Daryl Deeley

Practice Owner (Veterinarian, BVMS)

Daryl Graduated from Murdoch University and started working in Lismore in December 1983, working for Jack Frogley, the owner at that time. Daryl fell in love with the area and also with Kerry (his wife) and has never left. They had two children, Alyce & Luke. Alyce & Luke are devoted teachers.

Daryl bought the business in 1993 and now is in partnership with Ray Austin. Daryl loves all aspects of veterinary science especially dogs, cats and cattle work. Apart from his love for his family, Daryl loves all sports, especially cricket and golf & following the ups & downs of Collingwood in AFL.

Daryl's household has always had pets in it but at the moment he only has his fur grandbabies that visit. He is sure that another pet will enter their lives soon - you never really know how they will find you to be their owner!

Ray Austin

Practice Owner (Veterinarian, BVSc (Hons))

Graduated in 2002 from The University of Queensland with first class Honours. Ray started working at the Keen Street Veterinary Clinic in the December of 2002 and is now a proud part owner with Daryl.

Ray has a very hyperactive, never stopping Kelpie called 'Buzz' and three cats Chiko, Banjo and Dippy.

Ray lives with his partner Kate on their farm at Eltham & they have 3 young daughters Naomi, Chloe and Jemma.

At work, you will find Ray doing a lot of the technical surgery & still trying to spend time with his clients.

Kylie Carlton

Veterinarian (BVSc (Hons))

Kylie is originally from Queensland (we try not to hold this against her). After completing her Veterinary degree from University of Queensland in 1990 she ventured south to start work in Casino. Kylie has worked with us as a vet on a part time basis since 2000 with small animals. In between however, she went overseas and worked as a Locum Vet which supported her adventures for 6 months before returning home. At work, she is constantly in getting her hands dirty doing lots of consults, surgery & helping the nurses out!

It was on a farm visit pregnancy testing cows, that she was introduced to Barry…the loveable larrikin whom she married 4 years later. Kylie has 3 sons, Sam, Tom & Joe. Now she also has a grandson whom she absolutely adores. Her sons were very heavily involved in sport & we think she loved being there more(especially cricket!) 

She spends her 'spare' time hanging out on the farm, staying by the beach & is wonderfully talented at sewing & quilting. Kylie shares her farm with many animals; 6 dogs, 2 cats, a horse, 100 cows, a pig and a few ducks & chickens. If we would let her, she would like to retire as soon as possible…

Rebecca Knee

Veterinarian (BSc (Hons) BVSc (Hons))

Rebecca grew up on a small hobby farm in country NSW. She grew up surrounded by animals and pets. After high school she completed a Science degree with honours at the University of Newcastle before heading overseas on a two year working holiday adventure. Although having an excellent time travelling, Rebecca decided to return home, go back to uni and become a vet. In 2007 she graduated from the University of Sydney with first class honours. 
Rebecca joined the crew at Keen Street January 2008 and has been with us ever since working with small animals, exotics and wildlife.

In her spare time Bec enjoys camping, swimming, cooking, music and of course, travel. She is also a member of the Keen Vets Oz Tag team. Bec shares her home with Jeanie, a gorgeous Kelpie who digs up the backyard with reckless abandon and would have more pets if only Wal; her partner, would let her!! She has two young kids, a daughter & a son.

John Campbell

Veterinarian (Veterinarian BVSc BVet Biol)

John graduated from Charles Sturt University in Wagga in July 2013. John is a local boy that did all his schooling in Lismore, finishing off at Trinity Catholic College. John grew up on a farm just outside Bexhill and loves the home/farm life.
John loves all things veterinary and has shown that he is a natural fit into the vet life. He has a keen interest in cattle work, but also loves the small animal side of the practice--just not the snakes.
Outside of vet hours, John is still very involved with Marist Brothers Rugby League Club and has represented them and the area for many years. He is also a talented cricketer but since leaving school has not had a lot of time to pursue that interest.
John still lives on the family farm and is surrounded by cattle and cattle dogs. He will often be seen chasing after his own cattle on his days off.

