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Judy is the principal of the practice and has owned Bulimba Veterinary Surgery since September 1994. She has grown the practice from a small one-person clinic down on Oxford Street in Bulimba, to the multi-vet, purpose-designed clinic that you see today. Judy graduated from the University of Queensland in 1990, following in her father’s footsteps to become a vet. Now that Judy is busy with a family of three children, her clinical hours are only part-time, but she aims still to maintain regular contact with her clients and their pets. Her particular veterinary interest is surgery. She shares her home with an energetic Burmese cat named Flower. Judy also acts as a Director of a not-for-profit organisation called CVLC, which operates a de-sexing and micro-chipping clinic at the Logan Pound. This allows some contact with shelter medicine, and the re-homing of rescue animals. Judy is passionate about continuing education, and completed an MBA in 2013 with the aim of further understanding the practice and optimising the services we are able to offer for pets, their owners, and our teams.
Astrid joined the Bulimba Vet team in October 2017 in the role of Clinic Director. Astrid graduated from the University of Sydney in 2006 with Second Class Honours. After spending a few years in Darwin and Sunshine Coast, Astrid began working as a locum and Lead Vet across various clinics from 2010 to 2017. Astrid enjoys giving people and their pets a great level of care and has a special interest in Dermatology, Surgery, Ultrasound and Palliative Care.
As well as being a vet, Astrid has been to three Winter Olympics Games as the Pilot of the Australian Bobsleigh team and is also Mum to her son Henrik. After retiring from the sport she now spends her energy running after her son, but also loves hiking, travel and fostering rescue dogs!
Claire grew up in Brisbane, always having a variety of pets around. She graduated from the University of Queensland in 2015 with honours and started out at a small animal clinic in Logan. Claire joined the team here in January 2017. Outside of work she loves anything outdoors like camping, going to the beach and running. She is impatiently waiting for the right time to bring a dog into her life but has her family labrador Zarley and cockatiel Chippy to visit anytime.
Amber was born in Brisbane, raised in Newcastle and graduated from the University of Sydney in 2014. During her studies she worked as a veterinary nurse in a referral practice and enjoyed travelling for placements, including working in Cornwall, England training in dairy herd health and reproduction. Following graduation Amber worked for 2 years in mixed animal practice in Coffs Harbour where she thoroughly enjoyed the diversity of treating cats and dogs, horses and cattle. Amber completed a 12 month rotating internship in emergency and critical care, internal medicine and surgery at Queensland Veterinary Specialists in 2017. She has a keen interest in small animal surgery and emergency cases.
In her spare time Amber loves singing, piano and musical theatre, being outdoors hiking and camping, going to the gym, and keeping her Doberman puppy ‘Evie’ out of trouble. Amber is excited to join the team at Bulimba.
Lucy is originally from the UK. She spent most of her young life in the UK before moving to Australia 11 years ago. She attended Bristol University where she trained to be a Veterinarian. Lucy knew from a young age that she wanted to work in the vet industry. Watching her father, a doctor, only helped to nurture her desire to work in the medical field job and her love for animals set her sights on veterinarian practice. She keeps busy with her pets, 2 Labs and 2 Burmese, 8 chickens and a pony. Lucy is also the loving mother of 4 children who keep her on her toes. Aside from taking care of her family and pets she loves running and enjoying the sweet moments of her free time.
Laticha grew up on the Sunshine Coast and graduated from the University of Queensland in 2006 with First Class Honours. She spent her first year working in a mixed practice in the Lockyer Valley. From there she went to Veterinary Specialist Services to complete an Internship. She also worked in a small animal clinic on the Gold Coast for 18 months where she enjoyed the beachside atmosphere. Laticha joined the team in April 2011 as a Full Time Veterinarian. Two days after arriving at Bulimba, Laticha adopted our clinic cat “Luna” as a companion for her one eyed Kelpie cross Border Collie, “Billie”.
Angie has been working with Judy and the Bulimba Vet Surgery for more than 15 years. She started as a work experience student whilst at university when the practice was located on Oxford Street, and has been a valuable member of the practice ever since. Her years of hands-on experience, knowledge of clients and fantastic clinic organisational skills are second-to-none. Angie’s menagerie includes 3 moggies that were abandoned as babies and then rescued through the clinic, and Rosie the red Staffy.
Alex, a recent arrival to Australia, graduated with her Diploma of Veterinary Nursing from WINTEC, New Zealand. She also brings with her 3 years of full time experience in a large mixed animal practice equipped with an equine hospital and a referral orthopaedic surgeon. Alex misses her much loved family dog back in New Zealand and enjoys the daily contact with clients and their individual pets.
Tracie joined us initially as a volunteer nurse in 2002. Tracie worked at Bulimba Vet thoughout her time studying for her Cert IV in Veterinary Nursing, and has worked in both part-time and full-time roles since then. Tracie has 4 children, and a dog named Baci, who usually accompanies us on school visits for PetPep.
Jayda joined us in 2014 as a work experience student, and is now working full time while completing her certificate IV in vet nursing. Having spent many years studying in a variety of fields, she has now happily focused on her true calling. While she has never owned a dog or cat, she has always enjoyed having guinea pigs and birds as pets. She currently has four spoilt piggies who take up her attention.
Maria grew up on a farm in Sweden and from a very young age has loved animals and had many different kinds of pets. Her family at the moment consists of her husband, two children and eight chickens. She is also eagerly awaiting the arrival of their new puppy. For ten years she has moved around the world working as an animal carer, laboratory technician and vet nurse. Currently she is working part time here at Bulimba and studying to complete her certificate IV in vet nursing.
Ruairi joined us 18 months for work experience while finishing his qualification and we couldn’t let him go. Ruairi is often out at reception and can be found running Puppy School on Thursday nights but mostly helps with assisting the veterinarians and patient treatment behind the scenes. Many hours are spent focused on monitoring of our patients in surgeries, recording every movement and ensuring all receive the best quality care. Ruairi is very passionate about this part of nursing, the animals are in great hands. Another passion is Kira, Ruairi’s gorgeous Rottweiler.
Cassandra has been working as a Groomer or Pet Stylist for approx 4 years professionally. She has worked at several different grooming salons in Brisbane and the Gold Coast. This work included bathing, blowdrying, teddy haircuts, specific breed haircuts, Schnauzer, Bischon, Airedale, English Cockerspaniel, American Cockerspaniel, West Highland White Terrier, Scottish Terrier and Poodle. She managed a few of these salons as well as being the Pet Stylist. Cassandra also owned her own grooming business for two and a half years. She takes great pride in the quality of work and strives to achieve any requests from the customer. Above all else she is in this profession because she loves animals and is especially crazy about dogs. She treats each pet as her own when they come to the grooming salon.
Kylie initially started working as a casual junior while acquiring her Certificate II in Veterinary Nursing. After a couple of years Kylie discovered her skills in grooming. In 2011 she took a break from grooming to start her family, spending time with her two beautiful sons. Kylie is also kept busy with her two fur babies, a Jack Russell and a German Short hair Pointer
Kylie has a natural gentleness when it comes to grooming and takes a very calming approach to make the experience enjoyable for both pooch and person. Seeing grooming as an art, Kylie strives to see every dog leave looking and feeling their best.
Jack is a familiar face at Bulimba Vet, he has been working at the clinic for the last five years. He came to the clinic well recommended by his mum, Tracie Griffin, who also works at Bulimba Vet as a veterinary nurse. Jack spends most of his time working in the grooming salon with Cassandra. Jack is always eager to help out on weekends doing our hydrobaths or taking care of our boarding patients.