Dr Amanda Craig
BVSC, M.VET CLIN STUDIES MANZCVS
Dr Mandy is a local from some time ago; having grown up in Goulburn, attending Wollondilly Public and Marian College before leaving to complete her Bachelors Veterinary Degree at the University of Sydney followed by a Master and Clinical Residency (in both canine and feline medicine). Her parents Robert & Narelle Craig were also business owners having Craig's Nursery in Clinton St for many years and Robert serving as a Goulburn Mulwaree Councilor. Mandy hopes to continue the traditions of good service and a caring, friendly approach to clients, (pets and their owners), which was also established by her great grandfather Jack Craig many many years ago with Craig's Furniture. 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 Lucy Fish
Lucy graduated from the University of Sydney in 2001 and has worked in Sydney, London and Melbourne as a small animal veterinarian, before moving to the Southern Tablelands in 2013 to raise a family. Lucy has a wide range of experiences from working as an emergency vet for large charity hospitals, to managing privately-owned branch practices, and working with surgical specialists. Lucy currently has a small rescue dog Buckley and keeps chickens. In her spare time Lucy enjoys playing guitar, writing and gardening at her off-grid acreage. Lucy works part-time at STVH.
Dr Fenella Cochrane
Following graduation, Fenella worked as an associate veterinarian in mixed, primarily dairy, and small animal practice. She moved into the veterinary pharmaceutical industry for many years including 3 years living in Kansas City, USA, amongst other things designing and running clinical studies for reproduction in dairy cows and osteoarthritis in dogs. On her return from the US, she moved to a property in the beautiful Snowy Mountains, which she shares with her 3 Rhodesian Ridgebacks and a terrier cross who thinks he’s a Ridgeback, rescued when she lived in the US, her almost 17 year old Burmese cat, sheep, chickens and guinea fowl. Fenella commenced with STVH in May 2020 on a part-time basis, commuting each week up to Goulburn.
Dr Graeme Collins
Dr Graeme is our wonderful Locum! The practice was once owned by Graeme (then Clifford St Clinic) before moving back to the South Coast. Graeme has extensive training and a passion for orthopedic work, performing our more complicated fracture and ligament repairs. Graeme has now retired from full time work to spend more time with his family and to explore Australia. You will still see him about the hospital doing the occasional shift – because we all know he can’t stay away!
Dr Richard Malik
DVSc DipVetAn MVetClinStud PhD FACVSc FASM MASID
Richard Malik is a respected and well-known internal medicine specialist. He is especially known for his special interest in cats and infectious diseases. After graduating from the University of Sydney in 1981 he initially trained in anaesthesia and intensive care at Sydney University Veterinary Teaching Hospital. This was followed by a PhD (neuropharmacology) in the Pharmacology Department, John Curtin School of Medical Research (ANU). He then moved to the Neurobiology Research Centre at Sydney Uni studying development and plasticity of neuromuscular connections. In 1987 he returned to the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences as its first Resident in Small Animal Medicine. He remained in the “vet school” for 16 years in varying capacities and 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 Southern Tablelands Veterinary Hospital. He is also involved in a large number of collaborative research projects in both pure and applied research. 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 has a special focus on treating common diseases using new therapeutic regimens. His current research areas include genetic diseases of cats and dogs, infectious diseases and parasitic diseases. More specifically, he is an authority on mycobacterial diseases, fungal diseases including cryptococcosis, antibacterial and antifungal drug therapy and neural angiostrongliasis.
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 beautiful baby boy 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.
Maddison joined us in 2016 and completed her Cert IV in Veterinary Nursing. Maddie has recently re-joined the team after living in Western Australia for 2 years.
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 is working towards completing 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.
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.
2IC Hospital Superintendent
Richard has an extensive background in farming and a degree in Agricultural Economics. Richard is co-owner of STVH with Amanda. As well as being Archie’s father, Richard is 2IC Hospital Superintendent.