Our kind and caring team

Meet the team

Our dedicated and highly qualified team love what they do – making your pets healthy and happy! Our compassionate approach ensures your pets are looked after throughout the entire visit.

Our Expert Vets

Dr Dean Newland
Veterinarian

Experienced with a caring nature Dean provides top notch animal care. He has a professional interest in ophthalmology and has also completed a postgraduate in Feline Internal medicine.

Dr Cindy Turnbull
Veterinarian

Cindy is a cat lover. She’s worked extensively in the UK and Melbourne, building her household pet expertise. She also has a postgraduate qualification in Ultrasonography, and has a keen interest in small animal surgery.

Dr Jen Oakman
Veterinarian

As a local, Jen has been with us since 2010, along with her little cavoodle Lenny. She enjoys challenging medical cases and soft tissue surgery. Our clients love Jen’s compassion for sick animals.

Dr Annie Tao
Veterinarian

Annie graduated from the University of Sydney in 2016 and is a strong advocate in minimising stress and anxiety for her patients – and she is very good at it! With a keen interest in all things behaviour, Annie is also Fear Free certified.

Dr Julia Lyle
Veterinarian

Julia graduated as a Veterinarian in 2005 from Onderstepoort, South Africa. She has spent the last 16 years working in small animal practices in the KwaZulu Natal Midlands and coastal towns. She joined the clinic in Feb 2022. Julia has a keen interest in all types of soft tissue surgery.

Our Qualified and Quality Nurses

Amanda S

Amanda joined the clinic in March 2022 as our Head Nurse. She has worked in the veterinary industry for over 20 years and has completed a Bachelor of Medical Science and Bachelor of Animal & Veterinary Bioscience. She has a special interest in imaging and patient comfort. 

Samantha

As an animal lover, Samantha has a Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing and loves what she does! Samantha always has a smile on her face and helps keep the energy cool, calm and collected.

Amanda C

With over 16 years of nursing experience, Amanda is highly experienced with a long list of loyal clients. Amanda is passionate about ensuring the journey for her patients is as smooth as possible.

Carly

Carly completed her Certificate II in animal studies in 2019 and completed her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing in 2021. Just like her study she goes the extra mile to make sure her furry clients are happy and healthy.

Elizabeth 

Elizabeth has been with the clinic since 2011 with her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing she is passionate about helping animals. You will also find Liz in the grooming salon where she keeps all of our patients looking their best.

Emily

Emily qualified with a Cert IV in Veterinary Nursing in 2020, and also has a qualification in Canine Behaviour and Training. She brings great energy, warmth and care to her patients.

Georgia 

With many pets herself (including a horse!) Georgia is a caring and patient veterinary nurse and has completed her Certificate IV. Georgia brings great enthusiasm to her work, and has an interest in small animal surgery and dentistry.

Jade

Jade has been with the clinic since 2004 he had gained her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing and furthered her studies in 2013 to achieve a Diploma in General Veterinary Nursing. She has a strong interest in animal behaviour and small animal surgery.

Joanne 

With over 30 years’ experience Joanne’s passion for always putting our clients and their pets first is something to be admired. She’s loyal to the clinic and our clients and their pets. Joanne has a special interest in small animal surgery and dentistry and you’ll also find her in the grooming salon which she does for her special clients.

Megan

Megan gained her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing in 2016 as well as a degree in Animal & Veterinary Bioscience. Megan prides herself on making sure the patient is always as comfortable as possible and loves to give extra cuddles!

Melissa

Melissa is a part-time qualified nurse with a friendly nature that pets love. She is always happy to help our clients and their pets. She started working at the clinic in 2010.

Our superstar support team

Cate
Practice Manager

Cate has been working at the clinic since 2001 and an active part of the clinic since birth! She has a Certificate IV in Practice Management and is always looking for new ways to keep the clinic up to date with the latest information and products. 

Cindy
Receptionist

Cindy gives you a smile as you walk in the door or when you call the clinic.  With over 20 years experience, Cindy has exceptional customer service skills and keeps the flow of the clinic running smoothly.

Kristy
Office Administrator/Qualified Veterinary Nurse

With a Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing and an Advanced Diploma in Applied Science Kristy also manages the bookkeeping, marketing and assists with the daily running of the clinic.

Stephanie
Receptionist

Steph has over 10 years receptionist experience coming from a legal background. Her passion for animals drove her to pursue employment in the veterinary industry, she started with us in Nov 2021. 

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Book an appointment

You’re only a few clicks away from booking your pet an appointment with the experts.

What we do

From everyday health, to lifestyle and behaviour or illness we’ve got your pet health covered. Check out our services.

Top tips for you

Read our expert tips to help keep your pet safe and sound. ​

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