Welcome to Greencross Vets Carrara
Greencross Vets Carrara is a purpose-built veterinary clinic with 250 sqm of floor space on the corner of Spencer Road and Pappas Way.
Renovated in 2023, we have spacious consult rooms, upgraded treatment areas, improved clinical facilities, and a fresh look and feel.
Our Veterinary Director Dr Carla Allison is supported by fantastic Veterinarians Dr Kathryn Owen, Dr Bobo Yu and Dr Katie Bott. In addition to this is our dedicated veterinary team: Practice Manager, Cameron Farrugia and passionate Veterinary Nurses Codie, Jessica, Nicole, Christina, Jerica, Madison, Cheyenne and Amy.
Our practices focus is to develop and provide veterinary practice based on excellence in patient care, treatment plans and diagnostics supported by stand-out customer care.
Our Client & Patient Care
In both 2014 and 2018 we were awarded Greencross Vets Clinic of the Year, out of our national network of over 100 clinics. These awards are exceptional achievements and we feel it is a reflection of our team’s commitment to our vision. Our clients are an important part of that success in that we have formed relationships built on trust, respect and communication with them over the years.
We strive to provide a 5 star service to you and your pets in a caring and friendly environment.
Our dedicated team is very passionate about what we do and your pets will always be in the best of care. You can feel confident in your choice to have our team nurture your pets as, continuing education is crucial to the quality of care and advice we provide to your companions.
Our Veterinary Services
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.
Our clinic provides internal imaging technology which means your pet does not have to leave our site in to get any imaging done, as we have a CT scanner on site. Unlike conventional x-rays, CT scanning provides detailed 3D images of many types of soft tissue as well as the lungs, bones, and blood vessels, improving veterinary diagnostics for each patient.
As one of the few veterinary clinics with a CT scanner on site, we’ll be able to quickly and more accurately diagnose our pet patients and in some cases, avoid a visit to the animal hospital.
Outpatient Referral Services
We offer a range of outpatient referral services for pets at local veterinary clinics requiring tailored care.
– In-depth imaging with our on-site GE Revolution CT scanner
– Laparoscopic organ biopsy
– Laparoscopic spey
To learn more or make a referral, speak with our team
Greencross Vets Carrara are fully equipped to provide the care your pet needs. At our Carrara vet, we offer a comprehensive range of professional veterinary services to and utilise the latest diagnostic equipment to make sure your pet is getting the best possible care.
Our team is passionate about taking care of your pet, no matter what kind of care they may require. From young pets requiring vaccinations or desexing services, to older pets who require more specialist examination or just your standard check-up, our Carrara veterinary team is here and ready to help.
We also have specialist equipment like our CT scanner onsite so we can help diagnose conditions your pet may be dealing with sooner and with greater efficiency. No matter what your pet may need, you can feel confident that the team here has the expertise to help.
Speaking of our wonderful team, if you want to learn more about us, you can do so below! We understand that pets are like family so in the same way you want to research a doctor before your first appointment, you may want to know more about the team you’ll be working with at Greencross Vets Carrara. Each team member has their own profile below with career highlights and personal fun facts, so feel free to take a look!
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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.
Being a pet parent is enjoyable and rewarding, but training a new puppy or dog can seem like a difficult task. It doesn’t have to be.
Cheyenne began her nursing journey with Greencross Vets as a part of the Greencross Tafe program. After achieving her Certificate IV in vet nursing she joined the team. She loves animals in all shapes and sizes, but she has a big soft spot for our feline friends. At home she has a gorgeous tortoiseshell who she spoils endlessly.
Dr Katie Bott
Dr Katie Bott
Katie graduated from the University of Liverpool in 2016 and since then has developed her equine career undertaking an internship at an equine hospital in the UK. Katie then made the move to Australia working in racing practice, general equine practice and servicing the Magic Millions sales. Katie is now furthering her career in the small animal veterinary industry.
Katie’s interests include surgery, cardiology and orthopaedics but enjoys all aspects that veterinary medicine provides.
Outside of work Katie enjoys horse riding, hiking and travelling as well visiting home in the UK especially to see the family boxer dog Sadie.
Dr. Eleanor Wotton
Dr. Eleanor Wotton
Elle graduated from The University of Queensland with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science (Hons) at the end of 2016. She then undertook a 12-month Small Animal Rotating Internship at VSS in Brisbane, before working at a few GP vet clinics in Brisbane. She moved to the Gold Coast in 2022 and transferred to Greencross Carrara. Elle has a special interest in small animal surgery and reproduction. When not at work Elle likes to go hiking, visiting local cafes and spending quality time with her three cavaliers – Luna, Quinn and Iris; two cats – Toby and Skyla; and her husband.
Dr. Bobo Yu
Dr. Bobo Yu
Dr. Wing Po (Bobo) grew up in Hong Kong and graduated with the Bachelor of Veterinary Science (Hons) from the University of Queensland in 2021. She enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine with keen interests in surgery, dentistry and diagnostic imaging. Outside of work, Bobo loves painting in the company of an excessive houseplant collection. She is also fluent in Cantonese, English and Mandarin.
