We've trained hard to be the best in our fields, and we continue to maintain and expand our knowledge and skills at every opportunity. We also strongly believe in mentoring those new to their field, via traineeships and work experience.

Meet Our Team
Dr Jillian Lawrence
Lead Vet
  • BVSc

Dr Jillian graduated from the University of Sydney in 2011. She worked in mixed practice with all creatures great and small for many years before joining the team at Oxley Highway Vets in 2019.

Dr Jillian is passionate about providing a high standard of veterinary care to our regional area. Jillian enjoys all aspects of small animal practice and has a strong interest in medicine, dentistry, and anaesthesia.

Jillian enjoys the coastal lifestyle that Port Macquarie has to offer. When not at work, she is kept busy by her active dog, Sasha, playing netball, gardening, and exploring our many beautiful beaches.

Lead Vet Nurse

Tammy is our Lead Vet Nurse here at Oxley Highway Vets and has been nursing for 13 years, also spending time in Emergency Animal Centres in Canberra. She has worked at Oxley Highway Vets since 2013 and runs our well-oiled nursing team.

Tammy spends her spare time with her beautiful family including her son, William, her Tonkinese cat, Lulu and her rescue cat, Odin. Tammy has also been a carer with Port Macquarie Animal Welfare and is our biggest advocate for the RSPCA, leading their annual cupcake fundraiser here at the clinic.

When she isn’t busy chasing William around, Tammy enjoys scuba diving, baking and going to the gym.

Vet Nurse

Don joined the team in November 2016 and is a Certified Level IV Veterinary Nurse. Don has a special interest and aptitude for orthopaedics and surgical nursing. He loves all animals great and small and has a passion for all our wildlife. He has volunteered as a wildlife carer, snake wrangler and is also a carer for our local cat rescue group, Port Macquarie Animal Welfare.

Don’s pets include 12 birds, two guinea pigs, tropical fish, one dog and three cats! When Don is not at work or caring for his many pets he can be found in the great outdoors, photographing anything from an ant to the stars, camping, hiking and generally getting out in the bush. He is also a dedicated husband and father.

Vet Nurse

Meet Mikayla. Mikayla is one of our wonderful Vet Nurses who joined our team in February 2020. Her interests within the clinic are surgical nursing and dental procedures.

Mikayla’s vision is to one day be a Veterinarian and plans on studying Vet Science in the next few years.

In Mikayla’s spare time she loves to hang out with her German Shepherd, Lily, and ride her thoroughbred horse, Remi. Her other interests include 4WDriving, camping, netball and making horse halters and earrings.

Vet Nurse

Natalie joined the Oxley Highway Vets team in September 2017 and is a Certified Level IV Veterinary Nurse. Natalie’s interests in the clinic are radiography, assisting in dental procedures and nursing sick hospital patients.

When she is not at work she can be found in the ocean where she feels most at home. Swimming, snorkelling, canoeing, kayaking and paddle boarding are just a few of the things Natalie loves to do. She enjoys spending time amongst marine life and when on land can’t get enough of dogs!

Her other interests include her tropical fish tank, golf, Mexican food, watching action films and exploring North America.

Vet Nurse

Kylie is one of our Qualified Nurses who joined the team in February 2020. Kylie is a wonderful addition to our team who brings 8 years of nursing experience with her. Her interests in clinic are surgical nursing and pathology, and Kylie is currently doing further studies on exotic animals and wildlife.

When she is at home Kylie can be found hanging out with her 4 dogs, 2 cats, 2 ponies, 2 horses and chickens. She also enjoys gardening in her spare time and horse riding.

If she seems like a familiar face to you, you may have seen Kylie at the local Koala Hospital where she loves to nurse our precious Koalas back to health before they are released back into the wild.

Trainee Vet Nurse

Jessica is one of our awesome trainee nurses and has been with the Oxley Highway Vets team since January 2018. She is nearing the completion of her Certificate IV in Vet Nursing and will be finishing over the next few months.

Jess’ favourite part of Vet Nursing is looking after the sick hospital patients and helping our clients at the front desk. When Jess is not at the clinic, she can be found at home in the garden where she has a massive collection of succulents, in the kitchen baking delicious treats or spending time with her two rescue Chihuahua’s, Bean and Zombie, as well as her bird, Noodle and her Axolotl, Hiccup.