About us

We believe life is better with a pet

At our Brisbane hospital in Sinnamon Park, ARH provides a 24 hour emergency service and specialist referral services in surgery, internal medicine, oncology and neurology.

All of our services are combined into one fully integrated business. This means that whether your pet comes to us for specialist treatment or emergency care they are treated by the same team members, using the same computer systems and equipment. This ensures your pet’s treatment is as seamless and stress free as possible.

 


Specialist Services

Our specialist practitioners provide world-class medical care in surgery, internal medicine, oncology and neurology and will talk you through a range of treatment options for your pet. 

Veterinary specialists are recognised by their peers as having the highest level of skills and knowledge within their field of veterinary medicine. 

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Emergency and Critical Care Services

Emergency service Brisbane
(07) 3172 0593

If you have an emergency or are worried about your pet’s health please get in contact and we can help assess the need for emergency treatment. You don’t need a referral or appointment to attend the hospital in an emergency.

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Support Services

At ARH Brisbane we believe that our diagnostic imaging, nursing, reception and intensive care services are the backbone of our hospital.

We go to great lengths to ensure we have the best team and equipment in these areas so that we can offer complete and cutting-edge assessment and treatment to all our patients.

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Our Network

Animal Referral & Emergency network is the largest specialty and referral network in Australia, consisting of over 20 sites. With over 1,200 dedicated team members, including over 600 nurses and over 390 veterinarians (including specialists and registrars), we provide exceptional care for your pets. Count on us for expert medical attention and comprehensive veterinary services.

 

Meet the team

Team members at ARH Brisbane are not just experienced leaders in their field; they are compassionate, hard working animal lovers.

Led by our specialist partners, who are all University of Queensland graduates with families living in the area, we have created a hospital environment which feels more like family. Our combined specialist and emergency hospital means all team members work hand in hand on your pet’s care.

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Dr Lance Wilson

Small Animal Surgery Specialist

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Dr Lance Wilson

Small Animal Surgery Specialist

BVSc (Hons) FANZCVS (Small Animal Surgery)

Lance graduated from the University of Queensland in 2000 and after eight years in general practice, including the obligatory UK locum circuit, returned to UQ as a staff surgeon.

He commenced a residency training program in 2010 and in 2015 attained Fellowship of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists in small animal surgery.

Lance was head of the small animal surgery department at UQ until leaving in January 2017 to help create ARH Brisbane as a founding partner.

Lance remains passionate about all aspects of surgery, however has a special interest in neurosurgery, complex fracture repair and limb deformity correction.

Lance is kept busy and grounded by his beautiful wife Kirsten, three gorgeous children, a pack of dogs and a few tame cattle. In his little spare time, Lance enjoys the outdoors, spending time with his family and hobbling around the football field.

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Dr Jarrod Drew

Small Animal Surgery Specialist

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Dr Jarrod Drew

Small Animal Surgery Specialist

BVSc, MANZCVS, MVetSurg, DECVS

Jarrod trained at the University of Queensland before undertaking specialist training in small animal surgery at Murdoch University, Western Australia. 

He has attained a Graduate Diploma in Tertiary Education, a Dual Masters Degree in Small Animal Surgery, and is a member of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Surgeons. Jarrod is a diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Surgeons.

Jarrod is passionate about all aspects of surgery with special interests in Brachycephalic airway disease, cruciate disease, neurosurgery, and fracture repair. 

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Dr Elizabeth Hoffman

Small Animal Surgery Registrar

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Dr Elizabeth Hoffman

Small Animal Surgery Registrar

BVSc (Hons) MANZCVS

Jarrod trained at the University of Queensland before undertaking specialist training in small animal surgery at Murdoch University, Western Australia. 

He has attained a Graduate Diploma in Tertiary Education, a Dual Masters Degree in Small Animal Surgery, and is a member of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Surgeons. Jarrod is a diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Surgeons.

