Walker Street Veterinary Surgery (Fraser Coast Veterinary Services)

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HVC Staff


Our Veterinarians

 

Dr Tatum Watson BVSc

Small Animal Veterinarian

Tatum graduated from the University of Queensland in 2012, in which she joined the Fraser Coast Vet team and hasn’t looked back. She loves all animals great and small and has a general interest in everything. When not at work she is at home with her partner doing house renovations, spending time with her two naughty staffies Reggie and Marley, their feisty poodle cross Sissy, their adorable cats Shadow and Kookie and their cute guinea pigs pocket and rocket. She also enjoys reading, Netflix and enjoys a good night around the fire pit.

 

Dr Rae Summersby BVSc
Small & Large Animal Veterinarian 

Raeisa graduated from James Cook University in 2018. She started working with us in January 2019 and has a passion for large animals and soft tissue surgery. Before starting with us she volunteered in South Africa doing desexing programs and wildlife. She is living in a small house in the wide bay with 3 cats, 2 fish, a horse, a dog and a chicken and looking to expand with her own property soon.

 

 

 

Dr Divya Nemani BVSc
Small & Large Animal Veterinarian 

Divya graduated from the University of Queensland in 2018 and has since been working at our Childers and Howard clinics since July 2019. Divya works with all animals of different shapes and sizes and her passion is internal medicine and wildlife. Over the years she has gained experience and knowledge working with exotic animals ranging from your common duck to the big cats. She is living in the widebay region with her Bordercollie named Maple and her own garfield called Mo, who was originally one of the clinics adoption cats.

 

 

Dr Clare Condos DVM
Small & Large Animal Veterinarian 

My journey to become a veterinarian has been a long and interesting one. I rode horses professionally before travelling the world and living in London for two years. I then worked in marketing and event management for over a decade before taking a giant leap of faith to change careers and combine my passion for animals and career strengths in communication and building client relationships. ​

On graduating from The University of Melbourne, I started out my career in mixed practice in Darwin, NT which involved small animal medicine, equine medicine and surgery, performing race track duties at the Darwin Turf Club and conducting live export inspections as an Australian Accredited Government Veterinarian. I also gained exposure to some interesting tropical diseases cases.

Having now relocated to the Fraser Coast, I work across the three clinics in Childers, Howard and Maryborough. I feel humbled by the trust client place in me and I value our relationship as we work together on the best care for their pets whilst treating them with kindness, compassion and respect.

My interests focus on the “One Health” initiative and I enjoy exploring and understanding the complexities of human-animal interactions from the development of behavioural problems in companion pets, the effects of animal therapy programs on human mental health and physical well-being to the benefits of anxiety free veterinary techniques when working with clients and patients. I am also motivated to use my skills and knowledge to work with under-privileged, developing and indigenous communities on veterinary health education programs to improve global standards in animal welfare.

Dr Meagan Wheeless DVM
Small & Large Animal Veterinarian 

Dr. Meagan Wheeless earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Texas A&M University; and a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and Master’s Degree in Rehabilitation Counseling both from the University of Texas, Austin. Previously she worked for 6 years as a rehabilitative counselor and psychotherapist for military veterans who were transitioning back into the civilian workforce. After years of incorporating equine therapy programs and service dogs into her work, she decided to pursue veterinary medicine. She saw the tremendous impact that animals make in people’s lives and wanted to make a difference for animals in return.

Meagan is an 8th generation Texan, originally from Austin. In April 2017 she moved her family to Australia on a 457 visa to embark on a new adventure together. People thought they were crazy for bringing the whole crew but they couldn’t imagine making a home here without each of them, including: fellow native Texan husband- Chance; Golden Retriever- Cali; black Lab- Canan; Terrier-Doxie mix- Lola; Chihuahua- Lily; and Ginger Manx cat- Mason. They say everything is bigger in Texas and that certainly includes their personalities! Eventually they would love to expand their family with horses, goats, and alpacas. Meagan has a strong passion for travel and international animal welfare. She has done externships and volunteer work all over the world including the Galapagos Islands, Nicaragua, Peru, South Africa, Australia, and New Zealand. She hopes to continue this work domestic and abroad through outreach/community education programs and spay-neuter clinics. She has been really enjoying treating and learning more about native Australian wildlife.

She loves to spend her spare time outdoors with her husband and dogs, particularly hiking, paddling, and swimming in the lakes, rivers, and the ocean. She also loves photography and creating works of art out of refurbished material.

 

Our Nurses

Anja Kleigrewe QVN
Practice Owner/Manager - Cert IV Veterinary Nursing

Anja is a qualified Veterinary Nurse who hails from Germany.  She is the proud owner and practice manager of the Fraser Coast Veterinary Services company.  She has been in the veterinary industry for 25 years, starting out in a progressive practice in Adelaide which grew from a 2 vet 5 nurse clinic into a large veterinary hospital. 

When she is not at work, Anja enjoys horse riding, bush walking and food.  She shares her home with Ellie the naughty husky cross, Thomas the DSH (one of the very first cat adoption cats from 13 years ago), Eileen the kitty, Ben and Bob (two handsome thoroughbred geldings), and Thelma and Louise the sheep.

 

Jade 
Senior Veterinary Nurse 

Jade moved from Sydney were she worked as an equine nurse for many years. Jade joined our team in 2016. She has 2 rescued French bulldogs Ruby and Rosie and a minature horse named Dobbin. Jades passion is in Radiology and largie animal nursing, jade also likes to work with our anxious patients to help them feel at ease at the clinic.

 

Mahalia 
Veterinary Nurse 

Mahalia joined the Fraser Coast team in 2016 and is currently studying her cert IV in veterinary nursing. Around work and family time Mahalia has 5 dogs, 3 cats as well as horses, cattle and a number of parrots that keep her on her toes. Mahalia enjoys being able to care for a variety of animals both large and small

 

 

Nicola 
Veterinary Nurse 

Nicola is currently studying Veterinary Nursing, and has been working at the Walker Street Veterinary Surgery since early 2013.  She enjoys mountain bike riding, scuba diving, working on cars, and has a keen interest in marine creatures and the ocean. When she isn’t working or eating chocolate, Nicola enjoys spending time with her dog-bear Milo the border collie (who harbors an intense dislike for long grass), Gem the super energetic rescue dog (also a border collie), and Sharky the small grey felid who has difficulty differentiating between the litter box and a pot plant.  Nicola is also the proud owner of various chickens and Ferdinand the duck.

 

Beth 
Veterinary Nurse

Bethany started with us in december 2018 after seeking a climate change from Stanthorpe (the coldest town in QLD). Bethany grew up on a cattle farm, which is where she discovered her love for animals. Bethany has two kelpies, a toy poodle and a horse. Bethany's passion in the industry is large animals and surgical nursing.

 

 

Amy 
Veterinary Nurse 

Amy started with Childers Vet in 2011 and was with the team for 7 years. After taking a years break in 2019 and working in a radiology clinic she soon realised her passion lied with nursing animals and she moved back home to pick up where she left off. You'll find Amy at our Howard and Childers clinic throughout the week where she enjoys the medical and surgical side of nursing.

 

 

 

 

 

Hayley
Veterinary Nurse 

Hayley joined the Childers team in 2018. She was keen for a new challenge after working in her previous occupation as an Administration Manager for 10 years. Hayley loves every aspect of nursing and learning new skills every day. At home, her fur family is made up of Arlo, a 4 year old deaf dog and Nacho,a 3 year old ginger cat, both rescue pets.

 

 

 

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