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Greencross Vets

Woolloongabba

providing exceptional veterinary medicine, animal surgery and pet care to dogs, cats and other small animals for over 60 years.

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We are your local team of pet care professionals, we are truly ‘passionate about pets’ and we love what we do. We offer a comprehensive range of professional veterinary services to cater for all your pet needs, ranging from preventative health care to weight loss programs through to surgery and diagnostic medicine.

Greencross Vets Woolloongabba is co-located with an Animal Emergency Centre and situated approximately five minutes from the Brisbane CBD, easily accessible from all areas of Brisbane. The centre features advanced medical, diagnostics and surgical equipment, providing the very best 24/7 veterinary care to the South East Brisbane area.

Our teams are committed to providing the local community and their pets with the highest standard of veterinary care and disease prevention. We invest ourselves emotionally as well as professionally so you can be assured that your pet is in the best of hands. Our purpose is to share our love and passion for animals through the pursuit of veterinary excellence.

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Our Services.

All Greencross Vet practices offer a comprehensive range of professional veterinary services to cater for all your pet care needs utilising the latest diagnostic equipment.

Surgical Procedures

All Greencross Vet practices offer a comprehensive range of professional veterinary services to cater for all your pet care needs utilising the latest diagnostic equipment.

Vaccines

All Greencross practices offer a comprehensive array of professional veterinary services to cater for all your pet care needs utilising the latest diagnostic equipment.

Dentistry

All Greencross practices offer a comprehensive array of professional veterinary services to cater for all your pet care needs utilising the latest diagnostic equipment.

Meet The Team

Dr. Kaartheg Sukumaran

Dr. Kaartheg Sukumaran

Kaartheg brings with him wealth of knowledge and over a decade of experience nationally and internationally. Graduating from the University of Sydney, he then spent two years in general practice in Singapore before returning to Australia in 2016. Since his return, he has indulged his special interest in small animal surgery through multiple internships at various specialist practices in Sydney, Perth and Brisbane.

He remains constantly motivated to better himself as a surgeon, counting himself lucky to be part of a wonderful profession and apart of the Greencross Vets community. In his free time, he enjoys wildlife spotting while exploring new trails, camping, cooking and playing the guitar.

Jessica Wieland

Jessica Wieland

Jessica joined the Greencross Vets family recently and has been a veterinary nurse for six years. She grew up just outside of Ipswich on her family’s farm, growing a passion for all animals big and small. Prior to working at Greencross Vets Jess worked along side a vet specialist and developed an interest in anesthetics. Jess enjoys working with wildlife and in her spare time has been known to hand raise some wildlife animals.

At home she has two dachshunds and their best friend a cat. She has a lorikeet and some large pets on the farm. Jess spends most of her spare time enjoying the outdoors and fresh air. Jessica is thrilled to be apart of the Greencross Ipswich team looking forward to meeting and caring for you and your pets needs.

Teagan Lawrence

Teagan Lawrence

Teagan joins Greencross Vets as a full time veterinary nurse with experience in animal emergency and graduated both a certificate III in Animal Science and Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing. She loves all animals but adores all kittens and cats even the feisty ones. She has her own rescue ginger kitten that she rescued at 2 days old.

Rebecca Davidson

Rebecca Davidson

Bec joined our team after completing her nursing qualification in 2018. We are lucky enough to have her kindness , She is lucky enough to greet and treat our patients in both the veterinary nursing team and in the customer service team! Aligning with the Greencross Vets philosophy, Bec believes in providing a high standard of care to patients and enjoys seeing the meaningful bond between patients and their loving families. Currently, Bec lives with a lively Staffy and hopes to one day adopt a Great Dane.

Melody Rocke

Melody Rocke

Melody graduated from TAFE NSW in December 2019 with a Certificate II Animal Studies and Certificate IV Veterinary Nursing. Born and raised in Perth Western Australia with her four other siblings. Prior to joining the Greencross Vets team Melody developed her communication skills by working in the retail industry for over a decade. Dedicated to transitioning into Veterinary nursing, Melody completed her studies whilst working full time. Melody loves all animals besides one (those dreaded spiders!), with goal is to work in wildlife and conservation like her role model Steve Irwin.
When she isn’t working Melody likes to hang out with her friends and do hiking and exploring all around Perth. Her best friend is named Indie and is a three year old Staffy, who also claims to be the best dog in the world!

Remy Wishart

Remy Wishart

I completed my Certificate II in Animal Studies when I was in year 10 at school, which allowed me to completed my Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing in 2020 after being a full time student. After having many different pets throughout my childhood, this led me to go down the path of becoming a vet nurse. After being a student within a Greencross Clinic, I was lucky enough to be offered a position working as a vet nurse. Greencross has offered me many opportunities, including working with amazing & talented staff, while also allowing myself to expand my knowledge. There are many things I enjoy about being a vet nurse, these include talking to clients about their beloved pets, offering advice when needed (whilst always managing to sneak their animals some treats), different illnesses that we are confronted with and watching them being managed. My fur family include my little toy poodle Rio, who is always full of energy. Overall, being a vet nurse is challenging but also very rewarding.

Nikki White

Nikki White

Nikki grew up in the Pilbara and always knew she wanted to be a veterinary nurse. Luckily enough Nikki began her journey as a trainee and never looked back, that was more than 18 years ago! Nikki finds veterinary nursing to be the most rewarding and challenging career. Her passion is educating pet parents on the best health care for their fur babies, and promotes only gold standard services. Nikki won Veterinary Nurse of the year Australia Wide in 2017.

Samantha Stirling

Samantha Stirling

I am Perth-born and raised, I joined the Greencross team in May 2018 as Practice Manager of O’Connor and am thoroughly enjoying the challenge. I completed my certificate IV Veterinary nursing almost 10 years ago!. I absolutely love greeting clients and their pets when they come through the door and will happily have a good chat about anything and everything. My passion is providing gold standard of patient care in all aspects of nursing.

Dr Jacob Wale

Dr Jacob Wale

Dr Jacob grew up on the sunny Gold Coast before moving to Perth to study Veterinary medicine. After graduating from Murdoch University Jacob practiced on the Gold Coast as a mixed practice veterinarian.
Jacob and his Fiancé (also a vet) then moved to Canada to snowboard and practice as Vets throughout British Columbia. Since moving back to Perth Jacob has become Greencross Cockburn’s Veterinary Director and has a passion in surgery and dermatology.

Tammie

Tammie

Tammie’s favourite activity growing up was fussing over her dogs when she wasn’t trying to rescue injured wildlife and stray cats. Shortly after the passing of her family’s two golden retrievers, she moved to Perth to focus on her dream of becoming a vet so that she could help her animals in a way that she hadn’t been able to before. Tammie graduated from Murdoch University in 2017 and has worked in several small animal practices in Perth. Her interests are pain & arthritis management, behaviour and soft tissue surgery. Tammie believes that all animals should be afforded the best quality of life possible, and this is evident in the lifestyle of her pampered mongrel Maya who was adopted off the streets as a puppy and is now living her own rags-to-riches story.

Luanne

Luanne

Luanne has been managing Greencross Noarlunga since it’s opening in early 2018. Prior to this, she travelled the world exploring and volunteering with many different animal charities. She is a huge stress free pets advocate and strongly implements this within the clinic setting. Luanne trained as a Veterinary Nurse in Byron Bay in 2014 and has never looked back. She is very passionate about her role and will always greet you and your fur children with a big smile.

Alisa Grove

Alisa Grove

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Eva Tang

Eva Tang

Eva grew up in Hong Kong and speaks fluent Cantonese. After moving to Sydney her Mandarin has grown as she meets her Mandarin-speaking friends. Despite living in small box-like units in high rises in Hong Kong, Eva was fortunate enough to have different pets. Cats turned out to be her favourite and led her to vet school. After graduating from University of Sydney, Eva has been working as a small animal veterinarian. She enjoys seeing pocket pets (rabbits, guinea pigs, rats and mice) as much as cats and dogs. With keen interest in Traditional Chinese Medicine, she has taken further training and is a certified veterinary acupuncturist (CVA). When she is not serving as her cat’s sitting cushion, she enjoys growing edible plants, cooking, singing, and the outdoors.

Elke Erregger

Elke Erregger

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Emma Kreutzer

Emma Kreutzer

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Esther Wong

Esther Wong

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Lakota Hallam

Lakota Hallam

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Lily Truong

Lily Truong

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Dr James Holder

Dr James Holder

Veterinary Director

James has extensive experience in the veterinary industry, graduating from the University of Bristol (UK) in 1998. After working in a number of small animal practices throughout England, James made the exciting move to Shanghai, China in 2002 where he has managed two clinics. During this time he worked as the Medical Directory for Second Chance Animal Aid (SCAA), a private non-profit organisation committed to protecting and improving the health and welfare of companion animals through education, healthcare, advocacy, outreach, adoption and the promotion of foster care as an alternative approach to traditional shelters. At the end of 2013, he and his family moved to Perth, where he is able to continue his interest in all aspects of veterinary practice particularly ophthalmology, preventative healthcare, orthopaedics and behaviour. When he’s not in the clinic, yo willl find him playing rugby for UWA, going to Fame Trivia quizzes, walking Apollo and enjoying the beaches of WA.

Dr Alastair Corbett

Dr Alastair Corbett

Veterinary Associate

Born and raised in Aberdeen in the North East of Scotland, Ally attended university in Glasgow and graduated in 2017.
Ally worked in a mixed practice in the Highlands of Scotland for a couple of years before he, his wife Katie and terrier Mabel packed up and decided to travel Australia.
After falling in love with Perth they decided to make the move permanent and arrived back in April 2020.
Outside of work Ally can be found watching his beloved Aberdeen FC or enjoying everything WA has to offer.

Dr Christabel Wong

Dr Christabel Wong

Dr Christabel graduated from Murdoch University in 2018 and was awarded the Charles & Elaine Schug Memorial Prize in Wildlife Medicine. She did lots of wildlife work while she was studying at university but has taken a special interest in cats. Christabel started her first job at SPCA Singapore and was the first and only full time shelter veterinarian in the country! When she’s not at work she enjoys spending time with her 2 cats (Soju and Meesha), going camping with long walks by the river, hiking and cooking.

Harriet Alden

Harriet Alden

Practice Manager

Having moved to Australia 7 years ago, Harriet embarked on a career in the veterinary industry, qualifying as a Registered Vet Nurse. She has been working as the Practice Manager alongside Dr James Holder and the team at Greencross for 3 years. She has a love for animals big or small with a special fondness for Terriers, sparked by the love of her childhood Border Terrier, Harley.

Doreen Kreipe

Doreen Kreipe

Doreen came to Australia 11 years ago for a holiday and never looked back. Now a qualified vet nurse, Doreen has always had a love for anything animal related having grown up in the countryside in the UK and owning goats, dogs, rabbits, and rats. In her free time, she makes the most of the outdoors by surfing, stand-up paddle boarding, mountain biking or hiking with her dogs.

Naomi Jones

Naomi Jones

Naomi grew up around a lot of animals and has always admired the hard work and compassion vets and nurses put into caring for pets. So she thought she’d try it out herself and enrolled as a vet nurse intern at our Robina clinic, completing her Cert II in Animal Studies.

The team was so impressed with her passion and work ethic that she was offered a permanent position to continue her studies. Naomi is starting her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing and says her favourite part of the job is caring for patients and prepping for surgery.

Outside of work, Naomi enjoys hiking, yoga, going to the beach and one day hopes to have enough land to own a little farm.

Dr Adele

Dr Adele

I was born and raised in beautiful South Africa. I graduated as a veterinarian in 2008 from the University of Pretoria, South Africa with a Bachelor Degree in Veterinary Science. I started my veterinary career as a veterinary assistant at a small animal specialist surgical hospital and then continued at a small animal general practice. In 2016 it was time for a new challenge – I decided to open my own small animal practice. I am passionate about veterinary work and have particular interest in surgery.

I live with my husband, Servaas, and 2 beautiful girls. We enjoy spending time outdoors, especially camping. Outside work you will also find us practicing archery or cycling.

In May 2021 we decided to broaden our horizons and move to Australia. We are grateful for this opportunity and look forward to exploring Australia.

Dr Tammy

Dr Tammy

Dr Tammy is South African, privileged with the opportunity to practice in Australia.

With a passion for patient well-being, a love for orthopedic surgery and an enthusiasm for the changes Veterinarians can make to our uncomfortable fury companions simply brings her joy. “There is no greater feeling than the feeling of knowing you did something to brighten both the fury friends day and that of their owners, even if it is in a time of sorrow.”.

Tammy has her roots in the realms of African mixed practice. This ranges from dogs and cats to Lions, Rhino and African Buffalo. Tammy has owned and operated her own clinics in South Africa and has now relocated to Perth, WA, with her family to bring her values, knowledge and passion to Greencross Vet Ocean Reef.

Michelle Kim

Michelle Kim

Michelle is currently a student at The University of Sydney studying Doctor of Veterinary Medicine. She is interested in veterinary pharmacology and hopes to pursue further studies in the future. In her spare time Michelle likes binging unhealthy number of seasons in one sitting.

Kaitlyn McGuiness

Kaitlyn McGuiness

Kaitlyn is one of our newest employees here at Greencross. She is a recent graduate who has always shown a great love for her furry companions. She has been a Volunteer at the Animal holding facility and even did a course through WIRES on wildlife rehabilitation. She has an interest in pursuing further studies, gaining certification around advanced feline and canine courses and gaining further knowledge to better assist here at our castle hill Greencross. Kaitlyn spends her free time playing with her son and her two furry felines.

Dr Andrea Forsyth

Dr Andrea Forsyth

Andrea originally hailed from New Zealand and graduated from Massey University in 2010. Her passion for animals started with the desire to help conserve nature, and she has continued to assist wildlife care throughout her career. Since graduating, Andrea has worked alongside specialists in internal medicine, surgery and emergency veterinary care. Her special interests include behavioural medicine, complex therapeutic cases and cancer therapy.
Andrea lives with her husband, their new baby boy, Bernie the Greyhound and Lizzie the Aussie Shepard. Outside of work, she enjoys bushwalking, yoga and all things wombat related

Dr Su Mi Choung

Dr Su Mi Choung

As a child, Su Mi was known for her love for animals, however never thought that she would be a vet until she lost her dog Jinshil (meaning “truth” in Korean) when she was in high school.
Her dog required medical attention during the night, but there was no emergency vet available in town. It was then that Su Mi started considering a career in veterinary science, however at the time was studying literature and social science.
After graduating from university in Korea, she had a short career in marketing, but her passion towards animals was so strong that she decided to study veterinary science in Australia.
Su Mi graduated from Sydney University in 2010 and accumulated experience in small animal practices. She loves general surgery, managing medical cases, helping patients with behavioural problems, and has special interest in diagnostic imaging.
Su Mi feels very blessed that she can help our furry precious friends have more love and life with their family, and her goal is to give the best life to every animal she treats.

Allie Vandervalk

Allie Vandervalk

Ever since Allie was little, she knew she wanted to work with animals and has never wanted to do anything else. So she followed her dreams and graduated in 2015 with a Veterinary Technician Diploma with Honours in Ontario, Canada. There, Allie worked as a vet tech in a busy small animal practice but knew something else she loved was missing in her life… travel!

After moving to Australia and joining the Robina team in February 2020, Allie has not looked back! She works with animals every day and gets to revel in the Australian sun, sand, and lifestyle – what more could you ask for?

Allie enjoys laboratory diagnostics such as taking blood, monitoring anesthetics, and the occasional puppy cuddle (when she’s not too busy saving lives). Although if you have a Golden Retriever, Allie will definitely make time for a snuggle!

Outside of work, Allie spends her time keeping active, going to the beach, and facetiming her dogs “Bella” the Shih Tzu X and “Diesel” the Bernese Mountain Dog back home.

Nicole Sieg

Nicole Sieg

Nicole has been in the veterinary industry since 2013 and recently joined the Robina team in 2020 as one of our veterinary nurses / receptionists. Prior to this, Nicole spent a few years living, travelling and working around Australia in her van before settling home on the Gold Coast just before COVID hit.

Since returning to work, Nicole prefers welcoming our wonderful clients and patients at reception but still utilises her nursing skills regularly. She is our resident bird lover but also has a soft spot for wildlife, Chihuahuas, working breed dogs and black cats – just like her friendly feline “Daryl”.

Nicole is a thrill-seeker and absolutely loves an adventure! She has jumped off the highest bungee bridge in the world and will soon be off on a 4WD holiday to Cape York with her partner and dog “Jordy”.

Alberto Bonfiglio

Alberto Bonfiglio

Originally from Italy, Alberto moved to the US in 1993 to be a flight instructor. While there he pursued a BS (hons) in Biology at the University of Texas. In 2009 Alberto earned the Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from Texas A&M and promptly joined the US Army as a Veterinary Corps Officer. While on Active duty Alberto enjoyed working with hundreds of Military Working Dogs and volunteering for humanitarian missions. Once out of the Army, Alberto and his family moved first to Oregon and is now enjoying the warm Queensland weather! Professionally, Alberto has an interest in emergency medicine, surgery, and dentistry in small animals and exotic pets, especially reptiles. He is also interested in regenerative medicine and stem cell research.

Alberto is passionate about providing excellent health care to small animals and exotics, and enjoys coaching and educating staff and clients on pet health issues. One of Alberto’s personal projects is the application of 3D printing to the development of custom made orthopedic implants. Other academic interests include research in robotics, artificial intelligence, reptile behaviour, and, just to keep his head above the clouds, astrobiology.

When not performing looking after patients, or coding, Alberto can be found practicing Shaolin Kempo with his beautiful wife Danielle, playing with his kids building Star Wars Lego models, riding motorcycles, or getting bucked off horses.

Danielle Bonfiglio

Danielle Bonfiglio

Dr Danielle was born and raised in Hawaii. After graduating from High School, she moved with her family to Texas for college and then veterinary school. After graduating from Texas A&M Veterinary College, Dr Danielle completed a 1 year internship in Florida. In the last 10 years Dr Danielle has worked as a General Practitioner at various private practices across the US gaining invaluable experience in all aspects of veterinary medicine.
For Dr Danielle’s latest adventure, she moved to Australia with her husband, 2 energetic boys, and soon her Norwegian Fjord horse that keeps her busy. Danielle’s professional interests include internal medicine, surgery, and ultrasonography.
In her free time she loves going to the beach, horseback riding, hiking, and anything outdoors. Dr Danielle’s favorite dogs are Golden Retrievers.

Karina Jones

Karina Jones

Karina has been one of our valued nurses at Greencross Robina since 2008. She attained her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing in 2011 and updated her qualification in 2021. Karina is passionate about feline health and behaviour and is our go to cat whisperer. She also has a double diploma in Graphic Design and thus her creative skills are put to use for most of our marketing and clinic displays offering the latest promotions and services!

Outside of work, Karina enjoys spending time with her 13yr old cat “Shelly”, “Pickle” the Cockatiel and beautiful niece and nephews!

Chloe Gambin

Chloe Gambin

Chloe has been in the veterinary industry since 2006 and joined the Robina team in 2015 as our Veterinary Nursing Manager. She worked as one of our surgical and hospital nurses ensuring the day ran smoothly before taking maternity leave in 2018.

Since having her beautiful daughter Mila, Chloe has recently returned to work. She says the nurturing part of being a vet nurse has played a huge role in raising her daughter. In addition to this, Chloe’s new found motherhood has brought out even MORE passion when it comes to caring for our wonderful patients at Robina!

Although Chloe’s heart holds a lot of love for all creatures great, small, and hairless (i.e. babies), she has a massive soft spot for anything staffy! This however might be a biased opinion as she has two beautifully natured American Staffys at home; a red nosed “Alby” and a blue nosed “Comino”.

Chloe enjoys every aspect of her job however has special interest in non-routine surgeries and abscess treatments! Outside of work, Chloe loves spending time with her family, going to the gym, and riding her horse Trixie.

Dr. Julia Ozolins

Dr. Julia Ozolins

Dr Jules describes her passion for animal care and science as lifelong, with her interest in animals starting at a young age. She graduated from the University of Queensland in 2001 and has worked in Central Queensland, England, and Melbourne before settling on the Gold Coast with her family in 2016.

Her philosophy to her work is to treat each patient as she would her own, and with the same love and attention she would focus on a member of her family.

Dr Jules shares her life with three beautiful children, a supportive husband and two adorable Cavalier King Charles Spaniels called “Maple” & “Tilly”. Unfortunately no cats as her husband is allergic to them, much to her disappointment!

Dr. Louise Hobbs

Dr. Louise Hobbs

Dr Louise first joined the Robina team in 2010 as a vet student undertaking clinical placement. After graduating from the University of Queensland a year later, Dr Louise worked in a busy small animal practice in the western suburbs of Melbourne before moving to the UK. She has had the opportunity to work with an array of patients and clients and has plenty of experience in performing soft tissue surgeries and treating challenging medical cases.

Whilst living in the UK, Dr Louise and her partner also took advantage of this time to travel Europe; a couple of their favourite countries include Italy, Germany and Iceland.

Outside of work, Dr Louise enjoys going to the theatre with friends, trying new restaurants, and tending to her worm farm and garden.

Dr. Rachael Spillane

Dr. Rachael Spillane

Dr Rachael is Gold Coast born and raised, graduated from the University of Queensland with Honours and has been a part of our team since 2017. She has recently returned from maternity leave and is looking forward to seeing our Robina patients again!

Growing up, Dr Rachael has always had a strong affinity to animals and science and thus knew her career in veterinary medicine was her calling. She has special interest in soft tissue surgery and ultrasonography and is always looking to advance her knowledge and skills to be the best vet she can be. Dr Rachael has practiced in Fiji, aiding charities with their desexing procedures and has also participated in the ‘Vets in the Wild’ program in South Africa where she worked with wonderful wildlife such as the Cape Buffalo, Kudu and Sable Antelopes.

Dr Rachael’s aim is to provide all her patients with the highest standard of veterinary care whilst giving them the loving attention they rightfully deserve. She also has a soft spot for rescued pets, having adopted both her furry companions “Slinky” the Miniature Dachshund and “Tucker” the American Staffy X. Dr Rachael shares her life with husband Sean, son Theodore and hopes to book their next travel experience soon (thanks COVID!). Her favourite destinations include Japan, Singapore and South Africa so far.

Dr. Danielle Edge (Ferguson)

Dr. Danielle Edge (Ferguson)

Dr Danni has been a vet since 2007 and is also one of our Veterinary Directors at Greencross Vets Robina.

With her love for animals starting at a young age, it is no surprise that her passion for helping animals shine through with every interaction she has with her clients and patients. Dr Danni takes serious ownership of her patients and is extremely invested in provided the highest and most personalised standard of veterinary care.

Dr Danni is a compassionate vet and prides herself on “treating every pet as if they were her own”. Her philosophy has gained her votes from the Gold Coast community, placing her as the 5th best vet in the Bulletin’s Best Vet Competition in 2018.

Since returning to work after maternity leave in 2020, Dr Danni is excited to be back in clinic treating all her patients. Dr Danni shares her life with husband Rob, daughter Charlotte and menagerie of rescued pets.

Dr Robert van Drimmelen

Dr Robert van Drimmelen

Dr Rob is one of our Veterinary Directors and is the longest standing vet here at Greencross Vets Robina. He brings over 30 years of experience from all around the world!

Dr Rob’s extensive knowledge in the veterinary industry is worth its weight in gold; he has completed his membership in small animal medicine, mentors new vet graduates, provides sound veterinary advice to vets all over the Coast and has also been a guest lecturer at university. Furthermore, Dr Rob regularly attends conferences across Australia to keep up to date on all the latest industry advancements.

One of Dr Rob’s passions was to live and work near the beach. The usual surf in the mornings and runs in the afternoon provide him with a wonderful work/life balance. At work, Dr Rob enjoys the diversity that each day brings and is rewarded by providing clients with the most thorough standard of care.

Dr Rob shares his life with wife Sarah, two teenage children, and a cheeky Irish Terrier named “Alfie”.

Sarah Price

Sarah Price

Sarah is the Practice Manager of both Greencross Vet Minchinbury and Castle Hill clinics and has been with Greencross since 2020. Sarah comes from a corporate management background and is also the Director of a charity set up during the recent bushfires where she lead the NSW wildlife critical search and rescue team. As a rescuer and carer of native wildlife, and after involvement with the industry, Sarah decided on a career change and is studying her Cert IV Veterinary Nursing whilst managing the clinics and ensuring that the pets and clients receive the best possible service.

Michaela Hartley Turner

Michaela Hartley Turner

Michaela graduated with her Cert IV in Veterinary Nursing in 2020 and has been working with animals since 2015. She works across both Minchinbury and Castle Hill clinics and enjoys all aspects of nursing with a focus on stress free handling, behaviour and nutrition.

Dr Anita Trinh

Dr Anita Trinh

Anita graduated in 2016 from the University of Sydney and started her career with Greencross in Western Sydney and the Wollongong region. She came to work in the busy practice, Greencross Coreen Avenue in 2019 as a locum and loved her clients and staff so much she could not help but join the team permanently as a Veterinary Director in 2021 at the new clinic, Greencross Minchinbury.
Anita has a keen interest in small animal medicine, emergencies and is devoting her time to learn more complex small animal surgeries. She also has a strong passion in improving the wellbeing of her fellow colleagues and becoming an advocate for mental health within the vet industry.
She is a dog-mum to three wonderful canines; two Jack Russells ‘Stewie’ and ‘Buddy’ and a handsome Rough Collie, ‘Ollie’. She is also a cat-mum to a sassy feline, ‘Millie’, who she had adopted as a 3-day old bottle baby and hand raised to be the naughty cat she is now. In her spare time, she loves to spend time with her husband and family, dabble in arts and crafts and attempt all the escapes rooms within Sydney.

Sandra Harltey

Sandra Harltey

Sandra completed her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing in 2013. She enjoys all aspects of nursing with a special interest in surgery and wound management. Sandra has always had a passion for helping animals. At home she has an Alaskan Malamute named Bentley and a Siamese called Apollo.
When Sandra isn’t working she is kept busy with her 3 children Tylar, Abbey and Lyle.

Chloe Coates

Chloe Coates

Chloe joined the Greencross company in 2019 after completing her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing. She transferred up to Queensland from Melbourne; bringing with her, her big Great Dane X and two cats. Her overwhelming passion for animals and their welfare has been a major aspect of her life since childhood. She aspires to complete further studies in Veterinary Nursing specifically focusing on medicine and surgical aspects

Dr. Haim Pilosof

Dr. Haim Pilosof

Dr Haim graduated from Utrecht University in Holland in 2000. After graduation he worked as a locum in mixed practices across England. Dr Haim purchased his own clinic in England in 2005 and opened a second clinic in 2012. His family migrated to Australia in 2016 where he joined the Greencross Team. Outside of work Dr Haim enjoys creating devices and is quite artistic. He has a beautiful Bengal cat named Loki.

Dr. Anna Morris

Dr. Anna Morris

Anna graduated from the University of Queensland with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science in 2017 and has joined the Capalaba team after working in small animal practice in Sydney for the last few years. She really enjoys all aspects of working with dogs and cats but has a keen interest in surgical procedures. Patient care is Anna’s passion and she enjoys communicating with and educating clients to help owners understand their pets’ problems and ensure their best possible care. Outside the clinic, Anna likes getting creative through painting and cooking but her favourite past time is cuddling with her Italian greyhound “Herbie”!

Cindy Ma

Cindy Ma

Dr Cindy Ma graduated from the University of Queensland with 1st class honours in 2015. She joined our Greencross Graduate Program right after graduation and has previously based at the Woolloongabba clinic.
Dr Cindy is now the vet director of Greencross Capalaba, and is dedicated in teaching and training staffs to provide high standards of veterinary care. She has a wide range of interests including surgery, ultrasonography, CT imaging and emergency medicine. She loves her job because she is able to help animals and people in need. Dr Cindy is fluent in 3 languages: English, Cantonese and Mandarin. Outside work you’ll find her cuddling up with her two adopted cats: Mela and Nala.

Georgia Madigan

Georgia Madigan

Georgia is a fully qualified Cert IV veterinary nurse.
She has been a vet nurse for over 11 years now and joined the Greencross team approximately 3 years ago.
Georgia started her Greencross journey at the Cannon Hill clinic and was recently moved up to Practice Manager of the Underwood team.
Georgia has always been passionate about animals & owned a variety of different pets. She now has a beautiful 7 year old black & white cat named, Hugo.

Dr Jasmin Phua

Dr Jasmin Phua

Born and raised in Singapore, I moved to Perth in 2002 to pursue my dream of becoming a veterinarian. After graduating from Murdoch University in 2007, I spent majority of the next 10 years working in a busy, local small animal practice. In 2014, I returned to Singapore for a brief hiatus to be with my family. During this time, I worked in a small animal/exotics veterinary clinic, where I had the opportunity to work with animals such as terrapins and hamsters. I have truly enjoyed my journey as a vet so far. I find it extremely rewarding to be able to help people with their furry family members and nothing makes me happier than seeing the love between a pet and their humans. I believe in working with people to get the best outcome for them and their fur baby. My black pug, Teddy is my best buddy who makes me laugh every day. He is a little trooper who has bravely faced multiple surgeries, including having a knee reconstruction, losing his spleen and bladder stones removal! On my days off, you can find me curled up reading a book, trying to stay active by going to the gym or boxing classes and hanging out with my partner and the pugs. I also speak fluent Mandarin but my nurses don’t so please ask for me.

Philippa Cook

Philippa Cook

I didn’t become a vet nurse till later in life, I had been looking after my family. But once my son went to high school I decided it was time to connect my love of animals with my work life.  I have now been a nurse for over ten years and I love being there for fur babies and their parents.
I especially love nursing the sick ones that have to stay in hospital, getting them to eat, making them feel better and seeing them go home tails wagging. Another passion is getting to know the parents, helping them through every stage of their fur baby’s life. I believe good nutrition is the key to a healthy happy  animal so I spend much of my spare time studying different diets and running the weight clinic.
When I am not at work I am looking after my two beautiful cats, Tao and Emmie and my lovely bird Willow. I also love running and can be seen on my motor bike as long as it’s not raining.

Sophie Benyon

Sophie Benyon

I began nursing in 2012 for a General Practice in Canberra, where I completed my Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing and worked for my first few years. During this time I also began working at an Emergency Hospital, doing extra shifts and increasing my exposure to all types of veterinary emergencies.
In 2017, I moved to Townsville, commencing work as an Internal Medicine Nurse for a referral hospital, focusing on all the internal diseases that affect our furry friends. I loved this role and it has helped me discover my passion for all things medicine.
I came to Greencross in 2020 and continue to love bringing all that I can to animal health care and connect with every little friend that comes in the door.

Aimee Vidler

Aimee Vidler

I was born in Mareeba and have lived in Townsville all my life. I started working at Greencross Vets as a school based trainee and completed my cert 2 in Animal Studies in 2008. I have been with Green cross Vets for 12 years and LOVE my job. I enjoy helping staff continue their education and grow in the industry. I love coming to work because I work with such a positive and hardworking team.

My interests are spending time with my family, walking my dogs and going fishing/camping.

My favorite animal is a Panda. This is because they like to sleep and eat all day.

Charlotte Yates

Charlotte Yates

Charlotte is a year 11 student who joined the Greencross team in late 2020 whilst completing a week of school work experience led by the incredible staff at the clinic. One of her life aspirations is to become a Veterinarian and help people keep their fur babies as happy and healthy as possible. Whilst she does not currently have any pets at home, adopting a high energy pup is definitely another life goal

Maddie Hassan

Maddie Hassan

Maddie comes from a Registered Nursing background; it was when she worked at a Doggy Day-care in Canada that she knew pursuing a career in the animal industry is where she was meant to be.

She grew up with her beloved Australian Blue Cattle Dog for fifteen years and was determined to make her next animal a rescue. In 2014, Maddie rescued a Red Cattle Dog, shortly followed by a few reptiles & her most recent adoption of her Cattle Dog x Great Dane in 2020.

Maddie has completed her Certificate II in Animal Studies with AIRC as an intern with Greencross Vets & is currently completing her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing.

When Maddie isn’t in the clinic, you will find her spending time pet/house sitting for other people’s pets. Outside of this, she enjoys spending time with her two dogs & three reptiles.

Dr. Sarah Cross

Dr. Sarah Cross

Dr Sarah has been working for Greencross since early 2018, and is now our vet director. She has a Bachelor of Veterinary Science with Honours from the University of Queensland. She is a canine and feline lover equally, and has an old white border collie x husky called Dash, and a lovable but naughty ragdoll called Patrick. She has a keen interest in soft tissue surgery, dentistry and infectious disease prevention, and has been involved with a lot of pet rescue programs. Outside of the clinic you often find her walking her dog, camping, going to the beach, watching AFL or travelling.

Alisha Palmer

Alisha Palmer

Alisha joined the Greencross team at Noarlunga studying a certificate 2 Internship through Greencross in July 2020, after moving over from the UK 5 months before. She was previously a qualified beautician in the UK, so she thought new country, new career, it was certainly the best choice she has made, ‘I have definitely found my calling’ she says.
After leaving all of her family in the UK the Greencross team have definitely helped her settle in and they feel like family. Alisha absolutely loves giving so much love to all of our furry patients and will go on to be an amazing nurse.

Dr. Danielle Terry

Dr. Danielle Terry

Dr Danielle graduated from the University of Queensland in 2015. She spent her first 18 months working at a charity community veterinary clinic, followed by 3.5 years at a large 24 hour GP/emergency hospital before joining the Teneriffe team in December 2020. Danielle has really enjoyed getting to know our patients. She has a passion for veterinary behaviour and always strives to make the vet visit a positive experience. In her spare time Danielle enjoys reading, bike rides, and together with her partner, renovating their old Queenslander home.

Hayley Rodger

Hayley Rodger

I started work placement at Greencross Macedon Ranges in January 2020 and was given an amazing opportunity to join the Greencross team in June 2020 and began my training in a certificate IV in veterinary nursing. I am new to the industry but have always been passionate about animals and wildlife from a very young age. I am enthusiastic and passionate about learning everything that comes along with the veterinary industry, I love being able to help not only pets but their families too. If I’m not at the clinic giving your pet a big snuggle I’ll be at home giving my own a snuggle, I currently live locally with 3 dogs and 3 cats.

Kai

Kai

Kai’s passion for animal care started at a young age. Growing up he loved hanging out at the local stables where his love for animals really grew. Ever since he’s been a big advocate for optimal health care for animals of all sizes. As a nurse Kai really enjoys being able to help pet owners care for their animals.

Kai’s lives with his friends and their extremely lovable German Shepard ‘Peppa’. He also loves spending time with the horses and going to lunch whenever he can.

Kath Carroll

Kath Carroll

Kath was born in the Upper Yarra Valley on a property and has had animals all of her life. Her first horse at 6 and continued her love of animals ever since.
Kath has been a Vet Nurse RVN since 2017. She spent 10 years as a Chef, winning best food at Cellar Door 2014 and 2015 ‘Good Food and Wine Magazine’. Kath has also had 20 years experience as a Graphic Designer, exhibiting products in Australia and overseas, pet portraits and even portraits for the Archibald.
The following is by Peter Russell Clarke:
“G’Day dear reader,
Absolutely black and white, but red. Extremely noisy, confronting, boisterous and in your face. No it’s not a newspaper. It’s Kath Carroll, red haired Vet nurse, Chef and talented painter who does portraits for the Archibald, landscapes for your mantle and pet portraits of your furry friends. I do admire her generosity of spirit, as well as the many kindnesses she scatters among those path she crosses.
Maybe it’s her honesty, not just about material things but self-honesty. So this boisterous, living red haired noise is a genuine character – she’s eccentric, and those eccentrics amongst us are a breath of fresh air.”

Lucy Mathews

Lucy Mathews

Lucy has been a Veterinary Nurse with Greencross since 2017 and has loved every minute of it.
Her passion is in Emergency and critical care, and is hoping to complete a diploma in this field in the near future. Lucy’s love for animals started at a very young age, she used to walk around the neighbourhood pushing her dogs around in a pram searching for stray dogs to take home and care for, her parents always supported this. Lucy takes great pride in her work and gives the absolute best of care she can for each of her patients, ensuring they have the comfort and support they need in any situation. Lucy enjoys training the up-and-coming Nursing students that come into the clinic and strives to get them through their course and become the best Nurse they can be. Lucy has two teenage sons and two giant dogs Frankie J & Lionel who to be fair, are far more spoilt than her human children.

Kelly Jamieson

Kelly Jamieson

Kelly grew up in Castlemaine and lived there until she was in her mid 20s. She now lives on the outskirts of Bendigo surrounded by bushland where her and her Border Collie Peter love going for bush walks and searching for all different kinds of native wild flowers. Kelly always had a passion for animals, in her teenage years Kelly loved horse riding and attending Pony Club. She now very much enjoys, growing her own fruit and vegetables, having way too many indoor plants, and café lunches with friends.

Shona Thom

Shona Thom

Shona is just beginning her vet nursing career and is currently undergoing studies in certificate IV. Despite being new to the industry, Shona has shown great dedication to not only our furry companions but also our native wildlife, through her volunteer work as a wildlife rescuer and career.

Shona is looking forward to the challenge of being the best vet nurse she can be.

Rachael Rodrigues

Rachael Rodrigues

Rachael graduated from the University of Melbourne and has been with Greencross since 2016. She joined the team at Hurstbridge in 2018 and has enjoyed getting to know the clients and all their wonderful pets. She has a special interest in behavioral medicine, and particularly enjoys surgery. Outside of work, she enjoys reading and music, and is an active member in her local choir. She has two cats, fish and a dog. Her dog, Oliver, can frequently be found behind the reception desk at the clinic greeting clients with a friendly smile!

Karina Boyle

Karina Boyle

Karina has been a member of Greencross Vets since 2007, and attained her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing in 2009.

Karina has a special interest in radiology and loves looking at the fine images produced by our digital x-ray machine. Karina also enjoys working at reception and interacting with all our clients and patients. She ensures that all of our patients get everything they need with no exceptions. She loves knowing that we make a difference in the health of all patients under our care and is always helpful with advice and information.

Karina’s family includes husband Steven, son Riley, Daughter Kaylee and Brittany Spaniel Loki, who is full of beans.

Karina enjoys swimming, gardening and going camping with family.

Monica Hamer

Monica Hamer

Monica graduated with her Associates Degree in Veterinary Nursing in 2019. She enjoys every part of the job from greeting patients as they come through the door, to being beside them when recovering from an anesthetic. She believes that being a nurse you have to be brave and positive and show love towards every animal no matter how hard the job gets.
Monica owns a black and white Border Collie named Xena and a Murray River Short Neck turtle named Chip. She hopes to adopt more pets when she moves into her own house with her partner.

Kathryn White

Kathryn White

Animals are a passion of mine and I am delighted to have been in a great team and organisation for the last five years, who all share my passion. I have completed my certificate III in Animal studies and Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing. In my spare time I enjoy going away camping, heading to the football and catching with family and friends

Tayla Burgess

Tayla Burgess

I’ve been at Greencross Vets Craigieburn from the very beginning of opening, June 2019. I have always been extremely passionate about all animals and am constantly learning and trying to become the best nurse that I can be. I completed my Certificate IV in Vet Nursing in 2020 and hope to continue my studies in the animal industry in the near future. On my days off I am kept very busy at home with my own 3 dogs and 5 cats, I also enjoy taking on stray kittens to help find their forever homes

Sarah Mayocchi

Sarah Mayocchi

From a young age, I have always loved animals and had a passion to provide care and love for them. I started working as a school-based trainee with Greencross in Townsville when I was 15years old. Throughout my traineeship, I managed to secure extra weekend shifts to further expand my knowledge and grow as a junior nurse. I also dedicated my time to local rescues and fostered many orphaned kittens until they were fit to find forever homes. After completing high school, I started to study my Certificate IV and completed this in 2016. During this time, I worked as the head-nurse in our first co-location in Townsville before moving to Melbourne in late 2019. Since joining the Craigieburn Team in 2020, I have had the pleasure of working with a great team, continuing with the development of my clinical skills, with hopes of completing my Diploma in the future, and training/supporting new interns with their journey to starting their nursing degree. I live at home with our chocolate Labrador Toby, Stitch our Staffy x, Frankie our Maltese x and Gremlin and Space Captain our two cats. In my spare time you’ll find me studying for my BA at university, spending time with my partner and spending time with my plants.

Nekitta Mutimer

Nekitta Mutimer

Nekitta is just beginning her Vet Nursing career and is currently undergoing studies in Certificate II Animal Handling. Nekitta Has had exposure to a variety of animals throughout her life and currently
in her own mini zoo has 2 dogs 1 Terrier (Angel) and 1 Staghound (Piper), 1 Lorikeet (Yagirobe or Robi), 1 Blue Tongue Lizard (Goku) and 1 Kitten (Launch) who was supposed to be a foster kitten but worked her way into the hearts of Nekitta’s whole household. As well as her dedication to the care of animals Nekitta also spends her free time volunteering for the State Emergency Service serving ad assisting her community.
Nekitta is excited and passionate for what is to come as she moves into her studies for Certificate IV and her Vet Nursing career.

Molly-Mae Van Heusden

Molly-Mae Van Heusden

I joined Greencross Vet in September 2018. I have always had a love for animals great and small for as long as I can remember. I completed my certificate III in Animal studies in 2017 where I spent a lot of my time volunteering at the RSPCA as a shelter attendant, then I went off to complete my Associate Degree in Vet Nursing in 2019. I am kept very busy at home with my 2 dogs, a cat and a turtle. I have an immense interest in surgical nursing and animal welfare and are constantly striving and learning to be the best Vet Nurse that I can be.

Laura Kent

Laura Kent

Hey I’m Laura and I feel privileged to be part of the Greencross team as a intern vet nurse. I was born in the UK and moved to Australia back in 2018, I discovered my passion for animals from a
very young age as I grew up with a number of pets consisting of dogs, rabbits, hamsters & fish! It all started when I started working in a pet shop and from then on I set my goals and studied away!
I have volunteered at shelters, worked in boarding kennels, worked for pet ambulance service for injured animals, I am a qualified dog trainer and canine behaviorist & puppy school instructor. I have
also studied canine psychology and a fully qualified canine first aider. I have a certificate of excellence in animal welfare and studied canine and feline nutrition & dental.
I have a Dog called Rocky he is a Bull Arab X Wolfhound X Greyhound. I also have 2 family dogs back in the UK named Joey & Tia they are miniature Jack Russell’s who I FaceTime everyday!
My hobbies are training dogs, going on adventures with my dog and going to the gym.

Jess Kent

Jess Kent

I’ve been with Greencross Vets for 2 years before recently moving to the Craigieburn clinic. I have completed my Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing, I enjoy all aspects of vet nursing but have a passion for patient care and surgery. I have an interest in emergency and critical care and would like to continue further studies in the future. At home, I have a Maltese X at home named Hanna.

Dr Matthew Legg

Dr Matthew Legg

Dr Matthew Legg (Dr Matt) grew up in a small town in South Africa. After qualifying in 2011 from the University of Pretoria, Onderstepoort, he started his career as a mixed animal practitioner honing his skills in large animal work, and especially equine work. He then joined a small animal practice in his home town prior to moving to Australia in 2016. Matt moved into Regional Victoria where he joined a mixed animal practice, and helped with the start up of a new clinic. In 2020 he joined the Greencross group and is now the current Vet director in the Craigieburn clinic. In his spare time he enjoys cycling, fishing and the outdoors. He has four pets – 2 rabbits, and 2 cats, along with his wife and two beautiful daughters. His veterinary interests lie in pathology and ophthalmology of small animals, and he has been given the title of the “Bunny Vet” in the practice.

Dr Eliza Darby

Dr Eliza Darby

Eliza is a recent graduate from the University of Melbourne and started working with Greencross at the beginning of 2021. She has a special interest in feline and emergency medicine and is looking forward to getting to know all of the local clients and their wonderful pets.
Outside of work Eliza enjoys any outdoor activities and spending time with family and friends. She also has two tabby cats at home to keep her busy, Evie and Dizzy who has cerebellar hypoplasia!

Dr Daniela Elders

Dr Daniela Elders

Dr Daniela Elders was born in Germany, raised in Spain, and lived and studied in the United States. At the age of 5, Dr Daniela went to her local vet with her mum and watched the vet help her “big brother” Rex (a Doberman). She turned to her mum and said: “this is what I want to do, … I want to be a vet, … I want to save animals”. She never gave up on that dream, got her Bachelor degree in Biology with a minor in Chemistry, and finally earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Ross University, USA, in 2015. In 2018 she moved 17.500 km to the other side of the world to live here in Australia, and has never regretted coming to this great country with its wonderful people. She feels blessed to be here.
Her favourite parts of the job are to tailor treatments and nutrition to each patient according to their diagnosis, providing excellent patient care, focusing on each pet as if it was her own, and helping each animal become the happiest and healthiest they can be. To make sure she provides the most PAWsitive experience, all patients get lots of love.
Dermatology cases seem to be following her around like a rash (pun intended) but she loves the challenge. She also loves Cardiology since her dog Bobby died of Congestive Heart Failure which makes heart conditions close to her heart.
In her free time Daniela likes to cuddle with her cats, go to the gym, cook, travel, and watch documentaries.

Dr. Jonathan Lewis

Dr. Jonathan Lewis

Jonathan is co-Vet Director and has worked in the practice since July 2020. He graduated from the University of Pretoria, South Africa, in 2004, and then completed further part time post graduate training in internal medicine and pharmacology in 2009. From 2008 to 2020, he and his wife, a veterinary nurse, owned a practice in Shelly Beach, South Africa, which operated as both a general and emergency practice. He moved to Sydney with his family in June 2020.

Jonathan is experienced in medical case work ups and management, dentistry, soft tissue and general orthopedic surgery, imaging, and has a special interest in cytology. He aims to provide each patient with individualised care in a compassionate manner.
Outside of work, Jonathan enjoys hiking and nature, and photography.He shares his home with two Cattle Dogs, Popcorn and Marshmallow, two domestic cats (hand reared feral kittens), Silver and Moonlight, and two rats, Pipsqueak and Arsenic.

Tam Tran

Tam Tran

Tam has been a vet nurse for the last 8 years with experience in various clinics and shelters. Her passion lies in welfare and she hopes to one day have her own ranch where she can provide a safe haven for any animal that is in need from dogs, cats, chickens, ducks to pigs, cows, horses and lamas as she wants to help as many as she possibly can. She has 2 rescue cats at home, Skittles the sassy but skittish calico and Lynx the chilled and smoochy tabby.

Outside of work, she loves go-karting and going for long rides on her electric skateboard with friends. She’s a competitive rev head so anything to do with racing, she can’t help but push pedal to the metal. She also enjoys camping, being in nature, eating delicious food and hanging out with her friends.

Dr Don Strazzeri

Dr Don Strazzeri

Dr Don Strazzeri – BSc BVSc
I am an experienced and passionate small animal veterinarian. I grew up on a cattle property in Northern Australia surrounded by a diverse range of animals and completed my Bachelor of Veterinary Science at Massey University in New Zealand. I have subsequently spent over 14 years as a mixed-animal practice Veterinarian. I have worked with a wide range of companion animals, equine, livestock, and Australian wildlife, making me a resourceful and adaptable Veterinarian. I always enjoy being able to develop a rapport with clients and working with them to determine their needs and deliver quality care to their pets. In my spare time, I enjoy traveling and exploring the great outdoors with my family, surfing, and watching my kids play sport.

