Our Staff

Chris Shirley, BVSc


Qualifications: Bachelor of Veterinary Science in 1986
Accreditations in: Pregnancy Testing (Australian Cattle Vets Examinator Status), Bull Testing (Australian Cattle Vets), Bovine Johnes Disease AAPAV, Goat JD Map

After graduating in 1986, Chris worked in Goulburn in the Southern Highlands for two years. He moved to Dorrigo with his wife Karen in 1988 in order to be more involved in Dairy Cattle practice.

Chris has an interest in a diverse range of Veterinary Practice, and believes that a veterinarian needs to be competent in dealing with any animal in need. He has an active interest in cancer treatment in small animals and nutrition of livestock.

Chris is a keen cyclist. Chris and Karen have three daughters Ella, Danielle and Cara who are all now studying their chosen careers at university.

Natalie Mendez

Veterinary Nurse
Natalie grew up in the Guyra area. Nat has since moved to Dorrigo to work full time with us while she completes her Certificate 4 in veterinary nursing.

Natalie has always loved working with animals since a young age and is involved in the veterinary nursing aspect of the clinic as well as the administraion and receptionist duties.

Harry the Vet Cat

Mouse Hunter/ Clinic Cat

Found in the surrounds of Dorrigo in early November 2015, Harry has join our team in assisting in pest control and companion animal services.

He enjoys a daily nap, lounging in the sun and bringing in the laundry.

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