It goes without saying, we could not achieve the amazing things we do without our caring and compassionate team.
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.
Julie graduated from the University of California School of Veterinary Medicine, Davis, in 1988 and practiced as a veterinary GP in California for 20 years, including 10 years owning her own practice. She returned to the University of California Davis in 2008 to further develop their GP training program for veterinary students, focusing on clinical skills and communication.
In 2016, Julie returned to her professional roots, melding her loves of general practice and beaches by becoming lead veterinarian at a practice in Cairns. Sadly, the crocodiles and jellyfish kept her and her husband off those beaches and she ventured to Northern New South Wales in May of 2018 to continue her Australian adventure!
Kirsty was born and raised in Alice Springs before moving to Townsville to complete her veterinary degree at James Cook University, graduating 2017. Having known she always wanted to be a vet, Kirsty began her career as a kennel hand after school and progressed to nursing in her gap year before making the big move to the tropics.
Kirsty joined the Twin Towns Vet team in January after relocating with her best friend, her labrador x cattle dog, Charlie. They both love the NSW coast and have been enjoying walks along the beach together. Kirsty is passionate about animal welfare, having volunteered for a foster and rehoming organisation during her degree. She also has a special interest in surgery as well as dermatology and is looking forward to meeting all of our lovely clients.
Janine has been with the MyVet group since 2012 and Practice Manager here at Twin Towns Vet since 2014. She has been a Veterinary Nurse for 16 years and has worked in both emergency and general practice. She is originally from Auckland, New Zealand, and moved to Australia with her furbaby (and very spoilt only child) Rocky in 2012 and loves the warmer weather.
Janine has always loved animals and is also passionate about the environment (she completed a Bachelor Degree and a Post-Graduate Diploma in Environmental Science before coming back to her first love, Veterinary Nursing). Janine has a special interest in orthopaedic and critical care nursing. She is also passionate about providing "best-practice" care for the patients and clients at Twin Towns Vet, and loves learning.
Gemma has been working with the Twin Towns Vet team for approximately a year now. She has always loved animals - whether they have fur, scales or feathers. She feels very privileged growing up around animals since a young child. This gave her the ambition to pursue nursing 8 years ago and has worked full time in general practice ever since.
Every day after work Gemma goes home to what she loves to call “My Zoo”, which is home to 4 dogs (Cookie 19 years old, Sasha 13 years old, Karlee 9 years old and Mate 3 year olds), 3 Birds (Wendell, Charlie and Bernie), 2 Cats (George and Big Tony) and, lastly Puff the bearded dragon. Some of you may remember Big Tony from when he was the clinic cat at MyVet - he went home with Gemma for Christmas in 2017 and loved it so much there he stayed! Fortunately for these guys they found their forever home with Gemma and while some people say her house must be pretty hectic, she wouldn’t have it any other way.
Gemma loves all aspects of nursing but working with a great team is essential and we have that here at Twin Towns Vet! What she enjoys most about the job though is when she has a fearful patient and she earns their trust, making their veterinary treatment a much more pleasant experience. She also has a special interest in dental hygiene, surgery, nutrition and birds.
Alisha has just completed her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing. She had been a trainee at Twin Towns Vet for 2 years and has been fortunate enough to start her nursing career by also gaining employment with our team since April 2018.
Alisha did her schooling in the Tweed region. She has two Border Collies which keep her life active - Morrick is 2 years old and Dozer who is the newest addition to the fur family and is Morrick's son. Both love working on Alisha's grandad's farm, as well as spending the weekend by the beach. Alisha has also recently adopted a stray bunny that had come into Twin Towns Vet with a sore eye - she was pretty smitten, so he went home with her and is now named Gerald.
Alisha loves all aspects of nursing but is particularly driven by being involved with surgical cases and hospitalised patients that are unwell. She finds this aspect very rewarding as she gets to see the patients she has nursed and cuddled and go home happy and healthy.
Casey was born and raised on the Gold Coast and is currently doing her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing, alongside being a trainee nurse at Twin Towns Vet. She has her two dogs - a husky named Coffee, and a cattle x kelpie named Cessie - they are now in their golden years but both are still a handful!
Casey has always wanted to work with animals since she was little and especially loves dogs and horses. Before following her dreams of being a veterinary nurse she was working with show horses (where she also learned how to ride as well). When Casey came to Twin Towns Vet, she found that she enjoys surgery and loves learning as much as possible with the wonderful crew.