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Our Vets


At Cowra Veterinary Centre our fully qualified staff are committed to providing you with the highest standards in veterinary care to keep the animal in your life healthy.

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Dr Peter Launders

BVSc (Hons) BEc (Hons) LLB (Hons)
University of Queensland - 2008


Before becoming a veterinarian, Peter had a career in investment banking working in Sydney, New York and Hong Kong. 


After seeing the error of his ways, Peter graduated from the University of Queensland (where he and Kellie met) with a Veterinary Science degree in 2008.  


Peter started at Cowra Veterinary Centre in 2009 and purchased the practice in July 2011.  


Peter enjoys the variety of mixed practice and is happy working on any and all species, but especially enjoys cattle work. 


Away from work, Peter is keen on playing and watching as many sports as possible.

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Dr Kellie Launders

BVSc (Hons), BAnimSc
University of Queensland - 2008


After a stint as a jillaroo in outback Queensland and an Animal Science degree from James Cook

University in Townsville, Kellie graduated as a veterinarian from the University of Queensland in 


Kellie spent 18 months at Young Veterinary Hospital before making the move to Cowra. 

She and Peter are the (often frazzled) parents of Sienna and twins Joshua and Samuel.  Kellie is now 
back at work a couple of days a week (for a rest).


Kellie has done additional training in eye and orthopaedic surgery and also enjoys tricky medicine cases.


Kellie is also keen on anything to do with horses and has started to learn dressage in her spare time.

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Dr Emma Sutton

Charles Sturt University


Emma graduated from Charles Sturt University at Wagga Wagga in 2015 and started at Cowra 
Veterinary Centre shortly afterwards.  


You can see Emma at our branch practice in Canowindra on Mondays and Wednesdays as well as at the surgery in Cowra.


Emma grew up on cattle and cropping farms around Cassilis and Mudgee.  Similar to Kellie, Emma 
did a stint as a jillaroo in Queensland before starting her studies so wonders why the cattle around 
here don’t have lumps on their backs.


Emma is also very keen on horses and enjoys riding whenever possible.


Emma and Scott welcomed baby Barnsley in April 2022 so Emma enjoyed some well-earned time off while she mastered the art of being a mum. Emma has just started back with us doing Mondays in Canowindra and the odd day here and there.

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Kristen Fredrericksen

BVet Biol/BVSc

Charles Sturt University – 2017

Kristen graduated from Charles Sturt University at Wagga Wagga in 2017 and was part of the Cowra
Veterinary Centre team from 2017-2019. Kristen moved to Queensland for a couple of years and has
rejoined the team at CVC part-time after returning to NSW.

Kristen is a Kiwi by birth (but we try not to hold that against her) and grew up on a sheep and cattle
property near Orange.


Kristen’s passion is cattle and she loves spending time on farm doing bull
testing, pregnancy testing, artificial insemination and other cattle work for her own mobile veterinary


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Sunita Neville

BVSc; MACVSc (Surgery)

Sydney University 1995

Sunita joined the Cowra Veterinary Centre team in early 2022, commuting from Orange 3 days a
week. Sunita is an experienced vet who has worked in clinics in the UK and Sydney before settling in


Sunita completed additional qualifications in surgery in 2020 so is happy to tackle tricky
orthopaedic or soft tissue surgery. Sunita has also spent time teaching Animal Studies and Veterinary
Nursing at TAFE as well as being the on track vet at the races and the trots in Orange.

Outside of work, Sunita has 3 busy teenagers to wrangle and also enjoys getting out into the garden –
frosty Orange weather permitting!

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Alex-Kate Langfield


Charles Sturt University 2018

Alex-Kate did a  number of practical placements at Cowra Veterinary Centre during her veterinary science degree so it was like coming home when she joined us in August 2022.

Alex-Kate’s family are poultry farmers so it was no surprise that Alex-Kate became a poultry vet after graduating and spent a number of years working in that field before deciding it was time for a change and coming to Cowra Veterinary Centre.

Alex-Kate and husband Grant welcomed baby Addison in December 2022 but Alex-Kate is planning on starting back at work later in 2023.

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