Below are some of the friendly faces that will be helping you next time you drop in.
I was born and bred in Inverell. After attending Inverell Public School and Macintyre High School, I went to the University of Sydney. I returned home at the end of 1994 and started working at our pharmacy. I became a partner in the business in 1995 when Mr Pat O’Brien retired. I bought the rest of the business in 2001 when Mr Darcy O’Meara retired.
I introduced Emma as a business partner in 2007 and we changed the business name from Mitchell, O’Brien and O’Meara to Campbell and Freebairn Chemists.
I enjoy looking after people. I realise that I’m getting old when the children I helped in my early years are now bringing in their own children!
Outside of work I enjoy family time. My wife, three kids and I enjoy travelling and socialising with family and friends. Cricket remains my favourite hobby, both indoor and outdoor. I also play volleyball, indoor soccer and golf. I find sport a great way to unwind and meet people.
The Down Syndrome Association of NSW is my favourite charity and I look forward to riding my motorbike every year with Team Inverell in the Scrapheap Adventure Ride.
Thanks to everyone who supports our pharmacy and I look forward to helping you and your family in the future.
I gained my Pharmacy Degree from Uni of Syd back in ... (the dark ages). I didn't know Brendon at Uni. I was a cool 3rd year student when he was a fresh faced 1st year student.
I had worked in Cowra, Sydney and various locum positions before moving to the big smoke of Delungra when I married a local cattle breeder, Tim Lloyd.
Tim and I have two sons, both tarred with the cattle farming brush - both quite spirited, busy young men.
I started working at Mitchell, O'Brien and O'Meara Chemists in 2001 and became a partner in 2007.
When I am not at work I enjoy my garden - it's an experiment of survival of the fittest. I am learning to fly in my spare time - just to keep the little grey cells busy. And apparently we will be doing flying tours around Qld to visit bull buyers.
I grew up at Wallangra and attended school at Ashford Central School before heading off to boarding school in Toowoomba. I completed my Pharmacy Degree at James Cook University in Townsville and absolutely loved living in Tropical North Queensland. During my Uni holidays I came home to work at Campbell and Freebairn Chemists. After graduating, I completed my Pre-Registration year at the Sunshine Coast and Bribie Island before deciding to come back to Campbell and Freebairn for four years full-time.
During this time I was lucky enough to meet a local farmer, Matt Ehsman, and after we married we moved to Coonamble for two years. We moved back in 2011 and for the next four years I worked part-time at Ditton’s Pharmacy. We now live on a property near Delungra with our three beautiful children and life is very busy. Brendon and Emma offered me very flexible hours and so I decided to return to working at C&F Chemist. I am really enjoying being back and seeing lots of familiar faces.
In 2019 I became a partner of the business.
My family and I enjoy farm life and socialising with friends. We have a lovely garden full of roses so any spare time I have, the kids and I are outside trying to keep weeds at bay! The charities I support are Care Flight Australia and Ronald McDonald House - I believe these are invaluable to rural families.
I grew up on a sheep and cattle farm at Cherry Tree Hill, outside of Inverell. I attended school locally at Holy Trinity, then Inverell High School before heading off to the Gold Coast to study at Griffith University. While enjoying the coastal lifestyle I completed a Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Science followed by a Master of Pharmacy. During my Uni holidays I travelled back to Inverell to work at Campbell and Freebairn Chemists, gaining valuable practical skills to help me successfully complete my degrees. Upon finishing my degree in July 2016, I happily accepted a 12 month internship position here at Campbell and Freebairn. In July 2017 I became a registered Pharmacist. When I’m not at work or busily studying, I enjoy playing touch and netball, days on the water at Copeton Dam and spending time with family and friends.
I started my life on my family’s property at Roslyn, near Goulburn. Dad was a fifth-generation sheep farmer and mum a primary school teacher. I’m the eldest of four kids. When I was in primary school, we moved to Nowra, where my mum came from. I finished highschool and moved to Wollongong where I completed a Bachelor of Medicinal Chemistry in 2004. I then completed a Master of Pharmacy in Newcastle in 2005. I settled on the Central Coast and worked in various pharmacies there for 14 years and had two children, a pigeon pair. In 2018 we moved to Inverell, and I commenced working at both Campbell & Freebairn Chemist and Warialda Pharmacy part-time. Just prior to Covid hitting, I became an accredited pharmacist meaning that I can perform medicine reviews for people in their homes and for patients in aged care facilities (with doctor’s referrals). I now combine my work at Campbell & Freebairn with reviews and I really enjoy both for different reasons. I don’t think I’m done with the study yet, there are a few options on the table! I’m constantly in contact with an awesome network of pharmacy friends I have made along the way. This and working with the team at Campbell & Freebairn make for a very rewarding career.
My children take up a lot of my spare time as they tend to do, but I love to read, knit/crochet/cross-stitch and I’m guilty of lots of TV watching! I’m on the committee for the Sapphire City Concert Band (my daughter plays clarinet) and I enjoy attending all of the musical events throughout the year. I spend as much time as possible with my large family (including Mum & Dad) on the Sunshine Coast.
I'm a local Inverell girl, attending Holy Trinity until year 10, before heading to Inverell High to complete my senior years.
I was keen to follow in Brendon's footsteps and become a pharmacist from the age of 14, after he so kindly dressed some bad wounds for me that I sustained from a bike accident in 2008. When I was in year 10, I got my first taste of pharmacy, undertaking work experience at Campbell and Freebairn Chemist.
After completing high school, I came back to the pharmacy for my gap year and worked full time in the dispensary.
I completed my Bachelor of Pharmacy with Honours in 2017 at the University of Newcastle. During uni holidays I would come back to Inverell and work at Campbell and Freebairn which I always looked forward to.
Once completing my degree I decided to spread my wings and move to Queensland to complete my internship year in Noosa. I worked at the Sunshine Coast for 2.5 years until my love for Inverell got the better of me and moved home in July 2020. I am so pleased to be back at Campbell and Freebairn and feel so privileged to be able to serve my local community.
In my spare time I enjoy hanging out with friends and family, playing indoor netball and dancing.
Here are just a few of the wonderful staff you will see when you visit Campbell & Freebairn Inverell.