Our team of Vets and Nurses are the backbone of Fleurieu Veterinary Centre and will treat your pet as if it were their own, when in our care.  Take a minute to meet the team and be sure to say G'day when you are next in clinic!

Brendan Sinnott

Veterinarian & Practice Owner (BSc, BVSc, MANZCVS (Small Animal Surgery))

Hi, I’m Dr. Brendan. I’m the owner of Fleurieu Veterinary Centre. I’ve been a Vet since 2009. I grew up in country Victoria, and later moved to Melbourne to do my Bachelor of Science degree at the University of Melbourne. It was here that I met my wife-to-be Anna, who is also a Vet! We moved to New Zealand for 5 years to complete our Veterinary Science degrees.

We started practicing on Yorke Peninsula, where we lived for about 2.5 years, before moving to the UK where we worked as locums across England and Wales for another couple of years. We travelled as much as we could while we were there, racking up about 15 European countries before making our way back home via via South America where we trekked the Inca Trail and explored the Galapagos Islands – a truly magical trip home!

We live in McLaren Vale with our pets ‘Ice’ – a cat with a bad attitude, ‘Sully’ a crazy Huntaway x Border Collie, our kids Flynn (7), Adeline (3) and Evie (18 months) In 2021 we said goodbye to our best old boy Slim, a 17year old Huntaway from New Zealand.

I love all things surgical (having gained my surgical membership through the ANZCVS in 2015) and thoroughly enjoy a good laugh, a dark coffee and making bad jokes – something I try to do every day.

Hester Huang

Veterinarian (BSc, BVSc)

Hello, my name is Dr. Hester, I graduated from the University of Melbourne in 2011 and start my veterinary career in South Australia in 2013. That’s when I fell in love with South Australia, which I now consider my second home. I enjoy every aspect of Small Animal Veterinary Science which makes every day interesting and challenging. The varied relationships between owners and their pets is always fascinating to me.

Hiking, cycling or beach walking – followed by some delicious ice cream – are my favourite weekend activities.

In the future I hope to enjoy more outdoor activities exploring my home.

Lyndsay Smith

Veterinarian (BSc(PV) DVM)

Hi, my name is Dr Lyndsay and I graduated from the University of Adelaide in the inaugural class of 2013. Since then I have worked in several clinics in South Australia and Western Australia. I have been working on the Fleurieu since 2017 and have fallen in love with the beautiful coast line and the amazing country around it. I can’t imagine living anywhere else now.

My veterinary passion is in reproduction and neonatal care. My favourite surgery is a caesarean – helping new lives enter the world is an amazing experience. I also enjoy other soft tissue surgeries, but my favourite part of being a veterinarian is building strong relationships with our patients and their owners, and getting to work with other animal crazy people every day. 

I have three beautiful Australian Shepherds (Holly, Dusk and Letty), a tiny black cat called Toothless, and a hand raised brushtail possum called Wheatie. In my personal time I enjoy spending time with friends and family, exploring new parts of the beautiful area we live in, and showing my dogs in conformation shows. I also have an indoor plant obsession!


Bronte Turner

Veterinarian (BSc (VetBio), DVM)

Hi, my name is Bronte and I graduated from the University of Adelaide in 2021. The Fleurieu Veterinary Centre welcomed me with open arms mentoring me in the start of my veterinary career beginning in January 2022. Since starting my veterinary career I have loved all the day to day variation in cases and helping to treat all your fur babies. 

My field of interest in the veterinary profession is pathology and internal medicine. I enjoy working through tricky medicine cases helping patients get back to feeling like their playful selves. 

I also have a soft spot for feline patients with two domestic medium hair cats at home, Cherry and Blossom, who rule my household. 

Outside of work you will find me keeping active in the gym, swimming down at the beach and enjoying all the delicious food South Australia has to offer!

Emily Reilly

Practice Manager (Veterinary Nurse Cert IV)

Hi, my name is Emily. I have been working as a Veterinary Nurse since 2013. I have a specific interest in surgery, especially orthopaedic procedures. I have a passion for management and ensuring everyone within the clinic enjoys coming to work every day. I know I do! I make sure the clinic runs as smoothly as possible and enjoy developing the staff's special interests.

I have a husband, step-daughter and daughter who keep me busy at home. Along with our Border Collie Grundy, 2 x cats - Micky and Minnie, rainbow lorikeet – Rainbro and a horse named Mya.

My biggest challenge is keeping Dr. Brendan on track each day. He does love to talk!

Cindy Epps

Veterinary Nurse (Veterinary Nurse Cert IV)

Hi, my name is Cindy and I have been in the Veterinary industry since December 1989. I qualified as a Veterinary Nurse in 1995 and have enjoyed every minute of my career.

I am married and we have two beautiful daughters, 16 & 19, and live locally. I have 2 Burmese cats and 2 VERY energetic dogs (Ferris and Sloan) that love their 1.5 hour walks every day. I also have an array of birds including cockatiels, rainbow lorikeets, a budgie and a canary called Steven! I’ve hand-raised kittens, possums, a large variety of baby birds over the years but the greatest reward I get is the trust that is given to me by pet owners to look after their beloved family members.

