Matt, originally from the UK graduated from agricultural college, and spent his early career working on dairy, beef, sheep and arable farms. With years of experience and knowledge Matt went on to educate future generations of farmers by managing, teaching and lecturing at many agricultural colleges in the UK. Matt branched out into the veterinary sector of the animal industry and purchased the clinic with his wife Hollie, our head vet, in 2017. Since then, Matt has managed our veterinary team.
Matt has a zoo at home, with his main side kick, Salty, a staghound rescue dog being his shadow.
Matt and Hollie have 2 young boys that enjoy the outdoors. In his spare time you would find Matt with his family, riding his horse, motorbiking, kayaking, making ceramics, adoring his cows and planting trees. Skiing, travelling, reading books and listening to music are some of his favourite pastimes.
Dr Hollie Adams
Senior Veterinarian and Director (BSc (Hons) BVM&S)
Hollie is originally from the UK and did her veterinary degree at Edinburgh University. Prior to qualifying as a vet, Hollie graduated from her first degree with first class honours and worked as an animal nutritionist. Hollie has two boys, Charlie and Gus, with her husband Matt, who is our practice manager.
Hollie has a gorgeous staghound called Salty, a very handsome boxer cross called Moose, and a menagerie of horses, cattle, parrots, sheep, pigs, chickens and guinea fowl. Hollie loves all aspects of being a vet, but spending time helping clients and their beloved pets through medical and surgical conditions is by far the most rewarding and enjoyable part of the job. Hollie enjoys the challenge of in depth medical and surgical cases, and prides herself on offering the best standard of care.
During her spare time, Hollie enjoys spending time with her family and animals, riding her horses, swimming in the ocean and gardening.
Dr Fiona Warton
Fiona graduated from Melbourne University as a veterinarian in 1997 and subsequently worked in both dairy and mixed practive in Victoria for 6 years. Following this Fiona moved to South Australia to work as a small animal clinician in a large rural practice. Fiona enjoys all aspects of small animal medicine, including behaviour, and loves building bonds with her patients.
Fiona has had a wide range of pets, including chickens, peacocks, an alpaca, dorper sheep, dogs, cats, and birds.
Fiona moved to the western district and loves living in the area with her family, enjoying the beach and Tower Hill, amongst other hobbies such as, gardening, cooking, reading and spending time with family and friends.
Dr Sam Remington
Sam graduated with honours from the University of Melbourne in 2002. Sam started her career in Portland and then moved to a clinic in Warrnambool to be closer to her husband. Sam relishes the challenge of small animal practice, particularly enjoying surgery.
Sam lives out of town with her husband and 4 kids where they rear calves. Ebony & Herbert are the resident spoilt Miniature Schnauzers who allow the cats Lizzy, Pepper and 20 year old Twisties to cohabitate.
Sam loves getting involved in the community through her close relationships with the local kindergarten and school, as well as the Warrnambool Community Garden. She loves to cook, garden and dabble in a large variety of crafts in her time off.
Dr Sacha Pyke
Sacha is originally from New Zealand and graduated from Massey University in 2014.
Upon graduation, Sacha spent several years working in mixed animal practice. Following this, she spent a year in the UK as a small animal veterinarian.
Sacha enjoys being a general practice small animal vet and loves meeting a mix of pets on a daily basis.
Sacha has a cat called Carlos who can high five on command. He has to have medication via an asthma inhaler everyday and so she knows how hard it can be to medicate a pet. Sacha also has a gorgeous Dachshund called Percy and a beautiful three legged cat called Pisco.
In her spare time she enjoys riding horses, hiking and travelling.
Dr Jenny Stewart
Jenny grew up in south-east South Australia on her family's beef and sheep farm. Jenny always wanted to be a vet and graduated from Murdoch university in 2000. Upon graduation, she worked in mixed practice in Warrnambool and the UK. Jenny decided to make the move into small animal practice in 2023 and joined the Lava Street Veterinary Clinic team.
Outside of work Jenny spends time with her family and friends and likes to head back to South Australia to see her family. Jenny loves taking her dogs to the beach and has a menagerie of animals at home.
Registered Veterinary Nurse & Assistant Practice Manager
Evie grew up on beef and sheep farms in the Grampians and Bonnie Doon. Always interested in working within the veterinary industry, Evie started working at veterinary clinics whilst still at school. Over the years, she has gained experience working within a variety of clinics, including large animal, exotics & small animal specialist level nursing. After spending the last few years travelling and working around Australia, she is glad to be back in Warrnambool.
At home Evie has 3 dogs, Finnbarr, Feta and Moli. As well as 2 cats, Velma & Yzma, and her handsome horses, Fergal and Bob.
