Meet Our Vets

Rhodes Veterinary Clinic

About Us

Rhodes Veterinary Clinic has been providing exceptional animal and veterinary care for pets and farm animals in and around Colac and Simpson for over 60 years.

We have a dedicated team offering pet advice and all aspects of veterinary treatments.

We see a wide variety of patients at the Clinic and our team of veterinarians and nurses have an extensive range of knowledge and experience.

Our Associations

Rhodes Veterinary Clinic are associated with the following reputable organisations:

  • Australian Veterinary Association
  • Australian Association of Cattle
  • Australian Veterinary Practice Management Association

Dr Michael Rhodes

Dr Mike graduated from Melbourne University in 1984.

He began his career in an Equine practice on the outskirts of Melbourne before joining a dairy practice in New Zealand.

He has now been in the Colac district for most of his 34 years, initially working beside his father, the late Dusty Rhodes.

Dr Mike is a very experienced dairy cattle veterinarian who also enjoys small animal surgery and medicine. Dr Mike is available for pregnancy testing, herd health visits, emergency visits and advice.

Dr Mike enjoys travelling (France is a favourite), a bike ride, socialising and a nice glass of red.

Dr Leigh Moyle

Dr Leigh graduated from Melbourne University in 2017 and has been working in the NSW Mid North Coast dairy area as a Mixed Veterinarian..

Leigh likes all aspects of vet work and is happy to treat anything from a goldfish to a bull, but has a special interest in agriculture.

His free time is spent in the water surfing or on a cliff face climbing.


Dr Fiona Pearson

Dr Fiona graduated from Melbourne University in 2017 and has worked across the Northern Territory. She lived in Alice Springs and travelled to remote communities.

Fiona has treated a variety of animals from perenties (land crocodiles) to precious pets.

A quick stint in Melbourne at a 24 hr emergency clinic made her realise the joys of country practice.

Fiona is looking forward to getting to know the people and animals of Colac and surrounds.



Dr Jess Thomas

Dr Jess graduated from Melbourne University in 2014, joined us as her first placement and after a break to travel she has rejoined us.

Jess enjoys all facets of Veterinary Science and is well known amongst many of our clients.

She enjoyed her locum work whilst travelling throughout England and Scotland and got to spend some time with family in England as well as being a tourist in Europe.





Dr Shaun Armistead

Dr Shaun graduated from Melbourne University in 2013. Shaun grew up on a local large scale dairy farm (Scotts Creek) and has experience in all facets of both small animal and large animal cases.

Shaun enjoys his large animal work in both individual and herd health issues. He is available for herd level investigations for the likes of mastitis, lameness and calf scours.

He has extensive experience in pregnancy testing (ultrasound and manual), bull fertility testing, obstetrics and lameness.






Have a question about your pet’s health? Call us for advice or to book an appointment.

Rhodes Veterinary Clinic

74 Gellibrand St, Colac, VIC 3250

On corner of Bromfield & Gellibrand, behind The Union Hotel

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Opening Hours

Monday-Friday: 8am to 6pm
Saturday: 9am to 12pm

Closed on public holidays

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