Sharnie Jones - Sharnie is an experienced veterinary nurse, with over 12 years in the industry. During her time nursing she has gained experience in many different areas such as specialist surgical nursing and emergency. Sharnie also has a passion for Animal Behaviour and Kinesiology.
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Dr James (Jim) Kennedy is an experienced small animal vet who has worked in emergency and general practice in central and southern Queensland and northern NSW since 1988. Jim was veterinary director at both Varsity Lakes and Woolloongabba emergency clinics as well as Redbank Plains. For the last five years he has been veterinary director at a Beenleigh clinic and has had trouble separating himself from the great friends (animal and human) that he made there. But having been associated with the western suburbs area since the late 70’s in one way or another, he has decided it is time to cut the travel time down and work closer to home. He and Lisa his wife are still recovering from the recent loss of Holly the rottie x, but will be visiting the RSPCA again soon. Jim is a wandering bushwalker, has a published children's novel and has four sons scattered across Australia. He is keen to meet you and your fur family in the near future.
Sharnie Jones - Practice Manager
I have been lucky enough to work in the animal industry for a little over 12 years and has been Veterinary Nursing for 10 years throughout different clinics. I joined the team here in April 2019 as the Practice Manager after only recently moving from Melbourne. During my time nursing I have gained experience in many different areas such as specialist surgical nursing, emergency, behaviour, exotics and more. I have a passion for Animal Behaviour and Kinesiology which I am currently studying. I am always available to answer any questions about these interesting topics. At home, I have 4 fur babies: A Persian cat named Buddha, A Rottweiler named Dexter and A Bullmastiff x named Sarge. who you may see around the clinic from time to time!
Nikita Smith - Senior Veterinary Nurse
I have been working in the animal industry for the past 4 years and completed my Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing in 2016. I have only recently joined the team here in June 2019. I love caring for hospital patients that are in our clinic, helping them recover and getting to see them go home puts the biggest smile on my face. I have a passion for all animals big and small but have a soft spot for dogs! Away from my job I have a strong interest for forensic science. At home I have an English Staffordshire Bull Terrier named Billy who is a handful on his own but I still cant wait to add another dog or two to the family.
Clara Kolbe - Trainee Veterinary Nurse
Hi, my name is Clara. I’ve always had a love for animals and grew up with dogs and horses. I’m originally from Germany and moved to Brisbane at the start of 2018. I’m currently studying and working to complete my Certificate 4 in Veterinary Nursing. In my spare time I enjoy working out, going to the beach and spending time with friends. I have a horse named Sandro (who’s in Germany and I missed a lot), and in the future I would love to own a Golden Retriever. I’m passionate about animal welfare, and I would love to experience work in emergency and a shelter in the future.
From a very young age Bec has wanted to work with animals. She grew up in Far North QLD with cats, budgies and a gentle German Sheppard X named Jassie. Since then she considers herself a crazy cat lady with a beautiful rescue cat named Willow (pictured)& is currently working on adding another rescue cat and Greyhound to her family.
With an eagerness to learn, Bec is in her final year of Uni, studying a Bachelor of Veterinary Technology and is hoping to further her studies in Therapeutics and Intensive Care. She is passionate about client care and treating each patient as if it were her own. You will probably meet her in the waiting room with a big smile, giving you pet lots of cuddles.
Chloe Williams - Student Veterinary Technician
This is one of our student nurses Chloe and one of her babies Oreo.
You will often see Chloe on Saturday's and here and there during the week if you're lucky.
Chloe is an absolute gun, you wouldn't know she is at the beginning of her career.
She is confident and incredibly kind with all our patients. She has high standards and never gives less than 110%.
We all love Chloe and can't wait to see where her career takes her.
"My cat was hit by a car in front of our house last week. I rushed to the nearest vet, and even though I was not a client they took us in straight away. Sadly, he did not make it, but the staff were so lovely and gave me time and space to say my goodbyes. This week we received a lovely card from them in the mail. I will certainly be visiting this vet again when we get our next pet".
"Fantastic service, at Vetlove every vet we have seen has been great with our cat and now our new puppy! The little puppy goodie bag is adorable, she is chewing on the new toy now".
"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".
"The staff here are wonderful and they always seem to be able to fit us in when we have an emergency. Even Oscar and Rory don't seem to mind it (our cats)! Highly recommended."
"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."
"My little girl Cinnamon very sadly, after putting up a good fight, didn't make it.Simon was her main vet while I also saw Lauren once.The day that I knew it was time to let my little girl go vet Lauren and Mallika were so respectful. Lauren was kind, empathetic, honest, gentle and allowed as much time as I needed to say goodbye. Thankyou".
"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"
"Dr Yuki is amazing. Stoked Vetlove is our local looking after our fur babies"
"Thank you all at Vetlove so much for helping Little Bikkie with her laceration. She loved each and every one of you, and I do too! You are all so amazing and helpful and friendly and our little pickle will see you soon. Thank you!"
"This clinic has such welcoming and personable staff.They are very thorough with all of their examinations and has an obvious love of animals no matter how big or small. I had a German Shepherd puppy with an abnormal gait and a Russian Blue cat with plaque on his teeth. Despite the variances in conditions, both of my animals were treated with an equal amount of love and kindness from all the staff. 6 months on, my not so little puppy has a near to perfect gait and my feline prince has nice pearly whites again. All fees are charged at reasonable rates with the convenience of a regional location".