Our Team Members

Paula Sadler

Paula joined UVG with a strong background in senior marketing management roles with experience in both publicly listed and private companies in animal health, entertainment, sport, retail and a large full-service marketing agency. Paula is also the General Manager – Marketing & Managed Services for National Veterinary Care. Paula has a strong background in customer relationship marketing, marketing strategies, digitally-led and integrated marketing communications.

Paula joined UVG with a strong background in senior marketing management roles with experience in both publicly listed and private companies in animal health, entertainment, sport, retail and a large full-service marketing agency. Paula has a strong background in customer relationship marketing, marketing strategies, digitally-led and integrated marketing communications.

Kate Goninon

Kate is the United Vets Group Marketing Manager, and B2B Marketing Manager for National Veterinary Care. Kate is responsible for the integrated marketing communications across United Veterinary Group, National Veterinary Care and the NVC Veterinary Training Centres. Kate is an experienced Marketing Manger with a demonstrated history in the veterinary industry. Skilled in account management, marketing, strategy, social media and advertising sales.

Kate joined UVG with a background in marketing and advertising in both publicly listed and private companies within the veterinary industry, publishing and a creative advertising agency.  Kate has a passion for integrated marketing communications, marketing strategy and client relations.

Katrina Schablon

Katrina has over 20 years’ experience working in customer service and administration roles, across many industries including homeware wholesalers and health providers. Katrina has lived on the Sunshine Coast her whole life and has a wonderful family including a 12-year old daughter Lani, an adorable border collie Molly and 1 deaf rescue dog, Sassy. Outside of work, Katrina enjoys adventures around Australia's stunning locations, climbing mountains, camping and relaxing at our beautiful beaches.

Stacey Davies

Stacey Davies will be based in regional Victoria. She knows our industry very well, having spent close to 10 years working with some of the industry’s key suppliers including Jurox and Cenvet, and prior to that working as an equine Vet Tech across Australia, New Zealand and the USA. Stacey starts on the 26th August – please make her welcome!

Karen Good

Prior to joining the UVG NZ team, Karen has worked as a Practice Manager and Head Nurse for several large clinics in Christchurch.  Prior to this, she was based in the UK, and has a background in senior nursing roles for large veterinary businesses, as well as experience in human and veterinary pharmaceutical companies.

Sam Bowden

Sam has devoted his last 12 years to helping practice owners increase their happiness, work life balance and profitability. His skillset is in fashioning long-lasting mindset changes in individuals and teams, so they can enjoy extraordinary lives and experience their true potential.

Shane Barker

Shane brings his extensive experience as a Solicitor & Barrister, Private Banking Executive and General Management of a 9 figure national business to the AMG program. Shane works with businesses from all industries and uses his experience to help veterinary practice owners "Simplify " their business challenges, "Clarify" their business goals & direction, and "Amplify" their talents and implementation in order for them to achieve their goals