Michelle Piccini BVSc
Michelle is the director of The Mobile Vet Team and has 18 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 travelled 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 son was born in 2008 and a daughter followed in 2010. In 2016 in response to a growing need for more convenient and personalised veterinary care Michelle started The Mobile Vet 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.
Kate de Jong BVSc (Hons)
Kate began her veterinary nursing career in a small animal surgery in Highfields near Toowoomba and then went on to complete a Bachelor of Veterinary Science at the University of Queensland. After graduating she spent a number of years working in the intensive pig farming industry, then went on to manage a large veterinary hospital near the Sunshine Coast. She is thrilled to be a part of The Mobile Vet Team where she can peruse her special interests in feline and canine medicine, while also branching out into the world of large animal veterinary care. "There is nothing more rewarding than helping and treating animals in need". When she is not at work, you will find her with her fur baby 'Jessi', a miniature fox terrier with a large attitude! Her philosophy is to approach the care and wellbeing of your pet as if it were her own.
Dianne grew up in Tenterfield and today, together with her husband Grant own and run a beef cattle farm on the outskirts of Tenterfield. They have three grown up children and two grandchildren who 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. Her role is now Practice Manager and she supports our vets, Michelle and Matthew so that they are 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 one of our vets 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.
The Mobile Vet Team is excited to welcome the addition of Emily Henderson to our team. 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 will commence her studies towards a Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing in 2020.
Currently 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.
We look forward to you meeting Emily soon.
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 still 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 has hit the books finishing her TAFE Animal Studies Course and she is now ensconced in her tuition toward her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing. The Mobile Vet Team believes Emily's skills will form a significant contribution to the business as it continues to grow and progress.