Palliative Care Veterinarian & Clinical Support
Dr Kelly is one of our most well travelled vets. Born in South Africa and having lived in 5 different countries before the age of 10, we’re incredibly lucky that Kelly and her family then decided to make the Sunshine Coast home.
Kelly spent her high school years on the Coast before moving to Melbourne for university. During her time there she was a tutor for undergraduate veterinary students at 2 university colleges and she graduated with Honors in 2016. Kelly spent her first year after graduation working in a small animal clinic in Melbourne where she became known for her gentle and compassionate nature.
After 7 years away from the Sunshine Coast however, Kelly decided it was finally time to move back home and we knew we had to have her on our team. Kelly has a gorgeous cat called Jasmine; who’s hobbies include being brushed by humans and enjoying the sea view from her bed
Special interests: Internal medicine, Dermatology
It always starts with one. Who was your special pet? It was never practical for us to have pets due to the constant travelling I did as a child, but when we eventually settled down in Australia, my family and I welcomed two adorable Jack Russell puppies into our hearts – Milo and Bella. The rambunctious duo provided us with companionship, endless cuddles, and an ever-listening ear. Both have sadly passed but will always remain in our hearts.
What else are you passionate about? I have a great love for running, as it is a fantastic way to take time for yourself and make the most of the beautiful Sunshine Coast weather. I also play the piano and have recently taken up road cycling.
What do you love about palliative medicine? I think it is a privilege to be able to make the final stages of an animal’s life as comfortable and pain free as possible.
Qualifications: Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (Hons),
Bachelor of ScienceI think it is a privilege to be able to make the
final stages of an animal’s life as comfortable and pain free as possible.