Who We Are

Hello and welcome to Morayfield Veterinary Surgery.

Our Surgery has been established for over 30 years, a locally owned veterinary clinic, serving Morayfield and the surrounding suburbs. We are passionate about offering the highest standards in veterinary care.

We have a dedicated, loyal team of senior vets and nurses, that strive to offer the best possible care for your pet. We are proud of our team. With excellent customer service and commitment, we can offer continuity of care, with a wealth of experience.

It is our devotion to ALL animals, our furry and feathered friends, that is unsurpassed. We all share the joy and unconditional love our pets bring to our lives. We have the compassion, devotion and knowledge to offer the best possible care.

We look forward to meeting you and your pet soon.

Veterinarians

Dr Jenni Anderson BVMS BSc

Practice Owner and Principal Veterinarian

Hi! My name is Jenni Anderson, owner of both the Morayfield and Narangba Veterinary Clinics.

I graduated from Murdoch University Perth in 2002, and began my career in mixed animal practice in the South Burnett, working between three busy clinics. The experience that I gained there was very broad, encompassing dogs, cats, cattle, horses, goats and pigs. The work was always an exciting challenge, and it proved an invaluable grounding for my future career.

With a young family of three boys, we relocated to Brisbane in 2005, where I started work at the Morayfield clinic. The transition was certainly favourable for my children and career, and in January 2008, I became a partner in the clinics and took over full ownership in 2017.

As a vet, I am very fortunate to be immersed in a career that I love dearly. I enjoy every aspect of small animal medicine and surgery, its trials and tribulations, and the special bonds we make with pets and clients alike. All the while, being supported by a dedicated, loyal and committed team of colleagues.

In my spare time, I love to be able to catch up with family and enjoy the challenges of triathalons.

Dr Lolene Hamilton-Browne BVSc

Veterinarian

Hi! I’m Lolene Hamilton-Browne, one of the veterinarians at Morayfield and Narangba Veterinary Clinics. I originate from Zimbabwe in Africa, and have had the privilege and pleasure of working as a vet for almost 24 years.

After graduating in 1996, I worked in Zimbabwe for a couple of years before deciding to explore the world, and moved to the UK where I worked and travelled for 6 years.

In 2004 I immigrated to sunny Australia with my 2 ginger cats, Oscar and Felix. Sadly Felix is no longer with me, but Oscar who is now 19 years old, has watched our family grow and still ‘rules the roost’.

I enjoy all aspects of being a vet, and love both surgery and medicine. I love meeting all our ‘furry’ friends, each with their own character and personalities.

I have been blessed with 2 healthy and very busy children and try to maintain a happy balance between veterinary and family life.

Dr Gayle Taylor BVS

Senior Associate Veterinarian

Hi, I’m Gayle Taylor. I joined the friendly professional team at Morayfield Vet Surgery in August 2011.

After graduating from the University of Queensland Vet School in 1991, I worked in mixed practice (animals small and large, furred and feathered) in Mildura, Victoria for a couple of years. There I gained a good grounding in my Vet career and being in the sunny Sunraysia district a taste for the local produce and Good Wine!

In 1994 I decided to visit the wider world and head overseas to England for six, maybe twelve months and strayed for 12 Years! There I worked exclusively in small animal practice attending to Cats and Dogs mostly but also rabbits and a few other small furry pet varieties.

Over the years my interests and experience have developed in small animal medicine, particularly endocrinology, ophthalmology and internal medicine.

Apart from just getting to interact with puppies and kittens and good natured grown up pets too, I most enjoy working up medical cases, that is trying to identify your pets problems by performing tests which will help find a solution.

I returned back home, after enjoying lots of wildlife and adventure travel in my spare time, with a bit of culture, a few cold, sometimes even White Christmases and very short English Summers, in 2007.

Since being back in Australia I worked the first two years in a couple of small animal practices in the Brisbane area, then had a two year stint in the tropics, in a small town near Mackay, before the Great South East, friends and family and a desire for slightly less humid summers called me back.

