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Our Team

Our caring and compassionate veterinary care team!

Meet the Veterinarians & Team of Taree Veterinary Hospital in Taree! We’re pleased to provide exceptional vet care for your pets!

Please call us at 02-6552-2633 to speak to one of our caring veterinary staff members!

Rob Brudar

Veterinarian - Partner

Rob graduated from Melbourne University in 1998. After a 12 month stint in dairy practice in Gippsland, Victoria he moved to Taree in 1999. Here he fell in love with the Manning Valley, and stayed in the area. Rob bought into the business in 2006 when the new practice had been built.
Rob enjoys all aspects of veterinary life, and loves the flexibility required to work with all the different species. He loves a challenge and making a difference for the patient and clients. In his spare time Rob loves spending time with his family, surfing and fishing. Rob really loves the Taree community and is here to stay.

Stuart Knox

Veterinarian - Partner

Stuart graduated from Sydney University in 1987, he has worked in the Hunter Valley, Adelaide Hills and the United Kingdom before buying into the Taree Veterinary Hospital 25 years ago.
Stuart has many veterinary interests, ranging from bovine embryo transfer, cattle and horse reproduction and small animal orthopaedics and surgery.
In his spare time Stuart enjoys fishing, surfing and playing golf.

Donald Hood

Veterinarian - Partner

Donald graduated from Glascow University in 1985, and worked all around the United Kingdom in both large and small animal practice before migrating to Australia 27 years ago. Don became a partner 20 years ago at Taree Veterinary Hospital. He has a keen interest in all areas of mixed practice with a particular interest in small animal medicine and surgery. He also enjoys diagnostic ultrasound, radiology and pathology.
In his spare time Don enjoys playing soccer, gardening and is recently a new author.



Ren graduated from Sydney University in 2008, and started working at Taree Veterinary Hospital soon after. She also spent 12 months working across the United Kingdom but returned again. Ren enjoyed the rigours of mixed practice for many years but she has now retired from large animal work and spends her time in the hospital, where she performs small animal medicine and surgical cases.



Sarah graduated from the University of Sydney in 2013, and started work at Taree Veterinary Hospital initially working in mixed animal practice. After a break and travel for 12 months Sarah returned and is currently working in a part time role performing small animal duties in the hospital. She particularly enjoys small animal surgery.
In her spare time Sarah enjoys being with her family, and walking her dog. She also likes running and keeping fit.



Sophie graduated from Sydney University in 2020, and commenced her career in 2021 with Taree Veterinary Hospital. She is a mixed animal veterinarian, and is continuing to develop many skills. She has become a valued member of the team, excelling at everything she attempts.


Practice Manager

April started at Taree Veterinary Hospital in 2004. April is a qualified veterinary nurse and recently completed her Diploma in Leadership and Management in 2019. She does help with bovine embryo transfer and really enjoys large animal nursing. In her spare time she is raising her young family with her partner and also has a small farm where she runs beef cattle.


Veterinary Nurse / Receptionist

Lauren started work at Taree Veterinary Hospital in 2013. She loves working with all animals. She has a particular interest in equine radiology and often helps the vets with this procedure. In her spare time Lauren loves horse riding and spending time with family.


Veterinary Nurse / Receptionist

Lyndal returned to Taree Veterinary Hospital twelve months ago. She initially studied in Taree, and gained employment at the Laurieton vets for three years, before returning. Lyndal brings with her youth, enthusiasm and new ideas form her time away. She loves all aspects of the job. She loves horse riding, and works on her family's dairy farm, where she looks after thirteen working dogs.


Receptionist / Puppy Trainer

Tori has been at Taree Veterinary Hospital since 1995. She is a fully qualified nurse but works solely in reception now. She has been running puppy preschool for 18 years. She loves seeing these puppy graduates continue to come back over the years, and observing their transformation from pup to senior dog. It is very rewarding for her. In her spare time she loves camping, and four wheel driving with her family and also is a passionate dancer and teaches Zumba and tap dancing.


Trainee Veterinary Nurse / Receptionist

Kaylah is the youngest member of the team, still undertaking her studies. She has recently commenced her certificate IV in nursing. She is enthusiastic, eager to learn and developing new skills daily. She loves all animals, especially birds, and is developing into an amazing nurse.


Veterinary Nurse / Receptionist

Kirra started working at Taree Veterinary Hospital in 2006. Kirra particularly enjoys helping with surgery, and loves helping to make a difference to the animals and their owners. In her spare time she loves horse riding, competing in camp drafting, and is busy raising her family with her husband.


