The Pet Medical Team

Pet Medical is the culmination of almost 25 years of experience in veterinary services. Every member of our Pet Medical team are passionate about animals and dedicated in providing veterinary excellence, every time, for our clients and patients.

Dr Peta Gay Railton

BVM&S, MRCVS, Director

Peta Gay graduated from the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, University of Edinburgh in 1993. Since immigrating to Australia in 1998, Peta Gay has worked in rural practice in Victoria and NSW with a keen interest and further studies in surgery. She has been passionate about animals from a young age, and cherishes the trust that comes with taking the time and effort to make friends with her patients. Her aim is to ensure all her patients and their owners enjoy coming to the vets.

Dr Rachel Nugent


Rachel graduated from Bristol University in 1999. She is an avid cat lover, having completed her post graduate foundation course in feline medicine in 2014. Rachel has also completed continuing education courses in emergency care, animal behaviour and cardiology.

Dr April Brenan

BVSc (Hons)

April graduated from the University of Queensland in 2008. She has developed a strong interest in internal and emergency medicine, and is passionate about providing a low stress environment for her clients. April has completed courses in toxicology and poisons, ultrasonography, cardiology and medicine. 

Dr Chelsea Whytcross


Chelsea graduated from James Cook University in 2012. She enjoys all aspects of small animal veterinary medicine and is passionate about providing a high level of service to our clients. Chelsea is also part of our Management Team. 

Dr Polly Hanigan


Polly graduated from Charles Sturt University in 2022 with a Bachelor of Veterinary Biology/Bachelor of Veterinary Science. Polly has a keen interest in companion animal internal medicine & surgery. A safe assumption about vets is they love animals – and this is certainly the case with Polly. From a young age Polly has been making friends with animals of all shapes and sizes. She also loves meeting all the wonderful clients that come through the door at Pet Medical. As a naturally curious person, Polly’s interest in veterinary medicine are broad and ever expanding.

Bec Kiem
Clinic Co-ordinator

Zarli Kew
Nurse Clinician | SNIP Program Founder

Tiffany Black
Nurse Clinician

Lisa Harris
Senior Consult Nurse

Eloise Wright
Senior Consult Nurse

Emma Hodge
Head of Anaesthesia & Surgical Nursing

Nicole Large
Consult Nurse

Amanda Hampton
Consult Nurse

Bonnie Smith
Senior Hospital Nurse | SNIP Program Assistant

Melissa Lyle

Bella Smith

Jaz Gordon

Agatha Kucharski
Nurse | Reception

Estelle Johnson
Nurse | Reception

Alison Wright

Brittany Munday

Kelly O’Meara