Now I continue to be a part of the great team at Morayfield Vet Surgery, always aiming to do our best for you and your pets.

Dr Mariska Kerkhoff DVMS MSc

Veterinarian

Hi, my name is Mariska Kerkhoff , a veterinarian from The Netherlands (hence the funny accent). I have travelled around the world and it’s fantastic to be working with Australia’s beautiful pets and wildlife.

I graduated as small animal veterinarian at Utrecht University in The Netherlands with a special interest in reptiles and wildlife. Sadly, my home country doesn’t have much to offer when it comes to exotics, so I quickly decided to travel and follow my passion. During my studies and after, this has brought me to some interesting places. Working with sea turtles in Costa Rica must be one of the highlights! In 2015, I decided to strap on a backpack to explore South East Asia, Australia and New Zealand, to see if I could build a future here. I quickly fell in love with the country and to make a long story short: here I am!

I really enjoy meeting the lovely people in the area and taking care of their pets. Helping animals and people, providing healthcare and making a difference… that’s why I love my job.

Other things I love are being outdoors in the bush or at the beach, enjoying good food with friends, dancing and other creative outbursts. To develop my artistic side, I set up a little business in making custom portrait drawings of people and pets. So after clinic hours, “www.bymariska.com” is keeping me happily entertained.

I am excited to see what the future has to bring and I look forward to meeting you at the clinic!”

Veterinary Nurses

Richard Baker

Practice Manager
 

Hi, my name is Richard.

After many years in the commercial and domestic construction industry, I now have the pleasure of managing all of the business affairs of both Morayfield Vet Surgery and Narangba Vet Clinic. With the support of my lovely wife Dr Jenni, we work hard to support the wonderful team that is Morayfield and Narangba Vets.

Kellie Foxall

Certificate IV Head Veterinary Nurse & Orthopaedic Coordinator

My name is Kellie, I first started my Veterinary Nursing career in 1995 in country NSW.

From as early as I can remember, I have had a special place in my life for animals – actually nearly every photo of me as a child includes either one of my many cats, dogs, horses, pet sheep, cows, rabbits, birds, guinea pigs and even pigs.

I can honestly say that I love what I get to do and that I have never complained about having to go to work!!

I feel very fortunate to be able to head up such a wonderful team of passionate, kind and knowledgeable nurses here at Morayfield, who are all very dedicated and care about the welfare of every patient.

I also have a keen interest in Orthopaedic procedures and client communication which has led to me being appointed our Orthopaedic co-coordinator, a role I love and get great satisfaction out of.

Kate Eldridge

Certificate IV Veterinary Nurse
 

My name is Kate, I first started Veterinary Nursing in 2000 as a trainee where I worked as a Vet Nurse for 10 years before having a break for children and family life. I then returned to Vet Nursing a few years ago once my family had grown.

I have had a variety of pets in my lifetime including cats, large breed dogs, pythons, bearded dragons, fighting fish, hens, roosters, chicks, ducks, pigs, piglets and a horse.

Every day in this job is different from the last and there is always something new to learn and see.

These days I have fewer pets at home but my two hens and my pint sized Papillon Mojito keep me company. I couldn’t imagine my life without a pet.

Nadene Edmonds

Certificate IV Veterinary Nurse

Hello there my name is Nadene!

My veterinary nursing career started at the young age of 16 working in a mixed practice in a little country town of NSW.

My life has always revolved around animals, my passion growing up was horses and equestrian competition riding.

This led me to my vet nursing career, I refused to leave my horses behind to go to university.

I have worked in several practices as a fully qualified vet nurse, ranging from a small animal nurse to being head nurse in a large equine hospital.

I’ve also spent a year working in the outback working as a jillaroo.

I’m now residing in Narangba and loving my job working at both Morayfield and Narangba vet clinics.

Balancing my working career and being a mum of two beautiful young girls and a pretty cute Frenchie keeps me on my toes!!

Lisa Windsor

Certificate IV Veterinary Nurse

My name is Lisa. I have been working here at Morayfield Vet Surgery since 2002 and love it.

