Meet the Team
Dr Steve is always game for a friendly chat about your pet (or just life in general!). Despite growing up on a cattle property, he has devoted his professional career to the welfare of companion pets. As well as working as a small animal veterinarian prior to purchasing Mermaid Waters Veterinary Surgery in January 2008, he has worked as an assistant veterinary surgeon to a veterinary surgical specialist and as an emergency veterinarian. Stephen is a member of both the Australian Veterinary Association and the Australian Small Animal Veterinary Association. At home Stephen has a cattle dog named Rutherford, a tonkinese cat named Luna and three chickens.
Dr Amanda grew up on the Gold Coast. She started in the veterinary industry in 2004 as a school based trainee and graduated Veterinary Science at the University of Queensland in 2012. At home she has a Rhodesian Ridgeback named Solomon, a cat named Jezzabelle and two King Quails named MJ and Alice.
Dr Christine is very excited to be working at Mermaid Waters after graduating with honours from the University of Queensland in 2015. At home she shares her life with a very relaxed dog, Meesha, and has a passion for helping people and their animals
Jess grew up on the Gold Coast and joined Mermaid Waters Veterinary Surgery in 2014 in the role of practice manager. She has a Certificate IV in Veterinary nursing and has a wealth of knowledge having ten years experience in the veterinary field. At home she has two dogs, Claudia and Chloe, a cat called Gary and 2 goats.
Ashleigh grew up on the Gold Coast and joined Mermaid Waters Veterinary Surgery at the beginning of 2013. Ashleigh has been in the veterinary field for over six years. Ashleigh has a Certificate IV in Veterinary nursing and a Certificate IV in Companion Animals (animal behaviour and training) and conducts puppy preschool & dog training at Mermaid Waters Veterinary Surgery. She is very passionate about behaviour training. At home Ash has 2 dogs, Angie & Rogue, & a bird called Peaches
Kim has recently moved from the UK with her partner and 2 girls to join the team here at Mermaid Waters Veterinary Surgery. She is a qualified veterinary nurse and brings 13 years of experience with her which includes management of a pet hospital, surgical and medical nursing duties. Her interests include surgical nursing, weight clinics and dietary management
Chloe has just started Maturnity Leave as of November 2016. At home she has two Australian bulldogs named Barry and Nadi
Naomi is our new Trainee Veterinary Nurse. Naomi comes to us with 4 years of grooming experience. She will be studying her nursing certificate whilst also relieving our current groomer when she is on holidays. Naomi rides horses and owns a dog called Taco.
Brydee is our new Saturday nurse. She is currently studying Veterinary Science at The University of Queensland in Gatton. She has dog called Pippa who is a border collie x kelpie and an ex-race horse called Sapphire.
Whilst still at school Jasmine works for us running our express hydrobath on Saturdays. Jasmine is looking to start studying on the side to gain experience to become a Veterinary Nurse.