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. Fiona has a passion for rowing and most early mornings will see her either down on Throsby Creek training for the next regatta, or working out with friends at her local bootcamp. Fiona also loves snow ski-ing and adventure travel, recently climbed Mt Kilimanjaro with her daughter, and has any number of biking and hiking plans to fit into the next couple of decades! She can be found at the clinic on most days.
Victoria Jordan – Veterinarian
Victoria lived in the Lake Macquarie area for most of her childhood before moving to Sydney with family. She graduated with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science from the University of Sydney in 2005 and first met Fiona during a practical rotation in her final year! Victoria worked in several busy small animal practices across Western Sydney, including a stint working in an animal shelter before moving to Newcastle with her husband and growing family in 2017. She has interests in internal medicine, dermatology and dentistry and completed a Masters in Veterinary Studies (Small Animal Practice) in 2013. When not at work, Victoria is kept busy by her three young children and when she has spare time enjoy baking, reading and gardening.
Genelle Sharrock – Receptionist
A passion for animals and education has led Genelle into many and varied fields including being a Ranger, an Educator, Counsellor and at Taronga Zoo where she worked with the Free Flight Bird Show and Marine Mammal trainers, seeing the amazing outcomes of using positive methods in animal training. As a qualified Animal Behaviourist Genelle enjoys working with people to build a trusting relationship with their pet and seeing the benefits that follow in training and behaviour. Every animal is an individual and using a force-free, positive approach Genelle takes time to get to know you and your pet, working alongside you to understand your pet and providing you with skills to help them be their best.
When not working with other people’s pets Genelle loves spending time with her independently minded terrier Douglas, who regularly tests her skills!
In January 2019 Genelle joined us as part time receptionist, value adding to our clinic immensely. You will find her calm presence at the front desk every Tuesday and Wednesday!