Jarrod is passionate about all aspects of surgery with special interests in Brachycephalic airway disease, cruciate disease, neurosurgery, and fracture repair. 

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Dr Casey Gordon

Surgery Resident

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Dr Casey Gordon

Surgery Resident

BVSc (Hons) MANZCVS (Surgery)

Casey grew up on the beaches of the Sunshine Coast. She graduated from the University of Queensland, with honours, in 2013. She spent six years in general practice where she developed a passion for small animal surgery, particularly lameness, fracture repair and brachycephalic surgery.

She completed two years of surgical internship and became a member of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Surgeons. She is now completing her surgical residency here at ARH to become a specialist surgeon.

In her spare time, Casey is kept busy by her two young boys and her little mixed breed dog, Bailey.

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Dr William McLanachan

Veterinary Intern (Surgery)

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Dr William McLanachan

Veterinary Intern (Surgery)

BVSc (Hons) MANZCVS (Surgery)

Casey grew up on the beaches of the Sunshine Coast. She graduated from the University of Queensland, with honours, in 2013. She spent six years in general practice where she developed a passion for small animal surgery, particularly lameness, fracture repair and brachycephalic surgery.

She completed two years of surgical internship and became a member of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Surgeons. She is now completing her surgical residency here at ARH to become a specialist surgeon.

In her spare time, Casey is kept busy by her two young boys and her little mixed breed dog, Bailey.

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Dr Farrah Harris

Veterinary Intern (Surgery)

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Dr Farrah Harris

Veterinary Intern (Surgery)

BVSc (Hons)

Farrah graduated from the University of Queensland with honours in 2020.

She grew up in Gympie, QLD, before moving to Brisbane to complete her university degree. Since graduation, Farrah has completed two veterinary internships, following her passion for small animal surgery, particularly spinal surgery and angular limb correction.

In her spare time, Farrah enjoys travelling, going to the beach and spending time with her two dogs, Charlie the Maltese cross, and Frankie the Miniature Dachshund.

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Dr Philippa Jawando-Williams

Veterinary Intern (Surgery)

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Dr Philippa Jawando-Williams

Veterinary Intern (Surgery)

BVSc MRCVS

Philippa graduated from the University of Bristol, England,  in 2016.

She grew up in Manchester, and worked in a veterinary hospital in England for 5 years before moving to Australia to complete a rotating internship at a specialist hospital in Sydney. She has a special interest in surgery, especially soft tissue and reconstruction surgery.

In her spare time, Philippa enjoys playing piano, ice skating, and spending time with her beloved cat, Winter.

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Dr Elizabeth Dill-Macky

Small Animal Internal Medicine Specialist

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Dr Elizabeth Dill-Macky

Small Animal Internal Medicine Specialist

BVSc (Hons) DipVetClinStud MANZCVS (Small Animal Medicine) DACVIM-SAIM

Following graduation from the University of Queensland in 1982, Elizabeth completed an internship in small animal clinical studies at the University of Sydney.

Her specialty training in small animal internal medicine was undertaken in the USA with a residency at the University of Florida followed by a year as a clinical instructor at the University of Pennsylvania.

Elizabeth subsequently worked as a small animal medical registrar at the University of Sydney for eight years before becoming one of the first internal medicine specialists and directors of the Animal Referral Hospital in Sydney.

Elizabeth spent seven years living overseas with her husband and Morris, their cat, working in Switzerland, at the University of Bern’s veterinary hospital, and at a private specialist and emergency hospital in Greensboro, North Carolina.

She is one of the founding partners of the ARH Brisbane specialist and emergency hospital.

Elizabeth is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine and a Member of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists in small animal medicine.

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Dr Emily Cook

Small Animal Internal Medicine Specialist

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Dr Emily Cook

Small Animal Internal Medicine Specialist

BVSc, FANZCVS (Small Animal Medicine)

Emily graduated from the University of Queensland with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science, first class honours in 2006 and worked in small animal practice in Brisbane for a year.

