Meet Our Team

  

Dr. Kirsten Tunstill

Veterinarian & Practice Owner (BSc BVMS (hons))

Kirsten established Wheatbelt Mobile Veterinary Services in 1994. It was initially run as a mobile service and as demand grew and permanent facilities were established it became Wheatbelt Vet Services Pty Ltd and operates full time. Kirsten is married to Andrew a long suffering vet's husband. They live on and run a wheat and sheep farm and Poll Dorset stud. Their family includes 3 grown children, 4 dogs, including Fergus the Irish Wolfhound and clinic blood donor and 3 cats and poultry too numerous to mention. Kirsten enjoys the hectic pace of a country practice and being a part of the special bond between pets and their owners. Kirsten's special interests are soft tissue surgery and sheep herd health.


Dr. Hannah Tunstill

Veterinarian (BSc BVMS)

Hannah has been with Wheatbelt Vets since 2019 and has since started running her own branch clinic in Jurien Bay and surrounding towns. She graduated in 2016 and has enjoyed working in WA on a variety of animals but is glad to settle down in Jurien Bay to provide a service to her local community. Her special interests include ovine herd health, preventative medicine and soft tissue surgery. She loves to spend her time with Cat Stevens her burmese, Boris and Wren her two Border Collies and Sarbi her horse. You may also see her on the weekends getting involved with hockey in Jurien Bay and tennis in Badgy.


Dr. Liz Carew-Hopkins

Veterinarian (BSc DVM)

Liz is a 2019 Murdoch graduate and has been with us since early 2020. Liz grew up in the city however spent a lot of time in the central Wheatbelt and is now enjoying her time in Wongan Hills. Liz loves all aspects of her job but particularly enjoys making meaningful connections with pets and owners. Outside of work Liz plays Netball, Basketball and enjoys gardening when she has the time.


Sonya Thomas

Practice Manager

Sonya moved to Wongan Hills in 1992 and has been working for Wheatbelt Vet Services since 1999. She started as an all rounder, then became head receptionist and is now our practice manager. She loves the challenge of the admin side of the business as well as seeing and helping with the animals that come through our doors. At home Sonya lives with her husband and her animals including 2 cats, 3 dogs, chooks, piqeons, quails, parrots, fish and rabbits roaming around her beautiful gardens


Rebecca Hood

Head Nurse (Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing)

Rebecca started working at Wheatbelt Vet Services in Dalwallinu in 2009 after spending 2 weeks doing work experience with the team in year 11. Since then she has qualified with her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing and become our head nurse.During her time working with us she has married a local farmer from Ballidu and started a family with children and animals. Rebecca enjoys all aspects of her job even though it can be very messy at times. The fast pace and challenge of emergencies are something she loves the unpredictability of working with small and large animals.


Denise Allan

Trainee Veterinary Nurse

Denise is a mother of 2 in the town of Pithara. Denise has been our receptionist in the Dalwallinu clinic since early 2015 and is very versatile and willing to learn what goes on out of the office which is great. She loves seeing all the animals that walk through our doors and has a pussy cat and a staffy at home so is very much in love with that breed in particular. She has now begun her veterinary nursing studies.

 


Katrina Humphries

Trainee Veterinary Nurse

Katrina has been with us since November 2018, and she is currently undertaking her studies to become a Veterinary Nurse. You often see her friendly face at the front desk greeting your fury friends and offering treats. She is a horsey girl at heart and loves spending time with her two daughters and her 2 horses, 2 dogs and her cat.


Kristina Martin

Trainee Veterinary Nurse

Kristina is our resident veterinary nurse over at our Jurien Bay branch, she has been with us since November 2019. She previously was employed as a Pharmacy assitant in Jurien Bay so she is already very knowledgeable about medications and common treatments for humans and animals. So far she has been loving the career change and getting to your all your animals! She loves spending time with her husband, two kids and her dog Pepper - making the most of the lifestyle that Jurien has to offer.


  
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