Dr. Michael McAuliffe BVSc
Senior Veterinarian

Dr Michael McAuliffe graduated from Melbourne University Veterinary School in 1982. He worked down in south Gippsland at the Leongatha Veterinary Clinic in Dairy/mixed practice for 2 years before returning to his home town of Kyabram, in northern Victoria. After a short stint here for 16 months, Dr McAuliffe jumped on a plane and headed for the Mother country, England, where he spent the next 3 years working as a locum mainly in London, and using the UK as a base to backpack around the world. He eventually returned to Kyabram in 1989 and settled back into Dairy/Mixed practice where he has been working since. 

Michael has completed some post graduate courses along the way. He holds an international certificate in acupuncture after completing the exams for IVAS and also has a Certificate in Gross Pathology. Michael is also a qualified CountDown Downunder (Mastitis) and an InCalf (Cattle Reproduction) advisor. He is an accredited NCPD pregnancy tester and a qualified examiner for the NCPD (National Pregnancy Testing Scheme - PREGCHECK). He is a Transition Management adviser working in conjunction with Dairy Australia.

Michael loves keeping active, and enjoys playing golf, swimming, cycling, rock 'n' roll dancing, eating out at nice restaurants and socialising with friends. 




Dr. Serena Moore BVSc
Senior Veterinarian  

Serena Moore graduated from University of Queensland in 1997 and worked for 2 years in mixed practice in the Brisbane Valley before pursuing her dream of working in dairy cattle practice. She has always had a keen interest in cattle, and in February 2000 came to work at Kyabram Veterinary Clinic. Serena fell in love with the people of Kyabram and enjoyed the work so much that she decided to stay. 

Dr Moore loves working with all animals, large and small.  She has completed a postgraduate course in radiology.  She also particularly enjoys surgery and has trained to perform TTO (Triple Tibial Osteotomy) surgeries for dogs with ruptured cruciate ligaments. Dr Moore is a qualified Countdown Downunder and InCalf adviser and has 15years experience in dairy cattle medicine and surgery.  She is a NCPD accredited cattle pregnancy tester - PREGCHECK.

Serena is married to local farmer Malcolm and has a dog (Charlie, the German wired haired Pointer) and cat (Zippy), a house cow and some sheep – quite a menagerie.





Dr. Christine Little BVSc (Hons)
Associate Veterinarian (Companion Animals)

Dr Christine Little graduated with BVSc (Hons),  from Melbourne University in 1984. She spent a few years working in small animal practice in Melbourne before opening her own Veterinary Clinic in the outer eastern suburb of Hampton Park in 1990. She moved  to Sydney in 1997 and continued to do locum work at various practices in Sydney while running an ambulatory small animal practice.  Three years later in January 2000 the Littles moved to the Goulburn Valley and Christine has been working at the Kyabram Veterinary Clinic part time since 2001. 

Her main areas of interest are in small animal medicine and surgery.

Christine is married with three children, and lives on a beef cattle/cropping farm in Kialla, with a vast menagerie of Angus, Belted Galloway and Gelbvieh cattle, horses, dogs, cats, chooks and guinea fowl.



Dr. Clare Williams-Paterson BSc (Hons) BVSc MANZCVS CMAVA
Associate Veterinarian (Equine)

Clare graduated from the University of Sydney with 1st class honours in Veterinary Science in 1995. She entered private practice in the Hunter Valley of N.S.W., spending the next 12 years predominantly working with horses on and around some of the premium thoroughbred and quarter horse nurseries in the country. During this time opportunities arose to work in Newmarket England, and visit leading equine practices in Kentucky USA and New Zealand, fosussing on both equine reproduction and medicine.

Clare gained membership by examination to the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists in Equine Medicine in 2010. Committed to continuing education, Clare attends a wide variety of post-graduate workshops and conferences, striving to provide a quality, current and individually tailored service to each client. Highlights include a Denoix ultrasound workshop, The University of Sydney Postgraduate Foundation couse in Equine Medicine, an International Equine Reproduction Symposium in Colorado USA, and a recent Equine Raidology course through the Royal Veterinary College in London. 