She then undertook a small animal rotating internship at the University of Queensland veterinary teaching hospital in 2008 and it was during her internship she developed a love of internal medicine.

Emily achieved Membership to the Small Animal Medicine Chapter of the ANZCVS in 2010 and started her formal residency training at the University of Queensland in 2012. During her time at the University of Queensland she was heavily involved in the teaching and mentoring of veterinary students and was awarded Best Clinician by the final year students in 2016.

She successfully passed her fellowship exams in small animal medicine in July 2017.

Emily enjoys all aspect of internal medicine and has particular interests in gastrointestinal, kidney and immunologic disease. She also enjoys clinical teaching and places great importance on client education.

She is grounded by her husband and Golden Retriever, Stanley.

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Dr Gemma Birnie

Small Animal Internal Medicine Specialist

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Dr Gemma Birnie

Small Animal Internal Medicine Specialist

BVSc (Hons) FANZCVS (Small Animal Medicine)

Gemma graduated from Massey University in New Zealand with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science with honours in 2009.

She worked in general practice on the Mornington Peninsula in Victoria for 2 years, before completing an internship at Sydney University.

After completion of her internship, Gemma worked as an emergency veterinarian in a private specialist clinic in Melbourne.

In 2014, she moved to Queensland, undertaking an internal medicine residency at a Brisbane specialist centre.

Gemma successfully passed her fellowship exams in 2018.

She has particular interests in immune mediated disease, infectious disease and neurology.

Gemma’s hobbies outside of work include bushwalking, baking, flower arranging, and spending time with her partner and cheeky Wirehaired Dachshund, Hazel.

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Dr Jordan Fletcher

Medicine Resident

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Dr Jordan Fletcher

Medicine Resident

Jordan graduated from the University of Queensland in 2020 with first class honours. She received the ASAV Small Animal Medicine and Surgery Award, the VSS Award for Excellence in Small Animal Medicine, and the RHG Burns Memorial Prize.

 

After completing two internships at the Animal Referral Hospital, she spent time in general practice, then returned to us to complete an internal medicine residency. Jordan enjoys all aspects of internal medicine. Her particular interests include gastroenterology, endocrinology, and nephrology.

 

In her spare time, she spends time with her partner and her two naughty dogs, Indy and George.

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Dr Imogen Geh

Veterinary Intern (Internal Medicine)

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Dr Imogen Geh

Veterinary Intern (Internal Medicine)

BSc (Vet Bio), DVM

Imogen graduated from the University of Adelaide in 2019.

She was born and raised in Adelaide, and worked in general practice for several years prior to moving to Brisbane. She enjoys all aspects of internal medicine, but has a particular interest in endocrinology, neurology and infectious disease.

In her spare time, Imogen enjoys a variety of ocean hobbies, including scuba diving and surfing, and loves to get lost in a good book.

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Dr Rowena Spreckley

Veterinary Intern (Internal Medicine)

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Dr Rowena Spreckley

Veterinary Intern (Internal Medicine)

BVSc (Hons)

Rowena graduated from the University of Queensland with honours in 2021.

She was born and raised in the Northern Rivers area in NSW before moving to Queensland to pursue her dream of studying veterinary science. She has a keen interest in internal medicine, particularly infectious diseases and endocrinology.

In her spare time she enjoys bushwalking, gardening, cooking and spending time with her Kelpie cross, Louie.

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Dr Sharon Lau

Veterinary Intern (Internal Medicine)

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Dr Sharon Lau

Veterinary Intern (Internal Medicine)

BVSc

Sharon graduated from the University of Queensland in 2019.

She was born and raised in Hong Kong before moving to Australia to pursue her dream of studying veterinary science. Sharon has previously worked in a community veterinary clinic in Brisbane, and is currently acquiring certification for small animal acupuncture. She has special interests in cardiology, internal medicine and traditional Chinese veterinary medicine.

