Meet Our Team

  

Dr Grant Poolman BVSc MVSc

(Partner)

Grant is a partner of the practice. He graduated from the University of Sydney in 1968 and completed his Masters in 1990.
 
Grant started his veterinary career in Victoria in large animal practice before moving to Pennant Hills where he worked in mixed practice until 1981. He then became a lecturer and course coordinator at Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga and remained there until 2000. Grant has been at the Bowral Veterinary Hospital since then. Grant's interests golf, dressage equestrian events and discussing interesting veterinary cases. 
 
Outside of work Grant attends equestrian events as a horse owner, groom or veterinarian. He enjoyed his role as an FEI Veterinarian at major international equestrian events including the Sydney 2000 Olympics and the Rome World Championships for Equestrian Sports. Grant and his wife share their home with Lucy the cat and Axel & Anna the Giant Schnauzers. They also have six horses, one of which is a grand prix dressage horse. 


Dr Kay Weller BVSc (Hons) MACVSc ( Feline Medicine)

(Veterinarian)

Kay graduated from University of Sydney with honours in 1984 and has been accepted as a Member of the Australian College of Veterinary Scientists by examination in Feline Medicine.
 
Kay started work (a week before she graduated!) in Sydney's Northern Beaches in small animal practice. She moved down to the Southern Highlands to be with her fiancee Graeme but still hasn't found time to get married.
 
She enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine and surgery and always tries to keep up to date with the latest information by completing post graduate courses in Internal medicine , Feline Medicine and Canine Reproduction.
 
Kay shares her home with two very naughty cats, four fish and two budgies. When she's not at work she spends her time going to the local gym, yoga classes, reading and bush walking. She also enjoys knitting elaborate jumpers and lace shawls...which of course, entertains the cats for hours.


Dr Angus Hayes BVSc MVS

(Partner)

Angus is a partner of the practice and is a second generation vet, following in the footsteps of his father. Following his graduation from the University of Sydney back in 2001 he worked in the Hunter Valley before moving to the UK for 5 years. On returning to Australia, he worked in one of Sydney's premier veterinary clinics, Ku-Ring-Gai Veterinary Hospital for a many years before making the move to become a partner at Bowral Veterinary Hospital.
 
He has completed a  Masters of Veterinary Studies through Murdoch University, concentrating on Small Animal Internal Medicine and Emergency/Critical Care. Angus practices in Western based acupuncture and uses the technique for a range of pain problems, especially in the older patients. Along with this, he has a special interest and skill in diagnostic imaging including ultrasonography. Having completed further studies in Reptile medicine, Angus loves treating pets of all shapes and sizes. 
 
Angus is a brand amabassador for Ivory Coat Companion Goods and consults closely with the 100% Australian owned and manufactured company regarding the health of your pets. For more information, visit the Ivory Coat page of our website.
 
Outside of the practice, Angus enjoys travel with his wife and camping, although that has all changed with the birth of his second son, Hugo, a brother to Teddy. He also enjoys playing touch football and tennis when he gets the time. On top of his two young boys, he has his hands full with a pair of naughty German Shorthaired Pointers named Otto and Fritz.
 
 


Dr Kate Eppleston BVSc (Hons 1)

(Veterinarian)

Having graduated from the University of Sydney in 2012, Kate joined the team at BVH. Kate has settled in to the Highlands well and is now an indispensable member of the practice.
 
Kate grew up and went to school in Bathurst NSW, however has spent the many years in and around Sydney throughout her time at University. As a country girl who is used to the cold, the move to the Southern Highlands was easy.
 
Outside of the clinic, Kate enjoys playing netball, bushwalking ande travelling. Kate has a lively kelpie called Lou who she rescued a few years ago.
 
 
 


Lucy Parker BVSc (Merit)

(Veterinarian)

Lucy graduated from Sydney University in 2008. Lucy has lived and worked in the Southern Highlands for the past 7 years and loves calling the Highlands home. Prior to that she worked in a busy mixed practice in Bungendore. Like Angus, Lucy is also a second generation vet, with her obsession with animals and desire to make a difference leading her down the veterinary path. Lucy started work with Bowral Veterinary Hospital in 2017 and is a welcome addition to our team.


Angela Ireland

(Practice Manager)

Angela is the Practice Manager of Bowral Veterinary Hospital and is an integral part of the clinic, having been with us since 1992. Her qualifications include Diploma in Small Business Management and an Accounting Diploma.

Outside of work Angela enjoys playing social golf, competition tennis and reading. Angela has a very spoilt cat called Isaac, a cheeky French Bulldog named Remy and a new cheeky husband named Andrew. 


Emma D'Arcy

(Receptionist)

Emma is our receptionist at Bowral Veterinary Hospital. Her previous experience was in medical reception for a general practitioner in Sydney. Emma has previously groomed for the Australian Eventing Team at Olympics and World chamionships. Outside of work Emma's interests include sailing, gardening and runnning. Her fat cat Golly enjoys the good life. She has completed a half marathon and plans to attempt another when she has forgotten how much the first one hurt. 


Nikki Porter

(Head Veterinary Nurse)

Nikki is one of our vet nurses and has moved to the Southern Highlands from Grafton. Nikki completed her Certificate IV in Vet Nursing in 2008. She has a special interest in surgical and emergency nursing.

Nikki has a beautiful daughter Anna, and a lovely little Boston Terrier that she rescued called Bubbles. Outside of work Nikki enjoys fishing, four wheel driving and spending time with family and friends.

 

 

 

 


Renee Masters

(Veterinary Nurse)

Renee is one of our vet nurses. She has completed Certificate IV in Vet Nursing in 2009. Renee has a background in nursing, dairy farming as well as being a medical receptionist.

Renee has two dogs - a gentle giant young wolfhound cross called Lulu and a bull terrier called Bea who leads Lulu astray. She married last year and is an invaluable member of her local hockey team. Her other hobbies include camping, water skiing and going to the movies. She is currently on maternity leave after the birth of her beautiful daughter Adelyn

 

 

 

 


Madison Porter

(Veterinary Nurse)

Madison has moved from Grafton to the Southern Highlands to start veterinary nursing. She is the younger sister of our Head Veterinary Nurse, Nikki and is currently studying her Certifivcate IV in Vet nursing. She has a cheeky cat called Smudge. Outside of work, Madison enjoys playing hockey, reading and relaxing with family and friends. 

 

 

 

 

 


Shanay Toth

(Veterinary Nurse)

Shanay is a local Southern Highlands girl who is currently studying Veterinary Nursing and is a qualified Dog Trainer and canine Bowen Therapist. She runs Rascal to Regal Dog Training. She has a lot of experience with horses having worked extensively on a Thoroughbred Horse farm in the area for many years. Outside of the practice, she enjoys reading, furthering her studies and going out with friends. Her two dogs Devlen and BJ enjoy walks around the Highlands and she also has a Sulphur Crested Cockatoo. 

 

 

 

 


Teresa Harvey

(Veterinary Nurse)

Teresa has worked as a veterinary nurse for over 28 years. She is currently completing her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing to bring her qualifications up to date after previously completing veterinary nursing courses many years ago.

Teresa grew up on a small dairy farm in the Picton area. She has two dogs - Skye, a Border Collie / Kelpie cross and Bandit, a Border Collie who she enjoys taking for bush walks, to the beach and competing in yard dog trials working sheep.


  
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