Our Team

Our Team

Our Team

Our team is filled with highly dedicated animal lovers who are well trained at their jobs.


Veterinarian – BVSc

David 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.


Veterinarian – BVSc

Heather, a Sydney University graduate, has been a small animal veterinarian for the best part of four decades, the last two of which she has spent with Church Street Veterinary Hospital.

Heather enjoys interacting with a variety of small animals and their owners whilst providing the very best medical advice with compassion and professional care. An accredited Endurance Veterinarian, she enjoys being involved in these events as well as promoting horse care education at the local pony club.

Heather has three dogs, three cats and three horses of her own. “The integration of pets into families is an important facet of our lives and I aim to enable this for clients whenever possible.”

James Caspar

Veterinarian – MA, VetMB

James Caspar qualified from Cambridge University in 1994. He subsequently worked in mixed practice, before buying a small animal clinic in 2001.

He met his Australian wife in London. They now have two children and are proud owners of three dogs and two cats.

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

Anthea Nicholls

Veterinarian – BVSc

Anthea graduated from Sydney University in 1989. She has worked in many mixed animal practices in Victoria, Sydney and the UK, before settling in Mudgee 18 years ago. Anthea has passed her membership exams in small animal medicine.

Anthea continues to live in Mudgee with her family, enjoying gardening, running and sewing.

Helen Waller

Veterinary Nurse – RCVS & Certificate IV Veterinary Nursing

Helen has been a Veterinary Nurse since she was 17 years old and completed her nursing qualification through the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons in England in 1998. Helen worked for a number of years as a Registered Veterinary Nurse at a variety of different small animal clinics, including a rabbit specialty clinic and as an emergency nurse at a 24-hour hospital.

In 2009, Helen emigrated to Australia. Helen has 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 the Mudgee region in 2012 and joined our team in 2013.

Helen’s pets include four cats (all strays via the clinic) and one horse.  When there is time to spare, Helen enjoys bee-keeping, trail running and volunteering at park run.

Jessica Holt

Veterinary Nursing – RVN, Certificate IV Veterinary Nursing & Studying Diploma in Veterinary Nursing

Jessica began studying Certificate IV Veterinary Nursing shortly after leaving school while completing her work placement here at Church Street Vets.

Jessica then moved to Hawkesbury, where she worked at a small animal clinic. After a few years, she decided that the hustle and bustle of the city wasn’t for her and moved back to Gulgong.

In February 2020, she joined the team at Church Street Veterinary Hospital again. To broaden her knowledge, Jessica began studying Diploma in Veterinary Nursing in 2022. Jessica has a small menagerie of animals at home, including dogs, sheep, goats and chickens. Outside work Jessica especially loves scrapbooking.

Lyndall Pratt

Veterinary Nurse – Certificate IV Veterinary Nursing

After moving to Mudgee in 2016 with her husband and two children, Lyndall joined our team in 2017 as a trainee.  Lyndall completed her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing at the end of 2018.

Lyndall has a passion for all animals and their care. Lyndall runs our Puppy Preschool classes and loves to see the puppies and their humans grow and develop together as they make new friends, learn new tricks and have lots of fun.

Lyndall has two dogs, two cats and chooks: life would be boring without animals to love.

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