Our caring and compassionate veterinary care team!

Meet the Veterinarians & Team of Holland Park and Carina Veterinary Clinics in Holland Park & Carina! We’re pleased to provide exceptional vet care for your pets!

Please call us at 07-3397-4664 & 07-3398-8229 to speak to one of our caring veterinary staff members!

Our Team – Meet The Vets and/ or their Pets at The Holland Park and Carina Vet Clinics

Peter Kitchen - B.V.Sc

Senior Veterinarian & Director

Hi! I graduated at the U Of Qld in 1977 and then worked in a few practices in southern Qld. In 1980 I travelled to England and spent 18 months working in a busy small animal practice in Essex. I gained alot of experience working in this practice and it was extremely rewarding. I returned home in late 1981 and found a position at the Holland Park Vet Clinic where I have remained ever since. I currently spend time at both the Holland Park & Carina Vet Clinics and I always strive to provide personal and committed service to all the pets that come into my care.
The little guy I am nursing is one of our pair of 4-legged family members. He is a lively Jack Russell Terrier who is about 1 year old in this photo (born in 2011).

Clinic(s) - Holland Park & Carina Vet Clinics

Lisa Richards - B.V.Sc (Hons), MVS, MACVSc

Veterinarian

Lisa graduated from the University of Melbourne with a Masters in Veterinary Medicine and Surgery and is a Member of the Australian College of Veterinary Scientists in Canine Medicine.
She has been working at our practice since 2000. Her role in our practice as a senior veterinarian sees her special interests in the field of surgery and ultrasound. Lisa has gained considerable experience in various practices including small animal practice in England and University clinical practice and teaching. .
She is pictured with her cat Relish and is driven by a love of animals and a desire to give them happy lives and alleviate their suffering when present.

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Jenny Smith - B.V.Sc

Veterinarian

After working with Sue at Holland Park and Carina in 1981, I took time out to look after sheep, goats, chooks and children.
I returned to part-time work in the early 1990's and have been working full-time for several years.
My current pets are two cats: Felix and Pepsi, a cockatiel and three chooks.
My interests include travel, cycling, reading and gardening.
Felix is seen here relaxing on his beanbag.

Clinic(s) - Carina Vet Clinic

Jenny Miller - B.V.Sc

Veterinarian

Jenny has been working at our practice since 1992 , initially full time, and currently part-time.

Clinic(s) - Holland Park & Carina

Kathryn Elliott - B.V.Sc MPhil (Vet Sci)

Veterinarian

I graduated from the University of Melbourne in 1990 and worked initially in country Victoria and Melbourne. After seeing the light I moved up, with my husband, to hot and sunny Queensland in 1997. I enjoy working as a veterinarian and helping pet owners give their pets the best quality of life. Iam presently working part-time at both Holland Park and Carina Veterinary Clinics. In my spare time I am taking care of my daughter and finding time to pursue my study for a PhD in Canine Cancer Immunotherapeutics. After losing our much loved cat Casper last year , our family are presently looking to share our lives with another cat.

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Jacqui Johnston - B.Sc BVMS

Veterinarian

I graduated from Murdoch University in Perth in 1997 and have worked in small animal practice in Perth, Adelaide and Brisbane. I enjoy interacting with clients in general vet practice and love meeting people's pets. I have been working at Holland Park Vet Clinic on a part time basis since 2012. Outside of work I'm mum to Wendy and Andrew and my furkid is Doc the whippet. My other interests include walking, reading and volunteering on our kindy's parent committee.

Sue Fowkes - B.V.Sc; B.Ed; M.Ed; Cert IV Workplace Assess’ & Training; Cert III Sterilisation Technology

Veterinarian

I graduated from the University of Queensland in 1979. Upon graduation, I worked in Bundaberg and Port Pirie in South Australia with both large and small animals before returning to Brisbane where I have worked at Holland Park and Carina Veterinary Clinics ever since; initially full time and then part time as I also pursued a career in education, completing a Masters in Education and teaching veterinary nurses. My main interests are in medicine of dogs and cats, particularly dermatology. My outside interests include beach volleyball, cycling, travel and camping/caravaning and hopefully the “big lap” in the not too distant future. I share my home with 2 cats, Daisy and Horras McGorras, Penny, the aged Labrador and 2 chooks.

