Welcome to Greencross Vets Riverway
Riverway Veterinary Clinic provides modern, professional and affordable health care for your pets. We aim to make your pet feel at ease in our clinic with a caring and gentle approach to treatment and consultations. Our dedicated staff are all passionate about pets and avid animal lovers.
At Riverway Veterinary Clinic, you will be fully supported with sound advice first and foremost. We know that helping our clients starts with providing a good understanding of health care issues and treatment options. With good advice and professional recommendations, you’ll be well equipped to make the best ongoing health care decisions for your pet.
With fully equipped examination rooms, diagnostic machines and pharmaceutical stores we provide on-the-spot assistance for nearly all pet health and medical needs. Take a moment to meet our team and our own pets.
We look forward to seeing you and your pet again at the next scheduled visit.
Greencross Vets Riverway 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.
Iodine therapy is used for the treatment of hypothyroidism in cats. If your cat has been diagnosed with hypothyroidism, we can help.
We offer premium cat boarding facilities for your pet. Ask us about our cat boarding service today.
Meet The Team
I was born and raised in Townsville and throughout my schooling life I frequently moved towns to Innisfail, Cairns, Mount Isa and back to Townsville. I had my first veterinary experience through school work-experience in 2013 with Townsville Vet Clinic for 2 weeks and from that moment I knew that veterinary nursing was something I really wanted to do.
I finished high school and started studying immediately with Open Colleges. I have now almost completed my Certificate IV Veterinary Nursing qualification and plan to expand my knowledge and studies in the future, especially in the avian field. I gained work placement with JCU veterinary clinic where I got to care for animals such as turtles, pelicans, snakes and bilbies.
I then joined the team at Greencross Vets Riverway, I started working as a placement student in early 2019 and am now employed with such a fantastic supportive team and look forward to further studies alongside the team.
During my days off I like to do my studies, gardening, go fishing and make home décor for my house. I am a very outdoorsy person and like to spend most of my time out in the sun.
Veterinary Nurse & Receptionist
Rachel is currently studying her Certificate lll in Veterinary Nursing. She began working as a veterinary nurse in 2016 at Greencross Vets Deeragun. She aspires to be a fully qualified Veterinary Nurse and hopes to take her skills overseas to volunteer and help animals in need.
Rachel was born in Townsville and lived here for nine years before moving to Nhulunbuy (Gove), a remote town in North East Arnhem Land and recently moved back here in 2015. She enjoys swimming and photography outside of work. Her favourite animals are tigers and elephants.
I have completed my Certificate III in Companion Animal Services studies and have also completed my Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing qualification. I am currently undertaking my Diploma in Veterinary Nursing. I have been with Greencross Vets for over three years now and absolutely love the challenges of veterinary nursing. I enjoy helping and caring for animals, helping patients transition from unwell animals to healthy patients. I own five furkids, three cats- Sully, Erebus & Pepi, as well as a two dogs, Kaiser (Cattle x) and Ulrich (Swiss Shepherd).
My desire to work with animals started at a young age, having been raised working around animals; it was a definite career path for me.
I volunteered for six months at Greencross Vets Kelso in 2008 and was offered a position in July 2009. I became a Qualified Certificate IV Veterinary Nurse in November 2012 and I took on an added role as North QLD Regional Marketing Manager in 2014.
I stepped up into the leadership position of Practice Manager in August 2015. I was offered and accepted a fully funded Scholarship for a Diploma in general nursing which I completed in February 2019.
I thoroughly enjoy working alongside all our patients, routine or emergency.
I have a strong passion for neonates, exotic pets and wildlife and wish to continue my education in the near future with a Certificate in Captive Animals’ studies.
Growing up in the rural town of Barraba NSW – where animals out number people – I was surrounded by animals from before I could walk. My favourite place to visit was my grandfathers’ farm where I could feed the pigs, cows, sheep, horses, ducks, chickens, ferrets and rabbits.
I first realised that I wanted to work with animals after an unfortunate accident with my dog that followed with several visits to the local vets. I was fascinated with watching the progress of my dogs’ health and how the vets cared for my pet.
My first job working with animals was at one of the largest RSPCA’s in the country in Melbourne. There I was responsible for caring for and walking the dogs, grooming cats and socializing rabbits.
I have now finished my Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing qualification and I plan to start my Certificate IV in Captive Animals studies within the next year.
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