Central Highlands Veterinary Group

Broadford Clinic 5784-1088 Wallan Clinic 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

  • Bachelor of Veterinary Science

Kelly is a local who has worked in the area for a number of years. Kelly's a keen guinea pig lover and has a great affinity for pocket pets. Kelly's medical knowledge is phenominal and is our go to medical guru. 

Kelly shares her life with multiple horses, dogs, gunea pigs, a rabbit and a cat. 


Dr. Matthew Legg BVSc

  • Bachelor of Science in Veterinary Biology
  • Bachelor of Veterinary Science

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 2 recue cats.


Veterinary Nurses


Nyree Williams

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

Nyree began Veterinary Nursing in 2011.

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 dogs (rescued), a rescue cat, cage birds, chooks and horses.


Maddie Brearley

Maddie joined the Cental Highlands Veterinary team in 2019. She started nursing in 2015 starting out at Essendon Accident & Emergency. She knew veterinary nursing was the career for her as she has always had numerous pets and been passionate about their welfare. 

Maddie loves being able to make a difference in a patient's life and getting to know their owners. It is one of her favorite things about being a veterinary nurse!

Maddie currently owns a border collie, 2 cats and 2 horses.


Kay Whitecross

  • Cert IV in Veterinary Nursing

Kay joined the Central Highlands Veterinary team in 2019. She has a number of years of nursing experience working in a range of practices from general practice clinics and veterinary hospitals to specialist equine practices. She is proudest of the fact that she hasn't lost her love of what she does. 


Nicole Harper 

  • Registered Veterinary Nurse (AVNAT)
  • Cert IV in Training & Assessment
  • DipVN Emergency and Critical Care
  • Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing
  • Bachelor in Animal and Veterinary Biosciences 
  • Member of Veterinary Nurses Council Australia

Nicole joined the Central Highlands Veterinary team in 2019. She started veterinary nursing in 2006 and has extensive experience in both general practice clinics and specialist emergency hospitals . She was drawn to this career because of her love of animals and her main goal is to ensure they get the best care possible. 


Kelsey Cook

Kelsey joined the Central Highlands Veterinary team in 2019. She has a number of years experience in mixed practice clinics before taking a break to persue other career opportuniities. She has happily come back to nursing and is loving being hands on with our patients and getting to know our clients. 


Jack Robinson, 

Jack is working at Central Highlands Veterinary Group casually while he completes his Bachelor of Veterinary Science degree.

When not studying he may be found working at the reception desk on weekends or knee deep in horses, cattle and goats!


Dora, Clinic cat

Dora joined the team as an adult cat on her way to the shelter in 2013. 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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