Dr Claire Law

Veterinarian & Practice Owner (BVSc (HONS—1st class))

Claire and her husband Jason are the owners of Rural Veterinary Services Pty Ltd. They also own a farming property in Hynam. Claire completed her veterinary training at the University of Sydney, from which she graduated with first class honours in 2002.

Since graduating, Claire has worked and gained valuable experience at numerous major veterinary practices throughout South Australia, Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland. The major part of her working life  has been spent in Naracoorte, the Atherton Tablelands (Malanda), and Bega. Claire has also provided mixed animal locum services in other practices in Australia including Roma and Charters Towers in Queensland, Bendigo in Victoria, Yass, Cooma, Bega and Griffith in New South Wales and Moe and Swan Hill in Victoria.

With her wealth of experience and training, both at University and in practice, under the tutelage of some of the most qualified and experienced senior veterinarians in Australia, Claire decided she was ready to start her own practice here in Naracoorte. She has over 20 years of veterinary experience and very early in her career developed a keen interest in large animals, particularly in production animal medicine, surgery and herd health and emergency medicine in companion animals. Claire is a member of the Australian Cattle Veterinarians and is a Certified Australian Cattle Veterinarian Pregnancy Tester.

Claire is the mother of four young children and spends her time juggling between family, the business, the farm, the garden and providing veterinary services around the region. Claire's fur children consist of a Wire-haired German Pointer named Steve, a Kelpie called Stan and a couple of Hereford cows and a small flock of sheep. 


Jason Law

Practice Owner

Jason plays an integral part in the business side of Rural Veterinary Services. He also works the family farm and is the owner of Southern Aerial Ag, an aerial spraying business in Naracoorte. Jason also plays a huge role in helping out being a Vet Nurse after hours helping Claire out and has a full time job for his and Claire's four children enabling Claire to tend to emergencies after hours.


Alice Rainsford

Registered Veterinary Nurse & Practice Manager (BVSc (Animal Behaviour) & Cert IV Veterinary Nursing)

Alice returned to Rural Vets after she started her Vet Nursing career with the business in 2014. She worked with the team for 9 months before heading to Adelaide to work as an Emergency Vet Nurse. From there Alice completed her Certificate IV in Vet Nursing. Working in Adelaide gave her experience in critical care and emergency where she really enjoyed the fast pace environment that comes with working in the Vet industry. She has also worked for two years overseas in England for a Specialist and Emergency Vet team-"which was the best experience of her life".
We welcomed Alice back to our team at the end of 2021 as our Head Veterinary Nurse.

Alice was raised on a mixed farm just outside of Apsley, Victoria. She enjoys working with production animals and has experience showing cattle. Alice holds a Bachelors of Science majoring in animal behaviour with an honours in Animal Science. 

With her previous experience working at multiple Vet clinics and hospitals Alice has a passion for educating Vets and Nurses and has a keen interest in Mental Health. 

Alice's life outside of work usually involves looking after her Kelpie Koolie cross Duncan, her off the track Throughbred Billy, spending time with her partner Drew and playing sport. 


Kimberley Bounds

Financial Administrator

Kimberley joined the Rural Vets team in April 2021 as our bookkeeper. Since then, Kimberley’s role has grown to include HR, WH&S and business compliance.

Kimberley grew up in Adelaide surrounded with pets, from horses, dogs, cats, guinea pigs, cattle and sheep. Following high school, she studied Financial Services and Business Administration. She moved to the Limestone coast with her husband Steven in 2004 and was later married in the Naracoorte Caves in 2006. Steve and Kimberley have two teenage boys and love to travel to new destinations in Australia.

Kimberley and her family have a gorgeous Tortoiseshell cat called Nala and two Dorper wethers.

When Kimberley isn’t at work, you can find her at the local gym! She also enjoys spending time at the beach, visiting family, dancing and travelling.


Dr Samantha Fischer

Veterinarian (BSc, DVM)

Sam began working with Rural Veterinary Services at the beginning of 2016 after working in mixed practice in the Adelaide Hills.  She studied Veterinary Science at the University of Adelaide and came to Rural Veterinary Services to pursue her interest in general mixed animal practice.  Sam grew up in the Clare Valley on a cropping and livestock property.

Sam enjoys all aspects of mixed animal practice and brings to the team a very level head of knowledge and care. She is an enthusiastic member of our team who enjoys being involved in the local community.  In her spare time Sam enjoys socialising with friends, playing netball, walking the dog and gardening. 

