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Dr James Vanner  - Practice Owner and Principal Veterinarian

James has over 25 years experience in equine practice and has further qualifications in equine surgery performance and reproduction. James has a passion for small animal medicine and surgery.  His special interests are equine surgery and reproduction. He has competed for many years in endurance riding and polo and currently breeds polo ponies.

Coral Edwards - Practice Manager

Coral took up the role of practice manager in April 2015.  Coral’s veterinary career started at the Melbourne Veterinary Referral Centre as the receptionist. Coral recently moved to the area from Merimbula on the Far South Coast of NSW, where she was managing 3 veterinary clinics. Previous to that Coral was practice manager at Manuka Veterinary Hospital in the ACT. Coral has a love of all animals but unfortunately has none of her own at the moment. Coral is thoroughly enjoying having the clinic dogs Pip, Tiffany, Grace and Mac at the hospital to love. Coral has 2 adult children and 3 grand dogs, Muffin the Pomeranian, Merlin the Pomeranian and Uncle Festa the Jack Russell.

Savannah Rathjen - Veterinary Nurse (Cert IV)

Savannah completed her veterinary nursing studies in 2012 along with gaining her certificate in animal studies the previous year. She has a passion for working with both large and small animals, surgical nursing and animal behaviour. Savannah loves spending time training her horses, along with showing and competing.

Rachel Warner – Trainee Veterinary Nurse

Rachel started her veterinary nursing placement with Geelong Vet Hospital in May 2015. Rachel showed outstanding qualities and real dedication to furthering her goal of becoming a veterinary nurse. Rachel has a passion for small animal health and welfare. Geelong Veterinary Hospital have been lucky enough to employee such a caring, hardworking nurse. Rachel loves spending time with her rather large Great Dane x “Tobi”. Rachel looks forward to meeting all of our wonderful clients and their fluffy friends.

Business Hours
Mon:8:30 AM to 6:00 PM
Tue:8:30 AM to 6:00 PM
Wed:8:30 AM to 6:00 PM
Thu:8:30 AM to 6:00 PM
Fri:8:30 AM to 6:00 PM
Sat:9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
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