Meet Our Team

  

Claire Law

Veterinarian (BVSc (HONS—1st class))

Claire and her husband Jason are the owners of Rural Veterinary Services Pty Ltd, also owning the adjoining property on which the 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; Yass, Cooma, Bega, Bendigo 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 over 15 years veterinary experience and very early in her career developed a keen interest in large animals—particularly in production animal medicine, surgery and herd health. Claire is a member of of the Australian Cattle Veterinarians and is a Certified Australian Cattle Veterinarian Pregnancy Tester. Claire is currently participating in a Small Animal Fluid Therapy Course with Continuing Veterinary Education after finishing a Bovine Emergency Medicine course last year.

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 Ralph, another two kelpies - Stan and Sally and five guinea pigs. 


Jason Law

Practice Owner

Jason is a local to the area and first became mixed up in the Veterinary world over fifteen years ago when he met Claire, eventually managing to convince her to move back to South Australia to set up a veterinary clinic that specialises in servicing the needs of rural residents of the area. In this task he deviously played on Claire's love of working with farmers. He now refers to himself as a ‘husband of a vet’ and helps run the show.

Besides having an integral role in the running of the business Jason works for Southern Aerial Agricultural Services flying spray planes, is involved with aerial firefighting with the CFS and runs the farm he and Claire and their family live on.

Jason is also the proud father of his and Claire's four beautiful children and the reluctant owner of Sally....the geriatric brown kelpie you may see from time to time rounding up guinea fowl or chooks at the clinic.


Brittany Anderson

Veterinarian (BVSc, DVM)

Brittany began working at Rural Veterinary Services at the start of 2014 as a new graduate. She completed her Veterinary training at the University of Adelaide, and has had a very diverse upbringing, spending her time in Western Australia, New Zealand and the Adelaide Hills. Brittany has a keen interest in production animals as well as small animal medicine and is a current member of the Australian Cattle Veterinarians.

Brittany is furthering her education and interests by participating in a Ruminant Nutrition Course run by the University of Sydney and a Fluid Therapy Course run by Continuing Veterinary Education. You will most commonly see Brittany working out of our Farm and Edenhope Clinics where she provides a high standard and very compassionate level of care for our clients.

Brittany recently wed her partner, Brendan, at their local property and have settled into their new home. . 

In her spare time Brittany enjoys playing sport, gardening, cooking, and working on her property. Her fur children consist of two kelpies, Pippa and Flick, a turtle named Elfie and a pet steer called Blue.


Tanya Wilson

Practice Manager (Diploma of Accounting)

Tanya joined Rural Veterinary Services in 2015 as our book keeper and increased her involvement in the clinic to become the Practice Manager in 2017. She brings with her an enormous amount of experience accrued from running an aerial spray and maintenance business with her husband Brett.

Tanya is the go to person in the practice for all staff and clients but also extends her role to help educate difficult to handle horses that require treatment by our vets.

Tanya has two grown up children as well as a number of fur children - a kelpie called Lacey, a horse called Mary and a giant horse called Sente.


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's fur children consist of a Golden Retriever called Nellie, a cheeky cat called Callie and a couple chickens. 


Tayla Anderson

Veterinary Nurse

Tayla is a full time nurse and is also a local girl, growing up in Naracoorte. She commenced work at the Hynam clinic in September 2012 and has gained skills and extensive experience in many areas of veterinary practice.

Tayla has a keen interest in horses, owning a number of her own. Her equine skills come in handy at the clinic as an equine nurse and is trained in equine dentals and nursing care. She has a soft spot for anything orphaned and will often be tending to baby animals at all hours of the day and night. Tayla's organisation skills are second to none when it comes to organising and executing export work for the clinic.

Tayla is currently studying her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing

Tayla spends her spare time riding her horses, tending to her wonderful garden and socialising with family and friends. Tayla's fur children consist of a border collie called Molly, a ginger ninja cat named Ollie, a hound called Charlie, a kangaroo called Poppy and a horse called Bailey. Tayla and her fiance own a house in Naracoorte and are planning a wedding in 2019. 


Amanda Taylor

Veterinary Nurse

Amanda is one of the longest-serving members of the Rural Veterinary Services' staff and is a local to the area. Amanda and her partner Brett own a Poll Dorset Stud, a suffolk Stud a Hereford Stud and a certified organic property in Kybybolite.

Amanda has 4 children and a number of fur babies including a minature pig called Clementine, miniature goats, a jack russell called Percy and two cats called Poppy and Max. Her labrador Charlie has been a blood donor for a number of patients at the clinic and has saved a number of animals' lives.

Amanda works Mondays and Thursdays and will most commonly be seen in our Naracoorte clinic welcoming everyone with a beaming smile and a cuddle - for the animals. 


Emma Summerfield

Veterinary Nurse

Emma has been working at Rural Vets since the start of 2018.  After growing up and working in the Adelaide Hills, Emmas long standing passion for the health and well being of animals has seen her volunteer a number of times in Orangutang, Sunbear and small Primate Rehabilitation Centres in Malaysia.

Emma has a fur child by the name of Bailey - a young kelpie cross with lots of energy. She lives in Naracoorte with her partner, Tyrone, and spends much of her spare time doing photography. 


Britney Noske

Trainee Veterinary Nurse

Britney started working at Rural Vets in late 2018 as a trainee Veterinary Nurse.  She is currently studying Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing. Her fur babies are Oakley the energetic border collie and Puss the cat. Britney also quite enjoys horse riding in her spare time. 


  
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