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

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

Dr Matt Zeisloft

Dr Karen Burnett

Dr Rachel King

Clinical Director BVSc (Hons)

Clinical Director DVM (USA)

Senior Veterinarian IOR BVSc (Hons)

Senior Veterinarian  BVSc (Hons)

Dr Lincoln Chau

Dr Josh Gardner

Senior Veterinarian BVSc (Hons)

Senior Veterinarian BVSc (Hons)

Dr Sascha Pilz

Dr Melinda Khong

Dr Tim Wunsch

Dr Jun Loh

Veterinarian BVSc (Hons)

Veterinarian BVSc (Hons)

Veterinarian BVSc (Hons)

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

Sandra Miotto

Meegan Batkin

Stevie Clark

Nursing Manager Cert IV VN

Senior Nurse Cert IV VN

Senior Nurse  Cert IV VN

Senior Nurse Cert IV VN

Hayley Tate

Sam Bayly

Holly Fyfe

Leah Whitmore

Senior Nurse Cert IV VN

Senior Nurse VV

Senior Nurse Cert IV VN

Senior Nurse Cert IV VN

Samara Cannon

Rebecca Patterson

Faith Watson

Bec Apps

Senior Nurse Cert IV VN

Senior Nurse Cert IV VN

Senior Nurse Cert IV VN

Senior Nurse VV

Emma Fenton

Rhiannon Hancock

Senior Nurse Cert IV VN

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

Jasmine Gardner

Victoria Law

Kristy Gouw

Practice Manager BASc

Operations Manager BJus

Marketing & Customer Care Manager Cert IV VN

Reception VV

Leah Gaeta

Hayley Girvan

Reception BAppSc VT

Reception Cert IV VN

Support Team

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

Marguerite Farago

Storm Higgins

Professional Groomer

Puppy School Instructor