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South Eastern Equine Hospital
359 Hallam-Belgrave Road
Narre Warren North
Victoria 3804

03 8790 4922
03 8790 4944
  • Robyn Charman
    Specialist in Equine Surgery - BVSc(Hons), MANZCVS(equine medicine), FANZCVS(equine surgery)

    Robyn Charman graduated from the University of Melbourne in 1990 having gained her Bachelor of Veterinary Science with honours. Robyn then worked as a mixed practice veterinarian under the guidance of Dr Neville Japp and later Dr Colin Bassett where she developed a special interest in equine medicine and surgery.

    Robyn and her husband Neil established the Station Street Veterinary Clinic in Koo Wee Rup in 1995 where Robyn continued to pursue professional development in the equine field. In 2000, Robyn attained membership to the equine medicine chapter of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists. In 2004, Robyn commenced her equine surgery residency program with Dr Jim Vasey at the Goulburn Valley Equine Hospital. This program culminated with Robyn gaining fellowship of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists in equine surgery in 2009. In October 2012, Robyn established the South Eastern Equine Hospital at Narre Warren North and continues to enjoy the challenges of equine veterinary practice. Robyn is a registered specialist in equine surgery with the Veterinary Practitioners Board of Victoria.

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  • Gareth Trope
    Registered Specialist in Equine Surgery - BVSc(Hons),DipVCS, CertES(Orth), MVSc, FANZCVS

    Gareth graduated from the University of Sydney in 1998. Since graduating Gareth has worked in a number of equine practices both in Australia and in the UK. This included an internship at Sydney University, a residency in Equine Surgery at Melbourne University, Equine Surgeon at Ballarat Veterinary Practice and a lectureship in Equine Surgery at Charles Sturt University in Wagga Wagga prior to joining South Eastern Equine Hospital in 2015. 

    He holds a Royal College Certificate in Equine Surgery (orthopaedics), membership in Equine Surgery of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists (ANZCVS) and in 2011 became a registered specialist in Equine Surgery following successful completion of fellowship exams in Equine Surgery of the ANZCVS.

    Gareth has a particular interest in orthopaedic surgery, lameness investigation and advanced diagnostic imaging. He has also completed a research Masters investigating novel methods for diagnosing stress fractures in racehorses. In addition to this he has a keen interest in minimally invasive surgery including laparoscopic surgery.

    Gareth Trope BVSc(Hons), Dip VCS, CertES(Orth), MVSc, FANZCVS
    Registered Specialist in Equine Surgery
    Adjunct Senior Lecturer in Equine Surgery, Charles Sturt University


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  • Kate Thompson
    Veterinarian - BVSc, MANZCVS(equine medicine)

    Kate graduated from the University of Melbourne in December 2006. Upon graduation she worked in mixed dairy practice in Western Victoria.

    In 2009 she went travelling throughout England, South America and Europe. She worked throughout England in both mixed and predominantly equine practice.

    Kate enjoys all aspects of Equine Veterinary work and recently completed a course in equine anesthesia and analgesia. She also has a particular interest in equine dentistry.

    When not busy working, Kate enjoys playing tennis and hitting the ski slopes.


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  • Kate Savage
    Equine internal medicine specialist

    Kate is an equine internal medicine specialist and is especially interested in cardiac, respiratory and gastro-intestinal diseases. She enjoys working with racehorses, sport horses and pet horses; improving their health, competitive viability and welfare.

    Kate worked as an equine internal medicine specialist in the USA for a long time and also at the Beijing Olympics, which were held in Hong Kong. Kate also has a great interest in the welfare of all equids and is the Oceanic board member of the World Equine Veterinary Association (WEVA) and the programme chair for the biennial WEVA congress to be held this year (2013) in Budapest, Hungary.


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    Oceanic Board member of WEVA and Programme Chair of WEVA Budapest 2013:


  • Laura Nath
    Specialist in Equine Medicine - BVSc, MVSc, CertEM, FANZCVS

    Laura is a registered specialist in equine medicine and also has further qualifications in equine stud medicine. She graduated with honours from the University of Sydney in 2003. Thereafter she undertook an internship and remained at Goulburn Valley Equine Hospital as an assistant to Dr Angus McKinnon for several years, gaining a certificate in Equine Stud Medicine from the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons in the UK in 2007. Laura completed a residency in Equine Medicine with Dr Kate Savage and Dr Sally Church at the University of Melbourne. Through this she gained a masters degree after researching cardiac disease and gained fellowship of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists in equine medicine in 2010. Laura has also worked in racetrack practice at Flemington Equine Clinic. Overseas, she has been at the Clyde Veterinary Group in Scotland and was last year working at Rossdales and Partners in Newmarket, England.

    Laura continues to enjoy helping with a broad range of cases including cardiac and respiratory disease, neurology, colic and diarrhoea, weight loss, endocrine diseases such as Cushings (PPID) and foal disorders.

