Dr Ali Harris
Dr Ali has been in the veterinary industry since 2002 where she started as a veterinary nurse and then proceeded to become a veterinary surgeon graduating from the University of Queensland in 2011...
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Dr Ali has been in the veterinary industry since 2002 where she started as a veterinary nurse and then proceeded to become a veterinarian graduating from the University of Queensland in 2011. Her undergraduate degree wasn’t enough, so she went on to complete a post graduate course in small animal medicine. From here her passion has turned into surgery and is currently enrolled in a two year graduate certificate program to become an accredited small animal general practice surgeon. At the same time her goal is to also obtain her memberships in this field. When she is not running our boutique hospital, mentoring staff and studying she also trains and competes her horse in the equestrian discipline called showjumping. Her other personal loves are spending time with her husband Tim, family, dog’s Abbie and Tyson, horses Dusty and Jacko and chickens Thelma and Louise.
Dr Melissa You - Veterinarian
We look forward to Melissa joining the VetLove team in January 2021.
Dr Melissa graduated from The University of Queensland with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science (Hons). She has had a love for animals all her life having grown up with a menagerie of pets. She has a strong passion for small animal surgery and is excited for her journey with the VetLove team.
Outside of work, Melissa loves to spend time outdoors hiking or at the beach and any recommendations for places on the Gold Coast are appreciated! At home she is a slave to her black cat, Conrad, and Belgian Malinois, Freya.
Lindsay Blum - Practice Manager & Veterinary Nurse (Cert IV)
Lindsay has had a passion for animals throughout her childhood, always having an animal in the family. Before nursing, she had a career as a wildlife keeper for 4 and a half years working with a large variety of Australian wildlife. Her favourite animals to look after are Koalas, dingoes and reptiles.
She decided to change her career in 2017 into veterinary nursing to challenge herself and expand her knowledge in animal care.
She loves everything about veterinary nursing with her favourite parts being in surgery, monitoring anaesthetics and the bonds formed between our lovely clients ensuring they are treated like family! At home she has 2 beautiful long-haired Chihuahuas, Pandora and Patty.
Alicia Russ - Veterinary Nurse (Cert IV)
Alicia has a strong passion for dental hygiene and dentistry in feline and canines.
She has attended advanced training in scale and polishing procedures and identifying periodontal disease. Alicia loves nothing more than caring for her patients throughout surgery, into recovery and providing high standards of medical assistants, observations, comfort and love towards every patient. When Alicia isn’t at work caring for your loved ones, she is out riding the hinterland on her motorbike or hiking.
Dariyenn DeRooy - Veterinary Nurse
Dariyenn has always loved working with a variety of animals. From native Australian wildlife to wolves, foxes, coyotes and bison in America as an intern and now our furry family pets. She is currently working through her certificate IV in veterinary nursing so she can pursue her dream of becoming a surgical nurse. When Dariyenn isn't looking after your babies, she is out on hiking adventures or training in aerial acrobatics for fun.
Katie Harris - Veterinary Nurse
Katie has a long history of volunteering for RSPCA, AWL & Cat Rescue Gold Coat as a foster career for rehabilitating animals that have not had the best start to their lives. She is passionate about animal welfare, geriatric patient care, and of course inhaling puppy breath. Katie has worked in a rural clinic in Northern NSW with livestock, horses & wildlife. You'll find Katie in the clinic smooching your babies, ensuring they're comfortable and being loved. In her spare time Katie is a Mum to a very sassy 11 year old girl, a dog and cat mum & wife. Katie loves camping & going on adventures with her family & friends.
"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".