Clinic Staff


Lisa James

BVSc (Hons)

Lisa has worked at Seymour Equine Clinic since 2010 before purchasing the clinic in 2015. Lisa graduated from the University of Sydney in 2000 and came to Seymour with 10 years experience working in equine practices in the Hunter Valley Region of NSW. Lisa grew up with horses and spent most of her idle hours riding and reading about them. She has a special interest in artificial breeding and in her spare time, she enjoys riding some of the fruits of her efforts.


Claire Brown


Pomme Claire moved to Seymour in 2015 with her young family. She arrived in Australia in 2004 to do a Southern Hemisphere Breeding season and never returned home! She spent 8 years in Scone in the Hunter Valley in a first opinion and referral equine practice (same one on Lisa's CV) and then was the resident vet on a large thoroughbred stud in South Victoria. Her passion is thoroughbred stud work.

Currently on maternity leave

Dr. Alice Nixon


Alice graduated from Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga in 2014. She has worked as a veterinarian in the UK, Canada and Australia and has a real passion for working with horses. Special interests include reproduction, dentistry and geriatric care. She has recently moved from the Mansfield district with her partner Dom, three quarter horses and dog Bailey. Alice enjoys riding western performance horses and is currently competing in reining on her horse Ernie. On her day off you might find her exploring the high country, riding one of her many horses.

Dr. Jess Kaczmarek


Jess graduated from the University of Melbourne in December 2018. She is originally from Cape Town, South Africa and moved to Australia in 2002. She has been passionate about horses from a very young age, as has spent many years competing in eventing and showjumping. Jess enjoys all aspects of equine practice but has a special interest in dentistry, reproduction, and behaviour. Outside of the clinic Jess can be found competing in HRCAV, baking treats or adventuring with her partner Mat and their two dogs Nyah and Vespa. She looks forward to meeting you and all of your horses soon!

Dr. Lisa Yates


Lisa completed her veterinary studies at The Royal Veterinary College in London. After graduation she worked in Argentina at an embryo transfer center, then completed an internship at a referral hospital in Yorkshire, where she stayed on for another 12 months. She spent 7 years working at a sport horse and stud practice in Oxfordshire, UK. She holds a certificate in Advanced Veterinary Practice from The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons as well as being an FEI Permitted Treating Vet. Lisa's favourite areas of Veterinary medicine are reproduction and lameness. Back in the UK she has a dog called Lotus, a broodmare called Tina and foal named Kiwi.

Zoe Mumford

Office Manager

Zoe joined Seymour Equine Clinic in August 2016 to help us for the breeding season. She is a valuable asset to the team having a wealth of knowledge and experience of equine nursing practices in the Northern and Southern Hemispheres. Her extensive CV includes work at a number of thoroughbred stud farms (Arrowfield Stud, Collingrove Stud), Avenel Equine Hospital and Hagyard Equine Medical Institute. Zoe is tackling the role of practise manager at Seymour Equine Clinic but she will still be on hand to care for our hospital cases and intensive care foals (impossible keeping her away)! In her free time, Zoe enjoys keeping fit and her mission for 2017 (if she chooses to accept it) is to get a few of Lisa’s horses back under saddle!

Jess Holt

Vet Nurse

Jess completed her Equine Nursing Certificate and Diploma of Equine Reproduction at the National Centre of Equine Education. She then went on to study the Bachelor of Equine Science at Charles Sturt University. Jess has worked at Randwick Equine Centre then moved on to manage the hospital and supervise the foaling unit on a large thoroughbred stud. She also worked part time, teaching equine studies and reproduction at the NCEE. Jess is a very passionate nurse and her main challenge is to actually take time off to enjoy horse riding and her camper. Jess joined Seymour Equine Clinic in March 2019 and we feel that she’ll be a real asset to our team.

Rebecca Paros

Vet Nurse

Bec completed her Diploma of Horse Studies and Breeding at NMIT. She then went on to win a scholarship to work at Cambridge Stud in New Zealand, where she stayed on for a few years. Bec has worked on farms for many years with yearlings, foals and during breeding seasons. At SEC, she is currently enjoying learning all things A.I., reproduction and breeding. Bec also has a Diploma in Photography and along side nursing, enjoys marketing and communications. Bec joined Seymour Equine Clinic in July 2022.

Rhiannon Thornton

Administration and Accounts

Rhiannon has been around horses most of her life, starting with her grandfather who raced Standardbreds for many years. She lives in Hilldene with her husband, two kids and 5 horses. She came to Seymour Equine Clinic where her love of horses and extensive office experience was the perfect combination. Rhi works in the office with Zoe and will most likely be answering your calls, make sure to say hi!