The Barn Veterinary Services

(02) 6543 1888

127 Sydney Street, Muswellbrook

Meet Our Team


Dr Stewart Scott

Senior Clinic Veterinarian

Stewart came to Muswellbrook at the end of 2000. Before that, he worked for 13 years in England, mostly in cattle practice.


Since 2000, he has been involved in developing and growing the Barn Vets into a mixed practice that provides a high-end cattle service (including embryo transfer and artificial insemination), as well as a high-quality small animal and equine service. This is where we developed the slogan of “quality care at an affordable price”.


In his spare time, Stewart can occasionally be found on the golf course. He is also continuing studies at Sydney University on a research program investigating dairy cow losses.

Dr Matthew Webber


Matt joined the Barn Vets full-time in December 2018 as a new Veterinarian, having already completed a number of weeks as a student placement.

Matt grew up in Muswellbrook on the family farm before moving away to Sydney for boarding school.

Matt completed his vet degree at James Cook University in Townsville in 2018 and has a passion for cattle reproduction and cattle production.

When not at work he enjoys managing his own cattle stud, Rugby Union and going to the races.

Dr Tate Cowper


Tate joined The Barn Vets team in late February this year as a newly graduated veterinarian.

Tate is from rural southern Ontario, Canada, an area dense with dairy farms and the odd beef, pig or poultry farm. He moved to Australia to study veterinary medicine at the University of Sydney and graduated in December 2018.

Tate has a primary interest in dairy cattle medicine and herd health.

In his spare time Tate likes to keep active playing basketball and scoccer as well as watching a good NBA or NHL game. GO LEAFS!

Could This Be You?


We are looking for a bright and enthusiastic veterinarian to join our team in 2019.

We are looking for someone who is as passionate about both small and large animals as we are, and who has a keen understanding of rural community life.

Our team is excited to welcome new members and are a friendly and supportive bunch, with on the job training and mentoring provided to new grads where successful.

D'Arcy Canavan

Head Nurse

D'Arcy joined the The Barn Group in 2011 managing the pet store at Farmers Barn. She then transitioned to The Barn Vets and started her certificate of Veterinary Nursing in 2015.

D'Arcy enjoys all aspects of the job and has a keen interest in large animal work, AI and reproduction.

D'Arcy has 2 cats (Foofy Pants and Stevens), and a Great Dane (Toki) at home.  As well as 2 bearded dragons (Priscilla and Harry) and a jungle python (Squizgaar) which can be found in the reception area of the clinic.

Bianca Fitzpatrick

Nurse Manager

Bianca joined the team in early 2018. She completed her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing in 2016 and has since started a Bachelor of Veterinary Technology.

Bianca loves all aspects of the job but has a keen interest in Neonates and Emergency care.

You can find Bianca’s friendly face at the front reception and Running our Puppy Pre-school program.

When Bianca’s not at work she loves spending time outdoors, catching up with her friends and family and being controlled by her pretentious little chihuahua Addilyn.

Anna Godschalk

Trainee Nurse

Anna began her work with The Barn Vet as a student placement in Feb 2018 and was delighted to accept the role of trainee two months later.

Anna has studied a Bachelor of Zoology and been a part of several Zoo volunteer programs before finally finding her calling in Veterinary Nursing. So far, she loves all aspects of her work and is particularly interested in all things weird and wonderful.

At home Anna often looses the battle for the comfiest seat in the house to her mischievous cat Pita.

Kamryn Kermode

Trainee Nurse

Kamryn began her journey with The Barn Vets in July 2018 as a Trainee Vet nurse, after completing work placement in previous years.

Kamryn has been surrounded by animals all her life with her parents working in the dairy industry, building dairies and running a rural store.

Kamryn fell in love with dairy cattle at home and would never pass on the opportunity to hand rear calves. This sparked her interest in the veterinary industry and lead her down the path of nursing.

You can find Kamryn at our Barn Vets pharmacy in Singleton, attached to her parent’s business Kermode’s Rural and Dairy.

Mr Walter Wallace McFluffin

Client Relations

Wallace came to us as a surrender cat in 2014 and has made himself very comfortable ever since.

You will often find Wallace lounging on the front counter happily ignoring his role as Chief Mouse Catcher.
Wallace likes to ‘help’ in reception by re-arranging any loose items and paperwork, which in his opinion, obviously belong on the floor.

Wallace enjoys eating, sleeping, eating, staring, Greenies, lounging, eating, and sharing lunch with the girls.

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