Meet The Nurses and / or their pets at The Holland Park and Carina Vet Clinics

Jill Cappellano

Jill Cappellano

Practice Manager

Certified Vet Nurse and Practice Manager. Jill is responsible for the day to day managing of our practice and both our clinics - alot of organisation is needed behind the scene. As well as these duties she is kept busy at Holland Park reception, serving customers and providing professional advice in regards to your pets.

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Daniela McIver

Daniela McIver

Veterinary Nurse

Experience - Daniela joined our team in 2000 as a trainee and now is one of our valued senior staff . She takes great pride in managing our IT and Practice technology. In her spare time she enjoys camping and 4-wheel driving with her family and photography. Pictured is one of her many pets, Milkshake.

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Meredith

Certified Veterinary Nurse

Hi! I am a Cert 4 Veterinary Nurse. I have worked at Holland Park twice in my career. After a period involving sharing a busy time raising my new family and vet nursing with a practice on Brisbane's north side I just had to return back to Holland Park - presently working here since 2007. My family is extended by a menangerie of pets including cats, birds and mice. I enjoy spending time camping, fishing
and 4-wheel driving.

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Louise

Louise

Veterinary Nurse

Hi, I’m a Cert IV Veterinary Nurse. I started at the Holland Park Clinic in early 2013 as a trainee. I now work in both the Holland Park and Carina clinics. In my spare time I enjoy live music, pub trivia and spending quality time with my four-legged best friend Punky {pictured).

Clinic(s) - Carina & Holland Park

Nicole

Veterinary Nurse

Hi, I started working at the Holland Park and Carina Veterinary Cinics in September 2012. I am currently studying to complete my Certificate 4 in Veterinary Nursing. When I am not at work or studying I enjoy camping, spending time with friends and my furry family. The latter currently consists of - 1 cute brown rat Xena, 2 cats Miss and Little Miss, 1 dog Ruby ( Cavalier King Charles Spaniel cross) as pictured with me and her best friend Doza (Bull arab Cross).

Clinic(s) - Carina & Holland Park

Carly

Carly

Veterinary Nurse

I completed my Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing in 2014 and joined the team in December 2014. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with family and frienheds, travelling to new locations and snowboarding when I can. Pictured are my two Bichon Frise pups, Snuffles and Saba and Gypsy, the cat.

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Erin Ellis

Veterinary Nurse

Hi all! I completed my Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing in 2015, and joined the team in October 2016, making me the newest member of the team. In my spare time, I’m either reading or writing, and spending time with my menagerie. Said menagerie being the human, feathered and furred kind.

This beautiful creature here is 1/13 birds and my personal companion “Pyro”.

Trish Allan

Veterinary Nurse & Certified Animal Trainer

Hi, I’ve been working with the team at Southside Vet Group, predominantly at the Carina Veterinary Clinic since 1996.

I am owned by a lot of critters – dogs, cats, chickens, parrots, rats and fish.

I hold a current Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing, and am also a Certified Member of the Delta Institute with a qualification in animal training, and have completed Fear Free Certification through an American Institute. When not working at the clinic, I work for TAFE Queensland 3 days per week – teaching across three Animal Science Qualifications.

I enjoy watching and studying animal behaviour, giving animals choice, and encouraging them to participate in their own veterinary care without the stress. I currently hold puppy preschool classes for the practice as well as having my own animal training business All Pets Education and Training and am always happy to help you with behaviour or training concerns you may be having.

After Hours – Nursing Care

In-patient Care “Out of Clinic” Hours
Presently we are in a transitional period regards this care and are in the process of seeking new “in house and on-site” carers.

This is a very important role of caring for and monitoring any hospitalised patients at our Holland Park Clinic. This requires his dedicated attendance to patients during the night and over week-ends and communicating updates on the patient’s status to duty veterinarians.

Clinic(s) – Holland Park