We are very lucky to have such a great group of people at Rural Veterinary Services that all share a sincere interest in not only the health and well being of both small and large animals, but also in that of our human clients too. 


Claire Law

Veterinarian (BVSc (HONSβ€”1st class))

Claire and her husband Jason are the owners of Rural Veterinary Services Pty Ltd, also owning the adjoining property on which the main clinic is located. Claire completed her veterinary training at the University of Sydney, from which she graduated with first class honours in 2002.

Since graduating, Claire has worked and gained valuable experience at numerous major veterinary practices throughout South Australia, Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland. The major part of her working life  has been spent in Naracoorte, the Atherton Tablelands (Malanda), and Bega. Claire has also provided mixed animal locum services in other practices in Australia including Roma and Charters Towers in Queensland; Bendigo in Victoria; Yass, Cooma, Bega and Griffith in New South Wales; and Moe and Swan Hill in Victoria.

With her wealth of experience and training, both at University and on-the-job, under the tutelage of some of the most qualified and experienced senior veterinarians in Australia, Claire decided she was ready to start her own practice here. She has nearly 20 years of veterinary experience and very early in her career developed a keen interest in large animals—particularly in production animal medicine, surgery and herd health - and emergency medicine in companion animals. Claire is a member of the Australian Cattle Veterinarians and is a Certified Australian Cattle Veterinarian Pregnancy Tester.

Claire is the mother of four young children, and spends her time juggling between family, the business, the farm, the garden and providing veterinary services around the region. Claire's fur children consist of a kelpie called Neil, a ginger cat call Claud, another kelpie - Stan, way too many guinea pigs and a couple of herefords that you may see wandering around the car park at the Hynam clinic! 

Claire recently lost Ralph, the clinic’s ginger cat and one of her Kelpie’s named Sally.

Jason Law

Practice Owner

Jason plays an integral part in the business side of Rural Veterinary Services. He also runs a farm, is an aerial fire bomber as well as an aerial sprayer. Jason also plays a huge role in vet nursing after hours as well as caring for his and Claire's four children enabling Claire to tend to emergencies after hours.

Kimberly Bounds

Practice Manager

Samantha Fischer

Veterinarian (BSc, DVM)

Sam began working with Rural Veterinary Services at the beginning of 2016 after working in mixed practice in the Adelaide Hills.  She studied Veterinary Science at the University of Adelaide and came to Rural Veterinary Services to pursue her interest in general mixed animal practice.  Sam grew up in the Clare Valley on a cropping and livestock property.

Sam enjoys all aspects of mixed animal practice and brings to the team a very level head of knowledge and care. She is an enthusiastic member of our team who enjoys being involved in the local community.  In her spare time Sam enjoys socialising with friends, playing netball, walking the dog and gardening. 

Sam and her husband bought a house in Naracoorte where they live with their Golden Retriever, Nellie, a cheeky cat called Callie and a couple chickens.

Kate Wilson

Veterinarian (BVSc)

Kate Wilson is the most recent addition to the Rural Veterinary Services Team having only joined in January 2020. Kate and her husband, Phil moved back to the area having spent the last 6 years working in Tenterfield and several years before that in wagga Wagga.

Kate grew up on the outskirts of Edenhope on her family property. since moving back, Kate and her husband have purchased  a property East of Edenhope and are expecting a baby in June.

Kate brings with her a wealth of knowledge and a keen interest in horse work. 

Jemma Hassam

Veterinarian (BSc, DVM)

Second year Veterinarian

1. When did you start at rural vets?


2. What made you want to be a vet nurse/vet?

I have always known that I wanted to work with animals and in the ag industry. After getting some experience at a vet clinic when I was younger I then developed an interest in medicine and surgery as well.

3. What animals have you got?

3 x kelpies πŸ•πŸ•πŸ•

4. What are your hobbies outside of work?

Camping⛺️ , fishing🎣 , photographyπŸ“Έ, travelling home to visit family and friendsπŸ‘¨β€πŸ‘©β€πŸ‘§β€πŸ‘¦

5. What Qualifications do you have?

Bachelor of Science (Veterinary Bioscience) and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine πŸŽ“

6. Favourite thing about the job?

The diversity of the job. There’s never a day the same and you never know what might walk through the door.