Elise Cape

Elise Cape

Elise joined Greencross Vets as an intern in 2019 and completed her Certificate II in animal studies. Now a vet nurse, Elise enjoys coming into work and helping animals in any way possible. You will find Elise taking her adorable 13 year old golden retriever named Cassie to the beach or on long walks.

Claire Holdsworth

Claire Holdsworth

My name is Claire and I’m currently studying my Certificate 3 in Animals Studies as well as a Bachelor of Veterinary and Wildlife Science. At the end I’m hoping to become a certified veterinary nurse and eventually would like to work in animal conservation. When not at work I enjoy camping with my two Kelpie crosses, Taz and Lucy Mae, or just snuggling up at home with my two cats Alfie and Kora watching Marvel movies.

Dr Isabelle Seah

Dr Isabelle Seah

Veterinarian
Isabelle hails from sunny Singapore and came to Australia to chase her dreams of becoming a veterinarian. She recently graduated from Murdoch University in Western Australia, took the leap of faith, and moved across the continent to join the team at Greencross Ashburton. She strives to help owners help their pets to live their best lives and is a firm believer that there is no such thing as a stupid question (so ask away!). She has a special interest in exotic pet medicine and surgery and intends to pursue ANZCVS Memberships in the future.

Chelsea Herring

Chelsea Herring

Dr Chris Cooper

Dr Chris Cooper

I graduated from Murdoch University and have worked in 13 different countries throughout my career. I have over 30 years’ experience with anything from eagles to cattle to dogs and cats. At home I have a very active 3 year old mastiff x called Ajax, and a 21 year old Swedish Forest cat called Methana. In my spare time I enjoy scuba diving and looking after my bee hives.

Annie Wells

Annie Wells

I have been working as a nurse since 2018 with the amazing team at Greencross Joondalup. My partner and I live with our kelpie x – Bear, and our two chickens – Penny & Patricia. Outside of work we love to go camping with our dog and spend lots of time outdoors. I have loved being a part of the Joondalup team and couldn’t ask for a better place to work.

Dr Olivia Coker

Dr Olivia Coker

Hello my name is Olivia and I joined the amazing team at Joondalup in 2021 after graduating from Murdoch University. I have special interests in internal medicine and soft tissue surgery. On my days away from the clinic you’ll find me outdoors or trying to finish off a book I probably started years ago!

Krystal Herbert

Krystal Herbert

Practice Manager

As our practice manager Krystal brings a wealth of knowledge for both domestic pets and wildlife. She graduated with a certificate IV in veterinary nursing after years of hands on experience and training. After spending most of her adult life on the Sunshine Coast Krystal and her family left the Sunshine Coast for a 7 year hiatus to Melbourne. After missing her family, friends and the beach, she decided to bring her nursing and management skills back home. When not working, Krystal has her hands full with 2 children, a husband, 2 German Shepard’s and a cat that can do no wrong. She feels so privileged to be working with such an amazing and supportive team at Greencross Caloundra.

Dr. Roelie Schrijnders-Schmidt

Dr. Roelie Schrijnders-Schmidt

Veterinarian

My name is Roelie, but feel free to call me Ruby as everyone does as it is easier to pronounce.
Some of you have seen me before here at Greencross Caloundra, and after a break of several years, I have returned to join this amazing and caring team.
Originally from the Netherlands, I arrived on Sydney shores just over 10 years ago, and moved to the Sunny Coast after 4 years.
My family call Caloundra our home and particularly love the community spirit, and the beautiful beaches. My husband and I run a small business in Bulcock street.
Owner of 2 rescue cats, named Freddy and Lucy, I am passionate about care and health of small animals, including pocket pets.
My special interests are senior pet management, eyes and ears and solving complicated dermatological problems.
Looking forward to meeting you, and sharing what I know so we can make the best medical decisions for your pet(s) together.

Dr Colleen Heffernan

Dr Colleen Heffernan

Dr Colleen is our newest vet who has graduate from the University of Queensland with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science with Honors and has started with Greencross in the New Graduate program. Colleen has an interest in shelter medicine and hopes to one day use her knowledge and carrier to travel the world.

Colleen owns two very mischievous Kelpie X brothers named Tobias and Albert. Colleen loves spending time with friends and visiting family and on her time off she loves to relax with a good Netflix movie. You’ll also find her on sunny days at the beach with friends or her dogs soaking up the sun and surf.

Dr William Chan

Dr William Chan

Veterinary Director

Dr William Chan BSc BVMS PG CertSc MANZCVS (SAM) graduated from Murdoch University, Western Australia, in 2007 with first class honours, and is an experienced and advanced medical practitioner. William completed his post graduate studies in Small Animal Internal Medicine in 2015 and was admitted to the Small Animal Medicine Chapter of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists (ANZCVS); Membership of the College is an official recognition of a veterinary surgeon’s knowledge and experience in a designated field of veterinary science. Prior to his current appointment as Veterinary Director at Greencross Vets Kessels Road, he practiced in a high volume veterinary hospital in Singapore for 10 years seeing first and second opinion cases, before relocating to Australia in 2017 to commence an ANZCVS accredited residency programme in Small Animal Internal Medicine, receiving specialist training at a referral hospital in Brisbane. William’s clinical interest lies in the diagnostic and therapeutic challenges encountered in patients with complex and diverse medical issues, and is well versed in advanced diagnostic techniques and medical procedures.

Holly Barnes

Holly Barnes

Holly started with Greencross Vets Ipswich as manager in 2020, having worked with Greencross Vets for over eight years. Starting as a school based trainee she then became a Veterinary nurse and progressed to manager and has gone on to manage various clinics for over 5 years. Like any passionate nurse Holly adores all animals big and small but does have soft spot for large breed dogs. She has two dogs at home one called Marley which is a Maltese x Shih Tzu and Murphy an Irish Woldhound cross.

Dr Cherry Chan

Dr Cherry Chan

Dr. Cherry joined us at Greencross Vets Ipswich after graduating from the University of Queensland BVSc (Hons) in 2020. She is originally from Hong Kong and she can speak fluent Cantonese, Mandarin and English. Cherry has a special interest in small animals and exotics medicine and surgery, which she strives to pursue in the future. She has three rats at home named Linguine, Ravioli and Gnocchi. Outside of work, she enjoys hiking, baking and playing the piano.

Suey

Suey

Suey is a Certificate IV qualified Veterinary Nurse and has experience working in both animal shelters and vet clinics. She grew up here on the Gold Coast and has a mischievous little Dachshund named Archie. Suey has a special interest in animal enrichment and behaviour.

Dr Philippa Maclennan

Dr Philippa Maclennan

Philippa graduated from Glasgow Vet school, Scotland in 2002 . She spent her time working between Australia and the UK since she graduated. Philippa originally started as a mixed practice vet in Shakespeare’s Stratford Upon Avon before focusing solely on small animals . She also spent a short time working with horses and donkeys in Morocco for the charity SPANA where she performed surgery in Morocco’s fields and markets which was a challenging and interesting setting.

Philippa enjoys all aspects of life as a veterinary surgeon and finds complex internal medicine cases especially interesting. Philippa has returned to work at Ku-Ring-Gai in 2020 after first working at the practice from 2004 to 2008. Outside of work Philippa enjoys ocean swimming , walking her Kelpie cross Ash and spending time with her husband and three children. Completing her family is a black and white cat called Alfie and a chestnut pony called Ginger .

Sarah Stevenon

Sarah Stevenon

Sarah completed her Certificate II in animal studies with Greencross Vet Lambton through the Greencross Internship program in 2020 and is currently completing her certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing. Sarah can often be found on reception enjoying the puppy cuddles and is kept busy at home with her dachshunds Benny and Frankie.

Zoe Rumble

Zoe Rumble

Zoe joined the Greencross Vets team in January 2021. She enjoys all aspects of veterinary nursing, from consultations to surgery to assisting the vet in simple and complex procedures. Zoe is passionate about all pets, and comes to the clinic with a focus on the fact that all animals have a unique history and deserve compassionate care that understands their individual behaviours and needs. Her greatest passion lies with dogs, primarily their rescue, rehabilitation, and training. When she isn’t in the clinic, Zoe spends her time in the great outdoors with her treasured pups Jack and Jamie, and tutors VCE students in English and Psychology.

Lynda Shhaw

Lynda Shhaw

Lynda grew up in Sydney with a variety of pets (and family members!). She graduated from Sydney University in 2006 with honours and has since worked on the Central Coast for 7 years before settling in to call Newcastle home, and has strong interest in small animal medicine, ophthalmology and neurology.
Lynda enjoys getting out and enjoying the natural beauty of Newcastle through bush walking or a leisurely cycle. She also enjoys reading and getting creative in the kitchen. She lives with her cat Mapel, who sometimes allows her to have foster kittens to stay.

Chloe Murphy

Chloe Murphy

Remy

Remy

Remy started volunteering at the clinic back in 2018 when she was still in high school. She then went on to become our work experience student in 2020 whilst studying her Cert IV in Vet nursing. Once she finished her course, we liked her so much we decided to keep her! She has now come on board with us as a fully fledged vet nurse and is much loved by clients, staff and animals alike. She has an adorable little toy Poodle at home named Rio.

Krystal Evans QVN

Krystal Evans QVN

Growing up with pets it is not a surprise that Krystal is passionate about them, having had fish, guinea pigs, birds, dogs & cats. Krystal has completed a Bachelor in Marine Science, also having completed her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing, enjoying areas of surgery and dentistry. Krystal joined the team in 2015 working in the Woolloongabba and Indooroopilly clinics, before coming to Teneriffe. When not working, Krystal enjoys the outdoors with her husband or reading on the couch while getting cuddles from her fur babies ‘Teddy’ a ginger tabby cat & ‘Sasha’ a ragdoll

Vicki Brown

Vicki Brown

Vicki qualified as a veterinary nurse in 1996 and went on to study zookeeping and has a wonderful career working with both domestic and exotic animals. Vicki’s career highlights include working with Steve and Terri Irwin and becoming a seal trainer at Sea Life Sunshine Coast also known as Underwater World. Her passion is with behavioral enrichment for animals in human care and providing a stress free environment within our clinic for our wonderful patients. She is focused on great customer service and providing wonderful patient care through education. Vicki is proud to be working with such a compassionate and professional team here at Greencross Caloundra.

Dr. Monique Einsiedel

Dr. Monique Einsiedel

Monique or “Monzie” to those close to her, brings so much cheer and happiness to everyone around her. Her love and passion for animal care makes her one of our favourite vets among our clients and staff. When not in the clinic bringing the joy, she is an avid crafts women and if you visit any of our local markets, you may just be able to pop by and say hi and see some of the beautiful trinkets she has handmade. Monique has a special place in her heart for King Charles Cavaliers and her fur baby Alfie is her pride and joy in life and as you can see in the picture above he is a happy boy just like his mum.

Bianca Marcos

Bianca Marcos

Bianca is one of our senior nurses who not only is a fantastic nurse but also a serious wildlife advocate. She spends most of her time helping our lovely patients at our Greencross Clinic in Caloundra and working at the Australia Zoo Wildlife hospital. When she’s not caring for all the cute and cuddly animals on the Sunshine Coast, she’s climbing our beautiful mountains and scuba diving in our crystal blue ocean.

Stephanie Car

Stephanie Car

Stephanie graduated in South Africa in 2015. After working in South Africa, she and her partner decided to do some travelling and started in Australia. They enjoyed their time so much here that they have decided to stay permanently. After working for a year in a country practice in Port Lincoln, South Australia, Stephanie decided to further develop her skillset and moved to Queensland to complete a rotating internship in veterinary anaesthesia, medicine, surgery and emergency and critical care at the University of Queensland. She then went on to do a specialty internship in small animal medicine at Murdoch University. Stephanie then went to work in private practice in Mandurah, WA. Missing the sunshine state, they decided to move back to QLD and settle here in Noosa.
When Stephanie is not in the clinic, she can be found exploring the land or sea – usually with her dog, Smudge, by her side. Her favorite hobbies include hiking, snorkeling, kayaking and scuba diving. She is an unbashful “crazy cat lady” and is obsessed with her two cats, Nala and Squish!

Clare Wheeler

Clare Wheeler

Clare joined the Greencross family back in 2015 and has worked at a number of clinics but joined the Cannon Hill clinic in early 2019. Clare has a strong interest in education and training and shares her knowledge, tips and tricks in the Petbarn Cannon Hill Puppy Preschool Classes! In her spare time, Clare can be found spending time with her partner and their rescue dog, Tigger.

Leo Compton

Leo Compton

Leo grew up locally in Adelaide with his large family of four brothers, and spent most of his free time with his beloved pets in the backyard.
His love for animals started from a very young age with his first Water Dragon; ever since he has had many reptiles, a few large breeds of dogs, and everything in between!
Recently finishing his Advanced Diploma in Animal Technology, Leo wishes to further his studies to advance his knowledge in all animal related fields.
He thrives for a positive work ethic and making people happy.
Leo’s newest addition to his family is a male ferret, the memories and the name are yet to come but nevertheless he is very excited!

Carriza McFall

Carriza McFall

After 15 years in the Accounting industry Carriza decided to take the leap of faith and start studying certificate II in Animal studies. Starting off as an Intern in September 2020 with the team at Paradise, Carriza was offered a part time position in November 2020. She is very enthusiastic about this career change and wants to further her knowledge and continue to study Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing. Growing up on Kangaroo Island Carriza has always had a love for animals. Her family had their own farm on KI, which is where her love of animals evolved at such a young age. She has two fur babies at home, Sahara a white domestic short haired cat who is very cuddly and loves to snuggle and Rodney an American Staffy who is new to the family at only 7 months old. Rodney has a bright and bubbly personality and loves to play with his toys. Outside of work Carriza loves dancing and is a part of a Calisthenics team. She also loves playing tennis and being active.

Rachel Ward

Rachel Ward

After a rewarding career in hospitality for 18 years, Rachel decided to make the life changing decision in 2016 to become a veterinary nurse. Aspiring to provide pets, people and all animals with the best care has always been a passion. After completing Certitficate II in Animal Studies 2017 she then completed Certificate IV in Veterinary nursing April 2019.
Rachel’s previous experience includes several placement hours and works in a support role at AVSARC/AEC as surgical support attendant, in addition to her new veterinary nurse role at GreencrossVets Paradise. Rachel’s 3 years in the SSA role has been diverse, challenging, educational and extremely rewarding. Rachel’s professional interests include five star patient care, animal behaviour, dermatology, anaesthesia, surgical nursing and ongoing learning and development.
Rachel has beloved 16 yr old DSH cat Missy, the boss of the home which is shared with 4.5year old SharPei Boston. When Rachel is not doting over the furkids she often has them close by in the garden. Missy loves weeding and Boston enjoy walks and visiting the beach with aunty Daisy the 7yr old Labrador.

Dr Jaimie Le Page

Dr Jaimie Le Page

Jaimie grew up in Gippsland, Victoria and graduated from the University of Melbourne with a Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 2018. After graduating, Jaimie moved to Adelaide and began working in small animal practice. She is excited to be joining the Greencross Paradise team in November 2020. Jaimie has a very cute and naughty cat named Jackson who lives back in Victoria. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her partner, friends and family and playing women’s football.

Bethany Rowland

Bethany Rowland

Bethany began her journey with Greencross Vets in early 2018 when she began volunteering at Greencross Vets Sandringham. It didn’t take long for her to gain a position within the clinic as a veterinary nurse, as it was clear to everyone how much she loved her time in the clinic, and how great she was with the animals. With the intention of becoming a vet, she soon realized all the wonders of nursing and hasn’t looked back since, and is now studying to be a fully qualified vet nurse. From a young age she’s always been surrounded with animals, with a handsome cavoodle as part of the family at home and intentions for her fur family to grow in the future. Besides lapping up all the pet cuddles at work, she has a keen interest in plants, all crafty things and anything to do with food – just like all pets, the way to her heart is with treats!

Sienn Constanti-Carey

Sienn Constanti-Carey

Sienn is one of our vet nurses, and she is also currently studying for her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Melbourne. She is always seeking to further extend her experience, knowledge and practical skills in the animal industry. After completing multiple animal related diplomas/degrees, Sienn’s love for animals has grown more and more each day and is forever expanding. Each and every single animal, no matter what size or shape is important to her, however our unusual, weird and wonderful, pets will always have a very special place in her heart. She is currently the proud owner of a pint size petting zoo at home consisting of hairless dogs, cats, lizards, and snakes. If you’re ever trying to find her, you will either catch her hanging out with an animal (either at work, through her pet sitting service, or at home). She also loves spending her spare time eating out at cafes/restaurant (is a sucker for Japanese food), singing along horribly to her favourite bands, or watching Netflix on the couch with a furry companion.

Dr Sabrina Killius BVSc (Hons1)

Dr Sabrina Killius BVSc (Hons1)

Sabrina grew up on a horse farm in Tasmania and moved to Queensland to study a Bachelor of Science before upgrading to Bachelor of Veterinary Science from which she graduated with first class honours in 2005.
Sabrina is a passionate veterinarian in constant pursuit of improving her veterinary skills and keeping her continuing education up to date
She is interested in all areas of veterinary medicine, but has a strong passion for surgery and abdominal ultrasound, areas of veterinary medicine she considers her strength.
Sabrina also has an interest in birds, rabbits, guinea pigs and other pocket pets, and feels very strongly about mental health in the veterinary industry, having completed her certificate in Mental Health First Aid.
In her free time, Sabrina enjoys reading, exercising and spending time with her two daughters and husband, her stunning Rhodesian ridgeback Hugo, her cats, and a multitude of birds.

Dr. Heather Sanders

Dr. Heather Sanders

“Dr. Heather Sanders has joined our team at Greencross Vets Roseville from the North of England. Heather enjoys all aspects of small animal practice, particularly diagnostic imaging and surgery, plus building strong bonds with clients and their fur babies. Heather graduated from the University of Liverpool Veterinary School, UK. Prior to this she completed a degree in Equine Science from Aberystwyth University, Wales. Heather spent two years working as an Equine Vet in a first opinion and referral hospital in North Yorkshire before turning her attention to small animals. After spending a month in Fiji volunteering at the SPCA and supporting a community neuter clinic, she found a new love in companion animal surgery and warmer climates. Heather has left behind the farm and horses, and is embracing the Aussie active lifestyle.

Dr Nick Taylor

Dr Nick Taylor

Dr Nick has wanted to be a Vet since he was five. He graduated from Sydney University with Honours and he has spent his career in General Practice in rural New South Wales, the United Kingdom and Sydney.
Nick has run and owned high quality small animal surgeries in both London and Sydney.
Nick is committed to education and improvement, and remains abreast of scientific and industry improvement that allow us to better help your pet.
Nick has been awarded the General Practioners Certificate in Small Animal Practice. He is a member of the European School of Veterinary Post Graduate Studies and the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons.
Nick is passionate about pet health care and the dialogue with pet owners that ensures the best health for our companions. It is this passion that led to his nomination as PetPlan Vet of the Year as well as Greencross Best Performing Practice.
Dr Nick celebrates the bond that we share with our animals and is driven by ethical and excellent veterinary care for the animals we see. Dr Nick is a pet advocate speaking for what is best for animals in health and disease.
We feel privileged to be welcomed into this community, and our commitment to you is to provide the very best treatment for your pet through individual, friendly service.
To book your next appointment for an annual health check-up, a niggling problem or anything that is worrying you about your pet please call us, email or stop in to say Hi.

Laura Topham

Laura Topham

Laura moved to Australia in 2012 from the not so sunny shores of England. While living and working in the UK she was a Registered Veterinary Nurse, held her Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons certificate, and obtained an advanced diploma in Nursing. In her role here at Greencross Vets as Practice Manager, she’s discovered the perfect balance between her passion for people, animals, and medicine. Laura is committed to facilitating compassionate, world class care while leading the growth of our team and practice.
With over 19 years of experience, both in specialty and general practice medicine, she goes above and beyond to build a culture of care that creates long-lasting client relationships and puts patients first! A self-proclaimed “crazy cat lady,” Laura shares her home and heart with her fur baby, Rangi a crazy ginger youngster. Outside the office you can catch her hiking, kayaking, and living that Aussie beach life as if she were born to it!

Dr. Hayley Davidson BVSc (hons)

Dr. Hayley Davidson BVSc (hons)

Danyelle Aumann

Danyelle Aumann

Susanne Lynch

Susanne Lynch

Jade Phillips

Jade Phillips

Dr. Elle Westaway-Heaven BVSc

Dr. Elle Westaway-Heaven BVSc

Dr Isobel Martin

Dr Isobel Martin

Dr Isobel Martin grew up in Melbourne, and has always had a connection to animals, so much so she watched The Lion King so many times the video tape broke (yes, back in the days of video tapes!), her childhood goal was to collect 101 Dalmatian toys (since her parents didn’t let her have a real Dalmatian!). Isobel moved to Sydney to study veterinary science, and graduated from the University of Sydney in 2014, following on she started her career at the RSPCA, and has worked as a small animal veterinarian in both Melbourne and England since then.
Isobel loves all things fantasy, including books and movies. She also loves to be creative and regularly attempts various knitting and crochet projects! She boasts an expanding furry family consisting of two Cavalier King Charles Spaniels named Ollivander & Samwise, three cats named Mufasa, Bombadil & Katara, and a rescued turtle called Myrtle!

Tegan Engellenner

Tegan Engellenner

Tegan has always wanted to work in the Veterinary Industry, so it was no shock to anyone when she completed her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing. Tegan has been lucky enough to work in Cairns, before returning home to Melbourne. At home, Tegan has 3 dogs, all who love to hog the couch, and 1 little human. When she has some spare time, you will find Tegan at the park with her son, sewing up beautiful creations, or relaxing on the couch with a movie.

Natalie Cirillo

Natalie Cirillo

Natalie has been at Greencross Vets since 2019, after finishing Bachelor of Veterinary Nursing in 2017. She has always had a love for animals and wanted a career where she could help them. At home her fur babies are Beverly who is a 1 year old calico cat and Unity a 9 year old labrador, two of her best friends!
Outside of work she enjoys collecting records, art, and pop culture figurines and enjoys going to live music gigs with her human friends.

Dr Elle

Dr Elle

Originally from Denmark, Elle moved to Australia to complete her veterinary degree at James Cook University, graduating with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science in 2017. Elle is incredibly passionate about providing the highest standard of care for your fur-babies, enjoying nothing more than making a difference in the life of a client and their beloved pet. At home, Elle gets lots of puppy love from her two dogs, Sheba the Bichon Frise and Snafu the Border Collie.

Dr. Genine Rabie BVSc

Dr. Genine Rabie BVSc

Veterinary Director
Since she was 5 years old Genine had always dreamed of being a veterinarian. Her career has been an incredible journey and she is fortunate enough to have worked with all sorts of animals. Her highlight was working with pangolins in the fight against poaching. She is unable to pick a favourite animal as she love them all too much. Genine qualified as a veterinarian in 2009 in South Africa, her and her family moved to Australia in 2020 taking up the role as Veterinary Director here at Greencross Vets Macedon Ranges. Her work experience includes numerous different practices mainly small animals and also equines; farm animals and wildlife.

Luke Lynch

Luke Lynch

While Luke’s career in animal care has spanned over 12 years, whilst having a passion and talent for performing. Starting off as a kennel hand in 2008 and becoming the first ever graduate of the RSPCA NSW animal studies program (while helping collectively raise $120,000 for the RSPCA as part of the Borneo Orangutan Trek), Luke’s career as a nurse has spanned across various clinics in NSW and Victoria, focusing on shelter medicine and general practice. Outside of work Luke is studying at the Australian Institute of Music to further his broadway skills. Luke is a proud dad of his two Cavalier King Charles Spaniels, Ruby and Charlie.
Luke is looking forward to working with our clients, providing an empathetic, welcoming, safe and stress free space for everyone who walks through the door.

Johanna Haslberger

Johanna Haslberger

Johanna has lived in Townsville all her life, brought up around animals of all sizes, where her passion for animals started. Falling in love with animals at small age made her want to learn more! She then went on to completing her school based traineeship of Animal Studies at Greencross Vets in 2017. Now she has re-joined the team in 2019 and is so excited to be a part of the industry again! Johanna has now started her Certificate IV in Vet Nursing. In her spare time you will find Johanna bonding with one of her many animals or enjoying spending time with her family and friends.

Brittany Ewald

Brittany Ewald

Brittany completed her certificate IV in veterinary nursing in 2017 and has been working in small animal practices since graduating. When not working Brittany likes to spend time gardening and relaxing with her cats Echo, Agnes and Rocket.

Dr Jolene Attard

Dr Jolene Attard

Jolene recently joined the Greencross Vets team and is looking forward to meeting the local communities pets and people. Her passion for animal care started early, she grew up locally in Preston with a menagerie of pets, as her parents were known to adopt many orphaned animals including stray cats and dogs, injured birds, an unwanted goose, guinea pigs and rabbits. These 2 rabbits were a simple male and female and quickly turned into 60 rabbits, of course, they were given away to new homes.
Since graduating from the University of Melbourne in 2006, she has had international experience and loves being a general practitioner, treating mainly dogs and cats, but also rabbits, guinea pigs, birds and rats. Jolene knows how much love animals bring into our lives and her favourite part of being a vet is supporting this relationship.
Outside of work, she has successfully combined her love of travelling with veterinary volunteer work at an elephant sanctuary in Thailand and a cat rescue program in Greece. Jolene loves art house and foreign film and is a volunteer at ACMI (Australian Center for the Moving Image).

Cassie Buckley

Cassie Buckley

Cassie is a Registered Veterinary Nurse and Hydro therapist at Greencross Vets Ocean Reef. On Mondays and Tuesdays you might her in the clinic on reception or in a surgical nursing role. On Thursday and Friday afternoons she don’s a wetsuit and is in the pool or underwater treadmill with our hydrotherapy patients. She adores seeing the dogs she works with improving. Cassie enjoys the challenge of creating goals and care plans for them to work on at home with their owners too, her favourite part is when she massages the dog at the end of their hydro session, because really, who doesn’t enjoy a dog-cuddle.
Cassie completed the Certificate in Hydrotherapy course with Dogs in Motion in Melbourne, this course is the only available course in Australia to provide certification as a hydro therapist. Our goal at Ocean Reef is to be the most holistic hydrotherapy centre in WA, being able to offer both hydrotherapy in the pool and underwater treadmill with the hope that in future we may be able to expand to offer this service to cats also.
When not in clinic, Cassie lives with my husband, our five guinea pigs, who live in a mansion in our living room and my little dog Queenie who is a Shetland Sheepdog x Chihuahua

Amanda Lally

Amanda Lally

Amanda joined the Greencross Vets family August 2014. Having studied animal psychology and training, coupled with a great respect and love for animals, drew her to pursue her passion in the veterinary field. She has a great interest in animal behaviour and has Instructed at various dog obedience clubs and is currently the Coordinator of our Puppy Pre-School and Adult behaviour classes. Amanda loves to assist her clients in teaching their dogs new tricks and to solve your puppy problems!
Joining the Kessels Road team as Practice Manager in 2019, Amanda is driven in assist the team to achieve the extraordinary, by providing an outstanding Veterinary experience to our clients and their beloved pets!
She loves the positive, fun and friendly working environment provided by her team and enjoys catching up with regular clients and their furry family members! When she’s not working, you will find her spending time outdoors with her husband, and three dogs Ava, Pink and Blu (Australian Shepherds) and is very proud of their combined successes in various show and dog obedience disciplines.

Carissa Faulkner

Carissa Faulkner

Growing up in the rural town of Barraba NSW where animals out number people Carissa was surrounded by animals. Her favorite place to visit was her grandfathers’ farm where I could feed the pigs, cows, sheep, horses, ducks, chickens, ferrets and rabbits. Carissa first realised she wanted to work with animals after an unfortunate accident with her dog that followed with several visits to the local vets, she was fascinated with watching the progress of my dogs’ health. Her first job working with animals was at one of the largest RSPCA’s in the country in Melbourne. There she was walking dogs, grooming cats and socializing rabbits. Now that she have finished my certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing, she plans to start her certificate IV in captive animals within the next year.

Shannan Healey

Shannan Healey

Shannan joined the Greencross Vets family in August 2016 after successfully completing work experience and her Cert IV in Veterinary Nursing. She is passionate about providing the best possible nursing care to her patients and loves assisting the Veterinarians in surgical procedures and their support of her willingness to develop her skills in non-routine or more complex surgical procedures.
She feels very lucky that her favourite past time is to work with animals and it’s not uncommon that in her spare time she can be found fostering neo-natal kittens, hanging out with her beloved cat called ‘Button’, going for bike rides, or spending time at the beach with friends and family.

Amy Stafford

Amy Stafford

Amy comes to us from the South of New Zealand and has a degree in Zoology from Otago University. She began with Warringal Greencross back in July of 2018 and has since completed her certificate 4 in Veterinary Nursing. Her pet babies at home include cats Enzo and Pepsi, Labrador Jess, and hubby Hamish (also a staff member here at the clinic). She is highly passionate about wildlife conversation and loves spending her time off in the great outdoors.

Christine Harvey

Christine Harvey

Christine has always had a passion for animals growing up, so getting to work with them is a dream come true. After volunteering at an animal shelter during her studies, her passion for animal care guided her to a career in Veterinary Nursing. She joined the Greencross Cleveland team in early 2020, while at the clinic she graduated with her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing. Christine has interests in all areas of nursing, from theatre and patient care to the personal interactions with the clinics wonderful clientele.
Away from the clinic Christines interests consist of caring for her own pets. She has an old rescue dog named Rosie, two rescue cats; Esme and Archie and birds. Aside from her animals she enjoys acrylic painting in the outdoors, particularly pet portraits, playing with makeup and spending time with her friends and family.

Katrina

Katrina

Katrina started with the Greencross Cleveland team in February 2019. Originally from Victoria, she graduated her Veterinary Nursing degree in 1998. Katrina is passionate about patient care and comfort, whilst maintaining a high standard of nursing capabilities. She has a keen interest in dermatology, soft tissue surgery, ear cytology and expressing anal glands. Outside of work, Katrina enjoys AFL, reading and spending time with her daughter and 4-legged family members; a Cavoodle named Jai, a Griffon named Gracie and two cats that she took in as strays, Roxy and Olive.

Tahlia Nichols

Tahlia Nichols

Tahlia started her vet nursing journey when she was in year 11 doing some work experience, from there she went on to begin a school based traineeship studying Certificate 2 in Animal studies. Once she completed school and her certificate she was offered a part time job in a small animal clinic, in 2019 she joined the Greencross Cleveland team. Tahlia has always had a love and passion for animals, she has two little Bichon X Poodles named Dexter and Charlie. In her spare time she enjoys show jumping with her horse named Barney. Tahlia is currently studying her Certificate 4 in Vet nursing.

Tamisha Franz

Tamisha Franz

Tamisha started her career as a Veterinary Nurse in 2013. She completed her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing, and later on went on to study a Diploma in Human Resources Management to move into a Practice Management position. When she’s not working, you will find her spending time outdoors with her Pug x French Bulldog Charlie.

Grase Mutimer

Grase Mutimer

Grase is a familiar face to our Petbarn regulars and our newest face at Greencross Vets Box Hill as our Vet Nurse Intern! She has just begun her studies with us and is over the moon to be beginning her animal care career. Grase has grown up with animals of all shapes and sizes and is now a dog mama to her beautiful Staffy mix Missy Moo. Out of our clinic, you can find Grase listening to Dolly Parton and playing animal crossing.

Beau Grunfelder

Beau Grunfelder

Beau is our Senior Veterinary Nurse (Cert IV) and has been nursing for over 10 years, he previously worked at Greencross Vets North Ringwood and joined the team at Greencross Vets Box Hill in 2019. He is a well-loved and respected part of the Box Hill family because of his gregarious laugh and propensity to go above and beyond when it comes to helping a client and their pet. Beau is highly trained and proficient in all aspects of Veterinary Nursing and provides excellent patient care. He also enjoys training and seeing to the development of junior nurses/interns so they may reach their full potential. Beau has a special interest in providing the very best in client service and loves his aquarium fishes! He has a large aquarium with tropical, freshwater fishes at home and also looks after the aquariums in the clinic.

Bianca Austin

Bianca Austin

Bianca has been nursing for over 3 years and started her vet nursing career at an emergency equine hospital. Bianca joined the Box Hill team two years ago after transferring from the Bayswater Greencross clinic, and as our newest rising star nurse, you will find Bianca greeting you with her bright cheerful smile, whilst simultaneously juggling bookings and offering nutritional advice to our clients and their pets. Animals have always been a part of Bianca’s life, and being a true farm girl at heart, she has a menagerie of pets at home! Her extended fur family include her favourite competition horse Storm and her two favourite dogs Miika, a super cuddly German Short-Haired Pointer and her gentle-giant Rhodesian Ridgeback X companion named Diesel. On her days off you might find Bianca at an event with the horses, or on the tractor at her and her partner’s farm.

Ellen-May Ariel

Ellen-May Ariel

Originally from Denmark, Elle moved to Australia to complete her veterinary degree at James Cook University, graduating with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science in 2017. Elle is incredibly passionate about providing the highest standard of care for your fur-babies, enjoying nothing more than making a difference in the life of a client and their beloved pet. At home, Elle gets lots of puppy love from her two dogs, Sheba the Bichon Frise and Snafu the Border Collie

Dr Christine Hou

Dr Christine Hou

Dr Christine is a passionate and committed small animal clinician who has taken on the role of Veterinary Director at our Greencross Box Hill clinic in 2020. Graduating as Dux in 2004, she went on to complete her Veterinary Science degree at The University of Melbourne in 2009 and has been working as a small animal veterinarian in busy small animal practices in Melbourne. Dr Christine strives to offer the highest standards of care to her patients, and loves contributing to the happiness, health and well-being of animals and their fur-less parents through getting to know the unique needs of each family. Despite growing up in Melbourne, Dr Christine speaks both fluent English and Mandarin.

Dr Christine enjoys the challenges of internal medicine cases and takes great care with patient follow up and continuity of care. She also has a special interest in veterinary dermatology, geriatric medicine and orthopaedic Surgery. Since joining the Greencross Vets Box Hill team in 2018, she has enjoyed the opportunity to work with Guide Dog Victoria and loves helping gorgeous puppies become loyal working guide dogs and reach their full potential. Dr Christine is also a member of the Australian Veterinary Association (AVA).
When she’s not working, Dr Christine enjoys playing the piano, ballroom dancing and tending to her rescue plants, in addition to spending quality time with her husband and toddler son Sebastian, who continues to amaze her every day. She also loves spoiling her fur babies, which include her smoochy rescue cat Leo and beautiful (but at times way too cheeky) Angie. Their cuddles and purrs remind her everyday why being a fur-parent is a privilege!

Dr Stacey Morgan Bsvc

Dr Stacey Morgan Bsvc

Stacey studied her Veterinary medicine degree at the University of Liverpool in the UK, and graduated in 2016. She spent the first 2 years of her career working in a busy animal hospital in the north of England, before going on a working holiday adventure to Australia. 2 years later and she’s still here!
Stacey started working for Greencross Vets Capalaba in June 2020 after deciding to base herself in Brisbane.
Although Stacey doesn’t currently have any pets she regularly steals cuddles from everyone else’s fur babies, especially from her favourite breed: Staffordshire Bull Terriers.
In her spare time you will find Stacey exploring her new home country, or at CrossFit.

Nicole Sherwell

Nicole Sherwell

Nicole started working as a casual work experience nurse in 2018 whilst completing her studies and stepped into a qualified nursing role as of November 2019, now a Full Time Nurse as of 2020.
Nicole is extremely passionate about her role and takes great pride in providing the best care for her patients. She has a particular interest in General Anaesthesia. At home, Nicole has 2 dogs, Maverick the Rottweiler & Kai the Boxer and 1 horse, Arrow, an off the track Thoroughbred. When Nicole isn’t at work, you will usually find her down by the stables, camping with the dogs or out on the JetSki!

Taylor Armour

Taylor Armour

Taylor has been working for Greencross Vets since 2012, since starting as a school based Trainee and moving around to different clinics as a locum nurse before settling in at Capalaba in 2018. Taylor’s favourite thing about being in the veterinary industry is educating clients on behavioural training and nutritional dietary requirements. Taylor did puppy preschool for over 6years, she loved to help the little puppy’s develop their personalities and fit in to their new family’s homes.
Taylor has a beautiful tabby cat called Dominic that she fostered this year, he has grown into a mischief as home and love his belly rubs.

Melissa Bunker

Melissa Bunker

Melissa has worked at Greencross Vets in Capalaba since 2019. She is currently studying vet nursing. She finds the most rewarding part of her job is helping pets reach their best potential and to be able to help pet parents, this is why she chose a career in veterinary services. Her patience and caring attitude to every patient radiates, leaving all pet parents and their fur babies feeling safe. In her free time Melissa loves to spend time horse riding and spending time with her family, she has a Staffordshire terrier called Archie.

Adrian Amorosi

Adrian Amorosi

Adrian started work experience in January 2020 and began work as a casual nurse shortly after. Currently, he is completing his Bachelor of Veterinary Technology at the University of Queensland and is all set to finish at the end of 2021. Upon completion of his degree Adrian plans to remain at Greencross and hopes to secure a full-time position. Adrian is passionate about all animals but has a particular interest in reptiles and takes great pride in ensuring he provides the best possible care for all of his patients. At home, he has a dog and a lizard, Max the Maltese poodle and Pablo the pygmy bearded dragon. Whenever Adrian isn’t working, he loves to spend his time down by the ocean or out on the boat fishing, diving or four-wheel driving.

Jessy Barnes

Jessy Barnes

Jessy grew up with a love of all animals great and small. This lead to a passion for horses and after completing a degree in equine studies at University Jessy decided to take on small animal Vet nursing. At home Jessy has a Belgian Shepard and cat who is always curious about all the patients we have helped that day.

Lilly Guacheta

Lilly Guacheta

Lilly moved to Sydney in 2013 from her native Colombia where in 2018 she decided to follow her long-time dream of becoming a Vet Nurse. In 2018, she started her Internship in Animal Studies with Greencross Vets, followed by a part time job with Greencross at a different clinic. She moved to Brisbane at the beginning of 2020 to continue her studies with Certificate IV in Vet Nursing and has been working with the Underwood team ever since. Lilly loves the challenging and constant learning that Vet Nursing involves, she loves working in collaboration with the Vets and nurses, she is fascinated by the surgical side of nursing and enjoys pathology as well. When not working, she enjoys spending her free time outdoors, visiting new places, researching and chilling at home with her three rescued cats.

Hayley Rawle

Hayley Rawle

Hayley completed a Certificate III in Animal Studies at TAFE in 2014 and is now in her 4th year of Veterinary Science (Hon). Starting her Greencross Vets journey at Woolloongabba in July 2017 where she loves to see the clinics regular clients ( especially the dogs) leave with a big smile and she adores working with her team of knowledgeable vets and nurses. Upon graduating Hayley would like to specialise as a small animal GP Vet. In her spare time Hayley can be found with her Golden Retrievers Winter and Winston and her husband Daniel, out in nature.

Emilia Loader

Emilia Loader

Emilia joined the Greencross Vets family in 2019 and has always had a love for animals big and small. From a young age she volunteered for the RSPCA and Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary and is an avid horse lover who has been riding since 7 years old. Emilia graduated her Cert IV of Veterinary Nursing in 2019 and is passionate about canine behaviour and has plans to venture into rehabilitation therapies in the future. She spends most of her free time with her beautiful dog Gidget, a Great Dane x German Shepherded, and enjoys hiking through our local national parks and bushlands.

Jessica Hutton

Jessica Hutton

Jess first started at Robina village 3 years ago when she was doing her student placement. Since then she has grown and has become a confident nurse in surgery, treatment and most of all giving love to all the animals that come in and out of our practice!
As you can see in her profile, she proudly owns a cat named Caviar that’s was adopted 2 years back as a stray, along with a Great Dane named Berlin.
Jess is one of the bubbliest and most entertaining nurses, bringing smiles and laughter to everyone she meets. She has a great passion for animals and in her spare time, she enjoys trying new foods.

Annie Rooijakkers

Annie Rooijakkers

Annie was our start Cert II intern, who has joined us part time. Her love for animals is sparked by her ambition for ongoing education working as a Veterinary Nurse. She too loves cats, and greatly misses her two European Shorthair siblings terribly, who are stuck overseas! She is dedicated to our patients health and wellbeing. Born and raised in the Netherlands, she appreciates European cuisine, and cooking and dining with friends and family. She also loves reading and travelling.

Lilit Askanian

Lilit Askanian

Lilit joined the Greencross Vets family in August 2020, as our new full-time Veterinary Nurse. She is always eager to expand her knowledge within the industry and loves to learn something new everyday. Lilit sees all pets that come into the clinic as one of her own. The best part about her job is interacting with clients and patients, recovering animals back to health is a rewarding experience for her. In her spare time, you will find her at the gym, baking or enjoying the company of her family and friends.

Jessica Daniels

Jessica Daniels

Jess joined the Greencross Vets family in August 2020. She has been in the industry since she was 17, and has developed some exceptional customer service skills. She absolutely loves cats, with three of her own at home. Jess hopes to one day add two Staffies to the family! In her spare time you will find her sleeping, hiking, and hanging with her cat Kovu.

Rebecca Davidson

Rebecca Davidson

Bec started volunteering At Greencross Vets Kuringgai in 2018. She became part of the team as Trainee Veterinary Nurse in late 2018. Bec aspires to be a Registered Veterinary Nurse and is therefore continuing her studies whilst working part time. You will often see Becs smiley face at the reception desk, be sure to ask her about her fur-babies Rosie and Coco!

Anais Hakin

Anais Hakin

Anaïs grew up in Cape Town, South Africa then moved to Sydney in 2010. As a young girl, she was more often than not known for collecting creatures of all sizes, from creepy crawlies to strays. Influenced by her creative and animal filled childhood, Anais’ fascination drew her into Veterinary Nursing.
Anaïs stumbled into Greencross Ku-ring-Gai as a local and soon after started work placement in 2017 as an Animal Studies and Vet Nursing student. In 2019 she formally became part of the team and since then has become a go to nurse for our feline friends. Anaïs has a small family of two rescue cats, cheeky Lana (RSPCA) and scaredy cat Monroe (Ku-Ring-Gai adoption).
In the future, Anaïs hopes to upsize her love of felines by working with big cats.

Alex Wanless

Alex Wanless

Alex grew up in Newcastle surrounded by animals from a very young age. She never grew out of the ‘pony phase’ of childhood, leading her to complete a Bachelor of Equine Science and Veterinary Technology and allowing her to work with animals in clinic. Alex has been a part of the Greencross Vets team since 2018, enjoying all aspects of veterinary nursing with a particular interest in rabbits and horses. Alex is a proud mum of Collin the border collie, Bagheera the cat, Luna the rabbit and Livi the thoroughbred.

Hannah Alkoby

Hannah Alkoby

Hannah has always had a strong passion for animals, of all shapes and sizes! She recently completed her Certificate II in Animal Studies with AIRC as an intern with Greencross Vets. Hannah is excited to continue her journey with Greencross Vets and to be part of a passionate and supportive team. Hannah loves all aspects of her job and is currently studying her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing, with a keen interest in surgery and pathology.
When not in the clinic, you will usually find her home unwinding with a cup of coffee and cuddling her cat Mowgli. She also enjoys travelling, camping, relaxing at the beach and spending time with family and friends.

Marissa Shackleford

Marissa Shackleford

Marissa is a passionate and very caring nurse who joined the team in 2019. She has an immense love for creatures of all sizes, but will always be a big-dog lady at heart. Marissa is a self confessed ‘crazy Staffy lady’ and gets excited every time there’s one in the clinic. Marissa shares her home with her sweet American Pitbull Rufie, a hyperactive Red Cattle X called Peaches, and a Cockatiel called Sunny.

Louise Ireland

Louise Ireland

Louise joined Greencross Vets Kuringgai in the role as Receptionist in 2018, after many years of being a Kuringgai client herself. Her love for animals started very young, growing up with several family pets including dogs, cats, rabbits, mice and fish.

Louise completed a Bachelor Commerce in Marketing and Commercial Law at the University of Sydney, and then spent 12 years in corporate marketing roles in both legal firms and consumer goods businesses, such as Minter Ellison, Coca-Cola Amatil and Colgate Palmolive, specialising in global brand and project management.

Since having her daughter, Louise has held client relationship roles which has allowed for more time to focus on family. Bringing her well rounded experience to the Kuringgai clinic, Louise believes in delivering a professional and personalised service to every client, and ensuring each Greencross experience is a meaningful one. Being surrounded by the lovely furry patients is the part of the job Louise especially adores!

Louise has grown up in the local area and now lives in Turramurra with her family, including her rescue dog Harry, and her very spoilt ragdoll cat Sebastian.

Dr Shirley Lee

Dr Shirley Lee

Dr Shirley graduated from the University of Queensland with Honours. She joined the Greencross Vets team in February 2017. In the past, she has helped in community animal health projects in Hong Kong and in Australia’s Aboriginal community. She is passionate in helping animals via practicing good medicine and surgery. In her spare time, she enjoys making art work with her cat Kit Cat by her side.

Dr Mackenna Dent BVSc, GradDipEd

Dr Mackenna Dent BVSc, GradDipEd

Dr Mackenna Dent studied veterinary science at Massey University in New Zealand, after which she did a rotating internship at the veterinary school.
She then moved to Perth to do an internal medicine internship at Murdoch University, where she also gained a graduate diploma in tertiary education. After completing her internships Dr Dent worked in Veterinary Emergency Hospitals.
Dr Dent started at Greencross Vets Woolloongabba in May 2020, she loves the team and enjoys working with dedicated pet owners.
Her special interest are medicine, emergency and critical care and ultrasonography.
When not working you will find Dr Dent enjoying indoor bouldering with her husband Sam

Dr Ellen Meelkop BVSc (Hons) PhD

Dr Ellen Meelkop BVSc (Hons) PhD

Ellen has loved being around animals since a young age and grew up in the Netherlands surrounded by rabbits, geckos and dogs. She completed a PhD in Biology at the KU Leuven in Belgium and worked as a postdoctoral research fellow at the Queensland Brain Insitute in Brisbane. Ellen decided to turn her animal passion into a career by completing a Bachelor of Veterinary Science (Honours) from the University of Queensland and has been with the Woolloongabba team since the start of 2020. While she loves interacting with and caring for animals, the dedicated clients and clever colleagues make her enjoy the job even more. Ellen has a wide range of interests including internal medicine, neurology, behaviour and surgery, as well as a huge soft spot for the old and grey (furry ones).

Outside work you’ll find her training for triathlons, exploring bike trails with her husband, or cuddled up with her two adopted Mini Foxies: Josie and Spike.

Liss Dennis

Liss Dennis

Liss is a Registered Veterinary Nurse, having completed my Certificate IV qualification in 2019. She has always been very passionate about all living creatures and being able to give each and every one a chance at living a healthy and happy life. Working in the animal industry, being able to be the voice for those creatures that don’t have one, has always been a dream of Liss’s.
Having, been surrounded by animals her whole life, growing up on a small hobby farm, working and volunteering in various places such as zoos, rescue centers, rehabilitation places. When asked Liss boasted ‘I couldn’t imagine a life without animals in it.’ We are proud to have her in the Greencross Vets family.

I enjoy living an outdoorsy lifestyle when I’m not at work including camping, hiking, exploring and being at the beach with my two border collies.

