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07 5441 3333
18 Lamington Terrace, Nambour QLD 4560

Dr Michael Woodcock
Director & Veterinarian

Who is Michael when he is 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.

Education

Michael graduated from the University of Queensland in 1993 with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science.

Special Interests

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.

Dr David Stebbing
Veterinarian

Who is David when he is not being a Vet?

Dr David loves to surf in his Free time. Australia has much warmer water then Ireland and he loves living on the Sunshine coast. He is fascinated with Australian nature and wildlife and enjoys camping and searching for new surf spots along Australia beautiful coastline. He is often up early to catch some waves before work.

Education

University College Dublin - Bachelor Of Veterinary Medicine 2016 (Hons)

Special Interests

David enjoys the variety of being a vet From puppy vaccinations and routine operations to medical cases like diabetes and pancreatitis. He has gained experience in emergency surgery and his favourite surgery is caesarian sections. He has a special interest in diagnostic imaging using ultrasound. He has spent time volunteering with wildlife organisations and enjoys treating birds and exotics.

Dr Craig Farmiloe
Veterinarian

Who is Craig when he is not being a Vet?

Craig is a father of two and loves spending time with his family. He is also a keen gardener and is quite the handyman around the house. He has a love of antiques and can spot a long lost treasure a mile away!

Education

Craig attended Massey University and graduated with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science (hons) in 1984.

Special Interests

Craig has worked all over the world in general practice, emergency care and has even worked in embryo transplantation in Africa for the Royal College of Veterinary Science! He has a special interest in dermatology and is passionate about preventive health care. Having worked in the veterinary industry for almost 35 years, Craig brings a wealth of experience to the LTVS team.

Dr Marta Dymitry
Veterinarian

Who is Marta when she is not being a Vet?

Outside of work, Marta loves spending time out in nature. She enjoys surfing, hitting or just laying on the beach. Marta recently moved from Perth so she is enjoying exploring the beautiful Sunshine Coast.

Education

Marta completed a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine at Murdoch University in 2018.

Special Interests

Marta thoroughly enjoys surgery and is looking forward to building her surgical skills in the years to come. She also has a keen interest for nutrition and wildlife.

Simone Byatt
Practice Manager

Who is Simone when she is 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!

Education

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!

Special Interests

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!

Aly Kearton
Veterinary Nurse & Team Leader

Who is Aly when she is not being a Veterinary Nurse?

When Aly is not being a vet nurse she is drinking a coffee or 10 and spending time with her Border Collie, Luka. She loves to be at the beach with a coffee, or out sightseeing and drinking coffee.

Education

She’s currently working towards her Certificate IV qualification however she has done numerous short courses that have allowed her to gain knowledge and further her skills.

Special interests

Her special interests are complicated surgical procedures as well as looking after hospital patients, with a strong passion to keep learning everyday.

Sharon Mansley
Veterinary Nurse

Who is Sharon when she is not being a Veterinary Nurse?

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!).

Education

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.

Special Interests

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.

Sarah Weaving
Veterinary Nurse

Who is Sarah when she is not being a Veterinary Nurse?

Sarah is a is a busy mum of one son Jackson, two dogs Loca & Jelly and two cats Buddy & Gizmo. When Sarah isn't at work you will see her by some water with a fishing rod in her hand enjoying the outdoors with her son and dogs.

Education

Sarah graduated with her certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing in 2016. Having worked in both mixed and small animal practice, Sarah has over 10 years nursing experience.

Special Interests

Sarah enjoys all aspects of nursing but has a keen interest in surgical nursing, wildlife and genetics. She's also very passionate about educating clients on animal health and preventative health.

Carissa Bant
Veterinary Nurse

Who is Carissa when she is not being a Veterinary Nurse?

Carissa is a mum to two beautiful daughters, two dogs (Bella & MR) and a very cheeky cockatoo named Sydney. She loves being outdoors, renovating and landscaping, dancing, listening to music and spening time at the beach with her family and fur babies.

Education

Carissa followed her love and passion of animals and graduated with a Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing in 2015. She made the career change after being a chef for 9 years!

Special Interests

Carissa enjoys all aspects of nursing but has a keen interest in surgical nursing, caring for hospitalised patients, animal welfare, exotics and wildlife.

Amanda Cooney
Dog Groomer

Who is Amanda when she is not being a Dog 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.

Education

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!

Special Interests

Amanda performs everything from a complete clip off to breed specific clips, show clips and puppy’s first trim.