dr emily nunn- Lead veterinarian
- BVSc (1st Class Honours)
Dr Emily graduated from the University of Queensland in 2011 with first class honours. She spent her first year as a veterinarian working as a rotating intern at Veterinary Specialist Services. Following completion of her internship she went into general practice and decided there was no place she would rather be. She loves developing strong client relationships, watching new patients grow from gorgeous puppies and kittens into beautiful adults, and helping them along all their life stages.
Within general practice she has a special interest in small animal ultrasound, and is about to complete her Graduate Certificate externally through the University of Melbourne. She is also keen on chemotherapy, and has performed a number of successful treatments since starting general practice.
She lives in Brisbane with her husband, young son, two greyhounds and two cats. Home life is busy with renovations, cooking and painting whenever free time presents itself. Her other great love is fiction - bothing reading and writing. One day she hopes to become a published author.
Dr Mel - Veterinarian
- BVSc (1st Class Honours)
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!
Dr Dion Woodborne - Orthopaedic & Soft Tissue Surgeon
- 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.
Kim Sebastian - Practice Manager
Born in country Victoria, Kim has been involved with caring for animals her whole life. Her professional career in the veterinary industry begun in 2008 with Vet Paddy Batch, who previously founded Whites Hill Clinic. Under his mentorship Kim has worked in two of his Vet clinics, more recently moving to Whites Hill, exclusively and working as Practice Manager with National Vet Care.
Kim values on the job experience and hands on learning, and aims to promote in the clinic what she calls “good old fashioned customer service”. Her main interest is promoting staff knowledge on nutrition and parasite prevention, which sets White Hill Vet Clinic apart.
Kim currently lives locally with two very loved ragdoll cats who are very much apart of the family, named Ville and Jasper.
Claire - VETERINARY 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 - VETERINARY 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 - Trainee Veterinary 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!