Dr Yvette Berkeley
Veterinarian & Practice Owner (BVSc (Hons), BA (Hons))
Yvette graduated from The University of Queensland in 2002, then spent 5 years in mixed practice on the Isle of Man, Wales and England. While there, Yvette’s holidays were spent volunteering for Nine Lives in Greece and SPANA in Morocco, providing vet care for work animals and neutering stray cats. Since returning to Australia she has concentrated on small animal practice with a keen interest in ophthalmology, medicine and surgery.
Yvette lives with her family and animals on 10 acres in Mckenzie Hill. She has a passion for the cats in Greece and Greek food, and continues to support Nine lives in Athens and smaller welfare groups throughout the Greek islands to neuter strays.
Dr Belinda Gibbs
Veterinarian (BVSc, MACVS)
Belinda has been a practicing vet for the past 14 years. Belinda Grew up on a dairy farm in Stanhope & focused her career in mixed practice, initially at Maffra Victoria, then onto the UK based in York. She then began a 4 year career path change in Emergency Medicine at the Essendon Animal Accident & Emergency Centre. During this time Belinda completed her memberships in Emergency Medicine & Critical care.
November 2012 saw Belinda, husband Paul and their then baby Olive, move to Kyneton and in March 2013 start at Castlemaine Vet Clinic.
Dr Paul Underwood
Paul, his partner (a Zoo Veterinarian) and their two beautiful young children settled in Kyneton in 2013. Since graduating from the University of Melbourne in 1999 Paul has gained a vast array of small animal clinical experience overseas and in metro, regional and remote Australia including emergency and reproductive work.
Having a particular fondness for cats, Paul also undertook post graduate studies in feline medicine through the University of Sydney. Paul loves nothing more than the challenge of a complex case when at work.
When not at work Paul enjoys spending time with his family, cycling, bushwalking, paragliding, gardening, cooking and cheesmaking just to name a few.
Dr Courtney Simmons
Courtney grew up on a small hobby farm near Kinglake riding horses and showing stud cattle before completing her studies at Charles Sturt University in Wagga Wagga NSW. She has spent the last 6 years practicing in the Goulburn Valley before moving to Castlemaine.
She enjoys all aspects of small animal practice but is particularly keen on diagnostic imaging.