Dr Kurt Enzinger BSc (Hons) BVSc

Veterinary Surgeon

 

Kurt graduated from the University of Melbourne after completing a Bachelor of Science with honours in Equine Reproduction in 1998, then a Bachelor of Veterinary Science in 2002. Kurt spent a few years in mixed animal practice before pursuing his passion for horses, working in two reputable equine hospitals and maintaining a strong focus on reproduction. Kurt returned home to start Elite Equine in February 2009. In August 2010 Kurt and his wife Kylie acquired Emerald Veterinary Clinic, a small animal practice to cater for all species.

 

Kurt has a special interest in equine reproduction including embryo transfer, equine podiatry and equine dentistry. He has completed to postgraduate equine veterinary dentistry courses, numerous equine podiatry courses and attended the International Symposium of Equine Reproduction in New Zealand.


At home Kurt enjoys playing with his kids, tending to his property (usually involving a chainsaw or tractor) and his favourite pastime is skiing...... either on water or snow!

 

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Dr Rebecca Powers DVM
Veterinary Surgeon

Bec grew up in Melbourne riding horses and worked on a thoroughbred stud prior to starting her veterinary medicine degree at the University of Adelaide.

Bec always intended to pursue her interest in equine veterinary work and so after graduation she undertook a year long rotating internship at Agnes Banks Equine Clinic in Sydney. During her internship Bec performed anesthetics, assisted with work up of outpatients and was responsible for the care and treatment of hospitalized patients.

After completing her internship Bec returned home to Victoria and started working for Elite Equine Vets in April 2019. She has a keen interest in equine reproduction and medicine and looks forward to meeting both you and your horses.

Outside of work Bec enjoys horse-riding, travelling, going on hikes, camping and running around after her Pomeranian, Tiggy!

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Dr Sue Jones MVB MANZCVS DACVSMR
Veterinary Surgeon 


Sue graduated from Dublin and was in a private practice in the UK for 5 Years then locumed across Australia before completing a fellowship in Ultrasonography at UC Davis in California (only two of these programs in the world), and are both in the United States with only two people who have completed the fellowship currently in Australia).
Sue has also spent a year as a junior lecturer at the University of Adelaide before completing a 3 year sports medicine residency at the University of Melbourne, while also successfully sitting her Australian membership examinations in large animal radiology.

Outside of vet, Sue enjoys playing hockey.
Dr stephanie Macdonald 
Veterinary Surgeon


... Coming soon 
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Brittany Williams

Veterinary Nurse

After completing year 12, Britt worked as a groom for a professional eventing stable and gained hands-on experience at major events across the country.
I began working at Elite Equine in July 2016.

Britt absolutely loves working as a part the team and particularly enjoys lameness examinations and assisting with surgical procedures in the field.

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Ivy Ferguson-mayer
Veterinary nurse

 

Born and bred in the Yarra Valley, Ivy grew up on her family winery. 

 

Her love for animals became evident at a young age and continues to grow every day. After finishing high school she escaped the family business and followed her passion into the vet nursing industry. Currently completing her Certificate 4 in vet nursing, Ivy hopes to continue in the equine pathway and further her knowledge.

 

On weekends Ivy regularly escapes the valley with her dog to go on adventures and explore nature. She is also involved in the cattle industry, frequently competing in local and royal shows even returning with a ribbon or two. And of course, she has her two ponies which she adores.

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Katrina Donat 

 

Veterinary nurse

"Kat" as she is more commonly known as, has grown up riding, currently still tries to get out and competes in HRCAV, mainly dressage and on the odd occasion Horse Trials and Combined Training when she is feeling "brave". 

After originally finishing school to do a bachelor in animal studies, she diverted to do a stint in Sales and Management and almost 13 years later, her love of horses has brought her back to working with horses and completing her Vet Nursing Certificate 4. 

 

 Outside of work Kat enjoys spending time with her son, teaching him to ride  and spending as much time outdoors with her family and friends.

Kylie Enzinger

Veterinary Nurse

Kylie has always had a love for all animals especially horses and riding.  Kylie completed a stud management course at the NSW Equestrian Centre which led her to work on a number of studs handling young stock, stallions, foaling down mares and setting mares up to be put in foal.  In 2005 Kylie completed her Certificate IV in small animal veterinary nursing and continued to work in small animal clinics for a number of years.  A move to Tatura saw Kylie working with larger animals including cows and horses.  This led to a job as an equine nurse at the Ballarat Equine Practice where she was involved in all aspects of being an equine nurse.  In 2009 Kylie moved back to Macclesfield to work at Elite Equine Veterinarians. 

 

Kylie works at both Emerald Veterinary Clinic and Elite Equine Veterinarians and her spare time is spent chasing her two kids around or trying to get a ride on her horse.

Nancy Te Whata

Administration 

 

Nancy joined the team early 2016. A Kiwi, a horse rider and she was silly enough to fall for an “Aussie fella”.

 

Nancy has ridden all her life, growing up on a 500 acre horse breeding farm in Northland, New Zealand. She is a two time World Champion Mounted Games rider, and has spent two seasons riding mounted games in the UK. Riding some dressage and show hunter (jumping) along the way.

 

Over the last four years Nancy has completed a Bachelor of Applied Management and a Graduate Diploma in Accounting. She is enjoying her time here in the Yarra Valley, based in Emerald with her husband, working with horses and being part of our great team here at Elite Equine.