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.
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.
Here are just a few of the wonderful staff you will see when you visit Campbell & Freebairn Inverell.