Dr Graham Lauridsen

(BVSc - Senior Veterinarian (Director))

Graham started working in Tully in 1996 and enjoys all aspects of Veterinary work in Tropical North Queensland. Working with ‘All Creatures, great and small’, he can never decide which animal species is actually his favourite. He can be out with cattle and horses one day, and in the clinic dealing with a dog with a broken leg the next.

Graham works in conjunction with the Qld Department of Environment on the region’s iconic endangered species, the Cassowary, and has written several scientific articles on their care and anaesthesia. He also travels into Cape York to assist the Aboriginal Shire Councils in improving the welfare of the animals that live in these communities.


Dr Callan Solari

(BVSc - Senior Veterinarian (Director))

Callan graduated from James Cook University in 2012, where he received an academic medal. He also received the prestigious Don Kerr Memorial Award in 2013 – awarded to one graduate in Australia for excellence in Cattle Medicine.

Growing up in Ingham and Charters Towers on family cattle properties, Callan is a North Queensland local. He has a wide variety of veterinary interests, particularly all things beef cattle and cattle reproduction. In his spare time, Callan enjoys spending time with his young family and developing his Brahman stud herd.


Dr Zane Squarci

(BVSc - Veterinarian (Director))

Zane is a North Queensland local.  Having grown up in Innisfail he is very used to the humidity and the wet season.  Zane started working for us in our Ingham clinic but has now settled at our Innisfail clinic.  Zane has a wide range of interests in Veterinary Science.

He enjoys hiking, races both mountain bikes and motorbikes and enjoys exploring what the local region has to offer.  Zane is a mad fisherman and especially enjoys spearfishing, I am quite sure a lot of his spare time will be spent on trips to the reef.  If you want any tips on how to catch a crayfish he is your man.


Dr Tobin Stubbs

(BVSc - Veterinarian (Director))

Dr Tobin Stubbs was born and raised on a cane farm in the Burdekin. He always had many pets, from pigs to dogs as well as a barramundi pond. With a particular interest in orthopaedic surgery, Tobin leads our team in Ayr.


Dr Shannen

Veterinarian (BVSc (Lead Veterinarian))

Shannen grew up on a beef cattle property in Bowen and wanted to be a vet since she was a little girl.

Graduating from JCU in 2016 she began her career in a small clinic in Bowen. After a couple of years, she moved back to Townsville and recently joined the North Shore team.

Shannen has a keen interest in building her skills as a mixed practice vet and enjoys the variety that mixed practice brings, however she also enjoys small animal surgery. In her spare time, she is usually at home helping her parents on the property or spending time with her Husband, 3 dogs (Salisbury, Lolly and Minty) and 1 cat (Lily).


Dr Alicia

Veterinarian (BVSc (Clinic Manager))

Born and bred in Tropical North QLD, Alicia has finally returned to her roots in the North. Alicia joined us in 2021 as our 'internal locum', so you may find her at any of our Tropical Vets clinics. 


After graduating from JCU in 2016, Alicia started her career in mixed practice down in South East QLD braving calvings in the freezing cold and learning about real winters. Still nothing puts a bigger smile on her face than delivering calves, crias, lambs, puppies or any other babies she gets to help come into the world! Alicia says she loves the variety of mixed practice and the wonderful people she meets in all of the small-town communities she's worked. She enjoys helping owners help their pets live longer happier lives. 


In her spare time you'll find her adventuring with friends or spending time with her family.


Dr Hannah

Veterinarian (BVSc (Clinic Manager))

Growing up in Rockhampton, Hannah always had a variety of family pets and a fascination with animals of all shapes and sizes.

She always knew she wanted to work with animals, which led her to study veterinary science at JCU in Townsville, graduating in 2018 with an academic medal, small animal medicine award and a clinical competency award. It was also where she fell in love with the tropical NQ lifestyle and was excited to be staying up North to work at the Tully clinic!

Hannah enjoys all challenges of mixed practice, with a particular interest in soft tissue surgery, small animal medicine, and everything exotics and wildlife.

Outside the clinic, Hannah is kept busy by her fur babies "Lilo" and "Stich" and also enjoys playing piano, going out to the reef spearfishing with her partner, and swimming/cycling/running.


Dr Lauren

Veterinarian (BVSc (Clinic Manager))

After graduating from James Cook University in 2015 and working in South East Queensland for a year, Lauren then returned to work in her home town. She is based in our Ingham clinic and has an interest in both small and large animals. She enjoys horse-riding, yoga and baking in her spare time.


Dr Madi

Veterinarian (BVSc (Clinic Manager))

Madi grew up on a cattle property near Richmond QLD.  She graduated from JCU in 2017 then spent 3 years working at a mixed practice in Mackay before moving to the Burdekin.


