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.
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.
Dr Stacey Gelis
Who is Stacey when he is not being a Vet?
When he is not at work Stacey loves spending time outdoors, often enjoying a bushwalk and some bird watching. Stacey also enjoys travelling and enjoying good food!
Stacey graduated from the University of Melbourne in 1991 with a degree in Veterinary Science. He then went on to obtain his membership of the Australian College of Veterinary Scientists in Avian Medicine in 1995.
Stacey has a special interest in Avian Medicine as well as Conservation Medicine. He is also very passionate about improving the general standards of veterinary treatment and travels internationally to lecture at conferences and workshops. Stacey has also written several veterinary scientific papers and contributed chapters to several avian textbooks! He's a bird expert!
Dr Craig Farmiloe
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!
Craig attended Massey University and graduated with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science (hons) in 1984.
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.
Who is Simone when she is not being a Veterinary Nurse?
Simone moved to the Sunshine Coast with her husband over 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 includes 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. She is also secretly a crazy cat lady!
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 Zeppelin and Luna (short for Lunatic!). She 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.
Sharon did her Certificate II Animal Studies while living in NSW and recently completed her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing. She has worked in the veterinary industry for more than 8 years, between emergency and general practice veterinary surgeries.
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 the water with a fishing rod in her hand enjoying the outdoors with her son and dogs.
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.
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.
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 spending time at the beach with her family and fur babies.
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!
Carissa enjoys all aspects of nursing but has a keen interest in surgical nursing, caring for hospitalised patients, animal welfare, exotics and wildlife.