Walker Street Veterinary Surgery (Fraser Coast Veterinary Services)

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Our Veterinarians

 

 

Dr. Kellie Fowler BVSc(hons) MANCVS(surg)
Small Animal Veterinarian 

Kellie graduated UQ in 2010, she moved to Maryborough and joined the practice the following year. Kellie has a special interest in surgery and sat her Australian New Zealand Memberships in Small Animal Surgery in 2019. She lives with her husband Ross, daughter Ella and 3 Border Collies Tilly, Toby and Coil. Outside of work she enjoys spending time with her family, reading and gardening

 

Dr. Sarah Fitzgerald BVSc(hons) GcertSAECC
Small Animal Veterinarian

Sarah graduated from the University of Queensland in 2012 with a BVSc (Hons). Upon graduation she completed a 12 month rotating internship at Veterinary Specialist Services, before returning to her home town and joining the FCVS family. Sarah lives with her husband, two young daughters and Toy Poodle, Mac. Sarah has a special interest in internal medicine and emergency medicine. She has completed a Graduate Certificate in Emergency Medicine and Critical Care from the University of Melbourne. In her free time Sarah enjoys spending time with her family, sewing and travelling.

 

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 Kara Smith BVSc 
Small Animal Veterinarian

Kara graduated from James Cook University in Townsville in 2016 with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science. She moved from her hometown on the Atherton Tablelands FNQ to join the FCVS team. Kara enjoys all aspects of general practice and has a keen interest in surgical and medical cases. Kara and her partner live locally with their border collie, golden retriever and cat. In her spare time, you will find Kara walking her dogs on the beach, camping, travelling, spending time with her friends and playing board games.

 

Dr Stephanie Whitlock BVSc Hons
Small Animal Veterinarian

Dr Stephanie graduated from the University of Queensland in Gatton in 2016 with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science (Honours). She moved from her hometown in the Redlands to Maryborough to join the Fraser Coast Vet Team in January 2017 in her first qualified position.

Steph loves all animals but has a particular soft spot for small fluffy dogs, which remind her of her childhood pet Muffy. In her free time Steph likes to spend time with her family and friends, playing board games and going to the latest blockbuster at the cinema. In practice Steph has particular interests in medicine and ophthalmology.

 

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.

 

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.

 

Hana QVN
Asst. Practice Manager/Veterinary Nurse - Cert IV in Veterinary Nursing

Hana is a local who joined the team in July 2010. Hana’s passion is in critical care and emergency nursing. She lives just outside of Maryborough with her husband, young son, three German shepherds and three Ragdolls. In her spare time she enjoys camping, travelling and sewing.

 

Nicola
Veterinary Nurse

Nicola has been with the FCVS team since early 2013. Her expressive face can be seen at our Walker Street and Howard Clinics. She has a keen interest in anaesthetics and the surgical aspects of nursing, but is just as happy to help clients at reception with any questions they may have. If Nicola were an animal, she would identify as a Labrador with her seemingly neverending need for snacks. Outside of work, Nicola enjoys taking her couch potato “Ayla” to the beach for walks, powerlifting, outdoor adventures and snuggling her 3 cats “Sharky” “Khaleesi” and “Midoriya.”

 

Kirstie QVN
Veterinary Nurse -  Cert IV in Veterinary Nursing 

Kirstie is a local who initially started at the clinic doing work placement for her veterinary nurse certificate. Kirstie’s passion for the industry was very apparent right from the start and she soon became a member of our team. Kirstie has a keen interest in animal behaviour and is a lover of large breed dogs. Kirstie has a great dane named Cooper. She also has a young family and loves to spend time outdoors with them.

 

Shanell
Veterinary Nurse 

Shanell joined the FCVS family in 2016 after a year of completing her placement with us. Shanell enjoys surgical and medical nursing and is studying for her Cert IV. Shanell grew up in the area and now lives with her partner, 2 young daughters, border collie, 2 cats, 5 horses, a donkey and many chickens. In her free time Shanell enjoys camping, fishing, 4WDing and getting outdoors with her family. She plays the flute and ukulele and has recently taken up sewing.

 

Charlotte BSc(hons) VN ISFMAdvCertFB
Veterinary Nurse - Bachelor of Science in Veterinary Nursing (Hons)

Charlotte graduated from the Royal Veterinary College in London in 2010 with a BSc(Hons) in Veterinary Nursing. She moved from London, UK to Hervey Bay in 2017 and settled in to the FCVS team shortly after. She recently completed a certificate in advanced feline behaviour through the ISFM and is our resident feline enthusiast. Charlotte brought 3 cats over from London and has since added more cats and 2 dogs to her family. Charlotte enjoys veterinary nursing and has a particular passion for surgical nursing, emergency nursing and practicing feline friendly nursing. In her free time Charlotte enjoys spending time with friends, board game evenings, watching movies, gardening and home renos.

 

Sharna                                                                                                 
Veterinary Nurse 

Sharna joined the practice in 2018, prior to joining Sharna spent several years in child care and did work placement at the Walker Street Clinic on Saturdays. Sharna is currently studying certificate IV in veterinary nursing. You will often find Sharna’s smiling face behind the reception desk. Outside of work Sharna enjoys camping, boating, walking her dogs, spending time with family and friends. She lives locally with her partner and two Border Collies. Sharna enjoys looking after animals and being able to care for them puts a smile on her face.  

 

Codie QVN
Veterinary Nurse - Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing 

Codie moved here from Western Australia with her family in 2005 and recently joined the FCVS team in early 2020. Codie has her cert IV in veterinary nursing and really enjoys the medical and surgical side of nursing. Veterinary nursing and caring for animals are something Codie has always had a passion for. Codie lives locally with her two cats George and Russell. Outside of work Codie enjoys camping and the outdoors, running and swimming, baking sweets for the staff and spending time with family and friends.  

 

Nina
Veterinary Nurse 

Nina joined the FCVS team in early 2020. Prior to this she had spent many years travelling QLD, working as a vet nurse in rural indigenous communities right through to the University of Queensland, Gatton. Nina then ventured throughout the NT and QLD to pursue her love for the land, horses and cattle and worked on various stations and a large feedlots.

Nina enjoys cattle health, equine and small animal nursing. She particularly enjoys dentistry and nursing surgical and medical patients. In her free time, she enjoys competing her two horses, taking her two dogs on adventures, photography and gardening.

 

Tom the Awesome 
Grand Master and Commander of All Things Awesome and Clinic Cat

Tom is a very striking Norwegian Forest Cat who made Walker Street Veterinary Surgery his home in early 2012.  Before that he lived a nomadic lifestyle befitting a handsome tomcat.  He is currently Boss of Everything at Walker Street, and his duties include mousing, stealing staff lunches from the tearoom, and being fawned over by clients. 

He is the proud owner of a large group of humans (all of the staff at Walker Street), all of whom have been put upon this earth to serve him.

 

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