Meet Our Team

Dr Alex Keough
BVSc (Honours), BAgSc

Alex graduated from Charles Sturt University (CSU) in 2013. Alex is the proprietor of the business and more then anything loves to see pets and foster animals happy and healthy (and de-sexed!) back at home with their families. On the weekends you will usually find Alex has roped the rest of her family into renovating something at the clinic or working on her husbands business as well! Alex has a menagerie of pets, farm animals and kids at home and you might find one or two of them in at the clinic on any given day.

Dr. Georgia Ladmore
BVSc (Honours)

Georgia graduated from Charles Sturt University with honours in 2014. Georgia hails from Nabiac, North of Newcastle and has experience working in emergency clinics on the east coast. On her days off you’ll normally find Georgia vetting for horsey events or playing with her adopted dog (and Lake Roads resident blood donor) Sampson.

Sonya Leddin
Practice Manager / Cert IV Veterinary Nursing

Sonya is our longest standing Nurse/Admin and has the ability to jump into any role whenever we ask her. In her spare time Sonya is owns and manages one of the local restaurants and hangs out with her growing family, their two dogs, Lila and Zeus and their cats Axle & Kovu.

Dr Steph McCarthy
I grew up on a property in Harden NSW where I fell in love with a lifestyle surrounded by animals. While the farm focused on sheep production, I had my own collection of animals including lambs, calves, kelpie puppies, kittens and rabbits! I have always been passionate about animal health which drove me to study a Bachelor of Veterinary Science.

 

I graduated from CSU Wagga Wagga in 2016 and was lucky to gain my first year of veterinary experience in a busy mixed practice clinic in Jenlderie NSW. Recently my husband and I bought a block of land at McMahons Reef NSW and started our own farming business. Working at Lake Road Veterinary Clinic has been a fantastic opportunity for me. I love being back in Wagga and working amongst a supportive and fun team with great clients and their pets! In my spare time you will find me walking my fur baby ‘Shea’ or getting amongst the food and wine culture in Wagga.

Dr Amanda Walker
Amanda graduated from Charles Sturt University with Dr Alex in 2018. Amanda has since locumed in many vet clinics throughout eastern Australia, performed de-sexing clinics in remote indigenous communities in the Northern Territory and even worked with sled-dogs in Canada for a while!

Amanda enjoys time with her horses and can often be found at a campdraft on the weekends.

Tammy Field
Accounts Manager

Tammy is our Accounts Manager and part of our reception team. Although she can crack the whip when it comes to the bills at heart she is a bit of a softy and cares deeply about all the patients that pass through our doors. In her spare time she’s running around after her three boys (four if you include her husband).

Shannen Brown
Veterinary Nurse

Shannen is another one of our vet nurses and is known in the team to put in the extra effort every day to make sure that the animals are well cared for and get a few extra sneaky pats and cuddles. When not at the clinic she’s busy studying to complete her cert IV in veterinary nursing or hanging out with her partner Ricky and their own clan of fur-babies.

Priscilla Willcockson
Cert IV Veterinary Nursing

Priscilla has been nursing for many years and joined the Lake Road family midway through 2016. She sneaks in early each morning to make sure that everyone is going well in hospital and greats them all with a ‘Hello, my babies’. When she’s not pampering your pets or helping out with surgeries she has a whole tribe of adopted, misfit dogs (and her recently adopted chook Pepper) to love and care for.

Karley Cook
Purchasing Officer

Karley is our Purchasing Officer and a member of our reception team. While making sure all your pets food orders are being process and that the clinic has all it needs to run smoothly. In her spare time she’s managing her husband, two kids and ‘Mort’ the bulldog that you might see on another of the website pages.

Michealla Marama
Cert IV Veterinary Nursing
Cert II Animal Studies
Cert II Captive Animals

Michealla is from the Central Coast and moved to Wagga Wagga to study at Charles Sturt University. She has a cheeky golden retriever called Benji and he is her favourite individual to hang out with. You will usually find Michealla helping the vets in consult or rearranging the shelves out the back in a bid to keep the clinic orderly. Micheala is also one of our puppy preschool trainers.

