Welcome to Greencross Vets Silkstone
Greencross Vets Silkstone is a full-service facility dedicated to providing the highest quality medical, surgical and dental care for our patients. From routine vaccinations and wellness exams to comprehensive internal medicine and surgical care, we are prepared to meet any health care needs which arise for your pet.
Consulting hours are available in the morning and evening to allow for the examination and treatment of outpatients as well as for the admission and discharge of hospitalised patients. The hours between these consulting sessions are devoted to the treatment of hospitalised cases, surgical operations, radiography, ultrasound and other diagnostic procedures. If a problem does arise during these hours, please do not hesitate to telephone. Veterinary attention is always available during these hours to see urgent cases.
How do we ensure happy clients?
Dedicated staff team: Our veterinarians and nurses all work in the vet industry because we are passionate about caring for animals. All are highly trained and very happy to answer any questions which may arise about the health and wellbeing of your pet. For more information about our caring team, visit our staff page.
Extended opening hours: We know that work, family and life commitments can sometimes make it difficult to make it into the vet hospital. That’s why we have recently extended our hours so that we are open until 8pm Monday to Friday and 5pm on the weekends. We hope that these flexible hours enable you to visit the clinic at a time more convenient to you.
Preventative medicine: We provide a full range of services from new pet checks to annual vaccinations, geriatric animal assessment to nutrition advice. In addition we stock a full range of flea, tick, intestinal worm and heart worm prevention. Our staff is always happy to provide advice on the best products for your pets.
Full range of surgery: As well as routine surgical procedures, our vets are experienced in performing a wide range of complex surgeries including orthopaedic, soft-tissue and dental surgery. These services allow us to treat your pet in-house, therefore reducing its time in pain and sending it on a speedier road to recovery.
House calls: During the week, vets are available for house calls to clients living locally and can transport pets to and from the clinic for a small fee. This is a helpful service to access if you’re unable to bring your pet into the clinic for any reason. Just call us to arrange a time.
In-house laboratory and comprehensive diagnostic equipment: We provide a comprehensive range of in-house blood tests which allow us to immediately obtain results for many conditions. This also means that we are able to perform many screening tests for earlier detection of disease. We also have the latest digital x-ray equipment and a brand new ultrasound machine. This means that for many cases we can diagnose cases in-house at the early stage in response to your pet’s health needs.
Puppy pre-school: Our 4 week course not only gives owners a basis for further training, but helps with some of the behavioral teething problems of owning a new puppy. As our program is run by fully trained nursing staff, there is also excellent advice and information on important health issues for your dog.
Greencross Vets Silkstone 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.
We offer premium cat boarding facilities for your pet. Ask us about our cat boarding service today.
Dr Jennifer McCleary
Dr Jennifer McCleary
Born in London, Jenny graduated from The Cambridge Veterinary School in 1986, and then emigrated to Australia in 1996. Throughout she has worked full time as a small animal Veterinary Surgeon in and around Ipswich. Her children attend the local schools and they have an array of small pets to look after at home, many of which are strays and rescues. Jenny loves African Wildlife and is passionate about wildlife conservation.
Lydia is one of the newest members of our Silkstone team. With the completion of her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing in sight, she looks forward to bringing smiles to all and providing exceptional care. In her spare time she enjoys camping, fishing, carving and volunteering. “All forms of life intrigue me!” and of course spending time with her ever-growing human and companion family including Nella the pup, Ja the bossy Pussy and the tropical fishes!
Naomi has been working as a Vet Nurse at this hospital since 2008. In 2013 she then became the Practice Manager but is lucky to still have a lot of hands-on with the Nursing side of things. Naomi is currently studying a Diploma in Management and will then continue her study in Veterinary Nursing. Naomi’s time is spent with her family; Peppa, a naughty little Labrador and her chickens Cockatoo, Horse & Cow, who were all named by her little boy.
Natalie is originally from New Zealand and grew up with a number of animals such as a cat, rabbit and doves. She also did pony club for a number of yars before moving to Australia at the age of 14. Natalie went through the first batch of Greencross’s School Based Trainesswhen she was in Year 12 which she was based at the Greencross Vets Inala clinic. She continued to work part time for Inala before starting a full time position at the Greencross Vets Sunnybank Hills in 2010. Natalie continued working there until the clinic closed in December 2013 and was then transferred to Greencross Vets Silkstone. Natalie has her Certificate II in Animal Studies and is currently a few modules off completing her Cert IV in Veterinary Nursing. She has a Border Collie called Bobby and two cats called Spud and Lucy.
Belynda has been with Greencross Since 2016 starting out as a Tafe student at Silkstone completing her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing. Since then she became 2IC Practice Manager for Silkstone and has recently accepted Practice Manager at Ipswich to help flourish our brand new clinic.
Belynda has a passion for ensuring her workplace is a fun and professional environment, providing the best care for all creatures big and small. She particularly loves our larger friends including cattle, horses and sheep. Belynda throughout school participated in Cattle Showing which lead her to multiple agricultural shows including, The Ekka, Beef Week in Rockhampton and other local shows. Belynda’s responsibilities were leading the cattle in the show ring, washing and grooming and taking care of their everyday needs.
She has multiple loved ones at home including Smudge the Horse, Roxy the Maltese x, Lemmy the Border Collie x, Squirt the Turtle and Blue the Budgie.
Don’t be afraid to come in and say Hi to the Team.
Dr Anthony Snell
Dr Anthony Snell
Tony graduated with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science (1st Class Honours) from the University of Queensland (St Lucia) in 1986.
Tony worked in mixed practice for 5 years in St. George (Queensland) then travelled and worked overseas for 18 months before taking a position at the Silkstone Veterinary Hospital (now Greencross Vets Silkstone).
Tony is a member of the Australian Small Animal Veterinary Association (ASAVA) and the Australian Veterinary Dental Society (AVDS).
Tony’s goal is to provide compassionate veterinary care for all his patients following the Greencross core values and standards.
Tony is married to Cherie, and they have 2 children – Benjamin and Laura. The Snell family has a variety of pets including Jack (cat), Scruffy (dog), Chickens, Guinea Fowl, Quail, Murray Grey and Boran Cattle.
Having a massive passion for animals and their care, Olivia has been working as a Veterinary Nurse with Greencross for nearly 5 years. She started her journey as a School Based Trainee in 2013 at Greencross Forest Lake Village, gaining experience and knowledge for 2 years before moving to be apart of the Greencross Camira team. Since starting at Greencross Camira, Olivia has been able to continue her passion for working with animals not just by nursing, but by expanding her grooming knowledge and running Puppy PreSchool classes, too. Olivia has a much loved Jack RussellX named Eve, a GreyhoundX called Dooty and a Rainbow Lorikeet known as Gigi.
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