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 surgery, enjoying removing an 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 awarded 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.

Nikita Besseling

Veterinarian (BVetBiol/DVM)

Nikita joined the team in January 2021 after graduation 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. Nikita has developed a strong interest in surgery since graduation including further training in orthopedic surgeries of the dog's knee. When not at work, she enjoys spending time with her old Kelpi, Jade and miniature pig Pork Chop. 

Madeline Cantwell

Veterinarian (VVetBiol/DVM)

Maddie joined the Clinton Street Veterinary Clinic in 2022 after working on the outskirts of Sydney as a small animal veterinarian. Maddie grew up on the urban fringe of Sydney and has always wanted to work with Horses, Cattle, Sheep and Alpacas, so she made the tree change to Goulburn. Maddie graduated from the University of Sydney in 2021 and has brought her two cats, "Henry" and "Fat" to Goulburn. Outside of work she enjoys playing soccer or swimming.


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 keeps the clinic humming along by making sure the vets have all the resources they need to look after your sick animal.


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 at the Clinton Street Veterinary Clinic and after becoming a fully qualified Veterinary Nurse, she has stayed ever since. Zoe has previously worked in thoroughbred race stables and is a keen horse rider. Zoe's highlight of the job is being able to play with litters of pups or kittens when they visit, either for vaccinations or during a midnight emergency caeserian. Zoe has two rescue cats, Sarge and Ollie and her German Shepherd, 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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