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Senior Veterinarians:

The hospital was started in 1988 by the same two current senior veterinarians, Jim Vasey and Angus McKinnon.  Since then it has grown progressively, and now employs a total of 13 veterinarians during the breeding season and approximately 30 support staff.


James R. Vasey    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    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.


Further Senior veterinarians:


Stacey Sullivan (Fellow-equine medicine)

  Chelsie Burden  D.V.M., M.S.  (Diplomate - equine reproduction)


  Robert Kent BVScMANZCVS (Equine Surgery)


Residents in Surgery/ Reproduction:


Allanah Norton BVMS, MRCVS ( Equine Surgery) 


Robert Kent BVSc, MANZCVS (Equine Surgery)


Briony Bray BVsc, MRCVS (Equine Reproduction)


Veterinary Tutor: Merrilyn Fitzgerald BVSc


Senior Intern/Junior Clinician:  

  Ahmed Al Ansari BSc DVM
  Amelie Cowan BSc (Hons) BVetMed MRCVS
  Catherine Marsden BVSc BVBio
  Graeme Wallace BVMS MRCVS
  David Best BSc DVM