Meet Our Staff

To book an appointment with any member of our experienced staff, call us on 5174 1656.

 

Dr. John Plozza

Owner & Veterinarian

Dr. John Plozza

Owner & Veterinarian

John graduated from Melbourne University in 1976, and after working in mixed practice he relocated back to Gippsland in 1979, where he was employed by Traralgon Vet Centre. John eventually purchased the business in 1983 and then took on a partner in 2005. John enjoys mixed practice and has a valued interest in equine where he has been regularly treating Gippsland horses for a number of years. John is married and has 4 children and 3 grandchildren, he has a passion for racehorses and is pictured here with one of his thoroughbred horses.

Dr. Garth Jackson

Owner & Veterinarian

Dr. Garth Jackson

Owner & Veterinarian

Garth Jackson graduated from Melbourne University in 1995.

After graduating Garth worked at Numurkah Veterinary Clinic for a number of years before relocating back to Gippsland. He has since worked at Traralgon Vet Centre and has become a partner. Garth has a love of large animals and is particularly interested in Bovine work. Garth is regularly found to be preg testing cattle. Garth is married and has 2 children and lives on a 300 acre beef farm.

Dr. Tegan Brown

Veterinarian

Dr. Tegan Brown

Veterinarian

Tegan joined the team in early 2017 as a small and large animal veterinarian, with a keen interest in cattle. Tegan graduated from the University of Melbourne with a Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine. Whilst studying at university she worked as a veterinary nurse at Cheltenham Veterinary Clinic. Outside of work Tegan enjoys spending her time bike riding, swimming and reading novels.

Kate Baggaley

Veterinarian

Kate Baggaley

Veterinarian

Jane Sultana

Practice Manager

Jane Sultana

Practice Manager

Jane is the clinic’s practice manager and handles the finances and general day-to-day running of the clinic amongst many other things. She has been with the clinic since 2005 and although most of her work is behind-the-scenes, she can be found assisting in the reception area as well as giving a hand with emergency situations. Jane has witnessed numerous changes at the clinic from moving from the old Stock Supplies building into the new clinic to the formation of the Traralgon Veterinary Centre partnership of Dr. John Plozza and Dr. Garth Jackson.  Jane spends most of her time driving her 2 teenage boys around!!

Hayley Flint

Head Veterinary Nurse

Hayley Flint

Head Veterinary Nurse

Hayley joined our team in mid 2015 as a qualified veterinary nurse and is responsible for supervising the clinic hospital and surgery cases. She has also completed a certificate in equine industry and in retail services as well as short courses in equine nutrition, cardiovascular systems and diseases in cats & dogs and wound healing. Hayley has been working as a veterinary nurse since 2012 and has experience as a hospital, surgical and equine nurse.

Colleen Lovelace

Veterinary Nurse

Colleen Lovelace

Veterinary Nurse

Colleen joined our team in early 2015 as a qualified veterinary nurse having completed her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing. Colleen has also completed short courses in advanced anaesthesia monitoring and cardiovascular systems and diseases in cats & dogs. Colleen has been working as a veterinary nurse throughout the district since 2006 and is an experienced hospital and surgical nurse.

Leonie O'Sullivan

Veterinary Nurse

Leonie O'Sullivan

Veterinary Nurse