Welcome to Greencross Vets Robina
Your local Greencross Vet at Robina has been offering compassionate pet health care and professional advice in the community for over fifteen years. We have some long-term and familiar faces including Vet Directors Dr Rob Van Drimmelen and Dr Danielle Ferguson who have been working in the clinic for over ten and seven years respectively.
Both Dr Rob and Dr Danni are part-owners of the clinic and are very invested in providing the highest standards of veterinary care and service. We take serious ownership of our patients and the services we provide. We have the resources and benefits of a clinic group with the care and service of a family owned practice. We are passionate about providing the highest level of care and treatment for your pets.
All staff at Robina undertake continuing education and training throughout the year to keep up to date with the latest developments in equipment, techniques and handling of our furry and feathered patients. At Robina we welcome all creatures great and small, treating birds, rodents, various wildlife, giant breeds of dogs and everything in between!
We are all pet owners and want the best for our patients. We will not cut corners or compromise our high standards. If it’s not good enough for our fur-children, it’s not good enough for our patients.
Robina has many comprehensive veterinary services, enabling us to diagnose and treat your pets quickly. We have endoscope and ultrasound facilities, a new digital x-ray machine, top-of-the-range dental machinery, an ultrasonic scaler and in-house laboratory equipment.
We also have a dedicated surgical theatre where we implement the most suitable drugs and anaesthetics. Cat and dog owners can rest at ease with Robina’s separate cat and dog wards where there are continual pheromone therapy for a more comfortable and relaxed stay for your pet.
Our Vet Team
All our vets are highly skilled, very successful diagnosticians & surgeons. They each have a special area of expertise that they excel in & they offer support to clinics across the Gold Coast in their particular areas of specialised training.
Our Nurse Team
All our nurses are trained to an exceptionally high standard. The level & type of services we offer at Robina require staff to have high competency in all areas of pet care, above & beyond the regular nurse. We are a training hospital for various colleges and all staff are involved in advancing their qualifications beyond the industry benchmark. We always have a nurse working on reception so that all your enquiries are cared for at the highest standard.
Our Charity Work
Robina is the treatment clinic for the Gold Coast’s orphaned, mistreated, lost and injured. We work with the adoption centre, getting orphans ready for re-homing, making sure they are healthy, vaccinated and desexed. We work with the ambulance treating any sick or injured strays and wildlife. We also work with the inspectors treating any animals that are neglected or involved in court cases or cruelty situations.
We see all rescued trauma and sick animals from Beenleigh to Coolangatta! They get fixed by our team who donate their time, skills and Robina’s resources.
Greencross Vets Robina 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.
Dr Rachael Spillane
Dr Rachael Spillane
Dr Rachael is a local to the Gold Coast area and is passionate in providing gold standard veterinary care to the pets that call this area home. She has always had a strong affinity to animals and medical science, and has a soft spot for rescue pets, having adopted both her pet companions, ‘Slinky’ the mini Dachshund and ‘Tucker’ the American Staffy X. Dr Rachael has a special interest in soft tissue surgery and ultrasonography and when she is not at work, she is planning the next big travel adventure (with Japan and South Africa her favourite locations so far).
Jade joined the Robina Team in December 2018 and brings over 10 years worth of nursing experience! Jade is a local girl but worked overseas in a small animal practice in Canada, nursing a variety of pocket pets such as hedgehogs and Chinchillas. Jade enjoys diagnostics & has a passion for non-routine surgical procedures. Jade also offers house sitting services, so please feel free to enquire if your babies need looking after. When not at work, Jade enjoys spending time with her 2 Minature Fox Terriers, Copper & Patch.
Kellie started working at Greencross Robina in February 2018 and brings over 20 years of industry experience. She has worked in both emergency and intensive veterinary care as well as teaching in all areas of animal sciences at TAFE and university for the past 18 years.
When not working in the clinic, Kellie is working full-time on her horse and miniature farm in Currumbin Valley. Kellie has an abundance of animal which includes a cat, 4 dogs, 2 horses, 2 pigs, 3 goats, a donkey, a cow, a miniature pony, a Shetland pony and a handful of chickens and ducks!
Bree started working at Greencross Robina after moving from Brisbane in July 2018. She completed her Cert IV in 2015 and has over 7 years of experience in the industry. Originally from Warwick, Bree previously worked in a mixed animal practice and enjoys every aspect of her job. She has a special interest in the assistance and treatment of complex surgeries and can be found working on reception or as one of our hospital / surgical nurses. On her days off, Bree enjoys riding horses and spending time with her Border Collie, Dulcie.