I must add that I really enjoy welcoming and caring for new patients and families to our Centre.

I do enjoy Dr. Brendan’s bad jokes but always aspire to come up with better ones!

Kahyl Sutherland

Veterinary Nurse (Veterinary Nurse Cert IV)

Hi, my mane is Kahyl. I am a fully qualified Veterinary Nurse, having started my training in 2014 and gaining my qualification in 2018.

I am a mother of Leo (2yr) and 3 fur babies (Ella 7yr, Maxi 8yr & KitKat 3yr).

In my spare time I like to go camping with the family and enjoy a nice dinner at home, and entertaining an energetic toddler!

I am passionate about working with animals.  I love recovering them after surgery and have a particular interest in their post-operative care. I also love working on reception shifts, meeting and talking with clients and getting to say hello to all the animals that walk in the door.

Jesse Thiele

Veterinary Nurse (Veterinary Nurse Cert IV)

Hi, I’m Jesse. As well as being a qualified Cert IV Vet Nurse I am also an Equine Myofunctional Massage Therapist. I graduated in 2016 but have been nursing since 2010. I have a special interest in animal behavior and exotic animals (birds and reptiles).

I am most recognizable by my ever-changing hair colour! I am a mother to Tracie (toddler), and several fur babies including 3 x horses, 2 x dogs, 2 x cats, 5 x birds and MANY house plants.

In my spare time I’m often out riding, racing cars, crafting or gardening. Working with animals is the best job in the world. I love each pet as if it were my own and I look forward to new patients every day!

Paige Johnson

Veterinary Nurse (Veterinary Nurse Cert IV)

Hey! My name is Paige. I’m a Veterinary Nurse and graduated in 2018 after starting my nursing career in 2014.

I am a mother to Paisley (nearly 2 years old), and 2 x fur babies (Conan – a Burmese, and Little One - a hand raised domestic long haired cat).

In my spare time I like to explore the coast line and go to the beach whenever I can.

My passion, since I was very young, was always to look after animals – so this has always been my dream job! I have a special interest in feline medicine and enjoy working out front on reception where I get to meet lovely new clients like you!

Alishia Walker

Veterinary Nurse (Veterinary Nurse Cert IV)

Hello, my name is Alishia and I am a fully qualified Vet Nurse. I have been nursing since 2015.

I have a wide variety of animals at home including cats, horses, a dog and even a magpie but you will commonly hear my talk mostly about my two cats Fluff and Kit, and two horses Jeorge and Bentley.

When I’m not working I spend the majority of my time training and riding horses of all ages and abilities, and teaching others how to do the same.

I love taking care of our surgical patients or those that are in hospital when they are unwell. I occasionally hand rear kittens and love them until they find their forever homes.

My favourite part of being a Vet Nurse is seeing an unwell patient be discharged and go back to their families, well, recovered and happy again.

Bianca Tablot

Registered Veterinary Nurse (Veterinary Nurse Cert IV)

Hi, my name is Bianca.

I am a fully qualified Vet Nurse, having started my training in 2014 and gaining my qualifications in 2017.

I am a fur-mum to 4 horses, a dog (Rodney) and a cat (Django).

I have always worked with animals and being a Vet Nurse is by far the most rewarding job for me. In my spare time I like to go horse-riding, camping, hiking and exploring new places.

I thrive in a surgical role and love taking care of all animals when they are admitted for any kind of medical or surgical treatment. The best feeling is when you see the patient going home to their family afterwards, healthy and well!

Sophie Ager

Trainee Veterinary Nurse (Cert II Animal Studies)

Hi, my name is Sophie. I began my career in Vet Nursing in February 2022 after working in various administrative roles. I am originally from the UK, but moved to Australia in 2008 with my family. I love to travel and have been to over 15 countries, my favourites being Scotland and Italy!

I developed an interest in the animal industry prior to completing my Cert II in Animal Studies and am fortunate to be able to pursue my career as a vet nurse with Fleurieu Veterinary Centre.

I’m eager to learn as much as I can from the qualified vet nurses and Vets in clinic as well as commencing my studies in the near future.

Maddi Moloney

Trainee Veterinary Nurse

I'm Maddi and I started working at Fleurieu Veterinary Centre in October 2022 straight after high school. I've now started my Veterinary Nurse training. I'm a cat Mum to my fur baby Winnie. My friends say that I'm a bit of a crazy cat lady! I also live with my family pets Monty & Phoenix (dogs) and Bubbles (cat). In my spare time I love exploring new places with friends and family and particularly love spending warm days at the beach.

Since I was a kid I've always imagined myself working with animals and couldn't imagine myself in another position. My favourite part of the day is caring for post-operative patients and building relationships with each pet. I look forward to learning more new things throughout my training and can't wait to see what the future holds for my career.

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