Welcome to Greencross Vets Carrara
Greencross Vet Clinic of The Year 2014 and 2018
Greencross Vets Carrara is located in a purpose built vet practice with 250 square metres of floor space on the corner of Spencer Road and Pappas Way.
Dr Carla Allison (Veterinary Director) is supported by a team of fantastic Veterinarians, Dr Joanne Dullens, Dr Tracy Ling and Dr Jelisa Lin Mingrui (currently on maternity leave). In addition to this is their dedicated veterinary team, Practice Manager Alana Ross and our passionate Veterinary Nurses Katelyn, Kalena, Codie and Sarah.
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.
In 2014 and 2018 we were awarded “Clinic of the Year”. This was an exceptional achievement 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. Continuing education is crucial to the quality of care and advice we provide to your companions.
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.
We have now started puppy school at our clinic. Contact our friendly team for more information
Greencross Vets Carrara 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.
Don’t have your own clippers? Let us take care of dog grooming for you. Our clinic offers premium dog grooming for your pet.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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 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!
Kalena started with Greencross as a school-based trainee several years ago and is now one of our fantastic veterinary nurses. She’s also studied human nursing, but much prefers animal patients! Kalena shows incredible compassion and empathy for our patients and always aims to make sure their visits are as comfortable as possible. She has 2 beautiful working-breed dogs – Narlo and Tipi, and 2 sweet but crazy cats – Fifi and Mui Mui.
Shannon is our Head Veterinary Nurse, with over 10 years of experience. She started with Greencross back in 2006 as a junior and now holds a Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing. Shannon is also our local animal behaviour guru, and is always willing to provide our pet-parents with advice on how to tackle common behaviour issues in dogs and cats. Shannon has a very sweet dog, Stella, and a crazy cat, Nahla. She loves every pet that visits the clinic like it’s her own, so you can feel very comfortable knowing that Shannon is providing the best standard of care for your precious pets!
Alana is a superstar Veterinary Nurse & Practice Manager, and never misses an opportunity for puppy and kitten cuddles! Alana started with us as a trainee, and is now a Certificate IV qualified Veterinary Nurse. She has a beautiful dog; called Kat (Alana has a great sense of humour!). She has amazing skill and knowledge in all aspects of veterinary nursing and is always willing to provide advice to help your pets stay happy and healthy.
Dr Carla Allison
Dr Carla Allison
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 and Radiography , and is certified to do Small Animal Export. When she’s not working, you’ll find Carla running around after her two kids and spending time with her pets , two kitties called Storm and Theodore and their four hens . She loves meeting each and everyone of your fur-family members.
Dr Jelisa Linmingrui
Dr Jelisa Linmingrui
Hi there, I’m Jelisa and have been working with Greencross Vets since 2015. I was born and raised in Singapore but in 2010, I embarked on a new chapter in my life in pursuing my childhood dream of becoming a Veterinarian in Sunny Queensland. Since graduation, I have enjoyed the diversity that this profession offers but I also found special interests in ophthalmology and emergency medicine. Aside from the hustle and bustle of working hours, I enjoy spending time with my furry kid, Nike and my fiance, watching dramas, dancing and making personalised gifts.
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