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WEST GIPPSLAND VET CARE – THE MOST EXPERIENCED VETERINARY TEAM IN GIPPSLAND.

West Gippsland Vet Care has been servicing the local community since 1989 and our goal is to offer the best and most comprehensive veterinary care for companion and farm animals. Working from  modern facilities in Warragul and Drouin, we provide a friendly and welcoming environment for  clients and their pets.

Our experienced staff are continually updating their skills and knowledge through seminars and conferences in order to provide the latest techniques and treatments for our patients.

Many of our vets have postgraduate qualifications, providing expertise in areas such as small animal medicine & surgery, animal behaviour, emergency and critical care, breeding, cattle nutrition and cattle medicine and surgery.

If you have any questions, call Warragul (03) 5623-4822, Drouin (03)5625-1707 

or email us and we'll promptly get back to you. Our Warragul and Drouin clinics are very easy to get to -- just check out the map below! 

At West Gippsland Vet Care, we treat your pets like the valued family members they are. 

Testimonials

Read What Our Clients Say

  • "Thank you so much for all your vets outstanding care. My Horses, cows & dogs have all had care from WGVC and it’s always outstanding your vets truely care for our fur babies. Receptionist do everything they can to help get you answers over the phone & vets always call you back when required. Best vet services I’ve ever used � thank you"
    Becc Crane
  • "Knowledgeable vets, very caring and comfortable to leave my pets in their hands"
    Phoebe Grass
  • "Top job by Simon and his sidekick Michael today! Got some happy cows again :-)"
    Siahn Le Brocq

Meet Our Team

  • Dr.
    Grant Nielsen
    Veterinarian BVSc(Hons) MACVSc(Nutrition)

    Grant grew up on a beef and sheep property near Guyra in northern New South Wales. After graduating with honours in Veterinary Science from Sydney University in 1994 he commenced working at West Gippsland Vet Care. Since then Grant has gained extensive experience in all aspects of mixed practice.

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  • Dr.
    Benton Smith
    Veterinarian BVSc MACVSc(Surgery)

    Ben graduated from the University of Queensland in 1996. After 2 years of practice in sunny Queensland, he ventured south to 'Mexico'. After stints at Leongatha and Moe, along with three working holidays to the United Kingdom, he joined West Gippsland Vet Care.

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  • Dr.
    Simon Ronalds
    Veterinarian BVSc
    Simon has grown up in the local area, with his family heavily involved within the beef industry. After graduating at Melbourne University in 2000, he has worked in multiple mixed animal veterinary practices within Victoria, New Zealand and the United Kingdom. Simon started here at West Gippsland Vet Care at the start of 2010.

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  • Dr.
    Christine Vanschyndel
    Veterinarian BVSc(Hons)
    Chris grew up in Mirboo North and graduated from the University of Melbourne in 1996. She initially worked in small animal and equine practice for 4 years. She then spent 8 years doing shift work in 24 hour animal emergency clinics in Melbourne. During this time she developed a passion for small animal emergency and critical care medicine. She completed a distance education course in small animal anaesthesia and emergency medicine in 2000.

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  • Dr.
    Sophie Nielsen
    Veterinarian BVSc MANZCVS (Animal Behaviour)

    Sophie graduated from Sydney University in 1994 and has worked in mixed and small animal practice in Australia and England.

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  • Dr.
    Megan Thomas
    Veterinarian BVSc(Hons) MACVSc(Medicine)
    Meg graduated from the University of Melbourne in 2000 and first joined the practice in January 2001. She worked for the clinic as a large and small animal vet for three years before heading off to travel.

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  • Dr.
    Christopher Thorne
    Veterinarian BVSc(Hons)

    Dr Chris Thorne graduated from Melbourne University in 2000 and spent time working in Frankston before heading overseas. He spent five years working in the UK, in Essex and Cambridgeshire. After returning to West Gippsland with his family in 2009 he worked for 5 years in a small animal practice in Berwick. Chris joined West Gippsland Vet Care in 2014.

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  • Dr.
    Stuart Cocking
    Veterinarian BVSc

    Stu grew up on a dairy and beef farm on the northern fringe of Melbourne. He graduated from The University of Melbourne in 2007 and headed straight into dairy/mixed practice in South Gippsland. After two and a half years it was time to head off travelling. He headed to the UK and worked many locum stints in a variety of dairy and small animal vet roles, in between his travels.

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24/7 Emergency Service!

Monday:

8:30 am-5:30 pm

Tuesday:

8:30 am-5:30 pm

Wednesday:

8:30 am-5:30 pm

Thursday:

8:30 am-5:30 pm

Friday:

8:30 am-5:30 pm

Saturday:

8:30 am-12:00 pm

Sunday:

Closed