Meet the team

Since 1995 the doctors and staff at GEOvet Veterinary Hospital have been providing veterinary care for large animals and companion pets in the Busselton, Capel, Nannup and neighboring communities.

Today, GEOvet Veterinary Hospital has grown into a multi-doctor, multi-clinic practice with nine veterinarians and a large team of skilled support staff. Our team provides on-the-road veterinary care for cattle, horses, alpacas and llamas, goats, sheep, and pigs. Cats, dogs, rabbits, ferrets, guinea pigs, reptiles, birds and native wildlife receive medical treatment at one of our clinics, which are all fully equipped to meet all their health needs, including surgery, medical treatment, routine vaccinations, and preventative treatments. The doctors & staff at GEOvet Veterinary Hospital utilise state of the art sophisticated medical equipment in order to provide a high level of medical care.

Dr Paul Repton

Owner. Large Animal & Equine Veterinary Services

My family have been farming in the central wheat-belt town of Tammin for as long as I can remember.  I was brought up with way too many sheep, a couple of jersey house cows, chooks, pigs, dogs and a cat called Frisky.  I have always had an interest in animals including as a kid collecting bones & skeletons.  Times were tough on the farm & the only career option that seemed logical at the time was to go to Northam High School and have a go at entering the Veterinary course at Murdoch University.  Getting in was not easy, but once in – I loved it.

The only job I applied for after graduation was a job working in Zimbabwe.  At the time the country was short of Veterinarians and I saw it as a wonderful opportunity to see Africa and its wildlife up close.  For the next 6 years I worked with Cattle, wildlife and travelled up to places like Victoria Falls & Hwange mixing my passion for photography with running small animal clinics, at the same time keeping clear of Rabies and other horrible diseases, which there were lots of!

Back to Australia I came where I have now spent nearly 25 years working in the South West of our state. For the past 18 years I have owned GEOvet, a business that I am very proud to be involved with.  My main passion as the owner is centered on offering an exceptional client experience.  I have a fantastic team of Veterinarians, Nurses and Receptionists who help me to provide the best service possible.

My main focus is dealing with all aspects of Large Animal practice.  Over the years I have gained advanced skills in Equine reproduction and dentistry and have had my arm in well over a million cattle bottoms!!!

Outside of being with my clients and their animals I can be seen in Lycra burning rubber on the roads around Busselton, or at home with the horses, 4 dogs, the chooks, cat ……and spending time with the people I care about.

Dr Brett Edwards

Veterinary Surgeon

I hail from a beef property in Gidgegannup. I am a 2002 Murdoch graduate and have been with GEOvet since mid 2012. I have a mixed practice background working in WA and SA, including a 15 month stint working for a pharmaceutical facility making rattlesnake and pit viper antivenom! Surgery, and especially orthopaedics, is my primary interest, although I am equally happy running around after (and occasionally away from) horses and cattle.

When not at work I am quite active and sporty. A good amount of my spare time is spent falling off bikes, floundering in the swimming pool, getting lost hiking, running in aimless circles and missing simple shots in basketball. I think that Busselton is the gateway to all of the good things in the south west, and I can see myself being here for a long while.

Dr Kate Hunt

Veterinary Surgeon

I have been at GEOvet for over twelve years and enjoy all aspects of small animal medicine and surgery.  So much so I have just completed my Masters in Small Animal Medicine.  Juggling work, my two children, husband, two dogs and a new passion for sailing, life has never been busier.  In this beautiful location, I wouldn’t have it any other way.

Dr Samantha Sexton

Veterinary Surgeon

I grew up on a sheep farm in the south-west of Western Australia. Veterinary Science was an easy choice for me and I have always enjoyed living and working in rural areas. I graduated from Murdoch University in 2002 and after a number of years in Mt Barker I joined the GEOvet team in 2011 as a Small Animal Veterinarian. My special interests include acupuncture, pocket pets, birds and wildlife. In my spare time I enjoy cooking magnificent and elaborate feasts, bush-walking, driving and spending time with my family.

