Meet our compassionate animal-loving team!

  

Dr Alex Heberlein

Veterinarian (BVSc)

Dr Alex grew up in Toowoomba and studied veterinary science in Townsville. With a lifelong love of animal’s Dr Alex has wanted to be a vet his entire life. He started his career as a Veterinarian, working around South East Queensland in a small practice that specialised in small animal’s medicine and canine reproduction.

Dr Alex has also completed a year-long course in his special interest field: Canine and Feline Behaviour. He is the person to see if you have any queries about your pet's behaviour (eg. anxiety, compulsive behaviours).


Dr Chamila Amaratunga

Veterinarian (BVSc (Hons))

Chamila has always had a passion for animals and from an early age, dreamed of being a vet. Her journey began in Canberra, where she grew up, and then she attained H1 honours in Animal Science and Management at Melbourne university. Chamila pursued her career at the Rspca working with a mix of species, but mainly loves the small animals and pocket pets. She understands the value of the human animal bond and made it her mission to help strengthen this bond by educating furr baby parents with the best tricks of the trade to keep their pet healthy and happy for longer. Despite being happy in a shelter and retail environment, Chamila moved to the sunny state, to graduate with honours in the Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine from the University of QLD in 2022. Dr Chamila has been working at Kantenna park vet clinic ever since.  She can’t wait to meet more of the community and their pets. Chamila enjoys all aspects of general practice, but in particular likes internal medicine and soft tissue surgery. 

At home, Chamila lives with her husband and their rescue ragdoll cat, Teddy, as well as her senior long-haired German Shepherd, Tyson, who on the weekends demands all her time, by brushing, playing/ exercising and finding new ways to become dirty. In her downtime, Chamila loves to relax by watching the classic tv shows, baking sweets and is known to be a social butterfly, trying new cafes around Brisbane with her loving husband. 


Dr Christy Chung

Veterinarian (BVSc (Hons))

Dr Christy has always enjoyed spending time with animals since young. Her love for animals brought her from Hong Kong to Australia to become a vet. After graduating from Gatton, she worked as a general practice vet in Bundaberg and Brisbane. Dr Christy values the special bonds between fur-babies and their human family. Seeing the smiles on both the owner and their pets is what Dr Christy likes most about being a vet.

 Dr Christy likes consultation as well as surgeries, she also has a special interest in pocket pets. She is a proud owner of two super fluffy cats, Mumma and Blackie. The feline mother-daughter pair kept her busy outside work. She enjoys cooking, reading and doing handcraft in her spare time.


Dr Ingrid Groeger-Stone

Veterinarian (BVSc, MANZCVS)

As a behaviour vet and qualified trainer, I have a deep understanding of animal psychology and behaviour. I work closely with pet owners to unravel the complexities behind behaviour problems and develop effective strategies for improvement.

I believe in building trust and fostering a harmonious relationship between pets and their owners.

In addition to my expertise, I am an urban search and rescue dog handler, trainer and assessor. This role has created a unique bond with my canines and strengthened my commitment to serving the community in times of emergencies.

By focusing on improving pets’ mental health and meeting their needs, I aim to strengthen the connection between pets and their humans. Through education and empowerment, I provide pet owners with the knowledge and tools to nurture their pets’ well-being, creating happier lives for both animals and humans.

I am driven by my dedication to the field of animal behaviour and welfare, making a positive impact in the lives of pets and their humans.

My special passion is making the world of scent-lead activities accessible to pet dogs, particularly the more complicated canines. I am a certified Man trailing instructor as well as a prospective K9 Nosework instructor.


Dr Sarah Smith

Veterinarian (BVSc (Hons))

Bio coming soon!


  

Sharyn Norman

Registered Veterinary Nurse & Practice Manager

Sharyn is one of our senior Vet Nurses, and her greatest passion is working with animals, great and small. Sharyn has always had pets growing up and would bring home strays or injured wildlife for doctoring. So, growing up, she knew she wanted to work with animals.

She started her career working as a receptionist in a small-animal clinic. There, she quickly developed a passion for being a veterinary nurse and caring for all animals. Sharyn has a broad wealth of experience in the animal care industry.

When she is not at work supporting the team, she's at home with her three beautiful children and her dachshund tribe.


Breeanna Butler

Veterinary Nurse

Bio coming soon!


Felix Clements

Veterinary Nurse (Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing)

Bio to come!


Kaitlin Eleveld

Veterinary Nurse

Bio coming soon!


Emily McCabe

Veterinary Nurse

Currently on Maternity Leave

Bio being written!


  
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Dr Susan Sommerlad

Veterinarian (BVSc, MANZCVS, PhD.)

Dr Susan Sommerlad has been working in Canine Audiology since 1995. The Brainstem Auditory Evoked Response test BAER is a definitive hearing test performed with hospital-grade equipment, for Congenital Sensorineural Deafness in puppies, and also Acquired Sensorineural hearing loss in adults. The two forms of BAER test used, can also help in the diagnosis of Conductive Hearing Loss associated with middle ear disease or tumours. The testing of puppies before they are sold by the breeder is vital to reduce the prevalence of hereditary Congenital Sensorineural Deafness in many breeds. It is a quick easy inexpensive test and is vital to the health of the breeds.


  
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