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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. We also now have a Veterinary Technician, Sarah, bring even more knowledge to the veterinary support team.


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 currently undertaking several industry-based further education opportunities in imaging techniques, parasitology, and customer service. But when she is not working and studying she is socializing with friends.

North Coast Veterinary Services newest staff member is Sarah Perry. Sarah has a Bachelor of Veterinary Technology from Charles Sturt University. This degree makes her highly qualified in providing animal care and veterinary support. Since graduating Sarah has worked at the Sydney Animal Referal Hospital, one of Australia's top specialist clinics as a Veterinary Technician. She has also volunteered internationally with Vets Beyond Borders. When COVID-19 put her international travel plans on hold, we were lucky enough to snaffle her up. Sarah will be working part time with us while she gets to know the spectacular Byron Bay Hinterland. We know you and her are going to love her and benefit from the additional experience and expertise she brings to the team.

 

Veterinary Nurse Trainees

We have several veterinary nursing Tafe students working with us to gain industry experience. At North Coast Veterinary Services we believe in providing opportunities for vocational education work placement. We gain so much from our Trainees' knowledge and it enables us to give back to the community.


Sarah brings a background in zookeeping and customer service to her new role as Veterinary Nurse Trainee. Sarah is studying at Wollongbar Tafe and continues to learn more every week. Sarah also has an interest in animal training.

Matilda, our youngest nurse trainee, also works at her family’s bakery in Mullumbimby. If you have not tried a treat from Baker and Daughters, you have missed out. Matilda is growing in her knowledge and is particularly passionate about horses. 

Danielle is a Queensland Tafe student who is becoming a gentle and considerate nurse. Her owner horses sparked her interest in animal care, and the horse paddock is where she spends her free mornings and afternoons. We are luck Danielle lives this side of the Queensland border, so we are still able to have her with us at North Coast Veterinary Services.

 

 


Terry 

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.