Veterinary Nurse

Nerida has been with Taree Veterinary Hospital since 2015. She is involved with all aspects of nursing. In her spare time Nerida and her family breed and race Greyhounds. She has a great passion for the Greyhounds and her knowledge and expertise in this area is invaluable.



Veterinary Nurse

Zoe started her career at Taree Veterinary Hospital at the beginning of 2018, after graduating from her vet nursing course.
Zoe is a caring and loving nurse, who loves all aspects of nursing



Linley started at Taree Veterinary Hospital with Stuart in 1993. She is a qualified vet nurse but now works as a receptionist and book keeper. She has experience in small and large animal nursing. In her spare time she runs her farm and loves horse riding, competing in camp drafting and team penning.


Veterinary receptionist

Linda is a new addition to the Taree Veterinary Hospital staff this year. She brings with her many years of experience from the human sector, having worked at the Mayo Private Hospital for many years. She has a wealth of knowledge and wisdom to accommodate the team.


Veterinary nurse

Jess recently started at Taree Veterinary Hospital, two months ago. She is a newly qualified nurse, who had been working on a horse stud in Scone. The allure of home was too strong though, where she divides her time between the Vets and a local dairy farm. In her spare time, she loves riding horses,


Veterinary Nurse

Izzy is a new member of the team, starting early in 2024, having come from the Port Macquarie vets, where she worked for twelve months. She loves horses and also worked on a horse stud while completing her studies. Izzy is bright, joyful, and loves the work and animals. She is an avid horse rider in her spare time.


Veterinary Nurse

Sharie has been working with us since 2010. Her particular interests are small animal and equine work. She worked for many years as a track rider at the Taree Race track, and is an excellent horse handler. In her spare time she enjoys riding her own horses, breeding horses and spending time with the family.


Veterinary Nurse and Receptionist

Cassie commenced working at Taree Veterinary Hospital in 2021. She is enthusiastic and loves all aspects of nursing and reception. In her spare time she is raising her young family, spending time with her pets and riding horses.


Veterinary nurse / receptionist

Natalie commenced work at the Taree Veterinary Hospital in 2021 and spends her time in reception and nursing. She has recently completed her certificate IV in veterinary nursing, and brings enthusiasm and a great love of her work to the team.. Her true passion is horse riding and she dreams of becoming an equine dentist one day.

Sue Harvey


Sue graduated from Sydney University in 1986 and worked as a mixed animal veterinarian in Wingham for twenty years, and on the mid north coast for the past thirty six years.. Sue has worked at Taree Veterinary Hospital for twelve months now, and works between Sweat Pea, Taree and Wauchope Vets. She is a valued member of our team, and is extremely proficient in surgical and medical cases. She particularly enjoys obstetrics and surgeries and has much experience and wisdom to draw upon. She has a passion for horse riding,and loves her family, farm and her pets dearly.



Christina joined the team at Taree Veterinary Hospital three years ago. Having grown up in Pennsylvania, America, Christina completed her veterinary studies in Glasgow, Scotland, in 2015. From here, she moved to Australia, and has worked at Newcastle Equine Centre, at a mixed practice in Maffra (Gippsland), before moving to the mid-north-coast, where she worked for Camvet in Laurieton. Christina is a dedicated veterinarian, and a true champion for all animals. She brings with her new skills and perspectives. In her spare time, she loves horse riding, and her fur family.


Veterinary nurse / receptionist / veterinary student.

Lilly began working at Taree Veterinary Hospital three years ago. She is now a fourth-year veterinary student at CSU, in Wagga, and is having twelve months off from study. In her break from studies, she has worked as a nurse or receptionist, but will be available throughout all of 2024. Lilly has grown up on a farm and loves horse riding. She is a passionate sailor and is heading to the World Championships in Europe during the year.




Alexa is a new graduate, having completed her studies in 2023 at the University of Queensland. She is enjoying the massive learning curve, in her first job.
She is bright, diligent and very enthusiastic in learning new skills in all facets of mixed animal practice. It is very exciting to have her here. Alexa loves riding horse, enjoys reading and is a talented artist.


Veterinary receptionist

Alysha joined the team at Taree Veterinary hospital twelve months ago in 2023, where she has integrated into a cohesive team member. She is bright, energetic and very helpful. Alysha has enjoyed the challenges of this new job. She enjoys reading, going to the gym, and loves travelling in her spare time.