About Us

The Inverloch Animal Doc is a family-run veterinary clinic located in the seaside hamlet of Inverloch in Victoria.

Led by Dr Will Hume, the clinic provides expert and quality pet and animal care throughout the Bass Coast and South Gippsland regions.

With a highly experienced and passionate team of staff who care for your animals as though they were their own, The Inverloch Animal Doc can provide all the care and animal products you need.

Small towns don't always mean fewer options or having to travel to find what you need - we can provide your pets with the very best care possible, close to home.

Just as most people prefer to see the same local doctor time and time again, we're here to look after you pets time and time again, whether it's for a quick check-up or more serious procedures and conditions.

Providing continuity of care not only means you get the see the same friendly face you can trust, but our vets know your pet's history and can care for them the best way possible.

You can rest assured that our team take the time to get to know your pets - they become part of our family, and receive plenty of love, chats and cuddles every time they come through our door!

At the end of the day, we are a team of locals, taking care of locals and being there when you need as often as we possibly can.

With our compassionate, high standard of care - you know you'll always be getting the best at The Inverloch Animal Doc.

 

 

 

Our Team

Dr Will - Vet, clinic owner

Will grew up in Nar Nar Goon and spent school holidays with his family in Yanakie on their family beef farm. 

He did his studies at the University of Queensland then worked for a while in South East Queensland in mixed practice, before travelling overseas where he worked in Saudi Arabia, England and Norway - predominantly in small animal practice and for the most part in a specialist small animal practice. 

Returning to Australia in 2010, Will worked in mixed practice before moving to Inverloch in 2012. 

Whilst working for five years as a veterinary investigator for the Victorian Government, Will - at the same time - kept busy doing locums for Dr Hugh Thomas, our clinic's founder. 

In early 2020 when Hugh announced his retirement, he asked Will if he was interested in taking over and well, there's no prizes for guessing what his answer was!

Dr Kerry - Vet

With her own ever-growing menagerie of animals at home, it’s no surprise Dr Kerry has dedicated her career to looking after animals at The Inverloch Animal Doc too!⁠
As our part-time small animal veterinarian, Dr Kerry loves developing relationships with her clients - both the human and the animal kind of course.⁠
When she’s not fixing your animal friends, she's spending time with her husband and three children on their dairy farm in Kongwak, getting away camping as a family, cooking in the kitchen, getting out and about with her camera, or - when she manages to get some quiet time in her busy schedule - sitting down with a good book.⁠
Dr Kerry’s own animal family consists of a three-legged, geriatric Kelpie, a very enthusiastic Foxhound, two cats, fish, guinea pigs, a bearded dragon, stick insects, chickens and LOTS of cows - phew!⁠
As a passionate vet and true animal lover, you can rest assured your pets are in the right hands with Dr Kerry!

Dr Nikki - Vet

Dr Nikki Inverloch Animal doc vet
Nikki has worked with animals all around the world since graduating from Melbourne University with a degree in Vet Science in 1995.

She then spent four years working in a mixed practice with both small and large animals, before embarking on an epic overseas adventure.

Alongside her husband Mick - who is also a vet - the couple travelled and worked throughout Europe and in England for four years.

Nikki has a passion for African wildlife and conservation, which means its no surprise that Africa has been her favourite place to travel and work to date, closely followed by Russia.

After travelling, Nikki and Mick settled down in Inverloch, where they’ve now been for almost two decades, and live with their two children, two dogs, one cat and three chickens.

Katie - Vet Nurse + Practice Manager

 Katie began nursing in 1999 after completing her Certificate 4 in Veterinary Nursing and has since worked in both small and large animal clinics, as well as in veterinary wholesale.

She started working with The Inverloch Animal Doc team in February 2021, and says it's so nice working in her local community, and helping and treating local pets with their grateful owners.

As the Practice Manager, Katie loves working with clients and their pets, and takes every chance possible to have a cuddle or chat with every animal who comes into the clinic!

Katie lives on her family's small hobby farm in Wattle Bank with her partner, three children and an abundance of animals, including two dogs - Molly and Ammo, birds, fish, an eastern longneck turtle, ducks, chickens a noisy Guinea Fowl, sheep, and a couple of ex-racing horses.

She is also 'owned' by her two cats, Pippa and Wicket W Warwick.

In her spare time, Katie enjoys stand up paddle boarding in the Inlet (usually alongside her old dog Molly).  

Jacqui - Vet Nurse + Business Systems Support

Growing up in South Gippsland surrounded by animals, Jacqui was always rescuing sick, injured and orphaned creatures (much to her mother's dismay - especially when she tried to help out the local rats and mice)!

