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 Mariska Kerkhoff DVM 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!”

Dr Grant Belonje BVSc (Pret 1996) MANZCVS (SAS)

Veterinarian

Hi my name is Grant and I’m a third generation vet. I qualified in South Africa in 1996 and then spent 7 years in the U.K working in busy small animal clinics and travelling the world. I moved to Australia in 2003 and my only regret is that I didn’t come here sooner! I love everything about this amazing country.

My main passion is surgery and I passed my membership exams in Small Animal Surgery in 2022.
I have also acted as the lead vet on K’Gari (Fraser Island) since 2012 doing contract work with the rangers to help manage Dingoes and other wildlife.

When I’m not working I love being outdoors. My hobbies include camping and 4×4 adventures, flying my paramotor or paraglider,
kiteboarding and scuba diving. I live with my amazing partner Mandi and her daughter and we have 3 beautiful cats – Jethro, Iggy and Frankie.

Dr Karien van der Merwe BVSc

Veterinarian

My name is Karien van der Merwe. (Dr K is in order if it is too hard to pronounce!) I graduated from the University of Pretoria, South Africa in 1997. My husband, Roelof, is also a vet and together we owned and worked in a few different practices in South Africa. In 2004 we moved to Scotland. I could only survive the lack of sunshine for about four years before we moved back to South Africa.

In 2017 we immigrated to Australia and that was the best decision we have ever made. Queensland offer the weather and the safety to enjoy an outdoor lifestyle. When I am not busy gardening, you will find me on a beach or hiking in the forest. Our daughter, Coreen had to learn from a young age to take care of herself as I were working long hours since she was 1 year old. She is now 21 and a very mature independent woman and we are very proud of her. I have two cats, June and Maurice. I adore them and my husband often comment that I never speak to him in the same loving voice.

I feel very lucky to work at Morayfield and Narangba Veterinary Surgery. Every one genuinely care about our patients, our clients and each other. The best part of my job as a vet is to take away your furry companion’s aches and pains so that you can just continue to enjoy each other’s company.

Dr Maxime Heijkoop-Laterveer BVSc MVSc

Veterinarian

Hi! My name is Maxime Heijkoop-Laterveer and I recently joined the veterinary team of Morayfield and Narangba vet surgery. I graduated in 2019 from the University of Utrecht in The Netherlands with a master’s degree in small animal veterinary medicine.

During uni, I worked at the emergency and critical care department of the University which taught me to stay calm when urgent care is needed. I started my career in a large private practice in Rotterdam, The Netherlands where I was very fortunate to be trained as a veterinary surgeon. I love the challenge of difficult patients and making a difference as a vet whenever I can. It’s probably no surprise that my two main interests are surgery and emergencies, so don’t hesitate to reach out if you’ll need me.

After travelling the world for a fair bit, my husband Marco and I fell in love with Australia. When Jenni gave us the opportunity to migrate to this beautiful country we went straight for it and we brought our fox-red labrador Ruby with us. Having our own dog made me realise what owner’s go through when their pet is sick. Besides travelling, we love to hike, watch dolphins from the beach, climb mountains, do triathlons, enjoy good wine and spoil our dog Ruby.

I hope to meet you and your pet soon at our practice!

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.

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!!

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.

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!

Brie Curtis

Trainee Vet Nurse

Hi there! My name is Brie and I work at both the Morayfield and Narangba Clinics. I was lucky enough to be chosen to be the clinics new trainee in late 2020 when I was looking for placement for my Certificate III in Animal Studies. I have since completed my Certificate III and am currently completing my Certificate IV in Vet Nursing and I could not think of a better team to help me along the way!

Having the opportunity to work every day as a vet nurse is definitely a dream come true for me. I have always dreamt of a career that involves animals and being able to help and care for them along the way makes the job all the better!

Even though I have been a vet nurse for almost 2 years now, I still look forward to seeing every animal walk through the clinic doors. Whether it be a new addition to a family or an animal that has grown old with the family, it always puts a smile on my face.

I have learnt and experienced so much since my journey began with the Morayfield and Narangba Clinics and I can’t wait to see what the rest of the journey brings me!

Cancellation & Missed Appointment Policy

At Morayfield Vet we are committed to providing exceptional care for your beloved pets. In our effort to maintain the highest standards of service and accommodate the needs of all our clients and patients, we have established a cancellation and missed appointment policy. This policy is designed to ensure efficient scheduling, minimise disruptions, and optimise our ability to provide timely care to every animal in need.

We understand that unforeseen circumstances can arise, and appointments may need to be adjusted or cancelled. However, effective communication and adherence to our policy help us serve you and your pets better. Please take a moment to familiarise yourself with the following guidelines regarding appointment cancellations and missed appointments.

Appointment deposits

A deposit is required to secure an extended booking such as litters in for vaccination or post whelping checks for mum and bubs, which is put towards the visit. Litter bookings require a $50 deposit per pup/kitten and post whelping health checks requires a $50 deposit for the visit. Deposits are also required for clients with a history of missing scheduled appointments and for multiple pet appointments rescheduled within 24 hours.

Deposits are forfeited without refund when an appointment is missed with no notice, cancelled or rescheduled within 24 hours of the scheduled time.

Appointment cancellation

A cancellation fee is charged to large appointments that require a deposit for scheduling or for client files with booking restrictions due to consistent cancellation or missed appointments. These appointments may be cancelled with over 24 hours notice. If these appointments are cancelled within 24 hours of the scheduled time, the deposit is forfeited, and not refunded to the client.

Missed appointments

A missed appointment is an appointment not attended without cancelling or without prior notice. In this circumstance, you will be charged a $50 deposit for appointments made in the future, which is put towards the visit. Online booking restrictions will be put in place on those files with a history of missed appointments to accommodate the collection of deposits where necessary.

Thank you for choosing Morayfield Vet for your pet’s healthcare needs. Your cooperation and understanding are greatly appreciated as we strive to deliver compassionate and comprehensive veterinary services to our community.

Professional Pet Care

Pet owners trust us to look after the needs of their beloved companions. We are specialists committed to delivering the very highest of veterinary care and affection.