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 Marta Dymitry
Who is Marta when she is not being a vet?
Outside of work, Marta loves spending time out in nature. She enjoys surfing, hitting or just laying on the beach. Marta recently moved from Perth so she is enjoying exploring the beautiful Sunshine Coast.
Marta completed the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine at Murdoch University in 2018.
Marta thoroughly enjoys surgery and is looking forward to building her surgical skills in the years to come. Marta also has a keen interest for nutrition and wildlife.
Dr Emma Dunning
Who is Emma when she’s not being a vet?
Dancing the night away! Emma is a mad keen dancer and has tried it all; everything from the Argentine tango, Ballroom, Salsa, Modern Jive, Jazz and Ballet right through to Square dancing. When she is not dancing up a storm Emma can be found at the beach playing beach volleyball, swimming, stand up paddle boarding or learning to surf.
Emma graduated from the University of Queensland in 2012 with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science (Honours).
Emma has a broad range of experience from her time in mixed practice. She enjoys treating all animals great and small however, her main area of interest is small animal surgery. She is currently studying to undertake her surgical memberships for this reason. She helps to share this passion with other vets through her work with continuing education workshops. When she’s not knee deep in surgery, Emma is a strong advocate of patient welfare though better client communication and education.
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.