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

Our Team

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

Kat Valance DVM, BSc(VB), BAnSc(Hons)

Kat grew up on a cattle and cropping property in North West Victoria. She graduated from the University of Adelaide in 2016 and completed an internship in Production Animal Medicine in 2017. She has spent the last 12 months travelling Australia with a production animal focus of pigs, poultry and sheep. Kat and her husband have recently bought a small property at Newstead and are very excited to start a new chapter in the Castlemaine area.


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


Jade & cocky

Jade Frost

Jade had been nursing for two years in Melbourne before moving to Castlemaine and starting at CVC.  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 sheep, her dogs Beau and Joe, and Stevie the cat… to name just a few.


Lisa Tancredi    

Lisa our dog groomer also helps out on reception Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday



Kristy Dwyer

Kristy moved to Mandurang from Melbourne 4 years ago to enjoy a tree change with her Husband & 3 kids. She has recently completed cert 3 in animal studies. Kristy helps out with both animal care and reception duties.


Shelley Watson (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 9 year old twins and two older children, as well as three furry children: Zoe a gold Cocker Spaniel, Rocket the Kelpie and Kiki a grey tabby cat and one not so furry turtle called Squirtle.
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.


Jess Sinclair (Vet Nurse)

Jess has been nursing in the Castlemaine and Macedon area for the past 5 years. Her love of working with animals started while growing up on a farm in North West NSW. She currently owns 2 dogs, a rescue cat and chickens which are all great company for her animal loving daughter Gracie.


Lisa Lisa Tancredi

Lisa provides professional grooming at Castlemaine Vet Clinic. 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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For an appointment to assess your pet's needs.

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