Sam and her husband purchased a house in Naracoorte where they live with their Golden Retriever, Nellie, a cheeky cat called Callie and a couple chickens. They welcomed their first daughter and a bundle of joy she is, into the world in May 2022.  

Sam has recently returned to work part-time from maternity leave. She will be consulting with Rural Vets on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. 


Dr Emily Taylor

Veterinarian (BSc, DVM)

Emily joined our veterinary team at Rural Veterinary Services in November 2022 as a new graduate veterinarian. Emily graduated from the University of Adelaide in 2022 and since moved to Naracoorte from her home town in Adelaide. Emily is a passionate member of our team and prides herself on providing the best care possible to each of our patients.

In Emily's spare time she enjoys socialising, dancing, visiting family and spending time with her two bunnies Bunbun and Willow.


Dr Breanna Schofield

Veterinarian (BVSc)

Bree graduated from James Cook University in Townsville in 2023 and joined our team at Rural Vets as a new graduate Veterinarian early in 2024. 

Originally from a small town in north Queensland, Bree is keen to be part of the local community. She loves all aspects of mixed veterinary practice, with a keen passion for large animal services, emergency medicine and surgery.

Bree is most excited to explore the beauty of South Australia and meet the clients of Rural Vet Services.

In her spare time, Bree enjoys spending time outdoors with her golden retriever Beau, hiking, camping and fishing.


Amber Milner

Veterinary Nurse (Cert IV Veterinary Nursing)

Amber started at Rural Veterinary Services in late 2022 (the first day we moved into our wonderful new Naracoorte building). She moved to the area to be with her partner.  
 

Amber has always had a passion for working with animals, she loves all aspects of nursing with a keen interest in emergency care, nutrition and behaviour. Amber loves teaching puppy school and creating bonds with animals and their owners from the start to the end of life.  
 

Amber has been a veterinary nurse since she finished high school back in 2014, she has worked in a number of small animal and mixed animal practices around Victoria and the Lower South East of SA.  
 

Amber enjoys spending her spare time with her fur children, Titan a Scottish terrier, Shelby a staghound, Ruger a Mastiff x Bull Arab and Zaya a Patterdale x JRT. She also enjoys going to the beach with her partner and following the speedway with her dad. Did you know, Amber also has a small dog treat business called "Tail Waggin' Treats", which are very popular with many local doggo's of Naracoorte. 


Kirby Bell

Veterinary Nurse (Certificate III in Animal Studies)

Kirby began working for Rural Vets in 2020. 

Kirby grew up in Lucindale on her family farm where they do a bit of everything from sheep to cattle to cropping.

Kirby is no stranger to long days and hard work, prior to joining the team at Rural Vets she worked up in the mines at Prominent Hill where she was operating dump trucks and loaders. Kirby then decided to finish up in the mines and start a family with her husband Simon. The couple are now located in Naracoorte and have two young boys.

Since joining the team Kirby has completed her Certificate III in Animal Studies. She loves all animals, especially German Shepherds. 

Outside of work Kirby enjoys socialising with friends, spending time with family and reading a good book.

Kirby has recently welcomed a new member to her family. A beautiful, lively German Shepherd puppy named Nala.


Montana Shrive

Kennel Hand

Montana joined Rural Veterinary Services in January 2024 as an animal attendant. Montana is aiming to soon begin studying her Certificate III in Animal Studies to pursue her career goal of becoming a veterinary nurse.

Growing up on her family farm in Douglas, Montana has always loved being surrounded by animals. Montana and her family own 3 horses, 2 cats, 2 dogs and a few chickens.

Montana loves her job as an animal attendant. Her favourite aspect is providing animals with the best care possible, including lots of pats and cuddles to ensure they feel happy and relaxed whilst at Rural Vets.

Outside of work, Montana enjoys playing netball and tennis, spending time with her friends and family and being outside with her Jack Russell Tess.


Lisa Grady

Groomer

Lisa Grady joined Rural Veterinary Services in March 2019. Having run her own Jersey dairy for many years, Lisa brings to the team a wide range of skills and a work ethic like you've never seen!

Lisa lives on her property with her husband Phil, and their three children. She has numerous cats, dogs, pet sheep, cows, and a pet pig called Shelley. While she enjoys all aspects of her work, her main interest is in cattle reproduction and foot health.

Lisa has taken on the grooming for Rural Vets and absolutely loves pampering the pooches.

She also has a big interest in weight management for animals and helping animals that have skin/allergy issues.


  
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