Atherton Vet

Tableland Veterinary Service

Meet our Expert Team of Veterinarians at our clinic in Atherton

We are Tableland Veterinary Service, offering equine, bovine, and small animal care in and around Atherton.

You have enough on your plate. Let us take care of the things that matter to you – including the health of your animals and pets.

Contact us today to get a head start in your animals’ optimal wellbeing. We are located in Atherton, QLD.

Phone Number

Phone: (07) 4095 7400
Fax: (07) 4091 2740


1 Tolga Road
Atherton, QLD 4883

Opening Hours:

Mon – Fri: 8am – 5pm
Sat: 8:30am – 11am

At our Atherton clinic, our focus is to provide a friendly and complete companion animal veterinary service. We focus on your needs and the needs of your pet.

Our friendly reception staff will welcome you and your pet as family, and give the right advice, whether it is to make an appointment with a veterinarian or veterinary nurse, purchase medication or to simply to get advice about your pet’s health.

Services include vaccination, dental care, tick and worm control, health and weight management, sick animal diagnostics, treatment and care, de-sexing, complex orthopedic and soft tissue surgery,

We collaborate with and support Paris Dog Grooming, in the building beside the clinic.

Explore Atherton

Call us today to book an appointment!

“Great team. With all the latest gear. They have other vets from other clinics send them the specialist cases due to their highly capable people.”

Jarius Angel

Atherton, Google Review

My dog Missy and Pepsi the cat have been going here for sometime great staff very friendly as they are willing to help you with all your pet needs đź’—

Patricia Delmage

Atherton, Google Review

Tableland Vets have looked after my pets for 25 years and they have always provided great service and advice whenever I have needed them.

Jackie Scott

Atherton, Google Review

Meet our Atherton team

Dr Kay Eccleshare

Veterinarian (Surgeon)


Kay graduated from the University of Queensland in 1986. She worked as a mixed practitioner for many years but her early passion for surgery has now become her main focus.  She has over 30 years of experience and extra training in orthopaedic and soft tissue surgery. She has spent much of the last 8 years lecturing and teaching surgical skills at James Cook University in Townsville. Kay works part time for TVS, performing more complex surgery for TVS as well as for other referring veterinary practices. She enjoys mentoring younger veterinarians, nurses and visiting students. In her non-work time she enjoys living off the grid on a property with her husband, 3 cats and cattle and enjoys mountain biking and staying fit enough to try and out run Frank and Tamara in triathlons and mountain bike races.

Dr Yolanda Angel


Yolanda Graduated from Murdoch University in 2006 and started at Tableland Veterinary Service in early 2007. She has special interests in ultrasound and small animal surgery and has worked extensively with Kay Eccleshare and Justine Campbell in Atherton. She works part time so that she can look after her three small children, her husband, two horses, chooks, cats and dogs!

Dr Graham Brown



Graham graduated from Sydney University in 2005. He practiced as a small animal and exotic animal vet in Townsville and Darwin before becoming the sole vet for 150 monkeys at a primate sanctuary in Nigeria in 2010. On his return to Australia in 2012, he moved to an off-grid home in the rainforest in Millaa Millaa with his family and his English Mastiff, Juno. Graham initially worked as a small animal vet in Cairns and Mackay before joining TVS in 2014.

Grahams family has since expanded to include a son and a daughter, a Saint Bernard, parrots, pigs, goats, chickens, ducks, geese and guinea fowl!

Graham is currently pursuing further studies in emergency medicine and critical care while maintaining a keen focus on small animal surgery. He is our go to veterinarian for wildlife.

Dr Wade Smorfitt


Wade comes from, and is happy to return to North Queensland, growing up in Cairns and Townsville, going to school in Cairns. He took a gap year following grade twelve, then studied Veterinary Science at
James Cook University, graduating in 2013. He then lived in Britain for two years, working in mixed
veterinary practices in England and travelling in Europe. Wade is passionate about maintaining high
standards of veterinary care and client communication. He enjoys the outdoors, hiking, camping and

Sophie Carter

Veterinary Nurse

Sofie grew up on a farm in Proston, in Queensland’s South Burnet, went to school in Dalby. Sofie then started work as a Veterinary Nurse in a veterinary practice in Kingaroy. She started work with TVS in 2017, in the Atherton Clinic, where she loves the interaction with the clients, staff and the animals. Her passions include working as a Veterinary Nurse, cattle, having time with Ruby, her faithful poodle, as well as the outdoors and swimming.

Sheryl Pacchiardi


Sheryl is a Malanda girl born & bred, and now lives in Tolga with family. She joined TVS in 2015, and enjoys the interaction with the clients and staff at TVS the most about her job & the rapport she has built with our regular clients. In her spare time, she enjoys relaxing, genealogy, reading & playing pool but never seems to find the time anymore. She also dreams about visiting Scotland again.

Meg Turner

Practice Manager, Veterinary Nurse


Meg grew up on the Sunshine Coast Queensland and attended Siena Catholic College. She then worked on a warm-blood horse stud, before working as a veterinary nurse at the Noosa District Animal Hospital, where she worked for 12 years, and was instrumental in opening the Maroochydore Veterinary Hospital. Meg moved to the Tablelands in January 2017 and manages the Atherton Small Animal Hospital, as well as oversees the social media aspect of marketing. Meg loves working with all animals, and is passionate about horse riding and her golden retriever Oliver Brown.

Lana Ruediger

Veterinary Nurse, Receptionist


Lana grew up on a sheep and cattle property in the Barossa Valley, South Australia. When she left school, she worked on the family farm, before coming to the Atherton Tablelands in 2,000. She then worked in a plant nursery in Atherton and began working for TVS in 2004, as veterinary nurse and receptionist. Lana enjoys family time, motor bikes, hunting, fishing and camping, and her bubbly personality makes her popular with clients and keeps all the staff happy and laughing.

(07) 4095 7400

Mon – Fri: 8am – 5pm

Sat: 8:30am – 1pm


1 Tolga Road
QLD 4883

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