Once an open plan Network Video store, the VetMD clinic is now a fully-equipped and practically laid out veterinary haven. We built this clinic, and wrote our policies with very specific missions in mind - to provide a fresh approach to veterinary care. Here are a few of the ways we are demonstrating our mission:

Reception lounge. Separate dog and cat waiting areas, even down to their own entrances. Cat carriers can be placed on the special tables provided so cats are always off the ground and don't feel threatened. 

Consulting rooms. There are three in total - one dog consulting room, one exotics & pocket pets room and one dedicated cat consulting room. The cat consulting room has a 'Feliway' pheromone calming device, as well as a plush arm chair to make your cat feel like we're all just hanging out in your living room. The room for exotics and pocket pets is kept at a warmer temperature than the rest of the clinic, and remains free from the scents of dogs and cats. All rooms include a kids colouring station as well!

Grieving & Visiting room. When pets are in hospital we can set owners up in this special room so you can have private time with your pet, without compromising access to their support equipment such as fluid pumps and urinary catheters. This room is also utilised for grieving & euthanasia, away from public eyes.

Wards. There are separate insulated dog and cat wards so your pet never has to see (or hear!) the other species. Wards feature spacious beds and warm clean bedding to keep your pet snug as a bug during their hospital stay. Cat ward beds also include little cat igloos and litter trays filled with biodegradable and environmentally friendly recycled cat litter.

Plus many more features that we can't wait to tell you about!

Meet Our Team
Dr Liam Flanagan
Lead Veterinarian
  • BSc
  • BVSc(Hons)
  • MANZCVS(Avian Health)
  • MANZCVS(Medicine and Surgery of Unusual Pets)

Dr Liam graduated from the University of Queensland with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science with Honours in 2010. While completing his degree, Liam worked as a veterinary nurse and later, a veterinary assistant. He has had a love of birds and pocket pets. Since graduation Liam has fostered his love of birds and exotics in a number of well-regarded clinics.

In 2014 Liam undertook and completed exams to attain his Membership of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists in Avian Health. In 2017, Liam attained his Membership qualification in Medicine and Surgery of Unusual Pets.

Dr Rebecca Burridge
  • BBiotech (Hons)
  • BVSc (Hons)

Dr Rebecca graduated from the University of Queensland with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science with Honours in 2009. While completing her degree, Rebecca worked as a veterinary nurse. Rebecca then went on to do a rotating internship at Veterinary Specialist Services where she fostered her interest in ultrasound and surgery. Rebecca also has a keen interest in small animal behaviour, she undertook a year-long course from the University of Sydney, Centre for Veterinary Education. 

Rebecca has a love for dogs and cats, having rescued a few during her career. She has two dogs – Honey and Diesel and three cats – Mistoffelees, Jinx and Kappy at home.

Dr Louise Gerrard
  • MA VetMB

Dr Louise was born in the UK and graduated with a Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine from Cambridge University in 1999. After working in the UK for a couple of years, Louise lived in the Middle East for over 10 years where she spent a lot of time working with stray dogs and feral cats. Louise then moved to South Africa for 7 years before moving to Australia in 2019.

She has two cats (including an old grumpy cat from Oman) and three dogs who all traveled from South Africa with her. Louise plans to stay permanently in Australia and spends her free time exploring this great country.

Dr Daniel McBain
  • BVSc (Hons)

Dr Daniel graduated from the University of Queensland with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science with Honours in 2020. While completing his degree, Daniel received two Dean’s Commendations for Academic Excellence. Daniel has a keen interest in exotic species and wildlife and has dedicated himself to exotic handling and care programs through the University or Queensland, as well as through external groups such as Reptile Rehabilitation Inc.

He is keen to further his skills with exotic medicine, now working alongside our Lead Veterinarian Dr Liam Flanagan who has completed memberships in unusual pets and avian health.

Daniel has a passion for all animals great and small and has a staffy named Charlie and two cheeky budgies Louie and Daisy.

When Daniel isn’t here at VetMD wrangling reptiles, he may be found enjoying some down time camping and fishing.

Dr Brigette Steer
  • BVSc (Hons)

Dr Brigette graduated from the University of Queensland with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science with Honours in 2013. While completing her studies, Brigette worked for Hills Pet Nutrition. Before becoming a Vet, Brigette worked as a bank manager for 15 years.

Brigette has a love of all animals, especially dogs, cats and horses. Her menagerie at home includes a Quarter Horse named Duke, a Staffy named Maverick and four cats Pandora, Rogue, Matilda and Skittles.

