Dr Tim White
Practice Owner (BVSc)
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.))
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 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
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.
Dr Jess Holckner
Veterinarian (BSc. BVMS)
Jess joined the practice in 2019. Prior to working at Main Ridge, Jess trained as a Veterinary Nurse and has worked as a Vet in Mixed Practice in Bendigo and on the Mornington Peninsula.
At home Jess has a variety of animals including Ivy the Poo-dale, Ralph the cat and her horses Bolt and Possum.
Jess enjoys working with both small and large animals and also has experience working in South Africa with Zebras and Rhinos.