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Cessnock Vet Centre & Hospital
193 Wollombi Road
NSW 2325

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02 49912377

Vetcare Kurri
Shop 16 Kingsway Plz, Barton St
Kurri Kurri
NSW 2327

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02 4937 3744
  • Robyn

    Robyn has been with at CVH for 11 years!! Since 2010, she has been a constant fixture at our Vetcare Kurri Clinic. Co-running the clinic with fellow receptionist Lee, we never have any doubt of the clinics efficiency!

    Before our Kurri Clinic opened, Robyn worked at both our Cessnock and Weston branches. She still does the occasional fill in and Saturday shift at Cessnock.

    Robyn is always 100% there for every client that walks through the door and every patient is treated with the same love and affection that she would give to her own animals. Whether they're getting a worming tablet or being admitted for a serious surgery, she puts both the patient and the owner at ease. 

    Without Robyn's kind nature and love for all creatures, this business and all the staff, would be truly lost! 


  • Lee

    Lee has been with us for 10 years!! Since 2010, along with Robyn, she has been the driving force behind Vetcare Kurri's success. Prior to that, Lee worked at both our Cessnock and Weston Branches. She still does the occasional fill in shift at Cessnock. 

    Fondly known as our "crazy cat lady", Lee has a passion for creatures of the purring variety! Lee has 1 Himalayan & 2 British Shorthair Cats who she loves with all her heart, "Millie", "Crosby" & "Gatsby". 

    Even with all her cats, Lee still gives every pet that comes through the door so much affection. Dog, Cat, Bird, it doesn't matter. Lee loves them all! 

    After so many years with us, neither practice would be the same without this lovely lady! 

  • David Barton
    Practice Owner, Senior Veterinarian

    Dr David is the original owner of Cessnock Veterinary Hospital. Alongside his wife Cindy, they 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.

    Now working as one of 4 partners in this clinic, David is our go to vet for anything orthopaedic related. He has a keen interest in this area of the veterinary profession and just last year, travelled to Sydney to work with one of the best in the business, Dr David Lidbetter an animal orthopaedic specialist. This gave him even more knowledge and understanding of the orthopaedic field which furthered his skills, skills he uses every day here in practice at CVH.

    However, David loves every part of his work here. He comes in everyday with a smile and a 'ready for whatever the day has to offer' attitude. He is friendly and sort after by many of our clients, both those who have been customers for years and those who are our most recent.

    He is honest, hard working and genuinely in this business for a deep love of animals

  • Richard Evans
    Practice Owner, Senior Veterinarian

    Dr Ric (as he's fondly known around the clinic) has been a Veterinarian, Partner & Owner of Cessnock Veterinary Hospital for many years! 

    He's a favourite of many clients due to his particularly kind nature & interest in every single patients story and that of their owner as well! 

    Dr Ric is up for any case, whether it be orthopaedic surgery on a Chihuahua or pulling a new born foal out of horse when it gets stuck!

    He's a very friendly, professional and incredibly skilled Vet who we would be completely lost without!

  • Damian Burke
    Practice Owner, Senior Veterinarian

    Damian has been a veterinarian at Cessnock Veterinary Hospital since 1995, when he became a partner of the clinic.

    Recently he completed an ultrasound course to further his knowledge and add an additional area of technology to our practice. This is very helpful for times when physical examination and xrays alone aren't enough to determine an answer. Damian is our go to man for these times.

    Damian is an efficient vet who has years of experience in all areas of the veterinary profession ranging from simple vaccinations to alpaca births!

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

  • 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!

  • 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!

  • Lan Tran
    Associate Veterinarian

    Lan has been a Veterinarian here at Cessnock Vets for almost a year. After graduating from The University of Melbourne, she spent her first year working in mixed practice in scenic Tasmania before deciding to move back to the 'mainland' in search of bigger and better things!

    While fresher from University than our other vets, Lan possesses a wide range of skills and knowledge. She is up for any case & eager to learn more in addition to what she already knows.

    She has a keen interest in surgery but also enjoys consulting and large animal practice. Since starting here, she has already doubled her previous workload but takes it all in her stride and excels.

    Lan is polite, kind and compassionate. She is a staff member who is fun to be around but also highly professional. Clients and staff alike love her and see her as highly valuable member of our team!

  • Annabel Thomson
    Associate Veterinarian

    Annabel is the latest vet to join our ranks. She has been with us since the start of last year and we already don't know how we've done without her!

    After working in Queensland since graduating, Bel was looking for a change to a mixed animal practice and thankfully she was the perfect fit for us here at CVH.

    Bel is a highly knowledgeable vet while at the same time, isn't afraid to ask for help when she needs it. Although she is a little on the quiet side,

    Bel is generous, kind and always cares for her patient, their owners and work mates alike.

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

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