7. What three items would you bring on a deserted island?

My house🏠 , car🚘 and familyπŸ‘¨β€πŸ‘©β€πŸ‘§β€πŸ‘¦

8. What is your favourite animal?

Giraffe πŸ¦’

9. Do you have pineapple on your pizza?

Yes πŸ

10. What is one interesting fact about yourself?

I’m obsessed with coffee β˜•οΈ and the colour purple πŸ’œ

Alice Rainsford

Head Nurse (Cert IV Veterinary Nursing)

Emma Pfeiffer

Veterinary Nurse

Emma moved to Naracoorte and began working at Rural Vets at the start of 2018. Originally from the Adelaide Hills, Emma has a long-standing passion for the health and wellbeing of animals.

After finishing high school at Urrbrae, Emma went to University and gained a Bachelor of Sustainable Environments and Park Management with the hopes of working in a National Park alongside animals and the environment.

After volunteering for many months at a time in a Primate Rehabilitation Centre in Malaysia working with Orangutang, Sunbear and small Primates, Emma realised her passion was more helping animals in a nursing role.

Emma has a couple of fur children. Bailey - a young kelpie X collie with lots of energy and a Labrador X Huntaway called Cody. She recently got married lives in Naracoorte with her husband, Tyrone.

Emma enjoys the outdoors, camping, spending time with family and friends. She also spends much of her spare time doing photography. 

Britney Noske

Veterinary Nurse

Britney moved to Naracoorte to work at Rural Vets in late 2018 as a trainee Veterinary Nurse. Britney’s originally from the Adelaide hills where her family is located. Britney moved to Naracoorte to have a job in the vet industry which has always been a passion of hers from a young age. 

Britney has completed her certificate 1,2 & 3 in animal studies and currently studying Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing and has become an integral part to the team.

Britney has a passion for large animals especially horses and equine nursing. Working at Rural Vets gives Britney plenty of opportunities to work with large animals. 

She currently lives on a small property north of Naracoorte and keeps busy with a mini foxie named Maisie, and a quarter horse x Clydesdale called Elmo, and Puss the cat. Britney also has an Arab x called wishes who lives with her parents in the Adelaide Hills.

Britney enjoys horse riding, camping, playing netball for Kyby and hanging out with mates in her spare time. 

Lisa Grady

Veterinary Nurse

Lisa Grady joined Rural Veterinary Services in March 2019. Having run her own Jersey dairy for many years, Lisa brings to the team a wide range of skills and a work ethic like you've never seen! Lisa lives on her property with her husband Phil, and their three children. She has numerous cats, dogs, pet sheep, cows, and a pet pig called Shelley. While she enjoys all aspects of her work, her main interest is in cattle reproduction and foot health.

Kirby Bell

Veterinary Nurse

Kelly Oster

Trainee Veterinary Nurse

Kelly was born and raised in the Naracoorte area. She grew up on a farm with sheep, cows and horses. Kelly started at Rural Vets in July 2020.

Kelly has always loved animals, and is the type who needs to have animals around her.

Kelly and her husband Tim have three lovely children. They all live on 8 acres, with 2 horses, 3 dogs, 1 cat and 3 fish! Kelly would love a goat, miniature pig, but unfortunately Tim says a big no to that.

Kelly loves reading, horse riding with my daughter, and following her children around with their sports in her free time.

Eloise Turner

Trainee Veterinary Nurse

1. When did you start at rural vets?

11th june 2020 - part time πŸ—“

10th may 2021 - full time πŸ—“

2. What made you want to be a vet nurse/vet?

I have always loved animals. I enjoy being around them and spending time with all different kinds of animals

3. What animals have you got?

Ziggy - Jack Russell πŸΆ

Tucker - Staghound πŸΆ

Zoe - Horse - Arab x Welsh πŸ΄

5 x calves πŸ„

Many more farm animals πŸ–πŸ‘πŸ„

4. What are your hobbies outside of work?

Skiing🚀, fishing🎣, campingπŸ•, horse ridingπŸ‡πŸΌ, travellingπŸ›»

5. What Qualifications do you have?

Certificate 2 and 3 in animal studies πŸŽ“

6. Favourite thing about the job?

Saving/helping animals everyday πŸ‘©πŸΌβ€βš•οΈ

7. What three items would you bring on a deserted island?

My dogs🐢, my carπŸ›» and my mumπŸ‘©β€πŸ‘§

8. What is your favourite animal?

Chimpanzee πŸ™Š

9. Do you have pineapple on your pizza?

Yes πŸ

10. What is one interesting fact about yourself

I left school at 16 to chase my dream career and work full time as a vet nurse πŸ™€

Karen Johnson


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