Dr Renee Pigdon at Dr Jana's Veterinary centreDr Renee Pigdon 

BVSc MACVS (Melbourne University)

Dr Renee grew up nuturing lots of animals on a small farm near Yackandandah Victoria and graduated from the School of Veterinary Science at the University of Melbourne in 1996.

In 2003 Dr Renee was awarded membership to the Australian College of Veterinary Surgeons for her advanced studies in Feline Medicine. She has since developed special interests in Canine and Feline Dermatology, Oncology, Internal Medicine and Soft tissue Surgery. Dr Renee’s love for the Border has kept her practicing right here in Albury Wodonga for the past 20 years.

Dr Renee is the owner of the practice and endeavors to ensure that Petfocus Vetcare provides superior personalised care to owners and their pets by offering individualised care and the best possible treatment options to suit the whole family.

Dr Renee lives with her husband and four children plus their pets Scooter the Dog and Cecil the cat and a menagerie of chickens and cattle.  

Dr Caitlin Thomson at Dr Jana's Veterinary centreDr Caitlin Thomson 

BVetBio BVSc

Growing up surrounded by animals on her family’s property near Yass, Caitlin knew she wanted to be a Vet from an early age. 

Upon leaving school, Caitlin headed to Charles Sturt University in Wagga Wagga to study Veterinary Science.

She met her husband, Shane who is also a Vet, at University, and they now live in Holbrook.

Throughout her time at university, Caitlin fostered a keen interest in small animal surgery, particularly orthopaedics and enjoys the challenge presented by dermatology and ophthalmology.

Caitlin loves spending time on the family beef cattle property, playing netball, and making hand-made crafts. She has two dogs at home, Nilla, the Samoyed and Cozmo, the Border Collie.

Dr Michelle Niedzwiedzki at Dr Jana's Veterinary CentreDr Michelle Niedzwiedzki

BSc BVSc (hons)
Michelle graduated from Melbourne University in 2002 and has worked continuously on the Border since that time.

She grew up in Benalla where she loved spending time outside with her animals, especially her horse, Patch.

Her particular veterinary interests are internal medicine, soft tissue surgery and animal behaviour.

Her hobbies are camping, mountain bike riding and exploring the bush with her husband and three children.

Michelle has no shortage of pets living with her family. Harvey the Welsh Springer Spaniel, Jool the cat, her two horses, Matty and Bluey and six Boer goats all share the love in the Niedzwiedzki household.

Dr PeterDr Peter Young


Dr Peter brings a wealth of knowledge and experience following a six year stint as referral surgeon (and three years as Superintendent) at the Veterinary Teaching Hospital at Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga.

Being involved with the university provided a great learning opportunity with exposure to a wide range of cases that were referred to Dr Peter from across the Riverina and Northern Victoria and give him an opportunity to be involved in cutting edge research in the areas of fracture healing, urinary tract issues and advancements in wound healing generally.

His primary areas of interest are surgery (especially trauma cases), hip dysplasia and reconstructive (plastic) surgery which has required him to develop a higher level of expertise in anaesthesia, radiology and pain management.

Having originally graduated from Sydney University in 1980 with honours, he became a member of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists in Small Animal Surgery in 1991 and one of the first Australian Veterinarians to be accredited in PENNHip (hip disease) examinations.

He is a regular tutor for accredited post graduate surgical workshops and conferences covering the fields of abdominal surgery, surgery of the head and neck and principles of surgery.