Clare continued in equine practice on moving to the Goulburn Valley and making Kyabram home with her husband Brian in 2007. She joined Kyabram Veterinary Clinic in July 2016, quickly expanding the equine services and facilities the clinic can now offer. An ever-growing client base involving many breeds and disciplines is enjoyed, as is the dynamic, teamwork-orientated workplace. Her special interests include equine reproduction, general and neonatal medicine, opthalmology and laminitis.

Outside work, Clare's interests include her home veggie patch, country and western music, cooking up a storm with family and friends, good wine, dressing up for the races, and relaxing with the dogs and horses at home.  



Dr. Matt Deppeler BVSc
Associate Veterinarian (Livestock)

Matt joined our team in January 2014 from his hometown of Warrnambool, Victoria. Matt graduated from Melbourne University in 2005 and has developed a particular interest in dairy medicine and surgery.

In his spare time he enjoys all types of sports including surfing and hockey. He has a strong passion for Essendon footy club.

Dr. Ben Schulz BVetBio BVSc
Associate Veterinarian

Ben grew up on a farm in beef cattle country near Holbrook, Southern NSW. He enjoyed his university dairy placement at Kyabram so much that he decided to return to join the team after graduating from Charles Sturt University in late 2013.

Ben enjoys the variety mixed practice has to offer, with particular interests in small and large animal surgery and cattle medicine. Ben has recently become an accredited vet in the Australian Cattle Veterinarians pregnancy diagnosis scheme (PREGCHECK™), and in bull breeding soundness evaluation (BULLCHECK™).

When not spending time with his wife Jess, he can be found on the river wakeboarding, having a kick of the footy, a game of squash or sampling the local wine.


Dr. Liz Cresswell BSc BVMBVS (Hons) PGCert (Farm Animal) MRCVS
Associate Veterinarian

Liz completed a Zoology degree at the University of London before undertaking her veterinary studies at the University of Nottingham, UK. She completed her internship in Farm Animal Medicine and Surgery in practice in Derbyshire in the UK before moving 'Down Under' to join Kyabram Veterinary Clinic in December 2015. 

Liz joined KVC in December 2015, and thoroughly enjoys working in a rural mixed practice in Australia, and has a particular interest in farm veterinary medicine and herd health, as well as having published research in these areas. 

In her spare time Liz enjoys singing, travelling and anything that involves being outdoors!



Dr. Lucy Collins BSc (Ag) DVM
Associate Veterinarian

Originally from South Gippsland where her family own a contracting business, Lucy always knew she wanted to work with livestock. She studied agriculture at the University of Melbourne before pursuing a career in veterinary science.

Lucy joined the KVC team in December 2015, and enjoys the variety rural mixed practice has to offer. She has a strong interest in cattle medicine and surgery, as well as pocket pets.

Outside of work Lucy loves playing netball, kayaking, hiking and chilling with her pet rabbit Daisy. 


Dr. Will Jarrett BVSc
Associate Veterinarian


Dr. Ameliah Scott 
Associate Veterinarian


Dr. Jessie Ward BVetBio BVSc
Locum Veterinarian, Past Associate
Jessie graduated from Charles Sturt University in July 2011, and joined the Kyabram Veterinary Clinic one month later.  Growing up on a dairy farm just out of Warrnambool, Jessie always knew dairy practice was where she was meant to be.  

Jessie thoroughly enjoys the challenges of working in mixed practice, especially cattle medicine and surgery. In her spare time Jessie enjoys playing netball, singing and trying to keep up with her very energetic pet dog, Sally.

Although Jessie has recently moved to Swan Hill with her husband Nathan, you may still see her occasionally around the clinic.


Dr. Luke Ramsden BVM&S MANZCVS (Dairy Medicine)
Past Associate Veterinarian (UK Graduate)

Originally from York in Yorkshire, England, Luke graduated from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland and joined our team in August 2010. 

