Tropical Vet Services

PH: 07 47748764

NORTH SHORE TOWNSVILLE • TULLY • INNISFAIL • HINCHINBROOK • BABINDA • MISSION BEACH • CARDWELL • AYR

After Hours : 07 47748764

Meet Our Team

  

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 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 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. She and Russell married in 1992. She enjoys long walks with her dog “Sassie”, 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. Renee is excited to be back on the team, and loves talking anything horses all day long, make sure you pop into our Ingham clinic and say HAYYYY!


Dr Sarah

Veterinarian (BVSc)

Sarah graduated from JCU in 2015 after wanting to be a vet for as long as she remembers. She grew up in Townsville with her family and dog, Mitzi, who helped her pursue her dream job by tolerating her curiosity over her primary schooling, high schooling and university years, even now at the beginning of her career!

After graduating, Sarah worked in Kalgoorlie, Western Australia for a while before moving back to the beautiful North Queensland with her partner and cat, Bailey. Sarah has a soft spot for small furries and especially enjoys all aspects of small animal medicine.

When not working, Sarah enjoys going out fishing, camping and swimming which was perfect when she was based in the Tully clinic, enjoying the lifestyle the small town had to offer, but has now returned to Townsville and serves our 'city folk' at the North Shore clinic.


Dr Lauren

Veterinarian (BVSc)

After graduating from James Cook University in 2015 and working in South East Queensland for a year, Lauren has 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 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 Hannah

Veterinarian (BVSc)

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 is 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 new fur baby "Lilo" and also enjoys playing piano, going out to the reef spearfishing with her partner, and swimming/cycling/running.


Dr Justin

Veterinarian (BVSc)

Justin graduated from James Cook University in 2013.

Growing up on cattle and farming properties he was destined to head rural and for his first 4 and a half years was based in Mt Isa. Aside from extensive cattle work Justin also has a keen interest in horse work through working out west as well as the Hunter Valley and west of Brisbane.

Justin is based at our Innisfail clinic so feel free to drop in for a chat.


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 Nicola

Veterinarian (BVSc)

Growing up on a cattle property on the outskirts of Townsville, Nicola has been interested in larger animals since she was very young. Owning her first horse at the age of 10, she quickly developed a keen interest in the equine area.

After graduating from JCU in 2018 Nicola dauntingly went straight into equine practice gaining a lot of practical skills in dealing with these amazing creatures. At the end of 2019 she moved back home to be with her family where she started working at Tropical Vets’ North Shore Clinic. At our North Shore practice Dr Nicola has been able to continue her equine work whilst still working with small animals from time to time.


Dr Kayla

Veterinarian (BVSc)

Growing up in Townsville with a natural curiosity for ‘all things animals’, Kayla has wanted to be a vet for as long as she can remember.

Kayla graduated from James Cook University in 2019 and enjoys the variety mixed practice has to offer. She also has a special interest in small animal medicine, for which she was awarded the Australian Small Animal Veterinarians subject prize for small animal medicine upon graduating.

In her spare time, you’ll find Kayla fishing, camping and exploring the great outdoors with her partner and friends.


Dr Dahlia

Veterinarian (BVSc)

Dahlia grew up in WA before moving to the other side of the country to study Vet Science at JCU. Having grown up with a wide variety of animals she has developed a passion for mixed practice, particularly soft tissue surgery and small animal medicine.

Outside of the clinic she enjoys hiking, camping, travelling and spending time with her cat, Gary, who she adopted whilst on placement at the Tully clinic!


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 Shannen

Veterinarian (BVSc)

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 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.


Vet Nurses & Administration

Innisfail

Donna, Jessica, Kristy

Tully

Chelsey, Jan, Karen, Maddy, Sarah, Vicki

Ingham

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

North Shore

Alycia, Keely, Lani, Linda, Michaela, Shania, Mel

Ayr

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

 

Babinda

Donna, Jessica, Kristy

Mission Beach

Jan, Sarah, Karen

Cardwell

Vicki, Ann

 

Administration

Jaci Card, Jenell Mills, Jessica Squarci, Yvette Moule, Helen Lauridsen


  
No data to display
  
No data to display
  
No data to display
  
No data to display

© Copyright 2020. All rights reserved. Tropical Vet Services , NORTH SHORE TOWNSVILLE • TULLY • INNISFAIL • HINCHINBROOK • BABINDA • MISSION BEACH • CARDWELL • AYR