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Coast & Valleys Vet

Dr Keith C Phillips

Keith has been a Central Coast local since 1988, has been in Equine & mixed practice since graduating from University of Sydney in 1986. He has postgraduate training in both Animal Chiropractic and Acupuncture and has a special interest in managing Arthritis. In his spare time over the years Keith has enjoyed his Polocrosse.

Senior Veterinarian/Practice Manager

Joslyn Phillips

Joslyn is the second partner with Keith in the practice and is our manager. Sometimes she will be the smiling face at front desk, other times working behind the scenes to keep reminders and drug deliveries on time. If you have anything you need to discuss about the practice, Jos is the lady to talk to.

Practice Manager

Dr Brianna Smits

Dr Smits joined the Coast and Valleys team in December 2016 after recently graduating from Sydney University. She enjoys livestock calls and emergency medicine, and in her time off can be found exploring the coast at the beach. She has a cat called Roger.


Dr Abbey McManus

Dr McManus joined the Coast and Valleys team in January 2017, coming to us from country NSW. She is the proud owner of a 2 year old English Cocker Spaniel named Murphy and a fat little ginger cat named Roger! Abbey graduated from the University of Sydney in 2016 and is currently enjoying all aspects of the job, with a particular interest in small animal emergency and livestock medicine.


Dr Zoe Blum

Dr. Blum joined the practice in January 2018. She originally moved from the United States to work with koalas and never left! She enjoys large animal calls and has a special interest in small animal surgery. She has a kelpie named Archie but still tries to steal every pet that comes in.


Jess McCarthy

Jess joined the Coast and Valleys team in January 2015 and holds a Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing as well as a Bachelor of Livestock Science. She is currently completing a Diploma in Veterinary Nursing. One of her favourite parts of the job is livestock anaesthesia and surgery. In her spare time she loves playing with her kelpie Jazz, trail riding and competes regularly at team penning with her horses Smoochie and Snoopy.

Senior Veterinary Nurse

Jade Figgis

Jade joined the team in October 2016, and is a Cert IV qualified vet nurse and has a Bachelor degree in Equine Science. Jade's menagerie includes Indi her semi-retired thoroughbred, Kiara the labrador, Elsa the naughty deaf dog and a multitude of cockatiels and chickens. Jade runs the puppy preschool here at the clinic and on the weekends enjoys competing in DockDogs with Kiara.

Senior Veterinary Nurse

Rhia Phillips

Rhia began working at the clinic in 2011 when we first opened and holds a Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing. Rhia began a Bachelor of Science at Sydney University this year in the hopes of getting into Veterinary Science next year. In her spare time, she enjoys playing polocrosse on her horse Harry Potter and spending time with her two Cavaliers Bella and Hamish, and her crazy cat Purrsnickitty.

Veterinary Nurse

Kylie Horrell

Kylie joined our team over 2 years ago & is Cert IV qualified. She spends most of her time with her two energetic Kelpies. She also loves playing polocrosse on her horses. Kylie's favourite part of working here is assisting in surgery along with emergency cases, she has a strong passion for the job and always has a smile on her face!

Veterinary Nurse

Danielle Morrison

Danielle is the friendly face that greets you upon entering our clinic, followed closely by her little white shadow, Poppy. Danielle joined the team mid 2015 and has become a vital part in making you and your pet feel welcome at our practice.


Jemma Brash

Jemma joined us in August 2017, she aims to begin her studies in Veterinary Science at The University of Sydney in the near future. Jemma's Cavoodle Ruby accompanies her to work everyday and helps by snoring the day away. Jemma enjoys going to the gym in her spare time

Veterinary Nurse in training

Bianca Denham

Bianca joined the Coast and Valleys team In March 2018, She is currently studying her Certificate IV In Veterinary Nursing. She owns a cheeky Sun conure named Tango. She loves bonding with all the patients that come in, and being able to work with a variety of large and small patients.

Veterinary Nurse


Gus is our lovable clinic cat, who spends most of his time sleeping (to the envy of all staff). You'll often find Gus asleep on a chair in the waiting room, or lying on the printer at the reception desk waiting for a pat.

Clinic Cat


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