Despite always wanting to pursue a role in animal care, Jacqui first spend 23 years in a business administration career - but eventually, her dream came true when she completed her Certificate IV in Veterinary nursing and secured a position at A'Beckett St Vet Clinic (now The Inverloch Animal Doc) five years ago.

With a special interest and passion for Australian Wildlife, Jacqui has been caring for a wide array of native fauna over the past 20 years.

She lives in Koonwarra with her husband and two daughters, as well as horses, cats, birds, and Kaypo - the family's Bernese Mountain Dog.

 

Dr Anna - Vet

Anna graduated from the University of Melbourne in 2010 before venturing to South Gippsland to work as a mixed animal vet with a focus on dairy cattle.
After numerous years of early morning calving's, lame cows and delightful drives around the South Gippy Hills it was time to concentrate on something different...small animal medicine.
Anna has worked at numerous practises, including a clinic based in England, but has called Korumburra home for the past 8 years.
It's here Anna enjoys country life with her family which includes their kooky lab x kelpie Wally, highland cow Chewy and a few chickens. 

Kate - Vet Nurse + Receptionist

Kate is the person that greets you with a beaming big smile each time you enter the clinic.
Having grown up in foster and a life long love for animals, we are so happy to have Kate as part of our team.  have always been around animals! 
Kate has always dreamt of working in the animal industry and completed her Certificate IV in vet nursing and has been working in industry for more than 10 years.
In her spare time Kate is a multi national and international award winning musician and alongside her partner Ben they perform as a duo named 'Souly Us'.
Kate also operates a pet grooming parlour from home called Invy Pet Parlour, so make sure you ask about getting your pooch groomed with her if you need assistance in this area.

Niki - Vet Nurse

Niki always wanted to work with animals but the universe had other plans.
So in 2018 when Niki was presented with the opportunity of employment with a not for profit organisation, rescuing, rehabilitating and rehoming farm and companion animals, she couldn't say no! 
This work was both interesting and hugely rewarding so Niki decided to pursue a career as a vet nurse.

Niki now lives in the beautiful rolling hills of Loch with her husband, son and twin daughters.

They foster and re-home animals throughout the year, with many of them staying on permanently. They currently have 14 non-human family members including dogs, cats, sheep, ponies, a rabbit, a bird and Dale the turtle.
In her spare time Niki enjoys volunteering for animal rescue groups, cuddling up in front of the fire with her kids, cats and dogs.

Sarah - Vet Nurse

Sarah is a very experienced Vet Nurse having worked more than 17 years in the industry.
Earning her Cert IV and Vet Nurse Technician diploma, Sarah has worked in many different vet clinics including a 24 hour emergency and critical care practice in Melbourne. She is a great asset to the IAD team.
Sarah enjoys surgery nursing and anaesthetic monitoring, as well as caring for hospital patients. She loves nursing a sick animal back to health and watching them leave the clinic with a wagging tail.
 
She lives in Leongatha with her partner, one year old daughter and their two dogs, a Labrador named Maverick and Mini Fox Terrier named Harry. 

Mili - Vet Nurse

Mili has an abundance of experience when it comes to looking after the health of others - humans and animals!

She worked as a vet nurse for over a decade before taking off 12 years to raise her children and explore other career paths, including working as a personal trainer and group fitness instructor, aqua aerobics instructor, swimming teacher and gymnastics coach.

Finally coming full circle back into animal care, Mili is loving being back nursing and working with the great team at The Inverloch Animal Doc.

She lives in Inverloch with her partner, four children and lots of pets, including dogs, cats, fish, birds, chooks, and a snake and turtle!

Caitlyn - Vet Nurse in training

Caitlyn is new to the animal industry but that doesn’t mean she hasn’t been involved with animals her whole life.

Regular visits to her great grandparents dairy farm growing up and many promised horses later ensured Caitlyn grew up with a love for animals, big and small.

This love was further cemented when she started volunteering at Maru Koala and Animal Park when she was fifteen, which later led her to study Animal Studies and is about to dive in and take the next step with her Certificate IV in Vet Nursing.

After a year of travelling the coast of South Australia and WA in 2021 Caitlyn was ready to start a career in the industry she has adored for so long.

Caitlyn lives in Wonthaggi with her chihuahua Benji and her turtle Sherman. 
Caitlyn is keen to start studying and will be able to put her knowledge into practice in our clinic.
 

Tayissa - Vet Nurse in training

Tayissa grew up surrounded by wildlife as her mum is one of the Wildlife carers in the regions.

Currently studying for her Animal Studies Cert II to fulfill her desire of working in the animal industry for the long term.

After a day at work Tayissa heads home to care for her horses, cats, birds, the family dog Kaypo and her new puppy Oakley (pictured). He is a Kelpie X Whippet so he has plenty of energy!