We are an experienced team of Vet - Doctors, Nurses and Groomers. With an experience of over three decades, we have the passion and mindfulness that you look for when you want your loved pets to be in safe, loving and friendly hands.  We love caring for the animal kingdom around us and work for their benefit.

Get to know about us below:

  

Dr Mark Sayer

Veterinarian & Practice Owner

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 20 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, Cooper St Veterinary Hospital in Cootamundra and Griffith Vet Hospital and now Temora Veterinary Hospital.

I have 3 dogs and 3 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) and am qualified to referee the A-League, I’m just too old and not fit enough. LOL.  

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

Executive Assistant

I'm Lisa, the General Manager at Kooringal and Junee Veterinary Hospitals. I am also the Operations Manager for our group of practices in Wagga, Junee, Griffith and Corowa.

I started working for Mark while I was at high school in the '90s and left in 2000 to embark on a few new adventures and to 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 in by animals and how each pet I have had is unique in how they think, feel and behave around people. My 3 dogs, 3 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 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".


Stephanie Cochrane

Veterinarian

Steph’s journey with Temora Veterinary Hospital began in 2019 when she completed student placement with the team. After her initial placement, she was in and out of the Hospital regularly as she completed more placements, volunteered desexing for Temora Animal Rescue, and worked as a relief Veterinary Nurse. Once she completed her studies at Charles Sturt University in 2020 she officially joined the team as a Veterinarian and has enjoyed working more closely with the community and their pets. In her spare time, Steph enjoys spending time with her partner and her two fur-babies, Maggie and Abbey.  


Kiri Westphalen

Senior Clinic Veterinarian

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!


Indianna Chaffey

Registered Veterinary Nurse & Practice Manager

Indi hails from Northern NSW but after sea-change to tree-change she now calls Temora home. She is very passionate about all things’ animals, but especially her wildlife having worked in Wildlife Hospitals as well as being involved in WIRES. She has worked in various mixed practices around NSW and QLD before finding her ideal job at Temora Veterinary Hospital. She has adopted Fang, a beautiful Neapolitan Mastiff cross, from Temora Animal Rescue and foresees Fang not being the last animal to join the family.


Siobhan Kurtzer

Veterinary Nurse


Allison Lee

Registered Veterinary Nurse

Allison is a recent graduate of Bachelor of Veterinary Technology at Charles Sturt. A degree which built upon her Cert IV in Veterinary Nursing. Allison grew up on a Prime lamb farm near Barmedman and has worked previously in mixed veterinary practices. Now residing in Temora, Allison is a proud fur mum to Tex a cattle dog, Peppa an English Pointer cross, and Dahlia, a grey tabby from Temora Animal Rescue. Allison fosters great passion for high-quality health care and is often heard in the clinic exclaiming every animal is the cutest she’s ever seen, and to be fair, she has never been wrong.


Lara Mitchell

Veterinary Nurse

Lara is currently a 5th year Veterinary Science student at Charles Sturt University. Lara came to us to complete her practical placement and enjoyed it so much she never left! As she grew up in Yass, she loves the rural lifestyle and currently resides in Barmedman when not studying. She has two beautiful dogs: Monty the Neopolitan-Mastiff cross and Pea the Border Collie.


  
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