Dr Michael Woodcock
Who is Michael when he is not being a vet?
An Iron Man! Michael competes in Iron Man Triathlons both here and abroad. Ask him what he did on the weekend and he'll probably tell you that he road 160km on his bike then ran 14km. He's up at 4.30am training before work too! Michael also loves a good Mocha in the morning.
Michael graduated from the University of Queensland in 1993 with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science.
Michael is an advanced surgeon, able to perform orthopaedic procedures and advanced soft tissue surgeries. He also has loads of experience with Birds & Exotics (snakes, lizards etc) and is a large animal vet. Michael is the ultimate all-round super vet! He has also visited one of the Royal Canin factories overseas and was very impressed with the quality and controls! Michael believes that good nutrition plays a big part in keeping our pets healthy.
Michael is also a Director in a group of 3 practices on the Gold Coast called The Vet Lounge. The Vet Lounge have won multiple business awards, including the sought after Telstra Business Award (state winner), Gold Coast Business Excellence Award & Westpac Business Award. Michael has also been voted best vet on the Gold Coast! He still visits the Gold Coast practice weekly to perform orthopaedic surgery but now calls the Sunshine Coast home.
Dr Colin Tedman
Originally from Erith in the UK, Colin graduated from the Royal Veterinary College in London back in 1981. His early days of veterinary experiences saw him in England and Wales, whereby his vet adventures saw him one day lambing, or another performing orthopaedic surgery in the vet clinic.
A "sea change" from the harsh Welsh climate, saw Colin spend his next years as a vet in Fiji - snowy highlands in Wales, to sunny beaches in Suva! His journey then took him to Australia, whereby he was successful as a practising vet in Taree and Cairns before moving to Caloundra in the 1990's.
Colin has many years of experience in all facets of veterinary medicine and now only deals with small animals. His caring nature for all his clientele ensures that all animals in his care, are provided with professional, high quality care. This is measured by the number of loyal clientele Caloundra Vet Surgery has and the many stories can be told of Colin looking after a loved pet from when they were a pup to now seeing them into their twilight years!
You may wish to ask him of his menagerie of animals at home - from "Norman" the female galah who thinks she is human to "Max" the cat that was adopted from Noosa RSPCA who "rules the house". Caloundra Vet Surgery's charities are the Variety Club of Qld and Smart Pups Queensland. The "Bash Car" which is a Jaguar with a UK Union Jack can often be seen parked out front of the practice!
Dr Richelle Campbell
Who is Richelle when she is not being a vet nurse?
Richelle is a mum of two crazy toddlers, Penny 4 and William 2. Richelle’s husband is also a vet and they have three dogs at home too. Fun time is spent at the beach, heading to the park or the lake, running around in the sun and enjoying the Sunshine Coast. With her busy lifestyle, Richelle needs lots of coffee!
Richelle went to the University of QLD and graduated 2007 with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science.
Richelle is a great asset to our team with extensive experience in reproduction. She has a special interest in Artificial Insemination, pregnancy and caesarians as well as ultrasonography. Richelle is also passionate about educating clients with new puppies and kittens on appropriate health care.
Who is Simone when she is not being a vet nurse?
Simone moved to the Sunshine Coast with her husband and high maintenance Burmese cat called Juniper 6 years ago. Since then she has adopted a rescue Chocolate Labrador who makes the “Marley and Me” Labrador look like a guide dog!
Simone brings with her 23 years of experience as a Veterinary Nurse! This includes 3 years working in training hospitals in the UK as well as working as an emergency nurse here in Australia. Simone has also played key roles in several large veterinary hospitals both on the Sunshine and Gold Coasts. We're very lucky to have such an experienced nurse on our team!
Simone has been volunteering for 'Sunshine Coast Turtle Care' for the last four years and finds it incredibly rewarding. She is also very active in the veterinary industry and is an Administrator on an international veterinary nurses Facebook page. This page is dedicated to increasing awareness and providing support for mental health in the veterinary nursing industry. Simone is passionate about geriatric patients and educating owners about their special needs, and is secretly a crazy cat lady!
Who is Amanda when she is not being a vet nurse?
Amanda loves life outdoors and after living in the UK for 2 years she’s really learned to appreciate life in Australia. On the weekends you’ll find her exploring different areas of Queensland in her High Top Troopy or finding somewhere new to hike, run or kayak.
Amanda holds a Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing and is a Registered Veterinary Nurse in Western Australia and the United Kingdom. She’s been in the Veterinary Industry for 10 years.
Amanda has developed a keen interest in Veterinary Dentistry after working at a Veterinary Dental Specialist while living in Scotland. She’s happiest when doing nurse consults and loves taking the time to share her knowledge with clients. She’s a strong believer in empowering her nurse team to be utilised to their greatest potential in their careers.
Who is Kirsty when she is not being a vet nurse?
Kirsty loves spending time with her two dogs, Daisy and Lucy. She enjoys exploring weekend markets and catching up with friends over a good coffee. Kirsty enjoys visiting national parks and she always feels rejuvenated after spending time in nature. She loves travelling and seeing wildlife in its natural habitat. She has dived with humpback whales in Mooloolaba and walked with elephants in Zimbabwe!
Kirsty completed her Veterinary Technology degree and Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing in 2015. Since graduating she has worked in veterinary clinics on the Sunshine Coast and she is always keen to learn new skills.
Kirsty is passionate about caring for hospitalised patients, ensuring that they receive excellent care. She finds that seeing challenging cases, such as tick paralysis patients recover after intensive care, is always a rewarding experience.