Our Team


Dr. Paddy Todhunter
Dr. Paddy TodhunterBVSc MS Dip ACVS

Dr. Paddy Todhunter is the Owner/Director of Newcastle Equine Centre and senior specialist equine surgeon. Paddy graduated from Sydney University in 1986 and then worked in mixed practice before commencing an equine internship at the University of Guelph (Ontario, Canada) in 1991. He then undertook a Large Animal Surgical Residency and Masters Degree at Auburn University (Alabama, USA) from 1992-1995. This was followed by 12 months as a staff surgeon at Cornell University (New York State) USA. Paddy attained his specialist status via the American College of Veterinary Surgeons in 1997. Paddy joined our team in November 2004 after 6 years as an equine surgeon at the Scone Veterinary Hospital. Paddy brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the Newcastle Equine Centre.


Dr. Morgan Weber
Dr. Morgan WeberBVSC (Hons) MANZCVS (Equine Medicine)
Dr. Hannah Hopkins
Dr. Hannah HopkinsBVSc
Dr. Cecilia Cortina di Favria
Dr. Cecilia Cortina di FavriaDVM
Dr. Lisanne Gallent
Dr. Lisanne Gallent Medicine Specialist
Dr. Lorin Ascoli
Dr. Lorin AscoliBVSc
Dr. Rachel Burgess
Dr. Rachel BurgessBVSM


Dr. Kristen Todhunter
Dr. Kristen TodhunterVeterinary Pathologist, Practice Manager


Natalie Edwards
Natalie EdwardsHead Nurse
Jessica Stonham
Jessica Stonham
Sarah Fuller
Sarah Fuller
Emma Sanderson
Emma SandersonSurgical Nurse
Samantha Tyre
Samantha TyreTrainee Nurse


Alafair Todhunter
Alafair TodhunterMarketing Manager and Administrative Assistant


Kenny Noble
Kenny Noble
Maggie Meissner
Maggie Meissner