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 clients.

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.
Dr Kylie Aplin BVSc.
- Kylie graduated
from Sydney University and
has been working as a small
animal veterinarian since 2008.  
In 2013 she obtained her
memberships to the Australian
College of Veterinary Scientists
in small animal surgery. This
has furthered her knowledge
and skills allowing her to
improve the service to our
clients.  In her spare time she
loves playing at the beach with
her gorgeous labrador.
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 force.
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.
Nicole Price - Nicole is the
familiar face behind the counter
in our Myall Street Veterinary
Surgery.  She enjoys serving
her local community and
assisting in their pets' health
care.  Her family includes
birds, cats, dogs one husband
and their children.  Nicole is
currently raising a little possum
who will be released to the wild
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 time.
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 health.

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-Wed 2pm to 5pm
Thurs-Fri 10am to 1pm

Emergency Service

Consultation by Appointment