Libby is the principal veterinary surgeon and founder of GAVS. She has had extensive experience in Northern Australian cattle production and is passionate about helping producers to make their enterprises as profitable as possible through the use of preganancy diagnosis.
She also spent 2 years in the Hunter Valley learning about all things horses, including equine reproduction.
Inside the clinic, Libby's favourite pastime is small animal surgery.
Peter is a semi-regular visitor to our clinic. With over 40 years of experience, he provides a wealth of knowledge for all the vets and clients to tap into. Peter has a particular interest in sheep medicine
Veterinary Nursing Staff
JESS - TRAINEE VET NURSE
LITTLE LIBBY - VET NURSE
Libby works in our Winton clinic and also in Hughenden every other week. Having lived in Winton most of her life, Libby has always been surrounded by animals from dogs and chickens to horses and cattle which sparked her interest in caring for animals.
When not working at GAVS or Orlando Orchards, Libby likes to listen to music, read books and eat all her grandparent’s food! Libby is also kept busy with studying for her Cert IV in Veterinary Nursing and caring for her four chickens and beautiful kelpie Astrid.
RUBY - TRAINEE VET NURSE
Laura joined the team in 2022 as the Practice Manager after relocating from Orange, NSW with her two teenagers. Originally from the UK, her background is within the equine industry and worked the middle east, Italy and the USA before settling down and calling Australia home in 1999. Laura loves the challenging of multitasking whether it is wrangling dogs, horses or staff!
Renee joined the team in 2021 as the Receptionist and has lived in the Hughenden district for many years. When not manning our front counter with a smiling face, Renee can be found on the show circuit with her horses.
Rowena is the longest serving staff member, after Dr Libby! She has been at Great Artesian Veterinary Surgery from the very beginning and, while she is not in the clinic everyday, she is still one of our smiling faces. When not helping us, Rowena is at home on the property, with her four children, dairy cows and her husband.
THE "ACTUAL BOSS" BETTY
Betty knows where she sits on the food chain - up the top! You may see her overseeing reception, checking on the patients out the back or monitoring the progress of our front gardens! Make sure you say hi - but just watch your fingers, she does have a cheeky streak!