WHY USE GDVS?

Our Friendly Staff
Our friendly and experienced veterinarians are committed to providing quality and compassionate care for your animals. We pride ourselves on offering a wide range of veterinary services to the community by catering for both production and companion animals. All veterinary staff are continually updating their skills and knowledge through further education.
Reproduction

In Horses we offer routine Pregnancy and Follicle scans as well as Chilled and Frozen Artificial Insemination (AI), Stallion Collection and in the future Straw Production and Embryo Transfer.

 

In Cattle we offer routine Pregnancy Diagnosis (manual and ultrasound), Embryo Transfer, Bull Breeding Soundness Evaluations, Semen Collection and Straw Production.

GOONDIWINDI & DISTRICT VETERINARY SERVICES (GDVS) - About Us

DR ANNA GATES
Grew up in Sydney and started her university life in Electrical / Biomedical Engineering before she found her way into Veterinary School in Brisbane.  Graduating in 2002 with first class honours, she headed out to Goondiwindi to take up an internship at the Goondiwindi Pastoral Veterinary Centre – a mixed animal teaching hospital for the University of Queensland.  She worked there for 6 years working her way up to the Director of the clinic.  During this time she completed her Membership with the Australian College of Veterinary Scientists in Beef Cattle Medicine & Production.  In 2008 she left Goondiwindi taking up a position at the Muswellbrook Veterinary Hospital and Podiatry Centre, in Muswellbrook in the Hunter Valley.  Here she was exposed to a vast array of lameness cases and some of the latest techniques available for treatment.  In 2010 she locumed around Australia working and travelling while setting up her own beef cattle consulting services.  She completed her Membership in Animal Reproduction (Dogs, Cats, Sheep, Pigs, Cattle & Horses) and then headed to Argentina to learn Embryo Transfer at the IRAC under Dr Gabriel Bo.  She is looking forward to returning to Goondiwindi and setting up the Goondiwindi & District Veterinary Services with Trish Pullos.

 

DR TRISHA PULLOS
Trish’s family have deep roots in Goondiwindi with her grandfather owning and operating the Pullos Café (now the site of O’Shea’s Electrical) in the mid 1900’s. 
Trish is a true Queenslander having been born and bred in Tambo and after completing a Bachelor of Science, Trish attended Veterinary School at the University of Queensland.  After graduating from Vet School with First Class Honours, Trish pursued mixed practice in Barraba with Dr Ben Gardiner for three years.  Here she was exposed to a wide variety of cases in stud and commercial cattle enterprises, equine medicine and reproduction and small animal medicine and surgery.   In 2010 Trish locumed around Australia gaining valuable insight into different treatment methods in all species and also managed to fit in being the Head Vet at the Boulia Camel Races!  Trish attained her Membership into the Australian College of Veterinary Scientists for Reproduction (horse, dog, cat, cattle, pigs) in June 2010 and hopes to pursue this area of study.

Trish was successful in her bid to attend the World Buiatrics Conference in Santiago, Chile 2010 as the Australian representative of Junior Cattle Veterinarians and was able to attend lectures from world leaders in cattle medicine and surgery.

Trish has also further pursued her interest in Reproduction by attending an Embryo Transfer school in Argentina in 2010, run by Gabriel Bo at the Instituto de Reproduccion, Cordoba.

 

DR MARK CRANNEY
Mark is a local, hailing from Kurrumbul and his family being in the Goondiwindi District for over 3 generations - Mark's own Children are the 4th Generation. Mark grew up at Kurrumbul Homestead on the banks of the McIntyre River, before heading off to UQ Veterinary School in Brisbane. Once graduated Mark work in Tenterfield, NSW before heading back across the border to work in Allora and Warwick Districts. Following a year away from Veterinary Science, Mark moved back home to the farm and took up a position in Goondiwindi at the Univeristy working with Anna for 4 years. In 2010 Mark took a year off to spend time with his family and in 2011 is looking forward to getting his teeth back into veterinary work, working with the girls at the GDVS.

 

DR MICHAELA WOOLFORD
Michaela was raised in Narrabri with a mixed background in cotton, horses, cattle and meat goat production on the family farm. After high school she headed straight off to Charles Sturt University at Wagga Wagga for Veterinary School. During veterinary school she was fortunate enough to work with farmers and researchers abroad, travelling to both Pakistan and the United Kingdom during her study. Graduating in August 2012 with Honours, she has taken a position at GDVS and is very excited to get stuck in to country life and to work and learn from the experienced team at GDVS.

 

 

DR LORRAINE CARRIGAN
Lorraine hails from Melbourne and grew up in London followed by Sydney. After school she completed an Agricultural Science
degree majoring in animal production at the University of Sydney before heading to the University of Queensland to complete her
veterinary science degree.
Since graduating in 2010, she has spent the last three years working as a mixed practice veterinarian for the
St George Veterinary Practice in western Queensland. She has special interest in small animal surgery, exotic animal medicine
and cattle reproduction, but enjoys all areas of both large and small animal medicine and surgery.