While Madi loves all the variety that mixed practice offers, she has a particular interest in ultrasonography and feline medicine.  This might have something to do with Madi being a self-proclaimed crazy cat lady.  Her cat Willow won't allow any more cats in the family, so Madi settled for a very loved dog named Moxxi (pictured).


Madi would love to spend most of her free time in the water - Water-skiing, scuba diving or just a swim in the creek.  On dry land, Madi likes a good card game and spending time with family and friends.


Dr Julia

(BVSc (Senior Veterinarian))

Julia loves veterinary science with an interest in birds, exotics, reptiles, as well as anaesthesia and surgery in dogs and cats. She joined "Tropical Vets" original owners "Lacey and Gough" in 1986 and following locums in the UK became a partner/director of "Innisfail/Tully Vet Clinic" in 1995 which became "Tropical Vet Services" in 2011.

Julia and Russell married in 1992. She enjoys long walks with her dog “Shelby”, gardening, yoga and travel.


Dr Kelly

(BVSc (Senior Veterinarian))

Kelly graduated from James Cook University in 2012.  Kelly is originally from Cairns.  Kelly is very interested in working in mixed practice and works with us in Ingham due to the variety of animals that are in the area.  Kelly will occasionally be seen working at our Cardwell clinic.


Dr Renee

Veterinarian (BVSc)

Renee grew up on remote cattle properties in Central and Western Queensland before heading to James Cook University in Townsville to study. Since graduation Renee has worked at our Tully clinic for a period of time before spending some time away working in a specialist equine hospital and then returning to our Ingham team. Renee loves talking 'anything horses' all day long... make sure you pop into our Ingham clinic and say HAYYYY!


Dr Jessie

Veterinarian (BVSc)

Jessie grew up in a small beach community outside of Gladstone.  She was fortunate enough to grow alongside an abundant variety of animals, and as a result, fell in love with all aspects of veterinary medicine from a young age.  

Jessie has a strong interest in ultrasonography, soft tissue surgery and clinical pathology, and is kept busy at home by 2 naughty cats and countless fish.  Outside of the clinic, Jessie loves to cook, go swimming, fishing and camping.


Dr Maxine

Veterinarian (BVSc)

I'm Maxine and I grew up in Ingham. I have always wanted to be a vet since I was little for as far back as I can remember. I went to James Cook University after leaving school and graduated in 2013. I have since been in Mackay for the last 5 and a half years at a wonderful clinic there and have now moved back to Ingham.

I love being a vet - my favourite part of being a vet is getting to meet so many animals each day and getting to spend my days filled with them. I have a particular interest in all things 'small animals' - particularly small animal medicine and opthalmology. I currently have a cat named Lilly and in my spare time I love spending time with family and friends.


Dr Dhash

Veterinarian (BSc DVM)

Having dabbled with a Bachelor of Agriculture at the University of Melbourne, Dhash moved to Perth to complete his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine at Murdoch University in 2019. 

Since then he has been at our Tully clinic where you will find him when he's not out exploring with his partner and dog. He's got a keen interest in mixed practice as well as wildlife medicine and public health and will happily talk to you about these topics and more.

 


Dr Ivana

Veterinarian (BVSc)

Far North Queensland born and bred, Ivana grew up on a cane farm near Mission Beach with a range of pets. She has wanted to be a vet for as long as she can remember, and this was achieved when she graduated from JCU in 2019. Currently Ivana loves to work with a variety of large and small animals and is keen to tackle any challenge.

In her spare time, she enjoys swimming, hiking, rock climbing and spending time with her 3 cats and 2 border collies.


Dr Stacey

Veterinarian (BVSc)

After spending her teenage years travelling around Queensland competing horses, Stacey knew she wanted a career in the veterinary profession. This led her to study veterinary science at JCU where she took a keen interest in everything from cats to cattle. Truly enjoying every aspect of mixed practice, Stacey is based at the Ayr clinic and is excited to take on any challenge that comes her way.


Outside of the clinic, Stacey enjoys spending time with her 2 dogs, camping, and exploring the beautiful places our wonderful state has to offer.


Dr Holly

Veterinarian (BVSc)

Dr Holly is one of our 2020 graduates from James Cook University... She loves the Tropical lifestyle and is based in our Ingham clinic. 
Holly’s top interests are all-things-horses and surgery. She is also currently completing a Master’s by research in her spare time! 
When Holly isn’t hitting the books, she’s hitting the road with her partner and her best mate Monty.


Dr Kat

Veterinarian (BVSc)

After graduating from James Cook University in 2020, Dr Kat fell in love with the North and has since been based at our Ingham clinic. She has an interest in small ruminants and small animal medicine.

Kat enjoys hiking, staying active, and tending to her plants with her pup, Wally, by her side. 


