Underwood

Catrina Buchanan

Catrina Buchanan

Position:Nurse

-Cert IV Vet Nursing

Catrina has worked for 2 years as Veterinary Nurse in a regular vet clinic but decided to try emergency and has been loving it ever ... read more

Demelza Booth

Demelza Booth

Demelza is Operations Manager at AES Underwood. Prior to joining the Animal Emergency Service, Demelza worked in health regulation and ... read more

Dr Alex Hynes

Dr Alex Hynes

Position:Director and Chief Client Officer

-BVSc (Hons) GP Cert (SAS) MVS MANZCVS (Emergency & Critical Care)

Dr Alex Hynes is a director and senior clinician at Animal Emergency Service. Her passion for helping animals and talent in the field ... read more

Dr Amelia Allen

Dr Amelia Allen

Position:Veterinarian

-BVSc (Hons) MANZCVS (Emergency & Critical Care)

Dr Amelia Allen is an emergency Veterinarian in at our Underwood practice in Brisbane’s south-east. Amelia is driven by her passion for read more

Dr Brooke Schampers

Dr Brooke Schampers

Position:Veterinarian

-BVSc

Dr Brooke Schampers grew up in Brisbane, and for as long as she can remember she has always had the dream of becoming a veterinarian ... read more

Dr Clare Peterson

Position:Senior Veterinarian

-BVSc MANZCVS (Emergency and Critical Care)

Working with animals was always part of Clare's plan. Originally from Canada, she graduated from UBC in 2007 with a Bachelor of Science read more

Dr Ellie Leister

Dr Ellie Leister

Position:PetICU Director

Dr Ellie Leister is one of the Veterinary Directors of the Pet Intensive Care Unit at Underwood, Queensland. Growing up in rural NSW, ... read more

Dr Geoffrey Dodds

Dr Geoffrey Dodds

Position:Veterinarian

-BVSc (Hons)   BSc (Hons)

Geoffrey had a fascination with animals and the natural world ever since he can remember. In 2006, he completed a Bachelor of Science, ... read more

Dr Gerardo Poli

Dr Gerardo Poli

Position:Hospital Director Jindalee and Underwood

-BVSc (Hons Class 1) MVS (Small Animal Practice) MANZCVS (Emergency & Critical Care)

Gerardo completed his Bachelor of Veterinary Science at the University of Queensland in 2008. He graduated with first class honors and ... read more

Dr Mark Simmonds

Dr Mark Simmonds

Position:Veterinarian

-BVSc (Hons)

Growing up in South Africa surrounded by dogs and cats, Dr Mark Simmonds was drawn to helping animals from a very young age. But it was read more

Dr Philippa Williams

Dr Philippa Williams

Position:Senior Veterinarian

-BVSc (Hons) MANZCVS (Emergency & Critical Care) MVS BAppSc (Hons)

Becoming a vet was always an ambition of mine from a very young age. I was born in Australia but my family moved to Hong Kong when I ... read more

Dr Rob Webster

Dr Rob Webster

Position:Director & Veterinary Specialist

-BVSc (Hons) FANZCVS (Emergency & Critical Care)

In 2014 Dr Rob Webster became a specialist in veterinary emergency medicine and critical care. Rob has been working full-time as an ... read more

Dr Sara West

Dr Sara West

Position:Veterinarian

-BVSc1

Dr Sara has always had a love for animals and science, so a career in veterinary science was the perfect way to combine these two loves read more

Dr Vanessa Grose

Dr Vanessa Grose

Position:Veterinarian

Dr Vanessa Grose was schooled in Brisbane with school holidays spent on a sheep and cattle property near Dirranbandi. Animals have ... read more

Emily Wonka

Emily Wonka

Emily holds the role of Client Care Specialist at our Underwood hospital. Surrounded by animals and pets growing up, it’s no surprise ... read more

