Phone Phone (03) 5470 6300 or Emergency 24hrs 0439 480 866

Our Staff

Yvette Berkeley BVSc (Hons), BA (Hons), Practice Principalyb eadi and raf

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. 

Belinda Gibbs BVSc, MACVSBelindas Photo for website

Belinda has been a practicing vet for the past 14 years. Belinda Grew up on a dairy farm in Stanhope & focussed 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 & in March 2013 start at the Castlemaine Vet Clinic. Belinda’s family now has another addition, baby Abbie. Pictured with Harper their very loved family cat (aka Brown Fox) and Abbie.

 Rena Geroe

I grew up in Castlemaine, going to the North School & High School, attending the local pony club etc.
After doing my veterinary degree in Melbourne, I worked in Melbourne & in England, with 2 short periods
working at Castlemaine Vet Clinic as a new grad & on my return from England. Since 1988, I have been
working in Wangaratta, initially in mixed practice but have been 100% small animal since having my kids,
as it is too hard to have the car set up for farm work when you have a pram & baby seats in the back.
The kids are now adults & living in Melbourne, so we are selling our farm at Eldorado & moving to
Harcourt to be closer to both Melbourne and to my Dad who is getting older & needing a bit more help.
My main areas of interest at work are small animal internal medicine, surgery (both soft tissue &orthopaedics), dermatology.

I really enjoy working through a case in consultation with the owners, to solve a problem, doing what tests are necessary (selectively), and offering a range of options to the owner to give the best possible outcome for their personal circumstances.

In many cases we can handle complex cases “in-house”, due to extensive experience, but offer referral to specialists when that will
give a superior outcome. When I’m not working, I like to spend time with family & friends, travel, spend time outdoors, do
experimental ethnic cooking, read books, gardening – lots to do on my new 12 acres of land. I am a member of the Wangaratta Dog Obedience Club and hope to do more training with Lola, my 12 month old Kelpie pup. I have an active interest in the Arts, and look forward to being in the thriving community of Castlemaine, as well as re-kindling old friendships.


Michelles Photo for website

Michelle Williams BVSc

Michelle grew up on a hobby farm in the northwest of England. Her family emigrated to Western Australia once she finished high school. There she completed her veterinary degree and graduated from Murdoch University in 2002. Since graduation Michelle has lived and worked in central Victoria caring for pets and farm animals. Michelle has one cat called Spencer, one dog called Ellie and two small children. She is a keen mountain biker and loves riding Bailey the Quarter Horse.

Michelle enjoys all aspects of general practice but has specific interest in small animal medicine, anaesthesia, pain management and the care of elderly animals. Michelle is accredited to perform the pre-export preparation of cats and dogs travelling overseas.

Nurses and office

Practice Manager

Jade & cocky

Jade Frost

Jade had been nursing for two years in Melbourne before moving to Castlemaine and starting at CVC. Jade is a passionate wildlife carer and also works with pet rehoming programs. She has a particular love and interest in birds after working with West Brunswick Avian Vets. At home Jade has many adopted animals, including Marty the Lamb, her dogs Beau and Joe, and Stevie the cat… to name just a few.



Shelley Hillman (Cert IV Vet Nursing and Diploma of Vet Nursing – General Practice)

ShelleyShelley has been employed as a Veterinary Nurse since 2008. She has previously worked at the Hepburn Veterinary Clinic and also works two days at Dr Greg McIntyre’s Surgery in Kyneton. Shelley is a qualified Veterinary Nurse having completed both her Certificate IV and Diploma of Veterinary Nursing (General Practice). She is also a registered microchip implanter and has attended numerous courses run by the Vet Nurses Council of Australia (VNCA).
Shelley has 7 year old twins and two older children, as well as two furry children: Zoe a gold Cocker Spaniel and Kiki a grey tabby cat and one not so furry fish called Flash.
Shelley is also a foster carer for native wildlife and a volunteer firefighter with the CFA.



Amandas PhotoAmanda Vlassis (Cert IV Small animal, Cert IV Equine)

Amanda has been nursing for 17 years. She has previously worked at the Lort Smith Animal Hospital and Werribee Equine Centre. Amanda has been at CVC for 4 years. She also volunteers for Animals Australia and has a keen interest in Animal Welfare. Amanda has three dogs, three cats and five horses.


LisaGroomer: Lisa Tancredi

Lisa has been providing professional grooming at Castlemaine Vet Clinic since early this year. Her services include Summer & Winter Clips, Tidy-ups, & nail trims. Neat practical grooms achieved with care and patience. To make an appointment with Lisa please phone 0405 020 797




  • Yvette Berkeley

    Yvette Berkeley

    Principal Vet
  • Belinda Gibbs BVSc, MACVS

    Belinda Gibbs BVSc, MACVS

  • Michelle Williams

    Michelle Williams


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(03) 5470 6300 or (03) 5472 2268 Emergency 24hrs 0439480866