Meet our Team

Meet our Team

103 McLennan St, Mooroopna VIC 3629
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Mon-Fri: 8:30am-5:15pm
Sat: 9am-12pm

Meet our Team

Dr. Anna Richards

BVSc.

Principle Veterinary Surgeon & Practice Owner

The Causeway Veterinary Clinic was established in 1996 by Dr Anna’s father, Dr David Richards and his wife Sue.

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Dr Anna grew up in the Goulburn Valley and attended high school locally before spending a year in Canada on a Rotary Youth Exchange. After returning to Australia, Anna enrolled in a Bachelor of Science at the University of Melbourne completing 2 years before transferring to a Bachelor of Veterinary Science. After graduation in 2003, Dr Anna returned to the family veterinary clinic to follow in her father’s footsteps and share in her parent’s long-time passion for quality animal health care.
When Dr David Richards passed away in 2010, Dr Anna and her mother Sue choose to continue his legacy of providing a small personalised service dedicated to guaranteeing the highest standard of quality pet care and catering to the specific needs of each individual animal passing through the clinic doors.
While Dr. Anna is interested in all aspects of small animal Veterinary Science she has a particular interest in small animal diagnostics and surgery undertaking regular study and training in these fields to offer her clients the most up to date information and treatment options available.

Dr Anna and her husband Ben (the Dairy & Intensive product Business Manager for Bayer Animal Health) have two young boys and run a commercial Angus herd on their property just outside Shepparton.

Maxine Donnan

BVSc, B Sci (Agr) Hons, B Teaching (Primary)

Veterinary Surgeon

Dr Maxine graduated from veterinary Science at Sydney University in 2003 after completing a Bachelor of Science (Agriculture) majoring in Animal Science.

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Maxine began her career 16 year ago in mixed practice in Echuca. Despite a brief 2 period working as a vet in the UK and traveling through Europe, she has remained in the district falling in love with the area and cant imagine living anywhere else!

Maxine began working at The causeway Veterinary Clinic as a permanent part time Vet in 2013 whilst also teach in primary scholls in Echuca and surrounding and raising her 2 primary aged children, 2 dogs and 2 cats.
Maxine thoroughly enjoys working with us here and says the commute over from Echuca is beautifully peaceful with only a coffee and no one else in the care – a rare occurrence!

Dr Christine Little

BVSc. (Hons)

Veterinary Surgeon

Dr Christine graduated with BVSc (Hons) from Melbourne University, in 1984. After graduation Christine worked at a number of very busy Veterinary Clinics and Emergency Centres in Melbourne before opening her own Veterinary Clinic in the outer eastern suburb of Hampton Park.

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She worked there until moving to Sydney with her husband and 3 children in 1997. In Sydney she continued to do locum work at various Veterinary Clinics while also running her own ambulatory small animal practice.

In January 2000 Christine and family moved to the Goulburn Valley and commenced part time employment locally while raising her family. Dr Christine joined The Causeway Veterinary Clinic team in February 2015 and brings with her the vast experience she has gained over the years in small animal medicine, surgery and emergency veterinary care.

Christine’s husband Steve is also a Veterinarian, who works as a consultant in the Dairy Industry. Their oldest child Kirrilly graduated with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Melbourne University in 2016, so Veterinary Science certainly runs in the family!

Christine and her family live on a farm near Shepparton. Having bred Angus and Belted Galloway cattle for a number of years, Christine has more recently become an enthusiast of the Gelbvieh breed. The family also owns a vast menagerie of horses, dogs, cats, chickens and guinea fowl.

Sharon Crompton

Veterinary Nurse

Sharon is a Kyabram local who trained to be a Veterinary Nurse in 2016 after working in the hospitality and horse industries an having a strong back ground in dog obedience.

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Sharon joined our team at The Causeway veterinary Clinic in 2017 and has been a valuable team member ever since.

Apart from all her hard work here she looks after one husband, one teenager, two dogs and two wild cats at home!

Sharon is also a Volunter Firey in Kyabram and in her spare time loves shooting competitions, fossicking for gold and restoring old cars.

Sue Richards

Receptionist / Veterinary Nurse

Sue is a Veterinary Nurse with over 30 years’ experience in the industry.

In 1996, Sue and her husband Dr. David Richards opened The Causeway Veterinary Clinic. Prior to this they had owned and run two large, small animal and equine Veterinary practices in Melbourne employing 4 Veterinary Surgeons and 12 Veterinary Nurses.

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Sue has had a keen interest in animals her whole life most recently running a Gelbvieh cattle stud and commercial Angus herd on an irrigation property on the outskirts of Shepparton. Her interest in large animals initially began in the equine field where she owned the second performance recorded warmblood horse in Australia and was involved in early development of the breed, breeding a number of high performance animals including Olympic qualifiers and grand prix dressage horses.

In the 1980’s and early 90’s Sue ran with her husband an embryo and artificial breeding centre for Cattle, Sheep and Goats and was involved in developing many minority breeds that are now well established today.

Sue has also been involved in breeding registered dogs and so offers a huge range of diversity and experience to her role at The Causeway Veterinary Clinic.

Master Charlie David Parker

In training

Master Parker is the newest addition to The Causeway Veterinary Clinic team and the third generation to the join the family business! Charlie is currently undertaking an intensive training program and is already proving to be invaluable member of the team. (So if you think you can hear a baby you probably can – it’s not a dog with a weird bark)

Contact Us today!

Book an appointment for your pet by giving us a call.

(03) 5825 3911
103 McLennan St, Mooroopna VIC 3629
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Mon-Fri: 8:30am-5:15pm
Sat: 9am-12pm