Dr Trudy Hinds graduated with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science (Hons I) from the University of Queensland in 1996.
After a long career in small animal practice, including many years as a practice owner, Dr Trudy and her very patient husband (!) added two sons to their family.
There is almost no aspect of veterinary practice that Dr Trudy does not enjoy or has not done some further studies in – dentistry, reproduction, paediatrics, dermatology, radiography, feline and canine internal medicine, soft tissue surgery, behaviour, practice management and pocket pet care – she loves it all!
Now working part-time while raising two young men, the satisfaction of working with clients to achieve the best quality of life and medical care for their beloved family pets is what keeps her coming into work each day.
Dr Trudy has shared her home with pet budgies, guinea pigs, rats, very special dogs and a very special cat over the years. Dr Trudys’ family now enjoy keeping tropical fish and pet chickens with her but there are bound to be more new additions as the boys get older!
Dr Matthew Crossley completed a degree in Veterinary Genetics from Sydney University in 2012 and after working in academia in London completed his Doctor Of Veterinary Medicine from Melbourne University. His passion lies with felines and he’s since done an internship in feline medicine and surgery. Dr Matt has 3 cats of his own at home, along with a dog and a new baby. With his now extended family, he’s enjoying general practice and building relationships with our clients and their pets.
Ebony began working as a Veterinary Nurse in 2015. Since joining the industry she has completed her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing and also completed a Practice Management course. She has lived in Darwin, Northern Territory for 4 years of her career, continuing her love for the industry. She is often known as the staffy loving nurse and is always eager for a cuddle with the bouncing bundles. Ebony’s main passion is surgical and hospital nursing, however she’s now decided to focus herself as Team Leader at Central Rochedale Vets and at Rochedale Vets as well. In her spare time away from managing the two clinics she enjoys spending time with her partner and their 2 loving staffies, Leia and Jax.
Adam started working as a vet nurse in 2008 while studying Applied Science (vet tech) and has had various animal related jobs in that time. He grew up spending his school holidays on a dairy farm in NSW and has always loved working with animals. You will see him sometimes working late running the puppy preschool and is especially interested in the surgeries we do and behaviour of animals. He currently lives with a domestic short hair cat who thinks she is the apex predator of the house.
Nicole has been working as a Veterinary Nurse for the past 10 years while completing her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing and thoroughly enjoys working in the industry. Nicole has a special interest in Surgical nursing. She shares her house with a fur family of 2 cats and a cavalier Ruby. When Nicole is not at work she enjoys taking her dog away camping and bush walking.
Trainee Nurse/Kennel Assistant
Jesse joined our team in September 2022, her bubbly big smile is a pleasure to see each day. Jesse has began studying her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing and hopes to have this completed in the not so distant future. In her free time, she is found coaching gymnastics to younger students and studying to become an amazing nurse. We are thrilled to have Jesse a part of our team.
Groomer- Maternity Leave
Sam is our groomer here at Central Rochedale Vets. She began her grooming career Many Moons ago, she enjoys spending her days pampering all of our clients fur friends and getting to know the best styles for your pets. Sam has a very bubbly and bright personality and always lights up the grooming studio.
Andrew is one of our groomers who began his career with us in 2022. Andrew has learnt the ropes of grooming and has blossomed in this new found career. Andrew enjoys styling our large breed dogs and has found that this is his passion. We look forward to seeing the amazing work continue.
Aubri is our amazing Saturday Hydrobather. She always wanted to work within the veterinary industry and she is currently studying at Uni. Aubri currently has no dogs at home so gets her fix of fluffy animals working here every Saturday. At home with her she has some ducks however, In the future she would love to own some chickens or goats.
"The Clinic Boss" or so he thinks....
Mr. Meowgie is our Clinic Kitty. However in his opinion, He is the BOSS. This handsome trouble maker is often assisting with printing, scanning and filing at reception. He ensures that clients are aware he requires 24/7 attention. He brings great comfort to our patients in need and gives great cuddles to their owners.