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 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!
Dr Thomas - Veterinary Surgeon
Tom graduated from James Cook University in 2015. After a 5 year stint in mixed practice in Bundaberg, he joined the VetLove group in early 2021 working at the Ashgrove and Bardon clinics. Tom has keen interests in Ophthalmology (diagnosing and treating conditions of the eye) as well as clinical pathology (examining samples under the microscope and interpreting laboratory results to reach a diagnosis). Outside of work Tom enjoys playing beach volleyball & other sports, collecting music and sampling the best food and drink that Brisbane has to offer.
Kymberly - Practice Manager
Kymberly started her journey with VetLove Ashgrove in March 2020. She found her love of animals when she was a practice manager in the medical professional world, and decided to merge her two loves of business and pets! Kymberly Qualified as a Cert 4 Nurse back in 2015. Since then she found many passions within the veterinary industry, she specialises with neonatal puppies/kittens/birds, birth deformities, cleft palates and reptiles. She also has a love of reproduction, orthopaedics and Brachycephalic’s.
At home with her partner, they have three loves of their lives Scooby Doo and Pepe (Miniature Foxie x Chihuahuas) and Merlin (Purebred Pug). They always have foster puppies in their home, as they are forever helping those who aren’t able to help themselves.
Brooke - Senior 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!
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.
Clare - Receptionist
Clare started her career in the animal industry in Sydney in 2002, qualified with a certificate IV in veterinary nursing in 2005. In 2009 Clare left the industry to become a stay-at-home mum but her passion and love of animals never left her so now her kids are at school opportunity to work as a receptionist at Vetlove was an easy choice to make.
At home, Clare has a cat that thinks he's a dog called Benny and one day is looking forward to rescuing a greyhound to add to her family.
Cathy - Receptionist
Cathy is one of our receptionists, she has always dreamt of working with animals ever since her first encounter with them at a young age. She is currently studying veterinary technology at the University of Queensland and is looking forward to helping all kinds of animals and furparents alongside the VetLove team after graduation.
If Cathy is not cuddling with the animals at the clinic, she can be found cuddling with her two furbabies Tango and Rumba. She also enjoys drawing and experimenting with different recipes in the kitchen.
Mia - Trainee Veterinary Nurse (Studying Cert4)
Mia started her journey with VetLove in September 2020 where she started as a student doing her practical hours towards her Certificate IV in Vet Nursing. In May 2021 she finished her practical hours and found herself a position within the VetLove family. Mia is also studying her Certificate in Zoology as she has a passion for all animals whether they are wildlife/ zoo animals or domestic.
At home Mia has 3 lovely family dogs. Ben (Labrador X), Bonnie (Staffy X) and the newest addition to the family her crazy, not so little puppy Zeus (Bull Arab X).
Kate - Trainee Veterinary Nurse
Hi, my name is Kate and I joined the Vetlove family in August 2021.
I have recently completed my cert IV in veterinary nursing and I am so excited to be working with animals every day and learning as much as I can! (My colleagues call me a nerd, not really sure why)
On my days off I enjoy making silver jewellery in my workshop at home, hanging out with my foster dog and tending to my ever-growing collection of houseplants
"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