Meet our Team

Our friendly, enthusiastic and knowledgeable team aim to provide professional and compassionate care for all your animals.


Dr Stephan Miechel

Practice Owner (BVSc Hons)

Dr Stephan Miechel, a 1991 Melbourne University honours graduate, worked for several years in a dairy practice in Yarram, South Gippsland, followed by mixed practice in Wangaratta.  He then experienced locum work including in Katherine, Northern Territory and the United Kingdom. Steph began working at Benalla Veterinary Clinic in 1999 as a locum, whilst he simultaneously pursued a passion for commercial photography for 10 years. 

Over 33 years of veterinary work he has continued to develop his proficiency as a mixed animal practitioner. Steph is especially interested in the field of small animal surgery (soft tissue and orthopaedic) including 'keyhole' laparoscopic and arthroscopic surgery.  He has introduced these minimally invasive surgery options to the Benalla region, and regularly accepts surgical referrals from other vets in north-east Victoria. 

Steph and his wife Yonnie purchased the Benalla Veterinary Clinic in September 2014. They have two  children now at university, and a multitude of pets including their dog - Kevin (clinic mascot), cat - Remi, and an ancient bantom - Iris! 


Yonnie Miechel

Practice Owner

Eugenie  Miechel (Yonnie) is wife to Stephan and mother to Elly and Edward.  Yonnie is a true blue Benalla local and has a mixed working background of nursing and administration.  Yonnie’s hobbies are caring for her young family, reading, cooking and is thoroughly enjoying the challenges of owning a veterinary clinic.  She will often be found greeting our clients and their pets at reception with her warm, friendly manner, and she is tasked with the administrative side of the practice, often sharing her office with Kevin, her beloved dog and our clinic mascot!

Jo Campbell

Veterinary Nurse (Dip VN (General Practice))

Jo grew up in Vermont, Melbourne. She completed year 12 in 2000 and went on to complete a certificate in Business Administration, before settling into hospitality. She moved to Benalla in 2003 and started working at Benalla Veterinary Clinic in August 2006. She enjoys travelling (in particular, camping in outback Australia), reading good books and socialising with friends and family. Jo and her son, Henry, live with their two lovely dogs, Oscar & Poppy.


Veterinary Nurse

Maddi is a fully qualified Veterinary Nurse who has a particular love of cats, Stella, Dusty and Leo.
In her spare time Maddi has an interest in growing succulents! Maddi and her partner Ayden like playing golf and travelling when they can get away.



Helen is our star receptionist who keeps us all in line.  Helen has come to us after 10 years of working in a local bank.  Helen and her husband, Brian, have two adult daughters and a couple of grandchildren.

Helen and Brian love getting away for a weekend in their van and also visiting their family in other towns.

Her passion for cooking is greatly appreciated by all in the clinic tearoom.

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