Our Staff

Meet our Dedicated Staff

Our vets, veterinary nurses and support staff are dedicated to providing excellence in veterinary care in a professional, friendly environment that always places our patients welfare to the forefront.

Jakob has worked as a cattle veterinarian in the Macalister Irrigation District for over 55 years. He is one of five registered Specialists in Cattle Medicine and Production in Australia.

These days he works most mornings in the practice, and in the afternoons manages his dairy farms.

Jack Egan

Veterinarian

Jack Egan was raised on a thoroughbred racehorse and beef cattle property in the Victorian high country town of Mansfield with father Gerald, mother Fiona and sister Marnie. Constantly surrounded by all types of animals he developed a passion for veterinary medicine.

Since graduating from Veterinary Science in Wagga, Jack undertook an equine surgery, medicine, anaesthesia and reproduction internship at Goulburn Valley Equine Hospital. Jack has recently relocated to Maffra to broaden his skill set in mixed practice whilst maintaining a strong interest in equine practice.

Jack’s interests outside of work include football, cricket, water-skiing, horse racing and campdrafting. He is keen to integrate into the local community and make productive relationships.

Gerry Davis

Senior Veterinarian

Gerry has been part of the furniture at Maffra for over forty years. During that time he has worked with all species, but more recently with cattle, horses and exotics. He has wound back his work commitments in the past couple of years and now works two days per week at Gippsland Veterinary Hospital. He lives with his wife Tracey on their farm near Heyfield where he now considers himself a deft hand at fencing, irrigation and pasture management. He also enjoys his community service with Heyfield Lions Club and the Heyfield Hospital Board.

Duncan Runciman

Senior Veterinary Surgeon & Regional Lead

Duncan graduated from the University of Melbourne in 1994 with a degree in Veterinary Science. Upon graduation, he commenced work in various practices in the Western District of Victoria. In 2001, Duncan and his family moved to the Maffra-Sale practice. Since that time he completed a PhD in animal reproduction at the University of Melbourne while in clinical practice and published scientific papers on research performed in the Maffra-Sale area.

Duncan now concentrates on clinical work and has further developed his skills in animal surgery in household pets, racing greyhounds and horses.

Cindy Hayes

Senior Veterinary Surgeon & Clinic Lead

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Cindy grew up on a large beef and sheep property in Central Victoria close to the rural town of Euroa. After graduating from Veterinary Science at the University of Melbourne in December 1998, Cindy worked on her family farm for 3 months before being offered a job at the Maffra Sale Veterinary Centres. In 2005 the Maffra Sale Veterinary Centres required a veterinarian dedicated to small animals and Cindy was offered this position. In July 2006, Cindy purchased a share of the Maffra Sale Veterinary Centres and enjoys working with the other partners to ensure that the customers and patients of the clinics continue to receive an exceptional veterinary service.

Elise McKaskill

Clinic Coordinator

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Elise graduated from the University of Southern Queensland in 2008 with a degree in Business, she also holds Diplomas in Sales, Marketing, E-Business, Advertising, Business and a Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing. She has over four years’ experience within the Veterinary Industry, having previously worked as a Territory Manager for Jurox and Customer Success Engineer for Smart Flow. In 2017, Elise and her husband moved to Sale and in 2018 she commenced as Clinic Coordinator for Gippsland Veterinary Hospital.

Latest News and Events

Keep in touch with all the news from Gippsland Veterinary Hospital. Including staff happenings, events and promotions like Pet Dental Month in August and our mobile equine dental clinics staged at locations throughout the district. Plus we will keep you up-to-date with the latest in veterinary services, diagnostics and products. 

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