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Bernie May B.V.Sc
Practice Manager

Bernie May
Veterinarian B.V.Sc and Practice Manager

I was born in Armidale in 1957, the year the first satellite was launched. I grew up on a hobby farm, one of seven boys. My first thoughts of being a vet were when, sadly, I had my dog treated unsuccessfully for distemper as a kid. The next event, which set me on the course I am still following, was when I watched local vet David Moen pregnancy testing horses one day. My parents wanted to know why, when I later announced at Sunday lunch I wanted to be a vet. “It’s better than being a horse!” was the reply, which no-one took seriously. I graduated from Sydney University with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science in 1983, and moved back to Armidale 2 years later when I purchased the practice from Joe O’Brien.

My goal has always been to provider veterinary care at a level that most people can afford, where for the average person a dog’s broken leg does not mean family hardship. I am proud of the way I have been able to achieve this for over 30 years, and will continue to do so into the future.



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Anne Mette Kiilerich DVM

Anne Mette Kiilerich
Veterinarian DVM