Director & Senior Small Animal Veterinarian
I particularly love feline and canine medicine – challenging, complicated cases are some of the most rewarding medicine I do.
I’ve always been interested in animals and science, so it was no great surprise that I went from watching Harry’s Practice’, to later studying veterinary science at the University of Queensland.
After graduation, I travelled to New South Wales, where I started work in mixed practice at Dubbo. I couldn’t have asked for a better way to begin my veterinary career, as it provided me with a wide breadth of knowledge and a solid skill base across a variety of species. Building on my Dubbo experience, I was keen to further broaden my small animal skills, with a particular focus on emergency medicine. This led me back to Brisbane, where I worked in a busy, first class emergency hospital which serviced Brisbane’s southside. The unique challenges found within the field of critical care medicine, and the amazing team of specialists I worked with, inspired me to continually strive for excellence in all aspects of my job.
My love of travel then took me on a two-year working holiday around the UK and Europe with my now husband, Al. This was a great opportunity for us to explore different countries, cultures and animal species! Rats, rabbits, raccoons – each consult was a surprise!
Upon returning to Australia, Al and I wanted to find a practice with veterinary facilities and care comparable to any city clinic – and we found that in Stabler and Howlett Veterinary Surgeons. The team’s enviable reputation – built over the last 40 years, is a real testament to the skill and foresight of the founding partners. We were excited to join the team in 2014, and feel very privileged to build on the practice’s strong foundations well into the future.
Continual professional development helps me stay up to date with current treatment techniques and diagnostics. I’ve completed further studies in small animal ultrasound, bone plating and small animal internal medicine. In 2015, I completed a year-long Centre for Veterinary Education course in Internal Medicine through the University of Sydney. This course provided me with a wealth of practical information, enriched my skills, and provided invaluable insight into the current treatment options available for my patients. While I’m dedicated to providing the very best techniques and expertise to helping all animals in our care, I really love seeing happy patients return home after they’ve stayed with us.
When I’m not at the clinic, you might find me hanging out at home with our adorable cat Dizzee, going for a hike, working in the garden, or attempting to embark on some type of crafty adventure.