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 WHILLOCK (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.