I graduated from the University of Sydney in 1991. I came to Forbes to work for Jan Slack-Smith in January 1992. I became a partner in the Forbes Vet Clinic in 1993 and have been here ever since. The Practice has certainly changed a lot in the time that I have been here, evolving from just Jan, myself and a part-time nurse in a small building down a back alley, to the current staff and premises that you see today.
It is great to be able to work with such a wide variety of animals - you never know what you are going to get from one day to the next. I especially enjoy orthopaedic surgeries and calvings.
Current family members - 14
I moved to Forbes in 2008, I really enjoy the wide variety of work that we see here at the Forbes Vet Clinic. I have many interests including pathology, ultrasound, reproduction and animal behaviour. I also love working with creatures of all shapes and sizes including birds, livestock and horses and caring for both them and their owners.
You will often see me and my faithfull sidekick Wesley-a handsome black Labrador.
I grew up on a stock and cropping farm near Finley, NSW and completed my veterinary science degree at Charles Sturt University in 2014. I started at the Forbes Vet Clinic in January 2015. I enjoy being a mixed practice vet and have an interest in livestock production and medicine. I look forward to meeting all our clients and becoming involved in the community of Forbes.
I started my Certificate III in Animal Studies in 2009 at Forbes Vet Clinic, then went on to complete my Certificate IV in Vet Nursing in 2012. I have a passion for anaesthetics and small animal/cattle reproduction. I left Forbes at the start of 2013 to further my skills in specialist practices.
In 2015, I returned to Forbes to be the practice manager. I enjoy the challenge that it provides.
My family consists of dogs, horses, cattle and a super cute nephew.
In 2006 I completed my Certificate 3 in Animal Technology at the Canberra Institute of Technology and then moved on to study Certificate 4 in Veterinary Nursing in 2007. I enjoy the hands on aspect of my occupation. No day will ever be the same so I can be assured that I will never experience a dull day.
I came to do work experience at the Forbes Veterinary Clinic in Year 11 at High School. I enjoy working with animals and decided to do my Veterinary Nursing at Orange Tafe in 2004.
I have a menagerie at home consisting of birds, chickens, dogs, cats, goats, a horse as well as two young children.
I commenced my training at the Forbes Veterinary Clinic in 2009 and graduated Certificate IV Veterinary Nursing in 2012. I love the farming lifestyle that I am very blessed to have and my beautiful dogs. I am not one to dress up my dogs but couldn't help putting the bow in my girl's fur just for a laugh for the website photo.
I come from Grenfell from a farming background. I have recently completed my Vet Nursing studies. I really enjoy working with all the girls here and I love that there are always new things to learn every day.
I have lived here in Forbes for the past 8 years. In 2008 I was lucky enough to be offered the position as receptionist at the Forbes Vet Clinic.
I enjoy the day to day interaction with our clients and being able to learn all about what takes place in a veterinary clinic. Most of all I love the puppy cuddles from all of our new puppies.
My name is Catherine. I have recently relocated to the Forbes area and we are enjoying living in the country. I am working at the clinic in the role of 'bookkeeper'. I am currently studying a Bachelor of Commerce and I enjoy my work and working with the girls.