Kellie Doyle is a Senior Veterinarian at Animal Emergency Service Underwood hospital. Kellie knew being a vet was her calling from a young age. Growing up on a small farm she used to ‘try’ to care for any animals who were sick. However, it was going through the heartache of losing her beloved childhood dog from a preventable disease when she was 11 that cemented her commitment to veterinary science. ‘I decided I needed to get educated on these things so that other people didn’t have to experience that heartbreak unnecessarily,’ Kellie says.
For Kellie, there is not one case that is more memorable than another, but there is one case that does stick out. One night she saw a chicken that had a run-in with a dog which required sugery. Will a serious case, it was thrilling as it was a kind of surgery that you don’t get to do every day.
Kellie says connecting with her patient’s families and being part of their journey makes her job satisfaction so much richer.
Three quick questions with Dr Kellie
Tell us why you like working for Animal Emergency Service.
Animal Emergency Service has a great learning program for vets wanting to try something new and a great ethos for patient care. They also have very invested support staff and everyone is geared to doing the best we can for the patients we see.
What do you do for fun outside of work?
If I have any weekends off they tend to be spent hiking up a mountain somewhere not too far away.
What is the funniest thing that has happened to you as a vet?
A doggo pooped in my pocket!