The veterinary team have an impressive combined experience of over 40 years of practice in the community.
James has worked in rural mixed practice since 1995. After qualifying from Cambridge University in the UK, he worked in Yorkshire for 3½ years. He then came to northwest Tasmania in 1999 and, apart from a short time in the Highlands of Scotland to be near family, James has worked here ever since.
James is experienced in all aspects of the veterinary health care we provide at Ulverstone Veterinary Clinic. He is closely involved with our small animal medical cases and undertakes many of the more complex surgeries that we perform. James is also experienced with the health issues facing horses, dairy cattle, beef cattle and other livestock in our area.
Between 2011 and 2015, James undertook a PhD in platypus health which has seen him publish work on a range of veterinary topics including infectious disease, anaesthesia, clinical pathology and immunogenetics.
James and his wife Megan have two children, they have two corgis and a British blue cat as well as a few sheep, goats, pigs, chooks, ducks and goldfish.
Olivia grew up on the northwest coast of Tasmania before studying veterinary medicine at Murdoch University in Western Australia. After working for 12 years on the mainland, predominantly in regional South Australia, Olivia returned to Tasmania and joined the Ulverstone Vet Clinic team.
She has completed post-graduate studies in feline medicine and emergency medicine through the University of Sydney, and brings a wealth knowledge and experience to our small animal diagnostic and medicine work. Olivia is currently completing a Master of Veterinary Studies in wildlife medicine.
In addition to numerous farm animals, Olivia has two cats, Bobble and Lolli.
Alison started at UVC in 2016. Originally from Melbourne where she undertook post graduate research and worked in medical science for 6 years, Alison returned to study following her childhood dream of becoming a vet. She studied Doctor of Veterinary Medicine at Melbourne University and graduated with distinction.
She loves all creatures great and small and is involved with all aspects of the clinic’s work, but has a particular soft spot for cats.
She has three cats and two (rather large) Irish Wolfhound X dogs at home.
Emma was born and raised in Melbourne. She always wanted to be a veterinarian and from a young age no other profession would do. Emma went to The University of Melbourne and attained an undergraduate bachelor’s degree in Science (BSc) in 2011, majoring in Veterinary bioscience, then a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) in 2014.
She has a strong interest in the veterinary care of horses and after graduation she undertook a 9 month post graduate equine internship in South Africa. Following this she took up a position in Namibia where she developed and maintained a reproductive program for livestock guarding dogs, and provided veterinary care for dogs, livestock, horses and captive/wild cheetahs.
Emma returned to Australia in 2017, moving to Tasmania to work with us at Ulverstone Veterinary Clinic.
Emma has and Australian Terrier called Igby.
The combined nursing staff has an experience base of over 70 years in the profession.
Our faithful mate Buddy, a middle aged male cockatiel, greets us each day with a warm excited call and chatter. He is free during the day to perch in the office when it is safe.