Director & Veterinary Practice Manager
Jacqui grew up on a cattle property in the Goulburn Valley. And from a very young age enjoyed being around animals especially showing her families stud beef cattle. Jacqui always had the strong desire to study Veterinary Science, however after school she started an Agricultural Economics degree at the University of Sydney, but knew that this wasn’t the path for her and returned to the University of Melbourne to complete her Veterinary Science degree in 2005.
After graduation Jacqui commenced her career just up the road at the Holbrook Veterinary Centre, working in mixed animal general practice. It was in Holbrook where Jacqui meet her husband Justin, and with a job offer for him lead them to the North East of Victoria. Jacqui continued to work in mixed animal general practice, until maternity leave.
Jacqui and Justin together have 5 children, and in the children’s younger years Jacqui worked at GOTAFE, teaching Diploma of Veterinary Nursing students and during this time also completed post graduate degree in Vocational Education and Training at Charles Sturt University.
Now that all the her children are at school and more independent, Jacqui was more than ready to return to Veterinary practice. She is absolutely thrilled to be joining Dr Leanne Bailey and the incredible team at Murray River.
Besides her Vet life Jacqui enjoys keeping active with her family, during winter you’ll find them skiing the slopes Mt Hotham & in the summer water skiing in the beautiful lakes and rivers in the region. Jacqui is an avid runner and 2019 she ran 2 half marathons & she’s also a Level 1 qualified CrossFit trainer!