Our team

Our team of vets and nurses have trained hard to be the best in our fields, and we continue to maintain and expand our knowledge and skills at every opportunity. 

Dr Lacy GilMurray – Veterinarian D.V.M. Veterinary Director

I have a special interest exotic animal medicine, husbandry, and surgery and have presented multiple case reports on bearded dragon and guinea pig medicine at the international exotic animal conference ExoticsCon, as well as an active member of the Association of Reptile and Amphibian Veterinarians and the Association of Avian Veterinarians

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Dr Alison Barrett – Veterinarian

I graduated from the University of Queensland in 1995 after first completing a degree in Medical Laboratory Science. Early in my career I spent considerable time in the UK and have extensive experience and a special interest in rabbits and other small furry pets.

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Dr Jenny Warland – Veterinarian

I have a special interest in surgery, and also love getting to know both clients and their beautiful pets. Animals have always brought me so much love and joy, so I feel very blessed to be able to spend my life caring for them.

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Eleanor Foley – Practice Manager

I have a keen interest in some of the more weird and wonderful animals that come into our clinic as I have owned exotics in the past. I’m looking forward to what the future holds with me here at the clinic and getting to know more of the Newcastle area along with the amazing locals and all their lovely pets. 

Robyn Richardson – Nurse Manager

I have been working in the veterinary industry for over 20 years and couldn’t imagine working in any other field. I have always had a passion for animal care, meeting and helping owners with their beloved pets.

Jessica Nunn – Veterinary Nurse

I have always had a love of animals and this passion started at a young age growing up with 6 dogs and a cat. I have spent many years working in local practices gaining a world of knowledge to help care for every pet in my care. I have a particular interest in surgery and nursing cases and am passionate about animal behaviour.

Emelie Pollard – Veterinary Nurse

I enjoy all aspects of nursing but I have a particular interest in hospital and treatment nursing, where I can spend the time comforting our sick and injured animals.

Lorena Sharrock- Veterinary Nurse

I have always had a passion for animals so I decided to extend my career to include our furry and feathered friends. I have 2 rescue dogs named Felix and Zeus and 3 teenage children which keeps me busy in my life around the lake

Annabelle Amodio – Trainee Vet Nurse

I have always been super fascinated by animals and I am so excited to learn and grow into an amazing nurse. I have lived in Newcastle my whole life and loved growing up with many animals around me.

Sabrina Jensen – Veterinary Nurse

I enjoy being able to care for pets and provide comfort for their families, and I believe this is a very fulfilling and rewarding role. My love and interest in animals began at a young age, having grown up with a variety of animals, including dogs, cats, birds, snakes, and fish, as well as rabbits and guinea pigs.

Samantha Hedges – Veterinary Nurse

I love working at Dr Paws and enjoy meeting and caring for all of the animals that come into the practice. I like to make each one feel safe and comfortable on their visit.

Jade Dalton – Trainee Veterinary Nurse

Animals have always been my best friends! I have been dog walking and pet sitting in the Newcastle area for many years now. The majority of my spare time (and money!) is spent with my beautiful little Jack Russell x Frenchie dog, Nelly.  

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