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 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.
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.
Who is Danielle when not being a vet?
When not at work, Danielle is kept busy at home with 9 miniature cows, 5 horses, 4 chooks, 3 dogs, 2 cats, 1 snake and her two wonderful boys.
Danielle graduated from the University of Queensland in 1997 with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science (Hons), and a Bachelor of Veterinary Biology (Distinction). Danielle is also a Member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons.
Danielle has a special interest in small animal and preventative medicine and in optimising the health of our furry family members by addressing underlying causes of chronic ill health.
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.
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.
Who is Vicki when not being a Veterinary Nurse?
Vicki is a fantastic singer and bass guitar player in an up and coming band that plays around the Sunshine Coast. You may have seen her playing in Ocean Street at Maroochydore? Vicki would love to get her own property where she could have a piglet and an elephant!
Vicki holds a Certicate IV in Veterinary Nursing and has volunteered a lot of her time at the animal refuge helping care for homeless animals.
Vicki has a keen interest in wildlife and takes care of all of our wildlife cases. Wildlife are treated free of charge to the community here at Lamington Terrace Veterinary Surgery.
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. She even does the show clips for Dr Leisa's dairy goats!