Meet Our Team


David Parry-Okeden

Veterinarian (BVSc )

David Parry-Okeden, BVSc graduated from Sydney University in 1968 and set up practice in Mudgee in 1973. He developed an interest in small animal surgery in the 1970s largely driven by the inability of farm dogs to ride motorbikes.

David has been instrumental in implementing and managing a number of livestock health schemes including Bovine Brucellosis, Ovine Brucellosis, Ovine Johne’s Disease, Sheep MAP, Alpaca MAP and, more recently, the Alpaca Q Scheme.

David is registered to practice in all mainland states and undertakes pre-purchase examination of horses for a number of local and overseas bloodstock agents. In recent years, with the advent of the internet and digital imaging, this side of the practice has expanded to include clients in Asia, the Middle East and New Caledonia.

Heather Glover

Veterinarian (B.V.Sc)

Since graduating from Sydney University in 1982, Heather has practiced continuously as a small animal Veterinarian.

On relocating from the Central Coast with her family 12 years ago, Heather has developed a keen interest in horses and owns several herself.

Heather has become an accredited Endurance Veterinarian and enjoys being involved in these events as well as promoting horse care education at the local pony club.

Heather remains focused and committed to giving best practice care to all animals she is involved with and is a dedicated senior member of our team.

James Caspar

Veterinarian (M.A.,Vet.M.B)

James Caspar qualified at Cambridge University in 1994.

He worked in mixed practice, before buying a small animal clinic in 2001.

He met his Australian wife in London. They have two children.

James and his family own a small property with horses, cattle, sheep and a couple of pigs.

We  have three dogs and two cats.

Lisa Tubnor

Veterinary Practice Manager (Cert IV Veterinary Nursing)

Lisa first joined our practice in 2003. Through Tamworth TAFE, she achieved first place in Certificate IV Veterinary Nursing in 2005. In addition to practising vet nursing at Church Street Veterinary Hospital, she also teaches Certificate II in Animal Studies at TAFE and assesses Certificate IV Vet Nurses in the workplace in the Central West district.

As our Practice Manager, Lisa carries out many tasks including the day-to-day running of the practice, staff liasion and training, facilitating work placement and work experience along with her much loved nursing of all animals.

Lisa has a large menagerie at home including 2 dogs (Boston and Bazil), some chooks, Australian parrots, 2 cats (Mandy and Socket), a cow and calf and some sheep.

Chloe Marsh

Veterinary Nurse (Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing)

Chloe has been with our team since 2009 starting as a trainee in Certificate II of animal studies, she then continued her studies and competed her Certificate IV in veterinary nursing in 2011.

In 2011 Chloe also worked overseas in Africa where she had the pleasure of working with the magnificent animals there. Here she also completed a course and certificate in chemical immobilization.

Chloe has a passion for her work with animals and wishes to continue her studies to further her knowledge in the field.

She has a fast growing collection of reptiles to go along with her two dogs and two cats

Belinda McKenzie

Veterinary Nurse (Statement of attainment in Animal Care and Management)

Belinda returned to our team in 2012 after working as a Trainee Vet Nurse in Liverpool and earning a Statement of Attainment in Animal Care and Management.

She has a great love for all animals and has an ever growing variety at home, from dogs, cats and her beloved pigs to reptiles and birds.

Belinda has been running our puppy preschool classes since August 2014 with all her usual enthusiasm.

Belinda and her growing family love to be outdoors, whether it be camping, fishing or a game of footy.

Helen Waller

Veterinary Nurse (Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing)

Helen has been a veterinary nurse since she was 17yr old and completed her veterinary nurses training through the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons in England. Helen worked for a number of years in Britain in a variety of different clinics, including a rabbit speciality clinic. In 2009 Helen emigrated to Australia.

Helen continued to develop her interest in small animal nursing and worked in clinics in the Illawarra region before moving, with her husband and daughter, to Gulgong in 2012.

In 2013 Helen joined our team and is continuing her love of small animals as well as developing skills in large animals

She has a small menagerie at home with dogs, cats, horses, sheep and goats all having a place. Along with her love of animals Helen also enjoys horticulture, dog agility and obedience and horse riding.

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