Our staff

All our staff are highly trained and selected for their clinical skills and experience

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Meet Our Team Of Experienced Veterinary Professionals

Our veterinary staff care for your animals in a friendly and personalized way

Chris Collins


Chris is a graduate of Sydney University and has been practicing as a veterinary surgeon in Tamworth for the past 35 years. Chris approaches all cases with a professional, calm and caring manner. Chris enjoys problem solving with his clients and their animals. While enjoying all aspects of clinical practice, Chris has special interest in surgery, avian medicine, ophthalmology and dog reproduction.

Rhys Duncan


Rhys is a graduate from Charles Strut University, who has recently become a partner in Piper St Vet clinic. Rhys is well known for his friendly, approachable, and always willing attitude to find the time for you and your animals. Rhys is an all-rounder in areas of mixed practice, with a passion for large animal medicine, surgery, small animal orthopaedics and ultrasound.

Angelina Nelson

B.V.Sc. Hons.

Angelina graduated from the University of Sydney. Angelina worked full-time at Piper Street Veterinary Clinic for a number of years, and now works Mon, Tues and Wed mornings to fit her work around family life. Angelina is a small animal vet, and loves working with patients and clients to keep their pets healthy. Areas of particular interest include surgery, internal medicine, clinical pathology and ophthalmology. Angelina likes the challenge of tricky medical cases, and has a soft spot for her poodle clients.

Rosemary Bensley

B.V.Sc. Hons.

Rose graduated from the University of Sydney. Rose worked at Piper Street Veterinary Clinic full time until starting her family, and now works regularly on Thursday and Friday. Rose is known for her bright, friendly and loud nature. Rose enjoys all areas of mixed practice, but particularly enjoys equine medicine and reproduction.

Natalie Hock

B.V.Sc. Hons.

Natalie originates from Townsville in North Queensland and studied through University of Queensland, Gatton. Natalie finds working at Piper Street the most rewarding experience. Natalie enjoys the variety of work that Piper Street Vet Clinic offers, everyday being faced with new challenges and experiences. Natalie is particularly interested in small animal internal and emergency medicine but also enjoys the variety of farm visits and cattle work.

Taylor Barnett

B.V.Sc. Hons.

Taylor graduated from Charles Sturt University and started work at Piper Street Veterinary Clinic as a new graduate. Originally from Wallabadah, she was keen to return to her local area to begin her career. Taylor has a strong family background in the equine industry, and has a keen interest in equine work including reproduction and lameness as well as enjoying all aspects and challenges that mixed practice has to offer.


B.V.Sc. Hons.

Isaac is a graduate from Charles Sturt University in Wagga. Isaac is interested in all things mixed practice, with a particular interest in bovine medicine and reproduction as well as small animal surgery. Isaac is keen to get involved in the rural community.


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About Us

Our aim is to offer personalised, affordable, up-to-date, high levels of veterinary care, delivered with old-fashioned ethical standards.

Our Staff

Piper Street Vets prides itself in its highly skilled staff who have a passion and energy to provide the best possible service to our clients.


We offer a comprehensive range of services including medical, surgical, and preventive health care needs for all animals big and small.

About Piper Street Veterinary Clinic

Piper Street Veterinary Clinic has been serving Tamworth and the surrounding area since 1980, our aim at  is to care for your animals in a friendly and personalised way. Piper Street Veterinary Clinic has provided veterinary care to domestic pets, farm animals and horses within the Tamworth community for over 35 years. The practice has been recently renovated and extended to provide state of the art facilities to the owners and animals of Tamworth and district.

Opening Hours

Monday-Friday: 8:30 am - 5:30 pm

Saturday: 9:00 am - 11:30 am

Emergency (24 hrs) : Call : (02) 6766 3088

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