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 and staff at GEOvet Veterinary Hospital utilise state of the art sophisticated medical equipment in order to provide a high level of medical care.

Brett Edwards

Alina Pitman

Alex Rees

Hugh Broun

Hayley Walker

Tegan Thompson

Helen Moss

Diedre Richardson

Grace Privilege

Emma Gorman

Ronnie Watson

Nycole Brown

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 Kate Hunt

Veterinary Surgeon

I have been at GEOvet for over fourteen 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, 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.

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.

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.

Carol Waugh

Receptionist