Meet Our Team

  

Dr Hollie Adams

Veterinarian (BSc (Hons) BVM&S)

Hollie is originally from the UK and did her veterinary training at Edinburgh University. Prior to qualifying as a vet, Hollie worked as an animal nutritionist after studying her first degree in Animal Science. Hollie has two boys called Charlie and Gus and is married to her husband Matt. You will see Matt and the boys around the clinic as they are often in saying hello. Hollie has a gorgeous staghound called Salty, a very handsome boxer cross called Moose, a pearly conure called Dr Skittles and a menagerie of cattle, sheep, chickens, turkeys and guinea fowl. Hollie loves all aspects of being a vet, but spending time helping clients and their beloved pets through medical and surgical conditions is by far the most rewarding and enjoyable part of the job. Hollie enjoys the challenge of in depth medical and surgical cases, and prides herself on offering the best standard of care.


Dr Fiona Warton

Veterinarian

Fiona graduated from Melbourne University as a veterinarian in 1997 and subsequently worked in both dairy and mixed practive in Victoria for 6 years. Following this Fiona moved to South Australia to work as a small animal clinician in a large rural practice. Fiona enjoys all aspects of small animal medicine, including behaviour, and loves building bonds with her patients.

Fiona has had a wide range of pets, including chickens, peacocks, an alpaca, dorper sheep, dogs, cats, and birds, and currently has a darling old Papillon, a rescue cat, and four indian ringneck birds.

Fiona moved to the western district with her husband and daughter and loves living in the area, enjoying the beach and Tower Hill, amongst other hobbies such as, gardening, cooking, reading and spending time with family and friends.

 


Nicole Smith

Head Nurse

Growing up on a farm in Mepunga, Nicole had always wanted to work with animals and dedicate her life to their care and welfare.

Nicole began her veterinary nursing career in Queensland in 2012. One year later she moved back to windy Warrnambool and found herself here with us at the clinic. During this time, she completed her certificate IV in veterinary nursing through Box Hill institute.

Whilst working here, Nicole has adopted a black greyhound named Ally, who now is a part of the tripod club. Ally loves taking over Nicole's bed and couch without asking. Nicoles also owns as chestnut thoroughbred called Nova, who was rescued, and completes her little family.

Nicole's love and passion really shines through when she comes to work and she loves caring for every patient that walks through the door. In the future, Nicole plans to complete her Diploma of Veterinary Nursing.

In her spare time, Nicole enjoys Netball, sleeping with her lazy greyhound, horse riding and travelling the world.


Natalie Jansen

Veterinary Nurse

Nat is a cert IV veterinary nurse and has been working in the veterinary industry for the last 11 years. Nat is a very dedicated and caring  nurse whom prides herself on excellence patient care. 

Nat is a qualified dog trainer and enjoys leading our puppy school classes. Nat has a special interest in physiotherapy and helps rehabilitate patients after they have had orthopaedic surgery at the clinic.

Nat has three dogs of her own, an older staghound, a young, very active german shepherd and a very young, cute Jack Russell Terrier. In Nat's spare time, she likes to spend a lot of time with her dogs and also her cat, King Ezekiel, whom makes special appearances at puppy school. Lord Simon, is a recent addition to Nat's family. he is a beautiful lilac burmese. 

When on holidays, Nat likes likes to volunteer overseas with street dogs to help with these beautiful amazing animals as well as expand her knowledge with different diseases. 


Grace Swney

Veterinary Nurse

Grace started at Lava Street Veterinary Clinic in February 2017, having only worked in hospitality, she feels very lucky to be able to work with what she loves most, which is of course, animals. She is currently completing her cert IV in Vet Nursing.

Grace's fur family consists of Rufus, the grey tabby cat who lives for treats; Gilbert the ginger trash kitty; Basil the rabbit; Peppy the budgie, Mo the Mexican walking fish and Herbie, a wonderful rescue puppy. 
 


Jessica Shepherd

Veterinary Nurse

Jessica is from Kongorong, South Australia and has grown up on a beef and sheep farm, being surrounded by animals her whole life, hence her love for working with animals of all sizes. Jess always had her eyes set on working alongside animals, and joined the Lava Street team in October of 2018, to commence and dedicate her career and study to animals. Jessica is currently studying to complete her cert IV in veterinary nursing.

In her spare time, Jess finds herself spending time with and working with her family's harness racing horses, and also riding/competing horses, or spending time with Jock and Bonnie; her family's two extremely hyperactive Kelpies, and also Oscar, the rescue dog. 


Georgie Price

Veterinary Nurse

Georgie grew up on a farm on the Mornington Peninsula before moving with her family to a large farm near Hexham in 2000. She has always had a deep love and affection for animals, both great and small, collecting quite the menagerie over the years.

Georgie is married and a mum of three children, with a background in Human Nursing, customer service and cooking. 

Trudie the Wonderdog, a rescued Kelpie X is her fourth child, along with 11 year old Batman the ragdoll reject cat, five lovely hens and a sweet chestnut mare called Elly who currently completes the family. 


  
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