Senior Vet Nurse
Growing up on a farm in Mepunga, Nicole had always wanted to work with animals and dedicate her life to their care and welfare.
Nicole began her veterinary nursing career in Queensland in 2012. One year later she moved back to windy Warrnambool and found herself here with us at the clinic. During this time, she completed her certificate IV in veterinary nursing through Box Hill institute.
Whilst working here, Nicole has adopted a black greyhound named Ally, who now is a part of the tripod club. Ally loves taking over Nicole's bed and couch without asking. Nicole also owns as chestnut thoroughbred called Nova, who was rescued, and completes her little family.
Nicole's love and passion really shines through when she comes to work and she loves caring for every patient that walks through the door.
In her spare time, Nicole enjoys spending time with her family, playing Netball, sleeping with her lazy greyhound, horse riding and travelling the world.
It has been a lifelong passion for Sarah to become a vet nurse, and she adores caring for your beloved pets. She loves and takes care of them like they are her own.
Sarah is the owner of two very mischievous and fun-loving Cocker Spaniels, Simbah and Korra, a very snappy turtle and a beautiful standardbred called Willow.
Sarah is a very energetic person who loves her family and friends and enjoys a good joke. She loves avocado and puts it on anything.
Ashleigh grew up in the country on a small hobby farm where she would hand raise calves. Her favourite calf called Garry is now 8 years old. It must be love! Along with Garry the steer, Ashleigh has two adorable cats called Lacie and Wally.
Ashleigh has a strong passion for animals and is very excited to begin her Vet nursing career with our team. Previously she has worked on a large scale dairy farm and has lots of customer service based experience.
She has a huge heart and will love all your pets like they are her own.
Ashlyn grew up in Woodford, a small town outside of Warrnambool. Growing up she was always surrounded by pets, whether it was bunnies, fish, birds, guinea pigs, cats or dogs.
As Ashlyn got older and after trialling different career paths, she knew she was passionate about working with animals and joined our team to commence her study to become a veterinary nurse.
When Ashlyn is not at work, she enjoys taking her family's dogs for a walk on the beach and for a swim in the ocean.
Bella is a Warrnambool local and has joined our team to start her career in the veterinary industry. Bella loves caring for patients and taking the time to get to know each patient that comes into the clinic. Bella loves to learn new things and is working with our nursing team to provide the absolute best care for your pets.
Bella has a beautiful Golden Retriever named Tilly.Tily has the sweetest personality and can make anyone smile instantly.
Outside of work Bella enjoys baking sweets and going on long walks with Tilly.
Hayley grew up in a small town called St Arnaud, where she lived on a few acres surrounded by animals of all shapes and sizes.
From a young age, Hayley knew working with animals was her career pathway. Prior to joining our team, Hayley worked in many different industries to gain vital experience in animal handling and customer service.
Outside of work, Hayley enjoys riding her horse and spending time with her dog named Bruno. She also enjoys the company of friends and family.
Holly grew up on a small hobby farm with cows, sheep, horses and goats. She really enjoyed rearing calves and chickens the most.
Holly has a gorgeous 13-year-old Border Collie, named Hutchy who loves his treats and playing with his friends.
Outside of work Holly enjoys going to the beach, reading and spending time with friends. She is currently studying Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing, as it is her dream to work alongside animals and other animal loving people.
Holly has always wanted to become a veterinary nurse ever since she could remember. After watching the series, Bondi Vet, her passion for helping animals grow even more!
Holly has grown up with animals her whole life and currently owns an adorable Maltese Shih Tzu named Alfie, along with 2 cats and a turtle named Tango.
Outside of work, Holly enjoys dancing, volunteering at the RSPCA and hanging out with her friends.
Holly aims to put 100% in every task she conducts and loves to learn new things everyday.
Jenny is originally from the UK and studied Zoology whilst at University. Previously Jenny has worked in various roles from an aquarist to a alpaca trekking guide. Alongside working at LSVC, Jenny also works at the RSPCA. Jenny has a caring nature and loves to nurture great relationships with patients and their families. Jenny loves all animals fluffy, feathery and fishy. In her spare time Jenny enjoys cycling and hiking.
Ashlee is a Warrnambool local and has always had an interest in the care and healthcare for animals which drove her to move to Ballarat to complete a degree in Veterinary and wildlife science. Now working in the clinic with the nursing team, she is able to put all her knowledge and care into looking after your pets.
Ashlee has a bustling home with 3 large personality cats, 2 Guinea pigs, and numerous goldfish.
Outside of work, Ashlee loves cuddling up with her cats and reading, as well as painting and other arts & crafts.