John is only in clinic a few hours a week now, the rest of the time he is travelling far & wide treating farm animals with his business Campbell Veterinary Services

Erin Tottenham

Veterinarian (BVSc)

Graeme Purvis-Smith


Alison Clark


Jane Spinaze

Practice Manager

The indomitable Miss Jane is the clinic manager. Really, she should be known as the pressure release valve for Daryl & Ray for the stress and pressure she removes by taking on a large amount of the paperwork, wages, ordering and general day to day business of the practice.
Jane has worked as a vet nurse in lots of different places including a few years in England. She returned home with a wealth of experience and started working for Keen Vets in 1993 full time, only leaving for brief stints to have children.
After overcoming brain surgery 5 years ago, her absence while convalescing, made her all the more notable as one of the reasons Daryl and Ray are still sane…well almost sane!
Jane now works three days a week and spends the rest of her time running around after her two children, her husband Craig & all the animals on their farm just outside Lismore’s outskirts.

Samantha Munro

Veterinary Nurse (Cert IV Veterinary Nurse)

Sam has been with us since 2011 & you will find her out the front. Sam started her nursing career in Casino in 2008.
Sam has a Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing and is always updating her knowledge at Vet Nursing conferences or with new updates. She has an interest in dog behaviour, reproduction & all things neonate/baby care. She also loves teaching Puppy Preschool!
She has been working with wildlife & has been learning a lot about them. She has found a soft spot for Echidnas that she didn't know she had.
Sam currently has a Golden Retriever called Holly & a Bull Arab x Tex.

Josh Gollan

Veterinary Nurse (Cert IV Veterinary Nursing)

Melissa Fowler

Veterinary Nurse (Cert IV Veterinary Nursing)

Melissa was born in Lismore although she swears she is not a Lismoron…(sure sure Mel). As a kid she scampered around the farm with her three brothers and sister before meeting her high school sweetheart Craig (awww how romantic) and marrying him a few years later.
Mel initially worked as a florist in Lismore before starting her vet nursing career. She has worked with us at Keen Vets since 2005.
Mel’s spare time is now spent on the farm chasing after her son Jake and daughter Kirra. She shares her farm with 4 dogs, a cat, lots of chickens and beef cattle……oh and Craig of course.
Both Mel and Craig also play Oz Tag …and they are the best interceptors of our team!!

Tahlia Pagotto

Veterinary Nurse (Cert IV Veterinary Nursing)

Tahlia joined our practice in 2011 not long after finishing high school & has completed her certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing.
Tahlia loves her job and enjoys the surgical nursing side. She shares her home with 'Delilah' a Greyhound 
Tahlia spends her spare time socialising with her friends and travelling overseas to the rescue centres for Elephants, Orangutans & Sun Bears. 

Kelsey McSweeney

Veterinary Nurse (Cert IV Veterinary Nursing)

Kelsey started working with us in 2018 as a kennel assistant then moved on to complete her Cert IV Veterinary Nursing.

Her favourite part of work is seeing sick patients getting reunited with their owners on the way home.

Outside of work she likes going to new places & spending time with her friends & family. She is a big staffy fan & has her own precious 'Kobee' at home. Along with 'Cecil' the goat and her cats 'Bosco' & 'Lexi'.


James Vidler

Veterinary Nurse (Cert IV Veterinary Nursing)

James joined the clinic shortly after completing his nursing studies in 2018. He also has plenty of native wildlife experience from his previous role as an animal keeper. He enjoys the surgical aspect of work & also the neonate side of things.

Outside of work you will find him running around the Rugby Union fields.

He shares his home with his partner Jodie, a young Border Collie 'Rafa & 'Moose' the cat.