In her spare time, Sharon can be found in the great outdoors – surfing, camping, hiking and diving, or spending time with her cat, Boba.

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Dr Maurine Thomson

Small Animal Surgery and Surgical Oncology Specialist

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Dr Maurine Thomson

Small Animal Surgery and Surgical Oncology Specialist

BVSc FANZCVS (Small Animal Surgery)

Maurine graduated from the University of Queensland in 1987 and worked as a new graduate in mixed practice in Maffra, Victoria and Moruya in New South Wales.

After several years travelling and working as a locum, she settled on a career in surgery and commenced a surgical internship in 1993.

Maurine completed a surgical residency at Murdoch University in 1996 before taking up a registrar position at the University of Queensland. The following year she undertook additional training in surgical oncology via a fellowship at Colorado State University and in 1998 attained fellowship in small animal surgery with the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists.

Since 1997 Maurine has worked exclusively in veterinary oncology. She is a registered specialist in small animal surgery and surgical oncology. Her strong interests are in mast cell tumours, oral tumours and thoracic and reconstructive surgery.

Maurine has written several book chapters on surgical oncology and is a recognised supervisor of specialist oncologists in Australia.

Her other non-veterinary interests include bushwalking, catering to the needs of two teenagers, a 13-year-old Cavalier King Charles (without a heart murmur!), four cats and a large garden. Her husband supports her and their friends with his craft brewing, and the bar is always open!

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Dr Kathleen O'Connell

Oncology Specialist

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Dr Kathleen O'Connell

Oncology Specialist

BVSc (Hons) FANZCVS (Oncology) MANZCVS (Small Animal Medicine) BBiomedSc (Hons) (Microbiology)

Kathleen has been dedicated to the field of oncology since working as a researcher on the human melanoma vaccine trial at the Princess Alexandra Hospital in 2001.

She credits her background in immunology research and publication of a thesis on tumour cell metastasis with piquing her interest in the specialty of oncology. After a number of years in cancer research she completed a bachelor of veterinary science, graduating from the University of Queensland in 2006 with first class honours. Following graduation, she worked in general practice in Brisbane before commencing training as a resident in veterinary oncology in 2008.

In 2010 she attained membership of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists in small animal medicine and in 2013 achieved fellowship of the ANZCVS in veterinary oncology, becoming a registered specialist in the field. Her main areas of interest include haematological cancers, melanoma and mast cell tumours. Kathleen lectures students and examines for candidates becoming specialists and is a recognised trainer of specialist oncologists in Australia. Kathleen is a founding partner of the Brisbane Animal Referral Hospital.

Kathleen is also kept busy with her beautiful sons, wonderful husband and one very old Siberian Husky.

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Dr Elizabeth Morgan

Oncology Specialist

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Dr Elizabeth Morgan

Oncology Specialist

BVSc (Hons) FANZCVS (Oncology) MANZCVS (Small Animal Medicine)

Elizabeth graduated from the University of Queensland in 2010. After graduating she spent two years working in mixed practice in Northern New South Wales.

Elizabeth then returned to Queensland where she worked in small animal practice for 12 months before commencing a 12 month rotating internship at a referral practice in Brisbane.

In 2015, Elizabeth completed a 12-month oncology internship with current ARH oncologists, Kathleen O’Connell and Maurine Thomson, during which time she successfully passed her membership examinations in small animal internal medicine. She then commenced a residency under Dr O’Connell and Dr Thomson which was completed at the end of 2017.

Elizabeth passed her ANZCVS fellowship examinations in veterinary oncology in 2020 and is now a registered specialist.

She is particularly interested in haematopoietic tumours and mast cell tumours and is passionate about maintaining an excellent quality of life for her patients.

Outside of work, Elizabeth enjoys riding her horses or spending time with her family and 3 dogs, Rex, Bulley and Faddy.

