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Cessnock Vet Centre & Hospital
193 Wollombi Road
NSW 2325

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02 49912377

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Shop 16 Kingsway Plz, Barton St
Kurri Kurri
NSW 2327

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02 4937 3744
  • David Barton
    Practice Owner, Senior Veterinarian

    Dr. David is the founding owner of Cessnock Veterinary Hospital. Alongside his wife Cindy, he started the practice in 1989 and after building up a network of clients and staff they rebuilt, moving to our current location 2 years later in 1991.

    David has successfully built the Veterinary Hospital we are all so proud of today - driving his staff to share his passion, enthusiasm, and dedication to the field.  David is a skilled surgeon with a special interest in orthopedic surgery, constantly expanding his knowledge and practice in this field through communication and training with various orthopedic specialists. 

    David is a keen cyclist, active family man and a role model for all who work in the industry. He owns a Wolfhound X called Finn, who is 60kg worth of love and fun.


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  • Damian Burke
    Practice Owner, Senior Veterinarian

    Dr. Damian has been a Veterinarian here at Cessnock Veterinary Hospital since 1995, joining a partnership in the business. 

    Dr.Damian is an accomplished and skilled Veterinarian with a special interest in ultrasonography. He has completed various courses to expand his knowedge and skill in the area, increasing our diagnostic abilities with the use of our state of the art ultrasound machine. 

    Dr. Damina enjoys hiking as well as dabbling in tennis! He owns two Labradoodles, Banjo and Wilson, who enjoy eating socks! (Uh oh).. 

    He is a much loved member of staff who is a favourite of the staff and clients.

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  • Robert Boyd
    Practice Owner, Senior Veterinarian

    Dr Rob has been a staff member & partner here at CVH since 1997. He is a vet who so many owners request to see as their animals love him almost as much they do.

    Rob is so often our go to vet for any cat questions, queries or assistance with even the most unhappiest of kitties! While he is quite knowledgeable when it comes to cats, he also has a lot of experience with all creatures, both great and small.

    Dr Rob is known and loved by all the staff and clients for his compassion and understanding, whatever the issue may be.

    There is no way this clinic would function as smoothly as it does with our Dr Rob!

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  • Andrew Robins
    Associate Veterinarian

    Dr Andy is our lovable larrikin! He is always up for a laugh and friendly chat, and makes every client's visit a pleasant one.

    Being a staff member with us for approximately 5 years, Dr Andy has built a great reputation with both staff, clients and pets as our go-to Vet for anything and everything! He is always up for a challenge and handles every case with an impressive level of skill and professionalism.

    Dr Andy has done courses in ophthalmology in several species, so is often our go-to man for any difficult eye cases!

    Dr Andy is a keen cyclist and family man He is a huge asset to our team that we couldn't be without!

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  • James Grimson
    Associate Veterinarian

    James is a highly sort after Vet in our busy clinic, his friendly nature puts even the most anxious patient (or owner) at ease!

    James graduated from the University of Sydney in 2012. While studying, he developed a keen interest in companion animals as well as production animals. Since graduating he worked in a busy mixed practice in the Bega Valley Shire where he cemented his interests and gained valuable knowledge. Before joining CVH he also journeyed to the UK working in various mixed practices throughout the island. James enjoys all types of work that a veterinary clinic has to offer including small animal surgery, in particular, dentistry.

  • Annabel Thomson
    Associate Veterinarian

    Annabel is a highly intelligent and self-motivated person with a passion for helping all animals, large and small!

    After working in Queensland since graduating, Bel slotted seamlessly into our mixed animal practice, here she is able to flex her equine talents as well as caring for our dogs and cats!

    She is generous, kind and brings the team together with her bright smile. 

    Bel is an absolute joy to be around and a huge asset to our team!

  • Rebecca Wyatt

    Meet your new vet, Dr. Rebecca Wyatt!

    Rebecca graduated from the University of Sydney in 2016, fresh-faced and full of enthusiasm she has joined our team and blown us away with her expert professionalism and boundless compassion for her patients. 

    Rebecca is not new to working in the industry however as she worked as a veterinary nurse at Randwick Vet Med during her studies. 

    She is passionate about large and small animal medicine with a special interest in cattle work.

    In her spare time she enjoys cycling and skiing, Bec likes to keep her body and mind active!

    Welcome to CVH!


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