Dr Tori

Veterinarian (BVSc)

Tori started her career in the Whitsundays as a mixed practise vet and has recently joined the team at our North Shore clinic. 
Tori has a keen interest in equine medicine and small animal surgery. 
When she’s not at work you will find her fishing on the reef or immersed in a book.


Dr Erin

Veterinarian (BVSc)

Dr Erin moved up from freezing Canberra to study at JCU, graduating in 2021. Enjoying the tropical weather, she decided to call Townsville home, now working at the North Shore clinic.

Erin is keen to work with animals of all kinds, including wildlife and unusual pets.

Outside of work Erin likes to help out at church, hang out with her two rescue cats, tend to her worm farm, and stay up late drinking tea and crocheting.


Dr Chloe

Veterinarian (BVSc)

Hi, I am Chloe!

I originally hail from the Sunshine Coast and grew up playing tennis and mucking around with horses. I moved up to North Queensland to study at JCU and haven't looked back since! I have a keen interest in surgery and in my spare time love to trail run, hike and hit the gym.


Dr Meg

Veterinarian (BVSc)

Meg joined our Tropical Vets team after graduating from JCU in 2021. After departing FNQ to globe trot at an early age, she couldn’t wait to get back to the Tablelands and the rural lifestyle it has to offer. Now based out of our Atherton clinic, Meg is willing to give anything a go and can’t wait to meet you and your creatures big or small!

In her spare time, you will find Meg exploring creeks, crawling up mountains or basking in the sun with her bearded dragon - Apollo.


Dr Kirsten

Veterinarian (BVSc)

Dr Kirsten has joined our Tropical Vets Innisfail team after graduating from JCU in 2021.

Growing up int the area, with all of its family fishing-trip memories and lovely waterfall tracks, Kirsten was keen to continue calling the area home. She enjoys all aspects of mixed practice (especially cattle) and working with owners and their animals to achieve the best possible outcome for all.

When not at work, she enjoys being outside fishing or hiking to new waterfalls, and spending time with her Jack Russell, Mollie.


Dr Amberlee

Veterinarian (BSc BVSc)

Amberlee joined Tropical Vets’ Ingham team after graduating from JCU in 2021. Amberlee was born in Victoria but was lucky enough to have grown up in the beautiful Whitsundays from the age of 8. Her passion for animals started at a young age on the farm surrounded by dogs, cats, sheep and emus!

After studying a Bachelor of Science with a Zoology major, she worked as a research assistant for 4 years before fulfilling her lifelong dream to become a Vet. When not working, Amberlee enjoys spending time outdoors with her dog Bella, eating good food, seeing friends and FaceTiming family.


Dr Ann

Veterinarian (BVSc)

Ann graduated from JCU in 2021 and soon after joined Tropical Vets team in Innisfail. She grew up in Cloncurry, finished high school and uni in Townsville and eventually fell in love with the lifestyle of FNQ. Ann always wanted to land in a mixed practice role and is always keen to give anything a go.
 
Outside of work, she loves to go camping with her partner and dogs or spending time with family and friends.


Dr Taylah

Veterinarian (BVSc)

I grew up in Brisbane before I decided to go to Longreach Ag College, where my love for rural QLD began. That led me to work out west on cattle stations as a ringer for two years until I decided to go back to study to be a Vet!

I’ve fallen in love with North Queensland whilst studying and am interested in mixed practice with a focus on cattle, plus giving the weird and wonderful wildlife of FNQ a go.

In my spare time I love to go fishing, mountain biking and exploring the local natural wonders!


  

Chris Kelly

(CEO)

Chris has spent most of his working career in operations which includes highlights such as 15 years in the military, then transitioning to the DFAT where he worked as part of a worldwide contingency on the Ebola epidemic. 

Chris would normally be found playing with his much-loved toy poodle or travelling with his family.


Vet Nurses & Administration

Atherton

Chantal, Chloe, Gizelle, Hannah C, Hannah D, Hanny, Kate, Nikki

Innisfail

Donna, Jen, Kristy, Karlee, Maddy

Tully

Chelsey, Karen, Keely, Michelle, Sarah, Teiryn, Vicki

 

Ingham

Alison, Brooke, Jess, Kristy, Lacey, Shay, Taylah

North Shore

Alycia, Hannah, Kate, Keely, Lani, Linda, Michaela, Mel

Ayr

Cathy, Chloe, Eleisha, Keely, Merrill, Mikaela, Rhylie

 

Babinda

Karlee, Jen

Mission Beach

Chelsey, Karen, Sarah

Cardwell

Vicki, Ann

 

Administration

CEO Chris Kelly, Helen Lauridsen, Jenell Mills, Jessica Squarci, Yvette Moule


  
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