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)
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 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.

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.

Dr. Shayne Ault

BVSc, B Ag

Shayne graduated from Charles Sturt University in 2019. Shayne grew up in Northern Victoria, where she completed a Bachelor of Ag at Melbourne Uni and worked with the Vic Department of Primary Industries. After a student placement in 2014 Shayne started working as a nurse at LRV and adds that nursing experience into her new role as a Vet.

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 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 🙂

Charlotte Gray

Hey! I’m Charlotte. I’m from Camden NSW and moved to Wagga Wagga to study Veterinary Science. I love working at Lake Road Vet to learn new skills and care for our wonderful patients! I have a huge interest in wildlife and I am often caring for orphaned or injured wildlife for WIRES. In my spare time you can find me with my two dogs, Sadie and Bindi.

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).

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.

Emily Hunt

Casual Veterinary Nurse

Originally from Canberra I have moved to Wagga for university. I am currently studying Equine Science as my main passion is horses.

However I completed my Veterinary Nursing course in Canberra in 2016 and worked in a small animal hospital for two years. I absolutely love nursing. It is a very rewarding job and I am looking forward to expanding my knowledge in this industry.

When I’m not studying or nursing i enjoy the company of my partner, Carl, who moved to Wagga with me as well as our crazy pet rabbit who thinks he rules the house.

Montanna 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 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.

Jenny Duncan

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.
Dr. Peter Brunsden

Born and raised in Sydney with several years in Goulburn and also lived several months in Tehran.

Graduated in 1983 from the University of Sydney and commenced worked at Leeton in 1984. Moved to Queanbeyan in 1988 and worked for 7 years in a large mixed practice before taking over as owner ans sole vet At the Tumbarumba vet clinic where i stayed until the clinic was sold in july 2018. This was a mixed practice dealing mainly with small animals, beef cattle, sheep, horses but also lots of other species and many different situations.

I am married to Regina and we have 3 children (Hannah, Simon and Clare). All now independent. I have been active in service clubs, hospital communities, chamber of commerce and the AVA.

I like gardening, reading and lots of music. I have two border collies.

Helen Foley

A long time resident of Wagga and I love the community I live in. I have a passion for the care and welfare of all animals and love working with people. I enjoy travelling, cooking and spending time with our children and grandchildren.

Renelle Napier

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.

Dr Janet
Amelia Steinbeck

Pet Groomer

I’ve been working in the animal industry since I started in a salon in Canberra in 2013 where I learnt how to groom all sorts of beautiful pups, while I was studying my Certificate II in Animal Studies. In 2017 I started studying a Bachelor of Animal Studies at CSU. If i’m not studying or grooming I’m doting on my rescue pup Poco or hanging out with all my furry and feathered babies back at my home in Cootamundra.

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.

Jesse Tanner

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!

Alexandra Williams

Hey, my name is Alexandra and I’m a 3rd year Veterinary Science student studying at Charles Sturt University. I grew up in Sydney’s Northern Beaches and spent a lot of time growing up on my grandparents property in Cowra where I developed a love for animals both large and small.

Outside of my love for animals, my hobbies include playing music, dancing and exploring the world.

I currently have a Border Collie/Kelpie named Penny who lives back home and a rescue kitten named Yoda.

Jacob Motha

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!

Bethany Bayliss

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.

Emma Borlace

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!

India Anderson

I am currently studying a Bachelor of Veterinary Biology/Bachelor of Veterinary Science at Charles Stuart University. Originally from Sydney, I have 3 beautiful dogs and lots of fish!

When I am not with animals, I am reading, playing sport or being with friends.

Emma Huebner

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.

Georgia Rusconi

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 🐱

Jade Connolly

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.

Steph Dew

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.

Lauren Campbell

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!

Kaitlyn Basham

Hi‎ I‎ am‎ Kaitlyn,‎ 19,‎ a‎ casual‎ animal‎ care‎ employee‎ at‎ Lake‎ Road‎ Vet.‎ I‎ am‎ from‎ Cootamundra‎ where‎ my‎ parents‎ have‎ a‎ hobby‎ farm‎ that‎ I‎ have‎ filled‎ up‎ with‎ animals,‎ including‎ alpacas,‎ dorper‎ sheep,‎ saxony‎ ducks,‎ an‎ assortment‎ of‎ chickens‎ and‎ my‎ 2‎ dogs‎ (pictured)‎ Loki,‎ a‎ spoilt‎ blue‎ heeler‎ pup‎ &‎ Raider,‎ a‎ red‎ heeler‎ x‎ staffy‎ who‎ we‎ rescued‎ from‎ the‎ pound‎ when‎ he‎ was‎ a‎ pup.‎ I‎ am‎ studying‎ Science‎ at‎ CSU‎ and‎ hope‎ to‎ work‎ with‎ animals‎ in‎ the‎ future‎ as‎ this‎ has‎ been‎ my‎ passion‎ since‎ I‎ was‎ little.

Max Nicolson

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.

Taylor Dunnett

I am a bubbly, empathetic person who loves my job as a Certified Veterinary Nurse as I have been doing so for over 4 years now. Everyday is a new one, and seeing so many different animals during my career makes me appreciate all of the Aussie creatures, big, small, scaled, slimy and feathered. I cannot wait to see where my career within Lake Road Vet takes me.

Louise Comber

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. 

Sammy Moxan

I am currently in my 5th year of Veterinary Science at CSU. 

I completed a school based traineeship at a mixed practice in Tamworth before moving to Wagga for Uni in 2015. I joined the Lake Road team in 2019 to maintain and expand my clinical skills and have loved every minute of it. In my free time you’ll find me experimenting in the kitchen, breaking out the tools for some home DIY or on an active adventure with my red girl, Jedda. 🐶

Abby Wollard

Abby moved to Wagga from a farm in Oberon to complete her Bachelor of Veterinary Technology degree at CSU.
In her spare time she loves to hang out with her two dogs, Chip and Bidgee.

Isabel Kellaway

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.

Melanie (Mel) White

Mel originally started with the clinic as a trainee nurse back in 2014. After a few years in the hospitality industry we are delighted to have her back to join the admin team. In her spare time Mel hangs out with her family and her dog while trying not to adopt every cute puppy or rabbit that comes through the clinic.

Natasha (Tash) White

I grew up on a farm and have always had pets.They are my babies. I have always loved working with animals. When you love your job it’s not work!

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