Meet our caring and compassionate Vets! At McIvor Road, our Vets will provide you with the most sound advice for the care of your pets. 

Mark Sycamnias

Senior Veterinarian and Director (DVM BVSC)

Dr Mark started his working career as a mechanic before going back to university to become a veterinarian. Mark graduated from the University of Adelaide in 2014 and moved back to Central Victoria to start his next career as a veterinarian.

Mark's special interest include orthopaedic surgeries, complementary and preventative medicine. 

When Mark is not at work he’s enjoying time with his family, riding a bike or playing with his dog, cats and horses at home.

Senura De Silva

Senior Veterinarian and Director (BVSc (Hon.) MANZCVS (surgery))

Hello, I'm committed to providing the best possible care for your pets. Proficient in orthopaedic and soft tissue surgery, and with a keen focus on diagnostic imaging, I bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to the table.


Harry and Annie, my two golden retrievers—they are the heart of my world and the driving force behind my unwavering dedication to veterinary excellence. Their well-being motivates me to stay at the forefront of the field, offering cutting-edge medical solutions for your furry companions.


Understanding the profound bond between pet owners and their animals, my goal is to ensure both you and your pets feel secure in the care provided. I aim to create a safe and nurturing environment where compassion meets state-of-the-art medicine.

Kara Frost

Veterinarian (BSc DVM)

Kara graduated from  the University of Melbourne in 2014 and moved to Bendigo from Melbourne soon after. She lives with her 4 cats and 2 rabbits. She has a keen interest in Rabbits and internal medicine. Enjoying video games and crochet in her spare time.

Sue Collins

Veterinarian (BVSc (Hons) IVAS)

As a horse-obsessed teenager, Sue thought she would end up a horse practitioner working with racehorses. However, the lure of the Bendigo community was too strong and Sue has been working at McIvor Road Veterinary Centre since she graduated, too long ago to count. Initially, Sue worked as a mixed practice vet, seeing cows, horses, sheep, goats as well as small animals. As time went on, Sue bought the clinic and ran it for 18 years, concentrating mostly on cats and dogs. Sue's main clinical interests are sports medicine and acupuncture, and she does a lot of work with racing and retired greyhounds. At home, she has a menagerie of horses, cats, dogs and a chook. Since selling the clinic, Sue has been able to get back into riding her horses. 

Shayne Ault

Veterinarian (BVetBio/BVSc)

​Shayne grew up in Rochester before heading across the border to study Vet Science at CSU in Wagga Wagga.  After graduating Shayne worked for a 24hr vet hospital in NSW before returning home to Bendigo to work in both the GP and emergency sides of McIvor rd. Shayne has a keen interest in all facets of veterinary medicine and is passionate about preventative medicine and a holistic approach to patient care and well being.​

Claire McMorrow

Veterinarian (BSc BVetBio/BVSc (Hons))

Claire graduated with honours in 2020 from Charles Sturt University in Wagga Wagga. After graduating Claire headed to East Gippsland for a few years working with both small and large animals.

After settling in Bendigo, Claire was keen to stick to just small animals and loves both GP and emergency veterinary care.

She has a keen interest in soft tissue surgery and ultrasound.


Outside of work Claire can be found with a glass of red and cheese board with her beloved kelpie Brooksy.

Michelle Williams

Veterinarian (BSc BVMS (Hons) GCertSAUA)

Michelle grew up on a hobby farm in the northwest of England. Her family emigrated to Western Australia once she finished high school. There she completed her veterinary degree and graduated from Murdoch University in 2002. Since graduation Michelle has lived and worked in central Victoria caring for pets and farm animals. Michelle has one cat called Spencer, one dog called Ellie and two small children. She is a keen mountain biker and loves riding Bailey the Quarter Horse.  Michelle enjoys all aspects of general practice but has specific interest in small animal medicine, anaesthesia, pain management and the care of elderly animals. Michelle is accredited to perform the pre-export preparation of cats and dogs travelling overseas.

Belinda Gibbs

Veterinarian (BVSc)

Belinda graduated from Melbourne University in 2001 and started her veterinary career in mixed practice in East Gippsland.  Along with many from her graduating year, she then went abroad to the UK on a working holiday.  Upon returning to Melbourne in 2006, Belinda started working at Animal Accident & Emergency in Essendon.  Whilst working in Emergency medicine, Belinda successfully passed her membership exams in Emergency medicine and critical care.   In 2012, Belinda along with her young family moved to Kyneton, and has spent a good part of the last 10 years at Castlemaine Vet Clinic. Now, Belinda works at a number of local vet clinics and, has many family pets including a cat, parrot, rat, dog and a few backyard chickens.

Sarah Bruty

Veterinarian (BVetBio/BVSc)

Sarah Bruty graduated from Charles Sturt University in 2019. After spending 3 years in regional small animal clinics she decided to leave her permanent position and provide staffing support as a Small Animal Locum throughout Victoria.

Sarah loves her job, loves to care, and loves to help.

Lori Pregnolato

Veterinarian (DVM)

Dr. Loredana Pregnolato DVM

Originally from Italy, Dr. Loredana (Lori) Pregnolato graduated from University Degli Studi di Milano in 2013.

Lori owned her own mobile Veterinary business in Milano for 2 years before taking off to travel the world.

Lori then came to Australia 9 years ago, in 2015 and now resides in Bendigo with her partner and son.

Lori has developed a keen professional interest in dental surgeries and all things teeth related!

When shes not at work, Lori enjoys spending time with her family and friends.

Sally Yan Elders

Veterinarian (BSc DVM)

Sally graduated from Melbourne University in 2020. She lives in Bendigo with her adorable chihuahua Noah and smoochy cat hunter. 

Her special interests are in dermatology, clinical pathology, geriatric medicine, and small animal medicine. It's no surprise her favourite patients are chihuahuas and cats!

She applies the "fear-free" approach and gold-standard care to all her patients. 



Head Nurse

Lilli began her nursing career in 2014 and her enthusiasm and dedication to the Veterinary industry is evident in many ways. Lilli is a true local, apart from a few years in Brisbane; in 2021 Lilli moved home with her partner and two dogs and joined the McIvor team. Affectionately nicknamed ‘the crazy schnauzer lady’ by her colleagues you may need to watch your fur babies whilst she is around, as they may go M.I.A for some squishes and snuggles. Lilli has many areas of passion including companion animal weight management, physiotherapy and dental care. Lilli also has a strong passion for continued professional education and actively promotes skill development within the team and certificate IV students. She would love to meet you and pets for care and cuddles.


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