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Google Maps location for West Queanbeyan Veterinary Hospital

West Queanbeyan Veterinary Hospital
158 Uriarra Road
Queanbeyan
NSW 2620

Phone:
(02) 6297 5542
Fax:
(02) 6299 3594
  • Elizabeth Young
    Practice Manager

    Elizabeth is English born but grew up in Canberra, later moving to Melbourne to study at University. She moved around due to husbands career in the Royal Australian Navy for several years before coming back to Canberra in 2000, where Elizabeth has been working for West Queanbeyan ever since. Elizabeth has a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Industrial Design, a Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing and a Diploma of Veterinary Practice Management. Elizabeth’s professional interests are Best Practice in Veterinary care, animal behaviour and pet care education. She also enjoys the comradery within the broader veterinary industry. Personal interests are in all things design (house and garden landscape in particular), healthy living and more recently horsemanship and riding. Elizabeth lives in a rural area with her 2 dogs (Border Collies - Myf and Maisie), 2 cats (Cinnamon and Bobbie), 1 Horse (JJ), 2 Alpacas (Al and Paca) and 8 chickens! And her husband!

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  • Lauren
    Head Veterinary Nurse

    Born in Canberra and raised in Orange, Lauren returned to us in 2009. She holds a Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing and has been practicing her skills since 2003. Her big eared prancing dog Nara is often mistaken for a dingo on walks, though we all know her as being a big cutie. Loving animals so much Lauren uses her spare day to work at a pet resort, where she gets to give even more pats and cuddles. Outside of work Lauren involves herself in an incredible variety of music, dancing, AFL, reading and all things relating to the Titanic.

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  • Katherine
    Veterinary Nurse

    Katherine was born and raised in Canberra. She started her vet nurse training in 2011 and in 2013 she completed her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing. Katherine grew up with Border Collies and Labradors. In her spare time she enjoys riding horses and playing with her parents 4 dogs. Kathrine’s other hobbies outsides work include knitting and beading. Katherine has since furthered her studies in small business and is looking to continue studies over the next couple of years. Katherine loves working with all animals great and small; even the ones that don’t have any legs!

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  • Allie
    Veterinary Nurse

    Allie joined our team back in 2013 as a Receptionist and Veterinary nurse after relocating back to Queanbeyan with her husband from the Central West. Allie has always had an interest in animals and started in the field at the age of 14 as a kennel hand. Allie’s passion is her 2 Bulldogs Dozer and Ted. In her spare time Allie enjoys Motocross riding and camping with her husband and furbabies in tow.

    Allie n dozer
  • Ren’ae
    Veterinary Nurse

    Ren’ae was born in Sydney and raised on a small cattle property on Windellama near Goulburn. She joined our team in 2013 and is currently studying for her certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing. In her spare time she enjoys snuggles with her furry giants Ada and Appa the wolfhounds, riding her horse and helping out on the family farm.

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  • Emily
    Veterinary Nurse

    Emily joined the team in 2014 after a long 5 years in hospitality management. She has completed her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing in 2016 and hopes to move forward with studying for a Diploma in Surgical Nursing afterwards. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her Kelpie ‘Arya’, Corgi ‘Tirion’, two cats ‘Rare’ and ‘Mitzi’ and of course her crazy ferret ‘Louise’.

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  • Roberta
    Receptionist

    Roberta has been working at West Queanbeyan Veterinary Hospital as a receptionist since 2009. She has a background in hospitality and a degree in Science however, she genuinely loves working with animals. She enjoys caring for your pets and loves to stop for a pat or cuddle with them whenever she can (which is often!). When not at work she enjoys spending time with her Kelpie ‘Guiseppie’, cat ‘Spindle’ and husband Simon.

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  • Brendan

    Brendan joined our team one year ago.  He is currently studying media and public affairs at the University of Canberra.  Brendan’s favourite pet growing up was ‘Bill’ the goose – the neighbourhood guard dog who lived to 30!  His desire to work with animals comes from his mother Sharon, whom he now works alongside with and of course the team at West Queanbeyan never let him forget it!

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  • Lena

    Lena joined our team in 2008, after obtaining her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing in Canberra in 2007. Prior to her Veterinary Nursing career she had a long career in the Public Service with a HR background. Lena is currently furthering her studies by completing a Veterinary Nursing Management course. Her interests outside of work are shopping, reading, renovating and her love for horses and horse riding. Lena is happily married with 2 children and they love to help with the gardening, go antique shopping and socialise with friends and pets. Lena has a ball obsessed Jack Russel Terrier named Max, 2 cats; Lucky and Frankie and Wrangler the horse.

  • Holly

    Holly was born in Sydney, moved to Burra and grew up in Canberra. Holly joined our team in 2008, she is a qualified Veterinary Nurse with a Certificate IV. Holly enjoys reading, shopping and anything horse associated. Holly loves her music, the theatre, concerts and music festivals. Holly has a black bouncy labrador Nero, a cat named Ember and a horse called Fez.

  • Kirsten McGhie

    Kirsten was born in Canberra and has been in the area her whole life. Kirsten has a Diploma of Applied Science in Animal Technology, Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing, Certificate IV in Training and Assessing and a Bachelor of Agriculture. Before joining the West Queanbeyan team in January 2010, she worked at the ANU as an Animal Technician, Training Co-ordinator and Supervisor for 7 years. Kirsten loves to socialise with friends, go to country races, water-ski and just enjoy the outdoors. She has a horse called Bella and has two cats with her partner; Bullet and Tiger.

  • Sharon

    Sharon grew up in Canberra with strong family ties to Queanbeyan. She is currently studying for her Certificate IV in veterinary nursing, having previously worked as a "human" nurse and zookeeper. Sharon is enjoying combining an interest in medical science with a love of animals. When not at work, Sharon enjoys family life and share's it with two golden retriever's, "Lil-dog" the cat, Andy the rabbit, four chickens and numerous gold fish. In her spare time Sharon is trying to get fit enough to play football and sometimes pretends she can play a musical instrument.

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