Dr Trudy



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 



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.


Clinic Teamleader

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Ebony began working as a veterinary nurse in 2015. Since joining the industry she has completed her certificate IV in veterinary nursing. She has lived in Darwin, Northern Territory for the past 4 years 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. At home with her is her partner and their 2 loving staffies, Leia and Jax.


Veterinary Nurse

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Rachelle began her certificate IV in veterinary nursing in 2021. She has since completed her course and has begun her dream career here with us at Central. At home she has her dog Colby who keeps her busy! She enjoys spending quality time with friends and family aswell as going shopping! Rachelle enjoys surgical nursing whilst she spends her time in clinic.


Senior Groomer


Alyssa is our Senior Groomer, she has completed her certificate III in Companion Animal Services and Pet Grooming. Alyssa is in her final year of her Bachelor of Business Management and hopes to continue doing stylish grooms such as teddy bear clips and poodle clips. At home with her is her cavoodle, Koda. Alyssa loves seeing both large and small breed dogs for grooming. 


Grooming Assistant


Alice is our grooming assistant here at Central Rochedale Vets. She began her grooming career just a short 6 months ago, however in this time she has completed her Certificate III in Pet Grooming and has been focusing herself on perfecting the art of breed specific grooms. Alice has 2 cats and a dog at home with her and she enjoys spending her days pampering all of our clients fur friends!




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.