Veterinarians

Bill Taylor

BVSc.

Bill graduated in 1997 from Sydney University and entered mixed practice in Gerringong where he practiced for two years before moving to the UK to strengthen his small animal skills. After spending 4 years abroad the great Downunder beckoned Bill back to Canberra where he worked at Inner South vets for 4 years, adding skills in exotic animal and bird medicine to his repertoire. Following this, Bill joined us here at Queanbeyan in 2009 and has been constantly improving and expanding the practice since. Bill has undertaken further studies in exotic species, surgery and behavioural medicine to ensure we are up to date with the latest advances in veterinary medicine. Away from work Bill relishes spending time with his wife Alison (a veterinarian at Kippax) and his two young boys Jack and Hugh. When Bill has a chance he likes to head down to the coast to play beach cricket with his boys, take his poodle Poky for a run, and to relax!

Dr Michael Archinal

BVSc, IVAS(Cert), PTC(Hons) - Senior Small Animal Partner

Michael is the Senior Small Animal Partner in the practice. He graduated from Sydney University in 1987 and after five years in country practice, started the Bateman's Bay Veterinary Hospital. After five years of very successful practice, he was recruited as a partner here in 1996. Michael is our resident dermatologist and is also a qualified acupuncturist having been awarded the IVAS diploma in acupuncture and has undertaken post-graduate training in animal behaviour. He is married to Jodie, and has three sons and two Labradors named Rosie and Genie. How he combines family life, football refereeing, a single digit golf handicap, commitments in his local church, a television, radio and print career and veterinary practice remains one of the great secrets. Michael is currently studying for his MACVS in Pharmacology.

Louise Nicholls

BVSc(Hons), MACVSc

Lou graduated from Sydney University in 2000 and started working on the NSW-Victoria border near the Snowy Mountains. She moved to Bowral in the Southern Highlands for 6 years, interspersed with a 1yr internship in small animal surgery in Sydney and 18mths of travelling and locum work in the UK. Still restless, Lou completed more locum work around Australia before moving to our sister practice Kippax Veterinary Hospital where she has worked since July 2009. In January 2014, Lou transferred to us here at Queanbeyan Vet Hospital and is now a partner in Queanbeyan Vet Hospital and Jerrabomberra Vet Hospital. Lou lives with her husband Greg and their 3yr old retriever Ernie, who is a qualified Pets as Therapy dog for Delta. When not working, Lou can be found relaxing with friends and family, visiting Greg’s farm in western NSW, or training for triathlons.

Heather Shortridge

BVSc.

Heather graduated from the University of Sydney in 2008 and started her career with four years working in mixed practice in Armidale. She followed this up with 18 months working in the United Kingdom and travelling around exciting parts of Europe. She started as a locum with us this year and is now back permanently. Heather loves working as a vet and looks forward to caring for your pets. In her spare time she likes attending conferences (sometimes in exotic locations), playing pub trivia, and attempting to play tennis or, somewhat more successfully, playing table tennis. Heather also enjoys hanging out with her partner Dan and their furry menagerie- Golden Retriever Pickle, Poodle cross Lucy, and three wonderful cats, Charlie, Kitani, and Surinda.

Ellen Sutherland

BVSc.

Ellen graduated from Sydney University in 2013, realising her ambition of becoming a Veterinarian. Ellen is originally from Sydney and joined Queanbeyan Vet Hospital in 2014, after working in small animal practice in Canberra for a year. Ellen is enjoying all aspects of being a Veterinarian but has a special interest in small animal internal medicine. Outside work she enjoys playing social sport, reading, and going to the movies. She also likes walking her two dogs, Ruby and Gus, and spending time with her two cats, Colin and Arthur.

 

Jacelyn Neo

BSc BVMS

Jacelyn was born in Singapore and moved to Australia in 2008 to pursue her life-long dream of becoming a veterinarian at Murdoch University in Perth. She graduated in 2013 and started her career in Goulburn for 18 months before moving to Canberra. After a short stint at a busy small animal practice, she joined the team at Queanbeyan Vet Hospital in the middle of 2016. Jacelyn enjoys all aspects of being a veterinarian, but has taken a special interest in soft tissue surgery. She has undertaken a postgraduate study in feline medicine and has plans to further her studies in surgery. When not at work, Jacelyn loves spending time at the gym and hiking. She also enjoys winding down with her partner and her two naughty cats, Mitzy and Momma.