When Brigette isn’t busy working she spends her downtime enjoying the great outdoors, including camping, fishing and horse riding.

Dr Dion Woodborne
Orthopaedic & Soft Tissue Surgeon
  • BVSc
  • MANZCVS (Surgery)

Being born and raised in South Africa, Dion had the kind of introduction into a career in the care of animals that Australian trained vets only get to dream about. As a school leaver, Dion studied Nature Conservation, and worked for 3 years for the Natal Parks Board as a ranger, working amongst the amazing wildlife of Africa on land and at sea. Dion’s exciting experiences include getting up close and personal with Great White Sharks and Seals off the South African Coast, whilst participating in the tagging and monitoring of these magnificent creatures.

Dion completed his Veterinary degree and went on to work in large and small animal practices in South Africa, the UK, and NZ before settling on the Sunshine Coast with his young family. Their home is a menagerie of creatures, with birds and dogs, and a blue tongue lizard, which Dion and his daughters reared after rescuing it from a roadside as an injured baby. Dion is an avid water sportsman; he has solo swum the English Channel and is now a keen kite boarder.

Dion is passionate about surgery, and in 2011, after rigorous written and oral examinations, he gained his Membership to the Australian College of Veterinary Surgeons, in Small Animal Surgery.

Practice Manager

Angie started here at VetMD as our Practice Manager back in early 2019. She has been a Veterinary Nurse for over 12 years and has a keen interest in medical nursing and client education. Angie has taught Puppy Preschool classes for over 7 years. She is passionate about teaching and the important role she plays educating clients and their new puppies.

Angie has two cats (including a naughty Burmese kitten named Lilah), a Jack Russel X named Roxy and a fishpond full of Goldfish including the FB famous Arnold who had a tumour removed by Dr Liam last year.

In her spare time Angie enjoys spending time with her family in the great outdoors going camping, boating and to the beach.

Vet Nurse

Becky started at VetMD as a work experience student before becoming a permanent member of the clinic. In 2019 she completed her studies and is now a qualified Veterinary Nurse.

Becky enjoys all aspects of the veterinary industry and is very eager to tackle any task given to her.

Her weaknesses are Golden Retreivers as she has one herself named Ned.

Vet Nurse

Cassio joined the VetMD team in 2019. Born and raised in Brazil, he grew up on a farm with many animals including sheep, ant eaters, armadillos and monkeys. Growing up surrounded by so many critters gave Cassio an interest in helping animals from a very young age, however unfortunately it was not possible for him to pursue the career in Brazil.

Cassio relocated to Auckland, New Zealand where he lived for 10 years and finally went on to studying veterinary nursing in 2016. In 2019 Cassio moved to Brisbane and joined the VetMD nursing team.

Cassio has a special interest in surgery and is very eager to learn more about exotics pets and Australian wildlife. During his spare time he can be found hanging out with his cat Loki, or exploring Australia's beautiful beaches and bush land.

Vet Nurse

Renae has been part of the VetMD team since 2019. She is a qualified Cert IV Veterinary Nurse with an interest in surgical nursing.

Renae is our resident crazy cat lady with multiple cats. She is particularly fond of the Persian breed. Renae also has a German Shepherd named Eli and a little Sausage Dog named Sid.

In her spare time Renae enjoys hanging out with friends and a good Zarraffas coffee.

Vet Nurse (Cert III)

Anj joined us in 2019 as a work experience student whilst completing her Certificate III in Veterinary Nursing Animal Studies. Anj continues to enthusiastically progress with her studies as an employed student Veterinary Nurse and member of our team.

After working as a Conveyancing Paralegal for 15 years, she decided to follow her dreams of working with and caring for animals and has not looked back.

Anj has a love for all animals but is particularly passionate about Guinea Pigs and Canines having cared for a number of “piggies” in England and mum to two Golden Retrievers, “Sam” and “Jasper”.

In her spare time, Anj enjoys spending time at the beach with her husband and Goldies, reading and exploring new and exciting trail walks.

Vet Nurse

Anna joined the VetMD team in late 2021 and is a qualified Cert IV Veterinary Nurse. Born in Sweden, Anna moved to Australia over a decade ago and completed her studies in Veterinary Nursing. Anna has a love of all animals and has enjoyed learning about the many exotic species we see here at VetMD.

At home, Anna has a big cat named Henry, aka Horrid Henry, and a tank full of fish. In her down time, Anna likes to spend time with her family and going to the beach.