Dr Natalie Pyle BVSc (Hons)
What is your role here?
I am one of our practice owners and the Principal Veterinarian and Manager – together with Peter, at our Gregory Hills Hospital. I also look after Inventory Management and the Puppy Preschool Team.
When did you start working at MVG?
I joined the team in 2005 and became Practice Partner in 2008.
What are your qualifications and when did you achieve them?
I graduated from Sydney University in 1998 with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science (Hons). My interests include soft tissue surgery and all aspects of veterinary medicine particularly ophthalmology and preventative pet healthcare. I have completed a distance education program in Veterinary Ophthalmology (the study of eyes) and Medical Oncology (the study of cancer).
What are some of the things you love about the veterinary industry?
Being able to care and treat animals so they they love a long and healthy life is such a rewarding profession. This industry allows us to work with a great bunch of staff who are like-minded – there is never a dull day!
MVG is a great place to work because…
Macarthur Vet Group strives to continually improve the education of our staff – both vets and nurses – through internal training (including visiting specialists) and external conferences and webinars. This enables us to offer our patients up-to-date gold-standard veterinary care.
Description of your pets / spouse / family
Myself and my husband Nick live locally and are parents to two young children Mitchell and Tayla, as well as two Burmese cats ‘Kyshara’ and ‘Caramello’, 3 tame Cockatiels – ‘Boochie’, ‘Snapper’ and ‘Snuggles’, 2 Macleay Turtles ‘Stanley’ and ‘Ninja’, tropical fish and a shed full of yabbies. In my spare time I enjoy spending time ensuring my aquariums thrive and getting back to nature camping, kayaking and bushwalking with my family!
One interesting fact about you that no one knows!
I quit school half way through year 12 – due to stress and anxiety associated with high expectations of myself for the HSC. Moving on then to do anything other than studying Veterinary Science was not going to cut it for me – so I returned to school and finished successfully the following year!