Our Team

Carrie Hawthorn


Dr Carrie is both a super vet and a super mum. She is our “go to” for complex skin and ear cases as well as native animals, birds, rabbits and pocket pet problems. Dr Matt calls her “the most expensive surgical instrument in the hospital”. Her steady hands and cool under pressure manner, makes her the perfect surgical assistant. When not super vetting or mumming she likes to go deep deep deep into “craft/sewing world”.

Matthew Tay

BVSc MACVSc small animal surgery

Dr Matt likes surgery, there is no denying this. His other veterinary interests include critical care, complex anaesthetics, behavioural problems, dentistry and multi modal pain relief particularly in relation to arthritis and spinal pain. He also dabbles in regenerative medicine using platelet rich plasma therapy and of course he is our resident reconstructive soft tissue and orthopedic surgeon. When not at work he likes to cook, kayak, fish and body surf with the help of some old school retro hand skis.

Hannah Beasley

Hannah has her Certificate 4 in Veterinary nursing and is the hospital’s senior nurse and trainee practice manager. Hannah worked at Orange and Sydney University veterinary hospitals before returning home. She is also a super mum with her daughter Taylor and toddler Ridge filling in the rest of her time when she is not at work.

Lara Bennett

Lara also has her Certificate 4 in veterinary nursing and came back to veterinary work after taking time off to raise her two kids on her own. She is our customer services manager and resident chocaholic. On her days off she can be found on the tennis court.

Ashleigh McDonald

Ash is our part time vet nurse part time new mum to the gorgeous Charlotte. She also has aqcuired her certificate 4 in Veterinary Nursing after a long career within the equine industry. Welcome back Ash! Her friendly smile and laugh calms even the most nervous patient and parent. On days off she use to ride her horse Scarlet but nowadays she’s catering to “Charlie’s”every whim.