We are a small locally owned and operated veterinary clinic currently with a team of three veterinarians, five nurses and one receptionist.
Dr Nigel Taylor BVSc.- Owner and Veterinarian.
Dr Nigel has been working as a veterinarian surgeon for 22 years. He purchased Village Veterinary Care Clinic in December 2005 and has been striving to provide a professional and caring environment for his patients ever since. He has particular interest in surgery and performs all surgeries from orthopaedics to soft tissue and ocular procedures. Dr Nigel has a cheeky border collie named Mintie and three horses named Maximus, Mick and Gambler.
Dr Jadyn Ikeda BVSc. Hons. – Veterinarian
From the graduating class of 2015, Dr Jadyn has been working with us for the past year. Originally from Oahu Hawaii, Jadyn’s interest is in small animal surgery and internal medicine. Jadyn owns a bull arab cross named Frank and a cat named Church.
Dr Morgan Tilbury BVSc. Hons.- Veterinarian
Dr Morgan graduated with a bachelor of veterinary science in the same class as Dr Nigel and worked in rural mixed practice before pursuing a career in research with the DPI. Morgan has been working with us for two years and is interested in small animal internal medicine. When Morgan isn’t busy at the clinic she is out working with her horses which she is currently training to compete in dressage. Morgan also has two dogs, Wombat (cattle dog) and Bundy (chihuahua).
Julie Robinson- Veterinary Nurse and Practice Manager
Julie is our senior veterinary nurse and the practice manager at Village Veterinary Care Clinic. She has been working at the clinic for nearly 10 years now and has been nursing since she was 16 years old! Julie keeps everything at the clinic running smoothly and is passionate about surgical nursing. She owns two lovely Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers named Abbie and Grub who she shows in confirmation and obedience. Julie also has two other dogs named Johnny and Pepe, who are maltese X shih tzu’s who keep her on her toes.
Jodie Goodwin- Veterinary Nurse
Jodie has been nursing for us for many years and is highly passionate about surgical nursing. She has experience working in specialist hospitals and with high care surgical cases. You will often not see Jodie around as she is usually in surgery or looking after our hospital patients. Jodie has two dogs named Security and Pixie, as well as two cats named Olaf and Bowie.
Jessica Leeson -Veterinary Nurse
Jess has been nursing at the clinic since March 2014 and can usually be found either in surgery or in the grooming room. Jess works part time at the clinic and on her days off is working hard at university, studying to become a human physiotherapist. Jess has two dogs, named Zac (labradoor x standard poode) and Sophie (Foxi x Staffy), and a cat named Archie.
Chloe Clark- Junior Veterinary Nurse
Chloe is a new face that you may have seen around the clinic after joining the team in November. She is currently completing her certificate IV in veterinary nursing at Tafe and has a keen interest in small animal emergency and critical care. When shes not working Chloe is kept busy by her two dogs; Digga (a labrador x cattle dog) and Mia (Chinese crested x poodle), and her off the track thoroughbred Buddy.
Amber Vernick- Receptionist
Amber is the face of the clinic and is often the person who you’ll see when you come in for your appointment. She has been working at the clinic since 2012 and can answer all your product and nutritional care questions. Amber has a toy poodle name Toffee and two rescue dogs, a greyhound named Turbo and a yorkshire terrier named Isabelle. Amber is also very dedicated to her horses and is busy showing her gypsy cob x friesians when she is not at the clinic.