Dr Oliver Croft
Dr Oliver Croft
Dr Oli joined our Greencross Vets Robina Team late 2018 but has been travelling around the world working as a locum veterinarian since 2013. Originally from the UK, Dr Oli has a multitude of experience working with animals of all shapes & sizes. Dr Oli has a sweet spot for rescued ‘oldies’, especially if they are Cocker Spaniels. When not at work, Oli enjoys living the Aussie lifestyle enjoying the surf & sand with his partner Amelia & rescue cat “Missy”.
Chloe has been in the veterinary industry since 2006, qualifying as a Cert IV nurse in 2009. She joined our Greencross Robina team in 2015 and has been an amazing & valuable staff member since.
Chloe is not only our Veterinary Nursing Manager but is also the Animal Welfare Co-Ordinator; where she works closely with our friends at the RSPCA, arranging the best standard of care for the unowned, sick and/or injured animals.
Although Chloe’s heart holds a lot of love for all creatures great & small, she has a massive soft spot for anything Staffy! This, however, might be a biased opinion as she has two beautifully natured American Staffy’s at home, a red nosed Alby (right) and a blue nosed Comino (left).
Chloe can be found working behind the scenes of the clinic as our nursing manager ensuring that the day runs smoothly and as one of our hospital & surgical nurses caring for all the amazing patients we have here at Greencross Vets Robina.
Dr Danielle Ferguson
Dr Danielle Ferguson
Dr Danni has been a veterinary surgeon at Greencross Vets Robina for the past 10 years.
With her love for animals starting at such a young age it’s no surprise that her passion for helping animals and clients together has sky rocketed form there.
She also works in a close partnership with our friends at the RSPCA, to arrange the best care for all the Gold Coast lost, found and injured that need good homes.
Being an advocate for Animal welfare it’s only fitting that Danni has adopted many adorable animals into her family over the years.
They include Vegas the Ragdoll, Millie and Bindi the German Shepard X Staffy Sisters and Sunny the Border Collie.
Dr Robert Van Drimmelen
Dr Robert Van Drimmelen
Dr Rob has been a veterinary surgeon for over 30 years, gaining experience from all over the world. Rob’s extensive knowledge in the veterinary industry is worth its weight in gold; he not only mentors new graduates, but provides information to vets all over the Coast. Rob is thorough in all aspects of his veterinary care and shows great compassion towards animals great and small. Rob regularly attends the Veterinarian’s Science week & other conferences across Australia to keep up to date on all the latest industry advancements in care & treatment. He has completed his membership in internal medicine and also has been a guest lecturer at University. Rob’s family boasts a Border Terrier Fudge and CousCous the rescue cat.
Iona began at Greencross Vets Robina as a passionate and hardworking School Based Trainee who was awarded with the title “Trainee of the Year” in 2013. Iona is now continuing her education in becoming a fully qualified Cert IV Veterinary Nurse.
Iona enjoys laboratory diagnostics and has a special interest in surgical nursing especially non-routine/complex surgeries. She also enjoys hospital nursing and believes assisting a patient back to health is the most rewarding part of her career.
Iona is our clinics Patient and Client Experience Co-ordinator this entails providing our patients and clients with the best possible care and experience every time they visit Robina. Her attention to detail in the clinic is exceptional and her positive attitude shines through daily. At home, Iona has a Cavalier X named Iggy and can be found working as one of our reception/ hospital/surgical nurses.
Karina has been nursing at Robina since January 2008. She attained her certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing in 2011. She is our clinics Feline Health Coordinator letting her passion for feline behavior and health shine.
Karina has three rescue cats, Shelly, Kenny, Spenny and a cheeky little Chihuahua named Taco. Karina can be found working on reception or as one of our Hospital/Surgical nurses.
Her creative skills are responsible for most of our clinic displays offering the latest promotions and services.
Ryan started at Greencross vets in 2011 with the Oxenford clinic as a School Based Trainee (Certificate II Animal Studies). Over the years he has gained experience in a number of Gold Coast Clinics before settling at Greencross Robina in early 2015. He is currently nearing completion of his Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing.
Ryan has a special interest in the assistance and treatment of complex/advanced surgical and hospital cases as well as a vested interest in client consultation and customer service.
His own Border Collie Coco now resides in the UK with the rest of the family, but he still finds his fix in all the amazing patients at Robina.
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