Dr Michael Woodcock
Who is Michael when not being a vet?
An Iron Man! Michael competes in Iron Man Triathlons both here and abroad. Ask him what he did on the weekend and he’ll probably tell you casually that he rode 160km on his bike then ran 14km. He’s up at 4.30am training before work too! Michael also loves a good Mocha in the morning.
Michael graduated from the University of Queensland in 1993 with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science.
Michael is an advanced surgeon, able to perform orthopaedic procedures and advanced soft tissue surgeries. He also has loads of experience with Birds & Exotics (snakes, lizards etc) and is a large animal vet. Michael is the ultimate all-round super vet! He has also visited one of the Royal Canin factories overseas and was very impressed with the quality and controls! Michael believes that good nutrition plays a big part in keeping our pets healthy.
Michael is also a Director in a group of 3 practices on the Gold Coast called The Vet Lounge. The Vet Lounge have won multiple business awards, including the sought after Telstra Business Award (state winner), Gold Coast Business Excellence Award & Westpac Business Award. Michael has also been voted best vet on the Gold Coast! He still visits the Gold Coast practice weekly to perform orthopaedic surgery but now calls the Sunshine Coast home.
Who is Helen when not being a vet? (asleep....tee hee).
Helen is a pretty laid back relaxed person often found walking the beach with her two dogs Kaya and Pipa. Her family include a large hairy teenage son, two cats Merlin and Ouzo and her husband. Her other passions are creative design so she is often found cutting glass for mosaic work, planting new gardens or doing interior design.
Helen completed a Bachelor of Veterinary Science with first class honours in 2004 at University of Queensland. She is also a qualified Teacher and Biotechnician. She has done further training in ultrasonography.
Helen loves all things animal and is most happy when solving complex medical cases, doing ultrasonography or just helping wildlife. The most interesting cases have included a Bonnet monkey surgery, fixing a turtle’s carapace, health checks on Tassie Devils and a supporting a cat for kidney transplant. She would love to see rabbits become accepted pets in Queensland and has worked with them and ferrets in Perth.
Helen has worked in Brisbane, Gold coast and Toowoomba in small animal clinics where excellent patient care and client communication have always been her focus. She started her career in Perth but came back to Brisbane to raise a family here. She believes that the Client-Vet relationship is important to ensure proper care of your pets and will spend time getting to know you and your animal family. Helen is passionate about keeping up to date with the latest treatments and developing animal best care regimes.
Who is Simone when not being a Veterinary Nurse?
Simone moved to the Sunshine Coast with her husband and high maintenance Burmese cat called Juniper 6 years ago. Since then she has adopted a rescue Chocolate Labrador who makes the “Marley and Me” Labrador look like a guide dog!
Simone brings with her 23 years of experience as a Veterinary Nurse! This included 3 years working in training hospitals in the UK as well as working as an emergency nurse here in Australia. Simone has also played key roles in several large veterinary hospitals both on the Sunshine and Gold Coasts. We're very lucky to have such an experienced nurse on our team!
Simone has been volunteering for 'Sunshine Coast Turtle Care' for the last four years and finds it incredibly rewarding. She is also very active in the veterinary industry and is an Administrator on an international veterinary nurses facebook page. This page is dedicated to increasing awareness and providing support for mental health in the veterinary nursing industry. Simone is passionate about geriatric patients and educating owners about their special needs, and is secretly a crazy cat lady!
Who is Evie when not being a Veterinary Nurse?
Evie is a lover of animals and the environment. She's a real outdoors soul and spent years in Exmouth diving with Whale Sharks. Evie plays the guitar, has an incredible singing voice and has been part of many bands across Australia. Evie now calls the Sunshine Coast home and lives with her husband and little 'ratty rescue dog' called Nacho.
Evie holds a Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing and has many years experience.
Evie loves medical nursing but she is so incredibly organised and good with people that she often gets shuffled into Management roles! As long as she's amongst the animals though, she's happy!
Who is Amanda when not being a groomer?
Amanda is a qualified dog judge at Open Show level and is training for her qualification to judge Championship shows. Amanda's best friend is Floyd, the Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen.
Amanda has many years experience in grooming and pampering pets. Her expertise ensures all the pets in for grooming are calm, happy and looking great!
Amanda performs everything from a complete clip off to breed specific clips, show clips and puppy’s first trim.
Who is Sharon when not being a groomer?
Sharon is wife to Dave, a mum to one very spirited 7 year old girl Grace and 2 mini schnauzers Zepplin and Luna (short for Lunatic!).
Sharon did her Certificate II Animal Studies while living in NSW and is currently completing her Certificate IV Veterinary Nursing. She has worked in the veterinary industry for more than 8 years, between emergency and general practice veterinary surgeries.
Sharon grew up in Far North Queensland and loves anything that allows her to spend time in the sunshine and sand. She enjoys sailing, scuba diving and exploring the rock pools with her family.