Our Team

Our friendly team of Vets, Vet Nurses, Receptionists, Technicians and Administration staff are experienced and dedicated to providing excellence in veterinary care for our clients and their animals. 

Veterinarians

Dr David Petersen

Dr David Petersen

Veterinarian 
Dr David Petersen graduated in the first group of Murdoch University graduates in 1979 with a Bachelor of Science and a Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine & Surgery. Since that time he has worked in rural practice. Continuing education has included many aspects of medicine, surgery, nutrition and management. He has industry involvement being past president and current treasurer of the Australian Cattle Veterinarians and an Adjunct Lecturer at Charles Sturt University. He is also the father of a veterinarian in Dr Matt Petersen. David’s aim in veterinary practice is to continually implement improved treatments and methods based on the latest evidence.

Memberships/Accreditations:
Australian Veterinary Association  Australian Cattle Veterinarians  National Cattle Pregnancy Diagnosis Scheme  InCalf advisor
Countdown Downunder mastitis advisor  Accreditation Program for Australian Veterinarians accredited  Bovine Johnes Market Assurance Program accredited  Ovine Brucellosis Program accredited  Australian Stud Book accredited  Australian Vet Reserve Veterinarian

Dr Matt Peterson

Dr Matt Peterson

Veterinarian
Matt focuses mainly on working with the local dairy cattle industry and has recently completed advanced cattle reproduction training. He is one of less than 20 people recognised as an advanced InCalf advisor in Australia. Matt also provides mastitis and milk quality advisory services to the dairy industry, and is an accredited Countdown Downunder advisor. Before coming to Finley, Matt spent 18 months working in a busy small animal clinic in South Australia. Matt was performing a lot of surgery and dealing with challenging medical cases in dogs and cats. His favourite small animal surgery is performing dog caesareans as they are challenging and instantly rewarding. When asked about his motivation to become a vet he said “every day I try to find new ways to implement the latest research and modern techniques to improve animal health, farm productivity and efficiency.”

Memberships/Accreditations:
Australian Veterinary Association  Australian Cattle Veterinarians  Australian Small Animal Veterinarians  Australian Veterinary Association Practice Management  National Cattle Pregnancy Diagnosis Scheme tester  Advanced InCalf advisor  Countdown Downunder mastitis advisor

Dr Andrew Lean

Dr Andrew Lean

Veterinarian
Andrew graduated from Charles Sturt University Veterinary Science degree in 2015. He joined the Finley Vet Clinic team in 2017 after completing 2 years working in a busy mixed practice in Shepparton. There he saw a lot of emergency small animal work as well as the general day to day small animal and dairy practice. He moved north searching for more opportunities to do higher level dairy work here in Finley. Andrew has completed continuing education in dairy emergency medicine and small animal pharmacology as well as attending conferences that entailed both small and large animal medicine. Andrew enjoys doing mixed practice at a high standard and is currently working on his Countdown Downunder Milk Quality training and Pregcheck accreditation.

Dr Olivia Thiris

Dr Olivia Thiris

Veterinarian
Olivia graduated from The University of Melbourne in 2017 with a Doctor of VeterinaryMedicine. Through many practicals and placements, she developed a passion for both small and large animal surgery and medicine. Olivia has continued enjoying working with a mix of animals since starting work at the Finley Veterinary Clinic in January 2018, particularly dairy cattle and small animals, and hopes to continue developing her skills. 
Olivia moved to Finley with her greyhound Jerry, and has since added another greyhound,Greta, and a Labrador, Finnegan. She can often be seen walking them around the lake.

Memberships/Accreditations:
Australian Veterinary Association  Australian Cattle Veterinarians  Australian Small Animal Veterinarians • Ovine Brucellosis Accredited

Vet Nurses, Receptionists, Technicians & Admin

Jessica Wills

Jessica Wills

Veterinary Nurse & Receptionist 
Jessica commenced with Southern Riverina Vets Deniliquin Clinic a few years ago and has transferred to the Finley Clinic in 2015. Jessica has completed Certificates 2 & 3 in Animal Studies and her Certificate 4 in Veterinary Nursing, with a special interest in surgical and behavioural areas. Having grown up in Deniliquin she is kept busy at home with 2 dogs called “Max” & “Tilly”.

Jessica loves working at the Finley Veterinary Clinic, and really enjoys meeting clients and their pets. She is your main point of contact with routine surgeries, and makes sure all pets are sent home well-rested and pain-free.

Bianca Pinnuck

Bianca Pinnuck

Receptionist
Bianca joined the team in early 2017 and has become our new smiling face behind the counter. She has always had a big love for animals, and still gets very excited over every puppy and kitten that walks through the door! As head receptionist, she is involved in answering all of your general inquiries about your pets and livestock and organizing appointments.

Outside of work Bianca spends most of her time with her two children, London and Memphis, her two cats, Panda and Jessie, and her beloved dog, Chevie. She is also our token short-term foster mum when orphaned baby animals and strays are dropped in!

Suesie Petersen

Suesie Petersen

Veterinary Nurse & Receptionist
Sue Petersen has been associated with the Finley Veterinary Clinic since 1981, starting as the Vet Nurse/Receptionist when the practice was first purchased from Harry Suddes in 1981. Sue now works part time both in Administration and Veterinary Nursing.

Sue also works part time as a fitness instructor specialising in exercise for seniors, but also doing deep water running and spin classes.Her hobbies include water and snow skiing, mountain and road bike and travel.

Rachel McDougall

Rachel McDougall

Technical Asisstant/Administration
Rachel has worked at the Finley Veterinary Clinic in different capacities for over four years, Rachel enjoys doing tech work on farm, disbudding, sychroning programmes, assisting with pregnancy testing and working with the Vets in Clinic with small animals. Rachel’s previous work history has been in the Artificial Breeding field and is often called on by the other Apiam Clinics in the area to assist in their AI programmes.

Rachel has two dogs a kelpie called Trigger and a lab called Frankie, is a hobby farmer who enjoys travelling and reading in her spare time.

Finley Veterinary Clinic
Finley Veterinary Clinic
  • 21 Pinnuck St Finley NSW 2713
  • Monday – Friday 8.30 am – 5.30 pm
  • Saturday 9 am – 12 noon
  • Telephone: 03 5883 3833
  • Email: finleyvet@sr-vets.com.au
  • 24 Hour Emergency: 03 5883 3833
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  • 8 Murray St, Tocumwal NSW 2714
  • Tuesday and Thursday
  • 8.30 am – 11.30 am
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