Our Team

Mark Sayer

Mark Sayer

Practice Owner

I graduated from Sydney University in 1983. After working in clinics around Sydney, I moved to Wagga and opened Berry Street Veterinary Hospital and Junee Vet Clinic. During the next 18 years, I and a small handful of dedicated nurses worked the two practices, including making weekly visits to outlying towns in order to see animals far away from vet hospitals.

I now work at our numerous vet hospitals now, Kooringal Vet Hospital, Junee Vet Hospital, Federation Vet Hospital in Corowa, Henty Veterinary rooms, Cooper St Veterinary Hospital in Cootamundra and Griffith Vet Hospital.

JaImie Sayer

Jaimie Sayer

Veterinary Nurse

My name is Jaimie Sayer and I am one of the nurses at Kooringal Veterinary Hospital. I have continued nursing alongside our brilliant team for 16 years with my partner Mark. Together, I am extremely proud of the work we all achieve.

Lisa Rapmund

Lisa Rapmund

General Manager

I'm Lisa, the General Manager at Kooringal and Junee Veterinary Hospitals. I am also the Operations Manager for our group of practices in Wagga, Junee, Griffith and Corowa.

I started working for Mark while I was at high school in the '90s and left in 2000 to embark on a few new adventures and to start a family. In 2008 I returned in the role of the veterinary nurse and shortly after to the position I am in now.

Martika Harland

Martika Harland

Practice Manager

My qualifications include Cert IV Veterinary Nursing and Cert II Animal Studies.

I’ve been working with Kooringal Veterinary clinic for 12 years, in between having my three kids. I grew up on my parent’s dairy farm and I’ve always had a love for animals. I also have been running a puppy preschool class each week for the past four years.

Alex

Alexandra Pentecost

Veterinarian

Hi, I'm Alex!

I've been practicing as a Veterinarian for the past four years, and relocated to Wagga 18 months ago. I've settled in to the Wagga community, and love the relaxed lifestyle and close proximity to nature. In my spare time I enjoy mountain biking, rock climbing, and hanging out with my two dogs and cat back home!

Kiri Westphalen

Kiri Westphalen

Veterinarian

I graduated from Murdoch University in Perth. Since 2014 I have been working with Mark and a year later, I bought a small farm so that I could follow my other passion (vetting being the first); goats! After 3 kidding seasons, I have 115 beautiful Angora Goats and still rising. I’ve attended the World Buiatrics Conference in Cairns in 2014 to learn the latest on production animals with speakers from all over the world. Now I can better attend all our fantastic, farming clients. I am also Ovine Brucellosis Accredited, an APAV Vet and Hendra Virus Vaccine Accredited.

Sharlet Rose John

Sharlet Rose John

Veterinarian

I graduated from the College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Kerala, India in 1997. After working as a Government Veterinarian with Department of Animal Husbandry (which is the Indian version of the Department of Primary Industries) for 12 years, I moved to Australia with my family in 2010. I cleared the National Veterinary Exam with the Australasian Veterinary Board Councils (AVBC) in 2013. Since then I have been working with Mark at Kooringal Vets.

Dr Lucinda at Kooringal Vet Hospital

Lucinda Broinowski

Veterinarian

I graduated from Charles Sturt University in 2020 and started working at Kooringal Veterinary Hospital soon after. I grew up in Tasmania but spent many years working on farms all over Australia before moving to Wagga Wagga to study Veterinary Science.

I enjoy working with all animals and pride myself on being thorough and always taking the time to get to know owners and provide the best possible care for their pets.

Outside of work I enjoy walking my four dogs, bike riding and painting.

Rhys Fox

Rhys Fox

Veterinary Nurse

I’m a vet nurse here at Kooringal Veterinary Hospital and I have been working here for 8 years. I started out in the rescue centre at Berry Street when I was 14 and I slowly worked my way up from there. I am now known as the cat and dog whisperer since all our nervous patients are soon putty in my hands. Somehow, I survive as the only male nurse here probably because what works on the patients works on my colleagues too!

Isla Doyle-Toombs

Isla Doyle-Toombs

Assistant Nurse, Puppy Pre-School Coordinator

I’m Isla and I’m currently in my final year of my Bachelor of Animal Science. I'm originally from Melbourne and made the move 4 years ago to follow my passion for animals. I have taken over the role of Puppy School Coordinator and love watching the bond between puppy and parent grow! I’m the proud parent of a dog and horse and spend my free time either riding, hiking, or something involving my animals.

Kate Stewart

Kate Stewart

Veterinary Nurse

Kate grew up on a farm outside of Temora and this started her love of animals. In 2018 she completed her Certificate IV in Vet Nursing and has since been a part of the profession. Kate has quite a few fur babies of her own, and has a passion for fostering rescue animals.

Jenny

Jennifer Perry

Veterinary Nurse

Hi, I’m Jenny!

I’m a second year Bachelor of Veterinary Technology student at CSU and have been vet nursing since 2016. I’m originally from the Central Coast and have made the move to Wagga to complete my studies. I have a keen interest in exotic animals, particularly rabbits. I own a chihuahua named Hershey and two rabbits named Sage and Maui.

Emily Toshack

Emily Toshack

Social Media Manager

Hi, I'm Emily!

I'm a Wagga Wagga local and an avid animal lover. I take care of our social media and am passionate about sharing your pets' stories with the community. I love creating content, and graduated from Charles Sturt University in 2018 with a degree in Television Production.

I have two kitties of my own, and plan to expand the family with a puppy in the future.

Rhonda

Rhonda

Clinic Cat & Leader of Operations

Hi, I'm Rhonda! I was adopted earlier this year by the Kooringal team after being abandoned, and it didn't take long before I climbed the office ladder to unofficial CEO. I like keep my employees on their toes by surprising them with a new challenge on a regular basis. I've found that drinking from their cups, showering in their sink and getting into the cat food stash is an excellent way to boost teamwork by seeing who can catch me first.