MEET THE TEAM

Our people are passionate about pets!

We look forward to creating a long-lasting relationship with you and your pet family! 

The Bosslady

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Dr Jeannet Kessels

owner/director

Dr Jeannet Kessels graduated from UQ with First Class Honours in 1986 and enjoyed her 30 year veterinary career immensely.

Jeannet’s entrepreneurial mind has led to the creation of organisations such as ‘Groodles Australia’ (an incredible charity program which has raised over $475,000 to charity so far!), and ‘Veterinarian’s for Climate Action’ (a movement dedicated to helping the veterinary profession – and beyond – to advocate for climate action, particularly for the animals that are suffering as a result of catastrophic environmental shifts).

Jeannet’s passion for developing her staff was a predominant factor in the decision to retire from clinical work in 2017. She now has more time to focus on ‘big picture’ and long-term view strategies, and enjoys mentoring the Greater Springfield Veterinary team from behind the scenes; her forward-thinking and strong leadership has created a culture that promotes individual sustainability and professional satisfaction.

Veterinary Team

Our experienced team of veterinarians are well-equipped to manage your concerns. 

No issue is too big, too small, or too weird!

Dr Rae Newson

CLINICAL DIRECTOR

BVSc (Hons)

Dr Matt Zeisloft

CLINICAL DIRECTOR

DVM (USA)

Dr Karen Burnett

SENIOR VETERINARIAN

BVSc (Hons)

Dr Rachel King

SENIOR VETERINARIAN

BVSc (Hons)

Dr Lincoln Chau

SENIOR VETERINARIAN

BVSc (Hons)

Dr Josh Gardner

Senior veterinarian

BVSc (Hons)

Dr Sascha Pilz

veterinarian

BVSc (Hons)

Dr Melinda Khong

veterinarian

BVSc (Hons)

Dr Tim Wunsch

veterinarian

BVSc (Hons)

Dr Jun Loh

veterinarian

BVSc (Hons)

Veterinary Nurse Team

The percentage of qualified nurses working within Greater Springfield Veterinary is exceptionally high compared to most practices in Australia.

Our wonderful nurses have been hand-selected to ensure your pets receive the best possible care.

Danica Dreiberg

Nursing Manager

Cert IV VN

Sandra Miotto

SENIOR NURSE

Cert IV VN

Meegan Batkin

SENIOR NURSE

Cert IV VN

Stevie Clark

SENIOR NURSE

Cert IV VN

Hayley Tate

senior nurse

Cert IV VN

Sam Bayly

senior nurse

VV

Holly Fyfe

senior nurse

Cert IV VN

Leah Whitmore

senior nurse

Cert IV VN

Samara Cannon

senior nurse

Cert IV VN

Rebecca Patterson

senior nurse

Cert IV VN

Faith Watson

senior nurse

Cert IV VN

Bec Apps

senior nurse

VV

Emma Fenton

sENIOR NURSE

Cert IV VN

Rhiannon Hancock

JUNIOr nurse

VV

Administrative Team

Our administrative team are dedicated to running things behind the scenes, supporting our wonderful clients and providing organisational support to our veterinary, nursing teams.  

We couldn’t live without them!

Kelly McGovern

practice manager

BASc

Jasmine Gardner

operations manager

BJus

Victoria Law

marketing & customer care manager

Cert IV VN

Kristy Gouw

reception

VV

Leah Gaeta

reception

BAppSc VT

Hayley Girvan

reception

Cert IV VN

Support Team

Our fantastic support team members are dedicated to the physical and emotional wellbeing of your pets.

Marguerite Farago

professional groomer

Storm Higgins

puppy school instructor