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Cessnock Vet Centre & Hospital
193 Wollombi Road
Cessnock
NSW 2325

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02 4991 2377

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Shop 16 Kingsway Plz, Barton St
Kurri Kurri
NSW 2327

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  • Linda Lyons
    Practice Manager, Head Nurse

    Linda has been employed by Cessnock Veterinary Hospital since 2001, she one of our longest employed veterinary nurse with years of dedicated experience under her belt. 

    Linda leads our team with passion and enthusiasm, running educational programs with our nursing team in patient care, emergency management and workplace safety.  

    She has a beautiful young family and a two year old border collie called Crosby.

    Linda plays netball regularly with her local team and enjoys outdoor activities with her family. 



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  • Maddie
    Lead Nurse, Senior Veterinary Nurse

    Maddie joined our CVH team in 2015, excelling in critical care and emergency management.

    Maddie thrives in a busy atmosphere, taking her role as our lead nurse as an opportunity to constantly improve our services and patient care. As well as building a strong bond between our nursing staff, ensuring everyone operates as a team. 

    Maddie's household includes:

    * Tonka the Dane cross
    * Chicago the French Bulldog
    * Mittens the Cat
    * Calippo the Budgie 
    * And a flock of silkie chickens!



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  • Kelly
    Senior Veterinary Nurse

    Kelly Gill has been a dedicated member of the Cessnock Veterinary Hospital since 1998, as our most experienced nurse she is a valuable resource for knowledge and a strong leader in the team!

    Kelly is the spearhead of our Puppy Pre-school program, her wealth of experience working with dogs makes her the perfect fit to teach you and your puppy all you need to know to ensure a happy, healthy life together!

    When Kelly isn't in the clinic she is also a professional animal trainer for television and film, and is the proud owner of "The Wonderdogs", a team of talented Border Collies, who travel all around Australia as regular participants at major events, performing complex trick shows and education for the public.  Kelly has trained animals for hundreds of television, advertising and film roles.

    Her talented Border Collies have become easily recognisable from their appearances in television commercials including advertisements for Freeview TV, Jeep Cars, Kraft Cheese, Fujitsu Air-conditioning, RSVP, Refresh Plus, Commonwealth Bank and many many others.
    Most weekends see Kelly competing with her dogs in Obedience & Agility competitions. Having achieved over 300 titles including Two Obedience Championships and Three Agility Championships.

    Kelly is a highly professional, hardworking & a completely irreplaceable nurse.

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  • Lesley
    Senior Veterinary Nurse

    Lesley joined our CVH team in 2010. She is a highly skilled nurse with a wide array of skills within veterinary care as well as behavior and training. 

    Lesley leads our team with her experience and her hardworking, positive attitude. 

     Lesley is a keen dog trainer, competing in trials for agility and obedience. She is also an avid horse rider, competing in polo cross and participating in her local pony club with her children. 

    Lesley owns three dogs:

    * Dove the  Kelpie
    * Cinch the Border Collie
    * Whip the Jack Russel Terrier 




    When Kelly isn't in the clinic  she  is also a professional animal trainer for television and film, and is the proud owner of "The Wonderdogs", a team of talented Border Collies, who travel all around Australia as regular participants at major events, performing complex trick shows and education for the public. 
    Kelly has trained animals for hundreds of television, advertising and film roles. Her talented Border Collies  have become easily recognisable from  their appearances in television commercials including advertisements for Freeview TV, Jeep Cars, Kraft Cheese, Fujitsu Air-conditioning, RSVP, Refresh Plus,  Commonwealth Bank and many many others. 
    Most weekends see Kelly competing with her dogs in Obedience & Agility competitions. Having  achieved over 300 titles including Two Obedience Championships  and  Three Agility Championships.
    Kelly is a highly professional, hard working & a completely irreplaceable 
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  • Jade
    Veterinary Nurse
    Jade joined our CVH team in 2016, transitioning from an equine nursing background to our busy mixed practice. 

    Jade is a positive and hardworking member of our team, always going to extra mile to help a patent, client or staff member. She competes in multiple equine disciplines and enjoys assisting our vets with large animal call outs. 

    Jade has quite the collection of fury friends:

    * Ruby the Jack Russel Terrier
    * Missy Moo the ferret
    * Indy the ferret
    * And Shiloh the horse



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  • Megan
    Senior Veterinary Nurse

    Megan joined our CVH team in 2014, she a passionate and driven nurse who is often the clinic advocate for our Australian wildlife and exotic species. 

    Megan has a special interest in reptiles, she is often called out in her spare time to remove venomous snakes from residential areas to be safely released elsewhere. 

    Megan is passionate about providing exceptional care, she is currently studying a Bachelor of Veterinary Technology via distance.

    Megan's fury, feathery and scaly friends include:

    * Gus a Dane cross
    * Matilda the Galah 
    * Martini the Olive Python 
    * Jed the Simpson Python
    * And a flock of chickens!


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  • Sienna
    Veterinary Nurse

    Sienna joined our team in 2018, a hardworking animal enthusiast with a passion for learning and the drive to provide excellent care for our patients. 

    Sienna achieved her Veterinary nursing qualification in 2018 and is dedicated to perfecting her role in the veterinary industry. She takes a special interest in diagnostic imaging and is constantly adding to her repertoire of skills. 

    Sienna shares her home with Chai the Golden Retriever. 

    Sienna and Chai enjoy weekends on the beach together.

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  • Ashleigh
    Veterinary Nurse

    Ashleigh has been a valued member of our team since 2018. She began her CVH journey as a receptionist, but soon joined our nursing team where she displays her passionate and caring nature. 

    Ashleigh achieved her Veterinary nursing qualification in 2018 and has a long history competing in multiple equine disciplines.

    Ashleigh provides excellent customer service and takes a keen interest in emergency management. 

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  • Belinda
    Veterinary Nurse
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