Dr Michael Woodcock
Director & Veterinarian
Who is Michael when he is not being a Vet?
An Iron Man! Michael competes in Iron Man Triathlons both here and abroad. Ask him what he did on the weekend and he’ll probably tell you casually that he rode 160km on his bike then ran 14km. He’s up at 4.30am training before work too! Michael also loves a good Mocha in the morning.
Michael graduated from the University of Queensland in 1993 with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science.
Michael is an advanced surgeon, able to perform orthopaedic procedures and advanced soft tissue surgeries. He also has loads of experience with Birds & Exotics (snakes, lizards etc) and is a large animal vet. Michael is the ultimate all-round super vet! He has also visited one of the Royal Canin factories overseas and was very impressed with the quality and controls! Michael believes that good nutrition plays a big part in keeping our pets healthy.
Dr Stacey Gelis
Who is Stacey when he is not being a Vet?
When he is not at work Stacey loves spending time outdoors, often enjoying a bushwalk and some bird watching. Stacey also enjoys travelling and enjoying good food!
Stacey graduated from the University of Melbourne in 1991 with a degree in Veterinary Science. He then went on to obtain his membership of the Australian College of Veterinary Scientists in Avian Medicine in 1995.
Stacey has a special interest in Avian Medicine as well as Conservation Medicine. He is also very passionate about improving the general standards of veterinary treatment and travels internationally to lecture at conferences and workshops. Stacey has also written several veterinary scientific papers and contributed chapters to several avian textbooks! He's a bird expert!
Dr Marta Dymitry
Who is Marta when she is not being a vet?
Outside of work, Marta loves spending time out in nature. She enjoys surfing, hitting or just laying on the beach. Marta recently moved from Perth so she is enjoying exploring the beautiful Sunshine Coast.
Marta completed the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine at Murdoch University in 2018.
Marta thoroughly enjoys surgery and is looking forward to building her surgical skills in the years to come. Marta also has a keen interest for nutrition and wildlife.
Who is Simone when she is not being a Veterinary Nurse?
Simone moved to the Sunshine Coast with her husband over 6 years ago. Since then she has adopted a rescue Chocolate Labrador who makes the “Marley and Me” Labrador look like a guide dog!
Simone brings with her 23 years of experience as a Veterinary Nurse! This includes 3 years working in training hospitals in the UK as well as working as an emergency nurse here in Australia. Simone has also played key roles in several large veterinary hospitals both on the Sunshine and Gold Coasts. We're very lucky to have such an experienced nurse on our team!
Simone has been volunteering for 'Sunshine Coast Turtle Care' for the last four years and finds it incredibly rewarding. She is also very active in the veterinary industry and is an Administrator on an international veterinary nurses Facebook page. This page is dedicated to increasing awareness and providing support for mental health in the veterinary nursing industry. Simone is passionate about geriatric patients and educating owners about their special needs. She is also secretly a crazy cat lady!
Who is Carissa when she is not being a Veterinary Nurse?
Carissa is a mum to two beautiful daughters, two dogs (Bella & MR) and a very cheeky cockatoo named Sydney. She loves being outdoors, renovating and landscaping, dancing, listening to music and spending time at the beach with her family and fur babies.
Carissa followed her love and passion of animals and graduated with a Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing in 2015. She made the career change after being a Chef for 9 years!
Carissa enjoys all aspects of nursing but has a keen interest in surgical nursing, caring for hospitalised patients, animal welfare, exotics and wildlife.
Who is Zoe when she is not being a Veterinary Nurse?
When she's not vet nursing Zoe is very busy on her 125 acre cattle farm where she breeds Draught Master Cattle. She has 45 beautiful heifer breeders and one very friendly and busy bull called Willie Nelson. She loves nothing more than caring for and working with her cattle with her partner Jason, her two stock horses Olive and Peyote, her Cattle Dog Duke and her Kelpie Rhonda.
Zoe also loves working in her vege garden where she grows an abundance of vegetables and herbs. Her two cats Barry and Albi like to hang out with her in the garden where they keep a watchful eye on her 8 free range chickens.
Zoe loves the outdoors and runs 5kms with Rhonda every morning who being an energetic Kelpie is a good training partner!!
Zoey has Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing and has now been nursing for over 7 years.
Zoe has a passion for surgical nursing and ensures her patients have gold standard care from the time of admission into hospital until the time they go home to their families. She loves sitting with patients in recovery and giving cuddles and making sure they wake up with love. Zoe has worked in practice manager roles however is happiest when she is being hands on with her patients.