Our Staff

 

Bill Taylor

Veterinarian - BVSc.

Bill graduated in 1997 from Sydney University and entered mixed practice in Gerringong. He worked there for two years before moving to the UK to strengthen his small animal skills. After spending 4 years abroad the great Downunder beckoned Bill back to Canberra where he worked at Inner South vets for 4 years; adding skills in exotic animal and bird medicine to his repertoire. Following this, Bill joined Queanbeyan Vet Hospital in 2009 and in 2012 he took on Jerrabomberra Veterinary Hospital, constantly improving and expanding both practices. Bill has undertaken further studies in exotic species, surgery and behavioural medicine to ensure we are up to date with the latest advances in veterinary medicine. Away from work Bill relishes spending time with his wife Alison (a veterinarian at Kippax) and his two young boys Jack and Hugh. When Bill has a chance he likes to head down to the coast to play beach cricket with his boys, take his poodle Poky for a run, and to relax!

Louise Nicholls

Veterinarian - BVSc(Hons), MACVSc

Lou graduated from Sydney University in 2000 and started working on the NSW-Victoria border near the Snowy Mountains. She moved to Bowral in the Southern Highlands for 6 years, interspersed with a 1yr internship in small animal surgery in Sydney and 18mths of travelling and locum work in the UK. Still restless, Lou completed more locum work around Australia before moving to our sister practice Kippax Veterinary Hospital where she has worked since July 2009. In January 2014, Lou transferred to us here at Queanbeyan Vet Hospital and is now a partner in Queanbeyan Vet Hospital and Jerrabomberra Vet Hospital. Lou lives with her husband Greg and their 3yr old retriever Ernie, who is a qualified Pets as Therapy dog for Delta. When not working, Lou can be found relaxing with friends and family, visiting Greg’s farm in western NSW, or training for triathlons.

Jenny Edwards

Veterinarian - BVSc

Originally from north Queensland, Jenny graduated from James Cook University in 2011. She worked in mixed practice for 12 months in QLD, followed by a short working holiday in Tasmania, before moving to join us at Queanbeyan in 2013. After 2 years here, she left for the UK, where she enjoyed working in a small animal practice by the sea in Sussex. Jenny returned to Queanbeyan Vet Hospital in April 2016 and (aside from cute puppy vaccinations) has an interest in imaging and internal medicine.

Stephanie Chan

Veterinarian - BVSc

Stephanie grew up in Singapore before moving to Sydney in 2012 to pursue her dream of becoming a vet.  After graduating from University of Sydney in 2016, she moved up to Canberra shortly to begin working as a qualified veterinarian. At the end of 2017 Stephanie joined the family at QVH. She enjoys working with all things furry, fuzzy and feathery. Outside of work, you will find her playing the ukulele, scuba diving, and curling up on the couch with her fur baby, Winston.

 
 

Heather Shortridge

Veterinarian - BVSc

Heather graduated from the University of Sydney in 2008 and started her career with four years working in mixed practice in Armidale. She followed this up with 18 months working in the United Kingdom and travelling around exciting parts of Europe. Heather has been working with us since the start of 2015.  Heather loves working as a vet and looks forward to caring for your pets. In her spare time she likes attending conferences (sometimes in exotic locations), walking,  playing pub trivia, and running Mums and Bubs Aquarobics sessions. Heather also enjoys hanging out with her husband Dan and their children- Golden Retriever Pickle, Kelpie Izzy, the wonderful cats, Charlie, Kitani, and Surinda, and their most recent addition the furless two footed toddler  Lucie.

 

Genevieve Teo

Veterinarian - BVSc

Genevieve joined our team shortly after graduating from the University of Sydney in 2016. Originally from Singapore, Genevieve lived in Taiwan, Hong Kong and Sydney before finding her way to Canberra. She now lives with her fiancé (also a veterinarian) and their two cats, Calvin & Hobbes, whom were rescues born right here at our hospital! Genevieve currently enjoys all facets of small animal general practice and has a keen interest in internal medicine which she hopes to further pursue. She has a strong belief in animal welfare and provides the highest standard of care for the animals. Outside of work, Genevieve enjoys doing yoga, hiking, musical theatre, board game nights and indulging in her love for travel.

Jacelyn Neo

Veterinarian - BVSc.

Jacelyn was born in Singapore and moved to Australia in 2008 to pursue her life-long dream of becoming a veterinarian at Murdoch University in Perth. She graduated in 2013 and started her career in Goulburn for 18 months before moving to Canberra. After a short stint at a busy small animal practice, she joined the team at Queanbeyan Vet Hospital in the middle of 2016. Jacelyn enjoys all aspects of being a veterinarian, but has taken a special interest in soft tissue surgery. She has undertaken a postgraduate study in feline medicine and small animal surgery. When not at work, Jacelyn loves spending time at the gym and hiking. She also enjoys winding down with her partner and her two naughty cats, Mitzy and Momma.

Ellen Sutherland

Veterinarian - BVSc.

Ellen graduated from Sydney University in 2013, realising her ambition of becoming a Veterinarian. Ellen is originally from Sydney and joined Queanbeyan Vet Hospital in 2014, after working in small animal practice in Canberra for a year. Ellen is enjoying all aspects of being a Veterinarian but has a special interest in small animal internal medicine. Outside work she enjoys playing social sport, reading, and going to the movies. She also likes walking her two dogs, Ruby and Gus, and spending time with her two cats, Colin and Arthur.

 

Sonna Schramm

Veterinary Nurse - Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing

In 2007 Sonna joined Jerrabomberra Veterinary Hospital, and completed her certificate IV in veterinary nursing in 2008. Sonna enjoys working on her continuing education, ensuring she is keeping up to date with new practices, and nursing ideas for our team along the way. Sonna tries to visit the preschool once yearly to discuss with children about animal safety and caring for them, this putting her animals and love for children together. When Sonna isn't looking after all the Jerrabomberra animals she is spending time with her husband Steve, her little boy Cody, who shares her love of animals with her, he is always willing to visit at work and met the new animal visitors and give them a much needed cuddle, and her pets Teddy the shihtzu and Munchkins her rescued cat. Outside of work Sonna's interests are camping, motor bike riding, and cooking.

   

 

 

Katie Hall

Veterinary Nurse - Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing

A caring and dynamic team player, Katie joined our team in 2012. Katie is a keen traveler and left us in 2014 to explore the world and work as a vet nurse, and also at a hotel, in beautiful Banff in Canada. We were very glad to welcome Katie back after her overseas adventures.  Katie is certificate IV qualified in Veterinary Nursing, and is currently studying a Bachelor of Commerce part time at the University of Canberra.  Katie loves all things outdoors, with mountain climbing and snowboarding being among her favourite activities.

Naomi Dempsey

Veterinary Nurse - Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing

Naomi has been with us since October 2016. Our own gothic angel, Naomi has a heart of gold. She has extensively travelled to do charity work, including with Animals Asia in China for three months and Big Conservation in Africa. Naomi has plans for further work like this in the future. A Canberra local, Naomi completed her certificate four in Veterinary Nursing in 2015. Naomi’s pets include cockatiels Ash and Peppie, a beagle named Zara, and a cat named Elvis (the King!) In her spare time Naomi enjoys relaxing with her pets and watching movies.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Felicity Blacker

Veterinary Nurse - Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing