Dr Kath McIntosh BVSc (Hons) CMAVA
Originally from East Gippsland, Victoria, Kath graduated from the University of Sydney with first class Honours in 2005. Kath practiced in mixed practice for 3.5 years before establishing Northern Rivers Equine Vet Clinic (NREVC) in Kyabram. She completed the University of Sydney Post Graduate Foundation Equine Surgery course in 2008, was president of the Young Members Group of the Equine Veterinarians Association in 2007-2009 and attended the Jean-Marie Denoix Ultrasonography workshop in 2011 in Sydney and the advanced ultrasonography workshop in 2013 in Melbourne. She is an Academic Associate of the University of Melbourne and NREVC welcomes students from Melbourne University Veterinary Science degree on their rotations.
Kath has a keen interest in race horses and is very passionate about keeping your race horse sound and on the track racing to its best ability. She has also recently received her Harness Racing Trial Driver Licence and hopes to obtain her full racing licence soon. Kath has a genuine interest in the Harness Racing Industry and was also Assistant Manager under John Coffey at Alabar Bloodstock Australia from 2011-2013. She owns several race horses both thoroughbred and standardbred. Her other interests also include surgery, wound management, foal and stud medicine, ultrasonography and lameness evaluation.
Kath’s other interests include sport (participating in triathlons in her spare time), reading, movies and the beach and surf in summer. Now with husband Luke, a lot of Kath's spare time is taken up with daughter Heidi, as well as developing the 78 Gray Road farm & Equine Facility.
Kath lives by the motto that “Rome wasn’t built in a day……only because she wasn’t around back then!”
Dr Cait Ni Thuama MVB
Cáit grew up in the country side of the south west of Ireland, right by the ocean. She has always had a passion for horses
and finally after years of begging her parents, she began riding at 8 years old. Since then she has never looked back.
In 2017 Cáit graduated from University College in Dublin with a degree in Veterinary Medicine. During her studies she worked
in a variety of equine hospitals all over Ireland. Cáit’s love of traveling saw her wanting to move across the world and complete an equine
internship in Waikato, New Zealand where the heart of their thoroughbred industry lies.
In her spare time she enjoys getting out and going for walks to explore places. Traveling is a passion, as is meeting new people and making friends. While in Victoria Cáit hopes to find the time to get back into horse riding.
Trainee Equine Vet Nurse: Josh Taylor
Josh joined the NREVC team in February 2015. He is a local to Echuca and now has a small property in Bamawm where he lives with wife, Michelle and children Jayden and Lily.
Josh is certified in Equine Artificial Insemination and has completed a Certificate IV in Agriculture. He began working professionally with horses in the Stallion Managers
Position at Alabar Farms.
Josh also has experience in the thoroughbred industry with Yearling Preparation and sales attendance with studs that have direct links to horses such as Kinston Town, Kingston Rule, Subzero, Black Caviar, and Pierro.
Josh’s passion for horses began at a much slower pace and now follows in his father’s footsteps showing and putting on demonstrations with Clydesdales including the Melbourne and Sydney Royal shows where he has had great success on the show arena. Josh is a former Committee person for the Victorian Working Draught Horse Assoc. and currently holds a position on the Commonwealth Clydesdale Horse Society’s committee.
Josh cares for all the horses at our 78 Gray Rd property like they are his own and takes much pride in the handling and education of the foals that present each year.
Vet Nurse: Samantha Bailey
Sam has recently moved to the area from Canberra, to be closer to her family, and comes to us with horses in her blood. One of five children, her first childhood memories
are of the Harness Racing horses her Mum and Dad trained and the whole family being involved. She followed in the family footsteps, starting mini trotting from an early
age and even today her family are still involved in the Harness Racing Industry, with her sister and brother in-law training locally.
Sam also has extensive experience with the Thoroughbred Industry, working as a stable hand at Canberra’s Thoroughbred Park Racecourse whilst completing her
High School education. Once out of school, she worked at Stanley Park, a Thoroughbred Pre-Training, Breaking and Agistment property before moving on to work
on the Bengoran Polocrosse Stud where she spent her time educating, exercising and caring for the horses and competing on the weekends promoting the stud’s
horses and representing her zone on many occasions.
Prior to joining the team, Sam has more recently been working as a Farmhand on an Angus Cattle Stud in the Southern Highlands of NSW.
In Sam’s spare time, she enjoys keeping fit and playing sports, especially AFL and touch. As well as riding her own horses, Busa an off the track Thoroughbred
and Callie a Stock Horse. She also loves spending time with her family and nephews.
Office Manager: Hollie Sheehan
Hollie joined the NREVC team in June 2015. Originally from Romsey in the Macedon Ranges, she moved to the area in 2013 with her partner and young family.
Hollie spent many years working for thoroughbred stud Eliza Park both with the horses and in the office. During this time she has gained vast experience in the veterinary and equine industry and in all aspects of office administration and management. Hollie is the go to person for staff and clients and looks forward to meeting and assisting clients with all matters.