Kirra Cameron

Kirra Cameron

Kirra’s love and passion for animals inspired her move from human nursing into veterinary nursing.
She is currently studying her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing with a Greencross Vet scholarship and has experience in animal grooming. She loves learning new things and she is always ready to help!
Kirra’s two cats, Mowgli and Smooch, keep her cuddled up and she loves getting anywhere outdoors with her dog Oden.

Madison Puschenjak

Madison Puschenjak

Maddy is a Certificate IV Qualified Veterinary Nurse and has been nursing since 2017. Her passion is Surgical Nursing and Emergency and Critical Care.
Maddy has three cats; old boy Gus, snuggly Pearl, and mischievous Saffron, and one very spoiled little dog named Winston. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with friends, arts & crafts and reading.

Piera

Piera

Before coming to work at Greencross Vets Mount Gravatt, Piera worked the last six years as a zookeeper and animal trainer in both Brisbane and Sydney, specialising in dingoes and birds.
Piera has two cats, two birds, a snake and a dog at home.

Nakita McKay

Nakita McKay

For as long as she can remember Nakita has been surrounded by animals; dogs, cats, birds, rabbits, guinea pigs, horses and even the occasional pet fish. As a child and through into her teen years she did a lot of horse riding competitions focusing on novelty racing and reaching a very high level.
Now-a-days, Nakita has an old retired horse Jerry, his chunky little paddock mate Bill, one cat Summer who we rescued in 2017 and recently in August 2020 got our little Golden Retriever puppy Wallace. An avid camper, four-wheel-driving, spending time at the beach, Nakita can also be foundhaving a cider on a warm Sunday afternoon, with her my husband – of course.
Nakita is bouncing with happiness, feeling lucky to work in an industry that she loves and can’t wait to start her certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing later this year!

Georgina Mann

Georgina Mann

Georgina is a Cert IV qualified vet nurse and is interested in surgical nursing. She started with Greencross in 2016 and owns 2 cats, a dog and a horse. Georgina spends most of her free time with her animals.

Dr Maddy Rose

Dr Maddy Rose

Dr Maddy Rose graduated from the University of Queensland in 2016 and completed an equine internship before spending 2 years in equine general practice. By moving to the beautiful Gold Coast she made the switch to treating cats and dogs in early 2020 and am loving it! She enjoys all aspects of veterinary care and delights in being a part of the team at Greencross Vets Biggera Waters!
In her spare time she enjoys hanging out with friends and family at the beach or running with her Rottie x Labrador Harvey, she also has a cat called Spencer and a horse named Billy who all keep her very busy.

Monet Jenkins

Monet Jenkins

Dr Olivia Marshall

Dr Olivia Marshall

Olivia graduated from The University of Melbourne in 2013 and spent a year in mixed practice, before moving into small animal practice in 2015. She has been part of the Greencross Vets family since 2016 and enjoys being able to offer her patients a high standard of care. Olivia has a particular interest in small animal internal medicine, wildlife and has a soft spot for elderly pets. She is a strong believer in preventative medicine as a means to keep our pets healthy and happy.

In her spare time, Olivia enjoys travelling, baking, playing board games and spending time with her husband and family, and can also often be found with her nose stuck in a book!

Natalia

Natalia

Natalia was born in Santiago, Chile and grew up surrounded by dogs and cats which triggered her passion for small animals. She graduated as a Vet from the University of Chile in 2013 and continued her studies of Small Animal Medicine in 2014. She worked as Veterinarian for 2 years before deciding to move to Sydney in 2016. Upon arrival to Australia, Natalia started working as a Veterinary Nurse while preparing for the Australian Veterinary Association exam to obtain her qualification here. As a result, if she’s not at work she spends more of her free time studying or hanging out with her recently adopted cat named Banjo, who’s also her unconditional study buddy.

Tate

Tate

Tate graduated in December 2019 with his Certificate IV in veterinary nursing and joined the team at Five Dock in March 2020 where he enjoys working as a part time nurse. Tate became a Vet Nurse as he has always loved animals and wanted to be able to care for them and be able to take care of all of their needs. During his time he has found that he is most interested in anesthetics and surgeries. In his spare time he loves to look after his two cats Toby and Ash as well as a German Shepard named Vegas.

Maxine McLaughlin

Maxine McLaughlin

Maxine has been working as Veterinary Nurse since 2015. Prior to this she had traveled across the USA helping multiple small zoo’s upgrade their standards of husbandry for Australian Native animals. After working at Greencross Fairy Meadow for a few years, Maxine took a break to work in Hawaii and across the Caribbean, returning to Australia to join the Five Dock team as the Practice Manager. She is passionate about supporting the team and encouraging them to learn new skills and expand their nursing knowledge. With experience working in Emergency, she is currently studying the Diploma of Veterinary Nursing in Emergency in Critical Care to expand her own knowledge and skill set.
You will often find her winding down on the beach with her love-able old Rottweiler X.

Dr Lasanthika Thewarage

Dr Lasanthika Thewarage

Veterinarian

Dr Lassie joined the Greencross Vets team in 2020 after moving from Sri Lanka where she was a senior small animal veterinarian and completed her Bachelor of Veterinary Science with Honours. Dr Lassie is passionate about small animal medicine, veterinary parasitology and pathology. Dr Lassie can’t wait to one day have a pet of her own once she settles into Canberra life.

Caitlin Lowe

Caitlin Lowe

Receptionist

Caitlin is our wonderful receptionist, who has strong interests in puppy training and behaviour, nutrition and wildlife. She loves every single animal but has a special love for her elderly lady Missy the Pomeranian, her rats Poppy and Annabelle, and Consuela the cat.

Grace Fryer

Grace Fryer

Veterinary Nurse

Grace is our Veterinary Nurse who is completing the Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing. Grace loves learning and finds the biology of animals very interesting. She also enjoys getting to know our clients and their pet’s personalities! Grace has a cat named Lola and three guinea pigs at home.

Dr Sara

Dr Sara

Veterinary Director

Dr Sara is our highly experienced Veterinary Director with over 10 years of experience in the industry. After earning her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in the US and practicing in General Practice and Emergency for 8 years, Dr Sara recently moved to Australia and joined Greencross Vets. She is now sharing her holistic approach to medicine with the Canberra community. Dr Sara is passionate about rehabilitation, imaging, dentistry and behaviour, and is also a mum to her three kids and her fur-kid Frankie the Labrador.

Sophie Nixon

Sophie Nixon

Veterinary Nurse

Sophie is our Veterinary Nurse and Groomer who especially loves cats! She has lots of experience in rescue shelters and spends her time not working at her property with her pug Arnie, four rescue cats, five chickens, and two horses.

Jackie Bolton

Jackie Bolton

Veterinary Nurse

Jackie is our Veterinary Nurse who is completing the Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing. Jackie enjoys all aspects of nursing and looks forward to finishing her studies. When Jackie isn’t learning as much as she can about the veterinary industry, she’s spending time with Chip her Labrador X and her cat Whiskey.

Bianca Simpson

Bianca Simpson

Practice Manager

Bianca is our Practice Manager and qualified Veterinary Nurse at Greencross Vets Phillip. Bianca is dedicated to ensuring that the Phillip team provides the highest standards of care for every patient, and clients receive the best customer service possible. Bianca has a strong interest in diagnostic testing and procedures and pet owner education. When she is not at work, Bianca is most likely spending time with (or feeding!) her two cats Mischa and Melvin.

Alicia Rusell

Alicia Rusell

Veterinary Nurse

I started by vet nursing career as a trainee at Greencross Vets Burleigh Waters throughout 2019. Before I knew it my dream had come true and I was offered a position as a Veterinary Nurse. Growing up I had two Jack Russell’s who were my best friends and began my passion for animals. I now have a Beagle X Staffordshire Bull Terrier who is my little bundle of happiness. I understand the wonderful impact animals can have on their owners and just how special furry friends can be. I am enjoying learning new skills every day and am looking forward to growing both my knowledge and passion.

Jade Davis

Jade Davis

Veterinary Nurse

I have a massive passion for the well-being of all animals both large and small! I graduated with a Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing in 2019 and consider myself to be in the best job and I work with such an amazing team! I started with Greencross Vets as a volunteer and then was employed in April 2019. On my days off you will find me spending time riding my horse Sultan and playing with my toy poodle Smudge!

Dr Kyra Craft

Dr Kyra Craft

Veterinarian

With a passion and concern for all creatures great and small starting from an early age, my dream was always to become a Veterinarian.

Graduating from the University of Queensland in 2003, I began my career working in Northern NSW as a small/large animal Vet. This was a job that provided me with a solid foundation and valuable experience – especially in the area of out of hours emergency treatment.

My love of adventure and travel saw me head over to Northern India, where I worked as a volunteer vet for an animal charity that provided health/desexing programs for street dogs. This was a fabulous and eye-opening experience! From India I travelled to the UK. Working as a locum vet, I made my way around England – cementing my skills as a vet and gathering as much knowledge as I could (whilst taking every opportunity to travel Europe with time off!

Returning to family, I have called the Gold Coast my home for the last 14 years, continuing to work as a Small Animal Veterinarian.

Having recently joined the Greencross Vets Burleigh Waters team, I am really enjoying the opportunity to continue my passion of small animal internal medicine, emergency care and soft tissue surgery. I am a people person and really enjoy getting to know my patients AND their parents.
Outside of being a Vet, I am a wife and busy mum!

Tianna McCourt

Tianna McCourt

Veterinary Nurse

We first met Tianna as a Vet Nursing student in 2019 and after graduating later that year she became apart of our team. Tianna has a special interest with exotics and is planning to study more in that area. Tianna loves to surround herself with animals at work and at home with her 2 rats Ian and Spoon her dog Francis and 5 king quails.

Dr Nichole Kopp

Dr Nichole Kopp

Veterinary Associate

Nichole is a University of Adelaide graduate who was born and raised in rural South Australia. Coming from the Clare Valley she has a background working with a variety of animals, including farm animals. She considers herself both a cat person AND a dog person, however she always makes extra time to cuddle the cute kittens that come through the doors! She has a special interest in feline medicine and enjoys finding different ways to work with our feline friends in a low stress way.

During her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her own animals at her home in the beautiful Adelaide Hills. When it’s too cold outside to be out riding her horse, Poppy, you may also find her baking or sewing! She is looking forward to developing lasting relationships with our clients at Noarlunga.

Dr Sarah Jayamalar

Dr Sarah Jayamalar

Veterinary Associate

Dr Sarah Jayalamar joined the Greencross Vets team in 2018. She practiced for 10 years in Malaysia before immigrating to Australia. Sarah enjoys every aspect of small animal veterinary science particularly surgery. In her spare time she works on her gardening and enjoys spending time with her family which includes her dog Snow and her cat Simba.

Melanie Lyttle

Melanie Lyttle

Veterinary Nurse

Mell has been veterinary nursing for over ten years, during this time she enjoyed focusing largely on emergency veterinary nursing but after having two daughters has decided to focus on general practice and is loving the change. Mell has two Husky x dogs, three cats and nine chooks!

Jaqueline Hanassaka

Jaqueline Hanassaka

Veterinary Nurse

Jaqueline graduated in Brazil as a veterinarian and has been working as a veterinary nurse in Australia since 2018. She is passionate about small animal surgery and emergency. She has worked as a volunteer in many projects in Brazil, the most important one taught the importance of desexing to low income populations on the suburbs of São Paulo. During her free time she loves exploring the beach and any water activities, like SUP and surf, always in the company of her furry kids Donna and Jully.

Dr Emma Shepherd

Dr Emma Shepherd

Veterinary Associate

Emma completed her veterinary degree at The University of Adelaide. She grew up in both the Northern Suburbs and the Adelaide Hills thoroughly enjoying the country lifestyle.
She has a particular interest in internal medicine and diagnostic imaging.

Outside of work Emma enjoys riding her horse, Eli, running and has recently taken up mountain biking.

Ruby Edwards

Ruby Edwards

Veterinary Nurse

Ruby grew up in northern New South Wales but moved down to Sydney’s Northern Beaches in 2017. Originally Ruby was managing the Petbarn at Brookvale but transitioned into Veterinary Nursing when she felt like a change. She has a four year old Chihuahua x Mini Foxy, Will, who she loves more than anything. Ruby is currently studying her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing and is proving herself to be an amazing nurse already.

Hannah Bester

Hannah Bester

Practice Manager

Hannah is a Certificate IV qualified veterinary nurse. She grew up on the Northern Beaches but found a love for animals whilst visiting her dad in South Africa whilst he was working with many different animals in films. She has a rescue Border Collie x Kelpie dog called Maddie and two rescue cats called Kiki and Mewtwo who she can’t get enough of!

Dr. Chloë Kempe

Dr. Chloë Kempe

Veterinary Director

After graduating from the University of Sydney in 2011, Chloë worked in small animal medicine in Western Sydney and Bermuda (her island home). After returning to Sydney, Chloe had her own veterinary locum (relief work) business for over four years, working for over 50 different veterinary hospitals within Sydney and around the country (travelling around Australia in her van) before joining the friendly team at Greencross Vets Brookvale. Chloe loves the variety that veterinary work offers and looks forward to serving you and your pet. She strongly believes sharing a friendship with an animal is one of the great joys of life!

Dr Mei Chan

Dr Mei Chan

Dr Mei Graduated from the University of Melbourne in 2002 and has since worked in small animal practices in Melbourne & Singapore. She relocated to Perth in 2020 and has been with Greencross Booragoon since then.
She looks forward to meeting you and your fur babies at Greencross Booragoon

Kalinda Hansen

Kalinda Hansen

After finishing my Certificate II in Animal Studies I joined the team at Greencross Vets as a veterinary nurse. While I’m new to the industry, I am very passionate about doing the best to care for your pets while they are with us until they go home safely.

I have always wanted to work in the veterinary industry after being brought up in rural areas. I have been raised having my own chickens, ducks, cows, birds, sheep, a pig, cats and my absolute favourite animal – dogs!
My dogs have always been my passion, my comfort and my best friends. I have a soft spot for large dog breeds as well as dogs that require special care such as those who suffer from anxiety.

I have two children at home as well as three of my own dogs that keep me busy on my days off.

Moving forward I hope to complete a Certificate IV qualification in veterinary nursing.

Dr Melissa Mitchell BVSc BSc

Dr Melissa Mitchell BVSc BSc

Dr Melissa Mitchell BVSc BSc

Veterinarian

I am originally from England and have only been in sunny Australia for 6 months, working for Greencross Vets the whole time.

I qualified in 2018 and I am passionate about all aspects of veterinary medicine. I love my job and look forward to meeting new pets and people every day.

I currently have no pets of my own but in this job it won’t be too long before I find a little one looking for a new home.

Dr Gustav Dippenaar

Dr Gustav Dippenaar

Dr Gustav Dippenaar

Veterinary Director

Dr. Dippenaar qualified as a veterinarian in South Africa in 2012 and started his career working in welfare before making the move to the UK and eventually making the Gold Coast his permanent home. He is passionate about all aspects of veterinary science with a particular interest in orthopaedics and dermatology. In his spare time, he enjoys surf lifesaving, camping and a good action movie. He also enjoys cycling and spending time with his wife and their two Whippets (Flynn and Zara) and Mushu the Siamese cross.

Dr Freddie Lam

Dr Freddie Lam

Veterinarian

Dr Freddie was born in Canada, grew up in Hong Kong, and knew he wanted to be a vet since the age of five. Dr Freddie has a passion for pet health, always puts in 100% and has the kindest heart to treat your fur babies. Dr Freddie graduated from the University of Queensland and has been to multiple clinics and hospitals around the world including Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, and other Asian countries during his training. Due to his family background, Dr Freddie can confidently use multiple languages including Cantonese and Mandarin for assisting non-English speakers during consultation.

Outside of work Dr Freddie is a coffee snob who enjoys having a nice cup of coffee in a dog friendly café, and enjoys chatting with others about their pets’ health conditions.

Astin Cohen-Beavis

Astin Cohen-Beavis

Veterinary nurse

Astin started her Veterinary Nursing career as an intern at Greencross Vets at North Ringwood. After completing her Certificate II in Animal Studies she became a team member of the North Ringwood team. Astin has had a love for animals since she was a young age. She is passionate and caring and has a lot of time for our patients that come into the clinic. Astin is currently studying to complete her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing. When Astin is not in the clinic she loves to be home with her family, friends and fur babies Mia and Maggie her two dogs, Coco the cat and Larry the rabbit.

Lisa Forbes-Harper

Lisa Forbes-Harper

Veterinary Nurse

Lisa has been a veterinary nurse for many years now and brings with her vast experience and knowledge in the areas of veterinary nursing including: Avian, Exotics and Reptiles along with dogs and cats.

Her passion is hand rearing orphaned kittens.

Chelsea Daunt

Chelsea Daunt

Receptionist/ Trainee Vet Nurse

Chelsea has been part of the team at Greencross Vets since 2018. Her passion is to help people and their pets find the kindness and comfort they need during their visit. Chelsea has grown up caring for an abundance of different animals, and looks forward to greeting and meeting each client and pet at the door.

Tara Anderson

Tara Anderson

Veterinary Nurse

I have been a veterinary nurse for 10 years. I took some time off to pursue a career as a Carnivore Keeper at Taronga Zoo and have now come back to my passion for nursing.

I have a teenage son, two Golden Retrievers; Bailie and Malibu and four cats; Grace, Faith, Anubis and Qi’ra. I’m a mad fitness fanatic and like to spend my spare time at the gym or running.

Dr Kat Loring

Dr Kat Loring

Veterinarian

Dr Kat graduated from Charles Sturt University in 2017 and has been a member of the Greencross Vets team since early 2019. She has had a passion for cats and dogs from the start of her career, but also quickly developed a love for birds and small mammals. Kat is more than happy to see your parrots, chickens, mice, rats, rabbits and ferrets, and she enjoys and appreciates the unique challenges these animals present.

When she isn’t at work, Kat is usually hanging out at home with her wife, plants and pets. Kat is a proud pet parent to two smoochy cats, one goofy foxhound, a cheeky galah, evil eclectus parrot and a rather unexciting fish.

Dr Josephine Walsh

Dr Josephine Walsh

Veterinary Director

Dr. Josie graduated from Sydney University in 2013 and moved to western NSW to work in mixed practice for five years. She joined Greencross Vets Maitland in 2019. She has a keen interest in small animal surgery – both soft tissue and orthopaedic, and has completed continuing education in these areas.

She lives with her husband (also a vet) and they enjoy discussing interesting cases together. When she is not at work, she is usually out walking her dog or working in the garden.

Alana Perry

Alana Perry

Veterinary Nurse & Puppy Pre School Trainer

Alana started her career in veterinary nursing as a member of the Greencross Vets team in 2016. She loves every part of her job but takes a special joy in working on dog behaviour. Teaching Puppy preschool is a passion of Alana’s and she loves watching puppies grow up and then following them through their lives.

When she isn’t at work Alana enjoys playing soccer and spending time at home with her family. She shares her life with her human family, but also her large animal one. She has fish, four dogs and seven parrots!

Dr Adam Brookes

Dr Adam Brookes

Senior Veterinarian

Dr. Adam studied at Charles Sturt University, graduating in 2013 and has been working in small animal practice since. Adam’s areas of veterinary interest include surgery and animal welfare. Adam has participated in numerous community animal health programs treating, desexing and vaccinating dogs and cats from disadvantaged households in remote Australian communities and in Africa. Outside of the clinic Adam enjoys travelling, gardening and hiking. At home Adam is kept busy by two cats, two dogs, two goats, chickens, ducks, pheasants and pythons.

Dr Carly Frost

Dr Carly Frost

Veterinarian

I grew up on the Gold Coast and attended the University of Queensland in Gatton where I graduated with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science with Honours. After graduation I moved to the UK with my partner and our cat Misty and have spent the last three years working in busy veterinary hospitals. After this time, we decided there’s no place like home, and have moved back to the Gold Coast with Misty and our Labrador, Dale. I’ve always known I wanted to work with animals (big David Attenborough fan!) and nothing makes my day more than spending it with animals.

Kirra Peterson

Kirra Peterson

Veterinary Nurse

My name is Kirra, I am one of the veterinary nurses at Greencross Vets Noosa Civic. Growing up I always knew that I wanted to work in the veterinary industry; at 15 years old I began volunteering at the Tewantin clinic and was set on becoming a vet nurse. At the beginning of 2020, I completed my Certificate II in Animal Studies through AIRC. I am now in the process of enrolling in a Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing qualification. Looking towards my future, I am committed to doing my part to ensure all animals receive the best treatment, care and respect they deserve.

Dr. Fei Wern Pang

Dr. Fei Wern Pang

Veterinarian

Fei graduated from the University of Melbourne with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine. Fei grew up in Malaysia and travelled across the globe to study in Canada where she completed her Bachelor of Science with Honours at the University of British Columbia before finding her home in Melbourne.

Fei’s special interests include surgery and internal medicine. Outside of work, Fei enjoys tending to her high maintenance indoor plants, eating out at cafes and then burning those calories off at the gym.

Dr. Andrea McMahon

Dr. Andrea McMahon

Veterinarian

Having moved up to Townsville from Melbourne in 2014, I graduated from JCU in 2018 and have only just moved to Cairns after working at Greencross Vets in Townsville.

I have a strong interest in surgery and am keen to refine my skills so I can take on more challening cases. I am also hoping to improve my knowledge of exotic pets, particularly birds. I am very excited to get a cat as soon as my landlord approves my request, and possibly even some chickens (as soon as my partner approves that request).

Bethany Rutley

Bethany Rutley

Veterinary Nurse

I started my career in 2014 when I completed my Certificate II in Animal Studies (Veterinary Nursing). I then moved to Brisbane and had some time off from vet nursing, I moved to Sydney and completed my Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing working in a busy Eastern Suburbs Veterinary Hospital with a large surgical and medical case load. I finished my studies and qualified in September 2019 and opted to move home to Townsville to continue my veterinary adventure.

Dr. Sarah Travis

Dr. Sarah Travis

Veterinarian

Sarah was born and raised in Melbourne but made the move to Townsville for University. She studied a Bachelor of Veterinary Science at JCU and completed her Degree in 2018. Sarah joined the Greencross Vets team in 2019.

Sarah is passionate about diagnosing and treating patients so they can return home to their families happy and healthy!

In her spare time, Sarah enjoys playing AFL and spending time with her dog Jess.

Amber Mckay

Amber Mckay

Veterinary nurse

I started working for Greencross Vets as a School-Based trainee in 2016 where I commenced and completed my Certificate II in Animal Studies at the Deeragun clinic. Upon completion of my Certificate in 2017, I won a scholarship to study my Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing once I had completed Year 12. With my Dad working in the animal industry and growing up around all different types of animals my whole life, from cats and dogs to cattle and horses, it was natural for me to have such a big passion for all animals and their welfare. I also work at the local Animal Shelter when I am not in the vet clinic, so animals are a massive part of my life!

Madison Fisher

Madison Fisher

Veterinary nurse

Maddison was born and raised in Townsville and throughout her schooling life she frequently moved towns to Innisfail, Cairns, Mount Isa and back to Townsville. Her first veterinary experience was through school work-experience in 2013 with Townsville Vet Clinic for 2 weeks, it was from then on she knew that veterinary nursing was something I really wanted to do.

I finished high school and started studying immediately with Open Colleges. I have now almost completed my Certificate IV Veterinary Nursing qualification and plan to expand my knowledge and studies in the future, especially in the avian field. I gained work placement with JCU veterinary clinic where I got to care for animals such as turtles, pelicans, snakes and bilbies.

I then joined the team at Greencross Vets Riverway, I started working as a placement student in early 2019 and am now employed with such a fantastic supportive team and look forward to further studies alongside the team.

During my days off I like to do my studies, gardening, go fishing and make home décor for my house. I am a very outdoorsy person and like to spend most of my time out in the sun.

Hannah Kipping

Hannah Kipping

Veterinary nurse

Born in Townsville, my love for animals started when I was young, growing up in a house full of dogs, chickens, ducks, guinea pigs, birds – you name it we’ve had it! My passion for animals was boosted as I began my studies with Greencross Vets in October 2016, as a School Based Trainee, completing a Certificate II in Animal Studies. Following the completion of my Certificate, I was offered afternoon and some weekend shifts until I finished Year 12. My passion and love for animals great and small doesn’t stop once leaving the clinic, along with all my animals, I volunteer as a Wildlife Carer, caring for orphaned and injured possums until they can be released. When I’m not at work in the clinic you can find me spending time with my family, fur-babies and friends.

Dr Joyce Hung BVSc (Hons)

Dr Joyce Hung BVSc (Hons)

Veterinary Surgeon

Dr Joyce graduated from The University of Queensland with Honours. Following graduation, she was selected to be in the 12-month rotating internship programme at a veterinary specialist hospital. There she had the amazing opportunity to be trained under experienced specialists in various fields. Dr Joyce then started working as a small animal veterinarian at a busy, fast-paced clinic in Gold Coast.

After a short stint in Sydney, she returned to the Gold Coast for more sunshine and warmth. Her professional interests include ophthalmology and surgery. Outside of work, Dr Joyce enjoys watching movies, swimming and catching up with friends.

Melinda Wreathall

Melinda Wreathall

Veterinary Nurse

I have always held an affinity for animals and after having worked in the corporate world for many years, I decided to take the plunge and pursue a career in Veterinary Nursing. I joined the Greencross Vets team in January 2020 and I am enjoying getting to know all of our clients and their furry family members. Outside of work, my toddler Teddy keeps me busy, along with my Labrador Max, three cheeky cats and six chickens.

Dr Sally Millan

Dr Sally Millan

Veterinarian

Sally graduated from Murdoch University in Western Australia in 2000. She then returned home to Adelaide and has been working in small animal practice around Adelaide since then. Her veterinary interests include behavioural medicine, dermatology and small animal internal medicine. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with friends and family, especially her young daughter and Sheltie furkids.

Tara Morrissey

Tara Morrissey

Veterinarian Nurse
Bio coming soon

Dr. Karin Sloet

Dr. Karin Sloet

Veterinarian

I have been a vet for 18 years now, I love being a vet because every day is different and my knowledge can keep growing as there is always study to do in this industry. I aim to provide the best care for patients and clients together with the rest of the team. I believe client communication is a very important aspect in the veterinary industry.

I started working with Greencross Vets Noosa in March 2020, where I have the honour of working in a fantastic team. I grew up in Delft, Netherlands and I have been with my husband for almost 20 years now, we have two wonderful teenage daughters. We like to travel and are blessed to have seen some beautiful places around the world. Ever since my husband and I met, we have been looking for a new place to live. We fell in love with Australia and hope to call it home for the whole family one day.

Abi Waddington

Abi Waddington

Veterinarian

Dr Abi Waddington was born and grew up in Switzerland. Abi went to England to study, qualifying as a Veterinary Surgeon from the University of Nottingham in 2016.

Dr Abi worked in a veterinary hospital for three years in the UK before moving to Wollongong in 2019 in search of new challenges and more sun! Abi joined the team at Greencross Vets Crown Street as Veterinary Director, moving from the Greencross Vets Fairy Meadow location in February 2020. Dr Abi enjoys all aspects of being a GP vet and is working towards a Certificate in Internal Medicine. When not working, Abi enjoys running on the beach, bushwalking and playing rugby union at the University of Wollongong.

Dr. Katelyn Bailey

Dr. Katelyn Bailey

Veterinarian

I grew up surrounded by a variety of animals on acreage north of Brisbane, and knew I always wanted them to be a big part of my life. After completing my BVSc degree at the University of Queensland I worked as a veterinarian at a Greencross Vets clinic in Toowoomba before relocating to Camira. I am very excited to be joining the Camira team, and have a special interest in small animal medicine, patient care and managing chronic conditions. I have a cheeky cat called Peggy and enjoy travelling as much as I can in my spare time.

Ruby Stay

Ruby Stay

Veterinary Nurse
Ruby has been nursing since 2012 and completed her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing qualification in 2016.

She is most passionate about caring for rescued animals and providing much needed comfort and TLC to our hospitalised patients.

Ruby is very fond of her special-needs Maltese X “Pickles” and her cuddly geriatric feline “Jessie”.

Dr. Alex Russell

Dr. Alex Russell

Veterinarian
Alex graduated with a Bachelor of Biomedical Science in her home country of Canada before moving to Sydney in 2011 to study Veterinary Science. She graduated from the University of Sydney in 2015 and has been working in various small animal clinics in both QLD and NSW. She moved to Wollongong in 2019 with her partner Michael and their two cats. Alex has interests in surgery and dentistry. In her free time she loves spending time outdoors, cooking, watching sports and hanging out with her cats.

Catherine Eustace

Catherine Eustace

Veterinary Nurse
Cat is one of our lovely veterinary nurses and has an absolute passion for caring for animals.
She works between our clinics at Fairy Meadow and Warilla-Shellcove. Cat is experienced and has worked within the veterinary industry for the last five years and been nursing since 2018. She has a tuxedo cat called Frank.

Ashley Barrett

Ashley Barrett

Veterinary Nurse
Ash started at Greencross Vets in 2011. She is one of our senior veterinary nurses who is very passionate about medical nursing and always goes above and beyond for her patient’s care. Her vision is to change people’s lives through helping animals. Ash enjoys music, fashion and anything outdoors on the beautiful south coast. At home she has two Labradors, Frederick & Rollo Lothbrok, a cat named Lagertha and an Alexandrine parrot called Amigo.

Stephanie Bluff

Stephanie Bluff

Veterinary Nurse
Stephanie is a Veterinary Nurse and works at our Fairy Meadow and Woonona-Bulli practices. She has been nursing since 2011.
Stef is passionate about your pets care and will go above and beyond to make sure you go home feeling reassured and looked after for during your pets time at the vet. Stef has a cheeky Miniature Schnauzer at home called Sherlock. When Stef is not at work, she likes being at the beach with her little boy Ejder and her partner Sam.

April Hall-Wheeler

April Hall-Wheeler

Veterinary Nurse
April started her Veterinary Nursing Certificate with Greencross Vets in 2018. She has now completed her training and holds a Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing qualification. April has always had a passion for animals, but only recently decided that this was the career path for her. She is loving every moment and looks forward to meeting you and your pets. April has a Labrador at home, as well as two cats.

Claudia

Claudia

Practice Manager
Claudia has had a passion for animals since she was a child and has always had a variety of pets including dogs, cats, rats, birds, snakes, turtles and even a tarantula! She started work in the animal industry as a stable hand at Eagle Farm in 2009. In 2016 Claudia joined the Greencross Vets team and she enjoys helping pet owners with their animal babies. When Claudia isn’t at work she is usually running around after her two children. She has two cats (Cupcake and Rocky), one dog (Zena) and two rats (Peanut and Luna).

Dr. Josemi

Dr. Josemi

Veterinary Director
After working in New Zealand for eight years as a small animal veterinarian, Josie decided to move to Brisbane and joined Greencross Vets in 2015. She enjoys every aspect of small animal medicine and surgery. She is passionate about providing the highest quality of care to her patients and thoroughly enjoys the challenge involved in bringing them back to health. She was the first veterinarian to join Mount Gravatt clinic when it opened in 2017 and she is eager to meet new people and furry friends every day!

Dr. Nicole

Dr. Nicole

Veterinarian
Dr Nicole is an experienced veterinarian who has worked since 2004 honing her special interest in small animal medicine. She has recently joined us at Greencross Mount Gravatt and has very smoothly transitioned into the core team. Nicole enjoys forming meaningful connections with both clients and patients and supporting them through injury or illness. When not at work Dr Nicole is busy with her three young children, husband and a little grey tabby cat called Ginny.

Georgia

Georgia

Veterinary Nurse
Georgia is a qualified Veterinary Technician and has been working with Greencross Vets Mount Gravatt since we opened in 2017. Georgia owns two dogs of her own and has been around pets and wildlife since she can remember, which is where her passion for helping them was born. She strives to treat all of our patients as she would her own and you will often find her sneaking cuddles, or trying hard to make our nervous pets a little bit more comfortable.

Dr Elise Fookes

Dr Elise Fookes

Veterinarian
Elise is a recent Doctor of Veterinary Medicine graduate from the University of Melbourne. She is interested in all aspects of small animal medicine and is looking forward to getting to know all the local clients and their much-loved pets.
Outside of work Elise enjoys spending time exploring local cafes with her Golden Retriever named Kobe. She also has a cat, a very talkative silver tabby called Finn. Elise also has a keen interest in cycling, triathlon and basketball.

Sarah Gainsford

Sarah Gainsford

Veterinary Nurse
Sarah comes to us with a passion for pets; having grown up with a family farm and loving all animals great and small. She started vet nursing at a bird clinic in Burwood.
Having completed her Certificate II and Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing in 2012, she moved on to work in a shelter as an adoptions nurse; a role she found very rewarding.
Sarah has two dogs Yoda the puggle, Obi-Wan the Jack Russel and two rainbow lorikeets Emerald & Sapphire. Having had a variety of pets over the years including; cats, guinea pigs, mice, fish, a long neck turtle and a Shetland pony. In her free time she enjoys watching tv, writing, drawing and spending time with friends and family.

Stephanie

Stephanie

Veterinary Nurse

Stephanie completed her Certificate III in animal studies in 2018 and is currently undergoing her studies for Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing.
She has enjoyed every minute of it and can’t wait to see what her journey brings.
Every day is a blessing and being able to spend her time helping people and their animals is something Stephanie finds incredibly rewarding.

When she isn’t at the clinic, you will often find her at the gym or spending time with friends and family. She also enjoys listening to music, water sports and drawing.

Dr James Velante

Dr James Velante

Veterinarian

After graduating from the University of Melbourne in 2018, James joined the team at Stud Park, where he is thoroughly enjoying all aspects of the veterinary profession. He also has a keen interest in animal behaviour and does his best to make each vet visit a comfortable and positive experience for pets and their parents.

At home, James loves to spend time with his partner, Julie, cooking up something new and playing music. Most of all, they enjoy just lazing around with their Japanese Spitz, Yuuki, and his partner in crime, Kenji the Ragdoll.

Dr Marese Ong

Dr Marese Ong

Veterinarian
Marese graduated from the University of Melbourne in 2013 and has recently joined the Greencross Vets family. She enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine, with a special interest in preventative healthcare and ultrasonography. She remains constantly motivated by the human-animal bond, counting herself lucky to be a part of a wonderful profession.

In her free time, she enjoys wildlife spotting while exploring new trails, experimenting in the kitchen and travelling.

Jess Clay

Jess Clay

Veterinary Nurse
Jess joined the Greencross North Ringwood team in September 2018.

Jess has always loved animals and this lead her to study Certificate III in Animal studies specialising in Veterinary Nursing. Jess loves greeting our patients as they come through the door. Jess is looking forward to studying Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing to further enhance her knowledge in surgery and anaesthesia. She also plans to complete a Certificate in Wildlife Care to enable her to foster sick and injured wildlife in the very near future.

Outside of work, Jess enjoys horse riding, gardening, cooking and spending time with family and friends. Jess is a very proud owner of her tiny little Chihuahua, Chi Chi, who she is absolutely obsessed with!

Dr. Jasmine Meehan

Dr. Jasmine Meehan

Veterinarian
Jasmine graduated with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Melbourne 2015.

She worked in small animal practice in Melbourne, before spending two years travelling in Europe and working as a locum vet in the UK. After returning home, she joined the team at Greencross Vets Caulfield South in August 2019. In her spare time she enjoys cooking, reading and relaxing with her greyhound, Tory.

Richard Carman

Richard Carman

Practice Manager
Richard has been nursing since 2007 and joined the team at Greencross Caulfield South in late 2019 as Practice Manager. Richard enthusiastically runs our puppy pre-school classes and enjoys helping each participant in getting the most out of their puppy. He has a keen interest in wildlife and went over to Indonesia in 2011 to volunteer at a wildlife sanctuary working with Orangutans, Macaques, Sun Bears, Gibbons and assorted birds and reptiles. At home, Richard has four cats called Chuck, Myka, Harry & Felix, a beautiful Cavalier King Charles Spaniel called Evie and is expecting his first child in March 2020. He loves going to Melbourne’s zoos and sanctuaries, is an avid Hawthorn Football Club supporter and is a FOTZ (Friends of the Zoo) member.

Dr. Angela Siva

Dr. Angela Siva

Veterinarian
Angela’s love for animals began early, with her childhood spent caring for various pets including cats, dogs, a turtle, fish, rabbits, guinea pigs and a rat named Tifla. She graduated from the University of Melbourne with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science in 2011, and subsequently worked full time at Karingal Hospital for several years. After taking maternity leave to start her family, Angela returned to her professional career, joining Greencross Caulfield South in early 2019. Angela lives locally with her husband, two daughters and two senior pussy cats, Charlotte (18) and Anya (11).

Michelle Simmonds

Michelle Simmonds

Veterinary Nurse

Michelle has been working in the Veterinary industry on and off since leaving high school.

Michelle is a fully qualified Veterinary nurse who finds her career very rewarding. She finds job satisfaction not only in seeing everyone’s pets and interacting with the animals, but also because no two days are ever the same.

At home Michelle has three beautiful children, and they own three horses, two dogs and two cats.

Dr. Lynsey Etheridge

Dr. Lynsey Etheridge

Veterinary Director
Dr Lynsey is originally from Ireland, she graduated from Glasgow University in Scotland and moved to Australia a year later in search of warmer weather (no one is sure how she ended up in Ballarat!!). Lynsey lives just outside Ballarat with her husband, four horses, one cat and one dog. Lynsey has been at Ballarat and Creswick Greencross Vets since October last year and is very much enjoying getting to meet all your fur babies.

In her spare time, Lynsey enjoys riding her horses, gardening and keeping the peace between Doris (dog) and Erica (cat) who love to chase each other!

Alex McKay

Alex McKay

Veterinary Nurse
Alex started with Greencross in 2019. She completed a Bachelor of Applied Science, majoring in Veterinary Technology in 2015, which included a placement at Greencross Kenmore. Alex has special interests in surgical nursing and cuddling puppies.

At home, Alex and her family share two cats, one of which was adopted from the RSPCA, and the other was taken in as a very young stray, as well as an energetic American Staffy named Nala.

Rebekah Ayres

Rebekah Ayres

Veterinary Nurse
Rebekah has a Certificate III in Animal Science and a Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing. She has been a nurse for 8 months and is a lover of all animals but especially cats. She has two cats of her own named Lemon and Leeloo.

Issie Graham

Issie Graham

Veterinary Nurse
My name is Issie and I grew up on rural properties in the NT and QLD where my love of animals was fostered. I am currently studying Cert 2 Animal Studies and looking forward to continuing on learning and growing as a vet nurse. At home I have a boxer dog and two rag-doll cats who love cuddles, I also have a bearded dragon who loves cuddles, showers and blueberry’s!

Dr Kerri Finlay

Dr Kerri Finlay

Associate Veterinarian
Dr Kerri graduated with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science from the University of Queensland in 1999 and has an extensive career in the industry working for a number of different small animal practices around Brisbane. She is passionate about education and is regularly involved in the AVA PetPEP programs at local schools and kindergartens to teach children about responsible pet ownership. This led to Kerri initiating the Junior Vet Club, which encourages and inspires children who dream to have a career in the veterinary industry. Partnership with pet owners is also very important to Kerri, to ensure that your pets best needs are met. Kerri’s main interests include small animal medicine and soft tissue surgery and before becoming a Vet she had graduated with honours in a Bachelor of Science, majoring in medical and veterinary parasitology.

Originally from Cairns, Kerri and her husband Mick have two daughters, Maddi and Emma and a menagerie of pets including horses, dogs, cats, birds, fish and a cheeky sheep called Ivy Dumpling.

Larissa Hurley

Larissa Hurley

Veterinary Nurse

Larissa has been a veterinary nurse with Greencross Vets since 2014 she has her certificate lV in Veterinary nursing her favourite part of being a nurse is being the source of comfort when the pets are scared and lonely when she’s not working she’s a mother to 4 children, 3 dogs, 3 cats and 2 rats. She loves being active and outdoors and is most happy when she’s camping.

Josie John

Josie John

Practice Manager & Veterinary Nurse

Josie has been a veterinary nurse for 15 years, 12 of those with Greencross and she is a Cert 4 Veterinary nurse and also holds a Cert 4 in Training and Assessment.

She is a self professed crazy cat lady and has 4 cats at home, all of whom were rescued from various clinics. She also has 3 children and when she is not at work she is usually running around taking them to sporting activities and she also plays Softball herself.

Kirsty Ksiazek

Kirsty Ksiazek

Veterinary Nurse

Kirsty is a wildlife carer with extensive training in Australian native wildlife, specialising in flying foxes.She is a certificate 3 veterinary nurse, currently completing her certificate 4 in veterinary nursing.

She has lots of non-human family members consisting of 2 pooches, 3 kitties, 6 sheep, 1 miniature horse and 6 chickens. In her spare time she rescues wildlife, takes her pups on adventures, paints in watercolour and reads.

Laura Platt

Laura Platt

Veterinary Nurse
Laura always knew from a young age that she wanted a career caring for animals, however it was hard to choose which career path was for her, so she decided to study her certificate III in Animal Studies. After meeting many students working in veterinary practices she decided she wanted a role as a vet nurse and went on to complete her Certificate IV in veterinary nursing as well.
Outside of the clinic Laura has a love of cooking and perfecting her recipes and indulging in a good book. She regularly brings baked goods and books for the team.

Isabella Henderson

Isabella Henderson

Veterinary Nurse
Bella is a valued member of our vet nursing team at Greencross Vets Glen Eira. Bella started with us as a junior nurse in early February, after starting out her vet nurse journey as a volunteer with our friends at Greencross Vets Caulfield South. Much to their dismay, Kate saw the talent in Bella and “stole” her to join our clinic as a permanent team member. Bella has already completed her Cert II and Cert III in Animal Studies and is currently studying her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing. Bella has been surrounded by animals her entire life and has taken to her career like a duck to water! Outside of work, Bella is really interested in health and wellbeing, and often spoils her colleagues with her healthy creations. Bella has just purchased a van, which she is hoping to slowly convert into a camper to cruise up and down the East coast, catching surf breaks along the way.

Ella Maitland

Ella Maitland

Veterinary Nurse
Ella started as a work experience student at Greencross Vets Glen Eira, she loved her time here so much that she stayed with us as a placement student so she could undertake her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing. Since starting her placement in 2017 she has absolutely blossomed in our clinic. She has become so good that when a vacancy came up recently, we didn’t think twice about hiring her for the job! Ella is multi-talented, when she is not in the vet clinic she is smashing it out on the cricket and football field, painting and drawing unique pieces of art and spending time her cheeky Airedale Terrier Lenny.

Dr. Annaliese Watson

Dr. Annaliese Watson

Veterinarian
I recently graduated from James Cook University here in Townsville and joined Greencross Vets. Growing up in Brisbane I knew I wanted to pursue a veterinary career and was very lucky to go into my degree straight after high school. As a child, I have always had a love of animals and have a drive to ensure they are cared for with love and respect. Outside of work I can be found attending local markets, dance classes and completing ‘impossible’ jigsaw puzzles. Along with finding lots of dogs to pat along the way. I have been fortunate enough to have travelled extensively internationally, due to my Italian and English heritage. My favourite places in the world being Venice, Italy and anything ‘Disney’.

Dr Jacqui Boyd BVSc

Dr Jacqui Boyd BVSc

Veterinarian
Jacqui graduated from Sydney University in 2004 and has worked with small animals ever since. She has always had a passion for animals and considers herself very fortunate to work in such a rewarding industry and with the lovely team at Greencross. She understands how much love and joy our fur babies bring to our families and looks forward to caring for yours.

Dr Kirsten Morris

Dr Kirsten Morris

Veterinarian

I qualified from Onderstepoort in 2011 and undertook an internship the following year at the University. Later, I worked at a private veterinary practice in Johannesburg. I saw a varied case load and enjoyed getting to know my patients and their owners. I moved to Brisbane in August 2019 with my family, including my two Jack Russells and our cat. I work three days a week at Greencross Kessels Road and look forward to meeting you and your pets. In my time off I enjoy spending time with my husband and daughter, while exploring our new home and meeting new people.

Harry Allan

Harry Allan

Veterinary Nurse

Growing up on my Dad’s ginger farm on the Sunshine Coast, I was always surrounded by animals including deer, kangaroos, cows, birds and plenty more wildlife. It was here that my family pets taught me the unique and strong bonds you can form with animals: Ginger (a very creative name for a ginger cat on a ginger farm), Bonnie the Golden Retriever, and later Madge (short for Magic) the black Labrador. After graduating from high school, I enrolled in the Bachelor of Veterinary Technology degree at the University of Queensland Gatton Campus to further pursue my desire to work with animals. Since university, I worked at Greencross Kawana Waters before making my way down to Brisbane to experience city life. My passion to give animals a gold standard of care continues to grow, and I look forward to building many strong relationships with both clients and their pets. I currently live with my partner’s cat Tigger who I now consider my fur son. Some of my hobbies and interests include playing guitar and piano, listening to music, and of course watching funny cat videos.

Tahlia Hey

Tahlia Hey

Veterinary Nurse
Tahlia completed her certificate 2 in Animal Studies in 2014 and is currently studying her Certificate 4 in Veterinary Nursing in 2020. She started volunteering at Greencross Vets since 2016, and has been working at Greencross Vets Forest Lake since 2017. She has a passion for helping and caring for small animals. In her spare time, Tahlia enjoys camping, going to the beach and catching up with friends.

Dr Caroline Butler

Dr Caroline Butler

Associate Veterinarian
I trained as a Veterinarian in Brisbane and graduated in 1995 and after a short 20-year stint working as a vet in Melbourne, I have seen the light and returned to the beautiful Gold Coast. I have been in small animal clinics for most of my 25-year career and love helping people have a strong bond with their animals by keeping them healthy in body and mind. I have done further training in Acupuncture, Diagnostic Imaging and have special interest in Geriatric medicine.
In my spare time, I like to spend time with my family, take my boys for a swim or enjoy this amazing country with camping holidays. Wherever we go we are joined by our fur-baby ‘Red’, an 8-year-old, Toy Poodle who believes she is a princess.

Charlotte Newell

Charlotte Newell

Veterinary Nurse
Charlotte started working part time at Greencross Silkstone in 2017 whilst completing her studies and stepped into a full-time veterinary nurse role at Greencross Vets Ipswich in November 2019. She has lived in the Ipswich area since moving to Australia from the UK. She loves all animals, great and small, but has a soft spot for our feline friends. Charlotte enjoys the variety and challenges that nursing brings. She has taken a keen interest in anaesthesia and making sure your pets get the best care during surgery. She is the parent of a senior cat, Riley, who is very much the king of the castle! When she isn’t at work, Charlotte enjoys CrossFit, trivia nights and going to the cinema. She cannot wait to meet you and your furry, feathery or scaly friends.

Angela Lee

Angela Lee

Veterinary nurse
My name is Angela and I’ve been in the veterinary industry since 1999 (minus a few years while having my human babies). My passion for animals and animal welfare has always been a strong part of my life. Over the years I often brought strays home to “foster” but never left. At the moment we have one dog named Penny and two cats named Lilli and Sophie. With three kids and three pets we have a very busy house but wouldn’t have it any other way. With such a busy home and young kids you’ll usually only see me in clinic on the weekends.

