Our Team

Mark Sayer

Mark Sayer

Practice Owner

I graduated from Sydney University in 1983. After working in clinics around Sydney, I moved to Wagga and opened Berry Street Veterinary Hospital and Junee Vet Clinic. During the next 18 years, I and a small handful of dedicated nurses worked the two practices, including making weekly visits to outlying towns in order to see animals far away from vet hospitals.

I now work at our numerous vet hospitals now, Kooringal Vet Hospital, Junee Vet Hospital, Federation Vet Hospital, Henty Veterinary rooms, Cooper St Veterinary Hospital in Cootamundra and Griffith Vet Hospital.

Dr Paula De Klerk

Paula De Klerk

Veterinarian

Hi, I am Paula the new vet at Federation Vet Hospital. I graduated in 2006 from the University of Pretoria in South were I worked for 2 years followed by 5 years in the UK before coming to Australia in 2013. In the past, I have worked with both farm and companion animals but over the last 6 years have been focusing on my passion for small animal surgery. In 2018 I completed the advanced small animal surgery course through the University of Sydney. My other special interests are ophthalmology and dentistry.

Kiri Westphalen

Kiri Westphalen

Veterinarian

I graduated from Murdoch University in Perth. Since 2014 I have been working with Mark and a year later, I bought a small farm so that I could follow my other passion (vetting being the first); goats! After 3 kidding seasons, I have 115 beautiful Angora Goats and still rising. I’ve attended the World Buiatrics Conference in Cairns in 2014 to learn the latest on production animals with speakers from all over the world. Now I can better attend all our fantastic, farming clients. I am also Ovine Brucellosis Accredited, an APAV Vet and Hendra Virus Vaccine Accredited.

Sharlet Rose John

Sharlet Rose John

Veterinarian

I graduated from the College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Kerala, India in 1997. After working as a Government Veterinarian with Department of Animal Husbandry (which is the Indian version of the Department of Primary Industries) for 12 years, I moved to Australia with my family in 2010. I cleared the National Veterinary Exam with the Australasian Veterinary Board Councils (AVBC) in 2013. Since then I have been working with Mark at Kooringal Vets.

Sharni Dutton

Sharni Dutton

Veterinary Nurse

I’m a vet nurse at the Federation vet hospital and have been working here for the past 7 years. I started as work experience when I was 14 and I guess I just never left- why would I? I received my vet certificate IV in vet nursing in 2017.

My love for animals and passion for their health has always been my biggest motivator. I believe that although saving one animal may not change the world, it will change the world for one animal.