Meet Our Team

The Rivers Equine Vets team is here for you.

We’ve dedicated our lives to Equine Health.

The Rivers Equine Vets prides itself on excellent communication and reliability, focusing on ensuring the best possible outcomes for your horse.

Senior Veterinarian/Owner

Dr. Greg Baldwin

BSc, BVSc, MPhil

About Greg

Greg graduated from the University of Queensland Veterinary School in 2002. He spent four years at Eagle Farm Equine Hospital in Brisbane, gathering knowledge and skills in equine medicine, surgery, and racetrack practice.

He then worked at the world-renowned Rossdales and Partners in Newmarket, England, for three years. Here at the thoroughbred training headquarters of Europe, Greg was involved with many of the world’s best thoroughbred trainers and horses. He was able to work with horses owned by the Queen at the Royal Stud, Sandringham, Norfolk, and was lucky enough to meet Her Majesty.

On his return to Australia in 2009, he was employed by Harness Racing Queensland and Racing Queensland as a Veterinary Steward, attending predominantly harness race meetings and assisting stewards with policy and integrity matters.

Greg established The Rivers Equine Vets (formally known as Baldwin Equine) in October 2012 and has built up a loyal clientele over the last few years. From humble beginnings and with the local equine community’s support, the practice now supports two associate veterinarians. We also have an excellent practise manager and reception team.

When time permits, Greg enjoys working on the family farm and spending time with his wife, Kisa, a companion animal vet, and their two young daughters playing the odd round of golf and catching a wave or two.

Greg is passionate about all aspects of equine practice and strives to provide the best possible care for all clients.

Owner/Manager

Kisa Baldwin

BVSc MANZCVSc EMCC

About Kisa

Kisa graduated from the University of Queensland Veterinary School in 2001 and initially worked in mixed practice in New Zealand before returning to Brisbane and working at the Animal Emergency Centre. Her passion has always been small animal critical care. She worked at Veterinary Specialist Services for many years before travelling with Greg to England, where she continued to work in Emergency and developed her passion for management. On return to Australia, Kisa worked in and managed the Pet Intensive Care Unit at Underwood. Soon after, she took time off to raise her young family and established The Rivers Equine Vets (formally Baldwin Equine Veterinary Services) with Greg in 2012.

Although Kisa does not practice Equine Veterinary Medicine, she is passionate about animal health, continued learning, management, and caring for our team. She currently balances her time between working at Veterinary Specialist Services Carrara and working behind the scenes for us. In addition, she enjoys spending time with her family, walking their three beautiful dogs, and learning to paddleboard.

Practice Manager

Jessica O’Heaney

LLB GradDipLegalPractice

About Jessica

Jessica (also known as Jess) grew up on the Sunshine Coast and has had a passion for horses since she was very young. Jess has settled in the beautiful Tweed Valley with her husband, two beautiful kids, three dogs, and four horses. Jess now hopes to be able to pass that love of horses onto her two young children.

Jess has been with us at The Rivers Equine Vets (formally known as Baldwin Equine) since 2016. She has a broad range of skills acquired through her IT and Law study at QUT and her early career as a practicing Solicitor. She is also a busy mum and helps run her own family business, so she is excellent at multitasking.

Jess looks after The Rivers Equine Vets (formally known as Baldwin Equine) office with her friendly character and organizational talent on Tuesday and Friday and helps manage our ever-changing schedule, and is ready to assist with any of your equine needs.

 

Reception

Peta Devoy

About Peta

Peta is a 6th generation Tweed Valley local. She was born and bred in Murwillumbah, attended Murwillumbah High, and studied nursing at Sydney University. Peta then spent some time living and working in London, where she met her husband.

Peta loves living in Murwillumbah with her husband and three children. She especially has an appreciation of the mountains that are constantly changing. Peta’s passions include cooking, the farmers’ markets, gardening, and surrounding herself with positive people. Peta believes that working at The Rivers Equine Vets (formally known as Baldwin Equine) is her perfect blend, drawing on her childhood with horses, nursing, and administration skills.

Peta will answer your calls with her friendly voice in the office on Monday and Wednesday.

Reception

Sandra Green

About Sandra

After holidaying in Queensland a couple of times, Sandra and her husband decided to move to Australia from New Zealand in 1999 at their two primary school-aged sons’ insistence. Her sons are now both grown and married, and Sandra has four wonderful grandchildren.

Since she left school, Sandra has worked for various companies as a receptionist, including 15 years working as a receptionist in the motor trade both here and in New Zealand. Sandra also took time to become a qualified teacher aide spending six passionate years specialising in teaching disabled children and integrating them into the mainstream school system.

Sandra has fallen in love with the Tweed area for its gorgeous picnic spots, walking, and bike trails. She also enjoys kayaking the beautiful waterways with her husband.

You will see Sandra’s ever-smiling face in our office on Thursdays and Fridays.