Staff

Dr Kate Le Bars BVSc

Dr Kate

Dr Kate graduated as a vet from the University of Sydney in 1988 and has worked extensively in Australia and abroad. Her skills at diagnosis, communicating possible treatment options, and a genuine empathy with the patients under her care has gained her a loyal following over the years. Her experience in Veterinary Practice is considerable, having first worked in a busy rural mixed Practice, moving to a highly respected Sydney Hospital and then abroad to the UK, where she experienced a varied and stimulating caseload in both the local RSPCA Clinic and a large city Practice.

Dr Kate understands that every case is unique. Her goal is to offer sound advice in a professional and yet sensitive fashion to ensure the best possible outcome for clients and their pets.

In her spare time, Kate enjoys photographing wildlife and searching for truffles at a local farm with her dog, Hepburn.

Dr Sam Lawson BVSc

Dr Sam

Dr Sam joined the veterinary team in July 2017. He has wide experience, having graduated from the University of Sydney in 1999, then spending many years travelling and working, both here in Australia and overseas, with his vet wife, Michelle. They now live in Milton with their 4 children.

Sam’s special interest is visiting the Northern Territory to participate in dog desexing programmes in Aboriginal communities.

Dr Elisabeth Newfield

Dr Elisabeth graduated with first class honours from the University of Sydney in 2017 and joined the Montague Vets team in March 2018. She spent several years doing research on cardiac CT scanning in dogs and has completed internships across Australia and New Zealand. Previously a vet nurse at a busy specialist referral hospital in Sydney, she empathises with animals and people from all walks of life and aims to always provide the highest quality care and best advice possible.

 Mr Martyn Davies

Martyn

Martyn is our Receptionist and will greet you when you arrive with a warm and welcoming smile. He can help you choose the right medication to protect your pet against parasites, or lend a sympathetic ear. If you are looking for a special product or food, Martyn will usually be able to order it in for you by the next day.

Martyn and Kate are kept in check by their rescue cat, Miss Kali and Australian Koolie dogs, Hepburn and Leeloo.

 Jenny Warton

Jen

Jenny joined us in November 2014 after moving to the area from Nowra.  She is our Senior Veterinary Nurse, with over 20 years’ experience. Jenny holds her Certificate in Veterinary Nursing and a Diploma in Veterinary Practice Management.

Jenny has always been passionate about caring for animals and has an interest in surgical nursing and Radiology. At home Jenny cares for her dogs, ‘Lucy’ and ‘Chino’.

 Sheree Everson

Sheree

Sheree joined the team in April 2016, having worked locally as a veterinary nurse for over 10 years. She is also an experienced groomer and has a special interest in dog behaviour, especially that of working breeds.

Sheree is a registered breeder of Australian Koolies and is devoted to improving the genetic health of the breed. Sheree shares her hobby farm with a variety of pets, including her favourite cat, Mouse and Dane x, Leroy.

Sharelle Davis

Sharelle joined the team in January 2019 after moving back to Narooma. She has a diploma in remedial equine massage therapy, a degree in equine science and is currently studying for a bachelor degree in veterinary technology. Sharelle is loving working with small animals now and is passionate about caring for her patients. She has a special interest in surgical nursing, rehabilitation and anaesthesia.

Sharelle shares her busy life with her son, two daughters, her dogs Skye and Arlo, and cat Opie.

Zac Bywater

After growing up in the area, Zac spent three years in Canberra where he completed his Certificate lV in Veterinary Nursing and gained valuable experience in small animal practice and canine rehabilitation. He joined the Montague Vets team at the start of 2021 after moving back to Narooma. When he isn’t busy at the clinic, Zac splits his time between his dogs and studying for a Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science.

Caroline Stephens

Caroline joined our team at the end of 2020 as an animal attendant and receptionist. She has a passion for animals and enjoys helping people with their pets. Prior to moving to the area, Caroline studied zoology and volunteered with wildlife. Outside of work, Caroline creates coloured pencil pet portraits and watercolours. She loves spending time with her two huskies Floki and Oslo, cockatiel Gatsby, and tending her tropical aquarium.