Luke took a particular interest in cattle surgery, bull fertility and mastitis. During his time at Kyabram he completed his APAV accreditation, is a qualified CountDown Downunder (Mastitis) advisor and became an accredited vet in the ACV pregnancy diagnosis scheme (PREGCHECK™). He became an examiner for the Australian Cattle Vets Association (ACV) scheme in bull breeding soundness evaluation (BULLCHECK™). Luke also became a member of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists in Dairy Cattle Medicine by examination.

Luke has recently moved back to the UK to work after 5 years at Kyabram Veterinary Clinic.


Dr. Jenny Heap
Past Associate Veterinarian (UK Graduate)

Kristy Wilkinson
Senior Veterinary Nurse

Kristy joined the Kyabram Veterinary Clinic team in 2009. Prior to joining our team Kristy worked at Moama small animal veterinary clinic. Kristy completed her veterinary nursing certificate in 1998 with Box Hill college of TAFE.

Kristy is passionate about training dogs and is currently enjoying running our puppy preschool classes. 

Outside of work Kristy is kept busy with her two children. She enjoys horse riding, gardening, camping and water skiing.

Kelsey Jones
Veterinary Nurse

Kelsey was born and raised in Kyabram. Ever since she was 5 she was passionate about animals and new she wanted to pursue a career in veterinary nursing. 

Kelsey has been a member of Kyabram Veterinary Clinic since 2005 and is a qualified veterinary nurse. She lives on a hobby farm with her family and many animals.

Outside of work she loves spending time with her family and two and four legged friends! She also enjoys shopping and socialising with friends.

Mandie Williams
Veterinary Nurse

Mandie grew up in the Yarra Valley. She is one of our veterinary nurses but can often be found on reception. Mandie joined the team in June of 2013 and is studying her certificate IV in veterinary nursing.

Outside of work, Mandie enjoys horse riding, sports, outdoor activities and spending time with her family, friends and fur babies.

Molly Flett
Veterinary Nurse / Receptionist


Zoe Phillips BVetBio
Veterinary Nurse

Zoe started life on a wool and grain enterprise in southern NSW, but moved around a bit as a child before coming to settle in Kyabram with her family back in 2004. She has had an affinity with animals from the time she could walk and talk and always knew she wanted to work with them in one way or another.

Since leaving school she has continued to grow her passion of working with animals and has attained a bachelor of Animal and Veterinary Biosciences, is a qualified Veterinary Nurse and came to join the Ky Vets team in July 2016 whilst undertaking further study in a Bachelor of Veterinary Technology.

Outside of work Zoe likes to spend time with her friends, family and furbabies camping, fishing and four-wheel driving. Her other hobbies include scenic photography, scrapbooking and textiles.


Phoebe Dillon
Veterinary Nurse / Receptionist


Andrew Gooley
Practice Manager

Andrew joined KVC as Practice Manager in 2008 bringing many years business management experience to the business.

Andrew's responsibilities include the smooth running of our IT computer network, all accounting, financial management, payroll and human resources compliance activities for the business.

Streamlining operations and creating efficiencies is also a big part of the practice manager's role, and we've seen many initiatives introduced over recent time to keep the business on top of it's game.


Lynn Vick
Office Manager 

Lynn started at the clinic in 2001, from a nursing background. She has spent most of her life in the area. Lynn enjoys meeting and greeting clients and their animals.

When she is not working Lynn is involved in the Kyabram Football Netball Club. She also enjoys weekends away, live concerts and eating out with friends.


Kathy Villani
Reception / Administration

Kathy has been with us in reception as a valuable contributor to our front office team since 2000.

Outside of the clinic she is a busy Mum of 3 who enjoys entertaining friends and family and pottering about outside with her free range backyard chickens.


Glenda Elliott
Reception / Administration



Kayla Sherriff
Reception / Administration



Ingrid Williams
Reception / Administration