Kylie Dunstan

Veterinary Nurse (Cert IV Veterinary Nursing)

Kylie hails from the Northern Beaches of Sydney. Growing up, Kylie was a KindiFarm wrangler (think Macadamia Castle on wheels) and after high school Kylie joined a large mixed veterinary practice in Terrey Hills working as a vet nurse whilst studying for her Cert IV nursing certificate.
Kylie then journeyed to Africa and worked with the big cats & baboons and all things in between before heading back to Aus. Kylie moved to the Northern Rivers (she likes all things Northern) in July 2008 to join her boyfriend and has been with Keen Vets ever since.
Kylie’s spare time is spent with her warmblood mare ‘Mia’, her two dogs Tonka & Izzy and her cats Buddy & Kallie. She is Mum to Levi and Harlen. Another avid member of Keen Vets Oz Tag she also loves shopping, spending money and overseas travel.

Kylie Paisley

Veterinary Nurse

Kylie started work at Keen Vets when she was a shy sweet 16 year old, although she couldn’t hide that sly, cheeky glint in her eye for long!! Initially she spent most of her time clipping and grooming dogs & cats…she is still the fastest groomer in the east, but she continued her vet nursing studies and completed her equivalent of Cert IV nursing at Tafe.
Kylie worked full time until early 2009 when she took time out to have a baby. Now she has two little sons to keep her really busy and she has reduced her working days to 2 per week.
Kylie spends her spare time in her house and garden, playing soccer and is a member of the Keen Vets Oz Tag team where she can be seen running with a full twist to avoid being tagged. She has superb artistic talent and all her spare time is spent in her studio with pencil in hand. She has worked on commissions for some of our clients, completing impressive pet portraits. 
She shares her home with husband Stephen, 3 dogs - 2 rescued Dogue de Bordeauxs (a.k.a Money Penny…she has needed a SERIOUS amount of TLC and Diesel..with very few problems than Penny and the newest addition, Barney, an Australian Bulldog, a Burmese cat called Ruby and the odd chook that wonders over from next door and leaves a deposit on her kitchen floor….damn those sneaky chickens!

Shelly Teehan

Veterinary Nurse (Cert IV Veterinary Nursing)

Shelly was born in Sydney but she is really a Lismoron as she has been here since she was five. Her love for the outdoors and animals directed her into agricultural college and after completion of her certificate in agriculture she began her vet nursing career. She has been a nurse since 1996 completing her studies in Cert.IIII in 1998.
Shelly has worked as a vet nurse in Sydney, Dubbo and Narromine, but now settled in Lismore. She joined Keen Vets late 2003 as a full time nurse.
Shell spends her time with her sons Ethan & Liam and partner Nathan. She loves her Yoga, Pilates & horseriding.  Shelly loves her job & enjoys 4WD'ing and camping with family & friends.

Carla Cottee

Veterinary Nurse

Sharron Armour

Veterinary Nurse

Sharron also started with us in 2022. Her previous work involved

Her favourite part of being in clinic is

Sharron shares her home just outside of Lismore with     . In only a few months working here she has already taken on a neglected dog who will now have a much better life!

Danielle Outerbridge

Veterinary Nurse (Cert IV Veterinary Nursing)

Dani started with us in 2022 but she started nursing in Coffs Harbour before moving to Lismore where she worked at Conway St pre flood.

Her favourite part of vet medicine is being able to help patients to recover as well & quickly as possible.

Besides her husband & two young kids, she has 2 Dachshunds at home.

Nancye Perkins

Veterinary Nurse

Nancye has worked as a veterinary nurse for Jack Frogley since she was 15. So that means that Nancye has been a vet nurse for 50+ years, a fantastic achievement and she still loves coming to work. Nancye is our hardest worker and will always be seen busy, if not with vet work, then with cleaning and tidying up the waiting room and consult rooms.
Nancye and her husband Clyde live on the family farm at Marom Creek and have many pets-- a lot over the years have been rescue animals from the clinic. Nancye has three children and 8 grandchildren which keep her very busy in her spare time.

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