Dr Jason Wendt BVScPartner
Jason attended Ipswich Boys Grammar, graduated with first class honours from the University of Queensland in 1996 and has worked in the local area ever since. He has a wealth of knowledge and experience in all areas of veterinary medicine with both domestic and farm animals. He is particularly interested in small animal internal medicine and critical care and regularly attends further-education courses on the subjects. When not at work he enjoys taking his three young sons to the beach or working with his cows.
Dr Scott Campbell BVSc (Hons) M.A.C.V.Sc, D.A.C.V.NPartner
Scott graduated from University of Queensland in 1994 and originally worked at Booval for 2 years from 1999. He then worked in the UK and US where he gained his Membership in Small Animal Medicine and became a Diplomate of the American College in Small Animal Nutrition. In 2007 he returned home and rejoined the team where many clients still remembered his friendly, approachable manner and his absolute dedication to pet care. Dr. Scott is an avid traveller and motorbike rider and at home is kept busy with his twin girls and son, plus Cassidy the cat who has a malformed front leg.
Teejay HaniPractice Manager – Ipswich Vet Group
Teejay comes from a background in business management with over 15 years of experience managing teams in retail, hospitality and travel. Teejay brings a passion for people and animals to our clinics and a focus on customer service and patient care. On any given day Teejay will make his way between our clinics, there to help our staff, you and your pets. Always wearing a smile don’t be shy to strike up a conversation about dogs and cats as he has 2 fur kids of his own, a ragdoll named Skye and a burmese named Misty.
Dr Hannah Van Wunnik BVSc (Hons)Head Veterinarian
Hannah joined the Ipswich Vet Group team in 2014 and is our Head Veterinarian. Hannah has proved herself to be a highly skilled and adaptive Veterinarian and thoroughly enjoys the diagnostic and surgical nature of her work. Growing up in Pittsworth, she was surrounded by animals and has a range of experience with both small and mixed sized animals. She is at her best under pressure and thrives in emergency situations where your pets need her poise and precision most of all. With a witty sense of humor and a love of animals she will engage in conversation about your fur kids while thoroughly diagnosing any issues. Hannah has two dogs, Burt and Don ,and hopes to add to that shorty. You can make an appointment to see Hannah at our Booval Vet Hospital or our Karalee Village Vet Clinic.
SamanthaNurse Operations Manager – Ipswich Vet Group
Sam is our Nurse Operations Manager at Ipswich Vet Group. Sam joined the clinic in 2008 while completing her senior year at Ipswich Girls Grammar and has worked here ever since. Sam originally trained at Booval Vet Hospital, before being promoted to Head Nurse at our Pine Mountain Clinic, and has recently moved back to Booval Vet Hospital as our Senior Head Nurse. Sam is a bright and cheerful nurse who enjoys all aspects of her job but gets a special satisfaction out of surgical nursing. Sam has three dogs, Hudson, Henry and Hank and 1 cat, Felix.
JodiInventory & Accounts Coordinator
Jodi has been with Ipswich Vet Group for over a decade. During that time she has touched the lives of many pets and their owners. With a passion for both pets and people Jodi transitioned from Vet Nurse to the groups Inventory & Accounts Coordinator over the last 3 years. In her position she uses her vast wealth of knowledge from her time in the industry to ensure we have all the necessary medications and equipment to provide our patients with a gold standard of care. She is a fundamental part of our team and brings care and commitment to her role and our patients every day. She rescued a kitten named Mila who she raised from a very young age, who now takes up all her time when she isn’t at one of the clinics!
LouiseNurse Supervisor / Marketing and Media
Louise joined the team in 2017 as a change of pace from her previous roles in both emergency and shelter medicine. After studying Bachelor of Wildlife Science, she decided her passion was with domestic animals so studied to become a veterinary nurse. In her spare time, she fosters for the RSPCA, raising orphaned neonate kittens and puppies, and caring for animals with special medical requirements. Her transition to marketing and media excited her and is keen to learn a different aspect of the veterinary industry. She is mum to her 3 1/2 legged Maltese Nemo, and a Cream Ginger Tabby, Milo, both foster animals she just couldn’t give back.
CourtneyHead Nurse – Ipswich Vet Group
Courtney joined our team at the end of 2014 and has successfully proven herself as Head Nurse working at both Booval Vet Hospital and Pine Mountain Vet Clinic. Courtney has a Bachelor of Applied Science, Majoring in Equine. She loves animals and she has the zoo to prove it at home! Courtney has two dogs, Diesel and Bundy, a cat Frankie, 2 birds, Captain Risky and Second Mate and last but not least three horses.