Hayley Strain

Hayley Strain

Position:Senior AES & Pet ICU Veterinary Technician & Nurse

-BAppSc (VT) / Cert II & IV VN

Hayley began her career with animals at the young age of 12 in a kennel hand and hydrobathing job at her local general practice back in read more

​Jane Roberts

​Jane Roberts

Position:​​PICU Nursing Manager

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​Jane has worked for the Animal Emergency Service since May 2000, she qualified as a veterinary nurse in the UK and relocated to ... read more

Kate Wesche

Kate Wesche

Position:Nurse

-Cert 4 Veterinary Nurse

Kate is a Veterinary Nurse who gained her qualification whilst working in a large mixed practice in her hometown of Mackay. She has ... read more

Kellie Doyle

Kellie Doyle

Position:Senior Veterinarian

Kellie Doyle is a Senior Veterinarian at Animal Emergency Service Underwood hospital. Kellie knew being a vet was her calling from a ... read more

Luke Verbaten

Position:Veterinarian

-BVSc

Dr Luke Verbaten calls Animal Emergency Service Underwood home, where he is developing his career as an emergency vet. Growing up, Luke read more

Marilie Bester

Marilie Bester

Position:Senior Nurse

-Dip Vet Nursing

Marilie always wanted to be a vet and in grade 11, her dad helped her get work with the closest vet. From then, she progressed to ... read more

Patrice Burford

Patrice Burford

Position:Nurse Manager Underwood

-Cert IV Veterinary Nursing, Diploma in Emergency & Critical Care

Patrice qualified in New Zealand in 1995 with a Diploma in Veterinary Nursing where she worked for 10 years as a small and Large Animal read more

Philomena Kwong

Philomena Kwong

Position:Veterinarian

-BVSc

Dr Philomena Kwong is an emergency vet based at Animal Emergency Service in Underwood, just 30 minutes from Brisbane in Queensland. ... read more

​Rhiannon Manganaro

​Rhiannon Manganaro

Position:Senior Nurse & PICU

-​Cert IV Veterinary Nursing, Diploma of Emergency and Critical Veterinary Nursing

Rhiannon started her nursing career at Animal Emergency Service in 2009 in Kennel Attendant role. She always knew she would work with ... read more

Rikki-lee Dess

Rikki-lee Dess

Position:Nurse

-Bachelor of Veterinary Technology & Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing

Rikki-lee grew up on a farm in Dubbo and that’s where her love of animals started. After working in all different industries, ... read more

Tracey Gierke

Tracey Gierke

Position:Nurse

-Cert IV Veterinary Nursing

Tracey’s Veterinary Nursing career goes back many years to when she was still at High school, working on Saturday’s with an ... read more

Zoe Munnings

Zoe Munnings

Position:Senior Client Care Specialist

Growing up on a farm surrounded by animals as well as constantly bringing strays home, it’s safe to say helping animals is in Zoe’s ... read more

Carrara

Amanda Campbell

Amanda Campbell

Position:Senior Veterinary Nurse

-Cert IV Vet Nursing    Dip Vet Nursing (Emergency & Critical Care)   AVN

Amanda Campbell is a Senior Nurse at Animal Emergency Service on Queensland’s sunny Gold Coast. Having dogs as she grew up was ... read more

Dr Alannah Jupe

Dr Alannah Jupe

Position:Veterinarian

-BVSc (Hons)

Having always loved animals and finding them to be the best company anyone could ask for, it was no surprise Alannah became a vet. ... read more

Dr Alvaro Jordan Castillo

Dr Alvaro Jordan Castillo

Position:Senior Veterinarian

-BVSc (Hons)

Dr Alvaro Jordan Castillo commenced studies in medicine for humans but after two years he realised that if you aren’t covered in dog ... read more

Dr Amy Collings

Dr Amy Collings

Position:Veterinarian

Dr Amy Collins knew from a young age that she wanted to be a vet someday. Growing up, animals were a big part of her life – riding ... read more

