Dr. Katherine Overs
Born and bred in Sydney, Katherine graduated from the University of Sydney in 2004. Her first job as a new graduate was in Motto Farm NSW, a mixed animal practice. She then moved to Dubbo NSW and worked in a large and very busy mixed animal practice for a few years. Making the move to Mildura in 2009, she first worked casually while her children were small, before coming on board full time in 2014. Katherine lives with her partner, three small sons, and a menagerie of animals. Katherine’s veterinary interests include all aspects of small animal medicine and surgery, with a particular interest in soft tissue surgery. Outside of work, Katherine enjoys gardening, working on her mosaics, reading, and spending time with family and friends.
Dr. Alex Wellington
Dr. Ian Japp
Dr. Sharon Wilson
Dr. Eleanor Pang
Eleanor graduated from the University of Melbourne in December 2015. She is originally from Singapore and relocated to Mildura after completing her degree. Eleanor has a special interest in surgery and small animal internal medicine. She loves baking and looking after her veggie patch outside of work. She also enjoys seeking out exciting new cafes when she’s back visiting Melbourne. Eleanor lives with her husband, Chuppie (Cavoodlese) and loyal rescue cat, Miumiu, who never failed to keep her company during her long study hours while at Uni. She is also very passionate about chickens and loves her pet chooks very much!
Dr. Ken Loung
Originally from Hong Kong, Kenneth (better known as Ken) has lived in Australia for more than a decade now. He relocated to Mildura two months after he graduated from the University of Adelaide in 2018. He is really enjoying the experience he gets from doing general practice veterinary consults, but he is especially interested in surgery and diagnostic imaging. In his spare time, Ken enjoys reading, travelling and spending quality time with friends and family.
Dr. Nat Smith
Nat grew up on some land on the outskirts of Red Cliffs and completed his schooling locally in 2012, before heading to Adelaide to start his Veterinary degree in 2013.
Nat brings an easy going, light hearted, but relatable personality to the team. He has a keen interest in medicine, herd health and wildlife conservation.
Becoming a vet felt like natural progression for Nat. As a youngster he enjoyed spending time with his wide variety of animals and aside from some brief moments of wanting to become a Firefighter and Medical Doctor, joining the veterinary profession was all he had his heart set on. In 2013, Nat was finally able to make that dream a reality and has been more than happy ever since.
Nat currently owns two Bull Arabs, Kiera and Indi, but he has grown up with a whole menagerie of animals including goats, sheep, pigs, poultry and 100s of parrots.
Dr Heidi Kwan
Mrs. Leander Barnden – Veterinary Nurse Leader – Diploma of Veterinary Nursing
Leander Barnden grew up in the Yarra Valley and relocated to Mildura with her partner in 2004. Her interest in the veterinary industry began in her primary school years when she developed a fondness for animals and became involved in their care. In high school Leander spent time at Healesville Sanctuary, caring for the resident platypus being the highlight. Leander has been a valuable part of the team since 2005, taking a break in 2009 then re-joining. Particular areas of interest include orthopaedic surgery and dentistry. She holds a Diploma in General Practice (Vet Nursing).
Mrs. Rebecca McGregor – Veterinary Nurse Leader – Diploma of Veterinary Nursing
Ms. Sophie Koschitzke – Veterinary Nurse
Ms. Christina Fitzpatrick – Veterinary Nurse
Ms. Catherine O’Day – Veterinary Nurse
Catherine was raised on a wheat and sheep farm in the Millewa where she gained her love of animals and developed practical skills in handling and managing animals. She has two children and a menagerie of animals from dogs, cats, chooks, even a ferret. (RIP the guinea pigs and budgie.) Catherine commenced working at MVH in 2010, and genuinely still loves coming to work each day.
Ms. Jordan Fraser-Seed – Cert IV Veterinary Nursing
Jordan originated from New Zealand at age 13, growing up on a farm surrounded by animals. Jordan joined the MVH team in 2016 having studied Cert 3 in Companion Animal Studies and is now studying Cert IV in Veterinary Nursing. Jordan is a American Staffordshire Terrier lover, as she believes they are the most misunderstood breed. Outside of work, Jordan enjoys bonding with her AST Kaos, whilst attending Mildura Delta Dogs, gym and socialising with friends and family.
Ms. Karrynne Lowe – Cert IV Veterinary Nursing
Karrynne grew up on a mixed cropping / animal property in central west NSW and became part of the MVH team in 2017. Karrynne became a qualified Veterinary Nurse prior to owning her own pet shop, returning to nursing after having her family. Karrynne is currently undertaking a degree in Veterinary Technology. Her gypsy lifestyle has seen her live and work in QLD, NSW and SA before settling here in VIC. Outside of work, her interests include her own menagerie, 2 dogs, a cat and 2 quinea pigs, and her family keep her very busy and she loves to return home to the farm as often as possible.