MEET OUR VET TEAM.
Dr Mark Sycamnias DVM
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.
‘The ability to work in a practice that provides high level small and large animal care as well as helping injured wildlife is fantastic.’
Mark's special interest include orthopaedic surgeries, reproduction, 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.
Dr Nadia Wong BVSc MANZCVS Small Animal Surgery
Nadia graduated in 2011 from Melbourne University. After travelling and working all around Australia, but she kept coming back to Bendigo and joined McIvor Road in 2018. (I just can't seem to leave!!!)
Nadia completed Memberships in Small Animal Surgery 2017 and enjoys a mixture of referral orthopaedics and soft tissue surgeries as well as Emergency and Critical Care.
When not at work, Nadia can be found sleeping in with her four cats, a Belgian Shepherd named Dante and Chiron the Staffy (AKA Brown Dog). Her diet consists mostly of steak, oysters and exotic fruits. She would also love to have a goat farm and the time to learn more about surgery.
Nadia is starting an Internship at Small Animal at Southpaws Specialty Surgery for Animals in 2121. We are very exciter for her!!
Dr Mandy Lugsdin BVSc (Certified fear-free handler)
Mandy is a naturally cheerful and engaging Vet with a passion for working with people and their pets. She loves the opportunity to be involved in complex internal medicine cases as well as dermatological, imaging, feline & dental cases. Mandy has extensive experience with handling referral cases from other vets and is very passionate about providing amazing customer service and follow-up.
Outside of her work here, Mandy also runs a travelling fear-free Veterinary service around Bendigo and can regularly be found with her head in a book!
Dr Kathryn Logan
Dr Kathryn Logan loves her horses, her dogs and her chickens
Dr Leigh Buchanan BVSc
Dr Leigh is your stereotypical feline fanatic, aka crazy cat lady. How could she not be when she has a cat like Slim?!
Graduating from The University of Melbourne with honours, Leigh opted for a scenery change and moved herself (and Slim of course) up to Bendigo where she began her career in a mixed practice clinic!
Apart from her love of cats, Dr Leigh also enjoys horse riding with Monty, her chestnut stock horse (who enjoys giving cheek), road trips and exploring the countryside.
Leigh’s veterinary interests include surgery, reproduction and imaging, all of which allow her to further grow her skills and knowledge at McIvor Road Veterinary Centre.
Dr Leigh is well known for going the extra mile to ensure her patients and owners are as comfortable and stress-free as possible while providing an amazing standard of care.
Dr Senura De Silva
Dr Senura has HUGE soft spots for golden retrievers and other creatures great and small. He graduated in 2015 and worked in a variety of emergency and general practice clinics. He developed keen interest in surgery, ultrasound and is currently training to do more advanced orthopaedic procedures such as TPLO's.
When not at work, Senura is usually on an adventure with Annie-Bananie, his beloved golden retriever!
Dr Kara Frost DVM
Dr Kara completed her Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Melbourne four years ago. After graduating she moved up to Bendigo, where she lives with her two cats and two rabbits.
Kara has a special interest in internal medicine and working with rabbits. In her free time, you can find her playing video games and reading comics.
Dr. Michelle Williams BVSc
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.
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