Katie Hunt

Katie Hunt

Veterinary Nurse
My name is Katie Hunt, and I am a Veterinary Nurse at Greencross Vets in Palm Beach. I enjoy caring for all animals and love seeing the bond between owners and their fur babies. I have worked with many different types of animals during my vet nursing career, including working with exotics as a zookeeper, reptiles as a reptile demonstrator and wildlife at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary. At home I live with my three dogs Indiana (a Kelpie cross), Paddy and Gracie (both French Bulldogs), my cat Isabelle and Jasper who is a carpet python. In my spare time I enjoy yoga, rock climbing and walks on the beach with the dogs.

Allison Vanderpeet

Allison Vanderpeet

Veterinary Nurse

I have always been around animals growing up, so it was an easy choice for me to go into veterinary nursing. Even after 33 years in the industry, I am still passionate about caring for animals and supporting their owners. When not at work, I enjoy spending time with my family, which includes Korah the German Shepherd and Andy the Chihuahua.

Kate Ward

Kate Ward

Veterinary Nurse

Claire Higgins

Claire Higgins

Veterinary Nurse
I started my journey as a volunteer with Greencross Vets in the beginning of 2018. It didn’t take me long to know I had chosen the perfect career path. Not only do I get to meet adorable pets every day, I get to work alongside a team of passionate vets and nurses.
My love for animals started at a young age when I met my first cat, Cheeky. Over the years Cheeky and I have found more fur friends, my cats E.T and Luna and my naughty and chubby bullmastiff Nala.

Kass Reghenzani

Kass Reghenzani

Veterinary Nurse
Hi, I’m Kass, and I got my start in the industry in 2011 as a Kennel Hand at my local clinic back in Sydney. I have since moved to the beautiful Gold Coast and have been lucky enough to have been vet nursing since 2018. In 2020 I will be graduating with a dual degree in Veterinary Technology & Agribusiness, as well as receiving my Certificate IV in Vet Nursing. In my spare time, I love being outside at the beach, riding my bike along the boardwalk and hanging with my friends. I am also the proud owner of Maddie, the sassiest 12 year old Bichon Frise on the Gold Coast.

Cassie Steele

Cassie Steele

Practice Manager
Cassie has been around animals her whole life and turned her passion into a career 10 years ago working at the University of Queensland. Training at a specialist centre and moving into GP, Cassie found her passion with difficult emergency, surgical and medical cases. Cassie is our resident unusual pet lover and will be the first person to go meet any pocket pets and reptiles brought in. Cassie has two pet Frilled-neck lizards, ‘Clever’ and ‘Frildo Baggins’, a Crabbet Arabian horse ‘Benny’ and a Finnish Lapphund called Nukka.
When Cassie isn’t at work she loves working on cars, attending dog sports and photographing animals.

Tony Phillis

Tony Phillis

Veterinary Director

I graduated from JCU in 2015 and spent my first three years in a large, busy mixed practice here in Townsville before joining the professional and passionate Greencross Vets team in late 2018.

I grew up in Southern W.A on a large sheep and cattle property where I always looked forward to the vet visits to check on our livestock and numerous pets. I have spent many years in various industries before finally following my passion to become a veterinarian later in life.

I have grown up with pets in my life for as long as I can remember, and I endeavour to treat every patient as if my own. In my spare time I can be found walking my Afghan Hounds, fishing on the Great Barrier Reef or travelling with my family. I have two lovely and exceptionally spoilt Afghan Hounds, Mr Teddy and Miss Evie.

Dr. Anita Horton

Dr. Anita Horton

Veterinarian

I grew up spending most of my childhood in Brisbane. After completing high school, I made the big move away from family to study a Bachelor of Veterinary Science at JCU. I graduated at the end 2018 and decided to stay in North Queensland as I had fallen in love with the tropics. In January 2019, I started my first job with the lovely team at Greencross Vets in Townsville.

In my spare time I enjoy playing a mixture of sports, dog agility with my amazing Cleo, photography and art. I am also involved within the scouting movement in the rover section and volunteering with the youth sections. I also enjoy exploring the great outdoors with friends and my partner.
I love every part of Veterinary Science, my current interests are small animal behaviour, rehabilitation and surgery.

Zarade Williams

Zarade Williams

Veterinary nurse

I began my studies with Greencross Vets in late 2016 as a School Based Trainee. Upon completion of my studies I secured a position within the Greencross Vets team at Deeragun, working as a junior Veterinary Nurse. As a passionate animal lover, I aspire to continue my studies within the industry and complete a Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing qualification. In my spare time I enjoy eating out and taking my dogs to the creek or beach for a swim.

Caitlin Jones

Caitlin Jones

Practice Manager and Veterinary Nurse
I began nursing in 2011 where I completed my Certificate II and joined the Greencross Vets Kelso team in 2012. I later completed my Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing in 2015. During this time I participated in the NQWC volunteer group to learn how to further aid in the care of wildlife that presented to the clinic, conducted puppy preschool classes and jumped at any opportunity to further continue my education.

At the beginning of 2017 I spent 18 months gaining experience working with large animals and in July 2018 returned to join the Greencross Vets Aitkenvale team. In September 2019 I moved to join the team at Greencross Vets Hyde Park.

I love being able to provide our patients with the best level of nursing care and support our community by helping to educate pet owners about vital preventative care. Outside of work I spend my time scuba diving, paddle boarding, participating in trail runs or going on hikes.

Melissa Vowell

Melissa Vowell

Veterinary Nurse
Having volunteered her Saturdays in clinic for two and a half years, Melissa officially joined the team in July 2017 and is currently studying her Cert IV in Veterinary Nursing. Melissa has a keen interest in surgery, reproduction & neonates, behaviour management, and grooming. Prior to embarking on her journey in the veterinary industry, Melissa studied Journalism, and worked as an Assistant teacher in the UK where she resided for 5 years. Melissa shares her home and heart with her husband Nathan, and four Golden Retrievers, Clover Nicole, Violet Storm, Haven Rose and Zinnia Mae, as well as their rescue cats Gamora who is a snowshoe x and Goose, a ginger female. You are likely to recognise Melissa by her ever changing hair colour, and when she isn’t at work Melissa enjoys reading, console gaming, all things Marvel Universe & Disney, as well as spending quality time with her family, both human and furry.

Dr Alison Jones

Dr Alison Jones

Alison is a British veterinary surgeon who qualified from Liverpool university in 2016 and spent three years working in mixed practice in the Scottish highlands. Outside of work, she loves hiking, running and reading a good book, preferably with a cat on her lap! She is excited to explore the beautiful Gold Coast and is looking forward to getting to know the local community and all of your wonderful animals.

Dr Amy Graham

Dr Amy Graham

I graduated from the University of Queensland with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science in 2004. Since graduation I have worked in small animal practice in Bundaberg, Beenleigh, and Gladstone before joining the Greencross Vets Nerang team in October 2012 as the Veterinary Director. Following maternity leave in 2016, and 2018, I have returned as a part time associate. My areas of interest include ultrasound, ophthalmology, and soft tissue surgery. My “feathered children” include a cockatiel called Oscar (the grouch), and our Khaki Campbell ducks.

Danielle Sisson

Danielle Sisson

I qualified as a Vet Nurse in 2013 while doing a consecutive degree in science (and some other less-animal-oriented aspects of study).
Following that, I spent time involved in wildlife disease ecology research, which did involve some animal handling, but not the type you’d find coming into the vet clinic.
I started a vet degree at JCU in 2018, and so came back to work as a vet nurse as well.

Alanna Brady

Alanna Brady

Veterinary nurse

I have lived in Townsville for five years, and I am currently studying my Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing. My love for animals grew from having a menagerie of pets as a kid! I moved to Australia from Ireland and worked at wildlife parks, this is where I realised I wanted to work with animals as my career, and decided it was time to take the leap and begin studying. I started with Greencross Vets as an intern. I love getting to work with different species, and experiencing something new every day. I am a wildlife carer and especially love looking after Aussie birds!

Sonia Western

Sonia Western

Sonia started her nursing career in the 1980’s and has worked in small animal practice, Customs and Emergency & Critical Care. Sonia also spent 5 years teaching Certificate IV Veterinary nurses and still has a special interest in training nurses to ensure that clients and their pets receive a high standard of nursing care.
Sonia enjoys spending time with her animals at home especially when she goes walking in the paddocks and have the menagerie following her around – her dog Pearl who is a pug x, a cat called Haem, a chicken called Chicken and her 2 horses, Matlock & Zac.

Dr Julie Grist

Dr Julie Grist

Dr Julie graduated from the University of Melbourne with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine and joined the Greencross team in January 2019 as a New Graduate. She has a passion for small animal practice and a keen interest in surgery. Julie grew up in the Wyndham area and loves spending time with her Whippet, Rusty, Cairo the German Shepherd and Lily the DSH. In her spare time she is an avid Netflix addict and enjoys reading, painting/ drawing, snorkeling and travelling.

Ashlea O’Brien

Ashlea O’Brien

Ashlea completed her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing in December 2019. She started as a casual nurse with Greencross Hoppers Crossing in May 2019 and became a permanent staff member in January 2020.
Ash enjoys chatting with our clients and always has time to give love to your pets. Ash is hoping to start up Puppy school training here at the clinic to help share her knowledge and skills with new puppy owners.
Ash loves to spend time with her own grown up puppy Murphy who is constantly a source of entertainment!

Celeste Barnard

Celeste Barnard

Celeste completed her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing in December 2019. She has been working with the brilliant team at Greencross Hoppers Crossing since early November 2018 after a month of practical placement.
Celeste is grateful to have been given the opportunity to work at Greencross Vets and is thoroughly enjoys being able to learn on the job and put all her newly learnt skills into practice. In Celeste’s spare time she loves to take her two dogs, Pingu and Indi out to the You Yangs Regional Park and volunteering with Zoos Victoria.

Tamara Cooper

Tamara Cooper

Tamara has been part of the team at Greencross Vets Redbank Plains since 2018. She has a huge passion for vet nursing & is half way through completing her Cert IV in Veterinary Nursing. When Tamara is not at work She loves spending time at home & the beach with husband & her two fur babies Mia & Toby.
She also loves reading & learning new things.
Her favourite part of the job is assisting in surgeries & finds it very rewarding nursing sick animals back to health again.

Laureline Blanchet

Laureline Blanchet

Laureline grew up in France and overseas before moving to Australia in 2003. She graduated in 2009 from the University of Queensland with a Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine. After spending a few years working in an animal shelter, Laureline wanted to work again with owners and their pets. She believes education and prevention are indispensable for a happy healthy pet.
Outside of work, Laureline likes to spend time with her cat Ash who is always looking for a good back scratch.

Rebekah Rawlinson

Rebekah Rawlinson

I first started my career as a volunteer with the fabulous team here at Burleigh Waters and after a short couple of months I was employed as a Veterinary Nurse. I consider myself extremely lucky to be working in such a rewarding industry and can’t wait to see what the future holds. I spent my early years growing up on a remote farm where I was fortunate enough to discover my love for all animals, big and small. I now live on the sunny Gold Coast with my energetic Kelpie, Milo and my loveable cat, Theodore.

Dr. Josephine Hartono

Dr. Josephine Hartono

In 2017 I graduated with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science (Honours) from the University of Queensland. I have previously worked in Greencross clinics in NSW before joining the team at Burleigh Waters mid 2019.

I am passionate about small animal medicine and have been involved in international veterinary volunteer programs in Fiji, South Africa and Sri Lanka. My goal is to provide the best care possible to allow owners to have a happy and healthy relationship with their furry creatures.

I have a handsome German Shephard named Rocky and a cheeky rescued ginger cat named George. On my time off I like to go bushwalking, camping and spending time with friends and family.

Louise Griffiths

Louise Griffiths

My name is Louise and I have been with Greencross Nerang since 2015 when I was a school based trainee. I then moved onto my certificate IV in Veterinary nursing, which I have recently completed. I have two cats (Leonard and Garfield) and one dog Benjamin. I am passionate animals and love what I do. I always strive to offer exceptional care and endless amounts of cuddles during your fur baby’s visit.

Madi Martin

Madi Martin

Hi, my name is Madi! I began working at the wonderful Coomera clinic whilst studying my certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing in 2018. From a very young age I have always had a way with animals! My passion is to help and care for animal’s great and small. Some may call me the Ace Ventura of Coomera! In my spare time, I love spending time with my fur babies. My home is always open for any animals in need. I pride myself on making your pet’s experience at the vet stress free and an enjoyable time for everybody!

Naomi

Naomi

Certificate IV Veterinary Nurse
Naomi had dreams to be a vet growing up but decided to travel the world first. She has lived in the UK, South Africa, New Zealand and now calls Australia home. She completed her Certificate IV in veterinary nursing in 2015 and especially loves surgical nursing. Naomi is passionate about providing the best patient care and customer service. In her free time she enjoys hiking, horse riding, adventures with Teddy and traveling.

Jade

Jade

Certificate IV Veterinary Nurse
Jade has always had a love for animals big and small, she learnt to horse ride when she was eight and now spends most of her free time with her beautiful horse Sultan and best friend Smudge the toy poodle. Jade was passionate about becoming a veterinary nurse from a young age and will be graduating with her Certicate IV in Veterinary nursing in the next few months. She is passionate about are clients fur babies happiness and wellbeing. “I love my job and the team I work with! I couldn’t think of a better job to do!”

Yumi

Yumi

Certificate IV Veterinary Nurse
Yumi is originally from Japan, she moved to Australia in 2003 and started her new career in Veterinary Nursing in 2012. Yumi is a qualified Certificate IV Veterinary Nurse, she has a passion for animals and especially loves nursing our hospitalised patients giving them the best nursing care and cuddles. Yumi lives with her partner and her two crazy Jack Russells Marley and Tyde. In her free time she enjoys surfing and loves spending time with her dogs at the beach, they love the ocean as much as she does.

Dr Derek Moran BVSc

Dr Derek Moran BVSc

I moved to Australia from the UK with my wife, two kids, three cats and my dog 2018 (for the second time). I have been a vet for over 25 years, practicing in both Australia and the UK. In my spare time I enjoy cycling and have bicycled from Sydney to Melbourne and from London to Paris. I work between both Greencross Vets in Palm Beach and Greencross Tweed Heads clinics and look forward to meeting you and your pets!

Denee

Denee

Certificate IV Veterinary Nurse
Denee moved up from Sydney with her family when she was ten and loves living on the Gold Coast. She achieved her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing in 2019 and is passionate about providing the best patient care. When she is not at work you will find her caring for her own fur baby Mishkah the terrier and her three snakes! To relax Denee enjoys getting crafty with all sorts of art and craft projects and keeping fit.

Dr Curtis Croucamp

Dr Curtis Croucamp

Ginger Roo

Ginger Roo

My name is Fanta, AKA Ginge.
I have been residing at Gx Southport for roughly 2 years. I am a fully qualified escape artist (I may only have 3 legs but I can move) and have mastered the art of receiving multiple dinners/meals.
The ladies like to think they’re in charge, but actually I am the boss.
I look forward to greeting you at your next visit, I will be waiting at the door (waiting to slip out).

Melanie Stannells

Melanie Stannells

Melanie has spent over 10 years working within the animal industry.
She has recently completed her certificate IV in veterinary nursing while working at Southport.
Mel has a keen interest in guinea pigs and pet grooming.
At home she has a spirited ginger cat named ‘Miley’ and 4 guinea pigs.

Leah Cladwell

Leah Cladwell

Hi my name is Leah and I am a Practice Manager here at Greencross Southport
I have always had a strong passion for helping animals.
I have been working within the animal industry since 2003 first as a Zookeeper at Australia Zoo then obtaining my Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing in 2008.
I have a particular soft spot for cats and have spent 4 years working in a cat specialist practices.
At home I am ruled by 2 gorgeous rescued kitties named ‘George ‘ and ‘Angie’ who keep me entertained.
I am devoted to making sure that all our clients and their pets experience the very best care while in our clinic

Natalie Matthews

Natalie Matthews

I’m Natalie, I’m 35 years old and from England. I came to Australia in 2009 and fell in love with this country.
I studied my Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing so that I could pursue my passion for all animals and can honestly say that I love my job as I look forward to each day no matter the challenges.
All my days off are spent with my Aussie Bulldog, Stan, aka Mr Pigglesworth.

Dr Josh Lynch

Dr Josh Lynch

Veterinarian
Josh studied Veterinary Medicine at The University of Melbourne and graduated at the end of 2015. He started his career in a fast paced shelter environment, developing a passion for animal behaviour and welfare. He also spent several years working in private practice, gaining extensive experience in both small animal medicine and surgery.

Josh has a special interest in canine behavioural medicine and enjoys making vet visits a positive experience for all of his patients. Having only recently joined the team at Greencross Point Cook, he’s looking forward to building relationships with new clients and their pets.

At home he has an 11 year old Kelpie named Bandit and a 6 month old Heeler named Pickles and they all enjoy bush walks, camping and trips to the beach.

Dr Natalie Gorman

Dr Natalie Gorman

Dr Natalie has been with Greencross for the past 8 years.
She adores all animals but especially loves older cats.
Dr Natalie is interested in all aspects of veterinary medicine however her main interest is kidney disease.
She is owned by a crazy Pug named ‘Peppa’, a diabetic Siamese called ‘Charlie’ and a slightly chubby Burmese called ‘Merlin’.

Montana Gruber

Montana Gruber

Montana has always had a love for all animals which led her to start a School Based Traineeship with Greencross Southport when she was 15years old. Since then she has gone on to become a qualified cert IV vet nurse.
At home she has a menagerie of pets consisting of 2 dogs, 2 cats, 3 birds, 3 snakes and a variety of fish which keep her very busy.

Robyn Harris

Robyn Harris

Robyn has three amazing children and with the support of my husband Michael, I have begun my career this year by Studying Cert 3 in Animal Studies. I was employed by Greencross Tamworth in August to take care of all the needs of the boarding animals and absolutely love my job. I will begin studying Cert IV in Veterinary Nursing in 2020.
I have a passion for Native Wildlife and Especially enjoy working with Birds. I have 2 Dogs, 1 Cat, an Amazon Parrot, Budgies and Cockatiels.

Lisa McAufield

Lisa McAufield

Lisa started her Greencross Vet Nursing internship in 2018 at Greencross Vet Forest Lake Village. She has now completed her Certificate II in Animal Care and has been lucky enough to have been selected for a Greencross sponsored scholarship in Certificate IV Vet nursing. Lisa has always been passionate and committed to the care and welfare of animals. She has volunteered for various welfare groups and simply adores animals. She herself has two very spoilt rescue cats by the names of Zelda and Harry.

Dr. Stephen Bennett

Dr. Stephen Bennett

Stephen graduated from the University of Melbourne at the end of 2017 and commenced his career in the Gippsland region at the beginning of 2018: working predominately in dairy cattle work. He then moved more centrally in the region to get a greater breadth of experience with both small animals and equine work.
Originally from East Melbourne, he eventually decided to move back closer to friends and family, and has a particular fondness for the Williamstown region – with the close proximity of delicious beaches, restaurants and peaceful serenity.
In his spare time, Stephen enjoys audiobooks, listening to podcasts on roadtrips and attending to his younger (furry) brother, Harlow.

Glynis Highland

Glynis Highland

Veterinary Nurse
Glynis is our newest addition to Greencross Vets Point Cook! She is a Qualified Veterinary Nurse since 2012, and has 7 & 1/2 years of experience in private practice before joining Greencross Vets. She is talented in all tasks in clinical practice particularly office administration, general pet health/advice as well as surgical and anaesthetic monitoring.

Glynis has a large menagerie consisting of 2 cats (Sasuke & Kion), 4 guinea pigs (Pipsqueak, Pan, Butters & Toast), a rescue dog Mick (who thinks he’s human) and the newest addition to the zoo is Tessa, an american staffy puppy – who only seems to pick up bad habits from Mick!

Codie Hartmann

Codie Hartmann

Codie has grown up living on the Gold Coast for her entire life and has always wanted to work with animals for as long as she can remember. She has been working with Greencross for the last 5 years and has completed her certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing. Codie has two American Staffies (30+kg nutters!) named after a Greek God and Godess who love to chat and balance treats on their nose for extra praise!

Kate Mcginnis

Kate Mcginnis

Kate joined our nursing team in 2019. Currently a third-year veterinary student, she is thrilled to be gaining valuable experience in a veterinary clinic, and to be a part of the Greencross family. Originally from California, USA, Kate made the move to Australia for vet school and hasn’t looked back. Kate’s special interests include animal behaviour, and avian and exotic medicine. In her free time she enjoys camping, hiking, and birdwatching. Kate lives with her partner, Conor, and their pack including Buck the staghound, Ari the Siamese cat, Puff the bearded dragon, and Z the green-cheeked conure.

Shannon Peters

Shannon Peters

Shannon started her veterinary nursing career in 2010, where she worked in a rural clinic servicing livestock and companion animals.
She then made the move to Greencross Para Vista in 2016.

Her main interest in the industry is within surgical, anaesthesia and dental nursing!

She has a large family of pets, including 2 horses, a cat, a Poodle, a Rottweiler, Australian Shepherd and a goat that thinks she is a dog!

Reynal Deboy

Reynal Deboy

Reynal has been a Veterinary Nurse for 15 years!

She works part time so she can spend more time with her grandchildren and Mother.
Over the years she has enjoyed all aspects of nursing, most recently finding a passion in satisfying our hospital patients and taking care of our beloved pets as they cross over from this life.

She has three rescue pets; two cats named Jerry and Halfstachio, and a toy poodle named Bania.

She is a member of the VNCA, the Adelaide and Monarto Zoological Gardens and Fauna Rescue.

Olivia Leadbeater

Olivia Leadbeater

Olivia started at Greencross Vets Para Vista in April 2018 as a work placement student, whilst working towards her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing. She was offered a permanent position with the practice shortly after and has been working with us ever since!

Olivia lives on a hobby farm with her partner, son, two kelpies (Bundy and Dusty), three horses (Jeddah, Rhyley and Ellie) and multiple chickens, sheep and alpacas. In her spare time she enjoys riding her horses, camping and spending time with friends.

Paola Miranda

Paola Miranda

Veterinary Nurse

Paola joined the Greencross Vets family in 2019 on a casual basis, commencing the Veterinary Nursing Internship Program. She is now currently working part time whilst completing her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing.

Paola has a special interest in avian, exotic and wildlife species and one day hopes to work with zoo animals. In her spare time you’ll find her at the beach, in the gym or at home with a bottle of wine.

She hopes to work with big cats, primates & elephants in the future!

Sarah Cree

Sarah Cree

Veterinary Nurse
Sarah is a devoted & passionate animal advocate who started her Greencross Vets journey in early 2019.

Sarah has an extensive background in aged care nursing but found her life’s passion in animal health care after a lifetime of loving animals. She has since graduated from her Associate Degree of Veterinary Nursing in 2017.

She has a keen interest in pathology and stress-free handling as she is passionate about making your pet’s visit to our clinic as pleasant as possible.

Sarah lives with her partner and two mischievous cats Selina and Ivy. In her free time she enjoys a good film or book and getting crafty with art projects.

Demi Scott

Demi Scott

Demi has recently obtained her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing and has always had a passion for working with animals. Demi enjoys spending her time off work with her fiancé and two Bull Terriers, Rommel and Layla.

Georgia Madigan

Georgia Madigan

Georgia has always had a passion for animals and began her career back in 2010, while studying at Brisbane North Institute of TAFE. Georgia joined the Cannon Hill family back in July 2018 and is a qualified Certificate IV Veterinary Nurse. Georgia has a beautiful black and white cat, Hugo, and two green cheeked conures named Frankie and Billie.

Sanjana Maruvada

Sanjana Maruvada

Sanjana graduated in 2017 from the University of Queensland. She enjoys all aspects of patient care and counselling clients to achieve optimum results for their furkids. She spent a good deal of her undergraduate years volunteering at the RSPCA and is passionate about animal welfare.

Sarah Mattey

Sarah Mattey

Sarah is a Greencross Vets local and our clinic crazy cat lady- she adores all felines! She has been doing Veterinary Nursing since 2013, loves working with all kinds of animals and a has a special interest for Orthopaedics and Surgical Nursing. She has two furbabies at home, Edmund the beautiful Ragdoll cross who comes in for regular Grooms with Mum and Ari, the cheeky Domestic Short hair. Outside the clinic, Sarah enjoys spending time with Friends and Family, eating lots of yummy food and training hard at either F45 or going on adventures with her partner. A delightful fun face about Sarah, is she actually has her 2nd Dan Black Belt in Shotokan Karate and has practiced for almost 18years!

Madeleine Theodore

Madeleine Theodore

Trainee Veterinary Nurse

Madi has been Vet Nursing since starting as a Trainee at Greencross Vets Ferntree Gully in early 2019. She is currently completing her further qualification in Veterinary Nursing. Madi has a special interest in animal behaviour is extremely passionate about animal welfare and has a big soft spot for our senior pets. She fosters greyhounds through GAP and grew up with large dogs, guinea pigs, rabbits and raising chickens.

Madi’s greatest love is her German Shepherd, Lexi, pictured here. Madi started her career in animal care in 2016 working at her local pet store, selling pet food and animal care products as well as helping with grooming, while completing her Certificate in Animal Studies at Box Hill TAFE in 2017. Madi has also been working at a Doggy day-care for some years and has developed amazing skills working with animals and making them feel happy and relaxed while being handled. Madi absolutely loves working with the team at Greencross and hopes to grow in her position here.

Karla Brett

Karla Brett

I have been nursing for 13 years and joined the Greencross team in 2016. I joined the Camira team in January 2019 and really enjoying getting to know our local clients and their pets.
My Family consists of my 2 year old son Lukas, a black Labrador named Jack who I believe to be the greatest dog ever! We also have a ginger cat named Layla, 4 chickens and a constant flow of foster dogs and cats.

Kimberley Wessling

Kimberley Wessling

Felicity Cause

Felicity Cause

Beulah O’Reilly

Beulah O’Reilly

Nicole Karrasch

Nicole Karrasch

Amanda Phillips

Amanda Phillips

Nastassia Milevoj

Nastassia Milevoj

Veterinary Nurse
Hi, my name is Nastassia. I am a casual Veterinary Nurse and also a third year Veterinary student at Melbourne University. I am passionate about animal welfare, shelter medicine and conservation. I love all animals and have had a wide range of pets including dogs, lizards, guinea pigs and even dingos. I enjoy volunteering at animal shelters and have volunteered for organisations in Australia as well as in Thailand, Cambodia and Sri Lanka. My goal is to use my knowledge and education to ensure all my patients are happy and healthy and to do all I can to support human and animal relationships.

Kate Rees

Kate Rees

Practice Manager
Kate has been veterinary nursing since 2009 and joined the team at Diamond Creek in 2013; Since 2018 Kate has been Practice Manager at Diamond Creek.
Kate also has a passion for farming and agriculture in which she completed her diploma in Agriculture in 2014 and now runs a cattle farm with her partner. Kate enjoys spending time with her menagerie of animals and travelling to see her family in the USA.

Lily Nugent

Lily Nugent

Head Veterinary Nurse
I started my career in the veterinary industry in 2010, I was working as a junior animal attendant after school on the Far South Coast of NSW. As my higher school certificate came to a close I began my veterinary nursing studies. In 2015 I graduated from the animal industries resource center with my certificate IV. I stayed on the South Coast for another 2 years working with large and small animals. Needing a sea-change I relocated to Melbourne to accept a head nurse role in the Eastern Suburbs. After 2 years, I was offered an exciting opportunity to work as a zoo keeper back on the South Coast of NSW, I accepted the role, studied wildlife conservation and spent 12 months working with native and exotic birds, native mammals and reptiles. Before long I felt a calling to Melbourne and accepted the head nurse role at Greencross Vets in Diamond Creek. I moved with my 2 cats, Jaffa and Scarlett they are my best friends and have been everywhere with me in the last 5 years. I love working with exotic species and have a deep passion for wildlife conservation, one day I hope to become a veterinarian and work with big cats in Africa!
Linda Turnley

Dr Jim Kennedy

Dr Jim Kennedy

Veterinarian
Jim graduated from the University of Melbourne in 1977. The past 20 years have been spent in a mixed animal practice in Yarra Valley, but has also spent time working in Geelong, Northern Territory and North Yorkshire. He is still very interested in all aspects of Vet small animal practice but has a special interest in Cardiology. Since graduating Jim has untaken further study and passed membership examinations to The Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Science, in both canine medicine and equine medicine. He is married and lives in the Yarra Valley, Jim has four children and (at present) has four dogs, four horses and six cats. He follows Geelong in the football and loves test cricket.

Erin Moore

Erin Moore

Veterinary Nurse
In 2016 Erin traded in her career as a property manager to re-tool as a vet nurse, completing her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing. With a love for animals and fierce determination to achieve her goals, Erin’s ambitious nature paid off and she has since become a valuable member of our practice.
She has an ongoing thirst for knowledge, continuing to advance her skills and interest in small animal surgery. She has an interest in our Australian wildlife but also enjoys dealing with our furry domestic species. Living locally with her family, Erin leads a very civilised life riding her horse, Holly and camping at various locations in Victoria’s wilderness with her family and their 2 dogs, Razor and Shadow.

Dr Julia Porter

Dr Julia Porter

Veterinarian
Julia graduated from Melbourne University in 2012. Since then she has worked in small animal practice at various clinics across Melbourne, gradually getting closer to her home in Eltham. Julia has a particular love of cats and enjoys all aspects of being a Vet. She currently lives with her family including mischievous ‘Annie’ a 10 year old cat, old man ‘Paddy’ a 14 year old Westie X and rainbow lorikeet ‘Bella’. She hopes to add some fish to her family shortly! She suffers from hobby-itis and enjoys crafts including teddy bear making, quilting, embroidery, crochet and painting and is currently learning to play the harp and the Chinese bamboo flute.

Linda Turnley

Linda Turnley

Veterinary Nurse
Linda has been working for Greencross Vets since October 2016. Linda obtained her Associate Degree of Vet Nursing at Melbourne Polytechnic. Linda has a menagerie of animals at home including Snow White (pictured) who is a rescue rabbit, and 2 other rabbits named Thumper and Jack, Two dogs named Ruby and Bailey, 7 Guinea Pigs, a budgie named Frankie and a lamb named Shadow who all keep her very busy at home. Linda has a special interest in rabbits and guinea pigs.

Dr Jiana Sumner

Dr Jiana Sumner

Dr Vj Phang

Dr Vj Phang

Dr. VJ came to Perth from Malaysia and studied his veterinary degree with Murdoch University.
He became a veterinarian because of his love of animals and all things surgical!
As a veterinarian, he is keen to always be updating his knowledge. He undertakes various orthopaedic surgery workshops as well as many other facets of continuing education. He is a sponge that wants to soak up all the knowledge he can.
He has three cats – Tinkerbell, Jelly & Cutie – and has recently adopted a pink & grey galah called Barry!
Dr. VJ loves being kept busy, enjoys travelling, good food, great wine, and has a passion for real estate.

Dr. Kira-Lee Procter

Dr. Kira-Lee Procter

Kira was born and raised in Denmark, a small country town south of Perth.
She came to Perth to study Veterinary medicine and never left! She has always loved animals and loved growing up in a rural area surrounded by farm animals.
She started studying animal science at Murdoch University and transitioned into veterinary medicine soon after, graduating from Murdoch in 2015.

She loves helping animals and their humans alike to better their lives with treatment and love.
Her parents currently run a small farm in Denmark as well as working in the town. They run cattle, have some chickens and a lovely young Border Collie named ‘Phoenix’ to keep them on their toes.

In her spare time she is involved in basketball (coaching, umpiring and playing), and when she was younger she even traveled interstate for national interschool basketball tournament multiple times as a player and coach.

She was a member of the Murdoch champion intercollege meat judging team during her studies; she trained and led cattle in the royal show for Murdoch for a number of years.
She enjoys relaxing with family and friends at home cooking and trying new foods.

Bonnie Johnston

Bonnie Johnston

Bonnie has very recently joined the Greencross Morwell team after completing a Certificate II in Animal Studies through the Greencross Internship Program. Bonnie has always wanted to work with animals and she was lucky enough to be offered her dream job. Bonnie would love to keep learning and eventually complete further qualifications. Outside of work she is most likely to be found at home spending time with her highly demanding and sassy cat Winston. She has recently gained an interest in working out and if she’s not with Winston, Bonnie will most likely be venturing out to do something active with friends.

Anna Maltseva

Anna Maltseva

My perfect day is being around cats and dogs! And that is my usual day! I love to work with animals and help them as much as it is possible. I am originally from Russia where I gained my vet qualification and 3 years of experience with small domestic animals. I spent a summer to USA for my internship program at UNI time. In 2013 me and my husband decided to move over to Sydney and in 2017 we continued our adventures and crossed the NSW boarder through to Brisbane and I adore this city. I am very interested in animal behavior and pet nutrition that can help your fur baby to recover much faster. Since I was 5 year old I have always had cats and dogs in my family. Now I am a proud owner of 2 cats Yoda the girl (yes, I know it is boy’s name) and Dobby the boy. And 1 sweetest Whippet girl Ulla 😉 I truly enjoy spending my time after work with them. At my free time I love to go to the gym, catching up with friends, swimming and cooking. In future I would like to pass the National Vet examination to continue in the Veterinary career.

Hamish Stafford

Hamish Stafford

Veterinary Student
I have always had a love for animals, and always had plenty of animals at home to look after.
I studied Chemistry in New Zealand and then moved to Melbourne in 2018 to attend Melbourne Veterinary School.
Currently in my second year of study I spend any spare time I have in the clinic getting to know the ropes and meeting all the pets and their owners.
At home, I am looked after by Pepsi and Enzo, my inseparable young rescue cats.

Dr Charlotte Krisanski

Dr Charlotte Krisanski

Our Veterinary Director Charlotte grew up on a beef cattle property in beautiful Maleny before graduating from the University of Queensland in 2010. After graduation she moved to remote WA and managed the South Hedland Vet Hospital for 7 years before returning home to the Sunshine Coast. She loves the outdoors and exploring the more isolated and beautiful parts of our country.
As a vet her primary interests lie in the surgical field and she is currently undertaking additional study to aim towards specialist qualifications in this area. She performs a vast array of orthopedic and soft tissue surgeries within the clinic and loves seeing the new lease on life that this provides for her patients.

Dr Danika Van Heusden BVMS

Dr Danika Van Heusden BVMS

I grew up on a farm south of Perth with dogs, cats, cattle, sheep, horses and poultry. I have always wanted to work with animals. I have a Bachelor of Animal Science in addition to my Veterinary degrees, and have worked in different clinics before joining Greencross Vets. I have an interest in behaviour from working with a dogs refuge home, and would like to increase my knowledge in behaviour as well as post operative rehabilitation. When I am not working, I love spending time with my children, Baris the dog, two cats and our flock of chickens.

Ashleigh Doust

Ashleigh Doust

I am from the small country town of Glen Innes in New South Wales. I had many pets growing up and all I’ve ever wanted to do was care and look after animals.
I’m a qualified nurse with a Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing. I first started working at Greencross Vets as a student in 2017 and after 12 months, I was employed at the practice as a team member. I have a strong passion for all aspects of my job, its challenging yet also very rewarding. I look forward to making relationships with clients and their pets and working with such a passionate team.

Jenelle Pattie

Jenelle Pattie

Dr Doug Goodman

Dr Doug Goodman

Doug returned home to Australia in 2018 after 7 years in small animal practice in the UK. He has worked in a variety of countries and setting from University Veterinary Hospitals to general practice and in South East Asia has looked after the occasional Moon Bear and Timorese pig! As part of his postgraduate experience he has completed an internship at Murdoch University and membership examinations in small animal medicine.
In his spare time Doug enjoys windsurfing, surfing, photography and stencils.

Dr Emma Gumz

Dr Emma Gumz

Dr Emma has been working as a veterinarian at Greencross since she graduated from the University of Queensland in 2015. Prior to that, she worked as a nurse at Greencross Kessels Rd for 2 years. She is very passionate about her role and takes great pride in providing the best care she can to her patients and their families. She has a particular interest in anaesthesia and internal medicine and is currently enjoying learning new skills in ultrasound.

At home she has three dogs, Bella, Stanley and Bailey, and a three-legged cat with a lot of attitude named Daisy. Her favourite breed of dog is the boxer! When Emma isn’t at work she likes baking and cooking. Dr Emma loves meeting new clients and their pets and is always working hard to provide the best care and support possible.

Kerrie

Kerrie

Kerrie has been involved with dogs from a young age. She has 2 german shepherds, one is 8months old and the other is 12 years old. She has been grooming dogs since 2009. In her spare time she shows dogs, not just her own but other breeds and spending time with her family of 3 kids and her husband which keeps her busy. She really enjoys grooming as a career as she love dogs!

Rene Stevens

Rene Stevens

Dr Kathryn Owen

Dr Kathryn Owen

I graduated from The University of Queensland with a Batchelor of Veterinary Science (Hons) at the end of 2018 and was soon to accept my first graduate veterinarian position with Greencross. I am lucky enough to work between both the Varsity Lakes and Burleigh Waters clinics with two amazing teams of vets, vet nurses and reception staff. Currently, I am loving getting to know all the clients and their lovely pets and am passionate about helping them get better so they can return home to their families. I have always had an interest in small animal medicine but also love the challenge of emergency medicine. When not at work, I enjoy socialising with friends, heading to the beach to catch the morning sunrise and playing touch rugby league.

Dr Julie Butler

Dr Julie Butler

Julie was very eager to fulfill her childhood dream of becoming a vet and went directly from high school into her veterinary degree at Murdoch University. Since graduating in 1992, she has spent her whole career in private practice looking after companion animals and wildlife. Most of this work has been in Perth but she has also had 3 years working in Surrey, England soon after graduation and more recently she has worked in Darwin for 8 months. Julie joined Greencross as the Veterinary Director of the new Armadale hospital in July and is enjoying being a part of such a caring team. In her spare time she is busy looking after her many pets at home – she has 2 cocker spaniels (Ruby and Baxter), 3 cats, 4 rabbits plus some birds and fish.

Lauren Guest

Lauren Guest

Lauren graduated with a Bachelor of Veterinary Technology (BAppSc – Vet Tech Major) in 2017 after working in the event management industry for five years. She also has a Bachelor of International Hotel and Tourism Management (BIHTM – Dual major Event & Hospitality). Lauren started with Greencross in May 2018 and loves nursing in an environment with such a talented team where we get to see so many varied cases. She spends the weekends hanging with friends and snuggling with her own cat Hercules and is hoping to grow her pet family very soon!

Dr Hedi Yin BVSc

Dr Hedi Yin BVSc

Kristen Krogh

Kristen Krogh

Dr Hannah Lewis

Dr Hannah Lewis

Dr Hannah graduated from Murdoch University in Western Australia in December 2018 and made the move to Victoria in January 2019 with her partner Ryan, a new graduate equine vet, and their needy 6 year old Dalmatian Charlie.
Hannah has a keen interest in small animal medicine and general practice and is looking forward to furthering her skills here at Greencross Vets Pakenham.
Outside of work Hannah enjoys trips to the beach, camping and spending time with friends and family.

Dr Carlie Soul

Dr Carlie Soul

Dr Alex Cleversley

Dr Alex Cleversley

Veterinary Associate
Alex grew up in South-East Melbourne and graduated from the University of Melbourne in 2016. She joined the Greencross Vets Ballarat team in January 2018. Her special interests include feline medicine and she will be starting a two-year continuing education course in 2020 in this area. At home she has two spoilt Domestic Shorthair cats called Grayson and Alfred. In her spare time she likes to travel, listen to rock music and geek out to all things pop culture, especially DC/Marvel TV shows and films.

Dr Ben Farrugia

Dr Ben Farrugia

Sally Dean

Sally Dean

Veterinary Nurse
Sally has been a veterinary nurse since 2014, obtaining her Certificate II in Animal Studies in 2015 and her Certificate IV Veterinary Nursing qualification in 2017. Sally also welcomed her baby girl into the world in July 2019. Sally loves being a part of the Greencross team!

Alana Hunt

Alana Hunt

Jemma Pryor

Jemma Pryor

Veterinary Nurse
Jemma joined the Greencross Vets Ballarat/Creswick team in 2019. She is currently working towards completing her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing. Jemma has a love for all animals and is particularly passionate about behaviour and nutrition.

Ashleigh Evers

Ashleigh Evers

Veterinary Nurse

Ashleigh joined the Greencross Vets team in 2018. She is currently studying to complete her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing. At home Ash has two cats of her own – their names are Lily and Zala.

Tegan Morley

Tegan Morley

Tegan has been working as a Veterinary Nurse for over 5 years, and has been with Greencross since 2016.
She has completed both her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing and Diploma in Veterinary Nursing (General Practice).
You will find Tegan at both the Ballarat and Creswick clinics zipping around doing a million things at once off her to-do list, or sitting on the floor covered in dog hair giving belly rubs.
At home Tegan has a mischievous Irish Setter named Pretzel and she spends her free time drawing, roller skating and spending time with Family and Friends.

Dr Molly Tasker BVSc Hons

Dr Molly Tasker BVSc Hons

Molly is our new graduate veterinarian who graduated from the University of QLD in 2018. Whilst studying Molly spent a lot of spare time helping out the team at Greencross Kedron, where she was then given the opportunity to start her veterinary career with us. Molly loves being apart of such a supportive and passionate team. During her time at university Molly was lucky enough to visit South Africa twice to work with some amazing wildlife which include baby monkey’s. Molly has special interests in small animal surgery, exotics and wildlife medicine but mostly enjoys meeting people and their pets and providing the highest standards of care possible. In her spare time Molly enjoys being outdoors, horse riding or walking her gorgeous cocker-spaniel Abbie or spending time with her three cats Gemma, princess and her crazy new kitten felix.

Veronica Hutchison

Veronica Hutchison

Veronica has a background in wildlife and has been working in the field of ecology and conservation since 2011. Her passion for animals has lead her to recently uptake veterinary nursing. She is in her final year of completing her Cert IV in Veterinary Nursing and is striving to combine her new nursing skills with her knowledge in wildlife. In her spare time when she is not studying, she enjoys creating art pieces and spending quality time with her 2 cats (Shale & Horatio) and 2 rats (Brokkr & Eitri).

Alexander Smelianski

Alexander Smelianski

Alex grew up in Wollongong before moving to Denver, Colorado with his family. After completing his Bachelor’s degree at the University of Colorado in 2013, he returned to Australia to take advantage of the higher education. Alex received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Degree from the University of Sydney in 2018, but decided to move back to Wollongong and started with Crown Street in 2019.

Alex enjoys working with a variety of small and exotic species, though he has a soft spot for parrots and Ragdoll cats. Alex has a pet Rainbow Lorikeet named Beaky, who enjoys trips to the park, screaming, and dancing to 80s punk rock.

Dr Ashish Pathania

Dr Ashish Pathania

Dr Ashish ‘Ash’ Pathania grew up in Melbourne where he has been constantly surrounded by animals. Prior to graduating from The University of Melbourne with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine he has worked in a variety of roles, ranging from a zookeeper, nutritional advisor, to emergency/critical care veterinarian. Initially having spent time working in busy general practices across Melbourne and at various emergency clinics, Ash has since joined the team at Craigeburn. In the never-ending pursuit of expanding his knowledge and skills, he will be concurrently completing further education in internal medicine and surgery. His special interests are in the fields of cardiovascular physiology. In between his busy schedule, when Ash can sneak in some spare time, you can find him participating training for 10km runs, watching his favorite TV shows and playing Overwatch.

Sophia Gonzalez

Sophia Gonzalez

Hi, I am Sophia Werribee’s current Nurse Intern. My love & adoration of animals got me here where I belong. I enjoy being a part of a team who thrive on making a positive impact on our non-human members of the family in every way possible with their best interest at heart. The apple of my eye is Lilly, my Jack Russell x Foxy, who enjoys being the Queen of the house & a real snuggly pup.
I enjoy camping, exploring forests & going for long bush walks with my fiancé & camera. My fascination of all creatures in our world, big & small drives me every day. Nature never ceases to amaze me. My 2nd love is art and I enjoy a painting session to unwind.

Dr Marcia Coradini

Dr Marcia Coradini

Marcia graduated in the year 2000 from a veterinary school in Brazil. She had a dream of moving to Australia and so she did. After undertaking her accreditation exams she became a registered veterinary surgeon in Queensland in 2003. Marcia is passionate about all aspects of small animal medicine and animal welfare, and during her journey as a veterinarian she completed a Masters and a PhD in feline endocrinology and nutrition through the University of Queensland. Marcia is also an experienced general practitioner, having completed a 12-month internship in small animal medicine and surgery at the Veterinary Specialists Services in Underwood and Carrara in 2010, and among other clinics she has worked at Greencross Mudgeeraba before taking on a role as a full-time Lecturer at UQ’s Veterinary School and a clinician at UQ’s Veterinary Medical Centre in Gatton in 2016. Marcia has recently moved back to the Gold Coast, her favourite place in the world, and joined our Varsity Lakes team as a veterinary director. As a veterinarian and team leader, she will continue to work hard towards maintaining the highest standards of care for our patients!

Dr. Giovanna De Tommaso

Dr. Giovanna De Tommaso

I graduated in Italy in 2002 and successfully passed the NVE in 2008, which enabled me to register as a vet in Australia. I worked for nearly one year in England before starting my career in Australia. I have gained experience in medicine, surgery and emergency & critical care. I have worked and still do the odd shifts at the Emergency Centre at Univet as I like the challenging cases. I joined the team at Greencross Williamstown in 2018 and I love working with my colleagues.
I have 2 young children, who keep me very busy. I love cooking, good food and being physically active.

Dr. Jill Teo

Dr. Jill Teo

Jill started her veterinary career working in a large and busy general and emergency hospital. She then decided to locum and has worked all over Melbourne for the last 2 years.
She has finally decided to settle down and recently joined the Greencross Williamstown family. She enjoy all parts of general practice but has a particular soft spot for the care of older patients.
She looks forward to meeting and getting to know the local families and most importantly, the furry members of their family.
At home, she and her husband and are owned by two cheeky terrors (terriers) Tootsie and Pickles.

Bronte Morris

Bronte Morris

Hi! My name is Bronte.

I have recently joined the wonderful team here at Greencross Vets Williamstown.

In 2018 I began as a work placement student at Greencross whilst studying my certificate IV in veterinary nursing, during which i was offered a position as a trainee vet nurse in 2019.

My love for animals began as a child when I volunteered at an animal sanctuary, where I realised my passion to improve the health and well-being of animals.

I have since completed my certificate II in animal studies and wish to further my studies within the industry, following the completion of my certificate IV in veterinary nursing.

I have a senior ginger cat named Rufus, who I rescued in 2014, and I would love to add a canine friend to the family in the future.

Hope to see you in the clinic soon!

Dr Lexie Brown

Dr Lexie Brown

I grew up in Adelaide and graduated from Adelaide University in 2014. Since then I have been working in a mix of small animal specialist practice and general practice. My work in specialist practice has exposed me to a lot of work with specialist internists, surgeons, dermatologists, cardiologists, oncologists etc.
I am really passionate about taking care of furry friends and their families and really enjoy the bond that forms between clients and veterinarians over time. My special areas of interest are hormonal problems (often starts as drinking and urinating too much), gut issues and respiratory issues. My own family consists of two cats, Skye and Oscar.