Dr Carla Allison
Dr Carla Allison
Senior Veterinary Director
Dr Carla’s childhood was spent in South Africa and she immigrated to Queensland in 2000 to complete her Bachelor of Veterinary Science at the University of Queensland. After graduating in 2004 with Honours, she spent four years at Port Macquarie thoroughly enjoying the challenging cases presented at her mixed animal clinic. She has worked for Greencross Vets on the Gold Coast for over 10 years. Carla has a reputation for providing the highest standards of veterinary care. Dr. Carla has strong interest in Small Animal Veterinary Medicine including Ultrasound, Radiography and Computed Tomography. When she’s not working, you’ll find Carla running around after her two kids and spending time with her pets; two gorgeous kitties ( Theodore and Storm) , a rescue dog called Astrid and a flock of chickens. Currently, she is looking for her next horse care project.
Come in and say Hi; she loves meeting each and everyone of your fur-babies
Jess is one of the newer faces around Greencross Vets Carrara. She had always wanted to work with animals growing up, however life presented a different opportunity and she originally trained as a pastry chef. Soon after, she decided she prefers animals over humans and followed her heart to become a Vet Nurse. Although she is new and still finding her feet, she is loving every minute of it… not to mention all the free hugs she gets from your pawfect pets. If you have noticed Florence (our clinic cat) has been missing in action from the clinic, don’t worry- she has settled right in at home with Jess and her partner but will still make an appearance here from time to time.
Dr. Kathryn Owen
Dr. Kathryn Owen
Dr. Kathryn graduated from The University of Queensland with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science (Hons) at the end of 2018 and soon after was offered a role as veterinarian at Greencross Vets. Dr. Kathryn is proud to work between both the Varsity Lakes and Burleigh Waters clinics with two amazing teams of vets, vet nurses and reception staff. She loves getting to know all the clients and their lovely pets and is passionate about helping them get better so they can return home to their families.
Dr. Kathryn has always had a professional interest in small animal medicine but also loves the challenge of emergency medicine. When not at work, she enjoys socialising with friends, heading to the beach to catch the morning sunrise and playing touch rugby league.
Christina’s love and unwavering passion for animals began at a young age growing up surrounded by various animals. Christina first joined the Greencross Vets team in 2021 through the Greencross Internship course. After finishing her Certificate II in Animal Studies, she was enthusiastic to continue her education and become a permanent member of the Greencross Carrara Vets team. Christina is driven to provide compassionate customer service and care. She loves combining her love of animals & passion for helping people within her role at Greencross. Christina has a strong professional interest in surgery and critical care. She is driven to provide fear free handling, as she seeks to make every pet feel safe and at ease while in the Greencross Vets clinic.
Nicole is a Gold Coast local, who grew up and completed her schooling on the Coast. Nicole joined the Greencross Carrara team at the start of 2020 whilst completing her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing. Nicole has a what is often nicknamed, a small farm, with three domestic long hair cats named Jinx, Misty and Tiddles, a Papillon named Neko, three goats named Pablo, Snowy and Kaito, a horse named Hallie and a Border Collie named Kaiser who she cherishes.
Nicole is passionate about everything nursing, and prides herself on providing the best possible care for your fur baby.
Jerica is originally from Canada, and graduated from Western University with a degree in criminology. After moving to Australia she found her interests lay elsewhere, and pursued a career working with animals as a veterinary nurse.
She has two mischeveous Italian greyhounds at home who she loves (and spoils) dearly. Back in Canada, Jerica has a border collie cross blue heeler, who is enjoying retirement with her parents. Jerica and her siblings were always animal lovers, and she grew up with a wide variety of smaller pets, including rats, mice, rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters, gerbils, a range of fish and amphibians
Maddie started her nursing journey with the Surfers Paradise Greencross Vets team in as an intern and within 12 months has achieved her Certificate II in Animal Studies. Maddie has always had a love for animals and knew that veterinary nursing would be the right career path for her.
Her fur-baby Koda is her entire world and she loves giving all her patients some extra sneaky cuddles and treats whenever she can.
Currently, Maddie is working her way towards her certificate IV in nursing and she says she could not imagine a better clinic to be studying at.
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 Vets for the last 5 years and has completed her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing. Codie has two American Staffies named after a Greek God and Godess who love to chat and balance treats on their nose for extra praise!
Cameron loves animals of all shapes and sizes. He has wanted to be in the veterinary industry since a very young age. During high school he started a school-based traineeship with Greencross and has progressed through the ranks over the last 10 plus years. Cameron has completed a Bachelor of Applied Science – Veterinary Technology Major with Honors. The biggest priority of his, is to ensure all animals are getting gold standards of care. He has a cheeky Tonkinese called Jedi who loves to sit on his shoulders. Cameron, in his spare time loves to go jet skiing and spend time with his family.
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If you’re looking to make an appointment at your local Carrara vet, you can easily book one in online now. If the reason for your visit is a little more complicated or you have questions and want to speak to one of our team members ahead of time, just give us a call on 07 5596 2322. Alternatively, we now have our 24/7 WebVet service available for expert vet advice over video
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