Meet Our Team
Dr Alex Keough
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
Membership of Australian New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists in Veterinary Practice-Small Animals
Accredited FEI 2* Endurance Veterinarian
Dr Georgia graduated from Charles Sturt University with honours in 2014. Dr Georgia is from Nabiac, North of Newcastle, but has spent the last decade making Wagga her home. Loving a challenge, Dr Georgia has completed a Graduate Certificate in Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care. On her days off you’ll normally find Dr Georgia vetting for horse events as an endurance veterinarian, tending her beloved chickens or playing with her adopted pets (and Lake Road’s frequent blood donors), the mighty Gustav and Eeva, or best doggo, Sampson.
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 Alex Pentecost
Hi my name is Alex. I was born and raised as well as studied and worked in Far North Queensland my whole life. I have moved to Wagga to live with my partner, Jamie, who works for the army. I am very concerned for myself for the Wagga winter. I am interested in soft tissue surgery and feline medicine and look forward to getting to know the area.
Dr Sara Hodges
Bachelor of Animal Science, BVsc/BVetBio
Sara graduated from CSU in August 2019 and spent a year working in mixed practice before wanting to settle back in Wagga. Prior to Sara studying to be a Veterinarian, she had completed a degree in Animal Science at La Trobe University in Melbourne. This led her into working on a large dairy farm near Finley for a couple of years before going to CSU to earn her double degree in Veterinary Biology & Veterinary Science.
Sara has a special interest in soft tissue surgery and reproduction and can’t wait to meet all of our clients and their furry or feathered companions. Sara lives on a property outside Wagga with her partner and when not at work, she loves to be kept busy helping on the farm, working in the veggie garden or riding her horses in the sport of cutting.
Dr Julia Tanner
I graduated from James Cook University in 2017. Worked in family mixed practice for 18 months in Beaudesert before heading to the UK for six months of Locum work and travel. Moved to Wagga Wagga in February with my partner as he has an equine residency at CSU.
On the weekends I like to go hiking/walking, visiting friends and family. Ride horses when I have time 🙂
I moved from Sydney to Wagga to take up the position of Practice Manager of Lake Road Vet this year. During the 2019/20 Bushfires I spent a lot of time on the ground assisting animals and families which shaped me in wanting to assist animals and families in more rural areas.
In my spare time I like spending time outdoors, with my chocolate Labrador Hazel.
Dr Ellen McDonald
Bachelor in Animal Science with Honours / Doctor of Philosophy in Veterinary Science
Ellen is one of our two new practice managers.
Ellen has spent the last ten years researching reproduction in pigs whilst also lecturing both Animal Science and Veterinary Science students at CSU Wagga Wagga
Ellen spends her spare time with her family; including her husband, three children and many many animals on their small farm near Wagga Wagga. The family has four dogs Samson, Lorna, Jackson and Copper.
Outside of this, their family like water sports, camping and travelling.
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.
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.
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).
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 Hospital 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.
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.
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.
Max is a vet student with a passion for helping animals. He is from a cattle property in Victoria. When he’s not at work he likes playing volleyball, football and walking his dog.
Louise is one you may not forget on the phone as she is from Ireland and has lived in Australia now for 8 years. She has a very extensive background in Equine nursing and as a veterinary student. She came to work for us to increase her small animal skills. She has worked and lived all over the world and loves to talk about it so ask. She has 2 dogs one of which was a rescue and also loves cats.
Jacob is a casual nurse/patient care whilst studying Veterinary Science at CSU.
Originally from Wangaratta Victoria, Jacob moved to Wagga for his studies, leaving behind his three dogs, two Jack Russells, Jack (pictured) and Chloe (not pictured as she decided to jump in the dam instead) and Peggie a Smithfield Collie.
Jacob‘s passion for animals and Veterinary Science came from his family farm whilst working with their livestock.
Jacob spends most of his spare time outdoors, participating in activities ranging from mechanic work on machinery to clay target shooting!
Hi I’m Beth (pictures with Mac). I’m a 3rd year Vet student at CSU and interested in both large and small animals. I work casually at the clinic in a number of roles and love being part of the Lake Road team. It has been great to learn new skills and make new friends involved in the veterinary profession. I don’t have any animals of my own but absolutely adore fostering animals through the clinic.
Hey I’m Emma, I’m from Wallaroo in South Australia and this is my second year in Wagga Wagga. I moved here in 2019 to study Vet Science and am now in my second year of studies.
I have my certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing and I pride myself on patient care. I love being able to come to work here at Lake Road Veterinary Hospital and learn new skills everyday in my spare time from uni studies!
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.
Emma grew up in Leeton spending most of her time helping her grandparents on their farm.
She has always had a great interest in animals which has encouraged her to start studying Animals Studies to further her knowledge and her ambition is to be an important part of the care and well being of animals.
At home, Emma has 4 cats and 2 dogs that are of great importance to her family.
I’m originally from Tumut. I started at CSU in 2015 studying Veterinary Technology and I got my Certificate 4 in Veterinary Nursing. I am currently studying Bachelor of Veterinary Science and I’m in my 5th year.
I have 2 cats at home, Nala and Olly 🐱
Kennel hand/Trainee Veterinary nurse
Currently studying Veterinary science and biology at CSU.