Dr Diane Bogaers

Veterinary Surgeon

Hi, I’m Di, I work as a small animal vet here at GEOvet. I grew up in Melbourne and went through vet school at Melbourne University. I came to GEOvet in 2008 and have worked here ever since.  My passion is surgery and I had further education in surgery early on in my career, then worked as a surgeon in the UK before settling down at GEOvet to raise my family.  I am kept busy with two amazing kids, Amber and Hayden, and a menagerie of pets including a cavalier King Charles spaniel, Madi, rabbits Frank and Peaches, 7 chooks and some fish. Our family loves getting outdoors in this beautiful part of Australia, camping, hiking and kayaking.  We also love to get muddy running the mud filled adventure courses around this area.  I am also passionate about edible gardening and you will often find me in the garden harvesting berries, fruit and vegetables. This year I have been studying further into an internal medicine course through Sydney University; very helpful for those difficult pets with unusual illnesses.

Dr Will Powell

Veterinary Surgeon

G’day I am Will,

I grew up in Coastal Queensland, where I spent a lot of time in my Dad’s veterinary clinic. After moving to Western Australia after highschool I was accepted into Murdoch’s Veterinary Medicine and Surgery degrees.

After graduating I went into mixed practice in Manjimup, and have since worked in clinics and on farms all around the Southwest, as well as some time in the Pilbara.

My passions are production animal medicine and surgery, dog behaviour, and equine dentistry.

I am now a happy resident of a small property in Capel, focusing on helping the Geovet team provide a high quality service to the farm animals of the Southwest.

Dr Katie Kreutz

Veterinary Surgeon

I joined GEOvet in 2016 and enjoy seeing all creatures both inside the clinic and out in the countryside.

Commonly referred to as “the vet with the accent” I am originally from New Jersey USA but moved to Australia in 2012 to complete my veterinary degree with a focus in large animal medicine and surgery. During my studies, and since graduating I’ve also developed a keen interest in small animal dermatology with much thanks to my Staffy X named “Sheba” who is allergic to everything. As such I am always happy to help pets and their owners on dermatology recovery journey! I enjoy a challenge and especially seeing animals at their best.

When not in the Busselton, Capel or Nannup clinic you might find me down the beach with my partner and dog, or scoping out the local campsites, pools, markets or small town shops in the beautiful SouthWest!I’ve still got much exploring to do!

Emily Feather

Vet Nurse

Iv been with GEOvet for a total of 7 years but left for 3 years to have my (now 5 year old) daughter Charlotte and travel around Australia..

I love all aspects of Veterinary nursing with intensive medical cases being my favourite.  Seeing an animal come into the clinic very sick but then seeing it go home to its family healthy and happy is always very rewarding and gives me great joy and I know i’m in the right profession.

I have a passion for wildlife and quite often get called GEOvets own Wildlife Warrior, I will quite often bring them home with me to raise them up for rehabilitation. At the moment I have a baby possum a joey and 4 baby magpies. That’s not to mention my own pet magpie Ross,my Great Dane X dog Storm and a Burmese cat.

I love working at GEOvet – we have a great professional team and we pride ourselves in the very best of animal care. I feel we are a home away from home!

Kristieanna Stewart

Vet Nurse

Hey all I am Kristieanna Stewart otherwise known as Nana. I am one of Vet Nurses. I have been working as a vet nurse for 5 years.

I have a wonderful husband Geoffrey Stewart and have been happily married for 17 years.

We are proud owners of a black Miniature Schnauzer called Angus and a cat called Harliquin, who have a love/hate relationship. I especially love working with cats and never get bored of their mysterious behaviour. In my social time my husband and I love to go Rock Climbing as much as we can.

I also love to do a bit of photography and stay healthy with a bit of Iyengar Yoga.

