Tara Cashman BVSc DipVetClinStud MANZCVS(Dentistry)
Kate Toyer BVSc MANZCVS(Surgery)
Kate and Tara have been practicing in the Batemans Bay area for almost 20 years. At Eurocoast Vets you will ONLY see Tara or Kate, we do not employ locum or associate veterinarians. Because Kate and Tara not only work in the business, they own the business, then you know that you will get the very best care EVERY TIME.
Tara graduated from James Ruse High School in 1990 and with the wool crash of 1989 her original thoughts of a career in the wool industry seemed somewhat unexciting so she completed a Veterinary Science Degree at Sydney University in 1995. After graduating Tara worked in various practices before returning to Sydney University in 1998 to complete a Graduate Diploma of Veterinary Clinical Studies. After a short stint working and travelling in europe (mostly travelling!) she and Kate bought a share in Batehaven Veterinary Clinic in 2000. In 2008 Tara was one of the first veterinarians to obtain Membership of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists (ANZCVS) in Small animal Veterinary Dentistry and is one of only 3 members of the college with this qualification in NSW! Tara has a keen interest in continuing education and works 2 days a week for the Australian Veterinary Association (AVA) coordinating branch continuing education and meetings. In addition to this Tara is also the current President of the AVA Dental Special Interest group. local coordinator of the World Veterinary Dental congress program in the Gold Coast in 2017 and the longest serving committee member of the NSW division of the AVA.
Kate graduated from Sydney Technical High School and had no hesitation in pursuing her lifelong dream of becoming a veterinarian. She also completed her degree in 1995 at Sydney University and worked in various locations after graduating until she and Tara bought in to Batehaven Veterinary Clinic in 2000. Kate started developing a keen interest in surgery and in 2007 gained membership to the ANZCVS by examination in Small Animal Surgery as well as receiving the college prize that year for her contribution to veterinary continuing education, providing one of the first online courses for veterinarians in Australia on degenerative joint disease (arthritis) management. Kate is currently on the Surgery chapter committee of the ANZCVS helping to coordinate and deliver advanced surgical training to veterinarians in Australia and New Zealand.