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About the veterinary team at Spring Gully Animal Hospital.


Margot Walton - Veterinary Surgeon at Spring Gully Animal Hospital


BVSc (Hons) CertAVP

Margot has returned home to Bendigo after 15 years studying, working and travelling away. After graduating with Honours from the University of Queensland’s Bachelor of Veterinary Science program, Margot moved to Warrnambool to explore her fondness for dairy cows. She worked there, in mixed practice, for a little over 3 years before moving to the United Kingdom to expand her horizons as a locum Veterinarian. Most recently Margot had been working in companion animal practice in Mornington. Margot has a passion for continuing professional development and has focused this on increasing her knowledge and expertise in the diagnosis and management of small animal surgical cases. She has recently been awarded a Certificate in Advanced Veterinary Practice through Liverpool University in the UK and has completed the 2 year surgery course through Improve International. Margot enjoys all aspects of being a companion animal Veterinarian. She is looking forward to sharing her time with the animals and owners of Spring Gully and surrounds. For recreation Margot enjoys road and mountain biking and surfing.

Phil Perring - Veterinary Surgeon at Spring Gully Animal Hospital


BVSc (Hons)

Phil was born and raised in Canberra. He moved away to pursue a childhood dream of becoming a veterinarian. He met Margot at University in Queensland and after graduating he also moved to Victoria, but chose Seymour as the place to start his career as a Veterinarian. 3 very busy years followed in mixed practice before Phil also moved to the UK. Many interesting jobs followed which lead to a role as Veterinary director in a busy general practice and emergency centre. The experience of working in the UK and travelling around Europe with his old dog Mildred (and Margot) was one of the highlights of his life so far. Since returning to Australia, Phil has continued to locum around Victoria and enjoyed a number of stints in the Northern Territory. The many roles undertaken as a locum have allowed Phil to observe how other veterinary practices operate and he aims to incorporate the best aspects into Spring Gully Animal Hospital. The opportunity to work with Margot again is very exciting and he looks forward to making a home in Bendigo with Graham (the cat) and Rosie (the dog).

Mark Torpy - Practice Manager and Senior Vet Nurse at Spring Gully Animal Hospital


CVN Cert 4 TAE

Mark is our practice manager and senior nurse at SGAH and has had over 17 years of continuous veterinary nursing experience. He has nursed in and managed numerous small animal, exotics and mixed practices as well as some of Australia’s premier Veterinary Specialist & 24 hour emergency clinics. Mark is a qualified Veterinary Nurse and Workplace Trainer & Assessor and particularly enjoys helping train new nurses and pass on the knowledge he has acquired over the years. He has a special interest in imaging and radiology as well as being heavily involved in wildlife care & rehabilitation in the past. Outside of work Mark enjoys the outdoors and is a keen cyclist and mountain bike enthusiast and is loving living so close to the Spring Gully trails.

Jade - Veterinary Nurse at Spring Gully Animal Hospital Bendigo



Jade has been working as a veterinary nurse for 3 years after finally making the decision to change careers.  She completed her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing in 2017. While she likes all animals, Jade has a particular fondness for cats and has two of her own – Milly and Mavis.  Recently Jade spent time working as a volunteer at a cat rescue in Bali.  She also has a beautiful rescue greyhound called Wednesday and Jade is often out bushwalking with her.  Jade also enjoys movie night with her two kids.

Naomi Hodgens, Vet Nurse @ Spring Gully Animal Hospital Bendigo


Ba Ap Sci
Cert III Dog Behaviour and Training

Naomi has worked as a veterinary nurse for 16 years and a puppy school instructor for the past 9 years, and recently joined the team at Spring Gully Animal Hospital as a part-time veterinary nurse and puppy school trainer.
Naomi has worked in a variety of small animal and mixed practice clinics in Melbourne, Brisbane and Bendigo.
Naomi also has a Bachelor of Applied Science and a nationally recognised qualification in Dog Behaviour and Training.
When Naomi is not at the clinic she is either studying, training wildlife conservation detection dogs or conducting behavioural consultations.
At home she has two human children as well as dogs Ziggy, Cisco and Kip, Inke the cat and a few farm animals for good measure!

Ashleigh - Certified Veterinary Nurse @ Spring Gully Animal Hospital Bendigo



Ashleigh started her time at SGAH as a nursing student from Bendigo TAFE. She has since completed her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing at the end of 2017.
Ashleigh enjoys spending time with her 3 dogs and 3 horses and enjoys camping in her spare time. She is also an experienced house sitter and pet sitter. She is happy to have joined the team at SGAH and we are thrilled to have her.

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