Meet Our Team

  

Greg Thompson BVSc

Practice Owner

We took over Richmond Vet Hospital in July 1988 when it was just a small branch practice to Riverstone, only open a couple of hours a day for consultations and with no facilities for surgery or hospitalisation.  Greg was an enthusiastic young vet surgeon, 3 years out of university ready to run his own practice and Neile was an advertising executive who didn't want to commute back into the city every day, loved animals, believed wholeheartedly in Greg's abilities and goals and so became a vet nurse over night ... the rest, as they say, is history.

Our aim was to create full A Class vet hospital that gave ‘complete’ care for small animals and their owners, professional and empathetic, based on the belief that each pet is an important member of the family.

We’ve built a dedicated and professional team of Nurses and Veterinarians all of whom are committed to providing the best care and treatment for their patients.   Continuing education for all staff and ongoing reinvestment in equipment, technology and facilities support this commitment.

In 1998 we opened Wilberforce Vet Hospital.  All the staff work at both practices so the same standard of care and professionalism is carried through both hospitals.

Over the last 30+ years at Richmond and 20+ years at Wilberforce, we’ve been privileged to be part of the lives of many, many Hawkesbury families.  Sharing the joy of new pets – be they puppy, kitten, cat, dog, bird, guinea pig, ferret, rat, chook, duck or even axolotl - when they join the family, all the ups and downs over the years as they mature and the great sadness and loss at the end of their lives.

We’re now treating the loved pets of second and even third generation clients!  ... and we're still working happily together!


Neile Thompson

Veterinary Practice Manager

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Tom Winters

Veterinarian (BVSc)

Dr Tom Winters graduated with a BVSc from The University of Sydney in 2012.  Since then he has been enjoying treating the wide variety of animals at both our hospitals.  He has a personal interest in diagnostic imaging, surgery and the medical management of complex diseases.  He enjoys finding the best possible treatment for every animal.

Outside of work he enjoys soccer, church and going to the park with his friendly Border Collie named Indie.


Jennifer Poon

Veterinarian (BVSc)

Jennifer joined the team in December 2010 after graduating from the University of Sydney.  Since then she has enjoyed getting to know regular and new pets to Richmond & Wilberforce Vet Hospitals and their families.

Growing up with dogs, cats, fish and a rabbit, Jennifer has always had a love for animals from a young age.  Being able to provide preventative care for healthy pets as well as helping sick or injured pets and wildlife has been a lifelong goal.  Jen's areas of interest include ophthalmology (eyes), dental cases and cuddle time with our boarders.

In her downtime she enjoys reading, playing sports and being owned by her dog and two cats that she hand raised from tiny little motherless strays.


Jody Griffiths

Head Nurse (Cert IV - Veterinary Nursing;Microchip Implantation; Senior First Aid)

  • Jody joined the Richmond & Wilberforce Vet Hospital Team in 2002 after several years experience at another practice, she has achieved Senior Nurse status and is our head nurse at Wilberforce Vet Hospital.  Jody also assists Neile with administration tasks and computer / technology issues ... of which there are many :(

    Jody's qualifications include Certificate III in Animal Studies, Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing, Microchip Implantation and FIrst Aid.  A strong believer in continuing education she has also completed courses and workshops in Fluid Therapy & Lab Techniques, Puppy & Kitten Socialisation & Training, Excellence in Customer Service, Hills Nutritional Advisor Programme, Anaesthesia & Intensive Care Nursing, Animal Behaviour, Respiration & Cardiac Emergencies, Understanding Cardiac Emergencies, Emergency Medicine for Vet Nurses, Bandaging & Casing, Puppy Preschool Training, Royal Canin Pet Health Counsellor Programme, Whelping & Dystocia, Canine Rehab - Massage Therapy and Canine Rehab - Intensive Therapy.

    She has special interest in Emergency & Critical Care, Surgery and Dentistry... and Cocker Spaniels.  Jody is completely dedicated to ensuring that all our patients receive the best care possible and their owners the best service and information.

    Jody is also our resident handy person ... never happier than when she has a cool power tool or gadget in her hand!

     

    Away from work, which isn't very often, she has become an avid Agility fiend with Willow the Wonder Cocker Spaniel!

 


Blackie

Customer Service Manager (Cat in Residence)


Naomi

Veterinary Nurse (Cert IV - Veterinary Nurse)


Nicole

Veterinary Nurse (Certificate IV - Veterinary Nurse)


Amy

Veterinary Nurse (Certificate IV - Veterinary Nurse)


Claire

(Undertaking Certificate IV - Vet Nursing)


Zoe

Veterinary Nurse (Certificate IV - Veterinary Nursing )

Zoe joined us in October 2015.  She completed her Certificate IV in 2018 after the arrival of her daughter Annalise!

She has two much loved rescue cats ... and is our resident pushover when a foster carer is needed for tiny little motherless kittens.


  
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