feline behaviour and anaesthesia. At home I spend most of my free time with my 2 dogs and 4 cats.

Trudie Walker

Trudie Walker

Trudie has over 12 years experience in the grooming industry and is experienced in working with puppies, senior and nervous pets. Trudie has a natural love for all animals and ensures her clients are well looked after. Growing up with pets and now owning two horses, Trudie has settled into life in Tamworth with her partner and enjoys exploring the local area.

Sandy Tyers

Sandy Tyers

Susan Woodward

Susan Woodward

Susan is one of our busy receptionist. She lives on a farm with her partner Andy and son Clancy along with many pets including dog, cats, rabbits, pigs, chickens, cows and horses.

Dr Jo Brooks

Dr Jo Brooks

Jo Brooks has been working with the team at Greencross South Tamworth since 2003. Whilst her original interests included cattle, sheep and horses; her expanding family (husband, children and beloved dog Tilly) have keep her confined to part time work with small animals which she loves with equal passion.
Jo originated from the Snowy Mountains where her family farmed sheep and cattle. Although she was a keen snow skier in her youth she has had to swap her snow skies for water ones (this is not happening easily!).
Jo originally studied Medical Science including an Honours degree in Forensic Osteology before undertaking her Veterinary Science degree where she also graduated with Honours. These achievements earned her a lifetime membership at Sydney University (9 years in total!). Her other interests include hockey and reading. Whilst she traditionally hasn’t been interested in changing nappies and tending to small children her life seems to be very dominated by these two activities at present.

Dr Kate Coulton

Dr Kate Coulton

I grew up on a cattle, sheep and cropping, family farm in the Warialda district. I studied Veterinary science at Charles Sturt University in Wagga graduating in 2011. Following university I spent 5 years working in the Coolah and Coonabarabran districts before starting at South Tamworth. I am currently working part time and spending the rest of my time looking after my son Alex, two kelpies Nelly and Lucy, and horse Sis.

Dr Kate Coulton

Dr Kate Coulton

I grew up on a cattle, sheep and cropping, family farm in the Warialda district. I studied Veterinary science at Charles Sturt University in Wagga graduating in 2011. Following university I spent 5 years working in the Coolah and Coonabarabran districts before starting at South Tamworth. I am currently working part time and spending the rest of my time looking after my son Alex, two kelpies Nelly and Lucy, and horse Sis.

Libby Pagan

Libby Pagan

Libby graduated in 2010 from JCU in Townsville and joined the GxSTAH team in 2017 after 7 enjoyable years of mixed practice. Her family is nearby in Inverell and she is enjoying living and working in Tamworth.

Lorelle Latter

Lorelle Latter

Lorelle qualified as a Veterinary Nurse graduating in 2010 and completed a Diploma of Veterinary Nursing: Surgical Nursing in 2016. She has been working at the clinic since 2009 and has also completed a course in anaesthesia and intensive care but her passion is for surgical nursing and Physiotherapy and has undertaken extra training in these areas. Lorelle’s family consists of her partner, 3 daughters including 1 year old twins, 2 dogs (Mavrick and Polly) and 2 Cats (Narla and Willow). In her spare time Lorelle enjoys spending time with her family and sewing clothes and quilts for her children.

Lorelle Latter

Lorelle Latter

Lorelle qualified as a Veterinary Nurse graduating in 2010 and completed a Diploma of Veterinary Nursing: Surgical Nursing in 2016. She has been working at the clinic since 2009 and has also completed a course in anaesthesia and intensive care but her passion is for surgical nursing and Physiotherapy and has undertaken extra training in these areas. Lorelle’s family consists of her partner, 3 daughters including 1 year old twins, 2 dogs (Mavrick and Polly) and 2 Cats (Narla and Willow). In her spare time Lorelle enjoys spending time with her family and sewing clothes and quilts for her children.

