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Our Staff

Dr Phillip Sharman
(Owner Of Practice)

Phil started work at Casino Veterinary Clinic soon after graduating in 1987. At that time it was a 3 vet practice with a 70% reliance on cattle work. Phil spent 2 years in England in 1991 - 1992 working mostly with horses and Dairy cattle in Worcestershire before returning to work with Ross Sillar.

In 1997 Phil filled in as the District Vet for Casino's Rural Lands Protection Board before buying the practice in August of 1998. Along with wife Linda, Phil designed and built the surgery that the practice uses now and it was officially opened in July 2000.

Phil has 2 girls, Evie and Annabelle. Both girls live in Canberra and both work as government advisors. Phil and Linda are very proud of their daughter accomplishments. Phil enjoys following the Queensland Reds and lives in the vain hope that the Wallabies will one day hoist the Bledisloe cup and World cups again. Work wise he mostly enjoys anything to do with cattle and anything surgical. Phil has two Labrador siblings called Pip and Pop who love the water and terrorizing the local lizards. 

Dr Jai Gardner

Jai has been with us since March 2023 and graduated from Charles Sturt University in Wagga Wagga in 2020. Jai is a very talented vet but is particularly skilled with horses and horse reproduction. Jai worked in Beaudesert from August 2020 until January 2023 until he decided to move closer to family and join the Casino Vet Clinic team! 

Jai will be dividing his time between working with us and helping to manage the family dairy. Jai is pictured with his dog Wilma but his real love is his Border Collie Boots, who is his true number one priority!

Jai lives with his Partner who is also a vet and they live on the family dairy together. Jai thoroughly enjoys playing Rugby Union and played for the Mallanganee Rangers in 2023. Jai enjoys anything adventurous including fishing, camping, motorbike riding and hiking. 

Dr Nick Wimble

Nick started with Casino Veterinary Clinic in August 2023. Nick came to us as a student for a short period in 2014 but has luckily returned to us to get back into some large animal medicine. During his years of absence Nick worked as a mixed- animal practitioner in Western Sydney, a surgical-intern at a special referral hospital and a Locum Veterinarian travelling up and down Central and Eastern Australia.


Nick has a very keen interest in emergency and critical care and works at North Coast Emergency Vets in Bangalow on his available weekends. Nick enjoys working cases and is a very talented vet!

In Nicks spare time you will find him either in the bush, the surf, the gym or running with his partner Amy and their 8 year old Aussie shepherd Zena, pictured to the left.

Dr Ping Kwan

Ping started at Casino Veterinary Clinic in August 2023 and graduated from the University of Sydney in 2022. Ping works with us two days a week and works at a local research center the remainder of the week.


Ping is particularly skilled in laboratory investigations and enjoys aquatic medicine and behavioral science. Ping is a keen learner and always greets people with a huge smile!

Ping currently stays in clinic treating our smaller patients but is hoping to gain as much experience as he can with us and eventually would like to move into large animal medicine aswell.

Nicole Shirm- Veterinary Nurse

Nicole began work at Casino Veterinary Clinic in July 2013 and has a certificate 4 in Veterinary Nursing and her certificate in microchipping. Nicole has been with us for over 10 years now and has trained most of our junior nurses.  

Nicole has been running our puppy preschool classes for over a three years now and thoroughly enjoys watching her students grow and progress in their learning. Nicole's main focus in her classes is owner education and puppy socialization with the main basic commands thrown in as well.

Nicole works at North Coast Emergency Vets on weekends working predominantly the overnight shift. Nicole now works two days at Casino with us and two days at Lennox Head Veterinary Clinic. Nicole lives with her partner Billy and owns a German Shorthaired Pointer named Maya pictured to the left. 

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Phoebe Peters- Junior Nurse 

Phoebe began working with us in February 2022. Phoebe has completed her certificate in Animal Studies in 2021 and is currently studying Certificate 4 in Veterinary Nursing. She has also completed her microchipping course in 2023. 

Phoebe has a keen interest in Emergency and Critical care and large animal medicine and enjoys going on large animal call outs with our vets. Phoebe works at a local dairy farmer in the mornings before work and enjoys seeing her dairy girls each morning!

Phoebe lives with her partner Hamish and their Catahoula cross named Xena who is pictured to the left. Phoebe is one of our nurses working some Saturdays and is ready to greet you with her friendly smile!  

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Lisa Jones- Veterinary Nurse

Lisa originally worked with us in 2016 as a junior nurse while she was studying her Cert IV in Veterinary Nursing. Lisa worked with us for a year and has since had a family and a wide range of jobs including Diary farming, Camel farming and aged care nursing and is now a fully fledged Veterinary Nurse and started back with us in June 2022. 

Lisa has a keen interest in surgical nursing and since working back with us has completed some refresher courses in Surgery and Emergency. Lisa loves how different each day can be and how rewarding vet nursing is. We are so happy to have Lisa working back with us! 


Lisa has two beautiful young girls, Bethy and Addy who are completing primary school. Lisa is married and lives with her husband, Lee on a small property near by. Lisa is a very devoted mother who's kids are her whole world. Lisa is pictured here with her beautiful boy Freddy the Aussie Shepard mix. Lisa is one of our nurses who work some Saturdays so will be ready to greet you and your furbaby! 

Kaede Clements- Junior Nurse

Kaede is our youngest member to the team and began work with us in November 2023. Kaede grew up in the Northern Rivers and has always loved the area.

Kaede is currently completing Certificate 2 in Animal Studies and hopes to one day work for an Emergency Clinic. Kaede enjoys working with a variety of animals and has a keen interest in equine medicine. Kaede has a horse of her own named Dixie

Kaede enjoys trail rides with her mum and jetski rides with her partner Nick. Kaede has a strong love for French Bulldogs and is pictured to the left with her Frenchie named Tux. Kaede is one of our Saturday nurses who is always ready to help where she can!

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