meet the team

Dr Ralph Webster

Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons – Small Animal
Registered Australian Specialist in Small Animal Surgery

Ralph graduated from Massey University in 2004. Following a stint in general practice in both Australia and the UK, he completed an internship at Davies Veterinary Specialists in the UK.

Ralph has practiced referral-only surgery since returning to Australia to work at Sydney University in 2009. His residency was completed through the University of Adelaide and private specialist practice, as well as an externship at Michigan State University.

Ralph has a particular interest in orthopaedic surgery, he has lectured in orthopaedics at Sydney and Adelaide Universities and has run numerous CPD courses throughout Australia.


Tracey Adams

BAnimScMgt Cert IV in Veterinary Nursing
Veterinary Nurse

Tracey holds a Bachelor of Animal Science and Management from Melbourne University as well as her certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing.

Following several years nursing in general practice, Tracey found her calling in specialist surgical nursing and has since gained extensive experience with the perioperative management of companion animals.

Tracey is very passionate about animal behaviour and welfare within the veterinary industry and has a real empathy for her patients. Tracey enjoys the care of the patient pre and post op ensuring they feel as safe and comfortable as possible whilst they are in her care.

When Tracey is not at work you can find her spending time with her fur kids, 2 dogs (Joey and Ami) and 2 rabbits. Tracey is currently undertaking training to become a CFA volunteer fire fighter. Tracey loves spending time with her family, camping, the outdoors and dreams to one-day travel to the Galapagos Islands and Africa for all the animals!


Lorraine Langmead

BSc (Hons) Pharm, FdSc VN, GradDip VN, Cert IV TAA, RVN
Veterinary Nurse

Lorraine is a British Qualified and RCVS Registered Veterinary Nurse. She has worked extensively in small animal veterinary practice, specialist referral hospitals and emergency care.

Lorraine is passionate about high standards of veterinary care and completed the Graduate Diploma in Professional and Clinical Veterinary Nursing through the Royal Veterinary College in 2015. She also has a first class honours degree in Pharmacology and is a member of the British Veterinary Nursing Association and Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons.

Lorraine has a deep-seated passion for specialist nursing and all aspects of animal health and welfare. Outside of work, Lorraine loves running and spending time with her dog, Kodi.


the difference

Better Vets enables you to retain cases that would normally be referred externally, which will assist you in the development of your own in-house services.

  • 1.Specialist attendance at your practice at a time you schedule.
  • 2. The surgeon provides pre and post operative consultation with the pet owner and primary vet to foster a truly collaborative approach to patient care.
  • 3. Opportunity for your vets and nurses to gain first hand exposure to specialist level surgery.
  • 4.Every surgical case receives a written post-operative plan for both the primary vet and pet owner to ensure optimal patient care.
  • 5.Comprehensive post-operative support and management in the unlikely event of a surgical complication.
  • 6.Competitive fee structure and economic resolution of complications.