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.
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 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
Veterinary Nursing Staff
SHANNEN BROWN - HEAD NURSE
Shannen joined the team in 2021 from Captains Flats, NSW. With a wealth of experience under her belt, she leads our nursing team in caring for all our patients, big or small. Shannen has a passion for providing the best possible care for all patients, but a special interest in bovine reproduction - a skill set she hopes to continue to grow. Shannen has love for dogs, big and small, with six puppers to keep her busy outside of work.
Mariah joined the team in 2021 as a full time trainee nurse. She is currently completing her Cert 3 in Animal Studies, as well as a diploma of Higher Education. Mariah loves nursing as it allows her to broaden her horizons while embracing her passion for animal care.
Maggie has joined the team in 2020 and is currently undertaking her Cert 3 in Animal Studies. Maggie is from Roma and loves being in the clinic and helping our patients out. She loves to be part of all the going ons at the clinic!
Tilda is our part-time nurse, part-time rugby player! Tilda had been working in small animal practices at home in Sweden for a number of years, before taking a gap year in Australia. After working on properties and traveling Australia, we were lucky enough to have Tilda join the team in 2019. She did have to return to her native homeland of Sweden for a short period, before returning to God's country in Hughenden. When not at the clinic, Tilda can be found on the rugby field, representing outback Queensland!
Renee joined the team in 2021 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. 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 "BIG BOSSES" NANCY & BETTY
Betty and Nancy may be the newest kids on the block at Great Artesian Veterinary Surgery, but they know where they sit on the food chain - up the top! You may see them overseeing reception, checking on the patients out the back or monitoring the progress of our front gardens! Make sure you say hi to them.