Dr Amanda Craig
BVSC, M.VET CLIN STUDIES MANZCVS
Dr Mandy is a local from some time ago; having grown up in Goulburn. Having been a Vet now for over 30 years, Mandy has a wealth of experience working all over the world including SASH (Vet ICU) in Sydney, the Royal Veterinary College London and the Veterinary School of Toulouse as well as general practices in Canberra. Her love and passion is helping people look after the animal members of their family. To this end, she has undertaken further study in dermatology and ultrasound and has a keen interest in pharmacology particularly with respect to behaviour, hormones and heart problems. She is easy to chat with so if you have concerns big or small, she will always try to help. She loves cats and dogs equally although has an especially good rapport with cats, (the subject of her master's thesis). Mandy and her husband Richard Dowsett as the new owners of STVH are both excited to continue the wonderful work of the STVH team in the beautiful state of the art hospital created by Dr Ian Hayes and Dr Gail Versluis.
Dr Maddy Reichstein
Dr Maddy graduated from the University of Adelaide at the end of 2020 and moved from Adelaide to Goulburn to join our team. She grew up spending time on her grandparents Merino sheep farm and has lived across SA before settling in Adelaide. Maddy has previously worked as a dog trainer, has a keen interest in behaviour and diagnostic imaging and likes working with all animals, including reptiles. At home, Maddy has three cats and a Woma python. Maddy enjoys meeting new people and animals and always enjoys a bad joke or two!
Dr Kate Eppleston
BVSc (Hons 1)
Dr Kate graduated from the University of Sydney in 2012. Following graduation she started working at a small animal clinic in the Southern Highlands and worked there for the past 8 years. She has finally made the move to Goulburn is now working with us part time. She has a keen interest in both medicine and surgery cases but also has experience with canine reproduction work. Dr Kate shares her home with her partner Glenn, along with two staghounds, a kelpie and a cat.
Dr Richard Malik
DVSc DipVetAn MVetClinStud PhD FACVSc FASM MASID
Richard Malik is a respected and well know internal medicine specialist. He is especially known for his interest in cats and infectious disease. After graduating from the University of Sydney in 1981, he initially trained in anaesthesia and intensive care at Sydney University Teaching Hospital. This was followed by a PhD (neuropharmacology) at the John School of Medical Research (ANU). In 1987, he returned to the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences where he remained in the “Vet School” for 16 years teaching new generations (including Dr Mandy) and solving complex medical cases, while producing large volumes of clinically relevant research. He was the Valentine Charlton Senior lecturer in Feline Medicine from 1995 to 2002. Currently Richard works as a consultant for the Centre for Veterinary Education, various private clinics in the Eastern Suburbs of Sydney and here at STVH. Richard is an Adjunct Professor at Charles Sturt University where he lectures vets who have an interest in rural practice as well as companion animals. He is passionate about all aspects of canine and feline medicine and clinical research into new therapeutic regimes. He is particularly well practiced in ultrasound and echocardiography. More specifically, he is an authority on FIP, mycobacterial and fungal disease including cryptococcosis, antibacterial and antifungal drug therapy and neural angiostrongyliasis.
Dr Alana Ryan
Dr Alana recently graduated from the University of Adelaide in 2021. Growing up in New Zealand and also the Barossa Valley, South Australia, Alana has a keen interest in travel and adventure. She has a hand-reared kitten back home called Evie, as well as two Jack Russels called Saffy and Rusty. Alana has a keen interest in developing her skills in surgery and emergency medicine. In her spare time, she enjoys playing sport, especially hockey and swimming.
Born and raised in Goulburn, Katrina previously worked as a Vet Nurse in Sydney for 8 years before starting with us in December 2014. We are very lucky to have Katrina as she is a wealth of knowledge when it comes to Veterinary medicine. Katrina spends her time running after her son Angus and looking after her cats Pepper and Milo and Henry the Bearded Dragon.
Senior Veterinary Nurse
Claire joined us in March 2014 to start her career as a veterinary nurse, going onto complete her Cert IV in Veterinary Nursing at TAFE. She grew up in Goulburn, attending Goulburn High School. Claire has just started back with us part-time after welcoming her two beautiful children into the world. Claire has the coolest cat on the block O.G. and the happiest of Labradors Sunny.
Senior Veterinary Nurse
Chloe has been with the practice since July 2012 after finishing high school. Chloe completed her Cert IV in Veterinary Nursing in 2014. When not at work Chloe can be found chasing after her two gorgeous kids or spinning around barrels on her horse nearly every weekend. Chloe has an assortment of animals including many horses, lots of dogs and some brand new chickens.
Kayla has joined our team as a vet nurse at the end of 2021 after graduating from Open Colleges in 2020 and working in RSPCA shelters. Kayla loves all types of animals and has a number of pets including: Charlie the Conure, Eddie the Diamond Python, Lemmy the Spotten Childerns Python, Elvis and Presley the bearded dragons, Ziggy Stardust the Blue Tongue, a couple of fish and Bobby the Terrier X.
Junior Veterinary Nurse
Thomas joined us in September 2018 to start vet nursing and is now studying his Cert IV in Veterinary Nursing at TAFE. He grew up in Marulan and attended Mulwaree High School.
Junior Veterinary Nurse
Rylee started as a weekend junior Vet Nurse and is now working with us full time whilst studying her Cert III in Animal Studies at TAFE. Rylee has two adorable Cavoodles Evie and Indie.
Receptionist/Trainee Veterinary Nurse
Larissa joined the team in 2020 as a receptionist and has completed her Cert IV in Veterinary Nursing at TAFE. Larissa can be found most weekends competing in Team Sorting with her horse Chico. She also has the cutest companions in Rascal, a Mini Fox Terrier and Poppy, a Mini Fox Terrier X Jack Russel Terrier.
Richard has an extensive background in farming and a degree in Agricultural Economics. Richard is co-owner of STVH with Amanda and also the proud father of Archie, the hospital superintendent.
Archie joined the hospital in 2019 after moving from up North with his father Richard. Although Archie runs a tight ship here at STVH all the staff have nothing but respect and endless cuddles for him.