At Twin Towns Vet, we aim to provide a comprehensive, professional and compassionate veterinary service. We recognise the significance of your pets and the place they hold in your family. Our animal health care team will offer education, advice and care to ensure your pet has the longest, happiest and healthiest life possible. To learn more about us, we welcome you to book a hospital tour or bring your pet to meet our team at anytime.

Meet Our Team
Dr Mark
Lead Vet
  • BVSc

Mark was born and raised in South Africa. After obtaining a BVSc from the University of Pretoria in 2003, Mark has worked in mixed animal practices in the UK and South Africa. In 2009 he settled in the coastal town of Knysna where he co-owned a practice for 10 years. 

During this time, Mark became very involved in treating the local wildlife and setting up a community clinic in disadvantaged communities. He also developed a passion for small animal and avian medicine and enjoys tackling complicated cases. Mark also has a keen interest in medical imaging and ultrasound. 

Mark loves sports of all kinds and doing anything which takes him into the wilderness areas. Along with his wife, two children and their dog ‘Stella’, Mark is very excited to be settling into the southern Gold Coast community.

Dr Gina
Vet
  • BVSc

Gina graduated from Edinburgh University in 2004 and after a few years in practice in the UK, she decided to make the move overseas to Australia. She has been working as a small animal practitioner on the Gold Coast for the last 10 years and enjoys all aspects of veterinary practice, particularly soft tissue surgery. She is very passionate about animals and providing the highest level of veterinary care to all her patients.

Gina has a 10 year old boxer cross called Lennox and 3 cats called Enzo, Logan and Indy. She enjoys outdoor adventures and activities, especially camping with her husband and 3 young boys. She looks forward to meeting you and your furry family members.

Dr Dion Woodborne
Orthopaedic and Soft Tissue Surgeon
  • BVSc
  • MANZCVS (Surgery)

Being born and raised in South Africa, Dion had the kind of introduction into a career in the care of animals that Australian trained vets only get to dream about. As a school leaver, Dion studied Nature Conservation, and worked for 3 years for the Natal Parks Board as a ranger, working amongst the amazing wildlife of Africa on land and at sea. Dion’s exciting experiences include getting up close and personal with Great White Sharks and Seals off the South African Coast, whilst participating in the tagging and monitoring of these magnificent creatures.

Dion completed his Veterinary degree and went on to work in large and small animal practices in South Africa, the UK, and NZ before settling on the Sunshine Coast with his young family.  Their home is a menagerie of creatures, with birds and dogs, and a blue tongue lizard, which Dion and his daughters reared after rescuing it from a roadside as an injured baby. Dion is an avid water sportsman; he has solo swum the English Channel and is now a keen kite boarder.

Dion is passionate about surgery, and in 2011, after rigorous written and oral examinations, he gained his Membership to the Australian College of Veterinary Surgeons, in Small Animal Surgery.

Ali
Vet Nurse

Ali is passionate about helping animals. She has spent over ten years working in sales with people and then realised she prefers animals more than humans! Ali started her career as a volunteer and soon fell in love with the job and the fabulous team at Twin Towns. In her opinion, working with animals is the most rewarding and fulfilling career she has ever had!

Ali and her husband have two fur babies at home, Kuda the wonder doggo and Milky the crazy cat. They love long walks along Burleigh Beach and making doggy friends along the way.

Arielle
Vet Nurse

Arielle has experience in both wildlife and domestic animal nursing, and a love for every creature in between! Her passion for veterinary nursing can be traced back to her childhood, where she would always be found rescuing injured wildlife and bringing home new "pets". She feels so fortunate to have been able to transform her love of animals into an incredibly rewarding and exciting career. 

Arielle lives with her two cats, two dogs, and occasionally some foster kittens will join the family while they await their forever homes. 

Leanne
Vet Nurse

Leanne has been working in the veterinary nursing industry since 2013. She is very passionate about all kinds of animals but gets particularly excited when new puppies come into the clinic!

Leanne lives on the Tweed Coast with her two boys, her Border Collie - Baylie, two rescue cats - Ninja and Raaby and a turtle named Squirtle. They can often be found chasing tennis balls at the beach or snuggled up watching a movie!

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