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 - Veterinarian

  • BVS

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!

Angela - Practice Manager

Profile coming soon...

 

Emma - Veterinary Nurse

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

Profile coming soon!

Becky - Veterinary Nurse

Vet Murrumba Downs - Veterinary Nurse - Becky Grieve

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.

 

Cassio - Veterinary Nurse

Vet Murrumba Downs - Veterinary Nurse - Cassio Cardoso

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.

Jackie Pressland - Veterinary Assistant

Vet Murrumba Downs - Veterinary Assistant - Jackie Pressland

Nurse Jackie first started at VetMD in 2016 as a trainee nurse and has been with the team ever since.
She decided to pursue a career in veterinary nursing to help animals who don’t have a voice of their own.
Even before veterinary nursing Jackie had a strong desire to help those in need, working as a teacher's aide for children with special needs and assisted with nursing in aged care facilities.

Jackie is one of our main surgical nurses and is often found in the treatment room treating hospital patients and preparing patients for surgical procedures. When not in the treatment room, you can find Jackie teaching our Puppy Preschool classes, wrangling our cranky cat/dog patients or being our resident guinea pig feeder.

Outside of work Jackie loves spending her time with family and her 2 dogs, 2 cats, 2 horses & 25 birds (including Chickens, Indian Ringnecks, Lorrikeets & an Alexandrian).

Ashli - Administrator

Ashli first started working in the veterinary industry in 2012 at VetMD's sister clinic before joining the VetMD team when our doors first opened. She has a strong bond with our patients and clients and believes in providing nothing but the highest quality care and support for them.

Ashli loves all animals great and small but has a soft spot for dogs and guinea pigs. She especially loves Cavalier King Charles Spaniels as she has one of her own named Hazel.

Next time you pop into the clinic remember to say hi to Ashli as she would love to give your pet a well deserved cuddle and treat.

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