We pride ourselves on providing you with quality veterinary services.
Monday - Friday 8am - 6pm
Saturday 8am - 6pm
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 team of vets includes Dr Emily and Dr Mel, and they have knowledge and experiences in small animal medicine, dental care, surgery, geriatric, chemotherapy, 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. As well as providing Veterinary care to your beloved pets, we also conduct fun and effective Puppy Pre-School classes, and stock a range of pet food and pet products. We invite you to bring your pet to meet our team at anytime.
Mel has been an animal lover since she was very little, when she could often be found rescuing stray dogs and running around the house with a variety of different furry and feathery friends. Mel graduated from the University of Queensland in 2017 with first class honours, and spent 2018 undertaking an internship at Veterinary Specialist Services. Mel is very excited to experience all that general practice may throw her way. She loves all disciplines of veterinary medicine, but has a special interest in neurology.
Mel lives locally with her partner and her spoiled cat Henry. In her free time, she enjoys reading, cooking and sleeping!
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.
Since making the move to Veterinary Nursing in 2010, Tash worked and managed several small clinics on the Gold Coast.
Tash has always worked with animals, spending many years working with wildlife at Dreamworld, gaining a broad knowledge in lots of different species including koalas, kangaroos, snakes and crocodiles. She then made the move to the RSPCA to work as a Rescue Officer, providing help to all animals, including domestic, wildlife and livestock.
In her spare time Tash enjoys taking part in Obstacle Course races and spending time with her two parrots, Algae, and Yoshi, and two dogs, Shadow and Ember.
Tash is passionate about providing the best experience in the clinic for you and your pet and the best care possible.
Claire has been nursing for 10 years now, having worked in large and small farm animals, domestic practice with emergence / critical care / surgical and general animal care.
She also have specialty training in wildlife nursing and exotic pet nursing. Claire is passionate about teaching new nurses and vets all about this wonderful industry and helping to mentor those who are new to this wonderful profession. She also has a keen interest in environmental conservation along with canine behavior, training and enrichment.
Sarah has completed her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing and has been in the industry since 2016.
She enjoys all aspects of veterinary nursing but particularly enjoys surgical nursing.
Sarah has a Cattle Dog called Lilly who keeps her very busy. In her spare time, Sarah enjoys travelling, going to the beach and spending time with friends and family.
Michelle is our new Trainee Veterinary Nurse here at Whites Hill Veterinary Surgery. She began working in clinic during November 2018 after completing Year 12 as a Kennel Hand. She has recently decided to complete a Certificate II in Veterinary Nursing.
Michelle lives with two Ragdolls named Ville and Jasper, and a stubby domestic short hair named Cleo. In her spare time, Michelle loves to create art, swing dance and attend many concerts. She is looking forward to experiencing all the wonderful things vet nursing has to offer!