Renae Nelson

Vet Nurse - Capel Clinic Manager

Hi

I started  at GEOvet in 2010 to run our Capel clinic, and in the beginning trained from a trainee vet nurse to a qualified vet nurse.  I love coming to work, and especially to my Capel clinic.  Seeing  my patients go home happy and healthy and meeting and talking to their human pets is the best thing.

When I’m not at work you can find me fishing in the bay, or camping, but best of all, I love hanging out with my gorgeous granddaughter.

Ann Williams

Vet Nurse - Nannup Clinic Manager

Michelle McEwan

Vet Nurse

Deidre Richardson

Trainee Vet Nurse

Kerrily Worden

Trainee Vet Nurse

I was born in South Australia and moved to Western Australia in 2000. I have always been extremely passionate about all animals and after studying in different areas, decided my passion was truly to be a vet nurse.

I have numerous animals including 4 horses (3 are miniatures), 2 dogs and 1 cat.

Out of work I enjoy horseriding, showing my miniatures and watching movies. I have always entrusted GEOvet with my animals; their passion is what drove me to be become part of the team.

Courtnie Tosana

Vet Nurse

As soon as I could crawl, I was adopting, saving, and “rescuing” dogs, cats, rabbits, birds, sheep, horses, cows, reptiles, bugs, rodents, wild or domestic, tame and feral, anything that I thought needed my love, got it! I’m born and raised here in the south west and obviously veterinary nursing was my calling. I’m proud to be employed at Geovet. I work with an amazing team in a mixed practice of animals big and small, from domesticated pets to our native wildlife. I have a big passion for travel and adventure and no matter where my path leads, Geovet will always hold a special place in my heart.

Katie Merritt

Vet Nurse Trainee

Kristy Beal

Administration & Accounts Payable

I joined GEOvet at an exciting time when myself, my husband, two kids and our gorgeous big, fluffy cat Ginger (you can guess the colour) as we moved to Busselton in 2015.

We are all loving the new lifestyle including fishing, surfing and heading out and about in the glorious South West, a place close to our hearts.  Apart from crunching numbers, I am passionate about spending time with family and friends and am enjoying working with the fantastic team at GEOvet.

I especially love meeting our fury friends that pass through, I’m sure the kids think I’ll be returning with a new pet any day soon!

Sonya Holdman

Head Receptionist

Heidi Mielke

Receptionist

I was born in Johannesburg, South Africa and immigrated to Australia in 2004. We lived in Sydney, NSW for nine years. Then moved to Bruny Island Tasmania for two years., but fortunately saw the light and moved to Busselton. I’ve got two active boys, Reece & Jake and lucky they share my love and passion for all animals.

On immigrating to Australia I had two South African mastiffs, Daisy & Petal who completed seven months of quarantine.

Most of my working career has revolved around all aspects of aviation and a brief stint in hospitality. To now finding my niche or calling working for GEOVet. I’ve always had a passion to work with animals and now I get to do it on a daily basis.

Outside of the clinic, I love being outdoors either walking or riding my bike. Im hoping to add stand up paddle boarding to the list of to do sports.  I’m a thrillseeker and will give most things a go. I’ve done a bit of skydiving and riding a push bike around Burma.

Roll on summer in Busselton, I’m well and truly ready speciall after two in deepest darkest Tassie.

Karen Young

Receptionist

Hi, I am Karen, one of the receptionists at GEOvet.  I have been part of the lovely team here for over 3 years working Fridays & Saturdays at our Busselton clinic.  I have lived at Peppermint Grove Beach with my husband Paul for 30 years.  We have three adventurous adult kids who love to travel just like us.

I was brought up on a farm in Victoria and consequently love all animals.   I am a passionate Hawthorn supporter and enjoy a game of social golf each week.  My friends and family are most important to me.

I love my job.  It’s guaranteed to be different every day, full of surprises and challenges.  At present I don’t have any pets but have lots in my neighbourhood so there is never a shortage of a dog to walk along the beach with.

Carol Waugh

Receptionist

Stephanie Lynch

Team Assistant