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 was a director of the AVA National Board (2013-2019). He was awarded a Meritorious Service Award 2018 (QLD) in 2018 and a Fellow of the AVA (2019). A Graduate of Australian Institute of Company Directors, an Industry Fellow of the University of Queensland Vet School, he is presently enrolled in an MBA program at the University of Southern Queensland.

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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 HANNAH LUCK

Veterinarian

Hannah graduated from James Cook University with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science and enjoys the general mixed animal and equine work in the practice. 

Originally from North QLD, Hannah enjoys the community life, competing in Netball and Touch football clubs in Warwick.

Hannah’s interests are in medicine and surgery and she has recently undertaken a small animal surgery course to broaden her skills. Teamwork is also a passion for Hannah as she strives to exceed client’s expectation in service delivery.

In her spare time, Hannah enjoys the company of her two lovely dogs Chips and Pepper.

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DR KAYLA JACKSON

Veterinarian

Kayla graduated from the University of Sydney with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science, before joining the team at Warwick Vet Clinic. During her studies Kayla worked in small animal clinics in Sydney, developing a passion for critical care and emergency medicine.

Kayla enjoys the variety of working in a mixed practice, in particular the opportunity to work with cattle and exotics. She is currently undertaking further studies in diagnostic imaging and has recently attended a Critical Care Conference in Melbourne.

Bushwalking, obstacle course challenges and participating in community events are some of Kayla's other passions.

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DR CHRISTINE FRAENKEL

Veterinarian

Christine gained a Bachelor of Veterinary Science (Hons.) from the University of Queensland before coming to Warwick.

Christine is an advocate of preventative health care in pets and enjoys the challenge of working up difficult cases to a successful outcome. She always endeavours to build strong rapport with clients to address their concerns and strives to improve the health and welfare of their animals.

The owner of two cats, Nina and Pete, Christine enjoys art, travelling and being part of a large veterinary team.

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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 has completed her Cert IV Vet Nursing and is currently completing a Diploma in Practice Management.

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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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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. Leading her Droughtmaster cattle on the show circuit and understanding more about cattle reproduction and breeding is an interest of Hannah's. 

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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 

Millie is currently enrolled in Cert. IV in vet nursing at Crampton Consulting Group (CCG). She 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.Healthy animals are happy animals

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