Meet Our Team

The staff of Mittagong Veterinary Hospital are here to serve you and your beloved pets.  We all have pets of our own and each comes with a wealth of experience to serve you to the best of our ability. We recognize the importance of the human-animal bond and will do our utmost to see you and your loved ones healthy and happy.

Empathy, Diversity, Equality, Partnership, Community, Adaptability, Courage,

  

Keith McKellar Stewart BVSc(Hons)

Senior Clinic Veterinarian (BVSc(Hons) 1981 Sydney University)

Keith started at the Mittagong Veterinary Hospital in 1981, when it was then owned by the highly respected veterinarians Drs. Rob and Jennie Churchill,  then owners of Crookwell Veterinary Clinic.  He became thoroughly grounded in what it takes to be a good practitioner over the next two years, working with Rob and Jennie at Mittagong and also their Crookwell practice.  In 1983, Keith took over the reins as the principal veterinarian at Mittagong and has dedicated his life since then to serve the local community.  Once a veterinarian who covered both large farm animals as well as domestic pets, over the last ten years or so, has honed his experience towards domestic pets.  Keith has kept abreast through continuing education and professional development with the latest trends in veterinary science. If your pet requires a specialist, Keith will direct you to the best registered specialist veterinarians of their field.v Keith has taken an interest in community veterinary development in countries such as India, Nepal and Uganda and has made a number of trips to these countries. (To find out what Keith's philosophy is on being a veterinary professional please read the following article on 'Professionalism".)


Erica Skelton

Veterinary Nurse (Veterinary Nurse Certificate IV and Puppy Skewl Trainer)

Erica is no stranger to veterinary nursing having worked in practices ranging from the Univeristy of Sydney Veterinary School and multiple practices, spanning a lifetime career in veterinary nursing.  Erica brings a smile, professionalism and care for your beloved animals, whenever you come along to Mittagong Veterinary Hospital..  Erica worked at the Mittagong Veterinary Hospital quite a few years ago, before having two sons, and then working at a number of local and distant practices. Erica is owned by a couple of cats and had several dogs over the years.  Erica also now runs the Puppy Skewl at Mittagong Veterinary Hospital.   Five years ago Erica undertook Dog Training courses with Hills Nutrition and has been running puppy classes ever since.

Erica loves meeting new people and their new family addition. A brand new puppy!!  Within Puppy Skewl she says, "We have a lot of fun in class & talk about all things for puppies.  Toilet training, Biting, Jumping, walking on leads & good nutrition".  Erica will teach you to read your puppy's body language and signs of good health.  At Puppy Skewl, this may your puppy's first time to get to meet other puppies. Socializing your puppy is the best thing you can do for them! There will be time also for a off leash play time. Erica's Puppy Skewl are run Thursday nights 6 - 7pm x 4 weeks total cost $120.  Please call us to make an appointment for your puppy.


Karen Smith

Veterinary Nurse (Veterinary Nurse Certificate IV)

Karen has been working as a veterinary nurse since 1993.  She is an asset to the Mittagong Veterinary Hospital, as she enjoys all aspects of nursing, and she knows small animals, their needs and your needs.  Whilst having worked in busy small animal multi-vet practices, she is also comfortable in rural practices.  Karen is experienced in dog training as well and has run her own successful dog training business.

Today Karen works as a part-time veterinary nurse whilst also enjoying being a mum to her delightful daughter Emma.  Her two energetic whippets keep all fit and healthy.

I, Keith, welcome Karen back into the practice (as she has done locum work here in the past) and I'm sure you'll all welcome her as she gets to know your fur babies and your selves.


  
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