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Dr Rosemary Soh

Oncology Resident

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Dr Rosemary Soh

Oncology Resident

Rosemary is a Melbourne University graduate of 2014. She began her career working in different small animal practices, where she gained valuable experience in working with geriatric animals. It was during this time that she discovered her passion for Oncology and decided to specialize in this field.

After completing a year-long Oncology internship at an Animal Cancer clinic in Melbourne, Rosemary relocated to Brisbane to pursue a residency under the guidance of Dr. Morgan, Dr. O’Connell, and Dr. Thomson.

She is passionate about working with pet owners to tailor a treatment plan for cancer patients that prioritise their wellbeing.

In her free time, Rosemary enjoys spending time cuddling her British Shorthair, Prince Hubert, practicing pilates, and discovering Brisbane’s cafe scene.

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Dr Danielle Sellick

Veterinary Intern (Oncology)

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Dr Danielle Sellick

Veterinary Intern (Oncology)

Danielle graduated from the University of Queensland with honours in 2021.

She grew up in Brisbane and prior to graduating from veterinary science, worked at Animal Referral Hospital Brisbane in our Emergency and Critical Care department as a Nurse Assistant.

In her spare time she enjoys cooking, visiting weekend markets, working on her green thumb and spending time with her Ragdoll cat Pudding, and English Cocker Spaniel Ernie.

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Dr Christine Thomson

Neurology Specialist

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Dr Christine Thomson

Neurology Specialist

BVSc (Hons), DACVIM (Neurol), DECVN, PhD.

Christine graduated from the University of Melbourne in 1983, and completed a small animal medical and surgical neurology residency at North Carolina State College of Veterinary Medicine, USA, and a PhD in neuroscience at University of Glasgow, UK.

She is a Diplomate of both the American and European Veterinary Colleges of Neurology and has  worked at Melbourne, Glasgow, and Massey Universities, and latterly, in the Veterinary Medicine Department at University of Alaska. At the end of 2019, Christine swapped Alaska’s -30 0C for +30 0C here in Brisbane and started with the Animal Referral Hospital.

Along with her colleague, Dr Caroline Hahn, Christine has distilled decades of study and teaching about clinical neuroanatomy and neurological localisation into the text book, Veterinary Neuroanatomy: a clinical Approach (Elsevier 2012). Additionally, she has authored/co-authored more than 40 scientific papers ranging from neurobiology and neuronal cell culture to the neurological examination of seals, and spoken at national and international conferences.

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Dr Kathleen Seddon

Veterinary Intern (Neurology)

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Dr Kathleen Seddon

Veterinary Intern (Neurology)

Katy graduated from Massey University in 2021.

 

Originally from England, she spent her childhood in New Zealand, graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry from the University of Canterbury, and a Biomedical First Class Honours degree from the University of Auckland, prior to commencing her studies in veterinary medicine. Before to moving to Australia, she completed a small animal rotating internship at a specialist hospital in Auckland, where she developed a passion for all things neurology.

 

In her spare time, Katy loves travelling, going to the gym, tending to her house plants and spending time with her partner and friends.

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Dr Cindy Hung

Emergency and Critical Care Co-ordinator

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Dr Cindy Hung

Emergency and Critical Care Co-ordinator

BVSc

Cindy graduated from the University of Queensland in 2012.

She grew up in Brisbane, and after graduating, completed a rotating internship at a Brisbane specialist centre, before travelling and working in England and Scotland. She has special interests in emergency and critical care, and feline internal medicine.

In her spare time, Cindy enjoys playing tennis, painting, traveling and exploring and watching films.

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Dr Sarah Purcell

Veterinary Criticalist

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Dr Sarah Purcell

Veterinary Criticalist

BVSC (Hons) MANZCVS MVECC DACVECC

Sarah graduated from the University of Queensland in 2006 and worked in mixed general practice for 3 years before moving to Townsville to work as an emergency veterinarian at James Cook University.

