Our Team

Managing Partner & Veterinarian

Dr. Mitchell Brown

BVSc MANZCVSc (Eq Surgery)

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


Partner & Specialist Equine Surgeon

Dr. Jonathan Lumsden


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


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Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Michelle Carey

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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Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Claire Moore
BVetBiol / BVSc (Hons)

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


Office Manager

Victoria Salkeld

Victoria joined the practice 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 office and helping clients with routine and emergency care of their horses and ponies.


As Office Manager, Victoria runs the day-to-day operations and finance of the Illawarra Equine Centre practice.


In her spare time Victoria runs a horse agistment business at her home near Kangaroo Valley.  

Administration Assistant

Renee Warobiow

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. 

Administration Assistant

Maddie Adams

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.  

24/7 Emergency Service

Contact us

02 4448 6488


Office Hours

Monday - Friday

8:30am - 5pm