Committed to Caring
Motto Farm Veterinary Hospital
Dr Martin Strong, BVSc, MACVSc (sas) and Associates

Delivering old fashioned service with the latest of modern technology

Heatherbrae 02 4987 5087, Tea Gardens 02 4997 1877


Below are our experienced staff who are happy to help you with your veterinary needs.
Dr Martin Strong, BVSc, MANZCVS (sas)
After graduation in 1993 from Sydney University he began
working with Dr Robert Zammit and had the opportunity to
increase his knowledge and skills in all aspects of small animal
veterinary science with the particular interests in small animal
reproduction.  In 1997 Martin bought the practice  and has
enjoyed improving the facilities and services provided to our

In 2001 Martin completed further study in small animal surgery
and obtained his membership to the Australian College of
Veterinary Science which has enhanced his knowledge and skills
in this field.  Since then his education has continued and in 2007
he was certified by the University of Pennsylvania to submit Penn
Hip XRays and was accredited by AQIS in 2008 to perform
pre-export examinations. Further training has led to Martin now
performing cruciate ligament repairs with the TTA method and he
is having great success.

In his leisure time he enjoys riding and training horses, kayaking
and playing with his dog.
Melissa Cowan - Melissa
joined our team in 2006 and
since then has completed her
Certificate IV in Veterinary
Nursing.  She enjoys looking
after a variety of sick and injured
animals. Melissa is the head
nurse at our hospital and is and
integral part of our team. We
would be lost without her
organising the staff and
especially the vets!!
Erica Oldfield - Erica
was born and bred in
Raymond Terrace.  After
finishing school she travelled
to the Northern Territory and
started her journey in
Veterinary Nursing, there in
the shadows of Uluru.
The call of sunny Port
Stephens was too great and
she returned to her hometown
and has been working with us
ever since.
In her spare time Erica loves
walking her dog, Stretch and
listening to Country Music,
while swinging on her
hammock.  Now days, she
has two gorgeous little girls
and no spare time at all and
she is happy that way.
Liz is a certificate IV
qualified nurse and loves  
caring for her patients . She
has been working within this
career since entering the work
Ashleigh Bruinsma has joined
our team and brings with her a
wealth of knowledge and
experience. She has been nursing
for 20 years and always has your
animal's best interest at heart.  
When not at work Ashleigh enjoys
spending time with her family,
fishing and riding horses.
Bec Notley is a qualified
veterinary nurse who is
dedicated to her animals and
cares for our patients with the
same attention. She loves horse
riding and travel in her spare
Karen Manuel  first
worked as a veterinary nurse
in 1989 . She loves her cats,
dogs and horses and gets a lot
of satisfaction in seeing the
animals in her care return to

Cnr Motto Lane & Pacific Hwy
Heatherbrae NSW 2324
(Raymond Terrace)

Phone (02) 4987 5087

Hours - Mon-Fri 8am to 6pm,
Sat 8am to 12 noon

Emergency Service

Consultation by Appointment

2/197 Myall Street
Tea Gardens NSW  2324

Phone (02) 4997 1877

Hours - Mon-F
9am to 5pm

Emergency Service

Consultation by Appointment