4 Beech Close
Fletcher, NSW 2287
Mon-Fri – 8:30am – 6:00pm
Sat – 8:30am – 12:30pm
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
Dr Paul is the practice owner and head vet at Fletcher Vet. Paul has been serving the local community for more than 15 years and has a great reputation for his care and passion in veterinary work. His particular interest is in orthopaedic surgery.
Dr Sharmalee Stephen
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 to the family named Kong!
Dr Cassy McGonigle
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
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
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
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- 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!
Vet Nurse Technical Advisor
Nikki joined the Fletcher team in 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 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 when she grew up.
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. The best part of Kiara’s job is seeing cute puppies every day.
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! On the weekends she loves to spend time with her family, and is due to welcome a fur-baby into her life very soon too!
Savannah joined our team in 2018 while studying for a Certificate IV Veterinary Nursing qualification at TAFE. Savannah enjoys all areas of veterinary nursing.
Jackie has been part of our team since 2011. She enjoys connecting with our clients and their pets and always has a smile. With two cats and three dogs at home, Jacqui knows exactly the kind of care and love our patients need.
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.
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.
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 is also our Social Media Manager at Fletcher Vet! After adopting her first ever dog, a Senior Rescue staffy, she fell in love with the idea of helping more animals and here she is today! Gaby creates art in her spare time and loves good food with good company. She also enjoys travelling, games nights, stand-up comedy, trivia and a good fire pit surrounded by family and friends.