Our Clinic

Riverbend Veterinary Clinic | 148 Hendy Road Buronga NSW

Dr. Deborah Abbenhuys arrived in Mildura in 1989 following a study tour of various veterinary clinics in England, Canada and the USA.


A passion for horses led to the establishment of a new equine clinic in Merbein in 1993 on the old “Ridge” road ( originally part of McEdward Station).

The current facilities at 148 Sturt Highway Buronga were developed in 2003 under the name Riverbend Veterinary Service.

The clinic is set on 2.5 acres and encompasses reception, retail shop, consulting, surgery rooms, rehabilitation areas and boarding facilities. 

A 60 x 25m covered sand arena and a range of well-fenced paddocks and yards are available for hospitalized equine patients as well as rehabilitation and puppy school. 

Dr Deb has over 30 years of experience and provides all styles of treatment. She has a holistic focus recognising the need for alternative therapies where appropriate. 

We look forward to treating all your pets, both large and small! 

Your Riverbend Vet Nurses

We are so lucky to have this incredible team to support you and your fourlegged best friends!

Nurse Amanda

Amanda Bernaldo

Practice Manager

Amanda Bernaldo completed her certificate II & III in Animal care in 2003 and is currently completing further studies in cert IV Vet nursing.

She is passionate about horses and has a lot of dogs and cats to look after at home. She is largely involved in the cat rescue program through Mallee Cats and always provides a professional and caring attitude in all her work. 


Amanda has been a group organiser for the Buronga branch of the Quantum Savvy Natural Horsemanship group. She is currently working with her warmblood froggy.  

Amanda is also our principal dog trainer and runs our super puppy school. She can't wait to help you out with any behavioural issues your pets may have at any age! 


Rosie Paver

Veterinary Nurse

Rosie Paver is an up and coming vet nurse who absolutely loves kelpies! With a wealth of experience at Tapio Station, NSW, and Castleman Racing Stables - she is a valuable asset to our clinic and clients. 


Rosie is an early riser, spending time with her own dogs and horses before work, especially her equine love Albert and her kelpie Chester. 


Rosie will welcome you with a vibrant personality and organised nature, to ensure you have a comfortable and caring experience at Riverbend Vet.