Dr Simon Arnesen
Hi, I’m Dr Simon Arnesan and I have recently joined the VetLove veterinary team at Billinudgel. I was born in Christchurch, New Zealand, where I spent my first 20-odd years.I originally enrolled in a veterinary degree ...
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Hi, I’m Dr Simon Arnesan and I have recently joined the VetLove veterinary team at Billinudgel. I was born in Christchurch, New Zealand, where I spent my first 20-odd years.I originally enrolled in a veterinary degree because I had a keen interest in the scientific side of things, but as I progressed through the course I realised how much of a great career being a veterinarian would be.
Upon graduating, I started work in South Australia and continued there for most of my career. I have also spent several years practicing in the United Kingdom. During my career, I had the pleasure of working with a huge number of species, from snakes and seals to alpacas.
Now, 15 years later, I still love what I do. It is a pleasure and a blessing to help my clients care for their pets every day. I have a keen interest in orthopaedic surgery and find great satisfaction in repairing broken limbs in pets.
Outside of work, I have a great passion for the ocean and mountains. I’m a keen free-diver and love spearfishing and chasing crayfish. I also spend a lot of time at the beach, swimming in the ocean with my two young children. Growing up in New Zealand, I used to do a lot of mountain climbing in the snow and skiing. I also enjoy bush walks of all shapes and sizes and getting up to waterfalls and into the mountains.
I am very excited to have moved to this beautiful part of the world and to be working at VetLove. I admire the passion VetLove has for patient care, with such a caring attitude for both people and their pets.
Dr Oliver Wilkie - Veterinary Surgeon
Hi, I’m Dr Oliver Wilkie and have recently joined the VetLove veterinary team at Billinudgel. I was born in Adelaide where I went to school and university. From a young age I was always interested in animals, doing work experience with my next door neighbour at his clinic and agricultural school.
Upon graduating, I started work in Western Australia and was there for 2 years before starting here in Billinudgel. I have a keen interest in dentistry and medicine
Outside of work, I especially enjoy my time in the water. I am a keen surfer and try and spend my time when I'm not in the clinic down at the beach. I also enjoy mountain bike riding, football, gym and bush walking.
I would always come to the northern rivers area for holidays with my parents as a kid and dreamed of moving up here one day to live. I am very excited about the move and starting my work here at VetLove.
Meet Molly - Practice Manager
Nurse Molly is our Practice Manager at VetLove Billinudgel, she came to Vetlove with a love for animals, a passion for Surgical Nursing and providing exceptional standards in Veterinary Care. She focuses on each and every patient ensuring they feel the “Vetlove!”
Molly started in the Veterinary Industry as a cage hand, just a few short years later she has quickly risen to the role of Practice Manager. Molly is a favourite with animals, clients and staff alike.
Molly is living in paradise at Brunswick Heads and is a local gal loving the Shire. One of her passions here in clinic is for dentistry and creating happy white smiles for all our VetLove Patients.
Molly’s favourite phrase is :
“They say do what you love and you’ll never work a day day in your life! “
Drop into Billinudgel today to meet Molly for a FREE Dental Check!
Nicole Harris - Veterinary Nurse
Nicole joined our team in November 2018. She has over 20 years experience as a Veterinary Nurse both in Australia and the United Kingdom. She lives in Banora Point with her husband James and son Jack. Over the years she has also had horses, cats, dogs and birds in her family. Now her fur baby is Ralph Mouth. Ralph is a beautiful Boston Terrier cross Staffy who is 7 years old who steals everyone’s hearts on meeting him.
Nicole looks forward to taking care of all your fur babies when entrusted to her care.
Renee Creighton - Veterinary Nurse
Renee is our newest VetLove team member having completed her Certificate II in Animal studies in 2018. She is now working towards becoming a Qualified Veterinary Nurse. Renee aspires to learn and improve as much as she can to become the best nurse possible with a keen interest in Surgical Nursing. Being a local of Ocean Shores for the past 6 years Renee has enjoyed meeting all the clients and their furry family members. At home Renee has her two Fur kids Dachunds Nala and Dash as well as her two Children Ayla (4) and Remy (2) and her husband Tom
"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".