Meet our Vets

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Animal Medical Centre
266 Charles Street
Launceston
TAS 7250

Phone:
03 6705 7009
  • Dr Tim Laws
    Veterinarian B.V.Sc (Partner)

    Tim graduated from the University of Queensland in 1987. Over the years Tim has worked mainly in Mackay and England before coming to Tassie in 1994 to work at the Animal Medical Centre. Tim joined the partnership in 1997 and is now our senior (ie. oldest) partner. Tim's interests at work includes all types of surgery (especially orthopaedics).

    At home he spends time with his lovely wife Leith and their two daughters- Eden and Annie. He enjoys his family time as well as bush walking and kayaking. Tim has a Golden Retriever named Pepper, two cats named Henry and Molly and an abundance of budgies.

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  • Dr Rob Schaeche
    Veterinarian B.V.Sc. (Hons) (Partner)

    After carrying Dave through university, Rob graduated in 1992 with honours and began working at the AMC in 1999. He joined the partnership in 2002 with Tim and original partner (now retired) Malcolm Waterston. Apart from stirring and driving the nurses crazy, his particular interests at work are ultrasounds and surgery (especially eye surgeries).

    In his spare time Rob is involved in the horse racing industry and encouraging his 3 boys with their sporting pursuits. He enjoys running and bushwalking and has a much loved Kelpie named Sandy.

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  • Dr David Allen
    Veterinarian B.V.Sc (Hons) (Partner)

    Despite having the handicap of being in the same year of vet school as Rob, David graduated from the University of Melbourne sometime last century. He initially worked as a large animal vet in Gippsland then found himself on the other side of the world working in the UK. He is at pains to point out that he is not "the English vet", he has just picked up an unfortunate accent during his 14 years living there. After working in a referral practice in Nottingham for 6 years, David returned to help out his friend Rob (again) and began working at the Animal Medical Centre in 2011. He enjoys soft tissue surgery and medicine and is often found using the ultrasound machines.

    David is married to Claire and has 2 young boys and a Miniature Schnauzer called Tilly and a Jack Russell Cross called Charlie. 

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  • Dr Alison Gorrell
    Veterinarian B.V.Sc. (Hons)

    Alison joined the team in 2002. She has been working in Tasmania since she graduated from Sydney University in 1991 with honours. Her interests are in animal behaviour and feline medicine. In her spare time Alison manages her property and animals such as goats, chickens, pheasants and her 16 year old Cat named Busy Boy and her rescue kitten named Walter! 

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  • Dr Marion Welch
    Veterinarian B.V.Sc.B.V.M.S

    Marion has been at the Animal Medical Centre for 11 years originally full time but now working part time. She has a preference for medicine rather than surgery enjoying getting to know her patients and their personalities. She has a particular interest in clinical pathology as well as animal behaviour. Outside of work Marion enjoys horse riding as well as looking after her Border Collies and small rural acreage. 

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  • Dr Gary Post
    Veterinarian B.V.Sc

    Originating from South Africa Gary joined the AMC team in 2013. His particular interests are surgery and he enjoys the challenge of orthopaedic cases.

    Leisure time is spent on outdoor activities exploring the less traveled wilderness areas of Tasmania. Gary has a rescue Tabby cat named Sir Frikkie. Gary also enjoys letting the rest of the team know when South Africa beat the Wallabies at Rugby! 

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  • Dr. Jenny Griffiths
    Veterinarian BSc (Hons) BVMed

    Dr Jenny grew up in the Isle of Man (between Wales and Ireland). She graduated from veterinary medicine at the Royal Veterinary College in London and then flew down to South Australia and began working in the Riverland in a mixed practice.  In late 2016 Jenny and her husband moved to Launceston and she now works full time at the Animal Medical Centre.  Jenny has developed a devoted following on animals and their owners and has shown herself to be an excellent and caring vet.  At home Jenny has a menagerie of animals including Orry and Colby.

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  • Dr Lisa Towns
    Veterinarian B.V.Sc

    Born and raised in Launceston, since graduating from the University of Melbourne in 2003, Lisa has worked in various clinics in Northern Tasmania and the UK. 

    She joined the AMC in December 2014. 

    When not working, Lisa enjoys gardening, reading, cooking, swimming, and spending time with her family. Her fur-family includes a Cavalier X Maltese Terrier called Jack, and a Border Collie X Kelpie called Agnes. 

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  • Dr Kate Harmon
    Veterinarian B.V.Sc.

    Kate graduated from James Cook University in 2011. She spent 3 years working with lots of dairy cattle in Smithton before spending some time overseas in the UK on a working holiday. Kate has returned home with her husband to "settle down" and is expecting a baby in July. Some of her work interests include animal behaviour and dermatology. She has two very energetic dogs - a Hungarian Vizsla called Ari and a Pointer cross called Eva.

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  • Dr Megan Rowles
    Veterinarian B.V.Bio/B.V.sc

    Megan began working in NSW and then northern Tasmania in 2013 after graduating from Charles Sturt University. She joined the AMC team in 2016 and enjoys the challenges and variety in the daily caseload.

     When not at the clinic Megan is kept busy running a small sheep property with her husband Tom. She has a keen interest in training working dogs and regularly competes in sheepdog trials across the state.  

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