AndreaAccounts and Payroll Head Nurse
Andrea joined the clinic in 2006 after graduating from Ipswich Girls Grammar. She brings a passion for animals and a sunny disposition to the clinic and is a favourite of many patients and their owners. As a qualified Veterinary Nurse Andrea particularly enjoys the clinical challenge of nursing intensive care patients and assisting the vets with emergency cases. At home she has two cats called Monty and Maggie, a herd of alpacas and a very naughty goat called Blinky Bill. In 2014 Andrea was promoted to Nurse Manager of the Ipswich Vet Group. Since then she has welcomed her gorgeous son into the world and has stepped back from her nursing role and not manages the accounting of all three clinics.
Dr Alanna Harth BVSc (Hons)Senior Veterinarian
Dr Alanna grew up in Tooowoomba, and developed her love of animals at an early age when visiting her grandparents dairy farm. Alanna graduated from the University of Queensland in 2012, with honours in Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine and started her career as a Veterinarian in Oakey where she gained valuable experience working with both large and small animals. Alanna’s main veterinary interest is in dermatology, but loves the team environment, and of course, cuddling puppies. In her spare time, Alanna is part of a hiking group, enjoys gardening and training her dog, Eddie, in dog obedience. It is obvious from the moment you meet Alanna that she was meant to be a veterinarian and her love for both animals and people shine through in her actions. You can make an appointment to see Alanna at our Booval Vet Hospital or our Karalee Village Vet Clinic.
Dr Amy Menendez BVSc (Hons)Veterinarian
Dr Amy is a favourite amongst clients, and joined the team in 2015. She has a gentle demeanour and makes you and your pets feel right at home. You can take comfort in knowing she takes great care with all of her patients. Out of work, Amy is a a keen soccer player and has a 9 year old Shetland Sheepdog, Dash.
Dr. Ellana Sue “Elsa” Winter BVSc (Hons)Veterinarian
Dr. Ellana Sue ‘Elsa’ Winter, joined the team in 2015. She graduated from the University of Queensland in Bachelor of Veterinary Science, with special interests in Avian and Exotic medicine, and chronic and palliative care. Her love of the weird and wonderful comes as no surprise, as previously working in zoos to bridal shops to corn fields. Her favourite animals are anything with feathers and everything without, though ‘grumpy old dogs’ run a close third. She currently resides in the Ipswich area with a small but badly mannered flock of lorikeets and the dopiest hound ever to grace this earth, whom she adores.
Dr. Jordan Zec BVScVeterinarian
Dr. Jordan Zec is our newest edition to the team will be working between all three clinics. Jordan graduated from Murdoch University in Perth and decided to make the move to Queensland at the End of 2015. She started her career as a vet in mixed practice seeing all types of animals. Jordan joined the Ipswich Vet Group team at the end of 2017 and has enjoyed meeting all the clients and their furry family members. In her spare time, Jordan volunteers fostering RAAF puppies and Greyhounds ,enjoys horse riding and growing vegetables in her garden.
Dr. Adrian Young BVSc (Hons)Veterinarian
Dr. Adrian is our youngest veterinarian, graduating from University of Queensland in 2016, with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science with Honours. Growing up on the Gold Coast, he now lives in Brisbane, spending his spare time obsessing over all things cars. Adrian has a keen interest in Formula 1 and v8 supercars, as well as photography, recently developing a special interest in drone photography. Adrian has a love of both animals and science, so Veterinary Medicine was an obvious career choice. He is quickly building a reputation as being extremely gentle, caring and compassionate.
JacquiSenior Vet Nurse
Jacqui has worked with Ipswich Vet Group for many years now and is one of our senior nurses. Jacqui is one of our nurses and also does several days a week grooming. During her time in the industry she has completed numerous K9 Obedience courses as well as a grooming course. She has many of her own pets and enjoys spending time training her own dogs, Rogue, Monster and Fury. Jacqui also has two cats, Angel and Cjay.
EmilySenior Vet Nurse
Emily is one of our most trusted hospital nurses and prides herself on exceptional patient care, outstanding compassion and high attention to detail. She joined the Ipswich Vet Group team in 2016, and has loved every minute. She believes in gold standard care, and truly goes above and beyond for every patient!
Emily grew up in Ipswich and still lives in the area, with her two finches Gin and Tonic and the love of her life, Willow a 3 year old Pomeranian. Emily has recently added another Pomeranian to her family, Wally.
AvrilQualified Vet Nurse
Avril is another friendly face that you will see at all three of our clinics. Avril joined the team in 2015 after changing careers from human nursing, as she had always been drawn to animals so basing her career around them was a natural decision. Avril enjoys all aspects of her nursing role, and finds caring for your pets whilst in hospital the most rewarding.
