Atherton

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.

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1 Tolga Road, Atherton, QLD 4883

Phone: 07 4095 7400
Fax: 07 4091 2740

Monday – Friday: 8.00am – 5.00pm
Saturday: 8.30am – 1pm

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Meet our staff

Dr Kay Eccleshare

Veterinarian (Surgeon)

Bio
Kay graduated from the University of Queensland in 1986. She is a great surgeon and has lectured at the James Cook University in small animal surgery. She is passionate about education and is a very popular trainer with all the veterinary students. She has also performed some excellent equine surgery. Kay is now working part time for TVS, performing complex surgery and training staff for TVS clients, as well as for other referring veterinary practices. She is a competitive athlete and currently competes in triathlons regularly.

Dr Yolanda Angel

Veterinarian

Bio
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

Veterinarian

Bio
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, 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.

Dr Wade Smorfitt

Veterinarian

Bio

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
gardening.

Jemima Wehrman

Veterinary Nurse

Bio
Jemima is from Charters Towers and started work for our branch there at in June of 2016. She has become a wonderful asset to the team and is completing her Certificate IV in veterinary nursing. Her interests lie in birds, dogs and cattle. When she’s not at work she enjoys fishing, camping and being outdoors. Jemima now is a valued member of our Atherton veterinary Nursing team, and organises our Puppy Preschool classes for clients.

Maddie Davis

Reception

Bio
Maddie, form a Navy family, grew up in Perth, Canberra, Vanuatu and Rockhampton, went to school in Gladstone, and University in Townsville, where she studied Chemical Engineering and Environmental Science. Maddie then lived and worked in Cairns, before starting to work for TVS, as Receptionist / Veterinary Nurse in our Gordonvale and Atherton Clinics in 2017. Maddie is passionate about horses and her border collie dog.

Sofie Carter

Veterinary Nurse

Bio
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

Head Reception

Bio
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

Bio

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

Bio

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.