Meet Our Team


Dr Andrew Thompson

Veterinarian & Practice Owner (BVSc (hons))

 Andrew was born and raised in the Blue Mountains; he graduated from Sydney University in 1993 with honours. In 1996 Andrew decided to travel and gain experience in the UK, he worked throughout England until 2001. Whilst over there Andrew met and married his wife Melanie, they returned to settle into “Mountains” life in 2001. In 2003 Andrew was given the opportunity to buy Springwood Veterinary Clinic, a business that has been established in Springwood for over 30 years. Andrew and Melanie live locally with their son.

Andrew loves his work as a Veterinarian and strives to offer the quality and personal care, for which Springwood Vet Clinic is renowned.

Although working as a Veterinarian is VERY time consuming Andrew still loves playing golf, exercise and gardening when he can.


Franca Mazzone

Veterinarian (BVSc)

Franca graduated from Sydney University in 2008 a Veterinarian. She has been a part of our team since December 2008 on and off between having a family. She has a young family and has recently started to come back to part-time work when she can.

Franca lives locally with her family, and they keep her very busy but does enjoy gardening if she has any free time, she also loves heading in the City for her fix of Dumplings in Chinatown...


Melanie Thompson

Practice Manager (Practice Management)

 Melanie was born and raised in England; she came to live in the mountains with her husband Andrew back in 2001. She has been working part time at the Clinic since 2003. Melanie divides her time between work and looking after their son.

In between times she tries to find time for Needlecraft, Gardening and cooking and outdoor activities.

Miche Plessnitzer

Veterinary Nurse (Cert 4 Veterinary Nurse)

Miche joined the team here at Springwood Vet Clinic in November 2021. She started as a trainee Nurse in Penrith back in 2008 and Qualified with her Cert 4 Nursing Certificate in 2010. Since then Miche has gained all of her experience in the Blue Mountains and manages our Senior Pet Consultations and general Nurse Consultations. She does also have a interest in Reptiles in general.

Miche has a bit of a "Menagerie" going on at home ;-)) she has a Horse, Reptiles, Cats and Dogs to name a few. Living locally enables her to find time to ride her horse and look after all the pets, and she also loves reading.

Natasha Reid

Veterinary Nurse (Certificate 4 Vet Nursing)

Tash has been partof our team since 2019. She completed Certificate IV in Veterinary nursing at Richmond TAFE. Tash has a special interest in feline behaviour and care. In her spare time she enjoys listening to a variety of music and spending time with her friends.

Maddy Chambers

Trainee Veterinary Nurse (Certificate 4 Vet Nursing)

Bio coming soon..

Megan Whiteley

Trainee Veterinary Nurse (Certificate 2 Animal Studies)

Bio coming soon...

Danni Hancock

Veterinary Nurse (VNC)

Danni worked at the original Springwood vet clinic on Maquarie road for 10 years and also owned the first mobile dog washing business in the Blue mountains. Danni then decided to return to vet nursing and rejoined our team at springwood in 2008. She lives locally with her husband and 3 children. Her pets include a bearded dragon, 2 rabbits and a dog. In her spare time she likes to spend time with her family and enjoys going to the gym.

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