Our Team

Mark Sayer

Dr. Mark Sayer

Practice Owner & Veterinarian

I graduated from Sydney University in 1983. After working in clinics around Sydney, I moved to Wagga and opened Berry Street Veterinary Hospital and Junee Vet Clinic. During the next 18 years, I 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.

Nicole

Nicole Debaecker

Registered Veterinary Nurse & Practice Manager

I have been working with Dr Mark Sayer for the last 16 years and every moment within the job has been amazing! Working in Mark's team has been full of wonderful memories and experiences. I have worked in all of our clinics over the duration of my employment, firstly in Wagga, then managing Corowa and now in Griffith. I am pleased to be back in my home town again after leaving about 11 years ago, and it's so nice to be close to family and old friends.

Dr Amu

Dr. Amritha Lala Alayil

Veterinarian

Hi, I’m Dr. Amu. I graduated with BVSc & AH from Kerala Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, India, and further completed my Masters in Tropical Veterinary Medicine from James Cook University, Australia. I passed my Australasian Veterinary Examination in 2023 and am working towards my clinical examination later in 2024.

Lisa Rapmund

Lisa Rapmund

General Manager

I'm Lisa, the General Manager of our Australian Veterinary Hospitals group. I take care of our practices and amazing team members in Wagga, Junee, Griffith, Temora, Cootamundra and Corowa.

I started working for Dr. Mark while I was at high school in the '90s and left in 2000 to embark on a few new adventures and start a family. In 2008 I returned in the role of the veterinary nurse and shortly after to the position I am in now.

Samantha

Samantha Blomeley

Registered Veterinary Nurse

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.

Maria

Maria Bowe

Veterinary Nurse (Studying Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing)

Hi, I'm Maria!

I am originally from Ireland and made the big move to the land down under in 2014. One of my favourite things about Australia is the amazing wildlife here. I'm very lucky to be working in an industry where I get to work hands on with some of these beautiful animals.

Back home in Ireland I studied animal care and from there I went on to become a zookeeper at a reptile zoo. I love working with all types of animals, even spiders. I find them fascinating!

I currently share a house with my cat Jay and my dog Riss who's a Wolfhound X.

Molly Bryant

Molly Bryant

Veterinary Nurse

Hi, I'm Molly! I'm a Student Veterinary Nurse living in Ungarie, where my two horses Jubilee and Chip and my faithful dog Xena are my constant companions.

Dr Tee

Dr. Tatendashe Musiiwa

Veterinarian (DVM)

Hello, I'm Dr. Tee! I am a proud Zimbabwean who graduated from The University of Zimbabwe with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science (BVSc). Thereafter I mainly practiced small animal medicine with a bit of large animals work at various clinics.

Shonell

Shonell Gullotta

Compliance & Training Manager

Hi, I'm Shonell!

I graduated from my Veterinary Nursing degree in 2013, in Perth WA. My first five years as a nurse I was employed at a 24-hr emergency clinic. Wanting to step away from a night shift setting and work more closely with clients, I was then employed as Head Nurse at a general practice hospital.

Laurene Cox

Laurene Cox

Client Care Officer

Hi, I’m Laurene, one of the new faces that has joined Griffith Vet Hospital. The last 20 years I have worked at a local winery, and thought to make the change to something new.

My husband and I have quite a few rescue cats that we have taken in along with our rescue dog called Teddy. In my spare time I love baking and doing anything crafty. I am also with the local knitting group that make Trauma Bears that go to hospitals and ambulance stations in the Riverina area.

Emma Corbett

Emma Corbett

Veterinary Nurse

Hi, I’m Emma; your new English vet nurse in training! I travelled to Australia in 2017 as a backpacker, lived in Sydney for 6 months and then ended up in Griffith to do farm work. I met my partner within the first week of being in Griffith and have stayed ever since. 

 

Mikayla

Mikayla Sergi

Receptionist

Hi, I'm Mikayla, the new receptionist here at the Griffith Vet Hospital.  

For several years I have focused my career on helping individuals and families with disabilities. I have now made the change to help animals and their needs.

Tash Mccormack

Tash Mccormack

Veterinary Nurse

Hi I’m Tash. I grew up in a little place called Hillston which is where my love for animals began. I was always saving things growing up, the odd bird, kitten, lamb, etc., including some that didn't actually need saving but I thought I’d pretend they did anyway and bring them home.

Heidi

Heidi

Clinic Dog & Food Critic

Hey! I'm Heidi, the Big Beautiful Bernese Mountain Dog at the clinic.

I've been told I have big shoes to fill with Holly being my predecessor. She was a very special Berner from what I hear, and loved by absolutely everyone!

I'm still a bit of a puppy, but if you can believe it I weigh over 48kg already!

Calli Girl

Calli

Clinic Cat & Front Office Manager (Diploma of Purrfect Cat)

For those that haven't met me yet I am Calli, the beautiful Bengal that resides in the Griffith Veterinary Hospital. I am of firm belief that the people here in blue & purple could not possibly cope without my antics, so I make it my solemn duty to carry out as much chaos as possible. 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.

Gary

Gary

Clinic Cat & Hair Model

Hi there, my name is Gary (A.K.A "Gazman"). I'm the OTHER clinic cat.

I am a black-and-white long haired Moggie who was homeless until the Griffith staff decided to give me a special home at the clinic.

I love living here at the clinic, being spoiled with lots of love and yummy food. My favourite things to do are roll in the dirt, sleep on my favourite pillow and cuddle up on the staff room couch. I also like to give my friend Calli a hard time because I'm very cheeky!