Wells remembered

Part-time veterinarian Jenny Wells, 46, who was found dead at a property at Jingili late last month, was farewelled at an impromptu memorial at Rapid Creek, Darwin, 3 June.

Northern Territory police are yet to confirm the cause of the popular vet’s death, or those of her two children, whose bodies were found at the same property.

Wells graduated from veterinary science at the University of Melbourne in 1992. She had previously worked at the Lort Smith Animal Hospital in North Melbourne, the largest not-for-profit animal hospital in Australia, and was former principal of University Avenue Veterinary Hospital in Palmerston.

She had conducted canine health and education programs in Aboriginal communities across the Territory since 1997, and had great experience working in Arnhem Land.

Danny Atkins from Parap Animal Hospital described Wells as “bubbly and bright … she was a caring person who did a lot of charity work,” he told ABC radio. “She was a joy to work with.”

The deaths will be investigated by the coroner.

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AMELIA DALTON