Welcome to Greencross Vets Caloundra
Your local Greencross Vets at Caloundra has been offering compassionate pet health care and professional advice in the local community for nearly fifteen years.
We are open 7 days a week for all your pet care needs!
Veterinary Director Charlotte Krisanski and her team of qualified veterinary professionals are committed to offering exceptional service and the very best in veterinary medicine.
We offer a comprehensive range of professional veterinary services to ensure that your pet is healthy and happy throughout all life stages, with everything from preventative health care and weight loss programs through to surgical and diagnostic medicine. Greencross Vets Caloundra is part of a national organisation, giving our access to cutting edge technology and services to ensure your pet gets healthy, and stays healthy. Whether you are a proud pet parent of a dog, cat, bird, reptile or pocket pet, Greencross Vets Caloundra can provide everything you need to ensure that your pet lives a long and happy life.
Supporting our local community
We are passionate about supporting our local community and proud sponsors of the Sunshine Coast Animal Refuge, who play an important role in re-homing pets and giving them a second chance.
We encourage you to contact us directly on 5491 5368 should you have any questions about your pet’s health and wellbeing or if you simply want more information about the services that we can provide you and your pets.
Greencross Vets Caloundra offer a comprehensive range of professional veterinary services to cater for all your pet care needs utilising the latest diagnostic equipment.
Heartworm can be hard to detect, but it needn’t be hard to prevent. Greencross Vets recommends year round heartworm prevention. Ask your vet about prevention today.
The latest in-house laboratory equipment allows our vets to perform a range of diagnostic tests to achieve accurate, rapid diagnosis of your pets’ health status.
Don’t have your own clippers? Let us take care of dog grooming for you. Our clinic offers premium dog grooming for your pet.
Dr Charlotte Krisanski
Dr Charlotte Krisanski
I have recently joined the team at Caloundra as Veterinary Director. I grew up on a beef cattle property in beautiful Maleny before graduating from the University of Queensland in 2010. After graduation I moved to remote WA and managed the South Hedland Vet Hospital from 2012-2019.
I love the outdoors and exploring the more isolated and beautiful parts of our country.
I love all aspect of veterinarian life, with my real passion lying in the surgical field. I am able to perform a vast array of orthopaedic surgeries and soft tissue procedures. Living in such a remote location has allowed me the opportunity to really enhance my skills in the surgical field as their nearest referral centre was often out of reach. I can’t wait to meet you and your pets!
I have been employed as a Veterinary Nurse at Greencross Vets Caloundra (formerly known as Suncoast Animal Hospital) since 2005.
Over the years I have formed a bond with many of our patients and clients and have been a part of their pets journey from beginning to end.
As a small child I was quite often found sitting out in the kennel with our German Shepherd named Tasha and I was partial to munching on a tasty dog biccy or two.
Growing up I have always had a strong passion for animals and knew I was destined to work in the animal care industry.
I enjoy all aspects of my job and I’m always proud to tell people I am a Veterinary Nurse.
Outside of the clinic I enjoy listening to music & attending music festivals.
I’ve had a passion for animals from a very young age, I would always talk about working with animals one day and if you couldn’t find me, you can rest assured I was with one of the pets. I got my first taste of the Veterinary industry in high school when I did work experience in a small clinic on the Gold Coast. After leaving school I moved to the Sunshine Coast and began studying a Bachelor of Applied Science majoring in Veterinary Technology. Greencross Caloundra has given me the step into the industry starting as a student and transitioning into a nurse. Outside of the clinic I enjoy the beach, camping, music, and spending time with family and my dog.
Dr C-J Ryan
Dr C-J Ryan
I fulfilled my dreams of becoming a Vet by graduating from UQ Gatton in 2013. I was born in Mount Isa, but have lived on the Sunshine Coast since I was very young. As a local I went to Sunshine Coast Grammar School before heading off to University.
I am passionate about small animal practice, with special interests in Unusual and Exotic Pet Practice and Small Animal Surgery. My love of Guinea-pigs is what initially inspired my goals of becoming a Vet and currently have a hoard of them at home, along with a menagerie of other fur-babies. My first job out of Vet School was at a practice in Toowoomba. After a year there it was time to come home to the more relaxed coastal lifestyle.
In my spare time I enjoy being crafty and am pretty nifty with a crochet hook. I also love to bake and bring the occasional goodies in to work to help keep our busy teams well fueled.
Dr Kelly Widdows
Dr Kelly Widdows
Born in South Africa and living in 5 different countries before the age of 10, my family and I finally settled down in one place the beautiful Sunshine Coast. I completed my high school studies on the Coast and then moved down to Melbourne for university. During my time in Melbourne, I also tutored undergraduate veterinary students at 2 university colleges. I graduated from The University of Melbourne in 2016 and spent my first year working in a small animal clinic in Melbourne. After 7 years away from the Sunshine Coast, I decided it was finally time to move back home! In my spare time I enjoy running, cycling and playing the piano. I have a gorgeous cat called Jasmine; her hobbies include being brushed by humans and enjoying the sea view from her bed.
Dr Monika Herold-Wagner
Dr Monika Herold-Wagner
I moved to the Sunshine Coast from Austria with my husband Flo in November 2013. Before this big step I worked in Small Animal clinics in Vienna for more than ten years after finishing my studies of Veterinary Medicine. My special fields of interest are Internal Medicine and Exotic Animal medicine (I was a bit surprised to learn there are no pet rabbits, ferrets and tortoises in Queensland, but there are plenty of other exotic animals instead)! My husband and I love travelling, so we have seen quite a bit of the world and where possible I tried to combine holiday and education by joining vets in other countries to learn from them. That way I volunteered in practices in South Africa, the UK, Germany, Australia and New Zealand. I also participated in a Vets Beyond Borders street dog desexing and vaccinating program in India. We recently adopted Siamese-Mix Ferdi from the RSPCA and are totally smitten with him. I am also a temporary foster carer for Smart Pups Assistance Dogs, which I enjoy very much and am looking forward to some chooks moving in with us soon! I am really happy to live and work at the Sunshine Coast.. The next things on my bucket list include learning to surf and fish!
Growing up I was always passionate about animals and knew I would like a future in working with them. I found the Veterinary Nurse industry during high school where I completed many work experience weeks at various veterinary clinics. Working at Greencross Caloundra has allowed me many opportunities to make a future out of my passion, starting as a student, transitioning to a nurse and now also becoming a Puppy School Trainer. I have two babies, one furr and one not, both keeping me on my toes as much as the other. We love to go to the beach, go on long walks and other fitness activities.
I have been working here at Greencross Vet Caloundra since 2009, this is the first time I have been employed in this industry although I come from a farming background so have had many dealings with animals over the years. At the present time I only have a lovely rescue cat called Lucky.
In my role at Greencross I am the Receptionist, this requires dealing with the incoming clients and phone calls, making appointments and dealing with general enquiries. We also have many over the counter products, prescription diets and food, flea, tick and worm protection.
I really enjoy every day I spend in the clinic, our clients and pets become our friends and we have an amazing team of staff who keep everyones pets healthy and deal with sad or difficult situations with such a professional and compassionate attitude that it is an honor to be part of the team.
When I am not at work I love to keep fit and spend time with my family & friends.
The bush and the beach are my favorite places.
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