At Whites Hill Vet, we aim to provide a comprehensive, professional and compassionate veterinary service. We recognise the significance of your pets and the place they hold in your family. Our highly qualified Veterinarians have knowledge and experiences in small animal medicine, dental care, general surgery, geriatric care, nutrition, oncology and more. Our animal health care team will offer education, advice and care to ensure your pet has the longest, happiest and healthiest life possible. We invite you to bring your pet to meet our team at anytime.

Meet Our Team
Dr Saul Chemonges
Lead Vet
  • BVetMed
  • DipVetClinStud
  • MVSt
  • MANZCVS
  • PhD

Dr Saul Chemonges is a seasoned PhD-qualified veterinarian who began his career in Uganda (East Africa) before joining The University of Queensland (UQ), where he completed further postgraduate training in small animal medicine, surgery & the management of pain in animals.

After briefly working in small animal practice in Brisbane, Saul accepted an expatriate veterinary position in Hong Kong, where he worked for a while, before subsequently establishing his own veterinary clinic.

He also won an industry prize from a household multinational animal health company for his research on the regulation of the body temperature in dogs during surgery at UQ that was published in the Australian Veterinary Practitioner.

He was the first person to research and record the risk posed by a notorious flesh-eating fly on pet dogs in Hong Kong and its implications on pet dog migration to Australia from that territory. His work on this fly continues to make international headlines.

Outside his passion for veterinary science research, Saul enjoys spending time with his young family comprised of both humans and companion animals. He also likes collecting quirky antiques, photographing road signs and playing lawn tennis.

Dr Dion Woodborne
Orthopaedic & Soft Tissue Surgeon
  • BVSc
  • MANZCVS (Surgery)

Being born and raised in South Africa, Dion had the kind of introduction into a career in the care of animals that Australian trained vets only get to dream about. As a school leaver, Dion studied Nature Conservation, and worked for 3 years for the Natal Parks Board as a ranger, working amongst the amazing wildlife of Africa on land and at sea. Dion’s exciting experiences include getting up close and personal with Great White Sharks and Seals off the South African Coast, whilst participating in the tagging and monitoring of these magnificent creatures.

Dion completed his Veterinary degree and went on to work in large and small animal practices in South Africa, the UK, and NZ before settling on the Sunshine Coast with his young family.  Their home is a menagerie of creatures, with birds and dogs, and a blue tongue lizard, which Dion and his daughters reared after rescuing it from a roadside as an injured baby. Dion is an avid water sportsman; he has solo swum the English Channel and is now a keen kite boarder.

Dion is passionate about surgery, and in 2011, after rigorous written and oral examinations, he gained his Membership to the Australian College of Veterinary Surgeons, in Small Animal Surgery.

Melena
Vet Nurse

After graduating from the Certificate IV Veterinary Nursing in 2018, Mel has worked throughout several small animal practices around Brisbane.

Mel has a keen interest in surgical and medical nursing and is dedicated in providing the best possible care for all animals that come into the clinic.

During her free time Mel enjoys traveling and spending time with her two dogs Diva and Chanel and three cat Casper, Milo and Houdini.

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