Meet the Team

Get to know our Experienced Veterinarians

Dr Andrew Hoare BVSc

Practice Partner

Andrew grew up on a beef property in Southern Queensland and finished at the University of Queensland in 1996. After graduation he worked in South Western Victoria in a mixed dairy/beef/small animal practice before then locuming around Southern Queensland. After another stint in Victoria, Andrew purchased South East Vets in 2002.

He has been President of the Australian Cattle Veterinarians, is currently the South Australian representative for Australian Cattle Veterinarians and is also on the National Cattle Pregnancy Diagnosis Committee.

Andrew is passionate about helping other veterinarians develop their skills in ultrasound pregnancy diagnosis and is currently an accredited manual and ultrasound pregnancy tester and examiner. He also has interests in lameness in dairy cattle, reproduction, nutrition and medicine of cattle and sheep.

When not at work Andrew loves clay target shooting.


  • Australian Veterinary Association
  • Australian Cattle Veterinarians
  • Australian Sheep Veterinarians
  • Australian Repro Veterinarians
  • Australian Veterinary Practice Management Group


  • National Cattle Pregnancy Diagnosis Scheme; Manual and Ultrasound and Examiner
  • APAV, Bovine Johne’s Market Assurance Program and Ovine Johne’s Market Assurance Program accredited
  • Countdown Downunder Advisor
  • In Calf Advisor
  • Ovine Brucellosis accredited

Dr James Callaghan BVSc (Hons)

Practice Partner

James graduated from the University of Queensland in 2005 and has worked in mixed practice and equine practice in South Australia, Victoria and New South Wales. He has a special interest in equine reproduction and lameness after working in the Hunter Valley and Flemington area in equine practice for 3 years.

James has worked in the Penola- Naracoorte area in the past 5 years and loves the mix of equine, cattle and sheep work as well as being extremely interested in dog and cat medicine and surgery.


  • Australian Veterinary Association
  • Equine Vets Australia (EVA) Special Interest group of the AVA


  • Thoroughbred Identification
  • Ovine Brucellosis accreditation

Dr Kyong Nahm

Associate Veterinarian

Kyong graduated from Murdoch College of Veterinary Medicine in 2005. Prior to obtaining his degree in Veterinary Science he graduated with honours in Cellular and Molecular Biology. After working in another mixed practice, Kyong joined South East Vets in 2009.

His key interests are in small animal medicine and surgery but he is also keen to obtain accreditation in large animal programs.

Kyong has two working dogs (one with three legs!) and runs a small mob of hobby sheep. His interesting accent comes from a Korean, French, Canadian background.

Dr Courtney Swanson

Associate Veterinarian

Courtney graduated from Charles Sturt University in Wagga Wagga and moved back to her home state of South Australia in September 2017.

She enjoys working with horses, dogs, cats and has a keen interest in beef and dairy cattle medicine and production.

Courtney is a much valued member of our vet team and loves helping out clients and staff.

She’s also a lover of Cavalier King Charles Spaniels.

Dr Ben Weir

Associate Veterinarian

Ben started with South East Vets in 2018 after completing his veterinary degree at the University of Adelaide. Ben spent some time at South East Vets during his time at university and has settled in well into the area.

Ben worked on dairy farms while at university and has a farm background from New Zealand.

South East Vets

314 Commercial St West
Mount Gambier, SA 5290

Opening Hours

Mon to Fri: 8.30am - 5.30pm
Saturday: 8.30 - 11.30am


Emergency Services are available outside of these hours.

Please call before you come in.