MEET THE

HEARTLAND VETS

TRACEY THORNTON

Tracey graduated from Murdoch University in 2000 and since then has worked in a variety of different jobs. For her first two years of general practice she worked in a wheatbelt mixed practice and then went back to Murdoch University where she completed two years further training in anaesthesia and critical care. Tracey completed her Membership qualifications in Veterinary Anaesthesia & Emergency Medicine in 2006.

Having previously worked in the wheatbelt and loved the sort of varied caseload it has to offer Tracey always wanted to return to the area and so, in 2008, opened Heartlands Veterinary Hospital in York. Her aim was to open a hospital which provided an excellent standard of care for animals in the country. Since 2008 the practice has steadily grown and is now way bigger than she ever envisaged!

Tracey has a menagerie at home made up of cats, dogs, horses and the odd stray animal that needs looking after! In her spare time she loves spending time with her animals, riding her horse “Socks”, cooking, photography and just generally relaxing!

HEATHER BARRETT

Heather graduated from Murdoch University and has worked in a number of different roles in small animals clinics in the Perth area, performing both general veterinary work as well as emergency work. Heather has Membership Qualifications in Animal Behaviour and has a keen interest in surgery and small animal dentistry.

Heather lives in Gidgegannup with a myriad of animals including her dog Tank and her horse Knight.

In her spare time Heather enjoys painting, riding her horse and spending time with her animals.

SOPHIE MUELLER

Sophie grew up in the Perth Hills and studied at Murdoch University.

She is interested in small and large animal medicine and surgery, and has a particular passion for treating companion exotics (birds, rabbits, reptiles, etc.) and Australian wildlife.

Sophie enjoys a bit of art and music in her spare time and currently looks after a cat (a Burmese called Simba), a dog (Maisy, a poodle x border collie), an assortment of chickens, two galahs, a canary, and her growing collection of indoor plants.

SCOTT JACKSON

Scott is originally from Busselton, having spent considerable time working in dairies and sale yards over the last few years. He is passionate about all aspects of mixed practice and is especially interested in cattle medicine and small animal anaesthesia. All of his pets have wings (aside from the cows!) and he currently keeps ducks and chickens and breeds rare aviary finches (primarily Gouldians).

In his spare time Scott likes to handle cattle to prepare them for exhibition at agricultural shows. He also loves camping, working on his four-wheel drive ute, sailing catamarans and playing social touch rugby.

ANNELISE LANGE

Anney is a graduate from Murdoch University and a lifelong Perth local (but don’t hold that against her). She is very excited to be joining the Heartlands family and looks forward to meeting the Wheatbelt’s residents – both the human and furry variety!

Anney thinks all parts of being a vet are wonderful but has a particular love for animals with behaviour issues and anything cat related. Anney shares her home with her three dogs Sterling, Lana & Pam and her cat, Overlord Gumnut. Aside from being a vet, Anney’s favourite hobbies include painting, diving, hiking and gardening!

ESTHER VAN KAMPEN

Esther grew up on a property in Dardanup where her family bred Arabian horses and she rode from a young age. She has a particular interest in cattle medicine, emergency medicine and surgery, but says she is happy to see whatever walks, trots or scurries through the door!

Esther lives in York with her dog Pirri, which came from an Aboriginal camp near Uluru, and her very cuddly cat Milo, which she says is so old she can’t remember life without him!

On her days off you can find her planning her next hiking adventure, playing hockey or enjoying a G & T whilst watching the sunset.