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 loves small animal surgery and is currently completing a 2 year advanced surgical course.

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Dr Regan joined the team in February 2018, after starting her vet career in Tatura, Victoria. Born and bred North Queensland, she was pretty excited to return closer to home after spending a few winters down south. Coming from a mixed dairy practice, Regan enjoys cattle and horse work, with an interest in reproduction and bull fertility. When she is not at work, Regan is often found trying to convince her dog, Ding, to stop digging up her garden!


Alex Ashworth

Alex joined the team in January 2021 after graduating from the University of Queensland. Born and bred in Scotland, he travelled to Queensland to complete his Bachelor of Veterinary Science and was keen to stay and see what the North had to offer. Alex is very interested in cattle production and all things mixed practice. Outside of work, Alex can be found trying to play footy and travelling around this massive country you call home.


Anita has been sharing her time between working at Great Artesian Vets and at home at Abbotsford since 2016.


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

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I’m studying a cert 3 in animal studies and a diploma of higher education. I love it because it allows me to broaden my horizons while embracing my passion for animal care in a clinical environment. Working at the Great Artesian Vet clinic is allowing me to gain experience that can I put towards my future endeavors towards a career in veterinary studies.




Sam joined our Administration team in December 2018. In February 2020 Sam became GAVS Practice Manager. She comes from a background of Administration and management and really enjoys those aspects of the business. 
With 3 little children, Sam works school hours which gives her a healthy Work/life balance. 
Sam's primary role in our clinic is overseeing both the day-day running of our practice as well as helping to create and maintain our standards of care. She is also sometimes found in reception as being on the front line, communicating and helping our clients and patients is very important to her which ensures that she never loses touch with why we do what we do.

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Jane joined the team in 2020 as the Receptionist. She has lived in the Hughenden district for many years and is keen to start a new chapter with us here at the Great Artesian Veterinary Surgery. Jane has interests in Yoga & mental health and well-being, she brings to the clinic a knowledge of mindfulness which she shares with us regularly. When you see Jane around the clinic please be sure to say Hi.