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 are Dr Mel and Dr Camilla, and they have knowledge and experiences in small animal medicine, dental care, general surgery, geriatric care, nutrition, 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 Camilla
Vet
  • BVSc

Camilla Thomas was born and spent all her life in beautiful South Africa. She has completed her degree and subsequently her honours degree in Veterinary Science at the University of Pretoria.

She has 16 years of experience in small animal practice and has left her own practice in South Africa in 2019 to embark on the adventure of a lifetime, relocating to Brisbane.

Camilla describes being a vet as more a calling than a career and feels privileged that she gets to spend her life doing what she has always loved and advocating for those that cannot speak for themselves. Diagnostics in medicine has always been a passion for her as she finds solving the puzzles presented by her patients, who cannot communicate their ailments, an extremely interesting and rewarding task. She has special interests in behaviour, nutrition as well as general surgery.

Camilla loves spending free time with her husband and two sons. They look forward to exploring Australia and discovering some of its amazing, unusual animals along the way.

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.

Tash
Practice Manager

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
Vet Nurse

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
Vet Nurse

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
Vet Nurse

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!

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