Meet Our Team

  

Dr Tim White

Practice Owner (BVSc)

Practice Co-owner

Senior Large Animal/Equine Veterinarian

Tim hails from Queensland's Western Darling Downs where he spent his early years on a wheat and cattle farm. He attended boarding school in Brisbane and completed a Bachelor of Veterinary Science at Queensland University.

Arriving on the Peninsula in 1983 Tim worked at the Main Ridge Veterinary Clinic as an employee then subsequently as a practice partner.

Tim incorporated a successful thoroughbred training career including group one winner Bulta (and other city winners including Highfield Queen, Runs on Ego, Celtic King, Manatilla and Emlatilla) with veterinary work for decades. He no longer trains horses however, preferring to spend his time treating them!

Tim’s particular interests include ophthalmology and lameness. He has completed further post-graduate studies in ophthalmology and acupuncture.

He has a small menagerie of animals at his property in Main Ridge; 3 horses, 4 sheep, 8 chickens, 2 dogs, and 1 donkey. 

When not at work Tim enjoys training for triathlons, fishing and diving.

 


Dr Kristin Wolfe

Practice Owner (BAgSc, BVSc (Hons.))

Practice Co-owner. 

Senior Small Animal Veterinarian

Kristin has worked at the Main Ridge Veterinary Clinic since 2005. Kristin is originally from Vancouver, Canada and has been in Australia since studying a Bachelor of Veterinary Science and graduating with honours in 2005.

Kristin became a practice owner in 2010, and now works exclusively with small animals and “pocket pets”.

Kristin has a special interest in complex soft tissue surgery, reproduction, oncology and dentistry.

Kristin's faithful companion "Phoebe" – a crazy pointer is never far from her side and is regularly seen at the clinic, along with Fletch the Labrador. Kristin also has 3 horses; “Sir Tinkerbelle”, "Archie” and “Lucy”.

When not at work, Kristin enjoys spending time with her husband James (a small animal specialist surgeon) and 2 children Felix and Frankie, eventing on her horses, skiing and travelling.


Dr. Colin Trott

Veterinarian (BVSc, MANZCVS (Small Animal Surgery))

Senior Associate (Small Animal Veterinarian)

Originally from Rosebud, Colin has been working in vet clinics on the Mornington Peninsula since the age of 14. Graduating from Melbourne University in 2001, he entered small animal practice in Mount Eliza, developing a special interest in procedural medicine and surgery.

In 2005, Colin completed a 12 month post-graduate surgical program, and passed his Board Memberships in 2006. Following this he accepted a position at the Animal Surgery Centre, with renowned specialist Dr. Chris Preston. Upon returning to Mount Eliza, he became a partner in the practice, before starting at Main Ridge in 2016.

Colin has almost 10 years experience performing advanced surgical procedures in general practice. With a specific interest in using surgery to improve quality of life, he especially enjoys fixing lameness through bone, joint and spinal procedures, as well as correcting respiratory disorders.

Colin is also passionate about animal welfare and is actively involved in two international non-profit organisations. As a founding board member of the International Anti-Poaching Foundation, he helped in the development of a wildlife treatment/rehabilitation facility in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. He subsequently spent 5 months living and working in the region, and has treated everything from zebra to lions to elephants. Colin also frequently travels to Indonesia, working with the Bali Animal Welfare Association and their street dog program.

Colin lives in Moorooduc with his partner Abby, and are surrounded by terribly undisciplined and spoilt dogs – Chilli and Dylan.

Colin lists his main hobby as “learning new stuff”, and can usually be found ‘making things’ or reading. He has a Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do, can swing a golf club and is an avid snowboarder.


Dr Ben McCubbin

Veterinarian (BVSc (Hons.), MANZCVS (Equine Surgery))

Senior Associate (Equine/Large Animal Veterinarian)

Ben has lived on the Mornington Peninsula for 8 years, and joined Main Ridge Veterinary Clinic in 2014. He studied a Bachelor of Veterinary Science degree at the University of Melbourne, graduating with honours in 2007.

Before working at Main Ridge Veterinary Clinic, he has worked in a variety of specialist equine and large animal practices; in particular he has worked extensively with sports/performance horses and Thoroughbreds.

He has completed post graduate studies in equine medicine and equine surgery, and was accepted into the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Surgeons Equine Surgery chapter in 2016 after successfully undertaking and completing the membership examinations.

His specialist area of interest is equine lameness; including work-up, diagnosis, and treatment.

When not at work, Ben enjoys spending time with his partner Dee and 2 young children. He has also spent far too much time (and money) working and teaching snowboarding in Canada, and now tends to use (waste?) his spare time running, cleaning up after toddlers and working in his vegie patch.

At home he has his two dogs; D’Art and Sparrow, 3 chickens, 1 sugar glider and a multitude of reptiles.


Dr Jade Morris

Veterinarian (BVSc.)

Senior Associate (Mixed Veterinarian)

Jade began working at the practice in 2002, where she was employed as a veterinary nurse whilst studying a Bachelor of Veterinary Science at Melbourne University. Graduating in 2008, Jade worked in mixed practice in northern Victoria, before starting work at Main Ridge Veterinary Clinic as a Veterinarian in 2010.

Jade’s particular interests include small animal endocrinology and preventative equine medicine.

Jade is constantly accompanied by her Kelpie Seiko and her blue heeler Zuri.

In her spare time, Jade can be found tending to her plethora of animals at home on her farm, or working/competing on her horse "Cash".


Dr. Annabelle (Belle) Paffett

Veterinarian (BSc. DVM.)

