Dr Ashlee BVSc (Hons) MANCVS (Small Animal Medicine)
Ashlee graduated as a Veterinarian in 2006 and recently moved up to Brisbane from Melbourne in order to enjoy the Queensland outdoors and sunny lifestyle. Ashlee was successful in obtaining her membership with the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Surgeons in the area of Small Animal Medicine in 2019.
Ashlee has worked in a variety of different Veterinary surgeries including a mixed animal practice in South West QLD as well as multiple small animal clinics in the United Kingdom and Australia such as Alice Springs. In more recent times, Ashlee has worked in a busy veterinary hospital that specialised in small animal reproduction within the Western Suburbs of Melbourne. Ashlee has always had a passion to be a veterinarian, and loves that each day she can make a difference for her furry patients. In her spare time, she loves to adventure outdoors and playing and watching AFL football and loves to take her Rhodesian Ridgeback Royce, and her little Whippet, Fonzie ( as shown in the picture) for long walks. Ashlee also has a love for cats and in addition to living with her husband and 2 dogs Royce and Fonzie, she also has Tuxedo the Black and white DSH and Bluey the Ginger DSH. Ashlee has a special interest in both feline and canine medicine and small animal ultrasonography, and is looking forward to meeting your furry friend.
Dr Caitlin - Veterinary Surgeon
Dr Caitlin graduated from the University of Queensland with honours in 2007 and has been working in small animal practice in Brisbane since. She has special interests in small animal surgery and ultrasound.In 2012 Caitlin volunteered with Vets Beyond Borders in India, working with the Sikkim Anti-rabies and Animal health program – treating sick animals and helping in Rabies vaccination and desexing programs. In her spare time Caitlin enjoys playing touch football, spending time with family and her two dogs; Paddington (a Golden Retriever) and Pearl (a Doberman). She is also passionate about helping the community and is a member of a Rotary club which organises fundraisers and gives time to various charities and causes.
Dr Chris - Veterinary Surgeon
Chris graduated in 2017, he has been with our Vetlove family since 2018 and is loving every minute of it. He moved from Toowoomba where he did his Vet Science degree down in Gatton.
I became a vet due to two reasons in particular. I loved animals and wanted to help them and I found medicine and surgery interesting – so I put those two together and that equalled a veterinarian. I also enjoy the variety of breeds and species and handling them on a daily basis from Great Danes down to little kittens, the ones with feathers and even little pocket pets such as rats and guinea pigs
There is a big long list I enjoy and absolutely love about being a vet. Too long to mention here. Some of the reasons on the top of that list include; meeting all the fur children and their parents and families that love them so much, love the feeling of bringing a pet back to full and great health and returning them to their adoring family, also the day to day challenge as each animal is different, each cat, dog, bird or pocket pet has their own needs to be looked after and ailment that affects them individually. Finally I love working in a supportive team where we share laughs and tears alike, join together in both the ups and downs, it sounds corny and fake but VetLove really is a family.
At home I have a rascal by the name of Cobber, a major mitchell cockatoo, who loves his kisses and head massages and will do anything for a treat. Looks forward to his baths in summer and most of all loves destroying toys. He is still very young at only 12 years old!
I also have Shadow a black cat, who loves chin scratches, napping in the sun and enjoys a movie with her two parents.
Being still fairly new to VetLove I haven’t had a great opportunity for exploration of special interests. I would say the special interests I have are avian medicine and wildlife medicine.
Most memorable moment was working with wildlife that included helping remove the toe of an elderly wombat, which had a bone infection. She had a great recovery!
I am looking forward to seeing all my patients grow up and grow with their families and setting up the avian medicine aspect to VetLove Ashgrove.
Dr Kirra - Veterinary Surgeon
Kirra graduated with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science from The University of Queensland in 2020. She is thrilled to be back in Brisbane and joining the Vetlove team at Ashgrove. Kirra has a passion for small animal surgery and preventative care, and enjoys the challenges of veterinary diagnostics. Over the years, she has been able to combine her love of travel and animal care by volunteering in South East Asia. In her spare time, Kirra enjoys an active lifestyle, including yoga and kite surfing. She is looking forward to getting to know all of Ashgrove's furry friends!
