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Dr Tess O’Keefe

Group Clinical Director

Tess grew up in inner-city Melbourne. She has always been an avid lover of animals and dreamed of being a vet. Her determination saw her realise her dream when she graduated, with Honours, from the University of Melbourne with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science.

During her veterinary career, Tess has developed a keen interest in Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care Medicine. In 2016 she successfully gained membership to the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Specialists, for the Emergency and Critical Care chapter.

During her spare time Tess enjoys spending time with her Partner and their furry family; including 2 rescue cats, a French Bulldog and their 2 Australian Shepherds. She is an avid lover of canine sports; including conformation showing, obedience and agility.

 


Dr Liam Donaldson
(B.App.Sc. (Hons), BVSc, MVetStud (Hons))

Registrar – American College Emergency and Critical Care

Liam first joined the team at Pet Emergency in December of 2013 after completing his veterinary undergraduate degree at James Cook University. Liam graduated as class valedictorian and had always aspired to further his veterinary training. After completing a rotating internship in 2014, Liam remained as an emergency clinician at Pet Emergency through 2015, before being offered a residency in Emergency and Critical Care at the University of Melbourne in early 2016.

While undertaking his specialist studies under the guidance of many of the pioneers of veterinary critical care at the University of Melbourne, Liam also took it upon himself to enrol in a dual masters’ program. Liam completed his residency and dual masters degrees at the University of Melbourne in January 2019, and has since returned to home to the team at Pet Emergency.

Liam’s has presented at national and international conferences, and his research has been published in several highly respected journal articles and clinical textbooks. While he thoroughly enjoys publishing research aimed at improving outcomes for critically ill pets across the globe, nothing gives him as much joy as seeing his own patients walking out of the clinic, wagging their tails at the thought of returning home to their loved ones.


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Dr Jenni Mercer

Emergency and Critical Care Veterinarian

Jenni Mercer grew up in Central Queensland, and was fortunate to spend her weekends on her grandparents farm. This cultivated a love of animals and a childhood dream to become a veterinarian.

Her hardwork paid off and she graduated from University of Queensland with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science with first class honours. She spent a year in general practice, before completing an Internal Medicine Internship with QVS.

Jenni has a rescued, one-eyed Staffy named Smudge, whom she adores.


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Dr Raquel Boura

Associate Veterinarian

Raquel grew up and went to school in Brisbane, before moving to Gatton to complete a Bachelor of Veterinary Science at the University of Queensland. Her desire to become a veterinarian originated from her passion for science and animals.

Her areas of interest as a clinician are emergency and critical care, small animal medicine, and mixed practice. Raquel has a beautiful Maremma Sheepdog X called Mel, that she adopted whilst in vet school. 

In Raquel's spare time, she enjoys playing sport, travelling, going to the beach, and catching up with friends. 


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Elle Carney

Emergency and Critical Care Veterinarian

Elle grew up on a small coastal property surrounded by cats, dogs, horses, ducks and goats. Her favourite memories are playing tennis while her animals watched and helped collect the balls. 

Upon graduating high school Elle received a tennis scholarship to Brigham Young University in America and graduated with a bachelors degree in Science. Returning to Australia she then gained her Veterinary Science degree along with a teaching degree. Elle’s Veterinary interests are emergency and internal medicine.

Her hobbies include outside activities such as tennis, hiking, running or swimming. Currently she has three kids with her partner. Two black cats, Poppy and Leo, and an Australian shepherd Hercules!


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Dr Lisa Willcox

Associate Veterinarian

Lisa grew up surrounded by the beautiful Gold Coast beaches. Here, she completed a Bachelor of Biomedical Science. She later graduated with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science (Hons) from the University of Queensland. Lisa has always been passionate about animals, volunteering at the RSPCA Animal Hospital for many years. Lisa’s veterinary interests include emergency and surgery.

Outside of work Lisa enjoys keeping fit, going for brunch and travelling. Her most memorable adventure was visiting South Africa and getting to work with wildlife such as elephants, cheetahs, lions, sable and buffalo.

Lisa is owned by a mischievous rescue kitty named Rascal, and her partner in crime, a sassy British Short Hair named Phoebe.


Dr Madeleine Larsen

Associate Veterinarian

Maddy was born in central Queensland, then moved to remote NT when she was 11. While there she completed her schooling and decided to move to Perth to study at Murdoch University. There she completed a Bachelor of Science (Veterinary Biology) and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine. Maddy has always had a passion for all animals, which is why she ultimately became a veterinarian.

Her interests lie in emergency and critical care, surgery as well as bovine medicine/surgery. Maddy has a 10yr German shepherd called Georgia who recently made the move down to Brisbane to live with her. She has always been Maddy’s best patient. Her recently adopted QVS blood donor cat, Archie has become instant best friends with Georgia.

In Maddy’s spare time she enjoys being in the outdoors with her pets, catching up with friends, reading and going to the beach.


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Dr Hannah Brodie

Associate Veterinarian

Hannah grew up in a remote Northern Territory town and was surrounded by animals from a young age due to her mother's work with the local shelter and vet surgery.  This instilled in Hannah a love of all animals, but she has a specific love for felines which she attributes to her childhood cat and best friend Rosie.

Although she always dreamed of becoming a veterinarian, Hannah took a slight detour and pursued a career in physics before realising her dream when she graduated from the University of Queensland School of Veterinary Science with first class honours.

