We think our veterinary surgeons, veterinary nurses and support staff are the best in the industry. All attend regular conferences and professional development seminars to ensure their skills are up-to-date, so you have peace of mind knowing your pet or animal will receive the best care at all times. Our staff members are also a great source of information and are happy to offer advice if you have any concerns about your pet or animal.
Tim graduated from University of Queensland in 1993 and, because of his interest in soft tissue and orthopaedic surgery, gained Membership of Australian College of Veterinary Scientists in Small Animal Surgery in 2006.
Tim completed the PennHip certification in 2009 enabling accurate assessment and evaluation of hip screening, he also has a diploma in animal ophthalmology. Tim travelled throughout Australia and the United Kingdom and gained extensive experience in mixed and dairy practices.
Growing up on a local cattle property Andrew developed a love of animals and desire to become a veterinarian at an early age. After graduating in 2000 he entered mixed animal practice in western Queensland before working in the United Kingdom for 2 years.
Andrew is an Australian Cattle Vets accredited Bull tester and National Pregnancy Testing accredited examiner. Although spending much of his time working with cattle and horses Andrew enjoys all challenges of mixed animal practice.
Susan joined Vet Cross in Bundaberg in 2004. After graduating in 1998 Susan started her veterinary career in a country practice in regional Queensland later travelling overseas. After the birth of her 2 children she has continued studies and has now completed a course with the Centre for Veterinary Education in animal ultrasonography.
Kate grew up in Bundaberg and studied at the University of Queensland, Gatton. Kate loves all aspects of mixed practice, in particular equine medicine & surgery. She has a passion for horse training, which comes in handy with her more fractious equine patients.
She enjoys spending time with her gorgeous Labrador, Walter, her many horses and accidentally-adopted cat, Gizmo
Bailey came to us in 2018 from a cattle property in Meandarra, west of Toowoomba. She graduated from the University of Queensland. She enjoys mixed practice and working with her team. Her special interests involve cattle work and dabbling in some small animal surgery.
Her right hand girl is Nellie, the scruffy Jack Russell, who is always up for a play and is convinced that she is a working dog.
Renee is from Murwillumbah, New South Wales. She joined us in 2018, having graduated from University of Queensland.
She is particularly interested in small animal reproduction, as well as being especially good at dealing with our avian and exotic patients.
Tom is from Mackay and graduated from James Cook University in Townsville. He has a keen interest in surgery and reproduction in both small and large animals. Tom has moved here with his partner Sharni and their Kelpie X, River.
Dr Meghan graduated from the University of Queensland in 2005. Dr Meghan has been working as a vet on and off while also being a mother of 3. Meghan has a lovely little farm out at Childers which is home to horses, cattle, dogs and cats.
Dr Jackki is born and bred in Bundaberg and studied at James Cook University in Townsville. Dr Jackki is happy to be home spending time with her family and her Schnauzer Phoebe. Dr Jackki has a keen interest in turtles and wildlife.
Alanah joined the team in November 2020 from a clinic in Cooroy. Alanah studies at James Cook University, her special interests are mixed animal practice and equine reproduction and medicine.
Dr Georgia studied at JCU in Townsville and moved to Bundaberg with her sister Kate and their cavoodle Spock.
Anna has been working as a veterinary nurse for the Vet Cross team since 2008 graduating as a qualified veterinary nurse in 2011. Anna is a key team member being actively involved in training junior nurses, 2013 saw Anna take time off to start a family. Anna has a dog called Moose who is a rescue dog.
Amy has been working at Vet Cross since July 2009 and qualified as a Cert IV veterinary nurse in January 2014. Amy is a talented nurse and is often found helping clients on the phone or at the front desk. Amy is an asset to the Vet Cross team. She has a Shih Tzu called Penny and a Labrador called Norman.
Bec joined the Vet Cross team in 2015. She is most happy nursing for our bovine patients, with cattle medicine and surgery being one of her passions. She also enjoys being able to provide physiotherapy for our small animal orthopaedic patients. Bec has been in the veterinary industry for 9 years, having started as a kennel hand when she was 14 years old. Bec successfully completed her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing in 2016. Outside of work she is kept busy with her hobby farm and dogs as well as her 2 sons Charlie and Tommie.
