Ben Russell
Ben RussellVeterinarian & Practice Owner
Ben graduated from the University of Queensland in 2003. He started work in Mount Isa & stayed for 2 years. Following this he spent 1 year in Kingaroy, before coming to Swan Hill in 2007 to take over the practice with his brother Tim. Ben grew up in Swan Hill & is keen on all facets of mixed practice.
Tim Russell
Tim RussellVeterinarian & Practice Owner
Tim graduated from the University of Queensland in 1999. Working in an Equine Specialist practice in South Australia for 2 years he was heavily involved in equine reproduction, lameness evaluations and orthopedic surgery. He then moved to Queensland working in a general mixed practice working mainly with large animals in particular horses and cattle. He then returned to horse reproduction working in the Hunter Valley Region of NSW until returning home to Swan Hill in 2007. Tim enjoys working in general mixed practice with a special interest in equine reproduction.
Angie Mercer
Angie MercerPractice Manager
Angie has been involved in the veterinary industry for over 20 years. She started in Queensland and has been an integral part of this clinic since 2008.
Dr William Barkman
Dr William BarkmanVeterinarian
William grew up in Swan Hill and graduated from Charles Sturt University in 2022. He enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine. William loves to travel and go hiking in his spare time.
Dr Jack Atkin-Smith
Dr Jack Atkin-SmithVeterinarian
Jack graduated University of Adelaide in 2017 and began his career in Central Queensland developing a keen interest in small animal orthopedics and internal medicine. Starting a family has brought him closer to home and has settled into Swan Hill Vet Clinic at the beginning of 2023. Out of work interests include anything outdoors including camping, fishing and four wheel driving.
Dr Asheigh Dunn
Dr Asheigh DunnVeterinarian
Ashleigh graduated from Charles Sturt University in 2023 and has returned back to her home town of Swan Hill to start her career, having an interest in all things small animal. Out of the clinic, Ash likes to cook, watch the local footy and spend time with her partner and their Golden Beau.
Dr Anna McCowan
Dr Anna McCowanVeterinarian
Teagan Lewis
Teagan LewisVeterinarian Nurse
Teagan has been working at the clinic as a veterinary nurse since 2012. In 2017, she completed her Certificate 4 in Veterinary Nursing. During this time she has been running puppy pre-school classes which are enjoyed by all. She is known for adopting all the strays, regardless of species.
Rachael Hoare
Rachael HoareVeterinary Nurse
Rachael has been a part of the team since 2014, starting as a work experience student to completing a school based apprenticeship. In her spare time she plays netball and enjoys water sports. Rachael really enjoys the practical aspect of being a veterinary nurse. Rachael has completed her Certificate 4 in Veterinary Nursing.
Brittany Dunstone
Brittany DunstoneVeterinary Nurse
Brittany has been a part of our clinic team since October 2018. Brittany has just been accepted to study a Bachelor of Veterinary Biology/Bachelor of Veterinary Science at Charles Sturt University in 2023. Other than studying Brittany enjoys spending time with her dogs and family.
Rhiann O’Meara
Rhiann O’MearaVeterinary Nurse
Rhiann joined our team in February 2022. Rhiann has completed Certificate IV in Vet Nursing. Since she was little, she has always had a passion for animals.
In her spare time Rhiann loves all sport including water sports, netball, horse riding. She loves to spend time with family and friends but most important, with her fur babies Nala, Kujo and Freya.
Breanna Dickson
Breanna DicksonVeterinary Nurse
Breanna has completed Certificate IV in Vet Nursing. She loves that she has the ability to help animals when they cannot help themselves. In her spare time she enjoys going to the gym, playing netball and spending time with all her farm animals.
Chloe Date
Chloe DateVeterinary Nurse
Chloe joined the team in January 2024. She is in her final year of Cert IV Veterinary Nursing. Outside of work Chloe trains her own racehorse and enjoys spending any free time (if she finds free time) with friends and family
Elsie Russell
Elsie RussellTrainee Nurse
Elsie is our trainee nurse who works afterschool and Saturdays. She is currently in year 10 at Swan Hill College. Elsie aims to become a politician. In her spare time Elsie loves to travel, read and spend time with her labrador Bridget and cat Elain