woombye vet

Our Team

CharlotteDr Charlotte Ashton-Heinius is the principal / owner of Woombye Veterinary Surgery. Born and raised rurally, graduating from the University of Queensland in 1978, she brings a vast wealth of experience in both small and large animals to the practice. Charlotte has had an interesting career practising in many countries before finally settling down in the year 2000 to develop the fledgling practice. She has two daugthers with husband Joachim. The little spare time left available my find her 'cooking up a storm' for family and friends.

At the moment Toby, a rescued ADD labrador Retriever dog remains the sole furred family pet, but this may change at anytime depending upon what walks through the practice door!


DianaDiana Batson is originally from New Zealand and moved to Australia in 1983. She has worked for Woombye Veterinary Surgery since 2007 and is a Qualified Veterinary Nurse, having completed her studies in 1991. Her spare time is spent mostly with her husband and 2 children, although weather permitting will often be found pottering in the garden.

Her extended family also includes 2 cats, "Mittens"and "Roxy", a Border Collie dog "Lucy", serveral guinea pigs and pet chooks.

Sara Heggie is the newest member of our team. She is an experienced trainee veterinary nurse who is currently completing her Certificate IV Veterinary Nurse Studies.