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15 Chamberlain St Campbelltown 2560 Phone: (02) 4626 4222

Hospital Hours:

Campbelltown Veterinary Hospital HoursMon - Fri: 9am - 7pm
Sat: 9am - 12pm
Sun: 10am - 12pm
Public Holidays as advised

Meet the vets

Gary Ashton B.V.Sc. Dip. Appl. Sc.

Gary Ashton - Principal veterinarianGary is the Principal Veterinarian. Born on a dairy farm at Dayboro, a one pub town 60km northwest of Brisbane.  Loved life on the farm and was always a keen observer of animals, including the platypus in Terrors Creek. Moved to the outskirts of Brisbane for a high school education, but still kept returning to Dayboro, again on a dairy farm and working on the pineapples for some extra dollars. He has a broad love of agriculture in general. His thoughts were if you want to eat, have clothes on your back, then you have an interest in agriculture.

After high school took a scholarship to the Queensland Agricultural College (now part of University of Queensland) to study a general agriculture course. Learnt to study effectively there. Three years into the course (leaning towards animal production) realized would have to compete with veterinarians. Decided to apply and was accepted into Veterinary Science at University of Queensland. Gary graduated at the end of 1979 and took his first job at Numurkah near Shepparton Victoria in a dairy practice. Tough diagnosing diseases that don’t exist in Queensland first on clinical exposure.

Then worked at Kerang in mixed practice before taking up full time position at Mt. Gambier, South Australia in a dairy mixed practice. Gary did some goat embryo transfer work before taking up a position as a locum at Campbelltown Veterinary Hospital. He has not managed to make it back to Queensland yet.

Gary enjoys small animal medicine and surgery but loves farm animal work as he understands both the medical and financial sides of animal production.

Work is mostly fun, it is great to be able to help both the animals and their owners with their problems. Gary is still learning.

Current pets- ‘Lizard’ a Kelpie/Border Collie x working dog, plus Lizard's grandaughter 'Spider', also a grey mare ‘Katie’ & her gelding foal ‘Kabbie’.

 

Jorid Nordaker

My name is Jorid Nordaker and I am originally from Norway but now I have three Australian children with my Australian partner.  At home we have many fur and feather  pets; a housecat ‘Makrell’, a Jack Russel ‘Áskepott’, a Shetland pony, ‘Sabre’ and two  laying  hens ‘Spottý and ‘Flighty.    After working casually in the Campbelltown area for some time I am grateful and very excited to join Campbelltown Veterinary Hospital’s team.  

 

 

 

 

Meet the nurses

Angela

Angela - NurseAngela started her veterinary career in 1995 and joined us at Campbelltown Veterinary Hospital in 2000. Angela has a particular interest in grooming, caring and husbandry of reptiles and amphibians. Angela takes care of the bookkeeping side of things here within the practice.

 

Mellissa

Mellissa has lived in the Macarthur district all her life. She started her career as a veterinary nurse in 1986 and has been part of the vet nursing team heresince 2001. Mellissa has also worked for the guide association in a program called “Pets as therapy”.

Mellissa is a proud mother and a wife and enjoys photography, music and motorcycle riding. She is also kept very busy being a tour guide for Campbelltown council and a roadie for a band.

Mellissa is the owner of a 25kg cross bred Heinz57 variety 'Tasmania'  and a little rescued 15kg cross bred 'Maggie.

Mellissa loves being a vet nurse caring for animals and their humans.

Laura

Laura joined the team at Campbelltown Vet Hospital in September 2009. She has completed her 

Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing in 2011.

She owns a beagle named ‘Phoebe’, a Persian cat named ‘Bella’ a chicken and a canary she rescued through the clinic.

 

Alison

Alison - Nurse

Alison has been working at Campbelltown Vet since early 2010. Alison completed her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing in 2010 and in 2015 has graduated from university with a Bachelor of Natural Animal Science with a submajor in conservation biology.

Alison has a chinchilla cat 'Smokey' and 'Jasper' the giant Australia Shepherd. Alison enjoys working with animals and plans to do a few short courses.

 

Melissa

Melissa started working at Cambelltown Veterinary Hospital in March 2014, Completing her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing in 2015. Her pets include Scout a Fox Terrier x, Tiga a Domestic Shorthair Cat, Willow a Ragdoll x Kitten & Pippa a lop bunny.

 

 

Chloe



Chloe started working at Campbelltown Veterinary Hospital in December 2015. She is currently in the process of completing her cert IV Veterinary nursing certificate. Her pets include Keira a Staffordshire bullterrier and Xena a Staffordshire bullterrier.