Dave Morrell – Practice Owner Veterinary Surgeon
We ( my wife Helen and 6 month old Son Boaz) came to Broome in 1978. At that time the population was about 3,000. We decided to stay and established a veterinary service for the area as there was no Vet in Broome. We initially lived in a caravan and I remember operating at night with Helen holding a torch so that I could see. I used to go to people’s houses and operate on their kitchen tables as I had no proper surgery room.
The Government campaign to eradicate Tuberculosis in cattle gave me a lot of work on the cattle stations and I had to juggle that with the small animal work in town. The first few years was very hectic but 38 years later the business has grown into a first class practice of which we are proud of.
I continue to work for my company Broome Cattle Vets with cattle on the stations, the work now being pregnancy testing, speying cattle and the veterinary supervision of the live shipment of cattle to Indonesia and some other countries.
I have been very fortunate to have excellent staff members that maintain a high standard of service and are dedicated to their work.
Scott Davis – Veterinary Surgeon / Practice Owner
Scott graduated from the Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2006, then went on to complete 18 months of advanced training in small animal surgery at the Massey University Veterinary Teaching Hospital in New Zealand. After completing his internship there in 2008, Scott joined the Broome Veterinary Hospital as a locum veterinarian and has since become so enamored with Broome that he has stayed on permanently. Scott enjoys kayaking, free-diving, and cycling in his free time. In 2020 Scott bought into the practice and is Partners with Dave Morrell.
Chiquita Minshull – Veterinary Surgeon
Gracie graduated from Murdoch University in 2020. Gracie grew up on her family sheep and cropping farm in the Wheatbelt before heading to Perth for high school and university. Having grown up on a farm, animals have always been an important part of Gracie’s life and have paved the foundations for her interest in veterinary medicine. In her spare time, she loves being at the beach, fishing and camping.
Paul Murphy – Veterinary Surgeon
Paul is a Murdoch University graduate, and spent the first few years of his veterinary career working in the busy northern suburbs of Perth. After deciding
Perth was too cold, Paul made the move to Broome in mid 2021 and lives with a border collie called Dusty and tortoiseshell cat called Alex. Paul is passionate about providing a high level of care to his patients, and is looking forward to meeting all of the pets and pet-owners of Broome. When he’s not at work, you might see Paul down the beach, fishing,or playing golf (badly)
Helen Mooney – Practice Manager Veterinary Nurse
Helen is a qualified Veterinary Nurse from the UK. She joined us in 2008 as a locum and then returned in 2011. She has now moved to Broome permanently with her husband and Safe dog “Dude” and enjoys working with her colleagues at Broome Veterinary Hospital.
Anja Dhalluin – Accredited Veterinary Nurse
Originally from Namibia, Anja started her vet nursing career as a veterinary receptionist in Cape Town, South Africa and in Windhoek Namibia for about eight years. She decided to complete her Veterinary Nursing certificate in Perth in 1997. She enjoyed working at Busselton Veterinary Hospital for four years before moving to Broome in 2003. Anja achieved her Veterinary Nursing accreditation from the veterinary nursing council of Australia in 2020.
Narelle Belcher – Veterinary Nurse
Narelle is one of our Veterinary Nurses in the Broome Vet team. Narelle currently works part time as she runs her own grooming salon outside of the hospital.
Indi, joined us in 2020 as a qualified vet nurse who has most recently spent time working on cattle stations. Making a change back to small animals Indi enjoys her regular trips to our Derby clinic.
Shantelle moved to Broome from the sunny town of Darwin, where she has a vast background in wildlife and architecture. She is currently studying and working her way towards her Veterinary Nursing qualification to pursue her love for animals.
Bec has lived in the Kimberley with her family and many 4 legged friends for the past 8 years. She joined the team at the end of 2019 in a front desk role. Bec is currently training both in her role at the clinic and plans to start learning her vet nursing skills soon.