We prides ourselves with having a passion for your pet’s health.
Flinders View Veterinary Surgery prides ourselves with having a passion for your pet’s health. Our team has experiences and interests in all areas of medicine, surgery, dermatology, oncology, dentistry, behaviour, rehabilitation and just as importantly, preventative health care.
Mari-Leen moved to the Ipswich area after spending several years living and working in the Northern Territory. Originally from South Africa, she has a passion for animals and completed a Bachelor of Science in Zoology before moving to Australia and completing a Masters degree in Applied Science, ultimately graduating with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science in 2010.
If she is not at work, Dr ‘Maz’ is probably running around after her two energetic and rambunctious toddlers at home with husband Mat. She's also kept on her toes by Max, her Golden Retriever, and newest addition Hugo, her gorgeous Bernese Mountain pup.
Wanting to be a vet from the age of 4, Rach grew up caring for several different animals including her beautiful golden retriever, Bonnie. She applied for a nursing position at a local veterinary practice at the young age of 14, where she worked as a nurse for 8 years. She recently graduated from Veterinary School in December, before joining our team in January 2018.
Rach has a passion for small animals of any kind, although she doesn't mind the odd cow cuddle here and there! She would love to pursue further study in orthopaedic surgery one day and looks forward to getting to know all the lovely clients of Flinders View.
Kiara completed her studies as a veterinary nurse back in 2015 here with the team at Flinders View Vets. She worked here for a few years before continuing her journey gaining some experience at other veterinary clinics. Kiara returned to the clinic she calls ‘home’ in July 2020 in her new role as Practice Manager.
In her home time, Kiara is kept busy with her three rescue dogs, Rambo (Golden Retriever cross), Bindi (Staffy x) and Pepper (Kelpie x) competing in agility and going hiking and camping as often as possible! As well as her three rescue dogs, Kiara has three rescue cats, Tigger, Peaches and Zazu and two cockatiels, Gidget and Gizmo.
Kiara is excited to be back as part of the team and getting to see the familiar faces of her previous clients and patients as well as getting to meet all the new ones that have joined the FVVS family!
Tamsyn graced us with her smile after relocating to Ipswich from inner city CBD living in Brisbane since a child. She’s loving the space, especially being able to see the night sky!
Tam began studying her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing and the stars aligned for her to work with us at FVVS. She especially loves getting to know all of our wonderful clients and their beautiful furbabies.
When she’s not working or studying, Tam is a slave to her three cats, two guinea pigs, and wonder-pup 'Lee Lou' who she rescued earlier in the year. She has loved teaching Lee Lou to tag along while she and her partner Mark indulge in their passion for rock climbing, camping and stargazing.
Monique has been a massive animal lover her whole life and has always known that she wanted to work in the vet industry. Mon was inspired to become a vet nurse when she got her gorgeous pug Lacey, to learn how to best take care of her and to meet many more amazing animals.
Mon completed her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing while working with small and large animals at a vet clinic in the Redlands. After 3 years of working at Redlands Vet Clinic, Mon was keen for a change of scenery and discovered the job opportunity here at Flinders View Vet Surgery which fit perfectly!
Outside of nursing Mon loves travelling the world and exploring all of the beautiful nature Australia has to offer. On her weekends Mon will often be outside camping, checking out waterfalls and beaches or walking her dogs while watching the sun set.