Our veterinarians have graduated from universities around Australia and even the United Kingdom with some having also attained other degrees and further qualifications. This gives them a varied set of experiences, training and knowledge that is frequently shared. We also have vets of varied ages which means that there is a good mix of hard earned knowledge from experience as well as new ideas from the younger ones. Each veterinarian has their own area of interest, but maintains skills to deal with all the eventualities that work in a mixed practice can present them with.
There is a short biography of each of our veterinarians below.
Dr Andrew Bett
BAgSc (Hons) BVSc
Andrew, or ‘Bettsy’ as he is more commonly known, has been a member of the Warby Street team since 2001, having now cemented his place as the practice owner. He is a well travelled vet, having worked in the UK and around Australia. Bettsy has also travelled extensively, including Europe, Russia and the US to name a few spots. He has recently settled down to life in Wangaratta with a growing young family. Andrew’s veterinary interests are with large animals, especially equine medicine and surgery. Outside of vet work, Bettsy enjoys entertaining friends with his wicked sense of humour, socialising, keeping fit, cycling, skiing and bushwalking.
Dr Richard Evans
Richard has also been a long-standing member of the Warby Street ‘gang’, having worked here for just under 30 years. Richard is a Welshman (although we don’t hold that against him!) and has had extensive experience in the UK and in Australia. His special interests are in cattle medicine and surgery and emergency animal diseases, of which he is a member of a select group of veterinarians involved in Australia’s emergency disease preparedness. Richard is also a farmer in his spare time, with a Guinea Fowl flock, cattle and Welsh Ponies. He also enjoys spending time with his family and most sports, live or on TV!
Dr Tim Craig
Tim graduated from the University of Sydney in 2004 and began work at Warby St in January 2005 as part of a rural scholarship program. He has had several stints with us interspersed with periods of chasing the snow around the world. He enjoys the challenges of small animal surgery and emergency cases even if by definition they happen out of hours. When Tim isn't at work he is probably at the snow or else using another means of getting down a hill quickly!
Dr Kirri Solly-Slade
Kirri joined the practice as a new graduate from the University of Adelaide in January 2015. She graduated from the DVM program in 2014 as part of the second class to graduate from their new veterinary program. Kirri is enjoying the variety that mixed practice veterinary work provides. Kirri grew up in the Adelaide hills and enjoys horse riding and Netball in her spare time. Please make Kirri welcome next time you see her.
Dr Linda Bradbury
Linda graduated in 2004 from the University of Melbourne. Linda has many years experience working in private practice and she has worked in the rural remote towns of Walwa, Tennant Creek and Corryong. Linda has a special interest in remote indigenous community dog health programs, and international animal health projects in developing countries. Please welcome Linda on your next visit to Warby Street.
Dr Joanna Schirrman
BSc (Pharm), DipEd, BSc (Vet Biol), B.V.M.S
We're delighted to introduce our new vet, Dr Jo, who commenced at Warby Street on 4th December 2017. Jo has worked in a variety of settings across Victoria and Western Australia, including mixed practice, shelter medicine, veterinary nutrition, and polo cross vetting. We feel very lucky to have her join the team. Be sure to give her a warm welcome next time you're in!