Our Team


At gloucester District Vets, we have an amazing team of friendly, capable Vets and Nurses, without which we would never be able to provide the service we do to the local communities.

 
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dr Benjamin Willcocks bvsc hons

Ben grew up in Macksville, NSW, where he lived with his family on a small cattle property. After graduating from University of Queensland, he did a variety of mixed and small animal jobs across Australia, before heading overseas to the mother land. 

After spending a few years in England, between London and Cornwall, Ben moved home after purchasing the Veterinary Hospital from Dr Arthur Poynting. 

 
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dr ashleigh saville bvsc hons

Hailing from a small dairy farm on the Darling Downs in Qld, Ashleigh graduated from the University of Queensland in 2014 before beginning her career in mixed practice in Wauchope. She moved to Gloucester in early 2017 and is loving the variety of work as much as she enjoys exploring the rolling green countryside of the district.

While she does have a vested interest in cattle medicine, she thoroughly enjoys the diversity and challenges of mixed practice. When she isn’t at work Ashleigh enjoys helping out on her partners dairy farm, playing netball, baking and taking her border collie Alfie for runs.

 
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Dr ELLEN PARKER bvsc

Ellen completed her veterinary studies at the University of Sydney and has recently moved to Gloucester to join the team and follow her dream of working in mixed practice.

She has an interest in both small and large animal medicine, and enjoys the challenges of working with a variety of species. She has two cats 'Jackson' and 'Jewel', and enjoys pilates and dancing in her spare time.

 

Our Nurses

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BREANNA MCCLOY

Bre completed her vet nursing certificate in 2007. She worked at Taree Veterinary hospital for 2 years, then started a full time position at Gloucester Veterinary Hospital for 5 years, After a short stint in Forster, Bre returned to Gloucester and is currently studying a diploma in vet nursing general practice.

She is a dedicated animal lover, owning 2 dogs, 2 cats & 1 horse. When she is not at work she enjoys spending time in the navigating seat in the rally car, walking her dogs, outdoor activities (camping, fishing ) & spending time with friends & family.

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nicole pallier

Nicole completed her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing at Kurri Kurri TAFE in December 2002 and has worked part-time for Gloucester District Vets since 2015, providing our clients with the latest in pet care advice and bringing with her a wealth of knowledge. Nicole has over 18 years’ experience in veterinary nursing, starting in a busy small animal practice on the NSW Central Coast.

Nicole is looking to expand her knowledge now with large animals, as she is running her own livestock on her family hobby farm since her Tree Change. Nicole has enjoyed the move to Gloucester and loves being able to bottle feed her new calf (T-Bone) and Goat (Huey) every morning before work.

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Billie Maybury

Billi recently started working with Gloucester District Vets, after moving to Gloucester with her family.

Prior to starting at GDV, Billi worked as a Vet Nurse for the past 15 yrs, in both Salamander Bay and Terrigal. Recently, Billi re-homed a stray cat from the hospital, called Olive, who now bunks with her family, and lovely Rottweiler, Stormy.

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TIFFANY JOHNSON

Tiffany has lived in Gloucester for over 15 years and is now married to her husband, AJ, who she met in her final years of school.

They are caring animal lovers, and have a horse name Magic and a dog named Charlotte. When not working, you'll find Tiff competing at the local and national agricultural shows.