Welcome to Greencross Vets Varsity Lakes
We are your local team of pet care professionals, we are truly ‘passionate about pets’ and we love what we do.
We offer 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.
Greencross Vets Varsity Lakes is co-located with an Animal Emergency Centre and situated approximately fourteen minutes from the Gold Coast and seven minutes from Robina Town Centre, easily accessible from the Pacific Motorway in Varsity Lakes. The centre features advanced medical, diagnostics and surgical equipment, providing the very best 24/7 veterinary care to the Gold Coast, northern New South Wales and Tweed area.
Although Greencross Vets is part of a national organisation our practice is run and managed by a team of dedicated vets, nurses and support staff who understand and value the bond between you and your pet. Our team is committed to offering you and your pet’s exceptional service, and the very best in veterinary medicine and preventative health care.
Our teams are committed to providing the local community and their pets with the highest standard of veterinary care and disease prevention. We invest ourselves emotionally as well as professionally so you can be assured that your pet is in the best of hands. Our purpose is to share our love and passion for animals through the pursuit of veterinary excellence.
We encourage you to contact us directly should you have any questions about your pet’s health and wellbeing or if you simply want more information about the services that we can provide you and your pets.
Greencross Vets Varsity Lakes 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.
Dr Najin Millard
Dr Najin Millard
I graduated from the University of Queensland in 2017 and joined Greencross Vets soon after. I am originally from South Korea and passionate about all aspect of feline and canine medicine and general animal well-being. I find small animal internal medicine very interesting, but also enjoy the challenge in the surgical theatre. It is very rewarding to see when patients go home happy. When I am not at work I enjoy gardening, playing piano, catching up with close friends and spending time with my husband and feline companions, Coco, Mocha, and Toby. I also recently adopted an amazing Belgian Shepard boy, Tyron and cannot wait to explore this beautiful world together.
Jade began her career as a veterinary nurse in 2008, qualifying as a Certificate IV Veterinary Nurse in 2012. She has worked in a variety of clinics both small and large, from mixed practices to Emergency and Critical Care. She has been working in ECC since 2012, where she has been able to employ her passion in medicine and learning, setting high standards of patient care. Jade gained her Accreditation in Veterinary Nursing in 2013. In 2017, she took a second position returning to general practice to share her knowledge of the industry with trainee nurses. She is actively involved in the Queensland Division of the VNCA, and in her spare time is involved in motorsport with the GCTMC Inc.
Jodie has worked as the Varsity Lakes Veterinary Receptionist for over five years and is proud to have developed strong relationships with our clients and their furry companions! She is well known for providing outstanding support to the vets and will always go the extra mile to ensure the greatest care for your pet. Jodie will be away on maternity leave later in the year, but has already expressed her excitement to join the team again in 2015. When she’s not working in the clinic, you will find her spoiling her two fur babies at home named Coda and Spot.
I started my veterinary journey at Greencross Vets when I was just 15, completing work experience before gaining a traineeship and then being promoted to the role of Veterinary Nurse. I am passionate about all aspects of my job, spending a lot of time attending to patients and also working at the Animal Emergency Centre for afterhours emergency and critical care. I am currently completing a Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing and find that my passion continues to grow in this industry. When I’m not in the clinic, you will find me going out on my boat and taking my Golden Retriever named Chester in his lifejacket for a swim! I also have three other fur-babies including Billy the silky terrier, Dougal the black cat and Thomas my adopted ginger cat.
I’ve always been passionate about travelling and spent five years working overseas as a stewardess, where I explored new cities and had overseas adventures. However I missed the sunny shores of the Gold Coast and returned to pursue my other love, pets! I am passionate about preventative medicine and educating pet owners about how to be responsible. It’s a joy to come into work and take care of these furry family members and I look forward to getting my own pet soon!
Chloe began her Vet Nurse training at the young age of 14 through Greencross Vets as school based trainee and absolutely fell in love with the industry. She has a very strong passion for all aspects of her job, including preventative medicine and having a soft spot for the geriatric patients we see in clinic.
She is the proud owner of three cats: Leo the four year old Burmese, Baby the four year old Tonkinese and Koko the 20 year old Tonkinese. When she is not in the clinic hard at work you can find her surfing along main beach, eating acai bowls or spending time with my cats.
Dr Ashleigh Linville
Dr Ashleigh Linville
Vet Director at Burleigh Waters – I started as a new graduate with Greencross Vets after graduating in 2014 from the University of Queensland. I have always had a keen interest in small animal medicine and soft tissue surgery but in particular I love the challenge of feline medicine. Prior to becoming a vet, I graduated with a Bachelor of Biotechnology with Honours and spent five years in the laboratory doing medical research. I have found my passion as a Veterinarian at Varsity Lakes and love helping owners maintain happy and healthy relationships with their pets! Originally from Canada, I love spending my weekends at the beach enjoying the sunshine with my husband. At home I have a menagerie of pets including my crazy rescued domestic shorthair Abbi, a flock of guinea fowl and a small herd of cattle.
Dr Heyn de Kock
Dr Heyn de Kock
Heyn moved to Australia from South Africa shortly after graduating from the University of Pretoria in 2006. He spent two years working in a mixed practice in rural WA before moving to the Gold Coast. Here he worked as an emergency and critical care veterinarian at the Animal Emergency Centre. Thereafter he followed his now fiancé to Wollongong and worked as one of the senior vets in a busy Greencross practice. They have recently returned to the sunny Gold Coast and Heyn is thoroughly enjoying working with the dynamic team at Greencross Vets Varsity Lakes. His professional interests include: preventative medicine, soft tissue surgery and critical care. In his spare time Heyn enjoys nature photography and spending time with his two Italian Greyhounds, Bruce and Bernie.
I have always been passionate about animals starting work experience in a veterinary clinic when I was just fifteen year old! After graduating from high school, I was offered a full time role and a few years later began working as the Practice Manager, where I was able to focus on maintaining the highest standards of service and care for our furry patients. Over the last few years, I have worked in a number of different practices all over the world including London, Dublin and Norway before coming back to the sunny Gold Coast. My furry family includes Barkly the Bichon Friese, Cooper the Cornish Rex cat and Muriel the Domestic Long Hair, who I adopted as a stray.
Dr Kathryn James
Dr Kathryn James
Dr Kathryn originally reigns from Melbourne from a family of vets, including her father, so she always wanted to become one herself. She relocated to the blissful Gold Coast 13 years ago and lives locally in Varsity Lakes with her husband and their beloved, cheeky walking vacuum cleaner, Elsie, the adorable Miniature Dachshund. Dr Kathryn loves working in general practice and has a keen interest in medicine, dermatology and veterinary nurse training. She holds post-graduate diplomas in dermatology, radiology, internal medicine and feline medicine as well as a workplace training and assessment certificate.
I’ve always been passionate about animal conservation and after completing my Certificate II in Animal Studies at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary I decided to spend two weeks volunteering with rescued elephants in Thailand. This was such a rewarding experience for me and I knew I wanted to have a career working with animals. I am now studying to complete my Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing and absolutely love coming to work at the clinic and being able to help and care for all the beautiful fur babies we see here and going home to my big fluffy ragdoll cat, Socrates. I would love to be able to use my nursing skills to go traveling again and help animals in need all over the world.
Unit 4 492 Scottsdale Drive, Varsity Lakes QLD 4227
& special offers delievered to your Inbox.