I have always been an animal lover since I was very little.

I have been working with animals since I was 15, mainly horses but dogs have always been a favourite.

I have a keen interest in breeding dogs, and have fallen in love with the Labrador. In the future, I might breed Great Danes, or similar giant breed dogs.

I currently breed Labrador Retrievers – yellow, chocolate, and black. We have 6 dogs, 1 cat, horses, lots of chickens, ducks, birds, and a lizard.

Tiffany Collins

Veterinary Nurse & Puppy Preschool Instructor

Hi, I’m Tiffany and I’m a Veterinary Nurse at both Narangba and Morayfield Clinics. I started working as a Vet nurse in 2010 while Graduating High school.

Over the years I have enjoyed my career as a Veterinary Nurse, I find myself bringing work home, usually young puppies who have been put into unfortunate situations. I also host Puppy Preschool classes educating people and teaching young puppies manners.

I have a special place in my heart for German Shepherds. I have a 3 year old Bi-Colour long hair male who keeps me very busy.

Michelle Lauder

Certificate IV Veterinary Nurse, Certificate in Canine Remedial Massage, Certificate in Canine Hydrotherapy and Currently studying Diploma in Veterinary Acupuncture and Diploma in Animal Physiotherapy

My name is Michelle,

I first started nursing way back in 1991 doing hydrobaths on the weekend. I have worked with many and varied animals over the years,which I enjoy but, my favourite would have to be cows (I’m a bit obsessed with them). I finally finished my degree in 2012 and currently am currently studying for a Diploma in Veterinary Acupuncture. I love what I do and am always trying to find ways to help the animals in my care in any way possible. Over the years I have studied and completed a large number of courses adding to my experience and I enjoy putting this extra learning to good use for my patients and their owners.

I was lucky enough to obtain a position at Morayfield Vet Surgery in August 2014, I love working at the surgery and putting my skills to good use.

I currently have in my menagerie 5 dogs, 2 cats, 6 birds, guinea pigs, water dragons, 4 sheep, 1 cow & 2 horses.

In my spare time I play soccer and love to hang out with my family.

Jami Toonen

Veterinary Nurse
 

My name is Jami Toonen and I’ve been working at the Narangba and Morayfield Clinics since 2015. I’ve always wanted to work with animals ever since I was younger. I am a very lucky lady to be working with the best, most fun bunch of colleagues that share the same love and compassion for animals like I do.

My favourite thing about this job by far is getting to interact closely with the patients on a day to day basis. Imagine being able to see and play with dogs all day? (yes, even us nurses have our favourites).I currently share the house with a Labrador called Oliver who does zoomies in just about every part of the house and a cat called Puddy that runs the show.

Overall, this job has been my dream from day one and I will always be so thankful to wake up every day knowing I’m going to play a part in some animal’s life.

Jess Gillies

Veterinary Technician & Certificate IV Veterinary Nurse

My name is Jess and I work at Narangba & Morayfield Veterinary Clinic. I graduated with my Bachelors Degree in Veterinary Technology in June 2019 at the University of Queensland Gatton, and am on track to complete my Certificate IV in Vet Nursing in December 2020.

My furry companion is Kirby, a pure bred Golden Retriever, who captured my heart the moment I laid eyes on her. We share a lot of interests – sleeping, eating, and having fun outdoors, exploring new places… it’s no wonder we have been inseparable ever since.

When I was young, I was fascinated with science, animals and medicine; and doing something for the natural world was always something I wanted to dedicate my life to.

I have seen and done so many amazing things throughout my degree and career in practice so far – from helping birth calves on dairy farms, developing more economically friendly ways to grow crops and nursing injured koala bears, to herding and shearing sheep, vaccinating pigs and re-homing retired greyhound race dogs.

It’s been a whole lot of exhilarating, eye-opening, inspiring (sometimes tough) work and I honestly wouldn’t trade it for the world.

I look forward to meeting you and your furry, feathered or scaly friend in the clinic soon!

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