Practice Owner, Partner
Qualifications: BVSc (Hons)
Dr Tess always knew she wanted to be a vet – it was what she was bred to do! Graduating from University of QLD with first class honours in 2004 she has enjoyed a stimulating and varied career thus far.
Her work has taken her to all corners of the state, from Weipa to Charleville, to Brisbane to Richmond, she has a deep passion for the bush and prides herself on providing the best possible veterinary service to rural communities.
Tess married a local boy John Salmond in 2012 and they split their time between Mt McConnel and Clermont Vet Surgery. Tess and John bought into the clinic in 2014 and are now partners with Tess’s father Guillie. John and Tess welcomed their daughter Alana Merle into the world in 2015 and she is often seen tearing around the vet surgery Tess’s two other loves of her life – her Cavalier King Charles Spaniel “Izzy” and her stockhorse mare “Amber”. John and Tess added to their family with the arrival of their son Peter Gordon John in June 2018.
On her days off, Tess can be found helping out at Mt McConnel or at a campdraft with John.