Dr Courtney Reddrop

Dr Courtney Reddrop

Position:Veterinary Manager Carrara

-BScBiol(Hons) Bsc BVMS

Dr Courtney Reddrop has always been interested in science. He completed a Bachelor of Biological Science with an honours year of ... read more

Dr Lisa Brumby

Dr Lisa Brumby

Position:Senior Veterinarian

-BVSc(Hons) CMAVA

Dr Brumby became a veterinarian due to a love of animals and desire to help them. She graduated from the University of Queensland in ... read more

Dr Michele Rebelo

Dr Michele Rebelo

Position:Senior Veterinarian

-BSc (Veterinary Biology) BVMS MANZCVS (Emergency & Critical Care)

Bringing extensive experience in her field, Dr Michele Rebelo is dedicated to her role as Senior Veterinarian at Animal Emergency ... read more

Dr Rob Webster

Dr Rob Webster

Position:Director & Veterinary Specialist

-BVSc (Hons) FANZCVS (Emergency & Critical Care)

In 2014 Dr Rob Webster became a specialist in veterinary emergency medicine and critical care. Rob has been working full-time as an ... read more

Dr Rod Meehan

Dr Rod Meehan

Position:Hospital Director Cararra

-BVSc MANZCVS (Emergency & Critical Care)

Once Rod Meehan graduated from university in 1991 he worked in the United Kingdom for two years. He then partnered in a multi-practice ... read more

Erin Friel

Erin Friel

As Nursing Manager at our Carrara clinic, Erin is extremely passionate about animal emergency work. She has always had a strong love ... read more

Lisa Thurston

Lisa Thurston

Position:Practice Manager Carrara

-Cert IV Vet Nursing, Dip Vet Nursing (Emergency & Critical Care)

Lisa completed her Certificate IV in vet nursing in 2000 and worked in general practice for a year. She then joined emergency medicine ... read more

Marieke Butler

Marieke Butler

Position:Client Care Manager

Marieke is our Client Care Manager at Carrara on the Gold Coast. After literally walking into a vet job in New Zealand, she never ... read more

Mikaila Carsburg

Mikaila Carsburg

Position:Veterinary Nurse

-BAppSc (Veterinary Technology) & Cert IV VN

Mikaila has wanted to work in the animal industry since she was in primary school, about age 7 or 8. She’s always been passionate read more

Stefanie Bauer

Position:Veterinarian

-BVSc

Dr Stefanie Bauer is a veterinarian at Animal Emergency Service Carrara, located on the Gold Coast in Queensland. When every little ... read more

Executive Team

Dr Alex Hynes

Dr Alex Hynes

Position:Director and Chief Client Officer

-BVSc (Hons) GP Cert (SAS) MVS MANZCVS (Emergency & Critical Care)

Dr Alex Hynes is a director and senior clinician at Animal Emergency Service. Her passion for helping animals and talent in the field ... read more

Dr Courtney Reddrop

Dr Courtney Reddrop

Position:Veterinary Manager Carrara

-BScBiol(Hons) Bsc BVMS

Dr Courtney Reddrop has always been interested in science. He completed a Bachelor of Biological Science with an honours year of ... read more

Dr Gerardo Poli

Dr Gerardo Poli

Position:Hospital Director Jindalee and Underwood

-BVSc (Hons Class 1) MVS (Small Animal Practice) MANZCVS (Emergency & Critical Care)

Gerardo completed his Bachelor of Veterinary Science at the University of Queensland in 2008. He graduated with first class honors and ... read more

Dr Matt Rosen

Dr Matt Rosen

Position:Hospital Director Tanawha

-BSc Hons BVSc(Hons) MANZCVS (Emergency and Critical Care)

Dr Rosen graduated from Veterinary Medicine from the University of Queensland in 2005, after completing two other degrees at the same ... read more

Dr Rob Webster

Dr Rob Webster

Position:Director & Veterinary Specialist

-BVSc (Hons) FANZCVS (Emergency & Critical Care)