Her own fur babies Petal and Ivy (Italian Greyhounds), Pablo a Chihuhuha, and Brandy a Staffy keep her very busy when she is at home.
BrittanyQualified Vet Nurse
Brittany joined our team in 2017, after graduating from the University of Queensland with both a Bachelor of Veterinary Technology and Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing. Growing up locally, Brittany had a passion for animals and always wanted to work with them as a career, and found the veterinary environment interesting and engaging. Her favourite part of being a veterinary nurse is being able to create a positive experience to the patients minimising their stress, building trust and having them look forward to their next visit. Brittany loves all animals, though is particularly fond of dogs (specifically border collies), elephants, cats, turtles and goats. Her fur family consist of her border collie Theo (who is always eating things he shouldn’t) her cat, Tiger and Belle the Eastern longneck turtle. Brittany’s friendly face can be found at all three of our clinics, Booval Vet Hospital, Karalee Village Vet Clinic and Pine Mountain Vet Clinic.
Hannah became part of the Ipswich Vet Group after completing her practical placement at Booval Vet Hospital. The team couldn’t let her go as her dedication and passion within the Veterinary industry was something that was truly admirable. Hannah’s calm and quiet nature makes all the animals feel at ease and she treats them all as if they were her own. Hannah has three cats, Mickey, Mouse and Dobby who all have very big personalities. Hannah has recently taken on a grooming roll and has been training alongside Jacqui for several months now.
Candice joined our team in 2017 as she continues to study her certificate in veterinary nursing. Candice has loved animals ever since she could talk and knew she wanted to be involved in the veterinary field and strongly believes in being the voice for the animals that can’t. Candice enjoys being part of the patient care aspect of nursing and takes special interest in cases out of the ordinary that require intense monitoring and medical treatment. Candice aspires to learn and improve as much as she can to become the best nurse possible. In Candices spare time she enjoys being active (as was previously a personal trainer) and particularly likes boxing, weight lifting and hiking which helps her both physically and mentally with work. Her two special girls in her life are ginger domestic short hairs, Tiger and Lily who are sisters, but love all animals, especially cats.
RhiannonQualified Vet Nurse
Rhiannon grew up on the Gold Coast then moved to Murwillumbah where she began her veterinary nurse training at just 15 years of age. Since she can remember she would take any opportunity to work with animals whether it be in a pet shop or volunteering at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, believing her passion for animals came from her mother, who was always caring for sick and injured animals throughout her childhood. Rhiannon’s favourite part of being a veterinary nurse is the unusual cases, in particular exotics. She aspires to keep learning as much as possible, about disease, nutrition, wildlife and biology, and one day pursue her dream to work with rehabilitation of endangered species. Her favourite animal is the orangutan, and is captured by their beauty and dreams of meeting one. Since she cannot have a pet orangutan, she makes do with her pet snake, Patrick, and plans to shortly expand her family with chickens and pet rats.
Kat recently joined Ipswich Vet group and has her certificate III in animal studies and is currently studying towards her certificate in veterinary nursing, with plans to eventually study Veterinary Science. Kat grew up in Bundaberg and previously was a tattoo artist due to her love of art and photo drawing. After 10 years of art work she decided to focus her caring nature on something more meaningful and receive more job satisfaction- so knew vet nursing was the right path. Kat is huge animal lover and has a zoo at home, caring for, 1 dachshund, a dachshund x pug, a golden retriever x German shepherd, a guinea pig, and last but not least, a peach face love bird. Kat feels her life would be empty without her pets and her favourite thing to do is take her three dogs to the beach. Kat’s goals are to continue leaning as much as she can, and is very optimistic and believes that if you have a great attitude, nothing can stop you! Kat loves nursing, and especially loves being able to take care of and support animals whether they are sick or just in for a routine procedure. Their general well-being is important to her and always tries her best to make sure every patient is comfortable and get lots of cuddles!
Elisha joined Ipswich Vet Group in mid 2018, while she completes her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing. Elisha began Nursing in Western Australia in a rural Vet clinic where she started and developed her love for caring for orphaned macropod Joeys. Since moving back to Queensland Elisha has continued her study and works both with us at the Booval Vet Hospital and at RSPCA in the Vet Hospital. In her spare time, Elisha cares for many animals both her own and fosters with RSPCA, raising neonate puppies and other sick animals needing that extra nursing attention.
Elisha’s own pets take up a lot of her time, a very energetic Kelpie, Dixee, a Dachshund Holliee and a three legged cat Mouse. Both Dixee and Holliee love going to the beach and paddle boarding on the weekend!