Laura loves all animals great and small but does hold a soft spot for the health and wellbeing of dogs. Laura is passionate about surgery and loves talking nutrition with clients! She has her Cert 4 ...
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Dr Toni has been a Veterinary Surgeon for over 20 years, gaining experience from all over the world. Toni’s extensive knowledge in the Veterinary industry is worth its weight in gold. Toni is thorough in all aspects of her Veterinary care and shows great compassion towards animals. Toni has a soft spot for pocket pets, from rats to chickens to guinea pigs she loves them all!
Toni has her hands full at home with 2 rescue dogs and 2 rescue cats.
Lauren Schottelius – Practice Manager & Veterinary Technician
Lauren has been nursing for over 10 years, she qualified as a Cert IV Veterinary Nurse in 2011 and went on to study and qualify as a Veterinary Technician in 2013. Lauren has a great passion for surgical and medical nursing and is very meticulous in her care. With outstanding mentorship throughout the teams she has worked with, she has gained extensive knowledge in animal care and absolutely loves working with animals! Lauren is a great advocate for training and education and ensures the team here at Goonellabah is delivering nothing but gold standard pet care! At home she has her own little menagerie of animals ranging from lambs to cattle to chickens, she even makes time for her very spoilt Quarter Horse.
Laura Pepperell - Veterinary Nurse (Cert IV)
Laura has been nursing at Goonellabah since 2014. She attained her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing in 2015. Laura loves all animals great and small but does hold a soft spot for the health and well-being of dogs. She has a special interest in surgery and the recovery care required post operatively.
Laura has 2 rescue cats at home called Milo & Millie and a gorgeous Staffordshire Bull Terrier named Hugo. Laura can be found working on reception or as one of our Hospital/Surgical nurses behind the scenes. Laura was lucky enough to win a scholarship through VetLove which will take her through a Diploma in Veterinary Nursing starting this year with Animal Industries Resource Centre.
Brooke Convrey – Veterinary Nurse (Cert IV)
Brooke has been around animals of all sizes her whole life. She lives on a local cattle farm with her family and an energetic bunch of dogs! Brooke has been nursing since 2015 and achieved her Cert IV in Veterinary Nursing in 2017.
Brooke can be found working on reception or as one of our Hospital/Surgical nurses behind the scenes. Brooke’s attention to detail in the clinic is exceptional and her positive attitude shines through daily. Brooke is currently training in puppy behavior in preparation for our very own Puppy School Academy.
Hayley Page – Veterinary Nurse (Cert IV)
Hayley began at VetLove Goonellabah as a passionate and hardworking TAFE student in February 2017. Hayley has just qualified as a Cert IV Veterinary Nurse at the end of 2018!
Hayley can be found working on reception or as one of our Hospital/Surgical nurses behind the scenes. Hayley has a soft spot for big dogs! She has a beautiful Great Dane X at home and a gorgeous Dogue De Bordeux as well as a cute little Ragdoll kitty!
"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".