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

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.