Griffith Veterinary Hospital

PH: 69623142

16 Donaldson Street, Griffith

Meet Our Team


Dr Mark Sayer

Veterinarian (BVSc)

I graduated from Sydney University in 1983. After working in clinic in and around Sydney, I moved to Wagga and opened Berry Street Veterinary Hospital and Junee Vet Clinic. During the next 18 years myslef and a small handful of dedicated nurses worked the two practices, including making weekly visits to outlying towns in order to see animals far away from vet hospitals.

I work at our numerous vet hospitals now, Kooringal Vet Hospital, Junee Vet Hospital, Federation Vet Hospital, Henty Vet Clinic and Griffith Vet Hospital.

I have 2 dogs and 4 cats in the family as well as 7 beautiful children.You will oftenly see me in the practice with 'Monkey' my Pomeranian X  who travels all over the Riverina visiting the Practices. In my spare time I enjoy flying as I have my pilots license.


Nicole Alvaro

Veterinary Practice Manager (Certificate IV Veterinary NursingCertificate II in Business ServicesDiploma Practice Management)

I have been working with Dr Mark Sayer for the last 14 Years and every moment within the job has been amazing! Working in Mark's team has been full of wonderful memories, experience and knowledge. I have worked in all of our clinics over the duration of this time. Firstly in Wagga, then managing Corowa and now in Griffith. I am pleased to be in my home town again after leaving about 11 years ago, its so nice to be close to family again :) and seeing old friends.

Veterinary nursing is such a wonderful profession and there is so many rewarding aspects of the job, I am so blessed to be doing something i love every single day! Caring for pets is so rewarding! And meeting their owners is equally so, im always thrilled to meet loving pet owners and offering assistance and peace of mind for pet care.

I  am also a keen advocate of puppy school, which we offer at the clinic. I am very passionate in helping owners get their new puppy started off on the right paw to ensure well adjusted and social able dogs.

When im working I am enjoying the company of our clinic cat the Crazy Calli Cat, check out her entics in Calli's Corner her blog.. Alternatively at home im snuggling one of my three cats; Mishka, Kion or Evie. At the beginning of 2017 my partner and I had our first huuuman baby! Ryan was born on the 11th January 2017, a day before my 28th birthday, he was best birthday present ever! I love being a mum! Ryan can sometimes be seen at clinic with me 'helping', he looks to be taking after his mum as he just loves animals, especially his own cat Kion! When he is sick or sad we can always cheer him up with watching the cats funny antics. 

Raiyan Shahab

Veterinarian (BVSc)

Dr Kiri Westphalen

Veterinarian (BSC BVMS Veterinary Science)

I graduated from Murdoch University in Perth in 2013. After spending 12 years in the west, I decided it was time for a change and moved to Canberra, then Wagga Wagga in March 2014 to begin work with Mark. I now spend some of my time in Wagga and Junee and some in Griffith and Hillston.

My passion is production animal medicine, especially reproduction in cattle and sheep. These animals are really quite amazing creatures to work with and there farmers are pretty fantastic as well. In August 2014, I attended the World Buiatrics Congress in Cairns to learn all about the latest advances in production animal enterprises from speakers from all over the world! I am also Ovine Brucellosis Accredited, an APAV vet and Hendra Virus Vaccine Accredited.

Not only that, but I have the opportunity to do some pretty fantastic work with our canine and feline friends as well. I especially love surgery; there is no better feeling than a sick animal being carried in, performing a bit of hocus pocus and having a healthy animal bounce out!

So, I look forward to seeing you and your animals while on my travels with my big black dog Aidan…

Lena Kustermann

Veterinary Nurse (Certificate IV Veterinary Nursing)

Hi, my name is Lena.

As a child I wanted to be an Astronaut, but veterinary nursing was a close second!

I was born in Germany and moved to Australia when I was 20 years old. Growing up in Germany I worked at a veterinary clinic after school and did some interesting work placements, including a couple of weeks at a bovine (cattle) gynecology clinic.

I have been a Veterinary Nurse for over ten years now, hold my Certificate IV in vet nursing and absolutely love my job!

My partner and I live with our two human children and two fur babies, Jackyboy the Cattledog cross and Mango the Jack Russell Terrier, on a farm near Griffith.

I am passionate about educating owners about their pets' conditions, treatments and long term management.

Its very exciting to be a member of the GVH team and I look forward to meeting you and your furry, feathery or scaly friends.

Calli Cat

Front Office Manager

Calli’s Corner

For those that have not met me I am Calli the Beautiful Bengal that resides and owns the staff at the Griffith Veterinary Hospital. I am of firm belief that the people in blue/purple whom seem to work here could not possibly cope without my antics. You will often find me curled up on the printer, on my throne four poster bed on the back bench of the clinic or on the front desk showing off. If you would like to read more about me, catch my blogs on facebook and on our webpage under Calli's Corner

Samantha Evans

Veterinary Nurse (Veterinary Nursing Cert )

Hi I’m Sam!

I have lived in Griffith all my life. Growing up I had a large array of pets on our farm. From Rabbits, Guineapigs, Chooks and Parrots to Cats, Dogs and Horses. I even bread Alpacas as pets/heard guards! I developed a great passion for animals early on. Currently I have a Staffy called Hunter, a Toy Poodle called Monte, a Ragdoll cross called Panther, a few chooks and ducks and a Galah called Aussie.

I started my career as a vet nurse in 2011 through a school- based traineeship as part of my HSC. I was working casual shifts here with Mark for a few years until I completed my training. I then moved on to be a fulltime groomer for about 3 years.

I returned to the Griffith Veterinary Hospital at the beginning of 2018 at their new practice in Donaldson Street. I am now back working my true passion- Vet Nursing, as well as grooming! My favourite part of working here is pampering all your beloved pets with a nice Spa treatment and then seeing the loving and excited reactions when I hand them back to their families!


****Our beautiful Holly passed away in April 2017****


Hi my name is Holly!

I am a 7 year old, 45kg Bernese Mountain Dog and I have a very special job here at the practice, I donate blood to patients if they are really sick. Its a really important job! But I also spend most of my time sleeping under the desk, welcoming clients, playing with kids and being a supervisor.

My favourite things to do are, welcoming new friends to the clinic, playing with children when they visit, getting snuggles from all the staff and taking car trips.

Come in and say Hi, I cant wait to give you cuddles and sit on your foot!


Hey there im Monkey!

I am a cheeky 5 year old Pomeranian X and I belong to Mark and Jaimie Sayer. I might only be little but I'm BOSS.

I love visiting all the different practices that are a part of Australian Vet Hospitals, everyone always makes such a fuss over me. I also LOVE car rides with my Dad Mark, he always jokes with the staff that I get the next shift to drive. I love spending time with Mum too, we love to snuggle in bed and I often steal dads spot if he gets out of bed so I can snuggle mum.


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