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 – 1pm

After-hours Support:

We offer after-hours vet care for small and large animals. Please call our practice phone number outside of business hours and select Emergency.

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.

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“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 Yvette Jarmen



Yvette, also known as Evie, is a local Tablelands girl. She graduated from James Cook University in Townsville in 2016. She has been a member of the team at Tableland Veterinary Service since graduation, working for the first two years at our Charters Towers clinic as a mixed practice veterinarian.

Between working in our Atherton and Edmonton clinics she has maintained a keen interest in small animal surgery and medicine, but it is not odd to find her out of the clinic attending horses.

Away from work Evie enjoys spending time with her fiancé, dogs, cat, bird, chooks and being outside in the garden. 

Jason Chuck

Practice Manager at Atherton, Human Resource Manager for TVS


Jason grew up on the Atherton Tablelands between Malanda and Yungaburra, before moving away for a number of years and finishing school in Townsville. After his family moved back to Yungaburra in 1998, Jason went into the family business, studying Commerce at James Cook University and also becoming a chef.

In 2005, Jason went to the UK to work where he fell in love with a vet student before returning to Australia with his now fiancé, Gemma and resettling on the Tablelands. Gemma worked at TVS for 4 years while Jason continued working as a chef and managing Eden House in Yungaburra.

In 2010, Jason and Gemma moved to SW Victoria, where Jason changed career track and became Practice Manager of a large dairy and mixed practice veterinary clinic in Warrnambool. Over the next 9 years, Jason undertook further studies, obtaining his MBA through Deakin University and finishing his Chartered Accounting studies while working in a number of senior management roles in large veterinary businesses.

Jason and Gemma, with their two daughters, Georgina and Emily, returned to the Tablelands in 2020 to be closer to family and friends while they raise their family. They have two naughty Jack Russells – Cricket and Socka – and a tortoise shell cat called Magoo.

Jason is our Practice Manager at Atherton and Human Resource Manager for TVS. He has a keen interest in creating a positive workplace and developing people, and in his spare time, loves trail running and cooking for friends.

Jodie Austin

Practice Manager

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.

Monika Wilkinson

Veterinary Nurse

Monika grew up in the Lockyer Valley,SE Qld on a small hobby farm. After finishing grade 12 she went to the University of Queensland campus at Gatton to complete an Associate Diploma in farm management specialising in Apiculture (bee keeping). This lead Monika to work as a bee keeper and Queen bee rearer for 6 years which saw her travel as far as Quilpie to care for hives there.

Marriage, 3 children and work commitments led to travels as far south as Griffith and Tasmania. However she finally settled in Yeppoon Qld where she worked in a plant nursery. However for the last 7 years Monika worked as a veterinary nurse and veterinary receptionist in Yeppoon where she had the responsibility of running the surgery and puppy pre-school classes while she completed her certificate IV in veterinary nursing.

Over the years Monika has had dogs, pet rats, guinea pigs, chickens, tropical fish, lizards and cared for various injured wildlife.

Becoming “empty nesters’ left to a life style choice of relocating to the beautiful Tablelands where she enjoys walking her dog, gardening, baking, bushwalking and looking after her bee hive.

Alison Tromph


Alison grew up in Melbourne & after leaving school, worked in the legal industry before moving with her husband & family to Cairns in 2001. Having owned a farm on the Atherton Tablelands since 2004, she & her husband decided to make a “tree change” a couple of years ago to their farm on Lake Tinaroo after their youngest daughter finished school.

A mother to 3 daughters(one of whom is a veterinarian), all now living in Victoria, Alison fills her time helping her husband on the farm breeding stud Shorthorn cattle. When time permits, she also enjoys water skiing, reading and interior design.

Alison started at TVS in 2018 and enjoys the varied role of a receptionist, interacting with clients and staff.

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(07) 4095 7400

Mon – Fri: 8am – 5pm

Sat: 8:30am – 1pm



1 Tolga Road
QLD 4883

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