Veterinary Staff

Fiona Wallace – Veterinarian

Fiona grew up in New Lambton and graduated in Veterinary Science at Sydney University in 1983. After a year in dairy practice in Tasmania she returned to the Hunter Valley, initially to work in mixed practice and later a stint in research which led to the award of a PhD in Immunology in 1990. The highlight of her research in mucosal immunology was to collect a group of saleyard horses to test an oral vaccine for strangles. A love for general practice brought Fiona back to New Lambton where she started up “Fiona’s Vetmobile” and subsequently New Lambton Veterinary Clinic in early 2003. Under the aliases of “Bad Wolves” and “Dawn Treaders” Fiona and her crew row in a quad skull three mornings a week on Throsby Creek, still in training for that elusive regatta gold (or silver or even bronze!) Fiona lives with her three daughters and three cats. Fiona currently works at the clinic on Mondays Tuesdays Thursdays and Fridays.

Susan Charman – Veterinarian

Sue is a Brisbane girl who graduated with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science from the University of Queensland in 1988. She moved to Newcastle after graduation to embark on small animal practice, where she soon met her husband-to-be Damien, and settled down with their menagerie and later, two children, Tamsin and Tane, Anchor the cattle dog, Scott the cat and Ash Rat. Sue has an endless store of eclectic information, a strong commitment to continuing education, and a passion for her work. Having now totally renovated their New Lambton home, Sue enjoys sailing, horse riding and bushwalking and is a tireless volunteer at School Canteen and Nippers. Sue works at the clinic on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays.


Carolyn Moss- Veterinarian

Carolyn received her Bachelor of Veterinary Science from the University of Sydney in 1996 and worked in Penrith for two years in a small animal hospital. With her husband Shane she then moved to England where she spent 8 years starting a family and working in small animal practice. Carolyn has a special interest in animal behaviour and training and while in England she completed a Diploma in Applied Aspects of Companion Animal Behaviour. She was admitted to the APBC (Association of Pet Behaviour Counsellors) in 2002. Carolyn lives in New Lambton Heights with Shane, her four children Jasmine Keiran Olivia and Zahra, Pluto the large pup, Max the labrador, and cats Tinkerbell, Sparkles and Po who is (she says) the fattest cat in New Lambton! Carolyn works at the clinic on Wednesdays Thursdays and Fridays.


Simone Vandenberg – Business Development Manager

Simone Vandenberg was the first veterinary nurse at New Lambton Veterinary Clinic and she and Fiona set up the clinic in its Clarence Road location 13 years ago. Simone went on to get invaluable HR experience at Idexx Laboratories and has joined us as Personnel Manager at the new site. Sim lives in Bar Beach with her little boy Jett.


Olivia Standen – Head Veterinary Nurse

Olivia started her career in Veterinary Nursing as soon as she left school. She gained experience locally in two of the larger Newcastle clinics before settling on New Lambton Veterinary Clinic where she is Head Veterinary Nurse. Liv has been with New Lambton Veterinary Clinic for nearly ten years. Liv is the go-to person when equipment breaks and she is a bargainer and price warrior of great renown. Liv and Dean live in Cameron Park with their children, Noah and Mikayla, as well as Doc the Boxer and  Molly the Pug dog.


Margaret Armstrong – Veterinary Nurse

Marg has been a long term friend of New Lambton Veterinary Clinic. With a life time love of horses, Marg started veterinary nursing soon after she left High School, and except for a brief stint with HAPS in blood collection, she has worked in the industry, either nursing or in pharmaceutical supplies, ever since. Marg lives in Lakelands with husband Trevor . When they are not entertaining friends, neighbours or extended family Marg and Trev are putting finishing touches on to their new home, or planning their next overseas holiday. Pets are Meika the Staffy x Labrador and Alvin the Staffy.


Carlie Simon – Trainee Veterinary Nurse

Carlie is currently studying Veterinary nursing at Kurri Kurri TAFE and will be fully qualified in June. “My lifelong goal has been to work with animals and I really could not imagine doing anything else” says Carlie. “I work at the clinic most days so I look forward to seeing you all”.