Dr Amanda (Mandy) Lugsdin- Senior Veterinary Surgeon and Owner
I grew up on a sheep and cattle station near Hay in the Riverina. After completing a degree in Ag Science at Charles Sturt University in Wagga Wagga, I pursued an agricultural career as a commodity risk management specialist.
After leaving the Australian agricultural scene in 2002 to travel abroad, I returned home in 2003 to undertake a degree in Veterinary Science at the University of Melbourne. Upon graduation, my rural background found me up to my armpits in mud and cow-dung in the middle of an intensive dairy region in Gippsland!
Nowadays, companion animal medicine has captured my attention, with special interests in Dermatology, Ultrasound, Small Animal Medicine and all things feline. I have worked extensively throughout beautiful North East Victoria including Wangaratta, Benalla, Myrtleford, Albury and Wodonga.
I am a cheerful person who is very passionate about developing strong relationships with clients, pets and hospital personnel alike. I also believe in the importance of facilitating our team's further education and personal development, as well as mentoring recent graduates.
Outside the work place I am very family orientated, and have a (rather large) household of 5 children & 4 furry friends! Of course, most of these furry friends were strays in need of a loving home.