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About the veterinary team at Spring Gully Animal Hospital.


Dr Margot Walton

BVSc (Hons) CertAVP. Director/Practice Owner

Margot (originally from Bendigo) graduated from the University of Queensland in 2007 with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science. She has worked in mixed animal practice, small animal practice and emergency in Australia and the UK.

Margot and Phil opened the Spring Gully Animal Hospital in 2017. Margot has a passion for continuing professional development and has pursued further study in the field of small animal surgery and received a Certificate in Advanced Veterinary Practice through Liverpool University in the UK and has completed the 2 year surgery course through Improve International. Margot is currently studying a 12 month Ophthalmology course through the Centre of Veterinary Education. Margot spends her time outside of work with her husband Philip, children Freddie and Scarlett, 2 dogs and cat.

Dr Phil Perring

BVSc (Hons). Practice Owner

Philip was born and raised in Canberra. He also graduated from the University of
Queensland Bachelor of Veterinary Science in 2007. He has worked predominately in small animal practice since graduation, including several years as Veterinary Director at a busy emergency centre south of London, UK.

In recent years Philip has focused his continuing professional development in emergency medicine and surgery and has completed the 12 month surgery course through the Centre for Veterinary Education. He has completed short courses in cardiac disease and Diabetes management.

Philip enjoys spending time outside of work with Margot, his children and spending time in the outdoors.

Dr Noam Lang


Noam graduated from her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine at Melbourne University in 2014.  She has since worked in veterinary emergency and critical care whilst living in Melbourne.  Noam recently moved to Bendigo and returned to General Practice when she joined the  team at SGAH in 2020. Noam enjoys most things veterinary related, but is especially  passionate about working with cats.

Outside of work Noam enjoys reading, hiking and spending time with her cat, Tinsel.

Dr Rena Geroe


Rena joined the team at SGAH in 2020. She always wanted to do something scientific, and growing up in Castlemaine surrounded by lots of pets, vet science was the obvious choice.  Rena complete her Bachelor of Veterinary Science at Melbourne University in 1982. She  completed some further studies in 2019 gaining her Grad Certificate in Veterinary Ultrasound. She enjoys working with both animals and clients to maximise her ability to diagnose her patients and provide the best possible outcome according to their wishes and needs. Rena and her family are renovating their old house and developing the garden. Rena loves to cook and entertain her family and friends and enjoys going on excursions into the bush with their Kelpie, Lola.

Jade Reade-Faulkner

Veterinary Nurse

Jade has been a part of the SGAH team since the beginning. She always wanted to be a vet nurse, but life and having children meant she didn’t get started until later in life. Jade completed her Certificate IV Veterinary Nursing in 2017 and is currently undertaking her Veterinary Nursing Diploma.

Jade cannot express just how much she loves cats! She also loves seeing all our patients reunited with their families happy and healthy after prolonged hospital stays due to serious illness or injury. When not at work Jade enjoys bushwalking with Wednesday the greyhound, watching movies with her human kids along with Milly & Mavis the cats.

Bree Herne

Veterinary Nurse

Bree began working as a small animal veterinary nurse in 2009 while living in Sydney. She starting studying Veterinary Nursing before moving home in 2011 to be with her family and has enjoyed working in multiple veterinary clinics learning and studying along the way. She completed her certificate IV Veterinary Nursing in 2017 and joined the SGAH team in 2019. Bree enjoys interacting with our clients on reception and has a good all-around knowledge of the veterinary industry with 10 years’ experience. When at home Bree loves spending time in the garden with her husband, their chickens, and labradoodle cross, Trager. She also enjoys watching movie’s while cuddling with their cats, Douglas and Astro.

Kate Biesiekierski

Veterinary Nurse

Kate began her career in the animal industry at a boarding kennel and cattery after working as a qualified chef for 5 years. She wanted to expand her knowledge in the animal industry so decided to move to Bendigo from Shepparton and completed her Certificate IV in both Veterinary Nursing and Companion Animal Services in 2018. Kate enjoys meeting all our patients and being able to make them feel comfortable while staying with us at the clinic. Her favourite part of her day as a veterinary nurse is seeing the patients, she has cared for reaction upon returning them to their owners. Outside of work she enjoys playing guitar, competition basketball and getting out in the garden or baking. Kate also loves going on adventures, travelling and spending time with her miniature wire-haired Dachshund, Mardie & her Whippet, Dora.

Jasmine Maconachie

Veterinary Nurse

Jasmine started her time at SGAH as a veterinary nursing student from Bendigo TAFE. She has since completed her Certificate IV Veterinary Nursing in 2019. She loves the fact that she learns something new every day and is enjoying the challenges that her new role brings. Jasmine has a cat at home who loves sitting in the sun and waking her up early. When at home Jasmine enjoys reading outside in the hammock, playing computer games and watching a variety of movies, especially comedies.

Ashley Robinson

Veterinary Nurse

Ashley has grown up around animals, enjoys being around them and helping them. Which is where her interest into Veterinary Nursing came from. Ashley completed her Certificate III Animal Studies in 2015 and went straight into her Certificate IV Veterinary Nursing completing it in 2017. She loves helping animals, spending time with them during their recoveries and making a difference to their stay in hospital. Ashley enjoys working in a team and learning from some amazing people.

On her days off, Ashley enjoys spending time with her Whippet & Jack Russell, camping, being out on the farm & going for rides on her standardbred mare.

Sally McCallum

Veterinary Nurse

Sally joined the SGAH team in 2019. She has always wanted to work with animals and has spent her life around them since she was a young child. Sally had been working as a chef for some time while raising her 2 children and decided it was time to do something she loves, for herself and for her kids to be proud of. Sally has completed her Certificate III in Animal Studies, is currently studying her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing and hopes to continue by completing a Diploma in Veterinary Nursing with a focus on surgery. Sally enjoys monitoring anaesthetics, recovering our patients after their surgeries and seeing them get better. She has a keen interest in dental procedures and just love’s it when a Staffy comes into the clinic. Outside of work Sally likes to spend time in the outdoors camping, fishing and hiking with her kids and fur babies.

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