Our Clinic

Clinic

4 Beech Close
Fletcher, NSW 2287

Hours

Mon-Fri – 8:30am – 6:00pm
Sat – 8:30am – 12:30pm

Phone

4955 6670

The Fletcher Vet Story

Dr Paul Robin was born and raised in Newcastle and graduated from The University of Queensland with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science in 1994.

He started practicing as a vet and spent time working in Hong Kong before moving back to the Hunter region in 1998. Paul joined the team as a vet at Kotara Blackbutt Vet Surgery before transitioning to The Maryland Vet just around the corner from the current premises.

Paul opened Fletcher Veterinary Practice in 2009 with a single vet nurse for support. The clinic has since grown and more staff have joined the team.

We are now known as Fletcher Vet and enjoy a reputation as one of Newcastle’s best vet practices.

Meet the Team

Dr Paul Robin

Veterinarian

Dr Paul is the practice owner and head vet at Fletcher Vet. Paul has been serving the local community for more than 20 years and has a great reputation for his care and passion in veterinary work. His particular interest is in orthopaedic surgery.

Dr Sharmalee Stephen

Veterinarian

Dr Sharmalee is an experienced veterinarian having worked in the UK and the US! Sharmalee has been part of our team since 2008. She is passionate about providing exceptional care to her patients. Dr Sharmalee and her family just welcomed a gorgeous Labrador pup named Kong!

Dr Cassy McGonigle

Veterinarian

Dr Cassy joined our team after graduating from Charles Sturt University in 2017. She has a great love for all animals, big and small but especially Feline Medicine, Soft Tissue Surgery and anything Pocket Pets! At home, Cassy dotes over her two cats Willow and Tesla whom she adopted from Hunter Animal Rescue! She enjoys baking, growing and preserving produce from her garden and working on all things crafts!

Dr Caitlyn Gallagher

Veterinarian

Dr Caitlyn knew she wanted to be a vet from when she was just 6 years old. She graduated from Sydney University in 2018 and moved to Newcastle to join our team that same year. Caitlyn has an interest in feline medicine and has 3 cats of her own, named Ron, Brian and Winston.

Dr Nikita Roberts

Veterinarian

Nikita has been with Fletcher Vet since early 2020. Prior to this, Nikita had worked in small animal clinics since graduating from Charles Sturt University in 2018, and loves all aspects of General Practice. Dr Nikita has a soft spot for the older dogs, as well as animal welfare and behaviour. They have a gorgeous and cheeky cat named Honey, and enjoy exploring Newcastle’s local markets and beautiful coast in their free time.

Dr Gin Ng

Veterinarian

Dr Gin joined the practice in 2021. Gin grew up in Singapore and moved to Australia to study at Murdoch University, where she graduated in 2020. She joins us with experience in both research and clinical practice, and is always up for a challenge.

Dr Gin has a huge passion for marine conservation especially towards sharks and stingrays. She enjoys scuba diving, dancing and has two ginger cats that she rescued after de-sexing them. 

Clare

Practice Manager

Clare joined the practice in 2012, bringing with her a strong background knowledge of accounting and management. With this wealth of experience she has become the root of Fletcher Vet, ensuring the smooth running of day-to-day happenings. Her passions lie with support for her staff and ensuring they have a happy work/life balance and high standards of care for all of Fletcher Vet’s patients.

Nikki

Vet Nurse Technical Advisor

Nikki has been a qualified veterinary nurse for over 14 years and has a bachelor’s degree in zoology. She has been with the Fletcher Vet team since 2009 and has played an integral part of the clinic’s growth and development through marketing and business administration. She is passionate about providing the best service for our clients and patients.

Georgia

Vet Nurse

Georgia is  joined Fletcher Vet in 2016 and has become an integral part of our team. Georgia loves all animals large or small, and knew from a young age that she wanted to be a veterinary nurse. Georgia enjoys her role of training our nursing students and nursing staff at the clinic and has a keen interest in surgical nursing and anaesthetics. 

Kiara

Vet Nurse

Kiara has a Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing and joined our team in 2017. She’s always loved being around animals and from when she was a little girl, being a vet nurse was her dream job. With a few years of experience under her belt, she enjoys all aspects of veterinary nursing but has a keen interest in surgical procedures.

Erin

Vet Nurse

Erin is a qualified Cert IV Veterinary Nurse, and has been nursing since 2015. She joined our team in 2018 and brings great experience in customer service care. Erin loves that she is able to work with animals every day! So much so that she is now teaching Vet Nursing at TAFE. 

Savannah

Vet Nurse

Savannah joined our team in 2018 while studying for a Certificate IV Veterinary Nursing qualification at TAFE. Savannah enjoys all areas of veterinary nursing and has always had a passion for animals small and large from a very young age. She loves caring for our hospital patients and seeing them reunite with their family after their stay. 

Jackie

Vet Nurse

Jackie has been part of our team since 2011. She  enjoys connecting with our clients and their pets and always has a smile. Jackie has been vet nursing for nearly 10 years, graduating in 2012. Outside of work she is kept busy with her two boys, four dogs, a cat, a duck and five horses. She is also our Puppy Preschool trainer, passing on her knowledge of all things training and behaviour for new dog owners and their families. 

Jenna

Vet Nurse

Jenna joined our team in 2020 as a qualified veterinary nurse. She has years of experience in the veterinary industry, particularly in exotic animal care.

Danielle

Vet Nurse

Prior to completing her Cert IV in Vet Nursing in 2016, Danielle also completed both Diploma’s in Business Administration and Financial Planning. Coming from a client service trained background means Danielle can provide our clients with a high level service backed with her knowledge, warmth and enthusiastic personality. Danielle grew up on a small hobby farm just outside of Window, NSW and has a love for all creatures great and small, in particular for geriatric patients.

Gaby

Vet Nurse

Prior to completing her Cert IV in Vet Nursing, Gaby completed a Post Graduate Diploma in Commercial Radio and travelled around Australia behind the microphone as an Announcer, Music Director and Online Producer. She also manages our social media at Fletcher Vet. After adopting her first ever dog, a Senior Rescue staffy, she fell in love with the idea of helping more animals.

Kate

Vet Nurse

Kate has been nursing since 2016 and loves working with small animals. She has also recently started doing Emergency work at AREC to further her knowledge in Vet Nursing. She is a proud Mum to her very cute guinea pig, Raffa. Kate especially enjoys nursing our surgery and hospital patients back to health and seeing them head home to their loving families. 

Dianne

Trainee Vet Nurse

Dianne is our trainee veterinary nurse, currently studying her certificate 4 in veterinary nursing at TAFE. She has a very strong love for all things animals and finds caring for the health and wellbeing of those without a voice is a extremely rewarding . Outside nursing she enjoys adventure, travel, and spending time with her beautiful cat, Pippi.

Have a new puppy?

Puppy Preschool is the best way for your new addition to learn how to socialise and be part of the family. We run Puppy Preschool throughout the year, and bookings fill fast. 
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