Associate (Mixed Veterinarian)

Belle is the newest addition to the team of vets at Main Ridge Veterinary Clinic. She completed her veterinary studies at Melbourne University in 2017 and graduated with a Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine. She immediately undertook an intensive internship at South Eastern Equine hospital before beginning work at Main Ridge.

She is passionate about all areas of veterinary medicine, both large and small animals, but is especially interested in equine preventative health and emergency care. In the future, she hopes to undertake further study and gain higher qualifications in equine medicine.

At home, Belle has two horses; Felix and John, as well as her Staffy Indi.

When not working, Belle enjoys riding her horses, kite surfing, four-wheel driving and camping.


  

Jacqui Waterfall

Veterinary Practice Manager (Veterinary Nurse )

Jacqui has been with the clinic since 2003. Prior to being at Main Ridge Vet Clinic, Jacqui worked in the veterinary wholesale industry as an area manager for eight years and has vast experience in Veterinary Nursing.  

At home on the Mornington Peninsula, Jacqui lives with her husband Shane and their two children, Nhyah and Rhett.  Jacqui is always taking in NQR animals and giving them a forever home with her 2 dogs, Dave and Sid (Sid is usually at work by her side).

When not working, Jacqui enjoys all outdoor activities and is always watching/cheering/driving to kids sporting venues.


Abbey Santas

Head Nurse (Cert. IV in Veterinary Nursing )

Abbey has worked at Main Ridge since 2012. For as long as she remembers, she wanted to nurse and work with animals. She has previously completed her Cert. IV in Veterinary Nursing, and has extensive nursing experience in small animals, both in general practice and specialist referral hospitals.

She now runs the back-of-house and small animal hospital with a friendly smile and an iron fist!

At home, Abbey has 3 dogs; Lexie – a lovely but neurotic Dachshund X, Pudding – a simple minded Schnoodle and Buddy – a loyal Labrador. She also has a naughty cat Astro and 2 sheep – Maisy and Patrick.

When not working, Abbey enjoys spending time with family, travelling, working on her rig and partying with friends. She is currently pursuing further Veterinary Nurse Training. 


Kate Whelan

Receptionist

Kate has been with Main Ridge since 2013. She is our friendly and efficient face that you usually see at reception.

Kate has extensive experience in animal/veterinary industries. She has worked at a number of veterinary clinics in the past, both in administrative and nursing roles, and has previously studied Horse Business Management.

At home, she lives with her husband and 2 dogs; Bella – a feisty jack russel and Ollie – a naughty bulldog. You will often see them keeping tabs on her through the courtyard window at work!

When not working, Kate enjoys travelling, boating and fine dining. What a lifestyle!


Rob King

Veterinary Nurse

Robbie rejoined Main Ridge Veterinary Clinic in 2017. He had previously worked here as a junior Veterinary Nurse many years ago. Since then, he has travelled extensively and completed 2 degrees; in Agricultural Science and Agronomy!

Robbie is currently in the process of applying to study Veterinary Science at the University of Melbourne.

At home, Robbie has several horses but his favourite is Chick, whom he competes on in reining and cutting competitions.

When not working, Robbie enjoys catching up with friends, fine dining and travelling.  


Whitney McHenry

Veterinary Nurse

Whitney joined the Main Ridge Veterinary Clinic in Jan 2019 after travelling the sunny Northern Territory, she is now completing her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing.

At home Whitney has a number of animals including horses, cats, dogs, chickens, pig and the latest addition "Bruce" the French Bulldog.

When Whitney is not at work she enjoys playing polocross, travelling and spending time with friends.


Jasper Hill

Receptionist (BBus.)

Receptionist/Veterinary Nurse

Jasper joined the team at Main Ridge in 2018. She comes from an extensive background in business management and marketing. She will be working in a variety of roles including being a fresh new face at reception and as a trainee veterinary nurse whilst she undergoes further certification.

At home, Jasper has a veritable menagerie of animals; 2 horses (Ronald and Leah), 1 dog (Archie), 1 cat (Princess Aurora), 2 rabbits (Fred and Pippin) and 1 diamond python (Shade).

When not at work, Jasper enjoys cooking (anecdotal reports suggest she has an unhealthy addiction to waffles), riding her horses and snowboarding.

 

 


Jane Green

Receptionist

Veterinary Receptionist/Nurse

Jane joined the team at Main Ridge in 2014. She brings with her extensive experience in previous managerial roles in a variety of workplaces. She enjoys meeting and interacting with all our furry friends (and their owners), and you will often see her smiling face running the front-of-house. 

At home, Jane has a border collie Asha (who only has 3 legs but runs like the wind!), Sassy – a neurotic staffy and Buddy – a fat but happy 20yo appaloosa.

When not working, she lives on a poultry broiler farm with her family, and spends most of her time running around after her 2 kids!


Kylie Morrissey

Head Nurse (Cert. IV in Veterinary Nursing, Cert III Animal Technology)

Kylie has been working at the clinic, in either a full or part-time role for over ten years. As our longest standing vet nurse, Kylie has contributed greatly to the growth and success of the clinic, and is a well known and smiling face about the clinic and district.

These days, you will only see Kylie occasionally - she spends most of her time with her husband Patrick and caring for her 2 young children; Clancy and Sharni.

When she gets a moment to herself, Kylie likes to ride her horses and dabbles with thoroughbred breeding and cattle AI. At home, she has 7 horses, 1 dog, a cat, a large number of exotic chickens and 4 canaries!


Gail Hamilton

Veterinary Nurse (Trainee Nurse)


Jacqui Walsh

Veterinary Nurse


  
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