Dr Peta Gay Railton

Peta Gay Railton graduated from the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, University of Edinburgh in 1993. Following a year of mixed practice in the UK, Peta Gay returned to her native country of Jamaica to practice as a small animal veterinarian for the charity JSPCA. Since immigrating to Australia in 1998, Peta Gay has worked in rural practice in Victoria and NSW with a keen interest and further studies in surgery.

Peta Gay has been passionate about animals from a young age, and cherishes the trust that comes with taking the time and effort to make friends with her patients. Her aim is to ensure all of her patients and their owners enjoy coming to the vets.

Peta Gay lives between Scone and Kirribilli with her husband, David, her two daughters, Aisling and Isla, and her whippet, Maude.

Dr Peta Gay Railton


Pet Medical is the culmination of almost 25 years of experience in veterinary services, and my vision to create an excellent service for our clients and patients. Pictured is Maudey, my Whippet.

Dr Rachel Nugent


Rachel graduated from Bristol University in 1999. She is an avid cat lover, having completed her post graduate foundation course in feline medicine in 2014. Rachel has also completed continuing education courses in emergency care, animal behaviour, and cardiology.

Dr Chelsea Whytcross


Chelsea graduated from James Cook University in 2012. She enjoys all aspects of small animal veterinary medicine and is passionate about providing a high level of service to our clients. Chelsea is also a part of our Management Team. Chelsea is pictured with Rosie.

Dr Melanie Prunster


Melanie graduated from Charles Sturt University in 2016. She is passionate about behavioural medicine and is currently completing her post graduate foundation course in animal behaviour. Mel particularly enjoys ensuring her clients and their owners develop and maintain and relaxed relationship. This is Milly.

Dr April Brenan

BVSc (Hons)

April graduated from the University of Queensland in 2008. She has developed a strong interest in internal and emergency medicine, and is passionate about providing a low stress environment for her clients. April has completed courses in toxicology and poisons, ultrasonography, cardiology and medicine. This is Bella.

Dr Rebecca Ryan

BVetBiol/BVSc (Hons)

Rebecca graduated from Charles Sturt University with Honours in 2016. She thoroughly enjoys emergency cases and critical care, specifically diagnostic tools used in emergencies to increase survival rates. Rebecca has completed courses in dentistry and thoracic imaging. This is Poppy.

Lisa Taylor

Pet Medical Supervisor

Lisa has been with Pet Medical for a number of years, and is a crucial part of our Management Team. She is passionate about ensuring the practice runs efficiently, with her main duties being stock and staff. Lisa is pictured here with her dog, Indy.

Zarli Kew

Head Nurse

Zarli is our Head Nurse, specialising in hospital cases. She is crazy about cats, and founded our SNIP program which has been instrumental in the rehoming of over 500 abandoned kittens.

Tiffany Bannister

Service Excellence Coordinator & Nurse

Tiffany assists the vets in consultations and is responsible for ensuring our quality of service remains high at all times. Tiffany is pictured with her pet, Jos.

Emma Hodge


Emma is one of our surgical nurses and an integral member of our Puppy Preschool team. Emma is pictured with her dog, Delta.

Courtney Price


Courtney is another one of our cat lovers and is in charge of our grooming service. She thoroughly enjoys participating in our SNIP program.

Kylie Ross


As our ‘weekend warrior’, Kylie ensures the clinic runs smoothly at weekends and that all hospital patients have a comfortable stay. Kylie is pictured with her pet Wilson.

Bonnie Smith


Bonnie is a cat enthusiast and is dedicated to ensuring all of our clients are comfortable and happy in the hospital. Bonnie is pictured with her two cats, Hallie and Sir SmushBall.

Kelly O’Meara

Public Relations

Kelly is responsible for all things PR-related, and specifically enjoys running the safe schools program. Kelly is pictured with her pug, Dudley.

Melanie Parker

Trainee Receptionist

Mel has completed her Cert 3 in Business Admin, and is currently completing her Cert 4. She is passionate about order and cleanliness in the practice, and is in charge of our “Clean is Beautiful” program.

India Rose Layburn

Trainee Nurse

India is a Receptionist and Trainee Nurse, however also enjoys expressing her creativity as a Marketing and Social Media Team content creator. India is pictured with her dog, Arya.

Chloe Dever

Trainee Nurse

I am completing my Veterinary Nurse traineeship at Pet Medical. I look after our boarders, and love spending time playing and bonding with each animal I care for.

Gabby Anshaw

Trainee Nurse

My love for animals is the reason I’m in the industry, and my passion for learning is why I am now a trainee nurse.

Bianca Mell

Trainee Nurse

I am completing my Cert 4 in VET Nursing here at Pet Medical. I have one kitten called Amara who I took home with me from our SNIP program, within the first week of working here!



We are accredited as a ‘Low Stress Handling’ clinic, meaning we have the skills to handle your pets in a caring and calm manner that will dramatically decrease their stress levels. Book in for a visit and experience the difference. We are also happy to make house visits, just ask.


We are a Gold Level Accredited Cat Friendly Clinic (International Society of Feline Medicine), and are passionate about improving the standard of care for our feline friends. We offer a cat-friendly waiting room and a stress-free, comfortable stay.


Did you know that dental disease affects the lives of 80% of animals aged over 5 years? We have the skills and equipment to perform comprehensive dental examinations on our patients to detect and prevent dental disease and related issues.


Pet Medical boarding is your pet’s home away from home. With brand new boarding facilities now in use, your pets will be treated to a luxurious stay and will receive plenty of TLC from our experienced veterinary staff. We also cater to older pets and patients on medication. Call 02 6541 1555 to find out more.


Pet Medical promotes the Australian Veterinary Association’s PetPEP (Pets and People Education Program) by offering a free educational service to all schools. The program teaches children and the community about responsible pet ownership, animal welfare and safety. We see around 500 kids per year.


SNIP is a not-for-profit organisation that rescues and rehomes unwanted kittens and provides desexing surgery at a reduced cost. The program has rehomed over 500 kittens, all of which are fully vet-checked, vaccinated, micro-chipped, de-sexed and worm and flea treated.


Is your pet taking a holiday abroad? Call Pet Medical for the preparation and inspection of your companion animal for foreign travel.


We offer puppy preschool and adult dog obedience classes at our Muswellbrook and Scone clinics. Our instructors were trained by the renowned dog training experts, Steve and Vicki Austin, and have been rated 10/10 in 90% of our customer surveys. Sit, fetch and stay has never been more fun!


Have you ever wanted to know more about your pet, what makes them tick and why they behave the way they do? Or how to administer first aid in emergency situations?

Our brand new blog is here to answer your questions and give you greater insight into your pet’s behavior. Through monthly postings, we want to share our knowledge so you and your pet can have an enriching relationship. We’ll also provide you with information concerning hospital visits, and show you how we deliver state-of-the-art medical care and attentive personal service.

There’s so much we’d love to share with you, so we hope you will check out our blog regularly and post comments with your feedback (or questions!). If you have any specific questions or topics you’d like us to cover, please let us know.

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