Deloraine Veterinary Centre

 03 6362 2108
23 Beefeater Street, Deloraine TAS 7304

Westbury Veterinary Centre

 03 6393 1400
88 Meander Valley Road, Westbury TAS 7303

Meet Our Vets

 

Dr Roger Blackwell

Special Interests

As the practice principal, Roger is the problem solver and second opinion for all the difficult cases. His practice philosophy has been to encourage and facilitate the development of all his staff to advance their skills to the full potential, and loves to teach and encourage. His own particular interests include mastitis and abdominal surgery for cattle, artificial insemination and embryo transfer for horses, and small animal orthopaedics and soft tissue surgery (the more complicated the better!). Ophthalmology completes an interesting and varied day.

Personal hobbies

In his spare time Roger enjoys horse riding (eventing & showjumping), fishing, bush walking, and spending time with his family.

Pets

Roger owns many pets including various horses, cats and dogs. Roger’s pets Holly the Golden Retriever dog and Jaffa the cat are the clinic's designated blood donors.

 

Dr Felicity Crowden (nee Kerr)

Dr Felicity joined our team in 2011 after graduating from the University of Melbourne in 2010. She is now one of our senior veterinary associates

Special veterinary interests

Whilst enjoying the variety of cases that being a mixed animal vet provides, her special areas of interest include; small animal medicine and surgery, cattle medicine and surgery, cattle herd health visits and preventative  medicine, sheep surgery and medicine, flock health including managing the brucellosis flock accreditation scheme for the practice. Equine dentistry and generally anything that makes her think and keeps on her toes  make for a good day.

Pets

Felicity owns two lovely ginger cats, Darcy & Ginger Megs

Personal hobbies

In her spare time Felicity enjoys getting outdoors, ballet dancing and craft activities.

Qualifications

  • Monash University Bachelor of biomedical science 2003
  • Monash University Bachelor of biomedical science (hons) 2004
  • Monash University Doctor of Philosophy, PhD, Biochemistry 2007
  • Univeristy of Melbourne Bachelor of Veterinary science (hons) 2010

Dr Dave Nolan

Dr Dave joined us in 2014. Dave grew up in country Victoria but completed university in Queensland. He graduated from James Cook University in 2013 with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science.

Special veterinary interests

Dave enjoys all aspects that being a country vet provides, however he particularly enjoys cattle medicine and surgery, small animal surgery, and anything to do with horses. Dave particularly enjoys equine dentistry and has completed many post graduate courses in this field. He really enjoys the challenge of being skilled and competent across all fields, and at this stage of his career is thriving on the challenge of becoming highly capable across all species.

Pets

Dave and his family are the proud owners of Cadbury, a beautiful female Staffordshire bull terrier.

Personal hobbies

In his spare time Dave enjoys motorbike riding, bushwalking, spending time with his young family and playing hockey.


Dr Belinda Cosgrove

Dr Belinda joined the team in late 2012, having graduated from the University of Queensland with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science (hons).

Special veterinary interests

While thoroughly enjoying the challenges and thrills of mixed animal practice, Belinda particularly enjoys cattle medicine and surgery,  is our lead veterinarian with bull breeding soundness exams and manages the Bovine Johne’s  disease programme for the practice. Small animal internal medicine, guinea pig & pocket pets add to the variety of an enjoyable day. Equine medicine, dentistry and reproduction complete the picture.

Personal hobbies

In her spare time Belinda enjoys exploring Tasmania, travelling, hiking, playing clarinet, and horse trail riding.

Pets

Belinda is the proud owner of 4 Guinea pigs, 3 dogs (2 red heelers and a Labrador), a stockhorse named Bob, and a very noisy Siamese cat named Otto


Dr Emma Liersch

Special Veterinary Interests

While her first love is cattle, Emma joined our team because of the variety of cases. Small animal surgery gives a welcome relief from sunburn and frostbite! Horses too complement the case load. Cattle provide the bulk of her special interests, with specific interests in herd health management, including metabolic monitoring and preventative maintenance, dairy calf management, and bull breeding soundness evaluations. Dairy cow mastitis prevention and treatment occupies a significant amount of her time.

Personal hobbies

In her spare time Emma enjoys hiking, cooking, kayaking and gardening.

Pets

Emma is the proud owner of a cat called Charlie

   

Contact Us

 Opening Hours

Mon - Fri 8.00am - 5.30pm
Sat 9am - 12pm
Sun Closed
24 Hour Emergency Service Available

Contact Deloraine Vets

Phone 03 6362 2108
Address 23 Beefeater Street
Deloraine TAS 7304
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Contact Westbury Vets

Phone 03 6393 1400
Address 88 Meander Valley Road
Westbury TAS 7303
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