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18 Lamington Tce Nambour

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.

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.


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.

Dr Leisa Denaro

Who is Leisa when not being a vet?

Dr Leisa owns and operates Emerald Springs Dairy Goat Stud, breeding both Saanen and Toggenburg goats.  In her spare time she is a cheese maker, goat milk soap and lotion maker, heirloom vegetable grower and dairy goat show competitor!


Dr Leisa graduated with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science in 1990 from the University of Queensland. She believes in keeping her knowledge up to date so regularly attends continuing professional development for the latest advances in our field.

Special Interests

Leisa interests are in dairy goat health and husbandry and artificial breeding in dairy goats.  Dr Leisa is a member of the Australian Veterinary Association, Australian Small Animal Veterinary Association, Australian Veterinary Business Group and the Dairy Goat Society of Australia.

Amy Collins

Who is Amy when not being a Veterinary Nurse?

At home Amy is kept company by Zeppie the Boxer and Radar the Alexandrine Parrot who loves pizza, passionfruit and chewing everything he can get his beak around.


Amy holds a Certificate III in Veterinary Nursing and has extensive nursing experience (over 14 years) including several years working with an Avian specialist vet.

Special Interest

Amy is very community-minded and runs our Pet-Pep school education program and work experience program as well as being involved in various charity fund raising events.  In the clinic, she is the senior surgical nurse and also the mentor for our nurses in training.

Simone Byatt

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!

Special Interest

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! 

Amanda Cooney

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!

Special Interest

Amanda performs everything from a complete clip off to breed specific clips, show clips and puppy’s first trim. She even does the show clips for Dr Leisa's dairy goats!