Meet Our Team

  

Kate Clayton

Practice Owner (BsC BVMS)

Our practice principal Kate graduated from Murdoch University in 2003 and began working at Kojonup Vet Hospital in 2006 after a two year stint in mixed practice in Tenterfield, NSW. Having married a Kojonup boy, she and her husband Grumpy decided to set down roots here and when the opportunity arose Kate took on ownership of Kojonup Vet Hospital in 2007. Kate is interested in all aspects of mixed veterinary practice but has special interests in small animal and equine ultrasound and cattle and equine reproduction. Kate hails from Port Hedland originally and spent a year on exchange in Norway after finishing school. When not a work Kate is kept busy as the mother of Thomas; twins Sam and Darcie. Kate has a diverse range of interests - member of the local choir, flute player, amateur triathlete and culinary experimenter, often treating the vet hospital to her delicious creations


Rebecca Lambert

Veterinarian (BSC BvMS (Hons))

Rebecca joined the Katannning Clinic team in a part time capacity in 2016, but has benn working as a full time, mixed practice veterianarian in the great southern region since graduating from Murdoch university in 2009. ​ Originally hailing from NSW, Rebecca now lives in Wagin with her husband on the family farm. Every day is crazy, busy mix of cattle, sheep, chickens, vet work, home-life, the responsibilities encompassed but being a farmer's wife, and last but not least a beloved fur-baby Rottweiler 'Kaida". Rebecca loves being a vet and can not imagine ever working in another profession. She has particular interests in medicine and cattle health and production.


Kristy Quartermaine

Head Nurse (Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing)

Kristy's dream job has always been veterinary nursing - starting work at KVH as a high school student in 2001. She went on to complete her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing after finishing school and remained a part of the KVH team until going on maternity leave in 2010. Kristy has returned to the veterinary industry as part of our inaugural Katanning Vet Clinic nursing team.


Kristen Trimming-Prest

Veterinary Nurse (Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing)

Kristen relocated her country charm and started with us when we opened the Katanning clinic in April 2015. Kristen has brough with her a wealth of experience and growing up on a farm in Woodanilling sparked a keen interest in horses. Kristen spent seven years as a senior stud hand at a thoroughbred facility before furthering her career and becoming qualified veterinary nurse in 2013. Kristen's family includes newlywed husband Matthew who is involved with the Trimming family transport business, eldest son Henry and his little sister Polly, Red whom you may have seen visiting the Katanning clinic, his best buddy Jones the cat who fits in the family with his ginger coat, Bronson a warmblood/thoroughbred riding horse and Mylo a young quarter horse who is her pretty paddock ornament. Kristen has a high interest in surgical nursing and finds it both challenging and rewarding.


Leanne Pierre-Humbert

Veterinarian (BsC BVMS)

Leanne began her veterinary career at Armadale - Byford Vet Hospital after graduating from Murdoch University in 1982. Wanting a break from dairy practice and racetrack work, Leanne made the move to Kojonup in 1985 and, apart from a brief return to Armadale - Byford while her sons were going to school in Perth, she has been here ever since. Initially working for Paddy Batch, after marrying Mick, Leanne decided to branch out on her own and started the Kojonup Vet Hospital in 1989 on their farm. With three small boys she decided to move the practice into town in the early 1990s to enable her to employ a second veterinarian. She leased the practice in 2001 but continued to service a small number of clients. Leanne returned to working at Kojonup Vet Hospital in 2011. Horses have been a big part of Leanne's life since she began riding at age six and she has been heavily involved with polocrosse and pony club in Kojonup, so it is no surprise that equine medicine is her speciality. However, having thirty years experience in mixed practice, she enjoys treating all creatures great and small. Away from Kojonup Vet Hospital Leanne is kept busy with her family - husband Mick and sons Nicholas, James and Thomas, her menagerie of horses, dogs, cats and sheep and farming. On the equine front Leanne has recently rediscovered a passion for dressage and has started on the pathway to become an instructor for Riding For The Disabled. When she finds time she also enjoys cooking.


Harriet Moss

Veterinarian (BSc BVMS)

Harriet joined our team in early 2019 after graduating from Murdoch University with a Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery.

She has always had a love for animals big and small and combined with a keen interest in biology and other sciences found Veterinary Science the perfect fit.

Harriet has a particular interest in canine medicine and surgery as well as small ruminant (sheep) medicine and production.

Harriet lives on a sheep and wheat farm in Gnowangerup with her husband and 4 dogs, Rocko, Billie, Roo and Bobby!


Sherona Smith

Veterinary Nurse (Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing)

Sherona joined out team with enthusiasm and experience. She came on board in 2018, moving up from Albany. Born and raised in Albany, Sherona has carried a passion for animals and horses though out her childhood before finishing her school and Denmark Ag. Before qualifying Sherona was always involved with anything animal related including mustering cattle in Newman & Marine Biology. She now resides on a rural property just east of Katanning with her horse Ray, 4 working dogs -  Bella, Tess, Pip and one called Winnie who prefers to chase galah rather than sheep!


Madeleine

Veterinary Nurse

Madeleine joined the clinic at the start of 2019 and is currently studying her certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing. After growing up on a sheep, cattle and cropping farm, Maddie graduated from Narrogin Ag College in 2015, obtaining Certificate III in Agriculture, Certificate III in Advanced Wool Handling, Certificate II in Equine Management and Certificate II in racing. Maddie is passionate about horses and competes reguarly in eventing and show jumping. She currently has a cheeky off the track thoroughbred called Trigger. Maddie also has an interest in reptiles and with her reptile license, owns a South West Carpet Python called Morelia. Maddies aslo has two beautiful cats called Misty and Mr Pickles. After working as a wool handler the past few years, Maddie is excited for her new career change cant wait to continue working towards becoming a Qualified Veterinary Nurse.


  
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