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  • Lianne Wright
    Veterinarian - BVSc, BSc(Hons), MANZCVS(equine medicine)

    Lianne was born in 1980 in Yorkshire, England. She studied for a degree in Applied Biology, at the University of Nothumbria Newcastle, and then attained a Veterinary Degree from the University of Liverpool, UK. Lianne then moved to Australia where she worked in mixed practice for 3 years. Lianne has been employed at South Eastern Equine Hospital since its commencement in 2012.

    Lianne has always had a special interest in horses, particularly in equine reproduction, anaesthesia and colic. She has completed a distance education course at Sydney University in Equine Internal Medicine. Currently, she is studying for a Certificate in Advanced Veterinary Practice in Equine Medicine through the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons.

    Lianne has recently returned from a clinical placement at the University of Bern, Switzerland with world renowned equine medicine specialist, Dr Vincent Gerber.


  • Jess Cook

    Profile coming soon!

  • Jemma Browne
    Veterinary Intern - BVSc/BVB, BEqSc

    Growing up in Melbourne, Jemma spent her weekends and holidays riding horses and working at a local riding school, before getting the opportunity to gain further experience at racing stables in Caulfield. This consolidated her passion for the equine industry, and she moved to Wagga Wagga to study Equine Science at Charles Sturt University.

    Prior to completion of her course in 2010, she worked as a research assistant at the University and as a stud hand at a local Standardbred stud. Commencing her degree in Veterinary science in 2011, Jemma continued her involvement at the stud during the breeding season, yearling preparation and sales. This ignited a passion for broodmare and foal management, along with enjoying interacting and working with young horses.

    During the last two years of her degree, Jemma commenced working as a nurse at the specialist equine clinic at Charles Sturt University, leading her down the path of specialist equine practice. She developed a keen interest in general equine medicine, intensive care of foals, and reproductive medicine. After completing a rotation at South Eastern Equine, Jemma happily accepted an internship position at South Eastern Equine Hospital.

    In her spare time, Jemma likes to be on the surf coast visiting family and friends with her two dogs Lily and Stella.

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  • Janyce Truett
    Veterinary nurse

    My adult life has been spent happily in and around agriculture in country Victoria including mixed farming, feed stores and working for DPI. Horses have been part of my life since my teens as both companions and work mates. I do have a slight bias to stockhorse/quarterhorse/colored types and love just heading into the bush with them and the dogs whenever I can. I have a B.App.Sci in biochemistry and microbiology and recently achieved a Cert IV in Veterinary Nursing so I now have the privilege of nursing these amazing animals and working with some equally amazing horse people.

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  • Sarah Bertram
    Veterinary Nurse

    Sarah started her career as a veterinary nurse in a busy small animal practice and then went on to work as an Equine nurse in an ambulatory practice in the Yarra Valley/Dandenong Ranges where she has spent the past 7 years. Over this time Sarah obtained her Certificate 3 in Equine Nursing. She has worked with and owned horses since she was 15 years old, working on a stud farm and riding school during this time. She enjoys eventing her lovely Thoroughbred ‘Lager’ in her spare time as well as spending time with her partner, Tony and Aussie Shepherd ‘Vegas’.

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  • Kristyn McWilliam
    Veterinary Nurse

    Kristyn grew up in the North East of England where she spent most of her time down at the stables and riding along the beach. She is a qualified instructor and has many years experience teaching children and adults as well as coaching the Teesside University Equestrian team.

    Kristyn worked in Scotland for showjumper Sophie Dinning and then moved to Northampton to groom for Great British Olympic team showjumper Tim Stockdale. In her 6 years there she travelled all over the world with the horses including the USA, Canada, Europe and Hong Kong. While with Tim she had the opportunity to be part of the British team at the 2008 Olympic Games and 2009 European Championships.   

    Kristyn moved to Australia 4 years ago to be with her husband whom she met while taking a year out to travel without the horses. She now spends her free time going on walks with her dog Marley and keeping up with her 2 year old son Oliver.

    As well as working for SEEH Kristyn is studying her Cert IV in Veterinary Nursing and will qualify in 2018.

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  • Jess Pascoe
    Veterinary Nurse

    Jess grew up on small farm with many animals to care for including horses, dogs, cats, chickens, ducks, wildlife and anything else that needed rescuing and care and this is where her passion for animals begun.

    She now has a farm of her own with 4 horses, 2 dogs, 2 cats and tank full of exotic fish which all take up much of her time.

    After high school she completed a Bachelor Degree in Equine Studies at Melbourne polytechnic and since has spent more than 10 years working in the thoroughbred industry in all facets of the hands on racing and stud work but her time spent with foals and weanlings her favourite.

    Jess joined the SEEH team in 2015 whilst she completed her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing, since graduating has become a full time member of the team.

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