Shayne Ault
Veterinary Nurse (B Ag. Cert IV TAA)

Shayne is currently studying Veterinary Science at CSU. She grew up in Northern Victoria, and was actively involved in her parent’s dairy farm. Before moving to Wagga, Shayne completed a Bachelor of Agriculture at Melbourne University. She is one of our puppy preschool instructors and is trying to initiate ‘kitty kindy’ as well.

Pheobe Makepeace
Veterinary Nurse (Bachelor of Animal Science)

Originally from the NSW Central Coast, our newest nurse Phoebe has lived in Wagga for the past 6 years studying at Charles Sturt University. She successfully achieved her Bachelor of Animal Science in 2016, and is currently completing her Certi IV in Veterinary Nursing. Phoebe looks forward to using her degree in interesting and different ways at Lake Rd. At home Phoebe has three pooches of her own that have already had their fair share of visits to the clinic and include Bomber, one of LRVs blood donors.

Mel Rigby
Veterinary Nurse
B Animal & Bio Science

Mel grew up outside of Albury, developing a love for animals at a young age. She studied Animal and Veterinary Bioscience at Sydney uni and also worked as a vet nurse, before exploring the world, living and working as a vet nurse in London and traveling through Europe. She is currently studying veterinary science at CSU and works at the clinic in her spare time as a nurse and puppy preschool trainer. Mel loves all animals and has fun working with the wildlife and exotic pets that come into the clinic, as well as training her rescue cat Yoshi.

Montana Taylor

Trainee Vet Nurse

I studied cert II in animal studies throughout my HSC in 2016. After finishing school I was lucky enough to get a job at Lake Road as a part time kennel hand. I worked as a kennel hand for around 12 months looking after and making all the hospital and surgery patients as comfortable as possible. Then I happily accepted a traineeship in cert IV in Veterinary Nursing which I am currently undertaking and loving every minute.

In my spare time, you’ll usually find me watching Netflix and hanging out with my beautiful rescue dog Bailey, who I adopted from the clinic early in 2017.

I love coming to work everyday to help all the beautiful pets and learn so many new things.

Kyla Walmsley
Trainee Veterinary Nurse

Hey my name’s Kyla, I’m from a farm out in Tarcutta. On my farm we have sheep, cattle, horses and crops. We have a lot of work dogs that are kelpies.

When I started my traineeship at Lake Road Veterinary Clinic I moved to Wagga with my partner.

I have two pets, a dog and a horse. My dog’s name is Turbo and he is a jack russel x fox terrier. My horse’s name is Abby and she is a pure stockhorse that I do team penning on.

I love coming to work and extending my ability to learn new and exiting things. I can’t wait to be a fully qualified nurse.

Jenny Duncan
Administration

I have spent most of my working life in banks starting as a machinist. I held lots of positions right up to Bank Manager.

I have four beautiful children and two gorgeous grandchildren who are the joy of my life.

I have a pet goldfish called Precious. He is very quiet.

I have lived in Juree since I was 4 and love the country life. Our little town keeps me very busy.

Brooke Heydon
Originally from Wagga Wagga, spent the past 12 moths working in Alice Springs. Studying Bachelor of veterinary technology at CSU. 3 animals at home, 2 dogs and 1 cat.
Nat Bathgate
Cert II Animal Studies, Cert III Animal Studies, Cert IV Veterinary Nursing

I’ve been working in the veterinary industry since 2005. First as a veterinary nurse and then grooming. I’ve been grooming for 7 years.

I am now a mum of 2 young boys. My hobbies before children were Softball, Trail Motorbike riding and fostering. I fostered and found homes for hundreds of puppies and dogs as a member of local rescue groups.

I have one dog, Mea (Bullmastiff x Staghound), who is 12 years old and one cat, Indi (Devon Rex), who is 7 years old. I also have two sheep and two alpacas. I would love to add a Rhodesian Ridgeback to my family in the future.

Helen
Customer Service

Helen is our clinic cat and if you don’t see her out and about around the clinic is mostly likely because she’s been naughty or has donated blood and is enjoying some pampering and rest out back. She likes to greet most people and their pets and on more then one occasion has entered into a vet’s consultation to see if they are providing appropriate service & care.

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