THE South East LHPA is pleased to welcome new District Veterinarian, Dr Petrea Wait.
Petrea commenced in early January and will be responsible for the Cooma and Bombala districts.
Petrea enrolled at Murdoch University as a mature aged student, initially gaining entry as a first year biology student. She was then able to achieve direct entry to second year veterinary science the following year.
In 2003 she graduated with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science and a Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery with First Class Merit Honours.
After graduation Petrea went into mixed practice in the Western Australian wheatbelt towns of Northam and York.
After a busy and rewarding two years, she decided to move closer to home and took up a position at the Yass Veterinary Hospital.
During this time Petrea has administered to a varied clientele, ranging from large grazing properties, feed lots, hobby farms, stud horses, sheep, cattle, goats, alpacas, dogs and cats, as well as numerous companion animals and wild life.
In her spare time Petrea is a keen horsewoman, having competed successfully in a variety of horse events ranging from Dressage to Western Pleasure.
She also breeds Thoroughbred horses and dreams of producing a Melbourne Cup or Cox Plate winner.
Petrea will be joined in Cooma by her long time partner, John, her two dogs, three cats and numerous horses.