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Dr Lauren Archer

Dr Lauren Archer BVSc is the dedicated veterinarian of North Coast Veterinary Services.

Lauren started caring for animals at a very young age. As a toddler on her grandparents' farm, she "helped" in the yards and roamed the paddocks checking none of the cattle had diarrhoea. Once old enough, she took an after-school job at a vet clinic where she worked until getting into Veterinary Science at the University of Sydney.

Since graduating in 2008, Lauren has gained a broad range of experience. Lauren was a flying vet in the first years of her career. In a tiny plane, she flew between Katherine and the Torres Strait - working with cattle, horses, dogs and cats on remote stations and Indigenous communities. Since leaving the Northern Territory, Lauren has worked in various practices along the Australian east coast including Murwillumbah, Broken Hill, Maffra, and Yeppoon. 

In 2019 Lauren opened North Coast Veterinary Services - the best vet for rural animals in the region. Since opening, she has been busy at the clinic nearly every day making sure every pet is getting the care they deserve.

Anthony Archer

Anthony Archer B Ex.Sci, B Pthy (Hon) is the administrative officer and a veterinary assistant at North Coast Veterinary Services.

Having grown up on a dairy farm in the Goulburn Valley, he served in the Army before completing a Science degree at University followed by an honours degree in physiotherapy.

Currently, Anthony is a physiotherapist in Ocean Shores working on human patients. He plans to develop further skills in animal physiotherapy and help animal patients in the future.

Anthony frequently comes with Dr Lauren on call outs and provide assistance where strength or spotlights are required.

Veterinary Nurses

We are excited to be welcoming some dedicated Veterinary Nurses to our North Coast Veterinary Services team. Long-term locals, Tashi and Emelie have Certificate 4 in Veterinary Nursing qualifications. The high level of veterinary nursing skills will ensure all our patients receive excellence in care. Both bring passion, dedication and a love of animals to their roles. 

Tashi has done everything! But now, after studying at TAFE and working for a vet in Lismore, we have her caring for the patients and clients of North Coast veterinary Services. Tashi has been with us since we opened our doors and we are thrilled to have her as our head nurse/ Her nursing and customer skills are exceptional, and the animals just love her. When she is not taking care of our beloved patients Tashi is saving the world by replanting rainforest habitats.

Emelie is an outstanding veterinary nurse with a special interest in reptiles. Besides finishing her Veterinary Nursing Qualification last year, Emelie also became a qualified venomous snake handler and started a pet sitting business. She is a local girl and seems to know everybody, but if you are not lucky enough to know her outside of work we are sure her friendly and calm nature will welcome you to North Coast Veterinary Services. Emelie is now our head CT nurse, having done extra training in this area. She also handles a lot of our wildlife nursing, the snakes and birds of this world being a particular passion. 

Sarah recently qualified as a Certificate 4 Veterinary Nurse. She also has a background as a Zookeeper. Her special interest is Animal Training, she is currently undergoing a qualification in running Puppy Preschool and works as a weekend dog trainer in Alstonville. You may have met her incredibly well-behaved pets Toby and Remi at the clinic already. We know you are going to love her and benefit from the additional experience and expertise she brings to the team.


Dr Madeleine Heyn

Dr Madi graduated as a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 2020 from the University of Melbourne. She came straight to us from the first COVID lockdowns and has been an important part of our clinic team since then. 

We love having her smiling face, fresh knowledge, and enthusiasm for the patients. You may see Madi in the clinic or out and about on-farm. 



Veterinary Nurse Trainees

We are excited to have Veterinary Nurse Trainees at North Coast Veterinary Services. 

These nursing students come from Kingscliffe TAFE and Wollongbar TAFE to gain the practical skills required to be brilliant nurses. 

Currently, due to COVID they have been in and out of the clinic, but they continue to learn. 

Matilda is our part-time veterinary nurse and also a Certificate 4 Trainee. You will recognise her from when she was doing her previous study in Certificate 3 Animal Studies, and maybe even from the delicious Baker and Daughters in Mullum.


Terry is the furry heart of North Coast Veterinary Services.

Terry is a local girl, adopted as a silly little kitten from a Murwillumbah farm. She has grown into a gorgeous soul who makes every day better. When things get hectic, she still wants a cuddle. When things are quiet, she loves to have a play. 

If you are fortunate enough to see her around the clinic, this scruffy little character always enjoys attention.