After five years working internationally alongside the world’s best in the USA and NZ, Registered Specialist in Animal Reproduction Dr Jasmin Hyatt returned home in 2018 to bring her knowledge, skills and expertise to New South Wales. A purpose-designed premises was established in Orange, NSW in 2019 to provide specialist canine breeding services including transcervical insemination (TCI) and semen freezing & storage. Regularly contacted by referring veterinarians, VRC’s remote and in-person specialist consultation services guarantee accessibility of proven valuable & expert advice. 

Our Story

 Dr Jasmin Hyatt

BVSc (hons)  DiplomateACT  MANZCVS (Reproduction)

Registered Specialist in Animal Reproduction (Theriogenology)

Director & Specialist Veterinarian

"It's very exciting to have someone with Jasmin’s  experience, knowledge and communication skills in this very specialised area."

Kelly Gill

Kerodan Kennels  

Dr Jasmin Hyatt graduated from the University of Sydney with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science (first class honours) in 2012.  After two years in mixed animal practice in New South Wales and New Zealand Jasmin turned her focus to theriogenology (animal reproduction). She completed a comparative theriogenology residency training program (canine, feline, equine, bovine) at Matamata Veterinary Services through the American College of Theriogenologists. During her residency she was mentored by numerous world-class theriogenologists from New Zealand, Europe and the United States and in 2015 & 2016 Jasmin spent two seasons working in the USA with the theriogenology departments of Louisiana and North Carolina State University Veterinary Schools.
 
Jasmin became a Diplomate of the American College of Theriogenologists & Associate Member of the Australian & New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists in 2017 and is now a Registered Specialist in Animal Reproduction. She is the Secretary for the Australian/New Zealand Reproduction Chapter and member of the Society for Theriogenology.
Dr Hyatt is a frequent contributor to the Sydney University Alumni magazine, discussing topics ranging from prepubertal neutering and controlling estrus in small animals to equine ovarian disorders and hormone testing for disease diagnosis. In 2017 Jasmin was awarded the George Osborne Memorial Award by the Australian Cattle Veterinarians for her presentation of a two year study she conducted in New Zealand which was subsequently published in the peer reviewed journal Clinical Theriogenology.
Jasmin has a male border collie named Flash and two feline pals named Boots and Watson, as well as human partner, Campbell!

Krystal Gill

Administrator & Veterinary Nurse

Krystal is our fantastic administrator and nurse at VRC. She started with us after a long career in retail administration, having completed her certificate II and III in administration through TAFE NSW.

 

Born and raised in Orange, Krystal is a self-confessed animal lover, sharing her home with 4 dogs (an array of breeds!) and 2 cats... and her partner John and son Jake!

 

In her spare time you’ll find Krystal at home reading, baking and listening to music, and when she gets the chance to get out of town heads to the beaches of the South Coast of NSW.

Dr Elizabeth Jones

BVetBiol/BVetSc (Hons I) MANZCVS

Reproduction Veterinarian

Dr Liz Jones graduated from Charles Sturt University in 2015 with a Bachelor of Veterinary Biology/Bachelor of Veterinary Science (first class honours). She began her veterinary career in mixed practice in north east Victoria and then Wagga Wagga.

 

Liz then completed a comparative theriogenology residency training program at Charles Sturt University where she gained a wealth of reproduction experience, particularly with horses and dogs but also cattle, sheep and other species. During this time Liz was heavily involved teaching reproduction skills and knowledge to Veterinary, Animal and Equine Science students at the University.

 

Liz is a Member of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists (Animal Reproduction) and the Australian Veterinary Association.

 

Dr Jasmin and Liz wrote a paper together in 2019 that was published in an international journal and have had a good working relationship since. You may meet Liz at the clinic on weekends or when Jasmin is unavailable. When Liz isn’t at VRC or doing general veterinary work she’s usually at home in Boorowa tending to her children and a menagerie that includes dogs, chickens, ducks, quails, canaries and one cat.

Jenna McAtamney

Veterinary Nurse

Jenna is a qualified vet nurse with over 10 years experience in the animal care and veterinary industry. She is an asset to the VRC team, often assisting on weekends.

 

Jenna completed her Certificate II in Animal Studies in 2010 followed by her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing with TAFE NSW. She then also completed her Certificate IV in Companion Animals Services in 2014. Jenna has always had a love for animals and is particularly interested in genetics and reproduction as well as animal behaviour and training.

 

Jenna is a member of Dogs NSW and enjoys showing and breeding her beloved St Bernards and small herd of Miniature Cattle. In her spare time she likes playing sport, horse riding, camping and water skiing. She also enjoys spending time with her family on their small property just outside of Orange.