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 and Courage.


Keith McKellar Stewart BVSc(Hons) Sydney

Senior Clinic Veterinarian

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, Keith now concentrates his attention to domestic pets, (and assists wildlife care, through WIRES).  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. 

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. He has enabled the Mittagong Veterinary Hospital to be a member of B1G1, an organization enabling community worldwide development.



Registered Veterinary Nurse


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.


Trainee Veterinary Nurse


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