Meet The Team

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Dr. Mitchell Brown

BVSc MANZCVSc (Eq Surgery)

Managing Partner & Veterinarian

Mitchell grew up in Tenterfield in northern New South Wales and studied Veterinary Science at the University of Queensland.  


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Dr. Michelle Carey, BSc DVM

Associate Veterinarian

Michelle grew up in a horse racing family and from an early age knew she would be an equine vet. She joins the team in July 2020


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Victoria Salkeld

Practice Manager

Victoria joined the team in early 2019 bringing extensive experience in business management and marketing to the practice. Combined with her passion for horses she enjoys working in a busy practice and helping clients with routine and emergency care of their horses and ponies.


As Practice Manager, Victoria runs the operations of the Illawarra Equine Centre clinic and office. 


In her spare time Victoria runs a horse agistment business at her home near Kangaroo Valley and rides her two stock horses, Flash and Leo. 

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Bronwyn Petersen

Administration / Vet Nurse

Bronwyn joined Illawarra Equine Centre in 2021, bringing a wide range of equine skills, experience and enthusiasm to the team.  


During an extensive career in NSW Police Force and more recently as a Solicitor in Family Law Bronwyn completed a Graduate Diploma in Applied Science (Equine Studies), Senior Horse Management and also became an accredited National Coach, Pony Club NSW.


Bronwyn has a strong interest in equine health and has owned horses for the past 20 years. Currently she is working with Sam her young Andalusian in low level eventing and enjoys trail rides with friends around the Kangaroo Valley and Shoalhaven area.

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Dr. Jonathan Lumsden


Partner & Specialist Equine Surgeon

Jonathan is a surgeon and partner of the Illawarra Equine Centre & REC Specialist Equine Centre.  


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Dr. Claire Moore, BVetBiol / BVSc (Hons)

Associate Veterinarian

Claire joined the practice after completing her Bachelor of Veterinary Science (Hons I) at Charles Sturt University in Wagga Wagga


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Renee Warobiow

Administration Assistant

Renee joined the Illawarra Equine Centre team as Administration Assistant mid 2020. She is well known by many of our clients as she has lived in the Illawarra all her life and has previously worked in vet hospitals as a Vet Nurse/Receptionist.
Renee has had a passion for animals from a very young age and has several animals including 2 horses, Lotti and Jet. She has an extensive knowledge of animal nutrition and health care.

She enjoys pleasure riding, relaxing at the beach and spending quality time with her family and friends. 

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Maddie Adams

Administration / Vet Nurse

Maddie works part time in the Illawarra Equine Centre office. She has considerable experience with horses and has been around horses and horse racing from a very young age. She grew up within a horse racing family and has inherited the passion and love for horses from her father and grandfather. 


Maddie also works for her uncle Terry Robinson at Regal Lodge Racing stables in Shoalhaven.  She loves working with the horses and seeing them excel when on the racetrack. 

Maddie is happiest when she is around horses either at work or with her own horses Bonnie, Mia and Maverick.  

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Contact us

02 4448 6488 

Office Hours

Monday - Friday

8:30am - 5pm