Alice Veterinary Centre - Our Veterinarians
Dr Emily Bull
Position: Senior Veterinarian
Experience: Emily came to Alice Springs in 2015 after working at a mixed practice (predominately horses) in SE Queensland. She has a keen interest in small animal dentistry, equine dentistry and horse medicine and is wanting to use her skills here in Alice. Emily quickly settled in Alice Springs and is now a respected member of the Alice Springs Community. Emily's knowledge of small animal and horse medicine makes her a highly valuable member of our Alice Springs team.
Hobbies & Interests: Riding, Exploring and Camping.
Special Interests Professional: Equine medicine & Surgery, Equine Dentistry, Cattle, Small animal dentistry, Small animal medicine & surgery.
Dr Lara Viney
Position: Senior Veterinarian
Hobbies & Interests: Photography, travelling and camping
Special Interests Professional: Small animal medicine and surgery, Emergency medicine and exotics
Dr Alex Burleigh
Position: Veterinary Director & Owner
Qualifications: BVSc (1st class honours), BSc(Vet) (1st class honours & Carne medal) (NSW)
Experience: Alex visits our clinic in Alice Springs on a regular basis from NT Vet Services in Katherine. Alex has over 15 years experience as a veterinarian in both Australia and the UK, but has spent the majority of his time in the NT. Alex's interests lies in both medicine and surgery, particularly tropical diseases and he also enjoys orthopaedic work. Alex has presented at conferences throughout Australia on remote community animal health and management.
Pets: With his wife, Alex has two dogs, one cat, nine chickens and three horses.
Hobbies & Interests: Scuba diving, camping, hiking, and indoor volleyball.
Special Interests Professional: Small Animal medicine & surgery, Small Animal Dentistry, Equine medicine & surgery, Canine Reproduction, Animal Behaviour, Aboriginal Community dog programs, Animal Welfare.
Other Information: Alex has previously been the president of Australian Veterinarians for Animal Welfare and Ethics, and the Northern Territory Division of the Australian Veterinary Association. In the late 1990's, Alex also spent a year researching fur seals at Jervis Bay, NSW.
Awards: HR Carne Prize and Medal for Excellence in the Bachelor of Science (Veterinary) Degree (1999 recipient)
Publications: Community Dog Program Handbook, Presented at various national conferences on Indigenous Community Animal Work.
Past Notable Members of Alice Vet Centre
Dr Sam McMahon
Co-Founder of Alice Veterinary Centre
Dr Sam McMahon & Dr Alex Burleigh started Alice Veterinary Centre in Alice Springs in 2014. In 2019, Dr Sam McMahon was elected into federal parliament as the NT representative of CLP for the Senate.
Qualifications: BVSc (QLD), FAICD, APAV accreditation for 3rd party preparation of livestock.
Experience: Sam used to visit our clinic on a regular basis from NT Vet Services in Katherine. She has over 20 years as veterinarian, including 19 years in Katherine, 18 months in practice in the UK and 3 months working on Foot and Mouth Outbreak in the UK.
Pets: Horses, dogs and cats. Sam's dog used to regularly join her at work.
Hobbies & Interests: Showing and competing with horses in shows throughout the NT, snow and waterskiing.
Special Interests Professional: Equine medicine & surgery, Equine reproduction, Small animal medicine & surgery, Live export cattle, Cattle production, Aquaculture, Emergency Animal Disease Preparedness and biosecurity.
Other Information: Past President of the NT division of the Australian Veterinary Association, Australian Cattle Veterinarians National President, past board member of the Australian Veterinary Association, past Vice President Katherine Show Society.
Awards: Meritorious Service Award (2014) of the Australian Veterinary Association, 2001 Winner of the Private Sector category of the Northern Territory Telstra Business Women’s Awards and winner of the Chief Ministers Award for Innovation, Recipient of 2003 AFFA Corporate Governance Scholarship for young people in rural industries initiative. 2003 Recipient of the Centenary Medal.
Publications & Presentations: Community Dog Program Handbook, Presented at various national and international veterinary conferences on Indigenous Community Animal Work