Meet Our Team

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 (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 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 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 Ralph, another two kelpies - Stan and Sally, way too many guinea pigs and a couple of herefords that you may see wandering around the car park at the Hynam clinic! 


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.


Tanya Wilson

Financial Administrator (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 jack russell called Lottie, a kelpie called Lacey, a horse called Mary and a giant horse called Sente.


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. 


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.


Tayla Lobban

Veterinary Nurse

Tayla is currently on maternity leave after her and her husband, John, had a beautiful baby girl in January, 2020 Prior to that, hse has been an integral part of the clinic since she joined in September 2012. Her organisational skills and ability to revive puppies and kittens following caesarians are second to none.

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 is currently studying her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing and looking after her baby girl.

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


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

Veterinary Nurse

Britney moved to Naracoorte to work at Rural Vets in late 2018 as a trainee Veterinary Nurse.  She is currently studying Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing and has become an integral part to the team. She has a keen interest in equine nursing.

She currently lives on a small property north of Naracoorte and keeps busy with an energetic border collie called Oakley, Puss the cat and a Elmo her horse. Britney enjoys horse riding and camping in her spare time. 


Karen Smith

Veterinary Nurse

Karen began working part time for Rural Veterinary Services at the start of 2018. Karen lives on a property close to Kybybolite with her husband, Luke,their two boys and geriatric jack russell, Rocky. When Karen is not at work she can be found driving all sorts of farm machinary as well as caring for her young children. Karen brings to the Team a wide range of skills as she has rpeviously worked as a hair dresser and dental assistant.


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.


  
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