NOOSA VILLAGE VET
Mon - Fri: 8am - 6pm
Saturday: 8:30am - 12:30pm
Sunday: Please contact after hours number
After hours call: (07) 5430 6900
Due to the current Covid-19 outbreak we have had to make several adjustments as to how we conduct consultations. These measures have been put in place to ensure the health and safety of our staff and clients as well as to try and ensure we can stay open. These are extraordinary times which require extraordinary measures. We appreciate your cooperation and understanding. We have split our team of vets and nurses in two to try and avoid contact, but also to try to ensure continuity of care in case a member of either team gets infected or needs to be quarantined. This might mean limiting appointments on certain days. Unfortunately it does also mean that your preferred vet might not be available on a day when you need an appointment.
Please take note of the following:
We limit contact as far as possible; please call us when you arrive for your appointment. One of our staff members will come out to you in the carpark and collect your pet from you. They will get as much history as possible when collecting your pet.
We will contact you by phone should we need to discuss any further treatment or need any further history.
One of our staff will return your pet as well as any prescribed medication to you as soon as treatment is concluded. We will take payment in the carpark or by phone, thereby limiting exposure.
We will not be taking any cash as payment during this time.
Should you need a repeat prescription please call us as usual. We will try to take payment over the phone at the time of your call.
Please call us when you arrive in the carpark to pick up your medication. One of our nurses will bring the medication out to you.
VACCINATE OR TITRE TEST
At Noosa Village Vet we do not think there is a single option that suites every patient. We offer yearly or three yearly vaccination as well as titre testing. For a titre test we only need a small blood sample which is sent to the lab and we receive a result within a few days. This will give us a very good indication of the level of immunity and when we need to vaccinate or titre test again. The option of titre testing rather than just vaccinating ensures that we vaccinate only when necessary. Titre testing is available for dogs and cats.
Contact us anytime to find out more!
SERVICES WE PROVIDE
Vaccinations (Yearly or 3 yearly)
Orthopaedic surgery (including cruciate ligament surgery)
Soft tissue surgery
In-house blood testing
Management of ongoing conditions such as arthritis, Cushings and diabetes
General medical cases
SEE WHO WE ARE
Your Pet Care Experts
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 baby daughter Maggie!
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 two gorgeous animals "Gunnah"my German short haired pointer, and "Kevin"my Duck.
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.
My career as a Veterinary Nurse first started in 2007 and I haven't looked back since. The love that you get from an animal that is happy and healthy again is something I can’t get enough of. I am Noosa born and bred and I don’t think I will ever leave this beautiful place I get to call home. I recently completed my degree in Paramedic Science as I love hands on medical scenarios, however, my passion has stayed with animals. I am lucky enough to be apart of such a fantastic team here at Noosa Village Vet.
In my spare time I love spending time with my little border collie Lilly and travelling the world with my partner Dale.
To learn more about our staff and services, call or email us.