Realising her passion for emergency and critical care, in 2012 Sarah moved to Perth to complete a residency in Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care at Murdoch University. During this time she obtained membership to the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists in Small Animal Surgery, and Small Animal Emergency & Critical Care.

Sarah became a board certified specialist with the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care in 2015, and completed a Masters of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care in 2016. Since 2017 Sarah has been teaching students as a Senior Lecturer at the University of Queensland.

In 2022, she joined the team at ARH, wanting to focus her time more clinically treating critical care patients.

Her interests include all aspects of transfusion medicine, electrolyte abnormalities, emergency ultrasound and intravenous fluid therapy.

In her spare time she loves running and cross-fit, and spending time with her Golden Retriever Lola and her cat Evey.

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Dr Sureiyan Hardjo

Veterinary Criticalist

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Dr Sureiyan Hardjo

Veterinary Criticalist

BSc, BVMS, GradCertClinEd, MANZCVS (ECC, SA Surgery), FHEA, DACVECC

Sureiyan completed his veterinary training at Murdoch University in 2013 and has been working in South-East Queensland since.

He began his career with a rotating internship at the University of Queensland, then spent several years working as a full-time after-hours emergency and critical care vet. He developed a passion for clinical teaching, which led him to attain a graduate certificate in clinical education through Flinders University and fellowship status with the Higher Education Academy.

He is a member of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists by examination in emergency and critical care and small animal surgery.

Sureiyan undertook his specialist training in emergency medicine and critical care at the University of Queensland, whilst concurrently completing a professional doctorate, researching surgical airway access. He enjoys being able to provide the highest level of care for any patient with a life-threatening condition. His professional interests include respiratory emergencies and trauma.

Sureiyan has been a massive Formula 1 fan for decades and is a car guy. In his free time, he likes tinkering with the family cars, gaming, cooking, HIIT and spending time with his family.

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Dr Thy Nguyen

Emergency Veterinarian

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Dr Thy Nguyen

Emergency Veterinarian

BVSc (Hons)

Thy graduated from the University of Queensland with honours in 2020.

She has a special interest in small animal emergency and critical care.

In her spare time, Thy enjoys travelling, trying new foods, and spending time with her cat, Marmalade.

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Dr Emma Andrew

Emergency Veterinarian

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Dr Emma Andrew

Emergency Veterinarian

BVSC (Hons)

Emma graduated from the University of Queensland with honours in 2017.

She has extensive experience in general companion animal practice, and has special interests in surgery and emergency and critical care.

In her spare time, Emma enjoys hiking, yoga, music and reading, and spending time with her dogs, Broccoli and Nimbin, and cats, Bay Leaf and Willow.

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Dr Tiffany Yung

Emergency Veterinarian

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Dr Tiffany Yung

Emergency Veterinarian

BVSc (Hons)

Tiffany graduated from the University of Queensland with honours in 2018.

She grew up in Hong Kong before moving to Brisbane, and has a special interest in small animal emergency and critical care.

In her spare time, Tiffany enjoys playing tennis, hiking, cooking and playing the guitar and piano, and spending time with her dog Hazel, and two cats, Skylar and Leah.

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Dr Amber Giles

Diagnostic Imaging Veterinarian

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Dr Amber Giles

Diagnostic Imaging Veterinarian

BVSc

Amber graduated from James Cook University in North Queensland in 2012. She then worked as a vet in Cairns for four years before moving to the Sunshine Coast. It was while working at the Sunshine Coast that Amber discovered her passion for diagnostic imaging and started to focus her career around this area.

She has continued to study, and has completed a Certificate in Diagnostic Imaging through Massey University. In 2021, she will sit her Memberships through the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists in Diagnostic Imaging.

Amber hopes to continue her passion and attain specialist qualification in diagnostic imaging. Amber has a boxer dog called Lego, and in her spare time she enjoys Muay Thai, going to the gym, eating great food and going to the beach.

