Meet Our Team


Chris Hallett

Veterinarian (BVSc)

Chris grew up in the Muswellbrook and Sandy Hollow areas before completing university at Sydney University. After graduating he worked in several cattle veterinarian roles including a dairy medicine internship in the US, several years in the UK and time in the Atherton Tablelands. In 2005 he settled in Coolah, purchasing the clinic from his father-in-law Mark Powell. Chris's main area of interest and expertise is beef cattle medicine and production.

John Bowman

Veterinarian (BSc BVMS)

John grew up on a mixed farming operation at Tooraweenah before heading to Murdoch University in Perth. After graduating he spent several years working as a vet out of Katherine in the NT on extensive pastoral properties before spending some time at Scone Equine Hospital. After working in the UK for 12 months with Teresa the opportunity arose to move back to Coolah and purchase into the clinic when Ralph Kuhn retired. John's major focus lies with large animal work including beef cattle medicine as well as equine medicine, reproduction and dentistry.

Teresa Bowman

Veterinarian (BSc BVSc)

Teresa grew up in suburban Canberra and completed her studies at Charles Sturt Uni in Wagga Wagga. Her first job was as a mixed practice vet in Gilgandra where she spent 2 years before heading to the UK to work. Upon arriving back in Australia, Teresa came and took over the running of the Coonabarabran practice and spends Monday-Friday in Coona before heading back to Coolah on weekends. Teresa is enjoys both large and small animal work and is our resident go-to for small animal medicine queries and ultrasonography skills.

Genevieve Dwyer

Veterinarian (BVSc)

Gen hails from the North Shore of Sydney and graduated from Sydney Uni alongside India in 2017. Together they made the big move to Coolah in early 2018, keen to get plenty of experience with large animal veterinary work rather than being restricted to just cats and dogs. 

India de Bres

Veterinarian (BVSc)

India grew up in the Eastern Suburbs of Sydney and completed her vet degree at Sydney Uni in 2017. Although she grew up close to the beaches, she was also able to gain an interest in large animal work at her family property in Adelong, NSW. She arrived in Coolah at the beginning of 2018 as a new graduate veterinarian and has been here ever since! 

Susan Benton

Veterinarian (BVSc)

Susie grew up on her family beef cattle farm near Glen Innes. Upon graduating from University of Queensland she started at Coolah in early 2018. Having spent most of her life around cattle and horses she is keen to get as much experience with large animals as possible.

Jenna Packham

Practice Manager

Jenna is a longtime resident of the areas, growing up at "Old Castle" near Leadville and attending school at Dunedoo. After finishing school in 2005 she began working at the Coolah clinic, progressing through the ranks from work-experience to fully qualified veterinary nurse and is now our practice manager across the 3 branches. Since the arrival of Murphy in 2017 and then Huxley in 2019 Jenna has worked from home, doing much of the heavy lifting behind the scenes.

Tanya Quetcher

Registered Veterinary Nurse

Tanya is originally from Gulargambone and came to us from Gunnedah in mid 2017 to work as the head nurse at the Coonabarabran Clinic. Along with her husband and 2 sons they live on a property outside Coona where they run an assortment of sheep, pigs and other creatures!

Laynie Leven

Registered Veterinary Nurse

Laynie came to us in 2018 from Mudgee Veterinary Hospital. A fully qualified veterinary nurse, Laynie runs the Coolah clinic, ensuring that everything runs as smoothly as possible.

Julie Hansen

Registered Veterinary Nurse

Julie worked for Anthea for many years and stayed on for us when we purchased the clinic from Anthea's family. She has been instrumental in the smooth transition of ownership and also settling into the new building. Julie grew up in the area and currently lives in Sandy Hollow with her menagerie of animals.

Louisa Peelman

Veterinary Nurse

Tracey Rutter


Jaimi White

Registered Veterinary Nurse

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