Staff

We are a small locally owned and operated veterinary clinic currently with a team of three veterinarians, five nurses and one receptionist.


Dr Nigel Taylor

Dr Nigel Taylor BVSc.- Owner and Veterinarian.

Dr Nigel has been working as a veterinarian surgeon for nearly 20 years.  He purchased this practice in December 2005 and has been striving to provide a professional and caring environment for his patients ever since.  He has particular interest in surgery and performs all surgeries from orthopaedics to soft tissue surgeries and ocular procedures.  Dr Nigel has a cheeky border collie named Mintie and 3 horses named Maximus, Mick and Gambler.

 


Dr Grace Loo Xue Jing – Veterinarian 

Dr Grace Loo

Dr Grace recently graduated from UQ with Bachelor in Veterinary Science in 2016. She originated from Singapore and made the journey here to fulfill her life goal to be a Vet. She has a keen interests in surgery, oncology and especially, preventative patient care. She has a male tabby named Devin D’neck here with her in Australia and 2 mixed-breed dogs named Baby and Bear that she Skypes with every weekend.


Julie Robinson- Veterinary Nurse and Practice Manager

Julie Robinson- Veterinary Nurse and Practice Manager

Julie is the senior veterinary nurse and the practice manager at Village Veterinary Care Clinic.  She has been working at VVCC for nearly 8 years now and has been nursing her whole life.  Julie keeps everything at the clinic running smoothly and is passionate about surgical nursing.  She owns two lovely Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers named Abby and Grub who she shows in confirmation and obedience.  Julie also has two other dogs named Johnny and Pepe, who are maltese X shih tzu’s who keep her on her toes.

 

 


Jodie Goodwin- Veterinary Nurse 

Jodie Goodwin- Veterinary Nurse

Jodie has been nursing for us for many years and is another nurse passionate about surgical nursing.  Jodie works on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday but you will probably not see her out the front much as she will be in surgery.  Jodie has 2 dogs named Security and Pixie, as well as a cat named Olaf.

 

 

 

 


 

Jess Leeson- Vet Nurse

Jess Leeson -Veterinary Nurse

Jess nurses at the clinic on Thursdays and Saturdays.  When she is not busy here she is busy working hard at university.  She is currently studying towards becoming a human physiotherapist. Jess owns 2 dogs- named Zac and Sophie- and a cat named Archie.

 

 

 


 

Michelle Ahern- Vet nurse

Michelle Ahern- Veterinary Nurse 

Michelle is a qualified Veterinary Nurse, that originally lived and worked in Sydney and moved to Queensland in 2007. She has been nursing for 15 years and couldn’t imagine life doing anything else. Most of the time Michelle will be in surgery looking after all our beautiful patients,  however you will see Michelle in the afternoons in Reception. In her spare time she loves spending time with her two children and husband as well as her furry family members Rory the Bullmastiff X, Tani Jack Russell X and her cheeky Cockatiel named Barry.

 


Amber Vernick- Receptionist

Amber Vernick- Receptionist

Amber is the face of the clinic and is often the person who you’ll see when you come in for your appointment.  She has been working at the clinic for 4.5 years.  Amber has a toy poodle name Toffee and 2 rescue dogs, a greyhound named Turbo and a yorkshire terrier named Isabella.  Amber is also very dedicated to her horses and is busy showing her gypsy cob x friesians when she is not at the clinic.

 

 

 

 


Suzanne Chandler- Weekend Nurse

Suzanne works in the clinic every second Saturday and is one out our most highly qualified nurses.  Suzanne also does occupational health and safety work for a national childcare company.  Suzanne loves her border collie dogs and use to breed and show them but they are all retired now