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Dr Sarah Ethell

Veterinary Intern (Rotating)

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Dr Sarah Ethell

Veterinary Intern (Rotating)

BVB DVM

Sarah graduated from the University of Sydney in 2022 with a Bachelor of Veterinary Biology and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine.

She is also certified in Fear Free practice, and is passionate about evidence based medicine and animal welfare.

Outside of work, Sarah is a competitive ultimate Frisbee player and loves to keep active on the weekends. She is currently pet-free, but would love to adopt a greyhound one day!

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Dr Alexander Hartmann

Veterinary Intern (Rotating)

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Dr Alexander Hartmann

Veterinary Intern (Rotating)

BVSc

Alex graduated from James Cook University with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science (Distinction) in 2022.

He was born and raised in Brisbane, working in referral practice for two years as a Veterinary Technician prior to enrolling in veterinary science. Throughout his studies, Alex worked in the emergency department of a teaching hospital in North Queensland as well as being a member of our emergency team during semester holidays. He has particular interest in internal medicine and clinical pathology, however enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine.

In his spare time, Alex enjoys being outdoors and spending time with his Gordon Setter, Theo.

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Dr Mindy Tan

Veterinary Intern (Rotating)

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Dr Mindy Tan

Veterinary Intern (Rotating)

BVSC (Hons I)

Mindy graduated from the University of Queensland in 2022, with first class honours.

She grew up in Singapore, and loves all aspects of veterinary science.

Mindy is an avid traveller and a self-confessed foodie, enjoying travelling the world to try new dishes. She also enjoys hiking, reading, and spending time with Louie the cat.

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Dr Celine Sia

Veterinary Intern (Rotating)

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Dr Celine Sia

Veterinary Intern (Rotating)

BVSC (Hons II)

Celine graduated from the University of Queensland in 2022.

She was born and raised in Singapore, and has also completed a Diploma in Veterinary Bioscience. She has special interests in small animal medicine and surgery.

In her spare time, Celine enjoys exploring new food venues, practicing yoga, playing computer games and spending time with her Indian Ringneck parrot, Tumi.

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Dr Hayat Zailan

Veterinary Intern (Rotating)

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Dr Hayat Zailan

Veterinary Intern (Rotating)

BVSc (Hons I)

Hayat graduated from the University of Queensland with first class honours in 2022.

He grew up in Singapore, and has a special interest in emergency and critical care.

In his spare time, Hayat enjoys travelling, photography, hiking and cooking.

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Emma Bennett

Nursing and Practice Manager

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Emma Bennett

Nursing and Practice Manager

BAppSc (Veterinary Technology) (Hons) Grad Cert (Clin Ed) Dip Ed

Emma graduated from the University of Queensland Veterinary Technology program in 2004.

Since graduation, Emma has continued her commitment to her profession and lifelong learning by completing a Research Honours year and a Graduate Certificate in Clinical Education. She has a strong interest in emergency and critical care and small animal internal medicine, having worked in The University of Queensland’s Veterinary Teaching Hospital for the last 12 years. Eight of those years were spent as the nursing manager.

Emma has a special ability to create warm, diligent and successful team environments in which team members thrive and animals receive the best level of care. As ARH Brisbane’s Nursing and Practice Manager, Emma has built a highly skilled and compassionate support team.

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Lisa Govier

Client Relationship Manager

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Lisa Govier

Client Relationship Manager

Lisa was born in Brisbane, and raised in the Brisbane Valley, where she spent over 14 years nursing in general practice, 7 of those as practice manager.

She is passionate about nurturing the relationship between animal, owner and the veterinary team, to create an exceptional veterinary experience.

In her spare time, Lisa enjoys crocheting, gardening, mountain biking, and spending time with her partner and their French Bulldog, Piggy.

