Meet Our Team


Dr Kim Martel


Dr Kim has been a practicing veterinarian for over 44 years, looking after both small and large animals.  Over his time as a veterinarian Kim has owned and operated his own practice in Cootamundra and Temora, and has worked in various practices.

For 7 years Kim was a part time lecturer in the Veterinary School at Charles Sturt University.

Kim opened the Griffith Animal Hospital in April 2014 and is keen to offer a great veterinary service to the local area for years to come.

Kim is Ovine Brucellosis Accredited, Market Assurance Program accredited for Sheep and cattle, NSW Racing Accredited and is an Australian Government Accredited Export Veterinarian. 

Dr Jill Headon

(BVSc BVetBiol (Hon1))

I graduated from Charles Sturt University with a degree in Veterinary science in mid 2011.  Since then I have worked as a mixed animal practitioner in Cowra and also had an adventure over in Western Australia at Kalgoorlie doing mainly small animal and horse work.  I am originally from Rankins springs and moved back home to the farm at the same time this clinic opened.  My husband and I own a rescued small mixed breed (“mini kelpie”) dog named Dot and a chilled out working dog named Blue. We share a farm with my father running Angus cattle, sheep and crops.  I am interested in all aspects of veterinary science especially soft tissue surgery and anything to do with eyes. I also enjoy the challenge of mixed practice and like following up cases and seeing good outcomes for our clients.  My husband George and I have two small girls, Ruby and Piper!

Allie Cornell

Veterinarian (BVetBiol/BVSc (Hons))

After finishing my studies at Charles Sturt University in mid 2017, I joined the team at Griffith Animal Hospital. I love the opportunities we have to be involved in a wide variety of cases, especially when I get to work with such a wonderful team of vets and nurses.

My interests include small animal surgery, geriatric medicine, dentistry and parasitology, 

I grew up in a little town in the Snowy Mountains, and as a child dreamed about being a vet since I found out what a vet was! 

My partner Zac and I have two little dogs, Hooch and Obi, one bearded dragon, three geckos, and five pythons!

Angela Quinlan

Veterinarian (BVSc BBioSc)

After graduating from James Cook University in 2015, I moved to Darwin where I worked at a small animal and equine clinic. During my time in Darwin, I gained a lot of experience in the medicine and surgery of both large and small animals, and saw a lot of interesting cases, such as crocodile bite wounds! I was also an on course veterinarian for the Darwin Thoroughbred races.

In January 2018, I embarked on an epic road trip with my dog (Chelsea), horse (Libby), two parrots (Oscar & Mango) and 10 chickens, to join my husband down here in Griffith. I was excited to join the team at Griffith Animal Hospital in February, and have thoroughly enjoyed getting to know the team, the clients, and their beautiful animals since I started.

While I enjoy most of the challenges this job throws at me, birds and horses are my passions, and I particularly enjoy equine dentistry, and any kind of soft tissue surgeries.

Jess Verwey

Veterinarian (BVetBiol/BVSc (Hons))

I studied veterinary science at Charles Sturt University in Wagga, and graduated in mid 2017 (with Dr Allie) with a University Medal and first class honours (from my honours project I undertook at Cambridge University in the UK!).

After graduating I spent just over a year working in mixed veterinary practice in Young, NSW, where I worked with a range of animals ranging from dogs and cats to sheep, poultry and cattle. I then decided to take a six month position back at Charles Sturt University where I worked in a teaching capacity at the Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory and Small Animal Referral Hospital.

In January 2019, my fiancé and I decided to head back to my home town of Griffith, together with our two dogs Buddy and Tonks, our cat Sooty, our four miniature sheep and our many chickens and geese! I started work here at Griffith Animal Hospital in January 2019 and am especially interested in small animal (dogs and cats especially) medicine, dermatology and pathology. I am also keen to learn more about medicine in backyard chickens!

Charissa Phua

Veterinarian (DVM)

Charissa joins us after completing her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree at Melbourne University in 2018. Charissa made the most of her university experience, travelling to Glasgow University, Mongolia, and France for her studies!

Charissa is interested in all aspect of veterinary medicine, in particular reptiles and pocket pets, cattle medicine, and surgery! She is enjoying settling in and experiencing all Griffith has to offer.

Natalie Moran

Veterinary Nurse (Veterinary Nursing (Cert IV) )

I've been a veterinary nurse for 15 years and enjoy learning new and interesting things every day. One of the best things of my job is being part of a team that helps an unwell pet get better and seeing the reunion between the client and their pet when they get to go home. I enjoy spending time with my 9 year old golden retriever called Roxy. I have a certificate IV in veterinary nursing and would one day like to get my diploma in veterinary nursing. 

Samantha Camm

Veterinary Nurse (Cert IV)

I have been working as a Veterinary Nurse for the past 6 years. I own 2 dogs Charlie and Lindy (a border collie and greyhound), 2 cats Mouse and Boss and two horses Gracie and Echo. I enjoy working as a veterinary nurse as you never know what is coming in next and every day is different to the last!

Sally Mitchell

Veterinary Nurse

I have been a Veterinary nurse for the past 5 years. I really enjoy my job as I love to see pets go home happy and healthy. I have 3 cats who have all been rescue cats. Kit, JR and Jinx and a dog named Tess. I am currently studying  cert 4 in veterinary nursing, and wish to do my diploma in surgical nursing.

Debbie Grieve


I have been working as a veterinary receptionist for the past 6 years. I enjoy my job as i interact with different people and their pets. The best part of my job is discharing the patients after they have had a stay with us.  At home I have 2 labradors Zoe and Josie and 2 cats Sophia and Mia.

Carolyn Head

Veterinary Nurse (Cert IV Veterinary Nursing)

Carolyn recently joined the team at Griffith Animal Hospital after working as a Veterinary Nurse in Parramatta (Sydney) for a number of years.

Carolyn owns a beautiful Jack Russell Terrier (Rosie) and a beautiful white cat (Marie).

Chloe Gordon

Trainee Nurse (Cert II)

Chloe joined the team here at Griffith Animal Hospital in early 2016. She completed her Certificate II in animal studies in 2017 and currently enjoying her training for her Certificate 4 in Animal Studies. She has two dogs - Mea (a Cocker Spaniel) and Oscar (an Australian Silky Terrier) and Dennis the Cat. She enjoys her job as she learns new things every day and giving love to all our patients!



Tayla Rebellato

Trainee Nurse (Cert II)

I joined the team here at Griffith Animal Hospital late 2017 and am currently studying my Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing. I love working here as a vet nurse as it is such a rewarding career. Learning new things every day and being able to assist in improving an animals wellbeing is fulfilling. I own two beautiful staffies named Chelsea and Trigger who are both rescue dogs.

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