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With over 20 years’ experience as a veterinary nurse, Tammy’s knowledge and expertise as well as her ability to successfully mentor her veterinary nursing team make her the ideal head nurse for our practice.
Tammy grew up on a dairy farm in country Queensland and has always had a love for animal care. Her initial experience in a customer care position and her veterinary nursing qualifications have enabled her to excel in managing her nursing team in an effective manner to maximise animal welfare. She has a mentoring role for the younger veterinary nurses and is a particularly organised person, which is essential in ensuring all patients hospitalised receive optimal care.
We are very lucky to have such an incredible nurse leading our team as she is constantly teaching the gold standards of care of animals in the veterinary setting. This has led to a follow-on effect of talent in our wonderful team of nurses who support the vets in their role.
Tammy’s areas of interest include orthopaedic surgical nursing, alongside head vet Dr Julian Nalliah, rehabilitation and recovery nursing as well as canine behaviour. Tammy currently runs our Daisy Hill Puppy School, which teaches owners how to get their pups socialised and settled in within a safe environment.
Tammy has a calming presence, even when faced with animal emergencies, as well as being an active problem solver within the practice. She is always happy to go out of her way to help our clients and their pets even with the trickiest of queries.
Outside of the vet practice, Tammy enjoys Pilates, dog-walking, jet-skiing and bushwalking. Tammy shares her life with her husband, two children and her beloved dogs “Ollie”, a miniature Schnauzer and “Tucker”, a miniature long-haired Dachshund.Read More...
Jess has experience in the care of a wide variety of species ranging from pelicans to turtles having spent 6 years working as a birds and exotics veterinary nurse. She brings a wealth of practical experience in medical nursing of wildlife, whether feathered, furred or scaled.
Jess’s practical experience is exceptional, having acquired amazing animal handling skills, with over 10 years hands-on veterinary nursing as well as studying for her TAFE Certificates III and IV in Veterinary Nursing.
Aside from her practical experience, Jess has an interest in animal behaviour of multiple species, with extra knowledge in the field of environmental enrichment and maximising the human-animal bond with pet ownership. Jess works alongside our vets in the area of behaviour, offering owner education in the areas such as separation anxiety and noise phobia in dogs and feather picking in birds. She has experience working with dogs with these serious behavioural problems and can certainly empathise with owners, striving to help them whenever she can.
Her years of nursing experience make her a brilliant surgical nurse and her attention to detail enable her to monitor patients undergoing anaesthesia with the highest level of care. Jess is a reassuring presence for pet owners and really loves being part of such a well-trained team at Daisy Hill Vet.
Jess has a menagerie at home, including ‘Harriet’, a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, guinea pigs, birds including budgies, finches and canaries as keeping and breeding freshwater tropical fish. A true animal lover, Jess is in her dream job as a veterinary nurse, promoting responsible pet ownership whenever she can.
Jess is a weekend market goer, purchasing fresh produce direct from farmers and lives very much the outdoor lifestyle. Her residence backs onto a wildlife corridor where she regularly enjoys the Daisy Hill Forest walking tracks.Read More...
Inspired by a strong interest in wildlife photography, Lisa began her studies in animal health in 2010, enrolling in a Bachelor of Applied Science majoring in Wildlife Science. After graduation, Lisa decided to concentrate her focus in the small animal veterinary field and completed her Veterinary Technology degree in 2015.
Lisa’s passion for helping animals in need landed her a position as a pet emergency nurse in Brisbane, where she obtained valuable skills in stabilising patients in critical situations such as road accidents, dog attack victims and gastric dilation and volvulus (GDV), also known as a twisted stomach. Lisa found the emergency work extremely rewarding, nursing hundreds of pets back to health and learnt to cope with highly emotional circumstances.
After lots of overnight shifts as an emergency nurse, Lisa is now a respected member of our nursing team. Her science background and critical care training, enables her to remain calm yet efficient when emergency cases present at Daisy Hill Vet. We are grateful to have an emergency and critical care nurse on site who can triage pets immediately as they arrive.
Lisa grew up in Toowoomba with many pets, owning guinea pigs, rats, mice, cats and dogs as she grew up – her love for animals definitely developed as a child. She currently owns a trio of adopted fur babies – ‘Trixie’, a Staffordshire terrier cross and two gorgeous domestic short-haired cats named ‘Dahlia’ and ‘George’.
She is known amongst her colleagues and our clients for being a kind-hearted person, especially when pet owners need additional support.
Outside of veterinary nursing, Lisa’s interests include bushwalking, rainforest conservation and reading fantasy novels. She also has a very eclectic music collection and considers herself a bit of a gamer in her spare time.Read More...
Jo has over 15 years of experience in the veterinary industry and works at Daisy Hill Vet part-time. Jo has a particular interest in the surgery side of vet nursing, where Jo treats each patient like they are her own. She has an advanced surgical training specialty, which makes her a valuable asset to our surgical nursing team. After many years as a vet nurse, Jo’ s favourite is still playing with puppies and kittens when they visit for the first time. Being a cat lover, Jo has 3 cats; Princess Mango Cheesecake, who is 14 years old, Gorgeous George and Pepsical, who are both 3 years of age. Jo is originally from England and has enjoyed living in Australia for since 2001. In her spare time she spends time with her son.Read More...
Tonia grew up in the Logan city region and has 12 years’ experience as a groomer.
Tonia practises gentle handling techniques and has a trusting relationship with her furry customers. From the age of 4, Tonia grew up around all sorts of animals including dogs, cats and guinea pigs and considers herself to be a ‘dog whisperer’, always maintaining a soft and respectful approach, which helps anxious animals to relax. She makes sure that grooming is a positive experience for everyone.
Her expertise includes breed clips, such as West Highlight White Terriers and Schnauzers, Poodles, as well as traditional clips, which are particularly popular in spring and summer.
Tonia also has a creative side – she is an artist in her spare time and uses her artistic flare and attention to detail to cater for individual owner requests – simply show her a picture of the type of clip you will like, and she will endeavour to reproduce it! This unique talent of combining her artistic skills with her love for animals has ensured that Tonia is in her dream job as a dog groomer.
Tonia is much loved by our staff and clients and puts 100% into her grooming work.
She has a Ragdoll cat at home called “Henry” and in her spare time paints water coloured portraits, including pets! When not in the doggy salon, you’ll find Tonia reading, hiking, camping or at the beach.Read More...