Dr Rachael Harfield

Dr Rachael Harfield

Amelia Smith

Amelia Smith

Helen El-Hassan

Helen El-Hassan

As a child I was obsessed with all animals so it was a natural progression into vet nursing as a part time job in high school. At that time the course was very competitive and for two years I applied but was unsuccessful. I then made a decision to try other careers.
After having children I then began to want a job that I was passionate about and in 2017 was accepted to study vet nursing finally. My drive to fulfill my dream never left me and now I am lucky enough to start my career in my 40’s. I love interacting with all parts of the job even though the computer challenges me…and feel so happy to be at Greencross Booragoon. I feel privileged to have this opportunity to be in this role and help in anyway I can.

Angela Goulding

Angela Goulding

I have always had a passion for animals and I am at the tail end of a Veterinary Bioscience Undergraduate degree out at Federation University Churchill. I found myself at Greencross Vets through one of my units that had a compulsory placement element. Since completing my placement here I was offered a job as a vet nurse and I have never looked back! I do have aspirations to complete my doctor of veterinary medicine later in life when the study fatigue has subsided, however for now, I am loving working in the veterinary care industry and learning so much on a daily basis. I have two gorgeous pets at home, one being a cat called Frank whom I acquired whilst on placement when he came in as a 4 week old stray, the other, a golden Labrador pup named Beau

Charlene Klopper

Charlene Klopper

Charlene was born and raised in beautiful South Africa. In 2007 she graduated from the University of Pretoria, South Africa with a Bachelor Degree in Veterinary Science. Since then she has been working in mixed animal clinics.
Charlene ran her own clinic for 5 years where she worked with a multitude of wildlife species such as buffalo and zebras to name but a few; she also worked with many small animals.
Charlene has two wonderful children aged four and nine years. Her family all enjoy the outdoors, especially camping, running and cycling. She does ultra-distance running and her husband and they enjoy doing trail running together.
In January of this year 2019 Charlene and her family decided to broaden their horizons and move to Australia, the country of koalas and kangaroos.
Tanilba Bay is lucky to have Charlene join their family in February 2019.

Dr Sarah Bennett

Dr Sarah Bennett

Sarah Bennett graduated from Sydney University in 2008. Sarah moved to the area after graduation and loved it so much she has been here ever since! She has an interest in exotics, birds, reptiles and wildlife. In 2017 she achieved her memberships in Veterinary Behaviour. Sarah currently has two kelpies and a number of cats that keep her on her toes.

Ming-En Wong

Ming-En Wong

Born in Singapore, Ming-En moved to Western Australia and pursued a degree as a Veterinarian. She recently graduated from Murdoch University in Perth at the end of 2018. Looking for a new challenge in life, she ventured to the Eastern side of Australia and joined Greencross Morwell at the start of 2019. She enjoys every aspect of veterinary medicine and is currently exploring all it has to offer. Having a particular fondness for pugs, she hopes to further her knowledge regarding this special breed and improve their health and welfare. In her spare time, Ming-En can be found out and about getting to know the people, food and the places of Gippsland and Melbourne City. She looks forward to meeting all our clients and their furry/scaly/feathery companions.

Kylie Pardo

Kylie Pardo

Kylie has been a member of the Greencross Vets Morwell team for over ten years, starting off as a Trainee Veterinary Nurse and over time moving through a few different roles. Since beginning her family over four years ago she now works one day a week as a Part time Veterinary Nurse. She has had many pets over the years and her current fur family consists of a Devon Rex cat called Sena and a Chihuahua called Mabel. Kylie is our ‘Chihuahua’ nurse and is called upon whenever the vets need an extra hand treating grumpy/wriggly toy breeds.

Dr Jade Weatherley BVSc (Hons)

Dr Jade Weatherley BVSc (Hons)

Jade grew up in Cairns and moved to Brisbane to complete her veterinary studies. Jade graduated from The University of Queensland in 2012. Since graduation Jade has worked as a small animal veterinarian in Brisbane and Perth. Jade joined the team at Greencross Bald Hills in 2015. Jade’s main areas of interest include internal medicine, dentistry and preventative health. Outside of work Jade is an avid foodie and loves to travel. Jade has one furbaby at home, Cheerio, the miniature dachshund.

Misty Schubert

Misty Schubert

Misty is originally from California, USA. With a degree in both Biology (BS) and Psychology (BA), Misty’s professional background varies from academic research to clinical psychology. Upon moving to the Sunshine Coast with her Australian partner in 2017, Misty took the opportunity to pursue a career change as a Vet Nurse to better align her obtained skills and knowledge with a cause she was deeply passionate about. Whether it be a big or small act, assisting in an emergency treatment or simply filling a water bowl, Misty loves being a vet nurse because it allows her to make a difference in a life every single day. When she is not at the clinic, you can find her at the beach, playing with her fur-baby Koda, or doing something active like kitesurfing or yoga. .

Dani Stewart

Dani Stewart

I am a Registered Veterinary Nurse, having completed my Cert IV qualification in 2018. I have loved animals for as long as I can remember and feel so lucky to be in a career where I can indulge this passion daily. I have a special interest in pathology and animal behaviour, and I am a big softy for giant breed dogs. When I’m not at work I love spending quality time with my kids, partner and our 2 big cuddly French Mastiff’s, Indi and Hooch.

Morgan Young

Morgan Young

In 2017 Morgan graduated University with a Bachelor of Science in Bio medicine. In 2018 she completed a CERT IV in veterinary nursing and decided to begin her journey as a vet nurse. Morgan enjoys her time so far at Greencross Ocean Reef, where she has developed her interest in veterinary dentistry, making lasting relationships with clients and hanging out with my colleagues. Morgan was lucky enough to adopt a beautiful cat named Tinkerbelle who spends most of her time destroying things in my house, in her spare time she enjoys finding great places to eat, going out on her stand-up paddle board and playing with her cat.

Jessica Bentley

Jessica Bentley

Jade Phillips

Jade Phillips

Jade joined the Robina Team in December 2018 and brings over 10 years worth of nursing experience! Jade is a local girl but worked overseas in a small animal practice in Canada, nursing a variety of pocket pets such as hedgehogs and Chinchillas. Jade enjoys diagnostics & has a passion for non-routine surgical procedures. Jade also offers house sitting services, so please feel free to enquire if your babies need looking after. When not at work, Jade enjoys spending time with her 2 Minature Fox Terriers, Copper & Patch.

Kellie Elevato

Kellie Elevato

Practice Manager / Veterinary Nurse
Kellie started working at Greencross Robina at the start of 2018 and brings over 20 years of industry experience.

Originally from Melbourne, Kellie worked as a senior veterinary nurse in both emergency and intensive care units and was also a General Manager for other corporate clinics.
In addition to her extensive experience in the industry, Kellie was also a program manager and developer and has taught all areas of animal science at university and TAFE.

Outside of work, Kellie enjoys riding her horse Stella (pictured) and dedicates her time caring for a menagerie of farm animals she homes in Currumbin Valley. Kellie’s passion for teaching has recently extended to educational programs for primary school children learning all about farm animals.

Kellie’s farm is home to goats, sheep, horses, dogs, a cow, a donkey, a cat, and a free range of chickens and ducks!

Dr Oliver Croft

Dr Oliver Croft

Dr Oliver joined Greencross Vets in 2018 but has worked as a Veterinarian since 2013 Originally from the UK , Dr Oliver has travelled all over the world and has gained a multitude of skills, knowledge, and experience working with animals of all shapes and sizes, including pocket pets such as rats and Guinea Pigs. With a sweet spot for the “Golden Oldies” it is only fitting that Dr Oliver has Digby the Cocker Spaniel back home in the UK and a recently rescued 16 year old Tortoise Shell cat .When not at work, you can find Dr Oliver enjoying the Australian lifestyle with sun, sand and surf with his beloved “Amelia”

Dr Stelene Djie BVSc (hons)

Dr Stelene Djie BVSc (hons)

Stelene graduated with honours from the University of Queensland in 2016 and joined our team late 2018. Her interests in the veterinary field lie in small animal internal medicine, dermatology and soft tissue surgery in general. She was actively involved in the Brisbane Valley Cat Rescue where she adopted her cat, Rocky. In her free time, she enjoys an active lifestyle such as golf, hiking and going to the gym.

Dr Jo-Lyn Tan BVSc MANZCVS (Small Animal Medicine)

Dr Jo-Lyn Tan BVSc MANZCVS (Small Animal Medicine)

Lyn’s fondness of animals started at an early age. In kindergarten she could be seen presenting her favourite book on “Pets” in show and tell. She was drawn to Veterinary science because of the diversity of her patients and the wide spectrum of skills she gets to develop and practice. You never know what your day will be like as a Vet!

Lyn graduated from the University of Sydney in 2010 with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science (BVSc). She worked in a mixed practice on the outskirts of Sydney in her first year before working in a small animal practice near Cronulla for 4 years.
She then moved to Penrith, working in a very busy clinic for 2 years before joining the team at Livingstone Rd. Lyn passed her exams in ‘Small Animal Medicine’ in 2018 and became a member of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists (MANZCVS). She finds intrigue in working up more complex medical cases but also has a special spot in her heart for surgery and ultrasonography.

In her spare time, she can be found extending her love of animals to those that live in the ocean as she is an avid scuba diver and passionate about conservation. Her fur family includes “Tessie” the Sheltie x Corgi, “Snowflake” the Maltese & “Domino” her handsome black cat with his signature white moustache.

Sarah Appelbee

Sarah Appelbee

Sarah is a Certificate 4 qualified veterinary nurse, who has been with us since July 2017. Sarah loves helping all our patients and educating our owners on how to best care for their pets. In her spare time Sarah plays tennis, going for walks, going to the football, and hanging out with friends and her gorgeous Dalmatian Molly.

Dr Nina Coulthard BVMS (Hons)

Dr Nina Coulthard BVMS (Hons)

Greencross Vets Wellington Road is excited to introduce Dr Nina Coulthard.
Dr Nina Coulthard studied a Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery at Murdoch University in Perth, graduating in 2002. Since graduation Dr Nina has practiced in rural Western Australia, the United Kingdom, Adelaide, Stirling and is now happy to be providing veterinary care in Mount Barker.
Dr Nina has a special interest in small animal medicine, dentistry and ophthalmology. She also enjoys mentoring veterinary students and recent graduates.
Nina grew up in Strathalbyn and now enjoys living in the Adelaide hills with her husband, young family & pets.

Kate de Jong

Kate de Jong

Dr Kate de Jong graduated from the University of Queensland, she has spent the past 5 years working as a veterinarian and over 10 years in the animal industry. Dr. Kate has a keen interest in surgery of all shapes and sizes.

Jay Cave

Jay Cave

Jay joined our team starting as a work experience student and has recently graduated her Veterinary Nurse Certificate IV. She is looking forward to gaining more experience and develop her nursing skills. She is enthusiastic and friendly and can not wait to meet everyone and their pets at the hospital.

Maddison Krstevski

Maddison Krstevski

Maddison has recently join our Crown Street family. She graduated her Veterinary Nursing Certificate IV in August 2017 and we are excited to see her achieve her dreams and watch her passion as working as veterinary nurse.

Rhianna Wilcox

Rhianna Wilcox

Rhi joined the Lawnton team as a Greencross Nurse Intern and has since been adopted by the team. Rhi is loving her work as a trainee veterinary nurse and often brings in her handsome staffy, Romeo, to hang out with the team.

Amanda Cootes

Amanda Cootes

Growing up with a variety of family pets, my passion for animals started from a young age. In 2010, I graduated from University of Queensland with a Bachelor of Applied Science (majoring in veterinary technology) and since then have been working in both general and emergency veterinary hospitals. I particularly enjoy the challenge of critical care and emergency nursing and love being able to help my patients in their time of need.
I am a proud owner of three spoilt chickens: Cluck Norris, Roxanne and Fifi.

Julie Ingall

Julie Ingall

Julie started with Greencross as an intern in 2017 and completed her Certificate II in Animal Studies in 2018. She is now a Junior Veterinary Nurse studying a Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing.
After earning a Bachelor of Arts (Interior Design) in 1989, Julie has had a long career in commercial design and raising a family. Julie has always had a love of animals and having a life-long interest in veterinary science, felt it was time for a career change.
She is passionate about all of the animals she meets at Greencross and is loving every minute of her new career and feels she is finally doing what she loves.
At home she enjoys relaxing with family and friends, watching movies and looking after her 14 year old Miniature Schnauzer, Jessie and her 8 year old flop eared bunnies, Bunster and Wugsby.

Dr Tina Kertesz

Dr Tina Kertesz

Dr Tina graduated from Charles Sturt University in Wagga in 2014 and since this time has been working in a mixed animal practice. Tina joined the Pakenham team in August 2018 and has been enjoying meeting her new clients and patients. Her interests include; small animal surgery, exotic/pocket pets and wildlife. Outside of work Tina spends her time playing roller derby and studying a masters degree. She also has a small menagerie of; 4 dogs, 2 cats, 1 goat, 1 cow and poultry.

Hannah

Hannah

Hannah is a certificate 4 qualified veterinary nurse. She grew up on the Northern Beaches but found a love for animals whilst visiting her dad in South Africa whilst he was working with many different animals in films. She has a rescue Border collie x Kelpie dog called Maddie and 2 rescue cats called Kiki and Mewtwo who she can’t get enough of!

Katharine Hill

Katharine Hill

Katharine works part time, and is very good with the pocket pets. She has a interest in horses. Katharine is married to Tim who is a Equine Veterinarian and have two children Jamilla and Charles.

Dr Ana Lanser

Dr Ana Lanser

Nicki Costin CVN

Nicki Costin CVN

Sarah Des Jardins

Sarah Des Jardins

Sarah joined the team in August 2017. Having had a career in Hospitality & Childcare she is passionate about providing excellent customer service to her clients. She is thrilled to now be working with animals. Sarah has always loved animals growing up with horses and dogs. She enjoys showing her Labrador ‘Willow’ and Australian Shepherd ‘Sam’

Kathy Ridgway

Kathy Ridgway

Hi, my name is Kathy. I am a Certificate IV veterinary nurse, and I’ve been in the veterinary industry since 2007, and from 2011 became a member of the awesome team at Greencross Vets Wishart Rd. I enjoy all aspects of veterinary nursing, including educating our clients about the benefits to their pets of dental care and weight management.I am a passionate animal advocate, and look forward to seeing an end to the live animal export trade, and the large scale production of our companion animals (puppy farms). I am married with 2 adult children, and I have a Maltese named Tess, and a Cockatiel named Tinkerbell.

Robyn Nobrega

Robyn Nobrega

Hi! My name is Robyn, I joined the amazing team at Greencross vets Williamstown in late 2017 after completing Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing. My overwhelming passion for animals and their welfare has been a major aspect of my life since childhood. I aspire to complete further studies in Veterinary Nursing specifically focusing on medicine and surgical aspects. I strive to deliver the best possible care for you and your gorgeous fur-babies, can’t wait to meet all of you in the clinic! At home I have a cheeky kitty called Cookie who loves running up and down stairs all night! and a family Maltese X Pomeranian called Princess, she lives up to the name! In the future I would love to bring a canine family member into the mix. In my spare time I love reading, going on adventures around Melbourne and spending time with family and friends

Dr Lara Davies

Dr Lara Davies

Carla Rainone

Carla Rainone

Hi my name is Carla and I joined the Greencross family early 2018. I have been a qualified vet nurse for 8 years now and have loved every minute of it! Animals have always been my passion so being able to turn that into my career has been very rewarding.
At home I have 2 delightful little doggos, Mia who is a Border Collie and Simon who is a little bit of everything. In my spare time you’ll find me out on adventures with the pups, out riding my horse Ty, or down by the beach in Williamstown.
I look forward to my future with Greencross and can’t wait to meet you and your fur babies!

Dr Peta Keown

Dr Peta Keown

“Dr. Peta brings more than 13 years experience to the Werribee clinic. A graduate of the University of Melbourne, she has worked in large and small clinics, pet-shop practices, and an emergency clinic. All of these experiences, especially emergency work, have developed skills that can be called on everyday in general veterinary practice. Dr. Peta loves the satisfaction of making pets feel better. This can be as simple as relieving itchy skin or managing arthritic pain, but sometimes it requires blood tests or x-rays to get to the bottom of what is going on. Dr. Peta enjoys all of these and always strives for positive outcomes for owners and their companions. In the process, Dr. Peta finds her understanding and awe of the human-pet bond deepens. At home, Dr. Peta is devoted to two cats. They mostly spend their days searching for the sunniest spot to sleep, but sometimes they like to be the center of attention and sit on the keyboard whilst Dr Peta is trying to work”

Michelle Davis

Michelle Davis

“Michelle brings a passion for working with people and business management from her career in hospitality management for Scott Elmes Hotel Group, Lakes Resort Hotel, Novotel, German Arms Hotel, Mt Lofty House & Parliament House, Working in administration for Wellington Road since 2013, Michelle has grown with the business and takes a hands on approach to her role. Support and strength from the Greencross Operations team has seen the clinic upgrade all systems. Her admiration for her vet and nurse team is evident, as well as her love for pets. Michelle’s family Tim, Chloe and Ashton live locally and are passionate about community. Pets are a huge part of everyone family, so we treat patients like our own. Always seeking nothing but the best standards of care for our clients, Greencross Vets Wellington Road is a practice to be proud of. Michelle is always happy and keen to assist you all. Greencross Vet Wellington Road is a proud sponsor of Hahndorf Softball Club.”

Angela Merlo

Angela Merlo

Angela joined the Warringal team in 2015 as a Veterinary Nurse. In 2016 she started running the Best Behaviour Puppy School. Prior to studying Angela spent a few years travelling and skiing in Canada which is where she adopted her beautiful German Shepherd cross, Sheera. A year ago Angela also adopted Zoe the kelpie x who loves coming to work with her. Outside of work Angela loves camping, concerts and spending time with her partner and pets

Dr Najin Millard

Dr Najin Millard

Najin joined Greencross vets since she graduated University of Queensland 2017. She enjoys every aspects of small animal medicine, soft tissue surgery, dental health, companion animal behaviour and would love to broaden her skills in diagnostic ultrasound. Outside of work, Najin enjoys spending time with family and friends, taking her two adorable Belgian shepherds, Tyron and Flynn, to the beach or spending a quiet day with her beautiful three cats, Coco, Mocha and Toby.

Sally Butz

Sally Butz

Sally has had a varied career split between her twin passions for animals and writing. In pursuit of these, she’s spent her days with tigers, monkeys and penguins as a zookeeper, crafted words and products as a communications specialist, and cared for creatures of all kinds as a Certificate IV-qualified vet nurse. She shares her home with kelpie Scout and two handsome cats, Darcy and Newt. In her spare time, she likes to tap dance, fly planes and read anything she can get her hands on.

Dr Dario Conesa

Dr Dario Conesa

Dario graduated from University of Murcia, Spain in 1997. He moved to Australia in 2011 with his Australian wife. He has been working in different small animal practices in NSW before starting working at Greencross Tuggeranong in September 2017. Dario enjoys all aspects of small animal medicine and surgery, but has a special interest in surgery and orthopaedic surgery in particular. Dario completed a postgraduate surgery course in 2013 at the University of Sydney. In his spare time he likes travelling, hiking, cycling and spending time with his family.

Dr Aivee Huynh

Dr Aivee Huynh

Aivee graduated in 2017 with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science (BVSc) at the University of Sydney. She enjoys surgery, dermatology and emergency, and aquatic medicine (yes, she treats fish!). Aivee treats her patients like they were her own and will always prescribe a dose of cuddles and treats. In her spare time, she volunteers at Pets in the Park (PITP) and Southern Cross Wildlife Care (SCWC) and enjoys coastal walks, hikes and kayaking. She is passionate about taking naps, Kmart and getting fit so that she can eat more and be able to run fast enough to pat all the dogs.

Sharla Morgan

Sharla Morgan

Sharla completed her Vet Nursing Certificate IV in 2015 and has been working at Greencross Vets Tanilba Bay for almost 1yr. Sharla has a Bull Arab X named Poppa. In her spare time Sharla enjoys travelling and music.

Dr Ross Beatty

Dr Ross Beatty

Ross graduated in 1976 and has been working at Tanilba Bay since 2004. Three spoilt cats, Jonah, Bella and Katie, let Ross and his family share their house. In his spare time, Ross enjoys playing golf & spending time with his grandchildren.

Ash Parks

Ash Parks

“Ash completed her Certificate IV in Vet Nursing in 2011, her Certificate III in Horse Breeding in 2010 and Certificate II in Animal Studies in 2010. Ash has worked in the pet health care industry since 2010 and brings a wealth of experience with her to the team since starting in March 2016. Ash has two dogs named Oscar and Soxy. Along with 2 horses named Harley and Louie and an emu named Bert. Ash enjoys jet skiing, horse riding and sleeping.”

Leanna Lagerstrom

Leanna Lagerstrom

Dr Tracy Ling

Dr Tracy Ling

Tracy completed Bachelor of Veterinary Science with honours from the University of Queensland in 2015. She has a strong passion in small animal soft tissue surgery and dermatology. She enjoys cuddling or getting cuddles from any sorts of animals and hearing about their cheeky stories from their owners. Outside of work, Tracy enjoys spending time with her family and friends, hiking and biking. She is looking forward to get her own cat and dog once she gets her own place!

Dr Sarah Batt

Dr Sarah Batt

Sarah graduated with a Bachelor of Veterinary science from the University of Queensland in 2011. She spent a few years in rural mixed practice in Dalby before moving back to the city to work with companion animals. Outside of work, Sarah spends her free time with her two dogs, her horse and her Husband. She has a passion for internal medicine and soft tissue surgery but finds all opportunities to help a patient rewarding.

 Kate Meehan

 Kate Meehan

Like most in the field, Kate cannot remember a time that she didn’t want to work with animals. Kate started working in a vet clinic at age 16, and they couldn’t get rid of her! Kate worked as a Veterinary Nurse throughout the duration of her Bachelor of Science, where she focused on Zoology and Biology. Kate’s passion for animals has taken her to Thailand, volunteering in an elephant rehabilitation camp. Kate often finds herself with a menagerie of orphan misfit animals in her care, and has shared her home with pigs, ducks, owls, possums and a variety of cats and dogs. Outside of work Kate likes snowboarding, cooking, gardening and clocking over the kilometers with her gorgeous running partner, Taz the Kelpie. Not a fan of sitting still, Kate co-manages the Glen Eira & Caulfield South clinics, whilst pursuing further study in the Masters of Secondary Education

Dr Ruweka Pethiyagoda

Dr Ruweka Pethiyagoda

Ruweka joined the South Melbourne team in April 2018, after spending several years in both private practice and animal shelters. Her main veterinary interests are surgery and medicine. Outside of work, Ruweka enjoys fostering retired greyhounds, volunteering with Pets in the Park (which helps homeless people with providing veterinary care to their pets), restoring furniture and travelling with family and friends.

Bianca Wilk

Bianca Wilk

Bianca has gained experience in a number of Greencross veterinary clinics on the Gold Coast before finding a permanent position here at Robina Village. Her career began in 2010, volunteering her time in the local animal shelters as an animal attendant whilst studying animal services at the same time. She is dedicated to ensuring that our clinic provides the highest possible standard of care for every patient and also aims to ensure that everyone walks out with a smile on their face, thanks to her previous wealth and knowledge with customer service roles. Bianca is halfway through her studies of veterinary nursing and has a passion for pathology and emergency medicine and cannot wait to see what the future holds for her. When she’s not in the clinic, you will find her spending time with her two American Staffordshire Terriers, Echo & Hades (pictured)

Katie Berry

Katie Berry

Carly Holman

Carly Holman

Carly has been with the Greencross Vets Redbank Plains team since early 2015 as their receptionist and has recently begun her Certificate 4 in Veterinary Nursing. Having worked with animals since she was young, both in Australia and in England, Carly would like to eventually work with wildlife and conservation. Carly currently shares her home with three rescue kitties: Maggie (short for Magdalene), who was rescued as a 9-month old from a drain at the local high school with her three babies; Primrose (“Prim”), who was part of a litter of four dumped at the clinic along with her sister Dotti, who suffers from a few very interesting conditions, including scoliosis!

Dr Vadim Chelom

Dr Vadim Chelom

Dr Vadim Chelom graduated from Melbourne University in 2001 and has loved his work as a pet doctor ever since. His previous jobs have included work at RSPCA, Frankston Animal Emergency and Wholistic Animal Health clinic. As well as being a top notch Orthopaedic Surgeon and Diagnostic Vet he is also skilled in Acupuncture and Herbal medicine. Dr Vadim loves helping people solve their pet problems (and pets solve their people problems) and firmly believes that prevention is the best medicine.

Stacey Symes

Stacey Symes

Stacey grew up in Ireland (Dublin) and moved to Australia (Port Macquarie) when she was 12 years old. Stacey grew up with two family cats, Jessie and Fluffy. When she moved to Australia she spent a lot of time on her grandmother’s farm and since then she knew her love for animals would lead her career toward working with them. She loves meeting different pets every day and getting to know their beautiful personalities, along with the owners. She has a female Kelpie of her own, who she loves very very much and Stacey spends most of her free time with her and her partner at the beach.

Rebecca Greentree

Rebecca Greentree

“I’ve Studied Cert II in animal studies, Cert III in companion Animal services and Cert IV in veterinary Nursing. This is my first job at Greencross Point cook I’ve got a 2 year old Chocolate Labrador Pebbles she’s super Boisterous and can jump 2 meters in the air and I’ve got a 13 year old Gold Labrador Zoe she’s my baby they both love to eat food and play fetch”

Melinda Hunter

Melinda Hunter

Melinda joined Greencross in October 2016 as Practice Manager of Werribee covering a maternity leave position for 12 months and has now transferred to Point Cook as Practice Manager. Melinda is a fully qualified Veterinary Nurse and returned to the profession after a 10-year break working in other fields. Melinda has always had a passion for animals and routinely took strays home to hand raise. Melinda now lives with her partner Ben along with their fur babies Roxy (Rottweiler), Harvey (American Staffy x Lab) and her 5 cats Samantha, Milo, Matilda, Rumpleteaser and Grizzabella. In her spare time Melinda enjoys travelling down to the surf coast, walking through rainforests to waterfalls, travelling, attending musicals and concerts, barracking for her beloved North Melbourne Football Club, catching up on the latest TV shows and movies, and catching up with family and friends.

Connie O’Brien

Connie O’Brien

Connie graduated from her nursing course in 2016, and joined our Point Cook clinic in 2017. Her favourite part of nursing is hospitalisation cases and forming bonds with the animals. Outside of the clinic, she lives with four crazy kitties and has a passion for mental health.

Jamie Lynn Hevers / Ritzau

Jamie Lynn Hevers / Ritzau

Qualified Cert IV nurse since 2009, working with domestic animals then going onto working with wildlife where she found her passion.
Also having qualifications in zookeeping, and being a jillaroo working on cattle stations up in far nth qld.
JL enjoys the great outdoors, gardening, playing amongst her plants, laying on the beach and camping with her dog Obi.

Emily

Emily

Dr Delores Wong

Dr Delores Wong

Veterinarian

Delores is originally from Hong Kong and graduated from the University of Queensland in 2014, she has been working in small animal general practice since then. She joined Greencross Vets in early 2018 and is enjoying working at a range of clinics in Brisbane. Her special interests include Ophthalmology and Ultrasonography, she is also advancing her knowledge in the field of avian medicine and hopes to see more exotic patients in the future. In her spare time, Delores enjoys cuddling her two cats (Dave and Dougie) and watching TV, she also enjoys swimming and playing the piano. Dr Delores is fluent in both Cantonese and Mandarin.

Dr Amanda McLaughlin

Dr Amanda McLaughlin

Amanda grew up in the United States, the daughter of a zoo keeper and a wildlife biologist. She achieved her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 2006 from Tufts University in the USA. Soon after she moved to Australia and married her sweetheart, Craig. Amanda began her veterinary career in a mixed small animal and exotics practice in Toowoomba and then went on to complete an emergency based internship at Queensland Veterinary Specialists in 2008. Since then Amanda and her husband’s family has grown to include two human children as well as a collection of animals at home. Amanda has been with Greencross since 2016 and took up the Veterinary Director role at Oxenford in late 2017. Amanda loves being a part of the enthusiastic and well-trained team at Oxenford, and looks forward to continuing to grow our services to pet owners in the area. When she’s not tending to sick pets or running after children, Amanda loves gardening and prides herself on her rose garden — always a work in progress!

Emma

Emma

“Emma is currently studying veterinary nursing with South Metropolitan Tafe and is 6 months from completion.
She has previously undertaken work experience with the RSPCA Malaga and has been with us as work experience 2 years prior to her employment at Ocean Reef Veterinary Clinic.
Emma is also one of our hydro therapists at our Dog Paddle Hydrotherapy Centre.
Emma has 2 cats Archie and Boofy, 1 chicken Terry and her pride and joy Staffy Bella.”

Michelle Whitford

Michelle Whitford

“Michelle joined the North Ringwood team in 2017 and is our Practice Manager. Michelle began her nursing career in 1998 at an avian clinic and then moved to a small animal practice where she completed her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing.
Michelle has been nursing for over 20 years and spent 6 years working in emergency where she has gained invaluable skills and knowledge. Michelle has also completed her Certificate IV in Companion Animal Studies and is a qualified dog trainer.
In her spare time, Michelle enjoys spending time with her family as well as training her German shepherd named Daisy, and Springer spaniel, Coco.”

Dr Stephanie Lee

Dr Stephanie Lee

“Steph graduated from the University of Melbourne with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 2017. Steph spent a few weeks at Greencross North Ringwood in her final year of vet school as a student and impressed the team so much that she was asked to stay! Steph loves all that being a vet has to offer and always looks forward to being surrounded by the cute and the furry.
The cute and furry extends to Steph’s home life, too, which she shares with Augustus, her rough collie. Their favourite activities together involve lazy walks in the park and long afternoon naps. When not spending time with Gus you can usually find Steph trying her luck in the kitchen or with her nose stuck in a book.”

Dr Kirsten Krogh

Dr Kirsten Krogh

Kirsten graduated from Murdoch University (WA) in 2014.Originally from a farm close to Warragul, she moved back to Victoria mid 2017 and began working with Greencross. She particularly enjoys surgery and loves to learn new surgical procedures when possible. Kirsten spends a lot of spare time with her horse, Rex, and they are often out competing on the weekends. At home she has a Ragdoll called Aria and two rabbits named Peter and Flopsy. Kirsten loves to travel and is always finding new and exciting places to visit. Her aim is to visit at least one new country per year.

Beau Grunfelder

Beau Grunfelder

“Beau joined the team at North Ringwood in 2011. Beau enjoys greeting clients at the front desk, as well as regularly helping with hospital cases and monitoring patients during surgery and anaesthesia. He finds great reward leading the team with the mission to ensure that each pet has a healthy and comfortable life, and that clients feel appreciated, supported and empowered to care for their special pet.
Beau is always looking for ways to improve the veterinary clinic experience for our clients and patients – make sure you check out our dedicated ‘Cat Friendly Waiting Area’ on your next visit! Beau has spent a lot of time setting this area up with cat-specific information and toys, as well as some special considerations such as raised areas for cat carriers and Feliway (feline pheromone) to help our feline friends feel less anxious and more comfortable on their visits to the vet. One of Beau’s greatest passions (other than animals) is cooking traditional Hungarian cuisines. Some of his favourite dishes include paprikash (a spicy beef goulash), sarma (stuffed cabbage rolls), and rakott krumpli (layered potato and salami casserole). He likes to spend any free time going out with friends, lazy Sundays watching shows on Netflix, and some gardening.”

Jessie Henderson

Jessie Henderson

My name is Jessie Hogan and I am one of the nurses at Greencross Vets Noosa Civic. I have been working in the in animal care industry since 2011, starting my career at the RSPCA. During that time I gained invaluable knowledge of many aspects of animal care, welfare and behaviour. I decided to take on the responsibility of fostering very sick kittens that needed round the clock care. Although a very challenging task I relished in seeing these babies go from deaths door to happy healthy kittens. This is one of the things that sparked my passion for vet nursing. I also was fortunate enough to volunteer at the RSPCA desexing clinic, where I relished being able to further my knowledge, I started my studies not long after and in early 2015 I was lucky enough to gain employment at Greencross Vets Noosa and have never looked back! I completed my Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing through The Brisbane North Institute of Tafe in 2017. With the opening of the Animal Emergency Center within in our clinic I have been given the opportunity to delve into a different field and challenge myself further!

In my spare time I enjoy getting out into nature with my husband and two dogs Tank and Leisha. I can’t see myself ever doing anything that doesn’t involve animals. Overall, I feel very blessed to be a part of the fabulous Greencross and AEC team and to work in an industry where I can let my love for animals truly shine.

Tamsyn Prati

Tamsyn Prati

Hi, my name is Tamsyn and I am your friendly receptionist at Greencross Mudgeeraba. I have a Diploma of Applied Science in Equine Studies from UQG with a background in bookkeeping and sales. I have two beautiful daughters, two very active border collies, six birds (and counting) and ragdoll cat who rules the house. I’m very happy to have joined the team here at Mudgeeraba and look forward to meeting your furry family members.

Krystal Clayton

Krystal Clayton

“Hi my name is Krystal and for as long as I can remember I have always had a strong passion for helping care for animals. I am thankful to have a permanent part time position here at Greencross Mudgeeraba where I continue to grow and learn whilst meeting you – our clients and taking care of your fur babies.
I am also a Mum of 3. In order of arrival Milo, my Tibetan spaniel X Chihuahua, my daughter Mia and then came Charlie, my beautiful German Shepard X Husky. We also have added 2 Guinea Pigs Louis and Gucci, and a pond full of Goldfish”

Dr Katie Pink BVSc (Hons)

Dr Katie Pink BVSc (Hons)

I graduated from the University of Queensland in December of 2014. During my first year as a veterinarian I was selected to complete an internship year at the University of Queensland. My internship year was an amazing learning experience that gave me the opportunity to train under specialist veterinary anaesthetists, surgeons, medicine practitioners and exotic animal experts. I am particularly interested in canine and feline medicine and plan to pursue further training in this discipline in the future. I love to travel and in my spare time I enjoy exercising and spending time at the beach with my dogs.

Dr Jess Roberts BVSc (Hons)

Dr Jess Roberts BVSc (Hons)

My name is Jess Roberts and I graduated from the University of Queensland in 2014. I love being a veterinary surgeon and couldn’t imagine myself in another occupation! I have a special interest ultrasonography and rehabilitation. I am a semi-professional longboarder and love surfing every day I can. I have a fur baby, Chevvy, who is a 6 year old Border Collie cross Blue Heeler. She loves running along the beach at sunrise and coming to work to get lots of pats!

Stacey Fitzpatrick

Stacey Fitzpatrick

Georgia Kourtis

Georgia Kourtis

Georgia has been a vet nurse at Morwell since August 2015. She started out her career with animals by rescuing injured wildlife whilst studying at university: this is where she developed her passion for wildlife and emergency care. She started out at Greencross Vets Morwell as a work experience student in 2015. Georgia’s knowledge and love for reptiles means she is now seeing clients’ reptiles for nurse consultations. Her aim is to provide a local point for advice and husbandry care many reptile owners need. She has a small zoo of 13 snakes, 2 goannas, 2 lizards, axolotls, a cheeky cat named Nala and a rescue greyhound named Titan – which keep her very busy while she isn’t at work.

Dr Steven Sath

Dr Steven Sath

Chanice Hall

Chanice Hall

Chanice began her nursing career as a School Based Trainee over four years ago at Greencross Vets. Since completing her Certificate II she spent several years at Greencross Vets Capalaba before joining our team in September and is planning to continue her studies completing a Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing. She has a passion for animals which drives her to constantly provide high standards of care for all of her patients. Chanice is proudly the clinic’s crazy cat lady and in her spare time she fosters kittens and cats and assists in finding their forever homes. When she’s not in the clinic, you will find her spending time with her partner Jack and their cats ally and Milo (who is a Cerebella Hyperplasia cat) and her two senior dogs named Lacey and Keisha.

Polly Elliott

Polly Elliott

“I am a Cert IV vet nurse who enjoys a cuddle with all creatures great and small. I grew up in UK with dogs, cats, rabbits (lucky enough), guinea pigs and hamsters all as part as my family!
Now, here in Australia I have 2 dogs Harley (a chocolate Labrador) and Spud (a golden labradane) who I adore. I also have two guinea pigs Samson & Delilah. I really enjoy working at this clinic as it gives me the opportunity to follow my passion and nurse and care for all kinds of animals.”

Natalie Vinko

Natalie Vinko

Hi, I’m Natalie. I hold a Certificate IV vet nurse qulaification and the I’m the Practice Manager here at Maroochydore. It is cliché but I love our fluffy four legged friends and enjoy spending time with them. Ensuring your pets receive the attention and treatment they require while meeting your needs and expectations is my priority. As a manager & nurse I am always here to help and listen to what is on your mind. I have 2 love dogs named Jack (golden retriever) and Jill (chocolate Labrador) who are my babies. And no, I do not have favourites!

Michelle Ashpole

Michelle Ashpole

Practice Manager

Michelle has been a client of the Maitland Practice since 1999 & joined the Greencross Vets team back in 2011. Initially Michelle was the ‘Manager of First Impressions’ being on Reception for many years until more recently becoming the clinic’s Practice Manager.

When not at work, Michelle enjoys showing her Bloodhounds & Bracco Italiano. As well as showing, Michelle has a keen interest in Tracking, Lure Coursing & Nose Works with her six dogs.

Dr Tracey Stenberg

Dr Tracey Stenberg

Veterinary Director

Dr Tracey has over 20 years experience as a veterinarian, originally graduating from University of Queensland. she has memberships with the Australian & New Zealand college of Veterinary Scientists for Small Animal Emergency & Critical care.

Tracey also has her Memberships in Emergency and Critical care. She has special interests in small animal medicine (in particular emergency medicine), ultrasonography and soft tissue surgery.

When not at work, Tracey competes in reining with her horse.

Dr Devina Loekito

Dr Devina Loekito

Devina graduated from The University of Melbourne in 2010 and has been working in our Macedon Ranges clinic since 2011. She fell in love with the area so much that she decided to settle down and relocate permanently from her hometown in Jakarta. Devina enjoys working with all animals especially dogs and cats and has adopted quite a few fur babies that came across her way. Her special interest includes ultrasonography, internal and emergency medicine. She was recently appointed as veterinary director and is currently completing her diploma in management. Outside of work Devina enjoys singing, reading, strolling in beautiful gardens, interior decorating and spending time with her fur babies

Dr Christine Ford

Dr Christine Ford

“Qualifications: BVSc (Hons.) CMAVA
Our principal veterinarian and founder of the Macedon Ranges Veterinary Clinic in 1995 is Dr Christine Ford. Chris graduated with first class honours from Melbourne University Veterinary School in 1983 and returned to commence practice in her home town of Castlemaine. Chris grew up on a large farm in Campbell’s Creek, (on the outskirts of Castlemaine), and spent her formative years with five brothers and one sister enjoying all that country life had to offer.
Chris’s family was heavily involved in the training and preparation of trotters and for some time also ran a successful stud enterprise. It was here that her interest and passion for the care and treatment of all animals was fostered. Today three of her brothers still manage and run the family farm which has evolved into a diverse enterprise of merino sheep for wool, fat lamb production, beef cattle production and a small trotting stable and breeding establishment.
Chris’s father, Ralph was the first owner-trainer to win the metropolitan trainers award and her mother, Kath, was one of the very first licensed female trotting drivers and the first to win a group one race. Chris maintains a lifelong interest in trotting and the farming life.
In 1985 Chris left to spend almost three years in the USA. She travelled extensively before settling to commence her family. On returning to Australia, Chris returned to part time Veterinary work at the original practice in Castlemaine. She moved with her family to Macedon in 1988 and as her children grew through their kindergarten and early primary school years, practiced within the local area. With the establishment of the Macedon Ranges Veterinary Clinic in 1995 Chris has devoted much of her adult life to the care and treatment of animals within the Macedon Ranges region.
Chris is an avid learner and constantly undergoes continuing and further education courses, seminars and generally whatever means possible to update and extend her knowledge and skills. She has completed Post Graduate Study in equine medicine; small animal surgery; dermatology; small animal medicine; and oncology just to name a few, as well as attending a diverse array of veterinary conferences. Chris remains a passionate as ever about Veterinary Medicine and the wonderful opportunity it allows participating in the wellbeing and care of our most loved and trusted companions, our pets.
Chris maintains a special interest in all aspects of mixed practice. She has devoted much time in improving her surgical and diagnostic skills to allow the Macedon Ranges Veterinary Clinic to offer the highest standard of care and the most current treatment recommendations.
Outside of Veterinary Medicine, Chris and her family reside in Macedon, along with several horses, three dogs, three cats and two very spoilt pet sheep! Chris is very proud that both her son Ryan and daughter Kate have completed tertiary education and entered the medical field. Chris’s leisure interests include all things sporty, classical and art house movies, music and the theatre. Her devotion to the Collingwood Football Club is not something everyone understands, but she is certainly passionate about it!”

Shivaun O’Leary

Shivaun O’Leary

Shivaun Completed her certIV in Veterinary Nursing in 2016 and has been working for Greencross since then, transferring from Sydney to the beautiful Goldcoast in 2019 and is now a full time staff member at Upper Coomera. She shares her home with her husband, daughter and cat Azzy. She has always loved animals and would love to have more fur babies if the cat will let her! She is currently studying the Hills nurse nutrition course to further her knowledge in this area and become a nutrition guru.

Shannon Cobb

Shannon Cobb

Shannon joined the Greencross Lawnton team originally as a volunteer veterinary nurse student. She has since completed her Certificate IV and has firmly asserted herself as a favourite amongst our patients! Shannon enjoys working with a wide variety of animals and is owned by Stella the Mastiff X, Zelda the tail-less cat, and Athena, the albino Carpet Python.

Delmae

Delmae

Delmae is our newest nurse, and is completing her Cert IV currently. She is a registered wildlife carer so she takes in all our native patients! Del has 1 Maltese lady called Sassy and one kitty cat called Ellen. Del has a special interest in pathology and surgery.

Emma Crocket

Emma Crocket

Hi I am Emma Cert IV qualified Nurse in Tamworth 2004, Born and Bred in Tamworth, I enjoy spending time with my husband and daughter and enjoy 4 wheel driving in our spare time. I have 2 dogs, 4 cats and a bunny!

Dr Laura Brown

Dr Laura Brown

Laura is a very accomplished veterinarian, prior to taking on the Veterinary Director role at Greencross Vets Ku-Ring-Gai Laura was the senior vet for the Animal Welfare League Veterinary Clinic NSW. At the AWL Laura was responsible for managing a large team and implementing protocols and procedures. She has worked with both small and large animals in her career and seen a large number and variation in case-load due to her involvement with Animal Welfare .Laura is also a board member for the Exhibited Animal Advisory Committee (EAAC) and has completed further training in surgery via distance education in 2013. Laura has also excelled outside of her work as a veterinarian. Laura was the winner of the Final for ABC TV Series, Strictly Dancing in 2006, has represented Australia in the UK for Latin American Dancing and most recently, won the female category in 2015 and 2016 for motorcycle racing. Laura also acts as Motorcycle Ambassador for rider training, Stay Upright. Outside of Work Laura enjoys training on her motorcycle and spending time with her Belgium Shepard ‘Aragon’ who is a regular visitor at the clinic.

Bronte Raymond

Bronte Raymond

“Bronte started at Ku-Ring-Gai as a kennel hand whilst studying before moving up to a nursing role in 2013. A vet nurse for 3 years, Bronte finished her Certificate IV of Veterinary Nursing in 2014. She is also the practices valuable mentor for our volunteers and interns.
Bronte is the clinics live in nurse and looks after the animals after hours as well as during the day. She has two cats herself, Salem and Cinders, both rescue domestic short hair cats.
Bronte’s passion at work is often with the bandaging and sometimes patients get to go home with their own unique design.”

Jade Brown

Jade Brown

Jade has been passionate about animal care her whole life, working in the industry for over four years and completing a Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing and a Bachelor of Applied Science in Veterinary Technology. She is dedicated to ensuring that her clinic provides the highest possible standard of care for every patient and also aims to ensure that everyone walks out with a smile on their face! Jade enjoys all aspects of working in the clinic, especially medical treatment and surgical care. While she has treated animals of all shapes and sizes, she would love to treat large animals in the future (in addition to her feline and canine patients). She enjoys the challenging nature of veterinary care and being given the opportunity to make pets as healthy and happy as possible. In her spare time, you will find her horse riding on the northside of Brisbane or walking her golden Labrador named Sunny.

Dr Fiona Ludbrooke BVSc

Dr Fiona Ludbrooke BVSc

Dr Fiona Kearney graduated from James Cook University in 2010 and has spent several years working for a mixed animal practice in Townsville where she gained valuable experience in medicine and surgical procedures. She is well known for providing outstanding work with challenging medical cases and will always go the extra mile to ensure the greatest care for your pet. She has a strong passion for soft tissue surgery and dentistry, and is focused on providing the highest standards of care so please feel free to ask her about the best healthcare program tailored to your pet’s needs. When Fiona is not working in the clinic yo will find her spoiling her cat Aiko, or exploring Magnetic Island through spearfishing and diving!

Dr Beth Reinders

Dr Beth Reinders

Veterinarian

Dr Beth Reinders’ life has always revolved around making friends with and taking care of as many animals as possible. She achieved her dream of becoming a veterinarian when she graduated from the University of Queensland with a Bachelor of Science, a Bachelor of Veterinary Biology and a Bachelor of Veterinary Science.

She headed North from her hometown of Brisbane to a mixed practice in Tully, but after two years she started her career with Greencross Vets in Townsville. After nearly 15 happy years she popped up to Cairns for some “temporary” locum work and fell in love with the city and surrounds, as well as the team at the clinics. Within months she came to join the Cairns team permanently in November 2019.

Dr Beth is well known as a crazy cat lady and has a special interest in feline geriatric medicine and emergency medicine and surgery, having moonlighted as a Sunday emergency vet and student mentor at the JCU vet school in Townsville. Even on difficult days she is passionate about her work and could never imagine doing anything else.

She has had two trips to Port Moresby to do volunteer work for the RSPCA, the first of which was generously funded by Greencross Vets. On the second trip she packed up some supplies and travelled alone to set up a clinic in an abandoned school in Kimbe, the capital of the West New Britain Provence. Even reading this she gets a shiver to think of how brave (or stupid!) she was, as many parts of the country are not the safest places in the world.

For the first time ever, Beth has become pet-less, and is in a pet free apartment. As soon as she is settled she plans to buy a fish, or maybe a yabbie. It’s a big decision. Watch this space…

Kate Pembroke

Kate Pembroke

Joining the Greencross family in early 2014, Kate has worked previously in the employment services industry but her passion and love for animals drew her to the veterinary field. A world traveller, Kate spent much of her childhood on a yacht and has lived in such places as Borneo, Japan, Alaska and Mexico. Her cat Merlin is her only permanent fur baby but they happily and frequently share their home with foster kittens who need a bit of TLC and help finding their forever home.

Dr Veronica Monaghan BVMS Bsc

Dr Veronica Monaghan BVMS Bsc

Veronica has been a veterinarian for over 25 years and is passionate about providing the absolute best service to our furry friends and clients. She joined the caring team at Greencross Chermside in early 2010 having spent her working life in assorted capital cities across Australia (however Brisbane is the best!). She has a crazy, leaping 11 month-old Border Collie X Kelpie called Ceili who despite focus issues, has made it to Class three at obedience training! Bruno and Flipper are her two long suffering cats, who can’t understand why anyone needs dogs. With her partner Alan, she has a gorgeous teenage daughter, all of whom keep her busy!

