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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. 

Anthony Archer

Anthony Archer is the administration officer and vet assistant of 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 Griffith University.

Currently studying Physiotherapy, he plans to establish a physiotherapy practice for both human and animal patients in the near future.

Anthony will frequently come 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, Jade and Tashi 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.

Jade was born and bred in Mullumbimby. After veterinary nursing in Mullumbimby and Alice Springs for around ten years, he has joined our team. We are lucky to have his experience and passion for animal care. Jade also has specialised knowledge about goats which he keeps on his property.

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. Her nursing and customer skills are exceptional.

Veterinary Nurse Trainees

We are pleased to be welcoming some keen Veterinary Nurse Trainees from Wollongbar and Gold Coast TAFEs. 

Long-term local Emelie will be forming part of our team. Emelie is currently enrolled in her Veterinary Nursing course at TAFE Wollongbar. You may have seen her at Chincogan Store or at Macadamia Castle where she has been looking after their animals. 

Brenna is a student nurse from Gold Coast TAFE. She is passionate about providing exemplary patient care. 

Katie is currently going to Gold Coast TAFE to pursue her dream of becoming a veterinary nurse. While doing her study, she is also working and raising a family. 

These trainees are lucky to have such excellent role models as Tashi and Jade to help guide them into this rewarding job. 



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 round the clinic, this scruffy little character always enjoys attention.