Meet Our Team


Dr Andrew Thompson

Veterinarian (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 and they returned to settle into “Mountains” life in 2001. In 2003 he was given the opportunity to buy Springwood Veterinary Clinic, a business that has been established in Springwood for over 20 years. Andrew and Melanie live locally with their young son Lincoln.

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.


Melanie Thompson

Veterinary 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 young son Lincoln.

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

Stephanie Wood

Veterinarian (BVSc )

Stephanie has joined us from New Zealand. She met Dr Harry at Taronga Zoo when she was a young girl this inspired her to be a Vet when she grew up. She finally achieved her goal in 2016 after graduating with her Veterinary degree from Massey University in New Zealand. Stephanie enjoys exploring the Blue Mountains bushwalks, playing netball and caring for her new kitten.

Arun Tharma Iswara

Veterinarian (BVSc)

Arun recently joined us after graduating in 2017 from the University of Sydney. Originally from Malaysia, Arun moved to Australia in 2013 for the sole purpose of graduating as a vet from a world renowned university. In his spare time Arun enjoys playing soccer, watching movies and exploring the local area.

Kylie Taylor

Head Nurse (Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing)

Kylie completed her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing at Richmond Tafe in 2011. She joined us at Springwood Vet clinic in 2012. Kylie enjoys all aspect of animal care and nursing but has a particular interest in Reptiles. Kylie enjoys outdoor activities in the Blue Mountains and travelling overseas as well as staying home and caring for her Pet Dog, Snake and Turtles.

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.

Emma Cosgrove

Veterinary Nurse (Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing)

Emma has worked as a veterinary nurse since 2007. She completed her certificate IV in 2010 at Richmond Tafe and joined Springwood Vet Clinic in 2012. Emma has a special interest in surgical nursing and patient care. In her spare time she enjoys bush walking, catching up with friends, going to the beach and spending quality time with her 2 cats and 2 dogs.

Cameron Slick

Veterinary Nurse (Veterinary Nursing Cert IV )

Cameron joined our team at Springwood Vet Clinic in 2016 and completed his Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing at Richmond TAFE in 2017.  Cameron is passionate in all aspects of animal care and has a particular interest in Cats. In his spare time, Cameron enjoys playing music and hanging out with his two poodles.

Amy Colman

Trainee Nurse (Animal Studies Certificate 2)

Amy is currently studying Cert IV in Veterinary Nursing, graduating at the end of this year. She is interested in canine behaviour and took over our Puppy Preschool classes in January. When she is not working she enjoys spending time with her dog, cat and 5 guinea pigs.

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