Meet the Team

Dr Rob Graham

Dr Rob enjoys every day as a veterinarian – meeting and working with devoted animal owners to improve the health of their companions. Growing up in the suburbs of Perth in the 60’s/70’s Dr Rob fell in love with country life, whilst riding horses as a young boy in Waroona.

He has spent all his career living in the country and working in mixed animal practice, and still gets out into the ‘fields’ of the Great Southern and even Yorkshire – each June.

Dr Rob is equally very happy to be working with the very caring team at Lockyer Avenue Veterinary Hospital – tending to the small animals in ‘All Creatures Great and Small’. Dr Rob is inspired by the people he works with and for, as he fully realises the commitment of both the team at Lockyer Avenue Veterinary Hospital and our clients have, in caring for their pets.

Dr Greg Kidd

Greg graduated from Murdoch University’s fourth graduating class of 1982. Greg moved to Albany soon after graduation and has been based here ever since – owning his own practice for 26 years, whilst also working in the UK, all over Australia and has done voluntary work in India. Greg has recently been lured back from retirement to help out at LAVH.

Greg loves to mentor young vets and nurses and enjoys a surgical challenge now and then. He thrives in a team environment.

Dr Milly Watts

Dr Milly grew up on a sheep & crop farm in Pingelly, WA. This fostered her love of animals at a young age. Having recently graduated , the move to Albany has been ideal, as she enjoys both the rural and coastal lifestyles that Albany has to offer. Milly’s hobbies include hiking, adventuring with her border Collie, Rosie, and going to the beach. When she cant be outside, she likes to cook, sew and read.

Milly has found life as a veterinarian both rewarding and exciting, where no two days are the same, and she has the opportunity to develop strong relationships with our clients. She feels very fortunate to be starting her career in a clinic that offers such high quality care, while working alongside a friendly team of vets and nurses.

Hannah Holmberg, Vet Nurse

Hannah started working at Lockyer Avenue Veterinary Hospital in 2006 as a school student on work experience. We were so happy with her we offered her a job and she completed her veterinary nursing training via correspondence in Perth. She graduated with her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing in  2009.

Hannah grew up in New Zealand and her husband Matt, grew up in Perth.  Both individuals moved to Albany with their families  in their teenage years. They love it here and don’t plan to move from the Great Southern.  

Hannah has 3 pets – Chilli the Border Collie ( pictured here) and her cats Bailey and Scribble.  

Hannah and her husband Matt have a beautiful family and are well supported by both sets of grandparents which enables Hannah to continue vet nursing . We are lucky to have her on our team.  

Karlie Baesjou, Trainee Vet Nurse

When Karlie started her studies to become a vet nurse she choose Lockyer Avenue Vet for her work experience back in Feb 2020. Since then Karlie has completed her cert II in Animals studies and is now in the process of completing her Cert IV in Vet nursing with a part time job with us. Since studying and working in the vet clinic, Karlie has loved every moment. She enjoys learning new things every day and loves that she a helping animals feel better.

Karlie has spent most her life growing up in the Great Southern. Living on her grandparent’s farm just out of Mt Barker. Her favourite subject during high school was farm and livestock. Growing up, Karlie has always had a caring and helpful nature and a strong love for animals. She finds she gets these characteristics from her Grandfather who was a farmer and her grandmother who was a nurse. Karlie now has her own house in Mt Barker with her partner Alex and young moodle, Archie.

Sarah Carroll, Vet Nurse

Growing up in Kojonup Sarah started working at the local vets before she had even finished school. She underwent her training and graduated in Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing in 2006. Sarah has also worked as a Dog Behavior Therapist and Trainer and currently runs our Puppy Pre School Classes. She is also the Dog Coordinator for local rescue group Albany Animal Welfare and runs the Dog Program at the Albany Regional Prison. Sarah, with her husband Jarrod have two sons Darcy and Hamish and two labradaughters Ruby and Bonnie and live on their cattle farm in Kalgan

Kaye Clark, Veterinary Nurse

Kaye joined the Lockyer Avenue Veterinary Hospital family as a fresh faced veterinary nurse in 2001.
Kaye has recently returned from Wickham in the Pilbara where her family relocated for her husband’s work. There Kaye enjoyed working for several years with the team at Karratha Vet Hospital.

Now with her husband and 2 boys, Kaye has relocated to their dream acreage near Mt Barker.
Kaye has two dogs – Tikka and Rubble and a menagerie of farm animals including three pet goats, chooks and a mob of sheep.

Kaye has enjoyed working back at LAVH and seeing long standing clients and their pets again.

Kiera Hurley, Vet Nurse Student

Kiera started her certificate 3 animal studies at Lockyer Avenue Vet Hospital in January 2021. Once finished her Certificate 3 she is determined to work towards completing her Certificate 4 in Veterinary Nursing.

Kiera is excited to start her journey as a Veterinary Nurse at Lockyer Avenue Vet Hospital, she is eager to learn about the health of different species of animals and build her knowledge in all areas.

In her spare time she enjoys exercising along the beach with her 8yr old black Shmoodle Nina, catching up with friends for lunch, painting and cooking for her loved ones.

Kiera has adored animals from a young age. She enjoys nursing as it is very rewarding to be able to see improvements in an animal’s health and wellbeing, Kiera looks forward to her future in the industry.

 

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