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.
Monika Wilton – Veterinarian
Monika joined the New Lambton team in March 2020 after gaining a wealth of experience in a busy practice on the Central Coast. Monika is originally from St Ives in Sydney and has a strong interest in pocket pets.
Lisa Hickey – Practice Manager
Lisa joined the team in 2019 with experience in Human Resources and Inventory Control.
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.
George the rangy grey moggy is Genelle’s newest family member. He is kept busy on the days Genelle is not home rearranging the tea towel drawer and other important tasks that no-one else seems to get time for 😉
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, Wednesday and Thursday!
Brooke Seis – Senior Veterinary Nurse
Brooke started her veterinary career in Gulgong, having grown up on a sheep farm out west.
Brooke is the Proud owner of two little daschunds
Jacqui Johnson – Veterinary Nurse
Hi, I’m Jacqui! As a veterinary nurse I am responsible for many tasks. Some of these include: assisting in consults, monitoring patients during surgery, taking care of patients in hospital and running diagnostic tests using pathology and radiology equipment. Growing up I always loved animals and I would watch animal documentaries over regular TV all the time. It came naturally for me to enrol in Veterinary Nursing. I have worked in the industry for two years now and I enjoy all of it, but most especially working with fantastic colleagues, lovely clients and all their gorgeous pets! I live with my partner and our rescue dog Kylo (who now stars in our Puppy Preschool training clips!!). Kylo is a Rhodesian Ridgeback x Irish Wolfhound. We adopted him from the RSPCA as a puppy and he’s since grown into a very big and extremely cheeky boy! In my spare time I love reading, road trips and playing video games. What am I most proud of? Adopting Kylo and giving him the best of everything! And becoming a senior veterinary nurse in a fast paced clinic within 6 months of gaining my Certificate IV!
Melissa Leeman – Veterinary Nurse/Receptionist
Hi, I’m Mel! I am a Receptionist and Veterinary Nurse here at New Lambton Veterinary Clinic . Some days I will serve you a]out the front an don other days you will find me out the back caring for patients. I’ve just ome back into the industry after having had time off to raise my young children.
I have always loved animals growing up an dso Veterinary Nursing for me was a natural choice. I love helping clients take care of their precious pets.
Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my husband and two children. We like to go fishing and hiking and hang out with friends. I also enjoy reading a good book and drawing animals.
In our family we have a cute tabby cat called Little Miss. She loves curling up on our beds and slep[ping. We also have a shih tzu X poodle called Charlee. I am her favourite! She follows me around all over the house and she likes sleeping on the end of our bed.
I am really enjoying working with both amazing staff and clients and their gorgeous pets!
Kristie O’Hagan – Student Veterinary Nurse
Kristie started her Certificate IV Veterinary Nursing in 2019, She has a background in Animal Science which she studied at the Hawkesbury Campus while also volunteering on a cattle and sheep farm and tending reptiles in the Reptile House on campus. Kristie is your smiling receptionist on the weekends and works in clinic during the week. She has a special interest in native animal and bird care, and also in rehoming pets that can no longer be cared for by their owners. Awesome work Kristie!
Rochelle Deller – Student Veterinary Nurse
Rochelle’s pet have been a part of the New Lambton family for many years, and it must have been years ago that Rochelle first talked to us about working as a veterinary nurse with us. She started her Certificate IV Veterinary Nursing in 2019 and since then has been volunteering and working at the clinic.