Kath - Nurse Manager
Hi my name is Kath, I joined the Ashgrove team in late 2020. I come from a 20 plus year history of Specialist and Emergency background. I am cert 4 qualified and have done a significant amount of teaching/lecturing. Most specifically in surgical nursing. I am a mother of 3 human children, 3 dogs, a few cats (I won't say how many...) and a rescued baby galah that I have named Precious. I have grown to love GP Veterinary with my time here, I find it an absolute pleasure working so closely with all our wonderful clients, patients and fellow staff members.
Megan - Receptionist
Megan is one of our vet nurses who has been with us for nearly two years. Megan discovered her passion for animals at a young age, culminating in over a twenty year long career in Equestrian industry. Megan has qualifications in coaching, sport, is an avid marital artist and is currently completing a diploma of business. At home is energetic Sophie (pictured); a Bunnings rescue dog, and Elfin an authentic if somewhat rotund Fjord Horse.
Brooke - Veterinary Nurse
Hi, my name is Brooke. I’ve been interested in working in the animal industry for as long as I can remember and I’m passionate about providing the best care for all animals.
I was born in Melbourne but grew up and went to school on the Sunshine Coast. I finished my Veterinary Nursing course in 2018 but I’m eager to continue study in the future.
In my time away from the clinic, I enjoy playing field hockey, spending time with my friends and family and baking – mainly over-the-top birthday cakes for them!
At home I have two smoochy cats, Minke and Charlie, and an excitable Pugalier named China.
Pam - Veterinary Nurse
Pam is one of our vet nurses, and her biggest passion in life is animals! Whether they're big or small, have fur, feathers or scales - she loves them all! Having grown up with cats, dogs, mice, fish, chickens, and horses it was only a matter of time before she ended up working with them.
Pam began her journey into animal care in her late teens, working with horses for a large harness racing stable. This was where she discovered her love for stable and farm work. After taking a break from stable work to pursue personal training, she quickly realised that working with animals was something she missed dearly! Pam completed her vet nursing studies in early 2020, and joined the VetLove Ashgrove team a few months later in July.
Pam and her husband are adventure seekers who enjoy camping, climbing mountains and exploring hiking trails with their Kelpie X named Humphrey. They also have a black and white DSH named Rodger who loves cuddles and kisses!
Alice - Veterinary Nurse
Hi, my name is Alice! You’ll see me at the VetLove Bardon and Ashgrove clinics, and I’m currently the trainer for the VetLove Puppy Academy classes. I studied for my Bachelor of Veterinary Technology at UQ Gatton. My special interests are nutrition, animal behaviour, and dog training. I am currently owned by a border collie called Merlin and a little black cat called Hecate. I love to take Merlin for bush walks and hikes in my spare time.
Matt - Veterinary Nurse
Matt has had a strong passion for animals for most of his life but it took him quite a while, and quite a few careers, to realise that working with animals was what he really wanted to do when he grew up. This realisation was firmly set in place during practical placement at an emergency and critical care centre in Brisbane where he fell in love with the job. Matt finished his Certificate 3 and joined the team in 2020 and is currently working towards finalising his Certificate 4 in Veterinary Nursing. Originally from Plymouth, England and after travelling a lot, he has settled in Brisbane and can be found most days off lounging on the beach or at home with his adorable foster fail Bull Arab X, Brother.
"I took my cat in on Saturday morning he was very sick from a tick he had picked up i can not thank Rachelle and her staff enough the care for my beautiful cat was outstanding the communication was 100% spot on i was called twice a day to be told my cats progress and how he was doing as well as the love and cuddles he received he was just treated like their own thank you for saving Smokys life i will never forget all of you".
"VetLove are wonderful, professional, loving care of my friends dog who sustained a nasty dog bite.The procedure fully explained, happy outcome after surgical procedure, after care explained in lay mans terms, cost very reasonable. Throughly recommend this wonderful vet practice. Also noticed how happy staff interact with each other, pet owners and our precious fur babies."
"Very friendly and knowledgeable staff at Vetlove. We had to take our precious Burmese there and they could not have been more loving and caring as was quite a heartbreaking ordeal and lots of decisions to be made. very patient and thorough explaining everything to us several times and no judgment at all. Helped keep costs low whilst giving our baby the best treatment. Thank you so very much. see you in a week for a check up - 5 STARS most definitely! Coco and Latte our Burmese mummy and daughter"
- Nobby Beach