NOOSA VILLAGE VET
Mon - Fri: 7:30am - 6pm
Saturday: 8:30am - 12:30pm
Sunday: Please contact after hours number
After hours call AEC on: (07) 5353 7005
SEE WHO WE ARE
Your Pet Care Experts
Dr Pieter Serfontein
I grew up on a cattle property in South Africa where my family breed Brahman Cattle. This is where my passion for animals started. After qualifying as a Vet in South Africa, I spent 10 years in the UK where I worked in both private and corporate small animal practice. I owned two practices in London (with one of my best friends from Vet school) for 8 years and managed a group of practices in Cambridge. I love both soft tissue and orthopaedic surgery. I met my Irish wife, Colette, while travelling through South America in 2008. We decided to move to Australia in 2009 and after living in Brisbane, Sydney and Rockhampton we finally settled on the amazing Sunshine Coast. In my free time I love spending time with my wife and kids!
Dr Mair Mitchell
I grew up in a rural market town in South Wales in the UK. From a very young age I had a burning desire to become a Vet loving all animals great & small, in particular horses. I studied Veterinary Science at The University of Bristol (UK) & graduated in 2000. I spent my first few years working in mixed practice in South Wales before getting married in 2002 & moving to Australia. Brisbane became our new home & I worked for 4 years locuming & running a small animal clinic. At the end of 2006 I embarked on a completely different pathway becoming a mum & taking an extended career break to raise our 4 beautiful children. We moved up to the Sunshine Coast & now live between Eumundi & Cooroy on 8 acres with a multitude of animals (& of course lots of horses!). I am very excited to be back working at a veterinary surgery part time & am so happy to have joined the wonderful team at Noosa Village Vets.
Dr Shannon Coyne
I grew up in Central Queensland and always had a passion to work with animals. I graduated from the University of Queensland in 1998 with Honours and then went to work in Gloucester, NSW in a mixed dairy, beef and small animal practice. After a couple of years, I travelled to England for 12 months. This was spent in a range of practices in the Midlands and Dorset treating cattle, sheep, horses and small animals.
The weather there got to me very quickly and I came back to Australia in 2002 to get warm, and then married.
In 2002, I started work as a mixed practice vet at Gympie Veterinary Services. This was primarily small animals, beef cattle and horses.
I became a partner there in 2004. Over the following years I developed an interest in small animal surgery and gave up the farm animal and horse work to focus on dogs and cats.
I remained the senior small animal veterinarian and partner at Gympie Veterinary Services as it grew from 4 to 13 vets.
The practice was sold in mid 2018 and after a transition period I moved to a role as Technical Services Veterinarian (Companion Animals) for Apiam Animal Health. This role involved providing further education and training in general practice surgery, dentistry and other techniques to over 35 clinics containing 150 vets. I was tasked to look for ways to improve the services the small animal clinics could deliver to patients. I also helped in setting up and developing new clinics and new standards of care.
Out of the clinic I love to spend time with my wife and daughters. I am a keen but unsuccessful fisherman. I am a late convert to diving and try to go whenever I can.
Dr Andrew Telford
Dr Andrew joined the Noosa Village Vets in 2020. He has been living on the Sunshine Coast with his family since 2017 after moving away from Melbourne. Andrew has worked in small animal practice for many years and includes a two year stint in the UK in the 1990's. Now that he is living and working in Noosa he has more time to spend with his 3 girls who are at the Sunshine Beach State Primary and High Schools.
Head Veterinary Nurse
I completed my Veterinary Nursing Certificate while living in Western Australia in 2013. Since then I have been lucky enough to work with my favourite furry, feathered, and scaly friends all around Australia. I have been privileged to work with koalas in Victoria and Queensland, and rescuing wildlife in the Darling Downs region.
The best part about working in this industry is the new challenges that come with each day. I am forever learning and discovering new ways of improving the life and welfare of creatures great and small. I love meeting people that love animals as much as I do and getting to know all the different characters of your pet family. There’s nothing quite like a pets gratitude when you’ve helped make them feel better.
I qualified as a Veterinary Nurse through an apprenticeship in Albury, NSW, my home town.
I worked as a nurse for 5 years and loved every challenge in a very busy environment. I love entertainment and conservation and managed to combine the two with a job at Australia Zoo where I was employed for four and a half years as part of the bird show team, which I absolutely loved! I became the head bird trainer shortly after starting with Australia Zoo.
I missed nursing and have decided to get back into Veterinary practice, where I can have a much more personal connection with clients and patients. I always try to give a 110% to all the patients in my care!
In my spare time I love to hang out with my German short haired pointer, "Gunnah" and my two chickens.
I was lucky enough to grow up here in Noosa. My family owned a large property where I was surrounded by all sorts of animals from horses to ducklings. This is where my love and passion for animals began. In my early twenties I was employed at a horse breeding stud in Kenilworth, on the Sunshine Coast. At the stud I worked closely alongside new born foals and beautiful stallions. This position also allowed me to work with many veterinarians and gave me an insight to the vet industry. I knew then that one day I wanted to study vet nursing. Today I am very fortunate to be pursuing that dream here at Noosa Village vet clinic. In my spare time I am either at the beach with my dog or horse riding in the hinterland.
I have grown up on the Sunshine Coast and could not think of a better place to have found work. Noosa Village Vet shaped the nurse I am today, nurturing my studies and employing me once completed. I have now been a qualified vet nurse for a year and find myself excited about the variety of skills I build upon every day.
It is my dream to one day travel and volunteer internationally with wildlife conservation organizations, animal sanctuaries and animal shelters to help improve the quality of life for all animals around the globe.
In my spare time I like to play touch football, see live music, and spend time with family and my bird, Birdie.
To learn more about our staff and services, call or email us.
SERVICES WE PROVIDE
Vaccinations (Yearly or 3 yearly)
Orthopaedic surgery (including TPLO surgery for cruciate ligament tear)
Soft tissue surgery
In-house blood testing
Management of ongoing conditions such as arthritis, Cushings and diabetes
General medical cases