MEET THE TEAM

When you call on the help of the Warwick Vet Clinic, you can rest assured that your pet or animal is in the most capable and caring hands.

At the Warwick Vet Clinic, we understand that every animal and their family is unique and needs health care tailored to their individual needs.

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Every member of the Warwick Vet Clinic team, from veterinarians to support staff, are dedicated to providing the best in animal care and strive to uphold our reputation as a reliable and professional provider of family-friendly veterinarian services.

Lead by Dr Chris Reardon, all our veterinarians are members of the Australian Veterinary Association, taking an active role in the industry and keeping up-to-date with the latest techniques and information.  All staff have a passion for the health and welfare of animals and we enjoy caring for our client’s animals as much as we enjoy looking after our own.

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DR CHRIS REARDON

Veterinarian

Chris graduated from University of Queensland in 1994 with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science (Hons.) and a Bachelor of Science (Hons.) majoring in Physiology and Biochemistry. Following graduation, he started work at Warwick Vet Clinic gaining valuable experience from the previous partners Drs. Ken Wells and Graeme Garde who had collectively over 70 years’ experience in the practice.

In 2002, he completed his membership examination in Equine Medicine in the Australian College of Veterinary Scientists. Since May 2007, Chris has been actively involved in the Australian Veterinary Association (AVA) and is currently a director of the AVA National Board. He is a Graduate of Australian Institute of Company Directors.

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DR ELISSA HALEY

Veterinarian

Elissa graduated from the University of Queensland in 2000 with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science (Hons.) and has been a valuable member of the Warwick Vet Clinic team since.

Her areas of interest include small animal medicine, oncology and surgery.

Elissa enjoys seeing her patients take the journey of recovery from major surgery and has recently completed an introduction course in Acupuncture which she sees as a useful modality to assist with patient recovery.

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DR JULIA DOWSETT

Veterinarian

Julia graduated from University of Queensland with a Bachelor of Agriculture Science (Hons.) in 2004 and has experience as a Livestock Nutritionist and Herd Health Manager.

In 2011, Julia graduated from UQ with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science (Hons.) and worked at a mixed animal clinic in the South Burnett for two years before coming to Warwick.

Julia enjoys horse riding and spending time with her dog Ned. Julia is currently studying Small Animal Internal medicine and aims to complete her membership exams very soon.

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DR ELLY MCPHEE

Veterinarian

Elly graduated from James Cook University in 2015 and enjoys the general mixed animal work in the practice.

Originally from country NSW, Elly has grown up around farm animals and enjoys the community life in Warwick.

Her interests are in small animal medicine and surgery and has recently undertaken future studies in feline behaviour and medicine to broaden her skills.

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TESSA SISSMAN

Practice Manager

Tessa started with us whilst in her senior years at Assumption College as a school based trainee. She has an excellent understanding of how the business operates and is always happy to work to meet the expectations of our clients.  She is currently completing her Cert IV Vet Nursing.

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AVRIL BROWN

Vet Nurse (Cert IV)

Avril commenced in 2011 after being key personnel at Rodgers Creek Feedlot for many years. She has recently completed her Certificate IV in Vet Nursing and enjoys nursing small animal patients, especially with orthopedic issues or dermatology cases. At home Avril has a menagerie of animals with horses, chickens, cats and dogs to attend to around her work.

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BRENDA WHITTON

Vet Nurse

Brenda has been part of the Allora Clinic in her veterinary assistant role for many years and could probably attest to have ‘seen it all’. Brenda enjoys the company of staff, the variety of the practice life and the conversations she has with our loyal and treasured clients.

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ALEISHA SYMONDS

Vet Technician

Aleisha started with us in 2015 after working in Toowoomba clinics and has since completed her Bachelor degree in Veterinary Technology in 2016 at the University of Queensland. Aleisha plays a key role in anaesthetic monitoring, patient care, and in-house pathology.

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KELLIE MONCKTON

Vet Nurse

Kellie is a local thoroughbred trainer who joined us in 2015 after conducting Horse Education classes at the Warwick Tafe. Kel enjoys all aspects of veterinary work and patient care, and loves giving extra time for our senior clients with their valued family pets.

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MILLIE HAUFF

Vet Nurse (Vet Trainee)

Millie is currently a year 12 student in Warwick and has been a recipient of Australia Day Youth Award for Warwick. Millie enjoys the interaction with clients and loves the chance to pamper their pets with walks, grooming, and hydrobaths.

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HANNAH HOLMES

Vet Student

Hannah is currently studying Vet Science at UQ Gatton and enjoys the range of interesting cases that we have in the clinic.

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