About us

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A world-class centre for equine practice and one of Australia’s leading equine hospitals, located in the heart of the Goulburn Valley region at Shepparton, Victoria.

We offer complete equine veterinary care to the public, ambulatory services and a class of specialist equine referral services in the fields of lameness, medicine, surgery and reproduction.

Read about Our History

Meet our team

We have a skilled team, from board-certified specialists in surgery, medicine, and reproduction, to experienced senior veterinarians and our newly graduated and very keen intern veterinarians.

Amber Davis
BVSc BVBio
Amber Davis
BVSc BVBio.
Garry Campbell
Stable Manager
Garry Campbell
Stable Manager.
Robert Ralston
Practice Manager
Robert Ralston
Practice Manager.
Sinead Moran
Vet nurse
Sinead Moran
Vet nurse.
Julie Scougall
Vet nurse
Julie Scougall
Vet nurse.
Jemma Jakeman
Vet nurse
Jemma Jakeman
Vet nurse.
Tiann Cordwell Ford
Vet nurse
Tiann Cordwell Ford
Vet nurse.
Gemma O’Kane
Reception
Gemma O’Kane
Reception.
Zoe Cooper
Accounts / Repro Accounts / Reception back-up
Zoe Cooper
Accounts / Repro Accounts / Reception back-up.
Joanne Neve
Accounts Receivable
Joanne Neve
Accounts Receivable.
James R. Vasey
Senior Veterinarian
James R. Vasey
Senior Veterinarian. BVSc.(Hons), DipVetSurg., FACVSc.

Jim graduated with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science (First class Honours) from The University of Queensland in 1976. He worked as an assistant under Dr Reg Pascoe at Oakey Veterinay Hosptial, Queensland and under Dr Jim Howes at Cobram Veterinary Clinic, Victoria.

In July 1979 he travelled to Ontario Veterinary College, Guelph, Ontario, Canada to undertake an Internship in Large Animal Surgery under the supervision of Dr F. Horney and went on to undertake a Residency.

In July 1981, he returned to Victoria and became a partner at Tatura Veterinary Clinic, where he worked for several years in mixed animal veterinary science.

In 1988, he was awarded the positon of senior temporary lecturer in Equine Medicine and surgery at the School of Veterinary Studies, Murdoch Uiversity, Perth, Western Australia.

Jim was made a Fellow of the Australian College of Veterinary Science- FACVS- in 1988.

In July 1988, Jim and Angus McKinnon started Goulburn Valley Equine Hospital on 85 acres of land at Congupna, just north of Shepparton, Victoria.

Angus O. McKinnon
Senior Veterinarian
Angus O. McKinnon
Senior Veterinarian. BVSc, MSc, Diplomate ACT, DipVetMed., Diplomate ABVP.

Angus graduated from Melbourne University in 1978, and worked in private practice for a year, before heading to Ontario Veterinary College, Guelph, Ontario, Canada in  1980 to work and study for a Diploma in Large Animal Medicine. He continued at Ontario Veterinary College as Assistant Professor in Large Animal Medicine, Surgery and Reproduction for the period 1982-84.

Angus then travelled to Colorado State University, USA, where he was employed as Assistant Professor in Equine Reproduction and Field Service 1984-1988, and as Associate Professor in Equine Medicine and Field Service 1988.

Chelsie Burden
Diplomate - equine reproduction
Chelsie Burden
Diplomate - equine reproduction.
Robert Kent
Surgical Resident
Robert Kent
Surgical Resident.
Allanah Norton
Surgical Resident
Allanah Norton
Surgical Resident.
Merrilyn Fitzgerald
Veterinary Tutor
Merrilyn Fitzgerald
Veterinary Tutor.
Catherine Marsden
Intern
Catherine Marsden
Intern. BVSc BVBio
Graeme Wallace
Intern
Graeme Wallace
Intern. BVMS MRCVS
David Best
Intern
David Best
Intern. BSc DVM
Emma Klug
Purchasing Manager
Emma Klug
Purchasing Manager.
Tahnee Griffith
Stallion Manager
Tahnee Griffith
Stallion Manager.
Leann Newton
Reproduction Manager
Leann Newton
Reproduction Manager.
Rebecca O’Callaghan
Administration Assistant
Rebecca O’Callaghan
Administration Assistant .
Suanne Vale
Accounts Payable
Suanne Vale
Accounts Payable.
Stacey Sullivan
Fellow - Equine Medicine
Stacey Sullivan
Fellow - Equine Medicine.

Careers

Please find here a list of current positions available at Goulburn Valley Equine Hospital: We are now taking applications for the following positions.

2 x Postgraduate Internships (12 months)

July 2020 start.  Applications are currently being accepted.

2 x Postgraduate Internships (6 months)

August 2020 start.  Applications are currently being accepted. 

Weekend stable staff

Staff are required to feed horses and clean stables on the weekend roster. Shifts run from 8am – 2 pm and 3 pm – 6 pm each Saturday and Sunday. Staff must be reliable and have horse experience.

Equine Rotating Internship

July 2020 start.  Applications are currently being accepted.

Seasonal Nursing Position

September 2020 start.  Applications are currently being accepted. 

Seasonal Veterinarian

August 2020 start.  Applications are currently being accepted.