Olivia Jamieson

Olivia Jamieson

Olivia grew up both on the land and in the city. After leaving home at 16, Olivia went to Tocal Agriculture College to complete her Certificate II, III and part of her diploma in Agriculture. This led to Olivia moving around NSW, working on beef and dairy farms as a farm herd health manager with a huge interest in Artificial Insemination and Pregnancy Testing. In 2014, Olivia started studying Certificate II in Animal Studies, and then went on to complete her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing in 2016. Olivia hopes to further her studies in Equine Nursing and Wound Management in the near future. Outside of work, Olivia enjoys spending time with her kelpie named Ziggy.

Dr Andrew Speer

Dr Andrew Speer

Andrew was born into a farming family from west of Gunnedah, growing crops, cattle and sheep. He attended primary school in Gunnedah before completing his schooling at Farrer Memorial High School as a boarder. Andrew studied Veterinary Science at the University of Sydney, graduating in 1991 with BVSc (Hons). Andrew returned to Gunnedah to work before moving south to Drouin in Victoria, then Cowra, NSW and Tamworth. Andrew is planning to complete his Masters degree in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery in the near future. In 2012 Andrew sat and passed his exams for membership of the Australian College of Veterinary Scientists, Chapter of Surgery.
Andrew is married to Jenny and has two boys, Aidan, 12 and Caleb, 10. He also has a plethora of pets. Andrew’s veterinary interests include small animal surgery, clinical pathology, neurology and endocrinology. His current occupational hobby is being involved in the setting up of the haemodialysis unit at South Tamworth Animal Hospital. Andrew is a member of the Australian Veterinary Reserve, is accredited for conducting Johne’s disease testing in cattle, sheep and goats, brucellosis in sheep, pregnancy testing in cattle, and blood typing and DNA identification in horses.

Dr Debra Braithwaite

Dr Debra Braithwaite

Debra grew up on a hobby farm in Taree, went to the big city to study Veterinary Science at the University of Sydney, and escaped back to the country after graduating in 1984. After spending time working at Walgett and Wyong, Debra came to the Tamworth area and has been working at South Tamworth on a part-time basis since 1990. along with two other part-time positions, including teaching veterinary nurses for Tamworth TAFE.

Debra’s hobbies include raising Cameron and Madii and numerous pets, currently 3 cats, (Mittsie, who was a STAH rehome, and Perdita and Kitka, who were both hand-raised kittens), 4 dogs (Coco the Cavalier and the three Basenji Curly Girls, Princess Safiya, Yama Banana and Elli Belly), 1 rabbit (Marshmallow) and trying to keep the lawn green and the vegie garden growing. The Basenji tribe enjoy taking Debra to dog shows, and have insisted on going to Sydney, Canberra, Brisbane and Melbourne Royals so they could see Australia. They have more travel planned – perhaps Crufts next!

Dr Peter Best

Dr Peter Best

Dr Stephanie Chaffey

Dr Stephanie Chaffey

Stephanie is born and bred to the local area having grown up on the family farm. The experiences farm life brings provided Stephanie with a love of all animals and set her on her career path as a Veterinarian. Obtaining a double degree in Veterinary Science and Veterinary Biology at Charles Sturt University in Wagga Wagga, Stephanie moved back to Tamworth in 2015 and thoroughly enjoys the challenges that working in clinic provides. In her downtime Stephanie is often at the farm with her 9 working dogs and keeping her hand in with some sheep work or baking up a storm.

Jacqui D’Hudson

Jacqui D’Hudson

Jacqui grew up on the land, and has always wanted to work with animals. After completing Yr 10 at Calrossy, she went on to complete her Certificate in Agriculture at Tocal Agricultural College. This led to employment at a prominent Angus stud where she was actively involved in Breedplan and Artificial Insemination. Jacqui completed her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing in 2008, being awarded a TAFE State Medal for her achievements. She also holds the Certificate IV in Training & Assessment and teaches part time at Tafe New England. Jacqui has 2 children, Courtney & Ben. At home Jacqui enjoys looking after a menagerie of animals including dogs, brahmans, horses, ferrets, a camel, an assortment of chooks and a few others.

