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Kuranda Veterinary Surgery

Mareeba Veterinary Surgery

KMVS - Meet Our Team - Dr Andrew Easton

Dr Andrew Easton

BVSc MACVSc (Veterinary Dentistry) CMAVA – Veterinarian and Practice Owner

Andrew graduated from the University of Queensland in 1992. He has practiced as far a field as the UK as well as locuming around Australia before settling in Kuranda in 1995.

Since then Andrew has gained his membership to the Australian College of Veterinary Scientists in Dentistry (Small animal and Equine) in 2001 and has been involved in the examination of other veterinarians in the field of Equine Dentistry for the College. Andrew has also completed postgraduate training in avian medicine.

Andrew has been heavily involved with the Australian Veterinary Association on a local, state and national level and received a Distinguished Service award in 2007 from the Qld branch and was awarded a Fellowship of the Australian Veterinary Association in 2014.

Andrews’s main interests are anything dental from small animal general dentistry, endodontics (root canals etc) to orthodontics. Andrew is also a highly experienced in equine veterinary dentistry. Andrew is also interested in all aspects of equine medicine as well as anything exotic from birds to reptiles.

KMVS - Meet Our Team - Dr Adrienne Easton

Dr Adrienne Easton

BVSc IVAS (Certified) CMAVA – Veterinarian and Practice Owner

Adrienne grew up in Cairns before graduating from the University of Queensland in 1992.

After practicing in Adelaide for 2 years she moved back to North Queensalnd where she has been practicing mostly in small animal practice. In 2008 Adrienne began working at Kuranda Veterinary Surgery full time.

Adrienne’s interests are in Feline and Canine Medicine and she has a special interest in Acupuncture having graduated in 2001 as a Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist from IVAS(International Veterinary Acupuncture Society).

KMVS - Meet Our Team - Louise Kapteyn

Louise Kapteyn

Veterinary Nurse Cert IV

I have grown up in Kuranda and have been working for the Kuranda Vet surgery since April 1995. Every year I have the wonderful opportunity to go away to conferences, workshops and seminars that give me the chance to learn so many new things.

I love being able to go to work each morning with such an enthusiastic and inspiring team. I enjoy every aspect of my job but get very excited over animal nutrition, dentistry and wound management, large and small animals.

KMVS - Meet Our Team - Tracey Dick

Tracey Dick

Veterinary Nurse

Tracey has been working with KMVS for over 12 years now & still finds a different challenge each week. There is always something new to witness in the animal kingdom. Tracey likes to help our clients make informed decisions regarding their animal’s health & wellbeing. She enjoys being a part of the great veterinary team here at Mareeba & Kuranda. Tracey enjoys all creatures great & small & has a special place in her life for cats & horses. She is currently obtaining her Cert IV in veterinary nursing.

Kuranda and Mareeba Vet - Our Team - Annette

Annette Iacovella

Veterinary Nurse

Annette has been a part of our nursing team for over 15 years! Her dedication & care for all inpatients & team members is phenomenal.

Kuranda and Mareeba Vet - Our Team - Renee

Renee Biggs

Veterinary Nurse Cert IV, AVN, RVN, Cert EVN

Renee first began working for KMVS in 2012 before having her son & moving to NSW. She brings extensive experience to the team including Equine Nursing, Small Animal Nursing & Exotic Nursing. She is passionate about continued education, surgical nursing & all things equine. You can see her beautiful dog’s Jinx (in the picture) & Maverick (the one eyed pirate) when visiting the Mareeba clinic. In her spare time you can find her competing on her horses & adventuring with her family.

Kuranda and Mareeba Vet - Our Team - Emma

Emma Guymer

Veterinary Nurse Cert IV

Emma has only been with us since 2020 & is new to the Veterinary Industry. She comes from an animal background with a Bachelor of Science majoring in marine biology & zoology, & with 6 years’ experience as a zookeeper. Emma is excited to learn all the things the industry has to offer!

Kuranda and Mareeba Vet - Our Team - Melondy

Melondy Mcphee

Veterinary Nurse

I’m a Cairns local and after careers in Hairdressing, Administration, gardening and Childcare, Kuranda & Mareeba Veterinary Services gave me a wonderful opportunity to pursue my passion in 2022.

I’m an animal lover through and through with many pets of my own and love having the opportunity to help others and learn new things every day. I’m currently studying Animal Studies Certificate II.

Kuranda and Mareeba Vet - Our Team - Isabelle

Isabelle Jennings

Veterinary Nurse

I grew up on a farm and have been around animals my entire life. I am passionate about animal health and wellbeing, and although I am new to the industry I am keen to expand my knowledge and learn new things.

I have started studying a Certificate II in Animal Studies and hope to further my knowledge and skills.

KMVS - Meet Our Team - Claudia

Claudia Barnes

Veterinary Nurse

I was raised on the Atherton Tablelands and have always loved the rainforest and country.

I have always been very passionate about animals and their welfare, and find their behaviour fascinating. I am currently studying a Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing through The University of Queensland, to turn my passion into a career. After spending 5 years in Brisbane, where I worked as a Vet Nurse in a small animal practice, I returned home where I continue to enjoy the countryside (especially all the cows!).

In my downtime, I enjoy tending to my plants, scrambling through the numerous creeks and hiking with friends – usually following my two cheeky adventure pups, Cookie and Keo.

KMVS - Meet Our Team - Maya

Maya Campbell

Veterinary Nurse

Growing up in Sydney, I moved to cairns 6 years ago. I have been around animals, particularly horses all my life, as well as volunteering at a major horse riding facility in Sydney. Even though I am still new to this industry I am very eager to learn as much as possible.  

I have completed a Certificate lll in Equine Husbandry and I am on my way to start studying a Certificate lll in Veterinary Nursing.

Kuranda Veterinary Surgery

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Sat: 8:30am - 12:00pm

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Sat: Closed
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We're proud to provide personalised, independent vet services and advice to:
Biboohra, Cairns, DaintreeDimbulah, GordonvaleKuranda, Mareeba, Mount Molloy, MossmanMutchilba, Port Douglas, Redlynch,  SmithfieldSpeewah, and Walkamin.