About our Referral Services 

Our specialist and emergency services are combined in one fully integrated business. We share the same team members, computer systems and equipment making communication easier and ensuring treatment is as seamless and stress free as possible.

Our specialist and support services provide world-leading care for referral patients. ARH Brisbane is part of the larger ARH group providing access to leaders in surgery, oncology, internal medicine, neurology, emergency & critical care, ophthalmology, diagnostic imaging and behaviour. Our connected emergency service ensures that if your patient requires an overnight stay or after hours treatment they are cared for in a consistent and coordinated environment.

All pets are referred back to their regular veterinarian for continued treatment and management of conditions. We are not a general practice and do not perform any routine duties such as vaccinations, heartworm injections or microchipping.

ARH specialists are available via phone or email to provide advice to referring veterinarians. We can also talk through treatment options and cost estimates.

Our online referral portal is the quick and simple way to refer your patients to ARH Brisbane. 

Simply fill out the referral form, and call or email if you require any further information.  

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Information for pet owners visiting our hospital

ARH Brisbane is open 24 hours a day, with our normal visiting hours between 12pm-3pm and 9pm-11pm. To ensure the smooth running of the hospital, and that all of our clients can visit their pets, we keep visits to 15-30 minutes, once daily per pet.

If you would like to organise a visit with your pet, please contact our friendly receptionists anytime.

Throughout your pet’s treatment we will keep you updated on their progress. We understand that you may miss your pet and be worried about them and encourage you to also call for updates.

 

 

You will need a referral from your regular veterinarian to see an ARH specialist. Appointments can be made by contacting a member of our reception team on (07) 3172 0593 or brisbane@arhvets.com. We have free onsite parking.

 

Please bring your referral letter with you as well as any other information such as x-rays and current medication. Please enquire with our reception team at the time of booking in case there are any special requirements your pet needs prior to your appointment i.e. fasting or withholding medications.

 

Depending on the nature of your pet’s illness you will meet with either a surgical, medical or oncological specialist. Our specialists will discuss your pet’s history and assess your pet. Your pet may need to stay in hospital for further diagnostic work or treatment so we advise keeping some flexibility where possible on the day of your appointment.

 

Our specialists will provide a complete range of options for your pet’s treatment including prognosis and an estimation of costs. Our specialists will work closely with your referring veterinarian to ensure a coordinated approach is taken to your pet’s care.

Your pet may be required to stay at ARH for further diagnosis and treatment. You will be provided with a consent for treatment form which will include an estimate of costs.

 

Throughout your pet’s treatment we will keep you updated on their progress. We understand that you may miss your pet and be worried about them and encourage you to also call for updates.

 

ARH Brisbane is open 24 hours a day, with visiting hours between 12pm-3pm and 9pm-11pm. To ensure the smooth running of the hospital, and that all of our clients can visit their pets, we keep visit appointments to 15-30 minutes, once daily per pet. If you would like to organise a visit with your pet, please contact our friendly receptionists any time.

Our team will discuss any costs with you before treatment takes place unless it is an emergency situation. Please keep in mind that this is an estimate and costs can potentially increase due to unexpected patient complications and prolonged hospital stays.

ARH requires at least 50% of the treatment estimate to be paid prior to the start of treatment with the account to be finalised at the time of your pet’s discharge. We may ask for a progress payment during your pet’s stay in hospital. Please see customer care team after each appointment to finalise your account. ARH accepts cash, eftpos and credit cards.

If you feel you will need assistance to pay your account please speak to our customer care team as soon as possible. VetPay is a company which offers affordable finance options.

For VetPay finance to be approved, applications need to be made before treatment begins so please speak to our customer care team for information as early as possible.

Our friendly customer care team members are happy to complete insurance claims for your pet’s treatment with us. Most insurance companies now accept claims online so all we will need is your insurance company name and your pet’s policy number and we can process your claim. When you finalise your bill, please ask us to process your claim.

 

 

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