Benalla Veterinary Clinic

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'Caring for your animals like family',

Meet Our Team

Meet our friendly, animal loving staff who will care for all your animals like family


Dr Stephan Miechel

Practice Owner (BVSc Hons)

Dr Stephan Miechel, a 1991 Melbourne University honours graduate, initially worked for several years in a dairy practice in Yarram, South Gippsland, then in mixed practice in Wangaratta, followed by various locum positions including Katherine, Northern Territory and in the United Kingdom. Steph began working at Benalla Veterinary Clinic in 1999 as a locum initially, whilst he simultaneously pursued a passion for commercial photography. 

Over the 28 years he has continued to develop his proficiency as a mixed animal practitioner. Steph is especially interested in the field of small animal surgery (soft tissue and orthopaedic) and more recently in developing diagnostic endoscopy, 'keyhole' laparoscopic and arthroscopic surgery.  He has introduced these minimally invasive surgery options to the Benalla region, and regularly accepts surgical referrals from other vets in north east Victoria. 

 Steph and his wife Yonnie purchased the Benalla Veterinary Clinic in September 2014 and are really enjoying the journey, directing the future of this friendly and caring rural veterinary clinic. They have two school-aged children and a multitude of pets including their dog - Kevin (clinic mascot), cat - Remi, beloved rabbits and bantoms! 


Yonnie Miechel

Practice Owner

Eugenie  Miechel (Yonnie) is wife to Stephan and mother to Elly and Edward.  Yonnie is a true blue Benalla local and has a mixed working background of nursing and administration.  Yonnie’s hobbies are caring for her young family, reading, cooking and is thoroughly enjoying the challenges of owning a veterinary clinic.  She will often be found greeting our clients and their pets at reception with her warm, friendly manner, and she is tasked with the administrative side of the practice, often sharing her office with Kevin, her beloved dog and our clinic mascot!

Jo Campbell

Veterinary Nurse (Dip VN (General Practice))

Jo grew up in Vermont, Melbourne. She completed year 12 in 2000 and went on to complete a certificate in Business Administration, before settling into hospitality. She moved to Benalla in 2003 and started working at Benalla Veterinary Clinic in August 2006. She enjoys travelling (in particular, camping in outback Australia), reading good books and socialising with friends and family. Jo and her partner Mark live with their four lovely dogs, Samuel, Oscar, Kira & Bindi, two awesome puddy cats Annabelle and Yomma, their pet sheep Wizzle and of course a pet cow Eva.

Liz Compton

Veterinary Nurse

Liz grew up in Williamstown and started veterinary nursing at the Spotswood Veterinary Clinic at the age of 16. She worked at the Bacchus Marsh Veterinary Centre for 11 years and more recently worked at an equine practice at Scone in the Hunter Valley for 7 years which rekindled her interest in horses. Liz spent most of her adult life showing and loving Irish Setters but now has 2 Quarter Horses, Blondie and Bella and a beautiful Siamese cat Lily.  Liz moved back to Victoria in 2011 to be with her partner, Mike, and joined the BVC team in October 2011.


Peter Lavryssen

Veterinary Nurse

Pete is the newest member of the team, after 18 years working in a management role in the hospitality and community health setting Pete decided that it was time to follow his dream of working with animals. Pete is currently enrolled in Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing which will see him being fully qualified in 2021. When Pete isn't working and studying, he enjoys playing piano and spending time having coffee with his wife Nicky and his two kids Tahlia (21) and Jai (19) and his two dogs, Tobie (pictured) and Max and cat Gypsy.

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