DAVID AMOS BVSc
In 1977 he began working for Phil Knight at the Gunnedah Veterinary Hospital, initially to assist during the busy thoroughbred breeding season but he never got around to leaving! David went on to buy the practice from Phil Knight in 1986 when his former employer decided to retire. He has many special memories of working with Phil, who proved to be a great mentor for a young vet.
Over the years David has had many wide & varied experiences as a vet & enjoys an opportunity to recount the more interesting ones. He enjoys all aspects of cattle work and is accredited with the National Cattle Pregnancy Diagnosis Scheme enabling him to pregnancy test & tag cattle. He is also accredited with both the Ovine Johnes Disease & the Bovine Johnes Disease Market Assurance Programs along with the Ovine Brucellosis Scheme.
He also has a keen interest in wildlife including koala, native birds & kangaroos, all of which we have in abundance here in Gunnedah & all of which frequent the clinic. While animals are his passion, he has a long standing relationship with several of the local sporting associations including tennis & cricket & he used to coach the local junior rubgy team.
PATRICIA ROBINSON (TRISH) BVBio/BVSc
Trish was born in the Blue Mountains area but started school in the small rural town of Tullibigeal in Western NSW. In 1999 she moved with her family to Bawley Point on the South Coast where she completed her high school years at Ulladulla High School. Trish was accepted into Charles Sturt University in 2007 where she studied a Bachelor of Veterinary Biology/ Bachelor of Veterinary Science which she completed in 2012. In August 2012 Trish joined the Gunnedah Veterinary team as the newest veterinarian.
Her extended family includes her 2 cats ‘Lola’ and ‘Wiggles,’ and her cattle dog ‘Lyla’ who were all adopted through the Rehomer Scheme at GVH, as well as her 2 horses ‘Jitters’ and ‘Lulu’. When Trish is not working she enjoys horse riding, exercising and catching up with friends.
EMILY WAUGH BSc (Animal Production) & BVBio/BVSc
During her schooling years Emily developed a passion to live in the country and wished to pursue a career in the agricultural industry. After finishing her schooling in 2002 she took a year off spending time working on properties in the Riverina. In 2004 she commenced her degree in Agricultural Science at Sydney University transferring to earn a Bachelor of Science (Animal Production) from Charles Sturt University. It was then that Emily realised her dream to be a veterinarian and she completed her Bachelor Veterinary Biology/Veterinary Science at CSU, 2012. After locuming in Dubbo, Emily then settled into a clinic as a mixed practitioner in the Hunter Valley at Clarence Town. After working there for over a year, Emily moved to Gunnedah. Initially she did locums in Tamworth, Gunnedah and Quirindi before joining the team at Gunnedah Veterinary Hospital.
Emily and her extended family – two Jack Russell’s ‘Boo’ and ‘Flic’ could not be happier to call Gunnedah home. In her spare time Emily enjoys travelling and experiencing new cultures, cooking and gardening.
Katherine was born in Sydney NSW in 1991 but grew up in Curlewis until she was 9 years old, after which she moved to Adelaide where she completed her schooling. Katherine was always passionate about animals and wanted to work in the industry and started here at Gunnedah Veterinary Hospital in 2012 where she completed her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing via a trainee ship. Katherine then followed on to complete her Diploma in Veterinary nursing. Katherine enjoys all aspects of working in the hospital.
Katherine’s extended family includes a black Toy Poodle named ‘Zappo’.
Cassie has lived in Gunnedah her whole life where she completed her schooling at St. Mary’s College. Cassie started at Gunnedah Veterinary Hospital in early 2017 in which she is completing her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing. Cassie has had a passion for animals her whole life as she grew up on a farm. Some of her animals include camels, rabbits, cattle, guinea pigs, doves, chooks and ducks. She is especially attached to her beautiful dalmatians Bell Bell and Trip and her cat Leo.