Lucienne

Veterinarian & Practice Owner (BVSc . BVMS, MANZCVS, Grad Dip Vet Stud)

Dr Lucienne Downs has always had an affinity for animals. It is an honour and a privilege to work as a veterinarian and help people keep their pets healthy and take care of them when they are unwell. Dr Luci is dedicated to life-long learning, providing the best advice to clients and the best standards of care for animals.

After graduating from Murdoch University, Dr Luci spent a year working in the UK and Ireland and then six years in a "mixed practice" in WA. 

Dr Luci completed her Master of Veterinary Studies (Murdoch University) and attained Membership to the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists in Small Animal Medicine) in 2007. In 2007 while working at the University of Sydney she completed a Graduate Diploma in Veterinary Studies. Dr Luci then moved to Broken Hill and worked at the RSPCA Vet Hospital for 3 years.

Dr Luci moved to Orange in 2011 and has worked at 2 other Vet Hospitals here as well as at TAFE, teaching Animal Studies and Vet Nursing. From 2014 to 2023 she worked as a District Veterinarian for Local Land Services as well as locuming in clinical practice. As a District Veterinarian she conducted research into Q Fever. 

Dr Luci has two sons and lots of fur-babies including dogs, cats, rabbits, guinea pigs, chickens and ponies! Luci does enjoy downtime with family and friends as well as reading, gardening and walking. 

Dr Luci is a highly experienced and caring veterinarian who loves all aspects of veterinary medicine. 


Anna

Veterinarian (BVSc)

Dr Anna has always wanted to be a vet. She joined the team in 2020 and is very much a local girl.

Anna was brought up in the Central West on a hobby farm with Black Suffolk sheep, pigs and a goat! She went to school in Bathurst and then spent a gap year working on farms and gaining experience at different Vet practices. She studied for her veterinary degree at Wagga, and loves small animal medicine.

Dr Anna is a self declared “dog person”! She is the proud owner of a beautiful Bernese Mountain Dog called Samson and a new puppy Bernese as well.


Sunita

Veterinarian (BVSc ; MACVSc (Surgery))

Sunita joined the Mulberry Lane Vet team in 2023 . Sunita is an experienced veterinarian who has previously worked in various clinics in the UK and Sydney before settling in
Orange.

Sunita has completed additional qualifications in surgery and is happy to tackle tricky
orthopaedic or soft tissue surgery. Sunita has also spent time teaching Animal Studies and Veterinary
Nursing at TAFE and even worked as the on track vet at the races and trots in Orange.


Outside of work, Sunita has 3 busy teenagers to wrangle and also enjoys getting out into the garden –
frosty Orange weather permitting!


  

Geoff Campbell

Veterinarian

Dr Geoff graduated from Sydney University in 2002. He has worked as a Vet in Sydney, Newcastle and in Mudgee. He also spent 18 months in a very different climate – getting used to the cold in North Yorkshire in the UK. He lives on a rural property just outside Orange. To relax, Geoff enjoys cross country skiing, bushwalking and enjoying the great food Orange has to offer!


  

Karen

Head Nurse

Karen is our Head Vet Nurse. She is highly experienced in small animal medicine, with her Cert4 and AVNAT registrations.

Karen was brought up in the Snowy Mountains, and has trained and worked in Orange and in Canberra. She spent the last 9 years at the RSPCA in Weston, ACT.

Outside work she enjoys photography, sewing and craft but doesn’t have too much time for hobbies thanks to the wonderful array of pets in her life! Karen has 3 cats, including a very special 3 legged cat called “Obi-wan Catnobi”, goldfish, a family of pet rats and two Axolotls called Hector and Jack.


Chelsea

Veterinary Nurse

Vet Nurse Chelsea was brought up on a farm near Orange. She has been surrounded by animals since she was a little girl, and has always wanted to make caring for animals her career. 

Chelsea has a lot of pets! A poodle called Franklin, a choc lab Ruby, and a cat called Narla. 

Chelsea’s dream job in our vet hospital is to be an emergency and critical care nurse and she is currently undertaking extra studies in this area.

Outside work Chelsea plays the piano for relaxation. She loves being out and about in nature, walking and adventuring to new places.


Chloe

Veterinary Nurse

Chloe joined Mulberry Lane while working towards her Cert 4 Veterinary  nursing qualifications at Orange TAFE. She was born and raised in Orange and developed her love of nature when she was very  young – visiting a relative’s farm meant she could  go riding and learn to care for all the animals. She has played sport all her life and is an accomplished netballer, also enjoying water skiing and keeping fit. She is a qualified Personal Trainer. 

At work, Chloe enjoys “imaging” – taking and interpreting Xrays and scans. And of course she loves playing with puppies and kittens! Chloe has a black and white kitten at home, called Moe.


Shae

Veterinary Nurse

Shae was born and raised in Orange and completed her studies for Cert4 in Veterinary Nursing through the Orange TAFE.

