We are an experienced team of Vets and Vet Nurses helping our local community in Temora look after their pets. With a collective experience of over three decades, we have the passion and mindfulness you look for when persuing care for your beloved pets.

Get to know a little more about our team below:


Dr. Mark Sayer

Veterinarian & Practice Owner (BVSc)

I graduated from Sydney University in 1983. After working in clinics around Sydney, I moved to Wagga and opened Berry Street Veterinary Hospital and Junee Vet Clinic. During the next 18 years, I and a small handful of dedicated nurses worked the two practices, including making weekly visits to outlying towns in order to see animals far away from vet hospitals.

I now work at our numerous vet hospitals now, Kooringal Vet Hospital, Junee Vet Hospital, Federation Vet Hospital in Corowa, Temora Veterinary Hospital, Cooper St Veterinary Hospital in Cootamundra and Griffith Vet Hospital.

I have 2 dogs and 4 cats in the family as well as 7 beautiful children. You will often see me in the practice with 'Monkey' my Pomeranian X, who travels all over the Riverina visiting the practices. In my spare time I enjoy refereeing the real football (soccer), working on my golf swing, and am qualified to referee the A-League (I’m just too old and not fit enough).

I have completed Veterinary Chiropractic training in Germany and have recently developed my surgical and medical skills with marsupials with a strong following of loyal clients who travel from all over Australia to visit me. I’m in the process of finishing my MBA and Masters of Marketing at Deakin University.

I absolutely love flying as I have my pilots licence and enjoy the freedom of travel it brings.

Lisa Rapmund

Administration Manager (Veterinary Nurse)

I'm Lisa, the General Manager of our Australian Veterinary Hospitals group. I take care of our practices and amazing team members in Wagga, Junee, Griffith, Temora, Cootamundra and Corowa.

I started working for Dr. Mark while I was at high school in the '90s and left in 2000 to embark on a few new adventures and start a family. In 2008 I returned in the role of the veterinary nurse and shortly after to the position I am in now.

I have always been drawn to animals and how each pet is unique in how they think, feel and behave around people. My 2 dogs, 2 cats and 2 horses are always happy to see me and make me feel special, especially on days when I am feeling down and out.

I have chosen to work in this field so I can give back to people and through their precious pets. By helping pet owners keep their pets happy and healthy as long as they possibly can, they can have the same loving relationships with their pets as I have with mine. I stand by our vision by dedicating my career to "enriching your life through the joy of pets".

I have chosen to work in this field so I can give back to people by helping pet owners keep their pets happy and healthy as long as they possibly can. This means that they can have the same loving relationships with their pets as I have with mine. I stand by our vision by dedicating my career to "enriching your life through the joy of pets".

Dr. Kiri Westphalen

Senior Clinic Veterinarian

Hello, I'm Dr Kiri. I graduated from Murdoch University in Perth. Since 2014 I have been working with Mark and a year later, I bought a small farm so that I could follow my other passion (vetting being the first); goats! After 3 kidding seasons, I have 115 beautiful Angora Goats and still rising. I’ve attended the World Buiatrics Conference in Cairns in 2014 to learn the latest on production animals with speakers from all over the world. Now I can better attend all our fantastic, farming clients. I am also Ovine Brucellosis Accredited, an APAV Vet and Hendra Virus Vaccine Accredited. In 2018, I returned to university to start my Masters Research Degree on, you guessed it, GOATS!

But the roots of my practice is my work with our canine, feline and avian friends. I especially love seeing birds. I’ve completed additional training in Avian Medicine so I’d love to see your feathered family, from chickens through to emus!

Dr. Stephanie Gebhardt


Hi, I’m Dr. Steph Gebhardt. After graduating from CSU Wagga Wagga in 2014 I've taken on various roles across the country, working with animals ranging in size from mice to giraffes. In 2018 I moved to Trungley Hall and fell in love with the Temora area.

I am passionate about providing veterinary medicine to our local community and enjoy working directly with farmers on property visits - especially when the weather is too nice to be indoors!

Dr. Sharlet Rose John


Hello, I'm Dr Sharlet. I graduated from the College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Kerala, India in 1997. After working as a Government Veterinarian with Department of Animal Husbandry (which is the Indian version of the Department of Primary Industries) for 12 years, I moved to Australia with my family in 2010. I cleared the National Veterinary Exam with the Australasian Veterinary Board Councils (AVBC) in 2013. Since then I have been working with Mark at Kooringal Vets.

I love working with animals particularly Australian natives. These are so different from the natives of India where my patients included several elephants! I find it satisfying doing work for rescue groups and animal shelters and watching homeless animals leave to new loving homes. My particularly veterinary interest is pathology; I’m even contemplating going back to university to learn more about analysing pathological materials and diagnosing diseases through laboratory results.

I like to spend my free time with my family which includes my husband, two beautiful daughters and our retriever puppy Lassie. My other passion includes cooking, gardening, classical Indian dance and watching any show that makes me laugh.

Allison Prentice

Registered Veterinary Nurse

I'm Allison, a registered Veterinary Nurse here at TVH! I graduated with a of Bachelor of Veterinary Technology at Charles Sturt University, building upon the Cert IV in Veterinary Nursing in previously earned. I grew up on a Prime lamb farm near Barmedman and have a long work history in mixed veterinary practices. Now residing in Temora, my husband Cody and I are proud fur parents to a gorgeous cattle dog named Tex, a sweet English Pointer cross named Peppa, and lovely little Dahlia, a grey tabby we adopted from Temora Animal Rescue. I foster a great passion for high-quality health care and am often heard in the clinic exclaiming every animal visitor is the cutest I've ever seen (to be fair, I've never been wrong!)

Indianna Chaffey

Practice Manager (Veterinary Nurse)

Hi, I'm Indi! I hail from Northern NSW, but after a sea-change to tree-change I now call Temora home. I'm very passionate about all things animals, but especially wildlife after having worked in Wildlife Hospitals in my past as well as being involved in WIRES. I've worked in various mixed practices around NSW and QLD before finding my ideal job here at Temora Veterinary Hospital. Temora has not only brought me the latest step in my career but my beautiful dog Fang, a beautiful Neapolitan Mastiff cross who I adopted from the Temora Animal Rescue.

Siobhan Kurtzer

Veterinary Nurse

Hello, I'm Siobhan! I'm a Veterinary Nurse at TVH and love being able to help pets get back on their feet. I love snapping photos of cute animals around the clinic, and if you spot a photo on our Facebook of something adorable happening at our hospital, chances are I took it!

Abbie Nicholson

Veterinary Nurse

I’m Abbie, a veterinary nurse here at TVH. I grew up on the south coast but now call Temora home. I previously worked in a mixed practice before coming here and did lots of large animal work, which has prepared me well for my role here! Working with large animals is definitely my passion and what I most enjoy about vet nursing. In my spare time you’ll likely find me on a horse or running my dogs.

Alana Hartwig


I'm Alana! You may recognise me as the friendly face behind the reception desk at our hospital. You may also know me from around town as I grew up in Temora. Before working at Temora Veterinary Hospital I was a Laboratory Assistant for 10 years. I've always been surrounded by multiple animals from a young age and currently have one dog, Maisie, and two cats, Gus and Bear. I thoroughly enjoy meeting and greeting all the animals and their owners who come to visit. Don't forget to say hello next time you visit!

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