Hannah loves the varied caseload of emergency veterinary work but has a keen interest in all aspects of small animal internal medicine. In particular, she is passionate about feline medicine, endocrinology, pharmacology and geriatric medicine.

Outside of her work, Hannah enjoys spending time with her partner and their two black cats Sabrina and Salem, as well as reading, rock-climbing, hiking and growing roses.


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Dr Brodie Lambert

Associate Veterinarian

Brodie grew up in Cairns, North Queensland. With a passion for science, he decided to study veterinary science at James Cook University, Townsville. During university he developed a keen interest in small animal medicine and emergency and has since moved to Brisbane to work with QVS/Pet Emergency.

In his spare time, Brodie enjoys running, hiking, going to the beach and playing music


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Dr Cameron Morris

Associate Veterinarian

Cameron grew up in England, before moving to Perth, and then finally to the Sunshine Coast where he has been living since. Cameron developed a passion for working with animals from a young age and went on to achieve his dream after graduating from The University of Queensland with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science (Hons).

His interests include internal medicine, shelter medicine and emergency and critical care. In his free time, Cameron enjoys hanging out with his many cats and dogs, spending time with friends, and going running.


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Dr Emma Wilkie

Associate Veterinarian

Emma grew up in Brisbane and went on to study Veterinary Science at The University of Queensland. Emma's passion for veterinary medicine developed at a young age and flourished both at university and at home on her parent's cattle property.

Emma's interests include emergency and critical care, internal medicine and reproduction. In her free time, Emma enjoys spending time at her parent's farm, hanging out with her Siamese cat Pixie and socialising with friends.


Dr Angela Tse

Associate Veterinarian

Angela grew up in Hong Kong and completed her Bachelor of Veterinary Science (Hons) at the University of Queensland. Her passion for choosing veterinary science stemmed from her desire to help animals and pet owners in need. Last year, she also volunteered at an animal shelter in the Aboriginal Shire of Cherbourg, Queensland where she gained invaluable practical knowledge and experience in both welfare and shelter medicine as well as surgery.

She currently enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine and is developing a special interest in Emergency and Critical care and shelter medicine.

Outside of work, Angela enjoys playing outdoor sports such as field hockey, badminton and going on hikes. She also enjoys trying new things and travelling the world. Angela is fluent in Mandarin, English and Cantonese.


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Dr Theresa Bügler

Associate Veterinarian

Born and raised in Mpumalanga, South Africa, Theresa grew up surrounded by wildlife and developed her passion for animals at a young age. She completed her Bachelor of Veterinary Science degree at the University of Queensland, Australia.

Her special interests include emergency, reproduction and wildlife medicine. Some of the animals in Theresa’s menagerie include bearded dragons, a python and her two dogs.

In her free time, Theresa enjoys paddle boarding, surfing, hiking and traveling as much as possible.


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Dr Sean Wood

Associate Veterinarian

Sean grew up as an only child south of the border in Sydney and as such has always considered the family pets to be his siblings. After completing a previous degree in psychology and a career in advertising interspersed with travel, Sean headed across the ditch to peruse his childhood ambitions completing his Veterinary Science degree at Massey University in New Zealand.

The cold winters were a bit too much and he has decided to chase the sun and settle in Brisbane. Sean enjoys the fast-paced nature of Emergency medicine and has a keen interest in Surgery.


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Dr Tesheena Nash

Associate Veterinarian

Tesheena grew up in a small town in the South of New Zealand, where she farmed cattle and deer alongside her three German Shepherds. She then moved to sunny Queensland to complete a Bachelor of Veterinary Science at the University of Queensland. 

Tesheena has a keen interest in emergency and critical care, and small animal surgery. Outside of work, she enjoys travelling to new places and going to the beach with her dog (who forgets he is 40 kgs and will always try and sit on your lap).


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Dr Alexandra Elms

Associate Veterinarian

Alex graduated from both UNSW and UQ with degrees in Science (Microbiology) and Veterinarian Science with honours. She is a keen rock climber, traveller and animal lover. She lives in East Brisbane with her husband, two cheeky cats and dopey Maremma Sheep Dog. Alex has a keen passion for veterinary science and is an aspiring small animal surgeon.

In her down time, Alex can be found at the nearest beach, camping, climbing or chilling on the couch with her furry family.


Dr Jessica Milne

Associate Veterinarian

Jessica grew up on a lifestyle block on the outskirts of Auckland, NZ. Surrounded by a range of German Shepherds, alpacas, donkeys and sheep, she was always keen to pursue a career as a vet.

Following school, she attended Massey University, graduating with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science.

Although she loves the lack of deadly, venom filled wildlife in NZ, Jessica moved over to Brisbane with her partner at the end of 2018 to pursue her interests in small animal and emergency medicine. Unfortunately, she had to leave behind the two best cats in the world - Les and Sassy - however finds peace knowing that no snakes, toads or ticks are out to get them!


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Dr Kathryn Mepham

Associate Veterinarian

Kathryn is a Canadian lost in Australia. She studied veterinary medicine in Australia and loved it so much, that she decided to stay for an internship. She is passionate about veterinary internal medicine and critical care.

Outside of work, she loves hiking, climbing, trying to surf and exploring. Skiing is her favorite sport and she hopes to ski as many mountain ranges as possible.

She is owned by a Great Dane who hates the outdoors and can be found on the couch.