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Welcome to Greencross Vets Fairfield

We’re delighted to announce that our team have relocated into Petbarn Fairfield at 1 D'Arcy Drive, Idalia (behind Bunnings). You can now obtain all your pet care needs under the one roof! The combined veterinary services and pet retail offerings available to you and your pets are now more convenient and affordable than ever.

Our new state-of-the-art practice offers 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’re proud supporters of our local community and have been providing compassionate pet health care and professional advice for over ten years (originally located in Annandale).

Dr Brian Starkey has worked in the Townsville community for over twelve years and is well known for providing the highest standards of veterinary treatment and medicine, particularly orthopaedic surgery encompassing bones or joint procedures such as fracture repairs, ligament repairs and spinal surgery.

Our team continues to grow with qualified veterinarians, experienced nurses, puppy school classes and now access to a wide range of pet products and services from Petbarn.

We understand the bond between you and your pet and are committed to offering exceptional service and the very best in veterinary medicine. We treat your pet as if they are a much loved member of our own family.

Please feel free to contact us directly on 4775 6377 should you have any questions about these new and exciting changes!

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Our Services.

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


Getting your pet desexed (neutered or spayed) is essential to their health. All Greencross Vets facilities are completely sterile and use the latest in surgical equipment.


Prevention is the best medicine. Kitten and puppy vaccinations (injections) and adult pet vaccinations prevent disease. Get your pet’s vaccinations up-to-date.

Heartworm Prevention

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.


Greencross Vets offer a range of dentistry services like cat and dog teeth cleaning. Consider us your pet’s veterinarian and dentist combined.


Greencross Vets clinics are equipped with high-quality radiograph equipment including X-ray machines, automatic processors, and X-ray view equipment.

Clinical Pathology

Clinical pathology allows our vets to analyse and diagnose health conditions. Common laboratory tests include blood tests, urinalysis, faecal tests and biopsy examination.

Laboratory Testing

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.

Meet The Team

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. Annaliese Watson

Dr. Annaliese Watson

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’.

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.

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.

Taryn Lynch

Taryn Lynch

Veterinary nurse

I started working for Greencross Vets Annandale as a School-Based Trainee in October 2015 where I completed a Certificate II in Animal Studies, this commenced my career in the Veterinary industry. I was offered afternoon and weekend work after I completed my traineeship until I finished high school. Since then I have joined the team at Greencross Vets Fairfield where I have gained further valuable experience in veterinary nursing and client care. My passion for animals started very young where I decided I wanted to become a Vet at the ripe old age of 10. I was fascinated by animals and knew that wherever my future was headed, animals were going to be involved. My future plans are to study Medical Laboratory Science so that I can gain more experience in the the pathology side of the Veterinary industry. When not in the clinic, you can find me either studying or hanging out with friends.

Dr Brian Starkey

Dr Brian Starkey

Vet Director
Born and raised in the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa, Brian graduated from University of Pretoria (Onderstepoort) in June 1986. After completing two years compulsory national service as a veterinary officer, he worked in a mixed practice for three years before opening his own clinic treating mainly small animals and a few dairy herds.

Brian is passionate about improving the welfare of animals and spent a number of years volunteering at the SPCA (Speak, Protect & Care for Animals) charity dedicated to serving and protecting all animals, and ensuring that the protection they have under South African law is upheld and respected. Brian immigrated to Australia in 2002 where he worked in Adelaide before joining the Greencross Vets team in 2004. He is passionate about all aspects of veterinary treatment and medicine, particularly orthopaedic surgery encompassing bones or joint procedures such as fracture repairs and ligament repairs. When he’s not in clinic, you’ll find Brian spending time with his wife Lee and two sons.

Shop 4, Fairfield Homemaker Centre, 1 D'Arcy Drive,, Idalia QLD 4811


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