In 2014 Dr Rob Webster became a specialist in veterinary emergency medicine and critical care. Rob has been working full-time as an ... read more

Dr Rod Meehan

Dr Rod Meehan

Position:Hospital Director Cararra

-BVSc MANZCVS (Emergency & Critical Care)

Once Rod Meehan graduated from university in 1991 he worked in the United Kingdom for two years. He then partnered in a multi-practice ... read more

Dr Simon Lemin

Dr Simon Lemin

Position:Director

-BVSc MANZCVS (Surgery)

Dr Simon Lemin graduated from University of Queensland in 1990 and after 7 years in general practice, switched to the challenges and ... read more

Jodi MacKinnon

Jodi MacKinnon

Position:Director

-Dip Practice Management (Veterinary)

Jodi has played a pivotal role in the growth of Animal Emergency Service. As the Business Manager of both Animal Emergency Service and ... read more

Jindalee

Brook Wilkin

Brook Wilkin

Position:Vet Nurse

-Diploma in Emergency and Critical Care

Brook recently joined the Animal Emergency Services team after living in WA for 3yrs. After growing up on a rural property where she ... read more

Catrina Buchanan

Catrina Buchanan

Position:Nurse

-Cert IV Vet Nursing

Catrina has worked for 2 years as Veterinary Nurse in a regular vet clinic but decided to try emergency and has been loving it ever ... read more

Dr Brooke Schampers

Dr Brooke Schampers

Position:Veterinarian

-BVSc

Dr Brooke Schampers grew up in Brisbane, and for as long as she can remember she has always had the dream of becoming a veterinarian ... read more

Dr Geoffrey Dodds

Dr Geoffrey Dodds

Position:Veterinarian

-BVSc (Hons)   BSc (Hons)

Geoffrey had a fascination with animals and the natural world ever since he can remember. In 2006, he completed a Bachelor of Science, ... read more

Dr Gerardo Poli

Dr Gerardo Poli

Position:Hospital Director Jindalee and Underwood

-BVSc (Hons Class 1) MVS (Small Animal Practice) MANZCVS (Emergency & Critical Care)

Gerardo completed his Bachelor of Veterinary Science at the University of Queensland in 2008. He graduated with first class honors and ... read more

Dr Rob Webster

Dr Rob Webster

Position:Director & Veterinary Specialist

-BVSc (Hons) FANZCVS (Emergency & Critical Care)

In 2014 Dr Rob Webster became a specialist in veterinary emergency medicine and critical care. Rob has been working full-time as an ... read more

Dr Taylor Argent

Position:Veterinarian

As a kid, Dr Taylor Argent and his best friend would pretend to be Dr. Harry and Katrina. His mum would come home to a chook pen full ... read more

Grace Borg

Grace Borg

Position:Reception Manager

-Dip HR Management     Cert III Frontline Management

Grace commenced with Animal Emergency Service mid-2016 in the role of Reception Manager at the Underwood practice. This follows an ... read more

Kelly Hodge

Kelly Hodge

Position:Nurse

Kelly commenced with Animal Emergency Service in 2011 after a career working in customer service and working with the gorgeous koalas ... read more

Tanawha

Ali Stewart

Ali Stewart

Position:Practice Manager

Ali Stewart is the Practice Manager at Animal Emergency Service Tanawha, located on Queensland's Sunshine Coast. Describing her ... read more

Ali Thistleton

Ali Thistleton

Position:Customer Care

-Cert iii in Children’s services, Certificate of registration in Real Estate Currently studying – Diploma of counselling

I love being the first point of contact for our clients. Most have never needed to use our service so it is really important we assure ... read more

Amanda Atkinson

Amanda Atkinson

Position:Nurse

-Cert IV Veterinary Nursing

Growing up on a farm in country Victoria with cats, dogs, sheep, goats, cows, rabbits, ducks, horses, and a pet pigeon, Amanda’s career read more

