Our Vets


Dr. Liam Ryan


A country boy at heart Liam was born and raised in the small town of Gulargambone. After completing his Veterinary training at CSU Liam joined the MVH team in 2019 and has since purchased his first house in Mudgee.

Liam is a mixed practice vet with a keen interest in large animals and surgery. Outside of work Liam enjoys exploring local wineries and renovating his newly purchase house.


Jess grew up on a mixed cropping and livestock property west of Condobolin. After completing year 12 Jess spent twelve months in the US and Europe working in the equine industry. Upon her return Jess attended CSU where she completed her studies to become a Vet. During her time at CSU Jess was fortunate enough to travel through Northern Australia attending placements.

Jess has a keen interest in all things equine, particularly lameness and reproduction. Jess also enjoys spending time in the clinic especially small animal surgeries. 

On her days off Jess enjoys sporting, campdrafting and values a good beer.

Dr. Elle Bartlett

Dr. Laura Kerrison


Dr. Hunter Mcdougall Monk


Dr. Jessica Butt

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Dr. Jack Holman

Veterinarian / Partner

Jack started with us in 2018, graduating from  Charles Sturt University in 2018. Jack has  a particular interest in Horse work, Cattle work and thoroughly enjoys small animal surgery.

When not at work he is a keen horseman and enjoys being on the farm, keeping active and hanging out with his cat Birty.


Dr. Steve Slack-Smith

Veterinarian / Partner

Graduating from Sydney University in 1994, Steve worked in mixed practices Quirindi, Aryshire, Surrey and Hampshire. On returning to Australia he worked in an equine practice in the Southern Highlands for 4 years. Before returning to England in 2001 for the English Foot and Mouth outbreak.


He has a strong commitment to the clientèle and pets in Mudgee and has been here since 2002 as a mixed animal Vet.

Outside of MVH, Steve's keen interests are ocean swimming and dabbling in short course triathlons. Steve was president of Mudgee Swimming Club for 7 years. He is also a loving father of 3 children.


Dr. Paige Loneragan

Veterinarian / Partner

Paige graduated from Sydney University in 2005. Paige's first job was at Coolah Veterinary Clinic, which is mixed animal practice with a large proportion of cattle work. Paige is an extremely capable large animal vet who enjoys the full range of a mixed practice.

Paige loves raising her two boys in the country setting here and is a huge supporter of the Mudgee Region Community.

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Dr. Kate Elder

Veterinarian / Partner

Kate graduated from Charles Sturt University in 2014. Kate grew up on a livestock and cropping property in the Narromine district. She is passionate about providing first-class, compassionate care for her patients, working closely with the patient’s owners to deliver the best outcome for everyone. 

Along with renovating her house, looking after her Corgi's and competing in triathlon's, she is delightfully devoted to her two children Dixie and Angus.