I originally grew up in the Goulburn valley, Victoria and moved to Wagga to study. It’s fantastic to be working at LRV while I study, learning all sorts of skills and playing with all the gorgeous pets. When I’m not studying, you’ll probably find me sewing in front of the telly or hanging out with friends. My own fur-babies (2 cats Liquorice and Tiger) still live with my parents, but I am the proud aunty to all of my friends pets including this little sweetheart, Storm.
Hey I’m Steph. I’m from Mangoplah, just south of Wagga. I have two kelpie dogs at home, Pip and Roo, which are both working dogs. When I’m not working at LRV I’m helping my family out on our farm in Mango. We have sheep, cattle, cropping and do a lot of contract work around the area. In my spare time I play netball for the local club (MCUE). I have learnt so much since starting at Lake Road Vet and can’t wait to learn more skills in the future.
Hi, my name is Lauren.
I’m from Wagga Wagga, born and bred, and have spent most of my working life in the transport industry.
I have a gorgeous daughter who shares my love for animals of all kinds and makes me so proud everyday.
Together, we share our home with four dogs, three cats, and a few guinea pigs and rabbits! You can never be lonely at our house!
I have always dreamt of working with animals. They are my passion! And now, thanks to LRV, I’m living my dream! As a trainee veterinary nurse, I’m learning more each and every day and I love every moment!
I am a casual nurse and patient carer at the LRV Clinic. I have completed a Bachelor of Animal Science at the University of Adelaide and am currently studying Veterinary Science at CSU.
My first word was dog and I haven’t stopped talking about animals ever since. I have always wanted to be a vet and moved to Wagga to pursue this dream. Originally, I am from the city of Adelaide and have been loving living in a rural community.
My hobbies include training my dog Toby, the Border Terrier from my photo, to do all sorts of tricks. I also volunteer at Riding for the Disabled and absolutely love playing basketball.
Puppy Preschool Co-ordinator
Entering into my final year of Animal Science and plan to complete the DELTA Dog Trainer Course after my degree.
I have always grown up around animals and was fascinated with training by using natural behaviours and positive reinforcement. (I trained my chicken in Year 9 to ‘come’, ‘sit’ and ‘get up’ on my arm.)
I have an Australian Kelpie called Poppy, my best bud, who loves our training sessions and adventures more than anything.
I also have two parrots that are challenging my skills as a trainer.
If we have a conversation about behaviour/training it could go on for hours so be prepared!
Hey I’m Jenna, I’m from the small town The Rock. At my house we have a number of pets, you could pretty much say it is a menagerie!
We have two dogs, three cats and 9 fat pearl scale fishies. My family also have 8 horses, 3 of which are mine. My horses’ names are Ellie, who loves everyone, Pony Face, the trick pony and Joker is the shy and quiet one. They all love carrots!
Trainee Veterinary Nurse
Growing up on a farm, going to university and being involved in WIRES has given me a broad knowledge base which I look forward to building on and making use of in my new role as a trainee nurse. In my spare time I do aerials, draw and play on my PS4. As well I spend time with my husky x labrador Knox.
Growing up I always enjoyed spending time around animals and always wished to become a vet when I was older. Through my HSC I was able to obtain my Certificate II in Hospitality at the end of 2019. Whilst finishing school I landed myself a Traineeship with ATEL undertaking a Certificate III in Business which I completed in August 2020. My long term career goal has always been to be within the Animal Industry and to gain hands on experience and knowledge in the area.
Hi! I’m Emily. Upon leaving Wagga Wagga High School, and completing Cert 2 in Animal Studies I am excited to start work with Lake Road Vet. On weekends I enjoy spending time with my family and friends as well as my two beautiful dogs.
I am a mum of 3 who moved to Wagga at the end of high school after growing up in the Snowy Mountains. In my spare time I love to go camping and exploring with my family, I enjoy growing things in my greenhouse and orchard. And I cannot wait to meet everyone’s fur/feathered family members!
Hey, I’m Jack, I grew up in Leeton and Albury so I have been around the Riverina my whole life. I have only just recently gotten into VET Nursing but I am really excited for this new adventure. Before working here I was a Rigger in Melbourne and Canberra, and before that I was an Acrobat!
I am currently studying Veterinary Science at CSU.
I grew up in Sydney, spending much of my childhood on a hobby farm in Braidwood. A love for all creatures great and small has since brought me to Wagga and I hope to one day work with cattle, the biggest puppies of them all.
Back home in Sydney, my border collie Salty lives with my family. When I cannot spend time with her, I am in Wagga swimming, painting and playing my guitar.
I grew up on a property out at Humula, farming cattle and sheep as well as cropping. Growing up with a strong family connection in the horse world, I continued my Agricultural path into high school, attending Yanco Ag and completing my HSC in 2018.
I moved to Wagga earlier this year with my partner and since then have expanded our little family- having our daughter in October.
For as long as I can remember I’ve had a deep love and passion for all animals small and large, having many working dogs, horses, cats and other animals on the farm,
I’m very excited to be starting my new position at Lake Road Vet and can’t wait to further my skills.
Hi I’m Anna (pictured with Charlie).
I completed my certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing throughout my HSC and I am a current Veterinary technology student at CSU.
I am from Alstonville, NSW and in my free time I’m out and about finding new places to explore with Charlie.
I love being apart of the Lake Road Vet family 🐾