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
Dr Fiona Ludbrooke BVSc
Dr Fiona Ludbrooke BVSc
Dr Fiona Kearney graduated from James Cook University in 2010 and has spent several years working for a mixed animal practice in Townsville where she gained valuable experience in medicine and surgical procedures. She is well known for providing outstanding work with challenging medical cases and will always go the extra mile to ensure the greatest care for your pet. She has a strong passion for soft tissue surgery and dentistry, and is focused on providing the highest standards of care so please feel free to ask her about the best healthcare program tailored to your pet’s needs. When Fiona is not working in the clinic yo will find her spoiling her cat Aiko, or exploring Magnetic Island through spearfishing and diving!
My desire to work with animals started at a young age, having been born and raised working around animals it was a definite. At the earliest convenience I started participating in more experiences to work with animals. I did my work experience courses at the RSPCA and Vet Clinics. I then went on to volunteer for 6 Months at Greencross Kelso (formally known as Kelso Vet Clinic) and was offered a job in July 2009. I became a Qualified Cert IV. Veterinary Nurse in November 2012. I took on a role as Regional Marketing Manager in 2014. In the early months of 2015 I was offered and accepted a fully funded Scholarship for a Diploma in Nursing. I then stepped up in the lead role as Practice Manager in August 2015. I love both my roles here and can’t see myself doing anything else. I thoroughly enjoy working along all our patients, whether it is routine or an emergency. However neonate care/orphans are my favoured part of the job; I have raised and rehabilitated many species including a 3 week old swimmer puppy, Bear. With this is started up and successfully run our Cat Adoption Program. I have a big interest in herpetology (study of reptiles and amphibians) as well as avian care. At home I have my own Menagerie that all started with my Beautiful Black Great Dane Nyx, along with Achyllies my Harlequin Great Dane, 3 rescue cats Eevee, Dieago and Sven, I have Bearded Dragons Toothless, Spyro and Yamaha, Droid the Alexandrine Parrot and Geronimo a Guinea Pig.
I grew up in Cairns and knew from a young age that I wanted to work with animals. I started this passion by working in a pet shop learning everything I could about animal care. After a few years I then decided I wanted to experience something different and got a job as a mammal keeper at Cairns Tropical Zoo. After a year at the zoo my husband Antony got a job in Townsville so we relocated in January 2005 and I began working for Greencross Vets.
I started out with Greencross by looking after the cats at the Currajong clinic cattery and driving the ambulance between the clinics transferring animals and medications. After a while I then started on reception and worked my way up to then do vet nursing. I started studying my Cert II in Animal Studies and then Cert IV in Veterinary Nursing, completing it in 2008. I was then given the opportunity to become a workplace trainer and studied my Cert IV in Training and Assessment. With this role I took on the training and assessment of our school based trainees and Cert IV nurses throughout the Townsville clinics.
My passion for all animals started at a young age. I was bought up on acreage where I had horses, dogs, cats, birds and of course fish! I always had an interest in animals and found them every fascinating. In 2013, I applied for a school-based traineeship at Greeencross Vets and successfully started my training in 2014 at Greencross Annandale. Since my traineeship concluded I have been working part-time as a vet nurse whilst juggling year 12, but I wouldn’t have it any other way.
Since working at Greencross I have taken an interest in neonatal care and wildlife rehabilitation. I recently have started rehabilitating orphaned kangaroos and wallabies for North Queensland Wildlife Care and also taking care of their 24hr wildlife phone.
In between my busy work and school life, I manage to find time for my little ball of energy Shar Pei X, Maxii, beagle named Mollie, tea-cup Chihuahua named Rylee and a pygmy bearded dragon named Zeus. My passion for animals and providing the best care I can grows larger everyday. I love my work and I can easily say I have the best job in the world.
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 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. My first job working with animals was at one of the largest RSPCAs in the country in Melbourne. There I was walking dogs, grooming cats and socializing rabbits. I am hoping to study a certificate IV in captive animals once I complete my certificate IV veterinary nursing. I myself have a few pets including Junior a wolfhound, Kelsey a Fox Terrier, Zoe a Kelpie x and 2 Domestic Short Hair Cats : Benny and Socks.
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