At Belmont Vets you will receive the time, energy, and expertise from this dedicated team.

Brian Garrett

Veterinarian & Practice Owner (BVSc MRCVS MANZCVS)

Brian is our senior vet, graduating with a Veterinary Science degree in 1992 from the University of Melbourne and recently sitting exams for Membership of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists (ANZCVS), Brian has been practicing for what feels like forever and a day (it is no coincidence that his name so closely resembles the word “brain”!). After practicing as a vet in the UK, Brian returned to Australia and purchased the Belmont Vet Hospital with Paula in 2005. He enjoys all aspects of vet practice and has a particular interest in orthopaedic surgery. When he allows himself a day off, Brian can be found sailing, cooking or walking the dogs.

Emily Surgeon

Veterinarian (BVSc)

Emily obtained her veterinary degree from Sydney University. After graduating in 2008, Emily spent 2 years practicing as an equine veterinarian on the central coast. She moved to Newcastle in 2019 with her family and her adopted stray cat Mao, and began working at our clinic shortly after. When not busy juggling her 4 young children or trying to catch up on sleep, Emily loves being outdoors - riding horses, swimming in the ocean and bush walking.

Peter Yore

Veterinarian (BVSc)

Peter attended veterinary school at the University of Queensland. 

He has been working in the greyhound industry for 50 years and counting! His hobbies include spending time with his grandchildren, farming and playing golf.


Veterinarian (BVSc)

The wonderful Shayuri graduated from the University of Pretoria in 2021 and has moved from South Africa, all the way to Australia to join our veterinary team!

When she is not busy at the clinic, you can catch her spending time at the beach, cooking, baking or going on outdoor adventures. 


Paula Garrett

Veterinary Practice Manager (RCVS VN)

Paula is our amazing Practice Manager. Originally hailing from England, Paula graduated from the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons in Veterinary Nursing in 1994. She moved to Australia in 2000 and now lives on a busy farm surrounded by a range of furry and feathered friends - including horses, chickens, sheep, dogs, cats and Dr Brian. On the rare occasion that she has a day off, you can catch her painting (she is a brilliant artist) or making mugs!

Amanda Moncrieff

Veterinary Nurse (Cert 4)

Amanda (affectionately known as Mandy) has worked at Belmont Vet Hospital since 2008. She obtained her Veterinary Nursing Certificate IV at Kurri Kurri TAFE and over the past 12 years, has learnt every trick in the book for keeping animals comfortable and calm. Mandy lives at home with her hubby, beautiful young son and 2 cheeky greyhounds. In her free time, Mandy enjoys camping, baking and kicking back to a good Netflix series.

Rosa Mäkilä

Veterinary Nurse (Cert 4)

Rosa moved to Australia from Finland in 2014. After studying her Veterinary Nursing Certificate IV at Sydney TAFE, she opted for a sea-change and headed north to Newcastle with her partner. Rosa joined the team at Belmont Vet Hospital in 2019. In her spare time, Rosa can be found hiking, horse riding and exploring the beautiful beaches that Newcastle has to offer.

Kat Eadie

Veterinary Nurse (Cert 4 )

I finished my Certificate 4 in veterinary nursing at Gosford TAFE in 2023 and started at Belmont in 2024. When I’m not working, I enjoy spending time gardening, reading, or spending time with my many pets. I’ve got 2 toy poodles, a bearded dragon, 2 turtles, 2 snakes, and a gecko. 

Abby Watts

Veterinary Nurse (Cert 4)

Abby joined the Belmont team in 2024. After studying a Bachelor of Biomedical science, she quickly realised that she her true passion lies in the veterinary industry. She completed her certificate IV in 2023 and is now studying a Bachelor of Veterinary Technology at Charles Sturt University.  In her spare time, she enjoys swimming, playing the guitar and caring for her many pets which include a labrador, golden retriever, 2 cats, 4 bearded dragons, 4 geckos and 2 turtles.

Beth Garrett

Veterinary Nurse (Cert 4)

Despite her young looks, Beth has been nursing with the Belmont Vet team since day dot. She has a special interest in surgery and her newly adopted staffy pup Maze. When not working, Beth can be found honing her impressive skills as a SFX make-up artist and drawing.

Liz McKenzie

Veterinary Nurse (Cert 4)

Liz joined our team as a work experience student and shortly after become one of the nurses. She has recently passed her Cert 4 in vet nursing and has a keen interest in surgery. 

Kailei Enright

Trainee Veterinary Nurse (Cert 2)

Kailei has been with Belmont Vets on and off since completing 'The Big Picture' via school in Year 9. She is currently working towards her Cert 4 and when she's not busy 'out the back', she loves going clubbing!

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