Sarah is our resident 'Crazy Cat Lady'. She joined the Vet Cross team in 2016, having been a qualified vet nurse since 2012. Her special interests are anything feline, with a special ability to calm even our most anxious kitty patients. Radiology is another of her interests. Sarah has three extra mischievous cats, Leo, Felix and Cooper, in 2021 they got a new human brother named Christopher.
Matise has a Bachelor of Applied Science with an extended major in Wildlife and a Bachelor of Veterinary Technology, which she studied at UQ Gatton. This allowed her to gain knowledge and experience in the handling and care of various wild animals as well as domestic species. She loves dealing with wildlife, birds, exotic animals and large animals, but also enjoys assisting in surgeries.
Ash is one of our multi-skilled nurses, with a love for anything from horses to small animals. She enjoys the amazing variety of patients in our mixed practice clinics, and goes from anaesthetising a cat for surgery to wrangling a lame goat without skipping a beat.
She joined us in 2017 with a wealth of knowledge, having worked for Veterinary Specialist Services as an oncology nurse. Her dogs (Reeva and Ralph) and horses (Holly and Dolly) keep her busy outside of work.
2021 was a busy year for nurse Courtney, she finished her studies and became a qualified veterinary nurse (QVN) and gave birth to her and her partner Mat's first child Hailey. Baz the cattle dog and Jax the Border Collie are very excited about their new sister.
Shayna joined us in 2018, having worked at a vet clinic on the Sunshine Coast. She is normally based in Gin Gin where she keeps the clinic ship-shape and the vets on their toes. She loves that there is something new happening each day and that she is always learning. Her favourite parts of her day are having fun with her colleagues and getting the satisfaction from sending animals home feeling better than when they arrived.
Shayna grew up on a goat farm and has had lots of different animals, including several horses which she used for Show Jumping and Pony Club.
Brooke is currently studying her certificate 3 in veterinary nursing is looking forward to starting her cert 4. Brooke has 2 very energetic dogs named Maloo and Maggie.
Katie has recently finished extra studies in animal psychology which she has a keen interest in. You will find Katie mainly out at our Bargara Clinic, she is the proud fur parent of Hank the Staffy X.
Rachel is a Bundy girl and her family have cattle properties out at Mt Perry. Having grown up with large animals Rachel has a keen interest in them and is looking forward to starting her studies in 2022.
Sarah has worked in veterinary clinics for 11 years, and enjoys the variety and interest that comes with working in a veterinary hospital. She loves that no two days are the same, and strives to ensure that Vet Cross continues to be the best that it can be. She has a Diploma of Leadership and Management, as well as a Certificate II in Animal Studies.
She has three pets at home - 2 Kelpies KC and Eazy, and a cat, Claw.
Amanda started her Vet Cross journey in 2013 as a receptionist. However, she soon demonstrated her creative talents and is now primarily our marketing manager. She loves the ability to tell the stories of our furry and feathered friends, as well as being able to inform and educate clients, both old and new.
She has a Labrador named Molly.
Jo is the face of Vet Cross Gin Gin. She loves being able to greet our clients and is always up for a chat. She joined us in 2011 and she has become a massive part of the Gin Gin family. Jo is kept busy by her three big dogs Ruby, Zip and Zeus.
Jackie Joined the Vet Cross team in 2016. Jackie has over 24 years experience and says she couldn’t imagine her life without the excitement and satisfaction that comes from being in the veterinary industry. Jackie’s experience has ranged from a nurse right through to accounts and management. Jackie has been competing in endurance racing for the past 30 years and loves that the sport takes her to beautiful parts of Australia that otherwise she may have missed.
Chloe joined the Vet Cross team in 2018. Chloe and her now Husband Guy were married in May 2019, they moved here from Ballarat. Chloe has a Foxxy named Maggie and a ginger cat named Milo.