Michael Ferguson, BVSc (Hons) • Veterinarian & Owner
Michael graduated from the University of Queensland in 1999. Since then he has worked in a mixed practice in Australia and the United Kingdom, with some voluntary work in Thailand.
He enjoys dealing with clients and providing friendly and professional services. Michael became the owner of Wauchope Vets in 2010 after starting work here in 2007. He has three growing children and is the proud owner of Lulo, the Groodle. Michael can often be found riding his mountain bike around the forests of Wauchope and surrounding areas.
Dr. Elise graduated from University of Sydney at the end of 2019 and couldn’t wait to move back to the area to be closer to family.
Elise enjoys taking the time to get to know her clients and their pets and building strong relationships, so that they receive medicine and care tailored to their needs. She enjoys going above and beyond for her patients large and small.
On weekends she can be found taking her whippet to the beach, hitting a new bush track or enjoying a few coffees at the local cafés.
Sue Harvey, B.V.Sc (Hons), Dip. Vet. Clinical Studies • Veterinarian
Sue Harvey graduated from the University of Sydney in 1986 and has worked in mixed practice on the mid-north coast ever since, including a 3 year stint at Wauchope Vets in the early 1990s. She is a true all-rounder with interests ranging from soft-tissue surgery, parasitology and obstetrics.
Sue has two adult children and four cats and a gorgeous dog called Scout. When she is not working, she can usually be found helping her husband run their commercial beef cattle enterprise or riding her horse.
Julie, Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing, started working with Wauchope Vets in 2006. Julie enjoys nursing sick animals back to health. She likes to see them go home happy with their owners. She is a highly skilled surgical nurse and has mastered the laboratory equipment. She likes camping and spending time with her dog Flo.
Ali started with Wauchope Vets in 2017 after moving back to Port Macquarie from Queensland. Ali was awarded her Bachelor of Veterinary Technology and Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing from the University of Queensland. Ali has a keen interest in anesthesia as well as exotic animals. When she’s not spending time caring for our lovely clients and patients, Ali and her husband Nathan, enjoy taking their Golden Retriever, ‘Sonny’, to the beach with their daughter, Evie.
Whilst completing her Certificate in Veterinary Nursing Melissa works as an enthusiastic member of our team. She hold a certificate in Animal Studies. She enjoys caring for the our Clients pets and making sure they feel calm and relaxed during their stay. When Melissa isn’t at Wauchope Vets she loves wildlife and spending time with all her animals.
Jennie graduated with a Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing and a Graduate Diploma in Emergency and Critical Care. From 2001 she worked as an Internal Medicine Specialist Veterinary Nurse at Sydney University Teaching Hospital for 12 years. She has since been working with Broadmeadow Animal Referral and Emergency Centre and now also joins us at Wauchope Vets.
Jennie has a menagerie of animals including 7 horses, 3 dogs, 2 goats, 2 cows and one cat!
Jess always wanted to work with animals after growing up on a farm. She has joined Wauchope Vets in 2019, whilst doing work placement. She has since completed her Certificate IV of Veterinary Nursing. She enjoys all aspects of the industry, especially the large animals.
After 40 years in Pharmacy, the last 10 years in management, Janelle decided on a career change and became the Office Manager now with a focus on animal health and preventative care! Janelle is very much a local, born and bred in Port Macquarie. She has had a number of pets over the years and enjoys her time now with her two spoodles, Baxter and Bazil, oh and her two children, Sophie and Chace.
Having worked in project management in Local Government and Natural Resources, turning her hand to the Veterinary world was always going to be a change! Leisa has been with Wauchope Vets since 2010 and manages the paperwork that comes with small business. She enjoys seeing the staff develop due to the variety of work that a regional Vet Clinic gets to see. She also loves the chance to cuddle the puppies!
Lulo is a playful, energetic and affectionate Groodle. She joined Wauchope Vets in 2019 after graduating Tate’s Puppy School. She is often found curled up under the desk in Reception or in the back office. She loves a walk, a pat or a ball to retrieve and loves going to the beach.
We had to say goodbye to our ever calm and friendly Tinto, the black Labrador. Tinto was with us since 2007. He was loved by the Fergusons, clinic staff and many clients. RIP our beloved Tinto – we will miss you always.