The team of veterinarians and veterinary nurses at Clinton Street Veterinary Clinic provide a caring and dedicated service to animals small and large


Peter Wright

Veterinarian (BVSc, Grad.Dip.Ag.Ec)

Peter is the founder of the Clinton Street Veterinary Clinic having first opened the door to small and large animals of Goulburn in 1987. He completed a Graduated Diploma of Agriculture Economics before graduating from the University of Sydney in 1985. Peter is passionate about small animal surger,y enjoying removing a intestinal obstruction, correcting rolling in eyelids through to fixing a broken bone. Outside of work Peter keeps busy by running his cattle farm and is the current President for RSPCA NSW. If Peter has a spare moment you may find him tinkering in his handyman shed or enjoying a glass of red wine.

Lloyd Varga

Veterinarian (BVSc, Cert VBM)

Lloyd became the newest partner in the Clinton Street Veterinary Clinic in 2021. He graduated from the University of Sydney in 2010 and has worked in the South West Slopes and Southern Highlands prior to moving to Goulburn. Lloyd enjoys looking after all animals but has a special interest in horses, having been awareded the University of Sydney Equine Prize, then completing an equine internship and having worked on thoroughbred studs in the Southern Highlands. He is also an accredited Australian Stud Book identifier and member of the Australian Equine Veterinary Association. Outside of work Lloyd can be found tending to his veggie patch, at the beach or walking his Labrador, Bear.

Ellen James

Veterinarian (BVetBiol/BVSc)

Ellen graduated from CSU in 2019 and joined the practice in September 2019. Growing up in Newcastle she had a menagerie including chooks, ducks, goats and budgies as well as dogs. Ellen loves the variety of country veterinary practice treating “all creatures great and small" but she has a special interest in beef cattle production, and public health, as well as enjoying working with clients to help solve their companion animal problems. In her spare time you might find her bush walking, at the beach or most likely knitting her way to a new jumper

Nikita Besseling

Veterinarian (BVetBiol/DVM)

Nikita joined the team in January 2021 after graduating from the University of Sydney in 2020. She has a strong interest in companion and large animal medicine, which formed at a young age on her family beef farm. She’s excited to have made the move to Goulburn and be working both on farm and in the clinic. When not at work, she enjoys spending time with her old kelpie, Jade and miniature pig Pork chop.


Veterinary Practice Manager

Karen has been our head vet nurse and practice manager since the Clinton Street Veterinary Clinic opened in 1987 . Outside of work she is a passionate horse rider and regularly competes around NSW in team sorting, polo cross and camp drafting competitions. Karen keep the clinic humming along by making sure the vets have all the resources they need to look after your sick animal.


Veterinary Nurse

Adele has been a veterinary nurse at the Clinton Street Veterinary Clinic since 2007 and brings with her a wealth of knowledge about small and large animals. Adele is a country girl and lives with her family on a sheep property with a menagerie of pets including work dogs, cats and horses. She enjoys assisting with complicated surgeries to ensure that your pet is taken care of before, during and after its anaesthetic


Veterinary Nurse

Hannah has been a veterinary nurse since 2012 but joined the team in 2018. She has hand raised kittens and puppies and brings the same level of dedication and attention to looking after all of her patients. She has a three legged, one eye cat that she rescued as well one four legged and two eyed cat and dog. You may see Hannah around the hospital greeting clients with a smile at the reception desk, monitoring an anaesthetic or providing extra special tender loving care to hospitalised patients.


Veterinary Nurse

Zoe began her Veterinary Nurse training in 2018 and has become a fully qualified Veterinary Nurse and stayed since. Zoe now works full time at the Clinton Street Veterinary Clinic and finds the highlight of her job being able to play with litters of puppies or kittens when they visit, either for vaccination or during a midnight emergency caesarian. Outside of work, Zoe spends time with her rescue cats, Sarge and Ollie and her German Shepherd Puppy, Marnie.

Clinic Cat - Herbert

Client Relations (Fluffy Felines)

Herbert was a rescus cat that now makes the Clinton Street Veterinary Clinic his home. You may see him greeting clients at the reception desk or sitting on clean piles of washing. He is exceptionally friendly and really loves left over food.

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