Kerstin Somenek

Veterinary Nurse

Kerstin completed her veterinary nurse qualifications in her native Germany.

After moving to Australia she worked for several veterinary clinics for a couple of years before finally joining the Tweed Coast Vet team – over 16 years ago!
This makes her the longest serving support staff member on the team!

You will mainly find her in reception, though her infectious bubbly giggle can be heard throughout the entire clinic. Since her children have left home, Kerstin has taken up a more adventurous, nomadic lifestyle. She and her husband Frank, now take regular short trips in their camper-van, enjoying the freedom to explore!

Bianca Smith

Veterinary Nurse

Prior to starting her family, Bianca spent a lot of time volunteering for the RSPCA and the Animal Welfare League. Bianca joined us 8 years ago and is one of our great “All Rounders.” She is particularly fond of caring for our hospitalised patients and having a joke with clients in the waiting room. In her spare time, Bianca enjoys spending time with her family including her daughter Jamie, her chooks and her two cats, Misch and Shiloh.

Daen Audet

Veterinary Nurse

Daen is our wildlife warrior and in her spare time rescues, treats and rehabilitates flying foxes as a part of the Tweed Valley Wildlife Carers.

Daen enjoys working in our team at Tweed Coast Vet because she loves to interact and care for so many wonderful animals.

At home Daen has her own band of animals – Dogs Tiger the Staffy and Rusty the Koolie, Roasty and Bearnie the Roosters, Peach and Marley the Rats and Tim Tam the Spotted Python.

When she has time to relax she is spending time with her family and sitting down with a good book.

Varley Frazer

Veterinary Nurse

Varley’s dream has always been to work with animals – particularly in helping to keep them healthy and well.  She loves being involved in surgeries out the back, but more often than not you’ll find her out the front, having a chat and checking up on how your pets have been going.

She absolutely loves working with animals and people, and we love working with her.

Cath Ford

Veterinary Nurse

When Cath joined us we found ourselves with someone with a broad range of experience from many different parts of the veterinary industry. In particular, Cath has focussed on surgical and anaesthetic nursing. With Cath on the team you can feel confident your pet is in safe hands.

Cath says the best part about her job though is the time she gets to spend cuddling and reassuring our patients – making sure they are as comfortable as possible.
When not at work, Cath loves  spending time at the beach with her Golden Retriever, Chloe.

Ray Devlin

Veterinary Nurse

Ray has a passion for animals and in particular enjoys animal husbandry and the surgical aspects of working in a clinic. Ray adores animals and will never give up an opportunity to give extra love and attention to the patients. When not getting all those cuddles at work, Ray loves being out in nature and is a bit of an adventurer. She loves to run along the beach with Benji (her gorgeous Maltese X), skating and hanging out with friends and family.

Top Secret: Ray’s full name is actual Rachel, but given we already had a Rachael in the clinic she has kindly given us permission to create a nickname for her!