Gillian Nelson

Gillian Nelson

Gillian began working in Veterinary Clinics back in her high school days in Castlemaine. She then continued her studies and working experience as a Veterinary Nurse throughout her University days in Melbourne.
Gillian started Veterinary Nursing with the Greencross Vets team at both White Hills and Kangaroo Flat in 2016, after staying at home to focus on her human babies for many years.
Gillian then progressed to become the Practice Manager at the Kangaroo Flat Greencross Vet Clinic in 2020.
Gillian’s passion for animals begun as a toddler and has always surrounded herself by a vast family of fur babies. Cats, dogs, rabbits, guinea pigs, birds, chickens, lizards and snakes, have all made it to be a part of Gillian’s life at some stage.
Her human children now follow in her footsteps with their love and compassion for animals of all kinds.

Serena Forrest

Serena Forrest

Veterinary nurse

In 2015, I started my Certificate II in Animal Studies and completed it in September 2016. Once I have finished my schooling, I aim to start my Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing to become a fully qualified vet nurse. I started working at Greencross Vets part-time after completing my Certificate II. I enjoy caring for animals and love getting to play with puppies, kittens and save the world one animal at a time! I have lived in Townsville my whole life and love spending time playing sport and exploring the outdoors; while also enjoying spending time with my little fur-baby Flash (dog) and my large fur-baby Nutmeg (horse).

After spending lots of time as a part of the Greencross Vets team, I have discovered a passion for puppy preschool, emergencies, surgery and customer service as well as a newfound interest in cats which I was never expecting! As I continue my career, I want to not only develop my small animal nursing skills, but also branch out into large animals and wildlife somewhere in the future!

Dr Moira Brennan

Dr Moira Brennan

Moira graduated Veterinary Science in 2006 from Massey University in New Zealand. She then headed to California in 2009 then moved back to Australia and started work at a small family practice. Most recently, Moira has been working as a 24 hour emergency vet before joining us here at Greencross Vets Gawler. She is interested in general surgery, eye conditions, clinical pathology and emergency medicine. Moira’s interests outside of work include long distance running, sled-dog racing with her 4 dogs and spending time with her two young sons and daughter.

Taylor Armour

Taylor Armour

Taylor has always had a strong passion for animals and imagined becoming a vet from a young age. She was thrilled when the opportunity for a School Based Traineeship was available in 2012 and pursued a Certificate II in Companion Animal Studies, the beginning of her career! She completed her traineeship at the Greencross Vets Camira clinic and after finishing school in 2012 started working at Greencross Woolloongabba before finally joining the Forest Lake Village team. Her two dogs Snoopy a Maltese x toy poodle and Hugo a great Dane X GSP X Ridgeback, have been a great influence in her dreams to work with animals. She also teaches Puppy Preschool at both her clinic and the nearby Petbarn in Springfield Central. She is also currently studying a Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing, which she thoroughly enjoys!

Dr Madonna Buiter

Dr Madonna Buiter

Kath Galea

Kath Galea

Kath has been grooming dogs for over 13 years. She has a lifetime’s worth of experience in the animal industry, from breeding and showing Airedale terriers to working in multiple grooming salons before opening her own. Kath now resides here at Greencross Faulconbridge, grooming all types of dogs, any size, any coat type. She is also one of the very few groomers in Sydney that can offer hand stripping, so make sure to book in as she fills up fast!

Rae Pyers

Rae Pyers

Rae started work at Earlville Vets in June 2014. She grew up in Brisbane and started studying veterinary nursing after she moved to Townsville in 2005. Rae had the opportunity to come up to Cairns in 2010 and after a break of 3 years to have her daughter Jessica, has resumed her nursing career. She is excited to be back at work learning and refining her nursing skills. Her family, share their house with Bruce the Boxer, Bonnie the Great Dane Cross, 16-year-old cat Cassie and a scaly-breasted lorikeet, Tookie and let’s not forget the two guinea pigs, Spike and Jazz.

Nicole Stainer

Nicole Stainer

I’m one of the newest members to Greencross Family after moving up from Melbourne the end of 2015 and joining the GX Team March 2016…. At home, apart from family of the two-legged kind, my house is filled with lots of licks from my spoilt Boston Terrier Cricket and cat Sami and when not at work our family enjoys day trips discovering ‘the paradise’ we now call home.

Linda Mair

Linda Mair

Introducing our experienced and passionate puppy school trainer Linda, who has multiple qualifications including a Certificate 111 in Local Government Animal Management, Dog Obedience Trainers Association Certified Trainer, Certified Canine Myofunctional Therapist, The National College of Traditional Medicine, Victoria, Certificate IV in Small Business Management and Certificate in Human/Canine Relationships from the University of Queensland (Credit achieved). Linda has been working in the canine industry for over twenty years in multiple roles including animal management with the Cairns Regional Council, a mobile dog wash and the Cairns Canine Training School, which she has been running for over four years. She is passionate about education and teaching puppies (and their families) news skills in communication. Animals have always been an important part of her life and she worked with horses as a young girl spending ten years with a thoroughbred stud in NSW. She feels blessed to be able to spend her working days training and rehabilitating dogs. They are one of the most affectionate and forgiving companions and she enjoys being able to “speak” on their behalf when guiding owners along the road of happy dog ownership. In her spare time you’ll find Linda with her wonderful husband Guy, two beautiful children (Jarod and Lucy), two horses (Onyx and Shiloh) and three dogs (Racey, Elly and Bundy). She also works closely with North Queensland Animal Rescue and has a volunteer dog training program called “4 Paws on the Inside” operating weekly at the Lotus Glen Correctional Facility.

Rachel Dunn

Rachel Dunn

Veterinary Nurse & Receptionist

Rachel is currently studying her Certificate lll in Veterinary Nursing. She began working as a veterinary nurse in 2016 at Greencross Vets Deeragun. She aspires to be a fully qualified Veterinary Nurse and hopes to take her skills overseas to volunteer and help animals in need.

Rachel was born in Townsville and lived here for nine years before moving to Nhulunbuy (Gove), a remote town in North East Arnhem Land and recently moved back here in 2015. She enjoys swimming and photography outside of work. Her favourite animals are tigers and elephants.

Madeline Kelly

Madeline Kelly

Veterinary nurse

Born in Townsville, Madeline began her studies with Greencross Vets in late 2015 as a school-based trainee. Upon completion of her training she received a Certificate II in Animal Care and secured a position with Greencross Vets.

Madeline has a passion for all animals great and small and loves dedicating her time to ensure their wellbeing is priority. Along with her love for the pet health industry, she has recently started a small business with her friend making dog accessories.

Kelly Heidke

Kelly Heidke

“I have been working at Greencross Vets since 2007 starting as a school based trainee then going onto completing my Certificate 4 in Animal Studies.

I have worked through all of the clinics here in Townsville and now reside here at the Greencross Deeragun clinic and absolutely loving working with such an amazing team.

My interested are horse riding, drawing and painting, spending precious time with my Great Dane Kuda and enjoying the best of life with my friends and family.”

Bennett Moncrieff

Bennett Moncrieff

“I graduated from JCU in 2014 and have been a part of the local Greencross team ever since.
I grew up in Townsville and I am the youngest of eight children. In my spare time I love fishing, gardening and taking my dog to the beach. I have always been fascinated and amazed by animals growing up, and I have worked in the veterinary industry since I was 15. I love my pets and I endeavor to treat each patient as if they were my own. I can appreciate that love comes in all shapes, sizes and doesn’t just have fur. The best part of my job is seeing the improvement in a patient that presents to the clinic very unwell. It’s so fulfilling to know that I have helped this beautiful pet get back to enjoying life.”

Rachel Montgomery

Rachel Montgomery

Michelle Besnard

Michelle Besnard

Jessica Wong

Jessica Wong

Dr Sarah Batt

Dr Sarah Batt

Sarah graduated with a Bachelor of Veterinary science from the University of Queensland in 2011. She spent a few years in rural mixed practice in Dalby before moving back to the city to work with companion animals. Outside of work, Sarah spends her free time with her two dogs, her horse and her Husband. She has a passion for internal medicine and soft tissue surgery but finds all opportunities to help a patient rewarding.

Laura Anderson

Laura Anderson

Hi, I am Laura and this is my gorgeous puppy Mylo. I am originally from Scotland but have proudly called Australia home for the past 8 years. Since I can remember, I have always had a passion for animals so the decision to make a career out of it was an easy one. GreenCross has given me the opportunity not only to work alongside extremely talented people but to also meet some great animals and their owners. When I am not in the clinic, you will usually find me at the beach or the boxing gym where I like to pretend I can box.

Bianca Betros

Bianca Betros

Bianca graduated from The University of Queensland in 1999. She grew up on a farm in Tenterfield, in northern NSW where she was constantly surrounded by goats, sheep, horses, cattle, cats, dogs, rabbits and various wildlife from a very early age…it was here that her dream of becoming a vet was established. Bianca has worked in a number of practices in Sydney and she also spent 2 years working at a very busy small animal practice in Essex, England. Bianca understands completely the value of the human-animal bond, the value that our pets add to our lives and the part they play as members of our family. Bianca’s special interests include small animal medicine, soft tissue surgery and dentistry, and she enjoys helping all our pets lead happier, healthier and longer lives.Bianca’s family includes two children William and Amelia, two miniature Schnauzers – Jasper and Bonny, a rescue cat Peppa, Chelsea the chicken, two cockatiels, a budgie and a tank of tropical fish.

Meg Aylesbury

Meg Aylesbury

Meg moved from the motherland to Australia in 2015. Joining us as a volunteer in 2017, she quickly showed her worth and the clinic welcomed her with open arms into her permanent role within the clinic. Alongside work, she is currently studying her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing. Meg, like most, loves animals and grew up around a variety of pets including ducks, African birds, cats, dogs, reptiles…all which were named after some of her favourite movie characters. Meg loves to spend time with her tabby cat Bea Bea (who was a foster-fail from the clinic) and learning about and exploring the wealth of wildlife Australia has to offer.

Ellie Addy

Ellie Addy

Ellie is a qualified Cert IV Veterinary Nurse who joined the Greencross Vets Team in 2015 at North Parramatta and the Castle Hill team in 2016, working across both clinics. With a passion for animals she couldn’t imagine doing anything else.Ellie has previous experience working in both large and small Veterinary Clinics, as well as volunteering with the Animal Welfare League. With a special interest in surgical nursing and interesting surgical cases, Ellie also is passionate about animal behavior and educating owners on how to care for their new furry additions and currently runs the Puppy Preschool classes. At home Ellie has 2 Toy Poodles called Evie and Gus who keep her very busy and are always keen for a cuddle and playtime!

Cara Hawkins

Cara Hawkins

Cara Hawkins joined the Greencross Vets team in July 2015 and has excelled at her position ever since. Cara has always had a passion for working with animals and couldn’t imagine doing anything else. Whilst currently performing further study in veterinary nursing, she has been working in numerous veterinary clinics since she was 15, assisting at the Guide Dogs NSW, as well as attending to her own pets, breeding and showing prize-winning Chihuahuas. She has an all-round interest in veterinary medicine, but has a particular interest in reproduction, neonates, and nutrition. She also runs our puppy preschool classes here on a Thursday night.

Tahlia Boulden

Tahlia Boulden

Hey, I’m Tahlia and I’m a Certificate IV Veterinary Nurse. My life has always been centered around animals of all varying types, this lead me down the path of veterinary nursing so I can hang out and help care for your animals! I currently have 2 French Bulldogs, Mogwai and Ayla, they have given me an extra soft spot for your squishy faces and kitty cats.

Eleanor Cunningham

Eleanor Cunningham

After graduating from the University of Queensland in 2016, Eleanor undertook a small animal rotating internship at a specialist hospital in Brisbane. She joined the Greencross team in early 2018 and is excited to provide the best veterinary care to your pets. In her spare time she enjoys scrapbooking, hiking and finding new places to explore. She has two Cavalier King Charles Spaniels, Taylor and Luna, and enjoys taking them to dog shows when time allows.

Dr Carla Kowald BVSc

Dr Carla Kowald BVSc

Dr Adam Sternberg

Dr Adam Sternberg

“Adam has always wanted to be a vet and growing up with animals made this vision come true.
After graduating from the University of Queensland, Adam has spent the past 14 years in private small animal practice. Part of this time was split with after-hours emergency and critical care work.
Adam enjoys all aspect of veterinary medicine. In particular, he enjoys anaesthesia, internal medicine, critical care and caring for the geriatric family member. In his spare time Adam enjoys gardening, horse riding and spending time with his family.”

Sarah Swaffer

Sarah Swaffer

Sarah started with us in April 2013. Sarah has recently taken over the role as a puppy preschool trainer and is also our marketing guru.You might be able to find her smiling face at the front desk in both our Brinsmead and Redlynch Central clinics. Sarah is the proud mum of Tazer the blue Staffordshire Bull Terrier and Ivee the Blue American Staffy.

Sarah McMahon

Sarah McMahon

Sarah started with us in February 2015 as a work experience student studying her Cert IV in Veterinary nursing. By July she became a permanent part of the team as a Vet Nurse as she continues her studies. Sarah is the proud Mum of her dogs Chillie, Rufus and Dolly, Mr Puss Puss the Cat and Romeo the horse. Sarah is an avid horse lover and spends all of her spare time with her horses and animals. She also enjoys travelling and visiting her home country of Canada.

Dr Leo Lee

Dr Leo Lee

Dr Leo is originally from New Zealand, having graduated from Massey University alongside Dr. Kevin. Seeking an adventure, he has ended up in Cairns to start off his career as a Vet. Back home in New Zealand, Leo owned a Blue Tongue Skink. Leo has a special interest in animal (and human) nutrition and imaging. Leo is hoping to pursue his hobbies of tennis, fishing, music and diving- without succumbing to our North Queensland heat!

Dr Kevin Dalton

Dr Kevin Dalton

Dr Kevin is all the way from Aotearoa, the land of the Long White (but usually grey) cloud, where he completed his Bachelor of Veterinary Science at Massey University, New Zealand. He came to Australia in search of adventure, a tropical climate, stunning landscapes and a supportive team to guide him through the beginning of his Veterinary career. In his spare time, Kevin is excited to explore Far North Queensland’s reefs, beaches and rainforests. Kevin’s parents have replaced him with their own furry children, two Cavoodles which Kevin misses dearly.

Caroline Stillman

Caroline Stillman

Caroline is a receptionist and trainee Veterinary Nurse. She came to join the Greencross team April 2015 she is currently studying for the Cert IV in Veterinary Nursing. She is originally from the Isle Of Wight but before coming to Australia in 2015 she lived and worked in the British Virgin Islands were she was teaching Scuba Diving and was involved with various reef and marine life projects. She is extremely passionate about all animals large and small including Horses and is often seen at the Cairns RSPCA were she helps with Fostering kittens helping them to have a better start in life so they may find their forever home. Caroline is a Mum to two children she has a ginger cat named Coda and 5 Guinea Pigs.

Dr Helen Clyne

Dr Helen Clyne

Dr Helen Clyne graduated from the University of Melbourne in 1990 with 1st class honours. In 1999 she gained membership of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists in small animal medicine and in 2005 completed the Delta certificate four dog training instructors course. Helen has worked in many small animal practices in both Australia and England over the last 30 years and still loves her job. She aims to make your pet’s visit to the vet as stress free as possible and enjoys continuing education and providing high quality patient care. Her family includes a dog called Buddy, a cat called Furby and two cockatiels called Kevin and Misty, which have all had previous homes. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her daughter, cooking, reading, travelling, photography and keeping tropical fish.

Megan Spencer-Cotton

Megan Spencer-Cotton

Bec Armstrong

Bec Armstrong

Chelsea McDonald 

Chelsea McDonald 

Chelsea grew up in Brisbane and after ten years in Hospitality decided to pursue her passion for animals. She is currently studying her Certificate four in Veterinary Nursing and is excited to be apart of the Greencross Team. When Chelsea is not in the clinic you will usually find her at home with her two dogs Millie & Mosey and her four cheeky birds Lexie, Bella, Mango & Skeda. She also enjoys relaxing at the beach and spending time with friends and family.

Leah Hochuli

Leah Hochuli

Leah is one of our passionate veterinary nurses who is currently completing her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing. She loves what she does as she gets to work with a range of animals, many of which she wishes she could take home with her! Leah is our work experience and placement coordinator and she has excellent people skills, making all clients feel welcome ensuring they are comfortable and confident in leaving their precious friends in our care. When she’s not in the clinic, you’ll find Leah at the footy cheering on her Bombers, at home looking after her two Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Cross Poppy and Marley or spending time with her family and friends.

Caroline Burton

Caroline Burton

Having qualified as a Paramedic, Caroline decided to turn her caring nature and love of helping others to Vet Nursing, joining the team at Ashburton this year. She loves animals and grew up with Red and Blue Heelers, which she always looked after. Caroline is an important member of our team who is a quick learner and has a desire to continue improving as much as possible in order to deliver the best possible care to her patients. When she’s not in the clinic you’ll most likely find Caroline playing with her Australian Kelpie Esky, hanging out with friends or out in the sun at the beach, as she is a Surf Lifesaver and also enjoys surfing whenever she gets the chance.

Carolina Macchi

Carolina Macchi

Shannon Wilson

Shannon Wilson

Shannon joins the clinic as she completes her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing.

Leanne Doran

Leanne Doran

“I am originally from a 5,000 acre grazing property near Moree and we had a great relationship with the local vet who helped with our horses, sheep, cattle & dogs. I have maintained my ties with the land with regular visits home (although not as often as I would like!).

Whilst attending NEGS Armidale, I was employed at Mountview Pharmacy, working there for 7 years. I moved on to work in various pharmacies at Moree & Mudgee before returning to the Armidale area in 2002. Most recently I have been employed as assistant manager of Armidale Plaza Shopping Centre until my position was made redundant in April 2015.
I currently reside in Rocky River near Uralla with my 2 teenage children, goldfish & miniature dachshund. I bring to Greencross my knowledge in the health industry, excellent customer service, business management and a love of animals.”

Karrie Bourke

Karrie Bourke

“Karrie is a qualified, full time veterinary nurse and has been with the clinic for 4 years. Karrie also has a certificate in grooming, and teaches Puppy Preschool at the clinic.
She is a 6th generation local from a large property outside of Armidale where she worked for 5 years after completing high school. She can still be found helping out on days off. It was there that she developed her love for all animals, growing up with a herd of pets including guinea-pigs, rabbits, ferrets, birds, dogs, sheep cows horses etc. Karrie always knew she wanted to do something with animals and has found her bliss working at the vet clinic.”

Amelia Wilson

Amelia Wilson

Karli Perrin

Karli Perrin

Karli has over 20 years experience as a qualified vet nurse working at many small animal and referral hospitals within Sydney, including Sydney University Veterinary Teaching Hospital where she worked within the Anaesthesia Department. She has also spent 10 years on and off working at a variety of hospitals including the RSPCA in the UK. Karli’s greatest achievement was working in China for 3 years for an animal welfare organisation looking after the welfare of companion animal as well as rescued bears from the bile trade. During this time she was part of a team that rescued 10 Asiatic black bears from a bile farm in a Chinese Province. This was also made into a documentary movie called Cages of Shame. She continues to be very passionate about the organisation (Animals Asia) where she adopted a local street dog called Marv. Marv became a well travelled pooch and an Australian resident whom followed Karli back to Australia with her. Karli is local to the Alexandria area so can often be found with her husband and two rescue cats (Billy & Emma) and the foster fur kids in one of the near by parks, especially enjoying a dog walk around Sydney Park.

Dr Sonya El-Chami

Dr Sonya El-Chami

I have been a Veterinarian for more than 25 years. In this time I have worked with a variety of animals both large and small. From vaccinating Bengal tigers, castrating camels to caring for loved pet cats and dogs. I have a strong interest in both medicine and surgery. I have a passion to help resolve the problems and illnesses you may have with your pets. Over the years I have been blessed to work in hospitals where I have seen many interesting cases and have helped many families. I enjoy getting to know my clients and their families and watching their pets grow and to help them through all their stages of life. Over the last couple of years I have also been honoured to be invited to teach the Veterinary students at the University of Sydney. I have always wanted to give back to Veterinary Science. This career has been so good to me. To help support and encourage our future vets and to have even a small effect on how they develop is something that has been so fulfilling to me. I look forward to continuing this relationship with the University of Sydney. Greencross has been very supportive in encouraging me to do this. I also believe you need to enjoy what you are doing and enjoy working with the people around you. I have been fortunate to be given this role as Veterinary Director where I get the chance to work with an amazing team who have the same values as me. To lead and support my team to grow professionally but also personally and also to provide a caring service to our clients and their pets. I look forward to meeting you and your pets.

Cindy Phan

Cindy Phan

Cindy has always had an interest in working with animals. She worked as a sales assistant in a pet store before starting her Cert IV in Veterinary Nursing and moving from pet store into clinic work. She worked in a Lidcombe vet clinic prior to joining the Greencross Alexandria team in 2017. Since then, she has been able to grow her skills significantly with the help of the experienced and close knit team. Cindy is a retired show mouse breeder and former show mouse exhibitor – having won multiple awards for her furry little friends at mouse shows, including at the annual Royal Easter Show. When she is not at work, she is home tending to her mice or cuddling with her Pomeranian, Teenie. Teenie is a familiar face at the clinic and enjoys the abundance of love and attention she receives from everyone!

Hannah Morrison

Hannah Morrison

I have always been passionate about pets, starting at Greencross Vets Aitkenvale as a school based trainee in 2012. I am currently completing a Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing where I am able to explore all aspects of veterinary care including supporting veterinarians in medical and surgical procedures, general clinic operations and monitoring animals for post-medical procedures. When I’m not in the clinic, you will find me hanging out with my fur-babies including a dog called Lily and a cat called Coco.

Acacia McIntyre

Acacia McIntyre

I have lived in Townsville for over three years now and love being a part of this beautiful, sunny city! I started at Greencross Vets Aitkenvale as a Trainee in 2014 and now work in reception where I can greet our clients and their furry family members! I love working in the veterinary industry, particularly being able to see our patients nursed back to health. When I’m not in the clinic, you will find my partner and I spending time with our gorgeous dogs named Savannah and Bonnie.

Dr Nan Coase

Dr Nan Coase

Dr Peter Nosworthy

Dr Peter Nosworthy

Peter graduated from Sydney University at the end of 1971. Initially Peter worked in large animal practice before moving to small animals. Peter has been at Wyoming Vet hospital since 1982. Peter has an interest in small animal medicine and surgery. Peter also has an extensive knowledge in reptiles. Peter’s interests outside of work include spending time with his wife and three children and all types of sports especially skiing at every opportunity.

Jane Boas

Jane Boas

Jane grew up in Sydney and spent a lot of her childhood in the country on her family’s property in Bathurst where she developed her love of animals. Jane has been living on the coast for over 22 years and has been working at Wyoming Vet Hospital for the past 16 years and is a much loved member of the team.

Jane lives on a small acreage with her 3 children and menagerie of animals which include my 6 dogs and 3 horses. She enjoys working on Reception where she can help not only pets but their owners. She enjoys horse riding, being involved with her kids sports activities, going away with her kids on short breaks to the bush or up the coast and spending time with her dogs – especially her kelpie ‘Rosie’ the wonder dog who goes to work with her and is a keen soccer player!

Joanne Hamilton

Joanne Hamilton

Joanne is our designated and dedicated receptionist at Greencross Vets Wyoming. She has been working at the clinic for over 4 years and joined us from Petbarn at West Gosford. Outside of work Jo enjoys spending time with her husband, cat and 2 birds.

Tanya Edwards

Tanya Edwards

Tanya has been a qualified veterinary nurse since 1999 and has been working at Wyoming ever since. Tanya has completed her Equine nursing certificate and has spent time working on a horse stud. She has two horses, a dog, a cat, rabbits and birds. When Tanya is not at work she enjoys showing her horses as she has successfully competed in the Sydney and Canberra Royal Shows.

Brittany McCann

Brittany McCann

Brittany has recently completed her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing and is enjoying her time getting to know all of her clients and patients. Britt is the proud owner of two beautiful Labradors Bella and JD and an adventurous little Russian Blue kitten, Elsa. All three of them constantly keep her on her toes! When she was younger she would tell everyone that Steve Irwin was her Dad and that she would one day be just like him and help save all the animals of the world. Brittany brings this enthusiasm to work with her everyday!

Dr Anne Dampney

Dr Anne Dampney

Anne grew up in Sydney, and has always had a love of animals. She was lucky enough to have a menagerie of pets including a dog, cat, mice, rabbits, fish, and a horse on the weekends. After studying Veterinary Science at Sydney University she went over to England in 2006, and worked in a busy small animal hospital. Anne loves to travel, and while living in England she camper banned around Europe, and went backpacking through India and Sri Lanka.

After coming back to Australia, Anne and her husband decided to move up to the Central Coast. Anne has two dogs, Harper (kelpie) and Olive (a border collie), a cat, Simba, chooks and a horse, Finn. Anne has recently moved to Greencross Wyong from another clinic where she had been working for the past three years.

Anne has a special interest in medicine. She is currently completing a post graduate distance education course in small animal medicine.

Dr Emma Brauer

Dr Emma Brauer

Emma graduated from Charles Sturt University in Wagga Wagga, but prior to this grew up in Sydney. Emma has 2 horses (Pepe an Arabian Riding Pony and Padre a thoroughbred), 2 dogs – Arnie (greyhound) and Bondi (Jack Russell x) and 2 cats – Jinx and George. In her spare time she competes in Showjumping and Eventing.

Dr Lee Dwyer

Dr Lee Dwyer

Lee joins the Greencross Vets Wyong family with over 13 yrs veterinary experience. A Central Coast local, Lee spent 12 months in London working as a vet and also has many years of experience in small animal practice and emergency centres. Lee enjoys the Coast lifestyle with her family which includes her 2 dogs, Rodney and Mandy, both staffies and 2 cats, Mooey and Kenny. In her spare time Lee enjoys going to the beach, swimming, exercising with her dogs, eating chocolate and reading.

Michelle Rech

Michelle Rech

Michelle started at Greencross 10 years ago as a groomer. During her time she has gone from grooming to gaining her certificate in Vet Nursing. She has been the head nurse for a number of years that also stepped up to help fill in for the practice managers role during her maternity leave. For the last two years she has been the practice manger full time. Her favorite part of her job is assisting with surgery. She is a crazy animal lover who owns 3 dogs, 2 cats and a bird at home. She is always up for a cuddle with patients and expanding her knowledge.

Rhiannon Hill

Rhiannon Hill

Qualification’s: Animal Studies Cert 2 and Veterinary Nursing Cert 4

Pass time and hobbies: Rhiannon has lived on the central coast her whole life, has always loved animals and always wanted to work with them, now that she is, it is the most rewarding job she has ever had, everyday is different and she feels she is lucky enough to work with such an amazing team. She has 2 dogs, Bonki and Thor and Captain the cat.

Rhonda Maclean

Rhonda Maclean

Rhonda is our part time experienced groomer who has been grooming for over 20 years. Rhonda has 5 dogs and loves rescuing pets.

She has had a close association with animals all of her life having raised a variety of different species including fish, rats, mice, birds, horses, cattle, goats, and of course dogs and cats so it was only natural that Rhonda works with animals. Grooming suits her perfectly, she gets to play with lots of dogs and cats and she enjoys every minute of it.

Rhonda’s pastime and hobbies include: Aquaculture, art, reading, computers and playing with her dogs.

Tiana McLaren

Tiana McLaren

Tiana is our Practice manager who has been with our practice for 11 years. Tiana and her husband have property and enjoy looking after all their animals. Tiana has two little girls and she loves spending time with them, watching them grow and learn new things, Tiana works 3 days a week and runs our Puppy pre-school program. She is a qualified Veterinary nurse with over 10 years experience in this field. She is also a registered JP and has her cert IV in frontline management. Her passion is her family and animals.

Karla Finlayson

Karla Finlayson

Kelly Marszalek

Kelly Marszalek

Abbey Hawes

Abbey Hawes

Abbey started with the Greencross south coast family in 2015 whilst still at school. She completed a school based traineeship at Fairy Meadow before starting as a veterinary nurse with us in 2016. Abbey completed her Cert IV certificate this year. Abbey is also a trained puppy preschool / behavior trainer and facilitates our classes at Greencross Woonona Bulli. She has two pets, bearded dragon named Rango and a cocker spaniel named Jagger
spare time – likes to be outside

Michelle Oddy

Michelle Oddy

Sarah Walsh

Sarah Walsh

Sarah is a Trainee Vet Nurse at Fairy Meadow and Woonona-Bulli Clinics. She loves all animals that come into our care and has a special interest in wildlife and exotics. She has a beautiful greyhound called Joey at home whom she recently rescued.

Des Kelsall

Des Kelsall

Des has been with our team for nearly 30 years and loves greeting our clients at our Woonona-Bulli Clinic. Over the years Des has built a strong relationship with many of our clients and their pets. Des is very committed to animal welfare and is passionate about cat rescue. Outside of work, Des loves spending time with her family and friends and also enjoys jazz ballet, tap dancing, yoga, beach therapy and theater.

Dr Julie Waring

Dr Julie Waring

Julie graduated from Queensland University, and has worked in many practices both large and small, in Queensland, Victoria, ACT and NSW. She has been in Wollongong since 1997, and enjoys internal medicine cases.She has 2 adult children, a scientist husband  who exercises a lot , and a young Irish Wolfhound Cuinn. She swims regularly and walks a lot!

Ashley Sykes

Ashley Sykes

Rebecca Robey

Rebecca Robey

Brad Lane

Brad Lane

Dr Guy Thompson

Dr Guy Thompson

 Guy has been working at Wyoming Veterinary hospital since October 2008.  He graduated from Sydney Uni in 2007.  he is a very passionate vet with a thorough knowledge of all aspects of the job. Guy is very competant vet who likes to be involved in all  cases.  In his free time Guy likes to play golf and relax.

Dr Luke Michel

Dr Luke Michel

Luke grew up in Southern Sydney and studied Veterinary Science at the University of Sydney where he graduated with first class honours in 2003 and then took his first job at the Wollongong Veterinary Hospital. In 2011, he became part owner and Veterinary Director in charge of Veterinary hospitals at Greencross Vets Fairy Meadow, Woonona Bulli and now in Campbelltown. This group employs over 40 staff including 13 vets. He is also part of the Vet Advisory Board for Greencross Vets that has over 100 Veterinary hospitals Australia wide. Luke has a special interest in Small Animal Medicine and has completed further education and qualifications in this area with the Australian College of Veterinary Scientists. He’s also completed his Certificate IV in Training, Assessment and Education and has just started his Diploma of Management. Luke lives in Wollongong with his wife Karli and 3 daughters – Olivia, Molly and Emily and his cat Henry who is his only male support in the house. He enjoys playing, watching and talking about sport, especially AFL, Soccer and Cricket and is trying to brainwash his girls into following them as well.

Sheridan Thomas

Sheridan Thomas

After doing a term of Cert II at Yallah TAFE ,Sheridan started training at Greencross vets as a trainee at our Fairy Meadow branch in 2014. She would work one day a week as a placement student during year 11 & 12 while finishing off her HSC. Once graduated from high school and finishing Cert II animal studies she went on to study Cert IV in veterinary nursing through the Greencross training platform AIRC . From there, Sheridan went on to take a roll as veterinary nurse across 3 of our south coast clinics, based mostly at Warilla- Shellcove and occasionally at Woonona-Bulli & Fairy Meadow. Additional to vet nursing, Sheridan runs her own small house & pet sitting business and lives at home with her cheeky Beagle dog Ajax, Cockatiel Kerry and a few chooks! Whenever she isn’t working, Sheridan enjoys getting outdoors to go on bushwalks & traveling to new countries

Krystal Wilson

Krystal Wilson

Krystal is dedicated to offering the very best in veterinary medicine to pet owners and their companions, whether they’re furry, finned, feathered or scaly! She has completed a Bachelor Degree in Wildlife Science and is currently studying as a Veterinary Nurse. As a wildlife lover, Krystal is the proud owner of a pair of Central Bearded Dragons named Ginger and Elwood. She also has two other furry family members, her dogs Winnie and Peanut. Krystal enjoys working closely with her team at Greencross Vets Woolloongabba and providing the best care and support to pets and their parents. In her spare time, you will find Krystal enjoying sunny days at the beach or sitting outside with her dogs and a coffee (and her husband too!).

Mallory Wilson

Mallory Wilson

Megan Carlisle BBmgt

Megan Carlisle BBmgt

Megan has always had a strong passion for animals beginning veterinary nursing when she was 16 years old, while completing her senior certificate. Despite working in a number of other industries including hospitality, retail and administration, she has always considered veterinary nursing as the career for her. She completed her L2 Veterinary Nursing Qualifications in 1999 and her Business Degree with a major in Economics at the University of Queensland in 2011. Megan has been a part of the Greencross team since 2004 and considers the Woolloongabba team as her ‘work family’. She loves the positive, fun and friendly working environment provided by her team and enjoys catching up with regular clients and their furry family members! When she’s not working, you will find her spending time outdoors in parks and beaches with her husband, toddler and their two dogs Maxi and Austin.

Dr Annie Wang Bvsc

Dr Annie Wang Bvsc

Dr Annie Wang

Dr Cindy Ma Bvsc

Dr Cindy Ma Bvsc

Dr Cindy Ma graduated with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science 1st class honours, she joined the Woolloongabba team in 2016. She loves her job because she is able to help animals and people in need. She loves that there is never a dull moment and every day is different and the Woolloongabba hospital has a team of vets and nurses who are highly knowledgeable and super friendly. The hospital also has great. diagnostic tools such as Cat Scan. Dr Ma has a special interest in Surgery and is currently studying for a Membership in Surgery. When she is not at work Dr Ma likes to chill with her cats and spend time getting fit in the gym
Dr Cindy Ma is fluent in Cantonese and Mandarin

Dr Ethan Yiu Bvsc

Dr Ethan Yiu Bvsc

Dr Simone Dench BVsc Hons 1st class

Dr Simone Dench BVsc Hons 1st class

Georgina Burley

Georgina Burley

Georgina joined Woolloongabba team in July 2018 she loves being able to help animals big and small. She is currently studying Cert 3 in Animal Studies and has a special interest in delivering great customer service. When not at work you will find Georgie going to the beach with her dog, gardening, doing photography and arts and crafts.

Dr Tim Vivian

Dr Tim Vivian

Dr Owen Steinhardt

Dr Owen Steinhardt

Veterinarian
Dr Owen has been with Greencross Vets for over 16 years, working at a range of clinics throughout his career. Owen is highly knowledgeable and happy to go the extra mile in caring for his patients. He will always take time out of his day to spend extra time with his clients to ensure the highest standards of care and understanding. In his spare time, Owen enjoys gourmet chocolate & wine, growing his cactus collection and is an avid supporter of the Brisbane Lions.

Megan Baumer

Megan Baumer

Megan has been a qualified Veterinary Nurse since 2010 and joined the Greencross team in May of 2017. After working in practice management for a number of years she wanted to get back into clinical work and continue to improve her skills in medical and surgical nursing. Megan is passionate about animal behaviour and is one of our Best Behaviour puppy preschool trainers. In her spare time she loves to go on adventures with her dog, Pumba, and hang out with her family and friends.

Rowan Harris

Rowan Harris

Rowan is currently completing his studies in Veterinary Nursing and started in the industry in 2016. He enjoys the daily variety which comes from working in a veterinary clinic and making a positive difference to the wellbeing of our patients. He enjoys spending his free time with his family.

Amy Ward

Amy Ward

Hi my name is Amy. I am a Certificate IV Veterinary Nurse and have been a part of the Wishart Road team since October 2015. I am living a dream come true; I have always wanted to spend my career doing what I love most. A few of the many things I enjoy about my job are providing the best standards of care to all my patients and educating the community on prevention and providing expert care advice for their furry and feathered friends. I am a bird lover and am very interested and eager to educate myself more about them. In my spare time I like to take my two Staffys, Pumpkin and Axel out for a run and a swim and also enjoy spending time with my two talking Rainbow Lorikeets Beau and Birdee.

Dr Ed Layt

Dr Ed Layt

I was born and raised in Brisbane and have been working in the veterinary industry for over 35 years. I have been working at Greencross Vets Wishart Road since 1992, joining the company as a founding member practice in 2007. My special interests include avian medicine (and birds in general) and love meeting and educating new pet parents about preventative health care to keep them happy and healthy. When I’m not working in the clinic, you will find me caring for my small aviary of cockatiels (also known as my natural alarm clocks!). I have written a book about the history and experiences of my time in a Brisbane vet practice named Doctor of Sorts, which was released in December 2014. I am married with four children (all grown up) and enjoy travelling, piano playing and a wide variety of music, although my family have banned me from karaoke anywhere, anytime…

Dr Helen Harvey BVSc

Dr Helen Harvey BVSc

Having grown up in Brisbane I studied veterinary science at the University of Queensland after finishing high school. After working in various Greencross practices I now enjoy working part time with the team at Wishart Road.
I have two young children so subsequently have very little spare time but try to eny gardening, swimming and attempting to finish needlework. In addition to my two small children I have a geriatric golden retriever who still
enjoys (slow) walks and a geriatric ex-clinic cat who still enjoys (slowly) annoying the dog.
I enjoy all aspects of general practice especially exploring and strengthening the client-animal bond.

Jaki Involata

Jaki Involata

I completed a Certificate III in Animal Studies and have been working in the veterinary industry since December 2013. I am very lucky and grateful that Greencross Vets made me part of their team as my first career. I am interested in learning more about surgery, surgical nursing and the anatomical and physiological aspects of birds. What I love about working in this field is that everyday is different and you are always learning something new. This job is never boring. I have two dogs at home Rusty who is a 13yr old chocolate Kelpie and Meg who is an 11yr old red Cattle Dog.

Amanda Lally

Amanda Lally

Amanda has been with Greencross since 2014 and joined the Kessels Road team in 2019. She loves the fun, and hard working environment provided by the team and shares their desire to provide the best possible care and experience to our patients and clients.
Amanda has qualifications in Business Management and Animal Behaviour and Training. She is currently undertaking further studies in Business Management.
When she’s not working, Amanda loves to spend time with her husband, camping and showing their beautiful dogs Ava, Blu, Pink and Jax in confirmation and obedience dog sports

Dr Shane Kennedy

Dr Shane Kennedy

Ellise Mortensen

Ellise Mortensen

Melissa Thistleton

Melissa Thistleton

I have been with Greencross since November 2017. I am currently studying my certificate ll in Vet Nursing and on completion plan to continue my studies with a certificate lV in Vet Nursing. I love having the ability to help the wellbeing of patients and watching our unwell patients recover, and return home happy and healthy. I have two domestic short hairs called Luca and Ernie who are definitely my biggest time wasters

Miranda Roberts

Miranda Roberts

Hi I am Miranda. I am currently studying my certificate IV in veterinary nursing. I absolutely love coming to work and facing new challenges everyday in this industry. In my spare time I love taking my dog Bruce to the beach and spending time with him.

Dr Fiona Hyde Page

Dr Fiona Hyde Page

Fiona graduated in 2004 and has worked as a small animal veterinarian ever since. She has a particular interest in Avian Medicine and studied this subject for her Master of Veterinary Medicine degree, alongside Canine and Feline Oncology, Emergency Medicine and Diagnostic Imaging. For her thesis she researched blood transfusions in birds infected with avian malaria. She graduated with her masters degree from Massey University, New Zealand, in 2017. Outside of work she enjoys reading and spending time with her pet birds: Hugo the budgie; Bourke the Bourke’s parrot; and her four doves- Doveman, Pete, Manu and Lady Edith.

Jackson Young

Jackson Young

My name is Jackson and I am one of the more recent additions to Greencross Vets Williamstown. Having always possessed a passion for animals, being presented with the opportunity to volunteer at Greencross in year 10 was simply too good to pass up. This eventually led to being offered a part-time position and for me doing something I love, something that a lot of people my age aren’t lucky enough to be able to say. I hope that experiences I gain here will provide me with the skills and knowledge to pursue a career in the Veterinary Industry. At home I have 3 lovely pets a black labrador “Zing” and a pair of Tonkinese “Ziggy” and “Zsa Zsa”.

Jade Jones

Jade Jones

Hi, my name is Jade. I have been at Greencross for 4 years. I started out as a work placement student back in 2014 and was then offered a position as a Trainee Vet Nurse. I have always had a passion about animals and have always wanted to work with them in some way. It wasn’t until I had had my two children that I decided to follow my dreams. I have been enjoying my time at Greencross, and meeting all the clients and their fur babies.
Aside from being a busy working mum, I also have two cats and a budgie. Their names are Axyl, Frankie and Rio.

Krystal Kowal

Krystal Kowal

Hi my name is Krystal and I am a new addition to the fantastic team at Greencross Vets in Williamstown. I completed my high school work experience here in 2005, but I decided to take a different career path after year 12. However, after a few years, i realised that working with animals is my true passion. I volunteered here for a short time before i got a job as a cattery attendant/trainee nurse, which I love! I’m learning new things everyday and it is great to have hands on experience while studying for my Certificate II in Animal studies. The next step is to complete my Certificate IV in Vet Nursing which I am very excited about. I love working with these great people and we all have the same goal which is to look after and help your precious pets. I love coming home to my gorgeous pure white domestic cat, Charlee – she is so cheeky and has a wonderful, friendly personality. I also have a turtle, Mercury and a cockatiel, Yoshi who are both crazy, adorable characters!

Lucas Downer

Lucas Downer

Hello! My name is Lucas and I started in the clinic as a volunteer to understand the world of Veterinary Medicine. I have now started working at the Clinic in the cattery and assisting in the hospital when required. I am currently studying at Melbourne University hoping to become a vet in order to give assistance to animals in need. I have a strong passion for all types of animals – especially my golden Labrador Zeus who I love spending time with.

Nicolle Marshall

Nicolle Marshall

In 2014 I started work placement at Greencross Williamstown while completing my certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing, and in 2015 I was offered a position as a trainee veterinary nurse that I delightfully accepted! Before starting my career in veterinary nursing I completed my Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Biotechnology and, as much as I did love studying science, I found that upon completion of my honours, my passion had faded. I came to realise I had a strong passion for being around animals and the prospect of working with them is what turned my focus to studying the certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing. I have not looked back since and I am loving every minute of being the Head Vet Nurse at our clinic! At home I have three very cheeky cats, Frankie, Henry and Storm, which are never far from my side and my household would not be the same without them! In my spare time, you will either find me at bootcamp or the gym training, or out exploring the world!

Vlad Elez

Vlad Elez

Hello, my name is Vladimir Elez (Vlad). I was born in Bosnia and back there I worked as veterinary technician. I have been a professional groomer for the last thirteen years, and for the past eleven years I have been at Williamstown Veterinary Hospital. I am married and I have two kids

Abi Martyn

Abi Martyn

Practice Manager

I have completed my Certificate III in Companion Animal Services studies and have also completed my Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing qualification. I am currently undertaking my Diploma in Veterinary Nursing. I have been with Greencross Vets for over three years now and absolutely love the challenges of veterinary nursing. I enjoy helping and caring for animals, helping patients transition from unwell animals to healthy patients. I own five furkids, three cats- Sully, Erebus & Pepi, as well as a two dogs, Kaiser (Cattle x) and Ulrich (Swiss Shepherd).

Danielle Denny

Danielle Denny

I have my Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing and have worked at Greencross Vets for about 3 years now. I absolutely love my job, I love working with animals’ everyday and I am so lucky to be in this industry. Out of work, I love spending time with my 3 pets, two cats named Louie and Archie as well as my Border Collie named Hershey.

Dr Frieda de Jager

Dr Frieda de Jager

I have a Bachelor of Science (Hons) and a Bachelor of Veterinary Science. I have been working with Greencross for close to 10 years now. I love my job because of the variety and I also love the supportive clinic environment I work in everyday. Outside of work I love being outdoors and enjoy physical fitness activities such as trail running, diving and triathlons. I also love spending time with my cat named Bugeye and I also own a turtle named Fungus.

Dr Wendy Smith

Dr Wendy Smith

I have a Bachelor of Veterinary Science and have been with Greencross Vets for 20 years now. I love my job because I enjoy making a diagnosis and seeing the patients respond well to their treatments. I also love the interaction with clients and my fellow Willows team members. I enjoy being outdoors triathlon training, running and swimming. I also love spending quality time with my family and my naughty Staffy named Sam.

Linden Martin

Linden Martin

I have my Cert II in Animal Care and Management and on top of this i have also completed my Cert III in Dog Behavior and Training. I have been with Greencross Vets for 5 years now and my passion is helping form stronger bonds, and create better understanding between clients and their dogs. I own 4 pets of my own whom I love to train; 2 dogs- a Husky X named Moose, a Shar Pei X named Sam and 2 cats- both are Domestic Short Hairs and they are named Boo and Chino.

Brittany Carnall

Brittany Carnall

Brittany has been a part of the Winmalee team since 2012. She has grown and developed her skills and is now the Head Veterinary Nurse at the hospital. She is very enthusiastic about surgical and medical nursing and is particularly interested in emergency medicine and critical care. In her spare time she enjoys a wide range of outdoor & physical activities, as well as drawing, reading and spending time with her adopted fur babies; 2 cats named Loki & Sebastian and a Kelpie named Albie.

Danielle Spradbrow

Danielle Spradbrow

Danielle is a junior veterinary nurse with Greencross Vets Winmalee and has been involved in the animal industry since 2009. She has gained experience with wildlife whilst volunteering at Taronga Zoo as well as helping to foster and rehome kittens through rescue organisations . Danielle has a passion for animal welfare and hopes to soon complete her veterinary nursing studies and become a fully qualified nurse.

Dr Gareth Chan

Dr Gareth Chan

Gareth graduated with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science in 2015 and was welcomed into our team via the Greencross New Graduate program. He is a keen learner and is furthering his studies in medicine and imaging. Gareth has already gained the trust and loyalty of some of our great clients in his short time here. In his personal time he likes to go hiking and play badminton.

Dr Gary Lai

Dr Gary Lai

Dr Gary Lai joined our team in March 2010 and has been the Veterinary Director since January 2017. He has been a qualified Veterinarian since 2000 and has worked both in Australia and the UK specialising in Equine medicine. Gary is particularly passionate about dental health in animals and still provides equine dentistry services in his spare time. He enjoys cooking, bike riding and spending quality time with his family.

Jenny Fitzpatrick

Jenny Fitzpatrick

Jenny has been a Veterinary Nurse since 2002. She became interested in the Veterinary industry after spending a lot of time at the vets with her Kelpie Max, he suffered from a numerous medical issues including epilepsy, arthritis & luxating Patellas. In her quest to know more about his conditions and how to help care for Max she enrolled in Veterinary Nursing at TAFE and has never looked back. Jenny loves being a Veterinary nurse and now has 2 crazy Whippets at home, Tigs & Rosie, and a cat named Abby.

Marsha Bartley

Marsha Bartley

Marsha has worked as a Veterinary Nurse in the Blue Mountains since 2005 and became the Practice Manager of our Winmalee clinic in 2009.
Marsha has her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing and a Diploma in Management.
She loves building close relationships with our clients and helping them to give the best care for their pets.
At home she has a cheeky one eyed cat named Ellie and in her spare time she enjoys riding her motorbike and exploring new places.