Jannine Miles

Jannine Miles

Jannine joined South Tamworth Animal Hospital in July 1978 at our Robert Street address as a receptionist, also helping with nursing and cleaning.

In 1982 when we moved to our present building she continued with reception and management duties, now she works full time with the hospital’s management.

Jannine lives on a farm and has two children, Hugh and Kate, who together breed Stock Horses and Quarter Horses. Her other family members are “Cloud” and his son “Joe”, both cattle dogs, and she has an interest in Australian parrots.

Karen Sheridan

Karen Sheridan

After growing up surrounded by animals, Karen developed a keen interest in working with and caring for them. Karen started working in the industry in 2009 and completed her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing in 2010. A short course in anaesthesia and intensive care led to an interest in emergency nursing, rehabilitation and physiotherapy. Having been bitten by the travel bug Karen plans to travel the world volunteering her time to clinics/ rehab centres that assist animals in need. Karen’s current animal family includes 2 cats, 3 dogs and many birds.

Kevin Pallett

Kevin Pallett

Up until 2013 Kevin had spent 17 years working in the education industry and before that was an electrician. In 2012 he completed his Certificate II in animal studies and completed Cert IV in Veterinary Nursing in 2014. Kevin has always had animals in his life, mostly reptiles and dogs. Kevin has 2 small dogs called Dexter and Digby and a cat called Hank and also breeds Australian Pythons. He is married to Kathryn and has two grown up sons.

Kim Gerritsen

Kim Gerritsen

Kim completed her Certificate IV in Vet Nursing in 2009 and started working at the clinic the same year. Kim has completed courses in anaesthesia and intensive care and has particular interests in both anaesthesia and radiology. Outside of work Kim has 5 dogs (not sure how that happened!) and enjoys horse riding and the outdoors.

Michelle Lee

Michelle Lee

Michelle completed certificate IV in veterinary nursing and started working at South Tamworth Animal Hospital in 2002.
Michelle has completed a course in anaesthesia and intensive care, but her passion is animal behaviour. She has attended many lectures and a symposium run by animal behaviour specialists and currently runs the clinics Puppy School on tuesday nights.
Within 1 month of starting work she had taken on a rehome animal ( something that seems mandatory for all staff) , her cat Elsabeth. She also has a passion for English bull terrier and owns two ,Wydell and Mako (which are very spoilt).
Michelle is also the very proud Mother of two grown boys Jason and Daniel.

Rachel Thompson

Rachel Thompson

Born and bred on a farm outside Ashford, Rachel relocated to Tamworth in 2014 to study veterinary nursing and has since completed her Certificate IV. With a strong love for animals, it was a natural progression to enter the pet care field. Rachel hopes to further her studies with animal physiotherapy and one-day emergency nursing. Away from work Rachel enjoys spending time with her partner and Kelpie Bea.

Angela Jones

Angela Jones

Ange is a qualified Veterinary Nurse and holds a certificate IV in Workplace training & Assessment. She has worked at the hospital since 1999, over the years working in all areas of the hospital and is currently our Office Manager.
Since having her two boys , Ange works part time and has a keen interest in horses and fishing.
Her household consists of two Staffordshire Bull Terriers Olly and Sealy and a cute little sausage Chilli.

Cindy Davis

Cindy Davis

Cindy commenced working at STAH in early 1984, just to help Peter out so he could go home on time to his family; as time went on she worked every Saturday.

After having her three kids Cindy started working three days per week; after a short period she started full time as a receptionist, and still does most Saturday mornings. Cindy enjoys the customer contact as well as the cuddles and pats she gets to give out to all the animals that walk in the door.

Cindy keeps our reception very organised and loves her role as part of the Greencross Vets STAH team.

88 Duri Road, South Tamworth

South Tamworth

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