She loves helping the wide variety of animals in the hospital and gets so much satisfaction in giving them the treatment they need. Puppies and kittens always brighten Shae’s day and is very interested in our wildlife cases.

Outside work, Shae loves camping, fishing and spending time with her family, including dogs Sarge and Ranger. They all enjoy visiting local historic and scenic places together and being outdoors.


Amy

Veterinary Nurse (Certificate IV)

Amy started her veterinary nursing journey in 2014 and over the years she has completed her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing, and has fulfilled most roles within the clinic from receptionist, surgical nursing, administration, hospital nursing  & puppy preschool instructor.


Amy grew up on a property on the outskirts of Orange with an abundant amount of animals fuelling her love for them. When she is not working, you'll find her making memories with her kids, going on adventures with her German Shepherd and Malamute, visiting family and friends  or gardening.


Amy has brought to the team her extensive customer service skills building strong client connection and her devotion to animals and their needs. You will find Amy in most places in the clinic from interacting with clients and their fur babies, behind the scenes with administration, through to assisting the vets with diagnostics and theatre procedures, and hospital cases.


Lucy B

Registered Veterinary Nurse (Diploma in General Practice Veterinary Nurse)

Lucy joined the Mulberry Lane team in 2018. She was brought up in Parkes and trained at Orange TAFE where she gained her Cert IV in Vet Nursing in 2008.

Lucy has worked in a range of Vet Clinics across the Central West and enjoys giving herself new challenges. She gained a Diploma in General Practice Vet Nursing in 2018 and a Cert IV in Training and Assessing in 2023.

She spends the majority of her time these days working at TAFE as a teacher of Animal Care.

Lucy thrives on the energy of Emergency and Critical Care work and often works in Emergency and Specialist Hospitals in Sydney and Canberra just for “fun” in her spare time.

In the General Practice setting, Lucy loves Pathology and Hospital Patient Nursing as these areas really are what she feels Vet Nursing is ALL about-providing the hands on nursing care for our patients in care and helping them feel as comfortable and stress free as possible during their stay.

Outside work, Lucy enjoys exploring trails and running with her dog Friday, working in her “eclectic” garden and travelling wherever and whenever she can. Lucy also has a cat and 2 guinea pigs.


  

Simone

Receptionist (Business Administration)

Simone is our amazing receptionist, born and bred in Orange. After finishing high school, Simone went straight into TAFE, completing Certificate II in business administration in 2013, followed by completing certificate III.

Simone has always worked in customer service roles in NSW and in Victoria. Since returning to Orange Simone worked as a human medical receptionist for over seven years, before she made the jump to veterinary reception, joining the team in 2021.

Simone lives 30mins out of Orange with her husband and their border collie called Jazmine, catahoula called Skylah, a long haired tabby-tort called Ada, and a cockatiel named Spike.

When not at work, Simone enjoys her time waterskiing, dancing and going on adventures with her husband.

We are happy that she’s made the switch from human care to pet care, and she will be delighted to welcome you and your pets to Mulberry Lane.


Sarah

Administration

Sarah’s role at Mulberry Lane Vet Hospital is to help out with marketing strategy. She promotes the clinic and organises events like our Open Day and special evening for the owners of senior cats and dogs.

After studying at Oxford University, Sarah worked for 15 years in a variety of businesses in sales and marketing roles. She also did 6 months working on a mixed farm in Canada and knows all about how much fun it is (not!) to be rolling fleeces during shearing, on a 40 degree day. Her most recent job was as a Senior Buyer with one of the UK’s largest retailers.

Sarah and the family live on 5 acres on the outskirts of Orange. She is a regular foster carer for a local pet rescue organisation and owns 2 rescue cats.


Danielle

Administration

Danielle joined Mulberry Lane Veterinary Hospital in July 2012 and completed her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing at TAFE in 2013.

She has a genuine love of animals and a caring nature, having been brought up on a farm. As well as being a qualified Vet Nurse, Danni loves the variety of working at reception and being able to greet clients and their pets.

Danni has a dog called Ollie. She is a proud Mum to two gorgeous toddlers and also enjoys being outdoors, going to the gym and spending time with her family and friends.


Jenna

Administration (Registered Veterinary Nurse)

Jenna is a Certificate IV qualified nurse with over 10 years experience in the veterinary industry. She has always had a love for animals and is particularly interested in animal behaviour and breeding.

Jenna has her Certificate IV in Companion Animal Services delivered via the Delta Society of Australia, so she is now qualified as a Delta dog trainer, conducting behavioural consults and puppy training classes.

As well as her expertise with pets, Jenna is also a certified member of WIRES and has taken a Wildlife course at Australia Zoo to enhance her Wildlife knowledge.

Jenna’s pets include two Saint Bernards, Willow and Raven. Jenna loves being active – in her spare time she plays sport including touch football, netball, horse-riding and waterskiing.

She also enjoys reading and cooking yummy treats! Jenna has been a finalist multiple times in the Orange Outstanding Business awards, and the Banjo Business awards.


  
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