Emetia Cull

Emetia Cull

Dr Emetia joins the Greencross Vets family with over 11 yrs veterinary experience! Starting her career in her native South Africa, Dr Emetia moved to Australia 10yrs ago and is a proud Australian Citizen. With experience in Equine and small animal medicine to emergency care, Dr Emetia is also AQIS Accredited and makes a wonderful addition to the clinic team. Along with her husband, two small children and two cats, Dr Emetia is enjoying life on the Central Coast following a recent move from the hustle of Sydney. Dr Emetia and her team are looking forward to getting to know their clients and patients in their new state of the art clinic!

Taine Lang

Taine Lang

Taine will greet you with a cheeky smile when you come into the White Hills clinic. He has a love of all animals in particular his beloved cat Goggo, his pet fish as well as his array of large farm animals. Taine is currently in year 10 at high school and plans to study human medicine. When not studying or working Taine loves to play tennis, run and spend time at the beach(and has been known to get up on a surfboard a few times). Taines great achievement earlier this year was being a Ball Boy at the Australian Open and even managed to get on centre court with his idol Roger Federer.

Bree Herne

Bree Herne

Bree has been working as a veterinary nurse for 7 years and has enjoyed every moment. She enjoys the challenging aspects of working in the veterinary industry and what they provide in terms of experience and growth. Bree love’s working hands on with the animals in surgery and monitoring their anaesthetic and helping them recover from their procedures.
Bree has a full household of animals at home to keep her busy which she just loves. She has everything from dogs to cats, chooks to fish and even 2 little squeaking guinea pigs.
She is part way through her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing at Bendigo Tafe which is a great way to get the theory behind all that we do here in the clinic.

Erin Monk

Erin Monk

Erin was born in Rosebud Victoria. After starting primary school at Boneo, Erin and her family decided to move to a small country town called Maryborough. Living on a new large property meant Erin’s long lived dream of owning a horse was able to come true and this is how Erin developed her love and passion for horse riding.
Erin has always had a large variety of animals as part of her family such as dogs, birds, cats, horses and a few lambs that needed to be hand raised. In 2011 Erin’s family opened a Cattery, called the Moggy Inn, Erin spent a lot of her weekends and after school hours helping with the care of all the cats in the Cattery, this helped Erin’s decision to work with animals when she got older.
Erin completed Year 12 in 2013 at Maryborough Education Centre and moved to Bendigo to complete her Certificate III in Animal Technology in 2014 at Box Hill Tafe, commuting to Melbourne on the train 3 days a week. In early 2015 Erin started her nursing career at Greencross Vets White Hills and is now currently studying Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing. Erin is part of the clinics Puppy School team.
Outside of work Erin enjoys horse riding, swimming, art, listening to music, road trips, dancing and hanging out with her childhood pony Star and her rescued tortoiseshell cat Romi.

Keely Mcheyzer-Bacchin

Keely Mcheyzer-Bacchin

Keely joined the Greencross White Hills team as a school based trainee in 2013 and since graduating from VCE has taken on a more regular role at the clinic as a junior nurse.
Keely has a dog called Ned and loves animals great and small.
Keely aims to begin her veterinary nursing qualification in 2016 to build on her existing skills and knowledge.

Peter Bradbrook

Peter Bradbrook

Dr Peter Bradbrook joined our team at White Hills Veterinary clinic in 2015. He graduated in 2010 and gained a range of experience working in both large and small animal medicine. After completing a year working in the UK, he has taken preference to working in small animal medicine and surgery, with a special interest in dentistry. In his spare time, he enjoys doing all things outdoors, including swimming, surfing, hiking and mountain bike riding. He also enjoys spending time with his two horses Mecca and Tia, and his cat Tinkerbell.

Amy Sanders

Amy Sanders

Hi my name is Amy and I am the Practice Manager at Greencross Vets Williamstown. I started here in May 2012 after working at the Lort Smith Animal Hospital for the past six and a half years where I worked as a Senior Nurse and more recently as a Business Services Supervisor. I am a qualified vet nurse and as well as being passionate about animals and animal welfare, I am passionate about providing the best customer service and care. My animal family consists of a beautiful American Staffy Tia and two cats, Ritchie (Siamese x) and Zoe (Domestic Shorthair) who all keep me busy. I am loving working in the Williamstown area and am really enjoying getting to know our lovely clients and their pets.

David Ceran

David Ceran

Hi, my name is David and I have just recently joined the team at Greencross Vets in Williamstown as a Cattery Attendant. I am enjoying being a cattery attendant and spending time with the animals I care for. I have successfully completed a Certificate 2 in Animal Studies at The Gordon Institute in Geelong (2015), and I am currently completing a Certificate IV in Companion Animal Services at Box Hill Tafe. I have several pets of my own, 3 dogs named Ace, Leo and Jett, and 2 cats named Matilda & Maggie. I have also owned birds, rabbits and fish as pets in the past. I hope that the experience I gain here will lead me further into the Animal Care Industry.

Dr James Blaszak

Dr James Blaszak

I started my veterinary career working in Camberwell before moving to England where I worked in a number of different practices. Whilst based in England I also enjoyed a number of adventures travelling around Europe, Africa and North America as well as performing voluntary veterinary work in developing countries. When I returned to Australia I worked at the Lort Smith Animal Hospital for five years. At Australia’s largest animal hospital, I experienced a varied caseload in medicine, surgery and emergency & critical care, whilst also being involved in my passion for animal welfare. I joined the team at Greencross Vets Williamstown at the end of 2010.

Dr Katrina Lange

Dr Katrina Lange

I graduated from Sydney University in 1990 and have worked at Williamstown Veterinary Hospital for most of the past 14 years. I have an extra qualification in small animal medicine and I enjoy treating all medical cases. I have a special interest in veterinary chemotherapy.
I have 4 school-aged children and 4 pets. My furry family includes a crazy Cavoodle and 3 beautiful Burmese cats. I love living in the local area and enjoy meeting the local pets and their families.

Dr Monika Kielczewska

Dr Monika Kielczewska

I graduated with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science from the University of Melbourne in 2013. Throughout my university studies, I was fortunate enough to gain unforgettable experiences around the world, including working up close with wildlife in South Africa and expanding my oncology knowledge at the Royal Veterinary College in London. Prior to joining the team at Greencross Vets Williamstown in 2015, I enjoyed working with racehorses, travelling and volunteering with wildlife in the Philippines. I am particularly interested in small animal medicine and take advantage of any additional education opportunities to further develop my skills in this area and provide the best care for all my patients. In my spare time, I enjoy exploring the world, going on adventures, hiking and horse riding. I have two rather unusual pets – a beautiful Green Cheeked Conure, Pedro, and Peanut, a very sweet rabbit. In the future, I hope to add a canine and equine companion to my household.

Dr Ross Payne

Dr Ross Payne

I graduated Melbourne University Veterinary School in 1981. I’ve worked at Williamstown as practice owner for 25yrs with my brother Robert. I am now working part time. My family have many pets including blue tongue lizards, fish and of course our long haired chihuahua “Chile”. I continue to enjoy my involvement at the practice as it evolves, and look forward to continuing high quality care for your pets with the Greencross Team.

Ella Groenewegen

Ella Groenewegen

Hi my name is Ella and I am currently studying in year 11 at school. I started working at Greencross Vets Williamstown after year 10 work experience and so I have now been working at Greencross Vets Williamstown for about 6 months. At school I am studying to hopefully become a vet in the future. I have three family pets at home, Pixie, Poppy and Ruby. Ruby is a tan and white border collie cross, Pixie is a blue burmese and Poppy is a cream burmese. My hobby is horse riding so I also have a horse called Sam who I ride during the week and on weekends.

Andrea Hadanich

Andrea Hadanich

Candace Mason

Candace Mason

Ebony James

Ebony James

Ebony joins Greencross West Gosford as a Veterinary Nurse. Ebony has over four years experience in small animal emergency and critical care and her qualifications are a Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing, a Certificate III in Captive Animal Management (for all those exotic pets) and a Certificate II in Animal Studies. She is also currently studying a Bachelor of Zoology via correspondence. Ebony lives in Newcastle with her recently adopted senior Burmese cat Rosie, and has a second cat Yoda that lives with her family. She currently runs her own business in her spare time. She is very dedicated and passionate about animal care always caring for animals as if they were her own and is looking forward to getting to know all the new clients and patients.

Charis Bailey

Charis Bailey

Charis started veterinary nursing back in 1999 when she was 19 years old. She worked at Wellington Road Veterinary Surgery until the birth of her second child in 2009. Now that her 3 children are getting a little older, Charis has decided to return to veterinary nursing part time.
Charis has had a love for animals for as long as she can remember. Presently she has a Maltese x Shihtzu called Benji who is 2 years old. She also has a mischievous Ragdoll cat called Leroy and a silver tabby called Misty. Her animal family is completed by and five friendly sheep and a mischievous possum called Billy.
Charis lives with her husband and 3 children on a small property in Meadows. Some of her other interests include, reading books and walking Benji in the forest.

Dr Carol Mayes

Dr Carol Mayes

Carol graduated from Massey University in New Zealand in 1999. Carols first Veterinary position was in the Riverland where she was exposed to a wide range of animals from horses to livestock, cats and wildlife. She then went to the UK to practice as a small animal vet for three years. She decided to move back to Adelaide with husband Matt and after locuming in various practices, decided that the Hills lifestyle and the small friendly veterinary clinic here suited both her and her family.
Carol and Matt have two boys. Finn and Austin. Their family is completed by Circe the whippet and Billy the cat.

We are proud to say Carol and worked at the clinic since 2006.  As a Veterinary Director standards of care, up-to-date training and equipment are a constant focus. A strong desire to look after our local community and loyal clients creates a brilliant workplace and productive team to deliver best patient care.

Medicine and surgery are a keen interest and she certainly enjoys watching puppies and kittens that she has vaccinated at the start, grow into wonderful family pets. Your pets are part of our family too at Greencross Wellington Road.

Dr Danielle Rathjen

Dr Danielle Rathjen

Danielle is originally from a mixed sheep and cropping farm on the outskirts of the Adelaide Hills. She completed a Bachelor of Biomedical Science at Adelaide University then moved to Western Australia to complete a Degree in Veterinary Medicine and Surgery at Murdoch University. Danielle moved back to South Australia to start her veterinary career in rural mixed practice. Danielle has joined the team here at Wellington Rd to further her knowledge in companion animal veterinary medicine and because she wants to work in her local community.

Danielle now lives at Wistow on a small equine property with her fiancée Jesse and their many animals. They have two horses named Girl and Prophet, fur child Paddy the Toller, a Border Collie called Tiffy, an inherited Westie X Maltese called Franki, two rescue felines Zuma and Kenneth along with some sheep and other rescue wildlife. Danielle has recently welcomed her son into the world, Thomas who shares her love for animals. Pets and family have such a special bond.

Danielle has a keen interest in surgery & dentistry; her thorough approach as an asset to Wellington Road Vet. She looks forward to meeting everyone and their animal family members!

Ellie Chipperfield

Ellie Chipperfield

Ellie grew up in England and moved to the Adelaide Hills with her family at the age of 13. Having grown up with dogs, cats, chickens, rabbits, guinea pigs and tortoises, Ellie developed a strong love of animals from a young age. Ellie works at Wellington Road on Saturdays as a veterinary nurse and is in her final year of studying Doctor of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Adelaide. In her spare time Ellie enjoys keeping fit, travelling, and spending time with friends and family. Ellie has a keen interest in small animal medicine and has dreams to one day travel the world as a veterinarian. Ellie is passionate about your pets’ health and looks forward to getting to know you and your family at Greencross Vets Wellington Road.

Karen Davis

Karen Davis

Growing up in Crafers in the Adelaide hills, Karen was never really allowed pets, but loved animals and started working in wildlife parks when she was only 15. She continued her work with wildlife until when she decided to try a career in the veterinary industry. Karen has been lucky enough to work with many different species including birds, reptiles, and some cool mammals such as koalas, dingos and Tasmanian devils. In her one-year stint at the zoo, she had in her charge a couple of hippos, otters, giraffe, brown bears and beavers. Her knowledge and passion for native and exotic animals is valued here at Greencross Wellington Road.

Karen’s spare time is mostly spent with her dogs and big cuddly cat Ranga She is a registered breeder of Australian Shepherds, which she competes in the show-ring as well as in obedience and agility. Her wildlife companions, including lizards, a python, chooks, squirrel gliders, possums, a cockatoo, galah, cockatiel and budgies, complete her animal family. Karen has completed many behaviour and skills courses through Greencross and is a member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers Australia. Her special interest is puppy development and conditioning and she will work hard to keep your pets anxious free and comfortable when visiting us.

Lindsay White

Lindsay White

Lindsay White is another local Hills girl who’s qualifications bring plenty of experience to our team. Lindsay and her husband Beau’s family consist of their three cats Whitey, Blacky & Skittles and she cares for three horses, two are retired but Indy is her horse she loves to trail ride.

Lindsay joined the team after nursing at the Animal Veterinary Specialist & Referral Centre. Her experience in hospital care, client relations, stock management, reproductive medicine and dog obedience is an asset to Wellington Road. Lindsay manages our hospital, emergency facilities and staff training to ensure high levels of skill development across our team. Her compassion for clients, desire for best practice and passion for pets is evident, this means she will give you her best. Lindsay is keen to meet our regular Hills clients who make this practice such a special place to work.

Amanda Forder

Amanda Forder

Amanda’s lifelong love of animals led her to a career in Veterinary Nursing in 1998. After working in a large shelter and animal hospital for three years, she made the transition into private practice. Amanda completed a Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing through Victoria University. She has a special interest in animal behaviour and currently enjoys running the puppy pre-school classes at Petbarn in Hoppers Crossing. Amanda is also a member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT Australia). Her Doberman, Anubis, achieved the Delta Canine Good Citizen Award in 2009. Amanda’s husband (Craig) and their two children (Callum and Bronwyn), share her love of animals. Their household menagerie includes a Doberman (Anubis), a Pomeranian Cross (Lacey) and a flock of crazy chickens.

Ashlee Missale

Ashlee Missale

Hi, my name is Ash and I’ve been a Vet Nurse here at Werribee for 3 years. I have always wanted to work with animals and finally I get to thank to the Werribee team. I am very passionate about the welfare of animals. One day, I wish to work with wild animals at the zoo and in Africa with the Lions. When I am not working I do enjoy working out and going for run with my beautiful American Staffy Achilles. Also I like to go out to good restaurants with good food and desserts, and spending time with friends and family. I also share my life with too naughty cats named Zuki and Calico that are aunty and niece. I think I have one of the best jobs you can get and I feel privileged to have this opportunity.

Dr Isabelle Kowalyk

Dr Isabelle Kowalyk

Isabelle wanted to be a Vet ever since given a toy stethoscope and doctors bag as a child! Issy is a Melbourne west side local but relocated to Adelaide to complete the Doctor of Veterinary medicine course, receiving an outstanding academic award in her final year. She absolutely loves working with clients and their fur babies to achieve optimum health outcomes-her interests include preventative medicine, diagnostic imaging and animal welfare. She also has a very special interest in feline internal medicine- because cats are pawfect!

When not in the consult room, Issy enjoys the company of her three cats at home, reading Agatha Christie novels, travel and spending time with friends and family. She is very excited to have joined the lovely Werribee Greencross team, and looks forward to meeting you and your furry family members soon.

Dr Wendy Faulkner

Dr Wendy Faulkner

I graduated from Melbourne University in 2004.
Since graduation I have worked at both the Hoppers Crossing and Werribee Greencross vet clinics, but have primarily been at the Werribee clinic for the last 7 years.
I believe pets are family members and should be treated as such, therefore they should receive the best care available in all areas of their welfare whether it be their diet, preventative health plans, medical, surgical or psychological needs. I aim to achieve this everyday through my role as a veterinarian at Greencross Werribee.
In my spare time when I am not looking after your non-human family members I am looking after your non-human family members I am looking after mine!- as well as spending time with my family. We have 2 whippets named Memphis and Willie, 2 cats named Whisker and Ziggy as well as 4 chickens.
I also enjoy spending time bushwalking, fishing, kayaking and gardening.

Melissa Coon

Melissa Coon

I started my journey with Greencross in Ballarat & Creswick and joined the amazing team in Werribee in July 2012 after moving to Bacchus Marsh. I have been a veterinary nurse for nearly 6 years now and I am very passionate about wildlife care/rehabilitation and have been a wildlife carer for over 15 years. I also have a keen interest in birds, reptiles and other exotic pets. I am passionate about customer service and love nursing the surgical patient.
I have a not so clever snake called worm, two inseparable central bearded dragons, Randell & Pearl, and one not so friendly gorgeous Indian Ringneck Parakeet called Zazu, not to mention the number of wildlife critters scattered through my home.
In my spare time I like to go bushwalking, play table tennis, get out into the garden and spending time with my family and friends.

Rebecca Gunasee

Rebecca Gunasee

Rebecca began her nursing career at Werribee 11 years ago. It was here that she completed her training and qualified as a certificate IV Veterinary Nurse and a registered Microchip Implanter. Bec took on the Practice Manager role in 2010 and hasn’t looked back, she enjoys the rapport that she has developed with the amazing clients over the years and the snuggles that she has with the patients. She lives locally with her husband Rishi and their two beautiful girls Isla & Aisha who are completely obsessed with the quirky family cat Minou.

Danielle Shoobert

Danielle Shoobert

Danielle is the Practice Manager at Greencross West Gosford. Danielle has her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing and is a Licenced Microchip Implanter with over 12 years veterinary nursing experience. She has a special interest in Dentistry and pet dental health. Danielle has lived on the Central Coast all her life with her Husband and two beautiful children as well as her cat, Marley, Greyhound, Merlin and Jack Russell X, Scruffy. Danielle has a strong passion for not only her patient’s health and wellbeing but also part of her client’s lives.

Dr Emetia Cull

Dr Emetia Cull

Dr Emetia joins the Greencross Vets family with over 11 yrs veterinary experience! Starting her career in her native South Africa, Dr Emetia moved to Australia 10yrs ago and is a proud Australian Citizen. With experience in Equine and small animal medicine to emergency care, Dr Emetia is also AQIS Accredited and makes a wonderful addition to the clinic team. Along with her husband, two small children and two cats, Dr Emetia is enjoying life on the Central Coast following a recent move from the hustle of Sydney. Dr Emetia and her team are looking forward to getting to know their clients and patients in their new state of the art clinic!

Jade Davies

Jade Davies

Jade began her career as a veterinary nurse in 2008, qualifying as a Certificate IV Veterinary Nurse in 2012. She has worked in a variety of clinics both small and large, from mixed practices to Emergency and Critical Care. She has been working in ECC since 2012, where she has been able to employ her passion in medicine and learning, setting high standards of patient care. Jade gained her Accreditation in Veterinary Nursing in 2013. In 2017, she took a second position returning to general practice to share her knowledge of the industry with trainee nurses. She is actively involved in the Queensland Division of the VNCA, and in her spare time is involved in motorsport with the GCTMC Inc.

Aimee Fuller

Aimee Fuller

Aimee is our reptile crazy nurse. She loves reptiles but her passion also extends further, to dogs, cats, birds and all small exotics and wildlife. She loves running her puppy school classes and seeing all of the little puppies grow puts a big smile on her face. Aimee has been a nurse for 4 years now, Aimee started off as one of our School Based Trainees whilst completing her Certificate II in Animal Studies, once Aimee was finished her HSC she then joined our Greencross team and is in the middle of completing her certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing and you can see her at our Warilla & Fairy Meadow clinics. She loves her job and couldn’t see herself doing anything else!

Dr Brett Beehag

Dr Brett Beehag

Brett qualified as a vet from Sydney university in 1997 and starting working with the team in Wollongong in the same year . In 2006 he gained his memberships with the Australian college of veterinary scientists in surgery.  Surgery is one of his favorite areas of the job .  He, his wife and his 2 kids, have 2 cats and 1 dog and loves the outdoors

Dr Nicole Defina

Dr Nicole Defina

Nikki graduated from the University of Melbourne with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 2015. Since graduating, Nikki has worked in mixed practices in rural Victoria and the Illawarra area before joining the Greencross team in 2017.

Nikki loves all aspects of veterinary medicine, but particularly enjoys small animal surgery and wildlife medicine. She lives at home with her partner who is also a vet, their cat Mr Moustachio, and their dog, a Catahoula called Angus. Outside of her work as a vet, Nikki loves running and exploring the great outdoors.

Dr Sharon Tan

Dr Sharon Tan

Sharon graduated from University of Sydney in 2006 and has worked in several clinics before joining Greencross Vets in 2010. She is mother to two cats, an overweight Devon Rex, a feisty domestic long hair cat, and a toddler who is learning that emotions are a thing. When she is not at work, Sharon loves to binge on Netflix and ice cream.

Dr Rosie Davis

Dr Rosie Davis

Rosie is a veterinarian who grew up in Wollongong. She went to The University of Sydney and moved back to her hometown after graduating. She enjoys many aspects of small animal veterinary practice, but has a passion for small animal medicine and diagnostic imaging. When not at the clinic you’ll most likely find her outside; walking, running or riding a bike; or inside baking.

Matile Barham

Matile Barham

Matile has worked with Greencross as a Veterinary Nurse for 10 year. She has always loved animals and lives on a farm with her family and pets. They have lots of cows, 2 horses Ezzie and Edward, a gorgeous cat Coco, a very active Kelpie named Raven and a lovable Labrador Ella. Matile has a passion for customer care and loves helping and greeting all our clients and their pets at the front desk. Being a Vet Nurse is the most rewarding job for Matile and she loves caring for the animals in hospital and nursing them back to recovery.

Rebecca Stone

Rebecca Stone

Bec has a naughty little ginger kitty called Arnold and a big goofy cross breed called Jeffrey. They love to wrestle and play together!

She loves being a vet nurse, working with different animals each day and helping them in any way she can.

When Bec is not at work, she likes being at the beach, spending time with family/friends, watching movies and baking.

Jodie Cully

Jodie Cully

Receptionist
Jodie has worked with Greencross as a Veterinary Receptionist for over 10 years and is proud to have developed strong relationships with our clients and their furry companions! She is well known for providing outstanding support to the vets and will always go the extra mile to ensure the greatest care for your pet. When she’s not working in the clinic, you will find her spoiling her two fur babies at home named Coda and Spot.

Lizzy Hawkins

Lizzy Hawkins

I started my veterinary journey at Greencross Vets when I was just 15, completing work experience before gaining a traineeship and then being promoted to the role of Veterinary Nurse. I am passionate about all aspects of my job, spending a lot of time attending to patients and also working at the Animal Emergency Centre for afterhours emergency and critical care. I am currently completing a Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing and find that my passion continues to grow in this industry. When I’m not in the clinic, you will find me going out on my boat and taking my Golden Retriever named Chester in his lifejacket for a swim! I also have three other fur-babies including Billy the silky terrier, Dougal the black cat and Thomas my adopted ginger cat.

Dr Tiffany Wong

Dr Tiffany Wong

Hi, my name’s Tiffany – I graduated from the University of Melbourne in 2015 with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine. Before that, I completed a Bachelor of Science with Honours at the University of British Columbia, in Canada where I was born and raised. My special interests are behaviour and surgery, which are very diverse but that’s why I love being a veterinarian – the multitude of different skills I get to use is amazing. I have two rescued ginger cats named Nugget and Marmalade, who are brothers. Outside of my veterinary pursuits, I’m an avid baker – I love utilising food science to make sweet creations

Dr Michael Righetti

Dr Michael Righetti

Veterinary Associate
Dr Michael Righetti has a farming background (Greta in north eastern Victoria) and according to his late parents he didn’t contemplate any other occupation other than to be a Vet. His brother looked after the equipment and fencing on the farm, and he took care of the animals.

Dr Righetti has been caring for dogs, cats and other small animals for over 30 years and he’s still trying to convince his nurses that he’s in his mid fourtys! And your pets are safe with Dr Righetti as a strict vegetarian he hasn’t eaten one for 30 years!!!!

Outside the Practice his loves are his wife and children,Molly the mutt (Cavalier King Charles Spaniel), golf, tennis, running (call that jogging!), the Melbourne Footy Club and outdoors (favorite areas Fraser Island and the Gibb River Road).

Dr Michael’s neurosis (or one of them!) in human and veterinary medicine is preventative medicine, and you will find this approach comes up all the time in managing patients.

Alice Clarke

Alice Clarke

Practice Manager
Alice’s career started in 2006 working in a cattery before realising that Veterinary Nursing was the direction she wanted to travel. Working her way up to Practice Manager she is very passionate and loves having a chat with people about their fur children. At home Alice lives with three Cats – Willow, Dora and Squeek, blue Indian Ringneck Parrot Bert and beautiful baby boy Heath. In her spare time Alice loves spending time with her son, family and friends, playing poker and watching her Blue boys play footy.

Rebecca Koring

Rebecca Koring

Bec has been a veterinary nurse for 11 years and is a mum to 3 fur children, Spud and Nina her troublesome doggos, Meggs the water-loving cat and six chickens. Bec also has 2 human children and enjoys spending weekends with them at the beach or out on the boat.

Dr Ashlinn O’Keeffe

Dr Ashlinn O’Keeffe

Ashlinn graduated from the University of Sydney in 2010 and has since worked across several clinics including Fairy Meadow, Woonona Bulli, Warilla Shellcove and Campbelltown. She now spends most of the time leading the team at Greencross Warilla Shellcove as Veterinary Director. Ashlinn is also a member of the Veterinary Advisory Board for Greencross Vets that has over 100 Veterinary hospitals Australia wide. She has a keen interest in small animal surgical cases and also enjoys day to day GP consulting such as cute puppy checks! Any spare time is spent with her beloved and very spoilt dog Harry who can sometimes be spotted visiting the clinic.

Alanna Pringle

Alanna Pringle

I’ve always been passionate about travelling and spent five years working overseas as a stewardess, where I explored new cities and had overseas adventures. However I missed the sunny shores of the Gold Coast and returned to pursue my other love, pets! I am passionate about preventative medicine and educating pet owners about how to be responsible. It’s a joy to come into work and take care of these furry family members and I look forward to getting my own pet soon!

Chloe Beattie

Chloe Beattie

Chloe began her Vet Nurse training at the young age of 14 through Greencross Vets as school based trainee and absolutely fell in love with the industry. She has a very strong passion for all aspects of her job, including preventative medicine and having a soft spot for the geriatric patients we see in clinic.
She is the proud owner of three cats: Leo the four year old Burmese, Baby the four year old Tonkinese and Koko the 20 year old Tonkinese. When she is not in the clinic hard at work you can find her surfing along main beach, eating acai bowls or spending time with my cats.

Dr Ashleigh Linville

Dr Ashleigh Linville

Vet Director at Burleigh Waters – I started as a new graduate with Greencross Vets after graduating in 2014 from the University of Queensland. I have always had a keen interest in small animal medicine and soft tissue surgery but in particular I love the challenge of feline medicine. Prior to becoming a vet, I graduated with a Bachelor of Biotechnology with Honours and spent five years in the laboratory doing medical research. I have found my passion as a Veterinarian at Varsity Lakes and love helping owners maintain happy and healthy relationships with their pets! Originally from Canada, I love spending my weekends at the beach enjoying the sunshine with my husband. At home I have a menagerie of pets including my crazy rescued domestic shorthair Abbi, a flock of guinea fowl and a small herd of cattle.

Dr Heyn de Kock

Dr Heyn de Kock

Heyn moved to Australia from South Africa shortly after graduating from the University of Pretoria in 2006. He spent two years working in a mixed practice in rural WA before moving to the Gold Coast. Here he worked as an emergency and critical care veterinarian at the Animal Emergency Centre. Thereafter he followed his now fiancé to Wollongong and worked as one of the senior vets in a busy Greencross practice. They have recently returned to the sunny Gold Coast and Heyn is thoroughly enjoying working with the dynamic team at Greencross Vets Varsity Lakes. His professional interests include: preventative medicine, soft tissue surgery and critical care. In his spare time Heyn enjoys nature photography and spending time with his two Italian Greyhounds, Bruce and Bernie.

Felisia Green

Felisia Green

I have always been passionate about animals starting work experience in a veterinary clinic when I was just fifteen year old! After graduating from high school, I was offered a full time role and a few years later began working as the Practice Manager, where I was able to focus on maintaining the highest standards of service and care for our furry patients. Over the last few years, I have worked in a number of different practices all over the world including London, Dublin and Norway before coming back to the sunny Gold Coast. My furry family includes Barkly the Bichon Friese, Cooper the Cornish Rex cat and Muriel the Domestic Long Hair, who I adopted as a stray.

Jennene Sutton

Jennene Sutton

Jennene was born in Wollongong NSW and moved to Canberra in 1981 to study an Arts Degree at ANU. Jennene has worked at Greencross All Creatures since 1993 in the stock control and purchasing areas. She has 3 daughters and a granddaughter. She also has a dog at home named Charlie.

Katie Lonergan

Katie Lonergan

Katie was born and raised in Canberra and has been with the Tuggeranong team since 2016. A trip to Thailand sparked Katie’s interest in the veterinary world and in 2014 she completed her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing.
Katie has always had a soft spot for animals, especially those who have endured a tough life. Not surprisingly all her pets (two dogs, Zepper and Casper, and four cats, Cooper, Harry, Peanut Wigglebutt and Elvis Purrsley) are rescues.
Outside of work she enjoys spending time with friends and family, trips to the coast and watching movies enough times so she can quote every line.

Maddison Cowie

Maddison Cowie

Maddie joined Greencross Tuggeranong in 2016, after completing her Cert II in Animal Studies. She now works as part of the team on reception. She is also a dance teacher, and currently studying a double degree in Education and Arts at the University of Canberra, specialising in Sociology and English. At home, she has two mini lop rabbits Oli and Sam, a cat Morti and a Schnauzer cross, Baxter.

Michelle Chipperfield

Michelle Chipperfield

Michelle is the Practice Manager of Greencross Tuggeranong. She has a Certificate IV in Vet Nursing and a Diploma in Practice Management (Veterinary). Michelle has also bred and shown champion Papillon dogs. Born in Canberra and following her schooling here, Michelle lived in Temora for 3 years before returning to start work at Greencross Tuggeranong in March 1997. She has been nursing since 1983 and has an extensive knowledge of medical and surgical procedures. Michelle is a qualified Puppy Preschool trainer, and has a special interest in dentistry and breeding. Outside of work Michelle enjoys spending time reading, gardening, antiquing, bee keeping and is the owner of 1 miniature horse, a Stumpy Tailed Cattle Dog called Jasper and a very cheeky cat named Amelia.

Penny MacDiarmid

Penny MacDiarmid

Penny is the head receptionist at Greencross Vets All Creatures and has worked here since 2006. She can be guaranteed to give you a warm friendly welcome. She has excellent knowledge of the surrounding area after living in Canberra on and off for 20 years. She is a busy mother of four and has one cat, Wendy, and two dogs, Polly & Lilly. Her interests outside work include her family, swimming, gardening, socialising, movies, coffee, and enjoying outdoor activities.

Rebecca Barr

Rebecca Barr

Bec joined the Tuggeranong team in 2009 as our full time receptionist. She was born in Wollongong NSW and moved to Canberra at the age of 2. She has 3 cats; a naughty birman named Ollie, Zeus the ragdoll and a bengal name Bella. In her spare time Bec enjoys baking, collecting vinyl records and following the Formula 1.

Tamika Lovelock

Tamika Lovelock

Tamika was born and raised in Canberra. She has always lived in a household full of animals and can’t remember a time that there was less than 10 pets around. Tamika joined the Tuggeranong team as a school based trainee, working towards her Certificate II in Animal Studies and will eventually go on to complete her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing. At home Tamika has a german shepherd named Kovu, a red cattle dog named Charli, 2 horses, a carpet python, 2 sheep that she hand reared from 1 day old and a talking Galah. In her free time she rides as much as she can, with Charli always tagging along. In the future Tamika plans on going to University to study horse husbandry and one day hopefully develop her own thoroughbred and standardbred stud farm.

Brianna Botha

Brianna Botha

In 2014, Brianna joined Greencross Vets shortly before completing a Bachelor of applied science (veterinary technology major) and certificate IV in veterinary nursing. Brianna has always had a strong passion for working within the veterinary industry and revels in the busy and challenging environment. Brianna has recently taken on a new adventure in Greencross Vets moving onto a brand new Co-lo clinic in Underwood where she is loving the challenges of balancing being the Practice Manager and Veterinary Nurse, she especially enjoys the business/admin side in addition to her nursing.
When not working at the clinic, Brianna enjoys spending time with her Fiance, and two rescue dogs Spooks an energetic Bull Arab X who was adopted shortly after starting in the clinic and Boo a miniature English/American Staffy who was brought into the clinic as a stray when she was just a pup.

Dr Joy-Maree Wetzel

Dr Joy-Maree Wetzel

Joy-Maree completed a Bachelor of Science (Zoology), Bachelor of Applied Science with Honours and a Bachelor of Education at the University of Queensland. She commenced her veterinary career in a mixed practice in the Lockyer Valley before returning to Brisbane to complete a rotating internship at a veterinary specialist centre. Joy-Maree joined the Greencross team in 2011 where she was promoted to the Veterinary Director role for her commitment to providing the highest possible standards of veterinary care to her clients and patients. Outside the veterinary clinic she is passionate about fitness and shares her home with dogs, cats, birds, fish, chickens and ducks!

Brooke Walsh

Brooke Walsh

I grew up on a farm in Uralla where we had a variety of animals from dogs to horses, cows, ferrets, goats, chickens, a pig and a naughty donkey. Where i gained a love for all animals and an interest in working in the animal care/Veterinary industry. I went to school at Uralla Central and continued my Vet Nursing studies through NEVC volunteering once a week.
I have been working at NEVC since November 2008 and have completed my Certificate 4 in Veterinary Nursing, i have studied a course on Grooming and Hydrobathing companion animals and I am currently studying Certificate 3 in Equine Nursing.
My interests include all aspects of equine and small animal nursing, horse riding, skydiving and league tag (NEVC are sponsors for Uralla Tigers Ladies League Tag).

Tina Wolverson

Tina Wolverson

Tina Wolverson has been working with us for over three years. She joined the team as a veterinary nurse upon relocation from QLD where she had worked in private practice and at the school of veterinary science at University of QLD. Tina has qualifications in animal behaviour and runs the Anamazious Dog Training clinics, as well as conducting the Centres’ puppy preschool activities. Currently Tina can be seen at the Armidale practice on a Monday and Friday.

Vicki Calliess

Vicki Calliess

I was born in Armidale and have spent all my life around the Armidale and Uralla areas. I went to school in Uralla and then went onto Tafe and completed a secretarial course. I then spent some time working at a service station and then as a teacher’s aide at the local school. In 1985 I started working at the Uralla Veterinary Clinic and have been there ever since. I worked full time up until I had my first child in 1996, since then I have been working part time. I now have 3 beautiful children, a boy and 2 girls. I live on a 6 acre hobby farm at Invergowrie with my husband Paul and my 3 children Ethan, Tamika and Rachael. My interests include spending time with my family and my large assortment of animals, which include, dogs, cats, miniature ponies, miniature pigs, goats and Dexter cattle.

Dr Kathryn James

Dr Kathryn James

Dr Kathryn originally reigns from Melbourne from a family of vets, including her father, so she always wanted to become one herself. She relocated to the blissful Gold Coast 13 years ago and lives locally in Varsity Lakes with her husband and their beloved, cheeky walking vacuum cleaner, Elsie, the adorable Miniature Dachshund. Dr Kathryn loves working in general practice and has a keen interest in medicine, dermatology and veterinary nurse training. She holds post-graduate diplomas in dermatology, radiology, internal medicine and feline medicine as well as a workplace training and assessment certificate.

Ashley

Ashley

Ashley joined us in October 2016 after spending time working at Australia zoo, and at a local veterinary specialist centre. She will soon finish her Cert IV in veterinary nursing, and has a passion for all things feline, as well as caring for wildlife. In her spare time Ashley is kept busy looking after her 3 cats, and enjoys dancing, aerial silks and going to the gym to keep fit.

Carrie Oldfield

Carrie Oldfield

Carrie is a Registered Veterinary Nurse who became part of the Greencross Vets Teneriffe team at the start of 2017. Before this, she worked full time at the RSPCA Hospital in London for eight years. This was where she adopted her tripod Cat, named Amber. Amber was a nervous little tabby that adjusted into a happy, confident little minx. Previous to Amber she grew up in a home filled with Labradors and Retrievers. Now at home, she has her hands full looking after her toddler. When Carrie has a quiet minute she can usually be found (hiding) with her head in a book.

Emma Dover

Emma Dover

Ali Richards

Ali Richards

Ali comes from New Zealand, and has been with the Greencross Toombul team since the beginning of 2018. She has many years of veterinary nursing experience, and is fully qualified with her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing. Ali has two beautiful cats named Ash and Gracie.

Tracey-Lee Mifsud

Tracey-Lee Mifsud

Tracey-Lee has been indispensible at Greencross Vets Toombul as Practice Manager since its inception in September 2017. She completed her Diploma in Practice Management in 2007 and Certificate II in Veterinary Nursing in 2013. She has a very active Chocolate Border Collie – “Boss”,a Male Ginger Cat – “Tyler” who runs the house, a Cockatiel-“Bondi”, 3 Chickens and 2 Goldfish. Tracey-Lee enjoys spending quality time with her family and friends and loves travelling exploring new and interesting places locally and overseas. Tracey-Lee is devoted to making sure that all owners and pets experience the very best care whilst at our clinic.

Dr Christabel Hannon

Dr Christabel Hannon

Bella has always been passionate about animals, completing a Bachelor of Veterinary Science at the University of Queensland before working overseas in a clinic in the south of England. She has since returned to Australia and loves her new role at Teneriffe.
Bella is well-known for providing the highest standards of care to her clients and their furry friends, it’s always so touching to see the special bond between an owner and their pet, and it is so rewarding to be a part of that and help in any way possible. She is committed to continuing education, enjoying all aspects of the industry including both medicine and surgery. When she is not in the clinic, you will often find her enjoying outdoor activities such as rock climbing, cycling, surfing and gardening. She also loves spending time with her family and friends in Brisbane, and being involved in the community.

Jenna Asley QVN

Jenna Asley QVN

Jenna has been with the Greencross Teneriffe team since June 2015, and in that time has built close relationships with her furry patients and wonderful owners whom regularly pop in for a visit. Jenna has completed in Certificate IV in Vet Nursing and has a keen interest in dental & preventative care, administrative duties and caring for each and every patient that comes into the clinic as if they are her own. In her spare time, she enjoys anything crafty, spending time with her husband & family and enjoying living in sunny Brisbane. Jenna also has a sassy 10-year-old rescue cat named Puss.

Dr Nicole Wong BVSc (Hons) MVM

Dr Nicole Wong BVSc (Hons) MVM

Dr Nicole graduated with honours from the University of Queensland in 2012, and has since also completed a Masters degree in Veterinary Medicine from Massey University through distance education. After working in various small animal practices and an emergency clinic in Brisbane, she is now the Veterinary Director at Greencross Vets Toombul. Dr Nicole and looks forward to providing high standards of medical and surgical care to the local community, and has a keen interest in internal medicine, soft tissue surgeries, and preventative care. When not working, Nicole enjoys baking and spending time with her 9 year old cocker spaniel Biscuit.

Annette Bouwman

Annette Bouwman

Annette has been a veterinary nurse for 18 years, spending the last 12 at Greencross Vets All Creatures. She has spent the majority of her life in Canberra but has also lived in Amsterdam for a year. Professionally her areas of interest are surgical nursing, Puppy Preschool, grooming and nutrition. Annette’s hobbies include reading, walking and fishing. She is proud Mum to Son Charlie. She has two beloved Dobermanns which are shown regularly and are spoilt rotten.

Carrie Traynor

Carrie Traynor

Carrie grew up in the Northern Territory surrounded by wildlife as her father was a ranger with NT Parks and Wildlife. She always loved animals and began working in the animal industry when she was 18 and can’t imagine not working with animals. Carrie began vet nursing in 2006 and since then has worked within nursing, reception and practice management roles. Carrie joined the Tuggeranong team at the beginning of 2016 after moving down from Brisbane, where she has worked for Greencross Vets for the last 8 years. Carrie is passionate about animal welfare and rescue pets and founded a QLD Charity that rescues chihuahuas and other small dogs. She has rescued over 300 dogs and 500 cats in the last 10 years. Carrie is owned by 6 rescue dogs, 2 rescue cats and 3 guinea pigs.

Dr Wayne Mizon

Dr Wayne Mizon

Wayne joins Greencross Tuggeranong with 33 yrs experience! With a special interest in small animal and feline medicine Wayne also tutors for CVE distance Feline Medicine course. Outside of work Wayne has a large extended family and is a proud grandfather. On weekends Wayne travels to his property in Bemboka where he has 3 cats, 3 dogs, 2 goats and 2 horses. When he can find the time he also loves cooking, gardening, watching movies and good wine!

Isabel Lucas

Isabel Lucas

Isabel joined the Greencross All Creatures team in 2014 as a part time receptionist, she also works at Petbarn in Weston. She is currently studying a double degree in management and psychology at the University of Canberra. She has 3 dogs; Kippy, Bo and Millie. She also owns 2 horses so enjoys riding and spending time out at the paddock.

Jade Lynch

Jade Lynch

Jade was born in West Wyalong, NSW, and moved to Canberra in 1990. She has an Associate Diploma in Animal Science and has been working at Greencross Tuggeranong since December 1996. Jade is married and has two young children. For as long as she can remember, Jade has wanted to work with animals. She owns 2 cats; Archie & Albie and a Rottweiler named Diesel. Jade enjoys all types of veterinary nursing but has a particular interest in dentistry and is also a qualified wildlife carer.

Jane Lawrence

Jane Lawrence

Jane returned to Greencross All Creatures in July 2015 after a couple of years off to travel and spend time with family. Originally from Sydney, Jane has always been interested in science and animals. She volunteers with RSPCA-ACT and after fostering dozens of kittens is now the permanent slave to five cats. Jane has a degree in Psychology and loves reading and pub trivia.

Charmaine Bell

Charmaine Bell

My name is Charmaine and I am the cattery attendant at Greencross Surfers Paradise. Since I was a young child I have always loved animals. This love of animals lead me to complete my Certificate 2 in Animal studies, and for the past 7 years I have worked in the pet industry. I am also currently studying my Certificate 3 in captive animals and I volunteer at Currumbin wildlife sanctuary. My own fur children include my four dogs Cookie, Immy, Honey & Pebbles as well as two ragdoll cats Splodgy & Bella, a Galah called Cheeky and a 6 foot saltwater Aquarium! I love spending time with all the cats that come here for a holiday and giving them lots of attention and pats. Being the cattery attendant here at Greencross Surfers Paradise is the purr-fect job!

Dr Siobhan Doherty BVsc

Dr Siobhan Doherty BVsc

Veterinary Associate
Siobhan, originally from Ireland, completed her bachelor of Veterinary Science at the University of Liverpool in England 2016. Since moving to Australia in 2017 she has joined the Greencross Surfers Paradise team and is a committed and enthusiastic member. Siobhan has a deep empathy for animals and always strives to deliver compassion, care and understanding.
She has a particular interest in the field of Cardiology and Diagnostic Imaging. In her spare time she enjoys reading, painting and furthering her education.

Erin Gilbert

Erin Gilbert

Berniece Stockwell

Berniece Stockwell

Berniece began her time at Tanilba Bay as work experience while she was studying Certificate IV. She officially joined the family in July 2012 and graduated later that year. Berniece became Practice Manager in 2015 and was awarded Practice Manager of the year with Greencross Vets in 2016.
Berniece has a Groodle named Brody, 2 cockatiels named Billy and Pearl and a Pygmie bearded dragon named Barney wait for it Stockwell.
Berniece has 4 children and loves seeing live music, shopping and hanging out with her children and hubby.

Dr Erin Grace

Dr Erin Grace

Erin joined the team in May 2016. She has been working in the veterinary industry for over 7 years and graduated from the University of Sydney in 2014 with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science. She also achieved a Bachelor of Business prior to starting her studies in Vet. Erin has a mountain lion named Jasper (haha he’s just a big cat) and is looking forward to increasing her fur family now that she’s left the city. Erin loves gardening, playing sports, going to the movies, and good food and drinks

Eden Houston

Eden Houston

Eden has been part of the Greencross Tanilba Bay family since October 2014 and completed her Certificate IV in Vet Nursing in 2015.
Eden has a cat named Bucket who was brought into the clinic as a stray in you guessed it, a bucket!
Eden enjoys playing sports and travelling.

Jessica Brzozowski

Jessica Brzozowski

Jessica has been working at Greencross Tanilba Bay family since June 2018 and completed Certificate IV in Vet Nursing in 2014.
Jessica owns 3 dogs; Liz, Kippa and Samson, 2 cats; Gomez and Shadow and a horse named Chester.
Jessica also has 2 children named Skarlett and Isaac.

Katie Sillett

Katie Sillett

Veterinary Nurse

Katie started her career in 2006 and she graduated from TAFE with a Certificate IV Veterinary Nursing qualification and an excellence in surgical nursing.

The mum of two enjoys spending time with her family, being entertained by her chickens and playing the guitar in her spare time. In 2015 Katie decided it was time to take on a new challenge and graduated from AIRC in 2017 with her Diploma of Veterinary Nursing.

In August 2019 she became a member of Greencross Vets Maitland and is thoroughly enjoying the opportunity to broaden her skills and knowledge.

Tahlai Roberts

Tahlai Roberts

Tahlai joined the family at Tanilba Bay In November 2017, as a Veterinary Nurse and Groomer.
She completed her Veterinary Nursing Certificate IV in 2013.

Tahlai has worked and volunteered in the animal industry since 2010 and loves learning new things. Her pets include 3 chickens and 2 children.

In her spare time she enjoys camping, spending time at the beach and time with her family.

Samantha

Samantha

Samantha completed her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing in July 2014 at Richmond TAFE. She has always had a soft spot for all animals since a young age which developed further during high school while working with livestock and having her own animals at home. Samantha has two cheeky kitties at home, Bennie a beautiful but naught Ragdoll, Puss a black and white moggy who was rescued from a shelter as a kitten and a mischievous black Labrador called Balloo.

Alice Milne

Alice Milne

I have always loved animals and grew up in a family with lots of dogs, I believe that growing up as a child with animals taught me responsibility, empathy and of course it was a lot of fun too! When I left school and moved away from my home town of Armidale in NSW in 2012 I moved into a apartment and couldn’t have a dog. So I decided to rescue a cat from the RSPCA and my major love of cats began. I now own three beautiful little cats named Olly, Willis and Basil that are all rescues from either the RSPCA or the AWL. I began studying my Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing in 2015 and began working with Greencross Vets in Surfers Paradise in 2016. I love being a nurse as I can show compassion, empathy and caring everyday and help to bring every pet that comes through our doors the best care possible.

Cameron Farrugia

Cameron Farrugia

Dr Shaun Bearcock BVSc GradCertBus (Marketing)

Dr Shaun Bearcock BVSc GradCertBus (Marketing)

Shaun graduated from the University of Queensland in 2008. Since graduating he has worked in small animal practice, emergency after hours practices and as a technical veterinarian for a pharmaceutical company. Shaun has a passion for preventative veterinary health care. “I believe a proactive approach to veterinary medicine to prevent or diagnose disease early improves the overall wellness of our pets and ourselves.” Outside of work Shaun enjoys keeping fit and studying other languages. Shaun has lived in Japan for one year and continues to practice his conversational Japanese skills. Shaun now calls Surfers Paradise home and is looking forward to meeting and caring for your pet.

