The Team

Michelle Piccini   BVSc

Michelle is the Director of The Mobile Vet Team and has more than 20 years of veterinary experience. After graduating from The University of Queensland in 1999 and joining a local veterinary practice, Michelle married Simon Piccini in August 2000. They traveled together to the United Kingdom in 2003 where Michelle worked at a busy mixed animal practice in Nottinghamshire. A few short years after their return to Tenterfield, the couple bought a property at Sunnyside and started their cattery ‘Just Cats’. Their children were born in 2008 and 2010. In 2016 in response to a growing need for more convenient and personalised veterinary care Michelle started The Mobile Veterinary Team. The practice now caters to the veterinary needs of clients from Texas to Tenterfield, Drake to Deepwater and many small communities in the wider region.

Dianne Johnston

Dianne is a Tenterfield local and her and husband Grant, own and run a beef cattle farm on the outskirts of Tenterfield where her three children grew up and enjoyed the benefits of a farming lifestyle.  Her children, and now her two granddaughters all enjoy visiting and spending time on the farm.

Dianne has been with The Mobile Vet Team since July 2016.  Her employment started not long after the inception of The Mobile Vet Team and involved travelling with Michelle and assisting her when required.  She is now Practice Manager and she supports our vet, Michelle so that she is available to provide quality care for your animals.  Dianne is the voice at the other end of the phone and looks forward to speaking with you to arrange a visit from our vet or to answer your enquiries.  She is committed to building a relationship with you, our clients, which will allow us to ensure your pets have a long and happy life with you.

Emily Henderson

Emily grew up on the family property 'Cooredulla', east of Tenterfield, that she now helps run with her mother. They have a breeding herd of beef Shorthorn cattle and Quarter horses. To complement her already extensive practical animal knowledge, Emily has completed her Certificate II in Animal Studies through Tamworth TAFE and is working towards completing her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing by June 2022.

Emily has been a member of our Team for three years working part time while studying.  Emily assists the veterinary team in helping provide the level of professional care all our clients and their animals deserve. Her enthusiasm, compassion and care are evident during every interaction with our patients.

When she has time off Emily enjoys riding, clay target shooting and enjoying all aspects of rural life.

Emily Butler

Growing up in Tenterfield, Emily's family connection was to horse sports including Pony Club and Campdrafting.  While completing her schooling at Tenterfield High School, horses played a major role in her extra circular activity schedule.  She competed at a state level and still drafts when the opportunity presents. 

Emily travelled north in 2018 after finishing her HSC in 2017.  She gained valuable experience working on a cattle station near Julia Creek.  Station life involved jillaroo duties, travelling to outreach stations (where Emily's cooking prowess was put to the test!) and learning advanced cattle handling techniques.  Independent days fencing or doing the supplement runs taught Emily life lessons about the vast country of North Western Queensland. 

On returning to Tenterfield Emily completed her TAFE Animal Studies Course and continued to advance her knowledge by enrolling in the Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing course.  Emily joined The Mobile Vet Team October 2019 and has become highly skilled in all the practical aspects of her profession. 

We congratulate Emily on graduating from the Veterinary Nursing course in November 2020 and look forward to her continued enthusiasm and contribution to the Team.   

Shania Moore

Shania completed her Bachelor of Agriculture in 2019 majoring in Animal Production.  Shania, a Tenterfield local and her finance live west of Tenterfield on Clifton Station.  Shania joined The Mobile Vet Team in March 2018 as a Veterinariany Assistant before moving to Central West QLD in 2019 to gain experience in Ruminant Nutrition. Having a keen interest in horses and livestock production, she spent a lot of her childhood competing at Pony Club and Campdrafting events.  These skills are still tapped into during mustering and livestock handling activities.  While spending time with Shania, it is easy to see her passion for working with animals both large and small.  Having clients and patients as her primary focus and helping to truly fulfil their needs, Shania has once again become a valuable member our amazing Team in October 2020.  Not one to back away from a challenge, Shania is embracing all that her position brings.

Chloe Thomas

Chloe started with us as a junior cattery assistant 3 years ago.  Chloe is in Year 9 at Tenterfield High Schools and enjoys physical education and agricultural science in particular.  A keen and highly accomplished horse woman, Chloe can often be found training and competing in Australian Stock Horse shows and campdrafts.

In 2021 Just Cats has become part of The Mobile Vet Team, and although Chloe’s role is primarily caring for our special feline friends staying in the cattery, she can also be found helping the veterinary staff with hospital patients.