Dr. Ray Burton B.V.Sc
It’s been twenty years since Dr Ray Burton opened his small one man clinic in the community of Mount Hutton. The paddocks and horses have long since disappeared; replaced by villas and new houses but Ray has remained, gradually expanding his small Vet Clinic to a A class 4 Vet Pet Hospital, meeting and coming to know many interesting people and equally unique pets. Many of these pets have grown from infancy to maturity with Ray over the years. Now in 2014, after 2 major facelifts for the surgery and a visit from Dr. Harry Cooper in 2003, the practice is running smoothly with wonderful staff and a friendly work environment.
Ray is an avid reptile enthusiast, having covered the length and breadth of Australia in search of all manner of snakes. Only the Fierce snake and the Green Python have eluded him, despite numerous attempts to find them. Travelling the vast reaches in Australia has been a source of immense pleasure and satisfaction. Ray has been a enthusiastic but alas, unlucky fisherman for his entire life. He has recently acquired a boat to improve his chances but the fish are equally ellusive.
He also loves Pontiac cars with a 1977 Firebird being his pride and joy. Ray has also just started a tennis competion on Fridays, which he enjoys. All aspects of nature appeal to Ray, especially all forms of reptiles and birds, the more venomous the snake, the more appealing. The challenge and variety of Veterinary practice keeps Ray energized and provides a new challenge every day. His enthusiam has not dimmed and he looks forward to each new day. Heaven, though, would be collecting snakes in his Pontiac, towing his boat, in the company of his loving wife and three children.
Donna Burton - Veterinary Nurse/Practice Manager
I completed a Diploma in Veterinary Nursing in 2005. The course provide me with the skills required to run a busy Hospital with our staff and customers obtaining the benefits of our high standards at Mount Hutton Pet Hospital. I enjoy my work, helping the animals become healthier, educating the clients and working with our team of excellant Vets and Nurses.
I enjoy Taekwon Do and achieved a first Dan black belt with hard training. In March 2006, I competed in the Trans Tasman and won 4 gold and 3 sliver medals. I also achieved a National title. I enjoy going fishing with Ray and our children, our son always catches the fish though. I also enjoy gardening. I find this relaxing and enjoy the results of the native trees and shrubs in flower and love the native wildlife who visit our garden. I keep busy by looking after my family, 3 children and my wonderful husband and our many pets, 2 Burmese cats and Reptiles.
I would like to say a ‘Big Thank You’ to all our wonderful clients who have supported us over the years and in the future, I will continue to ensure that Mount Hutton Pet Hospital meets the highest quality of professional standards that helps make Mount Hutton Pet Hospital what it is today.
Meet the Vets
Dr Emily Burton - D.V.M
Dr Dolly Jackson D.V.M
Meet the Nurses