Central Highlands Veterinary Group

Available 24 hours 7 days a week

Broadford Veterinary Clinic  (03) 5784 1088

Wallan Veterinary Clinic  (03) 5783 4356

Meet our team

Veterinarians

Dr. Carolyn Prentice BVSc (Hons)

  • Practice Owner and Senior Veterinary Surgeon,

Member of:

  • the Australian Veterinary Association,
  • Australian Small Animal Veterinary Association,
  • Australian Veterinary Boards Association,
  • Australian Equine Veterinary Association (AEVB),
  • Registered Hendra vaccinator

Three decades ago Carolyn came to work in Kilmore as a new graduate from the University of Melbourne.  After traveling and working overseas Carolyn returned to the region because she loved the town and had always wanted to work here. She bought the Broadford Clinic from Malcolm Ware in 1997 and has been here ever since.

Carolyn’s main interests are in small animal medicine and surgery and Equine behavior. Her goal is to become a member of the Australian Veterinary Board of Behaviourists.

The thing Carolyn loves most about her job is the joy and happiness she can bring to people when she makes their pets well and being there for them when they have to make the hardest decisions. A lot of vets hate this part and she hates to see people sad, but having the capacity to end suffering and handle it with empathy, to be able to support them and make the process easier is her silver lining.

Carolyn has owned many pets and currently shares her life with two Cairne terriers (a mother/ daughter act) Lucy and Blondie, and two rescued cats, Boots (built for comfort) and Toffee (built for speed). She breeds and competes Warmbloods and she also runs a small beef herd on her Clonbinane property.


Dr. Kelly Rogers BVSc

We are very excited to welcome Kelly to the team. More info coming soon!


Dr. Matthew Legg BVSc

  • Bachelor of Science in Veterinary Biology
  • Bachelor of Veterinary Science
  • Member of the South African Equine Veterinary Association

Matthew comes to us from South Africa where he has been working as a veterinarian since 2012. He has had extensive experience in both small and large animal practice. Matthew was drawn to the veterinary profession by his love of science and working in the outdoors. Matthew most enjoys being able to bring joy to families and their pets from a successful diagnosis and treatment.

Matthew's main areas of interest include large animal medicine, particularly equine, and opthalmology.

Matthew is the proud owner of 4 rabbits and 3 cats.


Veterinary Nurses


Sarah Hiscock

  • Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing
  • Registered Microchip implanter
  • Practice manager

Sarah has worked at Central Highlands Veterinary Clinic since 1999. Sarah is now the clinic manager and takes a special interest in all aspects of the clinic’s administration.

Sarah has yet to grow bored with the work and her favorite part is the diversity she gets to experience every day.

Sarah currently shares her life with 3 dogs, 4 cats, 2 horses, cage birds, a number of chooks, and fish.


Nyree Williams

  • Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing
  • BSc in Environmental Management and Ecology (Hons)
  • Member of Veterinary Nurses Council Australia

Nyree began Veterinary Nursing in 2011. Her goal is to complete a Diploma and become an Accredited Vet Nurse.

Nyree’s favorite part of her job is the assortment of challenges it presents, forming bonds with her patients and sharing her passion for animals.

Nyree currently shares her life with 2 cats (rescued), 2 dogs (rescued), chooks and a horse.


Tara Goodwin

  • Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing

Tara began veterinary nursing in 2011 working in small animal practice before joining the team at Central Highlands Vets.  She has recently become a horse owner and her current aim is to broaden her large animal experience.

Tara's favorite part of her job is the variety and being able to help improve the relationship her clients have with their pets by providing help and advice.

Tara currently shares her life with 2 dogs, a cat (rescued) and a horse.


Erica Fenech

  • Bachelor of Science
  • Certificate of Veterinary Nursing

Erica is a recent returnee to the field of veterinary nursing having worked in animal cardiac research for the past 13 years.  She was drawn back to nursing because she loves the diversity.

Erica's main area of interest are assisting in surgery and learning the why the body functions.

Erica currently shares her life with 1 cat, 3 dogs, a turtle, a guinea pig, sheep, chooks and Guinea fowl.


Bobby C

  • MBA
  • Member of Veterinary Nurses Council Australia

Bobby has come to us from Punjab, India. He has been involved with animals and the veterinary industry since birth. In the late 1990's he made it official, graduating with a MBA and has since worked in a number of fields including NGO's like SAVE. The favorite part of his job...still the animals!


Jack Robinson & Euan McLean

Jack and Euan are both working casually while they complete their Bachelor of Veterinary Science degrees.

When their heads aren't getting stuffed full of knowledge they may be found working at the reception desk on weekends, attending out of hours emergencies with our vets or knee deep in horses, cattle and goats!


Dora

Dora joined the team as an adult cat on her way to the shelter. She never made it out the door! If you ask her she will tell you she is the most spectacular feline specimen to every grace the earth with her presence, but she is pretty nice about it so we don't mind. Her main hobbies are supervising her staff at the reception desk, sleeping and (most of all!) eating! She is ALWAYS up for a cuddle.

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