Emma Dries

Emma Dries

Ever since I was able to work I immersed myself in the animal care industry. My working life began when I was 15, working at a pet store. I moved my way up to a managerial role which I worked in for two years before deciding I would like follow my true passion and study to be a Veterinary Nurse. I began my journey with Greencross in 2014 as a student and completed my certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing in 2015 and have been working at Greencross Surfers Paradise as the Nursing Manager before recently taking on the Practice Manager role. I like working within a team of like minded and passionate people that provide the best care for your animals big and small. I have an interest for emergency cases and am quick to respond when emergency cases come into the clinic. My home life consists of caring for my two young children along side my husband; our family pets name is Borris who is a beautiful eight year old Children’s Python.

Kayla Moyes

Kayla Moyes

Veterinary Nurse
Kayla began her Veterinary Nursing journey as an intern through the Greencross Internship program. The progress she has rapidly made since then, along with her kind and gentle nature, has made her an excellent addition to the Greencross Surfers Paradise team, officially joining in 2018 upon completion of Certificate II in Animal Studies. She is looking to further her education to a Certificate IV level in the coming year. Kayla is always helpful in providing the highest possible nurturing care. Her interests include competition bowling, the gym and socializing with friends. Kayla has a dog called Romeo and a Cat called Edward.

Future McClure

Future McClure

Future started her vet nursing career in 2016 when she commenced her Certificate II in Animal Studies through the Greencross Vets Nursing Internship program. Future is enjoying all aspects of veterinary nursing and having completed her Certificate II, would love to continue to expand her knowledge and commence her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing. Future has two English Staffies, named Duke and Penny. And a Birman named Boris. In her spare time, Future enjoys spending time with her husband, family and friends, eating out, going to the movies and reading.

Jerina Howl

Jerina Howl

Jerina started her vet nursing career in 2014 in a small family run clinic, she completed her cert IV in vet nursing in 2016. Jerina joined the Stud Park family in 2017 where she was welcomed and continued growing her experience and knowledge. Jerina holds a keen interest in surgical nursing and will continue developing that throughout her career. In her spare time Jerina does Thai boxing for fitness, she loves to read and spend her time with her partner and their brood of animals.

Jessica Farmer

Jessica Farmer

Jessica has loved all animals great and small since a young age, pursuing this after high school by completing a Bachelor of Animal and Veterinary Bioscience’s at Latrobe University. Jess has spent her career working in many fields including retail, ranching and zoo keeping but her passion is Vet Nursing. She is excited to be joining the Green Cross family and undertaking her Cert IV in Vet Nursing. She is hopelessly in love with her Blue Heeler, Diesel and her cheeky Pearly Conure, Dante. In her spare time Jess enjoys riding horses and taking pictures of animals.

Stephanie Shepherd

Stephanie Shepherd

Stephanie became a qualified veterinary nurse in December 2013 after starting as a trainee in November 2009. She has loved animals since she was a little girl and has always wanted to work with them. She has two cats Sookie and the recent addition Luna, which were both adopted as kittens from the RSPCA. In her spare time Stephanie enjoys reading, watching movies, going for walks and cooking. Stephanie is excited about recently becoming apart of the team at Greencross Vets Stud Park and looks forward to furthering her career here.

Bronwyn

Bronwyn

Started out managing the boarding department at Cat Haven then took over managing their clinic, after 5 years progressed into emergency practices. First time in General practice but enjoy the management side and continue to do emergency work on the weekends.

Dr Sam Cheong

Dr Sam Cheong

Dr Samantha Cheong graduated from the University of Melbourne in 2007. She joined Greencross Stud Park in 2008 and her special interests include small animal internal medicine and soft tissue surgery. Samantha is married and lives with her husband Andrew. They absolutely adore their dog Charlotte and their very smart and determined bunny, Jessica. Samantha loves cooking, travelling and is always on the lookout for good food!

Dr Tamara Albers

Dr Tamara Albers

Tamara graduated from Murdoch University, Perth in 2011 with a Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery with distinction. After graduation she moved to Albury in New South Wales and worked in small animal practice. In 2014 she made the move to Melbourne and continued to work in small animal clinics. Tamara is also a qualified Pharmacist and did this for many years before following her true passion to become a vet. Tamara’s special interests are feline medicine, pharmacology and soft tissue surgery. Outside of work she loves travelling, hiking, snow skiing and spending time with her husband and menagerie of cats.

Fiona Sheary

Fiona Sheary

Fiona grew up surrounded by a variety of animals on a small farm in Upper Beaconsfield. Knowing that she wanted to work with animals she completed a Bachelor of Science at Monash University and has also now completed her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing. She enjoys running the clinics kitten adoption program, helping the little kittens find their new families. At home she is kept busy by her three cats; Jeep, Hook and Corky.

Hayley Gregg

Hayley Gregg

Hayley became a qualified vet nurse in September 2013 after starting as a trainee in emergency and critical care in 2009. Hayley joined the Greencross Stud Park family only recently and is looking forward to expanding her skills and knowledge in the general practice field. Hayley has two cats, Missy and Harri, which she adopted as strays and hand reared from 3 weeks of age. She also has a black and white cavoodle named Jackson who is very cheeky. One day she hopes to work with tigers and other big cats to help fight their extinction.

Jenny Poon

Jenny Poon

Jenny has been a member of staff at Greencross Stud Park for more than 13 years. Throughout this time she has completed a Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing, together with modules on emergency and critical care and surgical nursing. In her spare time Jenny volunteers for Wildlife Victoria, rescuing and transporting our precious wildlife. She has 2 cats, cockatiels, canaries and budgies and when possible, enjoys 4WDriving, camping and the outback.

Kirsty Morgan

Kirsty Morgan

Kirsty has been nursing for almost 15 years. She gained her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing in 2012 and has been head nurse at Greencross Stud Park since 2010. Kirsty has a keen interest in medical and surgical nursing with a special interest in the feline patient. She also loves to foster orphaned kittens finding them loving new homes through Stud Park’s adoption program. In her spare time, Kirsty enjoy spending time with family and friends, reading, shopping and AFL footy. She has 4 cats of her own called Flossy, Denzee, Simon and Pixie, all of which she hand reared from only a few days old. Having this many cats has also lovingly earned her the title of “crazy cat lady”!

Michelle Bierman

Michelle Bierman

Michelle joined the team at Stud Park in 1999.
She had a background in Human Dental Nursing for 8 years before joining the Animal Industry.
Working with animals has always been her greater passion and when she commenced working with animals it was with a Veterinary Dental Specialist at Melbourne Zoo. This then lead her to commence her career and study in Veterinary Nursing.
She has been Veterinary/Dental nursing since and is now Practice Manager at Stud Park, as well as continuing to volunteer for Dental Procedures at Melbourne Zoo.
In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family and her Fur kids, 2 dogs, Buckley and Polly and 4 cats, Barney, Boscoe, Memphis and Milo.

Rachel Tilley

Rachel Tilley

In between starting a family, Rachael has accumulated nearly 10 years of nursing experience. Rachael’s special interests include animal behaviour and cytology. She has a Staffy named Murphy and a Jack Russell Terrier named Tinks. They also live with her British Shorthair named Benny and Domestic Shorthair named Twix.

Sam Heffernan

Sam Heffernan

Sam is passionate about excellent clinic standards and patient care, and wants to support our team to continue to make our clients and their furry companions feel very valued and well looked after.
Sam openly admits to being a “sucker”, as for years she has been dedicating her spare time to rescuing and fostered stray and often neglected animals, and finding them forever homes. Due to this she has also accumulated many critters of her own! Although she loves all creatures great and small, Sam does have a massive soft spot for our ‘senior’ patients having loved multiple oldies over the years herself.
In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family (pets included), going on road trips with her lovely partner Jarryd and baking.
Sam very much looks forward to meeting you and your furry friends.

Dr April Hand

Dr April Hand

Dr. April graduated from the Murdoch University in 2017.
She joined Greencross Vets Subiaco in January 2018 and brings with her an interest in surgery and emergency medicine. She now spends her time between the Subiaco and Bedford clinics.
Having grown up in Singapore, she has a soft spot for domestic animals and all kinds of exotic pets.
April volunteered with the Worldwide Veterinary Service and is actively involved in her commitment to rescue animals.
In her leisure time, April is involved with her local roller hockey team and her local touch rugby team.
She also enjoys spending time with her newly adopted rescue pooch, Ernie!

Dr Kin Yi Yip BSc BVMS

Dr Kin Yi Yip BSc BVMS

Dr. Kin has always been passionate about pets, having worked in the veterinary industry for over ten years.
She graduated from Murdoch University in 2006 after completing a Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery.
Over the last few years, she has worked for a busy pet emergency centre, where she has been able to treat critical care patients.
She is passionate about learning new skills and her veterinary interests range from treating challenging medical cases through to soft tissue surgery.
She says that working as a vet is a privilege and there’s nothing more rewarding than being able to help a patient improve their health and wellbeing.
When she’s not in the clinic, you’ll find her spending time with her partner and two young kiddies, as well as their fur-family which includes two rescue dogs (a boxer cross named Justin and kelpie cross named Ashley) and our two rescue cats (named Sparkle and Spunky).

Maddison Aurisch

Maddison Aurisch

Maddison started working at the clinic since January 2017. She completed her Certificate IV Veterinary Nursing in December 2017. She has always had a passion for animals and their welfare, and also has an interest in animal conservation. Maddison grew up on a farm and owns 2 domestic cats, Persia and Squeak. She also has 3 dogs Bailey the Maltese, Theo the Shih Tzu and Redge the Kelpie! Her interests are helping out her family with livestock at the farm, spending time with family and friends and being a kitchen goddess!!

Simone Mayer

Simone Mayer

Simone began nursing back in 2012 after always knowing she wanted to work with animals. She took a break to go travelling, then studied Travel & tourism and worked in the industry for a year. She returned recently to Melbourne after living in Byron Bay to pursue her passion of working with animals. Simone began working for Greencross this year and is working towards finishing her Cert IV in Veterinary Nursing. She loves all creatures big and small and particularly enjoys surgical nursing and gaining new skills in anaesthetics.
In her spare time Simone loves exercising, cooking, spending time adventuring with friends and exploring new places around Melbourne.

Dr Wesley Cheung

Dr Wesley Cheung

Born in British Columbia, growing up in England and spending time in Hong Kong and Ireland, Dr Wesley is a seasoned world traveller. This travelling blended into interests in animal behaviour and behavioural medicine. Dr Wesley completed his BVSc at the University of Sydney following an internship at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland in human medicine! All of his travelling has also resulted in a keen interest in linguistics including Chinese, French, Russian and even Latin! In his down time Dr Wesley enjoys our Australian beaches after hitting the gym.

Dr Johnny Kwong

Dr Johnny Kwong

Born and raised in Hong Kong, Johnny moved to Australia to pursue his childhood dream of becoming a vet and graduated from Melbourne Uni in 2017. Johnny has a keen interest in small animal internal medicine, especially cardiology. Johnny also has a strong interest in getting to know all the owners and their lovely pets! Outside of work he enjoys bushwalking, travelling, photography and chilling at the beach when the weather is warm. Johnny adopted a cat named Kyoko a few years ago when she was a kitten and has become a big lap warmer!

Dr Kate Mowbray

Dr Kate Mowbray

Kate graduated from the University of Melbourne in 2006, spending the following 10 years developing skills in small animal practice in SE Victoria. She has just recently joined the team at Greencross Stud Park and is enjoying getting to know the local clients and their pets! She loves the variety of veterinary medicine and the opportunity to always continue learning. Home is a full house of two children, Zeus her German Shepherd and two adoption failure cats Midas and Dash.

Donna Waldron

Donna Waldron

Donna has been professionally grooming for over 30 years, both in veterinary clinics and with her own business. Donna has been grooming at Greencross Vets since 1997 and has seen many great changes in her time at the clinic. She has many animals at home including goats, sheep, chickens and her gorgeous Staffordshire Bull Terrier named Izzy.

Lisa Bryant

Lisa Bryant

Lisa has always had a passion for animals and a fascination with natural sciences. She graduated from Monash University with a Bachelor of Science (Zoology), holds a Certificate IV Animal Technology, and is completing her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing. She has worked across the animal industry for 18 years, from animal attendant to dog groomer, animal technician to teaching animal sciences at tertiary institutes, and practically everything in between. She has also undertaken volunteer work at Melbourne Zoo, Healesville Sanctuary, Melbourne Aquarium and the Department of Sustainability and Environment. Lisa joined the Springvale team in 2015 as a Veterinary Nurse, and has a special interest in animal behaviour. She lives with her three cats, Katana, Falchin, and Masamune, and her partner’s Wolfhound x Mastiff, Sorrow. Outside of the clinic Lisa is a freelance graphic designer and small business owner designing animal related art and enamel pins.

Renee Newstead

Renee Newstead

Renee began her nursing career working in a large mixed animal practice in the Hunter Valley in NSW. It was here that she completed her training and qualified as a certificate IV Veterinary Nurse and a registered Microchip Implanter. Renee moved to Victoria in 2005 and worked for a short period at an Animal Emergency Centre, before joining the team at Springvale Animal Hospital in February 2006. Renee took on the Practice Manager role in 2009 and continues to nurse alongside her management duties. She lives on the Mornington Peninsula with her husband Adam and their three boys Quentin a bright bubbly little man born July 2012, Kane a very hyperactive Labrador cross, and Samson a Domestic Short-hair with a very independent attitude to life.

Brigette Wood

Brigette Wood

Brigette is currently studying veterinary nursing at Tafe SA. She has been working at the Strathalbyn clinic since Feb 2016. She has always loved animals and being able to work with them is a dream. Brigette had plenty of pets growing up, including horses, a kelpie, cats and a possum. Brigette loves her job here at Strathalbyn and looks forward to many more years to come in the veterinary industry.

Chloe Milsteed

Chloe Milsteed

Chloe has been with us for just over 8 months and has recently completed Certificate 3 in Animal Studies. She is planning to study Cert 4 in veterinary nursing next year. She has a love for both small and large animals with a mixture as her pets at home. These include 2 geckos, 2 horses, 3 chickens, goldfish, 2 dogs and a 12 year old budgie. In her spare time she enjoys going to the gym and racing motocross with Jackie on the weekends.

Dr Jerome Kalvas

Dr Jerome Kalvas

Jerome started here at Strathalbyn when he first completed his vet science degree and has remained doing two days a week with us and some afterhours. He enjoys his time here getting out to see the large animals calls, particularly the cattle work. Jerome has a keen interest in all exotic animals and wildlife and we get to see lots of photos of the animals from his work at Monarto Zoo. Jerome enjoys all aspects of photography in his spare time, and he and his wife are kept busy with their beautiful daughter.

Dr Luisa Panetta

Dr Luisa Panetta

Luisa completed her veterinary degree at The University of Adelaide in 2013. She joined the team at Greencross Vets Strathalbyn in late December 2015 after spending 2 years up north in a rural mixed practice. Luisa particularly enjoys working up small animal internal medicine cases and is currently undertaking another small animal medicine course. When Luisa is not at work she is kept pre-occupied by her beautiful Border Collie, Willow, whom is always up to mischief and keen for a run!

Dr Ross Lockwood

Dr Ross Lockwood

Ross is our senior vet and has been with the Strathalbyn Vet Clinic for 20 years now. He has over 25 years experience including some time as a flying vet in the Northern Territory, large animal practice in NSW and mixed dairy practice in Northern Victoria. He has a keen interest in small animal medicine and dermatology and has completed post graduate training in small animal internal medicine, dermatology, feline medicine, small animal endocrinology and emergency medicine. His other interests include gardening, reading, squash and hiking.

Dr Stephanie Warwick

Dr Stephanie Warwick

Dr Steph first joined the Greencross Vets Strathalbyn team in late 2013 after completing her veterinary degree at the University of Adelaide, Roseworthy SA. She very much enjoyed her time as part of the team but in September 2015 left the clinic to spend time travelling through Africa, broadening her skills performing locum work at veterinary clinics throughout South Australia, and in her spare time working on the family beef farm at Back Valley.
Dr Steph is excited to be back at Greencross Vets Strathalbyn and working with the great team we have here, she looks forward to catching up with old clients and meeting new faces, and settling into the community!

Kaya Moyse

Kaya Moyse

Kaya is a qualified vet nurse and has worked in the industry for 18years with large and small animals. She loves helping and caring for all the wonderful pets and really enjoys the ever changing needs that present in the vet clinic. Her special interests are dentistry and reptiles. At home she has 11 cats, 3 horses, goanna, birds, her crazy dog “Lily” and her two teenage sons Ben and Tim. In her free time Kaya enjoys trail riding on her great horses.

Kerri Darlington

Kerri Darlington

Kerri has worked as a veterinary nurse since November 2009 and has completed Certificate II in Animal Studies; certificate IV in racing and Certificate IV Veterinary Nursing. She enjoys all aspects of veterinary nursing, with a special interest in behaviour, training and teaching puppy school. She joined the Greencross team at Strathalbyn in September 2014 after a short break to start a family. Outside of work she spends much of her time enjoying family life on the their farm, with horses, sheep cattle, and two dogs – Annie the rescue Greyhound and Lela the Tenterfield Terrier.

Mardi Haynes

Mardi Haynes

Mardi is one of our valued, fully qualified Certificate 4 vet nurses. She grew up on her family farm in a small country town called Peake. Over the years she had many pets including dogs, cats, rats, kangaroos, sheep, horses, cows, magpies, chickens and goats. She also studied Ecotourism at Flinders University and enjoys sharing many outdoor activities with her husband and two children. She has two fur babies: Codie, the border collie and Kami the DLH cat.

Nikki Gordon

Nikki Gordon

Nikki has worked in the veterinary industry since 2002, working in Riverland before joining us at Strathalbyn in 2015. She brings a wealth of experience to our team, and is currently finishing off her formal Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing. Outside of work Nikki is kept busy with her two kids, Great Dane Ella, and their large team of show horses. On the weekends you will Nikki at horse shows around the states, where she also sells handmade browbands and other show accessories.

Petria Hill

Petria Hill

Petria has been working at Strathalbyn as a part time receptionist for many years. She is the smiling face everyone knows on our front desk. She is a fully qualified nurse and did work as a nurse for many years before slowing down to look after her two sons. Petria loves her horses and enjoys trail riding and dressage plus spending time with her two dogs Jed (a whippet) and Beau (a whippet cross).

Dr. Su Mi Choung

Dr. Su Mi Choung

Dr Su Mi graduated from the University of Sydney in 2010 and commenced her professional career in a very busy mixed practice clinic in the NSW Central Coast. Prior to studying Veterinary Science Dr Su Mi acquired a degree in Public Administration and Politics and worked for a PR company as an account executive.
Dr Su Mi is enthusiastic in surgery, dermatology, and general medicine and she has also developed a special interest in alternative medicine such as acupuncture and herbal treatments.

Dr Andrew Whatmore

Dr Andrew Whatmore

Growing up in north-west Queensland, Andrew developed a keen interest in animals which lead him to veterinary medicine. He graduated from the University of Queensland in 1992 and worked for a couple of years back home before moving to Melbourne, where he has family. Over the last 15 years he has worked in a variety of different practices gaining a large range of experience. He has been at Greencross Stud park for the last 11 years. Andrew has a broad range of interests in small animal medicine and surgery but recently has been developing his diagnostic ultrasound skills. On a personal note, he has an 8 year old Jack Russell terrier cross and enjoys movies, socialising with friends and renovating his house.

Dr Prue Stanley

Dr Prue Stanley

After graduating with Honours from the University of Melbourne in 2000, Prue first gained experience in a mixed equine and small animal clinic in Melbourne’s outer eastern suburbs. Wanting to develop her small animal medicine and surgery skills further, Prue joined the team at Stud Park in 2002 as a Veterinary Associate, and became Veterinary Director in 2008. Over the past thirteen years at Stud Park, Prue really values the many great relationships she has formed with her clients and their pets. She has a special interest in stem cell therapy and was the first vet in Victoria to perform this therapy for the treatment of arthritis in dogs. On a personal note, Prue loves everything sport, particularly netball, and runs regularly with her Jack Russell training partner Lizzie.

Teegan Hope

Teegan Hope

I completed my cert IV In vet nursing in 2016 and began working at gxstah the same year. I would like to complete further study focusing on the areas of feline behaviour and anaesthesia. At home I spend most of my free time with my 2 dogs and 4 cats.

Trudie Walker

Trudie Walker

Trudie has over 12 years experience in the grooming industry and is experienced in working with puppies, senior and nervous pets. Trudie has a natural love for all animals and ensures her clients are well looked after. Growing up with pets and now owning two horses, Trudie has settled into life in Tamworth with her partner and enjoys exploring the local area.

Kaicee Coffey

Kaicee Coffey

I started with Greencross Vets as a school based trainee at 16 years of age back in 2010 and the rest is history. My first day on the job I discovered my passion in life and have been lucky enough to work within Greencross and my chosen field ever since. I Made the transition from veterinary nurse to Practice manager over several years, and have been with our Southport team since 2013.
I have 2 fur babies. A gorgeous, cheeky, chubby Chihuahua x called Coco, And a very handsome, Energetic blue staffy called Opie. They’re partners in crime and know how to keep me on my toes!

Sandy Tyers

Sandy Tyers

Susan Woodward

Susan Woodward

Susan is one of our busy receptionist. She lives on a farm with her partner Andy and son Clancy along with many pets including dog, cats, rabbits, pigs, chickens, cows and horses.

Dr Emma Santin

Dr Emma Santin

Dr Emma graduated from the University of Queensland with Honours. She joined the Greencross team in July 2015, with her two rescue dogs Ruby and Jessie. Dr Emma is passionate about small animal medicine. She looks forward to meeting everyone and their pets and using her knowledge and skills to help with all your pets health needs.

Dr Kara-Louise Brooker

Dr Kara-Louise Brooker

Dr Kara has over 15 years experience in both the human and veterinary medical fields. Dr Kara has completed both a degree in Nuclear Medicine Technology (2000) and Bachelor of Veterinary Science with Honours (2009). She commenced her veterinary career in the Lockyer Valley in a busy mixed practice before joining the South Toowoomba team in July 2015. Over the years Kara has found a passion of small animal medicine with a keen interest in Radiology and Dentistry. Outside of work Kara is busy chasing after her son Austin and husband Neil on their 60-acre property in the Lockyer Valley with their menagerie of animals and cars.

Julie Miller

Julie Miller

A University of Queensland Graduate from 1993, I originally moved home to Mount Isa to practice. Meeting my husband there, we then travelled for his work and eventually settled in Brisbane in 2000. I worked at a 24 hour Hospital, which suited my love of Internal Medicine and Diagnostics, Emergency Medicine and Critical Care. I also completed postgraduate study in Cardiology. We relocated to Toowoomba in 2013 for a Tree Change, settling in Highfields. We love the space and the local community. I am also loving the different pace of practice, where I get to give more time and attention to my patients. As a family, our spare time is spent camping, slow roasting meats on the spit and vacuuming up hair from our extended furry family.

Kiah North

Kiah North

Kiah is an extremely passionate animal lover having worked in the animal industry since leaving high school. She is currently studying a certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing and thoroughly enjoying every part of it! Before stepping into the world of veterinary nursing, Kiah worked at Guide Dogs QLD based in Brisbane where she was apart of the Breeding Centre team. Since starting at Greencross South Toowoomba in 2015, Kiah has acquired a special interest in surgery and emergency nursing. In her spare time, she enjoys riding and competing on her much loved horse Veedub (AKA Herbie) and doing sheep herding with her dog Tucker.

Nicole Hardy

Nicole Hardy

I have been Nursing since 1998, I started in Gunnedah NSW and slowly made my way North to Sunny Queensland. I have been with South Toowoomba Vets since 2007 and have seen many changes here including our joining into the Greencross family in 2011. I am passionate about preventative health care and love meeting all the furry family members (even those not so furry). And love talking to pet parents and helping out wherever I can. I absolutely love what I do, both the ups and downs. I love making a difference in pets lives and love being apart of the GX family. I also enjoy a little in clinic karaoke with Buddy (our clinic cat) and the girls. In my spare time, I enjoy being outdoors with my 2 awesome kids and all of my pets! 2 dogs 2 cats 3 horses 4 Guinea pigs 7 ducks 4 chooks and Mary our pet sheep.

Rachele Harrison

Rachele Harrison

Rachele has been working within the Veterinary Industry since 2005 and has been a member of our team since 2012. She previously worked at Herriot House Vet Surgery in Toowoomba and North Randwick Vet Clinic in Sydney. She has a strong passion for Radiology & Pathology alongside Pet Behaviour & Training. Each month she runs our Puppy Preschool and has great fun teaching your pets fun tricks and solving your puppy problems. Rachele has a miniature bull terrier named Ronnie and Toby a Ridgeback X.

Trudy Riethmuller

Trudy Riethmuller

Trudy has worked at Greencross Vets for the last four years and is pleased to be part of a team that shares her love for animals. She is passionate about the veterinary industry and is dedicated to leading a team of professionals devoted to providing the highest standards of care and compassion. She has interests in providing the best care to animals and ensuring they leave the clinic feeling happy with the service. She is a passionate animal advocate, working hard to support a number of organisations and in her spare time you will find her playing with her precious dog Max.

Dr Melinda Day

Dr Melinda Day

Melinda grew up in rural Canungra in the Scenic Rim and has developed a passion for all animals at an early age leading to a career as a Veterinary Surgeon. Melinda is experienced in small animal medicine and surgery, from educating owners with a new puppy or kitten, to working with our senior pets and the unique challenges they face later in life. Dr Melinda believes strongly in the importance of preventative medicine in preventing disease and promoting optimal wellness and long life. She is an avid gym junkie and has one very cheeky Border Collie named Flop who keeps her on her toes!

Dr. Elana Meyering

Dr. Elana Meyering

Veterinarian
I am a passionate small animal veterinarian from sunny South Africa.
I qualified for my Bsc (Veterinary Biology) degree in 2010 and BVsc (Veterinary Science) degree in November 2014 at the University of Pretoria, Onderstepoort campus.
Back in South Africa I had the companionship of a wonderfully intelligent Rat Terrier for 13 years, but she sadly passed away from renal failure. Two years ago I rescued a sweet little Ragdoll cross who needs some special care. My hobbies are loads of reading, and a bit of hiking in between.”The best way to pay for a lovely moment is to enjoy it” – Richard Bach

Dr Matthew Gosbell

Dr Matthew Gosbell

Matthew has been at Springvale now since 2002. He graduated from Melbourne University in 1994 and has worked in numerous practices in Victoria and around the world. Matthew is the senior Veterinarian and Veterinary Director at Springvale Veterinary Hospital. Working at Springvale has been a challenge that has seen him venture beyond the conventional cat and dog clinic, and start taking an interest in reptiles, birds and other species. Matthew is a part time lecturer of avian medicine and surgery at Melbourne University, and has completed further study in avian medicine gaining Membership at the Australian Veterinary College in Avian health ie MACVS (Avian health) in 2007. Matthew is also AQIS accredited enabling him to help prepare animals for overseas travel. His previous veterinary experience has seen him well grounded in small animal reproduction, and he has extensive experience in soft tissue and orthopaedic surgery. Matthew and his beautiful wife Nicole have 2 sons named Nathan and Seth. Matthew is also involved with a mission organisation working in the Asia Pacific region.

Dr Pat Macwhirter

Dr Pat Macwhirter

You know your birds and other pets will be in caring, competent, professional hands with Dr Pat as she has worked in the field for over 35 years and has been a pioneer in Bird Medicine. A graduate of Sydney University, University of Pennsylvania and Monash University, Pat has authored and co-authored numerous scientific articles, book chapters and conference papers and has received awards both in Australia and overseas for her work. She was the founder of Burwood Bird and Animal Hospital, which she sold in 2015 before taking up her position here at Greencross Vets, Springvale. She was first chairperson of the Association of Avian Veterinarians in Australia and the second registered specialist in Bird Medicine. She has been frequently invited to lecture both in Australia and overseas and is approved as a supervisor for veterinarians undertaking specialist training in Bird Medicine in both North America and Australia. She is a Senior Academic Fellow in the Veterinary Faculty at Melbourne University.
Pat is the product of an interesting family and owns a unique, heritage-listed home (www.harewood-house.com ) about which she completed a PhD and a book, ‘Harewood, Western Port – Stardust to Us’. Promoting wildlife corridors has been an ongoing passion, including helping with endangered species recovery work in Indonesia. She has a daughter Katie, a son, Lachlan, a Quaker Parrot, Tickle and a gorgeous little granddaughter, Heidi.

Dr Roslyn Atyeo

Dr Roslyn Atyeo

Roslyn graduated from Murdoch University School of Veterinary Studies in Perth in 2000. She moved to Melbourne and has worked in small animal practice since this time. Roslyn has special interests in musculoskeletal health, performance, biomechanical function, rehabilitation, genetics and breeding. Her postgraduate studies include a certificate in Behavioural Medicine, certification as a veterinary acupuncturist (International Veterinary Acupuncture Society 2012) and Animal Biomechanical Medicine (Animal Biomechanical Practitioners Australia (Box Hill Institute) 2016). Roslyn is certified in PennHIP, general hip and elbow screening radiography. Roslyn’s PhD thesis was DNA based detection of intestinal enteric diseases in pigs, hence her strengths in molecular biology and DNA testing.

In her spare time Roslyn raises a flock of Border Collies and two skin kid daughters. She has combined further study with raising a family in recent years. Her relaxation time usually involves gardening, reading, and dog training with the family immersed in the dog sport of agility.

Jenni Milner

Jenni Milner

Jenni Joined The Springvale team in August 2010 after being in the Animal
Welfare industry for 9 years.
Jenni works part time and is completing the certificate IV in vet nursing.
Jenni and her Husband Greg live on the peninsula with a menagerie of animals,
which include Jasmine who is a Himalayan cat. Jenni and Greg participate in
Agility with their Border Collies.

Jessica Womersley

Jessica Womersley

Jessica started her nursing career in February 2006 after taking a year off from studies. She holds a keen interest in surgical nursing and will continue developing that throughout her career. She lives on the Mornington Peninsula with her fiancée Kyle and fur child Apollo a Boxer. Away from work Jessica enjoys shopping and socializing with her friends, going to the gym and playing netball.

Dr Joanne Brooks

Dr Joanne Brooks

Jo Brooks has been working with the team at Greencross South Tamworth since 2003. Whilst her original interests included cattle, sheep and horses; her expanding family (husband, children and beloved dog Tilly) have keep her confined to part time work with small animals which she loves with equal passion.
Jo originated from the Snowy Mountains where her family farmed sheep and cattle. Although she was a keen snow skier in her youth she has had to swap her snow skies for water ones (this is not happening easily!).
Jo originally studied Medical Science including an Honours degree in Forensic Osteology before undertaking her Veterinary Science degree where she also graduated with Honours. These achievements earned her a lifetime membership at Sydney University (9 years in total!). Her other interests include hockey and reading. Whilst she traditionally hasn’t been interested in changing nappies and tending to small children her life seems to be very dominated by these two activities at present.

Dr Kate Coulton

Dr Kate Coulton

I grew up on a cattle, sheep and cropping, family farm in the Warialda district. I studied Veterinary science at Charles Sturt University in Wagga graduating in 2011. Following university I spent 5 years working in the Coolah and Coonabarabran districts before starting at South Tamworth. I am currently working part time and spending the rest of my time looking after my son Alex, two kelpies Nelly and Lucy, and horse Sis.

Dr Kate Coulton

Dr Kate Coulton

I grew up on a cattle, sheep and cropping, family farm in the Warialda district. I studied Veterinary science at Charles Sturt University in Wagga graduating in 2011. Following university I spent 5 years working in the Coolah and Coonabarabran districts before starting at South Tamworth. I am currently working part time and spending the rest of my time looking after my son Alex, two kelpies Nelly and Lucy, and horse Sis.

Libby Pagan

Libby Pagan

In 2010, Libby graduated from James Cook University in Townsville. After working in several mixed practice years in the New England and as a locum vet in Queensland. Libby joined the Greencross South Tamworth Animal Hospital team in 2017. She enjoys learning, which is plentiful in this career and hospital, and applying it to her cases. Country practice also allows vets to be a part of the local community and they get to know our patients and clients well. Libby also likes to make the most of time away from the stethescope; exploring the great outdoors, hiking boots, tennis racquets, airplane tickets, conservation, a creative project, trying not to destroy her kitchen/ garden whilst attempting said creative project, a good book and loved ones are some of her ideas of time well spent.

Lorelle Latter

Lorelle Latter

Lorelle has been working at the clinic for over 10 years is a qualified Veterinary Nurse and completed a Diploma of Veterinary Nursing: Surgical Nursing in 2016. Lorelle has also completed a course in anaesthesia and intensive care but her passion is for surgical nursing and Physiotherapy and has undertaken extra training in these areas. Lorelle’s family consists of her partner, 3 daughters including twins that keep her on her toes, 2 dogs (Buster and Polly) and 2 Cats (Narla and Willow). In her spare time Lorelle enjoys spending time with her family, sewing clothes and quilts for her children.

Lorelle Latter

Lorelle Latter

Lorelle qualified as a Veterinary Nurse graduating in 2010 and completed a Diploma of Veterinary Nursing: Surgical Nursing in 2016. She has been working at the clinic since 2009 and has also completed a course in anaesthesia and intensive care but her passion is for surgical nursing and Physiotherapy and has undertaken extra training in these areas. Lorelle’s family consists of her partner, 3 daughters including 1 year old twins, 2 dogs (Mavrick and Polly) and 2 Cats (Narla and Willow). In her spare time Lorelle enjoys spending time with her family and sewing clothes and quilts for her children.

Olivia Jamieson

Olivia Jamieson

Olivia grew up both on the land and in the city. After leaving home at 16, Olivia went to Tocal Agriculture College to complete her Certificate II, III and part of her diploma in Agriculture. This led to Olivia moving around NSW, working on beef and dairy farms as a farm herd health manager with a huge interest in Artificial Insemination and Pregnancy Testing. In 2014, Olivia started studying Certificate II in Animal Studies, and then went on to complete her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing in 2016. Olivia hopes to further her studies in Equine Nursing and Wound Management in the near future. Outside of work, Olivia enjoys spending time with her kelpie named Ziggy.

Dr Andrew Speer

Dr Andrew Speer

Andrew was born into a farming family from west of Gunnedah, growing crops, cattle and sheep. He attended primary school in Gunnedah before completing his schooling at Farrer Memorial High School as a boarder. Andrew studied Veterinary Science at the University of Sydney, graduating in 1991 with BVSc (Hons). Andrew returned to Gunnedah to work before moving south to Drouin in Victoria, then Cowra, NSW and Tamworth. Andrew is planning to complete his Masters degree in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery in the near future. In 2012 Andrew sat and passed his exams for membership of the Australian College of Veterinary Scientists, Chapter of Surgery.
Andrew is married to Jenny and has two boys, Aidan, 12 and Caleb, 10. He also has a plethora of pets. Andrew’s veterinary interests include small animal surgery, clinical pathology, neurology and endocrinology. His current occupational hobby is being involved in the setting up of the haemodialysis unit at South Tamworth Animal Hospital. Andrew is a member of the Australian Veterinary Reserve, is accredited for conducting Johne’s disease testing in cattle, sheep and goats, brucellosis in sheep, pregnancy testing in cattle, and blood typing and DNA identification in horses.

Dr Debra Braithwaite

Dr Debra Braithwaite

Debra grew up on a hobby farm in Taree, went to the big city to study Veterinary Science at the University of Sydney, and escaped back to the country after graduating in 1984. After spending time working at Walgett and Wyong, Debra came to the Tamworth area and has been working at South Tamworth on a part-time basis since 1990. along with two other part-time positions, including teaching veterinary nurses for Tamworth TAFE.

Debra’s hobbies include raising Cameron and Madii and numerous pets, currently 3 cats, (Mittsie, who was a STAH rehome, and Perdita and Kitka, who were both hand-raised kittens), 4 dogs (Coco the Cavalier and the three Basenji Curly Girls, Princess Safiya, Yama Banana and Elli Belly), 1 rabbit (Marshmallow) and trying to keep the lawn green and the vegie garden growing. The Basenji tribe enjoy taking Debra to dog shows, and have insisted on going to Sydney, Canberra, Brisbane and Melbourne Royals so they could see Australia. They have more travel planned – perhaps Crufts next!

Dr Peter Best

Dr Peter Best

Dr Stephanie Sheppeard

Dr Stephanie Sheppeard

Stephanie is born and bred to the local area having grown up on the family farm. The experiences farm life brings provided Stephanie with a love of all animals and set her on her career path as a Veterinarian. Obtaining a double degree in Veterinary Science and Veterinary Biology at Charles Sturt University in Wagga Wagga, Stephanie moved back to Tamworth in 2015 and thoroughly enjoys the challenges that working in our clinic provides. In her downtime Stephanie is often spending time with her husband and hound, helping on the family farm or baking up a storm.

Jacqui D’Hudson

Jacqui D’Hudson

Jacqui grew up on the land, and has always wanted to work with animals. After completing Yr 10 at Calrossy, she went on to complete her Certificate in Agriculture at Tocal Agricultural College. This led to employment at a prominent Angus stud where she was actively involved in Breedplan and Artificial Insemination. Jacqui completed her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing in 2008, being awarded a TAFE State Medal for her achievements. She also holds the Certificate IV in Training & Assessment and teaches part time at Tafe New England. Jacqui has 2 children, Courtney & Ben. At home Jacqui enjoys looking after a menagerie of animals including dogs, brahmans, horses, ferrets, a camel, an assortment of chooks and a few others.

Jannine Miles

Jannine Miles

Jannine joined South Tamworth Animal Hospital in July 1978 at our Robert Street address as a receptionist, also helping with nursing and cleaning.

In 1982 when we moved to our present building she continued with reception and management duties, now she works full time with the hospital’s management.

Jannine lives on a farm and has two children, Hugh and Kate, who together breed Stock Horses and Quarter Horses. Her other family members are “Cloud” and his son “Joe”, both cattle dogs, and she has an interest in Australian parrots.

Karen Sheridan

Karen Sheridan

After growing up surrounded by animals, Karen developed a keen interest in working with and caring for them. Karen started working in the industry in 2009 and completed her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing in 2010. A short course in anaesthesia and intensive care led to an interest in emergency nursing, rehabilitation and physiotherapy. Having been bitten by the travel bug Karen plans to travel the world volunteering her time to clinics/ rehab centres that assist animals in need. Karen’s current animal family includes 2 cats, 3 dogs and many birds.

Kevin Pallett

Kevin Pallett

Up until 2013 Kevin had spent 17 years working in the education industry and before that was an electrician. In 2012 he completed his Certificate II in animal studies and completed Cert IV in Veterinary Nursing in 2014. Kevin has always had animals in his life, mostly reptiles and dogs. Kevin has 2 small dogs called Dexter and Digby and a cat called Hank and also breeds Australian Pythons. He is married to Kathryn and has two grown up sons.

Kim Gerritsen

Kim Gerritsen

Kim completed her Certificate IV in Vet Nursing in 2009 and started working at the clinic the same year. Kim has completed courses in anaesthesia and intensive care and has particular interests in both anaesthesia and radiology. Outside of work Kim has 5 dogs (not sure how that happened!) and enjoys horse riding and the outdoors.

Michelle Lee

Michelle Lee

Michelle has been working as a member of the team at the clinic now for 17yrs, after completing Cert IV in veterinary nursing in 2002. During this time, she has completed courses in anaesthesia and intensive care, conflict management as well as attending courses in the running of Puppy preschool and animal behavior management.
She has been running Puppy classes at the clinic for over 12yrs, after developing a keen interest in animal behaviour early in her career. This led to her most recent accomplishment, completing the DELTA certified Cert IV in companion animals. The course focuses on behavior and training using positive reinforcement and force free techniques that promote positive relationships between pets and their owners.
Michelle is the proud mother of two adult boys and has a very patient fiancee Sam, who has grown to love and accept having a large animal family, that consists of multiple fish, Lillian (chicken), Helga & Hrebie (cockatoos), Louie & Dixie (chihuahuas), Mako (bull terrier) and the queen of the house, Elsabeth (cat) who was acquired from the clininc over 17yrs ago.

Rachel Thompson

Rachel Thompson

Born and bred on a farm outside Ashford, Rachel relocated to Tamworth in 2014 to study veterinary nursing and has since completed her Certificate IV. With a strong love for animals, it was a natural progression to enter the pet care field. Rachel hopes to further her studies with animal physiotherapy and one-day emergency nursing. Away from work Rachel enjoys spending time with her partner and Kelpie Bea.

Dr Jennifer McCleary

Dr Jennifer McCleary

Born in London, Jenny graduated from The Cambridge Veterinary School in 1986, and then emigrated to Australia in 1996. Throughout she has worked full time as a small animal Veterinary Surgeon in and around Ipswich. Her children attend the local schools and they have an array of small pets to look after at home, many of which are strays and rescues. Jenny loves African Wildlife and is passionate about wildlife conservation.

Dr. Callie Stokes

Dr. Callie Stokes

Melissa Johns

Melissa Johns

Dr Pamela Oppenlander

Dr Pamela Oppenlander

Pam Graduated from Melbourne University in 2007 and has been working in small animal practice since then. She joined the team at Greencross Hurstbridge in 2012. Pam has a special interest in feline medicine and has four of her own cats to keep her busy at home.

Amanda Buttress

Amanda Buttress

Amanda has been working in the Veterinary industry since 1998. She has a certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing, a Bachelor in Medical Science and a Bachelor in Animal & Veterinary Bioscience. She is passionate about providing high quality patient care, and loves spending time with her two very cuddly Ragdolls, Minou & Pinot and her hyperactive Siberian Husky, Melody. In her free time Amanda makes jewellery and loves road tripping around regional Victoria.

Dr Sean Avni

Dr Sean Avni

Sean joined Greencross Vets in March 2016 and filled a number of roles and positions across a variety of locations before joining the South Melbourne team as Veterinary Director in September 2016.
From sunny South Africa, with 15 years in small animal practice, Sean has a wealth of clinical experience, both medical and surgical, and is a firm believer in the value of a patient-based approach and the central role the owner plays in the success of any pet health program. Sean relocated to Melbourne with his best friend Cody, a moderately overweight “labrador”, to be closer to his 13 year old son. When not at work he may be found paddling around Port Phillip Bay, surfing the open coast or looking for new places to hike with Cody. Sean is both excited and humbled to be taking on the role of Veterinary Director at Greencross Vets South Melbourne and is looking forward to meeting you and your furry friends soon.

Kate Williams

Kate Williams

Kate has been Vet Nursing since 2001 and during this time has worked in a range of Veterinary Clinics, Shelters and Kennels in and around Melbourne, and has developed a wealth of experience and knowledge. Her best friend is Hope the 12 year old labrador who loves coming to work with Kate (to sleep all day and beg for lunch scraps), and the two are rarely apart.  Kate also has a very cheeky rabbit named Smurf, who likes to boss Hope around and to chew on Kate’s precious Native Garden whenever she has a chance.

Angela Jones

Angela Jones

Ange is a qualified Veterinary Nurse and holds a certificate IV in Workplace training & Assessment. She has worked at the hospital since 1999, over the years working in all areas of the hospital and is currently our Office Manager.
Since having her two boys , Ange works part time and has a keen interest in horses and fishing.
Her household consists of, two horses Shadow and Rocco, two Staffordshire Bull Terriers Olly and Sealy, a Kelpie named Ash, and the cutest little sausage Chilli.

Cindy Davis

Cindy Davis

Cindy has been working at the clinic for 35 years and has been full time for 11 years.
Cindy works on reception and helps keep everything working smoothly.
She has many varied animals including- 6 cats, 4 dogs, 2 miniature horses, 3 Thoroughbreds, 1 Stockhorse, 2 galahs, and 2 lambs. All much loved pets, many that have been acquired as a result from working at the clinic.
Days are always very busy with lots of clients and their much loved pets to help!

Kelly Althaus

Kelly Althaus

Kelly is proud to call Robina Village her ‘second home’. She’s been at the clinic since 2014 and truly adores every patient that comes in the door. She’s also working hard to improve the mobility of our canine patients, through her myofunctional therapy service. Kelly also has a keen interest in rehabilitating and releasing wild juvenile birds that have been abandoned by their parents. She has a very cheeky Bengal cat, Augie, and a goofy Dalmatian, Ranger.

Sally richer

Sally richer

Sally started off working at a doggy day-care centre when she was just 18 years old, which cemented her passion to with animals throughout her life.

10 years later and her dream of entering into the world of veterinary nursing has become a reality. Still studying, Sally will be a fully qualified Veterinary Nurse in November 2018. When she is not nursing, Sally likes to spend time with her son and their adoption kitten “Donatello”, and enjoys countless trips to the farm and other nature related places. She hopes to live on her own farm one day with an abundance of fur & feathered friends.

Belynda Henry

Belynda Henry

Growing up in Brisbane, Belynda lived on a property surrounded by all sorts of fur and feathered friends. She went to high school at an Agricultural school which ran a Cattle Showing team. Belynda was a part of the Show Team for 6 years and enjoyed caring for, grooming and parading cattle at many local shows and the Brisbane exhibition each year. This sparked her love for animals even further and decided to study to be a Veterinary Nurse. Whilst studying her Certificate IV in Veterinary nursing in 2016 Belynda carried out her work experience at Greencross Vets Silkstone where she worked for a few weeks before being asked to join their team. She completed her Certificate in Veterinary Nursing in 2017, gaining plenty of experience by working at a very busy clinic during this process. In 2018 she was offered to be trained as the clinic’s 2IC and found a new love for the business aspects of her role. In 2019 she became the Practice Manager of a brand new Co-location at Greencross Vets Ipswich. Belynda loved watching the business grow and flourish into a successful clinic.

Belynda moved to Townsville in May 2020 where she took over a Practice Manager position at this wonderful clinic. Belynda is very excited to meet everyone and receive plenty of cuddles from all pooches and kitties.

Briley Dickens

Briley Dickens

Dr Louise Livingston

Dr Louise Livingston

Dr Louise (affectionately known as “Lou”) graduated with honours from Sydney University, the same year as Veterinary Director Dr Nick Taylor!

In the early days, she worked as a General Practitioner vet throughout several rural practices on the mid-north coast of NSW before practicing in the UK for a year.

Folowing a year of locum work in England and Ireland, Lou settled in Port Macquarie and in 2004 purchased her own veterinary hospital.

She remained Owner-Partner at Port Macquarie Veterinary Hospital for 13 years before moving to the Sydney’s Northern Beaches. During her time in Port Macquarie, Louise owned a farm in Lake Innes where she cared for two horses, four dogs, one cat, silky chickens, hermit crabs and stick insects.

Now settled, she currently works full time, sharing her time between Greencross Roseville and Brookvale Veterinary Clincs. Louise enjoys all aspects of small animal general practice. Having a background in science, she enjoys researching all the newest treatment options for your pets

She has three lively children and spends most of her spare time with them. She is also mum to Slinky the cat, a rescue who is aging gracefully with her at home in Dee Why.

Dr Lou is excited about her future as a Veterinary Surgeon on Sydney’s North Shore. She is grateful to be part of an exceptional team of vets, nurses and managers, as well as clients who take such great care of their pets.