An Atherton Tablelands veterinary clinic started operation in Malanda in 1952, and was originally operated as a branch practice from Townsville (it was the only veterinary clinic north of Townsville for many years). Tableland Veterinary Service officially began operation in 1977. Bill Tranter and Ian Hosie began their current partnership in 1978 and have worked together as business partners for over 40 years. More recently, directors Frank Condon (2002), Tamara Olley-Dredge (2011), Mick Ruppin (2012), Ryan Cockrem (2012), Stephanie Williams (2017) and John Hosie (2017) have joined the partnership. Over 40 years the practice has grown to include six clinics in Weipa, Atherton, Ravenshoe, Charters Towers, Malanda and Gordonvale. Although the practice has grown and now includes up to 60 staff, spread over 2000 kms, we are still a close ‘family’ and enjoy the intimacy of a smaller clinic.
Since 1977 more than fifty veterinarians have worked in the practice supported over the years by many dedicated nurses, receptionists, office staff and technicians. Hundreds of veterinary students have also undertaken part of their veterinary training within the practice.In recent years, TVS has become intimately involved in the training of veterinary students from James Cook University. This has helped our veterinarians to develop their skills and knowledge and makes TVS a unique centre of excellence for clients and their animals.
Francis Paul (Frank) Condon
Frank was born in Ayr (North Queensland) and grew up on a sheep and cattle property at Windorah in Western Qld and later at Glen Innes on the New England Tableland in NSW. After graduating, he practiced initially in Glen Innes for two years where he developed a desire to work with horses. In 2001 he joined TVS and became a partner in 2002. Frank is an adjunct senior lecturer at James Cook University. He is a past President of Equine Veterinarians Australia, and has completed extra study in Equine Surgery. He is a thorough and determined veterinarian, happy to treat all species. He is experienced in all aspects of equine reproduction and dentistry and has a particular interest in equine lameness and surgery.
At Tableland Veterinary Service, we believe in always providing …
- A supportive, loyal and developing team of professionals
- A welcoming and caring approach to all patients, clients and businesses
- World standard and outcomes-focused services
- Openness, honesty and integrity
- Fairness in all interactions
- Company sustainability and good corporate citizenship
- A positive and enjoyable atmosphere for patients, clients and staff
- Environmental, community and client business sustainability