Denise Nicholaidis

Denise Nicholaidis

Position:Nurse

-Cert IV Veterinary Nursing

Denise always wanted to work as a veterinary nurse. She has had animals her whole life as a result of her great love for them. Working ... read more

Dr Cath Clark

Dr Cath Clark

Position:Veterinarian

-BVSc (Hons)

Dr Cath has always loved animals. Her current role as a veterinarian at the Animal Emergency Service at Tanawah on the Sunshine Coast ... read more

Dr Danielle Huston

Dr Danielle Huston

Position:Veterinary Manager Tanawha

-BVSc(Hons) MVS (Small Animal Practice) MANZCVS (Emergency and Critical Care)

Despite a life-long love for our furry friends, Veterinary Science wasn’t Dr Huston’s first dream. As a young child, she dreamt of ... read more

Dr Jack Wall

Dr Jack Wall

Position:Veterinarian

-BVSc

Dr Jack Wall is an emergency Senior Veterinarian on the Sunshine Coast, in the suburb of Tanawha. Growing up, Dr Jack loved animals and read more

Dr Matt Rosen

Dr Matt Rosen

Position:Hospital Director Tanawha

-BSc Hons BVSc(Hons) MANZCVS (Emergency and Critical Care)

Dr Rosen graduated from Veterinary Medicine from the University of Queensland in 2005, after completing two other degrees at the same ... read more

Dr Rob Webster

Dr Rob Webster

Position:Director & Veterinary Specialist

-BVSc (Hons) FANZCVS (Emergency & Critical Care)

In 2014 Dr Rob Webster became a specialist in veterinary emergency medicine and critical care. Rob has been working full-time as an ... read more

Emily Quinn

Emily Quinn

Position:Nurse

-B Science (Ecology & Conservation Biology)     B App Science (Veterinary Technology)

Emily always wanted to work with animals. Her strong interest in wildlife conservation lead her to undergo a science degree in Ecology ... read more

Leigh Davey

Leigh Davey

Position:Nurse

-Cert IV Vet Nursing

Leigh Davey grew up on a farm and always had animals in her life, just loved being around them. With 15 years, Leigh started working at read more

Mary McGuiness

Position:Customer Care

-Vet Nurse (UK), BHSAI

I have worked with animals all my 30 + year career, first as a Riding Instructor, then a Vet Nurse (UK & Australia), then as a Vet ... read more

Tamara McCallum

Tamara McCallum

Position:Nurse

-Cert IV Veterinary Nursing

Tamara has always had a variety of animals through her life and always had an inkling she was going to work with animals. She just ... read more

Animal Emergency Australia

Catherine Walker

Catherine Walker

Position:Human Resources Manager

-BBus

Catherine commenced with Animal Emergency Service after a career in industrial relations, human resources and business management. ... read more

Dr Alex Hynes

Dr Alex Hynes

Position:Director and Chief Client Officer

-BVSc (Hons) GP Cert (SAS) MVS MANZCVS (Emergency & Critical Care)

Dr Alex Hynes is a director and senior clinician at Animal Emergency Service. Her passion for helping animals and talent in the field ... read more

Dr Rob Webster

Dr Rob Webster

Position:Director & Veterinary Specialist

-BVSc (Hons) FANZCVS (Emergency & Critical Care)

In 2014 Dr Rob Webster became a specialist in veterinary emergency medicine and critical care. Rob has been working full-time as an ... read more

Dr Simon Lemin

Dr Simon Lemin

Position:Director

-BVSc MANZCVS (Surgery)

Dr Simon Lemin graduated from University of Queensland in 1990 and after 7 years in general practice, switched to the challenges and ... read more

Jodi MacKinnon

Jodi MacKinnon

Position:Director

-Dip Practice Management (Veterinary)

Jodi has played a pivotal role in the growth of Animal Emergency Service. As the Business Manager of both Animal Emergency Service and ... read more