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In Memory of Dr Katelyn Walker

Dr Katelyn Walker

A founding member of our clinics, our Katelyn passed away on the 2nd of February 2023 after a long and brave battle with ovarian cancer.

Katelyn gave so much love and support to her family, friends, colleagues, and clients in her lifetime. She lived her life with care and kindness front of mind - not only towards her family and friends, but also for creatures great and small - always with a smile on her face with her infectious laugh.

Katelyn expressed compassion and benevolence to everyone, including her veterinary clients and their pets. She dedicated her life to helping, putting pet care above her own, working all hours to find the best treatments for her patients and their loving owners.

Caring Country Vets continues to carry her ethics in their hearts and are inspired by the legacy which she has left - that is to help others, always with kindness and care.

She will be remembered by so many people whose lives she touched personally and professionally; for her warmth, generosity, genuine nature, dedication, and passion for happy healthy pets.

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Dr Matthew Walker BVsc

(Owner & Vet)

Graduated from Sydney University in 1991, Matthew grew up underneath an operating table; as his father was also a vet! Matthew has worked and owned the Thirlmere Vet Clinic for over 30 years. He is focused on providing sound medicine with good service and enjoys treating a wide variety of animals. Matthew breeds endurance horses and is an active member of Endurance Australia. Matthew likes running marathons, listening to talking books, and fishing (whenever he can).

Dr Rennie Sinclair-Kydd BVSc BVetBio

A proud product of Campbelltown hospital Dr Rennie has been a hard working member of Caring Country Vets for over 10 years. He loves to be amongst nature and the community helping the animals and their owners as best possible. He has special interests in behaviour, skin and brachycephalic breeds. Outside of the clinic he loves to DJ and enjoy the great outdoors.

Dr Sandra Ryan BVSc.

Sandra grew up on a chicken farm nurturing a love of all animals and the outdoors. She now lives with her hubby, 5 kids and a small menagerie of furry, feathered, and scaley friends. She loves music, arty crafty fun and has a deep passion for anything birds and exotics, behaviour and training.

Dr Madeleine Richard BVSc Hons I


Graduate certificate in small animal emergency and critical care. Madeleine was born and bred in Quebec City, Canada, then came to Australia at the age of 19 whilst traveling the world, she liked what she saw here enough to make a permanent stay. Worked in mixed rural practice, after-hours emergency and small animal general practice since 1994. She is interested in emergency and critical care, as well as surgery and is the mother of 2 and grandmother of 4, as well as being bossed around the clock by four pets.

Dr Stephanie Dwyer BVsc

Stephanie grew up in Wollongong and has always had a keen interest in animals and their wellbeing. She enjoys working together with clients to keep their pets happy and healthy. Outside of the clinic she is a wife and mum of two children. They live with a dog, a cat, two guinea pigs and a pond of fish. She is also a classical pianist. Stephanie enjoys all areas of clinical practice, but finds dental procedures particularly rewarding.

Ellyse H

(Head Nurse - Certificate IV)

The longest servicing nurse in the Caring Country Vets team. Ellyse is passionate about anaesthetic care, dog breeding and looking after families.

Kiernan S

(Head Nurse - Veterinary Science Student USY)

Kiernan grew up locally, with a great fondness of all animals large and small. She has a keen interest in exotics, pocket pets, and those with scales & feathers. She loves to help people care for their animals & looks forward to finishing her vet degree.

Brooke Bush

(Senior Nurse - Certificate IV)

Brooke enjoys helping people’s pets and when she's not doing that she likes to spend time with her friends going away She particular enjoys surgery, and horse work.

Tiana S

(Senior Nurse - Certificate IV)

Grew up in Wollondilly, and is happy to call the place home with her growing family.

Amanda F

Amanda is currently working towards her Certificate lV in Vet Nursing (as part of a Bachelor of Veterinary Technology at CSU). She enjoys working as part of a team to help animals, spending time with her dog, reading and taking long walks in the sun. She has a special interest in dogs and caring for senior patients.

Brooke H

A local who loves her dog Chilli.

Charlotte Gray

(Veterinary Science Student CSU)

Charlotte’s home base is Wollondilly and she loves to work in an area where she gets to see lots of friendly faces! When not in the clinic, she can be found in Wagga Wagga where she is completing her final year of Veterinary Science at Charles Sturt University. Charlotte has a broad interest in all aspects of small animal medicine, surgery and emergency care. Outside of work, Charlotte loves to spend time with her dogs and head to the beach on a sunny day!

Kiara L

A junior nurse happy to have changed into the pet care world. Loves to see people smile and help pets feel their best.

Taylah C

A junior nurse who is eager to learn, enjoys surgery and enthusiastic about patient health.

Zennique G

(Certificate IV veterinary nursing)

Zennique has great reverence for nature's creatures, and looks forward to being able to provide love and compassion for her patients through quality care. She is interested in parasitology, dentistry, large animal herd health and empowering owners with the knowledge to help their loved ones.