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 Pet Emergency? Call us right away at Warragul (03) 5623-4822 or Drouin (03)5625-1707!

If you live in West Gippsland or the surrounding area and need a trusted veterinarian to care for your pets – look no further. West Gippsland Vet Care has a highly experienced team treating all types of pets and farm animals. Your animals’ health and wellbeing is very important to us, and we take every possible measure to give your animals the care they deserve.

West Gippsland Vet Care is a full-service veterinary centre with modern facilities in Warragul & Drouin. We provide a friendly and welcoming environment for clients and their pets. Our goal is to offer the best and most comprehensive veterinary care for companion and farm animals in West Gippsland.

We are happy to offer a number of resources that enable you to learn about how to take better care of your pets. Please feel free to browse our site, particularly the informational articles. The best veterinary care for animals is ongoing nutrition and problem prevention, so becoming knowledgeable about preventative pet care is essential to the ongoing success of your animal’s health. 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! We also welcome you to subscribe to our newsletter.

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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Monday:

8:30 am-5:30 pm

Tuesday:

8:30 am-5:30 pm

Wednesday:

8:30 am-5:30 pm

Thursday:

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Friday:

8:30 am-5:30 pm

Saturday:

8:30 am-12:00 pm

Sunday:

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