Dr Tess Bailey

Veterinarian & Practice Owner (BVBiol. BVSc)

After being a part of the LVV team for 6 years Tess took over the reins and become the practice owner in 2021 with her partner Gus. Tess joined the team in 2015 after working in a mixed practice on the South Coast for 3 years. She graduated from CSU in Wagga Wagga in 2012 and has a keen interest in cattle, especially neonatal calf medicine, and working dogs. In 2014 she volunteered as a vet in South Africa working with cattle, lions and Impala and in 2018 she worked as a large animal vet in the UK for 3 months.  In 2018 she was named a NSW Young Rural Achiever at the Royal Easter Show. She has a female Coolie named Pip and a retired Greyhound called Lil and a small human child called Tilly who love running around the lake and occasionally cuddling up to staff at work. 

Dr Alan Sharrock

Veterinarian (BVSc MACVSc)

Our fearless leader Alan has an enormous wealth of experience in all areas of the veterinary field. It is in fact almost impossible to find something Alan hasn't seen and treated before! Hence he has a loyal client base. Alan grew up on a property in the small town of Bribbaree where he still runs a White Suffolk and Poll Dorset stud along with his brother Ian. Alan graduated from the University of Sydney some time ago before working in Leeton, Young, Orange and finally settling in Forbes. He spent several years of travelling soon after graduation in the 1970s, including working in rural practice and on the biosecurity team during the British Foot and Mouth outbreak. Alan has been awarded his memberships to the Australian College of Veterinarians for pig medicine. He also has a long history working with equine reproduction in both the thoroughbred and standardbred industries.

Dr Mel Martyn

Veterinarian (BVSc)

Welcoming to our team, our newest Veterinarian Dr Mel.

22 year old Mel was born and bred in Clermont in central QLD on a Brahman cattle property run by her parents.

After graduating from James Cook University in Townsville in 2021 with the AVA Citizen Award in her cap, Mel soon joined our team here in Forbes early 2022 and is already proving a valuable asset.

Mel has a keen interest in mixed practice and looks forward to extending her knowledge further in GP. Mel's hobbies are playing sport, netball in particular, loves to socialise and is a keen race-goer at meetings. Mel also has a gorgeous, boisterous Springer Spaniel pup called Mike whom she loves to spend time with.

Dr Mel is looking forward to meeting all our lovely clients.

Judith Wright

Veterinary Nurse

Judith is Forbes born and bred with an enthusuastic involvement in the equine world from a young age. She was very involved in Pony club and later show jumping when her three daughters were growing up. More recently Judith has become involved in harness racing, breeding and training standardbreds along with her partner Adam. Judith also has experience in the piggery industry hence manages our monthly client order system for piggeries. She spends her days at the clinic juggling reception and nursing duties and generally keeps things moving! Judith has recently welcomed her first grandbabies into the world -she will be happy to show you photos -just ask!!

Harri Scourfield

Head Nurse (Certificate IV Veterinary Nursing)

We welcomed our super nurse Harri to the Lachlan Valley Vet family in 2017. Initially moving to Australia in 2012 to play polocrosse, Harri ended up falling in love with the country and decided to complete her Cert IV in Veterinary Nursing. She is now a skilled veterinary nurse who provides high quality care to all our patients both small and large. Harri's favourite aspect of veterinary nursing is assisting in surgery. In her spare time she can be found crossfitting, horse riding or playing with her Pugs, Maisy, Bobby and her newest addition Peggy.

Cat Newcombe

Veterinary Nurse (Cert IV in Veterinary Nursing)

Cat joined our team in mid 2017. Local girl born and bred has a keen interest and valuable knowledge in the equine area of studies. Before having her gorgeous children Sonny & Shelby, Cat was a successful jockey for 9 years, although retired from race riding she still manages her time to do breaking and pre-training of thoroughbreds. Cat & her husband Jesse also dabble in growing lucerne, oats and sheep farming and are proud of the sexy Australian White Rams that can't keep away from her ewes. Cat has an array of animals at her farm which include but are not limited to, 2 x staffies, 1 x kelpie, 12 x Guinea Fowl, 1 x chicken and a "few" horses.

Ashleigh Leibick

Veterinary Nurse (Certificate IV Veterinary Nursing, Cert III horse husbandry)

Ash is a Grenfell local. Ash started working with us in late 2017 as a trainee student vet nurse shortly after our Grenfell practice opened.  Now fully qualified as a Veterinary Nurse, Ash works in both our Grenfell and Forbes practices. Ash was involved with horses as soon as she could sit on a horse and is a heavily involved member of the Grenfell Pony Club and the Weddin Mountain Muster. In 2016 Ash commenced studying veterinary nursing, working in an Equine Veterinary Hospital nursing foals in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU).  Ash's favourite aspect of vet nursing is equine surgery and she has a keen interest in intensive care of hospital patients.  In her spare time Ash enjoys horse riding with friends, and spending time with her partner, two children and assortment of pets. (2 dogs Grub & Bolt, a blue eyed beauty rescue kitten named Everest, 2 bunnies Bun Bun & Harriet, and too many horses to mention)

Grace Ranger

Veterinary Nurse (Cert IV Veterinary Nursing, Cert II Animal Studies)

Grace has been a Forbes District local all her life, growing up on her family farm near Bogan Gate.  After graduating from Orange TAFE in late 2017, Grace worked in a mixed practice in Warren nsw, mainly with the large animals.  Grace then joined our team in September 2019. Grace enjoys all aspects of vet nursing and has a special interest in small animal emergencies. Grace currently breeds black angus cattle and when she is not at the veterinary clinic she can be found helping out on the family's mixed farming property.  Grace has two Kelpie dogs Jazz and Lilly, as well Maggie & Matilda her cats.

Tori Ellis

Veterinary Nurse (Cert II)

Welcoming our newest Vet Nurse to the team Tori Ellis!

The fresh faced 18 year old is straight out of James Sheahan Catholic Highschool and into the work force. Still currently studying, Tori is nearing completion of her ertificates and Diploma in Veterinary Nursing at the Orange Tafe.

Tori enjoys spending her days travelling, music and is a keen singer. Tori resides with her BFF Brian (her beautiful pop) in West Wyalong. Tori has a DSH cat called Jasmin who likes run the house and will soon be a big sister to a new puppy!!

Welcome to the team Tori!

Megan Moss

Animal Care Taker (Head Kennel Hand/Assistant)

Megan joined the Lachlan Valley Vet team in early 2022. She moved to the Forbes district in 2018 with her husband Corey and they have since welcomed their daughter Thea and son Connor into their family. Before moving to Forbes, Megan was a livestock overseer on a mixed farming enterprise in Trangie NSW. She has a keen interest in Australian Kelpies and has trained and worked her own over her 10 years working in the agriculture industry. She still has two of her own working kelpies who have since retired from working sheep and cattle and are now happy spending their days fetching tennis balls thrown a very short distance from Thea and sleeping for hours on end on the veranda. Megan also owns a very handsome Aussie Bulldog, Pumba who is possible the furriest D10 bulldozer you have ever seen. Megan is enjoying learning new skills that are required for working in the veterinary clinic and hopes to further develop her skills and obtain a Certificate IV in Vet Nursing in the next couple of years.  Megan enjoys all aspects of working in the veterinary clinic and learning from the amazing team that works there. 

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