Murray Street Vets
Dr Erica Ballagh, Dr David Broomfield and Dr Caroline McCarthy
Dr David Broomfield BVSc(Hons)
David graduated from the University of Melbourne with honors in 1993. His first job was in a mixed practice in Colac for 2 years. He then worked at the Bellarine Animal Hospital in Geelong for a year. It was during that year that he developed his love of small animal surgery. He then purchased the Murray Street Veterinary Clinic, Colac in 1996. This was a mixed practice with dairy cattle and small animal work. David pursued his love of surgery and has undertaken post graduate studies in small animal surgery taking a particular interest in orthopaedic surgery especially cruciate ligament repairs in dogs. In 2007 David decided to drop the large animal side of the practice and build a new surgical theartre to further pursue his interest in small animal surgery. David has achieved PennHIP certification in hip dysplasia screening. He regularly performs revolutionary procedures for the treatment of cruciate ligament ruptures in dogs and performs many other complex orthopaedic and soft tissue surgeries. In 2009 David completed a year long surgery course through the University of Sydney and in 2014 a Tibial Tuberosity Advancement master class at the University of Queensland's Veterinary campus. David lives on the premises which is a huge advantage when caring for hospiatalised patients after hours.
David with Reg the red heeler recovering from a spinal injury.Dr Caroline McCarthy
Caroline grew up in the Colac area on a dairy farm and graduated from Murdock University, Perth with a double degree in science and veterinary medicine and surgery in 1998. She worked in a mixed practice in Western Australia for a year before returning to Colac and has since worked at the Murray Street Vet Clinic.
Caroline has recently completed a year long post graduate course in dermatology with the University of Sydney.
Caroline performing surgeryDr Erica Ballagh
Erica graduated in veterinary medicine and surgery from Murdoch University in Perth in 2015. During her veterinary degree Erica developed a special interest in veterinary anaesthesia & analgesia, dermatology and medicine.
Michelle, Jacinta, Julie, Tanya, Bridgette, Rebecca, Kiera, Alex and AnnetteJulie has been a veterinary nurse for more than 38 years. She has been working at the Murray Street Vet Clinic for 22 years. Julie is the practice manager but still loves to assist with surgery.
Bridgette is our main after hours nurse and also does clipping and grooming.
Annette is our cheerful receptionist who also does some nursing.
Rebecca is working towards certificate 4 in veterinary nursing.
Jacinta and Jess are also working towards certificate 4 in veterinary nursing.