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James

DR JAMES VOWLES
B.Sc, B.V.M.S., CMAVA

Owner / Veterinarian

I graduated from Murdoch University in 1997 and started my career at Murray Bridge Veterinary Clinic.
In 2000 I left the clinic and enjoyed a 12 month working holiday travelling through the Middle East, United Kingdom and Europe. Enjoying the lifestyle and opportunities Murray Bridge had to offer, I rejoined the practice and became a partner in 2001. My particular interests are equine medicine and surgery and small animal orthopaedic surgery.

Kathryn

DR KATHRYN INGRAM
B.V.Sc (hons), Bachelor of Rural Science

Veterinarian

I grew up in Dubbo in Western NSW and when I finished school I moved to Armidale NSW where I went to uni and graduated with a Bachelor of Rural Science. I did my veterinary training at Sydney University and graduated in December 2008. I then started work at Murray Bridge Vet Clinic also in December 2008.

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My main veterinary interests are in small animal medicine and surgery. While I was at university I spent 3 years doing after hours emergency work at Guildford Veterinary Hospital and developed an interest in emergency medicine. Since February 2009 I have worked on a casual basis at the Adelaide Veterinary Emergency Centre to gain additional experience in small animal emergency work.

I have 4 pets of my own, 2 dogs – Maddy & Hugo; and 2 cats – Mowgli & Ewok. Hugo is a rather large boisterous black Labrador cross from Labrador Rescue in the ACT and Maddy is an extremely energetic black Labrador from a breeder near Strathalbyn. Mowgli and Ewok both came from Guildford Veterinary Hospital where they were abandoned as kittens and hand raised.

Tristian

DR TRISTAN MARKS
B.V.Sc D.V.M.

Veterinarian

As a kid I lived in Port Macquire (NSW), Salt Creek (Coorong) and sunny Robe (South East SA), where I enjoyed the beaches, bodyboarding, fishing and diving. In 2000 circumstances shifted to the polar opposite when my family moved to China, where I enjoyed -30 degree temperatures, giant cities and air pollution, along with incredible food, people, lifestyle and experiences.

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 After finishing high school in China I returned to SA to start University. Animals and farming had been a strong influence growing up, spending time on family farms, owning pets and being exposed to some welfare issues overseas, all of which inspired me to study vet medicine.After graduating from Adelaide Uni I hopped across the pond to Oamaru, New Zealand, and worked in mixed practice for two years. This was a big dairy area but also gave me broad experience across small animals, sheep, beef cattle and horses, as well as the odd alpaca, pig, goat and yellow-eyed penguin. It also made for some of the best tramping (hiking), kayaking, snowboarding and craft beer drinking experiences of my life.At the start of 2017 I returned to SA and now live with my partner and gymnast Jack Russell in Mt Barker, enjoying life at the Murray Bridge Vet Clinic and trying not to sound too Kiwi when I talk.

Molly

DR MOLLY ASHBY
B.V.Sc BVet Bio

Veterinarian

I grew up in the Adelaide Hills on a hobby farm surrounded by a range of animals. After finishing school, I moved to Wagga Wagga (NSW) where I studied Bachelor of Veterinary Science/Bachelor of Veterinary Biology at Charles Sturt University. I had a fantastic time at university with highlights of traveling to Thailand and Fiji to provide care and perform surgery on community dogs.

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During the summers I always made sure to come back to the Adelaide hills to shear the local alpacas. I graduated from university in July 2020 and shortly after I began my career at Murray Bridge Veterinary Clinic. I love the variety of animals and exciting challenges of working in mixed practice.

I have a wonderful greyhound named Jack who has been with me all through university, I love to take him on walks to explore new places. Since returning to South Australia it has been great to spend time with family and old friends. I also love swimming laps and I am looking forward to travelling more when possible!

Tobi

DR TOBI LEAREY
B.Sc D.V.M.

Veterinarian

I grew up on the southern coast of Adelaide with a strong connection to the great outdoors and a love for all animals, great and small. I discovered a passion for riding horses at a young age and have always had plenty of dogs at home.

My interest in working with production and large animals grew during my placements at Uni that took me all over the world; from stations on the Strzelecki Track, Australia to buffalo in Thailand and India to giraffe, rhino and wildebeest in South Africa! Veterinary work has let me combine my love for science and medicine with my love for animals. I have a special interest in surgery, behaviour and radiology.

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In my spare time I like to get outdoors; surfing, wakeboarding and camping but I also love watercolour painting or a Netflix binge in front of our fire on those rainy winter days.

I’m excited for the opportunities available at MBVC and being a part of such an amazing team!

 

JW

DR JORDAN WAINWRIGHT
B.Sc D.V.M.

Veterinarian

I was born in the UK and moved to Australia when I was 7. I grew up on the Fleurieu Peninsula and have been horse riding from a young age. I graduated from the University of Adelaide in 2020 where I developed an interest in large animal production work and small animal surgery. I’ve had two off the track thoroughbreds named Riley and Bounce as well as a small flock of sheep and two alpacas, Timmy and Jimmy.

In my spare time I still continue to horse ride as well as hiking, camping and fishing.

I’m excited to be apart of the team here at Murray Bridge Vet clinic as well as having the opportunity to help you take care of all of your pets whether they be big or small.

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In my spare time I like to get outdoors; surfing, wakeboarding and camping but I also love watercolour painting or a Netflix binge in front of our fire on those rainy winter days.

I’m excited for the opportunities available at MBVC and being a part of such an amazing team!

 

AVA Practices of Excellende in Customer Service
Small Employer of the Year Award - Australian Training Awards 2011
Small Employer of the Year Award - South Australian Training Awards 2011