Meet our team

Dr Liam Flanager - 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 Annika Oksa - Veterinarian

  • Vet Murrumba Downs - Veterinarian - Dr Annika Oksa
    BVSc (Hons)
  • MANZCVS (Pathology)
  • PhD Candidate

Dr Annika knew she wanted to be a veterinarian since she was 3-years old and constantly drawing pictures of horses. Since her graduation from Murdoch University in Perth in 2005 Dr Annika has completed an internship at Brisbane Veterinary Specialist Centre, and a residency in Veterinary Pathology at Murdoch University. Dr Annika has also completed further training in ultrasound and medical oncology. Her other veterinary passion is canine reproduction, and she has been breeding and showing her own Pharaoh Hounds and Portuguese Podengos very successfully in Australia and overseas.

Currently Dr Annika is completing a PhD through the University of Queensland researching canine cancer vaccines, and sees patients on a part-time basis at Murrumba Downs.

When not busy with research and work, Dr Annika enjoys spending time with her two children and her dogs. She also manages to squeeze in time to teach group fitness classes in Dayboro!

Tanika Maynard - Head Veterinary Nurse

Vet Murrumba Downs - Head Veterinary Nurse - Tanika Maynard

Tanika started at VetMD in 2015 and has been with the team since. She is a highly skilled and compassionate nurse with a love for Neonatal, Internal Medicine, Canine Reproduction and Emergency Medicine. Tanika is very loved by our patients and clients and we will often be asked "Is Tanika working today?"

Tanika's weaknesses are German Shepherds and rescue/surrender cases. She is often the first one to put up her hand to take on surrendered animals and has raised a litter of puppies, a litter of kittens and taken on four rescued cats as her own.

Outside of work Tanika loves spending her time with her two German Shepherd Duke (pictured) and Safia and her cranky-faced cat Nova (pictured). She is also currently studying Bachelor of Nursing Science. How she juggles it all we will never know!

 

Emma Walker - Veterinary Nurse

  • Vet Murrumba Downs - Veterinary Nurse - Emma Walker
    Special Interests: Surgery

Profile coming soon!

Rebecca Grieve - Trainee Veterinary Nurse

Vet Murrumba Downs - Veterinary Nurse - Becky Grieve

Becky is currently working towards becoming a veterinary nurse and has been pursuing this career since a young age. She started with us completing work experience and since then become a more permanent member of our clinic. Outside of work Becky can be found looking after her Golden Retriever Ned and seeking out the best brunch spots.

 

Jackie Pressland - Veterinary Assistant

Vet Murrumba Downs - Veterinary Assistant - Jackie Pressland

Profile coming soon!

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