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!
Greencross Vets Fairfield 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.
Catherine was born and raised in Victoria, she grew up riding horses, motorbikes, and play with her older brother and younger sister. She met her husband in 2008 while she was studying a Bachelor of Animal and Veterinary Biosciences at Latrobe University. Catherine has always enjoyed being around animals and knew she wanted to work with them.
After completing her first degree in Victoria, she realised she also loved animal medicine, so made the decision to go back to university to study Veterinary Science.
In 2017, her and her husband relocated to Townsville to enable Catherine to begin her Veterinary Science degree at JCU: James Cook University.
When she is not caring for animals in the clinic, Catherine loves to go camping with friends and experiencing all the beautiful swimming spots around Townsville.
Naomi grew up in Brisbane and always had a special love of animals. She had a special interest in behavior from school age where she enjoyed training her first Border Collie and then continued on to become an assistant trainer. In 2009, she moved to Townsville and graduated from Veterinary Science in 2013.
Following graduation, Naomi worked in Dalby for one year and then Toowoomba for five years before returning to Townsville to be closer to family. During her time down South, she completed a post-grad course in Veterinary Behavioural Medicine and is now getting ready studying for further examinations in this area.
In her ‘free time’, Naomi enjoys having adventures with her husband and three children or watching Netflix and eating chocolate!
Practice Manager and Veterinary Nurse
Rachel began working as a junior veterinary nurse in 2016 at the Deeragun clinic after gaining a position not long after doing placement from her Certificate lll in Animal Studies. Since then, she has worked across a number of clinics within the Townsville region. Rachel is driven to have the opportunity to support and educate clients on their furry friends’ health and being the best advocate for them.
When she is not in the clinic, Rachel can be found taking advantage of nature, camping, 4×4, exercising and fishing.
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 about how she could care for them and understand their behaviours. She completed her school based traineeship in Animal Studies at Greencross Vets in 2017. Once she completed the traineeship she gained experience outside of Greencross Vets and re-entered the industry and our team in 2019. Johanna has now also completed Certificate IV in Vet Nursing, we are so proud of her.
In her spare time, you will find Johanna bonding with one of her many animals or enjoying spending time with her family and friends.
Growing up in the rural town of Barraba, NSW, where animals out numbered people, Carissa has always been surrounded by animals. Her favorite place to visit was her grandfathers’ farm where she 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, where she was enjoyed to no end being able to walk dogs, groom cats and socialise rabbits.
Having completed her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing, she plans to continue her professional education and achieve a Certificate IV in captive animals.
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.
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